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Northern Illinois Offshore Club
For the common love and appreciation of powerboating

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Social Events

MARCH 11TH - Chili Cook Off Challenge at Captain's Quarters.

•  Come join us on March 11th. 
•  ENTER your Chili in the Chili Challenge 
•  FREE to ENTER!!
•  Come join us on March 11th.

•  Donate a Canned Food Item To The Grant Township Food Pantry & Receive A Raffle Ticket For Each Item!
•  Event Starts At 2PM at Captain's Quarters. Those participating With Their Chili Should Be There By 1PM.
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  • APRIL 22ND - "Crack The Ice Party at Parkway Banquets".
  • Join Us kicking off the 2017 season "The Right Way" This years "Crack the Ice Party" will be held at Parkway Banquets by the Lake.
  • Time of Event:  5PM until 8PM
  • Music will be supplied by Goldie Goldstein; One of the best DJ's in the area
  • Appetizers will be provided along with desert,
  • Dress;  Casual
  • There will be a cash bar available.
  • Cost to attend this function is FREE

JUNE 4TH - "Loop The Lakes" .
-- NIOC's Annual "Loop The Lakes Event 2017" Typically this event starts out at Docker's Restaurant in Fox Lake with a brunch.
-- This is a FREE event to NIOC Members, but those members attending this event should register on our website. There's a direct link below for you to register so we at NIOC know how many boats and members will be participating.

Click Here To Register

JULY 14th & 15th - "NIOC's 2017 Thunder Run".
  • Annual NIOC Thunder Run Friday & Saturday
  • Itinerary is on the Registration page
  • The event kicks off Friday evening at 5pm with registrations at the Tropics Restaurant from 5pm until 8pm.
  • Friday Night we'll have a party at Tropics from 7pm until 10pm. NIOC will be supplying appetizers and pizzas throughout the evening.
  • Saturday morning from 8:15am until 10:00am Pre-Registration and Sign-In's will continue
  • 11am Saturday boats will depart Winthrop Harbor and please refer to the itinerary is on the Registration page
  • To REGISTER please Click on the Button below

Click Here To Register For The Thunder Run

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NIOC 2017 Board Election Results

Commodore: Ron Michalek

Vice Commodore: Brad Zastrow

Treasure: Michelle Meyer

Secretary: Shelli Brown

Director Public Relations: Dave Brown

Director:  Tom Meyer
Director:  Ralph Mut

Director: Larry Gempp Jr

Advisor:  Mike Lovergine
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The NIOC Charity Supported For 2016 is Gigi's Playhouse          

The Northern Illinois Offshore Club, Inc.

Promoting safe boating on the Northern Illinois waterways

Our anchor is set in Fox Lake Illinois. Our boating is primarily based on the
Chain O' Lakes and Lake Michigan waterways.


Monthly meetings are held the
first Wednesday of the month
January - November


Hosting On-Water Events The Entire Boating Season! 
Loop The Lakes
Thunder Run

August Grass Lake Shootout
October River Shiver

More Than A Boat Club -There is always something to do!!

Don't forget our land events! We host many other events
during non-boating season: Coordinated Snowmobile trip,
Chili-Cook Off, Twilight Bowling,
IceBreaker Party, Golfing, Tours, and Holiday Parties!

And in between all that we try to attend all of the local poker runs. 

 And let us not forget to mention the coordinated
Lake Of The Ozarks and Key West Florida trips.


Check out our Calendar Page for updates on all the NIOC EVENTS!

Safe Boating Is Our Goal

We encourage members to abide by recognized
boating traditions, etiquette and local regulations. 
A high amateur standard of skill in the handling and
navigation of powerboats is our goal. Proof of boat
insurance is mandatory for every NIOC on-water event.