Calendar

Jun
1
Sat
Ron Robb Special Peoples Cruise
Jun 1 all-day

Sorry! Due to river and weather conditions, this event has been cancelled for 2019. See you next year!

SRYC Charities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization operating in Ottawa, Illinois and  serving the Illinois River Valley.

2017 Ron Robb Special People Cruise – JUNE 1, 2019

The Ron Robb Special People Cruise is an annual event hosted by SRYC Charities. This free event provides individuals with special needs with recreational and educational opportunities. The Special People Cruise takes place at Starved Rock Yacht Club along the Illinois River, adjacent to Starved Rock State Park.  Individuals of all ages are encouraged to attend regardless of their need level as we can accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.

Some Highlights of the Cruise Include:

  • Boat rides along the Illinois River (life jackets provided)
  • Assortment of games, crafts, prizes and music
  • Complimentary lunch provided to all participants

Visit the SRYC Charities Website to learn more about their programs and grants.

Volunteers are needed on the day of the event for food, games, life jacket fitting, boat captains, etc. Anyone who is able to help with setup on Friday, please come! And be sure to save some energy for cleanup after the event Saturday afternoon. Many hands make light work! Most of the parking lot will be needed for the event, so please help by moving your vehicles as requested by the event staff.

Jun
8
Sat
Steak Dinner
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm

Steak dinner, followed by Miss Riverbottom tryouts. Cocktails at 5pm, dinner served from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Price is one punch plus $5.00 or $17.50. Menu includes 14 oz steak, potato, vegetable, rolls, salad bar and dessert. Homemade desserts are welcome! RSVP by June 5.

Jun
9
Sun
June Member Meeting
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am

Monthly member meeting for June, 2019.

Jun
27
Thu
IRBBA Miss Riverbottom 2019
Jun 27 – Jun 30 all-day

IRBBA’s Miss Riverbottom is hosted by East Peoria Boat Club this year. The world-famous pageant will be Saturday, June 29.

All the details here: Miss Riverbottom 2019 – Poster

Jul
13
Sat
July Dinner – Cheeseburger in Paradise
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm

Wear your best Hawaiian shirt to get into the island mindset!

Jul
14
Sun
Member Meeting
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am

Monthly member meeting for July.

Jul
27
Sat
WWYC Draw Down and Pulled Pork Dinner
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

Wide Waters Yacht Club at Starved Rock Marina sponsors their traditional Draw Down super raffle and delicious pork dinner.

Aug
10
Sat
Pasta Extravaganza & Venetian Night
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm

Pasta Extravaganza, featuring lasagna, various pastas and sauces, and salads. $12.50 or one punch. 6-8pm. Please RSVP here.

Following dinner, join in the Venetian Night festivities!

Judging information here:  SRYC Venetian Night

Aug
11
Sun
Member Meeting
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am

Monthly member meeting for August.

Aug
29
Thu
Labor Day Weekend Bash
Aug 29 – Sep 2 all-day

The biggest, best weekend-long party on the river. This year’s schedule is shaping up. Please make meal reservations here, so we can buy enough food!

THURSDAY, AUG 29

All Day – Boats/RVs arriving
6-8pm: Pizza Pizzazz / Pizza Oven Pie Fest, $8

FRIDAY, AUG 30

All Day – Boats/RVs arriving
6-8pm: Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich, Loaded Baked Beans, Curly Fries and Cole Slaw, $12.50
8-11pm: Live band: Todd Donnelly – Steel Drum Music https://www.todddonnellymusic.com/

SATURDAY, AUG 31

7-9am: Hot breakfast, $7
10:00-2:00: Vendor Bazaar
11:30-2:30: Mixed grill lunch, served by Ottawa Rescue Squad

ALL DAY Games & Activities

  • Bags Tournament (~Noon)
  • Ginormous Jenga
  • Human Shuffleboard

6-8pm: Steak Dinner, baked potato, salad, vegetable, and bread, $20.00
8-11pm: Live band: Abbynormal https://www.facebook.com/AbbyNormal815/

SUNDAY, SEP 1

7-9am: Hot breakfast, $7
11:30-2:30: Mixed grill lunch, served by Ottawa Rescue Squad
ALL DAY games and activities

  • Horseshoe Tournament (~Noon)
  • Rubber Duck Race, benefits SRYC Charities (4pm)

6-8pm: Pork chop dinner, au gratin potato, corn on the cob, salad $12.50
8-11pm: Live band: Trophies for Tryin’ www.facebook.com/trophiesfortryin

MONDAY, SEP 2
7-9am: Continental breakfast, free
WHEW! Have a safe trip home.

 

VENDOR SHOW flyer

Reservations are required for transient boat slips and RV/campers.
Boat slip reservation form
RV/camper reservation form