Spring Valley Clubs and Organizations


Alternatives for Aging Adults

Mission:“Alternatives for the Older Adult promotes the independence and quality of life of older adults and their families.”

Phone: 1-800-798-0988 or 1-309-277-0167


American Legion Dominic O'Berto Post 182

Meets: 2nd Thursday of Every Month

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Immaculate Conception Hall

                212 S. Greenwood Street

Membership: Men and women who have served in the armed forces.

Dues: $25 per year

Annual Activities: Poppy Sale & Memorial and Veteran's Day Services

Contact: P.O. Box 25

              Spring Valley, IL 61362

Boy Scouts of America Troop 1055

Meets: Every Wednesday Evening

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Location: Holy Trinity Hall

                Route 89, Cherry

Membership: Boys who have completed 5th grade, or are 11 years old, or who have earned the Arrow of Light as a cub scout are eligible.

Dues: No continuing dues

Purpose: To provide a place for boys to learn about scouting fundamentals and to provide leadership and encouragement to help them along their path.

Annual Activities: Klondike Derby; Scouting for food; Roadside clean-up; Pathways to Scouting; Founder's Day; Summer camp; Court of Honor; First Class Blast; Troop outings; camping; bridge making; Popcorn sales; wreath sales; aluminum can drive; and newspaper recycling.

Contact: Scoutmaster Matt Johll

 Phone: 815.878.9992  for more information.

Father John Power Knights of Columbus

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois

Meets: Determined by Troop placement and leader

Membership: Open to girls Kindergarten - 12th Grade.

                     Adults of any age.

Contact the local community development coordinator in the Peru office for applications or questions. See contact information below.  Adults interested in leading troops may find the volunteer application and disclosure forms at:

Dues: $10 per girl and adult.  Financial aid available.

Purpose: Girld Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Annual Activities: Troop meetings; troop activities and campouts; council events and programs; summer camp; and much more.

Contact: Girl Scouts of Central Illinois

              Community Development Coordinator

              2220 Marquette Road, Suite 103

              Peru, IL 61354

              Office: 815.223.3613

              Fax: 815.223.8950

Gobblers Knob Club


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.  

Locally, Habitat for Humanity of LaSalle, Bureau & Putnam Counties is a local Habitat affiliate (founded in 1996) who has currently served 14 families in our community.  Because of your help, 14 families and individuals which include 30 children now have a safe, secure and affordable place to call home.  We are currently preparing for our 15th project and need your help. 

Contact:  Habitat for Humanity-LBPC 

628 Columbus St., Suite 405, 

Ottawa, IL 61350.  

Phone:   (815) 434-2041



Hall Booster Organization

Hall High School Educational Foundation

Illinois Valley Jr. Women's Club

Meets: September - May on the 1st Wed. of the Month.

            June-Aug. meets the 1st & 3rd Wed. of the                      Month.

Time: 6:30 p.m. (1st Wed.); 6:00 p.m. (3rd Wed.)

Location: YMCA (1st Wed.);

                300 Walnut Drive, Peru, IL 61354

                Various restaurants (3rd Wed.)

Membership: Open to any woman over 18 years of age that lives or works in the Illinois Valley area.

Dues: $12 per year - active member

           $20 per year - social member

Purpose: A non for profit volunteer organization that serves the community, trains leaders, and encourages a sense of service.  This is a great opportunity to meet and make new friends while using your talents, creativity, and efforts in any capacity that you feel comfortable with.

Annual Activities: A membership picnic; help with the YMCA Boo Bash; bake sales; United Way/Horizon House gifts at Christmas; Arthritis Run/Walk; Red Cross cakes in Dec.; Valentine Baby contest; High Rise Bingo; a vendor party; and Easter egg hunt.

Contact: Illinois Valley Junior Women's Club

              P.O. Box 1123

              LaSalle, IL 61301



Illinois Valley Sunrise Rotary

Meets: Every Thursday Morning

Time: 7 a.m.

Location: Maples Supper Club

                1401 Shooting Park Road

                Peru, IL 61354

Membership: Interested parties may contact: 815.223.1222 for more information.

Dues: $100 annually

Purpose: Service as a worthy endeavor.  Rotary looks to bring people of different professions together for networking and fellowship combined with the idea of service above self.

Annual Activities: Kids Fishing Rodeo at Baker Lake each May.

Contact: Illinois Valley Sunrise Rotary

              P.O. Box 132

              LaSalle, IL 61301




Spring Valley Satellite Rotary

Newly formed! Meetings are the 1st Wednesday of the month at noon at Valley Bar & Grill

Co-Chairs: Jennifer Heredia & Aseret Loveland

Board Member At Large: Vickie Cheisi

Secretary: Dean Colmone

Treasurer: Steve Lamis

Contact: Dean Colmone- 

for more information.

New members welcome!

La Leche League of the Illinois Valley

Evening Meets: 2nd Tuesday of the Month

Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Day Meets: 3rd Thursday of the Month

Time: 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Location: Varies - See contact below for place & directions.

Membership: All mothers who have an interest in breastfeeding are invited to attend. During pregnancy is the ideal time to begin.

Purpose: Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Annual Activities: In addition to meetings other events include picnics, an open house, and World Breastfeeding Week Events.

Contact: La Leche League of the Illinois Valley


For immediate breastfeeding questions or concerns

Contact: Mary at 815.894.3303

Project Success

Rice River Boys

Social Security Administration

 Government services are often underutilized by the people who need them simply because they don’t know where to go or who to get in touch with. We’re trying to cut down the confusion when it comes to Social Security services.

As a non-partisan group, we hope our new Social Security directory will help ALL people in Spring Valley access these services without frustration. We want these citizens to know where to go when it comes getting information about:

  • Retirement Benefits
  • Disability Benefits
  • Social Security Cards
  • Other Federal Government Services

Social Security Office Near Me is the first comprehensive resource that includes all of this information so that citizens can have frustration-free interactions with our federal government.

Here’s what it looks like: 

St. Bede Auction Committee

St. Bede Men's Association

St. Margaret's Hospital Auxiliary

Meets: 4 Times per year - March, June, Sept. & Nov.

            on the 4th Monday of the month.

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: St. Margaret's Hospital

                600 E. 1st Street

                Spring Valley, IL 61362

Membership: Any person of good character who desires to become actively involved in promoting the mission statement of the hospital, may become a member.

Dues: $5.00 annually

Purpose: The purpose of the Hospital Auxiliary shall be to render any assistance to the hospital which may lie within its powers.

Annual Activities: Fundraisers to benefit the St. Margaret's Foundation including: bake sales; candy/nut sales; purse/accessory sales; jewelry sales; & book fairs. Members also work at the hospital gift shop.

The Auxiliary also provides 2 scholarships, $500 each, to persons entering the healthcare field, who demonstrate financial need.

Contact: St. Margaret's Hospital Auxiliary

               600 E. 1st Street

               815.664.5311, ext. 1130

               fax: 815.664.1140


Spring Valley Flag Football

Meets-Sept. 24th - Oct. 26th
Time: Tues. & Thurs 6-7:30;  Sat 10-11:30
Location: HallHigh School, West of girls softball field
Membership: Sign ups are early Sept each year. (Now until Sept. 6th)
Dues: $50 which includes a jersey.
Purpose: Iinstructional football league for children grades 4-6.
Annual Activities: Flag Bowl -This year is Oct. 26th at 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Bill McLain, 503-0012

Spring Valley Historic Association

Meets The 3rd Tuesday of the Month

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Museum 201 W. St. Paul Street

Membership: Open to all interested people.

Annual Dues: $20

Click on MEMBERSHIP for a registration form.

Purpose: To establish a museum to carry out the mission of retaining and preserving the oral, written, pictorial and physical memorabilia associated with the people, places, events and organizations related to and of the City of Spring Valley.

Contact: Debb, 815.830.4303

Spring Valley Boosters

Meets: As needed.

Membership: Open to all interested residents; out-of-town business owners, managers or employees; or any other involved parties or organizations.

Dues: None

Purpose: To promote a strong and positive community in Spring Valley through development of its culture; education; historic; and athletics; for the benefit of its residents and area neighbors.

Annual Activities: Various. (Past examples: Father/Daughter Dance; Garden & Art Show; Army Field Band Performance;Easter Egg Hunt & Christmas in the Valley.)  Also planning for 2011 City of Spring Valley's 125th Celebration.

Contact: Debb Ladgenski

              Office: 815.664.2753

              215 N.Greenwood Street

              Spring Valley, IL 61362

Click here to download an application bochure

Spring Valley Cub Scouts Pack 3133

The Cub Scouts provide boys in first through fifth grade with opportunities to meet new friends, build self-esteem and learn to get along with others. Scouting teaches values consistent with good citizenship, character development, and physical fitness.

Cub Scouting teachers boys to "Do their Best" and to be helpful to others. Most of all boys join because it is fun! 

Contact: Mary Johnson 

Spring Valley Elementary PTO

Spring Valley Leo's Club

Spring Valley Lion's Club

Spring Valley Municipal Band

Spring Valley Walleye Club

Meets: Various Times and Places. Check website for schedule.

Membership: Open to all interested parties.

Dues: $10 per year

Purpose: To preserve, protect and promote the Illinois River and the wildlife therein. 

The Club works with the Illinois River fish stocking program in conjunction with the Illinois DNR fish hatchery at LaSalle Lake.

Annual Activities: March -Masters Walleye Tournament*

June - Work Day at Barto Landing

September - Golf outing fund raiser

October - Boy Scout (Youth) fishing day

November - "Members Only" Walleye Tournament

*Oldest & longest running tournament on the professional walleye circuit.  2009 will be the 23rd year.

200 teams compete for a purse that exceeds $100,000.

Contact: Bill Guerrini

              P.O. Box 154

              Spring Valley, IL 61362

              815.663.6141 (Phone)

              815.664.2314 (Fax)

Women's Fellowship United Church of Christ