Rock Valley College

Road Scholar Institute NetworkUpdated 3/16/22 at 11:09 AM

Take advantage of the many programs and services offered by the Center for Learning in Retirement which is a member of the Road Scholar LLI Resource Network.

CLR Annual Membership ($35 Fee)

Here are just some of the benefits you'll receive with your membership:

Scholarships for membership dues and class fees are available to those with financial need. Call the CLR Program Director, Tammy Lewis, at (815) 921-3933 for more information. All inquiries are confidential. It is important to us that classes are open to all who wish to participate!

To become a member, fill out the CLR Membership Registration Form, or call us at (815) 921-3931. Payment may be made by check or cash. Membership period is for the calendar year.

Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide opportunities to meet with other CLR members who share your same interest. These groups meet on a regular basis for continued learning and fun. New group members are welcome! Interested? Click to expand the sections below and call the contact person listed for more information.

This is an open art studio that meets Fridays from 9:00-11:30 AM at the Bell School Road Center.

Contact: Nancy Harvey at or (815) 282-1526.

This group meets monthly on the third Monday of the month from 10:00-11:00 AM at the Bell School Road Center (or virtually in January and February) to discuss a different book each month.

  • January Selection: “The Story of Arthur Truluv” by Elizabeth Berg
  • February Selection: “Surviving Savannah” by Patti Callahan

Contact: Malia Hennessy at (815) 637-2274

This group meets weekly on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:00 AM at the Bell School Road Center in Room 13 for those who like to create handmade items (crocheting, knitting, etc.) to keep or donate and also enjoy socializing with others.

Contact: Donna Kopplin at (815) 289-5779

This is a group for those interested in meeting with other users to discuss uses, problems, and concerns relating to your iPad. Meetings are on an as-needed basis.

Contact: Larry Nelson at (815) 877-4438

For those who love to write, this group provides an opportunity to share your writing with others and learn from each other. This group meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month from 9:30-11:00 AM at Bell School Road Center.

Contact: Nancy Harvey at or (815) 282-1526