Illinois Division

of the Izaak Walton League of America

Winter Directors Meeting

Thanks to all the State Directors who attended the Winter Meeting at Starved Rock State Park on Saturday December 7th. It was great to see new faces at our meeting.

Mid Winter Meeting 2020

Will be held at the Crowne Plaza at Fort Myers, Fl. at Bell Tower Shops 13051 Bell Tower Drive. Ft. Meyers Drive Ft. Meyers Fl. 33907 Discounted Room Rates expire : January 10, 2020 Group code Izaak Walton League or book on line at Room Rate is $149.00 per night.

Illinois Division State Convention

Will be held in Geneseo Illinois on April 25, 2020. At the Geneseo Chapter House. Regiatration Starts at 9 A.M. to 10 A.M. with the meeting to follow . More information will follow at a later date.

Archery Clinic

We are hosting a Level 1 and Level 2 clinic for range certification. Event will be held May 2 &3 , 2020 at the Giant Goose Conservation Workshop.More details to follow.

Illini Ike State Newsletter

All Chapters wishing to submit an article to the Illini Ike Newsletter can do so by contacting Roger Dieringer editor at, next deadline is April 11, 2020

Who are the the Ikes?

We are a conservation organization. We fish. We shoot. We love the outdoors. We are concerned about the quality of outdoor life at the local level, in our state, and across the nation.

We are a national organization founded in 1922 to ensure the continuance of a high-quality environment. If you share these sentiments with the thousands of us in the United States, join us.

We are the Izaak Walton League of America.

Join us

For information about membership, contact Charlie Palmgren:

(563) 650-8675

2022 IWLA National Convention

The Illinois Division is proud to host the Izaak Walton League's 100th Anniversary National Convention.

Embassy Suites, East Peoria, IL

July 19 -22, 2022


All rooms are suites. Free made-to-order breakfast and manager's reception nightly.

Division Leadership

President: Charles Palmgren, (563) 650-8675,

1st VP: Gary Struck, (815) 245-0120,

3rd VP: Tim Reid, (708) 447-8077,

Treasurer: Luann Noll, (309) 231-3708,

ILLINI IKE: Roger Dieringer, (847) 468-0690,

Secretary: Lori Palmgren, (309) 428-3165

National Directors

Our Chapters

Calumet Region

Chicago #1


Des Plaines


Frank Anetsberger





Walter Sherry Memorial

Woodford County

Meeting Dates and Locations

The Illinois Division meets 4 times a year. Meetings are open to all Izaak Walton League members.

  • Winter Meeting: 1st Saturday in December at Starved Rock State Park Utica, IL.
  • Spring Meeting: State Convention, April 25th, 2020, Geneseo, IL.
  • Summer Meeting: Held at IWLA National Convention in July.
  • Fall Meeting: 3rd Saturday in September at the Giant Goose Conservation Workshop Atkinson, IL.

To strive for the purity of water, the clarity of air, and the wise stewardship of the land and its resources; to know the beauty and understanding of nature, and the value of wildlife, woodlands and open space, to the preservation of this heritage and to man's sharing in it, l pledge myself as a member of the Izaak Walton League of America.