of the Izaak Walton League of America
The 2022 IWLA National Convention Comes Home to Illinois!
The Illinois Division is honored to welcome the League back to Illinois where the 54 founders met in Chicago on January 14, 1922 and formed the Chicago No. 1 Chapter-The birth of the IWLA.
The 100th Anniversary Convention will be held in East Peoria, Illinois on July 17 – 22, 2022 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton www.embassysuiteseastpeoria.com the room rate will be $139.00-single/double plus tax. Each guestroom is a 2 room suite with a living area and bedroom. The room rate includes a daily breakfast plus a nightly evening “reception” of light appetizers and drinks along with free parking and shuttle service to the General Wayne A Downing Peoria International Airport. Embassy Suites offers 226 guest rooms with the 35,000 square foot convention center being connected via a climate controlled walkway. The room rate will be available 3 days prior and 3 days after the convention dates. Check back to find out when the room block will be open for reservations and to obtain the “code” to be used when reserving your room.
East Peoria is located across the Illinois River from Peoria along Interstate 74 about 132 miles southwest of Chicago, 80 miles north of our capital city, Springfield and about 100 miles southeast of Davenport, IA. For area information check out the East Peoria Tourism page, the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce page, and Enjoy Illinois.
More information will be posted as it becomes available so please, check back with us often....
Illini Ike State Newsletter
All Chapters wishing to submit an article to the Illini Ike Newsletter can do so by contacting the Communications Committee via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission deadlines are: March 31, July 31, and November 30.
Upcoming Division Events
2022 Illinois Division Convention
Embassy Suites - 100 Conference Center Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611
Saturday, April 23, 2022
More details to come. This convention is to help the Division prepare for the 2022 convention we are hosting July 2022. Please plan to join us on the 23rd and help at the convention, if you can.
Division Awards Submission Deadline
The 2022 deadline for Division Awards has been moved to June 1, 2022. For more details on submitting an award, please see the Award Committee page of this site.
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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: April 23, 2022, Embassy Suites East Peoria
Summer Meeting: Held at IWLA National Convention in July.
Fall Meeting: 3rd Saturday in September at the Giant Goose Conservation Education Workshop - Atkinson, IL.
President: Garrit Struck
1st VP: Tom Miller
Treasurer: Luann Noll
Secretary: John Zon
Tree Certificate Committee: Crystal Terfler
State Awards Committee: Lloye Pond
Advocacy Committee: Dean Farr
Communications Committee: Audrey Scheider, (563) 447-1593, email@example.com
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.