2009 Stanford M. Adams Memorial Award: Dean Knight (Iowa)
This new award will be given out by the League’s Executive Board to recognize a National Director, Director-at-Large, or Regional Governor who has shown extraordinary commitment to the duties and responsibilities that come with his or her League position.
Dean Knight joined the Izaak Walton League when he was just a freshman in college and has been a member for close to 45 years. He was elected Iowa Division President in 1991 and served in that capacity until 1993, when he was elected Regional Governor of Region IV. Knight has continued to serve in that capacity ever since.
Knight’s commitment to Region IV has been exemplary. He travels to as many division meetings as logistically possible, putting in thousands of miles every year at his own expense. While attending these meetings, he promotes League membership, conservation interests, and encourages involvement with legislative issues. Knight strongly supports the League’s award programs at all levels and the League’s recruitment and membership tools.
Photo: Dean Knight (center) accepted his
award from IWLA national president Jim Madsen
(left) and IWLA Executive Board chairman Roger
Sears (right) at the 2010 IWLA national
convention in Pennsylvania.