Izaak Walton League of America

2013 Membership Awards

Best Chapter Member Recruitment: Recognizes innovative chapter membership marketing programs and strategies geared for success. This award is presented to the chapter that carried out the most effective membership recruitment and retention program during the previous year.

  • Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter (Virginia)

The Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter has worked hard to promote the Izaak Walton League in their community. Chapter members continue to expand their conservation work and maintain membership and information displays at retail locations, fairgrounds, military bases, and public events throughout the community. Membership Committee volunteers call each person whose membership has lapsed to encourage him or her to renew and review each individual case to help members rejoin. The chapter’s efforts have paid off as membership ranks grew from 638 to 947 members in less than three years.

54 Round Table Awards : Awarded to chapter members who recruited at least 54 League members in 2011. (Some of these winners are the Membership Dues Recipients for their chapters.) Each recruiter received a special pin to commemorate the spirit of the 54 founders of the Izaak Walton League.

  • Tom Ciarula, Arlington-Fairfax Chapter (Virginia): 288 members
  • Robert Godlove, Linn County Chapter (Iowa): 196 members
  • K. Lee Van Brocklin, Ames Chapter (Iowa): 178 members
  • Pete Williams, Alexandria Chapter (Virginia): 75 members
  • Larry Stouffer, Washington County Chapter (Maryland): 69 members
  • Dan Dillon, Winchester Chapter (Viringia): 66 members
  • Walter Halfmann, Loudoun County Chapter (Virginia): 63 members
  • Craig Rogers, Des Moines Chapter (Iowa): 62 members
  • Jeremy Brown, Eugene Chapter (Oregon): 61 members
  • Greg Raines, Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter (Virginia): 55 members

John C. Gregory Memorial Award: Awarded to the division with the highest membership increase.

  • Virginia Division: Net gain of 579 members/10 percent increase

Membership Achievement Awards: Recognize the chapters with the largest numeric and percentage increase of all League chapters.

Greatest Percentage Increase
Sabula Chapter
(Iowa): 83 percent increase

Greatest Numeric Increase
Washington County Chapter (Maryland): Net gain of 186 members

Membership Merit Awards: Recognize chapter growth based on membership categories that allow chapters to be ranked with chapters of a similar size.

50 and Under Member Class
Sabula Chapter
(Iowa): Net gain of 19 members/83 percent increase

51-250 Member Class
Three Rivers Chapter
(Iowa): Net gain of 49 members
West Central Iowa Chapter (Iowa): 74 percent increase

251-500 Member Class
Howard County Chapter
(Indiana): Net gain of 89 members
Frederick #1 Chapter (Maryland): 31 percent increase

501 and Over Member Class
Washington County Chapter
(Maryland): Net gain of 186 members
Dragoon Trail Chapter (Iowa): 44 percent increase

Best Chapter Newsletter

Small Chapter (less than 500 members):
“The Waltonian,”
Izaak Walton Cottage Chapter (United Kingdom)

Large Chapter (more than 500 members):
Rockville Chapter Newsletter

Best Chapter/Division Web Site

  • Harry Enstrom Chapter (Pennsylvania)

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