Chapter Manual

This manual offers an overview of running an Izaak Walton League chapter, including governance, financial management, legal issues, and fundraising strategies. It also provides a wealth of ideas on membership recruitment, conservation projects, outdoor activities, and public relations opportunities.

If you are a chapter leader or want to become one, this is a must-read manual!

NOTE: This is a member-only resource for current members of the Izaak Walton League of America. You must be logged into this Web site (and a current League member) to access these sections of the publication. If you are not logged in when you click the link for one of these PDFs, you will be redirected to a login page.


Most of the content of this manual is "evergreen," meaning that it will be relevant to League members and chapters far into the future. However, content specific to IRS regulations should be checked against information on the IRS site today.