Formed in 1929 as the Association of Izaak Walton League Chapters of Virginia, and then formerly organized in 1944 with nine chapters, the Virginia Division of the Izaak Walton League of America is one of the oldest and largest divisions within the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA). The IWLA is one of the nation's oldest and most respected conservation organizations. With a powerful grassroots network of more than 250 local chapters nationwide, the IWLA takes a common-sense approach toward protecting our country's natural heritage and improving outdoor recreation opportunities for all Americans. The Virginia Division has 18 chapters and over 7,000 members. Our conservation legacy in Virginia continues today as strongly as it did over 82 years ago. We invite you to learn about our work and to join us in supporting important conservation initiatives in your community.
Virginia Division Chapter Efficency Award
The purpose of this award is to congratulate the best, second best and third best functioning chapters in the Virginia Division. Each will receive a commemorative plaque. The Award committee reserves the right to request documentation for any answer. The Chapter President will affirm the accuracy of the answers. The deadline for post mark of the award application was Friday, August 8, 2014. Read more.
Winners of the Virginia Division Chapter Efficency Award were announced at the October 2014 Division meeting.
Virginia Self-Defense Law - Special Offer
As many of you know, our old friend and former Arlington-Fairfax Chapter member, Ken Cuccinelli, just stepped down as Virginia’s Attorney General. Ken is continuing his advocacy for 2nd Amendment Rights as a lawyer in the private sector. With 3 other lawyers, he has started a unique law firm called “VSD Law, PLC,” a Virginia Self-Defense Law Firm... Read more.
2012 Virginia Constitutional Amendment
Virginia Attorney General, and Arlington-Fairfax Chapter member, Ken Cuccinelli has long championed an amendment to the Virginia Constitution which would prevent governments from seizing property such as our chapter property through the improper use of power under “eminent domain” simply to increase tax revenue or indeed for any reason other than true public use. When we vote on November 6th, we will have the opportunity to vote for an amendment to the Virginia Constitution... Read more.
Notice for Chapters
The National IWLA has but one Tax Determination Letter and that is for a 501c3. Back once upon a time all chapters who joined the league were placed under this Umbrella letter. This determination is National IWLA ONLY and the Virginia Division has nothing to do with how they administer it. If your Chapter is under this Umbrella Coverage you must take the 5 steps to keeping your tax exemption yearly. Or they will pull the letter and remove your chapter. Those steps are listed in the information section of this web site along with notes from our Division President on important filings for Chapter 501c3 Status.
Become a Member and Get Involved
The Izaak Walton League of America has more than 250 chapters nationwide. If you wish to join the IWLA, please apply at a chapter near you. You can find more information about the various IWLA chapters across the United States of America within Chapter Search area on the IWLA website.
For further information on membership at one of the Virginia chapters, please feel free to contact one of our Virginia chapters. The contact information for each of our chapters can be found in the Chapters section of our web site. If you want to learn more about some the activities and accomplishments of the chapters that make up the Virginia Division during our 82 year history, please read our division's history.
Thank you for your interest in the Virginia Division of the Izaak Walton League of America.
Division Meeting Attendance Incentive
The Virginia Division is subsidizing one chapter in Virginia that has not sent a delegate to the National Convention in the past ten years. Plan to attend Virginia Division meetings to be allowed to vote for the next Virginia chapter to receive a subsidy to attend the National Convention.