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The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

Menus and Programs

Weekly Meetings

Meetings are held every Tuesday beginning at 5:45 p.m. Programs start at 7 p.m. For more information on programs, or suggestions for future programs email Bud Hartley.


Dinner is served from 6 to 7 p.m. on meeting nights. There are alternatives to the main entree available such as Chef Salad, a fish entree, and usually one other entree.

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November 5, 2019: Catfish
Ticket Sellers: Craig Rogers and Brian Gehringer
Program: Mike Delaney, DM Ikes Conservation Director; What is the Izaak Walton League doing to defend Soil, Air, Woods, Waters and Wildlife?

November 12, 2019: French Cut Chops
Ticket Sellers: Mike O’Deay and Bud Hartley
Program: Help Save the Boundary Waters from Sulfide Ore Copper Mining; Join Michelle Bruggentheis of the Boundary Waters Action Fund to learn about how you can help save the Boundary Waters from the dangers posed by proposed sulfide ore copper mining.

November 19, 2019: BBQ Ribs
Ticket Sellers: Doug Pooch and Phil Gustafson
Program: Polk County Conservation Youth Corps in Action;
Janna Coulter will speak about the program and how it serves Polk County parks and Iowa youth interested in the outdoors. Janna will give insights into the service projects, environmental education, and outdoor recreation components that make Youth Corps successful. Hear how teenage youth from all backgrounds are gaining job skills and getting hooked on conservation through these seasonal crews.

November 25, 2019: Board Meeting at 6 p.m. – All are welcome!

November 26, 2019: Homemade Tenderloins
Ticket Sellers: Bruce Hubbard and Jerry

December 3, 2019: Cod Fish
Ticket Sellers:
Denny Reynolds and Bruce Skidmore
Program: Outdoors Dan – Radio and TV Host;
Join Dan Young, host of Outdoors with Outdoors Dan on 1350 ESPN, and 550 KTRS; and Outdoors Traditions on, and for a program on hunting and fishing tips, tricks and strategies, Iowa’s outdoor heritage, and more!

December 10, 2019: Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance – Clayton Daughenbaugh; Southern Utah contains the largest network of undesignated wilderness quality land remaining in the lower 48 states.  The program includes an award winning 15-minute advocacy film and a 45-minute power point presentation.  The former provides an overview of what is at stake and the latter gets into the specifics of what is happening today and how people can help out.

January 29, 2020: Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge


4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, Iowa 50321   ·   Phone 515-244-3773   ·   Email