The Suffolk-Nansemond Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, chartered in June of 1954, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation, maintenance and protection of the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources of the city of Suffolk, VA and surrounding areas; and to promoting means and opportunities for educating the public about their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.
We are proud of our Members’ accomplishments each year. At the regular monthly dinner meeting each September, we present the annual Tobin award. There is only one Tobin Award given by the chapter each year. The award recognizes the chapter’s most outstanding and dedicated member for contributions made throughout the year.
Last year, Tim Doxey, Award Chair, presented the Tobin award to Chapter Ike Allen Kiger. Allen is currently serving on the chapter’s Board of Directors and is our chapter’s scout troop activites coordinator, as well as chief liaison for all chapter-sponsored eagle scout projects. Allen regularly participates in chapter events and recently stepped up by volunteering to be our chapter park reservations coordinator. Even though Allen has a demanding full time job, he continues to give his all in support of our chapter’s goals, and we consider him a valued chapter member.
The year before, Tim Doxey, awards committee chair, presented the Tobin award to Gary Brown. Gary is currently serving on the Board of Directors and regularly participates in chapter events and routinely steps up to help out. Also, Gary stepped up to fill vacancies as the chapter’s conservation committee chair and the fundraiser chair. Gary has attended several conservation related meetings with the city and is working to strengthen the chapter’s relationship with the local community. Even though Gary has a demanding full time job, he is a valued chapter member who continues to give his all in support of our chapter’s goals.
We encourage you to take a few moments to browse this website at your leisure to find our more about our Chapter. (To browse through Chapter awards from previous years in chronological sequence, filter on the Awards category from the News articles submenu.)