N.I.A.A The Northern Illinois Anglers Association (N.I.A.A.) is a nonprofit organization that was formed by individuals who are profoundly concerned about the ecological future of the waterways in Illinois.
All meetings are open to the public, and are the 4th wednesday of every month @ bbsc @ 7 pm except June it is always the 3rd wednesday at 7pm this year would be on the 21st . See Calendar for details.
- Aug 5th Kids Fishing @ 8AM - 1PM Aroma Park Legion
- Sept 16th Kankakee River Clean up @ 8AM - 1PM
Fallen "lifetime" Angler
The Northern Illinois Anglers Association gives their sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Dale Roy in his recent passing. Dale was a lifetime member of the NIAA and had served many years on our Board of Directors. He also served as out President in 1994-95. Dale was proud of his membership and expressed that pride being very active in all of our major programs. This was the first year since the mid 80's that he was unable to help with the Shocking Day for the Kankakee Fishing Derby. He recorded the fish as they were brought in from the shocking boats and for many years, drove one of the distribution trucks to place the tagged fish back into the Kankakee River. He served as one of the registration helpers for the Kankakee Iroquois River Clean Up, generally stationed at Aroma Park where he also headed a group of river adopters representing the Aroma Park Methodist Church. Dale was always a regular at our Annual Kids Fishing Day and enjoyed working with the youngsters. In recent years when he could no longer make all of the scheduled Board of Directors meetings, the NIAA Board of Directors honored him by voting him in as an Honorary Board Member in which he retained voting rights for any meeting that he was able to attend and no penalty for any absence. There was no doubt that Dale served our organization very well during his thirty plus years as a member. He truly will be missed by all. Dale loved the outdoors, especially the wildlife. He was an avid angler and enjoyed walking in the woods. He served in at least one Conservation Congress for the State of Illinois Department of Natural Resources and further worked with the DNR in developing materials, mainly on fisheries, to be used by the youngsters in schools across Illinois. Dale passed away July 1, 2017 at his home. His funeral service was held on July 3, 2017 and his burial will be in DeWitt, Illinois at a later date. If you knew Dale, I am certain you have many fond memories. His efforts in the NIAA were greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten. Rest in peace old friend and thanks for the memories.
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