You are cordially invited to the Ipswich Fish and Game Centennial
celebration and Veteran’s Memorial Flag dedication. On the weekend of
September 14, 2019, the IFGA will have events, music and food to
celebrate the Association’s one hundredth anniversary. This event is
open to our neighbors and surrounding community.
IFGA was organized in 1919 to promote the responsible enjoyment of
hunting, fishing, target shooting and other forms of outdoor sporting
recreation. The organization has grown to offer all types of firearms
education, resource preservation, environmental conservation and
Historically, the IFGA had its roots deeply secured by returning
doughboys from WWI. President Woodrow Wilson and the American people had
no desire to enter into the European conflict but upon the sinking of
the RMS Lusitania and other events, the President secured Congress’ vote
to enter the war. America was ill prepared for war with only 200,000
troops and many with no marksmanship training. Marksmanship training
commenced and within months the US had close to two million troops ready
for the war in Europe. After the war the American Legion, the VFW
(which began in 1899), and many clubs like IFGA were started to promote
marksmanship and camaraderie.
The Ipswich Fish and Game Association has roughly 450 members that
include individuals and families interest-ed in outdoor events,
marksmanship in rifle, pistol, trap, archery and fishing. Lobster bakes,
barbeques and cookouts are family events that draw hundreds to the club
house and the Association’s facilities.
It is important for us to continue to be a part of the community by
offering first aid courses, firearms training and certification, outdoor
camping and survival training for youth, and to be a place to welcome
new members to the benefits of outdoor recreation.
We hope you can make it to the IFGA celebration to meet our members,
their families, other dedicated members of the community and enjoy some
camaraderie and good food.
The flag dedication ceremony will take place at 11 AM with family events to follow.
You may RSVP to email@example.com
The Ipswich Fish and Game Centennial Committee