September 13-17th Region 5 Rally -“Fall is for Horses” Rally KY. Horse Park Campground

August 18th, 2017

Directions —  4089 Iron Works Pkwy., Lexington, KY 40511

Campground website – Click here

Reserve online at Region 5 Website, or contact Arthur Martin

August 11-13, Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, WI

August 1st, 2017

Directions:  Take I 94 to US41 to Fondulac, then take 23 west through Green lake to campground on the north side of the road.  Wendorf’s will be bringing jet skies.  No planned events at this time.
Green Lake website Click here
Good weather and good friends made for a fun pleasant weekend.

July 22 -July 29, 60th International Rally Escanaba, Mi

June 22nd, 2017

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 60th  International Rally Escanaba, Mi.
International rally website : Click here
NIU facebook:
Escanaba Facebook page(tons of pictures) Click here
Great rally attended by 638 trailers and motorhomes (about 10% of total membership).  A variety of weather: mostly sunny days and cool 50’s nights. Logging and Iron ore mining are big here. Great scenery. Visited several lighthouses and museums. Saw iron ore being deposited in large lake freighters. Northern Illinois and 9 other local unit name changes approved.

Illinois Beach St. Pk. June 8-11, Zion, IL

May 19th, 2017


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Illinois Beach Rally (aka: Adeline Jay-Karis St. Park)   Park Website: Click here:   Ten NIU couples,  two potential members, and a visiting Wisconsin WBCCI couple attended.  Two NIU couples drove-in Saturday for  activities.  Jo Wagnon stopped by Sunday morning with a few trailer things. Her husband, Wag Wagnon, ( Past NIU Pres., Past Region 5 Pres., and International President 1998-1999) passed on Thursday and she wanted a few things get back to the club.  Weather was warm and windy.  Pictured above, is a Saturday “round table” discussion about tires and other maintenance concerns.  We ate at the Resort Hotel Restaurant Saturday evening.

Automotive Caravan/Rally – May 12-14th- Milford, Mi,

April 23rd, 2017

May 12-14th- Camp Dearborn, 
(30 mi. from Detroit)
Thursday morning, Bob Whitesell  led a caravan of five NIU couples to Detroit.  They started on 11th so they could extend weekend and tour all three Ford attractions.  They had a perfect weather with lots of interesting things to see and do.

See Peter Schwarz’s pictures on the NIU WBCCI Facebook

Ford attractions: Henry Ford Museum-Website: Click here
Greenfield Village-Website:  Click Here
Ford-Rouge Factory Tour- Website: Click here 


Amboy Rally -April 21 -23rd

March 29th, 2017


4-H Rally-Amboy, IL   Weather was dry, but cool, around our 2 campfires.  Eight trailering couples (including new members) attended, plus the Schwazs in their Interstate.  Photos on NIU Facebook page.
Friday dinner was prepared on Club Grill.  Rally Hosts, Gardeners, used the indoor grill for the Saturday breakfast.  Afterwards, the Membership and Board of directors meeting was held. Some members toured Wood Haven RV park. Lunch was at the Amboy family restaurant.  During Techtime, Jim (with some effort) showed how to replace a broken plastic water heater drain.  Dinner had an Italian theme, followed by a 2nd campfire. After a Sunday breakfast, members headed home.

Snowbird Lunch – Tarpon Springs, FL 3-7-2017

March 7th, 2017

Carligs, Dixons, Jaminsons, and Morrisons  met for lunch at Rusty Bellies to renew friendships and discuss old rally/caravan times, and old timers from NIU.  Here is the link to Rusty’s website:Click here

January Snowbird Luncheon at Travelers Rest-Dade City, FL

December 1st, 2016

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Sixteen NIU members (including 5 past NIU presidents), and alumni attended the luncheon.  Weather was good and we had a variety of interesting dishes brought by our members.  Later, we had a nice tour of the Garden Club area.  Attending were:  Carligs, Dixons, Jamisons, Johnsons, J. Matkovichs, R. Matkovichs, Schwarzs, and Stuarts.

We wish to thank Jim and Bobbie Matkovich for hosting the event again this year.

We have scheduled another luncheon at Tarpon Springs  later in March.

Christmas Dinner, Friday Dec.16th, -Geneva, IL

November 7th, 2016

Despite the ferrous blizzard,  29 members attended a festive Christmas Dinner at Houlihan’s Restaurant in Geneva, IL.

2017 Membership Dues

October 18th, 2016

Local dues are $10, plus $65 for the International.  Two ways to pay: ONLINE (at or BY MAIL
Make $75 the check out to: Northern Illinois Unit of WBCCI

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