History of Northern Illinois Unit (038)

 Time line of the Northern Illinois Unit  and WBCCI

1955– WBCC was formed with only one national organization

1956– The WBCC was reorganized into five regional units.  The Midwest unit was chartered November 1956 as part of the Western division and included members from: Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio,  Indiana, and Illinois.
1959 – The International was reorganized into State Chapters. The State Chapters wanted  representation on the International Board.  The Midwest Unit remained a separate entity, without state affiliation’.
1963 – The Illinois state Chapter divided into four local units. The Northern Illinois Unit was formed under Earl Wilson and given a preliminary charter by the National club.                       Since then 1 Illinois unit disbanded leaving Northern Illinois, Lincolnland and Southern Illinois Units. The national club reorganized again into 7 “Regions and Illinois was assigned to Region 7 .
1964 –The charter for Northern Illinois Unit was granted Jan. 24th..   President Arthur Lipke became the second president of Northern Illinois.  He held 2 joint rallies with the Midwest                      Unit, plus 5 rallies at State Parks and the Moose Range campground in Sycamore, IL.
1965 – President K.C. Richmond held 6 rallies at the Moose Range in Sycamore, IL all were on the 2nd weekend of the month from May through October.  They also held 2 joint rallies with the                          Midwest Unit.   They conducted their first unit caravan to the International at Laramie, WY.   This was the first year for a Christmas Luncheon
1966 – President Milton Smith held 4 rallies at the Moose Range and 3 rallies at state parks and a rally at Piper’s farm.
1967 – President Monroe McDowell held a multi-unit rally with Iowa, Wisconsin, and Milwaukee Units at the 4H center at Amboy. Additionally, they had a multi-unit rally with Illinois Unit, Central                 and Southern Illinois  Units at Piper’s farm. They also had 3 rallies at the Sycamore Moose Range.  They had a total of 11 rallies that year.
1968 – President Roger Piper held 9 rallies at Amboy and four at a variety of locations.
1969 – President Bob Hampton held six rallies at Amboy.  They also had a unit caravan to and from the International in Laramie, WY.  Two additional rallies were held as well as a Christmas                               luncheon.
1970 – President Howard Cobert held 5 rallies at Amboy. 3 rallies were held at private facilities and state parks.  They also  had a Christmas Luncheon.
1971– President Harry Wiggs held 5 rallies at Amboy and 3 rallies at state parks.  They also held a rally at the Sandwich Fair and a Christmas luncheon.
1973 – President James Toskey held 4 rallies at Amboy and 4 unit rallies in State parks and commercial campgrounds.  They held one joint rally with the Illinois Unit and a Christmas Luncheon.
1974– President Tom Schafer held 4 rallies at Amboy and 3 rallies at private campgrounds.  They rallied at the Sandwich Fair but did not have a Christmas luncheon.
1976 – President Carl Johanson held 4 rallies at Amboy and 3 rallies at State Parks or other facilities.
1977 – President George Mitchell held 4 rallies at Amboy.  This was the first year they held a rally at the Sandwich Fair.  They held 3 rallies at state parks
1978 – President Don Henricks held 4 rallies at Amboy. They had 2 Dinner theater outings plus a Country Osprey at 1 of the 3 state park rallies.  They  attended the Sandwich Fair IL  There were 2 unit caravans1 to  WI, and another toured IL, KY, and IN.   The Installation Rally was at Lake County Fairgrounds. The Christmas party was held in Waukegan.

1979 – President Roy Posselt held 4 rallies at Amboy. There were 3 unit caravans, including one to the International at Las Cruces, NM, and 2 local caravans
1980–  President Fran Stuttle held 4 rallies at Amboy and 3 rallies at State parks.  There was a 10 day Michigan Peninsula Venture Unit Caravan as well as a Christmas Luncheon.

1981– President Pete Nester held 4 rallies at Amboy and 3 rallies at state parks and private facilities.  They conducted 2 unit caravans: to The Grand Old Oprie and Ames Mississippi Palasides SP,   The unit attended  the Sandwich Fair and had a Christmas Luncheon.
1982 – President Don Hampton held 4 rallies at Amboy and 3 rallies at State parks and private facilities.  They also conducted a homecoming caravan and rally to the Airstream facility in Ohio. They                   rallied at the Sandwich Fair and had a Christmas Luncheon
1984 – President Ike Read held 5 rallies at Amboy, There were three caravans to: the International, the Airstream Homecoming, and the Region 5 Rally.  They had rallies at Sandwich Fair, Green                 River Oaks Campground, and Galena.  There were two luncheons.
1985 – President Bud Loek held 5 rallies at Amboy. There was a unit caravan to the International Rally at Lake Placid NY, plus a Homecoming Caravan to Jackson Center.  There were rallies at the                Sandwich Fair plus 2 additional locations. There was one luncheon
1986 – President Lew Carrano held three rallies at Amboy.  There was a caravan to International in Boise, ID.  There were also rallies at Sandwich Fair and 3 additional locations.
1987 –President Paul Yazel held four rallies at Amboy, There was a unit caravan to the International in SD. and 2  additional rallies, plus two luncheons.
1988 – President Charles Swaner held 5 rallies at Amboy.  There were unit caravans to: International at Huntsville, AL and Homecoming.  There was one luncheon
1989 – President Robert Wagnon held 3 rallies at Amboy. Other rallies were held at: the Sandwich Fair and 4 other locations. There was a unit caravan to the International at Bozeman, MT and                 2 luncheons.  Wag went on to become president of Region 5 and then the International President in 2000
1990 – President Mike Ladusinsky held 4 rallies at Amboy. Additional rallies were held at the Sandwich Fair and two other locations. Two luncheons were held.
1994 – President Bill Bushnell held 4 rallies at Amboy, plus two additional rallies, and two luncheons.
1995 – President Charles Paape held 4 rallies at Amboy.  They had 2 caravans to: International, and Region 5.  Two additional rallies were held plus two luncheons.
1996 – President Frank Muhleback held 4 rallies at Amboy. The installation Rally was held at Lowden State Park.  There were two luncheons.
1997– President Dale Werdebaugh held 4 rallies at Amboy.  There was a unit caravan to International in Huntsville, Al.  Rallies at: Sandwich Fair, Lowden State Park, and  two luncheons.
1998 –   President Wayne Kotum held 4 rallies at Amboy. Dwight lead  the caravan to Boise, ID.  There were two luncheons and two other rallies.
1999 -2000 President  Dwight Dixon  held 3 rallies at Amboy and 4 additional rallies plus 2 luncheons,  Wayne led  caravans  to International at Dayton, OH, and Region 5 Rally.2000  – President – Ron Schumaker held 4 rallies at Amboy and 3 at other locations.  The unit had a caravan to the International, in OH, plus 2 luncheons.

2001–  President Ken Stirneman held 4 rallies at Amboy,   3 other rallies at other locations  plus  3 luncheons.
2002 – President Terry Chesnut held 4 rallies at Amboy, Plus 3 luncheons and 3 rallies at other locations.
2003– President Lillian Kortum held 4 rallies at Amboy.  4 luncheons  4 additional rallies plus a caravan to the International in Vermont
2004 -President Reulene Aarup held 4 ralles at Amboy plus3 other rallies, a unit caravan to international at Lancing MI. and a  Christmas luncheon
2005 -President Charles Aarup held 4 rallies at Amboy plus 3 additional rallies and 2 luncheons
2006 – President Nancy Morrison held 4 rallies at Amboy plus  3 rallies at other locations plus 3 luncheons and caravan to the International at Salem, OR.
2007 – President  Bob Morrison – held 4 rallies  at Amboy and plus 3 other rallies  Plus 3 luncheons.
2008 – President  Bob Whitesell held 3 rallies at Amboy, 2 state park rallies and 3 luncheons
2009 – President Norm White held 2 rallies at Amboy, 5 other rallies, 3 luncheons
2010 – President Carol Dixon held 2 rallies at Amboy plus  4 other rallies, She lead caravans to the Region Rally at DU Quoin IL.and Sugar Creek,  we also had 4 luncheons.
2011–   President Jim Matkovich held 3 rallies at Amboy and 2  rallies at other locations, plus 3 luncheons
2012 – President Brian McFarland held 2 rallies at Amboy and 4 other rallies plus 3 luncheons and a  Caravan to International at Sedalia, MO.
2013–  President  Brian McFarland held 2 rallies at Amboy and 3 additional rallies. and 3 luncheons.

 

 

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