EVENTS and RALLIES SCHEDULE

2018 Schedule of Events –  John Sanders – President

December 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm Christmas Luncheon:  Aquaviva Winery Address:   27W614 Route 38, Maple Park, IL    Aquaviva websiteClick here

January 30  Travelers Rest Snowbird luncheon – Dade City, FL last Tuesday in January 11:30 – Host- Jim & Raberta Matkovich

January 27th 1:00 PM- Saddle Room Restaurant Luncheon– 2559 Pratum Ave. Hoffman Estates, IL   Click here

March 10 11: AM TBD – Brunch & Orchid Show – Chicago Botanical Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd. Glencoe, IL

April 6- 8th – Spring Amboy Rally– Lee County Fairgrounds on Route 30  Activities- TBD

May 4th -6rd – Thompson Causeway COE Rally – Thompson, IL Lewis and Main St. (sites 79-97) Reserve at: Click here  COE Reservations – Hosts – Mike & Dana Johnson

June 1st – 3rd – Lake Le Aqua Na SRA  8542 Lake Rd. Lena, IL – (pick sites 114 -130) Reserve at Click here  ReserveAmerica.com Hosts Dave & Dolores Mayo

July 12th -15th – Rock Cut St. PK. Buddy Rally – 7318 Harkem Rd. Loves Park, IL  (sites 140-155 Plum Grove) Reserve at: Click Here ReserveAmerica. com  Hosts – Jim & Marge Kraner

August 17 -19 – Adeline Jay Goe-Karis St. Beach Pk. -Zion, IL Reserve: Click here ReserveAmerica.com,   Hosts- Dave & Nancy Laning

Sept. 14- 16th – Road America Vintage Rally ( joint rally with Wisconsin unit) Make Reservations with Bob and Sandy Whitesell 773-286-8278

September 26-30 -Region 5 Rally-Springfield, IL

Oct. 19th -21st – Amboy Thanksgiving/ Installation Rally – Lee County 4H Fairgrounds on Route 30 Amboy, IL
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2017 Schedule of Events
 – Rick Wendorf – President
January-31, 11:30 – Snowbird Luncheon at Travelers Rest,- Host: Jim & Bobbie Matkovich Great luncheon -15 members, and former members, attended. 4 couples attended a 2nd lunch at Tarpon Springs in March.
April 21-23,  4-H Rally-Amboy, IL – 9 couples attended.
May 12-14th- Camp Dearborn, Detroit, Five NIU couples caravaned to and had a great extended weekend visiting Ford’s: Museum, Greenfield village, and Rouge factory.  Monte Barksdale, joined us. Tours and weather were great.
June 8-11, Illinois Beach St Park Zion, IL-  10 couples attended
July 22 -July 29, 60th  International Rally Escanaba, Mi.  It was a great rally attended by 638 member families. (about 10% of WBCCI membership)-12 couples from NIU attended.
July 28 – 30, Rockcut State Park (Alternate to the International) Rockford, IL- 1 couple attended.
August 11-13, Green Lake Conference Center, – Buddy rally, – unk. no. of couples attended.
September 13-17 -Region 5 Rally -“Fall is for Horses” Rally KY. – total attendees -60 – 5 NIAC Couples attended.
October 20- 23, Officer Election/Installation & Thanksgiving Rally, Amboy, IL 10 couples brought their Units. One couple drove in Sat.
Dec.6, 2015 – 3:00 PM—Christmas Dinner– Jameson’s Charhouse – 26 members attended.  Weather, food, and conversations were good.
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2016 Schedule of Activities – Jim Kraner, president

Dec.16th 2015- Christmas Dinner –Houlihan’s in Geneva, IL. – 29 members attended. (Host Rick Wendorf)
Jan.  26th
Luncheon at Travelers Rest, Dade City Florida  – 15 members and alumni attended.  4 NIU couples had an additional luncheon at Tarpon Springs in February.
Feb.6, 2016 -Starved Rock Luncheon and Eagle Viewing  4 NIU couples + Monte Barksdale, met for lunch. Warm winter and open water resulted in only 1 eagle fishing at the dam spillway.
March 10th -Dinner theater “Sister Act”4 NIU couples, plus a guest, and Monte attended.
April 15 – 17 – Lee County Fairgrounds – Amboy, IL –  10 NIU couples  Good weather.
May 12 – 2o  – Tulip Festival, Holland MI.-  4 NIU couples
June 16 – 19 – Rock Cut State Park, IL.  10 NIU couples attended
June 28 –  July 4–International Rally – State Fairgrounds, Lewisburg, WV. – 5 NIU couples attended – Big rain and flash floods in the area. The fairgrounds were on high ground and most activities continued as usual.  Rally attendees and WBCCI donated $40,000 to flood relief.  IBT authorized the redesign of WBCCI Logo to say “Wally Byam Airstream Club” and includes reference to “Rallies and Caravans”, reflecting the dual nature of the club.  Official Club name remains WBCCI.
July 14 to 17 -Lake- Le-Aqua-Na State Recreation Area – 10 NIU couples attended.
Aug. 11 to 14  – Zion, IL Illinois State Beach Park.-  2 NIU couples  attended
Sept. 12th -18th –  Region 5 Rally -Madison, IN- Jefferson County fairgrounds  8  NIU couples attended. Total attendance-47 units.  Good weather, good activities, and friends.
October  21 to 23 (Friday to Sunday) –Installation and Thanksgiving Rally-– Lee County 4-H Fairgrounds,- Amboy, IL-10 couples brought trailers. 5 couples drove in Sat.  Business Meeting-Members voted to change club name to “Northern Illinois Airstream Club”. (put on hold by Thor, but made official at the 2017 International rally). Watched Cubs win pennant.

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2015 Events – Dave Mayo, President

January 24 – Houlihan’s winter luncheon – 16 members
January 27th -Travelers Rest Florida luncheon- 18 NIU members and alumni attended.
February 21 –  RV Show – 5 couples did the show. 15 people ate at Cooper Hawk’s.
March 21  – Lou Malnati’s Pizza Party – 18 members attended.
April 17 – 19 – Spring Rally – Amboy 4H Fairgrounds
–  14 couples  NIU Executive committee raised unit dues to $10/yr., to cover “Constant Contact” costs.  Dixon Museum tour and cleaned out our shed.
May 14 -17  – 3 Illinois WBCCI Units rallied at Lithia Springs near Shelbyville, IL.  16 Airstreams (7 NIU).  Good weather, campground, and activities.
June 12 – 14- Rock Cut St. Park:  Buddy Rally- 8 NIU couples
June 26-July 4 International Rally -Farmington, NM –  3 NIU couples -Good rally, We and  425 other couples attended (13 couples in motels)
July 17 – 19 –  Starved Rock St. Pk.  Utica, IL – 9  NIU couples, 6 brought their trailers.
August 14-16 – Thomson Causeway  COE  – Thompson, IL  10 couples attended.
Sept. 9- 13 – Region 5 Rally – Goshen/Elkhart Lake, IN -4H Fairgrounds.  5 NIU couples Total attendance  44 rigs.
Sept. 18 -20 –   Road America Vintage Sports Car Races – Elkhart Lake, WI.  6 NIU couples  Weather good and races even better.  Car show on the green had a great variety of cars.
 Oct. 16 – 18 Thanksgiving/ Installation Rally- Amboy, Il
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2014 Events –  Bob Whitesell, President
February  15th Luncheon -Houlihan’s – 23  members
February 25th – Travelers’ Rest Florida Luncheon  – 13 members
March 29th  Luncheon -Hackney’s – Lake Zurich
April 25 -27 Illini State Park  Rally,  Marseilles, IL – 8 NIU couples
May 16 -18  – 50th Anniversary Rally at Amboy– Celebration Saturday afternoon -74 current and NIU alumni attended the celebration.  21 trailers came for the weekend, including 3 trailers from the LincolnLand unit  ( 5 members)  Carol Dixon officiated.
June 20 – 22 –  ILLINOIS BEACH STATE PARK Rally  Zion, IL –  9 couples
June 28 -July 4  International Rally at Gillette, WY – 3 NIU couples  Total attendance was light at 349 units,
July 18 – 20 – Shabbona St. Park  Rally  – 9 NIU couples
August 22- 24Palisade State Park Rally– Savanna, IL.  6 NIU couples plus 5 “buddies” (including 2 Airstreams)
Sept 10th – 14th – Region 5 Rally  – Springfield, IL – 7 NIU couples, Total attendance-  35  rigs
October 17 – 19 – Thanksgiving/ Installation Rally – Amboy, IL – 10 NIU couples plus 2 drive ins.
December  6th  5:30PM  – White Pines Dinner theater -” Branson on the Road- Christmas Style” musical –  26 members
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2013 Rally and Events – Brian McFarland – President

January 22 – NIU Florida Luncheon – Traveler’s Rest,-  8 couples Host- Reulene Aarup
February 16 – Valentine’s Luncheon – Golden Corral, Elgin, Il – 8 couples
March 16 – March Luncheon – Golden Corral, Elgin, Il – 6 couples
April 19 -21 – Coming Home Rally – Amboy, Il – Rained out
June 26 -July 5 – International Rally at Huron, SD –  4 NIU couples
July 19-21 – Rally at Goyke’s Indiana farm – 8  couples
August 16 – 18 – Starved Rock State Park – 13 couples,  Brian had car problems, Dixons stepped in to help out.  excellent weather.
August 30 – Sept 2nd – Joint Rally with Lincolnland Unit at Pontiac, IL – Threshermen’s Reunion Activities. Attended by the  Kochs.
Sept 6-8   Road America Rally-  Joint rally with Wisconsin unit. 6 Niu couples
October 11 -13 Thanksgiving/Installation Rally Amboy, Illinois – 17 couples, plus two drive- ins.
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2012 Events   – Brian Mcfarland president
December 8th – Christmas luncheon at La Villa, Chicago –
January 24th 2012Travelers Rest Florida -14 members  Hosted – Ruelene Aarup
February 11 – Valentine’s Luncheon – Golden Corral, Geneva -12 couples
March 24 – March Luncheon – Golden Corral, Geneva – 7 couples
April 13-15 – Spring Shakedown Rally – Lowden ST PK, Oregon, IL  – 5 couples Weather was rough
May 18 – 20 – Coming Home Rally – Amboy, IL- 8 couples plus 2 drive-ins.
June 23th – June 26 – Caravan to International Sedalia, MO – 5 NIU couples went on this 3 day caravan.
June 27 – July 4 – International RallySedalia, MO -6 NIU couples attended- Attendance was 453 units.   Delegates rejected the new constitution,  International.  Leadership  tabled the SOB Motorhome amendment, because they did not have the votes to pass it.
July 20 – 22-  Shabbona ST PK – 9 NIU  couples, plus one guest  Weather was hot and dry.   Some members attended the Summerfest at Waterman.
August 10 -12 – Gladiola Festival, (Joint Rally with Lincolnland) at the Iroquois County Fairgrounds, – 6 NIU couples plus 6 trailers from the Lincolnland Unit.  Weather was good and lots of activities.
September 12- 16 – Region 5 Rally – Tipton Fairgrounds. 5 NIU couples
October 12 -14 – Fall/Installation Rally – Amboy, IL – 11 couples, 3 couples drove in. Weather was blustery.
December 2, 2009 – Christmas Diner Theater – White Pines Inn – Morris, IL. –  27 members
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Past 2011 Rally and Events -Terry Chesnut/Jim Matkovich  Presidents
December 4, 2010 –Christmas Luncheon –  The Stockholm Inn – Host – Terry Chesnut
January 26, 2011 -Travelers Rest Luncheon –Dade City, FL  – 13 couples attended. Host -Ruelene Arupp
February 12 – Valentine’s Luncheon – Old Country Buffet – Host- Terry Chestnut.  Terry resigned,
March 26 –Spring Luncheon – Old Country Buffet – Spring Hill Mall Host= New president, Jim Matkovich.
April 15 -17 – Coming Home Rally – Lee County 4-H Fairgrounds -Amboy, IL  – Host – Jim Matkovich
May 20-22 –Spring Fling Rally – Lee County 4-H Fairgrounds  Amboy, IL – Hosted by Nan and Bob Morrison
June 22 – 27th –Caravan to International Rally in Du Quoin, IL –Led by the Kortums
June 28-July 4 –Du Quoin International Rally – ?? attended
July 22-24  – Lowden State Park, Oregon, Il – Host – Jim Matkovich
August 26-28 – Galena, IL at Palace Campground – Host- Jim Matkovich –
September 14-18 –Region 5 Rally Danville, IN – 9 NIU couples attended.
October 14-16  Harvest Rally/Installation Rally – Lee County 4-H Fairgrounds –Amboy, IL
December 3rd  –Christmas Luncheon – Buck’s Pit Stop  – Hosted by  Jim Matkovich – 13 couples attended

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Past 2010 Activities –  Carol Dixon – president
December 5th,  2009 Christmas Luncheon – hosted by Carol and Dwight Dixon in Crystal Lake, IL -42 people attend. Had Choral entertainment.
Florida Travelers’ Rest luncheon
– January 26th.  23 members attended – Host – Ruelene Aarup
Fermilab Tour and Luncheon– February 24th (Wednesday) – 16 members attended .
Spring Luncheon – March 27th – Old Country Buffet, Springhill Mall – 21 members attended.
Amana Colonies Joint “Maifest” Rally – April 30 -May 3, Amana Colonies RV Park Amana, Iowa.  Great outing.-14 NIU trailers plus 11 from Lincolnland . Three present and past Region 5 officers stopped by on their way back from the Region 8 Rally in Iowa.
Buddy Rally – May 21- 23 Amboy, IL   – 10 NIU families attended.  Great weather, food, and entertainment.
International at Gillette, WY – June 28th -July 4  7 NIU couples attended.  Total attendance was 714.  Carol took 2nd place for her bulletin board.
Johnson Sauk Trail State Park Rally July 22 -25th – Kewanee,IL/ Bishop Hill –  10 NIU couples attended. Lots of activities.
Family/buddy Rally August 19 -22  Lowden St. Pk. at Oregon, IL, – 13 couples, plus 6 grandkids attended.  Lots of activities
Region 5 Rally – September 15 -19th Du Quoin State. Fairgrounds,- 14 NIU couples attended . Preceding the rally, at the Computerfest,  Dwight gave a communications presentation. Weather and facilities were great. Host – Humbles
Caravan to Sugarcreek – Sept 20 – 24th – 5 NIU units departed from Region 5 Rally. Two more NIU couples met us at Graysville,IL and another  two joined at Jackson Center and  toured the Airstream factory and Cincinnati, OH, on the way to Sugarcreek.   Caravan lead by Carol and Dwight Dixon
SWISS FESTIVAL NATIONAL RALLY at Sugarcreek  Sept 24 – Oct. 2.   Kraners and Whitesells met us at the rally.  Total of 10 NIU couples  attended.  Weather was good, total  attendance – 180 couples.  Entertainment, arranged by the Land- O -Lakes Ohio Unit.  Local attractions were great.
Thanksgiving Rally -October 15 -17 – Lee County Fairgrounds Amboy, IL  -14 trailers and 5 drive-ins attended.  Officer Installation by Louise Humble, Region 5 President. Terry Chesnut was installed as NIU president. Unfortunately, his wife, Susan, (long time NIU treasurer) died two months later, and he resigned.

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