50th Anniversary Rally -Amboy May 16 – 18 2014

Thursday night, before the rally, the fairgrounds received 2 in. of snow.  It was cold and wet parking on Friday, however, the Airstreamers were happy to see one another.  Friday evening, many of the members ate at Franklin Grove and attended the Open Mic entertainment across the street in the Lincoln Highway Assc. building.  The Anniversary Committee (Carol Dixon, Chair lady) put up the displays showing the history of the club.  By Saturday morning, things dried up quite a bit and it was warmer. The Gardners served a great breakfast. The business meeting was held.  There was a controversy over some specific wording in the proposed amendment to the Northern Illinois Constitution to change our name. The members voted to “perfect” the amendment, by rearranging the words  The IBT recommendations for amending the International Constitution were approved as written.  The proposed International officer slate was also approved. Since none of the NIU officers will attend the International this year, a delegate and an alternate, who planned to attend,  were chosen to make our wishes know at the delegates’ meeting.
While Dwight drove over to Creston, IL to pick up the buffet dishes, Carol and her helpers set up the buffet line. Nancy Morrison decorated the tables.  Our drive- in guests started to arrive to hugs all around.  By 3:30 we had everything ready and we started serving our 74 attendees.  After the main meal, we served the Anniversary cake and ice cream. One cake, with an Airstream decoration was brought by the LincolnLand Unit and the Northern Illinois cake was decorated in gold with the Northern Illinois Logo.   Carol read a poem composed by a club member  for  the 10th anniversary rally.  The microphone was then passed around, so each member, or former member, had an  opportunity to share their fondest memories of their Airstreams and club experiences.  The Anniversary booklets were passed out to those present.  The weather continued to improve and we were able to have a campfire outside that evening.  Sunday morning weather was even better, as we served the brunch.
Rally attendance: 74 current and past members attended the celebration.  We had 21 trailers for the weekend.  Three trailers came from the Lincolnland unit  ( 5 members).
It was a great  to celebrate our 50 years as a Unit of the WBCCI.   reporter-Dwight Dixon
May 2014 newsletter link: Click here

 

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