EVENTS and RALLIES SCHEDULE

2019 Schedule of Events –  Dolores Mayo – President –  630-508-2691 – email – mayo.internet@gmail.com

Dec 1, 2018 -12:00 pm Christmas Luncheon:  Jimmy’s Charhouse –2290 Point Blvd, Elgin, Il – 847-783-0200  RSVP -Dolores by 11/26/18

Jan. 12 12:00 PM- Houlihan’s Luncheon– 1322 Commons Dr. Geneva, IL 630-345-8000  RSVP -Dolores  by 1/7/19

Jan. 29 11:30 AM(Tuesday)Travelers Rest Snowbird luncheon – Dade City, FL – Host- Jim & Roberta Matkovich, 708-567-4686, or jematlevoch@aol.com

Feb. 9  2:30 PM -RV show -Stephens Convention Center – 55N. River Rd. Rosemont IL (meet at the entrance on Saturday)
                            5:30 Cooper’s Hawk dinner at 6PM- 798 W. Algonquin Rd. (847-982-0900) Dolores by 2/1/19

Mar. 16 Pizza Party – Lou Malnati’s –  12:00 AM – 1050 e. Higgins Rd., Elk Grove Village 60007 847-439-2000 RSVP Dolores by 3/11/19

April 26 – 28 – Spring Amboy Rally– Lee County 4H Fairgrounds, Route 30 – Saturday Business meeting 10:30

May 17 -19 – Starved Rock ST. PK,  – Utica IL – Sites 1-54 815-667-4726  sites 1-54 ReserveAmerica.com Click here   Hosts TBD

June 7- 9 – Shabbona St PK – Shabbona, IL -sites in Merganser Loop –  Reserve at ReserveAmerica.com Click here  Hosts- Sanders/Comer

June 20 – 27 -International Rally – Doswell Virginia – 

July 12 – 14 – Lowden ST PK – Oregon, IL  sites 60-77 ReserveAmerica.com Click here  Hosts – Host – Rebecca Jones

Aug. 16 -18 – Rock Cut ST. Pk.- Loves Pk , IL -Sites 140-158 -ReserveAmerica.com Click here    Hosts- Kranners

Sept. 13- 15 – Road America Vintage Rally- Plymouth, WI( joint rally with Wisconsin unit) Reservations – Bob Whitesell -847-602-2115 or 773-286-8278

Sept. 18 -22 -Region 5 Rally– TBD  Make reservations with Bob Whitesell – 847-602-2115

Oct. 18-20 – Amboy Thanksgiving/ Installation Rally – Lee County 4H Fairgrounds – Business meeting Sat. 10:30

For more detail, go to link : http://files.constantcontact.com/94f3eda2501/4ceb45e2-9f51-4936-a11f-9147168fa810.pdf
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Past
Northern Illinois Unit Activities
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2018 Events – John Sanders – President
Jan. 27th – Snowbird Luncheon- Trave;ers Rest – Dade City –  Nice get togehter of old friends escaping the cold weather in Illinois
Jan. 30- Saddle Room Restaurant– Six couples ventured out in the cold to enjoy a hot meal.
Mar. 7- Snowbird Luncheon – Tarpon Springs FL. – Rusty Bellies – 6 NIAC couples enjoyed a fish fest and friendly conversations.
April 6-8 – Amboy Spring Rally – Boy was it cold
May 3 -6 – Thompson Causeway COE park – The park was flooded, so we moved the rally to the Palisades St. Pk- 14 couples attended.
June 1-3 – Lake Le Aqua St Pk. – Lots of activities to keep us busy.
July 12-15Rock Cut Rally
Aug. 17 -19Illinois Beach St. Pk. – Zion Illinois – 5 regulars couples came plus 3 new couples
Sert. 14 – 16Road America Vintage Sports Car Rally – Whitesels and Kranners attended
Sept. 26 – 30Region 5 Rally – Springfield, Il.  16 Region 5 couples attended
Oct.  19- 21 –  Fall Amboy Rally -4H Fairgrounds -Route 30, (near Amboy, Il) – It was cold again, but 10 couples brought their trailers to Amboy to enjoy the warm friendships and buildings indoors.
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2017 Events – Rick Wendorf – President
January-31, 11:30 – Snowbird Luncheon at Travelers Rest,- Host: Jim & Bobbie Matkovich Great luncheon -15 members, and former members. Four 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.
June 8-11, Illinois Beach St Park Zion, IL-  10 couples attended
July 22 -July 29, 60th  International Rally Escanaba, Mi.  Great rally – Total attendance -638 member families. -12 NIU couples
July 28 – 30, Rock Cut St. Pk.(Alternate to the International) Rockford, IL- 1 couple.
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, 2016 – 3:00 PM—Christmas Dinner– Jameson’s Charhouse – 26 members attended.  Weather, food, and conversations were good.
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2016 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, additional luncheon at Tarpon Springs in Feb.
Feb.6, 2016 -Starved Rock Luncheon and Eagle Viewing  4 NIU couples + Monte Barksdale, met for lunch. Warm winter & open water resulted in only 1 eagle fishing at the dam spillway.
March 10th -Dinner theater “Sister Act” White Pines Rest. 4 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–Intern. Rally – State Fairgrounds, Lewisburg, WV. – 5 NIU couples attended – Big rain and flash floods in the area. Fairgrounds were on high ground, so most activities continued as usual.  Rally attendees and WBCCI donated $40,000 to flood relief.  IBT authorized the redesign of WBCCI Logo saying “Wally Byam Airstream Club” and includes  “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.  
October  21 to 23 -Installation and Thanksgiving Rally- Lee County 4-H Fairgrounds,- Amboy, IL-10 couples brought trailers. 5 couples drove in Sat. for  Business Meeting-Members voted to change our local club name to “Northern Illinois Airstream Club”.
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2015 Events – Dave Mayo, President
January 24 – Houlihan’s winter luncheon – 16 NIU 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.
May 14 -17  – All ILL Rally, Lithia Springs near Shelbyville, IL.  – Attendance -16 Airstreams (7 NIU).
June 12 – 14- Rock Cut St. Park:  Buddy Rally- 8 NIU couples
June 26-July 4 International Rally -Farmington, NM –  3 NIU couples -Total attendance -425 (13 couples in motels)
July 17 – 19 –  Starved Rock St. Pk.  Utica, IL – 9  NIU couples
August 14-16 – Thomson Causeway  COE  – Thompson, IL – 10 couples
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
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  trailers
May 16 -18  – 50th Anniversary Rally at Amboy– Celebration -74 current and NIU alumni attended.  21 trailers, including 3 trailers from the LincolnLand ( 5 members)  Carol Dixon officiated.
June 20 – 22  ILLINOIS BEACH STATE PARK Rally  Zion, IL –  9 trailers
June 28 -July 4  International Rally at Gillette, WY – Total attendance – 349 units, 3 from NIU
July 18 – 20 – Shabbona St. Park  Rally  – 9 NIU trailers
August 22- 24Palisade State Park Rally– Savanna, IL.  6 NIU trailers plus 5 “buddies” (including 2 Airstreams)
Sept 10 – 14 – Region 5 Rally  – Springfield, IL – 7 NIU -Total attendance-  35 trailers
October 17 – 19Thanksgiving/ Installation Rally – Amboy, IL – 10 trailers, plus 2 drive ins.
December  6th  5:30PM  – White Pines Dinner theater -” Branson on the Road- Christmas Style” musical –  26 NIU members
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2013 Events – Brian McFarland – President
Jan. 22 –
NIU Florida Luncheon – Traveler’s Rest,-  8 couples  Host- Reulene Aarup
Feb. 16Valentine’s Luncheon – Golden Corral, Elgin, Il – 8 couples
Mar. 16March Luncheon – Golden Corral, Elgin, Il – 6 couples
April 19 -21Coming Home Rally – Amboy, Il – Rained out
June 26 -July 5
International Rally at Huron, SD –  4 NIU couples
July 19-21Rally at Goyke’s Indiana farm – 8  couples
Aug. 16 – 18Starved Rock State Park – 13 couples,  Brian had car problems, Dixons stepped in to help out.
Aug. 30 – Sept. 2 – Joint Rally –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
Dec. 8 – Christmas luncheon at La Villa
January 24 Travelers Rest Luncheon –14 NIU members  Hosted – Ruelene Aarup
Feb. 11Valentine’s Luncheon – Golden Corral, Geneva -12 couples
Mar. 24March Luncheon – Golden Corral, Geneva – 7 couples
April 13-15Spring Shakedown Rally – Lowden ST PK, Oregon, IL  – 5 couples
May 18 – 20Coming Home Rally – Amboy, IL- 8 couples plus 2 drive-ins.
June 23- 26 Caravan to International Sedalia, MO – 5 NIU couples – 3 day caravan.
June 27 – July 4International RallySedalia, MO -6 NIU couples – Attendance was 453 units.   Delegates rejected the new constitution.
July 20 – 22–  Shabbona ST PK – 9 NIU  couples, plus one guest
August 10 -12Gladiola Festival, (Joint Rally with Lincolnland) at the Iroquois County Fairgrounds, – 6 NIU couples plus 6 trailers from the Lincolnland Unit.
Sept. 12- 16Region 5 Rally – Tipton Fairgrounds. – 5 NIU couples
Oct. 12 -14Fall/Installation Rally – Amboy, IL – 11 trailers plus 3 couples drove in.
Dec. 2, Christmas Diner Theater – White Pines Inn – Morris, IL. –  27 members
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Past 2011 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 – 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 – 4-H Fairgrounds -Amboy, IL
December 3rd  –Christmas Luncheon – Buck’s Pit Stop  – Hosted by  Jim Matkovich – 13 couples
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Past 2010 Activities –  Carol Dixon – president
Dec. 5, 2009 – Christmas Luncheon – Crystal Lake, IL -42 people attend. Choral entertainment.
Florida Travelers’ Rest luncheon
– Jan. 26 – 23 members – Host – Ruelene Aarup
Fermilab Tour and Luncheon– Feb. 24th (Wednesday) – 16 members
Spring Luncheon – Mar. 27 – Old Country Buffet, Springhill Mall – 21 members
Amana Colonies Joint “Maifest” Rally – April 30 -May 3, Amana, Iowa -14 NIU trailers plus 11 from Lincolnland.
Buddy Rally – May 21- 23 Amboy, IL   – 10 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 bulletin board.
Johnson Sauk Trail State Park Rally July 22 -25 – Kewanee,IL/ Bishop Hill –  10 NIU couples
Family/buddy Rally August 19 -22  Lowden St. Pk., Oregon, IL, – 13 couples, plus 6 grandkids Lots of activities
Region 5 Rally – September 15 -19 Du Quoin State. Fairgrounds,- 14 NIU couples  Preceding the rally, at the Computerfest,  Dwight Dixon gave a communications seminar
Caravan to Sugarcreek – Sept 20 – 24th – Dixons led a 5 trailer caravan departing Region 5 Rally. Two NIU couples met us at Graysville,IL and another  two NIU couples joined at Jackson Center. We toured the Airstream factory and continued to Cincinnati, OH, and on to Sugarcreek.
SWISS FESTIVAL NATIONAL RALLY at Sugarcreek  Sept 24 – Oct. 2.   Kraners and Whitesells met us at the rally.  Total of 10 NIU couples  attended. Total  attendance – 180 WBCCI 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.  Installation by Louise Humble, Region 5
Terry Chesnut was installed as 2011 NIU president. Unfortunately, his wife, Susan, and long time NIU treasurer, died two months later, and he resigned.