Mexican Festival Rally-Lowden St. Pk. July 12-14th, Oregon, IL

June 14th, 2019

Host – Rebecca Jones –
Site 60 – Canopy, Grill and tables
Pick from sites 60-77 Reserve your site at RerveAmerica.com Click here   Overlooking the Rock River. High and dry. Mostly are back in sites. 30 Amp electric and water.
Friday- 4:00- Happy hour:- (margarita samplings made by Becca)
6:00 – Dinner- Dave Mayo will make Walking Tacos with all the fixings. Bring your favorite Mexican sidedish to pass and table service.
7:30- Campfire
Saturday – 8:30 – Breakfast Burritos made on the Club grill by the Becca
9:30 – 4:00 – Explore on your own at activities below.
4:00 – Happy Hour
5:00 – BYOMeat to grill on the Club grill – a dish to pass or desert
6:30 – Event at Pine Creek Caynon Club (by White Pines STPK.) (Venue now owned by Rebecca) – Free admission, cash bar, Live music by Well Strung. (6811 W Pines Rd, Mt Morris, IL)
Sunday– 8:30- Breakfast- on own

Activities in the area
State parks – Castle Rock,ST PK, Lowden, STPK, White Pines STPk, Lowden Miller Forest Preserve. ( Hiking, fishing, or just sightseeing.)
Kayak/Canoe – Rental with White Pelican- Oregon,IL (815-263-4088)
Kennay Family Distillery– Rochelle (416 Lincoln Hwy, Rochelle, IL 61068)
Hairy Cow Brewery– Byron (450 E Blackhawk Dr, Byron, IL 61010)
Blackhawk statue at Lowden
John Deere historical site ( 8334 S Clinton St, Dixon, IL 61021)
Check out Becca’s new Event venue!– Private event at Pine Creek (open to all Airstream members), live music by Well Strung and bar at The Canyon at Pine Creek 6:30-9.00- Free admission, cash bar (6811 W Pines Rd Mt Morris, IL)
Byronfest (large event in neighboring town with live music, food vendors, carnival rides, beer tent) Days/­Hours Open:Fri 5pm‑12 Midnight, Sat 11am‑12 Midnight, Sun 11am‑5pm Admission $10 – $30 for3 days.
Schedule of Events https://www.byronfest.org/events?fbclid=IwAR1HSZNN1PErNqg2Fw6b5yJNubczx-tRTm2A9cK_jv6Dd9QsUKaM1gh13iE

Shabano St. Pk. Rally-June 7-9th, Shabbona, IL

May 20th, 2019

Host site -Sanders / Comer –
We have 11 trailer here. Weather was good all weekend.
Rented a boat on Saturday to get out on the water.
Communial cooking most meals
Campfire two nights. Lots of fellowship sharing with long time members and new members.

Starved Rock Rally May 17-19 Utica,IL

May 15th, 2019

We had nine trailers and 17 members with lots of new people in attendance.. A few of us retirees stayed over Sunday night. We had a bit of occasional rain, but we worked around it. The sound of rain on the Airstream roof was nice Friday night. The club grill made communal cooking easy.

2019 Kick off Rally- Amboy 4H Fairgrounds – April 26-28th

March 27th, 2019

Despite the snow and 32 degree temperatures, eighteen brave couples attended.  Friday dinner was a BYO Entry on the Club Grill.  The Friday evening Board Meeting, updated unit Bylaws.   Saturday Membership meeting updated unit Constitution  That afternoon, we had a “Tech Talk” session and happy hour.  Saturday dinner was another BYO Entry with dish to pass. Saturday evening we watched Wally’s African Caravan via the internet and the club projector. Good thing we had the warm fairgrounds buildings.
Link to the NIAC April newsletter:
https://files.constantcontact.com/94f3eda2501/26763e55-6609-4dab-96cd-2cb0ba074b9b.pdf

Pizza Party – Mar. 16th Lou Mainati’s – Elk Grove Villiage

February 19th, 2019

Seventeen people attended our pizza party at Lou’s  The winter weather is finally letting up, so we can start thinking about camping and touring. Quite a few new members attended, and introduced themselves.  As usual, the pizzas and the conversations were good. Looking forward to our first rally  in April at Amboy.

RV show and Cooper’s Hawk Dinner

February 11th, 2019


Eight couples attended the RV show at Rosemont Convention Center and the dinner at Cooper’s Hawk Restaurant.  The show was good, but no one bought a new Airstream.

Northern NIAC Luncheon Jan. 12- Hoolihans

December 7th, 2018

Dolores had 23 members attend the luncheon in Geneva. Weather, food, and conversations were good. Quite a few new members attended and introduced themselves and their Airstream dreams.
The ECC has changed the url address of all WBCCI websites to ******.AIRSTREAMCLUB.NET. Therefore, the Northern Illinios. airstreamclub.wbcci.net address is now northernillinois.airstreamclub.net. People will need to change their favorites to the new address.  Dave is using  Constant Contact to store and distribute the uits newsletters. Here is the link to the January 2019 Northern Newsletter.
https://files.constantcontact.com/94f3eda2501/5e511dbb-6186-4894-bf1b-a38cae90b7f8.pdf

Constant Contact does not have a search function to find them, so  I will put the links to them on this website. The 2019 schedule of events is on the “Events page” of this website.

NIAC Snowbirds luncheon -January,29th -Travelers Rest

December 7th, 2018

NIAC snowbirds met at Ruth hall in Travelers Rest for a potluck lunch  – Hosts were Jim & Roberta Matkovich. Six members held a second luncheon at Rusty Bellies, at Tarpon Springs, April 3rd.

Christmas Luncheon: Dec 1, 2018 – Jimmy’s Charhouse

October 24th, 2018

 

Thirty plus Northern Illinois Airstreamers gathered on a rainy Saturday afternoon, for a luncheon and pleasant conversations.  The weather was much better than the 12 in. of snow, we had earlier in the week.  Five of our past presidents and current officers attended.  There were also a fair number of new members, who introduced themselves, their Airstreams, and hopes for future Airstream adventures.

Oct. 19th -21st – Amboy Thanksgiving/ Installation Rally –

June 24th, 2018

Eleven couples came out to a warm fairgrounds, for a couple cool evenings (22F).  We conducted our business/election/installation meeting and had a Turkey Feast. We used the club TV projector for entertainment indoors.