News in the ‘Rallies’ Category

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

Tuesday, 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 this summer. We had quite a few new members, who brought their young families along and introduced themselves.  As usual, the pizzas and the conversations were good. Looking forward to our first rally outing in April at Amboy.

RV show and Cooper’s Hawk Dinner

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Eight NIAC 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.

Sorry that the participants look a little overfed. Photos taken by a phone, held in the vertical position, get distorted in the transfer process to the horizontal format of the blog.

Northern NIAC Luncheon Jan. 12- Hoolihans

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Dolores held a luncheon at Houlihan’s in Geneva, IL on Saturday January 12th. We had 23 attend,  A new couple came that have not even purchased their Airstream yet.

The ECC has changed the url address of all WBCCI websites to ******.AIRSTREAMCLUB.NET. Therefore, the Northern Illinios. has become People will need to change their favorites to the new address.  The unit newsletters are distributed by Constant Contact. Here is the link to the January 2019 Northern Newsletter.

Mayo is storing the recent newsletters at Constant Contact, but I am not sure Constant Contact has a search function to find them.  I will put the links to them on the website. The 2019 schedule of events is on the “events page” on this website. Make some camping plans for this summer and join us.

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

Wednesday, 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 –

Sunday, 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.



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

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

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Bob Whitesell (Region 5 President) held the Region Rally at Springfield State Fairgrounds.   All that came had a good time visiting : Lincoln house and monuments, Frank Lloyd Wright house, Governor’s mansion, and State government buildings in Springfield.  Weather was good, as well as the camaraderie.  They had 14 trailers in attendance.  Latest Region 5 news at:

Sept. 14- 16th – Road America Vintage Rally

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Bob Whitesell, Jim Kraner and wives had a good time at the races.  No one came from the Wisconsin unit.

August 17 -19 – Adeline Jay Goe-Karis St. Beach Pk. -Zion, IL (AKA Illinois Beach Park)

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Eight NIAC couples came to another good rally at a favorite location. Many things to see and do, good weather.  Three couples were new.

July 12th -15th – Rock Cut St. PK. Buddy Rally –

Sunday, June 24th, 2018


Attending were: Whitesells, Mayos, Kraners, Lanings, John Damisch, Duttons, and Murrays.  Wendorfs drove in for Saturday.

Saturday morning, after the overnight rain stopped, pancakes were cooked on the club grill.  The grill was also used  to cook the Saturday evenings steak potluck dinner.  Saturday afternoon, 7 members participated in fly fishing lessons, but none caught a fish.  Sunday, Marge Kraner caught a 2 pound Catfish and Warren caught at least one good size Bass.  The weather was hot and humid,

Link to the 2018 NIAC July newsletter  : KCzYPna7JF

International Rally – Salem, Origeon

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

The Schwarzs, Gardeners, and Sanders attended the International and continuing on Alaskan WBCCI Caravan for 10,000 miles.

If you have a Facebook account, you can follow their adventures there.  Here is the link:

725 Airstreams attending the rally this year.  From there, Thirty started departed for the Alaskan Caravan. The weather, entertainment, and accommodations were good.

Registration for the 2019 International at Doswell,Virginia is open: Link:  It is about 900 miles or a 15 hour drive time from Northern Illinois, if you drive the speed limit.  I would recommend you take 2-3 days and enjoy the ride.

The location for the 2020 International conventions is in Colorado and 2021 it will be in Tennessee.