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Installation/Thanksgiving Rally Oct. 18-20 Amboy

Saturday, September 21st, 2019
The Northern Illinois Airstream crowd
Business meeting

We had a great show up with 18 trailering couples plus 7 more members who drove in Saturday for the business meeting and the great Turkey feast, featuring two roasted and one deep fried turkey. The club members brought along many interesting dishes to pass. Weather was good. The Unit grill was used for Friday dinner and the large indoors commercial kitchen for the rest of the meals. The Unit projector was used for the business meeting and to watch some of Wally’s old adventures, as well as an Airstream plant tour out of the 50’s. Thanks to all those that participated.

Link to NIAC Fall newsletter:

Region 5 Annual Rally- Amboy, Illinois – Sept. 4th – 8th

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

The Rally was held at the Amboy 4H fairgrounds. 25 trailering couples attend. Weather was good, except a little rain on departure, Sunday. Thursday dinner was on you own. Later, we had campfire. Friday, we shared rides to Lasalle. IL and had a guided group tour of the Hegler mansion and a barge ride on the Illinois River. The Rally dinner was provided Saturday Evening.

Recap of International Rally 2019

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Here is the link to the write up on the Rally in Virginia,
Northern Illinois had at least 2 couples attending.

Rock Cut St. Pk.- Aug.16/19th

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

We had twelve couples attend the rally. Eight were newcomers, who have been with Northern for 2 years or less, and four couples were old timers.. We had good weather for Friday and Saturday, but got some rain Sunday morning. Some of the members stayed on till Tuesday, as they enjoy the park and are retired. They do not have to go back to work on Monday. Lucky them. We “Happy Houred”a top of Schwarz’s Skydeck and used the club grill to make three of our meals.

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

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Host – Rebecca Jones –
Site 60 – Canopy, Grill

Weather was good. Mexican theme was well done. Quite a few new people came, as well as a few old timer couples. Everyone enjoyed themselves. They visited many activities available. in the area.

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

Monday, 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

Wednesday, 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.

NIAC Snowbirds luncheon -January,29th -Travelers Rest

Friday, 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.