Archive for the ‘Regions’ Category

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.

Region 5 Goshen, IN Rally – Sept 9-13

Thursday, August 20th, 2015



These pictures are clickable for full screen viewing.

Five Northern Illinois couples attended the rally.  Weather was good the first two days. We had 43F evenings and some rain the last two. We toured the Studebaker Museum and the RV/MH Hall of fame, among other local attractions.   Lots of pictures from Peter Schwarz on the NIU facebook page.  Click here   Our Region 5 members put on a home grown talent show one evening.  President Monte hired a professional magician for the Saturday evening.  The units prepared the breakfasts and Saturday banquet.  The facilities and WIFI were good.  Busy train tracks (2 blocks away) provided train whistles background sound effects. NIU handed out the door prizes. A total of 46 trailers and motorhomes attended. Rally activities are on the Region 5 Website.  Click here 

Region 5 Springfield Rally – Sept. 10-14th

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

You can enlarge this picture by clicking on it.springfield

Region 5 President Monte Barksdale put on a good rally.  Northern Illinois had five couples with trailers and two couples with motorhomes attending.  We arrived on Tuesday during a little drizzle.  Wednesday morning it rained hard for a short time.  It cleared by the afternoon, when most attendees arrived.  The activities were held in the Illinois building, which was a short drive from the State Fairground campground.   The entertainment was very good and  there were three excellent catered dinners provided, including Prime Rib on Saturday.  Springfield has many governmental buildings and attractions to tour.  We tried to see them all.  Additionally, there are a large number of Lincoln related attractions.  The new Lincoln museum and library were outstanding. Lincoln Museum link  Lincoln’s tomb was very impressive. We also toured the Dana/Thomas house, which was designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902.  Dana/Thomas link  Next year’s Region 5 Rally will be held in Gochen, IN. 

June – July 2014 NIU NewsLetter on newsletter page.