International Rally – Salem, Origeon

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.

Lake Le Aquina Rally

June 12th, 2018


Had good weather and good show up at the park.  Three couples getting ready to attend the International Rally in Salem, OR.

May rally

April 14th, 2018

Corp of Engineers park, by the dam, got flooded.  Had to move rally to Palisades  park.  14 Trailering couples had  good time with good weather.

Opening Spring Amboy Rally- April 6-8th

March 13th, 2018

Six valent couples brought 5 trailers to Amboy for the rally  The weather was chilly (16F over night), but the buildings and friendships were warm.

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March 7th Florida Snowbird luncheon, Tarpon Springs.

February 22nd, 2018

The Northern Illinois Snowbirds had another luncheon on March 7th at Rusty Bellies, in Tarpon Spring, FL. Real caravaning delightfuls.


January Activities

January 4th, 2018

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January 30th 11:30 (Tuesday) Travelers Rest Snowbird Potluck Luncheon – Dade City, FL – Host- Jim & Roberta Matkovich. 7 couples plus 2 singles attended. Great weather, Great food, Great, long lasting, friendships. Five past presidents of NIU attended. Good to see Jo Wagnon attend. 

January 27th 1:00 PM Illinois get together(Saturday)- Saddle Room Restaurant- Nice weather for 6 NIU couples to get out and enjoy a meal together.



Christmas Luncheon: Dec. 16th- 2:00 pm – Aquaviva Winery

October 8th, 2017

Thirty-two members attended the luncheon.  Driving weather was good.

The food, friendships,and conversations were great.

Our Northern Illinois Airstream Club Snowbirds: Gardners, Dixons, DeHahns, and Schwarz’s have reached their warmer Southern retreats.

Fall Amboy Rally- October 20-22

September 27th, 2017

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Location– Lee County 4-H fairgrounds, on Route 30, just east of Amboy.

Friday -10 NIU couples attended a festive fall weekend. We welcomed 3 new couples to NIAC. The club grill was used for the Friday Grill out, followed by a campfire.

Saturday –  After breakfast, we had our Executive board and a Business meetings to elect our 2018 officers.  Bob Whitesell, (Region 5 1st VP and NIAC past president) installed our new officers.  The new officers are listed on the officer page. The Kochs drove out to join in the Saturday festivities.  Lots of pictures are posted by Peter Schwarz on Northern Illinois Facebook page: Click here

Sunday –  9-10AM Breakfast (left overs- what have you)  Closing Goodbyes – head out

Reminder:  Members need to pay their 2018 dues by Nov. 15th to be in National Directory. This year, the printed version of the National Directory contains both your address and your email address.  The electronic version has less personal information for security reasons. 

September 13-17th Region 5 Rally -“Fall is for Horses” Rally KY. Horse Park Campground

August 18th, 2017

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Sixty couples attended the Region 5 rally.  Five Northern Illinois Airstream Club (NIAC) attended. The rally was hosted by Region 5 President, Arthur Martin.  He played his Airstream guitar, at a couple night’s entertainments.
Campground website – Click here      Region 5 Website. Click here,  NIU Facebook link (many pictures) :  Click here:


August 11-13, Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, WI

August 1st, 2017

Wendorfs brought their jet skies and entertained the crowd.  Good weather and good friends and nice campsites by the lake, made for a fun pleasant weekend.
Green Lake website Click here