EVENTS and RALLIES SCHEDULE

2020 Schedule of Events- Peter Schwarz – President.

Dec. 15, 2019 – Christmas Party – Jameson’s Restaurant. Huntley
    Sunday  4:00 – Happy hour- cash bar
                  5:00 – Dinner is served. $32 per person.
                  12860 Del Webb Blvd. Huntley, IL  (847) 515-7344|
                  Hosts– Jim and Marge Kraner Send Checks to Mary Beth Comer

Jan. 12, 2020 – Luncheon – Hoolihan’s Geneva, IL
      Sunday- 12:00 Order off menu
              1322 Common Dr. Geneva,IL  (630) 345-8000
              RSVP- Robert Thennes by  1/1/2020

Feb. 15, 2020  – Chicago RV Show Rosemont Conv. Center
       Saturday – 2:30 – 5:00 PM   Meet at the ticket entrance.
                          6:00  -Dinner at Cooper’sHawk
                                     798 W. Algonquin Rd
                                     Arlington Heights (847)982- 0900
                 RSVP- Robert Thennes by 2/1/2020 

Mar. 14, 2020- Pizza Party – Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria – Elk Grove, IL
         Saturday at 12:00
                      1050 E Higgins Rd, (847)439-2000
                      RSVP – Robert Thennes by 3/1/2020 

April 24 – 26, 2020 –  Amboy -Season Opener
                      Friday -Gates open 1:00  Exec. Board meeting 7:00 PM
                      Sat. – Business Meeting – 10:30 AM
                   Host- Peter& Judy Schwarz

May 8 – 10, 2020 – Holland, MI Tulip Festival
                     Ottawa County Fairgrounds – Ottawa Beach Rd.
                     GPS 42.793527, -86.162733  Phone (616)399-4509
                     Contact Peter Schwarz to make reservations

June 5-7 2020 – Measery of Mother Road, Dwight, IL
                       Unpossible Mead Inc, 111 E Chippewa St  (815) -496-0369
                       Website- www.unpossiblemes.com/home
                       Urban Rally – Street Parking -no hookups 
                       RSVP – Peter Schwaz for reservations

June 20 – 27  – International Rally-Loveland, CO.
                     The Ranch Events Complex – 5280 Arena Circle
                    Website –  loveland.airstreamclub.net/registration/ 

July 10- 12 –   Lowden St Pk – Great Airstream Smokeout
                        Oregon, IL (815) 732-6828
                        Sites 60- 77 
                        Make reserves at ReserveAmerica.com Click here 
                    Hosts – Kieth & Debra Wilson

August 14-16   Rock Cut St PK. Loves Park, IL(Buddy Rally)
                       (815)-885-3311 – sites 140- 158   
                      Make Reservations at ReserveAmerica.com Click here 
                   Host- Jim & Marge Kraner

Sept. 16 – 20   Region 5 Fally  
             Contact – Chris Seplak – airstreambear3@icloud.com

Sept. 18-20 – Road America Vintage Festival- Plymouth, WI
                       (920)892-4576  Contact Bob Whitesell

Oct. 16- 18 Thanksgiving/Installation Rally – Amboy, IL
                Lee County 4-H Center & Fairgrounds, Route 30
                   Friday -gates open 1:00,  Exec. meeting – 7:00 PM
                   Saturday – Business meeting 10:30 AM, election/installation
                                     Big Turkey Fest – 5:00 PM
                Hosts – Mike& Dana Johnson + Tom& Sue Newhouse 
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2019 Schedule of Events – 
Dolores Mayo – President –  630-508-2691 – email – mayo.internet@gmail.com

Dec 1, 2018 -12:00 pm Christmas Luncheon:  Jimmy’s Charhouse -30+ members attended.

Jan. 12 12:00 PM- Houlihan’s Luncheon– 23 members plus one prospective couple attended.

Jan. 29 11:30 AM(Tuesday)Travelers Rest Snowbird luncheon – Host- Jim & Roberta Matkovich – unknown attendance

Feb. 9  2:30 PM -RV show -Stephens Convention Center – 8 couples             attended.     5:30 Cooper’s Hawk dinner 

Mar. 16 – Pizza Party – Lou Malnati’s –  12:00 AM – 17 members attended

April 26 – 28 – Spring Amboy Rally– Lee County 4H Fairgrounds, –  18 trailer/couples attended.

May 17 -19 – Starved Rock ST. PK,  – Utica IL – Sites 1-54,  Park sites sold out, but we were able to get 8 trailers reservations.   

June 7- 9 – Shabbona St PK – Shabbona, IL -sites in Merganser Loop –   Hosts- Sanders/Comer  -11 trailering couples attend.

June 20 – 27 -International Rally – Doswell Virginia –  At least 2 NIAC couples attend.

July 12 – 14 – Lowden ST PK – Oregon, IL  sites 60-77 – Host – Rebecca Jones unknown attendance

Aug. 16 -18 – Rock Cut ST. Pk.- Loves Pk , IL -Sites 140-158 – Hosts- Kranners  12 trailer/couples attended

Sept.  4 -8th -Region 5 Rally–  at the Amboy 4 H fairgrounds.  16 Trailers

Sept. 13- 15 – Road America Vintage Rally- Plymouth, WI( joint rally with Wisconsin unit) Two NIAC couples attended

Oct. 18-20 – Thanksgiving/ Installation Rally – Lee County 4H Fairgrounds -Amboy on Route 30  – Business meeting Sat. 10:00
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Past
Northern Illinois Unit Activities
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2018 Events – John Sanders – President
Jan. 27th – Snowbird Luncheon- Travelers Rest – Dade City –  Nice get together of old friends escaping the cold weather in Illinois
Jan. 30- Saddle Room Restaurant– Six NIAC couples ventured out in the cold to enjoy a hot meal.
Mar. 7- Snowbird Luncheon – Tarpon Springs FL. – Rusty Bellies – 6 NIAC couples enjoyed a fish fest and friendly conversations.
April 6-8 – Amboy Spring Rally – Boy was it cold.
May 3 -6 – Thompson Causeway COE park – The park was flooded, so we moved the rally to the Palisades St. Pk- 14 couples attended.
June 1-3 – Lake Le Aqua St Pk. – Lots of activities to keep us busy.
July 12-15Rock Cut Rally – attendance unknown.
Aug. 17 -19Illinois Beach St. Pk. – Zion Illinois – 5 couples brought their trailers plus 3 new couples visited Saturday.
Sert. 14 – 16Road America Vintage Sports Car Rally – Whitesells and Kranners attended
Sept. 26 – 30Region 5 Rally – Springfield, Il.  16 Region couples – Five NIAC couples attended.
Oct.  19- 21 –  Fall Amboy Rally -4H Fairgrounds  It was cold again,  10 couples brought their trailers to enjoy some warm friendships and buildings indoors.
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2017 Events – Rick Wendorf – President
January-31, 11:30 – Snowbird Luncheon at Travelers Rest,- Host: Jim & Bobbie Matkovich -15 members, and former members attended . Four NIU couples attended a second luncheon at Tarpon Springs in March.
April 21-23,  4-H Rally-Amboy, IL – 9 couples attended.
May 12-14th- Camp Dearborn, Detroit, Five NIU couples caravaned to, and had an extended weekend, visiting Ford’s: Museum, Greenfield village, and Rouge River factory.  Monte Barksdale joined them.
June 8-11, Illinois Beach St Park Zion, IL-  10 couples attended
July 22 -July 29, 60th  International Rally Escanaba, Mi.  Total attendance -638 member families. -12 NIU couples
July 28 – 30, Rock Cut St. Pk.(Alternate to the International) Rockford, IL- 1 couple.
August 11-13, Green Lake Conference Center, – Buddy rally, – unk. no. of couples attended.
September 13-17 -Region 5 Rally -“Fall is for Horses” Rally KY. – total attendees -60 – 5 NIAC Couples attended.
October 20- 23, Officer Election/Installation & Thanksgiving Rally, Amboy, IL 10 couples brought their Units. One couple drove in Sat.
Dec.6, 2016 – 3:00 PM—Christmas Dinner– Jameson’s Charhouse – 26 members attended.  Weather, food, and conversations were good.
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2016 Activities – Jim Kraner, president
Dec.16th 2015- Christmas Dinner –Houlihan’s in Geneva, IL. – 29 NIU members attended. (Host- Rick Wendorf)
Jan.  26th
Luncheon at Travelers Rest, Dade City Florida  – 15 members and alumni attended.  4 NIU couples had additional luncheon at Tarpon Springs in Feb.
Feb.6, 2016 -Starved Rock Luncheon and Eagle Viewing  4 NIU couples + Monte Barksdale, met for lunch. Warm winter & open water resulted in only 1 eagle fishing at the dam spillway.
March 10th -Dinner theater “Sister Act” White Pines Rest. 4 couples, plus a guest, plus Monte attended.
April 15 – 17 – Lee County Fairgrounds – Amboy, IL –  10 NIU couples –  Good weather.
May 12 – 2o  – Tulip Festival, Holland MI.-  4 NIU couples attended
June 16 – 19 – Rock Cut State Park, IL.  -10 NIU couples attended
June 28 –  July 4–Intern. Rally – State Fairgrounds, Lewisburg, WV. – 5 NIU couples attended – Big rain and flash floods in the area caused 30 deaths. Fairgrounds where rally was held is on high ground. Most activities continued as usual.  Rally attendees and WBCCI donated $40,000 to flood relief.  IBT authorized redesign of WBCCI Logo saying “Wally Byam Airstream Club” (rather than “Caravan Club international” and added the words “Rallies and Caravans”, reflecting the dual nature of the club.  Official Club name remains WBCCI.
July 14 to 17 -Lake- Le-Aqua-Na State Recreation Area – 10 NIU couples attended.
Aug. 11 to 14  – IL Illinois State Beach Park.-  2 NIU couples  attended.
Sept. 12th -18th –  Region 5 Rally -Madison, IN- Jefferson County fairgrounds –  8  NIU couples attended. Total attendance-47 units.  
October  21 to 23 -Installation and Thanksgiving Rally- 4-H Fairgrounds,- Amboy, IL-10 couples brought trailers. 5 couples drove in Sat. -Members voted to change our local’s club name to “Northern Illinois Airstream Club”.
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2015 Events – Dave Mayo, President
January 24 – Houlihan’s winter luncheon – 16 NIU members
January 27th -Travelers Rest Florida luncheon- 18 NIU members, and alumni, attended.
February 21 –  RV Show – 5 couples did the show. 15 people ate at Cooper Hawk’s.
March 21  – Lou Malnati’s Pizza Party – 18 members attended.
April 17 – 19 – Spring Rally –  4H Fairgrounds
–  14 couples -Executive board raised unit dues to $10/yr., to cover “Constant Contact” costs.
May 14 -17  – All ILL. Rally, Lithia Springs near Shelbyville, IL.  – Attendance -16 Airstreams (7 NIU).
June 12 – 14- Rock Cut St. Park:  Buddy Rally- 8 NIU couples
June 26-July 4 International Rally -Farmington, NM –  3 NIU couples attended -Total attendance -425 (13 couples in motels) Dixons put on 3,000 miles to attend.
July 17 – 19 –  Starved Rock St. Pk.  Utica, IL – 9  NIU couples
August 14-16 – Thomson Causeway  COE – Thompson, IL – 10 couples
Sept. 9- 13 – Region 5 Rally – Goshen/Elkhart Lake, IN -4H Fairgrounds. – 5 NIU couples. Total attendance  44 rigs.
Sept. 18 -20 –  Road America Vintage Sports Car Races – Elkhart Lake, WI.  – 6 NIU couples
Oct. 16 – 18 Thanksgiving/ Installation Rally- Amboy, Il – unk. attendednce
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2014 Events –  Bob Whitesell, President
February  15th Luncheon -Houlihan’s – 23  members
February 25th – Travelers’ Rest Florida Luncheon  – 13 members
March 29th  Luncheon -Hackney’s – Lake Zurich
April 25 -27 Illini State Park  Rally,  Marseilles, IL – 8  trailers
May 16 -18  – 50th Anniversary Rally at Amboy– 74 current and NIU alumni attended.  21 trailers, including 3 trailers from the LincolnLand ( 5 members)  Carol Dixon officiated.
June 20 – 22  ILLINOIS BEACH STATE PARK Rally  Zion, IL –  9 trailers
June 28 -July 4  International Rally at Gillette, WY – Total attendance – 349 units, 3  NIU Dixons attended
July 18 – 20 – Shabbona St. Park  Rally  – 9 NIU trailers
August 22- 24Palisade State Park Rally– Savanna, IL.  6 NIU trailers plus 5 “buddies” (including 2 Airstreams)
Sept 10 – 14 – Region 5 Rally  – Springfield, IL – 7 NIU -Total attendance-  35 trailers
October 17 – 19Thanksgiving/ Installation Rally – Amboy, IL – 10 trailers, plus 2 drive ins.
December  6th  5:30PM  – White Pines Dinner theater -” Branson on the Road- Christmas Style” musical –  26 NIU members
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2013 Events – Brian McFarland – President
Jan. 22 –
NIU Florida Luncheon – Traveler’s Rest,-  8 couples  Host- Reulene Aarup
Feb. 16Valentine’s Luncheon – Golden Corral, Elgin, Il – 8 couples
Mar. 16March Luncheon – Golden Corral, Elgin, Il – 6 couples
April 19 -21Coming Home Rally – Amboy, Il – Rained out
June 26 -July 5
International Rally at Huron, SD –  4 NIU couples
July 19-21Rally at Goyke’s Indiana farm – 8  couples
Aug. 16 – 18Starved Rock State Park – 13 couples,  Brian had car problems,so Dixons stepped in to help out.
Aug. 30 – Sept. 2 – Joint Rally –Pontiac, IL – Threshermen’s Reunion Activities. Attended by the  Kochs.
Sept 6-8   Road America Rally-  Joint rally with Wisconsin unit. -6 Niu couples
October 11 -13 Thanksgiving/Installation Rally Amboy, Illinois – 17 couples, plus two drive- ins.
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2012 Events  – Brian Mcfarland president
Dec. 8 – Christmas luncheon at La Villa
January 24 Travelers Rest Luncheon –14 NIU members  Hosted – Ruelene Aarup
Feb. 11Valentine’s Luncheon – Golden Corral, Geneva -12 couples
Mar. 24March Luncheon – Golden Corral, Geneva – 7 couples
April 13-15Spring Shakedown Rally – Lowden ST PK, Oregon, IL  – 5 couples
May 18 – 20Coming Home Rally – Amboy, IL- 8 couples plus 2 drive-ins.
June 23- 26 Caravan to International Sedalia, MO – 5 NIU couples – 3 day caravan.
June 27 – July 4International RallySedalia, MO -6 NIU couples – Attendance – 453 units.   Delegates rejected the new constitution.
July 20 – 22–  Shabbona ST PK – 9 NIU  couples, plus one guest
August 10 -12Gladiola Festival, (Joint Rally with Lincolnland) at the Iroquois County Fairgrounds, – 6 NIU couples plus 6 trailers from the Lincolnland Unit.
Sept. 12- 16Region 5 Rally – Tipton Fairgrounds. – 5 NIU couples
Oct. 12 -14Fall/Installation Rally – Amboy, IL – 11 trailers plus 3 couples drove in.
Dec. 2, Christmas Dinner Theater – White Pines Inn – Morris, IL. –  27 members
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