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President’s Corner

We are excited that we have an Airstream dealer coming to the 57th International Rally in Gillette, Wyoming this summer! Airstream will host an Ice Cream Social on June 28 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Airstream will also have their incentive drawing for prizes at Gillette for members in attendance. We are very fortunate to have Bob Wheeler, CEO of Airstream Corporation; Dave Schumann, General Manager of the Customer Relations Group for Airstream; Will Klein, CEO of SkyMed; and Trese Hallet of Farm and City Insurance attend our rally in Gillette. There will be a concessionaire at the concession stand in the lobby of Equality Hall where you will be able to purchase breakfast and/or lunch June 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 and July 1, 2 and 3. Times for breakfast will be 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., and lunch times on those days will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Ice cream can be purchased on the evenings of June 29, 30, July 1, 2 and 3 at the Spirit Hall Lobby Concession Stand from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Volunteers are still needed for rally positions. This rally could not be put on without our many volunteers. We are grateful for all those who so willingly give their time to support our rally. Check positions needed in this issue of the Blue Beret. We are especially in need of some one to oversee our Joker contest and Joker lessons. Contact Cindy Reed at Headquarters if you can help us out. I encourage all veterans from the U.S.A., Canada and Australia to attend this rally, if at all possible. We appreciate your military service, and are indebted to you. We are all fortunate to live in countries where freedom reigns. Our hope is that we remain free. Wishing everyone many blessings and safe travels. Hope to see you in Gillette! John & Sandy Stumpf

Every veteran who attends the Gillette Rally will receive a special ribbon denoting their service to their country. BLUE BERET is the official publication of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International, Inc. (WBCCI), the recreational vehicle club of Airstream owners. BLUE BERET welcomes contributions of articles, photographs, news items and advertising. However, their publication in the BLUE BERET does not constitute endorsement. The opinions of the authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of either the BLUE BERET or WBCCI. The products and claims of advertisers are their own and, too, do not necessarily represent endorsement by either BLUE BERET or WBCCI.


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INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE President..........................................John Stumpf 1st Vice President.......................... Joe Perryman 2nd Vice President.................. Jim Schwerdfeger 3rd Vice President........................ Richard Girard Recording Secretary.....................Louise Humble Treasurer............................................ Ron Gordy Past President............................... John Boutwell

REGION PRESIDENTS Region 1...........................................Ray Richard Region 2....................................... Pat McFadden Region 3....................................... Jay Thompson Region 4..........................................Marjorie Lotz Region 5............................................... Barry Bell Region 6........................................ Lonnie Carver Region 7..............................................Linda Agre Region 8....................................Leonard Sullivan Region 9.........................................Linda Knezek Region 10............................................Carol Ortiz Region 11........................................ Roger Pruter Region 12.................................Robert Stansbury Parliamentarian...............................Dona Garner

COMMITTEES Blue Beret................................Cecelia Stansbury Budget.................................................June Ryan Caravan.............................................Chuck Kiple Community Service.........................Janet Kendig Constitution & Bylaws.........................Don Shafer Electronic Communications............ Damon Beals Ethics & Grievance..................... Karin Kurkowski Family & Youth..................................Linda Amme Historian........................................... Marla Brady Int’l. Relations................................. Jim Elmlinger Legislative........................................Richard Jirus Lifetime Membership.................... Richard Girard Marketing................................... Fred Richardson Membership............................... Helen Bourgeois National/Special Events............ Carolyn Florence Nominating.................................... John Boutwell Planning Guides/Merit Awards... Roy MacDonald Public Relations/Rally Promotions... Hazel Knopp Technical.................................. Howard Lefkowitz

WBCCI STAFF Corporate Manager and Blue Beret Managing Editor............... Cindy Reed Blue Beret Copy Editor........................ Deb Sailor Membership Director........................... Deb Mann Member Services ..........................Julie Rethman

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Region 1...........................................J. Rick Cipot Region 2............................................Kathy Blake Region 3.......................................Joan Anderson Region 4............................................Nancy Brett Region 5........................................Patsy Marston Region 6............................................ Sidra Spies Region 7................................ Region 7 Members Region 8..............................Hugh & Jane Bartlett Region 9..........................................Andy Selking Region 10......................................... Mona Heath Region 11..........................................Anne Werth Region 12..............................Kia Kelley-Johnson

What’s Inside... Vol. 50

April 2014

Issue No. 4

President’s Corner.....................................2 Club News...................................................6

Welcome New Members.........................................................................................6 Membership.............................................................................................................7 Community Service.................................................................................................8 Election Section.....................................................................................................10 Inspiration 101.......................................................................................................17 Law Matters...........................................................................................................18 Airstream Parks Association.................................................................................20 Helpful Ideas for ALL Airstreamers......................................................................23 WBCCI Kids Page................................................................................................24 Airstream Tech Help Group..................................................................................25 My Summer Airstream Adventures.......................................................................27 In Memoriam.........................................................................................................65

International Rally....................................30 Caravans...................................................41

Caravanning the WBCCI Website.........................................................................41

National Rallies.........................................44

Around the World with Folklorama......................................................................44 35th Potlatch & Salmon Rally...............................................................................44 49th Pendleton Round-Up Rally...........................................................................45

Intra Clubs.................................................46

Vintage Airstream Club.........................................................................................46 Classic Airstream Club..........................................................................................46

Region News.............................................47 Airstream • 937-596-6111.........................51

From the Vice President........................................................................................51 Schu’s News..........................................................................................................52

Event Schedule.........................................57 Classifieds................................................66 Coupons....................................................67

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Summer will be here before we know it (I hope) and we are looking forward to all the beautiful hats and blankets ladies have made over the winter. If any of these projects leave you with leftover yarn, please bring it to Gillette. We have people who love to use up those bits & pieces for the next year’s projects. It makes for some very colorful items. Also again this year we will be collecting “gently used children’s books” for the library/schools. Please remember to bring any personal size items you or your friends might have. Last year we packed about 50 bags for the abused women’s shelter. Soaps, shampoo, toothbrush, comb, powder, washcloth and small packets of perfume. (These women come into

the shelters with nothing and they really appreciate the bags). Items for the animal shelter such as: food, towels, Clorox or any other items you may have. You may donate children’s gloves, scarves or socks and we will see that they find a home. As for the blood drive, we will not have the bloodmobile. However, Gillette and the hospital will be having a blood draw in June and July. We are welcome to join in this. As it stands, you will sign up with our Community Service table and then go to the library for the draw. I cannot get exact dates until May, so it will be too late to get onto the Schedule of Events. If all works out, you will see literature posted in the Cam-Plex when you arrive. Please consider donating. See you in Gillette.

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John (Joe) Perryman International President Nominee


Married to Sandy for 51 Years, 3 Children, 9 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.

WBCCI Experience:

WBCCI Life Member, Joined WA Unit June, 2001 International 1st Vice President, July 2013 - present International 2nd Vice President, July 2012- July 2013 Interim International 3rd VP, April 2012- July, 2012 Region 10 1st Vice President, Feb. 2010-April, 2012 Region 10 2nd Vice President, July 2009-Feb. 2010 Washington Unit President, September 2006-2007 Washington Unit VP, September 2003-2006 Chaired Committee to reorganize Washington Land Yacht Harbor, 2007-2008 Chaired the Intl. Rally Cashier Committee, 2005-2009 Region 10 Treasurer, July 2007 to July 2009 Member of Constitution Revision Committee, International, July 2010 to July 2011 Member 2020 Planning Committee, International, January 2008 to July 2010 Hosted several Washington Unit rallies, including National Potlatch & Salmon Rally, Autumn Leaf Rally and Crab Feed Rally


Wilder High School, Wilder, ID Green River Community College, Highline Community College, Boise State University, and management training courses through HP


Boeing Aircraft, Seattle, WA, 1966 - 1975 Tool & Die Maker-6 years, Instructor-3 years Hewlett Packard, Boise, ID, 1977 – 1994 Engineering Services Manager Special Assignments: Instructor - Engineering Training Courses including new hires and Technical Courses Project Manager for Several Projects including Engineering Prototype Scheduling System used company wide


Toastmasters 1985-1994 Past Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers Escapees, North Ranch Board, January 2003-2006, Chairman 2005-2006 Escapees Club Rally Representative 2002-2009 Member of Elks Lodge 2160, Wickenburg, AZ Hosted Boise Division of HP Annual Picnic, July, 1988, 2000 plus attendees Hosted numerous Escapee rallies including 2005 LaFiesta Rally, 450 plus attendees Hobbies – Fishing, Drawing, Watercolor Painting


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James (Jim) Schwerdfeger International 1st Vice President Nominee Personal:

Born November 20, 1934, in Waldo, Kansas Married to Joyce (Raisin) for 58 years Two children – Kathy (deceased-2003) and Rick 4 grandchildren

International 2nd & 3rd Vice President President Elect, First Vice President, Second Vice President of Region 9 Raisin and I have been co-chairpersons of the Intl. Welcome Committee for several years Over the years, Raisin and I have been active members in WBCCI. We have participated in many International, IBT, Region, Unit, Special Event and National Rallies. We were part of the Special Event Rally, Fiesta San Antonio, for ten years and are now a part of the reborn Fiesta San Antonio Rally.

WBCCI Experience:


Western and Wayne State, USAFI, C.O.M.

Raisin’s Ranch (cow/calf operation) Caldwell, Texas Owned and operated the following businesses in Texas City, TX: Raisin’s Club, Raisin’s Restaurant, Ma’s Café, Raisin’s Sandwich Shoppe, Raisin’s Gift Shoppe Relief Night Plant Superintendent, AMOCO Chemical AMOCO Chemical Company - retired 1989 Thumb Broadcasting Co., Bad Axe, Michigan Chief Radio Engineer and on air news with DJ duties United States Coast Guard - 8 years Aviation Electronics Technician, Air Search and Rescue Budd Wheel and Fisher Body, Detroit, Michigan Apprentice tool and die maker


Community Service:

Member of Elizabeth Lutheran Church ELCA, Caldwell Past President and many years on the Church Council Past President Burleson County, Texas Historical Soc. Past President Beaver Creek Land Owners Assoc. Past VP of Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. Past participating member of K & F Club, Texas A & M Univ. Burleson County Fair Board Scholarship Fund Raiser We are enjoying our family, church, home, toys, friends, volunteer work, WBCCI, traveling, camping, pets and our “good life.” I believe strongly in team effort and, if elected, will work together with you to uphold the principles that make WBCCI great.


Jim Cocke

Richard Girard

International 2nd Vice President Nominee

International 3rd Vice President Nominee



Age 64, married 30 years to my best friend Jan. Currently reside in Phoenix, AZ with our two dogs, Gracie and Smokie

WBCCI Experience:

International 3rd Vice President, July 2013-Present Lifetime Membership Chairman, July 2013-Present Region 11 President, July 2012-July 2013 Region 11 1st Vice President, July 2010-July 2012 Four Corners Unit President, 2009 & 2010 Member 2020 Planning Committee, International, July 2010-July 2013 Member of the Vintage Airstream Club since 2007

WBCCI Experience:

Education: cation/Training:

Calhoun High School, Merrick, NY Attended SUNY at Oswego & Nassau Community College Professional Technical Certifications from IBM, Microsoft and Symantec Corp.


1968-1972 United States Air Force (Honorable Discharge) 1973-1997 – IBM Corp. – Various hardware and software development and support positions 1998-2011 - Central Arizona Project – Information Technologies Specialist 2011 Retired


Traveling, camping, fly fishing and spending time exploring this great country Member of the Arizona Flycasters Club since 1985 and former Board Member I am proud to be a member of the WBCCI. If I am elected to this position, I will continue to work for the members to move the club forward with new ideas, but never forgetting the history of this great organization.

Region 3, 2008-2013, Seminar Presenter. Debbie and I developed and presented seventeen seminars for WBCCI membership at three Region rallies and five International rallies. Topics included Full-Timing, Organizing Your RV, and Introduction to Amateur Radio. Webmaster. Implemented the website. Support Unit web masters throughout the Region. Carolinas Unit NC, 2009-2013, Webmaster. Implemented the website. Manage Unit email distributions to members. - 2008-Unit President. Implemented electronic distribution of Unit newsletter and messages. Led Carolinas Unit of NC to approval of its Unit flag and its first Superior Merit Award. WBCCI Amateur Radio Club 2011-1013, Treasurer and Corresponding Secretary. Improved electronic communication and documentation for intraclub with 300 members. Strengthened financial condition through sound fiscal controls. Implemented online registration and payment of dues on Intra-Club website page. 2010-2013, Newsletter Editor and Webmaster. Increased number of contributing writers. Added online electronic format for the 20-page newsletter with member-only access. Maintain WBCCI ARC website. Implemented online membership application and dues payment. - 2011-2012, President Other Attended all International Rallies 2007-2013 except Sedalia (AK Caravan). Debbie served as International Rally Awards Chair (2008-2011), Unit Secretary-Treasurer, and Intra-Club Recording Secretary. Enjoyed four national caravans so far, and planning to participate in the 2015 Viking Trail.

Education: c Pfeiffer University, Charlotte, NC, MBA

University of NC, Chapel Hill, NC, BA

4 Hospital Systems in NC, 2001-2007, Safety Director for Carolinas Medical Center. Complex issues resolution, frequent public speaking experience, and presenting of seminars provided excellent experience. 1982-2001, Facilities Management at three hospitals. Learned importance of delegating and working through others, plus negotiation and detailed attention to contracts.


Married to Debbie. Joined WBCCI in 2004, Life members since 2005. Fulltiming six years in our Airstream.

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Vickie Courtney

Adolf Knopp

International Rec. Secretary Nominee Personal:

Hometown Butler, KY Married to Jim, 13 years Reside in North Texas Airstream Community, Hillsboro, TX

WBCCI Experience:

Member 2006 Baja California Adventure Caravan 2007 Viking Trail Caravan 2007 Alyeska, The Great Land Caravan 2008 Springtime in KY Caravan 2008 Gone to Texas Caravan 2008 The Northern Experience Caravan 2009 Louisiana Cajun Heritage Caravan 2011 Northern Experience 2011 Led caravan to IBT/Blythe 2013 International Rallies: 2007 Perry, worked registration 2008 Bozeman, worked registration 2009 Madison, worked registration – Team Captain 2011 DuQuoin, worked registration - Team Captain 2012 Sedalia, worked Rally Rec. Receptionist 2013 Huron, worked Rally Recording Secretary Receptionist National Rallies: Spirit of Cleveland Swiss Festival Hobo Rally (two) Region 9 Rallies (four) IBT meetings (four) Rose Parade (two) Special Events Rallies: Mardi Gras


Administrative Manager Human Resources Manager Small Business Owner

Community Service:

Extensive volunteer involvement at North Texas Airstream Community (NTAC) WBCCI International Caravan Leader Early worker during every WBCCI International Rally attended Member of the Board of Directors for the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky for 10 years President of the Board of Directors for the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky for 2 years Recording Secretary to the Board of Directors for North Texas Airstream Community 2013


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International Treasurer Nominee Personal:

Born January 27, 1937 in Poland Emigrated to Leduc, Alberta, Canada with my mother, March 1948 Married, my wife Hazel and I have five children, eleven grandchildren and two great granddaughters between us

WBCCI Experience:

Purchased the first Airstream product in 1978, an Argosy that we owned for 22 years Purchased an Airstream trailer in 1999 Joined WBCCI Alberta Saskatchewan Unit 10-120, September, 2000 Unit 1st Vice President 2001-2003 Unit President 2003-2005 2nd Vice President, Region 10 - 2007-2009 1st Vice President Region 10 - 2009 - February 2010 President Region 10 - February 2010 to July 2013 Missed only one WBCCI International Rally since joining the club in 2000 Attended all Region 10 Rallies since joining along with numerous Unit rallies, Special Events Rallies, and IBT Meetings over the last four years


Certified Management Accountant, CMA Certificate in Management Development - University of Alberta Additional Managerial Courses - University of Western Ontario Certificate in Corporate managerial Courses - Hudson’s Bay Company


Hudson’s Bay Company, 25 years in Accounting department, Management and Controller of the Alberta Region Developmental Disability Resource Centre, Director of Finance and Administration Sport Check Calgary Limited and Focus Building Services, Controller

Professional Affiliations:

Society of Management Accountants of Alberta


Karin Kurkowski

Tom Smithson

International Nominating Committee


Married to Larry for 43 years 6 children, 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren

WBCCI Experience:

President Region 4 – 2011-13 President Michigan Unit 2004 President Metro-Detroit Unit 1991 Member of WBCCI since 1979 International: Current Chairman of Ethics & Grievance Committee 2013 Hosted Michigan National Tulip Rally for 3 years Worked on Swiss Festival National Rally for 8 years Worked on Statute of Liberty Rally for 6 years Attended Rose Parade, Mardi Gras National Event Rally Attended IBT for a number of years


Letter Carrier Postal Clerk Supervisor for Post Office Bank Clerk

International Nominating Committee Personal:

Age 73; Wife, Hedda; Daughter, Rebecca

Member of WBCCI since 2003 Trustee Northern California Unit (NorCal) of WBCCI as well as 1st VP, President, and Membership Chair Member of International Committee to revise Constitution and Bylaws of WBCCI Region 12 1st VP and CBL Chair Co-Moderator of Region Officers Forum International Rallies: Participant in International Rally Host to Host, presenter of computer seminars, and member of Transportation committee

WBCCI Experience:


BA Sacramento State University, Sacramento CA Major: Biology & Chemistry Ph C & Ph D University of California, Davis Major: Medical Entomology & Cytogenetics


USAF: Electronics tech & NCO of censorship unit University of Maryland Medical School: Tropical medicine research in Salvador, Brazil California State University, Sacramento: Lecturer in Biology and Environmental Science San Juan Unified School District: Teacher of Chemistry, Biology, & Physics Mentor Teacher: San Juan Unified School District California State University: Director of University professional development programs in math and science for K-18 educators and Director for University faculty professional development program in Science University of California, Davis and California State University, Sacramento: Director of the Northern California Science Project

Community Service:

Board Member: Sacramento County Science and Historical Commission and Sacramento Science Museum Director: California State Science Teachers Association Director: Northern California Natl. Science Olympiad Technical Support Consultant: Computer Users Group Having been actively involved in many aspects of the club as a leader at the Unit and Region level, serving on the WBCCI constitution and bylaws revision committee and acting as a consultant to the Electronics Communication Committee I believe I have some understanding of the clubs needs in leadership. It would be my goal as a member of the Nominating Committee to seek individuals who have a vision to accomplish these needs.

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Jay Thompson

Asheville, NC John Miller, #1855

International Nominating Committee


Married to Elna for 55 years. We have three children and eight grandchildren. Member of Big Bend Florida Unit 153

WBCCI Experience:

My wife and I bought our first Airstream in 2001. Immediately joined WBCCI and began working actively with the Big Bend Unit. We have attended eight International Rallies and participated in fourteen national caravans. We were Co-Leaders of the SW Adventure Caravan 2010 through 2013 2004: Big Bend Florida Vice President 2005: Big Bend Florida Unit President 2011-12 Region 3 1st Vice-President 2012: First Mate of Unit President (Elna) 2012-14 Region 3 President


BBC, Cum Laude, University of Florida 1958 MSCE, University of Florida 1961 Profession: Engineer 1999-Present: Retired - occasionally work for my son in his company 1987-1999: Watkins Engineers and Constructors, Vice President Alliance Division, President of Inland Industrial Construction (subsidiary of Watkins) and Manager of Manila Office, Asian Projects 1985-1987: GPA Technical Consultants, Vice President of Engineering 1961-1985: Procter and Gamble, Plant Engineer and various positions, primarily project management and international construction in Germany, Saudi Arabia and Asia.


While living in Pennsylvania, I was a member and President of a local volunteer ambulance association and a certified Emergency Medical Technician for 13 years. I served twice as a Borough Councilman, was an Eagle Scout then Scout Master and Explorer Scout Leader. I coached Little League Baseball for my children’s teams. I am an Elder in the Presbyterian Church and work actively. I design and help construct access ramps for Ability 1st in seven county area. I will encourage and support change that will lead to growth in membership and to fiscal responsibility.

Asheville is a great place to visit with its beautiful mountain scenery, contemporary art galleries, great restaurants and many historic venues. A good way to start a visit to Asheville is to stop at the Visitor Information Center (36 Montford Ave.) and take a hop on hop off trolley tour. The Historic Trolley Tour gives you the freedom to get on and off the trolley for 2 whole days and take advantage of Asheville’s top attractions. They provide a narrated tour with stops at the Grove Park Inn, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, The Grove Arcade, Woolworth Walk, Asheville Art Museum, Colburn Earth Science Museum, Health Adventure, Biltmore Village, The River Arts District and the Biltmore Estate Gate House Gift Shop. On the second day you can board the tour again and hop off at the Grove Park Inn (http://www. and enjoy the beautiful views and check out the lobby and gift shop. Re-boarding the trolley you could get off at Biltmore Village to enjoy the quaint shops and find a cozy restaurant. Visiting the Biltmore Estate ( can take a fair amount of time to explore, so you need to think about scheduling a day to enjoy everything available. They have a winery with wine tasting so after the self-guided tour try some wine and enjoy the scenery. Head downtown for a tour of the Basilica of Saint Lawrence (, explore the Grove Arcade (, and walk down to Woolworth Walk for ice cream at the diner inside and while you are there explore artists’ gallery. When you get hungry there are many good restaurants downtown so you can pick whatever suits your taste buds. continued on page 34


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Dr. Harold Kingdon, WBCCI #14383 International Chaplain April 2014. The month of the sublime and the ridiculous! True, the ridiculous could refer to April Fool’s Day, but that’s not what I have in mind. The sublime? Well, we will get to that after we dispose of the ridiculous. It is in April that, “the tax man cometh.” The month of April causes panic for many who scurry with a flurry to file last minute tax returns; by April 15 in the U.S., and April 30 in Canada. Now, don’t misunderstand me, I’m not opposed to paying my share of taxes to provide necessary government programs. After all, we have a biblical mandate to, “Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” So, what’s ridiculous about paying taxes? Well, it’s not the paying part, it’s just that some parts of the U.S. Federal Tax code seem to border on the absurd. For example, section 509(a) defines private foundations as follows: “For purposes of paragraph (3), an organization described in paragraph (2) shall be deemed to include an organization described in section 501(c)(4), (5), or (6) which would be described in paragraph (2) if it were an organization described in section 501(c)(3).” Got it? Then there’s section 467(e)(1) which describes pre-paid rent: “The term ‘constant rental amount’ means, with respect to any section 467 rental agreement, the amount which, if paid as of the close of each lease period under the agreement,

would result in an aggregate present value equal to the present value of the aggregate payments required under the agreement.” That’s a good conversation starter! The U.S. income tax code has exploded from 400 pages - when imposed in 1913 - to nearly 74,000 pages currently. That’s equivalent to 57 copies of Tolstoy’s voluminous 1,296-page classic, War and Peace. Can you picture 57 of them on a shelf side by side? Might that qualify as ridiculous? And, the sublime elements in April 2014? In the Christian calendar it’s the celebration of Good Friday and Easter Sunday. In the Jewish calendar it’s the celebration of Passover. As a Jewish family sits around the festive table on Passover night and reads the Haggadah – a book whose title means “telling,” following the instruction in Exodus 13:8 (“On this day you should tell your children, ‘We are having this festival because the Lord took me out of E gypt .’”) – the family members are retelling and reliving their ancestors’ oppression in Egypt and the Exodus from it. In so doing, each new generation can find understanding and hope in its own trials and triumphs.

The Haggadah/telling begins, in part, with these words (note the unusual rendering of the names for the divine; intentional because the terms are regarded as too sacred to write in full): “Blessed are You, L-rd, our G-d, King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine. Blessed are You, G-d, our G-d, King of the universe, who has chosen us from among all people…and made us holy through His commandments. And You, G-d, our G-d, have given us in love festivals for happiness, feasts and festive seasons for rejoicing…and this Festival of holy convocation, the Season of our Freedom…commemorating the departure from Egypt. For You have chosen us and sanctified us…and You have given us as a heritage Your holy Festivals in happiness and joy. Blessed are You, G-d, who sanctifies Israel and the festive seasons.” Sublime indeed, don’t you think, and worth repeating by all of God’s people?

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Law Matters Last October’s government shut down has caused some unusual problems. In the state of Virginia a federal judge will be hearing arguments between private operators of campgrounds located in U.S. forest service areas who claim it was an arbitrary and unnecessary decision to close those areas to camping. Because those campgrounds do not require federal money to operate, they should have been allowed to stay open. Two months ago it was reported that Iowa passed a law punishing RV owners that license and pay sales taxes through a LLC corporation set up in places like Montana and North Dakota. A Nebraska legislator has just introduced a similar bill, and the states of Massachusetts and California already have similar laws on the books. The state of Idaho started a state passport pass system last year that residents could buy for $10.00 when they register their automobiles. The idea was to provide funds for deferred maintenance for many state parks. Rising costs for basics like personnel, utilities and fuel used most of the new passport funding. The Idaho governor has had to increase

funding requests in his annual budget to maintain state parks. In New Hampshire legislation has been submitted to clarify taxation on RV’s. The current laws allow taxing trailers that are permanently located on campgrounds as real property. This would include trailers “intended to remain stationary.” The new legislature will correct this oversight. A new ordinance in Odessa, Texas prohibits anyone in the city from parking their vehicles on unpaved ground or storing their units in driveways. This has created an opportunity for land owners to provide suitable storage for RV’s, cars or boats. The people of Louisiana Parrish of Lafayette have received a reprieve on a new ordinance that bans the use of travel trailers as permanent homes in unincorporated areas. The legislation is considered too restrictive, and will be re-worded. In Calcasieu Parrish a new re-zoning ordinance will be developed separately for RV parks. Currently mobile home parks and RV parks use the same zoning requirements.


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In several Richard Jirus areas of the Legislative country, LouChairman isiana, and Mississippi today, housing shortages caused by industrial building booms have created the need for using RV trailers for temporary housing. Both of these states welcome the job opportunities but want to carefully manage the park requirements to avoid uncontrolled squalor. The RVIA has successfully exempted the RV industry from a bill in New Jersey that would require all RV manufacturers to provide information so any mechanic could repair RV’s. In some cases this could include proprietary information. And just when you think all is sacred, an opinion by Eric Hammerling, the Connecticut head of Forest and Parks Association, states “all state forest lands are not in perpetual preservation.” Lands can be traded, sold or in other ways exchanged. Even if the swap is denied, the state legislature can pass a law voiding the original intent, and in fact every year some bill is introduced in Connecticut for that purpose.



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t the urging of Wally Byam sometime in 1959, the local Airstream dealer, Mel Tveten, suggested that the then Northwest unit of WBCCI obtain land for a site or base at which Airstream owners could park their trailers or live in them, this is generally known as a Land Yacht Harbor. The NW Unit was subsequently

dissolved, from it we now have the Idaho, Oregon, North Cascades Washington and Washington Units. In order to fund the purchase of a piece of property a Unit member offered to shoot a moose and donate it for a fundraiser dinner. That was done and a search committee was formed. Finally a 43-acre site near Lacey, WA was purchased for $7,300. The deed was delivered to the Washington Land Yacht Harbor (WLYH) on March 16, 1961. That initial 43-acres has now grown to 60 + acres. On that acreage the Unit has developed 192 Manufactured Home sites, a 156


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site RV Park with 3-point hookups, built a large meeting hall (Harmony Hall) with full kitchen, meal seating for 350, a sound system and stage, a card and pool room, and has just completed a new Gatehouse with an office and meeting room accommodating up to 40 people and a full kitchen. The Manufactured Home sites are secured by a 99-year lease. The Unit initially sold leases to WBCCI members. Those leases are now conveyed from the “owner” to a new lessee usually along with the purchase of a home. Nearly all the homes have a pad with hookups, or large garage for parking your Airstream. Presently there are about 24 home sites for sale in the Harbor and we welcome inquiries. Ownership of an Airstream product is required . The Home of the Washington Unit, the WLYH is ideally located in the Pacific Northwest. We are 60 miles south of Seattle, 120 miles north of Portland, 20 minutes from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in the shadows of Mt. Rainier and

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This group, part of the WBCCI Technical Standing Committee, has been established to help the membership with any of their technical RV problems. Examples of questions that might be of interest to many members will be published in the Blue Beret. We will respond directly to you, in response to your email or letter describing a problem you are having. We hope you will find this new service of value in the care and feeding of your RV. You may contact us as follows: techhelp@ or by mail: Howard Lefkowitz, 11508 Colt Terrace, Silver Spring, MD 20902

Question: First, thanks for all you do for us. I purchased a new (2013) 27’ Classic in April and took it on the Newfoundland caravan this summer. Of course, it was not too hot up there, but we did notice from time to time that the temperature in the reefer box would go up when we traveled on gas or dry camped. Back in the states, with higher ambient temperatures, things got worse. Traveling on a 90-degree day, it would get up into the 50s. The freezer was always solid cold. We stopped by Jackson Center to get other stuff fixed, and they said to put the thermistor on the fourth fin with gas pressure at 11 and the fridge should work fine! Of course, it was a cold day to begin with. We then stopped off at our dealer in St. Louis and my favorite shop guy said that they always send them out with 14.5 inches of water and the thermistor on the first fin high up. The reefer box was 50 when we left and two hours later, it was still 50. I decided to do my own test. With the outside temperature at 60, I started the fridge using gas on the #4 setting. At 9:00 pm, that evening, the outside temperature was 65 and it was 60 in the box. I switched to #5 and 12 hours later, there was frozen ice in the freezer. It was 77 outside but only 50 in the box. I then switched to electric and 10 hours later, it was 32 in the reefer box and still freezing in the freezer. I switched back

to gas and 12 hours later (overnight) it was 33 in the reefer box. From all this I conclude, 1. It works fine on electric. 2. The freezer freezes on gas. 3. The reefer will hold the temperature down when it is cool outside but not when it warms up. The gas flame looks fine. I am looking at a 12-volt fan that comes on at 100 degrees. There is precious little room to install it however. As always, I would appreciate your thoughts.

Answer: The setting of the thermistor determines the temperature of the main fridge box.  The higher the thermistor is set the colder the reefer box.  Essentially, you are balancing the temperature between the freezer and the main fridge compartment.  The reefer box should be about 40 degrees to insure that your food will not spoil.  I am not familiar with the 2013 fridge set up.  Is your fridge exhaust on the roof or is it a side panel just above the main fridge access panel? Your refrigerator appears to be working correctly on both gas and electric. However, the heat must be removed from the back of the fridge in order to get adequate cooling.  A gas pressure of 11 inches of water has always been the correct gas pressure as far as I know.  I

believe the factory gave you the correct info. The coldest temperature in the main fridge compartment would be with the thermistor on the last fin (to the right) and as high as it will go. A fan is a great idea, however, with your new trailer it should easily cool properly at a 90-degree ambient temperature.  Unfortunately, I think that high ambient temperatures are gone for the season so you will not get much troubleshooting in this year.  I would have the dealer check the exhaust chamber in the back of the fridge to make sure there are no blockages that are preventing good heat flow.  Also have him check the gas flame to be sure that it is hot enough. After you make sure the fridge is working properly and the exhaust is OK, then installing a fan is a good idea for the 100-degree days.  The fan should be mounted as high as possible.  In fact installing it on the roof just below the exhaust shroud is the best spot.  Otherwise, use a clamp mount that is designed to attach to one of the coils and put it on the highest coil you can reach. It is serving as an exhaust fan, which is pulling the heat from the coils, and pushing it out of the ceiling vent. You want to bypass the fan thermostat (usually set to 100 degrees).  By the time you reach 100 degrees, it is too late to recover and you will have lost your cool (joke).  You want the fan turned on all day, starting in the cool morning, so that you do not lose the fridge 40-degree continued on page 26

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temperature during the day.  Bypass the fan thermostat and wire a panel switch directly to the fan.  A lighted fan switch, which goes on when you turn the fan on, works best. Mount this in the trailer near the fridge.  This type of switch requires three wires; power to the fan, 12 volts, and ground.  You never want to lose the cold temperature since on a 100-degree day, with a load of food, you may not be able to get the 40 degrees back. These fans draw very little battery current and significantly improve your refrigerator performance. To recap: 1. Your fridge does not appear to be working correctly especially for a new unit. 2. The problem appears to be getting rid of the heat from the ammonia coils in the back of the unit. 3. A fan will always help but should be switch-operated in the cool morning and allowed to run all day or all of the time on a really hot day. 4. Get the fridge operating correctly under warranty before you make any modifications. Thank you Friends and fellow Airstreamers, Dee and I thank each and every one of you for your prayers and get well cards given to me in my recovery back

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My Summer Airstream Adventures by Graesyn Nale Graesyn Nale spent a summer in New Mexico with her grandparents, DenCO members Lois Angerami and Brian Chew. She traveled with them to numerous DenCO rallies over the summer, and I asked her if she would share some of her experiences with us. This is her essay. ~Tamara Phalen, Editor

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July 12-15: It was a long drive from Taos, New Mexico, to Gunnison, Colorado. We arrived just in time for dinner and we put our hamburgers on the grill. Aigoong (Brian Chew) and I rode all-terrain bicycles around the park. We went into town and ate lunch at the Gunnisack Restaurant. I also went to a thrift shop and found a cowgirl shirt and took lots of pictures at the totems at

the park. We went to Crested Butte and headed up to hike Judd Falls. We hiked with Tamara and Pat Phalen and their dog, Bandit. It rained while we were hiking up to the falls, and there weren’t very many wildflowers. We only saw two kinds of flowers when we were hiking up to the falls. After hiking, we went to the Brick Oven Pizza Place in Crested Butte, and then headed back to the campground.

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July 26-29: We arrived in time for the Chili Dump. We were parked near the Rodeo Arena. They made us line up and the cattle were released running in front of us into the arena. That was fun! We also got to see them rope the cattle. On Saturday we all dressed up as cowgirls and cowboys and had a western spaghetti dinner. We had a group picture taken and after dinner, I rode my bike.

I went on a pontoon boat with Aigoong, Rick Stuchell and Jackie & Marshall Arnold on the Gunnison River. It was a 7 mile long round trip. We had to walk down 236 stairs and we walked along where the old railroad tracks are for 3/4 of a mile to reach the boat. The ranger there told us that there was a village a long time ago in the valley, then they flooded it. When we were on the boat, we saw a waterfall, Chipeta Falls, which was named after some Colorado women. The band from Montrose was a really, really, good band and I had fun dancing late into the night.

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August 3-5: When we were at our last rally, Susan Campbell asked me to be a volunteer to help with the balloon, Serenity. When we arrived at the Balloon Festival, we had a microburst and everybody ran out and held the EZ tops down. All but one was destroyed. The next day, we had to get up early to go help with the balloon. We had to find gloves to fit us so we could help pull the balloon sides up and out. Then they

filled the balloon with propane to get it ready to fly. The people that went up in the balloon were Nathan and Brittany, with Von as the pilot. They had to wait for another balloon to take off before they could launch. Then after they were up for a while, we went in the chase vehicle to pick up a balloon that landed in a field. The adults carried the balloon basket over, and me and the other kids got into the basket and Von made the balloon go up about two feet. When it was getting night, we got to see fireworks, it was short, but fun. The next morning we went to the Larimer County Fair; I went on one of the rides four times. When we were going to leave, Aigoong and I played the water clown game and I won a blue bear. The next morning we went to the free pancake breakfast. The pancakes were good, they included coffee, milk, and ham. After we were done, we went to the 4H animal competition. When we got back to the campground, Susan gave me a Serenity pin because I flew in Serenity for the first time. Susan and Von gave me an Airstream balloon pin. Both pins were put on my blue bear’s ears. It was a great rally.

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Hazel Knopp #200 President John and First Lady Sandy Stumpf invite you to the 57th Wally Byam Caravan Club International Convention/ Rally Gillette, Wyoming - June 28-July 4, 2014. Our theme this year is “THANK YOU VETERANS.” New this year - Central Happy Hour. This year we will have a central location for group Happy Hours. The location will be in the Box Elder campground “Middle South Commons Area.” Look for the signs. Bring your chairs, happy hour snacks and refreshments. Open daily to all Rally participants. If you haven’t registered yet, please do so now. We need to count you in the planning process. Last month we outlined some of the events experienced at previous Rallies. Some we will have again and others will be new, entertaining and interesting. New seminars, special events and attractions will be outlined in future articles, but at this time let’s look at some interesting events we can enjoy along with our Rally while we are in Gillette. June 19-20, 2014 - Members arriving early can take part in Wright Days; a great time in a small community environment that will welcome you as you join the residents at the car show, demolition derby, BBQ and ice cream social, always a favorite with Airstream members. You can take part in a 5K run, visit the Wright Museum and enjoy many special exhibits during Wright Days. Enjoy band music and face painting for the children. All this takes place in the town of Wright. Wright is ½ hour to 45 minutes south of Gillette and shares many events in the Campbell County area. For more


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information on this fun event go to www. June 20 at 7 PM and June 21 at 2 PM, enjoy the Performing Arts Workshop presentation at the Cam-Plex Theatre. This production is the culmination of the “PAW” for youth aged 6 to college students and is produced and supported by professional entertainment directors and coaches. Tickets are available at the Cam-Plex Theatre box office. This year’s 21st anniversary production is entitled Roald Dahl’s - Willy Wonka! Starting June 27 through June 29, the Donkey Creek Festival will be underway at the Gillette College Campus. Check it out at for comments and information on this fun filled event of great music, dancing, good food, family events and a car show. Enjoy the Beer Garden to complete the visit. If you enjoy the rodeo, you will enjoy the cowgirls/cowboys youth Roping and Barrel Racing events. These events take place Thursday evenings adjacent to the Cam-Plex and Box Elder campground. This is a free event and all Airstream members are welcome. Mondays you

can enjoy 4H Rodeo timed events with the members of the 4H Club. Well it looks like a lot is going on that you won’t want to miss in Gillette, but let’s add a walk on the Gillette Art Walk, a trip through Gillette’s Historic Downtown, a visit to the Campbell County Rockpile Museum to experience this local history centre exhibiting Native American artifacts, rifles, horse drawnvehicles, early homesteading, ranching and current mining practices just to name a few of the exhibits. Add to this coal mine tours, energy equipment displays, concerts in the park, golf, Devils Tower climbing wall, waterpark, Durham Buffalo Ranch, wildlife/history loop tours and the ever present antelope roaming freely as you travel downtown for shopping or various Airstream events. Back at the Rally Events, June 27, 2014, will be a night to honor our Veterans with a special program. June 29, we enjoy a special Gillette Night with entertainment by Kenny Miller in his “Super Stars Super Show” and his amazing tribute to legendary greats like: Roy Orbison, Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Lots more Rally entertainment to come! This will be an interesting busy Rally or it can be a relaxing Rally to sit and visit with new and old friends - your choice. Make a decision to register for your International Rally, Gillette, Wyoming June 28-July 4, 2014. This is a Rally and a trip you should not miss. Join us - registration information is available at international-rally or in this Blue Beret.

July 1st Got my Dancin’ Boots on, Got my Sunday best...going to the Barndance tonight! It’s the Scott Woods Old Time Jubilee - Canada Day entertainment July 1, 2014 at the WBCCI International Convention/Rally in Gillette, Wyoming. Scott is a multiple winner of the Canadian Open Fiddle Contest and the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Championships. In 1999 he was named Canadian Fiddle Entertainer of the Year. He was 3-time undefeated champion of the Canadian Open Novelty Fiddle Class – where he played behind his back, under his legs, walked on a barrel and even turned a front running somersault – all while playing his fiddle and never missing a beat! This routine has earned Scott the nickname The Flippin’Fiddler! You will see all of that along with Scott’s outstanding band on July 1 at International as they provide an old time variety show reminiscent of the early

days of television. Featuring Cape Breton Tenor, Tommy Leadbeater on vocals and guitar, Lynda Lewis on piano and vocals and Bruce Timmins (East Coast Music Awards winner) on guitar and bass. Also highlighted in this show is drummer, fiddler, guitar player and Canadian Open Step Dancing Champion, 20 year-old Kyle Waymouth. His fancy footwork is sure to light up the stage! The show in Gillette will feature excerpts from the band’s Old Time Jubilee Show that is travelling across Canada and the United States. Most of Scott’s shows are fund raisers for local charities, churches and service clubs. Check out Scott’s tour schedule at www. Perhaps your own church or service club might like to host a Scott Woods Show in the future. Giving back to the community is something that was taught to Scott and his siblings by their parents – Merv &

Carolyn Woods. Both musicians, they met in 1956 when Merv hired Carolyn to be the piano player in his old time dance orchestra. They later married and had four children – all of whom play several instruments. Scott, being the youngest started fronting the family ensemble around the mid 1980’s. His father remained manager and sound man for the group until his death in 2003. Scott’s Mom, Carolyn toured with the group as piano player until June 2013 when she retired. Scott’s sister Kendra still performs locally, but her school teaching day job keeps her from touring too far from home during school time. Scott’s love of old time music runs deep - going back five or six generations on both sides, fiddlers were in the family. And the Woods children also picked up a love for travelling. In the early years it was in a square-type travel trailer. But watching the shiny silver trailers go by on the highway, Scott dreamed of owning an Airstream. His dream came true in 2000 (Scott’s WBCCI #6466). Soon after, Scott’s sister & brother-in-law Kendra & Joel Norris (#3689) joined the elite group of Airstreamers. After Scott’s dad passed away in 2003, Carolyn also followed the dream and bought her own Airstream. Their brother Bruce Woods & his wife Maxine also had an Airstream for many years. Though most of Scott’s professional touring is now done onboard a 45’ Prevost Tour Bus, his passion for Airstreams continues. Scott and his fiancé Keri still join caravans and attend rallies whenever possible with their 25’ Airstream. Be sure to support fellow Airstreamer and champion fiddler by attending the 2014 International Convention/Rally and checking out the Scott Woods Old Time Jubilee on stage July 1 in Gillette.

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George McNinch #3710, Chairman The 4th of July Parade committee is seeking an assistant chairman to help arrange and organize the parade event. A time commitment of about six hours is expected spread over the days of the rally. The routines of the parade have already been established. Contact George McNinch at

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Get ready for lots of fun and laughs and a tear or two in this fabuSUPERROGERS, STARS SUPER SHOWThe where thetakes Legends, ROY lous show ROBBINS, KENNY WAYshow you deep intoORthe lives BISON, MARTY ROBBINS, KENNY ROGERS, WAYLON LON JENNINGS, MERLE HAGGARD of the entertainers that will forever cast JENNINGS, HAGGARD AND Live On. AND ELVIS LiveMERLE On. a spellELVIS on the world through their music. The show takes you deep into the lives of the that will Close your eyesentertainers and you’ll swear they’re forever cast a spell on the world through their music. Close your eyes live as Kenny pours everything he’s got and you’ll swear they’re live as Kenny pours everything he’smasterpieces got into into the million selling of some of the amazing recording the million selling masterpieces of some of the mostmost amazing recording artists of all time. “DYNAMITE, SENartists of all time. “DYNAMITE, SENSATIONAL,……….. SATIONAL………..” Kenny was born in Rosewell, New Mexico July 26, 1950. His Dad was in the Air Force and when Kenny was about 2 his family moved to Tokyo, Japan. His Dad was stationed there three years, then he and his older sister of three years Sharon his Mom & his Dad moved to Moses Lake, WA where they lived for 2 years and then it was on to Riverside, CA until he was 7 1/2, then the Millers moved to Mountain Home, ID where he lived until he was 19. Kenny formed his first band when he was 12 and has never since been far from his guitar. A notable member of that first band was Bruce Williams of today's musical comedy act, Williams & Ree. Kenny and Bruce co-wrote their first song at 13. Later, Kenny spent a year playing bass with Williams & Ree. Kenny has opened for many national acts, including the Beach Boys, Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, Neil McCoy, the Amazing Rhythm Aces, Glen Campbell, Collin Raye, Kentucky Headhunters, the Marshall Tucker Band, Foreigner, Sawyer Brown, Jerry Jeff Walker, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Lee Greenwood, Gary Mule Deer, Tanya Tucker, The Association and Tommy Roe. He has recorded 2 CDs of original songs 10 CD’s of cover material and in recent years has begun performing tribute shows – telling the lives and singing the songs of Roy Orbison, Marty Robbins, Waylon Jennings, Kenny Rogers, Elvis and Merle Haggard.

July 2nd Once Yancey hits the stage, you’ll know why he has toured coast to coast dozens of times. He has opened shows for Goliaths of music such as, Santana, ZZ Top, Willie Nelson, Big and Rich, and many more. His wit and charm and songwriting skills win over an audience immediately. Yancey has fans from all over the world who come back to the Buffalo stockade in Deadwood, SD, home of his longest running one- man show in the history of the black hills. His music is a lively blend of cajun folk, western swing, and old time rock mixed with comedy and audience participation. Yancey has written songs with the best in the music industry including: Wayne (“The Letter“, and “Always on my Mind“) Carson and Bud (“Friends in Low Places“) Lee. When not touring, he winters in Las Vegas where you’ll catch him on the strip or at one of the many songwriter showcases around town. So come and be apart of a great experience and off the wall humor at one of Yancey’s performances!

Fashion Show Appearing At: Annette Hooker #259 Chairman It’s that time again to think of the International Rally in June. For only a few hours at the rally, you can join us and become a model in the Fashion Show. It’s a fun time, shopping for clothes and showing. The store will be Maurices and the time and date will be in the program booklet. If you ladies would be interested in partaking, notify me through my email:

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2014 INTERNATIONAL RALLY SEMINARS FROM THE GILLETTE AREA Darrell Waters, Seminar Chairman This year, at the International Rally in Gillette, we have several seminars from the Gillette area. As you can see the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department have been very helpful. The seminars that we have from the local area are very informative, and we normally have very good attendance. This year we have very good facilities for our programs. Come early and come often to enjoy hearing from the people in our host city, Gillette, Wyoming.

History of Gillette from Local Resident We will hear from Mary Kelly about the history of the Gillette area. She will explain how Gillette changed from a remote frontier area in eastern Wyoming to a major mining center when black gold was discovered there. Yes, when you see a train with one hundred coal cars headed east, there is a good possibility that it came from Gillette. Ms. Kelly will be full of juicy tidbits about the origin and development of the Gillette area.

Police Dog Demonstrations From the Gillette Police Department we have two police dog demonstrations. You will come away from these programs with a better idea of the training that the dogs have, and the work that they do.

Tips on Computer Safety Our members are very computer literate, but it always helps to learn new tips on computer safety. This seminar will share the latest information about what the bad guys are doing and how to keep a step ahead of them.

Personal Safety on the Road We are a group of travelers who encounter various delights as we go from place to place. However, we also discover that there can be various pot holes created by people who are creative irritations. Therefore, we have a seminar about personal safety on the road. Learn what potholes are out there and how to avoid them so that your travels are always safe and enjoyable.

Ten Most Common Frauds Across the Country Finally, from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, we have two very good seminars. Lazy, no good people are always trying to get to your money the sneaky way. Therefore, we will have a presentation about the ten most common frauds across the country, and how to avoid being a victim of fraud.

Campbell County’s Bomb Squad Second, the Sheriff’s Department’s Bomb Squad deals with “explosive” situations. They will present a program about the equipment that they use and the types of situations that they face. When you arrive at the rally, check your program for the times of the seminars. Again come early and often to all of our seminars.

Asheville, NC continued from page 14 The Western North Carolina (WNC) Farmers Market is near downtown Asheville and between two Interstate Highways. They are open daily 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., April-October; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., November-March. The Market offers retail and wholesale buildings, deli, restaurant, garden center


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and features fresh fruits and vegetables, jams, cheese, bakery items, honey, homemade fudge, hand-made crafts, flowers, plants and Christmas trees. The WNC FARMERS MARKET is found at 570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina. If arriving on Interstate 40, simply take Exit #47 and turn South on Brevard

Road (Highway 191), the WNC FARMERS MARKET will be immediately on the left. If arriving on Interstate 26 West, simply take Exit #33 (old Exit #2) and turn left on Highway 191(Brevard Road), continue approximately 1 mile. The WNC FARMERS MARKET will be on your right.

First Time to International? Pearl Adams-Kyle #232, Chairman Have you made your reservation to the International Rally in Gillette, Wyoming yet? You still have time. Just fill out the registration form from the Blue Beret and pop it in the mail with your check and you are on your way. You have picked a great year to go. If you have never been to Wyoming, you are in for a treat. The Cam-Plex Center at Gillette is one of the best places to have this type of a rally. The facilities are amazing, with many wonderful classrooms, auditoriums, food court and other amenities. When you get to the Cam-Plex, many volunteers will be there to help direct you to your parking space. You will be advised of utility hookups at that time. If a unit caravan comes in, they are normally all parked together. It’s great to have your friends parked around you at any rally, but especially at International. The units have impromptu happy hours and potlucks and there’s always a time for running down the street to the Dairy Queen or just shopping with your friends. If you own a vintage trailer, you have the option of parking in the vintage area. The Vintage Airstream Club always puts on great seminars about repairs and I encourage you to attend. If you choose to park with your unit, but want to visit with vintage owners, just look for the big white tent. After you have parked and hooked up to utilities, you will need to register at the main building at the Cam-Plex Center, so that you can get your schedule and register for special activities throughout the week. (Much of this information is in the information sheet that was sent with your receipt of payment.) If you have any questions after you have registered, there will be several volunteers to assist you with any questions you may have. The rest of the week will be full of seminars, entertainment, food, fun, fellowship and adventure. One of the first seminars that you will want to attend is my “First Timers Seminar” that will be scheduled shortly after the opening day. That seminar will help you negotiate the rest of the week. The evening of the official opening of the rally is always a special time and then there will be entertainment every evening after that. The week’s festivities end with a BBQ and fireworks. Sometime during the week, you will also have the opportunity to shop at a variety of vendors who will have set up shop on the property, to judge photos, celebrate Canada Day by wearing red and white, watch a fashion show, walk in the 4th of July parade, and shop at the members’ flea market one day. But most of all, you will want to just enjoy being around people who love the Airstream lifestyle, just like you. See you in Gillette.

Teen Queen Contest to Return

Linda Amme #6056, Chairman We are again going to have a Teen Queen Contest at the International Rally. At least 6 girls must be enrolled to have the contest. The rules are listed below: 1. Age - 13 to 18. 2. Must be sponsored by a Unit. Only one contestant per Unit. 3. Must have a presentation of not more than 3 minutes prepared before coming to the rally. Only one rehearsal will be held. The presentation is of the contestant’s choice and may be a song, a musical instrument, a dance or a spoken rendition. (If uncertain, please email Linda Amme at 4. Contestants will be interviewed in the morning and do their presentation in the afternoon. 5. All contestants will be presented at an evening program at the choice of the International President. 6. There will be no skits prepared for a group presentation. 7. Contestants are expected to participate in the Youth/ Teen activities. 8. Outfits needed will be a business casual outfit for the interview and a dressy dress or costume of choice for the presentation and introduction by parents or grandparents or Unit President. This revamping of the program will allow the contestants to participate in luncheons and other rally activities. If you are interested, please contact me at my email and I will provide an application. I am looking forward to working with the girls this summer at the rally,

Attention All Unit, Region Officers and WBCCI Members Sharon Waters, Chairperson Copy Shop The Copy Shop will do all non international rally copying for 5 cents per copy at the International Rally in Gillette, Wyoming. Rally chairmen, any big quantity of material needed for your committee, please contact Sharon Waters, dshtwoo@ to see about having it copied before you arrive at the rally. Blue Beret / April 2014


Your Newsletters and Directories Promote Your Unit! Gail Harrower #4478 , Chairman Ph. 204-781-1987 Your Unit’s newsletter and directory editor(s) devote a lot of time and effort in producing the key communication tools for your members. We encourage all units to enter their Directories and Newsletters in the Unit Publications Competition at Gillette. These publications will be on display for everyone to enjoy on July 3. The Unit Publications categories for 2014 judging are: Unit Newsletters - “Color” and “Black & White”; Unit Directories - “Bound” and “Loose Leaf”. The winners for each category will receive a Rosette - blue for 1st place, red for 2nd place and yellow for 3rd place. There will be a Best in Show award of an Airstream Trophy - one for Directories and one for Newsletters. Do you have a Unit Yearbook? Bring it along too and we will put it on display. Detailed information on the contest will be sent to your Unit President. Be sure to bring the forms along with you to Gillette. WANTED: VOLUNTEERS to help at the sign up table, set up the entries for judging, assist during the judging, tally score sheets to determine the winners’ and “security” during the times the publications are on display. Also required are two or three WBCCI members to be judges for the WBCCI content of the publications. Call or email me and thanks for volunteering!

Don’t Rain on my Parade George McNinch #3710, Parade Chairman Be prepared! Don’t be left behind! Get your ducks in a row! Listen to opportunity knocking! It’s never too late. It’s now or never! Fish or cut bait!…Well, perhaps that’s enough clichés for one opening paragraph. No, I won’t leave the clichés quite yet. Let’s operate on one of these old saws and change it to read: Let it Shine on my Parade. That’s right. All of these clichés are reminders to Units and groups to plan now for the 4th of July Parade at the Closing Ceremonies in Gillette. This annual exciting spectacle of pomp and ceremony, creativity and art, imagination and wit, shtick and gall invokes good feelings within members as they leave the International Rally. Participants in the parade leave knowing that they have entertained others and added to the overall success of the Rally. Further, participants leave knowing that they have advertised their Unit, rally, or event in a creative way. Presidents, select someone now to begin planning for your entry into the annual event. Plan an entry that represents either the theme of the Rally (GOOD FRIENDS - GOOD JOURNEYS) or one that reflects an original direction for your group. Some recent entries have done the following: • Advertised for a Unit or Region Rally • Promoted use of a dedicated Airstream campground • Solicited participation for a registered Caravan • Recognized the history of a group or club • Just had fun!!! Prepare to have fun and be rewarded by audience applause as your entry crosses the stage possibly winning ribbons and certainly approval.

Band Musicians Wanted Barbara Lambrecht, Director ATENTION ALL AIRSTREAMERS! Did you play an instrument in high school or college? Well you certainly have not forgotten how to play. You might be a little rusty, but believe me you never really forget how to play an instrument. Our Festival of Music Concert will be presented on Monday, June 30, featuring the WBCCI Concert Band. Therefore, if you read music and play a standard band instrument, we want you to join us to share in the excitement of playing in a great band with great musicians and the reward of hard work in a fun filled atmosphere. Each year our members, spouses and friends make new and lasting friendships, I would also encourage you to bring your grandchild if they are currently in a middle or high school band program to participate with us in the WBCCI Band. The band instruments include: Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion. Your needs besides your instrument would include a music stand and necessities for your instrument needs. A uniform consisting of black trousers or skirt, white short sleeve shirt, red tie, black socks and shoes. In addition, you will need to purchase a Red Golf Shirt before arriving or from the vendor on site. If this would be your first time in applying, you need to call me at 915-433-6678 or email with a summary of your music experience. Now is the time to mail your rally registration and volunteer coupon to WBCCI Headquarters. In accordance with Rally Committee Policy, to be authorized for early parking you must be Preregistered. Look for both the volunteer coupon registration and rally registration in the Blue Beret. For all you older band members, get your volunteer coupon in NOW. Let’s all get together and make this another outstanding musical year of FUN, FELLOWSHIP AND ADVENTURE.


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Last Name_______________________ WBCCI No._______________ The International Rally Committees need volunteers. Early parking is available for most persons who are accepted for service. Please mark your preference (1,2,3) in the first column. Enter “M” for man and “W” for woman in the second column. The Committee Chairman will contact you later if selected. Choice ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______

Man/Woman Name of Committee ______ Bands, Concert & Stage Instrument____________________________ ______ Building Security ______ Cargo ______ Carpenter ______ Community Service ______ Electric Installation ______ Grounds after Rally ______ Information/Lost & Found ______ Medical Information ______ Message Center/Scooters ______ Parade ______ Parking ______ Registration ______ Sanitation ______ Traffic Control ______ Transportation, Buses ______ Wally Byam Control ______ Water

First_____________________________ Age_____________________ Address_________________________________________________

City_______________________ State/Prov______Zip_____________ ................................................................................................................ TO BE COMPLETED BY PHYSICIAN: Diagnosis:________________________________________________ Degree of Disability:_______________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Check if applicable: Permanent Disability?  Wheelchair?  Mechanical Assists Utilized:________________________________ It is my opinion that the above named should be provided special parking privileges.

Name___________________________ Spouse__________________




City_______________________ State/Prov______Zip_____________

City_______________________ State/Prov______Zip_____________

WBCCI #___________________ Phone_________________________

Mail to: WBCCI, PO Box 612, Jackson Center, OH 45334

E-mail___________________________________________________ Mail to: WBCCI, PO Box 612, Jackson Center, OH 45334


If you have an interest, a hobby or expertise in a subject that you are just dying to share with your fellow WBCCI members, and would like to present a seminar at the International Rally in Gillette, Wyoming, please contact Darrell Waters at Please include a brief description of the material that you will present at the rally.

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International Rally Committee Chairmen Positions Open 006 Awards Supervisor 060 Craft Workshop 108 Friendship Center 110 Full Timing Seminar 141 Joker Contest/Lessons

202 Photographer 260 Sign Up Tables 285 Tours During the Rally 288 Traffic Control

If you are willing to fill any of the above positions, please contact Cindy Reed at Headquarters,


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PARKING COMMITTEE HELP WANTED Contact: Paul Ryan, #341 Parking Chairman email: Ph. 480-984-8624

Region d n a g in g g a r B it Un oard Pride Bulletin B r #2959, Chairman 88 ShyrlAnn Olinge 7-81, Ph. 740-44 sa.olinger@sbcglo

mpfire e, awesome tours, ca fun, Community Servic se ur co us dinners, and of Unit of gatherings, delicio rt pa venture are all a fellowship and ad hip. Show what members rs and Region membe ion have been doing this eg R d an t ni U o on the in your ng a favorite phot yi la sp di by Board past year tin le ul Region Pride B Unit Bragging and l Rally in Gillette, WY. The na during the Internatio lay during the Snapshot sp di on be ill photos w t. es nt unit or Photo co x 6” photo of your your Bring a favorite 4” re su e B put on display. Unit region in action to ion including the pt ca or l be la a s e photo photo ha n number. Only on name and/or Regio ill be for display only and ew per member as thes d. space will be limite

ShyrlAnn Olinger #2959, Chairman, Ph. 740-447-8188

Creativity and Airstreamers go together like _____&_____. I know you are thinking of a lot of possibilities so let your mind run wild. In the meantime, start thinking about entering the 2014 WBCCI International Art and Photo Print Contest in Gillette, WY, and share your creativity with all of us. This year, both contests will again be held in the same venue and extended to a day and a half. The Photo Print Contest will have the same categories as the Snapshot contest, but photos must be a minimum size of 5” x 7”. The Art Contest categories may include: paintings (oil, acrylics, watercolor), drawings, mixed medium, 3 dimensional, digital, and youth. If you have a special art project that needs a category, let me know. VOLUNTEERS needed to help sign in contestants during registration and set up for the contest.

Click, Click, Click Snapshot Photo Contest ShyrlAnn Olinger #2959, Chairman, Ph. 740-447-8188

Click, click, click: that is the sound of fun, fellowship and adventure. Having fun snapping pictures, sharing those pictures in fellowship with other Airstreamers, and realizing the adventure of making memories with your photos. Bring your 4” x 6” prints to the SNAPSHOT Photo Contest at the International Rally in Gillette, WY, this June. Every Airstreamer attending may enter up to three (3) photos in each category. SNAPSHOT Photo Categories • • • • • •

Good Friends (people) Good Journeys (places, scenery) Blue (the color ) Animals (great and small) Airstreams (Airstream in photo) Favorite Photo (any subject)

WANTED: VOLUNTEERS to help with sign-in sheets for snapshot contest, set up and take down contest area, hand out ballots and pencils during voting, record and count votes to determine contest winners.

Carol White #3855, Chairman Quilters, plan to join with others at the Quilting Experience during, and several days before, the International Rally in Gillette this summer. We will be on the second level of the main building, 8:30-4:30, beginning a few days before the rally officially starts and continuing through the four scheduled quilting days. There will be lots of table space and electrical hookups. The space will be locked at night. In addition to the projects you plan to work on, bring a project/technique to share with others. We will have several demonstration times each day and a “show and tell” on the last day. And remember your items for the Hobby Show, too. There’s a great quilt shop in Gillette. I look forward to shopping there again. Pre-register by email to: gwhite@ or call me at 618-319-0524.

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Marion Pember, Chairman, WBCCI Caravan Promotions How many of you have visited the WBCCI website? Hold up your hand. How many of you even know there is a WBCCI website? Hold up your hand. Of course, I’m not literally asking you to hold up your hand. But I am asking literal questions about the WBCCI website. What are your answers? The simple truth of the matter seems to be that many WBCCI members would answer “no” to both questions. The question then becomes “why?” The “why” of one question becomes rather simple. If you don’t know something exists, you probably aren’t going to use it. If you know something exists and don’t use it, there could be many different reasons. Maybe you have no need of it, maybe you don’t have what you need to use it, or, maybe the big reason is you don’t know how to use it. This month’s column is first of all to inform you the website exists, which has just been accomplished. Next, I want to take you on a website caravan through the “WBCCI Caravans” part of the website. I am very much aware that some of you do not have computers, and so I guess it is sort of like Airstream caravans. If you don’t have an Airstream you can’t go on one. If you don’t have a computer it may be impossible to go on this one. For many of you this article may be very boring. If so, at least read the last few paragraphs. For some of you I hope this article gives you some useable information. The place to start is at our rendezvous point. Go to, and you will arrive at the “Home” site. Take time to scroll down through it. It has a lot of useful information that might interest you. Don’t click on anything now, you can always come back and look after our website caravan. Place your cursor over “Home” and several other links will appear. For our travel today move your cursor down to “Rallies and Caravans.” We are again provided with several links. “Caravan FAQ” and “Short Caravans” provide good information. You may want to come back to one of them, but not today’s destination. Move your cursor over “WBCCI Caravans” and click on it. The WBCCI Caravans page should come up on your screen. Now we are into the meat of our

website caravan. Take time to scroll down this page. You may even want to ask a question. Here is the page that provides the means to do it. On caravans there is time provided to do other than scheduled activities. Caravaners are given options to pursue in their free time if they so desire. If you look at “Menu” on this page you will see a lot of options you may want to look at in your leisure time. This website caravan does have some specifics on our itinerary. Our first stop is to look at what caravans are available this year. Place your cursor over “Current Caravans 2014” and click. Look at that long list of caravans! I know they are listed in the Blue Beret. But, can you click on the email for the caravan leader and send a message? Also there is some color in the website, and sometimes itinerary information. Play with it a little bit by looking at the various caravans offered. You may even want to select one to go on. Can’t go on a caravan this year, or want to sign up for another one in 2015 or 2016? No problem, go to “Menu” and click on “Future Caravans 2015,” or “Future Caravans 2016.” More will be added to the 2016 list, so keep checking it. Maybe you would like to know more about a caravan that ran in 2013. Click on “Past Caravans 2013” and you will be linked to a list of 2013 caravans. One neat aspect of this is you often can see a map of the route the caravan traveled. You might want to do that if you are considering a particular past caravan in a future year. We have completed our stop at caravans, past, present, and future, but there are still a few more important stops on this website caravan. Our next stop is to back to “Menu” and look at “General Caravan Information,” “The Driver’s Manual,” and “Caravan Basics.” Remember you connect to a link by clicking on it. These three links provide good information on

Alpaca Farm - The Viking Trail Caravan

Floating - The Maple Leaf Caravan

Crayfish Harvest - The Cajun Country Caravan

Cannon Blast at Andersonville Prison - The Civil War Caravan

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caravans; what is included in the cost, what happens on a caravan, guidelines for a smooth running caravan, and what constitutes a Driver’s Manual. I recommend you visit these links to help get ready for your caravan experience. You have picked a caravan and signed up for it, now what? You may want to know what you need to take with you. Our next stop will answer that question. Go back to “Menu” (It should always be appearing on the right of your screen.) and click on “Basic Caravan Equipment.” This list is not all inclusive, and you may not need a flagpole and flags, but it does give the basics. Another link at this stop is “Caravan Safety Practices.” This is a must link to visit. The guidelines here are good whenever you are on the road in your or individual travel. We have a few more important stops. What do you do if you are on a caravan and have a mechanical or technical problem? There will probably be others on the caravan who have had a similar problem and are willing to help. But maybe no one has an answer. Go to “Menu” and click on “Caravan Support Manual.” This will take you to a manual written by Howard Lefkowitz, chairman of the Technical Support Committee. It contains a broad spectrum of information about problems you may encounter and possible fixes. You should also note “Menu” lists links to technical support for other specific problems you might encounter. I recommend you spend some time on these links to become familiar with what is available. Now for our last stop on this website caravan. Did you know there is an International Standing WBCCI Caravan Committee? Go to “Menu” and click on the link to “Aims and Objectives of the WBCCI Caravan Committee.” This is the group that keeps caravans going for WBCCI. Is this group important? I will answer that by saying that in the last few years there has been a dramatic drop in attendance at the International Rally. There has been no such decrease in attendance on caravans. New caravans have been added. That information speaks to me about what WBCCI members think is important. Caravans seem to carry out very well the principles of Wally Byam’s Creed. I recommend going to “Menu”


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and click on the link “Wally Byam’s Creed.” That is what WBCCI caravanning is all about! This website caravan has experienced just a small part of what is available on the WBCCI website. I urge you to return to it and discover the other interesting information available. At the end of every caravan there is a final banquet. A program is generally included that portrays some of the experiences on the caravan. We can’t have a meal online, but I can offer a menu of photographs showing what has been seen

Caterpillar Factory - Watch It Made in the USA Caravan

on past caravans. Enjoy the pictures. You too can be a part of the fun, fellowship and adventure. Just sign up and go!

Elk in Jasper National Park, BC - The Yellowhead Caravan

Is your unit or region planning a short caravan?

Would you be willing to open it up for others outside your unit/region to attend?

We are constantly asked about the availability of short caravans. The WBCCI website even has a section with information on available short caravans. We will help publicize your short caravan, numbered or unnumbered. The only requirement is for it to be authorized by your unit/region. Send information, including when, where, and a contact person’s name with phone, and/or email address to Marion Pember,, phone 913-268-5938. It will be posted on the WBCCI website.

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   Come on up to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and experience "Around the World with for you7. to visit others as well. Note that Folklorama" a new WBCCI National Event Rally sponsored by Region Folklorama is the these selections are subject to world's largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind that is two full weeks with change notice. 20-plus pavilions open the 1st week and a second set of pavilionswithout in week 2. The rally will Bring your best chili (with meat) span the last half of the 1st week and the first half of the 2nd week, youMega to visit anythe main andenabling add it to the Pot for of the pavilions. Included in your rally fee is two nights of VIP Premium Group Tour part of the meal on Sunday, August 10. experience with luxury motorcoach transportation to three pavilions each night. You Those wishing may enterwill our “Best Chili Competition” to be judged by one of our have VIP entry to bypass the line-ups at the door and reserved seating. A progressive, “tasters” a small prize three pavilion, cultural meal with an appetizer; dinner; and dessertappointed with lively, worldand class will be awarded to the winner. Whether cultural entertainment at each pavilion.

competing or not, everyone is asked to Do you love railways? Do you want to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience by take part in the Mega Pot. Everyone’s "All Aboard! " the Prairie Dog Central a private railway train charter. Inkster becoming an honorary Locomotive Engineer for afor Day! Then come to “Around chili willAtbethe added to the pot to provide Junction Station you can tour the Maintenance Shop and get up close and personal the World with Folklorama” and be the Engineer for a Day on Friday, August the basis for our dinner.toNoa canned chili 8, when we get “All Aboard” thehave Prairieyour Dog photograph Central for a private train please. Steam Locomotive and taken.railway A Historian will chat with us salads aboutand the Garlic toast, ice cream charter. howold the Coaches diesel locomotive works hands-on experience. Assist in will be provided. Contact Evelyn Skelton 100Learn + year and how thewith railways were instrumental making Canada the in preparing for the day’s putting it away the night. for further countrytheit train is today. We'llexcursion go on a and/or historical train ride for to the Hitch 'nat Post and to Grosse Isle, Sound the bell and blow the horn at grade crossings as you ride in the locomotive. information. a small community of some 500 persons. You will be greeted by a volunteer from the Prime Due to safety requirements, the honorary engineers must be physically fit and must Don’t wait, register now online Meridian whoinwill chat Register with thebypassengers the trail species that can be able to converse English. June 1, 2014about to be eligible to and be thetheatvarious found there. There are many vendors at Grosse Isle providing you with the coupon opportunity “Engineer for a Day!” ama-2014. See in the back of purchase beverages, handicraftscultural and souvenirs. Back the to Blue Inkster Junction Stationcontact OntoThursday, August 7, you willsnacks, enjoy a progressive, meal with lively, Beret. For information, worldand classvisit entertainment these pavilions: Africa/Caribbean their giftatshop for unique souvenirs. Pavilion, DOTC First Gail Harrower at airstream4478@gmail. Nations Pavilion and the Italian Pavilion. On Tuesday, August 11, you will enjoy com or call 204-781-1987. Hope to see the Belgian Pavilion, Celtic Ireland Pavilion the Pearl of the Orient Philippineand youcemetery. there! Walk along the mighty Red Riverand to the St. Boniface Cathedral The original Pavilion. These are only 6 of the 45 pavilions at this year’s event, but there is time

1906 cathedral burned to the ground in the late 60s. A new cathedral and basilica rose from the ashes but the original stone facade still stands today. You'll tour Fort Gibraltar, a replica of a circa-1810 North West Company fur-trading post is set on the banks of the Red River. It will take you back 200 years to 35 the th period of the voyageurs. It features a living history National Potlatch & Salmon Rally museum offering interactive and educational guided tours about the fur trade era. The Olympiaof(Lacey), costumed interpreters relive the daily life of the inhabitants the site inWA 1815 as you visit significant buildings in the fort such as the blacksmith shop, the winterer’s cabin and the July 30 - August 3, 2014 trading post. In February, the historical venue is at the heart ofJuly the largest winter festival in Pre-Tours 28 & 29 Western Canada, the Festival du Voyageur.

Join the Washington Unit as we celebrate “The Spirit of Our Pioneers.” Your six (6) nights parking, daisy-chain pump-out, Welcome Our rallyrally will fee be atincludes: the Washington Land Yachtof Harbor located in Olympia,water, WA. The vigorous events shall include outdinner, Two (2) nights of Folklorama VIP Tour, "All Aboard!" the Prairie Dog Central train standing food, fresh wild salmon dinner and entertainment, special Indian crafts, seminars, fashion show, tours andfor a food fair. a ride to spirit Grosse Isle,favorite MB, apioneer, prime-rib buffet dinner and live thoroughbred racing ateven a Norwegian! Dress in the of your cowboy, Indian, dance hall person, farmer, logger, miner, See the natural Downs, wonders of the beautiful Northwest, come earlyfeaturing and stay late explore. to Churchill Assiniboia guided tour ofPacific Assiniboine Park Zoo, thetoJourney For more information, call or e-mail: Hosts Norm & Sylvia Bahl at 425-418-8137or Display and "Hudson" the polar bear, Steak and Corn dinner, Chili cook-off, Tours and

technical seminars. In the March issue of the Blue Beret will be more details on the rally events. See coupon in the back of the Blue Beret. For information, contact Gail Harrower 44 Blue Beret / April 2014  at; call 956-246-7698 (Jan to Mar 2014), or 204-781-1987.

Pendleton, Oregon September 8-14, 2014 Teresa Taylor Join us for true western hospitality, cowboy and cowgirl up to enjoy the energy and excitement that can only be found in Pendleton, Oregon It’s an incredible opportunity to experience the Old West from both Native American and Cowboy viewpoints. Pendleton, Oregon, was voted the number “1” western town in 2010 and hosts one of the top 10 Rodeos in North America, the 104th Pendleton RoundUp and the WBCCI’s 49th consecutive National Rally. Visit the world famous Pendleton Woolen Mills; tour historic Pendleton’s underground; or visit the Native American Village and shop for one-of-a-kind jewelry and art; explore unique museums and galleries; enjoy the Pendleton main street show from Tuesday to Sunday with music and dancing; marvel at the horse and oxen drawn Round-Up Parade; not to be missed the awe inspiring Happy Canyon Pageant and of course the famous Rodeo “Let’er buck”. Our long standing relationship with the City of Pendleton and Round-Up provides us with exclusive camping in the beautiful Community Park. This park is a great place to relax under the old oak trees, walk the extensive trails, dip your feet in Mckay (Mckaw) Creek, play Frisbee Golf or just enjoy... Packages Available (Choose the one for you) Gold Buckle: $430/couple; $240/single 6 nights camping, no electric, water hook up, one tank pump out, 5 breakfasts and 4 dinners Catered western breakfast at Roosters Restaurant with Rodeo Court and Happy Canyon Princesses Tickets to the final Professional Bull Riding (Tuesday) Tickets for Wednesday Rodeo upgraded seating Tickets for Happy Canyon upgraded seating (Thursday) Tour Pendleton Underground (Tuesday or Thursday) Pendleton Round-Up Rodeo Hall of Fame Tickets for Saturday Finals Rodeo upgraded Silver Buckle: $290/couple; $170/single *Perfect for the first time Round-Up Rally guest, add additional events from list below. 6 nights camping, no electric, water hook up, one tank pump out, 5 Breakfasts and 4 dinners

Catered western breakfast at Roosters Restaurant with Rodeo Court and Happy Canyon Princesses Tickets for Wednesday Rodeo upgraded seating Tickets for Happy Canyon upgraded seating (Thursday) Tour Pendleton Underground (Tuesday or Thursday) Pendleton Round Up Rodeo Hall of Fame

Saddle: Make your own package: (Rally fees only) $165/couple; $110/single 6 nights camping, no electric, water hookup, one tank pump out 5 Breakfasts and 5 dinners Catered western breakfast at Roosters Restaurant with Rodeo Court and Happy Canyon Princesses

Spurs: $185/couple; $105/single Weekend only package Thursday to Sunday (not transferable) 3 nights of camping, no electric, water hook up 2 Breakfast and 3 dinners Tickets for Happy Canyon (Friday) Saturday Rodeo Final

Add your stirrups: PBR Monday evening PBR Tuesday evening (Finals) Wednesday Rodeo upgrade seating Thursday Rodeo upgrade seating Friday Rodeo upgrade seating Saturday Rodeo upgrade seating Happy Canyon Pageant upgrade seat Tour Pendleton Underground


$35/ea $35/ea $21/ea $21/ea $35/ea $35/ea $21/ea $15/ea

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Vintage Airstream Club

Classic Airstream Club

Bob Herman, Contributing Editor

Bettie Jones, President

WBCCI 2014 INTERNATIONAL RALLY: June 28July 4, 2014, Gillette, Wyoming. Vintage parking and VAC activities. See Blue Beret for rally information. WBCCI Rallies with Vintage Parking: Florida State Rally, April 2-7, 2014, New Location, Florida Keys, Sunshine Key Resort, Route 1, mile marker 39. Dan Maciejezyk, email: VAC Rallies: Wenatchee River Vintage Rally, August 8-11, 2014, British Columbia Unit, Region 10, Wenatchee River County Park, Monitor, WA, Contact Iain Cameron, VAC 3rd VP, email: Check your email for upcoming publications of the VAC Newsletter: May 25. If you did not receive the 2013 VAC Newsletters for July, September and November 2013, contact Rhonda Cooper, newsletters@vintageairstreamclub. com. Keeping your email contact correct is important to the Vintage Club. Bob Herman, 407-810-5579 or email:

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Add any Optional Tickets to your package limited quantities: Professional Bull Riding Tickets for Monday $35/ea Professional Bull Riding Tickets for Tuesday $35/ea Friday Rodeo upgrade seating $35/ea Saturday Rodeo upgrade seating (finals) $35/ea Happy Canyon Pageant upgrade seating $21/ea

Please contact Teresa Taylor 503440-1121 or email: ttdesign@ymail. com or Janet Howell 604-996-0953 or, Canada


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The old saying that in the spring(?) a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love. That thought really sounds good about right now and I know a good number of us have grown weary of winter weather - but spring is scheduled on the calendar so it must be a real thing. I am sure travel plans are being made and dates for events are being written down and all the other activities associated with a trip are being made. We hope you will consider being a part of any activity that the Classic Airstream Club is involved in. With the International Rally in Gillette, Wyoming, rolling up on us quickly, the plans are finalized for the annual luncheon. Reservations have been made at: The Chophouse, 113 E. Gillette Ave., Gillette, WY. The lunch will be a choice of one of two sandwiches, either beef or chicken, salad, beverage and dessert. $8.00 payable at the registration table during International registration. If you have dietary restrictions for this meal, we need to know this at the time that the ticket is purchased. As a sideline, dues can be paid at International for the Classic Airstream Club at the sum of $10.00. Happening at the annual luncheon is the installation of officers. Joel Ware will be installed as President. A Vice President is needed as well as a new Treasurer. Should you be interested in keeping the Classic Club “alive” and functioning, please step up to fill these vacancies. We wouldn’t haul our trailers down the road without our tow vehicles and all the tires on our rigs and on the ground - and we cannot run a club without “weight bearing” leaders. I look forward to hearing from you with your intent. Thank you for your interest in our club this year and your continued support in its activities.



J. Rick Cipot, Contributing Editor REGION

Kathy Blake, Contributing Editor REGION

April showers bring May flowers. I would imagine the author of this silly little ditty didn’t live in New England. April showers bring MUD! I realize many of you have yet to start your camping season but it is just around the corner. Sandi and I have already hit the road heading a bit south for a visit to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia camping on the New Jersey side of the river. We had no issues of road closures or rerouting of traffic to cause delays and gridlock, thank you Governor Christi for clear passage. I am never disappointed in the number and variety of rallies in our region and it seems each year there is even more excitement generated by our units. Being in the northeast does limit the number of months we can camp with our Airstreams unlike some of our fellow units southwest of us, but we certainly seem to make up for it in the time we have. Please keep checking our website along with those of fellow units for great fun and friendship. Here we go again...Many years ago Wally Kennedy* stated “Ask not what your Unit can do for you, rather what can you do for your Unit!” There it is in a nut shell. Sure, we all love rallies, getting together with our friends while making new ones. Seeing parts of the country we never would have known about were it not for WBCCI and our units. Over the past ten years I have gone from a Unit Trustee to President and it was a wonderful journey. Flying my Past President flag at rallies will be an honor and something I am very proud of. Giving to your unit is not painful, enjoyable. Leadership is shared and brings a new spirit with each new member stepping up. I would encourage all members to step forward one small step and become a bit more active in your unit. There are so many options that are all rewarding, hosting a rally, becoming a Trustee/Director, newsletter editor, and good with numbers? Each unit has a treasurer and always a good idea to have an assistant who can one day step up. Start your board position by offering to come in as a vice president. There is nothing hard about it or anything to be scared of. People have been volunteering since the founding of WBCCI on August 3, 1955 and to the best of my knowledge, no one been injured nor killed in the line of duty! Region One Rally - are you ready? May 28-June 1, 2014. All Region One Units will be holding their spring business meeting on Friday, May 30, at this year’s rally. The Region business meeting will follow on Saturday (tentative). The Cape Cod Unit is hosting with the support of all units. As our units get smaller, it becomes harder to host such an event as the Region Rally alone. Please contact Tye Mott or myself if you would like to lend a hand. Also needed are raffle and door prizes. You have by now been flooded with emails of events and schedules but what I would really like to see is a large Flea Market/Craft Sale. So many of our members are very talented in crafts and arts that I would like to encourage everyone to put up a booth. Jewelers, stained glass, wood working, water colors, photography. Well, keep warm, volunteer and I look forward to seeing you all at Essex Junction, VT!

When I asked someone in our Region about what I should write as contributing editor, he emphatically said “Write about anything but the weather!” However that’s exactly what I’m going to write about. It’s now almost mid-February and, while Gordon and I enjoy the warmth of Florida, so many in Region 2 are bracing themselves for yet another assault of snow and ice. However, knowing the hardiness of Region 2 members, weather won’t interfere with the 17 luncheons/suppers scheduled throughout the Region during February and March. As you can tell by the names given to these gatherings - “Mid-winter”, “Polar Bear”, “Valentine”, “Mardi Gras”, “Snowbird”, and “Spring Wake-Up” - we, in more northern climes, take our seasons seriously! Ontario’s mid-winter dinner on the first of February featured a special guest. Dale “Pee Wee” Schwamborn was beamed in from Arizona using SKYPE. Dale is the nephew of Wally Byam and was on many of the early Caravans that Wally led through Africa, Egypt, Europe and Mexico, to name a few. The Unit managed to get in a short visit with Dale before technology got the better of them and shut down the video conference. Unfortunately, the shut down happened before the planned question and answer period. Our Region’s “groundhog”, the joint rally between the Mid-Atlantic and New Jersey Units over the weekend of March 22, will herald the promise of a much longed-for spring. And soon afterward, the rest of us will get out there for our usual shakedowns and rallies! Registrations for the 35th Region 2 Rally scheduled May 28-June 1 are coming in steadily. President Pat and First Lady Judy have pulled a full and fabulous program together. We anticipate a good turnout and it’s bound to be a blast! Check it out at and, if you want to have a fun time in an interesting part of North America, come join us.


Joan Anderson, Contributing Editor REGION

Have you thought about joining us at the Region 3 Rally from April 29-May 5? The rally site is at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center (, 1301 Fanning Ridge Road, Fletcher, NC. Morning scheduling for the Rally includes discussions, seminars and Region 3 business meeting. Afternoons and evenings will be free for tours – there is no scheduled evening entertainment. At arrival, you will be able to pick and pay for area tours including: Tour the Biltmore Estate House or the Gardens or the Winery A walking culinary tour or pub tour Hike a trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway and have lunch at the Pisgah Inn Shopping excursion to Black Mountain A winery tour Ride the trolley for a tour of Asheville Rally Fee is $60 per person. Site with three point hookups is $20 per night or $10 per night with no hookups. Blue Beret / April 2014


Please go to the WBCCI Region 3 Rally site (http://region3. click on Region 3 Rally - Asheville 2014 and fill in the registration form. No money is required ahead of the Rally! If your plans change and you cannot attend, we’ll miss you, you’ll miss a great rally, but no refunds will be needed! If you would rather not use the internet to register, there is a one page printable form on that site that you can mail to Judy Martiny. Any questions, please call her at 478-472-2693. Rally registration will close on April 15, 2014, so please register as soon as possible. Looking forward to being with you in North Carolina!


Nancy Brett, Contributing Editor REGION

Greetings from Region 4! Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…If you’re an Airstreamer, your favorite things might be sharing a meal with your Unit, meeting old friends at a Region Rally, or having an ice cream sundae after playing a game of joker! Now’s the time to add to the list of your favorite things - if you haven’t already made your reservation for the 38th annual “All Aboard for Region 4” Rally – May 19-25, 2014 please do so now. Mail the registration form to Karen Fisher, 899 Tanview Drive, Oxford, MI 48371 with your $185 check for a two person rally fee. For more information, email or or If you are a biking enthusiast, bring your bikes to ride Ottawa River Bikeway or if you enjoy walking, make sure you visit the Downtown District Walking Routes from 1.09 miles to 3.11 miles. Don’t forget to bring your treasures for the hobby show and pack a few items to share at the Flea Market; and of course bring your appetites - there will be some excellent meals including a “hog roast” and a breakfast. There will also be line dancing, games and golf; nightly entertainment and door prizes. Region 4 Officers and staff hope to see you this year! Be sure to check the Event Schedule for Region 4 in the Blue Beret and There are rallies to attend wherever you vacation and you are welcome at all of them. If you are having a multi-unit rally, we would like to hear about it. Please send the info to Save the date: June 28-July 4, 2014, 57th International Rally/Convention, August 20-24, 2014, Michigan State Rally, St. Louis, MI, Karen Fisher, September 19-28, 2014, The 52nd Swiss Festival National Rally, Brenda Cribbs,

See you down the road!


Patsy Marston, Contributing Editor REGION

April in Region 5 will be anticipated more this year than any other year for a long time. The terrible winter has set new records for snow, freezing temperatures, icy roads and all the other wintry things that we can’t do anything about. Spring


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and Easter flowers will certainly be welcomed, even more than past winters. Rally and caravan season will be here...finally... and we will have our Airstreams back on the road. Our club members have been busy planning new adventures for us. We have a wonderful organization working for our benefit, but nothing remains the same. Important decisions about changes to WBCCI are going to be voted on at the next delegates meeting. The members of every unit will be deciding how to instruct their delegates vote. Region 5 President Barry Bell has given us a report from the mid-winter board meeting. I hope every unit will make sure their members have the information to make a considered vote on the issues. The following is from President Bell’s IBT report to Region 5 members: Many of us have wanted the International Rally to NOT be held on July 4th. A motion was passed to allow this. Since this is a constitutional change, the Unit Delegates will vote on it. The motion reads “the period of holding the International Rally will be from June 20 to July 30”. You have asked to renew your membership online. A motion passed and will be sent on to the delegates. You’ve said that the International Rally fee is too high. A motion was passed to reduce it in 2015. Two motions were passed to allow for more International units (like Australia). Two standing committees were reduced to one. The number of people attending National/Special event Rallies will be reported. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan was changed from Region 4 to Region 7. When your unit receives the new constitutional changes, be sure to vote and tell your delegate how you feel. If you have something else you want the Region officers to consider, please let President Bell know. He will be happy to present it at Gillette, Wyoming. The new 2014 Rally and Caravan schedule that was included in the February issue is an excellent thing to keep in your vehicle. When you see an Airstream without numbers at a rest area or campsite, get it out, put on a big smile, approach the travelers, and tell them about WBCCI. Showing them the brochure and letting them see all the “fun” things going on in our club might influence them to learn more about the Wally Byam way of life. Don’t forget to check the Region 5 activities in this issue. There’s lots going on in the Region in the next month. Point to ponder: Guilt is God’s way of letting you know that you’re having too good a time. Dave Berry


Sidra Spies, Contributing Editor REGION

Region areas are still under ice and snow and is a lot colder than the snow white sand on our beaches. Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee are in this mess again, but not as bad as last time when many were caught on the highways and stranded because of the ice and single digit temps. So far all are well and we will survive. The Mississippi Unit #056 has had some fun times at their campouts. Guntersville State Park is a popular venue where they spent 4 days watching and snapping some pictures of some bold deer roaming the campground. The joint rally with the New Orleans Unit at the Seafood Festival in Biloxi was well attended and loads of fun. All are talking about the Spring

Fling/Buddy Rally, April 30-May 4 at Askew’s Landing, Edwards, MS. This is one you need to mark your calendars for! The Pensacola Florida Unit #029 reports that the Canadian snowbirds, Doug and Terry Rowbottom, are back and visiting. We often get them and others who come to Mystic Springs Airstream Park, north of Pensacola, who like to volunteer host our park. What a nice free way of being in nature along the Escambia River to relax and unwind. The Arkansas Razorback Unit #005 have a 10 night caravan April 24–May 4, starting at the Crater of Diamonds State Park outside Murfreesboro and ending at Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton, AR. They have a jam packed schedule planned. The East Tennessee Unit #065 is actively participating in the RAF (Random Acts of Flowers). This community service project takes donated flowers from weddings, special events, memorial services and local florists, grocers, wholesalers, and churches and then are “deconstructed” and the containers, ribbons, wires, stands, moss, and florist foam are reused. What a thoughtful way of “Passing It On” to those who are in hospitals, hospice care, or senior health facilities. Recycling Flowers… Delivering Smiles. Well Done Unit #65!!! The Florida State Rally, April 2-7 in Sunshine Key Resort on Big Pine Key, FL is on schedule and if you are planning to go please get your preregistrations in. They are planning a rally with lots of fun events and of course there is plenty of new places and things to see in this new site for all. Louisiana Unit 50 President Larry Boudreaux reminds us of their Crawfish Rally, April 10-13. It is being held at the Cajun Haven Rally in Egan, LA. If interested, contact: Charlie at All our units from across the region are READY for spring with its warmer temperatures and the array of colorful, fragrant flowers that will brighten our spirits.


Gail Harrower, Contributing Editor REGION

Greetings from Region 7 - the fastest growing WBCCI region in 2014! I’m so excited that the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is in our Region and can’t wait to join the “Yoopers” at another fun filled rally. Soon our members will be washing, cleaning and de-winterizing their rigs in time for the spring activities. Why not join the Wisconsin Unit at their upcoming rallies: Easter Campout - April 18-20 at Peninsula State Park, WI; April Campout at the KOA in Wisconsin Dells April 25-27, and the Madison Campout, May 16-18 at Lake Farm Park Campground in Madison WI. The North Dakota Peace Garden Unit will be having a rally May 9-11 with a luncheon and business meeting on May 10 in Casselton, ND. The Minnesota Unit is having a joint, fun-filled rally with the Iowa units, May 15-18 at Mason City, Iowa. Fun, friends and camping, that’s what WBCCI is all about. Are you looking for something to do after the International Rally in Gillette, Wyoming? Why not travel through South Dakota, meander through North Dakota and then mosey on up to Winnipeg, MB, Canada to join the National Event rally “Around the World” with Folklorama, August 6-12, 2014 in

Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Canadian law requires that all persons entering Canada carry both proof of citizenship and proof of identity. A valid U.S. passport, passport card, or NEXUS card satisfies these requirements for U.S. citizens. Children under 16 need only present proof of U.S. citizenship. Visit the U.S. passport website at english/passports.html for details. Don’t forget to bring your pet’s vaccination records. Check out the Folklorama website for rally information and online registration. Folklorama is the world’s largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind. Articles and coupon for the rally are in the February, March and April issues of the Blue Beret. There’s so much to see and do in Winnipeg, come early and stay late!


Hugh & Jane Bartlett, REGION  Contributing Editors

Get ready for the Region 8 Rally coming up April 29-May 4 held at the Northeast Missouri Fairgrounds in Kirksville, Missouri. President Glenn Waters has lined up tours to nearby attractions, seminars, games (sharpen your horseshoe skills), meals, door prizes and great entertainment! Bring your flea market items. Those with a crafty bent be prepared for the hobby show. Rally colors will be red, white and blue! Local attractions feature the National Osteopathic Museum, historic homes, the Amtrak History Exhibit, Petroglyphs State Park, Truman Art Gallery at Truman State University, and local vineyards and wineries. Bluegrass from Iowa will be on tap for one evening’s entertainment. Hopefully the True Men, an a capella group from Truman State University will be able to join us for another evening of entertainment. Please check with your Unit President for Unit work assignments for this four day extravaganza. We will see you Streamin’ to Missouri’s North Star!


Andy Selking, 1st Vice President REGION

THANKS!! A big thanks to all of you who helped and attended the Region 9 Rally. We could not have had such a tremendous rally without all of the volunteers. “The Flamingo Round-Up” brought many Airstreamers together for Fun, Fellowship and Adventure including several first-timers. The decorated flamingo contest was tons of fun! I have never seen so many different and unusual flamingos. Of course, the OU decorated ones were the best in my estimation. The Mineola area was a great treat with lots to offer. Hats off to Linda Knezek for planning such a wonderful rally. Next year we head to Montgomery, Texas for the Region 9 Rally. The theme will be “Airstream Hollywood” so bring your sunglasses, put on your top hats and plan to have a great time as we pull out the red carpet and celebrate in style. The dates for the rally are March 23-28, 2015. Mark your calendars now and don’t miss the fun! Blue Beret / April 2014


As you travel down the highways and byways of Texas and Oklahoma, take time to stop and see all of the beautiful flowers. The Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush go great with an Airstream trailer in the background. All of the Region 9 units are in full swing with spring rallies planned in all areas of the Region. Take the time to pick out several and attend. You can find the links to all of our units on the Region 9 website: Enjoy the spring weather and get out in your Airstream. See you down the road!


Mona Heath, Contributing Editor REGION

“To encourage clubs and rallies that provide an endless source of friendships, travel fun and personal expressions.”

excerpt from Wally’s Creed

Enough with the crazy winter weather already!! With all of the rain, snow & wind, many of us are dreaming of the days when we can bring our Airstreams out of storage and start getting ready to hit the road. Until then, we live vicariously through friends who have traveled to warmer climates and discuss 2014 camping & caravan plans over monthly breakfast and lunch gatherings. The recently introduced Region 10 Facebook page (WBCCI Region 10) now has 132 members and provides yet another way to keep in touch. The most recent thread has inspired lots of people to post photos of their Airstreams - it’s been really fun to catch up with friends and meet new ones, as well as see some of the beautiful camping locations throughout the Region. Several of those who’ve posted have also registered for the “Caravan to the Coast” Region 10 Rally, making it a fun way for everyone to recognize & welcome each other when they arrive. We’ve now hit the halfway mark with more than 40 rigs, 83 adults, 11 children and countless pets planning to attend. If you haven’t done so already, please be sure to visit our website to learn more about the rally, the things to do along the Oregon Coast and register either online using PayPal or with our rally coupon. We look forward to seeing you around the campfire. Safe travels


Anne Werth, Contributing Editor REGION

We are continuing our tour through Region 11 territory by focusing on the Units’ sites for their rallies/luncheons. Region 11 is truly a “tourist dream”…so much to see and do throughout this region. As we tour through Region 11, you will feel the same too. Before entering New Mexico, you must experience “the pass” from Colorado into New Mexico. The Air Force Academy is located in Colorado Springs prior to your traversing of the pass. As many of you know, Colorado is also the home of the Denver Broncos. Beauty abounds in this beautiful state and it is a beautiful transition into New Mexico.


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Traveling through New Mexico will be one delight after the other. There are sights that you can see on a travel channel, on the covers of calendars, tourism brochures and still be in the State of New Mexico. There are many rallies that are being held in New Mexico but have you been to Raton, NM? While visiting in New Mexico, check out the site of a rally that will be held by the New Mexico Unit...Raton, NM. Sugarite Canyon State Park has a “sky” dry camping site. Where could you ever experience a thunderstorm that begins at the uppermost campground? Spectacular. Then there is El Raton a 1929 movie theater that was purchased many years ago by three couples who opened up this theater for special events and feature movies. Dorsey Mansion Ranch & Llama Company is an 1880 circa log and Victorian style home. Today you can even purchase a llama, should you happen to have an extra $1,000+/-. Travel south from Raton and you will be in Santa Fe. History abounds here. While in Santa Fe, here is a must. If you haven’t been to the “round house,” check it out. This is the Capital Building, not only is the business of the state conducted here, but there is a wonderful collection of art works. Tours are available, be sure to mark Santa Fe on your “to do” list. The Four Corners Unit will be holding a summer rally in Santa Fe. The Region 11 Rally will also be held in Santa Fe in October...more opportunities to check out this highlight in New Mexico. The New Mexico Unit will be offering a “Mystery Caravan Rally” June 2-8, 2014. But, since it is a “mystery”, it must remain that. If we gave any more details, it wouldn’t be a mystery, would it? We can pass along the “launching site”, namely Enchanted Trails RV Park, Albuquerque, NM. Hope this whets your appetite, come and join this mystery caravan! Information will be forthcoming in the Blue Beret. More to see & do in Region 11 country...everyone is welcome!


Kia Kelley-Johnson, Contributing Editor,

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything . William Shakespeare

Ah spring fever is here in full force along with the watery eyes and sneezing. The freshness of spring makes us want to get up and go. At least those who live in Region 12 can go year round. This year our Region is fortunate to have many events planned. Consider coming to as many as you can. In September (4-8) will be the Great Reno Balloon Race Rally (GRBR). This is the largest FREE hot air ballooning event in the country. Check out . If you are planning to go to the Region 12 Rally, make sure to sign up for the mini-caravan from Flag City (Lodi, CA) to Pahrump, leaving on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. See the Region 12 website to sign up or contact Eric McHenry (eric. October 14-19, 2014: The Region 12 Rally in Pahrump, Nevada at Lakeside RV Park. Performances will include “Elcontinued on page 65


reetings from your extended Airstream family here in Jackson Center, OH! This past weekend it reached 60 degrees here in Jackson Center, OH! I saw people in shorts out running and biking in the warmer weather. It is just another sign that warmer weather is around the bend! Airstream continues to be busy at the factory. Retail sales in February were flat year over year largely due to the tough winter weather. We expect to have a stronger March as the weather continues to improve. Many of our dealers on the east coast and upper Midwest had to shut down several days in February due to the heavy snowfall and low temperatures. I will not miss this winter one bit! But despite the tough conditions, we had a great February and shipped a lot of Airstreams all over the country so that our dealers will be ready for a strong spring season! Justin Humphreys

“Several of the WBCCI members welcomed me to their happy hours and as always, made me feel like family.”

In February I was able to escape the cold winter and attend the Alumaflamingo rally in Sarasota, FL. The weather was perfect and I was even able to convince my wife to attend the rally with me. It didn’t take a lot of convincing to get her to leave 0 degree weather with snow this year! We had a great time at the event and got to catch up with many WBCCI members. Several of the WBCCI members welcomed me to their happy hours and as always, made me feel like family. I’d also like to thank Dale Schwamborn, Wally’s last living relative, for attending the rally. Dale was nicknamed “Pee Wee” by Wally himself, and it was great to have him give seminars on the great caravans Wally led and Dale attended. It made me feel closer to Wally Byam by just spending time with Dale. I’d also like to thank Rich Luhr and Brett Greiveldinger from Airstream Life for taking on the rally. Recently, the management team at Airstream visited the factory of Boston Whaler and met with their management team. It allowed us an opportunity to share how we each approach our respective businesses and share some best practices with sales, production, product development, quality and marketing. It was a great experience and one I won’t soon forget. I think it is refreshing that Airstream made the investment to have this meeting. Sometimes it takes us getting out of our own facility and learning more about other companies to help idea generation and self-improvement. It was great getting to see how Boston Whaler builds an “unsinkable” boat and the pride they have for their customers and brand. There were a lot of similarities as they produce a premium product with a loyal owner base and a small dealer network. On behalf of 458 hard working families in Jackson Center, OH, we appreciate your passion for our products. Thank you for your business and I hope I cross paths with each of you some time in the coming year! Safe travels and Happy Airstreaming!!! Justin

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Hello from Ohio! Since the last month’s edition of Schu’s News I had the opportunity to attend an Airstream get together in Sarasota, Florida. It was a WARM week with the opportunity to visit many old friends and meet many new and first time Airstreamers. Once again we had the opportunity to share some information with some seminars and field lots of questions. I really enjoy hearing your suggestions and comments concerning our products and provide topics for future articles. If I have forgotten to get back with someone or provide some requested information please let me know. 937-596-6111

Dave Schumann, General Manager Customer Relations Group De-Winterizing your Airstream You are planning your first trip of the spring, so how do you make sure your Airstream is ready? The process will vary somewhat depending on how you went about getting it ready for winter. You are going to want to check more than just the plumbing system. Here are some things to consider: 1. If you have removed the batteries, you will want to make sure they have been charged and reinstalled. 2. Plug your Airstream into 110 volt so you will be able to power up the system to operate lights, control panel and appliances etc. • Check power cord and ends 3. Get plumbing system ready - the plan is to run fresh water through all pipes, faucets, water heater and into the gray & black tanks. • Make sure all low point drain valves are closed. • If your system has a bypass set up for the water heater it should have been put in the bypass mode to winterize; set the valve positions to the normal operating mode.

Valves should be set to one of the following two configurations.

Summer setting

Winter setting

If you have a filter under galley, reinstall or replace with a new one. If you have loosened any hoses at pump or the pump guard last fall, make sure they have been reinstalled and tightened. Make sure water heater drain plug is in place and pop off valve is closed. Hook hose to the city water connection and turn on water. Check under trailer for any water that may be coming out (for leaks or valve not closed). Open the faucet in the galley and run the water until you see clear water (if you have used anti-freeze in the system vs. air to winterize) and sputtering stops (air in lines). Do the same for the bath faucets, shower and toilet. Turn off water and relieve system pressure by opening a faucet; then remove the drain plug at the water heater and close the faucet, turn water back on and flush for a minute to help clean it out. Then turn off water and let water drain for 30 seconds and reinstall plug; this will put an air pocket at top of water heater so pop off valve operates properly. Now with sewer cap on and water in black and gray tank verify dump valve operation. Check to see if sewer cap • seal is leaking. (Have a bucket available when you remove sewer cap). • Make sure fresh tank drain valve operates and is closed, then fill the fresh water tank half full- then add a ¾ cup of bleach or some bleach tablets then fill tank. (You may want to drive around the block to agitate mixture). Let stand for 3-4 hours then flush with fresh water. 4. Make sure propane tanks are full. 5. Check operation of appliances • Before lighting the refrigerator, water heater or furnace, you will want to make sure the exterior vents and burner tubes are free from bugs, nests or other debris. Compressed air or specific cleaning brushes can aid the process. • Check burners on stove top - clean and make sure burners and gas tubes are in place. • • • • • • •


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• Your propane system will have air in the lines when you first turn the gas bottles on, the best place to start when removing air from the lines is the stove top. Turn on burner and use igniter. 6. Check exterior for damage that may have happened over winter, roof, AC shroud, vents and other covers. • If there are any bird droppings or tree sap you will want to get them removed and apply a good coat of wax. 7. Verify operation of all vents and windows - clean and lubricate as necessary. 8. Check tire pressures, including spare. 9. How old are the tires? Check manufacturing dates on the tires. 10. Clean and lubricate the hitch ball. 11. Check safety chains and brake away cable. 12. Lights and brakes tested and working properly. 13. Check seven way cord for cracks in the plug and cord. 14. Preventive maintenance list? • Anything leftover from last fall that you said you would take care of later? Bearings, brakes, spare key, spare fuses or light bulbs? While this is not a complete list, it will definitely be a good start for when warm weather finally gets here. Suggestions for maintaining the fabric on your Fiamma awning on the Interstate van

Fiamma awning fabrics are made with PVC and polyester layers and can be affected by certain weather conditions. For example if you close an awning which has been exposed to the hot sun at very high temperatures for a long time, wrinkles could appear in the fabric. In very low temperature, the fabric becomes less pliable and there could be a risk of cracking. Here is a list of some suggestions for maintaining your Fiamma awning fabric: 1. Open and close the awning in normal conditions and temperatures making sure the fabric has no sharp objects on it and is clean. 2. When closing the awning after a long period in the hot sun and at very high temperatures, wrinkles could appear and could prevent the awning from closing completely. If this happens the awning is still secure and is not compromised, as the security winch will prevent accidental opening. If wrinkles appear, re-open the awning and leave in the sun for a few hours and they will disappear. Then of course you need to re-close the awning after wrinkles are gone. 3. Residual moisture can cause spots on the fabric. If the awning has to be closed when the fabric is damp we suggest you open it again as soon as possible to dry. 4. We suggest you avoid the using of the awning below freezing 0° F. 5. When closing and opening the awning, please pay attention. We suggest you to open the awning for about 20 inches, then let the legs out in order to support the front bar during the position of maximum extension. 6. Most of dirt seen on the fabric will be superficial and can be cleaned using water and a cloth. Stubborn marks can be removed using a light detergent. Please do not use aggressive chemical substances and do not use high pressure cleaning washing equipment. Dinner and a Friend Husband: Honey, I invited a friend home for dinner. Wife: What? Are you crazy? The house is a mess, all the dishes are dirty, and I can’t cook a meal. Husband: I know all that. Then why did you invite the friend? Wife: Husband: Because the poor fellow is thinking about getting married. Thunder and Lightning Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. Have a great month and we will see you on down the road!

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2014 International Convention/Rally, Gillette, Wyoming

NATIONAL RALLIES Jul 28-Aug 3 Aug 6-12 Sep 8-14 Sep 19-28 Sep 23-27 Oct 3-7

Potlatch & Salmon Rally, Lacey, WA Around the World with Folkorama Rally, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Pendleton Roundup, Pendleton, OR Swiss Festival, Sugarcreek, OH Antelope Rally, Medicine Bow, WY Balloon Fiesta Rally, Albuquerque, NM

SPECIAL EVENT RALLIES Apr 20-27 Aug 3-9 Sep 4-7 Oct 1-6 Oct 9-12 Oct 11-19 Dec 28Jan 1, 2015

CANCELLED - San Antonio Fiesta Rally, San Antonio, TX Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention, Galax, VA Old Thresher Days, Yuma, CO Storytelling Festival Rally, Jonesborough, TN Victorian Days Rally, Dennisville, NJ Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree Rally, Ketchum, ID Rose Parade Rally, Pasadena, CA

NATIONAL CARAVANS Mar 27-Apr 15 N-43-M STANDBY ONLY Georgia Plantations & More Leader: Montague Ph. 850-212-3726 Apr 24-May 15 N-43-A STANDBY ONLY Springtime in Kentucky Leader: Wilson Ph. 270-782-6554 or 270-792-3814 Jun 2-22 N-43-N STANDBY ONLY Taste of the Blue Ridge Leader: Matkovich Ph. 708-246-8309 or 708-567-4686 Jul 6-Aug 22 N-43-C STANDBY ONLY National Landmarks West Leader: Glassey Ph. 360-459-5608 Jul 10-Aug 14 N-43-P STANDBY ONLY Nor by Nor’ East Caravan Leaders: Walbridge Ph. 781-254-6399 Jul 12-Sep 12 N-43-G STANDBY ONLY Alyeska, the Great Land Leader: Johnjulio Ph. 216-533-1752 Aug 25-Oct 15 N-43-J Southwest Adventure - Leader: Glassey Ph. 360-459-5608 Sep 7-Oct 5 N-43-I Watch it Made in the USA - Leader: Hilton Ph. 352-205-9928 Sep 22-Oct 25 N-43-L STANDBY ONLY Gone to Texas - Leaders: Snow Ph. 832-217-4508 / Kindle Ph. 713-907-4624 Oct 7-Nov 15 N-43-D Southeast Coast Spectacular - Leader: Carnein Ph. 623-974-4762 2015 May 7-Jun 18 N-44-A1 Jul 23-Sep 3 N-44-A2

Viking Trail Caravan - Leader: Hilton Ph. 352-205-9928 Viking Trail Caravan - Leader: Hilton Ph. 352-205-9928

Apr 20-May 8 N-44-B Aug 11-Sep 3 N-44-C Sep 8-29 N-44-D Aug 23-Oct 15 N-44-E Jul 10-Aug 25 N-44-F Aug 1-16 N-44-G Mar 12-31 N-44-H Jul 8-Aug 14 N-44-I N-44-J Jun 1-20 Oct 18-Nov 13 N-44-K (approx) 2016 N-45-A N-45-B N-45-C N-45-D1 N-45-D1

Golf-N-Around - Leader: Skipper Ph. 850-528-0437 Canadian Rocky Mountains - Leader: Leach Ph. 281-536-6185 Rocky Mountain High USA - Leader: Leach Ph. 281-536-6185 Southwest Adventure - Leader: Glassey Ph. 206-605-2986 Lewis & Clark Trail - Leader: Bernd Ph. 360-970-7245 Fly, Drive Alaska - Leader: Matkovich Ph. 708-567-4686 Georgia Plantations & More - Leader: Montague Ph. 850-212-3726 Nor’ by Nor’ East Caravan - Leaders: Walbridge Ph. 781-254-6399 Taste of the Blue Ridge - Leader: Matkovich Ph. 708-567-4686 Where Da Heck is Chokoloskee? - Leader: Courtney Ph. 513-325-0219

Nor’ by Nor’ East - Leaders: Walbridge Ph. 781-254-6399 Taste of the Blue Ridge - Leader: Matkovich Ph. 708-567-4686 Alyeska, the Great Land - Leader: Johnjulio Ph. 216-533-1752 The Viking Trail - Leader: Hilton Ph. 352-205-9928 The Viking Trail - Leader: Hilton Ph. 352-205-9928

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REGION  1 Region 1 Website: May 28-Jun 1 Region 1 Rally, Champlain Valley Exposition Center, Essex Junction, VT

Cape Cod Massachusetts Unit Apr 18-20

3rd Annual Pets & Paws Rally, Coastal Acres Camping Court, 76R Bayberry Ave., Provincetown, MA, Tye Mott 716-866-2503, email: Spring Get Out the Cobwebs Rally, Mystic KOA, 118 May 9-11 Pendleton Hill Rd, N. Stonington, CT, Trevor Lake 781-8372539, email: May 28-Jun1 Region 1 Rally, Champlain Valley Expo Ctr., 105 Pearl St., Essex Junction, VT, Tye Mott 716-866-2503, email:

Charter Oak Connecticut Unit - Apr 6

Luncheon Noon, The Villa Rest., 4 Riverside Rd., Sandy Hook, CT, Evelyn Watts 203-312-3382, email: Dinner TBA, Lynn Blackwell’s Home, 994 Main St., South May 11 Glastonbury, CT, Lynn Blackwell, 860-918-4107, email: May 28-Jun 1 Region 1 Rally, Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, VT, Tye Mott 716-941-3177, email: Spring Bus. Mtg., Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, May 31 VT, Mark Lupien 978-261-5180, email: mlupien60@

New England Unit - Apr 25-27 May 2-4 May 23-26

Pets & Paws Rally, Coastal Acres CG, Provincetown, MA, Cipot 203-743-7664, email: Chiliman VIII Rally, Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury, MA, Lupien/Plunkett 603-487-3815, email: JamFest Rally, Mi-Te-Jo CG, Milton, NH, Hickman 508420-5596, email:

Quebec Canada Unit - Apr 27

Opening Luncheon 11:30 AM, La Casa Grecque, 1565 Daniel, Laval, Quebec, intersection blvd St St-Martin (BYOB) (Apportez votre vin), Gabriel Massicotte 450-8348293/514-400-4816, email: May 26-28 Rally before Region Rally, Camping Mon Repos, 430 rang St Georges, L’Ange-Gardien, QC, Robert Dion 450-4695226, email: May 28-Jun 1 Region 1 Rally, Champlain Valley Expo Ctr., Rte VT 15, Essex Junction, VT

White Mountains New Hampshire Unit - Apr 12

Spring Luncheon Noon, Sarducci’s Rest., 3 Main St., Montpelior, Jerry Carruba 802-485-3792, email: birddog@ May 28-Jun 1 Region 1 Rally/Spring Bus. Mtg., Champlain Valley Expo Ctr., Route VT 15, Essex Jct., VT, Jerry Carruba 802-4853792, email:

REGION  2 Region 2 Website: May 28-Jun 1 Sep 4-7 Sep 18-21 Oct 9-13


Region 2 Rally, Salem Cty FG, Woodstown, NJ email: PA State Rally, Biglerville, PA Fred Schultz, email: NJ State Rally, Jersey Shore Haven, South Seaville, NJ email: Victorian Days Rally, Avalon CG, Cape May, NJ, Linda Amme 856-358-2717

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Al-Mon-O Pennsylvania Unit - Apr TBA TBA May 28-Jun 1 Region 2 Rally, Salem Cty FG, Pat McFadden

Berkshire New York Unit Apr TBA Luncheon, David Levinson, email: May 28-Jun 1 Region 2 Rally

Central Maryland Unit – Apr 12 May 16-18

Luncheon 12:30 PM, Olive Grove Rest., 6868 Race Track Rd., Bowie, MD, Jo Jugel 301-219-7573 Rally/Bus. Mtg., Piney Mtn. Park, 158 Pine Tree Rd., Orrtanna, PA, W of Gettysburg, PA 10 mi. to Rt 234, N 3.3 mi. to Pine Tree Rd., off of Rt 234, proceed about 1000 ft. to park, Lee Baltzell 410-848-2466

Central Pennsylvania Unit – May 2-4

Apple Blossom Buddy Rally, Oakside Comm. Park, Biglerville, PA, Eric Wible May 28-Jun 1 Region 2 Rally

Delaware Valley New Jersey Unit – April 25-27

Service Rally, Parvin State Park, Bota Rasanda 856-3921881 May 28-Jun 1 Region Rally, Salem Cty FG, Salem, NJ

Delmarva Unit - Apr 24-26

Joint Maintenance Rally w/Keystone PA Unit, 4-H Park, Centreville, MD, Malcolm Comstock 302-724-0654, email: May 28-Jun 1 Region 2 Rally, Salem Cty FG, Woodstown, NJ, Malcolm Comstock 302-724-0654, email: malvermont63@yahoo. com

Hudson-Mohawk New York Unit - Apr 27

Luncheon 12:30 PM, Charlton Inn & Tavern, 745 Charlton Rd., Charlton, NY, Gary Schulitz 518-863-2335, email: May 18 Picnic TBA, 293 Reed Rd., Fultonville, NY, John Vettovalli, email: May 28-Jun 1 Whittle Rally, Lake George RV Park, Lake George, NY, Jeoff Whittle 518-783-1606, email:

Keystone Pennsylvania Unit - Apr 24-26

Joint Maintenance Rally, 4-H Park, Centreville, MD, Comstock 302-724-0654 May 28-Jun 1 Region 2 Rally, Salem Cty FG, Woodstown, NJ, Pat McFadden, email:

Metropolitan New York Unit - Apr 24-27

Spring into Action Rally/Bus. Mtg., Croton Point Park, 16 Croton Point Ave., Croton-on-Hudson, NY, I-871 to 87E to US 9, N. Broadway to Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow, Jerry Ahlers 914-739-0230, email: May 28-Jun 1 Region 2 Rally, Salem Cty FG, 735 Harding Hwy. (Rt 40), Woodstown, NJ, TBA

Mid-Atlantic Unit - May 2-4

Maintenance Rally, Queen Anne’s 4-H Park, Centreville, MD, Howard Lefkowitz 301-649-3373 May 28-Jun 1 Region 2 Rally, Salem Cty FG, Woodstown, NJ, Bob George 443-605-3398

New Jersey Unit May 23-26

Pre-Region 2 Rally/Memorial Day at the Shore, Jersey Shore Airstream Haven CG, Charlie Petrillo 732-533-9713, email: May 28-Jun 1 Region 2 Rally, Salem Cty FG, Woodstown, NJ, Judy Coupe 267-261-1392, email:

New York Finger Lakes Unit - May 17

Welcome Back Luncheon Noon, McMurphy’s Irish Pub (Holiday Inn), Auburn, NY, Dave Horn 585-748-3464, email:

May 27-28

Caravan to Region 2 Rally, Shore Forrest CG, Hop Bottom, PA, Ray Wagner 585-334-0816, email: rwagner27@ May 28-Jun 1 Region 2 Rally, Woodstown,NJ (near Wilmington, DE) May 28-Jun 1 Region 1 Rally, Champlain Valley Exposition Center, Essex Junction, VT

Ontario Canada Unit - May 9-11

Eastern Ontario Shakedown Rally, Ottawa Muncipal CG, 411 Corkstown Rd., Ottawa, ON 613-828-6632, email:, Rob Douglas, email: Joynes, email: joynes@ May 11-15 South/Western Ontario Shakedown Rally, Seaforth, ON, Ken Shand Spring Rally, Dorchester FG, Dorchester, ON, John May 16-19 Flokstra, email: May 28-Jun 1 Region 2 Rally, Salem Cty FG, NJ, Kathy Blake, email:

Penn Lehigh Unit –

Eastern North Carolina Unit - Apr 17-20

Rally, Brunswick Beach Resort, Shallotte, NC, Bob Wolf 910-686-6349, email: Apr 30-May 3 Region 3 Rally, Western NC Ag Center, Fletcher, NC May 15-18 Rally, Sleepy Bears CG, Lumberton, NC, Mac Cassell 919738-0585, email:

Everglades Florida Unit - Apr 2-7

Florida State Rally, Sunshine Key Resort (see Blue Beret)

Florida Unit - Apr 2-7 May 22-26

Florida State Rally, Sunshine Key RV Resort, 38801 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key, FL, Daniel Maciejczyk 571309-1008, email: Buddy Rally w/FL Springs Unit, Sunset Isle RV Park & Motel, 11850 SR 24, Cedar Key, FL, Brad McGloin 904716-0781, email:

Florida Springs Unit - Apr 10-13


Rally, Tropical Palms Resort, 2650 Holiday Trail, Kissimmee, FL, Dick Smolk 813-783-2521/813-778-1254, email: Dick Smolk 813-783-2521/813-778-1254, email:

Spring Rally, Shangra La, 670 Hidden Paradise Rd., Milton, PA, Cindy Collister, email: May 28-Jun 1 Region 2 Rally, Salem Cty FG, 735 NJ 45, Pilesgrove, NJ, Pat McFadden, email:


Pennsylvania Unit -

Florida Suncoast Unit -

May 2-4

Apr 17-20

Welcome Back Rally, Penn Wood CG, Limestone, PA, I-80, Exit 64 (approx. 4 mi. S on Rt 66), John Coldren, email:

Washington DC Unit - Apr 24-27 May TBA

Capitol Kickoff Rally, Compton Bassett, Upper Marlboro, MD, Michael Vallen, email: Rally, West Chester KOA, Coatesville, PA, Nancy McDowell, email:

Rally, W.P. Franklin Locks CG (U.S. Corps of Engineers), North Ft. Myers, FL, Rt 75 Exit 143, E. Bayshore Blvd. to SR 31N to SR 78E, 6 mi. to CG, Don Oberg 239-281-7324, email:

Florida Treasure Coast Unit - Apr 3-6

Rally, Southern Palms RV Resort, 1 Avocado Lane, Eustis, FL, Alicia Rafter 561-965-2175, email: abrafter@bellsouth. net

Watchung New Jersey Unit -

Georgia Unit -


Apr 14-15

Unbutton Your Rig Rally, Pine Hill CG, Kutztown, PA, Steve Nehlig 908-735-9546 May 28-Jun 1 Region 2 Rally, Salem Cty FG, Woodstown, NJ

REGION  3 Region 3 Website: Apr 2-7 Apr 30-May 3 Aug 3-9

Florida State Rally, Big Pine Key, FL, Dan Maciejczyk, email: Region 3 Rally, Asheville, NC Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention, Galax, VA

Work Days, Top of GA Airstream Park, Helen, GA, Warren Fore 865-712-5672, email: April 16-20 Spring Rally/Bus. Mtg., Top of GA Airstream Park, Helen, GA, Warren Fore 865-712-5672, email: warrenfore@ Apr 29-May 3 Region 3 Rally, Asheville, NC, Warren Fore 865-712-5672, email: May 21-26 Memorial Day/Buddy Rally, Top of GA Airstream Park, Helen, GA, Warren Fore 865-712-5672, email:

Northern Virginia Unit - May 3-5

Civil War Spotsylvania Courthouse Battle Rally, 7100 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania, VA, Dick Arnold 540-5825261

Big Bend Florida Unit -

Palmetto State South Carolina Unit

Apr 25-27

Apr 11-13

Apr 27-30 May 16-18

Rally, Reed Bingham State Park, Adel, GA, Gary Anderson 850-769-9181, email: Caravan to Region 3 Rally, Adel, GA to Asheville, NC, Gary Anderson 850-769-9181, email: Pre-Summer Rally, Rocky Bayou State Park, Niceville, FL, Gary Anderson 850-769-9181, email: gander2@comcast. net

Carolinas Unit of North Carolina - Apr 3-6

Rally, New Bern KOA, 1565 B St., New Bern, NC, Burl Hammock 336-723-7856, email: Apr 30-May 3 Region 3 Rally, Fletcher, NC May 15-18 Rally, Crosswinds Lexington 366-853-4567, 160 Campground Ln, Linwood, NC, (GPS 100 Sowers Rd., Linwood Davidson County), Burl Hammock 336-723-7856, email:

Coastal Georgia - Apr 29-May 3 Region 3 Rally, Asheville, NC, Ray Marchant 912-6588711, email: May 21-26 Rally, Oaks-n-Pines RV Park, Lake City, FL, Ray Marchant 912-658-8711, email:

Spring Rally, Palmetto Cove RV CG, 521 Table Rock Rd., Cleveland, SC, George H. Harris 864-985-1801/864-2478352, email: Apr 30-May 3 Region 3 Rally, Asheville, NC

Piedmont North Carolina Unit - Mar 29-Apr 14 Kick-Off-Adventure Caravan, begins at First Landing Seashore State Park, Virginia Beach, ends at KOA Wilmington, NC, Bob Bennett 919-467-3681, email: Apr 30-May 3 Region 3 Rally, Western NC Ag Center, Fletcher, NC

Shenandoah Valley of Virginia Unit Apr 25-28

Breakout Rally, Lake Reidsville, NC, Greg Heuer 434-2984650 Apr 30-May 3 Region 3 Rally, Asheville, NC May TBA Rally, Chinquipin Bluff, Jean Harman 540-434-7859

South Carolina Coastal Unit - Apr 4-6

River Rally, Colleton State Park, Canadys, SC, Reserve America website, Kate Tyminski 843-757-9210, email:

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May 16-18

Lake Rally, Rock’s Pond CG, 108 Campground Rd., Eutawville, SC, Kate Tyminski 843-757-9210, email:

May 19-25

South Florida Unit Apr 2-7

Florida State Rally, Sunshine Key Resort, Big Pine Key, FL, S on Hwy. 1 to Mile Marker 39, on R after 7 Mile Bridge, for registration Apr 30-May 3 Region 3 Rally, Western NC Ag Center, Fletcher, NC, 4 mi. S of Asheville,

Cincinnati Ohio Unit - Apr 24-27

Southeastern Camping Unit Apr 25-27 Apr 26-29 May 23-26

Spring Fling Rally, Harrison Bay State Park, Chickamauga Lake, Harrison, TN, visit website for details, Roy Beavers, email: Caravan to Region 3, Harrison Bay State Park, Harrison, TN, visit website for details, Roy Beavers, email: Virginia Mountains Rally, Highland Haven Airstream Park, visit website for details, Chuck Nesbit, email: CLNJ@

Tidewater Virginia Unit - Apr 24-28

Pre-Region 3 Rally, The Colonies CG, Fort Monroe, VA (call 757-722-2200 to reserve your RV site), Dave Messersmith 757-723-1427, email: davemartha7@msn. com Apr 28-30 Caravan to Region 3 Rally, Fort Monroe, VA to Asheville, NC, Dave Messersmith 757-723-1427, email: Apr 30-May 3 Region 3 Rally, Western NC Ag Center, Fletcher, NC, Jay Thompson, Reg. 3 President

Virginia Unit - Apr 30-May 3 Region 3 Rally, Fletcher, NC

Western North Carolina Unit - Apr 2-7

Florida State Rally, Sunshine Key Resort, Mile Marker 39, Big Pine Key, FL, see coupon in Blue Beret for additional information Apr 30-May 3 Region 3 Rally, WNC Ag Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd., Fletcher, NC, Misty River Rally, Misty River CG, 5050 Old Walland Hwy., May 15-18 Walland, TN, call CG for reservation 865-981-4300, Larry Harrington 828-628-2724, email:


May 19-25

Joint Soup/Buddy Rally w/Columbus OH and Miami Valley of OH Units, Greene Cty FG, Xenia, OH, take US 68 to W. Ankeney Mill Rd., turns into Fairgrounds Rd., FG on R, Al Fluegeman 513-948-1992, email: jcaffluegeman@ Region 4 Rally, Allen Cty FG, Lima, OH

Cleveland Ohio Unit - Apr TBA May 8-11 May 13-17 May 19-25

Gathering Breakfast/Lunch, TBA, Steve Stefanko, email: Biggest Week in American Birding Rally, Maumee State Park, Oregon, OH, Tom Standing, email: Habitat for Humanity Project, Salem, OH, Rick Richardson 440-964-2723, email: Region 4 Rally, Lima, OH

Columbus Ohio Unit - email: Apr 25-28 May 19-25

Annual Soup Rally, Greene Cty FG, Xenia, OH Region 4 Rally, Allen Cty FG, Lima, OH

Land-O-Lakes of Ohio Unit - Apr TBA May 19-25

TBA Region 4 Rally “All Aboard for Region 4!”, Allen Cty FG, Lima, OH

Mahoning Valley Ohio Unit - Apr 27 May 13-17 May 19-25

Welcome Home Games Luncheon 2 PM, Midge Anderson’s, Ashtabula, OH, Midge Anderson 440-9977062, email: Habitat for Humanity Rally, Salem, OH, Rick Richardson 440-964-2723, email: Rodgers 440-224-3377, email: Region 4 Rally, Allen Cty FG, Lima, OH, Rick Richardson 440-964-2723, email:

Metro Detroit Michigan Unit Apr TBA May 19-25

TBA, John LaBarge 248-534-6133 Region 4 Rally, Lima, OH

Miami Valley Unit of Ohio 1st Wed each month: Breakfast 8:30 AM, Roush’s Rest., 405 W. Main St., Fairborn, OH, Ralph Reboulet 937-433-0632, email:

Region 4 Website:

April 24-27

May 19-25 Aug 20-24

Mid-Eastern Michigan Unit

Sep 19-28

Region 4 Rally, Lima, OH, Marjorie Lotz 937-441-1129 Michigan State Rally, St. Louis, MI, Karen Fisher 248-2369044 Swiss Festival National Rally, Sugarcreek, OH, Karin Kurkowski 586-214-1777

Apr 13 May 15-18

Akron Ohio Unit - Apr 26 May 19-25

Spring Luncheon 11:30 AM, Parasson’s Italian Rest., 3983 Darrow Rd., Stow, OH, Alan Jackson 330-635-8520, email: Region 4 Rally, Allen Cty FG, 2750 Harding Hwy., Lima, OH, Marjorie Lotz 937-441-1129, email:

Appalachian Unit of West Virginia Apr 23-28 May 19-25

Buddy Rally/Moses at Sight & Sound Theater, Old Mill Stream CG, 2249 Lincoln Hwy. E, Lancaster PA, Wayne Barth 304-425-6939, email: Region 4 Rally, Lima,OH, Wayne Barth 304-425-6939, email:

Auglaize Valley Ohio Unit Apr 19

Region 4 Rally, Allen Cty FG, 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH, from I-75 & 309, go E on 309 just past Walmart on the S side of st. and enter Allen Cty FG, parking guides will direct you, George Greenway 419-358-8211, email:


Spring Luncheon 11:30 AM, Reg Pig Inn, 1470 N. Perry St. (SR 65), Ottawa, OH, S of Walmart on E side of rd., George Greenway 419-358-8211, email: grgreenway@

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May 19-25

Joint Soup Rally w/Cincinnati OH and Columbus OH Units, Greene Cty FG, 120 Fairground Rd., Xenia, OH, Ralph Reboulet 937-433-0632, email: Luncheon 1 PM, Krzysiak’s House Rest., Bay City, MI, Bob Short 810-639-6887 Spring Rally, McCurdy’s Orchard, 3840 Hunters Creek Rd., Metamora, MI, take I-69 to Exit 163, Lake Pleasant Rd., go S on Lake Pleasant 1 1/4 mi. to Hunters Creek Rd., go W 1 1/4 mi. to 3840 Hunters Creek, call ahead, early parking on Thursday, Gerry Belcher 248-682-6609, email: Region 4 Rally, Allen Cty FG, Lima, OH, Marjorie Lotz 937441-1129, email:

Mohican Valley Ohio Unit Apr 24

Dinner/Bus. Mtg 6 PM, Der Dutchman, 720 St. Rt. 97, Bellville, OH, intersection of I-71 & St. Rt. 97, Ralph Schaber 419-747-5064, email:

Northern Ohio Virtual Airstream Unit - May 1-4

“Share the Dream” Rally, Haydocy Airstream and RV, Columbus, OH, Terry Baughman 614-889-7911, email:

REGION  5 Region 5 Website: June 30 Sep 7-9 Sep 10-14

Region 5 Luncheon Noon, Mufa Cafe, 500 O-R Dr., Gillette, WY, 307-257-2469, Barry Bell 317-965-6400 Region 5 Computer Rally, Springfield, IL, Monte Barksdale 815-458-3895 Region 5 Rally, Springfield, IL, Monte Barksdale 815-4583895

Central Indiana Unit - Apr 26

Luncheon/Mtg. 11 AM, MCL Cafe., 5520 Castleton Corner Lane, Indianapolis, IN 317-845-5717, Dan Kachele 317372-2907, email: Rally, Brown Cty SP, Nashville, IN, Ken Langell 317-4086799, email:

May 2-4

Illinois Lincolnland Unit - Apr 24-28

May 17-19

Springtime in Parke Cty Rally, Parke Cty FG, Rockville, IN, US Rt. 41, W side of hwy. as you head S in Rockville, John Swearingen 217-648-5085, email: smsflyfisher@hotmail. com 50th Anniversary Celebration, N IL Unit, Lee Cty FG, US Hwy. 30, Amboy, IL, 13 mi. W of I-39, Floyd Hattan 815476-6744, email:

Indiana Unit - 1st Mon each month except December: Dinner 5 PM, Golden Corral, 6315 Scatterfield Rd., Anderson, IN, S of exit 26 I-69 & Scatterfield Rd. (109 By-Pass), Robert Green 765-6445289, email: 1st Thurs each month except December: Luncheon 11:30 AM, Golden Corral, Lima Rd., Ft. Wayne, IN Apr 12 May 15-18

Spring Luncheon 11:30 AM, Back Forty Junction, Decatur, IN, Judy Rice 269-449-4351, email: gandjrice@sbcglobal. net “It’s All About Ice Cream” Rally, Bluffton, IN, Chris Seplak 260-409-4750, email:

Kentucky Unit - 1st Tues each month: Dinner, Louisville, KY, on hold until spring 2014, watch for email communication Apr 30-May 4 KY Derby Reunion Rally, KY Horse Park, Georgetown, KY, Exit 120 off I-75, turn E and proceed 1 mi. to 4089 Iron Works Pkwy., park is on L, contact Artie to reserve campsite, Artie Martin 513-288-3419, email: aom1215@ May 28-Jun 1 Buddy Rally w/Good Sam Club, KY Samboree, Meade Cty FG, Brandenburg, KY,, Artie Martin 513-288-3419, email:

Northern Illinois Unit - Apr 25-27 May 16-18

Illini State Park 50th Anniversary Rally/Bus. Mtg, Amboy

Southern Illinois Unit - Apr 25-27 May 16-18

Rally, St. Louis Regional Airport, Bethalto, IL, http://, Danny Nugteren 618-5316698, email: Rally TBA, Danny Nugteren 618-531-6698, email:

Southern Indiana Unit - May 1-3

Spring Rally/Luncheon, CG & Gasthof Amish Village, Montgomery, IN, BIll Schrader

REGION  6 Region 6 Website: Apr 24-27 Tennessee State Rally, Crossville, TN Oct 1-6 Storytelling Festival Rally, Jonesborough, TN, Harry or Teresa Herrmann 865-966-2222 Sep 18-21 Alabama State Rally, Cropwell, AL, Paul & Julia Pasley 334-285-3382

Alabama Unit - 1st Sat each month: Luncheon 1 PM, TBA, Birmingham, AL, call for directions, Maxine Fikes 205-798-1735 2nd Sat each month: Luncheon 11:30 AM, TBA, Tuscaloosa, AL, call for directions, Ruth Hollingsworth 205-345-6077, email: 2nd Mon each month: Dinner 6 PM, TBA, Montgomery, AL, call for directions, Paul Aehnlich 334-277-9647, email: pca2@ May 15-18

Caravan, Miller’s Ferry COE Park, 111 E. Bank Park, Camden, AL 334-682-4191/Gunter Hill COE Park, 561 Booth Rd., Montgomery, AL 334-269-1053

Arkansas Razorback Unit 1st Thurs bi-monthly: Beginning Feb-Luncheon 11:30 AM, TBA, Jim Pankey 501-206-5969, email: jamespankey99@comcast. com May 29-Jun 1 Spring Buddy Rally, Mt. View RV Park, 711 N. Bayou Dr., Mt. View, AR, Charles Duran 501-745-1590, email:

East Tennessee Unit Apr 24-27 May 15-18

TN State Rally, TCPC, Crossville, TN, for directions see, Sandy Hughes 423-239-9297, email: Rally, Best Holiday Trav-L Park, 1709 Mack Smith Rd., Chattanooga, TN, Exit 1 off I-75 SB or 1B NB, Kathy Bacon 423-775-4237, email:

Greater New Orleans Louisiana Unit - Apr 25-28

Angola Prison Rodeo/Craft Fare Rally, Riverside RV Park, Vidalia, LA, Selma Evans 504-682-3002, email: evans. Apr 30-May 3 Joint Rally w/Mississippi Unit/Spring Fling on the River, Riverside RV Park, Vidalia, LA, Selma Evans 504-6823002, email: Apr TBA Annual Bus. Mtg, Horace Evans 504-682-3002, email: May TBA Fishing Rodeo, Orange Beach, AL, Stanley Clemmons 251-753-8440, email:

Louisiana Unit - Apr 10-13

Crawfish Rally, Cajun Haven RV Park, Egan, LA, Jerry Davis 504-615-6363

Louisiana Acadiana Unit - Apr 3-6

May 22-25

Crawfish/Buddy Rally, La Pay-E-Bas, From I-10, take exit #80 S to Eunice for 18 mi., at stop sign, turn L onto Maple St. and continue to all way stop sign and continue on LA 91 for 5 mi. looking for sign that reads La Pay-E-Bas on R, turn R to Arpent Dr. for 1.5 mi. turning L at red, white & blue bldg. to CG entrance, John Landry 337-643-8078, email: Spring Bash/Wild Game Rally, Lagneaux’s CG, From I-10 take exit 97 S to round about following directions to LA 92, turn R on US 90 and continue 2 mi. to LA 734 (Fieldspan) turn L and continue 4 mi. to 4-way stop, continue 1 mi. and turn L on Ranch Rd., located at sign Bingo Ranch, continue to large bldg. on L, CG located behind this bldg., Richard Gieseler 504-231-2522, email:

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Memphis Tennessee Unit -

North Dakota Peace Garden Unit -

Apr 11-13

May 9-11

Apr 24-27

May 9-11

Rally, Powderhorn CG, 2466 Powdermill Hill Rd., Lawrenceburg, TN, from Memphis, take Hwy. 64 E, continue through Bolivar, Savannah, Waynesboro, etc. following Hwy. 64/TN 15 E/US 64, in Lawrenceburg remain on Hwy. 64 (turns into Gaines St), cross Hwy. 43, continue onto Pulaski Hwy. about 4 mi., CG will be on L, Tom Bolander 931-433-9772, email: TN All-State Rally, TCPC, Crossville, TN, I-40 to Exit 322, Peavine Rd. (Hwy. 392), go 3.3 mi. to US 127 S, turn L on US 127 S and go 9.7 mi. to Vandever Rd., turn R and drive 4.5 mi. to blue-white Airstream sign at Blaylock Rd., turn L and go S for 2 mi. to TCPS archway, follow road to 4-way stop,, Harold Hughes 423-239-9297, email: Bus. Mtg./Rally, Parkway Village Mobile Home & RV Comm.,1243 Whitehall St., Jackson, TN 731-423-3331, (reserve early), from Memphis take I-40 E to exit 85 for Christmasville Rd. toward Dr. F.E. Wright Dr., turn R onto Dr. F.E. Wright Dr., go about 2 mi., turn L onto St. Rt. 20 E/TN 20 E/US 412 Bus E/North Pkwy, go about .5 mi., turn R to CG, Buddy Bonner 901-377-1405, email:

Mississippi Unit - 1st Tue of each month: Luncheon 11:30 AM, will be notified monthly, Harriette Warren 601-856-7549/601-942-3085, email: Apr 30-May 4 Spring Fling Fally, River View RV Park, from jct. US 65/ US 84 & LA 131, W side of Mississippi River bridge S 0.8 mi. on LA 131 (Martin Luther King Ave.) L, Kathleen Hedgepeth 601-833-6823/601-695-0196, email:

Nashville Music City Tennessee Unit Apr 24-27 May 15-17

TN State Rally, TCPC, Directions.html, Harold Hughes 423-239-9297, email: Spring Rally, Dale Hollow Corps of Engineers CG, Jim Johnson 615-300-3002, email:

Pensacola Florida Unit - Apr 2-7 Apr 11-13

May 16-18

Florida State Rally, Sunshine Key West, Henry Foster 850266-4665 Vintage/Buddy 50th Rally, Mystic Springs Cove Park, 591 Mystic Springs Rd., McDavid, FL, located approx. 29 mi. N of Pensacola, FL, off Hwy. 29, Henry Foster 850-266-4665 or Park Host 850-256-3280 Mexican Rally, Mystic Springs Cove Park, 591 Mystic Springs Rd., McDavid, FL, located approx. 29 mi. N of Pensacola, FL, off Hwy. 29, Henry Foster 850-266-4665 or Park Host 850-256-3280

Tennessee Unit - Apr 24-27

Tennessee State Rally, Crossville, TN

REGION  7 Region 7 Website: Aug 6-12

National “Around the World” with Folklorama Rally, Oakbluff Community Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, folklorama-2014/, Gail Harrower, cell 204-781-1987, US cell 956-246-7698, email:

Minnesota Unit - May 15-18


Music & More Joint Rally w/Iowa & North Iowa Units, Clear Lake, IA, Steve Jedlund 952-895-8777, email: Paine 507-237-5106, email:

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May 10

Rally, Governor’s Inn, 2050 Governors Dr., Casselton, ND, exit 331 off I-94 (15 min. W of Fargo, ND), Allan Towles 605-520-5226, email: Luncheon/Bus. Mtg 11 AM, Governor’s Inn, 2050 Governors Dr., Casselton, ND, exit 331 off I-94 (15 min. W of Fargo, ND), Allan Towles 605-520-5226, email:

Wisconsin Unit - Apr 18-20 Apr 25-27 Apr 26

May 16-18

Easter Rally, Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd., Fish Creek, WI 920-868-3258, Ed Emerick 920-475-7893, email: Rally, Wisconsin Dells KOA, S235A Stand Rock Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 608-254-4177, Bob Manak 262-5248711, email: Luncheon/Bus. Mtg 11:30 AM, Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co., 110 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy. S, Wisconsin Dells, WI 608-254-1222, Bob Manak 262-524-8711, email: Rally, Lake Farm Park CG, 3113 Lake Farm Rd., Madison, WI 608-242-4576, Steve Pitrowski 608-255-3953, email:

REGION  8 Region 8 Website: Apr 29-May 4 Region 8 Rally, “Streamin’ to Missouri’s North Star,” Kirksville, MO June 28 Region 8 Breakfast 7:30 AM, Cam-Plex, Wyoming Center, Room EQ#2, Gillette, WY, $12

Greater St. Louis Missouri Unit - Apr 24-27

Spring Rally, Boone Cty FG, 5212 N. Oakland Gravel Rd., Columbia, MO (Central MO Events Ctr.), Ray Kolley 314576-4185, email: Apr 29-May 4 Caravan from Columbia to Region 8 Rally, Kirksville, MO, Ed Knernschield 573-480-5441, email: May 15-18 Fishing/Outdoor Rally, Boiling Springs CG, 18700 Cliff Rd., Dixon, MO, Hugh Bartlett 573-578-0438, email: hcbartlett@

Iowa Unit - Nov-Apr 1st Thurs each month: Luncheon 11:45 AM, Golden Corral Rest., 1868 N. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ, Doris Jean Cabalka 480216-8096 Apr 12

Luncheon 11:30 AM, Lincoln Cafe, 817 12th St., Chuck Helle 319-270-1189, email: Apr 29-May 4 Region 8 Rally, “Streamin’ to Missouri’s North Star”, Kirksville, MO, Glenn Waters 618-210-7734, email: May 15-18 Music, Music & Adventure Joint/Buddy Rally w/Minnesota and North Iowa Units, Clear Lake State Park, Clear Lake, IA, Jeff Paine 507-237-5106, email:

Kansas City Missouri Unit - Apr 5

Luncheon 11 AM, Haywards BBQ, 11051 Antioch Rd., Overland Park, KS, Cheryl Ball 913-568-6396, email: Spring Rally, AOK RV Park, St. Joseph, MO, Judy Apr 24-27 VanVickle 816-642-2392, email: Apr 29-May 4 Region 8 Rally, State FG, Kirksville, MO, Glenn Waters, Region 8 President

Missouri Greater Ozark Unit Apr 10-13 May 15-18

Rally, Mt. View RV Park & Guest Motel, Mt. View, AR, David Weddle 417-883-5604, email: Fishing Rally, Paradise Valley RV Resort, Cassville, MO, Lawrence Viney 417-678-3002, email: lviney@centurytel. net/Roger Balster 417-425-6654

Nebraska Unit -

Texas Highland Lakes Unit -

2nd Mon each month: Luncheon Noon, Old Country Buffet, 144th & West Center Rd., Omaha, NE, Dan Hoyt 712-642-2927, email:

Mar 31-Apr 6 Region 9 Rally, Mineola Civic Center, 1150 N. Newsome St., Mineola, TX, Marty Berdan 512-913-9011, email: May 6 Luncheon 12:45 PM, TBA, Marty Berdan 512-913-9011, email: May 15-17 “Good Day Sunshine” Rally/Bamberger Ranch Tour, Miller Creek RV Park, 5618 Hwy. 281 S at US 290, Johnson City, TX, Marty Berdan 512-913-9011, email: martin.berdan@

Apr 24-27

Spring Rally, Neligh Park, West Point, NE, go E on Hwy. 275 from Norfolk, NE, or go N on Hwy. 275 from Fremont, NE, park is located at Walnut & Oak Sts., Dwight Olson 402-490-6431, email:

North Iowa Unit - May 15-18

Rally, Clear Lake State Park, Clear Lake, IA, John Heckman 319-885-4413/319-240-4880, email: jeheck@

REGION  9 Region 9 Website: Mar 31-Apr 6 Region 9 Rally “Flamingo Round-Up in Mineola”, Mineola, TX, Apr 20-27 CANCELLED - San Antonio Fiesta Rally, San Antonio, TX, Gayle Ketchum 210-865-8136

East Texas Lakes Unit

Texas Hill Country Unit - Mar 31-Apr 6 Region 9 Rally, Flamingo Round-up, Mineola Community Center 903-569-6115, 1150 N. Newsome, Mineola, TX Apr 20-27 CANCELLED - Fiesta Special Events Rally, Alamo Fiesta RV 830-249-4700,, 33000 IH 10 West, Boerne, TX, I-10, take exit 543 to Boerne, Gayle Ketchum 210-865-8136, email: Doc Cane Fishing/Joint Rally w/Texas Gulf Coast Unit, May TBA TAHI, 714 Angelina, Zavalla, TX 936-897-3686, NE Texas Lake Sam Rayburn 5 mi NE Zavalla on Hwy. 147, Sheryl Wylie 210-967-8903, email:

Texas Plains Unit - 1st Sat each month: Luncheon 11:30 AM, Furr’s Family Dining, 6001 Slide Rd., Lubbock, TX, Ellene Osburn 806-829-2165, email:

Mar 31-Apr 6 Region 9 Rally, “Flamingo Round-Up in Mineola”, Mineola, TX

1st Sat each month: Dinner 6 PM, El Patron Rest., 5807 SW 45th Ave. #500, Amarilla, TX, Dick Lanham 806-674-9849, email:

Heart of Texas Camping Unit

ea Thur: Balloon Volleyball 1 PM, (meal follows at various locations) 2001 19th St., Lubbock, TX, Sam Spence 806-785-7785


Monthly Activities TBA, please visit our website

North Texas Unit - Mar 31-Apr 6 Region 9 Rally Flamingo Round-Up, Mineola, TX, Andy Selking 817-879-2525, email: Apr 24-27 Rally, Waco, TX, Tom Collier 214-957-2904, email: May 16-19 Bluegrass Jam/Girls Night Out on the Square Rally, Oakdale RV Park, 1019 NE Barnard St., Glen Rose, TX,, Wendell Carrington 972-9371979, email:

Oklahoma Unit Mar 31-Apr 6 Region 9 Rally, Civic Center, Mineola, TX Apr TBA Spring Rally, TBA

Texas Alamo Unit - 1st Sat each month: Dinner 5 PM, Las Carretas Rest., 3975 Perrin Central, San Antonio, TX, call for directions, Roseann Wood 210-316-3172, email: Mar 31-Apr 6 Region 9 “Flamingo Round Up” Rally, Mineola Civic Center, 1150 N. Newsome, Mineola, TX, call for directions, Roseann Wood, 210-316-3172, email: rosewood@ Apr 24-27 Stars in the Sky Rally/Annual Bus. Mtg./Election of Officers, Lake Falling Star RV Resort, 7355 FM 713, McMahan, TX, call for directions, Roseann Wood, 210-3163172, email: May 15-18 Spring at the Beach/Buddy Rally, Lagoons RV Resort, 600 Enterprise Blvd., Rockport, TX, call for directions, Roseann Wood, 210-316-3172, email:

Texas Coastal Plains Unit - Apr 24-27 May 22-26

River Rally, Rio Raft Guadalupe, 14130 River Rd., New Braunfels, TX, Marilyn Thomas, 936-856-9403, email: Hill Country Rally, Miller Creek RV, 5618 Hwy. 281 S, Johnson City, TX, Marilyn Thomas, 936-689-2934, email:

Texas Gulf Coast Unit - Mar 31-Apr 6 Region 9 Rally, Mineola Apr 11-14 April Love Rally, Brule May 9-12 Hot Fun in the Summertime Rally, Bagby

Mar 31-Apr 6 “Flamingo Round-Up in Mineola” Rally, Mineola Civic Center, 1150 N. Newsome, Mineola, TX, Dick Lanham 806674-9849, email: Apr 16-21 Rally, Ole Towne Cotton Gin RV Park, Goodlette, TX (0.1 mi. NW of Jct. US 287 & FM 2363), Dick Lanham 806-6749849, email: Hallmark 806-359-4252, email: Rally, Johnson Creek RV Resort, 102 Chinook Rd., Ingram, May 14-18 TX, Carl Davis 806-829-2232, email: Ellene Osburn 806-829-2165, email:

REGION 10 Region 10 Website: July 17-21 July 28-Aug 3 Sep 8-14 Oct 11-19

Region 10 Rally, Astoria/Warrenton/ Seaside KOA, Hammond, OR Carol Ortiz 360-491-6511/360-870-4705 National Potlatch & Salmon Rally, Lacey, WA, Norm & Sylvia Bahl 425-418-8137 National Pendleton Roundup Rally, Pendleton, OR, Teresa Taylor, email: Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree Rally, Ketchum, ID, R.B. & Zelma Bernd 360-459-4342

Alberta-Saskatchewan Unit May 9-11 May 16-19

Montana Spartan Sprint 2014 Rally, Whitefish/Kalispell MT KOA, Mary Culshaw, email: Buddy Rally, Wayne, AB, Stephen Fairley 403-244-5120, email:

British Columbia Unit - Apr 25-27

Joint Rally w/North Cascade WA Unit, Whidbey Island, WA, Dick Sherwood, email: Apr 28-May 22 Tidal Pools to Fishing Pools Caravan, Whidbey Island to Sheridon Lake w/rallies at Palmer Lake & Fishing Rally at Sheridon Lake, Doug McGill 250-338-6813, email: May 1-4 Rally, Chopaka Lodge, Palmer Lake, WA, R. Vanderheide 250-851-8520, email:

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May 13-14 May 15-22

Rally, Kamloops, BC, D. McGill, 250-338-6813, email: Fishing Rally, Loon Bay Resort, Hwy. 24, Sheridon Lake, BC, D. McGill, 250-338-6813, email:

Idaho Unit - 2nd Sat each month: Breakfast 8:30 AM, Golden Corral, 8460 W. Emerald St., Boise, ID, Mim Davidson 208-336-8325, email: Apr 25-28 May 16-18

Breakout Rally in Treasure Valley, Ambassador RV Resort, Caldwell, ID, Darrell Ostyn 208-467-2380 Urban Rally, Grove Plaza, Boise, ID, Mim Davidson, 208336-8325

Arizona Unit - Apr 2-6

Denver Colorado Unit - Apr 19 May 15-18

Luncheon 11:30 AM, The Runway Grill, 11705 Airport Way, #200, Broomfield,CO, Tom Reed Maintenance Rally, Fort Collins KOA Lakeside, Fort Collins, CO, Rob Davis

Four Corners Unit of New Mexico

Montana Unit -

New Mexico Unit -

Apr 25-27

May 7-11

Rally/Birthday Party for Ron, Green Acres, Bozeman, MT, I-90 to 19th St. exit, turn R on Valley Center, travel approx. 2 mi. W to Hidden Valley Rd., turn L, travel 3/8th mi. to Durango Lane, turn L to 125 Durango Lane, 4th house on L, electric & water provided, Tobe Green 406-586-0892, email:

North Cascade Washington Unit Apr 24-27

“Holland Happenings” Joint Rally w/British Columbia & WA Units, North Whidbey RV Park, 565 W. Cornet Bay Rd., Oak Harbor, WA, can come Apr 23, call park to make reservations: 360-675-9597, from I-5, take exit 230, go W on Hwy. 20, take Oak Harbor-Deception Pass exit to the L, approx. 1 mi. after bridge, turn L on Cornet Bay Rd, Dick Sherwood 425-776-9829, email: May 29-Jun 1 Rally, NW WA FG, 1772 Front St., Lynden, WA, going N on I-5, take Exit 256A, R on Guide Meridian (Hwy 539), go N approx. 10.2 mi., R on Front St. in Lynden, go E .5 mi., going S on I-5, take Exit 270, L on Birch Bay-Lynden Rd., travel approx. 8.2 mi., L on Guide Meridian go .2 mi., R on Front, go E .5 mi, Dick Sherwood 425-776-9829, email:

Oregon Unit -

Rally, NRA Whittington Center, 34025 U.S. 64, I-25, Exit 451, Raton, NM, Sandylee Pasquale 505-250-3263, email:

Wyoming Unit -

REGION 12 Region 12 Website: http://region12.wbcci. net Oct 3-7

Oct 14-19

Balloon Fiesta National Rally, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ken Johansen, email: balloonfiestarally@ Region 12 Rally, Pahrump, NV, Judy Bechthold, email:

Dec 28, 2014Jan 1, 2015 Annual Rose Parade Special Event Rally, Pasadena, CA

Central Coast California Unit Apr 11-13

Rally, Borrego Springs, Mike Gross/Joseph Deering Rally, Vines RV Park, Paso Robles, Dan Jones/Keith Valley/Carol Cunningham

1st Sat each month: Breakfast 9 AM, Mark Rest., 9900 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR, Bill Leppo 503-647-5710, email: Bill@Leppo. com

May 16-18

Apr 11-13

El Camino Real California Unit -

May 23-25

Waterloo Potluck Rally, Lebanon, OR, Hal Hendrix 503246-7119, email: Redwood Rally, TBA, Paul Lemiuex 707-465-4412, email:

Washington Unit - Apr 4-5 May 1 May 2-4 May 3 May 4-16

Hoodsport Rally, Glen-Ayr Resort, Hoodsport, WA, Darlene Leslie 360-459-8749 Board of Trustees Mtg. 7 PM, WA Land Yacht Harbor, Joel Ware 206-250-5950, email: Crab Feed, WA Land Yacht Harbor, Larry Alvar 360-7137539, email: Meeting, WA Land Yacht Harbor, Joel Ware 206-250-5950, email: Fishing Caravan, Eastern WA Lakes, Darlene Leslie 360589-8952, email:

Apr 2-6 May TBA

REGION 11 Region 11 Website: Sept 4-7 Sep 10-14 Sep 23-27 Oct 3-7


Old Thresher Days, Yuma, CO, Ross & Bev Bohm 970-848-2643 Region 11 Rally, Santa Fe Skies RV Resort Santa Fe, NM Antelope Rally, Medicine Bow, WY, Patrick Foley 307-6372866 Balloon Fiesta National Rally, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ken Johansen, email:

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Rally, Flying Flags, Dennis Carr 805-693-0418, email: Weldon 760-328-2750, email: Dennis Tico 760-518-3674, email:

Golden West California Unit - Apr 10-14 May 15-20

Rally, Bodega Bay RV Park, 2001 Hwy. One, Bodega Bay, CA, Dale Harrington, email: Rally, Far Horizon 49er RV Park, 18265 Hwy. 49, Plymouth, CA, Eric McHenry, email: laverne.mchenry@

Long Beach California Unit - Apr 24-27 May 16-17

Spring Rally, Distant Drums RV Resort, 583 W. Middle Verde Rd., Camp Verde, AZ, I-17 & Middle Verde Rd., Kent Charles 303-589-9146, email:

Rally, Vista Elks Lodge, Marlene Bowman 760-249-5753, email: Joint Rally w/San Diego CA Unit, Pechanga Resort and Casino, Marlene Bowman 760-249-5753, email:

Nevada Unit - 1st Sat each month: Breakfast 8 AM, location will vary, go to unit website to view calendar or our page: http://www. Apr 11-13 May 16-18

Hot Springs Rally, Sam’s Hot Springs Resort, 70875 Dillon Rd., Desert Hot Springs, CA, Bob Delk 702-769-0700 Rally, Pechanga RV Resort, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy. Temecula, CA, TBA

Northern California Unit - Apr 2-5

Rally, Gridley Butte Cty FG, 199 E. Hazel St., Gridley, CA, Deanna Bain 209-267-0994, email: Apr 30-May 3 Rally, Calaveras Cty FG, 101 Frogtown Rd., Angels Camp, CA, Deanna Bain 209-267-0994, email: bainstorm@gmail. com

San Diego California Unit - Apr 25-27 May 16-18

Rally, The Springs at Borrego Springs, 2255 DiGiorgio Rd., Borrego Springs, CA, SR 2 to SR 22, Dan Nixon 760-7896452, email: Joint Rally w/Long Beach CA Unit, Pechanga RV Resort, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, CA, from I-15, Temecula Pkwy, Exit E to Pechanga Pkwy., Vincent Campanella 858-735-4841, email: campanella.patricia@

Santa Clara California Unit - Sierra Nevada Unit - Apr 24-27 May 15-18

Rally, Boca Rest, off I-80 W of Reno near Truckee, CA, Diane Leipper 775-972-5011, email: hq@ Rally, Rocky Point Eagle Lake, CA, BLM dispersed area off Hwy. 139 N of Susanville, CA, Diane Leipper 775-9725011, email:

South Coast California Unit -

In Memoriam The officers and members of Wally Byam Caravan Club International, Inc. express their sympathy to the families and friends of these departed members.

Calvert, Ross (124-ON Canada)..................#7182 Carson, Victor (124-ON Canada).................#4651 Ford, James (107-TX) PP Top-O-Texas Unit Kent, Laurraine (124-ON Canada)...............#9829 PP Ontario Canada Unit Kerr, LoRayne (112-WA).................................#221 Pini, Aldo (018-CA).......................................#9670 Robinson, Betty (112-WA)............................#1726 Surprenant, John (112-WA)..........................#1978 Underwood, Arthur (112-WA).......................$4337 Wooding, William (068-NJ)..........................#3863

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Kia Kelley-Johnson, Contributing Editor,

vis” by Tribute Artist Donnie Edwards, and is the only Tribute Artist ever to perform at Graceland. This location is only one hour from Las Vegas and offers some great sightseeing and entertainment. Not too late to sign up for the 57th International Convention in Gillette, WY. Let me know if any of our Region 12 units are planning a caravan and I will post it here next month. I love wildflowers, the glorious colors and variety you never know where you will find them. April 22 is Earth Day,so celebrate by picking up a piece of trash that doesn’t belong there. Remember to leave the camp area cleaner than when you got there!

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Airstream Parks NORTH TEXAS AIRSTREAM COMMUNITY in historic Hillsboro invites you to: “VISIT FOR A NIGHT OR A LIFETIME!” Our 100% WBCCI community is located on I-35, Exit 368, in the heart of the Ft. Worth/Dallas/Waco triangle. Free Clubhouse & Terraport Wi-Fi, coin laundry and mail forwarding service. Visit our website for low overnight, weekly, monthly and snowbird rates. Call 254-582-5566 for reservations & information. TAHI, TEXAS AIRSTREAM HARBOR, INC. Is located in NE Texas on beautiful Lake Sam Rayburn is known for Bass fishing. A haven for bird watchers. Daily $15. Come visit or stay with us. 5 miles NE Zavalla on Hwy. 147. Contact: TAHI, 714 Angelina, Zavalla, TX 75980, Ph. 936-897-3686. www. PENN WOOD AIRSTREAM PARK - Traveling I-80 thru western Pennsylvania or looking for a quiet, all Airstream, summer home for a few weeks or all season? We’re the perfect stop! Full hookups with cable TV & WI-FI. Reasonable rates, area attractions and site of Autumn Leaf National Rally. Near Clarion, PA - four miles south of I-80, Exit 64 on SR 66; Ph. 814-764-8963; Open 5/1 to 10/15.


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MYSTIC SPRINGS COVE is an Airstream only park located 25 mi. N of Pensacola, FL, on US 29, between I-10 and I-65 on the banks of the Escambia River. Just 30 minutes to white sand beaches, shopping, museums and a casino. Owned and operated by Unit 29. Open all year with full hookups at $11per day 30 amp/$13 per day 50 amp, $300 monthly. Pets welcome and washer/ dryer are available. Host opportunities. Now have Wi-Fi. Ph. 850-256-3280. LAND YACHT HARBOR: Florida’s Best Kept Secret!!! Conveniently located off I-95 between exits 183 and 180 and less than six miles from some of the best unspoiled beaches in Florida. 65 miles to Walt Disney World, 20 miles to the Kennedy Space Center and located in the city of Melbourne. To retirees 50 and older we offer leases, long term rentals and overnight guest sites. Sorry we do not take credit cards. The park is pet-free. For more information on rates and particulars contact us at www.lyhairstream. com, or call 321-254-6398. TOP OF GEORGIA AIRSTREAM PARK. We are located in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, just 6 miles north of Helen, GA on State Hwy. 75. Helen is a wonderful Alpine Village community with lots of shopping, good restaurants and tubing down the river. The TOP is only 2 miles to the crossing of the Appalachian Trail. A great hiking area! We also have hiking trails that connect directly to our property. Our park offers full hookups, free cable TV, and free Wi-Fi at very competitive rates. During Rally weeks rally fees are an additional charge. ALL AIRSTREAMS WELCOME. Pets too. Ph. 706-878-3590, VISITING THE JERSEY SHORE AREA? For the most reasonable rates in the area stay at Jersey Shore Haven. JSH is a quiet Airstream park located mid-way between the dazzling casinos of Atlantic City and the Victorian charm of Cape May. This seashore area features lots of things to do and see. Jersey Shore Haven allows you to relax with 4-point hookups on wooded sites but be close to the action of the busy seashore area. Jersey Shore Haven, 728 Dennisville Rd., P.O. Box 99, S. Seaville, NJ 08246. Ph. 609-861-2293, website: TENNESSEE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU CAMPGROUND – Crossville, TN. An Airstream only campground on 376 wooded

acres, 132 member sites with six visitor lots. Full hookups, 5,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, free wi-fi, video library, kitchen and bathrooms with showers. Laundry facilities, hiking trails, no license required fishing lake. Rates $18 per night. Open April-October. Visit our website: for directions and more details. 865-471-8272

For Sale Trailers/ Motorhomes 1979 - 28’ AIRSTREAM MOTORHOME, 454 GMC engine completely rebuilt less than 5,000 miles. Rear bath, twin beds, slideout table seats 4 to 6, catalytic heater, TV, many upgrades, Zip Dee awnings. Excellent condition, well maintained, non smoking/ pets. Stored inside. 40 gal. gas tank full, ready to go. See it, you’ll want it! $21,500 or reasonable offer. Selling because of health problems. Call 219-297-4787 (Goodland, IN – 100 miles from Chicago) 1999 - 31’ AIRSTREAM EXCELLA 1000, excellent condition, c/w Hensley Arrow hitch, Zip Dee awnings all around, 2 large solar panels, aluminum wheels, twin beds, Corian countertops, excellent tires and batteries. Blue carpet/white drapes, air conditioner and Fantastic fan. $38,500. Selling due to age and health. Phone 902-688-1718 (Nova Scotia, Canada) 2004/5 – AIRSTREAM 396XL MOTORHOME, 330 Cat diesel, 8kw Onan generator, immaculate condition, original no smoking, no pet owners, well maintained, regularly serviced, NEW tires, NEW slide-out toppers and extra window awnings, front plastic film removed/repainted, tire pressure monitors, surround sound with 5 disk CD/DVD player, computer desk, built-in flat panel hi-def TV’s, electric cord winder, spare parts and tools. $99,000. Call about other extras. 919-3793975 or 919-815-8442 (Cary, NC) 2007 - 30’ AIRSTREAM CLASSIC LIMITED WITH SLIDE, one owner, one trip, kept in storage. Many extras including Hensley Hitch, Hensley TruControl Brake System, TracVision Satellite Seeking Module, Extra TV & DVD for Bedroom, XM Radio, Custom Mattress, NEW 10 Ply Tires, NEW Power Jack, NEW Battery, NEW Brakes. $58,500. 2 Italian Vespas $5,500. Pictures upon request. Ph. 229-881-1958 or email: jimstrom38@ (Warwick, GA)

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4/24-5/15/2014 STOP: RENFRO VALLEY, KY

Beautiful horses, lush green rolling hills, and home of the Corvette: these are just a few of the words to describe the beautiful state of Kentucky. Kentucky has something for everyone! For the first time, we will begin the 3 week caravan in the Bowling Green area, home of the Corvette, and from there we will travel to 7 different areas, each with its own history, geography and culture. You will have an opportunity to spend a day at the races at the famous Churchill Downs, learn about the bourbon industry, visit a horse farm, spend a morning at My Old Kentucky Home, and visit the childhood home of Loretta Lynn. We will end our journey at Renfro Valley, a mecca of bluegrass music that predates The Grand Ole Opry, and Berea, known as the Art Capital of the State. In every area we will sample the southern style “home cooking” without you having to do the cooking. And these are just a few of the many places of interest you will explore! We can’t wait to welcome you to Kentucky, where hospitality is the rule, not the exception! Leaders: Larry & Shala Wilson, WBCCI #10298, Ph. 270-782-6554 or 270-792-3814, Email:, Address: 1122 Old Main Street, Hartford, KY 42347, Total Number of Nights: 22, Number of Stops: 6, Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 25, Kitty Fee w/2: $2,300, Kitty Fee w/1: $1,700, Guest: TBA, Deposit: $200, Date Balance Due: November 15, 2013, Cancellation Fee: $50 prior to 11/15/13, after this date – leaders’ discretion


The longest National Scenic Byway in the United States is the Great River Road which starts in Minnesota and begins at the headwaters of the great Mississippi River in Itasca State Park. Come with us for an opportunity to explore the many scenic, historic and recreational attractions along the mighty Mississippi as it winds 2,552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. The Great River Road is the backbone for our journey from Bemidji, MN to West Memphis, AR. Enjoy the sights and sounds as North America’s largest river turns from a babbling brook in the tall pines to a mighty highway of commerce. We will crisscross the states of Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee as we enjoy the old river towns and the modern cities that have played such an important part in the history of our great country. There will be boat trips, bus & trolley tours, dinners and entertainment including an evening with Mark Twain Himself. Join us for this great 31 day trek as we meander through countryside that provided Tom Sawyer and his friends their boyhood adventures. Leaders: Dave & Linda Andrzejewski, WBCCI #811, Ph. 603-770-1609, Email: mrsa811@, Address: 196 Rainbow Drive # 9616, Livingston, TX 773991096, Limit: 25 RVs, Kitty Fee w/2: TBD, Kitty Fee w/1: TBD, Guest: TBD, Deposit: $250, Cancellation: $100 plus non-refundable deposits before 4/1/14, Leaders discretion after.






7/6-8/22/2014 STOP: ARCATA, CA

Join us for the natural beauty of the Northwest after the International Rally in Gillette, WY, as we visit our National Parks, discover other significant landmarks and learn some of the geology, culture, and history as we travel through these six states. We begin in Cody, WY, and travel to Yellowstone National Park to be immersed in the natural wonders of the Rocky Mountains. We explore the expanse of Montana’s “Big Sky” country to Glacier National Park and continue on to Olympia, WA, for visits to Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens. Our encounters on the Olympic peninsula include Olympic National Park, the Hoh Rainforest, Victoria, BC and the Pacific Ocean where we will sample oysters and salmon and fly kites on Long Beach. After enjoying the Columbia River Gorge, we will find high desert in central Oregon on the way to Crater Lake. The Rogue River Valley is a shady change on our route back to the Pacific Ocean. Here we will see huge sand dunes and some of the oldest Redwoods in the country. We end our adventure on Humboldt Bay with a visit to the Giant Redwoods and final banquet. In all, we will include 19 National Forests, 11 National Parks or Monuments, several state parks, and many interpretive centers. We will savor cookouts, banquets or catered meals at most of our stops. Come join us for tours, boat rides, entertainment and, of course, great fun and fellowship along the way. Leaders: Phil & Margie Glassey, WBCCI #5328, Ph. 360-459-5608, Email:, Address: 9101-69 Steilacoom Rd. SE, Olympia, WA 98513-6127. Limit 30 rigs. Estimated kitty


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fee w/2: $4,100.00; w/1: $3,200.00, Guest $950.00. Registration deposit: $250.00. Cancellation fee is $50 before 2/1/2014 plus non-refundable deposits. Leaders’ discretion after.

N-43-D SOUTHEAST COAST SPECTACULAR 10/7-11/15/2014 START: REHOBOTH BEACH, DE STOP: JEKYLL ISLAND, GA If you love seafood and want to explore the historic southeast coast of the United States, this is the caravan for you. We’ll visit an historic U.S. Lifesaving Service Station (predecessor to the Coast Guard) in Delaware, eat seafood, spend a day at the Chincoteague Oyster Festival in Virginia, visit countless museums, lighthouses and beaches, eat seafood and see the sights in the historic southeast. Did we mention that we’re going to eat seafood? We’ll also attend Morning Colors and graduation ceremonies at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island. The caravan will travel about six weeks starting at the Delaware Seashore State Park (south of Rehoboth Beach) and traveling through coastal Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and ending at the Georgia Sea Islands. The kitty fee includes campgrounds, most with full hookups, many meals, boat, carriage and bus tours, museum admissions and much more! Leaders: Ron & Cyndi Carnein, WBCCI #9424, Ph. 623-974-4762, Email:, Address: 3700 S. Westport Ave. #1704, Sioux Falls, SD 57106, Total Number of Nights: 39, Number of Stops: 11, Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 20, Kitty Fee w/2: $3,725, Kitty Fee w/1: $2,950, Guest: $775, Deposit: $250, Date Balance Due: 2 installments, 4/1/14 & 7/1/14, Cancellation Fee: $50 before 4/1/14; Leaders’ discretion after.


7/12-9/12/2014 STOP: PRINCE GEORGE, BC

“The Land of the Midnight Sun”- The Alaska Caravan will start in Dawson Creek, BC, where the Alaska Highway begins at Mile Post 0 and travel for 1,500 miles to Fairbanks, AK. We will be travelling through Yukon Territory to Whitehorse, where we will turn North and travel up to Dawson City, YT where we will ferry across the Yukon River and drive the famous “Top of The World Highway,” to the town of Chicken, AK and then an optional visit to Eagle (pop. 15). It should be noted that the Top of The World Highway could be dusty or muddy. As we continue our journey, we will experience many activities such as “Klondike Kate’s,” Laird River Hotsprings, take the River Boat Discovery in Fairbanks, and experience a real Alaska Salmon Bake and Dinner Show. We will see many glaciers, visit Denali National Park, Mount McKinley, Juneau, pan for gold, travel along the famous Alaska Pipeline, and visit the North Pole, (home of the real Santa Claus). On our return south, we will drive the Cassiar Highway through British Columbia and back into Alaska, stopping at Hyder, AK (the last Frontier) and end the Caravan at Prince George, BC. You will enjoy unprecedented wildlife viewing opportunities, world class fishing, and astonishing scenery on this “Once in a Lifetime Adventure!” Leaders: Bill (JJ) & Sandy Johnjulio, WBCCI #242, Ph. 814-484-7221, Cell 216-533-1752, Email:, Address: 6193 Althom Road, Tidioute, PA 16351, Limit: 35 Units, Kitty Fee w/2: $6,500, Kitty Fee w/1: $4,800, Guest: $1,700, Deposit: $500, Cancellation: $50 before 01/15/2014, leaders’ discretion after that date.


During this WBCCI National Caravan, we are going to have the opportunity to see people and machines make some of the products that are very familiar to us, such as the new Chevrolet Corvette, Harley Davidson motorcycles, Mack trucks, Kentucky Bourbon whiskey, baseball bats, Hershey chocolate, money at the U.S. National Mint, and more. You will learn how these products are made, and learn the history of what these companies did to grow and prosper. Many companies have a museum and company store that we will visit as well. After completing this educational and fascinating journey, you will marvel at the behind the scenes processes involved in manufacturing these products. And you will be proud of the hardworking American people and companies that make it all possible. This is the second in the series of Watch It Made in the U.S.A. WBCCI National Caravans. Each caravan in this series is unique and will never be repeated. In other words, if this caravan is of interest to you, then you should consider signing up now - because it will never be done again. Leaders: George & Sharon Hilton, WBCCI #7009, Ph. 352-205-9928, Email:, Address: 214 Rainbow Drive #11436, Liv-

2014 WBCCI National Caravans ingston, TX 77399, Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 20/21, Total Number of Nights: 28, Number of Stops: 10, Kitty Fee w/2: $2,800.00, Kitty Fee w/1: $1,960.00, Guest: $840.00, Deposit: $500.00, Date Balance Due: July 1, 2014, Cancellation Fee: $100.00 before May 1, 2014. Caravan Leaders discretion after May 1, 2014.


The 2014 Southwest Adventure Caravan will be in August, September and October capturing the awesome beauty of the fall landscapes. Beginning in Durango, we will visit the higher vistas first, before traveling on to lower altitudes hoping to escape early snows. Bring clothes for all climates! We will find what’s around the corner in this four-corners region of CO, UT, AZ, and NM, that tourists may not usually see visiting Indian pueblos, reservations and learning about their cultures from Native guides. The grandeur of the scenery will amaze us as we ride the train up the mountain to Silverton, CO, hike to the “Palace” in Mesa Verde, or bounce into Monument Valley (seen in car commercials and movies). Moab, UT offers gorgeous views in the surrounding National Parks and excitement with “slick-rock riding” in the ultimate jeep. Whether using a camera at Capitol Reef National Park or riding a mule into Bryce Canyon, the parks will captivate us. After seeing the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, we’ll spend a relaxing 5 days beside Lake Powell and enjoy a ½ day boat trip, a raft float trip and a tour through the unusual Antelope Canyon. Our final 2 weeks will take us to NM exploring Gallup, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe, where we will be a part of the Hot Air Balloon Festival, we will trolley through town, we will savor local cuisine and we will visit Taos. America the Beautiful passes (formerly Golden Age Pass) will save you $ for fees in Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyon lands and North Rim Grand Canyon National Parks. Come prepared to have fun with your fellow caravaners and leaders! Leaders: Phil & Margie Glassey, WBCCI #5328, Ph. 360-459-5608, Email:, Address: 9101-69 Steilacoom Rd. SE, Olympia, WA 98513-6127, Limit 30 rigs, Estimated kitty fee w/2: $4,300.00; w/1: $3,300.00, Guest $1,2500.00, Registration deposit: $200.00, Cancellation fee is $50 before 2/1/2014 plus non-refundable deposits. Leaders’ discretion after.


9/22-10/25/2014 STOP: KERRVILLE, TX

The letters GTT were familiar in the United States during the early 1800’s. They meant GONE TO TEXAS. Come with us and see why it was the place to be as we travel from Hillsboro just south of Fort Worth, “Where The West Begins”, to the beautiful Texas Hill country west of San Antonio. Along the way we will visit Buffalo country, Indian Country, Oil Patches, Carlsbad Caverns, Texas Salt Flats, Old Missions, Cavalry Forts, travel along the United States/Mexico border, A PASSPORT WOULD BE REQUIRED FOR ANY TRAVEL INTO MEXICO. (NOT A CARAVAN ACTIVITY) A World Famous Observatory, Mystery Lights at Marfa, Big Bend National Park, The “Hanging Judge,” The Alamo, an Exotic Game Ranch, a Dude Ranch, and much more. Leave a message for your friends - GTT. Moderate hiking may be required on some events. Leaders: Lyle & Peggy Snow, WBCCI #7358, Ph. 832-217-4508, Email:, Address: 20935 Jessica Rose Ln., Spring TX 77379, Co-Leaders: Bill & Dorma Kindle, WBCCI#4126, Ph. 713-907-4624, Email:, Total Number of Nights: 34, Number of Stops: 14, Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 20, Kitty Fee w/2: $2,000.00, Kitty Fee w/1: $1,650.00, Guest: $450.00, Deposit: $250.00, Date Balance Due: 5/1/2014, Cancellation Fee: $50.00 prior to 5/1/14, Leaders’ discretion after 5/1/14.


This new, shorter caravan will explore 4 or 5 plantations of South Georgia and North Florida. We will attend Swamp Gravy, Georgia’s Official Folk-Life play, dry camp at an old country store, have the chance to visit Andersonville and Plains, take a carriage ride through a beautiful Southern town, visit the Uncle Remus Museum, not to mention the opportunity to eat at a number of “Southern” establishments. Spring will be a colorful time to visit the area and enjoy the beauty of the South. Leaders: Winston & Carol Montague, WBCCI #5274, Ph. 850-878-1281, Cells 850-212-3726 or 850491-7444, Email:, Address: 3958 Mean-

dering Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Total Number of Nights: 20, Number of Stops: 5, Maximum RV Units/With Leaders: 22, Kitty Fee w/2: $1,600, Kitty Fee w/1: $1,300, Guest: $1,000, Deposit: $200, Date Balance Due: 11/1/2013, Cancellation Fee: At the discretion of the leaders.


6/2-22/2014 STOP: STAUNTON, VA

Come with us as we travel the Blue Ridge Parkway from end to end. It will be a 500 mile adventure as we explore the history of the area. Enjoy the scenery, listen to the mountain music, and soak up the beauty of this unique roadway and the surrounding area. The driving route will cover the entire Parkway and our stops will allow us to experience things like train excursions, Early American history, the biggest private home in the U.S.A, some Civil War history, a winery or two, mountain crafts, and much, much more. A word of caution: The Blue Ridge Parkway is a winding 2 lane scenic road with a speed limit of 45 mph (you should drive slower than that to take maximum advantage of the scenery). It extends for about 500 miles through the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia. The road goes up and down and around the mountains - often - and the elevation varies from 650 to 4900 ft. Our longest travel day will be about 140 miles. If you think this adventure is for you, your equipment should be in top shape. Leaders: Jim & Bobbie Matkovich, WBCCI #1790, Ph. 708-246-8309, Cell 708-567-4686, Email:, Address: 5823 Harvey, LaGrange, IL 60525, Limit: 20 RVs, Kitty Fee w/2: TBD, Kitty Fee w/1: TBD, Guest: TBD, Deposit: $250, Cancellation: $100 before January 4, 2014. Leaders’ discretion after Jan. 4, 2014.


We begin in McDavid, Florida, where we will visit the Battleship Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, and the Naval Museum in Pensacola, Florida. We will start our travels by visiting the white sand beaches of Panama City Beach. Then travel the “Forgotten Coast” of Old Florida to Apalachicola and Carrabelle where we will camp just a few yards from the beach. We will see how oysters are harvested--plus eat a few--cruise scenic rivers; kayak & hike. We will take a walking tour of historic Apalachicola. You will see manatees in the wild and maybe an optional horseback ride on the beach. On we will go to Cedar Key for clams and eat the Two-Year-In-A-Row-International-Award-Winning- Champion Clam Chowder. When we get to Homosassa Spring/Tarpon Springs there will be more wildlife, great meals, sponge harvesting tour and some of the best shrimp ever. Moving on to Ft. Myers Beach for the Edison/Ford Tour and a high speed catamaran boat trip to KEY WEST for the day. While in Key West, you will be able to visit Hemingway’s favorite spot for beverage at Sloppy Joes. We will take a guided Conch Train tour of the island with some time left for you to explore the island on your own. We’ll move to Bonita Springs and explore Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary a gentle pristine wilderness that dates back more than 500 years. Here we will walk a 2.25 mile boardwalk meandering through pine flatwoods, open prairie, and into the largest forest of ancient bald cypress in North America. Nearly 200 bird species are permanent or temporary residents and Corkscrew is world renowned for supporting the largest colony of nesting Woodstorks in the U.S. We will travel on to Everglades City and Chokoloskee seeing lots of alligators, a boat trip through the 10,000 islands, kayak the Everglades, eat stone crab. How about an airboat ride? Ok! You got it. There will be more boardwalks with incredible views and wildlife in Shark Valley. Of course, our final banquet which will be followed by a sunset cruise to the 10,000 islands in Everglades National Park. We hope you will join us for this action packed caravan. How else could you see the World’s Smallest Police Station and the World’s Smallest Post office in one trip; or get to the southern most point in the continental U.S. and the southern most point of paved road on the west coast of Florida? This caravan is very active and has some long days away from your rig. Leaders: Jim & Vickie Courtney, WBCCI #2804, Ph. 513-325-0219, Email: wheredaheck@gmail. com, Address: 200 Walnut Hill Avenue #62, Hillsboro,TX 76645. Limit 20 RVs. Kitty fee w/2 $3,600; Kitty fee w/1 $2,650; Guest $950. Due to vendor payment requirements, we must receive





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2014-2015 WBCCI National Caravans your $500 deposit no later than February 15, 2014. Cancellation: Leaders discretion. This is a preliminary schedule, things may change somewhat. Approximate travel will be 27 days, 9 stops, 745 miles, but again, this may change. Please contact us if you are interested in this caravan.


The Nor By Nor’East National Caravan will begin in southern New England and end in Prince Edward Island, Canada. We begin the caravan in RI and visit nearby Mystic Seaport, CT and Newport, RI. Plymouth, of course is steeped in history; the Plimouth Plantation, Plymouth Rock, Mayflower II, Jenny Museum are among the places we’ll visit. Boston’s stop is a busy one with 2 days of bus rides from Topsfield into the Capitol. All those sites you’ve read about in history books will be part of our journey. JFK Library, Bunker Hill, USS Constitution, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, etc. are just part of what we’ll see. Continuing up the coastline to an ocean-side campsite in Searsport, ME and then nearby Bar Harbor in Ellsworth will make you a firm believer that Maine is indeed, beautiful. We’ll enjoy the Penobscot Marine Museum, Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory and yet another lobster bake…”Down East Style”. We’ll camp nearby FDR’s retreat at Campobello Island in NB, Canada and then up the road to St. Martins with another seaside campsite right on the Bay of Fundy. Nova Scotia’s 3 stops include campsites that will be home bases so we can travel to Lunenburg, Peggy’s Cove, Halifax, Louisbourg, Baddeck and of course the Cabot Trail. We intend on being in NS for 11 days and we will see everything and continue to eat too! A short trip across to Prince Edward Island on a ferry and you will think you’re in Heaven. We have plenty of time here for exploring and enjoying some entertainment in Charlottetown, the warm waters along some of the most beautiful beaches as well as seafood-PEI style. We will have our Farewell Banquet in Charlottetown. Leaders: Rich & Dottie Walbridge, WBCCI #3371, Ph. 781-254-6399, Email:, Address: 15 Edgewood Road, Scituate, MA 02066-4021, Co-Leaders: Trevor & Gale Lake, WBCCI #4688, Total Number of Nights: 36, Number of Stops: 11, Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 25, Kitty Fee w/2: $3,850, Kitty Fee w/1: $2,850, Guest: $975, Deposit: $200 by October 1, 2013, Date Balance Due: June 1, 2014, Cancellation Fee: $25


5/7-6/18/2015 7/23-9/3/2015 STOP: ARGENTIA, NL

“The Viking Trail Caravan” will begin at Little Bras D’Or Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where we will board the Marine Atlantic Ferry from North Sydney to Channel-Port Au Basque to begin our journey across Newfoundland. During the early part of our adventure we will spend about 10 days exploring The Viking Trail on the Great Northern Peninsula and will visit the site where Leif Erikson established a Viking Community at L’Anse Aux Meadows about 1,000 years ago. Along the Great Northern Peninsula we expect to see wildlife such as moose, and sites such as icebergs, visit the remains of the shipwreck SS Ethie, and see the Arches Provincial Park in Portland Creek. Then we will head east to places such as Twillingate and Bonavista to see more Newfoundland wildlife such as puffins in Elliston, gannets in Cape St. Mary, and visit the coastal coves and the harbors all along the way. There are several dinner theaters planned, such as “The Viking Feast” in St. Anthony, the “Rising Tide Theater” in Trinity and “The Spirit of Newfoundland Theater” at the Historic Masonic Temple in St. John’s. For the return trip from Newfoundland we will board the Marine Atlantic Ferry from Argentia for the overnight 14 hour cruise back to North Sydney, Nova Scotia. A cabin and dinner aboard the Ferry will be provided. The Kitty Fee includes all group dinners, cookouts, entertainment, activities, campsites, and all ferry costs to and from Newfoundland. Leaders: George and Sharon Hilton, WBCCI #7009, Ph. 352-205-9928, Email:, Address: 214 Rainbow Drive #11436, Livingston, TX 77399. Maximum RV Units/With Leader (in each section): 20/21. Total Number of Nights: 42, Number of Stops: 13. Kitty Fee w/2: $5,700, Kitty Fee w/1: $4,275, Guest: $1,425, Deposit: $500, Date Balance Due: 2/1/15, Cancellation Fee: $100 before 2/1/15. Caravan Leader’s discretion after 2/1/15.


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4/20-5/8/2015 STOP: ALABAMA (TBD)

The Golf-N-Around Caravan will be in the State of Alabama starting April 20 and ending May 8, a total of 19 days. This caravan will consist of five stops. We will start in the southern part of the state and work our way north. Each stop will include a golf day, tour day, golf day. The cost of the caravan will include camping and some meals but not golf. We will negotiate the best prices for the golf and set up tee times. Each party will be responsible for paying for their own green fees. The kitty fee and golf courses are to be determined. We will be limited to 20 units including the leader. Each registration should be submitted with a $250 deposit. Leaders: Jim & Sheila Skipper, WBCCI #3178, Ph. 850-528-0437, Email:, Address: 9150 Seafair Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32317, Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 20, Total Number of Nights: 19, Number of Stops: 5, Kitty Fee w/2: TBD, Kitty Fee w/1: TBD, Guest: TBD, Deposit: $250, Date Balance Due: 9/1/14, Half of Balance Due; 11/1/14, Final Balance Due, Cancellation Fee: $50.


Come vacation in the majestic Canadian Rockies, Alberta prairies, and British Columbia - the national playground of Canada. Traveling the backcountry there will be secluded dry camping, cookouts, and Indian lore. Over 100 glaciers line the spectacular Icefields Parkway where you will ride a snow coach at Athabasca Glacier, hike trails at Jasper National Park, dine at the Banff Springs Hotel, and tour Lake Louise, Lake Moraine, and Johnson Canyon Falls. Western heritage lives on at Bar U Ranch, Canadian Barn Dance, and Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump- all included in your itinerary. You will cruise the waterway, cross the border, and create memories in Waterton Lake National Park and be aboard the Red Jammer buses in Glacier National Park for a sunset photo opportunity. Taking the Crow’s Nest Pass will deliver you into British Columbia for rafting, biking, golfing, fishing, horseback riding, and bird watching. Your camera, your adventurous spirit and your love for laughter are a must for this caravan! For further information concerning this caravan, please reference our website: Leaders: Rosemary and Carlos Leach, WBCCI #1717, Ph. 281-536-6185, Email: cmleach3@, Address: 2617C West Holcombe Blvd. #512, Houston, Texas 77025-1601, Maximum RV Units/with Leader: 25, Total Number of Nights: 24, Number of Stops: 9, Kitty Fee w/2: $2,800, Kitty Fee w/1: TBA, Guest: TBA, Deposit: $250, Cancellation Fee: $50 until 5/1/14. Leader discretion after 5/1/14.




START: WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT STOP: ESTES PARK, CO Vacation for 22 glorious days in the Rocky Mountains during the most colorful season - fall. The caravan begins with personalized guided tours of Yellowstone National Park and dining in the historic Old Faithful Lodge. In the Tetons we will raft the waterways, learn to fly fish where fat trout hide, picnic along the trails, and “shop the square” in Jackson. Along our breath taking scenic route, we will discover fragments of a long ago world where the largest land creatures of all time once roamed and died in Dinosaur National Monument. A train will whisk us through stands of golden aspens. We will spy deer, bear, and bighorn sheep and play through loitering elk on the golf course. We will arrive in Estes Park, Colorado in time to hear the bull elk’s throaty bugling echo across the mountains signaling that fall has officially arrived - the elk mating season. This will be an amazing time of year to vacation in the Rockies! More caravan details are available at Leaders: Carlos and Rosemary Leach, WBCCI #1717, Ph. 281-536-6185, Email:, Address: 2617C West Holcombe Blvd. #512, Houston, Texas 77025, Maximum RV Units w/ Leader: 25 units, Total Number of Nights: 22, Number of Stops: 8, Kitty Fee w/2: $2,500, Kitty Fee w/1: TBA, Guest: TBA, Deposit: $250, Cancellation: $50 before 5/1/14, Leaders discretion after 5/1/14. N-44-E





The 2014 Southwest Adventure Caravan will be in August, September and October capturing the awesome beauty of the fall landscapes. Beginning in Durango, we will visit the higher vistas first, before traveling on to lower altitudes hoping to escape early snows. Bring clothes for all climates! We will find what’s around the corner in this four-corners region of CO, UT, AZ, and NM, that tourists may not usually see visiting Indian pueblos, reserva-

2015 WBCCI National Caravans tions and learning about their cultures from Native guides. The grandeur of the scenery will amaze us as we ride the train up the mountain to Silverton, CO, hike to the “Palace” in Mesa Verde, or bounce into Monument Valley (seen in car commercials and movies). Moab, UT offers gorgeous views in the surrounding National Parks and excitement with “slick-rock riding” in the ultimate jeep. Whether using a camera at Capitol Reef National Park or riding a mule into Bryce Canyon, the parks will captivate us. After seeing the North Rim of the Grand Canyon we’ll spend a relaxing 5 days beside Lake Powell and enjoy a ½ day boat trip, a raft float trip and a tour through the unusual Antelope Canyon. Our final 2 weeks will take us to NM exploring Gallup, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe where we will be a part of the Hot Air Balloon Festival, we will trolley through town, we will savor local cuisine and we will visit Taos. America the Beautiful passes (formerly Golden Age Pass) will save you $ for fees in Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyon lands and North Rim Grand Canyon National Parks. Come prepared to have fun with your fellow caravaners and leaders! Leaders: Phil and Margie Glassey, WBCCI #5328, Ph. 206-605-2986, Email:, Address: 9101-69 Steilacoom Rd SE, Olympia, WA 98513-6127, Limit 30 rigs, estimated Kitty Fee w/2, $4,400; w/1, $3,400, Guest $1,200, registration deposit: $200, Cancellation fee is $50 before 2/1/2015 plus non-refundable deposits. Leader’s discretion after. N-44-F





The Lewis and Clark Trail Caravan is back by popular demand. This 45-day caravan will rendezvous at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers (where Lewis & Clark did). We will follow their route up the Missouri River, across mountain passes to the Snake and Columbia Rivers and on to Warrenton, OR (Fort Clatsop), the western terminus of their journey. The Corps of Discovery spent the very wet winter of 18051806 there. We, however, will enjoy seafood, and great weather on the Pacific Ocean in the comfort of our Airstreams. Our route will take us from St. Louis across Missouri (Kansas City), up through Iowa (Council Bluffs), the Dakotas (Bismarck, Fort Mandan, Medora), across Montana (Great Falls, Helena, Three Forks, Bozeman), then drop down into Yellowstone National Park for a few days; cross into Idaho and over Lolo Pass to the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers where Lewis and Clark spent several days; we will enjoy a boat cruise up the Snake into Hells Canyon. Then on to the Columbia River and follow it down to the Pacific Ocean. Although Lewis and Clark didn’t actually get into Yellowstone National Park, it’s too close (and good!) to pass up. So you will have the opportunity to explore and visit it and many other beautiful, interesting, and informative locations along the route. Entertainment, excursions, cookouts, picnics, meals and, of course, campgrounds are included in the Kitty Fee estimated to be $4,500 for 2 people, $3,500 for one and $1,000 for a guest. Leaders are R.B. and Zelma Bernd WBCCI #306, send your $500 deposit to Bernd’s at 9101-39 Steilacoom Road SE, Olympia, WA 98513-6118, two payments of $2,000 each will be due 10/1/14 and 3/1/15. Refund in full, less $50, prior to 1/1/15, at leaders discretion thereafter. The caravan is limited to 25 Airstreams.


8/1-16/2015 STOP: ANCHORAGE, AK

This is important for those of you that would like to go on the Fly/ Drive caravan. You will need to sign up ASAP if you would like to make this caravan. First checks in, first on the caravan. If I do not have the 20 RV people signed up by 12/31/14, the caravan will be canceled. The RV rental is TBA. I will not have a cost of the RV’s until later in the year. Last year it was $2,800.00 for 15 days with unlimited miles. They are class “C” motorhomes. They were 22’ with a queen bed in the rear so you did not have to climb up over the cab. 22’ RV’s are big enough for 16 day trip and easy to get around. You won’t spend much time in them anyway. If you figure the cost to drive from your home to Anchorage with your RV, depending where you live can be costly with fuel around $4.00 a gallon. This is a 16 day trip. We encourage you to come early or stay later to do more touring on your own. Come and Fly to Alaska, and then drive it with Jim & Bobbie Matkovich. Alaska is the last Frontier State. Nothing can fully describe the beauty of the Alaskan landscape. Visiting this beautiful state by RV is the best way to do it. Bobbie and I have traveled there twice with our RV and once with the Fly/Drive and there is no other way to see Alaska. Leaders: Jim & Bobbie Matkovich, 5823 Harvey Ave., LaGrange Highlands, IL 60525, Ph. 708246-8329, cell 708-567-4686, Email:, Maximum

RV Units W/Leaders: 20, Total Number of Nights: 15, Number of Stops: 7, Kitty Fee w/2: $2,500, Kitty Fee w/1: $1,800, Guest: $TBA, Deposit: $500, Balance Due: $2,000 by 4/1/15, Cancellation Fee: $100 before 12/31/14. Leader’s discretion after 1/1/15.


This shorter caravan will explore 4 or 5 plantations of South Georgia and North Florida. We will attend Swamp Gravy, Georgia’s Official Folk-Life Play, dry camp at an old country store, have the chance to visit Andersonville and Plains, take a carriage ride through a beautiful Southern town, visit the Uncle Remus Museum, not to mention the opportunity to eat at a number of “Southern” establishments. Spring will be a colorful time to visit the area and enjoy the beauty of the South. Leaders: Winston and Carol Montague, WBCCI #5274, Ph. 850-878-1281, cells 850-212-3726 or 850-491-7444, Email:, Address: 3958 Meandering Lane, Tallahassee FL 32308, Maximum RV Units/With Leaders: 22, Total Number of Nights: 20, Number of Stops: 5, Kitty Fee w/2: $1,600, Kitty Fee w/1: $1,300, Guest: $1,000, Deposit: $200, Date Balance Due: 11/1/14, Cancellation Fee: At the discretion of the leaders.


7/8-8/14/2015 STOP: CORNWALL, PEI

The Nor By Nor’East National Caravan will begin in southern New England and end in Prince Edward Island, Canada. We begin the caravan in RI and visit nearby Mystic Seaport, CT as well as Newport, RI. Plymouth, Massachusetts, of course is steeped in history; the Plimouth Plantation, Plymouth Rock, Mayflower II, Jenny Museum are among the places we’ll visit. Boston’s stop is a busy one with 2 days of bus rides from Topsfield into the Capitol. All those sites you’ve read about in history books will be part of our journey. JFK Library, Bunker Hill, USS Constitution, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, etc. are just part of what we’ll see. Watching for whales on a boat out of Gloucester’s fishing port is on the agenda too. Continuing up the coastline to an ocean-side campsite in Searsport, ME and then nearby Bar Harbor in Ellsworth will make you a firm believer that Maine is indeed, beautiful. We’ll enjoy the Penobscot Marine Museum, Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory and a Food Channel approved lobster bake…“Down East Style.” All you can eat Maine blueberry pancakes is on the menu too! We’ll camp nearby FDR’s retreat at Campobello Island in NB, Canada and then up the road to St. Martins with another seaside campsite right on the Bay of Fundy. Nova Scotia’s 3 stops include campsites that will be home bases so we can travel to Peggy’s Cove, Halifax, Louisbourg, Baddeck and of course the Cabot Trail. We intend on being in NS for 11 days and we will see everything and continue to eat too! A short trip across to Prince Edward Island on a ferry or a longer ride across the Confederation Bridge and you will think you’re in Heaven. We have plenty of time here for exploring from our home base, ocean view-campsite. We will enjoy Anne of Green Gables Play in Charlottetown and the warm waters along some of the most beautiful beaches as well as more seafood-PEI style. We will have our Farewell Banquet in Charlottetown. Leaders: Rich & Dottie Walbridge, WBCCI #3371, Ph. 781-2546399, Email:, Address: 15 Edgewood Road, Scituate, MA 02066-4021, Co-Leader: Trevor & Gale Lake, WBCCI#4688, Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 25, Total Number of Nights: 36, Number of Stops: 11, Kitty Fee w/2: TBD, Kitty Fee w/1: TBD, Guest: TBD, Deposit: $200, Date Balance Due: 6/1/15, Cancellation Fee: $50.


Come with us as we travel the Blue Ridge Parkway from end to end. It will be a 500 mile adventure as we explore the history of the area. Enjoy the scenery, listen to the mountain music, and soak up the beauty of this unique roadway and the surrounding area. The driving route will cover the entire parkway and our stops will allow us to experience things like  Early American history, the biggest private home in the U.S.A. some Civil War history, mountain crafts, and much, much more. A word of caution: The Blue Ridge Parkway is a winding 2 lane scenic road with a speed limit of 45 mph (you should drive slower than that to take maximum advantage of the scenery). It extends for about 500 miles through the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia. The road goes up and down and around the mountains - often - and the elevation varies from 650 to 4900 ft. Our longest travel day will be about 140 miles. If you think this adventure is for you, your equipment should be in top shape. Leaders: Jim &

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2015 WBCCI National Caravans Bobbie Matkovich, WBCCI #1790, Ph. 708-246-8309, cell 708-567-4686, Email:, Address: 5823 Harvey Ave., LaGrange, IL 60525, Limit: 20 RVs, Total Number of Nights: 19, Number of Stops: 06, Kitty Fee w/2: TBA, Kitty Fee w/1: TBA, Guest: TBA, Deposit: $250, Cancellation Fee: $100 before 1/4/15, Leaders’ discretion after 1/4/15.


We begin in McDavid, Florida where we will visit the Battleship Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, and the Naval Museum in Pensacola, Florida. We will start our travels by visiting the white sand beaches of Panama City Beach. Then travel the “Forgotten Coast” of Old Florida to Apalachicola and Carrabelle where we will camp just a few yards from the beach. We will see how oysters are harvested - plus eat a few - cruise scenic rivers; kayak & hike. We will take a walking tour of historic Apalachicola. You will see manatees in the wild and maybe an optional horseback ride on the beach. On we will go to Cedar Key for clams and eat the Two-Year-InA-Row-International-Award-Winning- Champion Clam Chowder. When we get to Homosassa Springs/Tarpon Springs there will be more wildlife, great meals, sponge harvesting tour and some of the best shrimp ever. Moving on to Ft. Myers Beach for the Edison/Ford Tour and a high speed catamaran boat trip to KEY WEST for the day. While in Key West you will be able to visit Hemingway’s favorite spot for beverage at Sloppy Joes. We will take a guided Conch Train tour of the island with some time left for

you to explore the island on your own. We’ll move to Bonita Springs and explore Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary a gentle pristine wilderness that dates back more than 500 years. Here we will walk a 2.25 mile boardwalk meandering through pine flatwoods, open prairie, and into the largest forest of ancient bald cypress in North America. Nearly 200 bird species are permanent or temporary residents and Corkscrew is world renowned for supporting the largest colony of nesting Woodstorks in the U.S. We will travel on to Everglades City and Chokoloskee seeing lots of alligators, a boat trip through the 10,000 islands, kayak the Everglades, eat stone crab. How about an airboat ride? Ok! You got it. There will be more boardwalks with incredible views and wildlife in Shark Valley. Of course our final banquet which will be followed by a sunset cruise to the 10,000 islands in Everglades National Park. We hope you will join us for this action packed caravan. How else could you see the Worlds’ Smallest Police Station and the World’s Smallest Post office in one trip; or get to the Southernmost point in the continental US and the southernmost point of paved road on the west coast of Florida? This caravan is very active and has some long days away from your rig. Leaders: Jim & Vickie Courtney, WBCCI#2804, Ph. 513-325-0219, email:, Address: 200 Walnut Hill Avenue #62, Hillsboro, TX 76645. Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 23/Minimum 19. Kitty fee with 2 TBD; Kitty fee with 1 TBD; Guest TBD. Due to vendor payment requirements, we must receive your $500 deposit no later than October, 2014. Cancellation: Leader’s discretion. This is a preliminary schedule, things may change somewhat. Price to be determined. Approximate travel will be 27 days; 9 stops; 745 miles; but again this may change. Please contact us if you are interested in this caravan.

NATIONAL CARAVAN APPLICATION (please type or print clearly - every blank must be filled in) Caravan #__________________ Caravan Name__________________________________________________________________________ Last Name________________________ First______________________Spouse_____________________WBCCI#_____________________ Summer Address___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone # _______________________________EMail___________ Winter Address:

From:________ To:______________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone #________________________________Email_____________________________________________________________________ # of Adults__________Children_________Pets_________Ham #___________________MH/T_________ft. Handicapped? Amount Enclosed: (US$)________________________Check #________________

Make checks payable to: WBCCI National Caravan Mail to: Caravan Leader


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REGION 8 RALLY Stream’ to Missouri’s North Star Northeast Missouri County Fairgrounds Kirksville, Missouri April 29 - May 4, 2014 Name____________________________ WBCCI # ________________ Address_________________________________________________ City_________________State/Prov_________Code______________ Phone_________________ Email_____________________________ Adults_________Children__________Guests_________ Trailer _____ MH_____ Length _____ Handicap ____________

REGION 3 RALLY Asheville, North Carolina April 29 - May 4, 2014 Come to Asheville, North Carolina, for the Region 3 Rally April 29-May 4. There will be seminars and roundtables on Airstream maintenance, Dutch oven cooking, short and longer caravans, membership, leadership training, and WBCCI and Region 3 information. You will have the opportunity to tour the Biltmore Mansion, take a trolley or Segway tour, take a “Brews Cruise” of micro-breweries, visit some of the many craft galleries, hike or bike a trail, or just relax with friends. The Western North Carolina Agricultural Center will be the location, so plan to join us. Actual address of the Ag Center is: 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, North Carolina 28732. Estimated rally fee will be $60.00 per adult, camping cost with three point hook-up - $20.00 per night or boondock at $10.00 per night. You may register for the rally at the Region 3 website online at www.region3., via the coupon in the Blue Beret, or by contacting the rally registrar: Judy Martiny, 2998 Englishville Road, Andersonville, GA 31711, phone 478-472-2693. You will pay your rally and camping fee on arrival at the rally.

Rally Fee: 2 adults (includes parking Tues - Sat) _ 1 adult (includes parking Tues - Sat) Children w/adults Parking Offsite: Deduct $65

$210.00 $165.00 $ 35.00 _____________

E-mail _________________________________________________

Registration before April 1 ( - $5/adult)


Name (First & Last) ______________________________________


Cell Phone______________________________________________

TOTAL REGISTRATION FEE (CHECK) Online registration has no discount 8 Rally

Kirksville is a quaint town with numerous historic sites to visit. Good food, entertainment and fellowship with friends will abound. Bring your hobby to display on Saturday, also items for the flea market. Open House will be held Saturday afternoon.

Make check payable to: WBCCI Region 8 AFTER APRIL 10 BEFORE APRIL 10 Send your check to: Send your check to: June Ryan, Treasurer June Ryan, Treasurer P.O. Box 232 11313 E. Boise #48 Birmingham IA 52535 Apache Junction, AZ 85120

REGION 4 RALLY “All Aboard for Region 4!” Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH May 19 - 25, 2014 Name__________________________ Spouse__________________

Registration Form

(we will not share this with anyone but may need to contact you) WBCCI # _________________ Home Unit_____________________ Arrival Date_____________________________________________ # of Nights Staying? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

(select correct # of nights)

Number in Party 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

(select correct # in your party)

35th NATIONAL POTLATCH & SALMON RALLY Olympia (Lacey), Washington July 30 - August 3, 2014 (Pre-Tours July 28 & 29) Name(s)_________________________________________________ Guest(s)_________________________________________________ Address_________________________________________________

WBCCI # ________________ Unit___________________________ Address_______________________________________________ City_________________State/Prov_________Code____________ Phone ___________________

Cell _______________________

City_________________State/Prov_________Code______________ WBCCI # __________ Unit__________________________________ Email____________________________________________________ Phone _____________________ Cell__________________________


Disabled_______ Need Wheelchair accessibility_______________

# in Party: ______ Handicapped Parking?___________________

Rally Fee: Adults # x $80.00 $ Children # x $80.00 (10 yrs & older) $ Children # (9 yrs & under - free) Fashion Show Luncheon #­­________ included in rally registration

Before After Rally Fees: 2/28/14 3/1/14 2 Persons $175.00 $185.00 1 Person $130.00 $140.00 Extra Adults/No RV $ 65.00 $ 70.00 x ____ Child 6-12 yrs. $ 35.00 $ 35.00 x ____

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Hog Roast, Golf, Flea Market, Door Prizes, Seminars, Tours, Hobby Show, Line Dancing, Raffles, Entertainment. For more information call Marjorie & Guy Lotz 937-441-1129, Email: Make your check payable to: Region 4 WBCCI Mail to: Karen Fisher, 899 Tanview Dr., Oxford, MI 48371

TOTAL $ TO HELP THE COOKS WITH MEAL PLANNING PLEASE REGISTER BY JULY 26, 2014 Cancellation Fee: $2 Parking Fee: $18 per night or $108 per week, including tax, is payable upon arrival at the gatehouse Make check payable to: WA Unit, WBCCI Mail to: Potlatch Registrar 9101 Steilacoom Rd. SE, Olympia, WA 98513 Rally Hosts: Norm & Sylvia Bahl Ph. 425-418-8137, Email:

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49th ANNUAL PENDLETON ROUND-UP RALLY Hosted by Oregon Unit at Pendleton Comm. Park Pendleton, Oregon September 8 - 14, 2014 WBCCI # ______________ Unit______________________________ Name(s)_________________________________________________

REGION 10 RALLY “Caravan to the Coast” Warrenton/Astoria KOA July 17 - 21, 2014 Name(s)_________________________________________________ Address_________________________________________________ City_______________________ State________ Zip Code__________


E-Mail ___________________________WBCCI #________________


Phone _____________________

Phone_________________ Email ____________________________ Numer of Persons _________ Handicapped ___________________ Rally Fees: Circle your selections: Gold Buckle: $430/couple $240/single $_______ Silver Buckle: $290/couple $170/single $_______ Spurs: $185/couple $105/single $_______ Saddle (rally fees only) $165/couple $110/single $_______

Will you be bringing children? If so, please provide name(s) and age(s):___________________________________________________ Would you like your children to participate in Family Fun Camp*? Yes ______ No _____ *For information on Family Fun Camp, please contact Teresa Taylor at Length of Airstream (including tow/towed vehicle): _____________ Primary Vehicle License Plate #______________________________ Special Site Requirements: Handicap _____ 50 Amp _____ Close to Restroom(s) _____ Slideouts _____

Add your stirrups to the Saddle package only: PRB Mon. eve $35/each $_______ Rally Fee (includes meals & KOA fees): PBR Tue. eve (finals) $35/each $_______ Full Hook-Up (Water, Electric, Sewer & Cable): Thurs-Sund (1) person $159 _____ Thurs-Sund (2) persons $180 _____ Wed. Rodeo upgrade seating $21/each $_______ Thurs-Mond (1) person $233 _____ Thurs-Mond (2) persons $259 _____ Thur. Rodeo upgrade seating $21/each $_______ Fri. Rodeo upgrade seating $35/each $_______ Sat. Rodeo upgrade seating $35/each $_______ Happy Canyon Pageant $21/each $_______ Tour Pendleton Underground $15/each $_______ Add any Optional Tickets to your pkg, limited quantities: Prof. Bull Riding tkts for Mon. $35/each $_______ Prof. Bull Riding tkts for Tue. $35/each $_______ Frid. Rodeo upgrade seating $35/each $_______ Sat. Rodeo upgrade seat. (finals) $35/each $_______ Happy Canyon Pageant upgrade seat. $21/each $_______ Total Enclosed $_______ Make check (U.S. Funds) payable to: WBCCI Oregon Unit Send Registration Coupon & Check to: Teresa Taylor, P.O. Box 319, Seaside, OR 97138

AROUND THE WORLD WITH FOLKLORAMA REGION 7 / NATIONAL EVENT RALLY Oak Bluff Recreation Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Canada August 6 - 12, 2014 Name ___________________________________________________

NOTE: Upon arrival at the KOA, you will be responsible for payment of KOA fees for three or more adults (which includes children 11+) at $5.50/ day and pets at $2/day. Cancellation Policy: Full refund before July 1, 2014. KOA cancellation fee ($10) plus Region expenses TBD will be deducted from refund starting July 1, 2014. Mail coupon & check in US funds payable to: Region 10, WBCCI: James Rolls, 644 Beecher Ave., Brigham UT 84302

Rally Fee: # Unit w/2 persons ______ Unit w/1 person ______ Extra Adult - each ______ Children - each ______ No RV on Site - Deduct

$650.00 $370.00 $280.00 $190.00 - $40.00

Total ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________

City _____________________State_________Zip Code___________

Optional: 3rd Night Folklorama: Adult - each Children - each

E-Mail _____________________ ______ Phone __________________

Medical Requirement for Electric (Specify): Electrical Charge ______ $160.00 ________________

WBCCI #___________________ Handicap Parking _______________


Arrive _____________________ Leave________________________

$200 Deposit required by May 1, 2014; Balance Due by July 15, 2014 Questions: Email: Gail Harrower,, Phone 204-781-1987


Trailer _____ MH _____ Length _________________ Slide Out: Yes _____ No _____ Generator: Yes _____ No _____

Water & Electric Only: Thurs-Sund (1) person $139 _____ Thurs-Sund (2) persons $160 _____ Thurs-Mond (1) person $203 _____ Thurs-Mond (2) persons $229 _____


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Make checks payable to: WBCCI Region 7 Mail to: Terrol Rogers, Treasurer, 47 Amelia Crescent, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R2K 3X8

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