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The April edition of the Poppy is available. Stay informed about what was and what will be.
The March edition of the Poppy is available. Check out the Mega Rally in May.
Be in the know. Read about what was in 2017 and what will be 2018.
Additional information about the 2018 rally schedule is published in this edition of the Poppy. Also read about the Region 12 rally that was held in October.
Read the updates on recent activities.
Read the excellent article on the Journey to Darkness Caravan. I think I missed a good one. The August rally was not covered on the website, but you can read about it here. Also in this issue: A preview of the November rally in Paso Robles.
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The July edition of the Poppy is now available. If you are not a member, see what you are missing. If you are a member, relive good times and preview coming attractions. Chock full of good stuff.
Introducing the Region 12 Rally in October 2017-Norcal is hosting. Reliving the the Cajun Country Caravan and the April rally in Monterey. Another great issue.
The April edition of the Poppy is hot off the presses. Be informed and entertained; read the Poppy.
The latest issue of Norcal News is now available. Read the Poppy and stay informed. The co-hosts share highlights of the the May rally in Olema. The California Coastal Caravan is covered in prose and pictures.
The latest issue of The Poppy is now available. As usual you can enjoy the rally recaps and the pictures contributed by members. The March rally is detailed and the coupon is available. Check out what is new for 2017.
Another big issue. Get a preview of the rallies for 2017. Read the recap of the Ft. Bragg rally. Members share caravan experiences. Of course, there is more. Check it out.
Wow! The October issue of the Poppy is jam-packed. Check it out.
The latest Poppy includes a brief description of the November rally, Streamin’ the Past (the coupon is also available). Details of the winter caravan, California Dreaming Coastal Caravan, are provided. I understand it is filling quickly. The August rally at Lassen RV Resort is reviewed. Of course there is more. Check it out.
The August Poppy explores the joy of caravan travel. The Editor shares the wine tasting caravan along the central coast. Bob V. shares his experiences on the Alaska Caravan. Also fine the write-up for the Fort Bragg rally ( coupon due on September 1). The Region 12 newsletter has photos from the International Rally.
The July Poppy will keep you updated on the latest WBCCI/Norcal happenings. Read the report from the International Rally at Lewisburg, NC. Enjoy the highlights from the May and June rallies. Read about the flash rally at Jackson Rancheria in September. A member writes about a chilling accident that occurred on the way to the International Rally-a cautionary tale for all travelers.
The May/June Poppy is packed with information about our recent rallies at Olema and Camatta Ranch. The photos are terrific. You can also read about upcoming opportunities. The Journey into Darkness rally will be in position to view the 2017 solar eclipse (As of this writing the rally is booked but you can get on the waiting list.) The Norcal August rally includes an opportunity to visit Lassen National Park.
Read the June rally itinerary in the April edition of the Norcal News. You should try the new expedited registration procedure. Your webmaster tried it last month and it worked quite well. You can also read about the March rally in Columbia.
Read the March edition of Norcal News and enyoy the pictures from the Canyon Adventure Caravan. Learn about the May rally in Red Bluff. The refinement of the rally registration procedures continues. Make special note of the updated procedures highlighted in this addition.
The Norcal Unit of WBCCI welcomes a new newsletter editor, Steve D. His first edition looks like a success. It includes important information about the March Rally in Columbia and April rally in Pt. Reyes. We are a busy unit; it pays to keep up with current club events. Be sure to review the new procedures for rally registration (at left).
The November edition of the NorCal newsletter has a preview of the major early season rallies. You’ll want to read this to get a jump on registration for the new season. Starting off will be the Columbia Gold rally at Columbia 49 RV Park. This edition of the newsletter has several great photos of the late summer rallies.
The October edition includes important registration information for both the Bodega Bay Rally and Holly Jolly Rally. The “Escape to Bodega Bay” Rally will be November 4-8 at Bodega Bay RV Park. The registration coupon is due October 20. The Holly Jolly Rally, which is the annual unit holiday party and succession of officers, will be December 2-6 at Jackson Rancheria RV Park in Jackson, CA. Registration for the Holly Jolly is due October 30.
The September edition of the NorCal newsletter is packed with important information about major rallies planned for the next few months. The “Vacaville Octoberfest” rally is planned for September 30-October 4 at Vineyard RV Park. The Vacaville registration form is due September 15. This is a “buddy rally,” which means members can bring a friend with any brand of RV. The rally hosts are Larry L. and John & Lori B. The newsletter has information about the “Escape to Bodega Bay” rally planned for November 4 – 8 at Bodega Bay RV Park. The Bodega Bay registration form is due October 20. It is hosted by Jane K. and Lee & Jackie K. The NorCal WBCCI Unit has a very active schedule that is helping to stimulate membership growth. NorCal is the fifth largest in membership among the 117 WBCCI units internationally. The newsletter includes a picture of the Airstream Life magazine that has cover art created by our own talented member, Jane.
The August edition of the unit newsletter contains a lot of important information and registration coupons for two rallies and the 2016 caravan. There is information on the “Canyon Adventures Caravan” planned for January 28-February 10, 2016. It is being led by Tom and Deanna B. and John and Elain W. It begins in Bakersfield, CA and ends at Camp Verde, AZ. The caravan coupon is due August 20, 2015. This editon of the newsletter includes information and registration coupon for the “Vacaville Octoberfest” rally September 30-October 4 at Vineyard RV Park. The Vacaville coupon is due September 15. There is a registration coupon for the “Every Cloud has a Silver Lining” rally September 2-6 at McCloud Dance Country RV Park. The coupon is due August 18.
The July editon of the official NorCal newsletter includes information for the “Every Cloud has a Silver Lining” Rally at McCloud (CA) Dance Country RV Park Sept 2 – 8. The McCloud registration coupon is due August 18. The hosts are Pat L. and Jim & Vicki G. There is updated information for the Prosser Family Campground rally August 5-9, including info on remaining open camp sites. The newsletter includes preview information on registration for the 2015 Region 12 Rally in Minden, NV planned for October 6-11. Registration is on the Region 12 Rally website. Inside the newsletter there is an explanation about the new “flash rally” concept, with the first planned for Cleo (CA) Rivers Edge RV Park July 19-23.
Flash Rallies are an experiment. Our first is the Clio rally in July. The purpose is to increase opportunities for members to gather and enjoy activities. Flash rallies could be used for something fairly traditional, such as the Clio rally, which is an RV camping event proposed on short notice. They could also be centered on a non-camping activity, e.g., a dinner and concert; an Amtrak trip; a balloon festival; a kayak outing; etc. Typically, Flash Rallies have the following characteristics:
• Called on short notice;
• Proposed, organized and run by any NorCal member(s);
• Approved by the board;
• Publicized by email to the NorCal membership and open to any WBCCI member; (Clio was announced in a June 9 email blast.)
• An addition to regular rally and caravan planning, not a replacement event;
• Not NorCal funded; financing and reservations (if required) handled by the participants without involvement of the treasurer or registrar.
The May/June edition of the newsletter has important information about signups for the August 5-9 rally at Prosser Family Camp Ground, a U.S. Forest Service camping area near Truckee, CA. This will be a joint rally with the Airstream Sierra Nevada Unit. Eleven campsites remain. Because this is a Forest Service campground, each member must make their own reservation so join us by going to www.recreation.gov and reserving your site. Come to the August “Cool Times at Truckee High”. We will learn from our neighboring Sierra Nevada Unit dry camping experts how to thrive in an Airstream without a 3 point, or even 2 point, hook-up.
The April edition of the Club newsletter announces some major changes in the 2015 rally schedule. The September Fallon, NV rally has been cancelled and a new location is being researched. The rally chair, Claudette, is looking for recommendations.
The newsletter has a larger write-up on the rally planned for April 29-May 3 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds at Grass Valley, with a theme of “Bring Your Silver to Gold Country.” The registration coupon deadline is April 14. This will be a buddy rally and the hosts are Claudette and George P. and John and Mary D.
There are still slots remaining for the Oakhurst/Yosemite Rally planned for June 3-7 at High Sierra RV Park, Oakhurst, CA. The hosts are Don W., Carol R. and John and Elain W. The coupon deadline is May 1. However, we have 21 spaces available at the campground and the overflow will have to park at the nearby Elks Lodge in Oakhurst.
There is an important note about the “Summer Cool Down in the Sierra” rally planned for August 5-9 at Prosser Family Campground near Truckee, CA. This is a Forest Service campground so each individual must make their own reservation. The hosts are Claudette and George with members of the Sierra Nevada Unit. See the newsletter for more details.
This edition of the Club newsletter has important information about the next three rallies scheduled for the season in April, May and June. Keep close watch on the registration coupon deadlines because some of the RV Parks have limited us on the number of sites we’ll be able to get.
- The closest rally is “The Salad Bowl” rally April 12-16 at Betabel RV Park in San Juan Bautista, CA. The coupon is due March 27.
- The May rally will be “Bring your Silver to Gold Country” at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA April 29-May 3. The registration coupon is due April 14. This is a buddy rally, which means you can invite non-members with or without an Airstream.
- The rally in June will be the Oakhurst/Yosemite Rally at High Sierra RV Park in Oakhurst, CA June 3-7. This campground is 17 miles from the south gate to Yosemite. The registration coupon will be due May 1. As you might imagine, the campgrounds close to Yosemite fill up quickly during the summer tourist season.
The newsletter from WBCCI has an address from our President. 1450 WBCCI members responded to the club opinion survey. Now there is a list of WBCCI short caravans available. The Vintage Airstream Club has plans for Farmington. How did the new Los Angeles unit get chartered anyway?
The first newsletter of the New Year is packed with important information about the Pinnacles/Salinas Rally set for March 4-8 at Yanks RV Resort in Greenfield, CA. There is a registration coupon with a deadline of February 16.There is a preview of the Betabel Rally planned for April 12-16 at Betabel RV Park near San Juan Batista, CA. The Betabel rally has an atypical schedule that runs from a Sunday through Thursday so that several of our members can caravan down to Santa Margarita for the Region 12 Cali-Rally. The newsletter is loaded with pictures from both the Orland and Jackson rallies.
The informational newsletter from the WBCCI Electronic Communications Committee has an article explaining the new digital directory. There also is a list of technical seminars that have been added to the WBCCI International convention planned for Farmington, NM.
An informational newsletter from the WBCCI Electronic Communications Committee. This edition of the newsletter introduces Lori Plummer as the new corporate manager. The edition includes many photos of her farmyard friends, including chickens, cats and goats.
The Newsletter includes details on the Installation Rally that will be held December 3-7 at Jackson Rancheria, CA. The coupon deadline is November 18. There is a preview of 2015 caravans and rallies, many of which still need hosts.
There are details and a registration form for the rally at the Glenn County Fairgrounds at Orland, CA November 5-9. The registration coupon is due October 21. There is a first look at the 2015 rally schedule.There will be several rallies at National Parks. The newsletter also includes information about the Installation Rally that will be held December 3-7 at Jackson Rancheria, CA.
The NorCal WBCCI “Streaming to Fun in the Southwest” winter caravan coupon date has been extended to September 30. Currently 15 rigs are signed up and there is space for five more leaving from Bakersfield, CA January 16. The last week of the caravan incorporates the optional Alumnafiesta in Tucson, Jan 27 – Feb 2. If you intend to stay over for the Alumnafiesta you must separately pay for and register for that activity. There is information in the newsletter about the rally planned for November 5-9 at the Glenn County Fairgrounds in Orland, CA.
News about WBCCI and views from the members compiled by the Electronic Communications Committee. The September edition has numerous pictures previewing the 2015 WBCCI International Rally in Farmington, NM. There also is a handy instructional guide for afixing the WBCCI membership numbers to your trailer.
The August edition of the NorCal News includes coupons for the “Great Reno Balloon Race Rally” September 3-7 at the Sparks (NV) Marina RV Park. The coupon is due August 1. You must call the park to make your own site registration. This newsletter also includes a coupon for the Region 12 Rally in Pahrump, NV October 14-19. There are also details about Larry L’s plan for a two day tag-along caravan from California to Pahrump. URGENT NOTICE: NorCal’s winter caravan “Streaming to Fun in the Southwest” has been announced with a coupon in this edition of the newsletter. The coupon deadline is September 18. The caravan runs January 18-February 1 and concludes with the popular Alumafiesta in Tucson.
News about WBCCI and views from the members compiled by the Electronic Communications Committee. This edition has a summary of all the amendments passed at the International rally in Gillette in July, including the vote tally. It also includes a summary of Joe Perryman’s acceptance speech as our international leader. There also are plenty of nice pictures. If you are not receiving News and Views as an email and would like to, email Julie Rethman firstname.lastname@example.org at the Central Office to confirm that your correct email address is on file. Please give Julie your full name, membership # and current email address in the body of your email.
The July edition of the NorCal News includes coupons for the Napa Rally August 6 – 10 at Skyline Wilderness Park and Sparks, NV rally for the Great Reno Balloon Race September 3 – 7. The deadline for the Napa rally coupon is July 22 while the deadline for the Sparks rally coupon is August 1. There is an abnormal twist to the Sparks rally in that you must make your own reservation at the Sparks Marina RV Park. Don’t delay because the RV park may fill up quickly because of the balloon race.
There are registration coupons and detailed information on the Quincy Rally and Caravan to WBCCI International in the May/June edition of the NorCal Newsletter. The Quincy rally will be June 4-8 at Pioneer RV Park and the coupon is due May 20. The caravan to International will leave from Quincy on June 9. This caravan is open to any Airstreamer but is limited to 10 units.
The April edition of the Region 12 newsletter is available and has important information about the issues your delegates will vote on at the International Rally in Gillette, WY. The newsletter also includes additional information about the annual Region 12 Rally to be held this year in Pahrump, NV October 14-19, 2014.
This edition of the Poppy includes instructions for motions that will need to be voted on at the International meeting in Gillette, WY. There is information and registration forms for both the Angels Camp, CA buddy rally April 30 to May 4 and Quincy, CA rally June 4 to 8. The Angels Camp rally will be the starting point for the buddy caravan to Gillette, WY with a planned start of June 8.
News about WBCCI and views from the members compiled by the Electronic Communications Committee. If you prefer to read the Blue Beret online you can save your club printing and postage costs by opting to get the magazine online only (See how in News and Views). There are several paragraphs about planned seminars for the 2014 International Rally in Gillette, including at least two by NorCal’s Hedda S.
The March edition of The Poppy includes important information on registration for the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” rally at the Butte County Fair Grounds April 2-6. The registration deadline for this rally hosted by Jane K. is March 19. Nobody will have a baaaad time at this rally and I’m sure everyone will sleep soundly after counting sheep (Sorry Jane, I couldn’t resist pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes.) President Dennis R. has a sweet column explaining the NorCal sewer hook up policy for rallies. There is advance information on the April 30-May 4 rally at Calaveras County Fair Grounds in Angels Camp, CA. It is a “buddy rally” for those Airsteams who have any non-Airtream friends who might like to frolic around Angels Camp (registration deadline is April 15). There is a report with numerous photos of the Cable Car Capers II caravan.
Official news and articles from Airstream. A story about the numerous brand names utilizing Airstream in recent months.
Officers from Region 12, which includes WBCCI units in California and Nevada, attended the annual mid-winter business meeting of WBCCI in Louisiana January 2014. You can read a summary of the 16 motions that were presented and passed at the meeting.
The “Spring Hat Rally” will be March 5 to 9 at Cloverdale Citrus Fair Grounds. The coupon for registration is due February 19. Included in this newsletter is the first column by new President Dennis; a list of red-star members; 2014 leader election results, and numerous photos from the Plymouth installation rally.
The annual NorCal Installation Rally will be held December 4 – 8 at Far Horizon 49er RV Park in Plymouth, CA. The registration coupon is in this newsletter with a deadline of November 23. The newsletter includes a report and pictures of the Region 12 Rally in Lodi, CA that was hosted by the NorCal unit. The newsletter editor reports there are 6 spaces still available for the Cable Car Capers II Carally planned for January 11-22 in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The October edition of the Poppy includes important information on a vote that will be taken in November about the AED. There is advance information on the Betabel Rally set for November 6 to 10 at San Juan Bautista, CA. The coupon is due October 15.
The latest edition of The Poppy includes a preview story and registration form for the Betabel Fall Rally. The coupon is due October 15 for the rally hosted by Chet, Dori and Larry L. There are last minute reminders about the Region 12 Rally, which is hosted by NorCal. There is a coupon for the Cable Car Capers carally.
This is the “international edition” of The Poppy because our newsletter editor is caravanning across Canada while still upholding his obligations to our club. The newsletter includes details and a registration form for the Durango RV Park rally in Red Bluff, CA set for September 11-16. The hosts will be Barry and Claudia and registration deadline is August 15. Other news items include a preview of the January 11 to 22 unit carally with a registration coupon (due September 16). There is additional information and a registration form for the Region 12 Rally October 10-15 in Lodi, CA.
The newsletter includes a preview and registration form for the Casa de Fruta “Buddy” Rally near Hollister, CA July 31-August 4 with a registration deadline of July 15. Other content includes a preview of the 2014 rally and caravan schedule; pictures from Coleville; A reminder that 2014 dues are being collected; Cam’s report on the International Rally, and more information with registration form for the Region 12 Rally with a September 25 signup deadline.
The WBCCI Region 12 Newsletter has short bios of the 2013-2015 officers; The Superior Merit Award list for 2012; The Region 12 Schedule through 2015; Sign up forms for the 2013 Region 12 Rally and the 2014 Rose Parade Rally.
The latest edition of the Poppy has a registration form for the Rally at Coleville June 5-9, which is due to the registrar by May 15. There is a note from Gregg and Valri with a request for volunteers for the Region 12 Rally; an advance write up on the Casa de Fruta Rally set for July 31-August 4 with a registration form due July 15; more pictures from the Chico Rally, and a preview of the 2014 rally schedule.
President Claudia explains why “all who wander are not lost.” The newsletter has several pictures from the Sugar Barge Rally and from the Wintering In The Southwest caravan. There is a registration form for the Calistoga Rally set for May 1 – 5.
New maps on WBCCI.org show locations for Aistream dealers and service centers. Another map shows locations of units. A new web ink to finding food on the road. A tentative schedule for the 2013 International Rally.
This edition includes the preview and registration form for the Chico Rally set for April 3 – 7; Kudos to Larry for taking on the Sugar Barge Rally; An advance writeup and registration form for the La Fiesta Calistoga Rally set for May 1 – 5; Lots of pictures from the Wintering In The Southwest Caravan. The pictures of people taking the “sound bath” are NOT naked.
The NorCal newletter includes a preview for the Sugar Barge rally set for March 6 – 10; a preview of the Calistoga rally in early May; registration forms for both the Sugar Barge and Calistoga rallies; a preview of the Chico rally April 3-7, and photos from the December installation rally. This is new editor Cam M.’s first edition and he has done a fine job.
The meeting agenda and committee reports for the 2013 Winter IBT and a preview of a courtesy parking map begin tested for the WBCCI website.
A report on the Region 12 rally in Bakersfield; additional information on the IBT meeting in Blythe, CA; minutes from the Board meeting in Bakersfield; pictures from the Region 12 rally; a calendar for region events in 2013, and bios of some new officers.
Advance notice and registration form for the Caribou Christmas Rally November 28 through December 2 at Jackson Rancheria; President Mike’s report on the Fall Caravan; Travel schedule for the Wintering In The Southwest caravan set for January 6 to 27, 2013, and the calendar for rallies and caravans planned for 2013.
There is an update on the schedule for the Red Bluff Rally, including the great pumpkin carving contest; details for the Wintering In The Southwest caravan planned for January 6 to 27; the list of nominees for the 2013 NorCal Board, and the new 2013 rally calendar.
Read plans for the Durango Rally at Red Bluff, CA October 31-November 4; details on the Wintering In The Soutwest caravan planned for January 2 – 27, 2013; the proposed rally schedule for 2013, and more details on the Hwy 395 Part II Carally planned for October 8-17.
The Region 12 Newsletter has the report by President Judy B. of her activities at the International, including a full governance report. There is information on the Region Rally planned for October 17-22 in Bakersfield, CA and the Hobo Rally January 28-February 3. The mid-winter WBCCI International Board of Trustees meeting will be held prior to the Hobo Rally, so if you’ve never had a chance to attend an IBT meeting then this will be your best opportunity. There is an IBT signup form in the newsletter.
We have four NorCal trailers on a caravan to Alaska. Click on the headline to go to a blog being kept by Cam and Marcia. Some other Airstream friends, Jim and Deb, are also keeping a blog and here is a link to their blog: Dreamstreamers.
The agenda and signup form for the Benbow, CA rally Sept. 5 to 9; More information on the Carally planned for Oct. 8 to 17; President Mike’s report on the International Rally from Sedalia, MO, and a picture of our new International President John Boutwell and his fiancee, Sandi.
The agenda and signup form for the Half Moon Bay rally August 1 to 5; An announcement from the Board that membership and rally fees have been reduced (when is the last time you heard of a fee being reduced!!); the Fort Bragg Rally report, and a preview of the October 8-17 Carally. More pictures of Ray eating ice cream.
The official WBCCI announcement about Don Clark and John Boutwell; marketing plans for new members, and a plan to change some rallies to a Thursday through Monday schedule.
The May edition of the NorCal News has details of plans for the June 6-10 rally in Sparks, NV; President Mike’s column includes information about his plans for the International Rally, and an update on the 2013 Region 12 rally, which is sponsored by NorCal. There are more pictures of the Paso Robles Rally.
Pictures of the Napa Rally; sign up forms for both the Fort Bragg and Sparks rallies, and pictures of some new members.
News about the 2012 Directory; a message from President Mike M.; Information about the Fort Bragg Rally, and sign up forms for the Paso Robles Rally.
Report on the IBT meeting from Hattiesburg, MS; Region 12 needs Treasurer and Membership Chairperson; Next three WBCCI International Rallies to be Sedalia, MO, June 28-July 4, Huron, SD in 2013 and probably Gillette, WY in 2014; Region 12 state rally October 17-22 at Bakersfield, CA, and a picture of the NorCal Caravan at Catalina Island.
Information on the Napa Rally planned for February 29-March 4; Paso Robles Rally sign up forms; Pictures of the Jackson Rally, and updates on the 2013 region rally name contest.
The NorCal Airstream Club is the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) chapter in Northern California.