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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.