Rose Parade Rally

The Dec 28, 2020 Rose Bowl Parade Rally is scheduled to be the last one. They are currently accepting registrations only from first time attendees. The slots are about half full. If this rally is on your bucket list get signed up. They only take about 28 rigs. We did it a couple of years ago. It was great.
Here’s a link to the Rally Event page if you are interested:

Information provided by: Pete Yanke (Region 7 Past President)

January 30 2020 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

2020 R7 Rally Registration

Register for  August 20 – 25, 2020 Region 7 “Anatomy Of A Murder” Rally in Marquette, MI!
Reminder reserve your site at the Rippling River Resort by phone, only.  906 273- 2259. Please mention Airstream for your discounted rate! Download Rally Flyer here

Register on line and mail in a check (US$)

Register on line and pay with PayPal – A 3% fee is added

Register on line Canadian (CA$)

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55 Airstreamers have reserved sites for the August 20 – 25, 2020 Region 7 Rally.
You may view the FLYER here

The theme is “Anatomy of a Murder.” The finishing touches are being discussed. The organizing committees know that the food, the tours, the games, and the presentations, plus a charity auction, will keep you entertained.

And yes, there will be a “Flamingo Day” and an Open House for the public. Please plan to bring your flamingo garb, spirit, and decorations.

Reserve your site at the Rippling River Resort by calling 906 273-2259. Please mention Airstream for your discounted rate!

Then please pay the Rally Fee of $80 per adult (use the post above)
Questions? Call/Text Jane Carmichael 906 236-3677

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2020 Region 7 Rally – Camping Reservations Open

August 20 – 25, 2020
“Anatomy Of A Murder”

This Rally will be held near Marquette, Michigan at the Rippling River Resort. We have blocked 40 sites for the Airstreamers. Because it is a smaller campground, I encourage early reservations.

CALL 906 273-2259.

There are cabins available at this campground, in case anyone prefers.

If you need to cancel, a full refund will be provided if contacted at least 2 weeks ahead.

The rally fee is currently being developed but our costs have not been finalized yet by our food vendor.

Please let me know if there are any questions at all. I know this is over 20 months away and that making plans ahead is not everyone’s cup of tea!!

Jane Carmichael
Region 7 1st Vice President
906 236-3677 cel/text

November 07 2018 | News | No Comments »

Heritage Days update

Good Morning To You All from Don & Lillian Thomson:

This is the last minute info for the region 7 rally “Heritage Days” in West Fargo ND. This info is being emailed to all of region 7 as there are several that have expressed interest but have not registered.

Directions – If traveling on Interstate 29 take exit 63 westbound to Interstate 94. On I 94 (both east and west) take exit 343 to Main Ave West (traveling east). You will first come to Bonanzaville on the right (less than 1/2 mile). Go past Bonanzaville to the first intersection and turn right (South) less than 1/4 mile. Enter the first open gate on the right and enter the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. The parking area is about 100 yards more or less straight ahead in front of the two (2) story administration building. If you come to the campground on the left – you went toooo far.

Arrival of early workers – We plan to arrive by about noon on Monday August 27th 2018 to do the set up. Thanks sooo much to the volunteers.

Arrival of rally attendees – Anytime after 11:00 am on Tuesday August 28th.

Notes. For those that have shown interest and anyone else that has not registered for this event, this is a big place – lots of room Ya All Come. Please give Don or Lillian a call at – Don 701 265 8662 Lillian 701 520 8547. We do not need the deposit or the registration form until you get there.

Heritage Meal – There will be a “Heritage Meal” at 5 pm on 9/1. This we hope will be a potluck dish that would have been served to your family years ago. A traditional dish You use.

Building for our use – The Old McDonald building will be available for our use – registration, meetings, meals, fun, showers, restrooms etc.

Grey and Black water disposal – There is gray water disposal at each site. There is NO BLACK WATER disposal anywhere on site- bring empty tanks. Electric and water are available.

Free Day – Saturday is a free day – can do Rollag again, or many other attractions are available in Fargo, or just rest.

Rally Schedule – is attached for your reference (click to download). It is subject to change without notice.

See you all in Fargo!

Don & Lillian

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Peace Garden Work Rally

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Valley City, N.D. Article

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From the Region 7 President


The Region 7 rally season is in full swing. The North Dakota Peace Garden unit has a rally scheduled for June, July and August. Wisconsin has the Cherry Picking Rally in July, the 1800s Lake Superior Frontier History Rally in August. They also have a caravan in June to the Salem International Rally. I will also be leading a tag-along caravan to Salem. The Minnesota Tech Rally, in conjunction with the Airstream Park in Clear Lake MN, will be held in July.

The plans for the International Rally are really shaping up. The musical acts are diverse and will be very entertaining. Don Thomson has the Region 7 rally ready to go.

You can get more info on all of these events, and others, by going to the WBCCI calendar.

This will be the last of theses articles for me to write. I have to thank a number of people. The first is my wife Kathy. She has kept me to task for the last couple of years. Dick Hedquist who handled the check book for me and Bob Manak for all the web work as well as the other committee folks. The Region VPs, Don Thomson and Jane Carmichael, have been up to any task I have asked them to take on. The Region will be in good hands. (We will have an open position starting July.) The last people to thank are all the Region 7 presidents that preceded me. I owe them for blazing a trail and giving guidance.

Accepting the Region 7 position has given us the opportunity to meet and become friends with many, many folks from around the USA and Canada. It was also gratifying to work with these folks to help craft the future direction of the WBCCI. It was a great experience that I will always remember.

Which brings me to the famous line…….
…………. parting is such sweet sorrow..
As Always…Travel Safe
……………..and thanks

Pete Yanke
Soon to be Region 7 Immediate Past President.

May 21 2018 | News | No Comments »

From the Region 7 President


WBCCI….the Wally Byum Caravan Club International.  The operative word in that title is caravan. Yes we are an Airstream exclusive organization. The early caravans were not so exclusive. When you tell people that you belong to the WBCCI you can get some funny looks. Then you tell them it’s the Airstream club and they understand. With that in mind we have adopted the name of the Wally Byum Airstream Club or WBAC. 

Even though caravan is not part of our identifier it is still a big part of our identity. You get to travel the country with old friends and make new ones. It does not matter if the it is a two day caravan of a three month caravan. The same thoughts apply. It is the adventure of the unknown. It is as close to being a pioneer as most of us will get. You get to explore new places and experiences. Try new foods. Hear new music and stories. 

I am writing this as we are parked in a campground in Abbeville, LA.  We are on the Cajun Country Caravan. Again, we are with some old friends and a bunch of new friends. It seems like we have known these people for a lifetime. This is our first national caravan. We have done a number of unit and regional caravans. The outcome is exactly the same. You have a good time.

The purpose of all this is to get you to try a caravan. Any caravan. We found out early on that we really enjoyed the caravan part of the WBCCI. We enjoy rallies, don’t get me wrong. It is impressive to see a group of Airstream units parked together. It is just as impressive to see a string of them going down the hiway.

As we move to the summer months go try a caravan. There are a number of them headed to the International rally in Salem OR. Look for a local caravan. Find one headed to a region rally. Let them wheels roll. 

As the Cajuns say…”Lasez le bon temps roulet” or “Let the good times roll”.

As always………Travel safe

Pete Yanke, Region 7 President

April 24 2018 | News | No Comments »

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