Utah’s Wasatch Airstream Club is the new local unit of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) – 30 plus members strong and growing. Join us today, new and affiliate members are welcome!
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😎 Several exciting events, rallies, and mini-caravans have been planned for 2018. See below for a summary and the Rally Schedule tab for details. Special thanks to the Airstream of Utah dealership for co-hosting the “Breakfast with the Service Techs” event on March 24th with UWAC — what a fun and informative event! See the Recent tab for event photos. 😎
😎 😎 March 2018 edition of the newsletter has been posted. 😎 😎
😎 Yes, we have a winner!! Lorri Karpinski was the lucky winner in the UWAC raffle held at Bear Lake for the beautiful hand-crafted quilt made by Linda Seitz. The raffle raised several hundred dollars in needed funds for the club. The club is very grateful to Linda for her artistry and generosity – thanks a million!! Congratulations, Lorri — what an exquisite keepsake!! 😎
😯 UWAC was recognized in the August 2017 Blue Beret as the #1 fastest growing chapter in WBCCI for 2017. 😯
2018 UWAC Events, Rallies & Caravans
- “Airstreams and Arches” Spring Rally, May 3-6, 2018
Moab Valley RV Resort - Moab, UT
Register ASAP! Join us for our first rally of the season in beautiful Moab, Utah. Hopefully you have already made your reservation at the Moab Valley RV Resort by the requested deadline of February 15th. If not, give them a call as they will be releasing the remaining sites after that date. Registration form and rally information can be found under the Rally Schedule tab. Checks for the registration fees are payable to Bonnie Ruskauff. Deadline for payment is April 2.
Agenda details are listed on the registration form (see Rally Schedule tab.)
Special thanks to our gracious hosts for this rally: John and Bonnie Ruskauff. Contact them directly with any questions at 801-674-0381 (email: Ruskauff@msn.com).
- “Salem Bound!” UWAC Mini-Caravan to Salem, Oregon: June 19-22, 2018
UWAC caravan to Salem: June 19-22 & WBCCI International: June 23-30
Our first ever caravan! Travel to the WBAC International rally in Salem Oregon with UWAC. Leaving from a rendezvous point in Salt Lake City, we will travel via Boise Idaho, Pendleton Oregon, and the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. There will be 3 overnight stops in full service campgrounds (including 2 nights at a Casino Resort with all kinds of amenities!) Points of interest will include the Baker Heritage Museum, home to a collection of Wally Byam (creator of Airstream) memorabilia, a tour of the Pendleton woolen mills, and much more along the way. Space is limited to 10 trailers (we’re full / sold-out).
Caravan is led by Ben and Julie Schofield. If you have questions, contact Julie at 801-851-0178 or Ben at 801-850-7450.
New Short Stay Option for International Rally. For members not already registered, there is a new option for the 2018 Salem International Rally. It is a “Short Stay” option for members who want to attend the rally and stay three (3) nights or less. Members choosing this option will have a choice of which three nights and a choice of either Solar or Generator Dry Camping. They will receive all amenities for the days they attend, including the rally “Goodie Bag”. The cost will be $120 for the facilities and camping fee plus $55 per person. Members can register on-line at the WBCCI website.
- “Summer on the Old Spanish Trail” – Fish Lake, Utah: August 23-26, 2018
Doctor Creek Group Campsite B - Fish Lake, Utah
Save the date, more details to come! Do you like dry-camping at high elevation in the beautiful mountains of Utah during the summer? If so, plan to join us for a weekend rally at the Doctor Creek group campground at Fish Lake in the Fishlake National Forest in central Utah. Visitors enjoy hiking, biking, boating, fishing and exploring local attractions in the area like Capitol Reef National Park. Doctor Creek sits an an elevation of 9,000 feet on the southern tip of Fish Lake on Mallard Bay. The camping area is a large paved area with pavillion surrounded by sagebrush and aspen trees. Fish Lake is one of Utah’s largest natural lakes covering 2,500 acres, famous for 20 to 30 pound Mackinaw lake trout as well as other smaller species like Kokanee salmon and Rainbow trout.
Rally is being co-hosted by Jeanne and Keith Lund, and Holly and Ron Jorgensen. Space will be limited to approx. 12 units. Registration details and rally info. will be forthcoming, but save the date and plan to attend.
- City of Rocks Rally with the Idaho WBCCI Unit, September 20-24, 2018
City of Rocks, near Almo, Idaho
What an opportunity for travel to beautiful Idaho! The Idaho unit has invited us to a joint rally. Start making plans now to attend the first Idaho-UWAC joint rally at the City of Rocks! We will stay near the little town of Almo, in the Smoky Mountain Campground, at the east entrance to the City of Rocks National Reserve. This is a State of Idaho campground with water, electricity, bathrooms with showers, and a dump station. We plan to tour the Albion Normal School, and to leave time for those who wish to visit the nearby town of Oakley which has been designated a National Historic District. We will, of course, tour the City of Rocks National Reserve. There will be a short nature walk with a ranger, as well as a longer walk for those who wish to see more. We will have a chance to get a closer look at the rock formations as well as an explanation of the surrounding area by the ranger. In addition to the beautiful scenery, the California Trail passed thru here. There is a lot of history!
September is one the busiest months at the City of Rocks. The campground fills up early. We have made some reservations, but want to get a count of attendees as early as possible in case we need to reserve more campsites. Sign up early to make sure there is space for you. You are invited to arrive for this rally weekend on Thursday, 9/20. (You’re still welcome if you can’t get there until Friday…) Our reservations end on Sunday, 9/23. If you want to spend Sunday night at the campground, show your departure date on the coupon as Monday 9/24. We will provide you with your campsite number so that you can make your own reservation for Sunday night.
If you have any questions, please contact Mim Davidson at 208-859-2921.
Congratulations to New UWAC Officers!
Special thanks to our outgoing club president, Ben Schofield. We all owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Ben for his exemplary leadership over the past 2 years in getting the Utah AS chapter up and running. He and Julie have been steadfast leaders with tremendous growth in club membership and activities to show for their efforts. The good news: Julie was installed as the new UWAC president at our end-of-season club party on November 4th. Congratulations to the entire slate of new officers and directors (terms begin 1/1/18):
New Officers: Julie Schofield – President; Peter VanHook 1st Vice-President; Jim Powell – 2nd Vice-President; Keith Lund – Treasurer; Open – Secretary.
Directors (continuation): Bonnie Ruskauff – Membership Director; John Ruskauff – Social Media Chair; Ron Jorgensen – Webmaster; Open – Event Chair.