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. 😎
😎 😎 Yes, we have a winner!! Lorri Karpinski was the lucky winner in the UWAC raffle held at the Bear Lake rally 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
- Breakfast with the Service Techs at Airstream of Utah, Sat. March 24, 2018
10:00 a.m. at Airstream of Utah (2651 S. 600 W. Salt Lake City)
- “Airstreams and Arches” Spring Rally, May 3-6, 2018
Moab Valley RV Resort - Moab, UT
Register ASAP! It may seem bit early for making plans, but finding room for a large group of Moab in the spring is not an easy task. We have blocked-out 25 sites which Moab Valley RV has graciously offered to hold for a month without deposit (this grace period ends in September.) We have a reduced rate of approximately $175 for two adults, three nights, full service with a $58.35 refundable deposit with 3 days prior notice.
Please call Moab Valley RV Resort as soon as possible to make your reservations and let them know you are with Utah’s Wasatch Airstream Club so they can place you in a site with the group. Please contact UWAC’s John or Bonnie Ruskauff for assistance and also to let them know you’ve made your reservation (contact info. below).
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, register ASAP as space is limited. Travel to the WBAC International rally in Salem Oregon with us. 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 so sign up soon.
Caravan is led by Ben and Julie Schofield. If you have questions, contact Julie at 801-851-0178 or Ben at 801-850-7450.
- “Summer on the Old Spanish Trail” – Fish Lake, Utah: August 23-26, 2018
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. More details to follow!
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.