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by Richard Jirius

WBCCI Legislative Chairperson

Also published in the Blue Beret

If half of what we read hear and is forecast, sequestration will inevitably affect most Airstream life styles. I would urge all members to pay attention to your surrounding areas both National and State, how this may affect your future plans, and any Wally Byam rallies or caravans. Items I have read include the delay of opening both the north and south rim of the Grand Canyon and reducing operating hours of their visitor centers, reducing education programs in many parks, closing half of the visitor centers on the Blue Ridge Parkway, closing one visitor center on Mt. Rainer, and delaying the opening of the Going to The Sun Road in Glacier National Park. Campgrounds will be closed in The Great Smoky National Park, and a visitor center in the Grand Tetons.

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The vast majority of WBCCI members who do not renew have belonged to the club only one or two years. Let’s think about why members do not renew and try to make our club more responsive to their needs.

Here are some ideas to try at rallies and caravans that will help units to retain members:

  • Designate a greeter at each rally – This position can...

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Welcome You are now a member of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI). As such you are now entitled to participate in all WBCCI activities. This includes all unit activities across the Canada and the United States, as well as all national, region, and unit caravans. You can attend the International Rally, as well as region rallies, special events rallies, and national rallies. You are also welcome to partake of courtesy parking. There is also the wealth of RV lifestyle know-how that you can tap into through the many new friends you will meet.

We are glad that you have chosen to be a part of our Airstream Family. Our members come from very diverse backgrounds, but are equal in their love of traveling. We have compiled information about WBCCI, which we hope will help you understand what everyone is talking about so you can fit right in with seasoned members.


Who was Wally Byam? Born July 4, 1896, died July 22, 1962. He was one of the pioneer manufacturers of the travel trailer. He founded the company, Airstream, Inc. He was a leader in developing both the romance and enthusiasm associated with the automobile and recreational vehicle culture. Wally traveled extensively, and his adventures were the inspiration for the formation of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI). The Club was founded in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1955, and has grown to about 6,000 member families.


The Wally Byam Creed

In the heart of these words is an entire life’s dream. To those of you who find in the promise of these words your promise, I bequeath this dream belongs to you. - Wally Byam

  • To place the great wide world at your doorstep for you who yearn to travel with all the comforts of home.
  • To provide a more satisfying, meaningful way to travel that offers complete travel independence, wherever and whenever you choose to go or stay.
  • To keep alive and make real an enduring promise of high adventure and faraway lands…of rediscovering old places and new interests.
  • To open a whole new world of experiences…new dimension in enjoyment where travel adventure and good fellowship are your constant companions.
  • To encourage clubs and rallies that provide an endless source of friendships, travel fun, and personal expressions.
  • To lead caravans wherever the four winds blow…over twinkling boulevards, across trackless deserts…to the traveled and untraveled corners of the earth.
  • To play some part in promoting international goodwill and understanding among the peoples of the world through person-to-person contact.
  • To strive endlessly to stir the venturesome spirit that moves you to follow a rainbow to its end and thus make your travel dreams come true.


Code of Ethics

  • To be ever mindful of our responsibility to Wally Byam Caravan Club International, Inc., and through conduct, indicate to the public that membership in this organization is an...

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WHY JOIN WBCCI?     There are many reasons:

  • Live life more fully with your Airstream and over 5800 others whose owners are "Living the Airstream...

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