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Hello to all WBCCI members – we are getting closer to our 59th International Rally/Convention in Lewisburg, WV.  I hope this great event is high on your list of priorities and planning! I am sure that you are already preparing your Airstreams for summer travel.

At this time, according to registrations, we are going to have quite a few attending! The full hook-ups are sold out, but we can still find a way to get you space to park but will offer dry camping only. However, there are two dump stations at the fairgrounds. So it looks like we’ll have over 1500 coming to share in the good times as 725 have registered as of March 14.

Are you joining a caravan to come to Lewisburg? Get your friends and travel together...that’s a fun time in itself! (It will also qualify for points toward a unit merit award!)

Once in Lewisburg, there is so much to see and do with great entertainment, interesting seminars, roundtable discussions, vendors to help you with your RV lifestyle, visiting with old friends and making new ones, Unit and Region luncheons, dinners and happy hours. The annual meeting will give you an opportunity to give some input in the direction of your club.

So if you haven’t registered, NOW is the time to do so! And if your decision has to be a last minute one, you will still be welcome!

By the way, as I write this I am at an RV Park in Lake Worth, Florida. I came here to work on the Region 3 Rally in Doswell, VA the end of April, to write this article for Blue Beret and to do my taxes. It is a nice, quiet spot on Lake Osborne to relax and rest a little following a 10 day caravan/
rally organized by Unit 30 South Florida, which was fantastic... from Ft. Lauderdale sights to Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring, Florida, with other Airstreamers from the Suncoast and Everglades units. (These activities also qualify for points for a unit merit award!) BUT when I arrived yesterday the office asked for my driver’s license AND THE REGISTRATION FOR MY AIRSTREAM! I had to scramble a little...! I mention this because this is the first time in 12 years of Airstreaming that I’ve been asked to produce this! Park officials said that incidences of stolen RVs have pushed our county commission to pass this make sure you have your registration papers for your RV...more of this may be coming down the pike!

Now, to the seminars...I am told that there are about 40 seminars scheduled as of today, and they are always well attended. There will be seminars about hobbies, medical and health, RV repair and maintenance, computers and information about the Lewisburg area.

I heard from Past First Lady, Sandy Perryman, that there will be two seminar presentations by Airstream’s Rick March entitled “Upgrades and Exterior Maintenance” and “Interior Maintenance Tips and Adjustments”...also Dave Schumann will present “General Airstream Maintenance”...Carolyn Beardshear will present three seminars: “Smart Apps for Smart People”, “Beginning Web Design” and “Intermediate Web Design”.

Other Seminars: “Convection Oven Cooking”, “How to Know When to Hang Up the Keys”, “First Timers Seminar” and “Caravan Training” for those who would like to lead/co-lead a caravan.

The “Art/Hobby Show”, “Photo Print/Snapshot Contest” and the famous “Flea Market” will return!

President Jim Schwerdfeger and First Lady Raisin are looking forward to welcoming you to Lewisburg. We are all going to have a great time there –
Because We Can!


Category: 2016 Lewisburg, WV