We’ve Moved!

Our Club Website has moved to a new internet address – https://carolinas.airstreamclub.net
As part of a large scale WBCCI initiative, all WBCCI Club websites are going through an upgrade. Part One of the upgrade is to move the Club websites to a new internet address, which was done for our Club last night.  Part Two will take place later this year / early next year with upgrades to the look and feel of the websites; more info to follow when that starts.
 
For now, all you have to do is copy and paste our new Club website address, https://carolinas.airstreamclub.net in to your web browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc), and then save the new website address as a favorite on your device(s).  Be sure to delete your old saved favorite to avoid confusion.  
 
Everything on our Club website remains the same – look and feel, information, forms, and links. 
If you should have any problems with either the website itself or saving the new website address, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll be glad to help.
 
Thank you
Ed Hall

June 01 2019 | Members | Comments Off on We’ve Moved!

UPCOMING RALLY CAMPGROUND RESERVATION DEADLINES

Rally Rally Dates Reservation Deadline Campground Reservations Rally Host RSVP
NC AS Club Rally May 16-19 APRIL 15th 919-934-3181
Carolina BalloonFest Oct 18-20 APRIL 15th
WVA – Pipestem Rally June 6-9 MAY 1st 833-987-2757
Mountain Stream Rally Aug 15-18 MAY 1st 828-724-9013

 

March 18 2019 | Members | Comments Off on UPCOMING RALLY CAMPGROUND RESERVATION DEADLINES

Order Your New Carolinas Airstream Club Flags Right Here!


Dimensions: 3ft(h) X 5ft(w)

We’re now ready to take flag orders from our Club Members. The flag price is $43.00 each, which includes shipping cost to your desired ship-to address. Note: This is an excellent price because of the bulk ordered quantity; future flag pricing will most likely be higher.

HOW TO ORDER YOUR FLAG

1. Below is an order button to your CAC FLag Order Form. On that form you will be asked to complete ordering information: Name | WBCCI # | Email Address |  Flag Qty | Shipping Address. IMPORTANT: If you put your name and number of desired flags on the Survey Sheet at Ocean Lakes, you must still  complete this Order Form.   

2. Once you submit the Order Form you will receive a confirmation email, indicating your order was submitted.

3. You will then need to send a personal check (made out to Carolinas Airstream Club) to our Club Treasurer at the below address.
C. Weaver | 1448 Pinecrest Ave | Charlotte, NC 28205

4. Upon receipt of your check, Bruce Thompson will ship your flag(s) to your designated shipping address. Reminder: flags will not be available to ship until approximately March 11th.
If you have any questions about ordering your flag, please feel free to contact Phil Drake (phil.drake@att.net), or Bruce Thompson (thompbruce@gmail.com) .

If you need a flag holder to proudly fly your new CAC Flag, one of our members, Monroe Bowles manufactures and sells custom flag poles to fit on your Airstream. You can contact Monroe at monbow2657@gmail.com for further information.

We’re excited to offer these flags to our Club Members…Order now and be one of the first to fly our new Carolinas Airstream Club Flag!

Phil Drake
1st VP | Carolinas Airstream Club

February 18 2019 | Members | Comments Off on Order Your New Carolinas Airstream Club Flags Right Here!

BREAKING NEWS!

 

Kind Words About Our New Name 

John Leake, Region 3 President:

Thank you Jim, Marcia, Anne, Rocky, Phil, and everyone in Carolinas Unit 21 . I join you all in a toast to your now official new name, the Carolinas Airstream Club. Cheers!!!!

As you probably already know, the Carolinas Unit was chartered back in 1961. From your unit, 5 other units were spawned….Western NC, Eastern NC, Piedmont, SC Palmetto, and Coastal SC. Thank you all for leading the way, for staying the course, for your determined and faithful leadership, and for your presence in Region 3. You make us all proud.

To top it all off, you now have a new, official flag that represents your commitment to our great Club. Please don’t stop, keep right on going, and work harder than ever.

I look forward to seeing you all, somewhere down the road, soon.
As always, thank you all for your hard work. – John

Jim Cocke, WBCCI Past President:

Congratulations to the members, designers, and officers of Carolinas Airstream Club!!! Your Region President soundly and capably presented your request for name and flag change and your wishes are granted. It’s official!

Thanks for your interest in promoting the Club and Airstream experiences and thanks to our Region 3 President for his kind and capable representation of our local Club. – Jim

 

Our New Unit Flag!

 

January 26 2019 | Members | Comments Off on BREAKING NEWS!

2019 Region 3 Rally Registration Info

Register Now for the 2019 Region 3 Rally  April 24-28

There are three ways to pre-register…PICK ONE!

  1. Online fill out the 2019 R3 Rally Registration form on the R3 website region3.wbcci.net and pay the rally fee when you arrive. Or,
  2. Download, print, and mail the registration form (click the button below) with your rally fee check, payable to WBCCI Region 3, to Alicia Rafter, R3 Registrar, 1864 Indian Rd W, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 to arrive by April 10. Or,
  3. Fill out the coupon in the Blue Beret and send with your rally fee check, payable to WBCCI Region 3, to Alicia Rafter, R3 Registrar, 1864 Indian Rd W, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 to arrive by April 10.

Pre-register in order to receive all the informational emails concerning the rally, including detailed directions, activities, and schedules. Pre-registering also helps ensure enough tables, chairs, food.

Everyone will pay their camping fees directly to the campground after arrival and before coming to the rally registration table. You may register in the campground office between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Bring your campground receipt with you to the rally registration table.

Please do NOT call the campground to reserve a site. The entire rally park is ours. There are 280 sites with full hook-ups and 100 with water and electric. Choose your site when you arrive. They are all the same. The campground fee is $32 per night.

Click Here for Rally Registration Form

From the Regional Caravan Chairman

Greetings!  I have been asked by some members if there are caravans or groups traveling to Doswell, VA for the 2019 International Rally.  I reached out to the local club Presidents and there are some in the planning stage.  Watch this space as they will let me know if they have room for people to join.  While it may be more relevant in 2020 when the International Rally is in Colorado (due to the distance to the location from Region 3) I still want to ensure members are aware of opportunities in 2019.

We continue to be asked about shorter caravans, especially by members who are working and could participate in a caravan for nine or so days (two weekends and the intervening week).  If you are interested in creating one please let me or Jay Thompson (National Caravan Chairman) know.  The training for leaders has been totally revised and there are many downloadable tools to help plan and manage a caravan.

On a personal note, Margaret Van de Ree of the Carolinas Unit along with my wife Nancy and I of the Piedmont Unit are leading a national caravan – Kentucky Bourbon and Beyond – in the Fall of 2019.  We have space available! The detailed description is on the WBCCI website at  https://wbccicaravan.wbcci.net/future-caravans-2019/ and we would love to have you join us!  If you are new to the Club and Region 3 and looking for an opportunity to go on a national caravan please take a look.  It is medium length and starts and ends in Kentucky so it is not too far away.

Finally, my wife and I will be hosting a “Caravanning Round Table” at the Region 3 Rally in April and we look forward to seeing many of you there.

John Becker
Region 3 Caravan Chairman

January 21 2019 | Members | Comments Off on 2019 Region 3 Rally Registration Info

2019 Carolinas Unit Rallies & Events Schedule

 

 

2019 is right around the corner, and we’re already talking about next year’s Rallies!

Phil Drake, with help from our members have put together a really nice schedule for 2019, including a couple new locations.

Rally website pages are already in the works for each rally so everyone can start RSVP’ing soon.  In the meantime, our 2019 schedule is listed below so you can start planning and reserving your camp sites in advance.

There are two rallies to bring to everyone’s attention:

1) The March 7 – 10 Rally in Charleston, SC will fill up quickly; it is recommended you call the James Island County Park (843-795-4386) sooner rather than later to reserve a site.  Unfortunately the park won’t let us block out a group of sites; however we ask that you try to reserve within sites 4 – 28.

2) The October 31 – November 3 Rally at Ocean Lakes Campground, SC is filling up quickly as well; several people made reservations for next year while at the Ocean Lakes Rally a couple weeks ago.  Again, it’s recommended you call Ocean Lakes Campground (800-238-5636) soon to make your reservation; we have sites blocked out in section HH with section H as a back up.

2019 Schedule

  • February 9, 2019 | Winter Luncheon | Village Tavern in Winston Salem, NC | RSVP website page will be coming soon
  • March 7 – 10, 2019 | Winter Rally | James Island County Park in Charleston, SC | Call 843-795-4386 now to reserve your site (sites 4 – 28)
  • April 4 – 7, 2019 | Spring Rally | New Bern KOA in New Bern, NC | Call 252-638-2556 before Feb 1st to reserve your site
  • April 24 – 28, 2019 | Region 3 Rally | Tom Johnson Rally Park in Marion, NC | Go to WBBCI Region 3 website for reservation info
  • May 16 – 19, 2019 | All NC Clubs RallyRaleigh Oaks RV Park in Four Oaks, NC | Call 919-934-3181 before April 16th to reserve your site
  • June 6 – 9, 2019 | West VA RallyPipe Stem Resort State Park, WVA | Call 833-987-2757 before May 1st to reserve your site
  • July 17 – 20, 2019 | NC Outer Banks Rally | Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg, NC | Email Greg Wilson at gwilsonobx@yahoo.com to reserve your site.
  • July 20 – 27, 2019 | International Rally | Doswell, VA | Go to  WBCCI 2019 International Rally website to make your reservation | Also Bruce & Marcia Thompson will lead a caravan to the rally on July 19th – information to follow
  • August 15 – 18, 2019 | Mountain Rally | Mountain Stream RV Park | Call 828-724-9013 before May 1st to reserve your site
  • September 19 – 22, 2019 | VA Rally | Highland Haven AS Park in Copper Hill, VA | Go to Reserve America website now to reserve your site
  • October 24 – 27, 2019 | Alumalina RallyTom Johnson Rally Park in Marion, NC | Go to  Air Forums website or email John Leake at john@leakesantiques.com for rally info
  • October 31 – November 3, 2019 | SC Beach Rally | Ocean Lakes Campground in Myrtle Beach, SC | Call 800-238-5636 now to reserve your site
  • December, 7, 2019 | Holiday Luncheon | TBD – Winstom Salem, NC | Further information will be posted on our club website

 

An email will be sent notifying everyone when the Rally RSVP pages are avaialble on our club website.

Please feel free to contact Phil Drake (phil.drake@att.net) with any questions regarding this upcoming year’s rallies.

Thank you & see you down the road…

 


 

 

November 14 2018 | Members | Comments Off on 2019 Carolinas Unit Rallies & Events Schedule

2018 Ocean Lakes Rally Group Photo

An amazing group and weekend at Ocean Lakes!

(Click on Photo to Enlarge)

Photo Credits: Keith Schneider & Phil Drake | 11/3/2018

November 07 2018 | Members | Comments Off on 2018 Ocean Lakes Rally Group Photo

Latest Tarheel Traveler

Our club has released the latest edition of The Tarheel Traveler. Many thanks to Anne for her hard work compiling our club’s attractive newsletter!

The newsletters are available for reading here or the Newsletters tab above.

 


August 21 2018 | News | Comments Off on Latest Tarheel Traveler

Urban Air – Wake up downtown

 

Urban Air is a unique urban camping experience, where we shine a spotlight on small town America by lining the streets in Airstreams. Join us to Wake Up Downtown™, by getting to know the community, frequenting local businesses, supporting the local community centers, and drawing attention to everything the town has to offer.

Activities include shopping, dining, kayaking, concerts, seminars, campfires, and more! Best of all, it’s all for charity.

Your kindness to each other, the community, and the crew is extremely moving, heartfelt, and quickly becoming the stuff of legend. It’s often referred to 
as “The Urban Air Love Affair.” Look for an opportunity to Wake up Downtown in the Carolinas soon!

 


 

Urban Air Websitehttp://www.urbanairwakeupdowntown.com/

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June 04 2017 | Members | Comments Off on Urban Air – Wake up downtown

Newsletters and FaceBook

We’re a growing unit and are trying to keep up with traveling, eating, and enjoying seeing our friends as often as we can.  Keeping up with all this can be simplified a little.  Smart phones do help some at finding information quickly.  Even better is if we can find useful information out there  to guide us to fun, friendship, and adventure.

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Our unit has a couple of good locations for content.  One reliable one is our Unit newsletters, published monthly.  The other is our unit’s FaceBook page.

Check these out when you have a minute.   We need your support, if you haven’t already done this and we always welcome your suggestions.  Please write us an email anytime at 0021@wbcci.net — we promise to reply promptly.

December 02 2016 | Announcements and News | Comments Off on Newsletters and FaceBook

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