By all measures the Region 2 Rally held June 6th-9th at the South Mountain Fairground in Biglerville, PA was a huge success. 75 Airstream families and their rigs filled the grounds, the weather more than cooperated and a great time was shared by all. Beautiful Adams County offered plenty to do including touring scenic back roads and visiting the numerous fruit farms, wineries and brew pubs that dot the countryside. Several members got out to play a round on a nearby golf course. For many, the visit to the area was not complete without a tour of Gettysburg with several families going back 2 and 3 times. Back at the Fairgrounds there was plenty of food, fun and Airstream camaraderie to go around. We enjoyed two evenings of music, three breakfasts, a delicious catered dinner, a visit by a BBQ food truck, informational seminars and more ice cream than I care to admit! Thank you to the members of Central Maryland, Ontario Canada, the Central PA and Watchung NJ Airstream Clubs for all they did and to the numerous other members who jumped in whenever a helping hand was needed. Thank you also to SkyMed for sponsoring a continental breakfast at the Rally. Additionally, we were able to send a check representing the proceeds of a “silent auction” to the Upper Adams Food Pantry along with several boxes filled with canned goods donated by our members.
I am pleased and excited to announce that the 2020 Region 2 Rally will be held at the Rideau Acres Campground in Kingston, Ontario Canada on May 21-24, 2020 https://www.rideauacres.com
Our annual Rally has not been held in Ontario since 2010 and it is time we make a trip to visit our members north of the border. Region 2 Caravan Leader Kerry Mattila will be working on a caravan to the 2020 International Rally in Loveland, CO to leave from the R2 Rally. Get your passports in order and mark your calendars now. Come early and stay later. More info will follow as the planning develops.
Next up is the International Rally in Doswell, VA. The Rally schedule is available on the Club website and can be downloaded to your mobile device using the app GRUPIO. Get the app installed on your device and then search for WBCCI. The entire, searchable schedule will be at your fingertips! And, please, don’t forget to sign up for the Region 2 Luncheon scheduled for July 22nd. Click here.
Close to 100 people have signed up so far! Come on out and join the crowd!
Mark and Debbie Hammer presided over their last Region 2 Business Meeting while at the Fairgrounds. It was my pleasure to present them with a plaque and a small honorarium from the Region to thank them for their work as President and First Lady these past two years. No one has stepped forward yet to be Region Vice President as Kathi and I become your Region President and First Lady. With so much enthusiasm and positive activity going on within our Club and Region, I’m confident it will happen. Kathi and I pledge to do our best to represent our members and continue the efforts to Renew Region 2. We look forward to your support.
Kathi joins me in wishing all our Airstream Club members a great summer of adventure and safe travel. See you in Doswell!
Best regards to all in Region 2!
Rich Short #1512
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