Airstream Events This Year Iowa Club

Iowa Airstream Owners – Members & Guests – Welcome You! 
Want to attend any event?  Please contact your host.




Thankful Luncheon

Date: November 12, 2016 – 11:30am
Location: Highway 63 Diner – 3030 Marnie Drive, Waterloo, IA 50701 – MAP & website

Host: Gene & Caroline Haller
Phone: 319-230-0020


Year End Luncheon

Date: December 10, 2016 – 11:30am
Location: Ryan’s Steak House (Buffet) – 230 Collins Road, Cedar Rapids, IA – MAP & website 

Host: Marilyn Mulbrook
Phone: 319-329-6627


Sweetheart Luncheon

Date: February 11, 2017 – 11:30am
Location: Montana Mike’s Steakhouse – 5030 NE 14th Street, Des Moines, IA – MAP & website

Hosts: Tom & Shirley Herron
Phone: 515-988-4950 (Tom)


Lucky Luncheon

Date: March 11, 2017 – 11:30am
Location: Sunrise Cafe’ – 908 W. Main Street, Le Grande IA – MAP &  no website & Facebook Page

Hosts: Mark & Karen Kvidera
email not available
Phone: 641-752-3688


Almost Spring Luncheon – Spring Rallies Soon!

Date: April 8, 2017 – 11:30am
Location: Gramma’s Kitchen – 3408 N. Plainview Road, Walcott, IA – MAP & website
From I-80 take exit 284 and turn North, then West

Hosts: Richard & Martha Jirus
Phone: 563-650-2825


Caravan to Region 8 Rally

The Region 8 Rally is in Iowa this year, so there is no planned caravan within Iowa.  Another unit may caravan to the rally.


Region 8 Rally – Theme:  50 and Still Rollin’

Come help us CELEBRATE our region’s 50th anniversary!!

Date: April 26 – 30, 2017

Location: Clarke County Fairground, 2080 West Mclane Street, Osceola, IA  50213- MAP   Airstream friendly driving details


Preliminary Tours Information &  More information to follow

Unit Responsibilties

Host: Gary & Linda Rush
Phone: 873-286-7665

Registration: June Ryan
Phone: 480-984-38624

Membership Chair: Betty Sullivan
Phone: 316-838-4793


May Weekend Rally – Tulip Time Rally

Date: May 4 – 7, 2017
Location: Robert’s Creek East County Park, EAST CAMPGROUND,  Otley, IA – MAP & Website
Roberts Creek East Campground is 6 miles west of the city of Pella on County Highway G28, then one half mile north to 1609 Fillmore Drive.

Pella Tulip Time

New!!  Rally Schedule

Hosts: Tom & Shirley Herron
Phone: 515-988-4950 (Shirley)



VACmidwest – VAC Region 8 Rally – Semi-Urban Rally – Clinton Lake KS

Region 8 Vintage Airstream Club part of the WBCCI

Date: June 24-25-26, 2017 (3 nights)

Location:  MAP
Campground Map

Email Lee for information and a great list of “Things to Do”

Hosts: Lee & Joyce Cantrell and Tim & Paula Timmons   or
Phone: 785-564-0190



Caravan to the Wally Byam Caravan Club International Rally

Contact Chuck Cabalka:  480-216-8096

Wally Byam Caravan Club International Rally

Date: July 22 – 29, 2017
Location: UP State Fairgrounds, 2401 12th Avenue N, Escanaba, MI, 49829 – website & Map
Facebook Page:  WBCCI Escanaba MI 2017 Rally
A $50.00 surcharge will be assessed if you arrive on-site and have not pre-registered.

Hosts: Richard & Jan Girard

To attend the Escanaba MI Region 8 Breakfast – contact Beth McCall


!!!!!NOTE CHANGE IN CAMPGROUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August Weekend Rally – Meskwaki PowWow Rally

BUDDY RALLY – All are welcome to join us!  No Airstream required!!
Just call in advance to reserve a spot for you!!

Date: August 10 – 13, 2017

!!!!!NOTE CHANGE IN CAMPGROUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Location: Meskwaki Casino Campground, Tama, IA – MAP & website

Meskwaki PowWow


As many of you already know, the August rally, scheduled for the Outback RV Park at Tama has been moved to the Meskwaki Casino Campground.  For a better rally (ask Chuck for details), the hosts moved it to the casino.  A block of 25 spaces has been set aside for our unit.  However, with only 49 total spaces and vendors and other visitors for the powwow also wanting spaces and since spots are reserved on a First Come – First Served basis, it is IMPERATIVE that we all get our reservations made as quickly as possible; like yesterday.  The nightly cost is $15 plus tax and a reservation will assure that you have a space.  Nothing will be charged against your credit card until arrival, so the card just guarantees you will have a space when you get there.  The spaces are level and paved with electricity only.  Water and a dump station are available.  Call 800-728-4263 and tell them you are part of the Iowa Airstream Group.  A space will be assigned to you and you will find out what that is when you check in at the campground office.  The rally dates are still the same; August 10-13.  If you need to cancel due to illness, accident, etc., simply call the same number and cancel your reservation.  No charges will be made.  This is a Buddy Rally, so, if you are calling for your reservation, you will either have to register your buddy or you will have to get them to make their reservation very quickly, too.  More information and directions to the campground will be forthcoming in a future newsletter.  However, since camping spaces are limited and filling rapidly, you need to make your reservation immediately.


Hosts: Mike & Linda Rickert
Phone: 319-788-2005

Hosts: Norm & Linda Beu
Phone: 319-240-1013

!!!!!NOTE CHANGE IN CAMPGROUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



September Weekend Rally – Pufferbilly Days Rally

BUDDY RALLY – All are welcome to join us!  No Airstream required!!
Just call in advance to reserve a spot for you!!

Date: September 7 – 10, 2017
Location: Boone County Fairgrounds, Boone, IA – MAP & website & more information
East of the main fairgrounds – east of Argo Street and North of 10th Street – aka northeast of the main entrance of the fairgrounds
There are a few challenging intersections – an underpass with limited sight lines, and rough, tall railroad tracks.  Call Dale for the best directions.

Pufferbilly Days


Iowa 2017 Sept Rally – September 7-10 in Boone

Here is another plan-ahead opportunity to make plans for an Iowa Unit rally this summer.

Puffer Belly days is a popular celebration so getting camping spots early is needed.

Reservations for the Sept rally???
You need to call for a spot to camp during Puffer Belly Days:

Call Boone Co. fairgrounds and talk to:
Ashley Fitzgerald 515.432.5899 or
Hours are Mon & Tues–8AM to 3PM–Thurs-1PM to 7PM

Electric $16.00
If you want full hookups check with Ashley on price and availability


Hosts: Dale & June Lafrentz
Phone: 515-314-0605


VACmidwest Autumn Rally – “Down on the Farm”

Region 8 Vintage Airstream Club part of the WBCCI

Date: September 28 to October 1
Location: David & Beth McCall’s Farm 16421 McIntyre Road, Leavenworth, Kansas – MAP to follow
Boondocking weekend at the farm.  Come with full fresh water tanks and batteries, with empty gray and black water tanks. 
Spend a few nights in the country, where the deer and the antelopes…. No, no antelopes here…. where the deer and the coyotes play (And the coyotes have been really close and noisy the last few days). The nighthawks are soaring, the smell of fall is in the air, and the moon will be your only light.

Activities and Meals:

* We hope to be visiting a diversified fruit, vegetable and livestock farm owned by Beth’s family just down the road Friday morning.  Farmer’s market available on Saturday morning.

*Time to visit historic towns in the area; not only Leavenworth, but also Atchison & Weston, all which overlook the Missouri River.

*A vintage repair on Agnes, Rachel Payne’s trailer.  We need assistance in repair and lubrication of the awning arms.  Not something one person can do.

*Time for games and/or puzzles.  Campfire every night.

*BBQ on Thursday eve – Potluck on Friday eve – Chili on Saturday Eve – Biscuits and Gravy Sunday morning.

This will be a boon docking rally.  You will be parking in the hay field south of the house.  Water will be available.  If there is rain, a tractor is available.  Our meetings and group meals will be in the barn where Moby spends his winters.  If you would like to come a day or two early or stay a day late, no problem.  Just let us know of your plans.

More details:contact our hosts.

Hosts: David & Beth McCall
Phone: 913-683-2458




October Weekend Rally – Villages of Van Buren County Rally

Installation of Officers
Date: October 12 – 16, 2016

Note longer rally dates!  “…the Van Buren County Fall Festival is going on and a lot of activities are on Sunday so…stay over on Sunday night and go home on Monday.” – June Ryan

Location: Heartland Christian Camp, 21631 115th Street, Birmingham, IA – MAP & no website & Facebook page

Villages of Van Buren County Festival

Hosts: Paul & June Ryan NEW EMAIL
Cell Phone: 641-455-9444


Thankful Luncheon

Date: November 2017 – Date to follow

Other information to follow


Year End Luncheon

Date: December 2017 – Date to follow

Other information to follow


AZ Winter Brunch/Luncheons

Date: First Thursday of the month – from  Nov. 2016 – April 2017
Brunch and Luncheon!  Note time: 10:30am
Location: Golden Corral, 1868 N. Power Road., Mesa, AZ – MAP

Hosts: Chuck & Doris Jean Cabalka
AZ Cell Phone: 480-216-8096