Wally Byam Caravan Club International, Inc.
58th International Convention/Rally
Farmington, New Mexico June 26 - July 4, 2015
Farmington Web Site
Convention/Rally Fees for registrations received prior to January 1, 2015, will be $425 for couples, $350 for singles, and $125 for each additional adult. Convention/Rally fees for the first 575 to register include 30 amp electricity, water and regular pump outs (No 3 amp electricity or generator section available).
Rally Fees received after January 1, 2015, will be $450 for couples, $375 for singles, and $135 for additional adults.Through the courtesy of Airstream, Inc., all members pre-registering on or before January 1, 2015, will be eligible to participate in a drawing for up to a total of $2,000 in awards. The award may be redeemed at any Airstream Dealership or at the Jackson Center Service Facility for parts and service.
Free parking in the Bull Pen, with no services, is permitted for one night only before your parking date. Additional nights prior to your parking date will be at the rate of $25/night, payable at verification.FEE REFUND POLICY All convention/rally fee refund requests must be postmarked by May 15, 2015, and must include the complete pass receipt. All cancellations will be assessed a $30.00 administrative fee. There will be no refunds if postmarked after May 15 except as approved by the International Rally Committee.
Online registration is now available!!! ($15 fee to process Credit Card will be added)Register Online
2015 Rally Registration Form
2015 Rally Logo
Visit the Farmington 2015 Facebook Page or farmington.wbcci.net for more photos and information.
You say...Farmington, NM? Yup, that’s right, Joe & Sandy Perryman have chosen this location for their 2015 International Rally site. The fairgrounds will be the parking site for the Rally and are located off Highway 516 on Fairgrounds Road. This rally will provide you with water and electricity. There will be septic pumping during the rally.
Where is Farmington, NM? Elevations are about 5,200 feet. Farmington is located in the northwest corner of New Mexico off of Highway 491, North of I-40. Farmington is also South of Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and Mesa Verde National Park. Golfers, there is a huge Pinon Hills Golf Course North of the Fairgrounds. Pinon Hills Golf Course is rated a #4 Municipal Golf Course in the USA by Golfweek Magazine. The Four Corners Regional Airport is west of the fairgrounds.
Tourism is huge in New Mexico. You will be blown away by the beauty that will be available to you when you approach this 2015 Rally site of Farmington, NM. Come early to the State of New Mexico and do some touring. There will be future articles describing the beauty of this State. You can create your caravan to approach New Mexico. The major Interstates of I-40 and I-25 will lead you as you approach Farmington. But, it is the other highways that lead you through the State of New Mexico before you head to Farmington or as you wend your way back home.
Colorado to the north has its charm and will be featured in future articles as well. To the west is Arizona. If you haven’t been to Grand Canyon...this is a must. Plus, prior to the Grand Canyon is the Petrified Forest National Park... check it out! The scenic route of I-40 lends much to your itinerary...so much to see, so little time...Hurry!
There will be guest writers that will give you a look at what is ahead of you for the 2015 Farmington, NM Rally. Be looking for something of interest for everyone with their articles. Be prepared to experience and enjoy the beautiful State of New Mexico at the International Rally.
...stay tuned and be ready to enjoy!
Hello Everyone;Hopefully plans are being made for your upcoming trip to Farmington, New Mexico and the 58th International WBCCI Convention/Rally – June 26– July 4, 2015.International President Joe and First Lady Sandy Perryman extend their personal invitation to join them and fellow members of WBCCI at this fun-filled event.If you haven’t registered you are encouraged to do so before January 1, 2015 to save up to $25.00 on your registration.This year we have been able, through careful planning and the elimination of the contribution to headquarters from the International Rally fund, to provide a lower Rally fee while still maintaining all the events and activities you want and expect at your International Convention/Rally.Registration is now available online or you can still submit your registration to headquarters using the registration form in the Blue Beret. If you attend an event with one of the Executive Committee members present, your EC members have registration forms, bags and Rally shirts available and they will be happy to get you registered and on your way to attending this great event. Registration costs increase in January so don’t delay; Register Now!To help you make your decision to join your fellow Airstreamers, the following is a brief outline of the activities you can expect from opening day to closing of the Rally along with added Pre-Rally information on events and activities prior to the opening ceremony. It has been noted and acknowledged that members have arrived at the Rally to find events have taken place and they have missed them because of misunderstanding of Rally dates.
This article will serve as the first outline of the Rally events and as we draw closer to the Rally more information will be provided with firm times and dates of various events; for now let’s consider a general outline of the upcoming Farmington Rally.
RALLY DATE: JUNE 26– JULY 4
This is the official Rally time frame and represents the time in which the Official Business of the Club takes place.June 26 – Opening CeremonyJune 30 – Delegates Seminar and Meeting, Election of Officers, Voting on Business brought forward before the Club to be determined by the Unit DelegatesJuly 3 – Installation of OfficersJuly 4 – Closing Ceremony
The events outlined above are the dates of the business that must take place while our membership is in attendance.During this time there are also a very large number of individual events happening such as Unit and Region breakfasts, luncheons, dinners and meetings. Also during this time there are many seminars, demonstrations of various types, workshops, vendors and this year at Farmington, a free day to tour and visit this beautiful area.So - now that we have filled up these important business days June 26-July 4, we know that we will need more time toget in the rest of these important seminars, workshops, demonstrations, breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, meetings and visit our vendors. We now need to turn our attention to what would be best called our Pre-Rally events, all of which are important and fun.Two important dates to note in this “Pre-Rally” time are:June 25 – IBT Seminar and Meeting, open to all members in attendance for discussion of events and direction of our reat Club.June 25 – Unit Presidents Dinner (by invitation to current Unit Presidents)
These dates, along with other events will be published in later Rally promotion reports. Other dates related to the International Convention/Rally in Farmington, NM are the extremely important volunteer rally set up dates. WBCCI is a strictly volunteer organization and it takes a considerable number of volunteers to set up the Rally events and ensure that all functions are ready when the members arrive to enjoy their International Convention/Rally. Volunteers are always needed and afford another opportunity for you, as a WBCCI member, to both contribute and enjoy all the activities of the Rally.We sincerely hope this information answers some of your questions and encourages you to register for your International Convention/Rally; we will keep you apprised of events and specific dates as they are confirmed and the Rally draws closer.
Register Now! We want to count you in the Fun-Fellowship and Adventure. More registration information isavailable at our new Facebook page called "WBCCI Farmington Rally 2015". All sites have the link to online registration and are updated immediately, as information becomes available.
Having left Gillette, Wyoming and the 57th WBCCI International Convention/Rally behind, we began our forward planning trip to Farmington, New Mexico in preparation for the 58th WBCCI International Convention/Rally.Travelling to Farmington, NM with the Executive Committee and committee Chairman Leslie Heckenswiler and Chairman Ronnie Erb was busy but a great experience. This forward planning caravan lead by International President, Joe Perryman and First Lady Sandy is very busy as the participants review all facets of the previous Rally; they review all Committee Chairmen reports and identify areas for change, improvement or enhancement.An in-depth review of the facilities at the McGee Fairgrounds, the site of the 58th International Convention/Rally was made. Rooms are assigned for various functions, campground requirements are identified, bank accounts and a Post Office box are opened and caterers are contacted. Visits to the Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitor Bureau are made (have a look at www.farmingtonnm.org) for great information on this amazing area we are about to visit.Every possible detail is reviewed to ensure you the members of WBCCI can experience a great Convention/Rally next year.Now, speaking of a great Convention/Rally you should start making plans for a fun WBCCI event; the fairgrounds are excellent for our Rally, parking will be 2 point hook-up with pump outs every 4 days, the sites are level, spacious on a good fine gravel base with trees around the camp area. The buildings are in excellent condition and very clean, sound systems appear to be very good, offices, class rooms and vendor areas are more than satisfactory. Sounds like a great venue for our Convention/Rally in 2015.In addition to our excellent site, right next door within walking distance is the “Sun Ray Park and Casino” providing, if you are interested, gaming, entertainment, horse racing, bingo and a multitude of restaurants and dining rooms for various Region and Unit events.The Rally and area will keep you busy; however you will want to visit the City of Farmington. This is a drive of about 5 1/2 miles from the fairgrounds and provides everything you will need in the form of shopping, restaurants, vehicle service, banking, Laundromats and much, much more.The area of New Mexico as well as the sights you will experience as you travel to the 58th WBCCI InternationalConvention/Rally are nothing short of amazing; this is another Bucket List Trip don’t miss this opportunity, put your plans in order to enjoy this great Rally.President Joe Perryman and First lady Sandy extend their personal invitation to you – registration information is included in the Blue Beret and on WBCCI website at http://wbcci.org/home/rallies-caravans/international-rally
We are continuing our travels throughout New Mexico leading us to Farmington, NM for the 2015 International Rally. Salinas Pueblo Missions are in a part of New Mexico that will whet your appetite for the beauty that this state brings. The Salinas Pueblo Missions are located in Mountainair, NM. The Missions are a National Monument with the visitor center located in Mountainair, NM west of U.S. 60 and NM 55 Junction. Camping sites are located nearby for you to spend some time exploring The Missions.The stones are echoes of the communities that were there 300 years ago... vacated in the 1670’s. The Pueblo Indians developed agricultural techniques to support their lifestyles. The stone and adobe homes were indicative of the development of pueblo society down the road. Further development over the next few hundred years occurred in the Salinas Valley, becoming a major trade center and populous parts of the Pueblo world...reaching 10,000 or so dwellers in the 1600’s. They traded maize, pinon nuts, beans, squash, salt and cotton goods for dried buffalo meat, hides, flints and shells. The Ancestral Puebloans (called Anasazi and Mogollon), were rooted as far back at 7,000 years ago. Prior to the development of the communities, the Indians lived in pit houses, covered with pole and mud frames. The evolution provided Missions with hundreds of rooms and kiva plazas. The agricultural techniques evolved into raising turkeys, hunting of rabbits, deer, antelope and bison. The animal hides provided for robes, blankets, rugs and other household items. The Pueblos were gifted weavers, basket makers, and black-on-white pottery which the Salinas Pueblos “borrowed” from the Rio Grand Pueblos. The Salinas drew from other more advanced groups, adapting useful information to their cultures. Their villages were abandoned in the 1670’s and their peoples dispersed.Fit the visit to the Salinas Pueblo Missions into your travel schedules. History abounds! This is just a little bit of the history of the Missions, check them out for yourselves!
By Anne Werth
WBCCI Central Office803 E. Pike StreetP.O. Box 612Jackson Center,OH 45334Ph 937-596-5211Fax 937-596-5542