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2016 Kelleys Island Rally

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Flyer for 2016 Kelleys Island Rally


Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

East Harbor 2016 flyer

Details for Island Fever Rally

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Greetings All!

It is this time again! The Island Fever Rally is this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited! I just wanted to update you on the activities we have set for this weekend.

Campground Details

** Kelleys Island State Park **
Address: 920 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438
Office Number: 419-746-2546
You can arrive anytime after 1:00 PM on Thursday 6/5/2014
*** As a reminder, if you do bring your pet, you will need the appropriate paper work for the campgrounds.***


Kelley island map



Kelleys Island Ferry Boat

** The Kelleys Island Ferry Launch is located at
510 West Main Street
Marblehead, OH 43440
Below is the schedule for the summer:



**Round trip should only cost you about $100 per couple.
Please visit the website if you have any questions:

Planned Activities

• Historical Museum & Island Tour
• Glacier grooves
• Local Restaurants and Taverns
• Put-in-bay for a day
• Local Wineries
• Marblehead
• And MUCH MUCH MORE exciting things to do and see!

Group Meals

There will be group meals hosted for the Rally as well. We plan on preparing Breakfast and Dinner on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the whole group. Paula Christopher will be in charge of the menu, so you know it will be great!

Rally Fees

$75.00 per couple for meals and activities
$134.00 per campsite

All campsites are reserved for the members. Please be sure to bring a check or cash to pay for the Rally fee and the campsite.

The Christophers do plan on hitting the road by 4:00 pm on Thursday to hopefully make the 6:00pm ferry over to Kelleys Isalnd. Please feel free to meet them at that time, if you want to go over together.

If you need any other information please contact:
Tom Christopher 440-897-4714
Paula Christopher 440-488-8731

Thank you very much!!! And have a wonderful time at Kelleys Island!!!!


Mount Union Rally!

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

We are excited to announce our second trip to Mount Union!  We had such a blast last year that we needed to do it again!  Come camp with us on the beautiful campus on Mount Union and join in the football fun!


Mount Union Rally Flyer

Schedule for 2012 Announced; First Rally to introduce new format!

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

The Executive Committee has gotten its heads together and come up with an exciting array of Unit activities for 2012.  All the Rallies are listed in both the “rally page” on the menu or via the Calendar link.  The Calendar link will allow you to find out more details on arrangements if you click on the activity listed in the calendar.

The details for the first rally — The Spring Shakedown — reveals a new kind of low key, low planning format for some of our outings.  Rather than push for commitment to a set number of overnights with a specific rally charge to pay for some shared meals or activities, the “Rest and Relaxation” format allows you to show up when you can and to pool food resources for breakfasts and dinners e.g., a pot luck arrangement.  Also, there will be no schedule of daily activities but, rather, options for daily visits or activities as folks decide “in the moment”.  We hope this format will encourage involvement and participation.  It also reduces the work to be done by a sponsoring couple.

Get you personal calendars out and book some fun times with fellow Airstreamers!

Christmas Party brings seasonal cheer and new officer installation

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

A good turnout of 50 Airstreamers gathered at the Pine Lake Trout Club in Chagrin Falls, OH for the unit’s annual Christmas party.  Hosted by the 2012 President, Tom Christopher — with assistance from Sandy and Bill Johnjulio — the event offered good food, camaraderie, and a special DVD compilation of past Cleveland Unit rally photos.  New officers were installed and prizes were offered for longest running membership (Bud and Conna Whitmore) as well as longest marriage (Ron and Marion Paugh).  Tom Christopher also over viewed plans for 2012 rallies and luncheons.  Details on officers are listed under that title in this site’s menu and the rally schedule is now updated with events for 2012.

The new year will bring a range of club activities with built-in flexibility that should allow all members to participate.  Fun, Fellowship and Adventure are guaranteed!

“New Members Cocktail Party” held in Kirtland OH

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Tom and Paula Christopher again held a get-together at their lovely home in Kirtland to allow new members to get to know the WBCCI Cleveland Unit in a fun and low-key environment.  With 58 people in attendance, there was a good mix of old and new members.  Tim Caillet, our member who works at Sirpilla RV, ran a tutorial on winterizing your Airstream in advance of the fun and games.  Nineteen folks attended that learning session.  It was such a success that we will ask Tim to run some sessions during 2012 at some of our rallies.  With a number of new members in 2011 and several lined up for 2012, we expect the total membership to be 70+ “units” (that’s RVs, not individuals) before too long.  Clearly this new member get-together is a great way to introduce new folks to the WBCCI “life-style”.

“Down on the Farm” rally offered fun, fellowship and adventure

Monday, September 19th, 2011

There was a lot doin’ down in Gallia County from 15-18 September as members of the Cleveland Unit and two affiliates camped out at the Bob Evans Farm campground in Rio Grande, Ohio.  We were immersed in farm life on Friday with a visit to the Laurel Valley Creamery run by Cleleste and Nick Nolan reminded us that such a lifestyle makes for a long, long day…especially with 4 young children.  After a Bob Evans lunch we got a look at where it all started…a tour of the Farm itself with the Farm Manager showing us around from the back of a hay wagon.  On Saturday we sampled small river town life on the banks of the Ohio River in Gallipolis.  A walking tour of town led by the Visitors’ Bureau Director, Bob Hood, a 50s style lunch at a parkside cafe and a visit to the 1819 “Our House” tavern let us peak back at an earlier time in Ohio.  The weather cooperated and the facilities at the campground were excellent.  Now the PawPaw Festival….that’s another story.

Falls and Wine Rally get great weather and fun

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Nine RVs lined up for a great rally at Four Mile Creek State Park near Youngstown NY at the mouth of the Niagara River.  Folks generally set their own schedule for each day after the usual great breakfast prepared by Paula Christopher and her helpers.  Tom and JJ fetched the great donuts from Camillo’s in Lewiston each morning and then we headed off to the Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, some wineries, the Carrousel Museum (among others).  Members attending were Christophers (hosts), Standings, Maxwells, Johnjulios, Maties, Jenkinses, and first-timers, Tom and Kay Vishnia.  We also had two buddy RVs to enjoy the fun.  Adding to the enthusiasm were four teenagers and two grandchildren.

The next rally is a joint one with Akron at Maxwell’s 100 acre wood in W. Springfield PA, right on Lake Erie and the Ohio border.  The dates are 18-22 August but you are welcome to come and depart at any time.  Contact Joe and Mary Maxwell for details.

Inaugaral “Spirit of Cleveland” National Rally is a Home Run

Monday, June 13th, 2011


Banners across Burke Lakefront Airport fence Facing Shoreway

A new National Rally had its inaugural on the North Coast as the “Spirit of Cleveland” event was unveiled on June 8 through June 12 at Burke Lakefront Airport.  The facility’s large parking lot allowed 84 WBCCI Units to snuggle up to each other and the terminal building housed the “chow hall”, a store for Sirpilla RV to refresh camping supplies and a “Wally’s Pub” for socializing.  A set of exciting tours were on tap for 180 plus attendees from over 25 different local units.  The sight of these Silver Bullets along the Shoreway drew media attention from local and national news outlets.  Co-Chairmen Tom Christopher and Bill Johnjulio were cited by Unit President Tom Standing for their vision and implementation skills.  “This will become an exciting annual rally thanks to their energy and that of their spouses, Paula Christopher and Theresa Standing, who handled tours and meals.”  Scheduling the rally between Alumapalooza (hosted by “Airstream Life” magazine in Jackson Center, OH) and the International Rally makes it a great destination for members touring between Memorial Day and Independence Day.  As the rigs moved on it was clear that a new gem had been added to WBCCI’s treasure chest of wonderful adventures.