Welcome to the Central Indiana Airstream Club

Airstreaming in the Heart of Indiana
Why should I join??
What does the Airstream Club do? The Central Indiana Airstream Club welcomes all WBCCI members and prospective members to attend our Rallies, Caravans, and Luncheons. We come from a variety of backgrounds but have a love of Airstreams in common. Our rallies offer tours, pitch-ins, meals out, and lots of fellowship around the campfire.  We are all about fun and adventures.

                  

We are Club number 041 and part of Region 5,  formed in 1962.

COVID-19 Event changes

I apologize for the length of this message. Please read it completely. There is a lot of information for you regarding the upcoming Spring Opener and our other Club activities. Thank you. JD

On Friday, March 20, 2020, Airstream Club International President Mona Heath sent an email to all Regional Officers indicating the WBAC Executive Committee has recommended local clubs cancel all planned events for the next 60 days or longer as recommended by the CDC.

Our CIAC Spring Opener Weekender at Brown County State Park, May 1-3, is in the 60 day window.

The CIAC Executive Board and I have agreed the Brown County Season Opener should be cancelled.  Accordingly, the CIAC “Spring Opener Weekender” at Brown County State Park during the weekend of May 1-3 is regretfully cancelled.

Several CIAC members have indicated they still plan to camp at Brown County State Park during the May 1st weekend. This if fine and the Park is currently open; however this camping will be individual choice and not a CIAC planned activity. Cabin Fever? I understand!

As of today, the Campgrounds in the Indiana State Parks are still open. Just about everything else in the Parks are closed including cabins, inns, meeting rooms, enclosed picnic areas and other facilities.  More information on the status of the State Parks is available at https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/. Follow the link in the COVID-19: DNR Response block for more information.

The Indiana DNR is currently offering penalty-free cancellations for reservations through April 30th. I spoke with a DNR representative this morning, and she did not have any information on extension of that date to cover the May 1-3 weekend. As we get closer to the end of April, I will advise if I find any change to this DNR policy.

The COVID-19 pandemic has also changed many other Airstream-related activities throughout the spring and summer:

  • The Loveland, Colorado, 2020 International Rally has been cancelled.
  • Alumapalooza 11 (May 26-31) has been postponed to September 8-14, 2020.
  • Urban Air/Wake Up Downtown, Logan, Ohio has been postponed to April 29-May 2, 2021.
  • The Vanderwielens have requested we cancel the Cookout at their home, scheduled for August 8-9.

These events are still scheduled:

  • The Ouabache State Park Weekender and the Berne, IN, Swiss Days Festival – July 24-26.
  • The Region Five Rally in Columbus, IN – September 16-20.
  • The Swiss Festival National Airstream Rally at Sugarcreek, OH – September 26-October 3.
  • All other CIAC events in the fourth quarter of 2020, including the Season Close Weekender at Versailles State Park – October 16-18.

Before this year is over, we may possibly have to make more changes to our schedule. My first concern is the safety of the members of CIAC and nothing we do should put anyone at risk. There will be more opportunities for our Club to camp together. Stay safe.   

February Ticker

The February 2020 issue of the Ticker can be viewed HERE

Inside this issue:

  • From our President
  • Make you reservations
  • Region 5 Rally
  • Sugar Creek Rally updates and corrections

January Ticker

Welcome to 2020 and to our first newsletter of the new year.  Thanks again our Editor Joe!

Highlights include:
February Luncheon
Florida get together
July Weekend Updates
Region 5 Rally
Region 8 VAC Rally

January Ticker 2020

January Message from the President

Hello CIACers and Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had an enjoyable and warm Christmas holiday and were surrounded by family
and friends. As this is being written, Mary Ellen and I have our oldest daughter and her husband
with us, along with four grandchildren (ages 6 to 16), two dogs and two cats. It’s been a very
busy – and noisy – week in our home, but we love it!

This is a reminder of our upcoming Club luncheon this Saturday (January 4, 2020, 11:00 AM) at
the MCL Cafeteria, 2370 West 86th Street, Indianapolis. At this Saturday’s luncheon, club
member Dave Ansel will demonstrate his hot glue dent puller and we will continue working on
our Club logo. Please plan to join us for lunch if you can. We should be in a banquet room this
month.

For those who will be in Florida this month, one of the largest RV shows in the country will be at
the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, January 15-19, 2020. This is the Florida RV Supershow.
According to web information, Airstream Corporate and the Airstream of South Florida
dealership will be there. In addition to the Tampa show, there are several other RV shows in
Florida between January and March, including Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, and
Ocala. Just another reason to be in Florida during the winter! Here’s a link to more information:
https://www.frvta.org/shows/

A final reminder: Our upcoming club Season Opener will be at Brown County State Park, May 1-
3, 2020. There are several spots still open in our preferred Buffalo Ridge circle, sites 28-52.
Reserve your spot through Reserve America, https://reserveamerica.com.

Looking forward to seeing everybody this weekend at MCL.
John Deegan, President CIAC.

December Ticker, Upcoming Luncheon wear a Christmas sweater

The December Ticker is hot off the press, your you copy December Ticker 2019

Don’t forget this coming Saturday, December 7th at 11am is our December Luncheon.  At the MCL Restaurant and Bakery, 2370 W 86 Street, Indianapolis, IN.

If you have a Christmas sweater, please plan to wear it at our upcoming Luncheon.  It’s ok if you don’t have a Christmas sweater, but please try to wear something festive. (Ball gowns and tuxedos are definitely not required!)

And, be prepared to have some fun!

I’ll see you on Saturday morning at 11 AM in the MCL Cafeteria lobby.

Best regards.  John Deegan

November Ticker is out, Don’t forget our Winter Luncheons

Hot off the press… Here is the November issue of the Ticker

Here is the list of upcoming Luncheons, until we can de-winterize our Airstreams..

December 7, 2019
January 4, 2020
February 1, 2020
March 7, 2020
April 4, 2020

At the MCL Restaurant and Bakery, 2370 W 86 Street, Indianapolis, IN.
We’ll meet in the lobby of the Restaurant at 11:00 AM. I hope to see everybody there.

 

Hello CIAC! Our next winter club luncheon – the first for this season – will be next Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the MCL Restaurant and Bakery, 2370 W 86 Street, Indianapolis, IN. We’ll meet in the lobby of the Restaurant at 11:00 AM. I hope to see everybody there.

And, if you haven’t renewed your club membership, please do so as soon as possible.

Best regards to all.
John Deegan, President

Fall is coming, October “Ticker” is now available.

The last Rally of the year, before we sadly have to winterize our Airstreams.  (Or head south for the winter!)  The Rally is Oct 18-20,2019 at Versailles State Park.

Read the Ticker HERE

The October weekender is a few short weeks away! Donna is bringing chili and hot dogs for roasting. Lisa and Tom Fry are bringing chili too. Please bring your favorite sides/dessert.

I’m planning on Saturday morning to visit the Milan 54 Museum in nearby Milan. I’m hoping to have a team member of the 1954 state basketball champs lead the tour. I’ve arranged to have the Visitors Center in Versailles put together a packet of local restaurants and attractions for each camper. I have reserved the Schimmerhorn shelter should we need it.

Saturday afternoon we’ll have a business meeting. During the meeting we’ll vote yes/no to have Artie Martin as 2nd V.P. for Region 5.

We’ll be voting yes/no for the officers for CIAC.

I’ll have firewood, so bring your roasting sticks and we hope to see you soon.
Charlie