Region 5 Luncheon at Doswell International Rally 2019

We are having a Region 5 Luncheon on Friday, July 26th at noon at the International Rally at Doswell.   Region 5 as of right now, has 51 units signed up for the International Rally!
That is great!!!!!  We will be having door prize drawings so if you want a door prize, please bring enough prizes for the number of people in your club/unit that will be attending the luncheon and want a door prize.
The cost of the luncheon will be $15 a person. The menu is below.  Please announce this to your clubs/unit as soon as possible so they can plan to attend.
Now, Region 5 needs a little help with this.   Bob and Sandy will not be coming to International this year due to work.  Nancy and I can’t leave for the Rally until Thurs. the 18th, and getting down there on Friday the 19th.
We will be having signing up for the Luncheon at the registration times from Wed the 17th to Sunday the 21st.  I need people to cover our table at registration at the following times.
Wednesday 17th at 9:00 – 12:30
Wednesday 17th from 12:30 – 4:00
Thursday 18th from 9:00 – 12:30
Thursday 18th from 12:30 – 4:00
Friday 19th 1:00 – 4:00
Saturday 20th  1:00- 4:00
Nancy and I will cover Sunday 1:00 – 4:00
If you would like to cover the Wed 9:00-12:30 shift, I can get you in to park before the general parking starts on Wed but, I need to know to have you register for early parking with the committee.
When you have any volunteers that would like to help,  email me ASAP.  Shift times will be first come first filled basis .  Thanks for your help on getting volunteers.
Can’t wait to see everyone at Doswell!!!!
Thanks and see you down the road.
Christopher Seplak
WBAC Region 5 Vice President

Region 5 Luncheon
at Doswell International Rally

Friday July 26th Noon
At The Mansion(Meadow Hall)

$15 per person

Sign up at Rally Registration at Doswell


Pulled Pork and/or Chicken
Baked beans or Potato Salad
White Chocolate Chip Brownie


Triple Chocolate Cookie
Potato Bun

Bring your own drinks

Bring Door prize if you want to get door prize in drawing

2019 Region 5 Rally

2019 Region 5 Rally will be September 4-8, 2019

NOT September 18-22, 2019

 Region 5 Rally will be held at the Lee County Fairgrounds, near Amboy, Illinois

Hello all members of Region 5 and hope you are surviving these brutal winter months. We saw -25F on our thermometer here in Chicago a couple weeks ago. But enough of that and on to the good stuff.
The Region 5 Rally dates have changed and I have decided on a location.
The 2019 Region 5 Rally will start on Wednesday September 4th and complete on Sunday the 8th. The Rally will be held at the Lee County Fairgrounds located near Amboy Illinois. The facility will suit our needs nicely with ample rig parking with electric and water available. There is also a pump out at the fairgrounds. We will have exclusive use of a large building with a meeting / dining room and a commercial kitchen. There is also an outside deck for our use and a location to have a camp fire.
There are many attractions in the area and I am working on an agenda. Some of the things to see in the area include: the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan, historic John Deere sites in Grand Detour and Moline, an awesome Railroad museum in Amboy and another in Union, a very nice historic museum in Dixon and many other local attractions.
I am also looking into taking a day trip to Chicago and do the architectural boat tour and lunch. So please mark your calendar, I promise we will have a great time. I will provide a sign up voucher with pricing in the near future.
Bob Whitesell
Region 5 President

Region 5 Rally updates

The Region 5 rally is being held from Wednesday, September 25th ending on Sunday, September 30th in Springfield Illinois at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Since the number of members attending will be significantly lower than in prior years (15 to 20 Airstreams expected), I have modified how the rally is being conducted. This rally will be a more casual rally similar to a unit rally.
These changes have resulted in a rally fee of $165 for an Airstream with two members and $150 for an Airstream with one member..
If you are planning on attending this year’s Region 5 Rally, Please respond to me via e-mail at or via phone at (847) 602-2115.
Bob Whitesell, Region 5 President

Region 5 Rally 2018

To all members of Region 5 that are planning on attending the Region 5, 43rd annual Rally to be held in Springfield Illinois.  The Rally is scheduled to start on Wednesday, September 26th, and complete on Sunday, September 30th.  The Rally fee will include the cost for 4 nights of camping at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.  I have reserved a block of campsites for this rally so it will not be necessary for any member to contact the fairgrounds directly.  The total cost for the rally and additional rally information will be provided soon.  Please mark your calendars and we are looking forward to a great time together.

Bob Whitesell
Region 5 1st Vice President