Since 1976

East Tennessee Club History

Our East Tennessee Airstream Club was founded in 1976. We have a rich history of members who have unselfishly volunteered their time to keep our club strong. This page honors those individuals and the events they made happen that have become our club's legacy. Please consider volunteering your time to become a part of our history.

Background

The East Tennessee Airstream Club of Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI), Incorporated was organized at a dinner meeting held November 6, 1976 at the Pioneer House Restaurant in Maryville, Tennessee. Rex Hatton was elected temporary Chairman until officers could be elected. Having a sufficient number of Airstream owners’ signatures, denoting interest in becoming members of WBCCI, the list was presented for a Charter.

A Provisional Charter was granted November 15,1976. Bylaws were accepted December 11, 1976. A Permanent Charter was granted March 1, 1977. The Dogwood Blossom became the adopted emblem.

Presidents’ flags were ordered May 14,1977. The Charter was presented to Rex Hatton at the International Rally in Bozeman, Montana on June 28, 1977. On October 7, 1977 the first Presidential Plaque was presented to outgoing President Rex Hatton.

Blue berets and Badge inserts were ordered. A Unit flag was designed and an order was placed for member purchase in 2002. The design was modified in 2018 following the Unit name change to East Tennessee Airstream Club. New Club flags were ordered.

In 2020, a club logo was designed and made official in May of 2021.  Long sleeve t-shirts ordered in 2020 and short sleeve t-shirts ordered in 2021.

 

Charter Members

  • Paul & Emmagene Aitkens
  • Granville & Virginia Amos
  • W.C. & Ruth Bertram
  • Hill & Gwin Bridges
  • Wiley & Edith Byers
  • Earl & Marie Carrell
  • A.L. & Mattie Christenberry
  • William & Mary Curtis
  • Grady & Naomi Davis
  • Lucian & Ann Davis
  • Louie & Elsie Hagerman
  • Bill & Catherine Haney
  • Rex & Susie Hatton
  • Herbert & Vivian Hornbuckle
  • Clay & Ruby Ivester
  • Ralph & Bobbie Jenkins
  • Gunnar & Dorothy Kraft
  • George & Margaret LeCoultre
  • Morton & Helen Lee
  • Bill & Jo Love
  • Lew & Dorothy Moore
  • Robert & Sandy Murphy
  • Ernest & Dorothy Neal
  • Ed & Anne Nowakowski
  • Ralph & Jessie Owens
  • Paul & Mary Elizabeth Parker
  • Aubrey & Camille Roberson
  • Joe & Ida Skelton  
  • Boyd & Wilma Smelser
  • William & Candace (Pat) Tipton
  • Glyn & Bonnie Vinyard    
  • Clyde & Sweet Pea Walker
  • James & Carleen Wall
  • Bill & Irene Williams
  • Harvey & Edna Wolfe

 

Past Presidents

  • 1976-77                 Rex A. Hatton (11205)
  • 1977-78                 Clyde Walker (24204) (deceased)
  • 1978-79                 Clay Ivester (25982) (deceased)
  • 1979-80                 Ernest T. Neal (28836) (deceased)
  • 1980-81                 Earl E. Carrell (18810) (deceased)
  • 1981-82                 Bill Williams (29686) (deceased)
  • 1982-83                 F. Willard Lewis (29920) (deceased)
  • 1983-84                 Sam Kalfas (10423) (deceased)
  • 1984-85                 Paul E. Parker (19753) (deceased)
  • 1985-86                 James E. Poe (10093)
  • 1986-87                 Howard W. Miller (31592 (deceased)
  • 1987-88                 William M. Tipton (31133) (deceased)
  • 1988-89                 Max E. Stiner (13599)
  • 1989-90                 Burl E. Cloninger (14013) (deceased)
  • 1990-91                 Ralph H. Jenkins (31130) (deceased)
  • 1991-92                 Fred Sanders (15981)
  • 1992-93                 Reid Bailey (2112) (deceased)
  • 1993-94                 Robert Scott (7695) (deceased)
  • 1994-95                 Marie Carrell (18810) (deceased)
  • 1995-96                 Harlan White (10059) (deceased)
  • 1996-97                 Alvin Acker, Jr (11358) (deceased)
  • 1997-98                 Arnold Korte (3248) (deceased)
  • 1998-99                 Fred “Bill” Hall (4983) 
  • 1999-00                 Sid Voris (3013) (deceased)
  • 2000-01                 James “Jim” Tucker (5386)
  • 2001-02                 Harold Hughes (6241)
  • 2002-03                 Sandy Hughes (6241) (deceased)
  • 2003-04                 Elaine Tucker (5386) (deceased)
  • 2004-05                 Marlene Browning (7664)
  • 2005-06                 Jerry Arnold (19758)
  • 2006-07                 J.E. Fugate (18339)
  • 2007-08                 Brent Latham (8385)
  • 2008-09                 Harry Herrmann (22222)
  • 2009-10                 Sally Jaunsen (6396)
  • 2010-11                 Jim Carr (4559)
  • 2011-12                 Terry Moore (5665)
  • 2012-13                 Kelly Frere (4335)
  • 2013-14                 Harold Hughes (6241)
  • 2014-15                 Sandy Hughes (6241) (deceased)
  • 2015-16                 Harry Herrmann (22222)
  • 2016-17                 Harry Herrmann (22222)
  • 2017-18                 Stuart Bacon (2059)
  • 2018-19                 Earl Jones (4200)
  • 2019-2020             Bruce Jones (6902)
  • 2020-2021             Jim Johnson (9999)

 

Special Events Hosted

Jun 6-12, 1982     1982 WORLD’S FAIR RALLY            Townsend, TN

Coordinators:       Earl & Marie Carrell                             Trailers:  614

 

Aug 26-28, 1983  TENNESSEE STATE RALLY          Crossville, TN

Coordinators:       Rex & Susie Hatton                             Trailers:  127

Ernest & Dorothy Neal                       

 

Sep 9-18, 1985    ROCKY TOP CARAVAN                    NC-GA-TN

Leaders:                Howard & Dorothy Miller                    Trailers:  17

 

Aug 7-9, 1987      TENNESSEE STATE RALLY            Crossville, TN

Coordinators:       Earl & Marie Carrell                             Trailers:  86

 

Oct 12-24, 1987   BLUE GRASS CARAVAN                  Kentucky

Leaders:                Earl & Marie Carrell                             Trailers: 19

 

Jun 5-25, 1989     CARAVAN TO INTERNATIONAL     Bozeman,MT

Leaders:                Jerry & Virginia Hotz                           Trailers: 6

 

Sep 9-20, 1989    PALMETTO CARAVAN                      SC-GA-TN

Leaders:                Ralph & Bobbie Jenkins                     Trailers:  24

 

Aug 10-12             TENNESSEE STATE RALLY            Crossville, TN

Coordinators:       Burl & Phillis Cloninger                      Trailers:  60

 

Oct 15-18, 1992   REGION 6 RALLY                               Sevierville, TN

Coordinators:       Reid & Melba Bailey                            Trailers: 330

                                Ralph & Bobbie Jenkins                     

 

AUG 6-8, 1993     TENNESSEE STATE RALLY            Crossville, TN

Coordinators:       Burl & Phillis Cloninger                      TRailers:  59

                             Ralph & Bobbie Jenkins                        

 

Aug 9-11, 1996   TENNESSEE STATE RALLY              Kodak, TN

Coordinators:      Reid & Melba Bailey                             Trailers:  40

                             Ralph & Bobbie Jenkins                       

 

Aug 18-22, 1999  TENNESSEE STATE RALLY            Huntsville, AL

Coordinators:       Harold & Sandy Hughes                     Trailers:  31

 

Oct 14-17, 1999   S.M.F.F.- II PRE RALLY                     Sevierville, TN

Coordinators:       Robert & Janet King                            Trailers:  62

 

May 10-19, 2002  MAY DAZE I CARAVAN                     TN, VA, KY, TN

Leaders:                Jerry & Mary Arnold                            Trailers:  17 

               

May 9-18, 2003    MAY DAZE II CARAVAN                    TN, VA, TN

Leaders:                Larry & Marlene Browning                 Trailers:  9

 

Apr 14-18, 2004   TENNESSEE STATE RALLY            Sevierville,TN

Coordinators:       Bill & Javonne Hall                              Trailers: 42           

               

Oct 5-8, 2006       STORYTELLING RALLY                    Gray, TN

Coordinators:        Harold & Sandy Hughes                     Trailers: 15           

                                Larry & Marlene Browning

 

Oct 4-7, 2007       STORYTELLING RALLY                    Gray, TN

Coordinators:       Harold & Sandy Hughes                     Trailers:  18

 

Apr 16-20, 2008   TENNESSEE STATE RALLY            TCPC

Coordinators:       Sandy and Harold Hughes                Trailers:  46

 

Oct 2-6, 2008       STORYTELLING RALLY                    Gray, TN

Coordinators:       Harold & Sandy Hughes                     Trailers:  37

 

Oct 1-5, 2009       STORYTELLING RALLY                    Gray, TN

Coordinators:       Harold & Sandy Hughes                     Trailers:  21

 

9/30-10/4/2010    STORYTELLING RALLY                    Gray, TN

Coordinators:       Harold & Sandy Hughes                     Trailers: 15

 

Apr 14-17, 2011   TENNESSEE STATE RALLY            TCPC

Coordinators:       Jim and Donna Carr                            Trailers:  45

 

Oct 2-9, 2011       STORYTELLING RALLY                    Gray, TN

Coordinators:       Harold & Sandy Hughes                     Trailers: 26

 

Oct 4-8, 2012       STORYTELLING RALLY                    Gray, TN

Coordinators:       Harold & Sandy Hughes                     Trailers: 21

 

Oct 3-7, 2013       STORYTELLING RALLY                    Gray, TN

Coordinators:       Harry & Teresa Herrmann                 Trailers: 19

 

Apr 24-27, 2014   TENNESSEE STATE RALLY            TCPC

Coordinators:       Harold & Sandy Hughes                     Trailers: 48

 

Oct 1 – 5, 2014    STORYTELLING RALLY                    Gray, TN

Coordinators:       Harry & Teresa Herrmann                 Trailers: 20

 

9/30-10/5/2015    STORYTELLING RALLY                    Gray, TN

Coordinators:       Harry & Teresa Herrmann                 Trailers: 18

 

Oct 2-9, 2016       STORYTELLING RALLY                    Gray, TN

Coordinators:       Harry & Teresa Herrmann                 Trailers: 28

 

Apr 20-23, 2017   TENNESSEE STATE RALLY            TCPC

Coordinators:       Harry & Teresa Herrmann                 Trailers:  44

 

Oct 1-8, 2017       STORYTELLING RALLY                    Gray, TN

Coordinators:       Harry & Teresa Herrmann                 Trailers:  24

 

9/30-10/7/2018    STORYTELLING RALLY                    Gray, TN

Coordinators:       Harry & Teresa Herrmann                 Trailers:  33

 

Oct 2-7, 2019       STORYTELLING RALLY                    Gray, TN

Coordinators:       Harry & Teresa Herrmann                 Trailers:  38

 

4/30 - 5/3/2020    TENNESSEE STATE RALLY              Sevierville, TN
Coordinators:       Bruce & Nancy Jones                         Cancelled

 

9/30-10/4/2020    STORYTELLINGN RALLY                 Gray, TN
Coordinators:       Harry & Teresa Herrmann                  Cancelled

 

May 13-16, 2020 TENNESSEE STATE RALLY              Oneida, TN
Coordinators:       Mary Johnson (ETN) &                       Trailers:  21
                             Fran Holberg (Music City)

 

 

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