Unit President's Message

The 2024 Region 9 rally in Bandera, TX is over. The word throughout Skyline and Riverwalk parks was that everyone had a great time. No rally would be successful without the volunteers who stepped up and I have a lot of individuals to thank within our THCU family. These are in no particular order of level of contribution. THCU was very generous with their donation to the unit basket. We received so many great items for the basket that the single basket had split into three individual baskets. Thanks to all of you that contributed to the unit basket. There are too many to list everyone in this newsletter, but you know who you are and I believe that THCU baskets rocked!   Special thank you to Janice Buck, Felicia Johnson and Pat Green for taking on the long day of registration at Skyline. Jeff and Cindy McKee, for the great informational seminar on RV maintenance on the road...they were popular y'all—standing room only.  Their presentations are available on the Region 9 page on the ACI site (here’s the link).   Thank you to Mike and Pat Green for suggesting the 24 foot pizza party guys and for providing tables and chairs. I was very skeptical that a 24 foot pizza would taste very good but that was one of the best pizza I have ever had—seriously.  Eric and LaVern McHenry for taking the time out to come to our region 9 rally.  Lastly, a HUGE thank you to the current Region 9 team who put together a pretty dang awesome Region 9 rally.  It was headed by Nancy F and was supported by lots of volunteers who worked tirelessly before anyone showed up and after everyone was gone.  Stay tuned for next year’s Region 9 rally in April 2025 at Edna, TX.  That will be a blast too!

This year—since Eric McHenry was at Region 9, he also took time to give a few educational sessions and installed this year’s Region 9 officers!  What a treat!  It’s pretty official that Tracy Elkins will be President, Anna Brandon as 1st VP and me (Tim Ebbers) as 2nd VP. 

Speaking of VOTING—the Airstream Club International (ACI) will be sending out an email for a WBCCI Amendment for which you will be asked to vote on a WBCCI amendment to the constitution to have Financial Director versus an International Board of Trustees (IBT) member being in a Treasurer role. Please check out this link on the ACI site to be an informed voter: 2024 Special Election | ACI (airstreamclub.org)  An email will be sent to the email address or addresses you have listed on your ACI membership forms.  Voting will be open June 20 – June 27, 2024.  

Next the rally with GHAC at Crocket Lake on June 27 – 30 is just a few weeks away. We have four spots remaining. Check out page 5 for the itinerary and the information for getting signed up.   

The Labor Day rally at Mother Neff State Park on August 29 – September 2 is full. The park website shows that the park is at capacity. Let me know if you would like to be on the waiting list in case someone in our group cancels. This rally will have some pretty cool activities such as a behind the scene tour of Baylor University and an opportunity to see how a how a local salvage yard operates. 

The 2024 International Rally in Sedelia, MO is quickly approaching. We have 20 rigs signed up for International with 15 rigs going on a caravan.  If you are going to International and would like to caravan and park together, additional information can be found on page 7.   Don’t forget to register for the Region 9 breakfast on October 7, 2024 at 8 am. An email has been sent out from Tracy Elkins to register for the breakfast.  If you have not received it, check out this jotform link to registered.  As far as  caravaning back from international, we (Ebbers) have booked their route home.  Additional details are on page 7,  if you have any questions, let me know via email, text, or just give me a call (deets below). 

Welcome to our new THCU members:  Jonathan & Blakley Fletcher of Wimberley, TX, Kyle & Cindy Johnson of Bertram, TX, and Nance Algert & Kenita Rogers of Wimberley, TX.  We also have several affiliate members joining us:  Ginger & Mike Ainsworth of Dayton, TX, Tyler Pollard of Cedar Park, TX, Paul & Sabra Francis of Morgans Point, TX, and Rick & Susan Santos of San Antonio, TX.  Hope to see you at the next rally or event!

 

Tim (and Allison Ebbers)

President (and First Lady), Texas Hill Country Unit

Email:  timberintx@gmail.com

Cell: 512-786-6380