On January 20, 1966 the WBCCI notified the Texas Hill Country Unit that its charter had been granted.  Mr. Hamp Millender was elected as the Unit’s President.  The Unit experienced tremendous growth.  By the end of 1966 there were 180 unit members.  The Unit continued to thrive through the 70’s and 80’s.  It was not unusual for 35 – 40 trailers to show up for a Unit Rally.  Our Christmas/Installation Parties was very well attended.  It was not unusual to have more than 70 members attend these functions.

In 1966 our Unit dues were $1 and over the years have increased to the current level of $15.  The $15 Unit dues was started in 1990.  Where as the WBCCI dues in 1966 was $3 and has increased to todays $55.

 wbac-logo-no-tag-line-no-mask WBCCI is the RV Club of Airstream Owners. It is named for Wally Byam who was the inventor of the Airstream travel trailer. It is a nonprofit organization with headquarters in Jackson Center, Ohio. To be a member and participate in club activities, you must own a self-contained recreational vehicle made by Airstream Inc. – also located in Jackson Center, Ohio.

In 1951, Wally Byam conducted the first group RV Tour (Caravan) in history. He did it to encourage people to get out and use their travel trailers, to see and enjoy the world around them, and to be used as a test environment for the travel trailers he manufactured.

This first Caravan traveled to Mexico. Wally continued his Caravan activity and eventually operated Caravans that traveled almost everywhere in the world. It was on one of these Caravans to Eastern Canada in 1955 that the Wally Byam Caravan Club International was formed.

The goal of the club was to foster Fun, Fellowship, and Adventure as members enjoyed the lifestyle offered by traveling in an Airstream. As the club grew (to more than 25,000 members at one point), more management and organization was required. An organization of Units (local), Regions (several states), and National (the whole club) was created to better respond to the members needs.

If you own any trailer or motorhome manufactured by Airstream, Inc., WBCCI offers you fun and exciting opportunities to enjoy your Airstream and the RV Lifestyle. Whether you are traveling with your children or have retired to travel the world, you can do it best in the oldest and finest RV association, the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI).

Contact President Zephyr Marek @ faye_marek@yahoo.com .