Good Sam Members Make the World a Cleaner Place
Lincolnshire, Illinois (4/12) — For the past 16 years, members of the Good Sam Club have picked up trash across North America in an effort to preserve public lands. This year is no exception, as members of the world’s largest RV community head outdoors the weekend of May 19 and 20, 2012, to remove litter and debris from roadsides, beaches, campgrounds, parks and anywhere else that could use some spring cleaning. With thousands of bags of trash collected from Florida to Alaska, the annual Good Sam Cleanup Days event provides a much-needed public service at a time when federal, state and municipal agencies have less money to spend on maintenance.
The Good Sam Club staged its first Cleanup Day back in 1996. Since then, the event has grown from a one-day activity to a full weekend with thousands of Good Sam members from hundreds of local chapters devoting their time to make the world a cleaner place. In previous years, members have not only picked up trash, they’ve painted fences, pruned trees, restored hiking trails and done carpentry work.
“We’re proud of the efforts of our Good Sam Club members and chapter members who continue to participate in this program each year and make this event a success,” says Good Sam Club President Mike Siemens.
The Good Sam Club is a sister company of Camping World, America’s largest retailer of RV supplies, services and new and used RVs. Good Sam members are invited to drop off bags of trash at any one of Camping World’s 85 SuperCenters.
Everyone’s welcome to pitch in on Good Sam Cleanup Days. Members who don’t belong to a chapter and individuals who aren’t Good Sam members are encouraged to contact a Good Sam Club director for information on volunteering with a local group. Email addresses for state and provincial directors can be found at GoodSamClub.com/chapters.
Making RVing a safer and more rewarding experience for its 1.3 million members and nearly 1,500 local chapters is what the Good Sam Club is all about. The Good Sam Club has effectively influenced legislation on issues ranging from outdoor recreation on public lands to RV parking and scenic byways. The club offers a consumer-advocacy program, provides exclusive RV recall information and manages a volunteer network that provides referrals to traveling members. Good Sam not only unites with Camping World to provide substantial member savings, the club also partners with Pilot Flying J for fuel discounts, hosts Good Sam Rallies and offers many other benefits and services.
About The Good Sam Club
The Good Sam Club, www.goodsamclub.com, is the world’s largest RV owner’s organization with over one million members. Founded in 1966, the club offers its members a wide variety of services, including the Good Sam Extended Service Plan, Roadside Assistance, RV and Vehicle Insurance, RV Financing, Good Sam Visa Card, Life & Health Insurance and member discounts at parks, campgrounds and RV events. Good Sam Club members also receive a subscription to Highways, the club’s popular RV travel magazine. Additionally, the club represents nearly 1,500 local RV chapters designed to bring RVers together from similar geographic regions for group camping excursions. Extremely committed to its RV members as well as to the environment, the club is a founder of the annual National Cleanup Days program and an advocate of public land access, Adopt-A-Highway programs and Adopt-A-Park programs. The newly-expanded Good Sam Club offers members advantages unmatched by any other RV and camping organization. These include savings of up to 30% on merchandise, installation and service at Camping World; 10% savings on nightly fees at over 1,700 Good Sam RV Parks and campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada; preferred rates on roadside assistance, insurance and extended warranties; exclusive member-only savings on the Trailer Life Directory and more.