Thirty-three years ago, the Good Sam Club lent its support to a fledgling nonprofit known as Dogs for the Deaf. Today, Dogs for the Deaf is recognized as North America’s oldest and largest Hearing Dog institution, providing trained dogs to people with a variety of challenges, from hearing loss to autism. Over the years, the Good Sam Club has played a big part in the success of Dogs for the Deaf, now celebrating its 35th year.
What do a stray animal advocate, a couple of volunteer contractors, two disaster-relief workers and a pair of perennial do-gooders have in common? These RVing altruists have all received the Good Sam Club’s prestigious RVer of the Year award.
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Second Chance Sams share more than a love of RVing At the 1977 Spring Samboree in Belleville, Kansas, 14 Good Sam members came together to form the first Second Chance Sams chapter for RVers who’ve been given a second chance at life. The chapter was the brainchild of former firefighter A.W. “Smokey” Linn, who survived [...]
Want to have some fun and meet other RVers? Become a Camping World Goodwill Ambassador! Goodwill Ambassadors are the friendly faces who serve as Camping World’s number one contact with customers in campgrounds, at RV shows and RV rallies. They also develop positive relationships, working to continually build good rapport with both campground management and [...]
At the Peach State’s Spring Samboree in March, the South Georgia Rivers Sams staged a hotdog lunch to benefit Atlanta’s Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Chapter members grilled and served more than 900 hot dogs over the course of the day and afterward presented a check for $1,921 to the Rally Foundation. Good Sam’s [...]
Article and photo provided courtesy of MagicValley.com The Twin Falls Good Sam Travelers Club recently donated $200 to the National Federation of the Blind of Central Idaho for the upcoming statewide convention held April 13-15 at the Red Lion Hotel Canyon Springs in Twin Falls. Pictured, from left, are Good Sam Vice-chairman Carl Kruse and President [...]
Since 1975, the Good Sam Club has presented the prestigious Chapter of the Year award to show its appreciation for the public service and charitable work done by local chapters. Each January, nominations flow in from all corners of the continent to Good Sam’s panel of judges. This time around, one particularly inspiring group—the Utah [...]
Congress and the Obama Administration are seven months away from the 2012 election. A number of issues are hanging between the politicians such as spending, high gas prices, international crises, and other important government policies. The way these pieces of legislation are dealt with may significantly impact Good Sam members’ ability to access national parks, enjoy properly-maintained roads and preserve important tax benefits, so it’s vital that every Good Sam member participates in this year’s elections.
Those who enjoy the lifestyle know that RV travel is the perfect combination of nature and comfort. It is a great and affordable way to meet new people, see new sites, and enjoy the serenity of the outdoors. Preserve this lifestyle for all the new RVers who will enjoy it, here are some tips to [...]
Start planning your Chapter’s involvement with the Good Sam Club’s annual Cleanup Days, scheduled for May 19-20. For the past 16 years, club members have been getting together to tidy up public lands in anticipation of the summer travel season.