Colorado Good Sams

2015 Rally Photos

Parking, Shuttle and Registration

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Chapters were assigned a block of parking spaces. At Pueblo, all RVs have water and electric hookups and most have sewer hookups.  All parking was in the State Fair Carnival area with frequent shuttles to the main building.   When you arrive you go to the main building and register.



Throughout the 4 day period there are many games and that you can participate in.  There are table games, Mexican Train,  puzzles, Card Bingo and the Good Sam version of Bingo , called Samgo. There are also outside games that you must register to play:  Bean Bag Baseball, Washer toss, Bocce Ball. There was also a tractor Blind Man Obstacle course.  The driver is blind folded  and the person behind him gives the driver instructions. 


Vendor Sales

We had the following vendors: 

It Works - Steve & Dianna Hansen

Pampered Chef - Lori Mueller

Mountain Man - Lyle Riplie

Memory Lane Clocks - Randy & Kathy Schmidt

Grill mats, fudge, Bee Clean Cloths - Tim & Cyndi Mattson

Pro Custom - Mitchell  Frantz (was outside) 

Emily Hansen - finger nail supplies, etc

Camping World - RVs on display outside


Chapter Sales

At the Samboree many chapters sell food, and have raffles.   Arapahoe Sams held a raffle and sold water. 

On Thursday noon  there were the following food items: New Directions - Brats; Prairie Dogs -

Tumbleweeds- Root Beer Floats; Arapahoe Sams -Popcorn;

On Friday there were the following food items:  Sloppy Joes (High Landers Sams);

Sweet Potatoes (Prairie Dog Sams);  Water  (Tumbleweed Sams);

On Saturday  there were the following food items:  Wontons/Eggrolls ( Kissing Camels);

Sweet Potatoes (Prairie Dog Sams); Popcorn (Arapahoe Sams)

On  Sunday there were  Sausages ( Aerospace) to go with the pancakes.



Crafts, Seminars, Demonstrations

Wednesday: Computer Seminar - Jeff Towne

Thursday: "Make the Flakes”-Sue Steele; Computer Seminar - Jeff Towne; 

"How to Decorate with Bling" - Doris Nigh

Friday:  "RV interiors" - Donna ;  Craft-Card Making - Claire Brodeur; 

Computer Seminar - Jeff Towne,  Mobile RV Services - Turbo RV

Saturday   Pampered Chef - Lori Mueller



Hospitality, Donuts, Ice Cream, Sunday Breakfast

Each morning the State supplies free coffee. 

Thursday and Friday mornings there is a hospitality hour with cookies supplied by the chapters.

 Saturday mornings is donut time, which are serviced by the Aerospace Sams and Good Luck Sams.

Saturday afternoon, there is an ice Cream Social with free ice cream and toppings. 

The Sunday pancake breakfast is put on by the Chapter Presidents

King and Queen

Joe and Lou Wrinkle from Blue Spruce Sams were crowned King and Queen for 2015.


Golden Halo Award

Norma Emerson was chosen for the Golden Halo Award for 2015.



One of our fun fund raisers for charities is our Jail. Members pay for a jail warrant to put someone in jail

 and convicts must pay to get out of Jail.

This year we raised the following:

Silent Auction - $980.00

Jail & Bail - $537.78

Book Sales - $131.00

Andy Stone from Aerospace Sams took 14 boxes of books to Arc and

225 lbs of non-perishable food to Care & Share in Pueblo.

Also we received $29.00 from a vendor, Virtually Vintage, for selling the Samboree buttons and key chains.

We are going to send $1000 to our selected charities--

50% to Wounded Warriors, 25% to Make-a-Wish and 25% to Dogs for Deaf.


Wednesday Evening

On Wednesday evening we tried something new. 

We had a free "Get-Along Little Doggie" Hot Dog Dinner  followed by Card Bingo

Pet Parade and Judging


Thursday Evening Opening Ceremony     

At the beginning of the Opening Ceremony is the presentation of the flag by the Pueblo Eagles, Civil Air Patrol.

The Parade of Flags starts with the visiting state officers, out of state visitors followed by the Colorado Chapter Presidents and finally Colorado State Officers Later there were Cowboy ballads by Mike Foster and door prizes.  We played a Good Sam version of Bingo called Samgo.

Out of State Officers

 Harold and Rosalie Jacklin from Utah, the Regional Director

Brent & Jean North, Utah Deer, State Director

Allen & Louise Austin,  Utah Wagon master, Deer Sams

Mike Bila, & Paula Knudson, Wyoming State Director, Whirlwinds Sams

Carla Gries, Nebraska State Director


Colorado State Officers  


Chapter Presidents     


State Meeting

Twice a year a state meeting is held.  The first meeting in the spring is just for the State Officers. The second one is held at the Rally (Samboree) and the Chapter Presidents are required to attend. The information on the following year's Rally (Samboree) are presented and the Chapter Presidents vote on the venue.


Friday Afternoon Ladies Tea 


Vickie Cryer, the Assistant State Director from the Denver area put on a fabulous Ladies Tea.

The theme was "Shabby Chic. The ladies wore their favorite hats.

We started with a Chuck-Wagon Roundup and Cowboy Games, which included a free hamburger dinner.

This vent was sponsored by the New Direction Sams.

That was followed by Karaoke and door prizes.



Cake Walk      

On Saturday afternoon, we have the cake walk, which is a variation of musical chairs.

Each chapter donates a cake.

You march around in a circle and when the music stops, you land on a numbered star.

A number is then drawn and the winner gets to choose a cake. 



Saturday Evening Banquet

On Saturday evening, we held our annual banquet.

This event is included in the package price and is a catered affair.

 Each camper was escorted to the table by a state officer


Saturday Evening Entertainment

On Saturday night, the Nostalgics played. They are southern Colorado's favorite doo-wop/oldies band.


"Wanted" Souvenir Pictures


Blood Drive

Church and Memorial Balloon Release

On Thursday, balloons were released in memory of departed loved ones.

Our Chaplain, Dan Bechold also led the Sunday Church.

See the InMemoriam page for as list of those remembered