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INDIANA GOOD SAM

Pictures from our Spring Samboree.

About The Good Sam Club

Welcome to our little corner of the World Wide Web we call INDIANA. This site was designed to help you get better acquainted with us and provide you information about our chapters, their members, our State Organization, and the National Good Sam Club. We are one of the largest camping/recreational vehicle clubs in the world with over one million members and growing. We have over 2,300 active chapters though out the United States and Canada. These chapters support hundreds of local charities as well as participating in civic projects such as Adopt A Highway, National Clean Up Day, Habitat For Humanity. But good deeds are not all we do. We also have fun, each year thousands of Good Samer's attend gatherings we call "Samborees" which are held in most States and include activities such as seminars, entertainment, craft classes, ice cream socials, dinners, and other events which make these a festive and worthwhile piece of Americana.

Taking its name from the term "good Samaritan" The Good Sam Club came to life in 1966 when cartoonist E.C. Bilsland Jr. sketched a dark-haired character with a broad smile and a halo to personify the spirit of good Samaritan RVers. The rest is history and the Good Sam logo is one of the most recognized symbols among Campers and RVers. So if you enjoy fellowship, Camping and the RV life style you may want to come join us.

While we strive to provide you with as much information as possible here, that never the less is impossible to do with our limited space. So with that in mind enjoy your visit with us and if you would like more information about The Good Sam Club feel free to contact us or the Chapter Presidents listed here on our site. We have chapters through out the State of Indiana and we will welcome you with a smile as big as our good friend "Sam" shown above.

Norm & Sheila Idlewine

The Ohio Valley Region

The Ohio Valley Region was formed in 2013. There were many positive changes made by The Good Sam Club in 2013. Some of these changes were creating New Regions, creating and appointing New Regional Directors. The New Regional Director position was created to help State Directors Grow their States and act as a liaison between the States and The Good Sam Club. Our new Regional Director's are Dave and Patty Morgen.

Ohio Valley Samboree Schedule

Ohio:     May 9-11     July 10-13     September 19-21

Michigan:     May 15-18     September 18-21

Indiana:      May 23-26      September 25-28

Kentucky:      May 29-June 1       October 2-5

Illinois:      August 29-September 1

The Ohio Valley Centry Patch

The Ohio Valley Century Patch was designed in 2013 to help promote Samboree attendance within our Region. You must attended 10 Samborees or Regional Rally's. At least 3 Samborees must be in Ohio Valley State(s) other than your own.

Those States are: ILLINOIS-INDIANA-KENTUCKY                               MICHAGAN-OHIO

When 10 Samborees have been recorded you may purchase a Ohio Valley Century Patch. You must present a completed and signed form to the State store in order to purchase your patch.

click on the patch