D/FW SAMS CHAPTER

TEXAS AREA 13

(12/12/2009)

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D/FW Sam's Chapter project "OPERATION KOMANDO", items for our TROOPS list.

D/FW Sam's Chapter project "OPERATION KOMANDO", items for our TROOPS list. The chapter project will collect donated items, like those suggested below, at each D/FW Sam campout and mail them to our Armed Services supporting our nation throughout the world. Each member is encouraged to support this Patriotic Project by donating like items to the chapter. The listing contains both small (cost) ticket items and personal items. You free to donate other items as you see fit. Some other ideas are personal letters or thank you notes to a soldier. Anything else you can think of to add please do so. Shirley O'Dell will have a deposit box for your donated items at of the campouts. The Chapter will provide the funds to box and ship the collected items.

THIS IS GREAT PROJECT, PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

SUGGESTED ITEMS

SMALL TICKET ITEMS

PERSONAL ITEMS

Flash drives

Watches

Blank CD's

Compressed air

Computer screen wipes

Headphones

Ink cartridges

Batteries

Music CD's

On-line gift cards

Body wash and shampoo

Baby wipes

Microwave popcorn

Spices

Cookies

Razors

Zippered plastic bags

Coffee & creamer

Canned or dried fruit

Koozies to keep bottles and cans cool

Reading materials (paperbacks, newspapers, magazines)

Phone cards

Gum

HISTORY

Our chapter was formed January 16, 1993. We are active in the Good Sam Club and the Texas Good Sams. There are approximately 175 active chapters in Texas that are divided up into 17 areas. A State Director and a large statewide staff currently head our state organization. AIl state officers and staff members are volunteers with no salaried positions. Each area has Assistant State Directors to provide assistance. We are located in Area 13. Our members come from all over the Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex and other nearby cities. Each chapter has elected officers.

Officers in the D/FW Sams serve one-year terms. Our 2010 President is Bill Duncan of Irving Texas. D/FW Sam members are mostly over 55 years old and the majority is retired or near retirement. Younger members are welcome and encouraged to join us. We presently have about 34 couples and a few singles that have lost their spouses. Our members have a variety of rigs including Class A, B & C motor homes, travel trailers and fifth wheels.

We have 3-day campouts monthly from Friday to Sunday. Many come Wednesday or Thursday to have more time to fellowship. Our campouts consists of dining out as a group, card and domino games, group games, a short business meeting, potluck dinners and a Sunday devotional. We tour local places of interest, shop, attend entertainment functions and local festivals. No alcohol or smoking is allowed inside our meeting rooms. Our regular campouts are normally within a 125 mile radius of the Metroplex. Once or twice a year, we will take a longer trip to some place interesting. We have attended festivals in Louisiana, toured Fredericksburg, Brenham and the Hill Country area. In 2010, we will have a week long event in Canton Texas.

We encourage our members to attend the Texas Good Sam Samboree's held at various locations in April and October and the North Texas mini-rally held in our area in September. We publish and distribute an informative newsletter bi-monthly. Membership rosters, birthday and anniversary lists and camping schedules are provided annually. We also maintain a secure chapter web site on the internet.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Be a Good Sam member and visit as a guest for 3 campouts. On your third visit, you may apply for membership. If you want to become a regular member, you can apply on your third visit. Chapter dues are $20 per year, per rig. There is a one-time fee of $70.00 per couple for vest material, chapter patches and name badges. We are always looking for a few folks who enjoy the RV lifestyle! Come visit with us. There is no obligation.

                                               For more information about the D/FW Sams Chapter please contact:

                                                 Bill Ducan at 972-252-2178H / 214-762-4699C or E-mail: bmduncan@verizon.net

                                                                       

2010 Officers 

President

Bill Duncan

Vice-President

Bob Schnebel

Secretary

Kathy Austin

Treasurer

 Joan Speaks

Wagon-Master

 Jim McDonald

        Asst. Wagon-Master        

 George Thompson

2010 CAMPOUT SCHEDULE

Host & Hostess List

Date

Park

Details

Dec 30-Jan 2

 

Mitchell's RV Park

Perrin, TX  904-798-4615

New Years Party & Campout  

Marino-Speaks-Rawson-Lawrence 

 Feb 11-13

Cowtown RV Park

Aledo, TX 817-441-7878

 Regular Campout 

Austin-G&R Thompson

 Mar 11-13

Lake Athens RV Park

Athens, TX 903-677-7490

Regular Campout

Hafer-Spinner-Kibbe

 Apr 1-3

HOT Colliseum

Waco, TX

SPRING SAMBOREE

None

 Apr 11-17

Mill Creek Ranch

Canton, TX 866-599-7275

Week Long Campout

None

 May 13-15

Choctaw Casino/KOA

 Durant, OK 800-788-2464

Regular Campout

Gainer Hopper Stephens

 Jun 10-12

I-35 RV Park

Elm Mott, TX 254-829-0698 

Regular Campout

Massey-Duncan-McDonnald

 Jul 8-10

Coffee Creek RV

Santo, TX 940-769-2277

Regular Campout

Marino-O'Dell

 Aug 5-7

Lake Athens RV Park

Athens, TX 903-677-7490

Regular Campout

Fuller McCain Lambert

Sep 16-18

Canton Civic Center

Canton, TX

North Texas Area Mini Rally

None

  Oct 7-9 

Whispering Pines RV Park

Tyler, TX 800-559-3817

Regular Campout

Howell-Duff-Schnebel

Oct 21-23

Abilene Convention Center

Abilene, TX

FALL SAMBOREE

None

 Nov 4-6

Red Willow

Chico, TX 940-644-5240

Regular Campout

Law-Martin-Stanglin

 Dec 2-4

Staway Ranch Resort/RV

Murchison, TX 888-450-1290

Christmas Party

Officers 

 

Rev C 12/12/2009

For additional information or if you have

questions our Chapters Point of Contact is:

Bill Duncan

3732 Pocatello St.

Irving, TX 75062

972-252-2178

Mail Box  dfw@texasgoodsam.com