Sam Seahorses of
Good Sam Seahorses of Florida camping chapter #55
received their Charter on September 14, 1979 with the official name Good Sam
Under the tutorage of then President Fran King the Chapter’s name
was later changed to our present name as our group expanded to other parts of
the state, and we no longer had any members living in
club has three Samborees that we attend yearly as a group. Fall Samboree at
Wekiva Falls RV Resort in Sorrento, FL in November, Winter Samboree at
Withlacochee Blue Grass Festival Grounds in Dunnellon, FL in February and Spring
Samboree at Okeechobee KOA Resort in Okeechobee, FL in April. Reservations for
the Samborees must be made well in advance directly with Good
Sams of Florida, Inc.
Applications can be down loaded from their web site.
We meet monthly for a group camp out usually the third weekend of the month in January, March, October, and December. We also have a group camp out on the Memorial Day (May) and Labor Day (September) weekends. We do not hold a group camp out in the summer (June, July and August). Some of us do get together either individually or in a small group during this time
become a member you must attend three campouts a year.
Reservations must be made in advance to our Wagon Master.
F CELL (305) 815-7680
Club holds an official meeting at each outing, we have a daily Social hour and a
Pot luck Supper at least one night during each outing. Other things include a
group walk, games and fundraisers.
GOOD SAM SEAHORSES SUPPORTS “DOGS FOR
President of the club sends out each month a “Message from the President”,
and we send out a newsletter,
(A Publication for the Florida Good Sam
Seahorses), each month which can be viewed on our
web site. www.goodsamseahorses.org
years ago, a member of our chapter, Drew Elson, had a pop up camper.
When he came to the campout he would consistently forget to bring the
crank along, as a result he would have to use a wrench to crank the popup to the
open/closed positions. After many
times of forgetting the crank, as a joke, to lighten up the situation a chapter
member Drew created a plaque with a gold painted crank attached to it. As
a result, the “Hapless Camper Golden Crank Award” was created.
This award is given to any chapter member who has a major Mechanical or
accidental mishap going to/from a campout. The
recipient has to transport it in his RV until he can pass it off to another
member who has such a “Hapless incident” occur.
When the award is passed off to the next chapter member, it has placed
humor into many an otherwise frustrating situation and brought laughter and
delight where otherwise aggravation and irritation might be the case.
Once a chapter member receives the award he hopes to keep it forever
meaning no new Hapless incident occurs to any of his fellow chapter members.