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W.Va. Good Sams Camping Organization looking to add new members

Jan. 02, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

The West Virginia Good Sams Camping Organization had its state meeting Dec. 1 in Weston, W.Va.

Representatives from all the chapters and the state staff met for lunch followed by the state meeting.

The meeting started by playing the package game and the business meeting followed. Chapters selected their Samboree duties and fundraisers for 2013.

The group also worked on a target list of how to give more pizzazz to its chapters to attract new members of all ages to the chapters and state organization and implement these in 2013.

Chapters reported on their charity work and membership growth since the September meeting. All the WVGS wereworking in the communities to help out during the holiday season.

The 2013 Samboree applications were passed out. Everyone is encouraged to keep their chapter information and Samboree applications (big RV Rally) in their RVs and their vehicles in an effort to recruit new members.

Chapters were given direction on how to get all their meetings and campouts posted with their local media and on their chapter Facebook pages and the state Facebook page within a few days of each of their events.

The WVGS is looking for new members and friends for all chapters.

Chapters are groups of members who like to camp together; but camping is just part of the fun.

Many chapters just enjoy spending time with each other at local camp outs or traveling in caravans together.

The pleasure most members receive from the various get-togethers is the sense of sharing a common interest, swapping travel adventures and keeping one another posted on the best routes to their RVing destinations.

Community service is another aspect many chapter memberships offer. While having fun, chapters may participate in local civic events and fundraisers, for such organizations as Dogs for the Deaf, Ronald MacDonald House, Special Olympics and Make a Wish Foundation, just to name a few.

Each spring and fall the WV Good Sams hosts a Samboree (big RV Rally). It includes food, fun, fellowship, friendship and entertainment. Popcorn is made each night around the campfire.

For more info on the Samboree, Contact WVGS State Director Don and Kathy Wise at 304-482-7576 or visit the website at www.wvgoodsams.com or find them on Facebook at West Virginia Good Sams.