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.
We had the following vendors:
It Works - Steve & Dianna Hansen
Pampered Chef - Lori Mueller
Mountain Man - Lyle Riplie
Memory Lane Clocks - Randy & Kathy Schmidt
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
At the Samboree many chapters sell food,
and have raffles. Arapahoe Sams held a raffle
and sold water.
Thursday noon there were the following food items: New
Directions - Brats; Prairie Dogs -
Beer Floats; Arapahoe Sams -Popcorn;
Friday there were the following food items:
Sloppy Joes (High Landers Sams);
(Prairie Dog Sams); Water (Tumbleweed Sams);
there were the following food items:
Wontons/Eggrolls ( Kissing Camels);
(Prairie Dog Sams); Popcorn (Arapahoe Sams)
Sunday there were
( Aerospace) to go with the pancakes.
Computer Seminar - Jeff Towne
"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
Pampered Chef - Lori Mueller
Hospitality, Donuts, Ice Cream, Sunday Breakfast
Each morning the State
supplies free coffee.
there is a hospitality hour with cookies supplied by the
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
and Lou Wrinkle
from Blue Spruce Sams were crowned King and Queen
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
This year we raised the
Jail & Bail -
Book Sales -
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
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.
On Wednesday evening we tried something new.
We had a free "Get-Along Little Doggie" Hot Dog Dinner
followed by Card Bingo
beginning of the Opening Ceremony is the presentation of the
flag by the Pueblo Eagles, Civil Air Patrol.
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.
of State Officers
Harold and Rosalie Jacklin from
Utah, the Regional
Brent & Jean
North, Utah Deer, State Director
Allen & Louise Austin, Utah Wagon master, Deer Sams
Mike Bila, & Paula Knudson, Wyoming State Director,
Carla Gries, Nebraska State Director
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.
started with a Chuck-Wagon Roundup and Cowboy Games, which
included a free hamburger dinner.
vent was sponsored by the New Direction Sams.
was followed by Karaoke and door prizes.
afternoon, we have the cake walk, which is a variation of musical chairs.
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.
On Saturday evening, we held our annual
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.
Church and Memorial Balloon
On Thursday, balloons were released in memory of
departed loved ones.
Our Chaplain, Dan Bechold also led
the Sunday Church.
InMemoriam page for as list of