Shuttle and Registration
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Chapters were assigned a block of parking spaces.
At Pueblo, all RVs had water and electric hookups and most
had sewer hookups.
There were frequent shuttles to the main building.
When Campers arrived, they went to the main building and registered.
Next to the registration was Good Sam
Sales area with pins, t-shirts, hats, etc.
The Stage was decorated for the Rally theme of "The
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.
We had the following vendors: Good Sam Store and ??
The Blood Drive was held on Friday
and was sponsored by the Bonfils Blood Center in Pueblo
Many pints of
blood were donated.
At the Rally chapters sell food,
and have raffles.
Arapahoe Sams held a raffle
and sold water.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday noon there were
hard boiled eggs by Old No.7 Sams.
Sunday there were Sausages
(Aerospace Sams) to go with the pancakes.
Crafts, Seminars, Demonstrations
Thursday: First Timers and
Out-of-Stater seminar presented by
Claire Brodeur, our VIP Host
and Harold Jacklin, the former Regional Director from
seminar Kathy Nichols - Chaulk Couture
Judy Creasman - Memory Wire Bracelets
Afternoon: Men's Muffins with an
RV Seminar by Randy Biles of
Pikes Peak Peak Traveland in Colorado
Fair by Hayward.
Food, Food, Food
Each morning the State
supplies free coffee.
Evening there were free hot dogs sponsored by the State Staff
morning there was a hospitality hour with cookies supplied
by the Old Number 7.
Thursday noon there were
hard boiled eggs by Old No.7 Sams
there was a hospitality hour with cookies supplied by the
Friday noon: there
were hard boiled eggs by Old No.7 Sams
Afternoon: There was a Ladies Tea
Muffins with an RV Seminar by
Pikes Peak Traveland
of Colorado Springs
Evening there free Hamburgers and Brats,
sponsored by the State Staff
Saturday mornings is
donut time, which were supplied by and
served by the Good Luck Sams.
there were hard boiled eggs by Old No.7 Sams
Saturday afternoon, there
was an ice Cream
Social with free ice cream and toppings.
evening, there was the Rally Banquet.
The Sunday pancake breakfast is
put on by the Chapter Presidents
There were Sausages,
supplied by Aerospace Sams, to go with the pancakes.
This year we took group photos of the State
Officers plus a few
photos of various officers.
Attendees brought non perishable food to be donated to
the local food bank and
books for the local library.
There was also a silent Auction with chapter donated item.
The proceeds from the book sale, horse aces, and silent
auction are divided as follows:
50% goes to the treasury, and 50% goes to Dogs for the Deaf,
Make a Wish Foundation, and the Fischer House charities.
On Thursday Evening
there is the Opening
The entertainment was by Sandy Wells.
played a Good Sam version of Bingo called Samgo.
Evening the entertainment was supplied by Tom Munch
was followed by Samgo (Bingo) and door prizes.
evening, the entertainment "Spur of ther Moment" with
Dave Means which was sponsored by
Awards were also given out for games
and scrapbook competition
At the beginning of the Opening Ceremony is the
presentation of the flag
by the Greeley Chamber of Commerce
Parade of Flags starts with the visiting state officers,
of state visitors, followed
by the Colorado Chapter Presidents
and finally Colorado State Officers.
Rick Smith, our State Chaplain, put on a
very moving presentation
about the State members who had
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 and the
Presidents are required to attend.
The information on the
following year's Rally are presented
and the Chapter
Presidents vote on the venue.
Friday Afternoon Ladies Tea
The ladies wore their favorite hats.
There was a presentation put on by Jason Reiger and his Service
afternoon, we had the cake walk, which is a variation of
musical chairs. Each
chapter donates a cake.
You march around in a circle
and when the music stops, you land on a numbered star.
is then drawn and the winner gets to choose a cake.
On Saturday evening, we held our annual
The tables were decorated by
Sunday after the pancake breakfast, there is a church service.