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This is a sampling of our periodic newsletter to our members.




                                                                                  February, 2020

                                                                                  Volume 40 No.1

                                                                                  Paul Bjornrud, SAM A GRAM EDITOR




Hello SoCal Good Sam:

It’s anther fine Monday afternoon here in Southern California, 73 digress with plenty of sun. The Staff and I completed our pre-rally staff meeting in early February. We are working together to create the best rally ever. Please contact the Talley’s if you plan to take advantage of the opportunity to make a little extra money for your chapter on Carnival Night, Good Sam supplies the prizes / tickets and the chapters have games for our guests to win tickets. If your chapter plans to have a game in the vendor area please contact Barbara and Jack Sullivan to reserve a space. We are planning a free Pizza Dinner for the early arrivals, great Seminars along with all the exciting games we had last year; Texas Hold-Em, Bean Bag Baseball, Putting Green, Horse Shoes and several others. The SoCal Western days Rally will be here soon ( April 16th – 18th, 2020 ) schedule it for your monthly camp out and let the SoCal Staff do the planning and set up. The donations for Door Prizes are coming in and we could always use more. Give Jeannette a hand and send your personal or Chapter donations to her. See the 'Things to Remember' section. The Rollin' Singles will be serving breakfast on Friday morning and of course the Van Nuys Traveliers Dinner on Friday night. Two more meals you don't have to prepare at the Rally! We have 7 chapters receiving anniversary awards ranging from 30 to 50 years. We are anxiously waiting for the large celebration for these achievements. We are planning a special treat with a session of Super Samgo with a guaranteed $100 plus black out on the last game. All moneys collected on card sales are in included in the Samgo Jackpots.

Happy Camping!

Roger Strickland

SoCal State Director








2020 Calendar

April 2-4, 2020 Arizona State Rally      Casa Grande, AZ

Fiesta Grande RV Resort


April 16 – 18, 2020, SoCal “Western Days Rally “    Hemet ,California,

Roger & Flora Strickland, 909-229-6963, Email

Flyer on


April 30-May 2, 2020 NorCal Rally ‘Salute to America the Beautiful’    Casa de Fruta Resort,   Hollister, Ca



September 23-26, 2020    Nevada State Fall Rally  Nevada Treasure RV Resort

301W. Leslie St.   Pahrump NV 89060


September 26, 2020     Whitney Classic Bike Ride in Lone Pine California, Contact Howard Remsen at

714-742-6010 or E-mail


October 2-11, 2020      California RV Show, Auto Club Speedway Fontana, CA.


The complete list of nationwide Samborees / Rallys

& Events is maintained at .

Click on Community / Events.




                         Gone but Not Forgotten

Big Bear Sams

Bill Hamilton Dec. 2019


Jackie Solomon Dec. 2019

Rig Runners

Lynn Riffle January 2020

Van Nuys Traveliers

Carolyn Shaw February 2019

Willie Richard May 2019

Olivia Jackson November 2019

John McKinny December 2019

Rudy Winston December 2019







Chapter News

Central Coast Sams

President Ron Blakey

Editor: Donna Lamphier

Let’s catch up.

January, 2019 we gathered at The Vines RV Resort in Paso Robles co-hosted by Pat Chaney and Barbara Steveson, taking over for Ed and Emma Senger, who had a medical emergency. Our members never hesitate to step up when needed. There were nine rigs in attendance.

February found us at Pacific Dunes RV Resort in Oceano, hosted by Sandy & Frenchy Chouinard, with twelve rigs on site.

March we held our outing at Morro Dunes in Morro Bay with twelve rig in attendance, hosted by Ken & Sherry Hutchinson.

The April Campout the Chapter was at Wine Country RV Resort in Paso Robles, for Tim & Sandy Griffin's first time as hosts. Nine rigs came to support them.

In May eight rigs travelled to River Run RV Resort in Bakersfield. Our hosts were Bob & Susie Garvin.

June we were back at Morro Dunes with Mike & Mary Alvarado hosting and thirteen rigs in attendance.

July we enjoyed a day at the Dana Adobe in Nipomo and lunch at Rancho Nipomo, afterward hosted by Donn & Irene McKnight.

August took us to The Vines again hosted by Barbara Steveson with some help from Ed & Emma Senger. There were nine rigs on site.

September we travelled to Yanks RV Resort in Greenfield with seven rigs in attendance. Our hosts were Gordon Hall & Sevim Higuera.

October we were back at Pacific Dunes RV Resort in Oceano, hosted by Ron & Sylvia Blakey, with ten rigs arriving to support our hosts.

November we travelled back to River Run RV Resort in Bakersfield, hosted by Frank & Faye Cardoza. We had eleven rigs in attendance.

December twenty-nine of us gathered at the Olive Garden restaurant in Santa Maria for our Holiday Party and gift exchange.

January 2020

The first campout of the New Year was held at Pismo Sands RV Resort in Oceano, hosted by Jerry & Donna Lamphier. Ten rigs and four drive-ins attended to kick off our new camping year.






President: Lyle Groen Editor: Gloria Groen

December everyone arrived at Valhalla’s Restaurant in Visalia at 11:00 AM for our Christmas Dinner. In attendance were Trail Boss Martha Rasmussen, Lyle & Gloria Groen, Zack & Caroline Skidmore, Helen Blaswich & Bill & Willie Smith. We missed Cliff Brunk & Betty Kennedy (under the weather) Get better folks and Margaret Bell who has lost her daughter-in-law. The Chapter sends their sympathy’s to Margaret and her family. We had a wonderful dinner and conversation before leaving for home and parts unknown. Thank you Martha for our gifts and goodie bags.We talked about outings for the next few months.

January , 2020 everyone arrived at Olive Garden Restaurant on Mooney Blvd. in Visalia to meet for lunch in place of our Outing. Trail bosses Carolyn and Zack Skidmore were unable to attend since Carol was a bit under the weather. Lyle and Gloria Groen were the first to show up followed by Margaret Bell along with Betty Kennedy. Bill and Willie Smith came along followed by Martha Rasmussen. Cliff Brunk was the last to arrive, but we can forgive him since he had to come from Fresno. This completed our eight participants. Helen Blaswich could not make it because of a plumbing problem. After dinner we all went to Lyle and Gloria’s house for some cutthroat card playing. There was no meeting but we discussed our March outing.



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