February 2015 Arkansams News

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February 2015 Arkansams News
"As a member of Good Sam Club, I pledge to give aid to others, respect nature and the environment, give back to the community and those less fortunate,
treat others with dignity and respect and wear a smile (like Good Sam and Good Samantha's) and promote the pledge of the Good Sam Club to others."
VOLUME 30 NUMBER 2
Published By And For Arkansas Good Sams
AREA 4 FRIENDSHIP CAMPOUT
MARCH 11 - 14, 2015
$25.00 day (Full hookups: Sewer, cable & WiFi included)
Pecan Grove RV Park——-Lake Village, Arkansas
Please bring your Chinese Auction items.
Coffee and hot chocolate will be furnished: bring your cup.
Desserts ar e appr eciated for evening meals.
Arrive on Monday for extra visiting and sightseeing/shopping.
Wednesday: Tour nament games and visiting. Fish dinner
by Lawrence and JD.
Thursday: Mor e games and visiting. Dinner by Pecan Gr ove
RV Park followed by Samgo.
Friday: Sausage/Pancake br eakfast. Pr esidents’ meeting,
Chinese Auction, Potluck, Skits.
Saturday: Devotional. Depar t.
LAWRENCE OR JD AT 501-749-3254 OR 870-723-9502
[email protected]
UPDATED INFO REGARDING AREA 6 2015 FRIENDSHIP
CAMPOUT
May 14-17, 2015 (leave May 17th)
If you got your number from me you need to call the RV River
Park (501-340-5312) to make your reservations. We are running out of spots and would like to add more if we need them;
however, I don't want to be responsible for these spots if we
can’t fill them. The only time you call me is to get a number.
Then call Shelia, tell her the number I gave you and make your
reservations. You will have 2 weeks to get them in. That will
give me a head count. I have more people who want to come.
Thursday is pulled pork BBQ so bring a side dish to go with.
Friday we will be given a tour of the Hasting Museum . The
Museum requests donations instead of an entry fee which are
then given to charity. Friday afternoon is reserved for an ice
cream social and sand bag baseball. A Chinese auction, catered
meal and live entertainment are planned for Saturday. A craft
lesson in making good hand cream will be given Saturday
morning. You will need a small container for this. And there
will be a lot of games and prizes so come and join us. Hope to
see everyone there!
We are still looking for someone to cater a good meal for a
good price. If you have an idea, please call Girtie 501-454-9215.
February 2015
Area 5 has been scheduled to
May 26, 2015 at Hope, AR.
Due to chapter closings and
other issues affecting the
members in chapters, we only
have 4 rigs from Area 5 committed to attend the Area 5
Friendship Campout in May.
We will be forced to cancel
without a committed attendance of at least 15 rigs, and we
will be unable to pay for the facility. If you can come support
Area 5 with your attendance,
please commit with an email to
Bernie Bauer by March 1, 2015
at
[email protected]
Phone: 501-920-3784
IMPORTANT NEWS!!!
Sugar Loaf Sams members are no longer physically able to do
annual cleanup at Bull Shoals State Park.
There is an opening for a chapter to step in and assist the Arkansas Roadrunners whose 6 member rigs need help to continue this
project. Please call Pat Smith at 501-362-4151 if you are interested in this opportunity.
AREA 1 FRIENDSHIP CAMPOUT
May 28-31, 2015
Cedar Oaks RV Park, Grove, OK
No reservations needed. Arrive, register, park and join
your friends for friendship.
Rate: $24.95/night
Your chapter President will receive more details about
the Friendship so check with them.
FROM THE DIRECTORS
Call Bill and Dee if you’re willing to step forward
and showcase the talents of your chapter for the
2017 Samboree stage decorations.
JOLLY ROGERS
For February the Jolly Rogers met at the Golden Corral in
Rogers AR for breakfast and a short meeting. We had 21
members and 2 guests; Larry & Karen Ashley from Rogers who are Good Sam members and interested in camping with us.
Here we go again.
We’re on our way to The
Rally... We left just in time to
miss ice and sleet, maybe
snow? Having great time
with old friends and new.
There’s not a whole lot to report at this time. Please read
up on all activities in this
newsletter as it contains a lot
of information about our
April Samboree. Hope to see
all of you there to enjoy our
entertainment, games and
seminars... Come in early!!!
See ya there.
Bill and Dee.
It is wonderful to be grateful and sing your praises, Lord Most
High! Psalms 92:1.
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After the meeting eight of us went to the Fayetteville VA
Facility for the National VA Patient Recognition Day. Being a clown chapter, Carla, Darlene & Marion dressed up
in their clown outfits.
We handed out lap
robes made by the
ladies of our chapter and Valentine
cards made by Boy
& Girl Scouts and
school kids in the
area.
While we were there, two U of A athletes, Bobby Portis &
Scotty Thurman, also came to recognize the Veteran Patients, two nice young men. Grace seems a little in awe;
he’s only 6’11” Grace.
We meet at Golden Corral again next month, hopefully
some of our snowbirds will be back. Then April is time to
pull out the RV’s and go camping again.
Gary Hearron, Chapter Secretary.
QUEEN WILHELMINA GOOD SAMS
The Queen Wilhelmina Good Sams met at La Villa Mexican
Restaurant on Thursday, February 12, 2015. The Mexican
meal was enjoyed by all.
The camping schedule discussion was led by Wagon Master
Billy Wood. Camping for this year will include: Lake Ft. Smith
State Park, Blue Mountain, Arkansas Samboree, Crater of
Diamond State Park, Aux Arc Corp Park, Lake Ouachita State
Park, Beaver Lake Dam Site, Branson, Bull Shoals State Park,
Heber Springs, and Lake Catherine.
President Wingo Johnson led the discussion concerning the
Area 5 Friendship Rally and the Arkansas Samboree. Also
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DERRICK CITY SAMS
Paulette’s
Palette
All reports from the Phoenix Rqlly tell about fun and success.
Check out the pictures on page 4 of this newsletter!
Pages 8 & 9 have updated Park Host schedules for Bull Shoals,
Lake Catherine, and Petit Jean State Parks.
The Park Host
meeting at the Samboree is on Friday at 1:00 PM. (If you participate in this program, you must attend this meeting to continue
your eligibility.)
Take a look at page 7 of this issue for a condensed program of
the 2015 Samboree in Texarkana at the Four States Fair Grounds
April 16-19. Whether you decide to come at the first of the
week and take advantage of Early Parking or arrive on Thursday,
you’ll find there are activities every day for everyone. Entertainment promises to be above the ordinary. Samantha’s Snack Shack
will be open for your eating pleasure. There are plenty of games
going on and a seminar or two that you’ll find interesting.
There are another 2 meetings that are a must for some chapter
participants: At 3:00 PM on Friday is the Chapter Secretaries’
Meeting. This is where your chapter secretary will receive information about submission of changes as well as additions/deletions
to your individual chapter’s roster. The format for maintaining
these rosters is dictated by Good Sam Headquarters and must be
submitted by the AR State Secretary quarterly. And last, but
not least, is the Arkansas State Committee Meeting at 10:00 AM
on Saturday. Each chapter President is required to attend or be
represented by a delegate. If you are sending a delegate, you
must send that person’s name to Bill Nery, AR State Director.
Vivian Langheld filled in for Marilyn Hartsfield. Vivian called the meeting to order at 11:10 am. Opening prayer by Kenneth Dixon.
Vona Smith called roll. There were 12 rigs present. We were proud to
have guests Mike & Sue Ainsworth present for their first time meeting.
Everyone else was missed. We know the weather kept them away.
Sharron Gibbons gave Treasurer’s report. Randy Gibbons gave a
report on next campout to be held at Pecan Grove, Lake Village, AR.
on March 11 to (leave) Sat. March 14.
Chapter discussed gifts for the Friendship Campout and it was
agreed on 2-$10's.
Vivian gave report on events for Friendship from J.D & Lawrence
Henley.as follows:
Bring items for Chinese Auction
Wednesday: Tournament games & visiting.
Fish dinner by Lawrence & J.D.
Thursday Games & visiting. Dinner by Pecan Grove R.V. Park,
followed by SAMGO.
Friday: Sausage/Pancake Breakfast.
Presidents meeting, Chinese Auction, Potluck, Skits
Saturday:Devotional. Depart.
Closing prayer by Tommy Ferrell.
Sharron Gibbons & Joy Godwin.
Motion for Meeting to Adjourn
Don’t forget the other Spring Samborees in South Region. The
TX Samboree is held in Waco April 2-5 followed by the Louisiana
Samboree in Shreveport April 9-12. These folks are like Arkansas’ extended family. Support them with your presence if at all
possible.
Vona Smith
I want to again remind everyone that we have a permanent change
of address: P.O. Box 653, Lowell, AR 72745. You will always be
able to reach me by phone: Paulette 479-644-7461 or Arnie 644
-6492.
Our February meeting was a luncheon held at Home Plate Restaurant,
5110 Highway 7 North, Hot Springs, Arkansas, near Jessieville on
Thursday, February 19th. Don Dale opened with prayer. Then we had
a delicious meal and afterwards we started our business meeting.
Please use the AR mailing address for the April and May issues of
the newsletter or send me an email with your articles.
For the March 2015 issue, please address your articles to me at
245 Park Road #2, Karnack, TX 75661 or write your article as
the body of an email and send it to me at
[email protected]
Deadline each month is the 25th.
SPA CITY SAMS
There were 14 members, and 6 guest present. Thank you Kay Shearer
for acting as president and Sandy Fryer for acting as secretary.
Please take note of the date of the Area 6 Friendship campout. The
wrong date was given in the last couple newsletters and our original
You’ll find me wandering around the Samboree in April. Feel free campout list. You have been sent a revised copy of our campouts. The
to stop me for conversation; I’ll be glad to help in any way I can.
correct date is listed below. You will need to make your own reservations and plans.
Paulette
We had a good meeting and we were glad that our guests joined us.
Fact? No wor d in the
English language rhymes
with “month,” “orange,”
“silver,” and “purple.”
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April 16-19 - Arkansas State Samboree – Texarkana, AR, at Four
States Fairgrounds. You can get a reservation form online: Arkansasgoodsams.org
May 11-15 – Maumelle Park COE – Pinnacle Valley Road, Little
Rock, AR, “B” area. -- 877-444-6777 or Recreation.gov
May 14 leave on 17th – Riverfront Park, North Little Rock, AR, -Area 6 Friendship Campout –Contact Gertie VanHoveln for site number at 501-454-9215 or email [email protected] After you get your
site number from Gertie, you need to call Shelia at the RV Park (501340-5312) to give her your site number and make your reservations.
June 14-19 - Old Post Par k (Cor p of Engineer s par k), Russellville.
1-877-444-6777 or Recreation.gov
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SUGAR LOAF SAMS
Sugar Loaf Sam's held their monthly meeting on January 28 at Bentley's in Greers Ferry for breakfast and a business
meeting. Meeting was called to order by President Rich Kellison. Twenty-eight (28) chapter members were in attendance. Bob Carr shared with the group an article out of his book, "Help Lord I Am Having A Senior Moment". Don Gibson led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Secretary Pat Smith read the minutes of the last meeting.
Joe T. gave a report on Dove House in Clinton. Diane is interested in making a scrapbook for the Samboree to represent Sugar Loaf Sams. Paul Beaton gave us a report Margie's Haven House.
A discussion on the March Clean-up for Bull Shoals Park was presented to the members. Several members said they
were no longer able to do the work. Other ideas were mentioned. A vote was taken and passed by Acclamation that
Sugar Loaf Sams RV Chapter would no longer take part in the Bull Shoals Clean-up. Rich Kellison, the President, was
asked to call Connie Gerg and give him the information.
Next meeting will be March 25th (place to be announced). Harold Stribling made a motion to adjourn and Joe Galewski seconded. Bob Carr closed with prayer.
Pat Smith, Secretary
2500+ rigs
at the
Phoenix
Rally
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DORCHEAT SAMS
Our group met at Bayou Inn in Dixie Inn with 6 rigs present. We had Paul and Frances Carson and Charles and
Eden Dockery as visitors. They all were members of a group that had disbanded along with Bobby and Shirley.
We all welcomed them and hope that they will consider camping with us! Our Vice-President Otto opened our
business meeting as President Doug was under the weather. Chaplain Dale led us in prayer. The old business
included reading of last month’s newsletter. The Treasurer’s report given by Dave. New business was the discussion of our campout next month. Each camper was reminded to bring a dessert to share. Everyone really
enjoyed our new place to eat and the food was great! Hoping we see our visitors again.
Judy Carter, Secretary
GOOD SAM MALLARDS
ARKANSAS ONE
For their February meeting, the Good Sam Mallards celebrated Valentine’s Day
at the home of Sherry and Joe Hoffpauir . With perfect attendance, all the ladies
were decked out in their finest red outfits for the day. Our meal, provided by
Sherry and Joe, was roasted chicken and pork, with delicious baked beans,
cole slaw, corn chowder, chips for dipping, and cheese and crackers. After
almost everyone had second helpings, we had a choice of three delicious desserts: chocolate brownies, cherry brownies, or coconut cake. All three were
delicious. I know, I tried them all !
Our business meeting was opened with prayer. Lenora Murray and Sherry
Hoffpauir gave the secretary and treasurer reports .We sang Happy Birthday
to Pat Collier . Our volunteer hours for January added up to 104 hours! In old
business we voted to drop our service project at Petit Jean. In other old business, Danny reminded us to contact Pecan Grove if we are attending the March
Friendship. Our April hosts will be Martha and William Hosto . We hope to have
some members at the Arkansas Samboree April 15-18 as well.
In new business, we set up a tentative menu for the Ulm Civic Club meal we will
serve April 7. We also discussed a skit for the Friendship. Thanks to Jeanie
Hosto, we had two skits to choose from. Harold and Joyce West asked to rejoin
the club, and were accepted. The whole club thanked Joe and Sherry Hoffpauir
for being such great hosts this month. There being no further business we
adjourned to the living room for a rousing game of Left and Right with Joe Hoffpauir narrating as we passed gifts left or right as he read. We even had time for
some Hand and Foot or Mexican Train, or just visiting until everyone reluctantly
headed home as the sun set. Thank you again Joe and Sherry for making this
Valentine’s Day so special for all the Mallards.
The February meeting was held at Tim Choate's home in Haskell
with twelve members attending. Tim had a Valentine meal of barbecue ribs, brisket and sausage with beans and potato salad with
cobbler and ice cream for dessert. The table was set and waiting
with red placemats and napkins, too. Tim wouldn’t let anyone help
him in any way, he said this is his treat to the ladies. He also had a
special gift for the ladies. He gave us pieces of his grandmother’s
costume jewelry, and told us the story of her and the ladies of Antioch Church near Carthage, Texas. They lived in a time without
much money, so their treat was costume jewelry to wear to
church, and as Tim said, “the gaudier, the better”. We appreciated
his sharing it.
After the meal was the business meeting. The Treasurer’s report
was given and correspondence was read. Items for goodie bags
and door prizes for the Samboree were discussed. James Niblett
has collected door prizes and might also make a flag pole. Katy is
also making a door prize.
Upcoming meetings will be at the Samboree in April and at the
Area 6 Friendship in North Little Rock in May. There will be no
meeting or newsletter in March.
Afterwards, the Nibletts and Balfours hopped in their rigs parked
at Tim’s Campground and headed out for “The Rally” in Phoenix,
and planned to meet up with more Arkansans.
Respectfully submitted,
Lenora Murray, Secretary
MARCH…there will be no Meeting…
because all officers will be out of
town.
But don’t forget…
Area 4 Friendship at Pecan Grove,
Village, March 6-8. Contact Lawrence & JD Henley or Arkansam
News for more information.
Seeking SINGLE
Travelers!
This year at the Samboree, the singles will have a
luncheon to attend that will be held on the grounds.
(That means no one will need to find a ride to a
restaurant that is hard to find.) Plan your schedule
to
enjoy
a
free
light
lunch
with
dessert,
"entertainment" and time to exchange stories with
other single travelers. Look for the time and location
in your Samboree schedule so you will not be left out.
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ARKANSAS
Rock City SAMs is r affling a
Razorback quilt with all proceeds to be used for their charities, Drawing will be held at the
Spring Samboree. Tickets may
be purchased from any chapter
member. You will not have to be
present to win. Tickets are $1
each or 6 for $5.
ROCK CITY SAMS
Rock City Sams gathered for our annual Chili Mixer at the home of Steve and
Donna Brown on Saturday February 14 followed by our monthly meeting.
Eighteen members attended, including four of our newest members, Felix and
Carole Hall, and Leonard and Lena Coker. New members Howard and Ruth
Wheeler couldn’t make this meeting, but we hope to see them again in March.
February has seen travel problems for some of our members. On an extended trip west, Stewart and Risa Russell have had multiple problems, including
an accident, a breakdown, and for Risa, a four day hospital stay. Steve and
Donna Brown’s trip to volunteer at The Rally in Phoenix, was delayed by icy
weather; but once out of Arkansas, they made up for lost time. The Halls and
Cokers were also delayed by snow and ice, requiring a stop-over in Texas.
They’re back on the road, and headed for Phoenix, as I write this.
Rock City Sams are looking forward to another fun campout schedule in 2015,
including something new. We will rendezvous in our rigs and caravan for a
mystery camp out in September. Wagon Master Steve Brown is keeping the
location a closely guarded secret. One thing for sure, we’ll have a fun time no
matter where we go.
2014-2015
SAMBOREE
SCHEDULE
Texas (Waco)
April 2-5, 2015
Louisiana
(Shreveport)
April 9-12, 2015
Arkansas
(Texarkana)
April 16-19, 2015
LA PETITE ROCHE
La Petite Roche met at the Western Sizzlin’ in Jacksonville for an eatin’ meetin’.
With most of our members either out of town or ill we had a very informal meeting. Tom Anderson led us in prayer and Bernie Bauer led us in the
Pledge of Allegiance. Judy Bauer read the very brief minutes from last month; Katie Ringler gave the Treasurer’s report.
We had an email from Mary Ann Graves letting us know that Jerry has been very ill and in the hospital three times but seems to be doing better
now, and they hope to be doing some traveling in the spring.
We also had a note about Alma Lea Snow who is recovering from a stroke. She is out of rehab and staying with her daughter Carolyn. We hope
to have her back with us soon. We were so glad to have George & Flo McSweeney and Tom and Lois Anderson join us. We’ve missed them.
Bernie also let us know that we needed to make our reservations for our Area 6 Friendship soon. Our next camp out will be at Aux Arc Park
March 16th - 20th.
Meeting was adjourned, and we all grabbed a plate and had a great lunch.
Judy Bauer, Secretary
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ROCK AND ROLL THROUGH THE YEARS
2015 ARKANSAS SAMBOREE APRIL 16 - 19
EARLY PARKING: Gates open at 1:00 PM Sunday and there are activities planned beginning Tuesday.
GENERAL: Door pr izes Wednesday thr u Satur day nights; Inter esting seminar s held all week
TUESDAY, APRIL 14
AM
7:00 Coffee only; 9:30 - Line Dance Lessons; 11:30 - American (Beginner) Sign Language
PM
Bring your games and learn to play new games; 1:00 - Craft “Decorated Journals”, 3:00 - An informal “First Timer Meeting”; 7:00 - Just-for-Fun Sand Bag Baseball
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
AM
7:30 - Coffee and Finger Foods; 7:45 - Golf Scramble; 8:00 - 42 Dominoes/Hand & Foot; 8 - 10 - Bring photos of
years past of camping; 10:30 - Line Dance Lessons; 11:30 - American (Intermediate) Sign Language
PM
1:30 - Bean Bags/Bull Toss; 5:00 - Bean/Cornbread/Onion Supper; 6:30 - Introduction of Commercial Representatives; Entertainment: “Living Proof”
THURSDAY, APRIL 16
AM
7:00-8:00 - Biscuits/Gravy; 8:15 - Skip-Bo; 9:00 - Line Dance Lessons; 10:00 - Bocce Ball, 10:00 - First Timers
Meeting; 11:00 - Seminar: Camping World; 11:00 - Snack Shack
PM
1:00 - Sand Bag Baseball; 3:00 - Craft: Zipper Pins; 3:15 - Veteran Sams meeting; 6:30 - Opening Ceremonies;
Costume Contest; Entertainment: Cash Samgo
FRIDAY, April 17
AM
7:30 - Coffee and Finger Foods; 8:00 - Sign up for Arts, Crafts, and Flea Market; 8:00 - Dominoes; 8:30 - Horseshoes/Washers; 9:00 - Line Dance Lessons; 10:00 - Cake Walk; 11:00 - Snack Shack; 11:30 - Ice Cream Social
PM
1:00 PARK HOST MEETING; 1:30-4:00 - Fun and Games of Camping through the years; 3:00 - Secretaries’
meeting; 6:30 - Evening Ceremonies; 7:00 - Entertainment: “One More Time”
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
AM
7:30 - Coffee and Finger Foods; 8:00 - Arts, Crafts & Flea Market; 8:30 - Turtle Race followed by Egg Toss;
10:00 - Arkansas State Committee Meeting
PM
12:30 - Seminar: Potato Guns followed by Potato Gun Competition; 1:00 - Pet Parade; 2:30 - Free Samgo; 5:30 All Raffle Ticket Drawings and Chinese Auction Drawings; 6:30 - Evening Ceremonies; 7:30 - Entertainment:
“Sunday Drive Band”
SUNDAY, APRIL 19
AM
7:00 - Coffee and Doughnuts; 8:00 - Non-denominational Worship Service; Special Tribute to deceased chapter
members
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2015 Park Host--Bull Shoals State Park
2015 Park Host—Lake Catherine State Park
FROM
TO
Host
FROM
TO
Host
March 16
March 30
Vic & Jan Horswell
March 16
March 30
GW & Anna Sanders
March 16
March 30
Richard & Jane White
March 16
March 30
John & Mary Mahurin
March 30
April 13
Raymond & Delois Staggs
March 30
April 13
Dave & Barbara Hogg
March 30
April 13
Herb & Brenda Johnson
March 30
April 13
Wingo & Pat Johnson
APRIL 16 –APRIL 19 ARKANSAS SAMBOREE
APRIL 16 –APRIL 19 ARKANSAS SAMBOREE
April 20
May 4
Merle & Helen Mennenga
April 20
April 27
Steve & Donna Brown
April 20
May 4
Don & Joann Cowell
April 20
May 4
Kirk & Dolly Flanakin
May 4
May 11
Charles & JoAnn Van Pelt
April 27
May 11
Tommy & Vonna Smith
May 4
May 18
Duane & Joan Johnson
May 4
May 18
Roger & Linda Robbins
May 11
May 25
Charles & JoAnn Van Pelt
May 11
May 25
Bill & Ruby Wortham
May 18
June 1
Charles & Melinda Wiggs
May 18
June 1
Bill & Dee Nery
May 25
June 8
Franklin & Gladys Kirby
May 25
June 8
Tom & Girtie VanHoveln
June 1
June 15
Jim & Pat Mason
June 1
June 15
Rick & Michelle Hittle
June 8
June 22
Richard & Jane White
June 8
June 22
Bob & Sue Whitley
June 15
June 29
Bob & Peggy Lomax
June 15
June 29
James & Ruth Hairston
June 22
July 6
Johnny & Ann Martin
June 22
July 6
Richard & Jimmie Barieteau
June 29
July 13
FH & Linda Taweel
June 29
July 13
Joe & Linda Wakefield
July 6
July 20
Stewart & Risa Russell
July 6
July 20
Morris & Mary McKinnon
July 13
July 27
James & Linda Niblett
July 13
July 27
Gene & SuRita Hicklin
July 20
Aug 3
Allen & Virlene Claire
July 20
Aug 3
Bob & Ann Scott
July 27
Aug 10
Doug & Helen Tinkle
July 27
Aug 10
Buzz & Betsy Goodwin
Aug 3
Aug 17
Lawrence & JD Henley
Aug 3
Aug 17
Bud & Jean Wright
Aug 10
Aug 24
Aug 10
Aug 24
AW & Jolly Martin
Aug 17
Aug 31
Lavon & Inell Peace
Aug 17
Aug 31
John & Pat Kincannon
Aug 24
Sept 7
Curtis & Marzell Carmickle
Aug 24
Sept 7
James & Linda Niblett
Aug 31
Sept 14
Jerry & Linda Webb
Aug 31
Sept 14
Bill & Barbara Friday
Sept 7
Sept 21
Dennis & Peggy Card
Sept 7
Sept 21
Billy & Marilyn Hartsfield
Sept 14
Sept 28
Steve & Donna Brown
Sept 14
Sept 28
Wingo & Pat Johnson
Sept 21
Oct 5
Tom & Girtie VanHoveln
Sept 21
Oct 5
Benny & Vivian Langheld
Sept 28
Oct 12
Merle & Helen Mennenga
Sept 28
Oct 12
Randy & Sharon Gibbons
Oct 5
Oct 19
Arnie & Paulette Smith
Oct 5
Oct 19
Ken & Marilyn Dixon
Oct 12
Oct 26
Duke & Barbara Monroe
Oct 12
Oct 26
Tom & Shirley Blackwell
Oct 19
Nov 2
Gene & SuRita Hicklin
Oct 19
Nov 2
Roger & Linda Robbins
Oct 26
Nov 2
Duke & Barbara Monroe
Oct 26
Nov 2
Tom & Shirley Blackwell
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2015 Park Host—Petit Jean State Park
FROM
TO
Host
March 16
March 30
Don & Linda Dale
March 16
March 30
Allen & Virlene Claire
March 30
April 13
Rich & Pat Kellison
March 30
April 13
John & Phyllis Prell
APRIL 16 –APRIL 19 ARKANSAS SAMBOREE
April 20
April 27
Orlan & Molly Abernathy
April 20
May 4
C.W. & Betty Hinton
April 27
May 11
Orlan & Molly Abernathy
May 4
May 18
Ty & Mary Tyson
May 11
May 25
Jim & Jennie Mauldin
May 18
June 1
Bob & Peggy Lomax
May 25
June 8
David & Lenora Murray
June 1
June 15
June 8
June 22
Lawrence & JD Henley
June 15
June 29
Duke & Barbara Monroe
June 22
July 6
Ray & Norma Williford
June 29
July 13
Ed Jette & Donna Aldrich
July 6
July 20
Robert & Nancy Welborn
July 13
July 27
Johnny & Ann Martin
July 20
Aug 3
Tom & Shirley Blackwell
July 27
Aug 10
Elton & Virginia Robbins
Aug 3
Aug 17
Bob & Lisa Duckworth
Aug 10
Aug 24
Aug 17
Aug 31
Don & Iris Schroeder
Aug 24
Sept 7
Joe & Bonnie Galewski
Aug 31
Sept 14
James & Ruth Hairston
Sept 7
Sept 21
Bernie & Judy Bauer
Sept 14
Sept 28
Don & Linda Dale
Sept 21
Oct 5
Roger & Linda Robbins
Sept 28
Oct 12
Paul & Mary Jane Fisher
Oct 5
Oct 19
Bob & Peggy Lomax
Oct 12
Oct 26
James & Linda Niblett
Oct 19
Nov 2
Charles & Kay Shearer
Oct 26
Nov 2
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"What is Katy up to this
year?"
Thundering Sams has chosen "Rock and Roll
through the Years" as their theme for the upcoming Samboree.
To go with their theme, on Friday afternoon,
we will be having "Fun and Games Through
The Years". In addition to some of the board
games that you and your kids probably played
in your camper, we will have such things as a
Hula Hoop contest and Bubble Gum blowing;
and if you have a Yo-Yo, please bring it.
We would also like to see what you and your
camper looked like "through the years" with a
photo display....so dig back through your pictures and scrapbooks and bring us a picture of
you and your camper in the past. If you're
tech savvy and can get it enlarged a bit and
stick it in a frame that will stand on a table, it
will help.
BELLA VISTA TRAVELING SAMS
The Bella Vista Traveling Sams held their monthly meeting February 12 at the Egg & I in Rogers.
Wagon Master was Jan Kaylor. Camping dates
for the next few months were discussed. In April,
the group will go the Diamond Mine at Murfreesboro before attending the Samboree in Texarkana.
May 13-16 the group will go to Nevada, MO for
a camp out. May 27- June 1 the group will attend the Friendship Campout in Grove, OK.
The next meeting will be a luncheon at Acropolis,
Bentonville, March
12; and Art & Wilma Hamilton are
Wagon Masters.
2015
The perfect location
for tired feet!
103 N Peabody Ave,
Mountain View, AR 72560
(870) 269-6400
An airy and
bright restaurant
right on the
Square serving
excellent food,
good pricing, outdoor seating and
a friendly staff
who provide good
service.
BELLE POINT SAMS
Belle Point Sam Chapter Members met Tuesday at the Village Inn Restaurant for the February dinner/meeting. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the meeting went well. On Wednesday chapter members met at the Rest Area on Hwy 71 South to caravan to Nakatosh
Campground in Natchitoches, Louisiana for the night. A couple of the ladies had a big pot of
soup for everyone and Ki Johnson also fixed a big pot of rice. The weather was nice enough
to eat outside.
We planned to head out Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. but it took 3 hours to get the valve
stem replaced on a flat tire on the Bogner’s rig. Eventually we ended up at Coushatta, Red
Shoes RV Park in Kinder, Louisiana. Gayle Smith had arrived at the park Wednesday and
had a crockpot full of ribs ready and two pots of corn on the cob. Once everyone was set-up
we each made our own contribution to the delicious meal.
Friday morning four of our rigs had to move to another campground, and Don & Don headed
out to find itinerary information. Just before lunch the Don’s made it back and the group got
together to decide what to do. Some did lunch in their rig and some went out to a local restaurant. We spent the afternoon visiting and telling stories until suppertime when we all
went to a local Mexican Restaurant. Some came back to their rigs after supper, and the rest
of the group went across the street for a gospel music evening.
Saturday morning we visited and told stories until it was time to head to the city of Eunice
where Mardi Gras music was being played on the streets lined with various vendors. We had
a light lunch in a local coffee shop. Some of us visited the National Parks Museum and all of
us went to the National Parks Theater for the Louisiana University explanation of Mardi Gras
and the Cajun version of the Grand Ole Opry of Mardi Gras music. At the end of our musical
evening some stopped for supper and some came back to the rigs to scrounge up a supper
and get ready for bed.
Sunday morning by 10:00 a.m. we left for Church Point, had lunch in a restaurant and set up
our lawn chairs to watch Church Point’s Mardi Gras parade. The floats were very colorful
and unique, and even the folks on horses were colorful. Everyone caught their fair share of
beads, plastic cups, etc. After the parade we carefully made our way out of town and again
some stopped for supper and some came back to their rigs to eat and relax prior to bed.
Monday some of the group headed home and later most of the group drove into Kinder and
went to lunch at a small Cajun Restaurant then came back to their rigs to relax until the afternoon when we left for the small town of Basile and the restaurant “DI” famous for its Cajun
food, revelers and band. We found out the restaurant was full, and it would be at least a 2hour wait to get in; so we ended up in Eunice at the restaurant “DC”. Some food was good
some food not so good.
The weather turned frigid Monday night/Tuesday morning and some of the group had
planned to leave Tuesday. The rest of us soon decided to head home as well led via the GPS.
It got us to a nice RV Park where we each contributed to the meal and gathered in the Martin’s rig for fellowship and the meal. The next morning the GPS got us out of Shreveport and
on I-49 south to Hwy 71 south.
DENTON FERRY RV PARK,
44 RV sites (27 pull-throughs) designed for the largest RV. Free wireless internet, bathhouse, and laundry. Located on the White River, 2.5 mile walking
trail, golf packages available. Pets accepted.
Address:
Phone
Website:
Email:
740 Denton Ferry Road, Cotter, AR
870-435-7275 or 800-2175-5611
www.dentonrv.com
[email protected]
WHISPERING PINES TRAVELERS
As everyone knows Bill & Dee, Tom and myself are in Phoenix, AZ for the
Good Sams Rally. Hope everyone is staying warm. We would like to thank
everyone for taking care of the meeting for us. Hope to see everyone at Lake
Village March 11-14. Whispering Pines Travelers held their business meeting
at Western Sizzler in Jacksonville on February 21. The meeting was called to
order by V-P Richard Zelnick. All in attendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Two guests were introduced.
The minutes were read and approved as read; the Treasurer’s report was also
given and approved as read. The Archdeacons celebrated 48 years of marriage. We did a fabulous job of singing Happy Birthday to those celebrating!
There was no Old Business. New Business—Jeanette Duckworth talked
about us saving pop top can tabs. We were 3rd last year with 55# of tabs. We
do not have NEAR that amount so far this year. They will be turned in April 23
and we need lots more. Tabs can be from juice, vegetable, sodas, etc. We
ONLY need the tab. Ronald McDonald House received about $2,000 last year
from our results. Get your tabs to Jeanette ASAP!!
Registrations for the Samboree need to be turned in ASAP, too. The return
address may be incorrect. Please check it for accuracy.
Lisa gave us feedback about our Christmas Party. She talked to Cheryl’s
Diner in Cabot. They will do a turkey dinner with dressing, gravy, potatoes
(both sweet and white), a green vegetable and a dessert for $27.50 a couple.
One problem is that she must be guaranteed 25 couples would attend because they normally do not stay open that late. Her open dates were December 11 or 18. Our question to her is, “Would she do it for $30/couple with no
guarantee of couples?” Ruby Wortham said we could use her church but the
meal would have to be catered. (I know that Golden Corral caters.) That is
something we could check into). Bettye Francis has a contact that she will
connect with and check out.
Under Wagon Master, we were reminded to let Tom and Girtie know if we
were going to the Area 4 Friendship at Pecan Grove in Lake Village. It is a
Wednesday to Saturday (LEAVE on Saturday). Call them and then make your
reservations with Amber at the park. The number is on your Schedule for the
year.
Motion to adjourn was by Lisa and seconded by Henry. 50/50 pot was $30 and
won by Ben Kelley.
Respectfully submitted,
Bettye Francis
Safe Travels, Ann Martin, Secretary
Page 10
Arkansam News
2015
ARKANSAS
2015 ARKANSAS GOOD SAM STATE STAFF
STATE DIRECTOR (01/01/13)
Bill Nery (Dee)
1658 Treasure Isle Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913
501-767-8075
1978668
501-282-9582 (Bill cell)
[email protected]
REGISTRAR
Melinda Wiggs (Charles)
2501 Skyline Point
Jonesboro, AR 72404
870-972-0951
48831358
[email protected]
STATE SECRETARY/EDITOR STATE TREASURER
Paulette Smith (Arnie)
P O Box 653
Lowell, AR 72745
479-644-7461 cell
44494938
479-644-6492 Arnie’s cell
[email protected]
SPECIAL EVENT COORD.
Shirley Freyaldenhoven
1200 E. Siebenmorgan Road
Conway, AR 72032
501-428-0200
326394
[email protected]
Ann Scott (Bob)
13325 Willow Beach Road
North Little Rock, AR 72117
(501) 945-3684
34463737
(501)416-2259 cell
[email protected]
STATE CHAPLAIN
James & Ruth Ann Hairston
1306 E 23rd
Hope, AR 71801
870-703-2085
42645556
[email protected]
Assistant State
Directors
AREA 1
Paulette & Arnie Smith
P O Box 653
Lowell , AR 72745
479-644-7461 cell
44494938
479-644-6492 Arnie’s cell
[email protected]
AREA 2
Pat & Paul Smith
4639 Wilburn Road
Wilburn, AR 72179
501-691-3600 cell
54715958
501-362-4151 cell
[email protected]
STATE WAGONMASTER
C. W. & Betty Hinton
1104 Mayberry Cove
West Memphis, AR 72301
870-735-3758
649496
Cell 870-733-5779
[email protected]
ASST. STATE WAGONMASTER
Junior Watters
275 Swafford Road
Mountain View, AR 72560
870-615-1897
54190079
[email protected]
PARKING STAFF
Elton & Virginia Robbins
131 Buttrum Rd.
Royal, AR 71968
501-767-2021
42424945
and
Frank & Gladys Kirby
4340 N State Hw44
Manila, AR 72442
870-561-3610.
84262236
[email protected]
SOUND MANAGER
Tommy Ferrell (Diane)
165 Cottonwood Lane
Monticello, AR 71755
870-723-3763
49538085
[email protected]
EQUIPMENT MANAGER
Orlan & Molly Abernathy
1105 Mayberry Cove.
West Memphis, AR 72301
870-733-2707
894009
[email protected]
STATE ELECTRICIAN
Kirk & Dolly Flanakin
500 Lakeshore Drive
Hot Springs, AR 71913
501-620-9757
1170844
STATE PATCH COORDINATOR
Ty & Mary Tyson
1679 Treasure Isle Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913
501-767-8960
43614726
Cell: 501-276-1205
[email protected]
MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR/
HISTORIAN
Pamela Harrell (Benny)
12617 Clinton Road
North Little Rock, AR 72118
501-851-4446
29481371
501-658-1677 (Pamela’s cell)
[email protected]
HOSPITALITY COORDINATOR
& PIANIST
Lavon & Inell Pease
597 Richardson Road
Maynard, AR 72444
870-647-2320
43947944
cell (870) 219-4900
DOOR PRIZE COORDINATORS
Bernie Bauer (Judy)
28211 Highway 107
Cabot, AR 72023 58666488
Bernie cell 501-920-3784
Judy cell 501-412-8508
[email protected]
GAMES CORDINATOR (INSIDE)
(#2) Tom VanHoveln (Girtie)
43 High Circle
Austin, AR 72007
501-454-9176
64926132
(Girtie cell) 501-454-9215
[email protected]
ASSISTANT SOUND MANAGER
Jerry Webb (Linda)
P.O. Box 1115
Paragould, AR 72451-1115
Phone# (870)335-6220
[email protected]
ASSISTANT ELECTRICIAN
Buzz Goodwin (Betsy Smith)
PMB 262
1635 Higdon Ferry Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913
501-276-0292
2235164
[email protected]
ASSISTANT HOSPITALITY
COORDINATOR
Roger & Linda Robbins
P O Box 201
Lonsdale, AR 72087
901-485-2030
54793328
[email protected]
GAMES COORDINATOR (INSIDE)
(#1) Ruth Ann Hairston
1306 E 23rd
Hope, AR 71801
870-703-2085
42645556
[email protected]
GAMES COORDINATOR (OUTSIDE)
Doug & Helen Tinkle
96 Grant 533
Hensley, AR 72065
501 680-3470
46414991
501-680-3398 (Helen’s cell)
[email protected]
PARK HOST COORDINATOR &
PHOTOGRAPHER
Bob Scott (Ann)
13325 Willow Beach Rd
North Little Rock, AR 72117
(501) 945-3684
34463737
(501) 416-0142 cell
STATE SONG LEADER
Charles Wiggs (Melinda)
2501 Skyline Point
Jonesboro, AR 72404
870-972-0951
48831358
870-926-2401
48831358
REMEMBER THE NEWSLETTER DEADLINE ON THE 25TH OF EACH MONTH.
AREA 3
Charles & JoAnn VanPelt
P O Box 2641
Jonesboro, AR 72402
870-588-7274
801594508
[email protected]
AREA 4
Lawrence & J.D. Henley
10202 Hillcrest Road
Sherwood, AR 72120
501-749-3254
57757585
870-723-9502 cell
[email protected]
AREA 5
Bernie Bauer (Judy)
28211 Highway 107
Cabot, AR 72023
58666488
Bernie cell 501-920-3784
Judy cell 501-412-8508
[email protected]
AREA 6
Girtie VanHoveln (Tom)
43 High Circle
Austin, AR 72007
501-454-9215
64926132
(Tom cell) 501-454-9176
[email protected]
STATE WEBMASTER
Ronnie Mooney (Sue)
3633 Independence Dr
Bryant, AR 72022
501-681-2343
43419555
[email protected]
COMMERCIAL & ASST. PARK HOST
COORDINATORS
Bud & Jean Wright
53 Cliffwood Circle
North Little Rock, AR 72118
501-753-5753
Cell:501-590-8715
817583
[email protected]
Area 3 Friendship Campout
August 18-21, 2015 Arrive on Tuesday, leave on Friday)
AREA 2 FRIENDSHIP CAMPOUT
Court Square RV Park, 320 Oak Avenue, Mt. View, AR
September 8-11, 2015
Cloud 9 RV Park- Hot Springs, AR
FULL HOOKUPS- $21.60 FOR 30 AMP, $23.00 FOR 50 AMP
RV Park Phone: 1-501-262-1996
Full Hookups $27.50
When making reservation, please mention Area 2 Friendship
RV Park phone 870-214-1781, please tell them you will be attending the Area 3 Good Sam’s Friendship. The Park has a pot luck
and jam session on Tuesday night, so bring a dish and enjoy some
music. As of now, we have bingo games and a Chinese auction
scheduled. Please bring any gently used items you would be willing to donate to the auction. We will also provide hamburgers one
night, so bring whatever ‘fixins’ you would like to have with them.
More information will follow.
Watch for a schedule of events in the ARKANSAM NEWS
Paul and Pat Smith - Area 2 ASD
[email protected]
501-691-3600 or 501-362-4151
Charles and Jo Ann Van Pelt [email protected]
Charles' cell 870-588-7274
Phillip & Courtney
Butts
Camping World was on the grounds at the AR Good Sam Spring Samboree and provided invaluable support with
seminars, RV’s on display, a well-stocked booth on the arena floor, and a complement of staff from the North Little
Rock store that included a mechanic whose calendar was full every day of the Samboree.
Samboree attendees made good use of the expertise brought to them by the associates attending the Samboree:
Store Phone Number:
David Parker
Marty Stansbery
Robert Minnick
Blake Overturff
Emily Overturff
501-219-4420
Retail Store Manager
RV Sales
Customer Service
Mechanical Tech
Retail Sales Register
Extension 1101
Extension 1209
Extension 1121
Stop in the store and let these people know how much Good Sams appreciates all they do for the RV community.
Their help doesn’t stop at the Samboree; they’ll be glad to assist you in any way they can.

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