History of Bluegrass Sams Chapter
In January 1977 Kentucky State Director John Fulton and Ayleene sent out 300 letters to Good Sam members that lived in and around Lexington inviting them to attend a camping chapter organization meeting being held at Kentucky American Water Company meeting room. We had about 25 families attend this meeting and they asked a lot of questions about camping as a group.
The February meeting had about 15 families attend and a few agreed to take office to get the Chapter started. At the March meeting the rest of the offices were filled and the Chapter was named Bluegrass Sams.
Bluegrass Sams received their Charter in April 1977 and their first campout was held at Walnut Meadow Campground, Berea, Kentucky.
The first Kentucky Good Sam State Samboree that the Bluegrass Sams attend was held at the Ken Lake KOA in Aurora, Ky on April 22-24, 1977. We had about 7 families attending.
The Chapter today now supports these Charities: Dogs for the Deaf, Ronald McDonald House, Hope Center, Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors, Gods Pantry, Heart Association, Cancer Society, Humane Society.
We camp on the third weekend of the month and welcome questions from anyone who would like to know more about our chapter.