Kentucky Good Sam
Ken & Bev Etcheson
KY State Directors
About The Good Sam Club
The story behind The Good Sam Club is 4 decades in the making.
The Club takes its name from the term "Good Samaritan" and came to life in 1966
when cartoonist E.C. Bilsland Jr. sketched a dark-haired character with a broad
smile and a halo to personify the spirit of Good Samaritan RVers. A group of
RVers began placing a Good Samaritan sticker on the bumper of their trailer
while on the road to let fellow RV families know that they were there to help.
This idea spread through RV parks and campgrounds across the US and Canada until
the club developed into what it is today. The goal remains the same as it did in
1966: to make RVing safer and more enjoyable, and save members money through
Club-endorsed benefits and services. The Good Sam Club is now over 1.6 million
RVing families strong and growing!, our Members have fun, stop to help one
another and meet our responsibilities to the environment, highways and parks.
We have over 2,000 active chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
These chapters support hundreds of local charities as well as participating in
civic projects such as Adopt A Highway, National Clean Up Day, Habitat For
Humanity. But good deeds are not all we do. We also have fun. Each year
thousands of Good Samer's attend gatherings we used to call "Samborees",
but now referred to as RV Rallys, which are held
in most States and include activities such as seminars, entertainment, craft
classes, ice cream socials, dinners, and other events which make these a festive
and worthwhile piece of Americana.
So if you enjoy fellowship, Camping and the RV life style you may want to come
join us. We hope you enjoy your visit with us and if you would like more
information about The Good Sam Club feel free to contact us or the Chapter
Presidents listed here on our site. We have chapters throughout the State of
Kentucky and we will welcome you with a smile as big as our good friends "Sam &