Lima Area Smiling Sam News

Summer Rally At Tiffin, Ohio July 9, 2016, Theme: Celebrating 50 Years of Good Sam Club - Trailer Decoration - 1st Place

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     Lima Area Smiling Sams Chapter 25

If you are interested in joining the club, membership is $10.00 per year per family.

Chapter 25 News

Next Outing:

Saturday, April 8, 2017     1 - 4 pm

Western Sizzler Steakhouse

2721 Elida Rd.

Lima, Oh.

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Passing Of Former President Bob Williams

Posted by Jim Small on December 27, 2016 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Robert P. “Bob” Williams, 92 of Findlay, died at 12:25 p.m. on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at the Blanchard Valley Hospital Emergency Room. He was born on October 19, 1924 in Richmond, IN to the late Frank A. and Margarite (Hasley) Williams. He was first married to Betty Bryant of Texas and she preceded him in death. On September 17, 1982, he then married Patricia “Pat” Gressman and she survives in Findlay.

Bob is also survived by his son, Terry (Roe) Williams of Weatherford, TX; daughter, Nancy (Michael) Kendrick of Springdale, AR; step-son, Shawn (Melisa) Colvin of Clyde, OH; step-daughter, Brenda Spurlin of Findlay; 4 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his sisters, Norma Alexander and Phylis Stout.

Bob retired as a salesman for National Memorial Stone Co.

He was the past president of the Findlay Exchange Club, Findlay Shrine Club, Hancock Co. Scottish Rite and Smiling Sam’s Camping Club. He was a member of the Findlay Lodge #227 F. & A.M., Findlay Chapter 23, honorary past president of Findlay Commandery, and former director of the Findlay Clowns. He was a life member of the Valley of Toledo.

There will be no services or visitation. Memorials may be made to Zenobia Temple Building Fund or Journey of Christ Methodist Church Building Fund.

Bob Williams

Posted by Jim Small on December 27, 2016 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Schedule For 2017 Chapter 25 Outings

Posted by Jim Small on October 26, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The outings for Chapter 25 are now on the web calendar through 2017.  Please click the calendar tab at the top of this page to view it.

New Camping Club Yearbooks

Posted by Jim Small on September 15, 2016 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The yearbooks have been printed.  They are complete except for the 2017 camping schedule.  The schedule will be available soon.  It can then be added to the yearbook.  Printing costs were $167.73 plus $43.67 for binders.  A total of $211.40.  This amount included three members we did not count at the Celina camp out meeting, when we set a limit of $220.00 for the printing.  We are still under budget with the 60 additional pages required for the three members that we did not count.  The yearbooks will be handed out at the Christmas party, Nov. 12, at the Schnipke Inn in Ottawa.

Welcome New Members To Chapter 25

Posted by Jim Small on July 25, 2016 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

A belated welcome to John and Chris Poe.  I failed to send a welcome when they joined.

Welcome to Jim and Chris Hamilton.  They joined at Celina Lake Festival.

Members, please welcome these new members, when you see them at one of our camp outs.

I think they are planning on attending the October camp out.

Chapter 25 Has Lost A Camper

Posted by Jim Small on June 11, 2016 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Please keep the family of Charles Krohn in prayer.

It was announced while we were camping at River

Trails Campgrounds that Charles passed this morning.  Charles was a long time member of Lima Area Smiling Sams.  He will be dearly missed.

Celina Lake Festival Reservation

Posted by Jim Small on June 9, 2016 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

If you plan to attend the Celina Lake Festival, July 21 through July 23, you must contact Wagon Master Ed Schnipke to let him know you are coming.  He needs a count to reserve the right amount of spaces at the Mercer County fairgrounds.  Please reserve your spot today.

Chapter 25 To Help RunTractor Rodeo At Summer Rally At Tiffin, Oh.

Posted by Jim Small on May 21, 2016 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Chapter 38 has asked Chapter 25 for help to run the Tractor Rodeo at the Summer Rally at Tiffin, Ohio.  The club voted to assist them.

Update On James Cancer Center Donation

Posted by Jim Small on May 21, 2016 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

It was announced , at thr saturday evening entertainment, that the total amount donated to the James Cancer Center came to $1800.00.

State Committee Meeting Minutes Spring Rally 2016 Coshocton

Posted by Jim Small on May 21, 2016 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)


$1726 was donated to James Cancer Center.  The proceeds from auction of Bill Elliot and Keith Hallowells hair cut.  238 units on fairgrounds.  We do not need medical papers for pets at this time.  Any person designated by the chapter may attend presidents meeting.  This is the last year we are scheduled for Marion as fall rally.  May go elsewhere.  It is hard to find entertainment.  They do not want to travel.  Entertainers must show a W9 form to show they pay taxes.  May use Good Sam members as entertainment to save money on Thursday evenings..  Chapter 25 will have hospitality at Spring 2017 Rally at Coshocton.