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Lima Area Smiling Sams is an RV club with the purpose of promoting camping and fellowship among members and is a member of the national Good Sam Club.  Lima Area Smiling Sams was founded on July 17, 1977 in Lima, Ohio.  We camp once a month during warm weather.  We meet once a month for lunch in the Lima area during cold weather.  There is no attendance requirement.  You can attend all the campouts and meetings, one campout or meeting or none of the campouts and meetings.  That is up to you.  Three of our campouts are the Ohio Good Sams, Ohio Rally.  We have one in the spring, one in the summer and one in the fall.  Activities at a Rally include:  best ball golf tournament, bingo, euchre tournament, horse shoe tournament, bean bag baseball tournament, bean bag tournament, goofy golf tournament, tractor rodeo.  Small awards are presented to winners.  Tours of area businesses and places of interest are also available.  There is a theme at each Rally and small awards for best costume and camper decoration.  In the evening on Thursday, Friday and Saturday entertainment groups are brought in.  All of this and more is included in your camping fee.  The Samborees are held in a fairgrounds and campers have access to all fairground buildings.  There will be 300 to 400 units on the fairgrounds at a Rally.  One building is used as Hospitality.  The Hospitality building has free coffee, tea, lemonade and water available 24 hours a day.  You can attend one Rally without joining the Ohio Good Sam Club.  Visit the "Ohio State Good Sam" web page at:  Click this link:

Read the First Timers booklet there.
If you would like to come to one of our campouts to see if you like what we do, before becoming a member, please email: [email protected] for information or answers to your questions;  or check  the Club Event Calendar tab at the top of this page for our schedule.

Our club membership dues are just $10.00 per year for each family.

We welcome anyone considering membership in Chapter 25.