Dear Mr. Lemonis,
We have been Life Members since the program began in the early 1980s.
That being said, our Life Membership plaque has been displayed on the back of our motor coaches for some 30 years now.
As a result of this our plaque has become very faded and unatractive.
Can you direct us to a place were we can order an new more attactive plaque to display on the back of our motor coach??
Any assistance or information you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
Shirley & Rodger Gray
Art Rouse was the guy who built the Good Sam Club to what it has become today.
In 1958, Rouse saw increasing public interest in travel trailers, motorhomes and other types of RVs as new vacation-travel options. He bought Trailer Life magazine, which had been published by an industry association, established an office in Toluca Lake, near Hollywood, Calif., and quickly developed a keen sense of what RV owners and prospective buyers would find interesting about this emerging travel-related lifestyle.
Then he acquired the fledgling Good Sam Club in 1968.
Art died in 2007 at the age of 89 from a fall.
That makes him possibly the first ever Good Sam and maybe even the oldest or one of the oldest and original Good Sam Members!
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