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April 23, 2007


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Relations Contact:
Julie Calzone
CEO/Calzone & Associates
337.235.2924 ext. 3
jcalzone@calzone.com

Good Sam Club Chapter Contact:
Richard and Karen Gulley
Oklahoma Good Sam Club State Director
918.740.4180
gmagulleys@scglobal.net


“Oklahoma Land Run” Samboree Begins Thursday
Over 200 RVs Expected to be On-Site

Shawnee, Oklahoma – April 23, 2007 – The Oklahoma State Good Sam chapters are welcoming Spring with the annual Samboree to be held April 26 – 29 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee. There are more than 200 RVs and 500 people expected to be in attendance during the weekend.

Entertainment will include attendees participating in jams sessions throughout the event along with local groups on hand to provide entertainment each evening during the Samboree. A highlight of the weekend will be theme day on Saturday when attendees are encouraged to dress in costume for “Oklahoma Land Run” day.

Oklahoma Good Sam Club is part of the largest RV owner’s organization in the world, the Good Sam Club. Each Spring and Fall the Oklahoma Good Sam chapters gather together for a Samboree for fun and fellowship and to promote the quality RV lifestyle. Volunteer staff and chapters work year round to provide a well organized event for the RVers.

During the long weekend there is entertainment, vendors, games, Pet parade, door prizes, and much more. Coffee and donuts are served each morning. Seminars and commercial exhibits will be available for anyone interested in learning more about the RVing lifestyle.

Anyone interested in attending the Spring Samboree can download an application at www.oklahomagoodsams.com or by contacting Richard and Karen Gulley at (918) 740-4180.

There are more than 40 Oklahoma Good Sam Club chapters throughout the state. During the camping season, Chapters meet for monthly campouts of fun and fellowship. During the winter months many meet for a variety of fun activities. For more information on joining a chapter in your area or starting a new chapter in your area, please visit www.oklahomagoodsams.com. Each chapter is involved in many activities including Dogs for the Deaf and the Highway Clean-Up Program plus activities in local communities.

RVing Economic Impact Facts:
• According to a new University of Michigan study commissioned by RVIA, nearly one in 12 U.S. vehicle-owning households now owns an RV. That’s nearly eight million households — a 15 percent increase over the past four years and a 58 percent gain since 1980.
• Based on the latest RV buying trends, by 2010, RVs will be owned by 8.5 million households.
• On average RV travelers spend about $91 per night in the community local to their chosen campground on gasoline, goods and groceries, according to the Recreation Industries Research Center at Michigan State University.

About Good Sam Club (GSC)
The Good Sam Club, www.goodsamclub.com, is the world’s largest RV owner’s organization with nearly one million member families. Founded in 1966, the Club offers its members a wide variety of services, including the Continued Service Plan, Emergency Road Service, RV financing and insurance, as well as member discounts to parks, campgrounds and RV events. Good Sam Club members also receive a subscription to Highways, the Club’s popular RV travel magazine. Additionally, the Club represents more than 2,000 local RV chapters designed to bring RVers together from similar geographic regions for group camping excursions. Extremely committed to its RV members as well as to the environment, the Club is a founder of the annual National Cleanup Day program and an advocate of public land access, Adopt-A-Highway programs and Adopt-A-Park programs, to name a few. The Good Sam Club is headquartered in Ventura, California, and is a subsidiary of Affinity Group Inc.
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