TEXAS NORTH STAR SAMS
A TEXAS GOOD SAM CHAPTER
OF THE INTERNATIONAL
GOOD SAM CLUB
This organization shall be known as Texas North Star Sams. It was organized March
15, 2002, and chartered as a chapter of the International Good Sam Recreational
This Chapter will only use the Good Sam name and logo in good taste and will promote
the Good Sam Pledge and Chapter activities in a manner consistent with the Club
Constitution, by-laws and general policies. The chapter agrees to cease and desist
from all use of the Good Sam name and logo upon loss of its charter from the Club
for any reason.
The chapter emblem will have a western motif and include the Texas flag, the state
shape and include the words Good Sam or have a Good Sam logo within it in order
to meet the requirements established by the International Good Sam Club. The emblem
will be submitted for approval to the International Good Sam Club before it will
be recognized as official.
All members of the Chapter must be current members in good standing of the International
Good Sam Recreational Vehicle Club.
Membership to the Chapter is by invitation only.
The promotion of good fellowship.
The promotion of good camping practices, the use of recreational vehicles and
the enjoyment of the outdoors.
The promotion of patriotism (not to be confused with political bias) and other
aims of the Good Sam organization.
The participation in community service projects, including at least one civic,
community or benevolent project each year.
Elected officers shall include the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
terms shall be one (1) year and their duties shall be as follows:
President: provide leadership within the Chapter, preside over all general and
Executive Committee meetings, appoint committees and non-elective positions and
represent the Chapter at regional, state and national Good Sam functions.
Vice President: preside in the absence of the President and assume and perform
additional leadership roles as required or assigned.
Secretary: provide record keeping and correspondence services, attend all business
and Executive Committee meetings and attend other committee meetings as requested.
Treasurer: maintain control and records of Chapter funds and transactions, accept
dues and other incoming monies, disburse Chapter funds as required and approved
by the membership and prepare and present financial status reports at each monthly
meeting and upon special request.
Wagonmaster (Trail Boss): shall select and schedule locations for monthly campouts,
publish schedules of campout locations and dates in the chapter newsletter, provide
caravan leadership as necessary, maintain attendance records, and supervise the
collection and payment of the camping fees.
Appointed officers shall include the Chaplain and Newsletter Editor; their terms
shall be one (1) year and their duties shall be as follows:
Chaplain: shall provide spiritual direction to the Chapter activities and members
as appropriate, and conduct or arrange for campout devotionals.
Newsletter Editor: shall provide the membership a monthly newsletter, including
pertinent information regarding the last meeting, the upcoming campout and other
information of interest to the chapter.
Executive Committee The Executive Committee shall include the President, Vice
President, Secretary, Treasurer, Wagonmaster (Trail Boss) and Past President.
Election of any other members of the committee will be made from the membership.
Their duties include helping the president with the guidance of the chapter.
Being available for members' concerns.
Attending committee meetings and reporting proceedings to the chapter.
Other committees may be formed as required and may include Project, Sunshine,
Telephone, Legislature and Membership. All committees except the Executive Committee
are discretionary and may be formed and dissolved by the President. The President
may fill committee positions by appointment or with volunteers.
Standard Operating Procedures
Detailed operational procedures for achieving the purposes of the Constitution
are listed in the Stand Operating Procedures.
Proposed amendments to the Standard Operating Procedures will be presented and
discussed at a regularly scheduled business meeting, then published in the chapter's
next monthly newsletter and voted on at the next scheduled business meeting. Amendments
will be accepted upon simple majority vote of current members present. Amendments
become effective immediately upon Chapter acceptance.
This Constitution may be amended upon recommendation by the Executive Committee,
proper notification in the chapter newsletter and the approval of ¾ of the membership
attending any regular business meeting, with the stipulation that a quorum is
present and the amendment is subject to approval of the International Good Sam
Club (A quorum shall include twenty-five percent or ¼ of the current members of
All chapter members must at all times have a current International Good Sam Recreational
Vehicle Club membership. Current membership number must be provided to the treasurer
when dues are paid and upon special request.
Acceptance of membership to the Chapter shall be by secret ballot and notification
of results will be by mail.
Any member family may be removed from the Chapter membership. A motion for removal
must be made at regularly scheduled business meetings and the motion will be published
in the next Chapter newsletter. The vote will be by secret ballot at the following
business meeting and must be approved by ¾ of the members present. Notification
will be by letter; dues for the current year will be forfeited.
All Chapter members and guests will observe the rules and regulations of the campgrounds
that are being used for the Chapter campouts.