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Posted July 30th, 2012: Walter (Terry) BOBOWSKI

It is with deep sadness thatΒ  I must tell you that Walter Bobowski passed away Monday July 23 2012. Walter was  a Asst State Director on my staff for 8 years. He was a chapter member in the Mountain Laurels for many years. Both Sharon and Walter were always there to give a helping hand to anyone. If anyone would like to send Sharon and the Family a card .Her address is Sharon Bobowski 177 Kenyon St. Hartford Ct 06105. Walter’s obit is appended below. Sharon and the girls are going to have a memorial Service at the home tentative  Aug 5th. Walter will be truly missed.

Sandy Bulson

BOBOWSKI, Walter (Terry)
Walter (Terry) Bobowski, 73, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2012. He was born in Hartford, CT to Walter and Beatrice (Johansen) Bobowski. Terry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be fondly remembered for his outgoing personality, warm smile, his ability to make new friends wherever he went and his love of life, camping, fishing and boating. His talent for restoring, designing and constructing were not only the foundation of his long career in carpentry but can be seen in his beautiful home and 1973 Grady White boat which are the legacy of his passions. He is survived by his wife and faithful travel companion Sharon; his daughters Michelle Skoplyak, her husband Yaroslav and beloved grandson Nikolas of Rocky Hill, CT; and Lauren Bobowski of Tahoe City, CA. He is also survived by siblings David Bobowski and wife Sandra, Debra Knight, Lynn Shand and Richard Bobowski, as well as several nieces and a nephew. He will also be sadly missed by his mother-in-law Ida McKee, his Mt. Laurel camping family as well as innumerable friends he has collected along the way.
Weep not for me,
for I am free.
Gazing across
the deep blue sea.
Where my soul longs to be. 

Family and friends are invited to join in a gathering to celebrate his life on Sunday, August 5, 1-5 p.m. at his home. Donations in his memory may be made to the Walter J. Bobowski Memorial Fund at The Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, CT 06426. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.
Published in The Hartford Courant on JulyΒ 30, 2012


Posted May 23rd, 2012: Northeast Good Sam State and Provincial Directors invite you to join them at their 2012 Samborees!


Posted April 24, 2012:

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In Memory of

Patricia A. Hooker

October 29, 1945 - April 3, 2012

Pat Hooker Memorial will be held at The First Spiritualist Church Of Willimantic Ct.Sat April 14th at 11:00am.
The church is  located at 268 High St, Willimantic Ct. It is a White house surrounded by Eastern College. The service will be  done by Pastor Joyce Orcutt. There will be a Pot luck to follow. Cards can be send to Robin Hooker and Family  101 Legend Hill Rd.Madison Ct.06443. In Lieu of Flowers, send donations to Shelter Pet Project .org and pick and shelter or send to Madison Animal Shelter, Bridge St. Madison Ct 06443.

February 11th, 2012:  Updated 2012 CT Samboree Application linked to the website.

December 7th, 2011:  The 2012 CT Samboree Forms (PDF and MS Word) have been linked from the 2012 Samboree Page.  We’ve also linked the 2012 Business Card Advertising Form on that page (PDF).

Updates on Rick Smith - Newest posts on the top: Please send your thoughts and prayers to Elise and Rick. Their address is Rick Smith,368 Main street, Plympton Ma. 02367. Elise will be spending a lot of time at the hospital. 

Date: Monday August 15th: Rick came home yesterday. He is doing much better. Let's hope it stays this way. Thank you again for all of your thoughts, prayers, emails and phone calls and visits to the hospital. Hopefully this will be the last update.


Date:  Tuesday, August 9th, 2011: I thought Rick was doing great but today I found out I was wrong. Rick  was admitted to Jordan Hospital with a blood oxygen of 73 while on oxygen. When all of the test came back Rick has small blood clots in both lungs and pneumonia in the good lung. He will be there for a few days. i will keep everyone posted


Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 11:12 AM

Rick is still in ICU. He had a bronoskopy (sp?) done this morning to check to see how he was healing on the inside and to remove a lot of mucus. He will be in ICU for another night as the nurse patient ratio is 2 to 1 and he needs to be watched. They are going to try one of their C-Pap machines on him today to see if that will help him sleep. I will go back late this afternoon to see how he is doing.

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 8:06 PM

Rick is still in ICU awaiting a bed in telemetry unit. Had a lot of pain & discomfort today. Had to have pain meds increased. Surgeon said he is doing well and all functions look good. Thanks for all of your thoughts & prayers. Elise
Date: Monday, June 27, 2011, 9:11 PM

Rick spent 8 hours in surgery today. The doctor would not let me leave the hospital. Many thanks to Linda Porazzo who came and spent 8.5 hours in the waiting room with me. They removed 1/3 of his right lung and the mass was cancerous. They took biopsies of lymph nodes and we will have to wait those results. I saw Rick for 5 minutes after surgery and the vent was out but he was having difficulty breathing so they were sending him to ICU instead of the telemetry unit. They assigned him a anesthesiologist doctor for the night. I will call later and see how he is doing. Thank you to everyone for all of the thoughts and prayers they are greatly appreciated. Elise


Posted on June 28th...good news from Camping World and Good Sam...

I have good news. We received the check for $1000.00 from Camping World and Good Sam. I sent a email to Marcus after our Samboree. I let him know how disappointed  we were from the lack of support from Camping World and Good Sams. I told him what we talked about in our meeting after the Samboree. Within 3 days I received the check. I also got an email from Marcus telling me that he was working on it. I also received 2 call from Camping World. Rick Smith had he operation on June 27th. They removed part of his right lung.The tumor he had was cancer. Elise has been sending updates. I will have Bob put them on the web site. Please send your thoughts and prayers to Elise and Rick. Their address is Rick Smith,368 Main street, Plympton Ma. 02367. Elise will be spending alot of time at the hospital. 


Posted April 21st, 2011:

Good Sam Club and Camping World are working together as one. The CEO of Camping World,  Marcus Lemonis has made a lot of new changes. The Rally is now The Good Sam Rally and the logo has been changed to include Good Sam. In 2012 there  will be 3 Rallys. They will be held in Phoenix, Louisville, and Daytona. The Rally this year is in Redmond OR, On July 15th Vic Gill will be performing. Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World  and Good Sam has taken our branding to a new level. The cup race in Talladega on April 17th there will be a NASCAR car driven by Trevor Bayne, this is sponsor by   Camping World and Good Sam.  He will be driving the  21 car. On his 20th birthday he gave the Wood Brother Team its 5th victory at the Daytona 500.  Back in March Marcus was on The Celebrity with Donald Trump.  The Directors are receiving a lot of support from Camping World and Good Sam. As explained in the April meeting, if you order something from Camping World we will get credit for it toward support for next year. There will be a link set up so you can order through our web site. Until it is set up, make a copy of your check  and order so we can get credit for it. Please send it to me and I will send it to the proper dept. Make sure you put Ct Good Sam on your order form. The race will be airing on channel 61 @ 12:00 today.

Hope to see all of you at The Mass Samboree. Please support the Samborees.

Happy Camping

Sandy Bulson

Ct Good Sam State Director_________________________

Posted March 4th, 2011: Monday, February 28, 2011, 1:00 PM

Hello All,

Since 1996, the Good Sam club has held a National Cleanup Day to remove litter from our public roads and lands.  Hundreds of Good Sam chapters and thousands of individuals take part each year, cleaning up tons of litter.  To each and every one of you I give you a well deserved thank you and good job!

This year we have chosen the weekend of May 21st – 22nd, a week before Memorial Day weekend, so that we can help prepare our public lands for the traditional camping season.

This year’s cleanup theme is “helping to Preserve our Public Lands” since so many roads, parks and other public recreation areas need help before the crush of summertime visitors.  We have free trash bags for everyone participating, which we will ship upon request.  Participants can send an email to or call toll free at 888-765-4220 to request bags.

This year’s Cleanup Day is being co-sponsored by Camping world.  If there is a Camping world near the chapters that are participating they are invited to bring their full trash bags to the store – they will have dumpsters available, but also want to recognize their efforts by offering free refreshments.  Last but certainly not least, every Good Sam member participating in Cleanup Day can enter a drawing to win lots of great Camping World merchandise.

The brochure should be ready in a few weeks and will be mailed to the Chapter Presidents.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks Diana

Diana Impeartrice

Good Sam Club Activities Manager

Toll Free - 800-765-1912 ext. 153

Direct - 805-667-4153

Cell - 805-367-6799

Fax - 805-667-4454

Email -

Website -



February 21st, 2011:  News Update from State Director Sandy Bulson:

Theresa Black called me today to tell me that John had a heart attack on Sat pm while Tony was up visiting. He was taken to the hospital and had another one on Sunday. He will be in the hospital for 7 or so days. The enzymes in the blood that should be going down (good) are going up. Here is the home address as Betty goes in daily to see him.
John McCormack
252 Newbury St #102
Peabody, MA 01960
Please keep John & Betty in your thoughts and prayers


Posted Feb 2nd, 2011,  Latest news from our State Director: There will be no chili cook-off, because it did not do well last year. Also the ladies want to make a quilt at the Ct Samboree to be a raffle. If anyone wants to  do this they need to make a 12 by 12 square for the quilt. They can do this at the Samboree or before. They can make more then one square. .

Posted January 11th, 2011: Obituary:  Dominque “Mickey” GIRARD, posted 01/11/2011 longtime Yankee Sams Good Sam Club Member.

Posted May 2nd, 2010:  Click here for a photo link to some snapshots from our Spring All-Chapter Campout to Mohegan Sun Casino!

Posted March 15th, 2010: Glenda Rubino passed away on Thursday March 11th, 2010. For those of you who knew Glenda and wish to go to the calling hours they are tomorrow Monday between 10:00am and 12:00 noon with the service starting at noon. The Funeral home is Mystic Funeral Home on Route 1 in Mystic, Ct.  If anyone would like to send a donation in her memory they are requesting donations to St. Patrick Church, 32 East Main St., Mystic, Ct. 06355.  Her obituary is in todays New London Day. Harry and I will be going.  Bea Coleman, Secretary


Posted February 13th, 2010: Seaport Sam Club Member John Zurowski died on February 9th at camp in Titusville Florida. Click the link below for details and funeral arrangement information. John was a wonderful person who will be missed by all who were privileged to know him.

Posted February 10th, 2010: The 2010 New Hampshire Samboree form has been posted for download, and the 2010 CT All Chapter Campout information sheet has been posted (April 30th, May 2nd, 2010) Mohegan Sun Casino.

Posted November 11th, 2009: Obituary notice on Harry Coleman’s mother, Inez Coleman

Obituary notice on Joe Schoonover

Posted October 8th:  We are having a State meeting on Sunday, November 8th, at the Lebanon Community Center at 2:00 PM. Directions will be mailed to Chapter Presidents shortly. Bring folding chairs.

Posted September 2nd, 2009:  The 2010 Connecticut Samboree is being held from June 11th to the 13th 0f 2010 at the Brooklyn Fairgrounds. Early Bird parking beings on June 9th.

Posted August 31st, 2009: August 2009 Quinebaug Travelers Alpine Adventures Campout

Posted June 23rd, 2009: Could you please put this on the web site about Bob and Nancy Marsh daughter-in-law. They are the president of the Roadrunners

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Melissa Marsh, Bob and Nancy's daughter -in- law. Melissa was killed as she and Rob, Nancy and Bob's son, were riding on their motorcycle. A deer ran out in front of them. Both were taken to a nearby hospital, where Melissa passed away. Rob sustained several injuries. We learned of this on Wednesday right before we were heading out for the Rhode Island Rally.Rob was just released from the hospital. There will be a Memorial Service this Friday in Westminster, MA. Please keep the Marsh family in your prayers.

Posted June 15th, 2009:  Click here to view a photo of the Sociable Sams 2009 Cleanup Day at Black Rock State Park.


March 25th, 20newsflashone09: Ed Molinari’s Obituary

The Webmaster rec’d this note and the above obituary  from Sandy on 03/25/09 “:Bob Could you please put this on the web site. He was a member of the Yankee Sams for years. Also could you mention that Tom Latulipe passed away on March 12th. He was the pass president of the Socialable Sams

Thanks Sandy”


Posted January 25th, 2009:  Hi Everyone. Just wanted to let all of you know that the Ct Samboree is going back to the Brooklyn Fairgrounds, In Brooklyn Ct. The only week I could get was June 10th to the 14th. June 12, 13, and 14, are the dates for the Samboree price pre rigistered of $70.00 ,at the gates will be $80.00. Early Bird will start on Wed10th and Thurs.11th for an extra $18.00 a night.  We had to leave Woodstock Fairgrounds do to circumstances beyond our control.  Brooklyn Fairgrounds was glad to have up back We are still having our chicken dinner  for an addtional $9.50 a dinner. We are having a magic show on Thurs. and the Illusion on Sat. Please let your chapters know of  the Change. The chapter members can get a Samboree form off the web ct web site or get them from you. Your Samboree forms are in the mail.

 Thanks, Sandy and Dave Bulson

Posted January 19th, 2009:  2009 CT Samboree Application (MS Word and PDF versions) have been linked from the 2009 Samboree Page.

BREAKING NEWS!! January 12th, 2009:  Just want to let you know that I signed a contract with the Brooklyn Fairgrounds. I had to change the dates. The Samboree dates are June 12th to the 14th. Early Bird will start on Wed June 10th for 18.00 extra per night.

Posted January 12th, 2009: Bob:I am meeting with Rick from Brooklyn Fairgrounds tomorrow night. I am going to try to get a good contract from them. Also the State Meeting will be on Feb 8th a Sunday. It will be at the same place and time. Also Jim Discola from the Mohegan Sams died on Friday Jan 9th. His Obituary should be in the Hartford Courant soon.

Posted November 29th, 2008, amended January 14th 2009: Our first State Meeting for 2009 has been scheduled for February 8th, 2009 at the Griswold Congregational Church at 2:00 P.M. The main item on the Agenda is the 2009 Samboree. Visit the CT Good Sam Calendar for directions to the meeting.

Posted May 28th, 2008:  WALLINGFORD - Andre Gagne of Cheryl Ave., Wallingford, went to meet his Lord on Monday, May 26, 2008 after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. He was the beloved husband of Jeanette (Heiduck) Gagne. Click here for the complete obituary.

April 23rd, 2008: The fall State Meeting will be at Sunrise Resort in Moodus CT on September 12th to the 14th. The price is $35.00 a night. If you go in on Thursday the fee for that night is $25.00. If I can do better on the price, I will let you know. I must know by Sept 6th how many people are going. Sandy Bulson, State Director

April 5th, 2008:  Please make note that there is NO water at this time at the Woodstock Campout, April 18th to 20th. Make sure you come with water in your tanks!

March, 2008: Alice and Bob Payette (Seaport Sams) attended The Rally in Perry Georgia. Click here (PDF) to view a snapshot of the worlds record being broken for the most couples dancing!

24 Jan 2008 - Patricia J. Discola died on January 21st, 2008. Click here to view the obituary.

12 January 2008: April CT Good Sam Woodstock campout announcement. (MS Word)

10 Dec 2007: Email to Sandra Bulson: I have officially stepped down as president of Mountain Laurel Good Sam Club.

All other officers remain the same the new president is Donna Glatz.

Werner & Donna Glatz   
31 Allen Street
Enfield, CT  06086
Home: 860-763-0484
Cell: 860-416-4846 

I am sure you will enjoy working with her and I think she will be good for Mountain Laurel.
At the meeting yesterday she took over and get more respect than I have had in years.

Barbara and I will still camp with the club but not as often.  No problems just high cost of fuel and camping fees.

I will still be willing to do your program if you would like me to.
Barbara will be glad to continue on as chaplain.

Jack & Barbara

31 Oct 2007 - The 2008 CT Samboree Page has been started, and we’ve also posted some photo’s on the Photo pages.

20 June 2007 - Click HERE for Ira Bates obituary. Also, this just in re the Lost Dog:

Dear Sandy,
    First I would like to thank you for another great Samboree. We had a great time and look forward to next year. On a second  and more important note, We  (my wife and myself)  would like to thank you and your staff for the great  effort they took in trying to locate our lost Jack Russell Terrier. Milo is  back home with us now after spending a week at the Bolton Vet Hospital. He is  recovering slowly but the prospects are getting better every day. He took a  bad hit to the head, and had swelling of the brain and blood in the lungs. The  lungs are clear and the swelling is almost gone. He is walking short  distances, but does fall over at times. The vet said that should clear up in  time.  The worst problem is he may not regain sight in his right eye, but only time  will tell. He is strong and a fighter so hopefully he will be back to close to  100%. Again, Thank You and your staff for the assistance in this matter and we  all look forward to next years Samboree.

Jim Muttart Sr, Laila Kokkala  and Milo


10 June 2007 - Some photos from the 2007 CT Good Sam Samboree have been linked to our 2007 CT Samboree page.

11 March 2007 - Notes from the State Meeting held in Wallingford:

There will be a Memorial Board (people and pets) at our 2007 Samboree.

Chapters need to send Sandy a check for $30.00 to cover door prizes at the upcoming Samboree.

At the Spring State Campout (Apr 27-29-07) at Mineral Springs in Stafford Springs, there will be a Pot Luck Breakfast Saturday and Sunday, and a Pot Luck Supper on Saturday. The rate for the weekend is $60.00

The Fall State Campout at Sunrise Resort will be held on Sept 7-9-07. The rate is $67.00 for the weekend; $25.00 additional if you arrive a day early.

5 Feb 07 - We’ve just learned that State Director Sandy Bulson had a mild heart attack last week. She is now home and doing well. You can contact her at 860 642-7258 or send her an e-mail get well note at

Jan 24th, 2007 - Added Vermont Samboree Application (pdf).

Jan 20th, 2007: The CT Samboree Application for 2007 has been uploaded to our 2007 Samboree Page for download...both pdf and MS Word formats. It is also available on the right side of this News and Events Page.

Jan 14th, 2007: There will be a State Meeting on Sunday March 11th, 2007 at the Wallingford First Congregational Church on Main Street at 2pm. Please bring a snack or dessert to share!

Jan 13, 2007: Added the Mass Samboree and Quebec Samboree Applications (pdf format) to the News and Events page.

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