El Dorado Sams


El Dorado Sams was chartered on December 5, 1989, and has been active and growing ever since.  We are currently the largest chapter in NorCal Good Sam Association.  

Our members enjoy all kinds of activities, from playing card and table games, to playing Corn-hole and Bocce Ball, fishing, golf, and simply enjoying the camping experience with good friends and the camaraderie that comes with it.  We visit museums, go wine tasting, and explore the surrounding areas.  If we are not going to dinner, then we have a planned dinner or pot-luck, and we do enjoy the culinary experience.

If we sound like something that would entice you to join our fun bunch, then please do not hesitate to contact us.  You will be glad that you did.

Chapter Officers - 2020

President..................Rosemary Heier         Ph. 415-819-1846                                  

                                  email, rosemaryheier@mac.com

Vice President.........Ken Brown                                      


Secretary..................Ruth Pihlaja  


Treasurer................. Anne Blake                                            


Wagonmistress.......Anne Hernandez                                  


2020 -Campout Schedule

  • MONTH                              DATES                     LOCATION


  • February                    2/13/20 Luncheon         El Dorado Saloon, El Dorado Hills
  • March                         3/17 thru 3/21                 French Camp RV Park (Canceled)
  • April                            4/30 thru 5/2                 NorCal Rally - Casa de Fruta, Hollister  (Canceled)                                                        
  • May                             5/17 thru 5/21                The Lakes, Chowchilla (Canceled)
  • June                            6/21 thru 6/25                Rivers Edge RV Park, Clio
  • July                              7/19 thru 7/23                Almond Tree, Chico 
  • August                        8/16 thru 8/20               Gold Ranch, Verdi, Nevada               
  • September                 9/13 thru 9/17                Flag City, Lodi
  • October                     10/22 thru 10/24            NorCal Rally, ,Hollister
  • November                 11/15 thru 11/19               Feather Falls, Oroville    
  • December                 TBA


2021 Campout Schedule

  • MONTH                           DATE                                LOCATION

  •    February                             TBA
  •    March                              3/21
  •    April                                 4/18
  •    May                                  5/16
  •    June                                 6/20
  •    July                                  7/18
  •    August                             8/15
  •    September                      9/19
  •    October                           10/7
  •    Nivember                        11/14
  •    December                          TBA

Monthly Blog

El Dorado Sams
Gold Country

December 2018

November brought to a close our camping for the 2018 season.  We finished by camping at French Camp RV Resort where we enjoyed a catered Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. We have a traditional white elephant auction during this event with the proceeds going to a charity of our choice.  We made about $600.00 and decided to add $400.00 from our treasury for a total of $1,000.00 that we choose to donate to the Salvation Army and designated to solely go to aid those victims of the devastating 'Camp' fire in Butte County.

The following month, December, we had our annual Christmas luncheon at the Cattlemen's Restaurant in Rancho Cordova.  After lunch we officially installed our newly elected chapter officers for the years of 2019 - 2020.

El Dorado Sams officially will begin the 2019 year with a kick-off luncheon in February, and begin our camping season in March.  However, we have a few of us that have planned  an extracurricular excursion to Lake Havasu, Arizona, for the annual balloon Festival in January.  We have 10 rigs signed up to go for a week there.  then we will  head to Laughlin, Nevada, for a week before heading back to Quartzsite, Arizona, the 'Mecca' for all RVers, and from there we will head for home...some may continue for additional adventures. 

2018 was a great year and we look forward to an even better 2019.