We are the Sassy Sams
The Sassy Sams meet the first weekend of each month
September through May. Our camping weekends are from Friday to
Sunday morning, although many of us who are retired show up on
Wednesday or Thursday. We currently have 21 member rigs (although
our By Laws permit us to have as many as 30). We quite often
have 15 or more members present at a campout.
Our members live in Tampa, Spring Hill, Inverness, Ocala,
Leesburg and areas in between.
When we camp, we usually
stay within a 75 mile radius of Homosassa Springs.
We are a
social, friendly group of people. We enjoy each other's company.
We like to play lawn games, cards and dominos. We have Social
Hours on Friday and Saturday afternoons, We each take a turn
co-hosting a weekend campout. We often have Pot Luck suppers on
Saturday night. Many folks carpool and go out to dinner at a
local restaurant on Thursday or Friday night. If the women are
not working on crafts for a volunteer project, they'll often
head into town and shop. During the holidays (Thanksgiving
and Christmas) we have special dinners and programs.
We have a number of charities we support e.g., Florida Guide
dogs for the Deaf, the Salvation Army Food Banks in Hernando
and Citrus Counties, Toys for Tots, and the James Haley Veterans
Hospital in Tampa. Our main charity is
Operation Helping Hand .
Usually about 2/3 of our members
attend the Florida State Samborees and some members attend out
of state Samborees. We're very proud that in 2006, 2008, 2009,
2011, and again in 2013 we took First Place in the Theme Parade at the
Fall Samborees. We were also voted Florida Chapter of the Year
for 2009. Our Chapter was the first Chapter asked by the new
State Director to provide entertainment at the 2009 Winter
Samborees at Dunnellon. The Sassy Sams are Charter Members of the
Florida Society of Fuzzy Puckers.
We welcome you to
come to a Campout and take a look at us. If you’re interested in
joining, we ask that you attend three campouts. For more information please call or
History of the Sassy Sams
Sassy Sam's first President Charles
Stem received our charter on October 10, 1998. and he served
until February 12, 1999.
Roland Sorel served as
President from February 13, 1999 to December 31, 2000.
Frank Bunnell served as President from January 1, 2001 to
December 31, 2002.
Jim Pant served as President from
January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2004.
served as President from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2008.
Evelyn Jorgensen served as President from January 1, 2009 to
December 31, 2010.
Chip Benvenuto was elected in 2010 and
he stepped down in 2011.
Evelyn Jorgensen served as
President from 2011 to December 2012
Gene Gullett will
serve as President from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014.
John Sampson will serve as President from January 1 2015 to
December 31, 2018