Good Sam Club was founded in 1966 and Good Sams of Florida, Inc. followed closely behind in 1969.     
Everglades Sams was the first Florida Good Sams chapter and the excerpt is from their history books.  
“Tom & Stella Scott and family of Ft. Myers, had been reading in  “Trailer Life Magazine” about the
advantage and fun of a Good Sam Club so they requested information.  At the same time, Frank & Lillian
Freeland of Ft. Myers, had the same idea and contacted the California based organization.  He requested
information as well and was told to contact Tom & Stella Scott.  They organized the first campout on
September 1969 and subsequently became “Everglades Sams #1”.  Frank Freeland was named the first
President of Everglades and later in 1970 was named the first Florida State Director.  

The rest, they say, is history................
1st State Director Frank &
Lillian Freeland. 1969-1971
2nd State Director Doug & Ann
Adoit. 1971-1972
3rd State Director Bob & Bertie
McQuaide  1972-1974
4th State Director Bob & Martha
Ollis  1975-1975
5th State Director Martha &
Hank Hudson  1975-1980
6th State Director Max & Doris
Exline  1980-1986
7th State Director Ben & Francis
Lanier   1987-1992
8th State Director Clayton & Mary
Shaner   1993-1995
9th State Director Frank & Zola
Treadwell   1996-1998
10th State Director Jack & Thelma
Henry   1999-2002
11th State Director Warren & Ginny
Bradley   2003-2006
12th State Director Bill & Dianne
Maxwell   2007-2008
13th State Director Bob & Reba
Ward   2009-2012
14th State Director Joe & Debbie
Weston   2013-2016