Update: Jenean and Heidi say many thanks to those who helped serve the food at the last party. It went so well, so smoothly and everyone had a great time. Couldn’t have done it without you!
Saturday night, June 21, 2014 the OD Shag Club celebrated our liberty with a “Salute to the Troops” wearing red, white and blue.
Karen Young welcomed new members and introduced the evening. Then she turned the evening over to Linda Campbell, entertainment co-chair. The 1776 Drum and Fife Crop (Lou Martino, Dickey Garrenton and Lenny Gardner) marched into the club to the song “Yankee Doodle” and presented the flag. We pledged our allegiance to the flag and sang along to the Star Spangled Banner sung by Kevin Harrell.
After the blessing by Linda Campbell, we had dinner. No one went away hungry because subs, wraps, potato salad, chips and cookies were served.
Over 50 OD Shag Club Veterans were introduced and recognized for their service to our country. As each veterans name and picture was presented on a power point presentation we listened to Military Medley of all the services.
“Bob Hope” (Bill Rowland) emceed our USO show. The Andrew Sisters (Linda Campbell, Connie Williams and Lou Garrenton sang to the bugle boy Lou Martino “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B”), Miss America (Michelle Rowland) of 1969 made an appearance with Bob Hope, Dolly Parton (Debbie Schmitt) and Kenny Rogers (Brian Schmitt) sang “Islands in the Stream”; Elvis Presley (Jon Holsclow) sang his Famous “Trilogy”. And finally Lee Greenwood (Lou Martino) sang “God Bless the USA” as the entire club sang along as they waved American Flags. Thanks to these members for their participation and talent.
And a Special thanks to Jammin’ Jimmy B and his wife Bobbie for playing awesome music for the event and thru out the night!
The winners of the drawings were:
Nametag: Theresa Hardy
Logo: Dianne Sheppard
50/50: Terry Jensen
Dancing continued throughout the night.
Letter from the President – July 2014
The spirit of Patriotism was definitely in the air for our June party at Fat Harold’s. Our entertainment committee led by Linda Campbell put on another great show. It was great to see how many of our members did their part to serve our country over the years. Every branch of the services was represented. The food committee did a wonderful job, also and serving the food made the lines go much quicker. We also added seven new members to our club that night.
July brings Junior SOS to town. The club will provide breakfast on the last Sunday morning, July 20th at the Junior SOS Gospel Hour for the Junior Shaggers and their families. We usually have over 200 attend this breakfast so we need our members to help provide breakfast casseroles and fruit to help supplement the breakfast sandwiches and pastries the club provides. Please bring your casseroles or fruits to Fat Harold’s by 9:30 AM. These Jr. Shaggers are the club’s future so we need to show them how glad we are that they are continuing to promote the shag.
July also brings our annual Poker Run organized by Jim Queen on July 26th. Golf Carts, motorcycles, and cars are all welcome to participate. It will start at the OD Arcade. Jim will be providing a list of all the stops and more information by e-mail later this month.
It is time to start thinking about how you want to participate in club activities. We will need people willing to run for offices and will need volunteers to chairman or serve on the various committees for 2015. If you are new to the club, volunteering to work on a committee is a great way to meet and get to know other members of the club. The duties of each office and committee are listed in the By-Laws on our website. The nominating committee has been formed so contact one of them if you are willing to serve. Attend our board meeting on the 1st Tuesday of every month at Fat Harold’s at 6 PM in the back room. All members of the club are welcome to attend.
I hope you are all enjoying your summer so far. Be safe in your travels and activities and join in our upcoming events.
ODSD 2014 President