Monthly Archives: April 2015

201504 Diva Marathon

Diva Marathon


Linda Campbell

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As the sun was rising on April 12th, almost 5000 men and women, most of them dressed in pink tutus, tiaras, and other motivating costumes, were preparing for the Divas Half Marathon and 5K race in North Myrtle Beach.

The OD Shag Club dance team was also preparing at 6:30am to showcase the SC State Dance to these runners by “dancing on the streets” as they passed the Half way mark at Second Avenue and Hillside Dr for both races.

Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Barbara Hopper, Jay Kellerman (newest member of the team) and of course, our own Lenny Gardner demonstrated the dance, offered encouragement to the runners and even got to dance with some of the runners. We received a lot of “thumbs up” from runners as they passed indicating their excitement of seeing the Shag dance.

We finally got a chance to meet the event planner Katherine Stimson, who relayed to us that she had heard great responses from the runners about seeing the shag performed.

We feel it was we, who were encouraged by the dancers as we saw women and men, of all ages (14-74), some with disabilities, some in wheel chairs, some pushing babies in running strollers, all defying the odds to complete the race and achieve their goals.

We have already put May 1, 2016 on our dance team calendar for next year’s race and wish the event safe travels as they travel to Galveston, TX.


See you on the dance floor!

Linda Campbell and Lou Martino

Co-Chairmen Dance Demo Team

25th Annual ODSC Charity Golf Tournament




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See all the pictures of the Golf Tournament – Click here


Our 25th Annual SOS/ODSC Charity Golf Tournament was again held at the Valley at Eastport Golf Club in Little River, SC. Seventy-three golfers took part on a beautiful day for golf. Everyone enjoyed meeting and greeting old and new friends. The golfers were from all over the US and a lot of local players also.

Golfers started arriving about 7:30 am. They were greeted by the ladies and bags were checked in. Liquid sunshine, biscuits and donuts were available for everyone. After a brief welcome by Geoffrey Girling and Bill Jones, the GM of the golf course, Sonny Tomberlin explained the changes in the rules, the putting contest, the marshmallow long drive contest and shortcut to eagle. The shortcut to eagle gave the golfers an opportunity to play from the 150 yard marker.

All winning teams scored under par.

The following golfers won cash prizes:

Glen Phillips – closest to the pin
Pat Lynch – closest to the pin
Ron Lewis – putting Contest
Curtis Edmondson – marshmallow long drive

1st Place Team
Curtis Edmondson, Bob Miller, Dale Rinker, David Pitman

2nd Place Team
Jim Harris, Dale Holland, Dick Hughes, Frank Bohn

3rd Place Team
Bill Gainsman, Jerry Melton, Kevin Brynes, Harvard Turnbull

Last Place Team (New this year)
Bobby Jackson, Lou Pampare, Linda Cox, Leonard Gardner

This year’s golf tournament was led by Geoffrey Girling and Sonny Tomberlin. The Raffle Prizes and the hole sponsors was led by Karen and Rich Young. Board Liaison was Brian Schmitt. Administrative assistance was provided by Joyce Girling, Monica Powell and Karen Young.

Many ODSC members participated in obtaining hole sponsors and prize donations. Many members also participated on Tournament Day doing various jobs from picking up food, registering golfers, checking bags, selling mulligans and raffle tickets, cooking hamburgers and hot dogs to being cart girls. All volunteers added to the success of the tournament. Our Club is fortunate to have each of these caring and participating volunteers. As always, special thanks to each of them for their dedication and participation.



The OD Shag Club’s 25th Annual SOS Fall Charity Golf Tournament

September 19, 2015

The names of our Sponsors are listed below. Please show your appreciation by patronizing their business.


                  Gold Sponsor         Homegrown Hospitality Group

                                                            Wyman Wise State Farm

Silver Sponsor        Dr. Edwin Lynn Styers

                                                            Young Interiors


All About Travel/Tours, Inc.                                  Bell & Bell GMC

Berry Financial Group, Inc.                                   Big M Casino Boat

Billy the Kid’s Restaurant                                      Bo-Jangles

Boulineau ’s                                                       Coastal Vending & Food

Donna Williams                                                      Duck’s Main St. Bar & Grill

Duck’s Night Club                                                    Duplin Winery @NMB

Elliott Realty                                                             Fat Harold’s Beach Club

Flynn’s Irish Pub                                                     Ford’s Propane Gas

Golfsmith                                                                  High Tide Motel

Hoskins Restaurant                                                 Jake’s Heating & Cooling

Krispy Kreme                                                            Mama Jean’s Restaurant

Myrtle Beach Travel Park                                      NBSC Bank

NMB Chamber                                                          NMB Dentistry

OD Arcade                                                                 Pavilion Liquors

Pirate’s Cove                                                              Pournaras Cosmetics Dentistry

Publix                                                                         Quality Inn

Susan & Bruce Schiller                                           Sea Garden Realty, Dave Smith

Serv-Pro                                                                     Shoe Center

SOS Company Store                                                 The Clothes Center

Thomas Hogan Travel                                             Tobacco Market

Wal-Mart                                                                  Richard H. Young, DMD

Dine-Around Group

OD Shag Club Members making this tournament possible:

2015 Golf Committee Co-Chairs:

Geoff Girling & Sonny Tomberlin

Rich & Karen Young

Board Liaison: Brian Schmitt

Tournament Day Volunteers

Greeters:           Heidi Cross, Cassy Shumway, Cindy Day

Registration:     Peggy Christie, Carol Meyer

Mulligan Table: Bill Bacon, Lani Beckwith, Tina Tomberlin

Liquid Sunshine: Howard Stallings

Prize Table: Karen Young, Rich Young

Prize Ticket Sales:   Sandy Cummings, Monica Powell

Beverage Carts Girls: Cassy Shumway, Cindy Day, Heidi Cross, Joan Bacon

Biscuit Pickup: Joyce Girling, Debbie Schmitt

Admin Assts: Joyce Girling

Chefs: Billy Powell, Howard Stallings, Larry Jones, and Jim Queen

Putting Contest/Marshmallow Drive: Ken Meyer, Brian Schmitt

Photographers: Fritz Eckhardt, Debbie Schmitt

Golf Score Board: Geoff Girling, Sonny Tomberlin

Golf Awards: Geoff Girling, Sonny Tomberlin


Hole Sponsor & Prize Donation Volunteers

Al Cosgrove                          Bonnie Aldridge                  Beverly Clinard

Bob Sanders                         Brian Schmitt                      Debbie Schmitt

Diane Bauer                         Dolly McDermott               Faye Chowning

Geoff Girling                        Helen Eckhardt                   Joyce Girling

Karen Young                        Larry Jones                           Monica Powell

Paulette Broadway              Rich Young                           Shelia Wright

Sonny Tomberlin                 Tina Tomberlin



The following business and individuals have graciously contributed prizes and gift certificates to the OD Shag Club’s Charity Golf Tournament in 2015. Please express your appreciation by supporting their business.

Applebee’s Restaurant

Bar-B-Que House

Barnes & Noble HGTC

Beach Memories

Beachwood Golf Club

Better Brands, Inc.

Big E Seafood Restaurant

Boardwalk Billy’s

Brian & Debbie Schmitt

Brunswick Plantation

Buffalo Wild Wings

Burger Fi

Carolina Opry

Chris’s Pizza


Coastal Engravers

Collector’s Café & Gallery

Computer Repair



Exalt Hair Salon


Frutti’s Frozen Yogurt

Gator Hole Wine Cellar

Golden Griddle

Hackler Golf Course

Hair on Main

Hair Worx

Happy Nails

Homegrown Hospitality

Ian’s Waterway Bar & Grille

International Café

Judy’s House of Oldies

La Di Da Spa

Laser MD

Little River Mini Mall

Melinda’s Medical Day Spa


Mulligan’s Sports Bar &   Restaurant

Navajo Manufacturing

NMB Aquatic & Fitness

Overtime Sports Café

Owen’s Liquors

Pirate’s Voyage

Possum Trot Golf Club

Quality Inn

Sandy Cummings

Shaftesbury Glen Golf Club

Shear Genius – Doris McKenzie

Sparkle Car Wash & Detail Center

Strand Olive Oils

The Wine Shoppe


Vice’s Liquor and Smoke Sho

Worker Bees Ways & Means

Meet Our Worker Bee of the Month .. Beth Cornwell


Tina Tomberlin

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Do you know our Ways & Means Chairperson….Beth Cornwell?

After coming to NMB all her life Beth, and her husband Joe, bought a house here in Ocean Drive in 2010. They both retired in 2012 and moved here permanently that same year from Huntersville, NC. Beth said she loves living at the beach where she is only a short golf cart drive to the beach where her family and friends can come to visit. And speaking of family; Beth is the mother of three children and grandmother or “Baaba” to six wonderful grandchildren. Prior to retirement Beth spent 36 years in the education field as both a teacher and an assistant principal. Being married to a retired teacher myself, my guess would be that was 36 long years!

Beth and Joe joined the club in January of 2013 and just jumped right in. They attend the monthly parties and volunteer wherever needed. Beth said her favorite ODSC events are the Poker Run and the SOS Parade. She likes the comradery and creativeness she has seen while participating in these events and loves being a part of the creative process. Beth has volunteered to help sell logo merchandise during SOS ever since joining the club and did such a great job she was asked to chair the committee this year! She is doing a fine job too!!

One of Beth’s favorite beach music songs is What You Do To Me, by the Embers. When asked what her favorite memory or ODSC story was she said it was this moment….being honored as a Worker Bee! Beth said she loves working with the club and all the hard working individuals.  I say, Way To Go Beth! And by the way can I get that shirt in a different color, different size and different sleeve???

Golf Cart Fundraiser at Graham’s

The Golf Cart Fundraiser at Graham’s


Wendy Schultz

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OD Shag Club made a grand appearance at Graham’s Golf Cars on April 4th to sell our Golf Cart Tickets. Our golf cart was front and center!! Terry and Kathy McCoy were able to sell 60 tickets. Graham’s offered live music being played by Ray Scott with, TV 33 was there filming, Dan Summit with OD Mafia took pictures and Steve Craig sang a couple of songs. Snack food and chicken bog was provided by OD Locals and Specialized Concrete.

This was great opportunity for the club to shine in the community and a big thank you to everyone who participated. The Dance Team came out to give a demonstration while Fritz Eckhart took the club pictures. We had members show up to hang out and enjoy the music. There were people dancing and singing in the street in front of Graham’s. It turned out to be a good day for the ODSC.


Myrtle Beach Manor Easter Visit 201503

Myrtle Beach Manor Easter Visit


Joe Ferlauto

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To see all of the pictures of the Easter Visit … click here

On Monday, March 30th the OD Shag Club held its’ second Easter visit at the Myrtle Beach Manor. I can only speak for myself when I say it was one of the most rewarding evenings I have ever had. The residents who numbered about 45 participated in the evenings’ entertainment: they clapped to the beat of the music, they sang and danced but most importantly they smiled and for a few hours were somewhere back in time.

Linda Campbell, Lou Martino, Nancy Snook, John Barringer, Barbara Hopper, Joe Ferlauto and two of our newest members Sheila and Bill Blazer provided the dance entertainment. New members Jim Livingston (Easter Bunny) and Rich Jamiolkowski (Elvis) did an outstanding performance in there respective roles and were enjoyed by all. Paul Craver delighted the audience with two songs before introducing his lovely wife Gail, who performed one of her famous commercials for The Craver Tile Company. Lenny Gardner told some jokes. The ladies of the club then paraded around the floor in their Easter Bonnets’. We then had a sing along with the residents and we closed with the song “God Bless America”.

I would like to thank all the members who came out and participated in this special evening, you certainly put a smile on everyone’s face. I would also like to thank Linda Campbell for being such a great MC, Debbie Schmitt for baking the bunny cakes and to all the members of the OD Shag club who attended. You are the greatest!

A personal note: This was my fifth event as Chair of the Myrtle Beach Manor and I can only say that in my opinion this was the best of them all. I have never seen the smiles, by both residents and members in attendance, as I did this evening. We certainly are blessed and as in that old saying “it is better to give than to receive” was never more evident.

In closing I would like to thank the board for allowing me to chair these events.

Until Christmas, this is Joe Ferlauto, your Myrtle Beach Manor Chair saying thank you and may each and every one of you have Blessed Easter and a safe and healthy summer.