Monthly Archives: November 2015

2015 Thanksgiving Party

Thanksgiving Party


Peggy Christie


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The location of the November party was Duck’s Beach Club, where 197 people enjoyed a bountiful Thanksgiving feast. Donnie Schultz did another excellent job planning the meal – thanks to him, Faye Chowning and the many helpers for keeping the food flowing and the tables replenished. Thanks also to all the members who contributed side dishes and delicious desserts for the party and to the Hospitality Committee for keeping things moving at the check-in table.

If you wanted to do some early Christmas shopping, Beth and Joe Cornwell were selling club logo merchandise. It was a busy evening, with Nancy Sook and John Barringer doing a fantastic job selling 50/50 tickets, while Fritz Eckhardt took photos for the Club’s website. Jerry Taylor’s name was drawn for wearing logo apparel, while Ken Meyer was the nametag winner and Jerry Harrell walked away with $243 as the lucky winner of the 50/50 drawing.

While Paul Craver provided the music, Mimi Benedict and Pat Folds started out the dancing, with John Barringer and Dennis Beaudreau leading them. It was good to see everyone out on the dance floor working off all that food. I had a great time and I hope you did too.

20151114 Belk’s

OD Shag Club Dance Team at Belk’s


Lou Martino


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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to dance at Belk’s Department Store at the Myrtle Beach Mall on November 14, 2015. Their theme for the event was called Santa Fest. We arrived at Belk’s around 1230pm and were met by Kerry Brown, Department Manager. The shoe department was very busy since they were having a big sale on shoes so we had a pretty big audience to dance for. Our team answered several questions as to who we were and were we were located. A couple of the shoppers requested an application to join the OD Shag Club. After we danced an elder couple approached me and asked if we could play 60-minute man since that was there song back in the day. Although the gentleman was unable to dance due to his physical condition he leaned against the mirror and danced with Barbara Harper. He wife of 58 years danced with Lenny Gardner. They could not have been more grateful. Thanks to Scott for playing our music. I would like to thank those members of the Dance Team who danced at this event:

Cathy and Rich Jamiolowski

Cherie Patalik

Lenny Gardner

Sheila Blazer

Bill Seymor

Barbara Harper

Joe Ferlauto

Susan Male

Jay Kellerman

Connie and Jim Livingston

Linda Campbell

Lou Martino


A special thanks goes out to Cindy Day who works at Belk’s for inviting us to dance at this event.

Letter From The President November 2015

There are so many things in our lives that we are thankful for and there are times I don’t even know where to begin. We are always grateful for our family, our health and what we were able to accomplish in our life. I was given a great gift when I joined this club and I’m thankful every day for the opportunity to know and love so many wonderful people. Thank you!!

We had our Election Party at Pirate’s Cove on October 24th and congratulations to the 2016 Board of Directors. Also, we announced Karen Young as the 2015 Al Cain Award winner. Thanks goes to Milford and John Powell providing the Fish Fry that we missed in June and to Jay Nelms for being our DJ for the evening.

Our Thanksgiving Party will be held at Duck’s Beach Club on November 21st and hope to see you there. The Party will start at 6pm and this is also the time to renew your membership for 2016. The website has made it easy to print your membership application, if you would like to save some time by having it filled out prior to the event. The ODSC will be providing turkey, ham, dressing and gravy. The members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert and to arrive by 5:30, this will allow the Food Committee to arrange and organize the tables.

The Christmas Parade will be on December 5th at 5:30. Let’s get those decorations out and have us a good time. Make sure you get there early to sign in, this also allows us preparation time so that we look our best for everyone watching the parade. Billy Powell will be sending emails out with all the details of the parade.

Myrtle Beach Manor has been scheduled for the 7th of December at 6pm. The OD Shag Club will provide the residents with a Christmas Party that includes Entertainment, Shag Dancing and Christmas gifts. Please mark your calendars for this event, you will love to see the smiles on their faces and warmth in their hearts for the Holidays.

December 12th at Fat Harold’s, we will be having the ODSC Christmas Party!! We collect canned foods along with non-perishable items for denotation to needy families. The trailer will be at the front door of Harold’s on the night of this event. We will be meeting to box the items on Sunday, December 13th for delivery on Monday, December 14th. Emails will be sent out with more details.

I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving with your friends and family and pray that everyone is safe in their travels for the holidays.