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The first official 2016 OD SHAG CLUB event of the year, “Mid Winter Brunch”, was held at OD Arcade on Sunday, January 17, 2016 @ 10-12 AM.
Our new President, Ms. Monica Powell, opened the morning welcoming everyone including new members to this event. Monica reviewed our clubs future events as follows:
January 30, 2016 – CLEAN SWEEP will be @ 8:30am at the Pavilion at the Horseshoe
February 2, 2016 – BOARD MEETING @ 6:00pm at Fat Harold’s back room (Everyone is welcome)
February 20, 2016 – WORLD FAMOUS OYSTER ROAST @ 6:00pm at OD Arcade
Monica also announced two of our own members were honored at the Mid Winter meeting:
DONNIE SCHULTZ was appointed as the new SOS PARADE CHAIRMAN beginning 2017
PAUL HARRISON was elected as a SOS ICON AWARD member
Our welcoming committee signed in 172 members and 8 guests to our brunch and Donnie Schultz, Food Committee Chairman, along with Chris of OD Arcade provided a great breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, and fruit for our enjoyment
Kathy McCoy, Entertainment Committee Chairman, coordinated a fantastic Shag dance demonstration provided by the Carolina Shag Junior Shag Team. Money donations during the young couples demonstration totaled over $1,000…Thank you to all whom donated to allow these young individuals to continue to promote our dance.
Our Ways and Means team sold $936 of OD Shag merchandise
Name Tag winner of $25.00 was Bill Bacon who donated his winnings to the Carolina Junior Shag Team.
50/50 Winners of $220 were Phil & Brenda Tomlinson who donated their winnings to the Carolina Junior Shag Team.
We look forward to all of you joining us at the OD Pavilion on January 30, 2016 @ 8:30am for our first CLEAN SWEEP of 2016…Hot Coffee plus will be available to everyone who participates…SEE YOU THERE!!!
The OD Shag Club sponsored 8 children from 2 families this year for Christmas. Clothing and toys were purchased for each child. Members of the club brought non-perishable food items to the club’s Christmas party, which was then divided between the two families. We would like to thank those who brought food that night and helped to make a very Merry Christmas for these kids and their families. Attached is a message from one of the families that we helped:
Happy New Year ODSC Members!
I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year! Now it is on to 2016! We have many events planned for 2016 and I hope each and every one of you can join us sometime this year.
Our first event for the year is of course, our monthly Business meeting. All of our business meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the backroom of Fat Harold’s. Our first meeting for 2016 will be on Tuesday, January 5th. I would encourage you to attend. It is a great way to become more involved with the club and to learn how the club operates.
Our second event is a new event! SHARE A SHAG STEP – On the second Tuesday of each month, a pair of our members will share one of their favorite shag steps with the rest of us! In January, we are excited that Kevin and Susan Harrell will be our instructors. So grab a partner and join us to learn a new step on Tuesday, January 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the backroom of Fat Harold’s.
The ACSC Mid-Winter dates are January 15th though the 17th. The ODSC will hold our Mid-Winter Brunch on Sunday, January 17th, 10:00 a.m. at the OD Arcade. Murl Augustine will be our DJ. I hope to see you at the Brunch.
One of the things that all the members enjoy is looking at our photos on the website. We are still looking for some photographers. If possible, we would like to have at least 2 photographers so they can share the fun and one member will not have to attend every event. If you are interested, please let me know via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 704-996-7032.
Our last event for January will be the Clean Sweep. It is an opportunity to do a good deed for the city. Bill and Joan Bacon and Tim and Paula Webb are our chairpersons for the Clean Sweep this year and I am sure they would love to have you attend and help out. The Clean Sweep will be held on Saturday, January 23rd at 8:30a.m. We will meet at the OD Pavilion. Food and drink will be provided.
I am looking forward to seeing you and working with you in 2016!