Camp Kemo during Fat Harold’s Fundraiser. Camp Kemo is a camp for children with cancer and their families. For these kids it may be a brief moment of joy in a life that has its share of pain and fear, and the week-long camp can provide them with a normal childhood experience.
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President Palmetto Health Foundation
I hope everyone has a great 4th of July. It is one of my favorite holidays. From the time I was about 8 years old and for many years after, our family celebrated the 4th of July at Myrtle Beach. I am from Kentucky, so it was a great treat to be at the beach! I did not know how to shag, but I loved to go and watch them at the Pavilion.
June was a very busy month for the ODSC and we have several exciting things scheduled for July! In June, we had our first new member social. It was fantastic! Please go out to the articles and read about the event! We also had a great time at Pirate’s Cove.
Lou Martino is hard at work on our Yearbook. Please go and look at our Yearbook on the website. If you have not yet participated, please send Lou a picture and the correct spelling of your name. We would like to have the entire membership of the Shag Club in our yearbook.
In July, we will help celebrate Jr. SOS with a brunch for the Juniors. The event will be held at Fat Harold’s. It is always wonderful to watch the dance we love being done by young people. It makes me believe it will live on in the future!
I am also looking forward to our Charity Fun Poker Run. If you have not participated, you do not know what you have missed. Donnie and Wendy Schultz have a great day planned and I hope you will be able to participate.
One of the most important things we do each year is nominate members for the Board and Officers. Our Nominating Committee is looking for a “few good men/women” to run for our officer and board positions. Please give this some thought and contact one of the committee if you would like to help your shag club.
I hope everyone has a great 4th of July and I hope to see you at our Business Meeting on Tuesday, July 5th.
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It was a great time at the Pirate’s Cove on Saturday, June 18th. The ODSC was in attendance and the floor was full and the food was great! Many thanks to all the people who worked to make this a wonderful event for everyone. It started with our hospitality team of Cindy Day, Cassy Shumway, Tim Shumway and a new member, Cyndi Crossland (by the way, she is Tim Shumway’s sister). Isn’t it interesting that when a new member joins and their relative is on a committee, they are put to work on that committee!
Our food committee, Donnie and Wendy Shultz, and their team of volunteers which included Bob Miller, Linda Miller and Terry McCoy were dishing out some fine victuals. The fish was really great, but my favorite was the hush puppies. It was a little warm at Pirate’s Cove, so I ate my dessert first, so my ice cream would not melt.
Kathy McCoy, our entertainment chairman, got everyone out on the floor and we started dancing and then went and asked someone else to dance. The next thing you know, the floor was full and everyone was having a great time. Many thanks to Tootie Brown for all the great music.
Our Ways and Means Chairpersons, Cathy Jamiolkowski and Connie Livingston and their volunteers of Rich Jamiolkowski and Jim Livingston (see what I mean about relatives working on committee functions) were selling 50/50 tickets. The total pot was $273.00. Great job, everyone!
Barbara Hooper won $20 for wearing logo apparel. Joyce Girling won $20 for having her nametag. I want to thank Tootie Brown for drawing the winning ticket for the 50/50. He drew my number…..and I won $137.00. Thank you again, Tootie.
I hope if you attended, you had a good time. If you did not attend, you missed a good time!
See you at the Jr. SOS Brunch!
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On Friday, June 17th, the ODSC Board, Past President’s and Committee Chairpersons had the first annual New Member Social. The purpose of the social was to introduce new members to a smaller crowd and talk about what happens on each committee and hope they will get involved with the club. Sometimes as a new member, it is easy to get lost at a regular party.
As everyone entered the backroom of Fat Harold’s, they were asked to draw a name out of the box. For the most part, new members drew from one box and seasoned members drew names out of a different box. When the signal was given, everyone had to look for their couple match. For example, if you had the name of Little Red Riding Hood, you were looking for the person with the name of the Big Bad Wolf. At that time, you needed to find out something about your partner so if your name was drawn, you could introduce them. Based on all the laughter, it seems that everyone got into the spirit of the game! Several of the new members won prizes which consisted of ODSC logo items.
Lou Martino was taking photos of everyone for the yearbook. (Please go out and look at the Yearbook on our website. If you have a picture that you would like to use, please send it to Lou.)
Based on the feedback, our new members enjoyed the social and I saw quite a few of them at the party on Saturday.
Many thanks to Wendy Shultz for supplying the snacks. Tina Tomberlin and Billy Powell for manning the Hospitality Table and Lou Martino for helping me with the sound system and being the photographer.
Well, May was a very exciting and busy month for the shag club and June appears to be shaping up for some of the same!
We had a fantastic party in May! It was our annual cookout at Saville’s on Second. Kitty Earles keep the tunes going and she played a little something for everyone. Many thanks to Kathy McCoy for teaching the fireball line dance. Now we are asking her to teach “Uptown Funk”. The Food Committee led by Donnie Schultz, once again did a fantastic job! Donnie and his team actually started preparing for us around 2:00 in the afternoon and did not finish until the last of the excess food was donated around 10:30 at night. Please take the time to thank Donnie, Wendy Schultz, Jim Queen, Wanda Queen, Kevin Harrell and Susan Harrell!
Also, at the party, we had a cornhole tournament. Our 2016 ODSC Cornhole Club Champions……drumroll, please…….Joe Ferlauto and Clark Chowning! Congratulations to both of them. Everyone had a good time playing cornhole. Thanks to Terry McCoy for being the Cornhole Director.
Now on to June! We will finish our second Beginner Dance Class on June 2nd. Now, we will have 2 graduating classes under our belt. I will let you know when the next class is starting. Our Business Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 7th at Fat Harold’s. Our SASS (share a shag step) will be on Tuesday, June 14th. Terry and Kathy McCoy will be our instructors for the new step. Even though it is not a club sponsored event, Fat Harold’s will be having a Camp Kemo event on Saturday, June 11th and I hope you can attend. The ODSC will be hosting a New Member Social on Friday, June 17th to introduce the new members to the Board, Committee Chairs and Past Presidents. Hopefully, they will make some new friends and volunteer for a few committees. Our party will be at Pirate’s Cove on Saturday, June 18th. I am not sure what Donnie has in mind yet, but I am sure it will be wonderful!
A couple of quick reminders…..the ODSC Charity Golf Tournament is gearing up and they need help getting hole sponsors, raffle prizes and golfers. Also, we are still selling Golf Cart Raffle tickets. The proceeds from this raffle helps to fund all the fun things we do. If you think you can sell some tickets, call Billy Powell and he will get some tickets to you.
Hope to see you on the dance floor soon!