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Lou Martino – Al Cain Award 2016

Al Cain Award Recipient 2016


Monica Powell

Lou Martino Al Cain Award 2016

Lou Martino

Lou Martino is our 2016 Al Cain Award Winner.  Lou has:

  • Been a member of the ODSC for 26 years.
  • He has been on the Board and has served as Chairperson for several committees.
  • He organized the Dance Demo Team.
  • Club photography 1990 – 1996 and 2016
  • Membership Chair – 1996 – 1999
  • Worked on almost every committee that we have.
  • He built shelves for the storage unit.
  • He is always talking to new people and signing them up to become new ODSC members.
  • He is also our webmaster. For those of you that do not know, being Webmaster takes an enormous amount of time and Lou does it gladly!

What a wonderful example of someone who goes above and beyond for the ODSC!


A response from Lou Martino


On November 19, 2016, I was very honored and humbled to receive the most prestigious award that the OD Shag Club has to offer its membership.

This Award is very precious to me in many ways. Yes I work for and put in many hours for the OD Shag Club, but I enjoy what I do and what is asked of me.

I just want to say that there are many members of our club that are deserving of this award, because there are many members that are always working behind the scenes to make our club work best for its members.

Yes, I have been a member of the OD Shag Club ever since I moved to the beach back in 1991. I have seen many changes during this time. The members are the same their faces just change. It’s like old saying “Shaggers never die they just change their soles”.

I have been fortune enough to hang with the best. The old group back at Sha Booms in Fayetteville, NC: Eddie Monseur, John Stephens and Al Cain. I took my very first lessons from our own Jeppe McDowell in 1989.

I love to dance. It has been a great ride for me. Then when I came to the beach, it was a whole new ball game. The first time that John Stephens asked me to come to my first SOS; I was hooked. This is where I wanted to be, so I moved to the beach.

I saw dancing like I have never seen before. All the pros! I was in awe. I couldn’t begin to name all of the dancers, but everyone knows Charlie and Jackie Womble. I wanted to be like them when I grew up (and so didn’t 1000’s of other dancers).

Yes like most people who moved to the beach, I took lessons. There was Jeppy McDowell, Judy Duke, and Charlie and Jackie. I had a hunger to do better.

I only mention this history because the Al Cain Award means all this to me. It’s not just the work and the hours one puts forth to make our Club great. It’s promoting and preserving the Shag Dance. It’s meeting and becoming friends with so many people that like to do the same things together.

So I would like to thank the OD Shag Club, it’s Officers and Board Members, and the members that felt that I was deserving of this Award.

A special thank you to Al Cain (God rest his soul) for the memories and recognizing those members who are honored to receive this award.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

Lou Martino

Hall of Fame 2016

Hall of Fame


The Hall of Fame Foundation provides financial assistance to people in need and has helped many of our members in the past. They help with medical expenses, wheelchairs, rehabilitation and much more. OD Shag Club supports the Hall of FameFoundation to help “Care for Friends”. Norfleet Jones accepted the check for the Hall of Fame Foundation.

Click on Link below to See Hall of Fame Foundation’s Thank You Letter

2016 Hall of Fame

Ellen Taylor Foundation 2016

Ellen Taylor Foundation


The Ellen Taylor Foundation for Junior Shaggers (ETFJS) was founded in 2007 by Mrs. Ellen Taylor. The purpose of the ETFJS is to remove financial barriers that prevent those under 21 from learning and participating in the shag dance. Examples of this include providing free dance shoes, funding workshops, and providing meal, lodging, and gas vouchers for shag dance events such as Junior SOS at North Myrtle Beach. Our club was was proud to present a $500.00 donation to Ellen Taylor Foundation.

Click on Links below to See Thank You Letter and Note from Ellen Taylor Foundation for Junior Shaggers

2016 Ellen Taylor for Junior Shaggers

2016 Ellen Taylor for Junior Shaggers 2


North Strand Helping Hand 2016

North Strand Helping Hand


North Strand Helping Hand is an emergency food and clothing bank for those in need in North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Longs, and Atlantic Beach. Helping Hand is a United Way Agency. Lorraine Martin accepted the check for North Strand Helping Hand.

Click the link below to see the response from North Strand Helping Hand

2016 Helping Hand

Helping Hand

North Myrtle Beach Explorers 2016

North Myrtle Beach Explorers


The North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Explorer program is chartered through the Learning For Life subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America and is open to young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20. This program is sponsored by the Law Enforcement division of the Public Safety Department in an effort to reach out to the youth in our community. Public Safety officers work with the Explorer Post providing a structured program that allows our youth to learn first hand about law enforcement practices and the application of state and local laws within our community.

Teen Angels 2016

Teen Angels



Teen Angel, a program that helps homeless North Myrtle Beach High School students. Teen Angel began as a way to provide homeless NMB students with Christmas gifts and food, the program provides the students with rental and utility assistance, fees for college applications, school supplies and food. OD Shag Club takes pride in having the opportunity to help with our $1000 donation to this worthy program. Renee Hembree accepted the check for Teen Angels.

Click the link below to see the response from Teen Angels

2016 Teen Angels

Committee Chairs 2017


Dolly McDermott 301-466-9632

Liaison: Vic Gillespie 843-504-5546

Clean Sweep

Bill & Joan Bacon 910-214-6460

Tim & Paula Webb 276-732-8435

Liaison: Jerry Harrell

Home: 843-427-4752 – Mobile: 803-627-2725

Dance Team

Lou Martino Home: 843-497-8532

Linda Campbell 803-528-0447

Liaison: Terry McCoy 803-572-1314


Kathy McCoy  803-572-1310

Liaison: Billy Powell 704-231-9818


Faye Chowning 843-427-4003

Donnie Schultz 843-424-2644

Liaison: Vic Gillespie 843-504-5546


Cindy Day 843-734-0231

Liaison: Vickie Parsons 910-880-2662


Diane Bauer 843-685-3665

Liaison: Terry McCoy 803-572-1314


Sandy Cummings 843-361-8188

Liaison: Terry McCoy 803-572-1314


Billy Powell 704-231-9818

Liaison: Nancy Sook 843-497-4094


Lou Martino  843-497-8532

Liaison: Jerry Harrell
Home: 843-427-4752 – Mobile: 803-627-2725

Remembrance/ Communications

Monica Powell
Home: 843-361-3218 Mobile: 704-996-7032

Liaison: Linda Campbell
Home: 843-399-8180 – Mobile: 803-528-0774

Ways and Means

Cathy Jamiolkowski  570-898-1377

Connie Livingston 330-780-6188

Liaison: Cindy Day 843-734-0231


Lou Martino  843-497-8532

Liaison: Terry McCoy 803-572-1314

Special Projects

Cruise to Nowhere/Bus to Somewhere

Bill & Joan Bacon

Liaison: Cindy Day 843-734-0231

Golf Tournament

Glenn Strange

Bob Miller 910-315-4680

Ken Meyer 910-579-5868

Liaison: Billy Powell 704-231-9818

Fun Monday Tickets

Lou Garrenton
Home:843 272-1817 – Mobile:804 363-3152

Liaison: Linda Campbell
Home: 843-399-8180 – Mobile: 803-528-0774

Fund Raiser

Kathy McCoy 803-572-1310

Liaison: Terry McCoy 803-572-1314

Oyster Roast

Donnie Schultz 843-424-2644

Liaison: Vic Gillespie 843-504-5546

MB Manor

Joe Ferlauto 843-399-4943

Liaison: Tina Tomberlin 704-221-2902

Charity Fun Run

Monica and Billy Powell 704-996-7032

Donnie and Wendy Schultz 843-424-2486

Liaison: Nancy Sook 843-497-4094

20161120 Thanksgiving Party

Thanksgiving Party


Monica Powell


The ODSC had a lot to be thankful for this year and we celebrated all our blessings with other members on Saturday night. Many, many thanks to Donnie and Wendy Schultz and their Food Committee. The food was fantastic! Thanks to our members for bringing wonderful side dishes. Our members opened their kitchens and we had so much food, there was a call for seconds and thirds!

Paul Craver was our DJ and he kept the floor full spinning tunes for everyone’s enjoyment! The biggest announcement of the night was our 2016 Al Cain Award winner………and the winner is Lou Martino! He is a fantastic Al Cain winner and actually got all choked up when he was accepting the award. He seemed lost for words and if you know Lou, there is not very normal! (Click here to go to the Al Cain Award Post)

For entertainment, a number of our SASS (share a shag step) instructors did a demo of what they taught during the past year. In my opinion, it was very entertaining as my partner finished the step we taught with some footwork I had never seen before.

We had several winners as the night closed out. Joe Ferlauto won $20 for wearing a logo item. Charles McCarthy won $20 for wearing his nametag. Our 50/50 winner was Bill Bacon who walked away with $225.00.

Most of all, I would like to offer my thanks for Harold Worley, Lulu Quick Rigsby and their entire staff. We had to have a quick change of venue and they went out of their way to accommodate us, even going so far as to move the vinyl party in the backroom back an hour so we could serve our Thanksgiving meal! Now that is something to be thankful for in 2016…. having such a great club to call our home club!