Monthly Archives: June 2017

20170617 Fish Fry

Fish Fry


Vickie Parsons

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WHAT A PARTY!  The OD Shag Club members and guests enjoyed a remarkable party on Saturday, June 17th featuring a “Fish Fry” furnished by the club.  A total of 187 members and guests were in attendance.  Donnie Schultz and his group of chefs deep fried the fish and Faye Chowning and her helpers handled the rest.  The fish was fantastic along with all the sides and desserts.  Kudos to everyone for their help in making this event a huge success.

Also, a big thank you to our DJ of the night Kitty Earls for playing the tunes for us to dance, and the OD Shag Dance Demo Team under the care of Lou Martino and Linda Campbell for their team dance demonstrations.  These guys were able to get everyone on the dance floor.  You barely had a place to dance.  We also had a special treat with three of our local junior shaggers attending to show their shagging expertise.  We all wish we could move like them.  Thank you, Jackson and Lizzie Batten, and Gracie Pandure.  A donation bucket was passed around during the event to help our local juniors, and I’m proud to say that $276.00 was collected.  Thanks to all for your support!

The famous 50/50 earned the winner $170.00 and that prize went to Paul Lugar.  Don Thomas carried home the $20.00 prize for the Logo and Lorraine Martin won $20.00 for the Name Tag.

It was a wonderful event, and if you were unable to attend, please mark your calendar so not to miss the next party which is scheduled in August.

20170608 Litchfield Dance Team

The Lakes at Litchfield


Linda Campbell

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It was forecasted for rain, rain, and more rain. But like they say in South Carolina, just wait a few minutes and the weather will change and so it did. The Dance Team was invited to The Lakes at Litchfield in Pawley’s Island. The event was for the Dance Team to dance for the residents the first day and then for the Marketing Personnel the second day. Well the rain did keep us from dancing the first day. Yes, we got rained out, however, we did decide to go the second day rain or shine.

Although it was humid outside, the Dance Team performed well. We are getting use to dancing rain or shine, early or late, because of those who want to learn and those who have been dancing awhile. It all is about promoting the Shag Dance and instructing those who want to learn.

We danced just as well outside as we do inside. The results are the same. We always are welcomed with warmth and hospitality. Not to mention the fun we have dancing. The team is growing and enjoying every minute we get to dance.

At this event, we danced to the Marsha Morgan’s Band. We had a great dance floor under the tent. Each couple got to dance and perform while many of the invited guests looked on. After the team danced, we were able to teach several guests. Some of them already knew how to Shag. The dance floor was crowded. We had the opportunity to meet several leads to other events and looking forward to making contact with them.

Thanks goes out to Kellie Jayroe the Social Director for the Lakes at Litchfield for inviting us to dance at their event.

Thank the dance team members that attended this event: Burnie and Donna Williams, Vic Gillespie, Linda Wilson, Callie White, Bill and Diane Millman, Lenny Gardner, Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski, Barbara Hopper, Bob Geisler, Cherie Patalik, Ted Sobol, John and Lori Setzer, Linda Campbell, and Lou Martino.

20170526 Billy the Kids Camp Kemo

Billy the Kids Fund Raiser for Camp Kemo


Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to dance for the Camp Kemo Fundraiser on Sunday, May 26, 2017, in the evening at Billy the Kids Restaurant in North Myrtle Beach. This event was hosted by Marlisa’s Wigs during Memorial Day Weekend so there was a good crowd at this event. We danced to the music by the Tams. Thus, we got to dance for the Kids. Our own Kathy McCoy introduced us to this event. They took good care of us. We had our own section and were able to sit as a group. Also, they served us a wonderful meal. Thank you, Kathy, for promoting the OD Shag Club Dance Team to this event.


Like I mentioned we did dance to the Tams and we also provided our own music to dance to during the Tams intermission. Once again, each team couple got to dance to their favorite song as onlookers enjoyed the dance. As part of the introductions by Linda Campbell, our President of the OD Shag Club, Terry McCoy was recognized as being a part of this event.


I didn’t hear the final donation and contribution amount for the Kids, but it was several thousands of dollars.


Our thanks go out to Kathy McCoy and Marlisa’s Wig for including the OD Shag Club Dance Team in this event. Also, I would like to thank the OD Shag Club Dance Team Members that danced at this event: Linda Campbell, Lenny Gardner, Vic Gillispie, Joyce Girling, Barbara Hopper, Rich Jamiolkowski, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Wade Kirdahi, Connie Livingston, Lou Martino, Bill Millman, Diane Millman, John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Ted Sobol, Diane Tindall, Burnie Williams, Donna Williams, Linda Wilson and Callie White.


God Bless the Children at Camp Kemo and all those Children troubled

 by this disease.

20170520 Cook Out

Cook Out


Terry McCoy

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I want to thank everyone who showed up and helped make the Cook Out a great OD Shag Club event. The corn hole tournament started at 4:00 with Donna Strange and Bruce Fitzsimons the winners. The cooks Jim Queen, Steve Queen and Bob Sanders did a great job. Thanks to all the people that worked so hard to make it happen (food, door, 50/50) and everyone that brought dishes.  Our new member and DJ Chad Farlow did a great job with the music.  The 50/50 winner was Monica Palmieri.  We also raised $182.00 dollars for our local junior shaggers great job. Hope to see everyone in June at our next party if not before. 

20170518 Brightwater Senior Living

Brightwater Senior Living


Lou Martino

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At the request of Wendy Gatzke, Social Director at Brightwater Senior Living Communities, Myrtle Beach, SC, the OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to dance at their Hugh Marketing Event for many community people and prospects.

The event took place under a tent outside of the facility. The temperature was 85 degrees. It was hot and muggy. We were to dance from 4PM until 7PM, May 18, 2017.

As the members of the facility and their guest tricked in. The dance team was invited to share the facilities refreshments. We had the stage to ourselves and Wendy gave us the go ahead. At 4:15PM Linda Campbell introduced the OD Shag Club Dance Team.

Each member of the team danced for 1:30 minutes to the DJ provided. The DJ was very cooperative and played Shag music that the dance team could dance to. It very exciting to have our youngest member of the team LTC Lenny Gardner back on the dance floor. Since it was so hot Brightwater provided large fans to accommodate the dancers.

It was a great event. The dance team was able to dance with some of the residents, who enjoyed the day. We were also invited to have Low Country Boil which was nice of Wendy to include the Dance Team.

I would like to thank Wendy Gatzke for giving us the opportunity to dance for this event and would also like to thank Brightwater for their generous donation to the OD Shag Club.

Thanks to the dancers that participated in this event.

Front Row: Mike Bejzak, Barbara Hopper, Lenny Gardner, Rich Jamiolkowski, and Cathy Jamiolkowski.

Back Row: Bonnie Bejzak, Lori Setzer, John Setzer, Connie Livingston, Diane Millman, Bill Millman, Bob Page, Helon Page, Linda Campbell, and Lou Martino