Monthly Archives: December 2017

20181217 Christmas Families

Christmas Families

by

Karen Young

 

This year, the OD Shag Club sponsored 8 kids from four families for Christmas. The club donated $850 and the dance team added another $505 to make this a wonderful Christmas for these families. The Fifth Avenue group again donated a boy’s bicycle and accessories for one of our needy kids. Cindy Day, Cassie Shumway and Karen Young did all the shopping and were able to get almost everything on the kid’s wish lists. Each child got at least two new outfits and toys from their wish lists. Cindy, Cassy and Karen wrapped all the gifts.

The food that was donated at the Christmas Party was sorted Sunday morning at Rich and Karen’s home. 13 members showed up to help divide up the food for the four families. The money donated was used to buy turkeys, hams and other perishables for each family.

Monday morning, Terry McCoy, Glenn Strange and Rich and Karen Young delivered the food and gifts to Riverside Elementary School. Thanks to all who donated either food or money to help make this a special Christmas for these families.

Don and Judy Thomas also donated a girl’s bike which will be given to another child from the school that needs one.

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Photos by Lou Martino

20171216 Christmas Party

Christmas Party

by

Terry McCoy

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Once again, I would like to thank everyone for their help and support this year. The Christmas party turned out really great and we had a large crowd. Donnie and all his helpers did a great job   preparing the meal for us it was fantastic. Everyone did a great job bringing can food or donating cash for our needy families.  We had plenty of food and cash thank you dance team for your cash donation. We gave away a 25-dollar gift card for bringing food or cash donation. The winner of the drawing was Becky Roberts congratulations. I hope everyone enjoyed the party as much as I did. Happy holidays to everyone see you next year.

Photos by Lou Martino

20171214 St James Elementary

St James Elementary School Groovy Grandparents Art Day

by 

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to demonstrate and instruct at St James Elementary School Groovy Grandparents Art Day, December 14, 2017.

Their groovy grandparents’ art day demonstrated how to paint with water colors. The grandparents and their grandkids learned how to paint step by step. It was interesting to see on a large screen how each step of the painting developed. Of course, the dance team was invited to paint.

During their intermission, the dance team was to demonstrate and instruct the Shag Dance to the grandparents with their grandkids. Everyone in the gymnasium participated. What an enthusiastic group and we look forward to seeing future junior shagger in this group.

After Linda Campbell introduced the dance team, we instructed and danced for approximately 30 minutes. It was a true pleasure seeing the smiles on the grandkids and how each family member interacted with each other. We had several grandparents interested in taking the Shag Dance to the next level. Many grands wanted to know how they could get more involved in the dance. Everyone had a great time.

Thanks to Kayleigh Vanlandingham for inviting the Dance Team back from last year. She has also scheduled the dance team to demonstrate and instruct for the students next year 2018.

Thanks to the dance team members that showed up for this event: Bill Millman, Diane Millman, Lenny Gardner, John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Barbara Hopper, Linda Campbell, and Lou Martino.

See you next year St James Elementary School.

Photos by Lou Martino

20171204 Manor Christmas

Myrtle Beach Manor Christmas

by

Linda Campbell

On Monday, December 4, 2017, OD Shag Club members started arriving at the Myrtle Beach Manor around 5:30pm excited for our Annual Christmas party for the residents. We ALWAYS look forward to this event each year.

Joe Ferlauto had a full agenda planned from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The evening began with Emcee John Harris introducing four of our own Junior Shaggers to dance. All the songs that were to be danced were Chrismas Shag Songs. WOW! Those Juniors could really “let it go” and showed us some of their fancy moves.

Next, were the members of the OD Shag Club Dance Team and they filled the floor dancing to “Santa Meet Me with Your Red Suit On” and “Rockin Santa Man”. They showed their fancy footwork also which was quite impressive, since the youngest member is around 60 and the olders at 96. Way to go Dance Team!!

Again, this year, the three “L’s” in this case for this event, the three “Elves”, Linda Campbell, Lenny Gardner, and Lou Martino did their trio dance, which is always entertaining.

Showcasing their dancing skills and talents were Mike and Bonnie Bejzak to the tune of “Call Me Claus”. They were great especially since Mike had just had double knee replacement less than six months ago. Great job Mike and Bonnie!

Next came our favorite part of the show, where the women of our club put beautiful Christmas pins on the lady residents of the manor, as the members of the club distribute punch and cookies to the music of traditional Christmas carols being played in the background by Chair Joe Ferlauto.

The smiles on the faces of all the residents began to light up the room and one could tell that they were having a wonderful time.

Our favorite joke teller, Lenny Gardner, shared some of his humor by telling a few jokes keeping the residents and members laughing along with him.

Always a favorite Paul Craver came and sang several songs, including his Mother’s favorite song “Make the world go away” and each resident enjoyed listening to them all. The dancing continued with Bill and Sheila Seymour, National Dance constestants, dancing again this year to a favorite Shag song “Cant Take the Pressure”. As in the past, Great job Bill and Sheila!

All of a sudden, we were taken back in time to the Theme Song of the Mickey Mouse Club announcing the entrance of the lovable Mickey and Minnie Mouse (aka Lou Martino and Linda Campbell). Mickey and Minnie began mingling with the residents as they sang traditional Christmas carols such as “Frosty” and “Rudolph”.

But, WAIT, WHAT to our wandering eyes should appear? But a jolly old man, with round little belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl for of jelly…. YEP it was SANTA CLAUSE and his little helper Christmas Carol!

As Santa waived and heard the wishes of the residents, the members of the club passed out beautiful poinsettias for each resident’s room. What a delight it was to watch them with Santa and Christmas Carol.

Mickey and Minnie then joined Santa and Christmas Carol again and members of the OD Shag Club to end the night singing a few more carols and then ending the night with our traditional song of “God Bless America”

Thank you to all of the OD Shag Club members who all dressed up in their festive attire and accessories. But most of all our gratefulness to Joe Ferlauto, Chairperson, who worked so hard to prepare this wonderful event.

I close with these words, which reflect the whole evening: “May this Christmas season bring you special moments and Happy memories and always BELIEVE in the MAGIC of Christmas!”

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Photos by Jim Livingston

20171201 Presidents Letter

I can’t believe that this year has gone by so quickly. It has been my pleasure to have served as the President of this OD Shag Club.  I want to give special thanks to all the Board Members, Committee Chairs and all the volunteers for their hard work without your support and help I would not have been able to do my job as President. I also would like to thank all the members of the OD Shag Club for having confidence in me to serve as your President. I hope to see everyone at our Christmas Party which will be my last event of the year. Please don’t forget to bring can goods or cash to the Christmas Party that we will be collecting for our needy families.

20171202 Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade

by

Billy Powell

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Bright lights, great music, friends, food, libations and fun!  All of these were to be had at the NMB Christmas Parade.  The OD Shag Club had 53 participants and we were led down Main Street by the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who, also known as Lou Martino and Linda Campbell.  We had Elves, Snowmen, Sleighs, Stars, Christmas Trees, Penguins, Reindeer, Presents, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Snoopy and Minions!

The carts were decorated beautifully and the OD Shag Club was one of the 99 entries in this year’s parade.  Virtually, every entry was lighted and so I think we should rename it the NMB Electrical Light Parade. 

The ODSC threw out beads this year instead of candy and it was extremely popular!  All the kids were calling out for us to throw them beads.  It seemed to be a hit!  If you were part of the parade this year, thank you and I hope you had as good a time as I did.  If not, think about joining us next year!

20180101 President – Linda Campbell

President

Linda Campbell

Linda Campbell

President

803-528-0774

 Email: lindalou1972@yahoo.com

My name is Linda Benfield Campbell.  I currently reside in Longs, SC after relocating here from Columbia SC in 2010.  I am originally from Statesville, NC and am currently employed with Aflac as a Sales Associate. While working with Aflac, I have held several positions including State Training Coordinator for NC, SC, and Florida, District Sales Coordinator in NC, SC, and Florida and Training Manager at Aflac’s World Wide Headquarters in Columbus, Ga.

I began shag dancing with my Twin Sister, Brenda, in Statesville, NC in 1996. While in Statesville I was a member of several shag clubs, and I held numerous positions within the Statesville Shag Club including Secretary, Vice President. I also chaired Entertainment/Decorating and Ways and Means committees.  In September of 2001, I won the Rookies Revenge Contest during SOS with Larry Davis.

I have been a member of the OD Shag club for 7 years. I am Vice-President of the ODSC. In 2015, I was elected to the 2016 Executive Board.  I was the Entertainment/Decorating Co-Chair for 2 years (2011-2012), Co- Chaired the Vacation Giveaway Fundraiser 2013 and Chaired the 2014 Golf Cart Fundraiser. In 2012, Lou Martino and I founded the ODSC Dance Demo Team that now has grown to over 30 members. We demonstrate the shag to nursing homes/assisted living homes in the community, conventions, weddings and just about anywhere we can showcase the dance. I have volunteered for many of the events of The ODSC including participating in parades, golf tournament, ways and means, and serving at the Brunches and our parties etc.

I do love to dance but more importantly I love to promote and preserve the dance. I dance at least 2 nights a week at Fat Harold’s. During this time I am either dancing or enjoy talking about my love for the dance, by getting others involved in the dance and our ODSC club. 

As your new President, I ask for your support. I want to continue to strive to continue what our previous Presidents have set before me to be a dancing club that does its best to promote and preserve the Shag whenever and wherever we can. I also want to respect and listen to our membership.

20180101 Vice President -Bill Bacon

Vice President

Bill Bacon

Bill Bacon

Vice-President

Phone: 910-214-6460

Email: wmbacon@yahoo.com

When I was growing up in Whitevillle my parents would sometimes bring my little sister and me to Ocean Drive or Cherry Grove for a day and we would picnic on the beach.

When I was older and could drive, I would try to come down nearly every Friday and Saturday night in the summer to go to Sonny’s Pavilion where Motos is now, and sometimes to the Pad, the Barrel, and the Pavilion at Ocean Drive. Back then the area would just about shut down from Labor Day until Easter. I remember asking my Mother “Why can’t we move here?” and she told me that it was because Daddy’s job wasn’t here!

But even back then, before Ocean Drive joined Cherry Grove, Crescent Beach, and Windy Hill to form North Myrtle Beach, I knew that I would live here one day and now I do! Back then it was the beach, the Pavilion, rides and games that made it special. Now it is our friends, neighbors and the O.D. Shag Club members that make O.D. and North Myrtle Beach special. My wife, Joan and I bought a condo in Cherry Grove in 1999. We sold that and in 200~ built the house we live in now.

We joined the o. D. Shag Club shortly thereafter and have been members ever since!

I have been on the Board of the O.D. Shag Club for a two year stint and have helped with many other endeavors including the Oyster Roast and other dinners and events. I was co-chairman of the Clean Sweep Committee, chairman of the Cruise to Nowhere and chairman of the Bus to Somewhere Committees to name a few things I have helped with. Of course, I probably couldn’t have done as much without the help and support of my beautiful wife, Joan!

Thank you for your vote and support for Vice President of the O.D. Shag Club. I hope to help keep the O.D. Shag Club a vibrant club that serves its members and community!

20180101 Secretary – Donna Williams

Secretary

Donna Williams

Donna Williams

Secretary

Phone: 843-877-9445

Email: donnamw@sc.rr.com

Hello everyone. I am Donna Williams and I am running for the Secretary position for 2018. My husband Burnie and I live in Waterfall in Little River. I am a South Carolina Realtor who loves and sells the North end of the Strand as well as being an onsite rep in Waterfall. The dance and the opportunity of the dance lifestyle is what brought us to this area full time in 2011 originally from VA by way of Ft Myers Fl. My career included running the business office and admission office of 2 medical facilities in Charlottesville VA and then 27 years there with the Social Security Office as an instructor, a claims specialist and retiring as a claims expert. I spent 5 years as a Re/Max agent in Fort Myers before moving to this area.

“All she wants to do is dance” is my passion. I have been a dancer as long as I can remember. Having 2 grandmothers who were champion dancers I grew up with music and the love of the dance in my soul. The dance is also what brought Burnie and I together in 2004. I have been a member of the Lynchburg VA Shag club, the Colonial Shag club and/or the OD shag club at different times since 2003. While living in Ft Myers, Burnie and I taught weekly shag classes for 18 months. At the end of the 18 months we were teaching 4 classes each week as the classes graduated to different levels. I was also teaching line dance classes during part of that time.

As an OD Shag club member, I have been working with Ways & Means, sold golf cart tickets, and am a member of the demo dance team. As members of the dance team, we do all that we can to promote the OD Shag club, the dance and the lifestyle.  We dance most Wednesdays and Fridays at Fat Harold’s and make it a point to be ambassadors of the club to the many visitors that we meet. I am also beginning a 3rd 2 year term as a board member of the Waterfall Property Owners Association serving as Secretary/Treasurer. As the Secretary of the OD Shag Club, I hope to be able to serve the needs of the club and its members and to add to my ability to promote the club and preserve the dance and the wonderful lifestyle.

 Your vote will be greatly appreciated

 

20180101 Board Member- John Setzer

Board Member

John Setzer

John Setzer

Board Member

Phone: 336-817-8373

Email: jrsetzer@gmail.com

Hi, my name is John Setzer.  After retiring from CVS/Caremark Pharmacy with over 30 years of service I moved to North Myrtle Beach with my wife Lori Setzer in 2015.  While living in Lewisville, NC, I was an active member of the Greater Triad Shag Club from 2008 – 2016 helping with the Ways and Means Committee and attending the ASCS meeting in Jacksonville, FL in 2012.  I also served on the Board 2012 – 2013.  I joined the ODSC in 2014 and have been active in helping sell ODSC merchandise and golf cart tickets during SOS and other events. Along with my wife, I have been a member of the ODSC Dance Team since 2016 where we have enjoyed showcasing the dance to others.  I also helped build the SOS Parade float 2017 and participated in the dance troupe for the parade.

Before retiring, I had the privilege of holding numerous leadership roles in pharmacy:

  • Active in local, state and national professional associations
  • Founding member of the Northwest Pharmacist Association 1985 – present
    • Held offices of Treasurer 1988 and President 1991
  • Convention Chair for NC Pharmacist Association 1991
  • UNC Pharmacy Alumni Board Member 1996 -2001
    • Served as President Elect 1999, President 2000, Past President 2001
  • Member of The UNC Pharmacy Foundation 2000 – 2005
  • Preceptor for UNC and Campbell Schools of Pharmacy

Our love of the music and dance brought us here.  My wife and I regularly dance and love to help others as they begin shagging.   I would like to serve as a member of the Board to help give back to the club and support the dance we all love. Your vote would be greatly appreciated.