Oh, my goodness…June is here! Almost half way through 2018 and there is SO much that the OD Shag Club has planned for the remainder of the year! And there is a PLACE FOR YOU!!! We are so excited to be honoring our 2018 New Members with our New Member Social on June 1st at the Back room of Fat Harold’s. You won’t want to miss this opportunity as a new member to get to know your Board Members and Committee Chairs and I have heard that there is going to be some Past Presidents there aswell.
June also brings Summer and hotter weather and lots of fishing. Come join us at our June 16th party which will be our Annual Fish Fry and boy oh boy…talk about a good catch!!! Come join us for the fun, food and fellowship!
Be sure to put the June 7th on your calendar to attend the Beginner II Shag Lessons taught by our own Tina and Sonny Tomberlin. These lessons will continue each Thursday night thereafter for fourweeks.
S.A.S.S. class will be taught by Randy and Sue Bowling, Shag Instructors for many years, so we look forward to what they have to share with us.
WOW…so much going on so take a look at the OD Shag Club website, www.odshagclub.com, for ALL the events going on so you can plan to join us and again, find an event that you, as a member, can help or participate in
like every member SHOULD be buying at least ONE Golf Cart Fundraiser ticket. This is how we continue to put on ALL these great events. So, help us out!
Until next time…
See you on the dance floor!
A very big thank you to all of you who worked the Golf Cart Booth at Mayfest May 12, 2018. We sold a total of 449 tickets worth $2,245. Everybody did such a great job. The heat and Taylor Dane did not get the best of you. That being said, kudos need to go out to our 4:00-6:00 pm group. One and a half hours of their selling time was while she was up on the stage (screeching), and another half hour during booth tear-down, and they still sold almost 70 tickets.
There were a few questions regarding our sales recap. In the end, we came in right on the money. We did have one lady (retired veteran on a walker) who only had 4 dollars. We used donation money to cover the $1 so that she could buy a ticket. Even our North Myrtle Beaches finest bought a ticket.
Filling the time slots for today were more difficult than for SOS but you guys came through for us. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks to you, we now have sold 2,235 of our 3,000 tickets.
Once again, thank you.
Photos by Lou Martino
This past Saturday, May 26, was the rescheduled date for the Annual OD Shag Club Cookout at Savilles on 2nd. It was a beautiful day full of sunshine and everyone looking forward to being outside. Corn hole sign ups began around 3:30pm with the tournament beginning at 4:00pm. Also, beginning around that time, the smell of charcoal was in the air as Donnie and Wendy Schultz and their mighty crew began the cooking of the hot dogs and hamburgers for over 192 members present to enjoy the spread. Delicious desserts were set up inside that were prepared and brought by the members.
President Linda Campbell gave announcements and the winners of the Corn hole tournament.
1st Place: Billy Powell Carol Meyer
2nd Place: Marty Bonnett Bud Malcolm
“Dead Ass Last”- Bob Miller Jackie Perdue
Special trophies made by Wendy Schultz were presented to the winners along with a cash prize for a bar tab at Savilles on 2nd.
DJ Milton White kept the floor full for all those inside wanting to hear their favorite tunes played. Special recognition was given to all the veterans present in honor of Memorial Day prior to picking the winning ticket for the 50/50 to Vic Gillespie.
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club held our annual Spring Clean Sweep on Saturday, May 5th, also known as Cinco de Mayo. We had 30 members turn out who enjoyed juice, coffee, fellowship, biscuits and donut holes before we hit the streets and the beach. We picked up 25 bags of trash. We noticed that the City of North Myrtle Beach is doing a real good job of keeping the streets and beach clean because there was not as much litter on the streets and beach as we have found in the past.
I would like to give a big Thank You to my beautiful wife, Joan, the Clean Sweep Chairperson, and everyone else who turned out to make this Clean Sweep a big success. We hope to see even more of you for our Fall Clean Sweep which is tentatively scheduled for September 29th.
Photos by Lou Martino
On May 2, 2018 the OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to the Clerk of Courts of South Carolina Conference at Kingston Plantation from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.
We were contacted by Dot Smith for this event for Cheryl Graham of Dorchester County of South Carolina. There were 2 clerks from the 46 counties of South Carolina representing their county present. A few clerks already knew how to shag so this group was not new to the dance.
We arrived around 6:30PM and were invited to have dinner. After we ate, Linda Campbell our spokesperson was introduced by Dot Smith along with Cheryl Graham. Linda gave a brief history of the shag dance and then introduced the members of our team.
Each team couple danced for our minute and a half to demonstrate the different styles of our team. Our team does not choreograph or dance as a team but show case steps that the non shaggers will not be intimidated by more advance steps. We want non shaggers to feel comfortable getting up and trying to learn.
This was a very enthusiastic group. We were able to get approximately 30 clerks onto the dance floor. They were quick learners. After about 5-7 minutes of instructions, we taught them to dance to music. There was a lot of discussion as to what else we could teach them.
This was a fun group to work with. After the instructions each member of the team danced with the future shaggers of the Clerk of Courts. A follow up call to Dot Smith was very positive. She said that they had a wonderful time and stayed after to dance to the band. She didn’t know if they were shagging but they were having a great time.
Thank you, Dot Smith and Cheryl Graham Clerk of Courts for inviting us to your conference.
A special thank you to the ODSC Dance Team members that danced at this event: Bill Millman, Diane Millman, John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Burnie Williams, and Donna Williams.
Photos by Lou Martino
Do you see it? Do you feel it? Yep! There it is!!! The sun! It is finally here! Wow…have we had some beautiful days. Well SOS has come and gone and what a GREAT SOS it was! So many thanks need to go out to many members of the OD Shag Club, I hope that I do not forget to name you and if I do, I apologize. Many thanks go out to Sharon Simpson and Pats Cohee-Hayes Ways and Means and also Jim and Monica Palmieri and their many volunteers who did a FANTASTIC job selling OD Shag club merchandise and Golf Cart Fundraiser tickets. WOW lots sold.
Great job! What can I say about ALL those who turned a float into a “Jolly Shagger” and all the characters who came alive at our “Once Upon A Time In SOS” Parade? Billy Powell, Monica Powell, Tina Tomberlin, Sonny Tomberlin (AKA Tick Tock), John Harris, Pat Harris (Tinkerbelle), and so many more (and not enough room) who worked so hard to do costumes, decorate golf carts, or danced their way to help OD Shag Club take FIRST PLACE in the “MOST ORIGINAL” category. This was our first time entering this category and we WON! As a matter of fact, we have won FIRST PLACE for MORE THAN 16 Years! AWESOME JOB EVERBODY!!!!
Also at the Sunday SOS Brunch a change to the by-laws for the webmasters duties was accepted by unanimous vote and that anyone wanting a copy to the current by-laws can get a copy off the website.
Look forward to seeing ya’ll at the S.A.S.S class on May 8 and of course competition begins for the corn hole tourney at 4:00pm on May 19th at Saville’s on 2nd Ave N, cookout begins at 6:00pm. Come hungry for the best hot dogs and hamburgers Donnie and Wendy Schultz and their crew can cook up! Whew! There is ALWAYS something going on for you to be a part of with the OD Shag Club! We can’t wait to see you at our events. Check out the pictures of what went on and by the way…. we still need your help for upcoming events…be sure to check your emails! Until next time…. see you on the dance floor!!!
Yes, it was raining when we got there and it was a wet morning at 6AM on Sunday May 6, 2018, for the Divas Marathon in North Myrtle Beach, but the enthusiasm of the runners and the joy that they showed the ODSC Dance Team was well worth being there.
We arrived around 6:15AM to set up the sound system in the rain. We had to set up in the back of Lou’s car with umbrellas to try to keep dry. When all of a sudden, Bill Millman brings a large beach umbrella so we moved under the beach umbrella to set up.
Around 7AM the rain became a drizzle and by 7:30AM the rain stopped. It was a little wet and damp, but it didn’t keep these runners from running. This was one of the largest marathons the Divas have run. There were all kinds and types of tutus and outfits.
What was very impressive were the handicapped runners and the runners (some were volunteers) pushing the handicapped in their wheelchairs. There were mothers pushing their babies and one lady was even pushing her cat.
We stood along the sidelines and encouraged the runners and danced around 15-minute intervals. This year there were so many runners. They just kept coming and coming. Most of the runners gave the dance team high fives as they ran along our area. They really enjoyed the music as Lou played “Pump up the Jam” and upbeat Shag music.
This year even the spectators got into the music “YMCA”, “Chicken Dance” and of course more Shag music. But it was all about the runners and how they enjoyed this run. One by stander was so impressed with the enthusiasm of the dance team that as the Race Director in Sunset Beach he invited the ODSC Dance Team to perform at their race in two weeks.
And then there is Lenny, our own dance team member, who just had to dance with as many runners as he could (see the pictures on the website). Your president, also got into it, with other spectators doing the electric slide and even the chicken dance with a young’n.
Across the street others were showing their moves. It wasn’t shagging, but they were having a large time. Even Mary Poppins showed up. Like one runner showed his sign “Sexy is as Sexy Does Run Baby Run”. There was such a variety of happenings going on.
This was a very fun event. I would like to thank Katherine Stimson Events for having the ODSC Dance Team at this event. Hope to see them all next year.
A big thank you goes out to the ODSC Dance Team for dancing at this event: Cathy Jamiolkowski, Rich Jamiolkowski, John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Barbara Hopper, Lenny Gardner, Linda Campbell, Lou Martino, Diane Millman and Bill Millman.
Photos by Lou Martino