Our Election/Halloween Party was held on Saturday October 20, 2018 at Saville’s. A hauntingly good time was had by all as there were many Spooktacular costumes to admire! Pizza was served along with various deserts. We had a group of amazing witches and warlocks entertain us with a witch’s dance. Due to the large turnout for the elections, the ballots took quite some time to count and then announce the winners. Tootie Brown was the DJ and provided us plenty of good music for the evening.
President –—— Bill Bacon
Vice President –- Billy Powell
Secretary ——-Donna Williams
Treasurer ——-Lou Garrington
First Place – John and Lori Setzer – Geppetto and Pinocchio
Second Place – Charles and Brenda McArthur – Big Band Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood
Third Place – Joe Harrill – Dr. Shots
Photos by Monica Palmieri
On October 22, 2018 the Dance Team was invited by Cathy Altman, Executive Director to demonstrate and instruct the Shag Dance at the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum at 10:15AM on 2ndAve North.
The group (approximately 20 in number) we danced for Winding River Historical Society from Bolivia, NC were so willing to learn the dance that they spent more time with the dance team than they were given to learn. They were very receptive and encouraging to participate.
It was a great time and pleasure to be able to dance with the mural in the background of the legends of the Shag Dance at the Museum.
After Linda Campbell our spokesperson gave the history and origin of the Shag Dance, she introduced the Dance Team Members. Each member danced their style for one and a half minutes. We also showed how to switch partners so the spectators could see that you don’t need a partner to be able to dance if they did not have a regular partner. They were all invited to come to Fat Harold’s when they were in the area.
I would like to thank the dance team members who took their time to participate in this event: Back row: Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski, Lori and John Setzer, Diane and Bill Millman, Callie White and Ted Sobol. Front row: Lou Martino, Cathy Altman and Linda Campbell.
Photos by Lou Martino
Oh, my goodness! What a September we had and what events we DIDN’T have due to a lady named Florence!!!
Wow…talk about “nerve racking”! Do we evacuate, do we stay??? Reminds me of a song…lol!
Anyway, we were VERY blessed in the North Myrtle Beach/Myrtle Beach area to have “dodged” this one, however, our friends and family North of us didn’t. Our prayers are still continuing for those in the area of where Florence hit. Also, our hearts and prayers also go out to all of those that were affected by the horrible after effects of the slow-moving lady as she dumped so much rain on the area and surrounding.
Please make sure to reach “out” and reach “in” to help those in need as they try to recover and get back to some type of “normalcy” in their lives.
As far as SOS, there wasn’t one! This was the first time SOS has ever been cancelled but it was the right decision by the SOS Committee due to the safety of all involved. The OD Shag Club 28thGolf Tournament was also put off until October 6thand we ended up with around 80+ golfers and thanks to all who volunteered and the hard work of the great Golf Committee, the event was a success.
Don’t forget about the Elections/Halloween Party at Savilles on October 20that 6:00pm. Please come and support YOUR CLUB and vote for YOUR 2019 Executive Board. I have even heard that there is going to be some “special spooky” entertainment. Each Officer/Nominee running NEEDS your votes so come out and support Savilles and the OD Shag Club. Find your best costume, as there will be a Costume Contest as well.
It is hard to believe that there is only 2 months left in my tenure and I have thoroughly enjoyed being your President for 2018. Please continue to volunteer for these remaining months and don’t forget our “Re-Up/Thanksgiving” Party at Fat Harold’s at 6:00pm on November 17thas well. This is your time to renew your membership AND get your 2019 SOS card as well.
Please again, lets remember ALL our neighbors who have been affected by the Hurricane(s), Florence and now Michael, those affected by the flooding and let’s continue to lift our members who are in need up in prayers as you begin and end each of your days.
Thanks for ALL that you do to help continue to preservation and perpetuation of this wonderful dance we call Shag and love!
See ya’ll on the dance floor!
Sunday October 7ththe OD Shag Club Foundation hosted the 28thannual Charity Golf Tournament at the Valley at Eastport Golf Club. For the first time in event history the tourney had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence. Even with the change of date we still had over 80 golfers participate! The day brought beautiful blue skies, temperatures in the mid 80’s and a couple of quick downpours but all in all it was a great day for raising money for local charities.
Kudos to the Golf Tournament Committee for basically planning two tournaments this year. Glenn Strange, Ken Myer, Bob Miller, Terry McCoy, Donna Strange, Karen Young and Monica Powell had worked very hard in planning the tournament to be held during SOS, but because of Hurricane Florence they had to contact everyone to postpone the tournament. As soon as power was restored and roads were opened they got together and starting planning a make-up date. They did a fantastic job contacting all golfers, volunteers and vendors to reschedule the event. There is always a lot of hard work in making this event a success but this year the committee worked doubly hard and we REALLY appreciate all their time and effort!!!
As with any event there is so much behind the scenes work. It takes many volunteers to pull off something of this magnitude so let me give a big shout out to the following:
Breakfast: Jesse Backer, Billie Reitz and John and Lori Setzer
Registration: Carol Myer and Joyce Girling
Mulligans: Tina Tomberlin
Raffle Tickets: Nancy Sook, John Setzer and Karen and Rich Young
Liquid Sunshine: Bob Sanders
Bag Drop: Cindy Day and Linda Campbell
Whiffle Ball Drive: Cindy Day and Lori Setzer
Putting Contest: Joyce Girling and Carol Myer
Beverage Stands: Diane Millman, Paulette Miller, Nancy Sook and Linda Campbell
Beverage Support: Larry Jones, Billy Powell, Terry McCoy and John Setzer
Photography: Lou Martino
Clean Up: Jesse Backer, Billie Reitz, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak
Tournament Day Manager: Ken Myer
Tournament Day Admin: Monica Powell
Tournament Day Raffle Prizes: Karen and Rich Young
Thank you to everyone for your hard work and willingness to volunteer. It’s events like this that bring us together and generate a feeling of comradery but more than that we had a blast!!!
On October 6, 2018, the OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to participate in a combination 40thAnniversary and Hurricane Relief event for the The Shoe Center in North Myrtle Beach.
Mike and Ginger Parnell, owners of The Shoe Center are celebrating their 40 years of the The Shoe Center with a concert from Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot, along with the partnership of the Barefoot Church and Impact Ministries to help benefit those who were affected by the recent Hurricane Florence.
Those participating from the OD Shag Club dance team were: Linda Campbell, Lou Martino, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Connie and Jim Livingston, Ted Sobol, Callie White, John and Lori Setzer and Donna and Burnie Williams.
Although the temperatures were in the 80’s and the humidity was very high, the dance team would dance a dance or two and then sit down, rest and refresh themselves as Gary Lowder and the band played some great tunes.
Barefoot Church and Impact Ministries were collecting from those who attended with Hurricane Relief Supplies and it seemed like they were loading, van after van of supplies from those who came to enjoy the event.
Thank you once again to Mike and Ginger Parnell for this invitation to be a part of a great event. Happy Anniversary to you and here’s wishin’ for another 40 years!
Photos by Lou Martino and Monica Palmieri