Nominations for 2022
My name is Donna Williams, and I am asking for your vote for President of our club for 2022. I am currently serving as Vice President and have previously served two terms as Secretary and one year as a board member. We were part timers here from 2004 to 2011 when we moved to Waterfall in Little River as full-time residents. Along with being on the board, you will find my husband Burnie and I dancing and being club Ambassadors most Wednesday and Friday nights at Fat Harold’s. We have served as Co-chairs of the Parade committee and participated in float building and the parades as either dancers, golf cart riders or float participants. We have been members of the OD dance demo team for four years and enjoy promoting the dance and teaching for conventions, schools, nursing homes, and other civic events. Having worked with Clean Sweep, helped with Ways and Means, serving at our brunches and drive bys, working with the Golf Tournament, helping with entertainment, and working the Charity Fun Run, I have experienced a lot of the clubs needs and want to do whatever I can to help keep it the great club that it is. I am a proud sponsor on our Web site, a sponsor in our golf tournament and advertise in the SOS media four times a year.
I begin my working life in the banking business. From there I ran a business office and admissions office for both a sub-acute medical facility connected to the University of Virginia Hospital, and then a neuropsychiatric hospital. From health care, I moved to 27 years with the Social Security Administration including leadership, speaker, and instructor roles, retiring in 2004. In 2005 I began my current career as a full-time Realtor.
Dancing and the people we have been so lucky to have met are a huge part of our life. We have both been dancers for our 70+ years. We met because of dancing and our lives are full because of the wonderful people and the amazing lifestyle we are so fortunate to have. Please give me your vote for President and allow me to continue to help meet the needs of the club, its membership, and to add to my ability to promote the club and this truly wonderful lifestyle.
I have had the pleasure of serving as Secretary for the past year and would very much like to serve a second term. My wife, Connie, and I joined the OD Shag Club shortly after moving here three and a half years ago. For us, two of the main attractions of this area were shag dancing and the great people we met in North Myrtle Beach. We started coming to SOS in 2010 and never missed a Fall Migration or Spring Safari. Prior to moving here, we were active in the Cincinnati Bop Club, where we both served on the Board/Steering Committee for several years.
I recently retired as the senior vice president & general counsel of a health system in Cincinnati. Prior to that position, I served as associate general counsel of a university and as a partner in two law firms. I am also a retired Marine with 30 years of active and reserve service, including a combat tour in Iraq in 2004.
Volunteer positions I have held include Chairman of the Board of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Commissioner and Vice Chairman of the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau, Chairman of the Northern Kentucky Consensus Committee and member of the Board of Directors of both the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation and The Point/ARC of Northern Kentucky, Inc.
I look forward to getting to know many of you better, making new friends and supporting a great club.
I’m Rick Kosko. Some of you may know me as Pony Tail Rick.
I worked for the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office as a Fire Investigator and retired after 20 years. I’m a Life Member of the Aberdeen Fire Department with over 40 years of service. During those years I served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for 20 consecutive years.
After retirement my wife Nancy and I built our house in Carolina Forest and moved to Myrtle Beach in 2012. After moving here we became familiar with the North Myrtle Beach area, Beach Music and Shag scene. We started taking lessons to learn the dance and joined the ODSC in 2018, where we continued to learn from Sonny and Tina.
We like participating in the Club functions and meeting the members. I was elected Treasurer for the year 2021 and I am enjoying serving the Club in a Board of Directors capacity. I’m looking forward to continue serving the club as your Treasurer for 2022.
My name is Sheryl Barker. I am originally from Statesville, NC, spent 12 years in Charlotte, NC before moving to Sunset Beach, NC in March 2019. I am loving the beach life!
I have one daughter, Kayla Comer, she is 27 and resides in Charlotte, NC. She is an amazing person, beautiful, smart, kind, caring person and I am a very proud mother.
My degree is in Computer Science/Network Engineering. In 2012 I started at Windstream, a telecommunications company, based out of Little Rock, Arkansas. My current position is a Service Manager working with at-risk customers. I work to analyze data to identify areas of opportunity, action appropriate corrective measures and secure the appropriate resources to remediate gaps in performance to better the customer’s service and experience. My current customer save rate in the past 4 years is 99%.
I started kickboxing at a CKO Kickboxing gym in Charlotte in 2017 and fell in love with kickboxing. I became a part-time kickboxing training at CKO Kickboxing Myrtle Beach. In September 2020.
My mother, Barbara Ott, was an avid shagger and I would often watch while she was “door-knob” dancing. She still resides in Statesville, NC. My stepfather, Bob Ott, was also an avid shagger and it was such a joy to watch him dance. He passed away in 2013. In 1975, when I was 5 years old, my dad, Johnny Barker, wrote summertime’s Calling Me. He has written many songs since and is still playing with The Catalina’s. So, I was literally raised with beach music all around me, all my life.
I did not start shagging until 2009 when I took my first shag lessons at Lynn’s in Charlotte. Afterwards, I became active in the area shag clubs including serving on the board as Social Chair, 1 year with Charlotte Shag Club and 2 years with Lake Wylie Shag Club. I joined the OD Shag Club in 2020. I am looking forward to becoming even more active with the club whether volunteering when needed and/or serving as a board member if elected.
Hello! I’m Paulette Broadway and would appreciate your vote for the Board of Directors.
I was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, but traveled because of the military to various military bases in the United States and the Orient.
Currently, I own rental property in Horry County and the “I’d Rather Be Shaggin” logo and have a real estate license. I retired in 2011 from Sprint Yellow Pages and Internet marketing and sold my portion of a radio station.
I love the OD Shag Club and have been a member for over 25 years. I served on the Board of Directors and have helped the membership, entertainment, food, and golf tournament committees. I want to help make this an even better shag club.
Vote for me.
Hello, I’m Jim Robinson, running for Member at Large of the Ocean Drive Shag Club (ODSC) Board of Directors. Sharon and I moved to North Myrtle Beach in July five years ago. The following winter we joined the ODSC. We’ve enjoyed learning to shag and participating in club events. I’ve volunteered for cleanup after SOS , food serving and preparation, I’ve worked a couple Oyster Roasts from 9 to 9, roasted turkeys and hams at Donnie and Wendy’s, sold merchandise and lastly, spent four afternoons this past SOS selling golf cart tickets.
Originally from Maryland, where we raised our two children, we ran away from home to Charlotte. After a dozen years , Sharon wanted to retire to the beach. We love the small town living in a vacation destination, with all the big city amenities. I go everywhere in my golf cart, which is all Panthered-up as I’m a fan and it’s easy to spot in a crowded beach parking lot. I walk my little schnoodle, Roxie, in McLean Park almost every morning.
I had a career in financial services, thirty years with Citigroup and its subsidiaries, in one capacity or another. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration, Finance from the University of Baltimore.
I have been a member of the board for Seacoast Anglers Association here in NMB and was a board member of the RiverPointe Marina on Lake Wylie, Charlotte, NC. I want to join the board of the ODSC because I enjoy the camaraderie and work to make certain the club is successful and enjoyable for all. And, to represent the Fifth Avenue South members. That’s where we live.
Thank you for your support.
I am Nancy Sook and I am running for the Board for the Shag Club. I have been a member for nearly 20 years. I have sold 50/50 tickets for probably 11 years, co-chair of the decoration-entertainment committee, sold golf cart raffle tickets and shag club merchandise during SOS, been in parades, and have been Secretary and served on the board. Most recently, John and I have taught beginner shag lessons. I love this club and want to help make it the best.
I have been married to my wonderful husband, Rich Young for 54 years. We have two children and 8 grandchildren. I graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Business. I was a Welcome Wagon Hostess for 4 ½ years and worked retail part time for two years while our kids were little. Then I worked for John Deere for 21 years in Accounting, Supply Management, Manufacturing, Engineering and Sales.
We transferred with John Deere to Cary, North Carolina in 1998. We took shag lessons in Raleigh and started coming over to the beach on weekends. We loved the area and the people we met so much that when I retired in 2006, we decided to make this area our permanent home.
I have served as President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer of several organizations throughout the years. For the Shag Club, I was co-chairman of the Food Committee for two years; Membership Chairman for two years; served on the board two years; President in 2014; Hospitality Chairman for 1 year; Raffle Chairman for the Charity Golf Tournament for several years and Chairman of the Christmas Families donation for several years. Also, I have attended almost all of the ODSC Business meetings for 14 years and some ACSC meetings and workshops. I was honored with an Al Cain Award in 2015.
I would like to continue serving the Club as a Board member and if elected, I promise to actively promote the club and the dance we love so much.