Lou Martino

20211010 Presidents Letter

Looking back on September, we had another busy month.  Our annual golf tournament was held on Saturday Sept 18th at The Valley at Eastport Golf Club. Once again, we had great weather for the event and a great turnout of golfers as well with over 100 players. Judy Caulder organized the event and Mark Casey and Ken Meyer lined up the golfers.  The morning started off with Krispy Kreme doughnuts donated by Al Cosgrove and Bojangles sausage biscuits.

Our SOS Brunch was on Sunday Sept 19th at the OD Arcade. Another great brunch with plenty of hot food and good times.  Attendance was low again but good with around 185. Our DJ, Charlie Glazer kept the floor hopping.

With about 25 members in attendance, the winning golf cart raffle ticket was drawn on Saturday Sept 25th in front of Harold’s.  Mike Graham from Graham’s golf carts had the honor of pulling the ticket.  And the winner was Sandy Hutchins from Laurinburg, NC. Congratulations!

Once again, Gordon Robinson lined up another fun Blues Cruise on the Hurricane II, with music provided by Charlie Snuggs Blues Crew.  This is always well attended and a treat.

Joan Bacon coordinated the clean sweep held on Saturday October 2nd. The volunteers met at Decker’z, had a quick breakfast of sausage biscuits, and went up and down Main St picking up trash. Several bags were filled to the brim!

Next up, the Elections/Halloween Party to be held on Oct 16th at Harold’s. Hope to see you there!

20210925 Golf Cart Winner

Golf Cart Winner

by

Lori Setzer

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We are excited to report that we sold all our golf cart raffle tickets for the 4th year in a row. We want to thank the many members who worked shifts to sell tickets, purchased tickets and supported our club.  A special thank you to Monica Powell, Communications Chair for the many emails sent out for our committee. Thanks to Lulu at Fat Harold’s Andy he staff at McMillan’s for allowing us to sell on their property. We also want to thank Mike Graham for always being willing to help us select a cart, letting us sell in front of his business and selling tickets for us.

What does it take to sell 3500 tickets?

  • Our team and volunteers sold tickets at 22 days of selling events. We sold at Graham’s, Fat Harold’s, Shag club events, Little River Crab Festival, and SOS.  Our volunteers sold tickets in freezing weather in February and triple digit heat index weather in summer.
  • We had 27 club members sell blocks of tickets for the golf cart raffle. 
  • We mailed tickets, delivered tickets, raffled cakes, and did whatever it took to reach our goal                                                                                                            

Congratulations to our 2021 golf cart winner Sandy Hutchins.  She purchased ticket #1818 at the Little River Crab Festival in May.  She lives in Laurinburg, NC and has a vacation home in Cherry Grove.  She was thrilled to win and promised to buy lots of tickets next year.

Your Golf Cart Fundraiser Committee

Jim and Monica Palmieri

John and Lori Setzer

Photos by Lou Martino

20210918 Golf Tournament

Annual SOS Fall Charity Golf Tournament

by 

Charlie Pangburn


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Under a beautiful sky and near perfect conditions, the 30th Annual SOS Fall Charity Golf Tournament was held at the Valley at Eastport Golf Club on September 18, 2021.  Golf Committee Co-Chairs Judy Caulder, Glenn Strange, Bob Miller and Karen Young led a team of more than 30 volunteers in reprising the Fall classic after its absence from the calendar last year.

Numerous sponsors and prize donors helped make the event an enjoyable one for the 108 golfers who participated.  In addition to the Tournament winners and winning raffle ticket holders, prizes were given to individual golfers who prevailed in the Closest to Center Line, Closest to Pin, Longest Drive and Putting contests.

In terms of both the enjoyment of the golfers and volunteers and the money raised for charities, the 2021 Tournament was a huge success that set a high standard for future years.

Photos by Lou Martino

20210821 Nominations Party

Nominations Party

by

Rick Kosco

The August 2020 meeting of the Shag Club was held on Saturday the 21st at Fat Harold’s with 116 members and 2 guests in attendance.  The meeting was called to order by the President, John Setzer and invocation was by Wayne Baldwin. The menu for the meeting was a Fish Fry prepared by Terry McCoy and his crew, and after a bit of a rocky start, they were able to provide a great meal as always.  Food service was provided by Paulette Miller and her helpers, which went very smoothly.  Thanks to Terry and Paulette for heading this up.

The August meeting was also our Nominations meeting for Board Members for the 2022 Elections to be held in October.  Joe Harrill, Chairman of the Committee, presented the names for the ballot solicited by the Committee,

Officers

President – Donna Williams

Vice President – Wayne Baldwin

Secretary – Charlie Pangburn

Treasurer – Rick Kosko

Board of Directors (2 positions open)

Joan Bacon

Sheryl Barker

Jim Richardson

Karen Young

Nominations were then opened to the floor and the following names were added to the ballot for Board of Directors,

Paulette Broadway

Kathy McCoy

Nancy Sook

The “New Member Bingo”, presented for the 1st time by Lori Setzer and the Entertainment Committee, was well received and enjoyed by the membership

As the meeting drew to a close the awards and drawings were held.

Winners of the “New Member Bingo” were Jane Koonce and Sheila Wright.  Donna Williams won the Name Badge drawing, Douglas Gregory won the LOGO drawing and Linda Morrison won the 50/50 drawing.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in September.

202107312 Island Vista and Apache Campground

Island Vista and Apache Campground

by

Linda Campbell

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team has been very busy with new events at The Apache Campground and Island Vista Resort in Myrtle Beach SC.

Charlie Glazer, a local DJ of 55 years has invited to the team to teach the State Dance of Shag to the tourist who are visiting the above resorts and our Paradise.   Monday and Saturday evenings have been busy by the team as they are pool/pier side teaching to the young and old our beloved dance. 

Much appreciation goes to the following team members for helping in teaching those nights:

            Bill and Diane Millman

            Burnie and Donna Williams

            Linda Campbell and Lou Martino

20210625 Shoe Center

The Dance Team at the Shoe Center

by

Linda Campbell

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was honored to be invited by Mike and Ginger Parnell to dance for their “Band Fest” at The Shoe Center in North Myrtle Beach SC for June SOS 2021.   Despite temperatures reaching into the 80’s (with heat indexes into the 90’s), the dance team was there to encourage the crowd to get up and dance to the fabulous bands playing for the week.  Each day the bands were introduced and then Marlisa Small opened the event with our National Anthem,

“The Star-Spangled Banner” and everyone respectfully joined in.  The Bands for the week and crowd pleasers were:

                 Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot

                 The Entertainers

                 Cat 5

                 The Rick Strickland Band

                 Sea Cruz

 

Appreciation goes out to the following team members who participated either every day or some of the days for the event:

             Mike and Bonnie Bejzak (in presence as Mike had just had a      

             Pacemaker put in)

             Linda Campbell

             Barry Dyer

             Hope Fahey and Andy Pronko

             Andy and Lynn Gabriel

             Barbara Hopper

             Mark and Kay Hughes

             Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski

            Jim and Connie Livingston

            Bill and Diane Millman

            John and Lori Setzer

            Burnie and Donna Williams

Photos by Linda Campbell

20210621 SOS Brunch

SOS Brunch

by

Linda Campbell

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The doors to the OD Arcade were locked, however, people began lining up to get inside for the OD Shag Club June SOS Brunch around 8:00am, even though the brunch did not start till 10:00am. 

This was the first brunch that the club has had in almost 18 months, and EVERYONE was ready to partake in the great breakfast cooked by the staff of the OD Arcade, drink some “liquid sunshine” and hear the great tunes of DJ Bill Anderson (and guest LOL).

The brunch was called to order by President John Setzer and Al Cosgrove gave the blessing after John gave some important announcements about the day, as well as introducing the 2021 Board.

In attendance were himself, President, Donna Williams, Vice President,

Rick Kosco, Treasurer, Board Members Wayne Baldwin, Linda Campbell, Joe Harrell, Monica Palmieri, and Billy Powell.  Absent was Secretary Charlie Pangburn.

The Golf Cart Committee of Lori (and John) Setzer, Jim and Monica Palmieri were there selling Golf Cart Tickets and a chance to win one of Lori’s famous Carrot Cakes.  And the lucky winner was….

Shirley Dyson and she also won $20 for name tag as well!

Nancy Pardini was the $20 winner for logo. Jesse Becker won the 50/50.

There were approximately 166 members and 12 guests in attendance who all seemed to be having such a great time and seemed ready to get their SOS week started off right with dancing, fellowship, and fun.

Photos by Linda Campbell

20210722 Presidents Letterr

Welcome back everyone!  We are finally getting back to a more normal routine.  It is so nice to get to see everyone again.

The May party was a lot of fun.  Got to see many friends new and old and dance again.  We had a great turnout of around 160 people.  The Main Slice really delivered on the pizza, keeping us supplied with plenty of hot pizza and a great variety as well.  Many thanks to them and to all those that helped serve.

June brought us the rescheduled Spring SOS.  The change in time also brought the heat and humidity of summer.  Attendance was lower than normal but pretty good considering all the obstacles of the new time. Our Brunch was held the first Sunday of SOS as usual, and we had around 200 for the event.  Once again, the food, service and music were all top-notch!  There was plenty of food for all and time to dance and socialize.

SOS also gave Ways & Means their first big shot at selling club merchandise, and they did not miss the opportunity to do so.  Wayne, Anita and Sue sold over $3100 worth!  The Golf Cart Raffle Committee also took advantage of SOS and was able to sell out of all 3500 tickets for the 4th year in a row! Jim, Monica, Lori and crew have once again found a way to continue the success. Many thanks again to all that helped with both committees to make them successful! Without your help, none of this would be possible.

As we look forward in July our annual Fun Run (old Poker Run) will be held on Saturday July 24.  We will begin at the OD Arcade and end up at Fat Harold’s.  This is always a lot of fun and well attended.  Make your plans now to participate. 

We will also start our Beginner Shag Classes on July 21 with HOF Shagger John Barringer and his partner Nancy Sook.  There has been a lot of interest in this and we are glad to be able to provide lessons again.  They will be teaching in the back room at Harold’s on Wednesday nights at 6:00pm. 

While last year was challenging at best, we are moving back to where we were before then.  I hope to see you soon!  Keep the dance in your heart!

20210714 Clean Seep

Clean Sweep

by

Joan Bacon

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Fellow Shag Club Members, thank you thank you to all who participated in our Clean Sweep on Saturday the tenth! You all are greatly appreciated especially since it was miserably HOT!

What a fantastic turn out! We had 33 members(some for the first time) and we collected 39 bags!

Again thank you and hope to see you at the Fall Clean Sweep! At least it will be cooler:)!

Photos by Linda Campbell

Blues Cruise

Shaggin to the Blue Cruise

by

Gordon Robinson

 

 

 

 

 

20210522 May Party

May Pizza Party

by

Joe Harrill

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Wow, it has been over a year, but we are finally back in action!! The club met at Fat Harold’s in Ocean Drive and everyone had their fill of wonderful pizza cooked by Main Slice in OD. Thank you, Paulette and your crew, for food set-up and arrangement. The cake was also very good.  

A tremendous turnout of 163 people enjoyed the night. John Setzer President, opened the meeting with welcomes, discussed the 50/50 drawing, golf cart ticket sales, and the brunch on June 20 at the Arcade. Linda Campbell gave the prayer.

Thank everyone for coming out as it was great seeing the Shag Club friends. Dennis Brumble and Jimmy Buffkin did a great job providing the music. See you at the brunch!

 

Photos by Lou Martino

20210516 Blue Crab Golf Tickets

Blue Crab Golf Ticket Sales

by

Lori Setzer

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I want to publicly thank the 22 club members who scheduled and worked shifts at the Little River Crab Festival. This group stepped to the plate and committed to covering the needed shifts. While we had other members, who supported us by coming by and buying tickets, offering breaks etc. —these were the club members who got it done. We sold 671 raffle tickets during the festival.  I am proud of the work that this group did to sell tickets, help with tent take down, take pictures, demo shag dance basics and otherwise promote our club.  We gave out over 40 membership applications for the club and talked to lots of people who are interested in learning to shag. I truly believe that our volunteers are the backbone of the OD Shag Club.  We enjoyed working with this team and want to recognize the work that they did.  When you see them please say thank you?

John Setzer, Linda Campbell, Mark and Kay Hughes, Joe Harrill, Barry and Julie Dyer, Ron Pugh, Becki Roberts, Judy Caulder, Jeff and Sheryl Dennis, Suzanne Williams, Wayne and Anita Baldwin, Paulette Miller, Andy and Lynn Gabriel, Bill Anderson, Izzie Cledaras, Sheryl Barker, Lou Martino.

20210511 Presidents Letter

Welcome back everyone! It has been over a year since we have been able to gather and dance at our favorite club. Now, as things begin to open even more, we can start to return to our normal routines we so have missed.  The music, the dance, and mostly our friends.

We could not have asked for a more beautiful spot for the Memorial Service we held on Thursday April 2. The sun was out, the water calm and tranquil. Very fitting for remembering the loved ones we lost over the last year. I want to thank Paulette Miller for heading up the event and Linda Campbell for all her help as well.  And the many people who helped put together the list of names and contacted family members and friends.  Thank You!!!  I would also like to thank Christina Cooper Black for her performance.  We received many thanks from people in attendance.

Fat Harold’s re-opened on April 22 and the OD Pavilion on May 1. We have much to be thankful for.  We have a second chance.  Let us not forget those who cannot be here with us to join in this re-opening.

We will resume our monthly business meetings in the back room of Fat Harold’s on the first Tuesday night of each month. Our first monthly party will be Saturday May 22 at Fat Harold’s for those who are comfortable being indoors.  Our deejay will be Jimmy Buffkin and we will be serving pizza.  We hope to see everyone!

“Life is like dancing – it’s not about getting from one place to another.   It’s about enjoying each step.”

 

20210422 Celebration of Life

Memorial Service

by

Linda Campbell

 

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On April 22, 2021 at 10:00 am the sun was shining brightly on the beach, but the wind was blowing a bitter cold breeze.  However, more than 180 people were gathering with their chairs, blankets, hot drinks on the beach straight out from the horseshoe. They were waiting for a word of comfort, a song of encouragement and a time of reflection as the Memorial service began.

 Linda Campbell, Board Member and 2018 Past President welcomed everyone there and then opened the service with a prayer.  She then explained that there would be a reading of the names of the members of the OD Shag Club that were lost during 2020 and 2021 and a RED rose would be placed in the vase representing each name that was read.  Also, being read would be the names of “Friends” of the OD Shag Club and a YELLOW rose would be placed in the vase to represent them.  John Setzer, President of the ODSC read the names of the OD Shag Club and Judy Caulder, Hospitality Chair read the names of the Friends.

Linda Campbell read a poem “THE DASH”.

Christina Cooper Black was introduced and sang her version of Carrie Underwood’s “How Great Thou Art”. 

Paulette Miller, Food Committee Co-Chair then invited everyone to help themselves to Ham biscuits, veggie tray and cookies while they continued to fellowship with each other.

Lou Martino, Dance Team Co-Chair, provided the music for the service.

The beautiful vase of flowers and a framed print of the memorial names was taken to Fat Harold’s to be on displayed for their Re-opening set for that afternoon.

 

 

Photos by Barbara Hopper

20210422 Pre-Memorial Service

OD Shag Club Memorial Service

Dear OD Shag Club Members,
 
Since the beginning of 2020, it has been extremely challenging for us all and the OD Shag Club lost many of its friends and members.
 
We are planning to honor them with a Memorial Service on Thursday, April 22nd at 10:00am.  This will happen on the beach straight out from the horseshoe (look for the tents).  Attached is a list of those we plan to honor, however, if you know of someone who was a member of the club or was local member of our shag community not on the list, please let me know at  lindalou1972@yahoo.com.
 
Terry McCoy, Paulette Miller and their amazing Food Committee will be providing a light snack for the occasion and we are blessed to have Christina Cooper Black to participate as a part of the Memorial Service. 
 
We are asking each person who attends to bring their own beach chair and their own beverage to drink.
 
Please come and join us for a time of reflection, prayer and fellowship as we remember those whom we loved and will be missed by our shag club and shag community.
 
If questions, please contact either Paulette Miller at 540-400-5785 or Linda Campbell at 803-528-0774.
 
Paulette Miller
Linda Campbell
 
OD SHAG CLUB MEMBERS LOST SINCE 1/1/20
 

 

Gary Bass                                                      Jimmy Harley
Randy Bowling                                               Debbie Holmes
Maxine Brown                                                 Alice James
Tootie Brown                                                   Bobby James
Linda Cox                                                       Wade Kirdahi
Paul Craver                                                    Jeppy McDowell
George Driscoll                                              Jim McLean
Tom Everett                                                    Sonny Murph
Vic Gillespie                                                   Beverly Robinson
 
 
FRIENDS OF OD SHAG CLUB LOST SINCE 1/1/20
 
Billy Ingram                                                    John Stephens
John Scholl                                                     Becky Stowe

20210320 Drive Thru

March Drive Thru

by

Donna Williams

 

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We celebrated the first day of Spring with our March Drive Thru Saturday March 20, 2021. Though it did not feel much like we think of as Spring weather, it was a day of joy just seeing our members and fellow workers at another OD. Shag Club event. In spite of the wind, cold and rain it was a great day to be out and about and see all the great people we have missed so much. 148 people came through with their mask on to buy golf cart tickets and get their chicken and goodies barbecued by Terry and crew and served by our great volunteers. Thanks to all who attended, bought tickets and shared their smiles and laughter with all of us who were so delighted to see them. Until next time, stay safe and be well. 

Photos by Lou Martino

20210313 Golf Cart Ticket Sales

Golf Cart Ticket Sales

 
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Hello O.D.S.C Members
 
The Golf Cart Committee set up shop on March 12 and 13 outside of Graham’s Golf Cart Store. (See attached pictures) Thank you to Mike Graham for his continued support.  Also, many thanks to Dolly McDermott, Anita and Wayne Baldwin, and Monica and Billy Powell for volunteering to help us out.  They all did a really great job.  We always need volunteers.  For the two days we sold a total of 454 tickets.  Thanks to those of you who stopped by to purchase tickets.  We still have a very long way to go.  With your support we will sell our 3,500 tickets.
 
This Saturday, March 20, we will be selling tickets at the chicken dinner drive thru.  As a reminder, be sure to bring your return address stickers to attach to your purchased tickets.  You then will only need to write down your telephone number.  This will speed up the process. Tickets are only $5.00.
 
Thank You,
 
The Golf Cart Fundraiser Committee
Monica and Jim Palmieri
Lori and John Setzer

20210206 Presidents Letter

It is hard to believe that has been almost a year since we have been able to meet and dance.  With all the restrictions and mandates, we have had to look at other means to connect with our members and conduct club business.  2020 President Billy Powell and his board led the way for us to be able to conduct our elections and to provide a way to see each other from a safe distance.  We were also able to help provide a little cheer for 3 families at Christmas as we have been accustomed to doing. 

As we begin this year again under the same restrictions, we look forward to having more drive-throughs with the next one occurring on Saturday March 20. Terry McCoy and his crew are busy putting together another great meal for us.

Our fundraising committee has begun to sell tickets for our Golf Cart Raffle. This provides us with the funds needed for our member events, various parades, and SOS activities.  Please be sure to help your club by buying tickets and offering to help sell tickets.

This past year was extremely hard to endure as we lost many dear friends and members, then were not able to gather to celebrate their lives.  Under consideration is to have a Celebration of Life in mid to late spring on the beach to honor them.  More details will be coming.

The light is at the end of the tunnel.  With the vaccination process under way, we can only hope that we can get back to the lifestyle we have all become accustomed to and love.

20210202 Golf Cart Fundraiser

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OD Shag Club – 2021 Golf Cart Raffle


Hello Everyone,

We hope this finds all of you in good health.  The 2021 Golf Cart Fundraiser is now in progress and we need your help.  As you know, this is the major fundraiser for our Club.  Proceeds from the raffle help pay for food and other expenses for our Club.
This year, we once again have 3,500 tickets to sell at $5.00 each.  The past three years, we have sold out and we hope that 2021 will be no exception.  That will be “easier said than done.”  The City has already cancelled our largest selling opportunity of the year, the St. Patrick’s Day Festival.  We don’t know if there will be any SOS events this year and as of now, we have no events scheduled.  We will, like last year, have to invent our own smaller events.


BELOW ARE A FEW WAYS THAT ALL MEMBERS CAN HELP OUT!

1.    Purchase any number of $5.00 tickets to win the gas-powered golf cart.
2.    Take a block of 10 or more tickets to sell to your friends, family and neighbors.  We have the tickets available and will meet you at Graham’s Golf Cart store or in another convenient location.
3.    Sell tickets at an event that you are attending.  Just give us the details and we will provide you with everything you need (tickets, table, signage etc.).

The drawing will be held at Fat Harold’s on Saturday, September 25th at 6:00 p.m.  If you do decide to try to sell a block of tickets and cannot sell them, any tickets unsold will need to be returned to us by August 25th

Please contact Monica Palmieri at monicapalmieri@me.com or cell 215-280-2256 if you can help.  

We look forward to hearing from you.
 
Best Regards,
 
Golf Cart Committee
Monica and Jim Palmieri
Lori and John Setzer 

 

 

 

 

 

OD Shag Club – 2021 Golf Cart Raffle


Hello Everyone,

We hope this finds all of you in good health.  The 2021 Golf Cart Fundraiser is now in progress and we need your help.  As you know, this is the major fundraiser for our Club.  Proceeds from the raffle help pay for food and other expenses for our Club.
This year, we once again have 3,500 tickets to sell at $5.00 each.  The past three years, we have sold out and we hope that 2021 will be no exception.  That will be “easier said than done.”  The City has already cancelled our largest selling opportunity of the year, the St. Patrick’s Day Festival.  We don’t know if there will be any SOS events this year and as of now, we have no events scheduled.  We will, like last year, have to invent our own smaller events.


BELOW ARE A FEW WAYS THAT ALL MEMBERS CAN HELP OUT!

1.    Purchase any number of $5.00 tickets to win the gas-powered golf cart.
2.    Take a block of 10 or more tickets to sell to your friends, family and neighbors.  We have the tickets available and will meet you at Graham’s Golf Cart store or in another convenient location.
3.    Sell tickets at an event that you are attending.  Just give us the details and we will provide you with everything you need (tickets, table, signage etc.).

The drawing will be held at Fat Harold’s on Saturday, September 25th at 6:00 p.m.  If you do decide to try to sell a block of tickets and cannot sell them, any tickets unsold will need to be returned to us by August 25th

Please contact Monica Palmieri at monicapalmieri@me.com or cell 215-280-2256 if you can help.  

We look forward to hearing from you.
 
Best Regards,
 
Golf Cart Committee
Monica and Jim Palmieri
Lori and John Setzer 

20201214 Christmas Delivery

Christmas Delivery

I would like to give a special thank you to Jim Sterner for providing the music on Saturday for the drive-thru.  Jim contacted me and volunteered to play Christmas music for the 2 hour drive thru.  He is a new member and his music put all of us in the Christmas spirit!

I would like to give some special thanks to our Christmas Family Chairperson, Karen Young, and her team of Jean Brandt and Rich Young for helping shop for clothes and toys for our seven kids.  It was quite a lot of work to find the items the children requested.  Karen & Jean also wrapped all the gifts.  It took hours to complete the wrapping not to mention the shopping.  The ODSC is going to provide these kids with a wonderful Christmas.

On Sunday, the following volunteers helped sort and box up all the food to be given to the families of the kids:  Joe and Beth Cornwall, Wayne Baldwin, Rick Kosko, Sue Wehner, Lori and John Setzer, Donna and Bernie Williams, Rich & Karen Young, and Monica Powell.

Monday, we delivered the food and gifts to the school where the parents will pick them up.  Karen & Rich Young, Wayne Baldwin, Lori and John Setzer, Donna and Bernie Williams and I also delivered the surplus food to North Strand Helping Hands to help other families in need.  Again, thanks to all of you.

Below is a picture of the quantity of food and Christmas gifts for our families.  It was awesome!  Thank you so much.
 
Merry Christmas to our wonderful shag family,
Billy Powell

 

20201212 Christmas Drive

Christmas Drive

 

Hello ODSC Members,

We just finished our Christmas Drive Thru and I want to take a moment to thank all our volunteers.  Terry McCoy and Paulette Miller and their team worked on the the food for us and it was delicious!  We have a great group of volunteers who directed traffic, handled re-up applications and collected your donations for our Christmas Families.  Thank you to all the volunteers!

Now, I want to thank the 204 of your who drove thru our event today and donated a van full of food for our Christmas families.  You also donated $673  and $200 of Honey Baked Ham gift cards which we will use tomorrow to purchase turkeys, hams, and perishable food for the families.  

You generosity to our Christmas families is wonderful!  

Thank you for allowing me to be your President in 2020 and I wish each and everyone of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  I hope the next year allows us to dance and socialize together.

Billy Powell
President

Al Cain Award Terry McCoy 2020

Terry McCoy

The Al Cain Award is the most prestigious award given by the OD Shag Club.  This award is given to a member who works tirelessly for our club over a number of years.  Our winner this year is Terry McCoy.

Terry has been a member of the OD Shag Club for 10 years.  He has served as President, Vice-President, co-chair of our Charity Golf Tournament for several years, chairman of our Food Committee for several years, chairman of the Golf Cart Fundraiser, board member of the ODSC Foundation just to name a few.  Terry has worked for almost every committee and volunteers to help with any event.

20201005 Presidents Letter

Hello ODSC Members,

The corona virus has had many implications to our daily lives and to the lives of our entire community.  The impact to our economy has been significant and those who were struggling financially are now struggling even more.  Also, the organizations that help to keep our dance and shag community alive for the future also have expenses that did not stop because of corona virus. 

This year, we could not hold either of our charity fund raising events that help support these organizations.  However, the ODSC is in relatively good financial condition and your ODSC Board made the decision to donate to some of these organizations through our Foundation anyway to help them in their endeavors.

While the donation dollars are not as big as past years, they are still significant to these organizations.

  • North Strand Helping Hands – $2,500.00
  • Junior SOS – $1,500.00
  • NMB Explorers – $1,000
  • Teen Angels – $400
  • Toys for Tots – $100

We chose these organizations because they have significant impact to our local community or to the dance we love.

Hope to see you soon!

20201008 CoronaVirus

Covid-19 is hitting way too close to everyone’s home. With a sad heart, but with strong faith in our Heavenly Father, today I kneel down in prayer, asking for a full recovery for those with Covid-19 and those in pain. Lord I’m asking You to protect & cover each of us with your healing hands and precious blood. Please protect and strengthen the elderly, homeless, unemployed, sick, front liners and caregivers who are exhausted, but not giving up. Please refresh their minds and renew their strength. Prop them up on every leaning side. Thank You for Your grace, love, mercy and healing powers. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Let us be united in praying for one another.

May God bless us!
In Jesus mighty name….Amen

 

 

2021 Election Results

 

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Many, many thanks to our all volunteers who ran our drive-thru election.  Special thanks to Terry McCoy and his team for the wonderful chicken bog.  Just as a fyi, Terry McCoy and his team worked for 2 days preparing the food.  

Here are your election results for 2021:

President -John Setzer
Vice President – Donna Williams
Secretary-Charlie Pangburn
Treasurer – Rick Kosko
Board members- Wayne Baldwin
                             Linda Campbell
                             Billy Powell

Congratulations to the new members of the 2021 Executive Board.

 

20200926 Golf Cart Winner

Winner of the 2020 Golf Cart

by

Monica Powell

 

Today our very own ODSC member, Felix Figueroa, picked up his brand new golf cart!  Many thanks to our Golf Cart Committee (left to right)  John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Monica Palmieri, Jim Palmieri.  Also, many thanks to Mike Graham for all his help in selling tickets and storage of our 2020 cart (featured in back of photo).

Maybe you can win next year!

Monica Powell
Communications Chair

 

20200926 Golf Cart Drawing

Golf Cart Drawing

by 

Monica Palmieri 

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A letter from your 2020 Golf Cart Fundraiser Committee: 

Hello ODSC, we hope this finds you and your family doing well.  

Monica Palmieri, Lori Setzer, John Setzer, and Jim Palmieri are extremely pleased to report that we have sold all of our tickets for the 3rd year in a row.  That is correct; in 2018 we sold 3,000 tickets.  In 2019 we sold 3,200.  In 2020, despite having all of our scheduled events cancelled, all 3,500 tickets have been sold.  That’s a total of $17,500 deposited for 2020.  And, if you are keeping score, that’s $48,500 for three years.

A great big thank you to Monica Powell.  Without her incredible communication, this would not have been possible.  Thank you to our President, Billy Powell, for all of his support.  This year we had to create our own events and Billy showed up at every single event.  We really appreciated his support.  Thank you to all of our volunteers who gave up their time to help sell tickets.  

On the day of the drawing, with 500 tickets still to sell, we started selling at Grahams’s at 10:00am and then moved to Fat Harold’s parking lot at 3:00pm.  At 5:30pm, as members were arriving for the drawing, many members who had volunteered in the past 3 years, got caught up in the selling frenzy as we closed in on ticket #3,500 and they started selling tickets with us.  Finally, thank you to all of our members who showed up in droves on September 26th to purchase tickets and stayed for the drawing.

Congratulations to our 2020 golf cart winner Felix Figueroa.  Felix is a member of the ODSC and purchased ticket #0800 way back in February.

Once again, thank you to everyone.

Your Golf Cart Fundraiser Committee

Monica & Jim Palmieri

Lori & John Setzer

 

Photos by Lou Martino

20200909 Museum

North Myrtle Beach Museum 

by

Lou Martino

 

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The ODSC Dance Team was asked to give a brief history and to demonstrate the Shag Dance at the North Myrtle Beach Museum on September 08, 2020 at 9:30am. by Cathy Altman, Executive Director.

With the restrictions and safety precautions due to Covid-19 it was recommended that only two members of the dance team provide the information being requested. All safety measures were taken. Each person that was a part of the event wore a mask, practiced social distancing and there was plenty of hand sanitizer made available.

The group represented the NMB Chamber’s Marketing Agency. Our local President and CEO of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Cheryl Kilday was accompanied by three young ladies from the Miles Partnership, the Creative and Marketing company for the North Myrtle Beach Chamber out of Florida.

Linda Campbell gave a 15-minute talk on the history of the Shag Dance and the impact that it has on our community.

Following her talk, we demonstrated the Shag Dance. Then we taught the group the basic steps. The group picked up the steps very easily and were very enthusiastic in wanting to learn.

After the lessons, we were asked if we could go to Florida and teach the Shag Dance in their community. Well….

I would also like to recognize the NMB Museum and the Executive Director, Cathy Altman. She has always asked the ODSC Dance Team to come to the Museum and promote and preserve the Shag. If you have not been to the Museum, take the time to visit. There is a wealth of information there. It’s free and worth the trip.

Thank you, Cathy, for the invitation and thank you for keeping the Shag alive.

Thanks to Linda Campbell and Lou Martino for taking the time to take part in this event.

 

 

20200806 Golf Cart Ticket Sales

Golf Cart Ticket Sales

The Golf Cart Fundraiser Committee set up shop for two days on Labor Day weekend at Graham’s Golf Carts.  We had set our goal for 2020 at 3,000 tickets.  A very special thank you to Anita and Wayne Baldwin and Linda Campbell and Lou Martino who joined us selling tickets.  After selling over 280 tickets for the two days, we now stand at ticket number 2,950.  Thank you to the members who came by to purchase tickets, it was greatly appreciated.  We also appreciated so many of you thanking us for selling tickets. 
 
We will sell tickets at 5:00pm on Saturday, September 26th, at Fat Harolds prior to the drawing.  The drawing is at 6:00pm.  If you would like to purchase tickets, please contact Monica Palmieri at monicapalmieri@me.com.  We will be happy to meet you in NMB at your convenience.
 
Monica & Jim Palmieri
Lori & John Setzer

20200801 Cancellations #8

ODSC – Important News

Hello ODSC Members,

Let me start with this:  

  • We will NOT be having a party in August.

Now on to other news. 

Before the pandemic started, the ODSC had a brunch in January and the Oyster Roast in February.  We are also planning an activity for October so we can vote on our officers and board for 2021.  While we have not been together, expenses still continue such as the rent for the storage bldg., insurance, CPA fees, etc.   In light of the fact that we have cancelled several parties, the Executive Board of the ODSC has decided to change the following:

  • Re-up for current members will be $20.00 for 2021 instead of the usual $35.00 if you re-up before 12/31/2020.
  • New members or anyone who signs up after 12/31/2020 will be charged the usual $40.00 per person
  • Your SOS card for 2020 is good thru December 31, 2021

We hope to see you soon and hope we can get back to some semblance of normalcy.

Executive Board of the ODSC

20200724 Golf Cart Fundraiser Update

Golf Cart Fundraiser Update

We have an opportunity to sell golf cart raffle tickets at Boulineau’s IGA Grocery Store on July 31st and August 1st.  We currently need volunteers to help sell tickets. We hope to have enough volunteers to sale at both doors.  We will be wearing masks and taking safety precautions with hand sanitizer etc.  If you are able to help, please email Lori Setzer by clicking on this link lsetzerrph@gmail.com or call at 336-971-9791.  Please include your name, shift you are willing to work and your phone number.  Below are the shifts we need to cover. 
 
Friday July 31:  10am-12noon________
                           12noon-2pm ________
 
Saturday August 1: 10am-12noon________
                                  12noon-2pm  ________
 
 
Thank you for your support.

 

20200701 Golf Cart Fundraiser Update

Golf Cart Fundraiser Update

The Golf Cart Raffle Committee set up shop outside of Graham’s Golf Carts on June 26 and 27.  To say it was hot would be an understatement.  We would like to thank our volunteers who braved the heat – Joe Harrell, Nancy & Tom Wegman, Dolly McDermott, Jerry Howard, and Monica & Billy Powell.  (Also, thank you Monica for the communication) Special thanks to Mike Graham for supporting us once again and Rip Tide Radio for the great advertisements. Please support them.

Over the weekend we sold 250 tickets.  We began the year with 3,500 tickets. Despite having all of our events cancelled, we have less than 1,300 remaining. We still have a few more events up our sleeves but not enough to reach the finish line in a blaze of glory.

We really need your help.  As a reminder, if you would like to purchase or sell blocks of tickets (five, ten or more)  contact Monica Palmieri at monicapalmieri@me.com.  You may also purchase tickets anytime at Graham’s.  Just ask Mike for OD Shag Club Golf Cart tickets.  He has the cart and sign in his store, and is helping us sell tickets.  We can’t thank him enough for the support.  The drawing is still Sept. 26.  If you are on a Committee, we would appreciate you turning in your money ASAP.
 
Thank You,
Golf Cart Committee
Monica & Jim Palmieri
Lori & John Setzer

 

20200619 Ticket Sale at Graham’s

Golf Cart Raffle Ticket Sale at Graham’s Golf Cart

Hello ODSC Members,

We want to let you know that we will be selling golf cart raffle tickets on:
 
Date:  Friday, 6/26 and Saturday, 6/27
  • Location:  Grahams Golf Carts on North Main Street
  • Time:   8:30am and 2:00pm each day

We will set up a tent in front of Grahams .  Hopefully it will be crowded as people rent carts for the holiday week.

Please support your club by stopping by and purchasing a few tickets.  All of our pre-planned events this year were cancelled, so we have plenty of tickets remaining. We will practice social distancing, so you won’t even need to leave your car.  Our event will be supported by radio advertising.

We are also soliciting help from anyone willing to sell tickets with us.  We know it will be a very hot day so any help you could give us would be appreciated. Please respond with the time you may be available. Ideally we are asking you to work a 2 hour shift. 8:30 /10:30 / 12:30.  Click on monicapalmieri@me.com to let me know what shift you can work.  
 
Thank you very much,
Monica & Jim Palmieri
Lori & John Setzer

 

20200619 ODSC Largest Fundraiser of the Year

ODSC Largest Fundraiser of the Year

Hello OD Shag Club Members,
 
We hope all is well with you and your families.  If anyone is interested in purchasing golf cart raffle tickets, the attached will give you a couple of different options. We have many tickets remaining to be sold so we are trying to make it as easy as possible.  
 
We greatly appreciate your help and support.  
 
Golf Cart Raffle Committee
Monica & Jim Palmieri

Lori & John Setzer 

 

If you live in North Myrtle Beach:  I can meet you at Graham’s to give you the tickets.  Please email me to arrange.

 If you are out of town: 

To buy tickets via email, follow the steps below:

  1.  Send an email to monicapalmieri@me.com with the information below.  I will respond to that email with my address so you can send me your check made payable to the OD Shag Club. 
  1. Complete the information below and enclose your check ($5.00 per ticket).
  1. Your Name: _____________________________________
  2. Name on all ticket stubs: ___________________________
  3. Your email address: _______________________________
  4. Your phone number: ______________________________
  5. # of Tickets you want: _____________________________

When your check is received, I will fill in the ticket stubs and take a picture of all of the stubs and email it to you.  We will not mail you the other half of the tickets.  We use the telephone number on the ticket to notify the winner, so do not need your half of the ticket to claim the prize. 

 

20200602 Presidents Letter

 

Hello ODSC Members,

Social distancing, masks, 6 feet apart, Covid 19, coronavirus, Wuhan virus, all of these words or phrases are words that we have heard constantly since March.  Unfortunately, they have also meant that we have not been able to get together and enjoy the dance we love and each other’s company.

At this time, a definitive decision has not been made for the June party, but we are trying to figure out a way to have the Charity Fun Run in July if we are allowed to have under the governor’s restrictions.

I would like to send out a big “hurrah” to Jim and Monica Palmieri.  They are still diligently trying to sell raffle tickets.  They sold almost 600 tickets this past weekend at Graham’s Golf Cart.  Thanks to all those who came out and purchased tickets and to those who helped sell tickets.  We still have a long way to go and if you could take a bundle of ten tickets and sell them, we would all be appreciative.  Contact Jim or Monica to help.

Another group that is still working hard is Ways and Means.  Wayne and Anita Baldwin and Sue Wehner along with their webmaster helper, Lou Martino have set up items to sell via our website.  Please support their efforts by going to the website and make a purchase.  These items make great gifts and when we do get back together, you will look spiffy in your new ODSC apparel. 

In closing, I hope that everyone is weathering this “storm” well.  Stay safe and hopefully this situation will improve soon.

God Bless you All!

20200524 Golf Cart Fundraiser

Message from Your Golf Cart Fundraiser Committee
Monica & Jim Palmieri
Lori & John Setzer

 

As you know, all of our selling events this year have been cancelled. We lost St. Patricks’ Day, SOS, SOS Parade, and MayFest, not to mention some smaller events.  This Covid Virus really has a way of trickling down, and we saw it firsthand.  Last year at this time, we were completely sold out.  With restrictions loosening up, we thought we may have a selling opportunity at Graham’s Golf Cart store on Memorial Day weekend.  This is like ‘fishing where the fish are’ because we know everyone that walks by, loves to drive golf carts around town. 
 
A big shout out to Mike Graham for allowing us to set up our booth in front of his store on Friday and Saturday.  Also thank you to Rip-Tide Radio for giving us on-air mentions both days, they did a great job.  As always, thank you Monica Powell for the terrific communication. Thank you to our members, Maxie Brien, Dolly McDermott, Kay and Mark Hughes and our new member Tim Pittman, who volunteered their time to sell tickets.  Thank you to all our club members who stopped by to purchase tickets.
 
Okay, so you want to know the results?  Our two-day event ranked 2nd to our largest event ever (St. Patrick’s Day Festival last year). WE SOLD ALMOST 600 TICKETS! 

All that being said, we are still far behind our sales goal.  
 
We have 1,700 tickets left to sell, so we’re always looking for selling opportunities. If anyone would like a block of 10 or more tickets to sell to friends and neighbors, please let Monica Palmieri know by clicking on this link monicapalmieri@me.com. While we did not have the large crowds like the above events, our hit-rate made a hot couple of days well worth our time.

Once again, a great big  ‘THANK YOU’ to all who came out.

20200516 John’s Drive-By

John’s Drive-By

by

Lou Martino

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There were just a few clouds in a perfect Carolina Blue sky that set the stage for the most important dance event that the OD Shag Club Dance Team has had thus far for 2020.  Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 10:30 Lou Martino and Linda Campbell organized a surprise “Drive-by” for one of our very own, John and Lori Setzer. Drive-by’s seem to be the new way to “visit” now days due to the “invisible enemy” as it is called, the Corona Virus or COVID-19.

John had been home for two days from Grand Strand Regional Hospital where he had surgery to stabilize his neck.

The cul de sac at Ridgewood Dr North Myrtle Beach began to line up with all kinds of vehicles and most people were getting out of them sporting their fashionable masks.  There were many convertibles, golf carts, and even a beautiful classic muscle car.   The vehicles were decorated with colorful balloons and signs, some saying things such as…”Hugs and Prayers”, We are here for you!” and “TEAM JOHN!”.  As the caravan paraded in front of John and Lori’s house. Even SEA DOO, the Shag Monkey stuck his head out and waved to John and Lori as he passed by John and Lori’s beautiful home.

The caravan of vehicles then stopped in the cul de sac in front of John and Lori’s home and more pictures were taken, some surprises were given to them, and then everyone turned their radio stations in their cars to 94.9 The Surf and they danced in honor of TEAM JOHN to a shag song.

Air hugs and kisses were blown to John and Lori and lots of “Love ya”, “Praying for you guys”, and “ We are here for You!” was heard as we all said our good bye’s from the roadside knowing how much we really wanted to do a group hug but we knew what we felt was that we RECEIVED so much more by what we were experiencing by being there with John and Lori.  However, hopefully they knew that they were being lifted up in much LOVE, FAITH, HOPE and PRAYER!

MANY THANKS goes to those who took time out of their Saturday morning to participate with us: Lou Martino and Linda Campbell, Bill and Diane Millman, Mark and Kay Hughes (and Sea Doo), Barbara Hopper, Barry and Julie Dyer, Lynn and Andy Gabriel, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Ted Sobol and Callie White, Donna and Burnie Williams, Barnie Lee and Connie Williams, Connie and Jim Livingston and Lou and Dicky Garrenton and we cant forget their neighbor Steve, who kept riding up and down the road in his black corvette .  

 

Photos by Lou Martino

20200309 Del Web

Del Web Residents

by

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked again to return to Del Web for more lesson’s March 9, 2020 at 6:00PM at the Grand Dunes Active Adult Community in Myrtle Beach to dance and teach.

We had several residents return from the last two classes as well as two new couples. One couple was so excited to learn the Shag Dance so that they could go and dance at their daughter’s wedding in three weeks. I am sure their daughter will be impressed.

At this lesson we taught the start, female turn, male turn, side pass and train. Since most had learned these steps in the prior classes, they felt more comfortable. The residence wanted to learn more and more.

We have been asked to return next week for a follow up class. Since many of the residence wanted to learn more and more we invited them to join the OD Shag Club. They all took applications and we hope to see them on the Dance Floor at Fat Harold’s.

Again, thank you Laureen Buckler, Lifestyle Director for asking us to come back.

And a special thank you to the members of the Dance Team who assisted: John and Lori Setzer, Mark and Kay Hughes, Barry Dyer, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino.

Photos by Lou Martino

20200303 Presidents Letter

The Oyster Roast has come and gone and once again was a great success.  Members were showing up before 4:00 p.m. and by 6:00 p.m., the Arcade was packed.  The Oyster Roast crew led by Terry McCoy and Donnie Schultz worked extremely hard to put on this event.  The work started on Friday afternoon and continued thru Saturday night.  The chicken bog was outstanding and I am told the oysters were also (I personally don’t eat the nasty things).  Hopefully, everyone got their fill and no one went home in the slightest bit hungry.  It takes at least 25 hard working people to do this.  EVERYONE should make an effort to thank all of these people for the work they did to support our club.

I would also like to thank everyone that pitched in and helped clean up after the Oyster Roast.  The breakdown went smoothly, thanks to all those who helped!  THANK YOU!!!

Our March party will be on March 21st at Fat Harold’s.  I don’t know what the Food Committee has planned, but I am sure it will be tasty.

Don’t forget the St. Patty’s Day Parade on March 14th.  This is an easy parade to participate in and is a lot of fun.   It also helps to demonstrate that we are a supportive member of our community.

Hope to see you at the business meeting on March 3rd.

20200228 Vintage Market Days

Vintage Market Days

by 

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to dance at the Vintage Market Days at the Myrtle Beach Sports Complex on February 28, 2020 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM in Myrtle Beach.

“Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Vintage Market Days® events are so much more than a flea market. Each Vintage Market Days® event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in creative venues.”

The dance team performed the Shag Dance as shoppers walked by our booth.

Many shoppers stopped by our booth to inquire about the Dance and how they could get involved in the OD Shag Club.

We also had the opportunity to teach those individuals that where interested to learn. There was a young family that was interested in having her daughters look into junior shaggers.

We found out that there are many locals that haven’t heard about the Shag Dance and would like to have known more. We provided information via the OD Shag Club Website and hard copies of our Club. We gave handouts for instructions on the basic shag step.  

A special thank you to Trish Sessions for asking us to dance at this event. And thank you 94.9 The Surf for recognizing the OD Shag Club Dance Team on the radio from their remote.

Thank you to the OD Shag Club Dance Team who attended this event: Lou Martino, Ted Sobol, Barry Dyer, Callie White, Bill Millman, Diane Millman, Jim Livingston, Connie Livingston, Lori Setzer and John Setzer.

Photos by Lou Martino

20200224 Del Web Residents

Del Web Residents

by

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was again invited to Del Web at Grand Dunes Active Adult Community in Myrtle Beach to perform and instruct the Shag Dance on February 24, 2020 at 6:00PM.

Since all the residents were in the last class on February 10, 2020, we moved right into the instruction of the dance.

The class was not as large as last class, so each couple had their own Dance Team instructor, which gave the residence a more personal touch.

We began where we left off from the last lesson. The instructors for the lesson was John and Lori Setzer. We reviewed and continued to teach the Start, Female Turn, and the Male Turn.

Thank you, Laureen Buckler, for having us back. And we are scheduled to meet twice next month.

Thank the members of the Dance Team who participated in this event:

Lou Martino, John and Lori Setzer, Bill and Diane Millman, Donna and Burnie Williams, Barbara Hooper, Kay and Mark Hughes and Connie Livingston.

Photos by Lou Martino

20200222 Oyster Roast

Annual Oyster Roast

by

John Setzer

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Once again, the World-Famous OD Oyster Roast was another success!  We had 280 members and 4 guests on hand to enjoy this culinary event!

Prep work began Friday night at Donnie and Wendy’s house with cutting up sausage and prepping the chicken for the Fantastic Chicken Bog (for those of you that have not acquired a taste for oysters) and for those of us who love both.  Thank you also Christina Black, Linda Miller, Pam Rust and Karen Young for serving the chicken bog and making sure each table had crackers and hot sauce. 

Dickey Garrenton returned to his post as “the lookout” to direct the oyster carriers to their appointed drop spots.  Their great hustle kept the oysters coming and the wait time minimal as the cooking crew kept them supplied.  Also, a huge thank you to all the crew that helped behind the scenes; Paulette Miller, Terry and Kathy McCoy, Cindy Day, Kevin and Susan Harrell, Bruce and Cathy Fitzsimmons, Bill Bacon, Joe Harrell, Ken Dawkins, Rick Koski, Glenn Strange, Bob Miller, Larry Jones and, of course, Donnie and Wendy Schultz!! Hope I didn’t leave anyone out. You all did an amazing job!

Bill Anderson once again kept the tunes coming for our enjoyment.  Lou Garrenton and Al Cosgrove were busy selling 50/50 tickets while Wayne Baldwin and Sue Wehner had plenty of merchandise to offer.  And we cannot forget our golf cart raffle.  Lori Setzer was offering lemon bars to anyone who purchased a raffle ticket.

At the end of the night many people stayed to help cleanup and reset the tables and chairs for the club.  Thank you again.

The 2020 World Famous OD Oyster Roast will again go down as a crowd favorite and success!! Many thanks to the Od Arcade for allowing us to be there and to all that helped! A great job well done by all!!

Photos by Linda Campbell

20200219 Bridgewater

Bridgewater Residents

by

Lou Martino

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We met the residents in the Back Room of Fat Harold’s in North Myrtle Beach. There were 20 residents that participated.

Linda Campbell gave a short introduction of the history of the Shag Dance. The Dance Team then demonstrated the Shag Dance.

We gave lessons to the group starting out with a slow basic moving into the start, a female turn, and a male turn. This group learned pretty fast. By the end of the lesson the group was dancing to music and where ready to hit the dance floor in the front.

It was a most productive evening for all the participants. Looking forward to the next lesson with this group.

Thank you, Cathy Jamiolkowski, a resident, at Bridgewater and a member of the Dance Team for setting up this event.

A special thanks to the members of the Dance Team who participated in this event: Julie Dyer, Barry Dyer, Lori Setzer, John Setzer, Kay   , Mark   , Barbara Hooper, Linda Campbell, Connie Livingston, Donna Williams, Burnie Williams, Diane Millman, Bill Millman, Rich Jamiolkowski, and Cathy Jamiolkowski.

Photos by Lou Martino

20200218 North Myrtle Beach Museum

North Myrtle Beach Museum

by

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to perform and teach at the North Myrtle Beach Museum on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 2:00PM located at 799 2nd Ave North in North Myrtle Beach.

If you haven’t been to the North Myrtle Beach Museum it is a must see.  So, take a few minutes to visit this historical museum. The Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday thru Saturday. There website is http://northmyrtlebeachmuseum.com

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber reached out to the North Myrtle Beach Museum to see if the OD Shag Club Dance Team could perform a demonstration of the Shag Dance during the SC Governor’s Conference held in North Myrtle Beach representatives from all over SC will be in attendance.

The Dance Team was excited and honored to be asked to be a part of this Conference and inform South Carolina of the Shag Dance.

The Dance Team was asked to perform at first, but when asked if anyone wanted to learn the basic shag step well, there was 100% participation. So, we were able to teach within the time allotted.

We had 20 participants who were very enthusiastic and willing to learn the basic steps. Thank you for all those who participated.  

Thank you, Cathy Altman, Executive Director North Myrtle Beach Museum for inviting the OD Shag Club Dance Team to perform at your event.

Thanks to the Dance Team members who took out time from their busy schedules to promote the Shag Dance: John and Lori Setzer, Mark and Kay Hughes, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Barry Dyer, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski.

 

Photos by Lou Martino

20200210 Del WEb

Del Web Residents

by

Lou Martino 

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to Del Web at Grand Dunes Active Adult Community in Myrtle Beach to perform and instruct the Shag Dance on February 10, 2020 at 6:00PM.

We were introduced to a very enthusiastic crowd of residents at Del Web. This is a new facility in Myrtle Beach for over 50 located at 62nd Ave N. Myrtle Beach.

There were 20 plus couples in attendance. After a quick history of Shag by Linda Campbell, there was a demonstration of the different styles of the dance by each of the couples on the team.

We then divided the group by male and female and began our instruction. Most participates learned the steps very fast.  This was the first introduction to the Shag Dance for all of the participants

Thanks to our POC Laureen Buckler, Lifestyle Director at Del Web for inviting us to your facility.

A special thanks to the members of the dance team that participated in this event: Barry Dyer, Lori Setzer, Rich Jamiolkowski, Barbara Hooper, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Bonnie Bejzak, Mike Bejzak, Linda Campbell, John Setzer, Donna Williams, Burnie Williams, Diane Millman, and Bill Millman.

Photos by Linda Campbell

20180101 Treasurer- Vickie Parson

Treasurer

Vickie Parsons

Vickie Parsons

Treasurer

Phone: 910-880-2662

Email: vgkp@hotmail.com

OD Shag Club Members – My name is Vickie Parsons, and it is with great pleasure that I announce my opportunity to run for a 2nd term as Treasurer of the OD Shag Club.

I’m currently a resident of Shallotte, NC after relocating from Asheboro, NC in 1984.  I’m fortunate to work for the Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach as their Administrative/Accounting Assistant, and just celebrated my 21st year of employment.

I have been a member of the OD Shag Club for 13 years. In my earlier years, I served on the Entertainment Committee and Membership Hospitality Committee.  Also, when member information was not available through our own wonderful website, I was responsible for the actual mailing to over 700 members the monthly newsletter.  This was not entirely a one-person job, and was accomplished with the combined help of Phil and Mimi Benedict and Paul and Vickie Harrison. I served on the 2016 SOS Spring Safari Parade committee, volunteered my time where needed, but most importantly, I am currently serving as your 2017 Treasurer. I have been fortunate this year to work with some amazing people who are dedicated to serve on our OD Shag Club Board and its Committees.  Kudos to all their efforts!

Music and dance have been a passion of mine since a very young age.  As a young person, my beach/shagging fun was experienced in Carolina/Kure Beach and not until 1998 did I experience the wonderful shagging life in N. Myrtle Beach and the OD Shag Club.

If given the opportunity, I will gladly serve as your Treasurer for a 2nd term with honor and integrity and continue to preserve with everyone else the dance we all love “The Shag”

20200130 Fund Raiser Golf Cart

2020 Golf Cart Fundraiser 

by

Jim Palmier

In 2018 we had 3,000 tickets available for sale – Sold Out

In 2019 we had 3,200 tickets available for sale – Sold Out

The 2020 fundraiser is underway.  This year we will have 3,500 tickets available for sale. The big news for 2020; we will be offering a gas-powered engine as opposed to electric.  You spoke, we listened.  Many people stated that their complex did not allow electric carts.  The retail value of the cart this year is over $6,000.  Remember, if you do not want the cart, people are lined up to buy it.

We kicked things off at Winter SOS.  A big thank you to Lulu for allowing us to sell tickets at Fat Harold’s where we sold over a hundred tickets.  Our next event was the Winter Brunch. Lori Setzer’s world famous carrot and hummingbird cakes were raffled off to those who purchased $20 worth of tickets.  During the brunch we sold 87 tickets.  YTD, we have sold a total of 288 tickets.

Our next event will be the Oyster Roast.  Look for another tasty treat offering.

This fundraiser helps pay for all of our brunches/parties etc.

Please support those businesses that support us.

Thank you,

The Golf Cart Fundraiser Committee

Monica & Jim Palmieri

Lori & John Setzer

20200119 Mid Winter Brunch

Mid Winter Brunch

by

Monica Palmieri

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The activities for 2020 have begun. The Mid-Winter SOS Brunch was held on January 19th.  A great big THANK YOU to our Food Committee and servers who once again did a great job.  Paulette Miller, Kathy McCoy, Terry McCoy, and Faye Chowning handled all of the details without a hitch.  There was plenty of food to go around. 

Also, thank you to the Junior Shaggers who put on an incredible demonstration.  The future of the Shag looks bright given their talents.  If you have never seen them perform, you are missing something special.

Thank you to those who purchased 50/50 and golf cart raffle tickets.  

A great time was had by all.

Photos by Lou Martino

20200125 Clean Sweep

Clean Sweep

by

Joan Bacon

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A special thank you to all that helped with our Mid-Winter Clean Sweep! We gathered in the parking lot of Deckerz at 8:30. After coffee, biscuits, cookies and doughnut holes we ventured into the streets to gather trash. We had 26 members attend and gathered 26 bags of trash! Someone even brought up pieces of concrete!

Then we settled in for socializing and enjoyed it so much everyone said they will see us in the Spring for our Spring Safari Clean Sweep!

Hope to see even more members then!

Photos by Linda Campbell

 

20200201 Presidents Letter

 

The January brunch was a great party.  Having the opportunity to see all the junior shaggers was exciting and also a great reminder that we need to support them to keep our dance going into the future.

As all of you know, February is when one of our biggest events is held…. The World-Famous Oyster Roast!  This event requires a tremendous amount of work both before (preparation, set-up, cooking and serving) and after (clean-up).  Please contact Terry McCoy or Donnie Schultz to help with the before and after.  A lot of labor is needed and a great time is had by all involved. 

EVERYONE can help clean up after the event.  Tables to be taken apart, oyster shells cans cleaned and of course all the trash cans.  Don’t be one of those people who just eat and leave for others to do all the work.

The Oyster Roast will be held on February 22 at the OD Arcade.  Members are free and guests are $25 per person.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

20200101 Presidents Letter

Another new year….2020!  I am looking forward to another successful year at the ODSC.  Thanks to everyone who worked and/or participated in our events last year.  A big thank you to all those who volunteered to be Committee Chairs for 2020.  All committees have been filled except for one very important one.  We are still in need of a Parade Committee Chair.  We usually participate in 3 parades per year with the biggest being the SOS parade in April.  This parade is a lot of fun and our participation brings a lot of recognition to our club.  We have also won First Place in the category we have entered for at least the last 15 years, maybe longer.  If you would like to take on this committee or know of someone that does, please contact me as soon as possible.

Our January party will be the Mid-Winter Brunch at the OD Arcade. I hope to see all of you there.  Don’t forget Clean Sweep will be the following Saturday on the 25th.  This is a lot of fun and great community service.

In closing, I would like every member to ask themselves what they can do to help support the ODSC.  Only with active participation of its members can the club achieve its potential.

20191216 Delivering the Food

Food Delivery Day

by 

Karen Young

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Monday morning, a group of OD Shag Club members delivered the gifts and food to Riverside Elementary School for our sponsored Christmas kids.  The group included Bill Bacon, Rich Young, Lou Martino, John Setzer, Mike Bejzak and Karen Young.  The kid’s parents were called by the school counselor, Felicia Bellamy, to come and pick up the items. 

After leaving the school, we went out to North Strand Helping Hands to deliver the remaining food boxes. They weighed them in at 594 pounds.  They were very happy to get the food as there is a huge demand at this time of year.  Thank you to all those who either brought food or donated money at the Shag Club Party Saturday night.  The money was used to buy a turkey and ham for each family plus the other items needed for a nice Christmas dinner for each family.  Your generosity was greatly appreciated by the families who already gave thank you cards for the Shag Club to the school counselor.  I picked those up today and will bring them to the January Business Meeting.

 

Photos by Lou Martino

20191216 Christmas Gifts and Food Delivery

Christmas Gifts and Food Delivery

by

Karen Young

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The OD Shag Club sponsored 8 kids for Christmas with items from their wish lists.  Jeanne Brandt and Karen Young shopped for the toys and wrapped them on Monday.  Then on Friday, the 13th, Cindy Day, Beth Cornwell, Tina Tomberlin and Karen Young shopped for the clothing on their lists and wrapped it all. We were able to get a winter jacket, an outfit, and extra pair of pants, shoes, underwear and socks for each child with Cindy Day’s discount at Belk’s.  Bill and Joan Bacon donated one bike and Sonny and Tina Tomberlin plus Rich and I donated the second bike.

The food donated at the party was sorted by a group of OD Shag Club members at Bill and Joan’s house on Sunday morning.  The helpers included Bill and Joan Bacon, Angela (Joan’s daughter) and Tom Weiss, Donna and Burnie Williams, John and Lori Setzer, Linda Campbell, Sandy Cummings, Lou Garrenton, Terry Holmes, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, Gene Bradshaw, Charles McCarthy and Rich and Karen Young.

The toys, gifts and 8 boxes of food including a ham and turkey were loaded in the van for delivery to the school on Monday morning.  The remaining food was boxed up for delivery to North Stand Helping Hands on Monday, also.

 

Photos by Linda Campbell

2019 Monica Powell

Al Cain Award 2019

Monica has been a member of the ODSC for 8 years and has been involved with many of the activities of the club.  She has served as Secretary, Vice President and President.  Monica currently serves as chair of the Communications Committee and Co-Chair of the Charity Fun Run, but has spent much time helping with parades, fund raising, Ways and Means, clean sweep, Fun Run and our golf tournament.  She has promoted our dance by helping to produce a video for the North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum and by coordinating with the Junior Shaggers to share their talent with our club. 

While Monica was President, she began the beginner shag classes and SASS (Share a Shag Step).  She was also instrumental in forming the ODSC Foundation to establish 501c3 status for the club.  She currently serves as Chair of the Foundation. 

Monica has spent many hours working for the club and cheerfully looks forward continuing her work.  Please join me in congratulating Monica Powell as our Al Cain Award winner for 2019!

 

 

20191029 Charities

2019 OD Shag Club Charities

by

Monica Powell

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If you remember, the ODSC & ODSC Foundation sponsored a Charity Golf Tournament in September.  The net proceeds were the highest recorded for the club.  Many, many thanks to our Committee Chairs, Larry Jones, Ken Meyers, Karen Young, Bob Miller and Terry McCoy for all your hard work!

Last night, the Boards and several members were able to present the rewards of all the hard work to numerous local charities at Fat Harold’s.  The charities included North Strand Helping Hands, Junior SOS, Teen Angels, NMB Explorers, Ellen Taylor Foundation and Special Olympics.

It was a pleasure to talk with each of the charities and to be a part of a Club that wants to not only have a good time, socialize and dance, but likes to give back to the community!  Thank you to everyone that worked the Tournament and collected donations for the raffle prizes!  It takes a large group led by our fantastic Chairmen’s to pull this off!

Photos by Lou Martino

20191010 Boomer Bash

Boomer Bash

by

Linda Campbell

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On October 8, 2019 the OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to dance at the Inaugural Georgetown County Boomer Bash being held at the Precious Blood Church of Christ in Pawleys Island, SC. From 10:00am-1:00pm.

The team, along with approximately 40 vendors, entertained at the expo, dancing at 11:00am and again 12:00pm, showing those who were visiting the exhibition hall that seniors can be active and healthy in their “mature” years.

When the team was not dancing, we were able to visit the other vendors and were treated to some amazing samples of healthy foods, information on retirement communities, investment opportunities in retirement years, banking opportunities for seniors and much much more. 

Those who attended really enjoyed seeing us “showcase” our beloved dance and a few even wanted us to teach them the basic.   The team that were there to dance were: Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Connie and Jim Livingston, Ted Sobol and Callie White, Bonnie and Mike Bejzak, Barbara Hopper, Barry Dyer and Linda Campbell. 

A special thanks goes out to Julie Dyer with the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce for our invitation to attend and from what we have heard, she believes there is going to be another “Bash” next year and we have a standing invite to come back next year!!!

Photos by Linda Campbell

20191003 Navy Reunion

Navy Reunion

by

Lou Martino


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The  ODSC Dance Team was invited to the USS Bang Navy Reunion October 3, 2019.

USS Bang (SS-385) was a United States Navy Balao-class submarine, named after the bang, a dark blue or black fish of the Atlantic herring family found in the coastal waters of the United States north of North CarolinaBang was laid down on 30 April 1943 at Kittery, Maine, by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; launched on 30 August 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Robert W. Neblett; and commissioned on 4 December 1943, Lieutenant Commander Antone R. Gallaher in command.

The Dance Team met at the Ocean Reef Resort, 7100 Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach,SC at 6:30 PM waiting for the members of the USS Bang to finish their dinner since their meeting ran overtime.

We entered the conference room of over 100 members of the USS Bang and were introduced as the ODSC Dance Team by Jennifer Wilson our POC.

After a brief history of the Shag Club and the Shag Dance by our spokes person Linda Campbell, the team was introduced.

Each ODSC Dance Team couple danced their different styles for a minute and a half to their favorite song.

Since Jennifer hired their own DJ Wayne Cribb, Lou Martino made a CD for the DJ to play for the dancers. Thanks to the DJ for playing for the Dance Team.

Following the demonstration the members of the USS Bang were invited to come to the floor and learn the Shag Dance. They were very enthusiastic and enjoyed the basic steps of the Shag Dance.

After the event, the Dance Team was invited to stay and enjoy a delicious Prime Rib dinner. Thank you USS Bang for feeding the Dance Team.

A big thank you goes out to Jennifer Wilson for the invite to this event and the DJ Wayne Cribb for playing the music for this event.

Special thanks to the members of the ODSC Dance Team for dancing:

Ted Sobol, Callie White, Donna and Burnie Williams, Bill and Diane Millman Barbara Hopper, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, John and Lori Setzer, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino

 

Photos by Lou Martino 

20190921 Golf Cart Winner

2019 Gold Cart Winner

by

Jim Palmieri

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You can stick a fork in the 2019 version of the Golf Cart Fundraiser, because it is done.  It was a record-breaking year.  We have never tried to sell 3,200 tickets, we have never sold 3,200 tickets, and they were all sold by the end of SOS Parade Day way back in April.

Once again, a great big thank you to our volunteers who gave their time to support the Club, McMillan’s for the use of their parking lot, and Lulu at Fat Harold’s for inviting us indoors to sell tickets during Winter SOS.  Also, many thanks to Mike Graham at Graham’s Golf Cars for selling tickets and storing the cart all year.  Please support businesses that support us.

The drawing was held on Saturday 9/21/2019 at Fat Harold’s parking lot. The drawing was held on a Saturday for the first time and we had a great turn out. We have never seen so many fingers and toes crossed.  And the winner was, Joanne Natt of North Myrtle Beach.  Needless to say, she was extremely excited as were her ODSC friends.

Lesson learned; buy your tickets early in 2020!

Photos by Lou Martino

 

 

20190915 Fall Migration Brunch

Fall Migration Brunch

by

Donna Williams

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Double the fun! Double the pleasure! OD Shag Club brunch and Fun Sunday on this beautiful beach day filled with great friends, awesome music, delicious food and a surprise guest entertainer. What else could we ask for? DJ Bill Anderson started the morning off playing great tunes while our breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits and fruit were being prepared by the staff at the OD Arcade. Thank you, Pam and crew. In addition, our coffee and happy juices were a big hit as always. While all of this was going on, our hard-working Hospitality crew welcomed 248 members and 18 guests for a total of 266 attendees quickly moving them through our sign in line. Thank you, ladies.

Bill Bacon welcomed the attendees with a few announcements and a blessing as the first color for eating was called. Our special guest Lesa Hudson sang several songs to the delight of the crowd. We must thank the food committee and volunteer servers for their continued success for keeping the lines moving and thus everyone having a good hot breakfast. Great job.

The Ways and Means committee, working hard for the entire morning, were very successful in selling not only lots of new merchandise but also having a special sale appreciated by many.  Thanks to the committee and all who helped the buyers with their selections and purchases. You will be seeing OD Shag merchandise all over town as a result.

Many thanks also go out to Nancy Sook and John Berringer for their successful efforts with the 50/50 raffle. Congratulations to the 50/50 winner and also to our logo and name tag winners.

A big thanks also goes out to Lou Martino for his continuous efforts to provide us with lifetime memories by his constant efforts to bring smiles to everyone’s faces. Then he continuously makes more time putting them on the website for all to see how much fun we all who are able to attend have. Check out the happy faces and big smiles in his pictures. You will surely see fun was had by all.

Last but not least, thanks to all who do attend our events. You make it special. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy doing it for you. If you could not make this one, we look forward to seeing you at the next one, or better yet, our October party is coming soon. We would love to have you.

Photos by Lou Martino

20190727 Charity Fun Run

Charity Fun Run

by

Monica Powell

 

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Our Charity Fun Run was held on a hot, sunny day the last Saturday of July.  We started at the OD Arcade.  Donna Williams and Cindy Day signed all 140 players in at the desk and then they proceeded over to the table to draw their first card. 

Many thanks to all our participating clubs., OD Arcade, Saville’s on Second, 810 Bowling, Duck’s and Fat Harold’s.  Not only did they open their doors to us with great service and smiles, each venue donated prizes to be given away at our raffles.  We also want to thank Allstate Insurance, Graham’s Golf Carts, Al Cosgrove and Navajo Sunglasses for raffle prizes.

After everything was counted, our winner was Sonia Brooks with the most points. Lamar Vaughn came in second and Kathy McCoy has the lowest points.  Billy Powell and Sandy Cummings did a great job selling 50/50 tickets and our winner, Justin Owens, took home $644.00.

This event could not have happened without all of our volunteers.  Many thanks to:  Nancy Sook, John Barringer, Lou Garrenton, Dickie Garrenton, Larry Jones, Terry McCoy, Kathy McCoy, Jessie Becker, Billie Reitz, Bill Bacon, Joan Bacon, Cindy Day, Tim Webb, Paula Webb, Billy Powell. Tina Tomberlin, and Paulette Miller.

After everything was finished, we were able to donate $2,089 to the Junior Shag Dance Team.  Their next competition is the US Open Swing Dance Championship in California in November. We wish them the best of luck and thank them for keeping the dance flame going!

Photos by Lou Martino and Nancy Pardini

20190727 Building Suppliers Assoc.,

Building Material Suppliers Association

by

Lou Martino

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On July 27, 2019, the ODSC Dance Team was invited to the Building Material Suppliers Association Convention at the Double Tree Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC from 5:30PM thru 7:00PM.

We were asked to demonstrate the Shag Dance and instruct those who were interested to learn to do the Shag.

Just a few attendees knew how to Shag however there were many that wanted to learn. We danced for the first half hour while the members of the association trickled in during their happy hour and pre-meeting.

After a brief introduction by our spokesperson Linda Campbell, the members of the Dance Team danced as a group since the area to dance in was so big and the association members where having a meet and greet.

Many of the members of their association were from all over the country and many of them did not know what the Shag Dance was all about. A couple of members from North Carolina came up and encouraged other members to participate. Over all we all had a great time.

Thank you, Jessica Cutler, DMCP event planner for inviting to this event. If you would like an event planner Jessica does a great job. Here website is http://envents.com.

Also, thank you Corey the DJ for providing the music. Great DJ and easy to work with.

A special thank you to the members of the Dance Team who participated in this event: Burnie and Donna Williams, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, and Lori and John Setzer.

Photos by Lou Martino

20190716 Bridgewater

Brightwater Homeowners Welcome to the Shag Dance

by

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to welcome the homeowners of the new development – Bridgewater on Hwy 9 in North Myrtle Beach on July 16, 2019.

Since the development is brand new they did not have an area that we could demonstrate and or teach them so we invited them to join the Dance Team to the back room of Fat Harold’s.

This was a very enthusiastic group willing to learn the Shag Dance and at the same time we introduced them to the Shag World at the famous Fat Harold’s Beach Club.

Our spokesperson Linda Campbell gave a little history of the Shag Dance and introduced the OD Shag Club Dance Team. The Team demonstrated the different styles of shagging and then prepared for the lesson. Not one in the group knew how to shag, but all but one participated. Go to the www.odshagclub.com website to see the pictures for this event.

After the lesson with the OD Shag Club Dance Team, the residents were invited to participate in Jeppy McDowell’s weekly dance class in the main part of the club, so they got to experience the best of both worlds.

Thank you to Sherri Crawford for inviting us to be a part of the welcoming committee for the new homeowners at Brightwater. This was also in part due to Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski who are the proud owners of their new house, yes, in Brightwater.

A big thank you goes out to the Dance Team for supporting this event:

Burnie and Donna Williams, Ted Sobol, Callie White, Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski, Connie Livingston, Diane and Bill Millman, Lori and John Setzer, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino.

Photos by Lou Martino and John Setzer

20190615 Pizza Party

Pizza Party

by 

Donna Williams

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Our Pizza party took place at Ducks. Paul Craver not only played our dance music but sang for us as well. 120+ attended the event and thanks to our food committee, everyone was able to enjoy plenty of delicious pizza with various toppings delivered from The Main Slice.

To top off the pizza, our members in attendance with last names from I-P provided us with a vast array of delicious desserts. Thanks to Lou for our pictures and to all who planned, attended, and helped with another great event for the OD Shag Club. 

The winner of the Logo was Lois Roberts, the Name Tag winner was David Pettigrew and the big winner of the 50/50 was Gilda Gailliher.

Photos by Lou Martino

 

20190605 Chapin Library

Chapin Library 70th Anniversary

by

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to participate in the 70thyear anniversary of the Chapin Library in Myrtle Beach for the week of June 3 – 8th, 2019.

Throughout the week the Dance Team danced and instructed a small group of students ranging from no experience to basic experience. We danced June 4, 2019, in the morning from 10-12Noon and 5-7PM that evening.

Then June 6, 2019, we danced to a local band from 4 – 6PM in the non-fiction section of the library. Those students that took lessons on June 4thwere to show us what they had learned. They all did such a wonderful job and made the Dance Team look good for what they had learned.  A big thank you goes out to those students that participated.

This was the only time we didn’t have to whisper in the library.

Thank you, Debra Warrington, Customer Services Supervisor of Chapin Library for inviting us and asking the OD Shag Club Dance Team to be a part of this momentous occasion. We had such a great time teaching those individuals who wanted to learn and be a part of this celebration.

Thanks to the OD Shag Club Members who participated in this event: Ted Sobol, Callie White, John and Lori Setzer, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Barbara Hopper and Donna and Burnie Williams.

Photos by Lou Martino

20190603 Helping Hand Fundraiser

Helping Hand Fundraiser

by

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to the North Strand Helping Hand Fundraiser June 3, 2019 from 5PM – 8PM by Lori Stone.

The Rick Strickland Band Featuring Leas Hudson and fourteen members of the OD Shag Club Dance Team along with six members of the Junior Shaggers Dance Team performed at Antonio’s Restaurant for a crowd of supporters for the Helping Hand Fundraiser.

Yes, it was a hot day at Antonio’s Restaurant, but there was a nice cool breeze coming off the marsh when the OD Shag Club Dance Team and the Junior Shaggers demonstrated and danced for about an hour to the Rick Strickland Band.

Linda Campbell gave a short history of the Shag Dance and introduced the members of each team.

After the spot light dance of the different styles of shag by the members of the OD Shag Club Dance Team, the Junior Shaggers danced for the crowd. These kids really did a great job.

As you can see from the photos, there were many participates from the crowd. This was a great group of people.

Afterwards many of us went upstairs and had dinner.

Thank you, Lori Stone, for inviting the OD Shag Club Dance Team and the Junior Shaggers Team. This is one way we promote and preserve the Shag Dance.

Thanks to the Rick Strickland Band for their great music.

Thank you, Pat Folds, for getting together your dance team on such short notice: Olivia Gaddy, Chase Collinds, Erin Leonard, Ean Bane, Capri Laughlin and Connor Sanders.

Thanks to the OD Shag Club Dance Team Members: Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski, Ted Sobol, Callie White, John and Lori Setzer, Donna and Burnie Williams, Barbara Hopper, Barry Dyer, Bill and Diane Millman, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino for your support.

 

Photos by Lou Martino

20190523 Sea Side Elementary

Sea Side Elementary

by

Lou Martino

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So, you think you had a great day.  Well the OD Shag Club Dance Team had a wonderful and exciting day at Sea Side Elementary School in Surfside South Carolina for their Fine Arts Day.

The OD Shag Dance Team was invited to Sea Side Elementary School by Ruth Van Sciver, Music Educator. We were to dance from 8:20 to 11:15 with 30-minute sessions for students ranging from 6 thru 9 years of age.

We had danced for schools before with 20 to 25 students at a time, so we were ready for this event. We were in the gymnasium when the students marched in. They just kept coming until there were at least 100 students. WOW!

Yes, we taught 100 students at five sessions each and their teachers how to shag. That is 500 students. The students were very well mannered. Well, most of the time. However, we were backed up by some very special teachers that saved the day.

Linda Campbell our spokes person gave a very short history of the Shag Dance for the young students. She then introduced the Dance Team and the students with their high-pitched little voices gave a warm welcome to the Team with a “Hi Mr. Lou” or “Hi Ms. Linda” and so on.

It is amazing how these young students love music and dance. They all wanted to participate of course, until they had to touch each other, then it became a little dicey. Again, we were saved and the dance began. We also had demonstrations from the students as how to do the “floss”.

The teachers this time had to pay attention, because we asked them to dance for their students. They did pay attention because they also did very well with their first lesson. They also asked us to come back and that they would call us for more lessons. There are a lot of people out there that would like to learn how to Shag. And we are going to try to get to them all.

After all was said and done, the day was perfect. We had a great time and a big thank you goes out to the members of the dance team that came out to support the team: Donna Williams, Bill Millman, Lou Martino, Barbara Hopper, Linda Campbell, Lori Setzer and John Setzer.

Photos by Lou Martino

20190510 New Member Social

New Member Social

by

John Setzer

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Our New Member Social was held on Friday May 10 at 6:00 in the back room of Fat Harold’s.  Attendance was very good with 77 people coming out of which 47 were new members.  Finger sandwiches, assorted snacks and desserts were provided as well. 

To help people to mingle a “match” game was played where each person was given a character name which matched another name.  Once you found your match, the idea was to learn facts about your partner and be able to introduce them if requested. 

Also, the new members were given numbered tickets and a few prizes were given away. The winners were:

Charles Pangburn

Tony Smith

Terry Tucker

Everyone had a great time getting to know others and sharing experiences.

Photos by Lou Martino

 

 

20190505 Golf Cart Tickets Sold

Golf Cart Tickets Sold

by

Jim and Monica Palmieri

John and Lori Setzer

Hello to our valued volunteers,

A BIG THANK YOU!!!!!

No, we are not contacting you to ask you to volunteer again. We are contacting you to say, that because of your incredible efforts, we have sold all of our tickets for 2019!  Yes, even though the Board increased the amount of tickets to 3,200, you did it!  From Mid-Winter SOS, St.Patty’s Day, and Spring SOS, you were all terrific. We will be depositing over $16,000 for the Club (including some small contributions.)  We know you would have rather enjoyed more time watching parades or enjoying SOS, and we know that selling, took some of you out of your comfort zone.  This makes all of you even more special.  While at times it is not easy getting people to volunteer, many of you volunteered for more than one shift and more than one event, and we sure appreciated it.  

Some of you volunteered as a group so we’re missing their email address.  Please forward this email to them. 

Enjoy your summer, especially knowing you will not be receiving any more emails from us!

Take care, and again… THANK YOU!

 

20190504 SOS Parade

Spring Safari SOS Parade

by

Billy Powell

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Year          Theme                                  Category                      Finish

 

2009         St. Dance                              Best Shag Troop                  1stPlace

2010          Back to the 50’s                  Best Shag Troop                  1stPlace

2011           Cupid                                    Best Shag Troop                  1stPlace

2012          Salute to the Troops           Best Shag Troop                  1stPlace

2013          Pontoon                                Best Shag Troop                  1stPlace

2014          Magic Kingdom                   Best Shag Troop                  1stPlace

2015          Greatest Show on Earth     Best Shag Troop                  1stPlace

2016          Happy Trails                         Best Shag Troop                  1stPlace

2017          Thriller                                  Best Shag Theme                1stPlace

2018          Once Upon a Time              Most Original                       1stPlace

2019          A Little Party Never           Most Original                       1stPlace

                      Never Killed Nobody

As you can see from above list, the ODSC definitely has a winning tradition. The above are just the ones that I have records for, but I do know that there were at least 5 more years of 1stplace wins prior to 2009.

Once again thanks to the creativity, enthusiasm, and hard work of our members, we were able to keep the winning tradition going.

Our theme this year was “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody”.  Even though this is true, many of us thought the heat would kill us before the parade was finished. 

Many thanks to our “banner carriers”.  They have carried our banner for several years, but this year they actually pulled a large invitation.  Their costumes were great and they are great representatives of the ODSC.  I am not sure if they can ever top their last year’s costumes of the Little Red “Bill” Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf “Donna”, but we are looking forward to what they come up with next year.

Our dance troop did an outstanding job and danced the entire parade.  Dancing that far in the heat was really tough, but they made it look easy.  They put in many hours of practice prior to the parade to make sure they were synchronized and the results were worth it.  The purpose of an entry into the parade is to entertain the crowd.  I hear many compliments after the parade about how great the dancers performed.

The float was rocking the entire parade and everyone on it was partying.  Special thanks to our DJ/Conductor and the trumpet players.  I didn’t realize how tired my arms would be after holding up a plastic trumpet and pretending to play during the whole parade.

The golf carts were outstanding!  We put the basic “Model T” frame on the carts during the work day and everyone took them home and made them unique with lots of special touches.  They were extremely creative!  Everyone was dressed to the theme and each cart was very unique. 

I would like to thank all of those who put in the hard work necessary to pull all of this together.  Much gratitude for those that participated in the workday, those that helped put the float together Saturday and even more thanks for those that help dismantle the float after the parade.  Last but in no way least, I could not do this without my better half, Monica.  She keeps me on track and organized.

If you did not participate this year, you missed a lot of fun.  The work and effort are well worth it if compared to the fun and satisfaction of doing something together as a club.

Hope to see you participate in next year’s 1stPlace team.!

Photos by Lou Martino

20190428 Spring Safari Brunch

Spring Safari Brunch

by

Donna Williams

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Another great morning at the OD Shag Club Spring Safari Brunch. It was a terrific way to start off another super beach morning with the bright sunshine, lots of wonderful good morning smiles from special friends, delicious food, and awesome music across the street from the beach. What in the world could top all of this?

With 317 in attendance including 28 guest and 7 from the Junior Shagger community we began with some great dancing by our Junior Shaggers to show us how it is done these days. They did an awesome job and then pulled some lucky people up to share the dance floor with. Good job everyone. From there we received a welcome, a few messages and a blessing by our President Bill Bacon. Everyone waited to see what color ticket would be called first for the lucky people who would be fed first. Murl Augustine entertained us with great music while we waited. When the color was called, the rush was on for a filling breakfast of eggs, delicious bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits and fruit and it was topped off by our famous happy punch. As the remaining colors were called, it was obvious that everyone was delighted with everything. Thanks to Kathy and Terry McCoy,  Paulette Miller, Wendy Schultz, their crew, the serving volunteers and to OD Arcade personnel who all worked hard to make this ANOTHER great event. Also thanks to the hospitality committee workers who did such a great job of keeping up with sign ins and information.

Wayne and Sue provided us with new items for Sale from our Ways and Means committee. A special thanks to Sue for all the sewing she did herself. Check out the tent during SOS for great products. Thanks go also to their helpers. Job well done.

Our 50/50 volunteers sold $758 of tickets. Of that one lucky winner went home with half. The Juniors were given $379.00 from the club and another $281 from the floor bringing their total to $600. Thanks to all purchasers and donators for being so generous. Thanks to our volunteers for the raffle.

To the volunteers who set up and cleaned up before and after the event thanks for being early risers and late stayers. To our photographer Lou-you allow us to have a look back of a great way to start a day at NMB Spring Safari.

Last but not least, thanks to the Golf cart ticket committee for the special smiles and greetings they gave everyone upon arriving and leaving.  

WHAT AN AWESOME SUCCESSFUL MORNING!

Photos by Lou Martino

20190412 St James Elementary

Dance Team at St James Elementary School

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Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to return to St James Elementary School in Socastee, SC for their Annual Arts Day April 12, 2019, at 7:30AM.

It was a beautiful early morning on April 12, 2019, when the OD Shag Club Dance Team entered St James Elementary School for their Annual Fine Arts Day. We were warmly met by Kaleigh Vanlandingham Art Teacher and the Staff and then directed to the mobile class room to set up and began to demonstrate and instruct the Shag Dance to the 5 thru 9-year old’s.

As usual the students were very well mannered and at the same time excited to learn the dance.

Linda Campbell and Lori Setzer gave a short and simplified version of the history of the Shag Dance to the young students and their teachers.

The Dance Team began this event at 8:00AM with each group of approximately 15-20 students and finished at 11:00AM. So, the Dance Team had about 140 students rotating every 30 minutes throughout the morning.

This event that the Dance Team is invited to each year, the enthusiasm of the students, their participation and wanted to learn is without one of the most rewarding events that we attend.

Thank you to Kayleigh Vanlandingham Art Teacher at St James for inviting the OD Shag Dance Team for us to promote the Shag Dance to such a fine young group of future shaggers. Also, thank you to all the teachers that participated and learned how to Shag.

Many thanks to the early birds of the dance team: John and Lori Setzer, Bill and Diane Millman and Linda Campbell and Lou Martino for making this one of the most enjoyable events on our schedule.

Hope to see you next year.

Photos by Lou Martino

20190410 Bi-Lo

Dance Team at Bo-Lo Grand Opening Windy Hill

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Linda Campbell

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team had a great opportunity to share our beloved dance with the community when asked to dance at the Windy Hills (North Myrtle Beach) Bi-Lo on Wednesday, April 10th and again on Saturday, April 12th. 

 Three Couples were requested by Ms. Alice Cox for each day to dance. On Wednesday, Lori and John Setzer, Bill and Diane Millman and Lou Martino and Linda Campbell entertained the customers and the Bi-Lo staff to the tunes spun by the DJ Jimmy.

A great time was evident as many of the Bi Lo staff jumped in and took a quick lesson to learn to shag and then tried out their new steps and they even did a line dance or two.

Saturday started out with a downpour of rain and an abundanceof customersforthe “Grand Re-­‐opening”. Lots of prizes, food and drink were given out and the music could be heard coming from the front of the store from the band Three Peace. Again, Lori and John Setzer, Bill and Diane Millman, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino were available to dance.  We were also honored to have Lenny Gardner back with the team to dance a few dances and a wonderful“Cha-­‐Cha” with Barbara Hopper.   

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20190330 Chilit Extravaganza

Chili Extravaganza

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Monica Palmieri

 

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It may have been a little warm outside, but it was chili inside at Fat Harold’s.  The Chili Extravaganza was held on March 30th. Even though the name of our event was changed from the Chili Cook-Off, the competition was still hot and heavy to see which pot would be depleted first.  The answer; those first in line.

Our Food Committee of Terry and Kathy McCoy and Paulette Miller, did an amazing job of setting up the room to ensure things ran efficiently.  Also, a big thank you to our dessert servers and ticket takers who kept things running smoothly.

Twenty of our members shared their greatest chili recipes with 150 members.  Many thanks to those who cooked all day to provide the feast.  The Food Committee supplied the cheese, crackers and all the chili fixins to make for a great meal, not to mention all of cookies and brownies for dessert.  The only issue; no leftovers.

The chili competition did not cool down as each member who brought chili was given a ticket for a chance to win one of three monetary prizes.  Our winners were:  1stprize of $75.00 went to Donna Althoff, 2ndprize of $50.00 went to Beth Cornwell and last, but not least, 3rdprize of $25.00 went to Paulette Broadway.  Our members also generously donated $100.00 to our local Junior Shaggers!  

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20190316 St Patricks Day Golf Cart Ticket Sales

St. Patrick’s Day Golf Cart Ticket Sales

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Monica and Jim Palmieri

The Golf Cart Committee would like to openly acknowledge the following people who sold tickets at the St. Partrick’s Day Parade and Festival. The day began at 6:15am to set up and decorate the booth. The day ended at 5:00pm. Despite battling the chilly temperatures, a steady wind, and an overdose of pollen, our volunteers helped sell over 750 tickets for the day. By far, the largest single day ticket sales we have had. It was an incredible group effort. We would like to thank the following people who gave their all and put us way ahead of our YTD sales goal. 
 
Bronna Barber
Maxi Brien
Faye Chowning
Ken Dawkins
Jeff and Sheryl Dennis
Barry and Julie Dyer
Andy Gabriel
Joe Harrill
Monica and Billy Powell
 
 

20190216 Oyster Roast Golf Cart Fundraiser

Oyster Roast Golf Cart Fundraiser

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Monica and Jim Palmieri

The 2019 Golf Cart Fundraiser is off and running.  In 2018, we were given 3,000 tickets to sell.  Even though it has never been done before, (NBDB) we sold out.  This was a combined effort of all of our great volunteers.  It was a super effort, even though we lost 2 days of Spring SOS due to storms and all of Fall SOS due to a hurricane.  But enough of 2018.  This year, the Board has decided to increase the number of tickets to 3,200.  Because we were able to get the cart and the tickets earlier this year, we have already sold 372 tickets.  A huge event for us this year was the brunch.  With the purchase of 4 tickets, you were entered to win a world-famous carrot cake baked by Lori Setzer.  We had 27 entries. Because of the success of this event, we are doubling down at this year’s Oyster Roast.  If you buy 4 golf cart tickets, you will be entered to win one of two cakes; a carrot cake or a strawberry cake.

Remember, the Golf Cart Fundraiser helps pay for all of our events (Brunches, Oyster Roast, Christmas Dinner etc.).  So please stop and see us at the Roast, buy 4 tickets, and be entered to win one of the cakes.  If you can’t make the roast, we will be selling tickets at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  If every member would buy just one ticket, we would be 25% sold. 

Finally, we hear all the time that “I don’t need a golf cart”. Please know that we have people lined up to buy it from you. It is a fully loaded cart with a retail value of $5,500.

 Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Monica and Jim Palmieri
Lori and John Setzer 

20190316 St Patrick Parade

St Patrick Day Parade

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Billy Powell

A little breezy, but otherwise a beautiful day for a parade!  All of the cars were beautifully decorated in green as were the majority of the 65 participants.  Numerous leprechauns, varieties of hair colors and snazzy hats were everywhere.  We had 17 golf carts and one trailer as our St. Paddy’s day entry.  The ODSC was well represented.  14,000 strands of beads were thrown to the thousands of people that lined the streets.  This was the most crowded I have ever seen on the streets for a parade.

Many thanks to Bill and Diane Millman, who carried our banner in the parade. Special thanks to Rich and Karen Young for helping with logistics and set up for our parade.  An extra special thanks you to my better half, Monica, for all the help and support.

If you have never participated in the parade, you should.  The camaraderie and good times are abundant even if you do have to get up a little early.  Our next parade will be the SOS parade.

There is still time to sign up and participate.

Hope to see all of you at the next parade.

20190216 Oyster Roast

Oyster Roast

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Kathy McCoy

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What a great Oyster Roast, Thanks to everybody who helped make it successful. We had 241 members and 5 quests to attend.

We started Friday night prepping the food at Donnie and Wendy’s house and it began with CHICKEN, cutting up the sausage, watching Donnie measuring and weighing the food, yes he did…for their world-famous Chicken Bog (yes, for those who just haven’t acquired the love or taste for oysters). And for those of us who love both. Thank you, Faye Chowning, Dolly McDermott and Paulette Miller for serving this and making sure that each table had their crackers and cocktail sauce.

I am sure you couldn’t miss Glen Strange directing where the oyster carriers needed to go and I don’t believe anyone was without oysters for more than just a little bit as Donnie and his great “crew” kept ‘m coming!

That great team consisted of: Tim and Cassy Shumway, Cindy Day, Susan and Kevin Harrell, Bill Bacon, Terry Holmes, Jim Robinson, Bob Sanders, Jim Queen, Steve Queen, Bob Miller, Terry and Kathy McCoy, Ronnie Rogers and Glen Strange. Sorry if we missed anyone, it was such a great team effort from early Saturday morning till cleanup Saturday night.

While everyone ate either oysters or chicken bog cooked by Ronnie Rogers and Archie Amerson., Bill Anderson kept the great tunes spinning. Billy Powell and Rich Young did a great job selling 50/50 tickets.

At the end of the night there was lots of help from many of the members to put the OD Arcade back to its original state.

2019 World Famous OD Shag Club Oyster Roast will go down as a wonderful success and we will look forward to it again next year. Thank you again to EVERYONE FOR A GREAT JOB WELL DONE!! It was a record clean up on the inside, in 20 minutes once food was over, Arcade was back up and running like we were never there!

Thanks again for all the hard work!!

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20190126 Clean Sweep

Clean Sweep

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Joan Bacon

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The O.D. Shag Club held our annual Mid-Winter Clean Sweep on Saturday, January 26th • We had 25 members turn out and we picked up 28 bags of trash!

The temperature was in the 30s but the sun was shining and it really did not feel like it was as cold as it was! We all were happy to see the sun for a change and enjoyed biscuits from Hardees, coffee and donut holes from Krispy Kreme as well as juices and bottled water. We also enjoyed visiting with our shagfriends!

If you have never participated in the Clean Sweep, I think you would be surprised to find that you would really enjoy it.  We will have our next Clean Sweep on Saturday May 11 at 8:30. This is the weekend after our Spring SOS!

Hope to see you there!

20190120 Mid Winter Brunch

 

Mid Winter Brunch

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Nancy Sook

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Good friends, good food and good fun.  Midwinter Brunch at the OD Arcade, Sunday morning. Morning cocktails followed by 7 local shaggers on the Junior Shag Team showing us their moves. Some members even were lucky enough to dance with them.  Each local junior shagger received a check for $100.00 that the members donated when the bucket was passed at some events.  The fabulous OD Arcade Brunch was served by members of the 2019 Board. Murl kept the fun going as members danced to his tunes.  Everyone hoped to win the $20.00, but Sonny Dellinger and Kathy Wooten took home the money.  Lori Setzer donated a delicious carrot cake to the winner drawn from those who bought 4 golf cart raffle tickets.  Lou always takes great pictures. Another fun morning in our memories. 

20181217 Christmas Families

Christmas Families

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Karen Young

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The OD Shag Club was given the names of 5 families with a total of 8 children from Riverside Elementary School who needed a good Christmas.  With the donations of $115.00 from the members of the OD Shag Club, $155.00 from the ODSC Dance Team, $200.00 from Dale Clements (by the way Dale joined the club that very night) and the extra discount donated by Belk’s, we were able to get jackets, 2 outfits, underwear, socks and shoes for each child.  Plus, we were able to get most of the items from their wish lists.  Cindy Day, Cassy Shumway, Tina Tomberlin and Beth Cornwell helped me shop for the clothes. With the rest of the money, Tina and Beth helped me shop for the wish list items and wrap all the presents.  The group from 5thAve. (Bill and Joan Bacon, Terry and Debbie Holmes, Charles and Brenda McArthur, Jerry and Linda Harrell, Susan Rasmussen and Pat Johnson) donated the bicycle, helmet and lock that was on one wish list.

Saturday night, Rich Young, Charles McArthur and Larry Jones collected the food and monetary donations in front of Fat Harold’s. Thanks to the generosity of our club members for donating all the cans and boxes of food. We were able to fill the van full of food. To see what was donated see pictures of this event on the website. Thank you to all the members that participated in this drive for the Christmas Families.

Sunday morning, the following members:  Monica and Billy Powell, Bill and Joan Bacon, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Sandy Cummings, John and Lori Setzer, Donna and Bernie Williams, Tina and Sonny Tomberlin, Terry and Kathy McCoy and Mike and Bonnie Bejzak met at our home to sort and box the donated food for the five families.  Linda and Lou shopped at BI-LO for the turkeys, hams, and other perishable items needed with the donated money. BI-LO gave us a discount on the turkeys and hams.

Monday morning with the help of Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Bill Bacon, Bernie Williams, John Setzer, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, we delivered the food and gifts to the school for distribution to the families.  The school counselor, Felicia, told me how much they appreciate what we do for these kids and their families each year.

Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year,

 

 

Photos by Lou Martino

20181216 Toys for Tots

Toys For Tots

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Lou Martino

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There will be many more children having a joyful Christmas by the generosity of the many friends and neighbors of Horry County, North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area.

Since the OD Shag donated to “Toys for Tots” in North Myrtle Beach Saturday Night from 5PM to 11PM at the Spanish Galleon several of the members of the OD Shag Club attended the “O.D. Locals 2018 Christmas Party. The donation from the club allowed us to be in the sponsor category.

As sponsors of this event, we were able to get in the doors at 5PM. At the door was David Smith. Each of us had a band around our wrist as sponsors, with that for the sponsors there were free drinks and food for an hour.

At 6PM the locals were invited in for free food. The room began to fill. The food was great: beef, chicken, sides, salads, fruits and vegetables. There was music playing as all the sponsors were displayed on overhead TV’s.

Anyone can be a sponsor just check with David Smith

At 6PM everyone went over to the ballroom where Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot Band was playing. Also playing that night was Fred Thomas of the James Brown Band and Allie Privette.

Pictures for this event will be on our website (just a few) more pictures can be seen on OD Mafia.

Normally there are Marines that take part in this event, however, they were unable to make it this year.

It was a great event, one that the OD Shag Club should sponsor next year.

Photos by Lou Martino