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.   

Photos by Lou Martino

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!  

Photos by Lou Martino

20190401 Presidents Letter

       Hello OD Shag Club members and welcome to April, 2019!  I hope none of you have had too many April Fools’ Day tricks pulled on you!  Once again, this month has started off cold! I just can’t wait for some warmer weather, but I think it’s right around the corner.  I certainly hope so!

         We had a great Chili Extravaganza at Fat Harold’s Beach Club on Saturday night and there was some awesome chili!  I think everyone who was there had a good time.  A special thanks to everyone who brought chili to this event.  Our club could not continue to have parties and feed everyone as low as our dues are if it wasn’t for all the members who faithfully bring food to our parties!

         If any of you are wanting to learn a new shag step, then look no farther than our Thursday night dance classes that are free for members. Our own Sonny and Tina Tomberlin are the teachers and they are both fantastic dancers and fantastic teachers. They are assisted by Billy and Monica Powell.  Classes are Thursday nights at 6:00 in the back room of Fat Harold’s.

         We are looking for a big April with SOS Spring Safari right around the corner, beginning April 25thand running through May 4th.  If any of you have not bought your SOS Cards yet, you can still buy them at a discount from our shag club if you hurry.  They are $30.00 each for members so get your checks in as soon as possible.

         Speaking of SOS Spring Safari, we would like for as many of you as possible to join us in the SOS Parade.  If you are interested, please contact Billy Powell, our club Vice President and Parade Chairman, as soon as possible so he can let you know about work days and costumes and stuff.

         Also, don’t forget about our Spring Safari Brunch at the OD Arcade and Grill on April 28th.  The food is always good and the camaraderie is better!  I hope to see you all there!

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.

20190302 Presidents Letter

  Greetings O.D. Shag Club members!  Welcome to March 2019!  It’s been a cold, wet winter!  Hopefully, as Spring nears, the weather will get a lot nicer, warmer and drier!  Of course, as it warms up, everything at the beach gets nicer!

        I think that many of you still don’t know that our Business/Board Meetings which normally meet on the first Tuesday of the month in the back room of Fat Harold’s are open to all members.  This month that will be Tuesday, March 5th at 6 p.m. We would like to see more of you come to these meetings!  It’s a good time to give us your ideas or complaints, if you have any, and we hope not too many complaints!

    We hope to get a good turnout for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16th at 7:30 a.m.  That’s really early, but don’t let the time keep you from coming.  Everyone always has a good time!  Put on that green and decorate that golf cart and come on out!

    Our March party is a Chili Extravaganza and will be held at Fat Harold’s on March 30th.  I would like to remind everyone to try to get to all of our parties as early as possible so that our members who are checking all of us in can finish and party with us also.  That’s the reason we put a deadline on when you can check in and get a meal ticket.  Don’t forget to cook your favorite chili recipe and bring a pot of it to the party!

    Again, I hope to see as many of you as possible Tuesday night and at the parade.  Also, don’t forget our shag lessons that are free to O.D. Shag Club members!

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!!

Phots by Lou Martino

20190201 President Letter

Hello again O.D. Shag Club members:

As I write this, we are in the last week of January, with predictions for more freezing weather! However, we are very fortunate to be in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! In Wisconsin where our daughter and her family live, schools are closed because it is so cold a person could get frostbite on exposed skin in a matter of seconds! They have had forecasts for wind chills of 55 degrees below zero!! That is 100 degrees colder than it is right now in North Myrtle Beach!!!

Even though it is just January, we have already had several O.D. Shag Club events this year. We had a great turnout for our Mid-Winter Brunch at the O.D. Arcade on the 20th and had 25 people show up for our Clean Sweep on the 26th to brave the freezing temperatures. It turned out to be a beautiful day with the sun shining and really didn’t feel as cold as the thermometer said it was, or maybe that was because I had on so much warm clothing!

Additionally, we have continued our Beginner Shag Lessons and Share A Shag Step (SASS) Lessons and they will continue to be held, so if you need a little brushing up or just don’t know how to Shag, these lessons are free to all members! Just check our website for the times and dates. They are held in the back room at Fat Harold’s, our home club!

I hope everyone is looking forward to our World-Famous Oyster Roast on February 16th at the O.D. Arcade! Unfortunately, due to all the storms this past fall and spring which forced the closure of a lot of oyster beds, the cost of oysters has gone up. We thought the best way to handle the increased cost was to raise the guest charge to $25.00 to keep from having to charge our members. We need to keep in mind that we are the only Shag Club around that still gives members free meals!!

If I don’t see you before, I hope to see you at our World-Famous Oyster Roast! Oh, and bring a guest or two if you want to!

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. 

20180101 Presidents Letter

Well Hello OD Shag Club Members,

As I write this, it is almost Christmas and we are looking forward to the upcoming New Year!  The year 2018 has been a most unusual year marked by 2 hurricanes that heaped damage and destruction all over our area.  One of the less significant problems, but certainly a concern to shag community was the cancellation of the SOS Fall Migration.  Because of that, they are having an extended Mid-Winter in a few weeks. I hope as many of you as possible well be able to attend our first party of the year which is our SOS Brunch, which as usual will be at the OD Arcade on Sunday during SOS.  At that time, you will be able to meet our new officers and board members and sign up to help whichever committees you would like to serve on.  I hope as many of you as possible will sign up for a committee because that is the best way possible to get to know the members of our club.

As your incoming President, I know I will have big shoes to fill, as our previous Presidents have all done really great jobs and with your help, continue to make the OD Shag Club the best club it can be.

You should feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. However, I would really like to hear from you telling me which committee you would like to serve on to make a difference.

I wish all of you a healthy, safe and prosperous New Year and look forward to seeing you all soon.

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 

20181215 Christmas Party

Christmas Party

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Linda Campbell

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Reds and Greens, Silver and Gold, Black and White were the colors being seen as the members of the OD Shag Club began checking into Fat Harold’s Beach Club for their Annual Christmas Celebration. Everyone was dressed in his or her Christmas Best. There were even a couple of Santa’s Elves there (aka Wayne and Kathryn Wooten). 

As serving staff and the OD Shag Club Food Volunteers were getting the food set up, the greatest Shag Christmas tunes could be heard from the DJ Stand being played by guest DJ and Charter Member Gary Bass.

President Linda Campbell began the event by welcoming everyone and gave a few “housekeeping instructions” as to how the food would be served in the back. After instructions, she announced all the Committee Chairs and Board Members, thanking them for a wonderful job well done during 2018 and giving them a well-deserved certificate. After she completed giving out those certificates, Bill Bacon presented Linda Campbell with her President’s jacket.

Once the food from Carrabba’s was set up a food color was called and the lines began to form for those anticipating the Christmas Meal. Wow! The food was incredible with a variety of pasta from Chicken Marsala to Penne Pasta and Meatballs. Of course, with any Italian meal there MUST be CANOLI’s!!!

The dance floor began to fill as the members finished their meal and began to dance “some of their food” off. Gary Bass kept playing all our favorites and everyone looked to be having a great time.

As time was ending, the drawing for the Name tag and Logo was done. Kathryn Wooten and Eddie Robinson were the lucky winners of the night.

As Linda Campbell was closing out the night she thanked everyone who brought canned goods for our families however if they didn’t bring food they can give a donation. A gentleman, Dale Clements, came forward and handed her two $100 bills and said “Give this to the Children”! Wow! Seems everyone was surprised and there were tears in many eyes including the President, Linda Campbell. What a blessing that was as it gave us a final total to spend for Christmas dinners and dry goods for the families of $475 (including $150 donated by the OD Shag Club dance team as well…thanks guys and gals)! Turns out that Mr. Clements also joined the OD Shag Club that night as well…Whoopee!!

As the night closed out, President Linda Campbell thanked each one again for all their support and encouragement to her as President for 2018 and asked each one to turn to their neighbor and say “MERRY CHRISTMAS AND GOD BLESS US EVERYONE!”

Photos by Lou Martino

20181203 Christmas at the Manor

Christmas at Myrtle Beach Manor

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Joe Ferlauto

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THANK YOU, THANK YOU and THANK YOU, to all the members of the club who came out and attended this event. You not only attended, your participation and interaction with the residents MADE THE EVENING THE SUCCESS IT WAS.

A special thanks to Pat Folds and her junior shaggers who were a big hit with the residents, Jon Harris who volunteered his services as photographer, Jimmy Buffkin who was our DJ for the evening, Paul and Gail Craver, Bill and Sheila Seymore, John Barringer and last but not least Bill and Diane Millman, aka Santa and Christmas Carol.

I know I have said this in the past, but I will say it one more time “THIS WAS THE BEST MB MANOR CHRISTMAS EVENT THE CLUB HAS EVER PUT ON”.  The participation by the members and the residents was exceptional.  The smiles on the faces of the residents, was very heart warming, and I thank each and every one of you.  In all the years that I have been the MB Manor Chair I have never seen the participation, smiles and gratitude by the residents, as I did last night.

In closing, I can only say THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

20181201 Presidents Letter

As I write my last President Letter for 2018, I realized that the year has in some ways just flown by and here we are, ready to bring in another year, 2019.  WOW!! Where did it go?  As I look back on this past year I want to reflect, as many of us do, at this magical time of the year, on what 2018 meant to me and what this shag club has meant to me as well. 

I hope you will, as I, look through all the wonderful photos of all the events that we have had this year on our website captured by our fantastic and dedicated Photographer and Webmaster, Lou Martino.  Having a Yearbook with all the members photos has been SO helpful for me to put a “face I recognize” with a name that I cannot remember as it is ALWAYS on the tip of my tongue. Lol! 

I hope you will think about ALL the magnificent meals that our Food Co-Chairs, Donnie and Wendy Schultz and Faye Chowning and their committee have dedicated so many hours planning and preparing for us this past year.  Please take a moment at the next party and thank them as well. 

I was so proud of all the Golf Cart Fundraiser Co-Chairs, Monica and Jim Palmieri, and their incredible team for selling out ALL 3000 tickets and CONGRATULATIONS to one of our own Carolyn Stuckey, as the winner!  GREAT JOB!

Don’t forget to say thank you to Karen Young and the Hospitality Committee and the smiles and sweet “meet and greets” that they gave to each of us, ole (not old) and new members at each event.

A great big HUG and THANK YOU to Tina and Sonny Tomberlin for keeping our beautiful and wonderful dance going by taking time out of their busy schedules to teach Beginner I and II Classes.  Look for me in your classes in 2019, and hope those of you who have put off learning, to make 2019, the year of “I WILL”!

Monty Bonnett, your Advertising Chair has done a phenomenal job getting Sponsors for YOUR club and they are on the website, so check it out and let him know what a great job he as done!  He is quite the salesman.

Communication has been perfect with all the emails that are being sent throughout the year and Monica Powell does the best job and I couldn’t have done my job with out her!  Thank you, Monica.

Barbara Hopper, our Remembrance Chair may have sent you a card, maybe cheered your heart when you were sick or lost a loved one, but knowing someone cared and thought of you means so much to us all. Thank you, Barbara, each of us were touched by this thoughtfulness.

I cannot say enough about our Golf Tourney Chairs, Glenn and Donna Strange, Terry McCoy, Bob Miller, Ken Meyer, Karen Young. Wow!  Excellent Job and I was so excited to be able to give back to our community with our generous donations.

Parade Chair and your new upcoming Vice-President Billy Powell does a super job of getting our membership excited about the parades and what about taking the TOP Prize in the SOS Parade.  If you have never participated in a parade you are MISSING OUT ON FUN, FUN, FUN!!

Entertainment Co-Chairs Gail Roberson and Lori Setzer scheduled the BEST DJs on the beach to play your favorite tunes for the year and kept the dance floors crowded.  Speaking of dancing, as a Co-Chair with Lou Martino, of the Dance Team, we have had a BUSY year but a fulfilling one with lots of events to be able to showcase our dance and share it with others who want to know and learn more about this beloved dance, SHAG.

Membership has grown and we have well over 800+ members and counting and Diane Bauer did an excellent job with keeping up with this and all the information that goes with that.  Sandy Cummings also sent out the Newsletter, as she has done for many years to all the members who do not have communication through email.  Thank you, ladies,!

I should have mentioned “Means and Ways” back at the beginning because we tend to leave them to last, however, they are far from that.  Sharon Simpson and Pat Cohee-Hayes have kept you in OD Shag Club Logo and kept us “Stylin and profiling” beautifully in 2018.  Awesome job ladies and team!

We have two committees with the word “FUN” in them:

Fun Monday Chair and for the last several years, Lou Garrenton has done a superb job selling ALL the tickets and she will now be your up-coming Treasurer.  This lady knows how to handle MONEY and TICKETS! 

Of course, FUN is the middle name of the Charity FUN Run and it was so successful due to the hard work of Wendy Shultz and Monica Powell.  So much FUN was had by all and hope that each of you can participate next year!

Our year ALWAYs ends with us going to entertain, however, it is WE who walk away BLESSED when we participate in our Annual Christmas Program at the Myrtle Beach Manor and Joe Ferlauto works so hard to plan, purchase and participate in this wonderful event.  These residents so look forward to it.  December 3rdis the date this year so put it on your calendar to come and share the joy and magic of Christmas with these residents. Thank you, Joe, for helping us ALL remember the TRUE meaning of Christmas!

Don’t forget our last party of the year is December 15, our Christmas party.  Come share in the joy of the Christmas season with those who have become a family to us all.

Lastly, I want to thank the 2018 Board and for ALL their support, encouragement, suggestions throughout this year.  You are the best and I want to wish you each and all the members of this club, which I truly love and enjoy so much being a part of and have felt honored to have been your President for 2018, a BLESSED and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wendy Schultz – Al Cain Award 2018

 

The most prestigious award given by the ODSC is the Al Cain Award and the winner for 2018 is Wendy Schultz!

Wendy has been a member of the ODSC for 17 years.  She has served as Vice President and President.  She is currently on the ODSC Foundation Board.  Wendy was Parade Chairman 7 years, served as Hospitality Chair in 2007 and was the Charities Committee Chair in 2012.  If that was not enough, Wendy has been the Oyster Roast Co-Chair for the last 3 years and has been the Food Committee Co-Chair for the last 4 years.  Wendy has also been the Chairman or Co-Chair for the Charity Fun Run for the last 3 years.

As the Parade Chair or Food Committee Chairperson, it means that you do a lot of the work behind the scenes.  Many trips to hardware store for the Parades and hundreds of trips to Costco and grocery stores as Food Committee Chairperson.

Wendy has put thousands of hours of work in helping support the ODSC and does it all with a smile!  What a worthy recipient of this award!

20181117 Thanksgiving Party

Thanksgiving and Re-up Party

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Nancy Sook

 

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AMAZING, 320 PEOPLE (259 MEMBERS, 21GUESTS AND 40 JUNIOR SHAG TEAM MEMBERS AND FAMILIES PLUS BRENNER, ASHLEY AND TABITHA) FILLED BOTH ROOMS AT FAT HAROLD’S FOR THE ANNUAL THANKSGIVING-REUP PARTY.  WE FEASTED ON DONNIE’S GRILLED TURKEYS,  WENDY’S BAKED HAMS, DRESSING AND GRAVY AND ALL THE FABULOUS SIDES AND DESSERTS MADE BY MEMBERS.  AFTERWARDS, THE JUNIOR SHAG DANCE TEAM PERFORMED THEIR PERFORMED THE DANCE NUMBERS THEY WILL BE DANCING IN CALIFORNIA.  IF ONLY WE COULD STILL DANCE LIKE THAT.  AFTER THEIR PERFORMANCE, A LOGO WINNER, A NAME TAG WINNER AND A 50/50 WINNER OF $176 WERE DRAWN.  WE WENT HOME THANKFUL TO SHARE THIS TIME WITH OUR SHAGGING FAMILY.

 

20181020 Elections

Elections and Halloween Party

by

John Setzer

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Our Election/Halloween Party was held on Saturday October 20, 2018 at Saville’s. A hauntingly good time was had by all as there were many Spooktacular costumes to admire! Pizza was served along with various deserts. We had a group of amazing witches and warlocks entertain us with a witch’s dance. Due to the large turnout for the elections, the ballots took quite some time to count and then announce the winners. Tootie Brown was the DJ and provided us plenty of good music for the evening.

Officers Elect:

         President –—— Bill Bacon

         Vice President –- Billy Powell

         Secretary ——-Donna Williams

Treasurer ——-Lou Garrington

 

Board Members Elect:

         John Setzer

         Nancy Sook

         Monica Palmieri

         Connie Livingston

         Cathy McCoy

Winners of the Costume Contest:

First Place – John and Lori Setzer – Geppetto and Pinocchio

Second Place – Charles and Brenda McArthur – Big Band Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood

Third Place – Joe Harrill – Dr. Shots

Photos by Monica Palmieri

20181022 Dance Team Museum

North Myrtle Beach Museum

by

Lou Martino

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On October 22, 2018 the Dance Team was invited by Cathy Altman, Executive Director to demonstrate and instruct the Shag Dance at the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum at 10:15AM on 2ndAve North.

The group (approximately 20 in number) we danced for Winding River Historical Society from Bolivia, NC were so willing to learn the dance that they spent more time with the dance team than they were given to learn. They were very receptive and encouraging to participate.

It was a great time and pleasure to be able to dance with the mural in the background of the legends of the Shag Dance at the Museum.

After Linda Campbell our spokesperson gave the history and origin of the Shag Dance, she introduced the Dance Team Members. Each member danced their style for one and a half minutes. We also showed how to switch partners so the spectators could see that you don’t need a partner to be able to dance if they did not have a regular partner. They were all invited to come to Fat Harold’s when they were in the area.

I would like to thank the dance team members who took their time to participate in this event: Back row: Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski, Lori and John Setzer, Diane and Bill Millman, Callie White and Ted Sobol. Front row: Lou Martino, Cathy Altman and Linda Campbell.

Photos by Lou Martino

 

20181002 Presidents Letter

Oh, my goodness!   What a September we had and what events we DIDN’T have due to a lady named Florence!!!

Wow…talk about “nerve racking”!   Do we evacuate, do we stay???  Reminds me of a song…lol!

Anyway, we were VERY blessed in the North Myrtle Beach/Myrtle Beach area to have “dodged” this one, however, our friends and family North of us didn’t.  Our prayers are still continuing for those in the area of where Florence hit.  Also, our hearts and prayers also go out to all of those that were affected by the horrible after effects of the slow-moving lady as she dumped so much rain on the area and surrounding.

Please make sure to reach “out” and reach “in” to help those in need as they try to recover and get back to some type of “normalcy” in their lives.

As far as SOS, there wasn’t one!  This was the first time SOS has ever been cancelled but it was the right decision by the SOS Committee due to the safety of all involved.  The OD Shag Club 28thGolf Tournament was also put off until October 6thand we ended up with around 80+ golfers and thanks to all who volunteered and the hard work of the great Golf Committee, the event was a success.

Don’t forget about the Elections/Halloween Party at Savilles on October 20that 6:00pm.  Please come and support YOUR CLUB and vote for YOUR 2019 Executive Board. I have even heard that there is going to be some “special spooky” entertainment.  Each Officer/Nominee running NEEDS your votes so come out and support Savilles and the OD Shag Club.  Find your best costume, as there will be a Costume Contest as well.

It is hard to believe that there is only 2 months left in my tenure and I have thoroughly enjoyed being your President for 2018.   Please continue to volunteer for these remaining months and don’t forget our “Re-Up/Thanksgiving” Party at Fat Harold’s at 6:00pm on November 17thas well.  This is your time to renew your membership AND get your 2019 SOS card as well. 

Please again, lets remember ALL our neighbors who have been affected by the Hurricane(s), Florence and now Michael, those affected by the flooding and let’s continue to lift our members who are in need up in prayers as you begin and end each of your days. 

Thanks for ALL that you do to help continue to preservation and perpetuation of this wonderful dance we call Shag and love!

See ya’ll on the dance floor!

20181007 Golf Tlournament

ODSC Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

by

Tina Tomberlin

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Sunday October 7ththe OD Shag Club Foundation hosted the 28thannual Charity Golf Tournament at the Valley at Eastport Golf Club.  For the first time in event history the tourney had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence.  Even with the change of date we still had over 80 golfers participate!  The day brought beautiful blue skies, temperatures in the mid 80’s and a couple of quick downpours but all in all it was a great day for raising money for local charities.

Kudos to the Golf Tournament Committee for basically planning two tournaments this year.  Glenn Strange, Ken Myer, Bob Miller, Terry McCoy, Donna Strange, Karen Young and Monica Powell had worked very hard in planning the tournament to be held during SOS, but because of Hurricane Florence they had to contact everyone to postpone the tournament.  As soon as power was restored and roads were opened they got together and starting planning a make-up date.  They did a fantastic job contacting all golfers, volunteers and vendors to reschedule the event.  There is always a lot of hard work in making this event a success but this year the committee worked doubly hard and we REALLY appreciate all their time and effort!!!

As with any event there is so much behind the scenes work.  It takes many volunteers to pull off something of this magnitude so let me give a big shout out to the following:

         Breakfast: Jesse Backer, Billie Reitz and John and Lori Setzer

         Registration: Carol Myer and Joyce Girling

         Mulligans: Tina Tomberlin

         Raffle Tickets: Nancy Sook, John Setzer and Karen and Rich Young

         Liquid Sunshine: Bob Sanders

         Bag Drop: Cindy Day and Linda Campbell

         Whiffle Ball Drive: Cindy Day and Lori Setzer

         Putting Contest: Joyce Girling and Carol Myer

         Beverage Stands: Diane Millman, Paulette Miller, Nancy Sook and Linda Campbell

         Beverage Support: Larry Jones, Billy Powell, Terry McCoy and John Setzer

         Photography: Lou Martino

         Clean Up: Jesse Backer, Billie Reitz, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak

         Tournament Day Manager: Ken Myer

         Tournament Day Admin: Monica Powell

         Tournament Day Raffle Prizes: Karen and Rich Young

Thank you to everyone for your hard work and willingness to volunteer.  It’s events like this that bring us together and generate a feeling of comradery but more than that we had a blast!!!

20180923 Golf Cart Winner

Golf Cart Winner

by

Linda Campbell

 

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Golf Cart Fundraiser Drawing

1:00pm Fat Harold’s

September 23, 2018

As one pulled into the parking lot of Fat Harold’s on Sunday, September 23rd at 1:00pm, there was already a crowd forming around the door and the tents outside.  

This crowd anxiously was waiting to see if their name was going to be drawn as the 2018 OD Shag Club Golf Cart Fundraiser winner.

Inside Fat Harold’s the bar was open, and our own OD Shag Club DJ Gary Bass was spinning the tunes for those that wanted to get a “libation”  (beverage) or wanted to check out the dancefloor.

Fat Harold’s own bartender, Justin Rhia, was chosen to pull the winning ticket. After a few words of gratitude’s and shout outs for an outstanding response from volunteers, Jim and Monica Palmieri cut the tape on the box of tickets and poured them into a garbage bag to be tossed and turned and mixed up by Board of Director Billy Powell.  

Excitement was in the air as Justin reached way down into the bag and pulled out the winning name of our very own OD Shag Club member: Carolyn Stuckey!!!!! Disappointment was seen on the faces of those around who didn’t win but were glad that they could help support the OD Shag Club.

President Linda Campbell dialed Carolyn’s number as Monica Palmieri prepared to let her know the good news…however, it went to voice mail…. ugh!

Later Sunday evening Monica received a phone call back and Carolyn was more than excited to hear that she was actually the winner.

Words aren’t enough to say THANK YOU to Jim and Monica Palmieri for an OUTSTANDING JOB!! They worked so hard, along with their volunteers and their goal was to sell all the tickets. All 3000 tickets were sold by Friday night at Fat Harold’s and Barbara Hopper bought the last ticket. This is a phenomenal job as there was 2 days during Spring Safari SOS that they didn’t get to sell tickets due to rain/wind storm that came and blew their tent away and one whole week of Fall Migration that they couldn’t sell tickets due to Hurricane Florence.

Thank you to EVERYONE who bought a ticket and help to support the OD Shag Club! We are a strong club with wonderful members and friends who believe in our beloved dance and want to keep us all on the dance floor!!!


Hello everyone, 

Just in case you haven’t heard, we sold ticket # 3000, the very last ticket, on Friday night at Fat Harold’s.  The winner of the OD Shag Club Golf Cart Raffle was selected at 1:00 p.m. yesterday at Fat Harold’s.  The lucky winner is Carolyn Stuckey.  Carolyn is an OD Shag Club member and golf cart ticket volunteer living in North Myrtle Beach.  

We want to thank each and every one of you for volunteering to sell tickets.  Without you, we could never had made our goal of selling all 3000, which we hear is the first time all 3000 tickets were sold.  Also, thanks to Mike Graham of Graham’s Golf Carts.  Mike stored the cart for us and sold over 300 tickets for us.

We hope you enjoyed the time selling tickets, working with other members and making new friends.  We certainly enjoyed working with each and every one of you.  We are already thinking about 2019 and would welcome any recommendations you may have on how to improve communications and our sales efforts.  

Again, our deepest appreciation for volunteering.  

Best regards,

Monica & Jim Palmieri

 

Photos by Lou Martino

20180818 Nominations Party

Nominations Party

by

Linda Campbell

 

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The OD Shag Club held its 2018 Nominations Party on Saturday, August 20that Fat Harold’s at 6:00pm to introduce the Nominees for the Executive Board for 2019. John Setzer, Nominations Chairperson, began by giving the instructions for the night for the purpose of accepting nominees announced as well as those nominated from the floor. Those being placed on the ballot for the October 20th Elections Party are:

President                 Bill Bacon        

VicePresident        BillyPowell  

                                    LouMartino 

          Secretary                Donna Williams

       Treasurer               Lou Garrenton

                                    Wayne Wooten

                         Board of Directors (3 positions available):

                                         Joe Cornwell

                                        Connie Livingston

                                        Kathy McCoy

                                        Monica Palmieri 

                                        Paula Webb

While the membership was waiting for the food (Bar B Que and all the fixins) to be served by the awesome Food Committee of Donnie and Wendy Shultz, Linda Campbell, President and the OD Shag Club Dance Team had a little dance activity to recognize the new members who had joined the club since 2018. Each new member was invited to dance and get a “star” added to their name badge and then they were to invite another new member to dance as well. It was a fun activity as all danced to the awesome music that DJ Bill Harper kept playing to keep the dance floor full.  

After all, had eaten all they could hold of all the Bar B Que and the fixins, left over Bar B Que was sold to the membership for them to enjoy at another time.

The winner of the logo was Sharon Simpson, Name Tag was Phil Crawford and the big winner of the evening of the 50/50 was Bill Bacon.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180801 Presidents Letter

Wow! The month of July has been a busy one for the OD Shag Club. We had over 179 Juniors and their guests to attend our Annual Jr SOS Brunch on July 22nd and we were honored, along with the OD Shag Club Foundation to present them with a donation of $1500 to help them to continue the preservation and perpetuation of the dance that we all love.

If you missed our Annual Charity Fun Run on July 28th, then you missed an “awesomely good time”! The weather had been threatening ALL week with rain, however, it turned out to be a PERFECT day for all the stops that we had planned for the “players” and “riders”. Some 162 people attended and 142 players participated in the run, which helped us be able to help support, our Junior Shaggers Dance Team (a 501c3 organization) as our charity for the day. See the OD Shag Club Website for the article on both and the wonderful pictures that Lou Martino, our club photographer captured.

It is that time of year for nominations of our Officers of the    2019 year. Please consider running as an Officer. We have the following positions open for next year:

President, Vice President, Treasurer, and 3 Board Positions. This is a WONDERFUL way to get to know YOUR club and YOUR club members. WE need YOU to be INVOLVED and YOUR VOICE. Please contact John Setzer, our Nominating Chairperson at jrsetzer@gmail.comif you are interested in running OR hearing more about any of the positions.

Don’t forget our Nominations Party to be held at Fat Harold’s on August 15th and be on the lookout for ALL the activities on  our website for August as well. SOS Fall Migration is just around the corner and we will need your help in selling Ways and Means Merchandise (a lot of great new stuff to sell) and we are almost at our goal for the Golf Cart Fundraiser Tickets to be sold, and of course our ANNUAL GOLF TOURNEY, so we NEED ALL YOUR HELP!

As OUR YEAR winds down, check where YOU can play a VITAL role in being an active member and VOLUNTEER at least ONCE during this time. You will be surprised how much FUN you will have!

Please let me know how I can help you and of course I will see YOU on the dance floor!

20180728 Charity Fun Run

Charity Fun Run

by

Tina Tomberlin

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Saturday July 28ththe ODSC hosted the annual Charity Fun Run and thankfully under sunny skies. Although the forecast had been predicting rain and thunderstorms, the weather proved to be perfect for the participants who showed up in a multitude of golf carts and cars. 

The day began at the OD Arcade where 162 registered and 145 signed up to take their chance at winning one of the many prizes handed out throughout the afternoon and early evening. The next stop on the schedule was Castaways, where under bright sunshine we enjoyed cold drinks by the ocean, raffled prizes and began to see how our card hand was going to take shape…high, low or like mine, somewhere in between.  After Castaways the cool air conditioning at 710 was a welcome relief as we drew another card and once again handed out more raffle prizes.  From there it was on to Duck’s where more cold beverages were consumed and many of us realized it was past time to purchase a mulligan and get rid of that troublesome card that was hurting our chances of competing for the big prize money.  Once the raffle prizes were given out we trekked across the street to Fat Harold’s to complete the final leg of our Fun Run.

This final stop is where many made the decision to purchase another mulligan or two to get rid of card/cards they felt were hurting their chance at the grand prizes. For several this was a gut wrenching decision. I say gut wrenching because for the first time in the history of this event we had a tie for the highest AND for the lowest hand.  The players in the running knew they were close in score to another player, because you know word gets around, so when they decided to purchase a mulligan they were very aware that the card they drew could mean the difference in winning and losing.  There was lots of shuffling and sliding cards around to draw that special card!

So while totaling the scores, the tension mounted and the end result was that Bob Lucas and Jeff James were tied at 59 for the Highest Hand. In true competitive fashion they decided rather than split the prize they would draw one more card and whoever drew the highest card would be declared the winner.  Sooo, after one more “gut wrenching” draw, Bob Lucas walked away with the $500 prize and Jeff James took home the 2ndHighest Hand prize of $300.  For the Lowest Hand Becki Roberts and Bob Miller, who happen to be friends, were tied at 7.  They decided to split the prize and both took home $100.  What an exciting finish to such a fun day of competition!!!  And you know what…these winners weren’t even the ones who took home the most money.  That honor went to Terry McCoy who won the 50/50 drawing. He walked away with $568!!!  Wow what a jackpot!

HUGE thanks go to Wendy Schultz and Monica Powell co-chairs of this event, whose careful planning and hard work were paramount in the success of this fundraiser.  As with any project, the success depends on not only the leaders but the team who help carry out the leader’s mission, so thanks to everyone who helped in any way.  I’m not going to name names because I’m sure I would leave someone out.  You know who you are so pat yourself on the back and take pride in knowing you contributed in making this fun filled event a big success. Your willingness to help is greatly appreciated!

As mentioned several times above we did hand out raffle prizes at each location.  Our sincere thanks go to Allstate, Grahams Golf Cars, Synovus Bank, Karen and Rich Young, Nancy Sook, the ODSC Ways and Means Committee, OD Arcade, Castaways, 710, Duck’s and Fat Harold’s for their generous donations of items to raffle.  In addition to items from these contributors we also raffled prizes of $20 and $40 at each stop along our way. 

While there were many winners throughout the day the biggest winner of all was of course this year’s charity, the Junior Shagger Dance Team (a 501c3 organization.) They will use these monies to help with costs they incur during their travels to various competitions and exhibitions.  As an organization whose purpose is to help promote and preserve the Shag, the OD Shag Club should be very proud to be able to help the future generation do exactly that! 

Congratulations to all the winners!

Thanks to all who worked so hard!

Special thanks everyone who participated!

Until next year when hopefully I will have better luck of the draw!

Photos by Lou Martino

20181006 Shoe Center Hurricane Relief

Shoe Center Hurricane Relief

by

Linda Campbell

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On October 6, 2018, the OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to participate in a combination 40thAnniversary and Hurricane Relief event for the The Shoe Center in North Myrtle Beach.

Mike and Ginger Parnell, owners of The Shoe Center are celebrating their 40 years of the The Shoe Center with a concert from Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot, along with the partnership of the Barefoot Church and Impact Ministries to help benefit those who were affected by the recent Hurricane Florence.

Those participating from the OD Shag Club dance team were:  Linda Campbell, Lou Martino, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Connie and Jim Livingston, Ted Sobol, Callie White, John and Lori Setzer and Donna and Burnie Williams.

Although the temperatures were in the 80’s and the humidity was very high, the dance team would dance a dance or two and then sit down, rest and refresh themselves as Gary Lowder and the band played some great tunes. 

Barefoot Church and Impact Ministries were collecting from those who attended with Hurricane Relief Supplies and it seemed like they were loading, van after van of supplies from those who came to enjoy the event.

Thank you once again to Mike and Ginger Parnell for this invitation to be a part of a great event.  Happy Anniversary to you and here’s wishin’ for another 40 years!

Photos by Lou Martino and Monica Palmieri

20180722 Junior SOS

Junior SOS Brunch

by

Bill Bacon

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The OD Shag Club held our annual brunch for the Junior Shaggers and their parents to help them cap off their Junior Shaggers SOS on Sunday, July 22nd in the back room of Fat Harold’s.  We had a great turnout by members of the OD Shag Club with 52 members either working or bringing food or both.  We served a total of 179 Junior Shaggers and parents. 

Afterwards, the Junior Shaggers, their parents, and members of our club who were there, went into the main room of Fat Harold’s for a Gospel Hour where we listened to some great live gospel music sung by beautiful young ladies who are Junior Shaggers, and to an “Awesome” sermon given by Ken Jones, a part-time DJ at Fat Harold’s who hails from Maple Hill up in Pender County, NC.

After all of the announcements and singing by the Junior Shaggers, Linda Campbell our President presented a check in the amount of $1500.00 to the Junior Shaggers Association.

Thank you to all the members of our club who brought food and or helped out in some way to make this event a great success!  Remember, the Junior Shaggers are the future of our club and the future of the shag dance as well!

Photos by Lou Martino

20180715 ACSC Meeting

ACSC Meeting

by 

Linda Campbell

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Everyone began arriving to Durham NC for the ACSC Summer Workshop to be held July 13‐15 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. There was lots of excitement and activity everywhere. People were trying to check in, somewhere sitting in the lobby waiting to check in while others were having a blast in the Hospitality Room. While in the Hospitality Room, one was offered drinks, beer and wine along with some fun games to play. While playing games such as “Party Plinko”, “Lucky Casino Blackjack”, “Party Pong”, and “The Captains Table”, when you won you were given tickets so you could put them in several give-­‐away baskets of your choice.   

Later that night, in the Imperial Ballroom Chigger Woods DJ’d our favorite tunes prior to The Magnificent Band coming on the play until midnight. For those who wanting to dance to the fantastic music of old shag, Betty Brown, was playing in the Empire Room. 

Saturday began with a fantastic buffet breakfast for everyone. Officers and others headed to the ACSC meeting while guests and families headed to the pool for a wonderful pool party. After the ACSC meeting, those in the meeting joined the fun for a great afternoon around the pool. There were all kinds of fun activities going on inside and outside the pool from “riding chickens”to a“wet t‐shirt” contest (not with women but with men).

 Later that evening there was a Captains Reception and two wonderful DJs with Chigger Woods and Buck Crumpton playing till way in the night.

After another wonderful buffet breakfast Sunday morning, goodbyes were said to each other and everyone looks forward to the upcoming Fall Migration.

20180701 Presidents Letter

Happy 4th   of July to everyone.   Wow…what hot temperatures we have had and the beach is getting really busy with tourists and relaxing time here in ourPARADISE.

Lots going on for the OD Shag Club in the month of July. Starting with an event that we always look forward to and that is the Jr SOS brunch on July 22 at Fat Harold’s. Of course, this is the closing of an amazing week for the Jr’s, as Gene Pope and all his dedicated workers strive to keep the shag going through these wonderfulkids.

I am asking that ALL the membership help us out by bringing a casserole or fruit to help feed these Jr’s and their chaperones and help  to make this a great success as we have had in the past. Please email Wendy Shultz at wschultz0d2002@gmail.com  and  let her know what you are willing to bring for the brunch.

Another event happening in July will be our Charity Fun Run on July 28 beginning at OD Arcade at 1:00pm. Please tell all your friends and family to join us for a great day filled with lots of stops at some great places, lots of prizes and of course the great payout as we endatFatHarold’sforsnacksandsomecash.

Our Charity for the day will be the Junior Dance Team so let’s all come and support this great group of kids.

We are looking for officers and board members for the 2019 year. Board Member, John Setzer is the Chair of the Nominations Committee, along with Board Members Nancy Sook and Cindy Day. Rounding out the committee is Sandy Cummings and Bill Millman. If you are interested in running for one of the positions available, please contact John Setzer at jrsetzer@gmail.com.This is a great way to get involved in the club, meet   lots of members and play a vital role in keeping the shag clubsuccess.

My my, lots going on and now is a great time to get involved and get know the membership and have some great fun too. Enjoy your summer, stay safe and of course we hope to see you on the dancefloor!

20180616 Fish Fry

Fish Fry

by

Linda Campbell

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The OD Shag Club held its annual Fish Fry on June 16th at Fat Harold’s Beach Club. The club was decorated by Gail Roberson and Lori Setzer’s crew as Fishin’ Hole and there was also an extra one designed for “surprises” or “bonkers” for those members who were willing to “Go Fishing”.   Some of the “surprises” were a Fish Dinner donated by OD Arcade, Hats and t-­‐shirts by RiptideRadio andOD Shag  Club Merchandise. Unfortunately for some of the members, there were some “bonkers”, which included a bra (not your size Jerry Harrell), some  empty beer cans for Nancy Tisdale, and even a scary but off head for Mike Hardee. Mike and Judy seemed to enjoy having an “extra head” at their table.LOL!

Donnie and Wendy Schultz and their dedicated crew (sorry if I leave anyone out) of John Harris, Kevin and Susan Harrell, Terry and Kathy McCoy and many others prepared some wonderful fried fish, homemade hushpuppies (best I have ever had), slaw, beans and a wonderful variety ofdesserts. 

Thanks to the many people who helped serve and get us all fed.

Sandy Cummings was dedicated to help pass around the bucket for our local Jr. Shaggers and over $200 was raised for them.

Tickets were pulled for Name Tag, Logo and of course 50/50 which Cathy Jamiolkowski and BillyPowell did an excellent job at selling.

Many thanks to Jim Livingston for helping to take photos, as Lou Martino was a little “under the weather”. Great job Jim!

Jimmy Buffkin kept the floor full and even managed to play a few appropriate tunes while the members did their fishing…such as “Gone Fishin”. A “snowball” was created as members fishing were asked to “go fish” for a partner to dance with and soon the floor was full with lots of members and new members were dancing.

Photos by Jim Livingston

20180601 New Member Social

New Member Social

by

Vickie Parsons

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What A Great Event!  On June 1st, the OD Shag Club Board of Directors hosted a New Member Reception in the backroom at Fat Harold’s to welcome our new members for 2018.  In attendance were 8 Board members, 5 Past Presidents, 13 Committees were represented, along with 29 new members.  Fun was had by all with games and door prizes.  Snacks were donated by Bi-Lo Food Store and served by Wendy Schultz and her food committee volunteers.  Thank you, Wendy.  Also, a big thank you to Karen Young and Nancy Sook for their assistance with checking in the members as they arrived and to John and Pat Harris for stepping in a taking pictures of our new members for the OD Shag Club Year Book.

President Linda Campbell welcomed all in attendance and introduced the 2018 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs.  Each one had an opportunity to identify their position with the club and committee chairs had a chance to explain the responsibilities of their committee and encouraged each new member to get involved.

If you are attending a Shag Club function and see a new face in the crowd, stop and introduce yourself. It only takes a moment to make someone smile by just saying Hello!

Photos by Pat Harris

 

20180601 Presidents Letter

Oh, my goodness…June is here!  Almost half way through 2018 and there is SO much that the OD Shag Club has planned for the remainder of the year! And there is a PLACE FOR YOU!!! We are so excited to be honoring our 2018 New Members with our New Member Social on June 1st at the Back room of Fat Harold’s. You won’t want to miss this opportunity as a new member to get to know your Board Members and Committee Chairs and I have heard that there is going to be some Past Presidents there aswell.

June also brings Summer and hotter weather and lots of fishing. Come join us at our June 16th  party which will be our Annual Fish Fry and boy oh boy…talk about a good catch!!! Come join us for the fun, food and fellowship!

Be sure to put the June 7th on your calendar to attend the Beginner II Shag Lessons taught by our own Tina and Sonny Tomberlin. These lessons will continue each Thursday night thereafter for fourweeks.  

S.A.S.S. class will be taught by Randy and Sue Bowling, Shag Instructors for many years, so we look forward to what they have to share with us.  

WOW…so much going on so take a look at the OD Shag Club website, www.odshagclub.com, for ALL the events going on so you can plan to join us and again, find an event that you, as a member, can help or participate in

like every member SHOULD be buying at least ONE Golf Cart Fundraiser ticket. This is how we continue to put on ALL these great events. So, help us out!

Until next time…

See you on the dance floor!

20180608 Day Lillies

Day Lillies

by 

Linda Campbell

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On June 08, 2018 the OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to dance for the National DayliliesConvention at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 6:30-­‐8:30pm. 

As the team arrived to dance, there were lots of activities going on for those attending the convention from displays of Daylilies, to Photo Ops along with funny props and of course their dinner and awards banquet.  

The dance team arrived on stage to entertain almost 600 plus attendees between their dinner and awards. As we began our demonstration, there was a new “music technician” at the helm, as John Setzer was filling in for Lou Martino, who unfortunately was in the hospital and couldn’t be with us. He was truly missed that night. However, John did a fantastic job!  

Those in attendance were Barbara Hopper, Connie Livingston, Cherie Patalik, Bill and Diane Millman, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Burnie and Donna Williams, John and Lorie Setzer, Ted Sobol and Callie White and Linda Campbell.

20180512 Mayfest

Golf Cart Sales at Mayfest

by

Jim Palmieri

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Everyone,

A very big thank you to all of you who worked the Golf Cart Booth at Mayfest May 12, 2018. We sold a total of 449 tickets worth $2,245.  Everybody did such a great job.  The heat and Taylor Dane did not get the best of you.  That being said, kudos need to go out to our 4:00-6:00 pm group.  One and a half hours of their selling time was while she was up on the stage (screeching), and another half hour during booth tear-down, and they still sold almost 70 tickets. 

There were a few questions regarding our sales recap.  In the end, we came in right on the money.  We did have one lady (retired veteran on a walker) who only had 4 dollars. We used donation money to cover the $1 so that she could buy a ticket.  Even our North Myrtle Beaches finest bought a ticket. 

Filling the time slots for today were more difficult than for SOS but you guys came through for us.   Your help is greatly appreciated.  

Thanks to you, we now have sold 2,235 of our 3,000 tickets.  

Once again, thank you.

 

Photos by Lou Martino

20180526 Cook Out

Cook Out

by

Linda Campbell

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This past Saturday, May 26, was the rescheduled date for the Annual OD Shag Club Cookout at Savilles on 2nd. It was a beautiful day full of sunshine and everyone looking forward to being outside. Corn hole sign ups began around 3:30pm with the tournament beginning at 4:00pm. Also, beginning around that time, the smell of charcoal was in the air as Donnie and Wendy Schultz and their mighty crew began the cooking of the hot dogs and hamburgers for over 192 members present to enjoy the spread. Delicious desserts were set up inside that were prepared and brought by the members.

President Linda Campbell gave announcements and the winners of the Corn hole tournament.

1st Place: Billy Powell Carol Meyer

2nd Place: Marty Bonnett Bud Malcolm

“Dead Ass Last”- Bob Miller Jackie Perdue

Special trophies made by Wendy Schultz were presented to the winners along with a cash prize for a bar tab at Savilles on 2nd.

DJ Milton White kept the floor full for all those inside wanting to hear their favorite tunes played. Special recognition was given to all the veterans present in honor of Memorial Day prior to picking the winning ticket for the 50/50 to Vic Gillespie.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180505 Clean Sweep

Clean Sweep

by

Bill Bacon

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The OD Shag Club held our annual Spring Clean Sweep on Saturday, May 5th, also known as Cinco de Mayo.  We had 30 members turn out who enjoyed juice, coffee, fellowship, biscuits and donut holes before we hit the streets and the beach.  We picked up 25 bags of trash.  We noticed that the City of North Myrtle Beach is doing a real good job of keeping the streets and beach clean because there was not as much litter on the streets and beach as we have found in the past.

I would like to give a big Thank You to my beautiful wife, Joan, the Clean Sweep Chairperson, and everyone else who turned out to make this Clean Sweep a big success.  We hope to see even more of you for our Fall Clean Sweep which is tentatively scheduled for September 29th.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180502 Clerk of Courts

Clerk of Courts

by

Lou Martino

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On May 2, 2018 the OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to the Clerk of Courts of South Carolina Conference at Kingston Plantation from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.

We were contacted by Dot Smith for this event for Cheryl Graham of Dorchester County of South Carolina. There were 2 clerks from the 46 counties of South Carolina representing their county present. A few clerks already knew how to shag so this group was not new to the dance.

We arrived around 6:30PM and were invited to have dinner. After we ate, Linda Campbell our spokesperson was introduced by Dot Smith along with Cheryl Graham. Linda gave a brief history of the shag dance and then introduced the members of our team.

Each team couple danced for our minute and a half to demonstrate the different styles of our team. Our team does not choreograph or dance as a team but show case steps that the non shaggers will not be intimidated by more advance steps. We want non shaggers to feel comfortable getting up and trying to learn.

This was a very enthusiastic group. We were able to get approximately 30 clerks onto the dance floor. They were quick learners. After about 5-7 minutes of instructions, we taught them to dance to music. There was a lot of discussion as to what else we could teach them.

This was a fun group to work with. After the instructions each member of the team danced with the future shaggers of the Clerk of Courts. A follow up call to Dot Smith was very positive. She said that they had a wonderful time and stayed after to dance to the band. She didn’t know if they were shagging but they were having a great time.

Thank you, Dot Smith and Cheryl Graham Clerk of Courts for inviting us to your conference.

A special thank you to the ODSC Dance Team members that danced at this event: Bill Millman, Diane Millman, John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Burnie Williams, and Donna Williams.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180502 Presidents Letter

Do you see it?  Do you feel it?  Yep! There it is!!! The sun! It is finally here! Wow…have we had some beautiful days. Well SOS has come and gone and what a GREAT SOS it was! So many thanks need to go out to many members of the OD Shag Club, I hope that I do not forget to name you and if I do, I apologize.   Many thanks go out to Sharon Simpson and Pats Cohee-Hayes Ways and Means and also Jim and Monica Palmieri and their many volunteers who did a FANTASTIC job selling OD Shag club merchandise and Golf Cart Fundraiser tickets. WOW lots sold.

Great job! What can I say about ALL those who turned a float into a “Jolly Shagger” and all    the characters who came alive at our “Once Upon A Time In SOS” Parade? Billy Powell, Monica Powell, Tina Tomberlin, Sonny Tomberlin (AKA Tick Tock), John Harris, Pat Harris (Tinkerbelle), and so many more (and not enough room) who worked so hard to do costumes, decorate golf carts, or danced their way to help OD Shag Club take FIRST PLACE in the “MOST ORIGINAL” category. This was our first time entering this category and we WON! As a matter of fact, we have won FIRST PLACE for MORE THAN 16 Years! AWESOME JOB EVERBODY!!!!

Also at the Sunday SOS Brunch a change to the by-laws for the webmasters duties was accepted by unanimous vote and that anyone wanting a copy to the current by-laws can get a copy off the website.

Look forward to seeing ya’ll at the S.A.S.S class on May 8 and of course competition begins for the corn hole tourney at 4:00pm on May 19th at Saville’s on 2nd Ave N, cookout begins at 6:00pm. Come hungry for the best hot dogs and hamburgers Donnie and Wendy Schultz and their crew can cook up! Whew! There is ALWAYS something going on for you to be a part of with the OD Shag Club! We can’t wait to see you at our events. Check out the pictures of what went on and by the way…. we still need your help for upcoming events…be sure to check your emails! Until next time…. see you on the dance floor!!!

20180506 Divas Marathon

Divas Marathon

by

Lou Martino

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Yes, it was raining when we got there and it was a wet morning at 6AM on Sunday May 6, 2018, for the Divas Marathon in North Myrtle Beach, but the enthusiasm of the runners and the joy that they showed the ODSC Dance Team was well worth being there.

We arrived around 6:15AM to set up the sound system in the rain. We had to set up in the back of Lou’s car with umbrellas to try to keep dry. When all of a sudden, Bill Millman brings a large beach umbrella so we moved under the beach umbrella to set up.

Around 7AM the rain became a drizzle and by 7:30AM the rain stopped. It was a little wet and damp, but it didn’t keep these runners from running. This was one of the largest marathons the Divas have run. There were all kinds and types of tutus and outfits.

What was very impressive were the handicapped runners and the runners (some were volunteers) pushing the handicapped in their wheelchairs. There were mothers pushing their babies and one lady was even pushing her cat.

We stood along the sidelines and encouraged the runners and danced around 15-minute intervals. This year there were so many runners. They just kept coming and coming. Most of the runners gave the dance team high fives as they ran along our area. They really enjoyed the music as Lou played “Pump up the Jam” and upbeat Shag music.

This year even the spectators got into the music “YMCA”, “Chicken Dance” and of course more Shag music. But it was all about the runners and how they enjoyed this run. One by stander was so impressed with the enthusiasm of the dance team that as the Race Director in Sunset Beach he invited the ODSC Dance Team to perform at their race in two weeks.

And then there is Lenny, our own dance team member, who just had to dance with as many runners as he could (see the pictures on the website). Your president, also got into it, with other spectators doing the electric slide and even the chicken dance with a young’n.

Across the street others were showing their moves. It wasn’t shagging, but they were having a large time. Even Mary Poppins showed up. Like one runner showed his sign “Sexy is as Sexy Does Run Baby Run”. There was such a variety of happenings going on.

This was a very fun event. I would like to thank Katherine Stimson Events for having the ODSC Dance Team at this event. Hope to see them all next year.

A big thank you goes out to the ODSC Dance Team for dancing at this event: Cathy Jamiolkowski, Rich Jamiolkowski, John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Barbara Hopper, Lenny Gardner, Linda Campbell, Lou Martino, Diane Millman and Bill Millman.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180428 SOS Parade

SOS Parade

By

Billy Powell

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Thanks to all who participated!  We enjoyed another successful parade.  For the last 16 years, the ODSC has won whatever category we entered.  This year, we entered “Most Original” and WE WON!  Boy, were the carts and people original!  To go along with the overall parade theme (Blast from the Past), the ODSC theme was “Once Upon a Time at SOS”.  The characters that we had in our entry included the following:

Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood – Bill & Donna Althoff

Good Witch & Woody – Kenny and Jane Elkin

Mad Hatter & Alice – Ed & Pat Singleton

Cinderella & Prince Charming – Tim & Paula Webb

Snow White, 7 Dwarfs, Evil Queen & Magic Mirror – Monica Powell, Connie Livingston,

Tina Tomberlin, Diane Millman, Bill Millman, Terry McCoy, Kathy McCoy,

Lou Martino, John Setzer, Lori Setzer

Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, Smee & the Pirates – Linda Campbell, Billy Powell, Terry McPhail,

Lenny Gardner, Karen Young, Rich Young, Jon Harris, Pat Harris, Paulette Miller,

Linda Morrison, Brian Morrison, Dianne Locklear, Donna Williams, Bernie Williams,

Bill Bacon, Joan Bacon, Larry Jones

Tick Tock Croc – Sonny Tomberlin

4 Princesses – Paulette Broadway, Dolly McDermott, Sheila Wright, Vickie Parsons

Jack & Jill – Manley & Marilyn Sanders

Mickey & Minnie Mouse – Steve & Nancy Queen

Beauty & the Beast – Rich & Cathy Jamiolkowski

Cruella DeVille & 2 Dalmatians – Joe & Beth Cornwell & Bella

Superman & Wonder Woman – Bruce & Cathy Fitzsimmons

Goldilocks & the 3 Bears – Dicky Garrenton, Lou Garrenton, Barney Lee, Connie Williams

3 Little Pigs & Big Bad Wolf – Jim & Monica Palmeri, Thomas & Joan Crosby

TowMater – Jim Queen and Paul Harrison

The costumes and carts were outstanding!  Many, many thanks to all who helped build the float and to tear it down afterward.  Without all of your help, we would not have been able to have such an outstanding entry.  Special thanks to all our dancers for the time you spent making sure your dance was superb!

Thanks also to John Barringer & Nancy Sook who helped with all the sign-ins and bead distribution, the morning of the parade.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to Donnie and Wendy Schultz who let us use their trailer to get all our float stuff to the prep site.

A special thanks to Sonny and Tina Tomberlin for all of their work in the month prior to the parade.  They put in a lot of time and effort.  And of course, a special thank you to my wife, Monica, who helped in many ways.

If you have not participated in a parade, you are missing a ton of fun and I encourage you to join us next year.  You will not regret it.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180422 SOS Brunch

Spring SOS Brunch

by

Donna Williams

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WOW! What a great morning for 340+ at the OD Shag Club Spring Safari Brunch. No way you can go wrong with great friends, beautiful weather, delicious food, awesome music and all the other extras that were a part of this terrific event.

Our 340+ included 304 members, 26 guest, and 10 special visitors from the Junior Shagger community. DJ Murl Augustine entertained us with great dancing music. Our breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits and fruit plus our famous happy punch was a huge success. Thanks to Wendy and Donnie, their crew, all our volunteer servers and to Pam & crew for all their work in making this such a success. Also, thanks to the Hospitality crew for working hard with sign in and information.  

Linda Campbell started the morning out with a welcome to all, a few announcements and a blessing to begin the event.  To take care of business, Linda asked for a vote by the members on a previously sent out change to our By-laws Section 11 Website Committee: Webmaster duties are as follows

  • Ensure current web host and current domain does not expire so there is no interruption in service.
  • Maintain and update the website in “real” time.
  • Update the com email addresses on our web host, Executive Board information, committees, etc., by January 1st of each new year, when new administration is formed.
  • Website to include: upcoming events, new members, birthday list, OD Shag Club event pictures, articles written by the Executive Board and Committee Chairs, links to OD Shag Club documents and attachments, and Committee contact information and any other information that is pertinent to the OD Shag Club.
  • Update Remembrance and Condolence page.
  • Maintain sponsor (advertisement) pages.

The vote resulted in a unanimous approval.

The Ways and Means committee provided a great area for people to spend minutes until their ticket color was called to eat. It was a very successful wait as the committee chairs reported “a great morning for sales”. Thanks to the committee and all who helped the buyers with the many new products.

We were entertained by the Junior Shaggers, who though smaller than usual in numbers due to “prom night” provided us with awesome dancing. The Club donated $290 (our share of the 50/50) to the junior shaggers to help defray some of their costs. Many thanks to Cathy Jamiolkowski and Billy Powell for making it possible for our donation and a special thanks from Gloria Cates as the winner of the 50/50 drawing. Our other winners were Joe Ferlauto name tag winner and Nancy Pardini logo winner.

It was a fun filled morning with happy faces and big smiles abound. All we heard when leaving the building was “this is the best one we have ever been to.” Thanks to all who made it that way.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180401 Presidents Letter

Well, I know I said Spring was just around the corner but with this weather recently, it doesn’t feel that way.  But, with all the flowers blooming and trees budding, surely it is going to be popping in soon!

Hope that you are getting your shag shoes ready for SOS as it is less than two weeks away.  You are not going to want to miss our SOS Spring Safari Brunch on April 22 at the OD Arcade at 10:00am.  There will be great food, great fellowship, and great music and of course, we will be serving our “liquid sunshine”. 

April 28th, we NEED your help with the SOS Parade.   Please notify Billy Powell (bpowell948@gmail.com) if you have a golf cart you want to drive or if you want to help us by being a walker.  This is a fantastic way to get involved in the club and get to know other club members.  AND there is sure to be lots of fun and laughter along the way!!!

Be sure to watch your emails as our Ways and Means and Golf Cart Fundraiser Committee Chairs will be asking for your help at their tents during SOS and hope that you can help fill one of their slots!

Don’t forget to check the OD Shag Club website (www.odshagclub.com) for other events and of course all the pictures of what’s happening in the club! 

And keep on Shaggin’!

20180328 Ocean Bay Elementary

Ocean Bay and St James Elementary Schools 

by

Lou Martino

 

OCEAN BAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

ST JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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On March 28, 2018 the OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to demonstrate and teach the Shag Dance at the Ocean Bay Elementary School during their Music Appreciation Day which is like Fine Arts Day only it focuses on Music. Our point of contact was Kristie Jacobs who I might add was the teacher of the year 2017-2018.

We were to teach and demonstrate the Shag Dance from 8am until 11am to 1st thru 2nd grader on the first day and the second day were to teach and demonstrate to the 3rd thru 5th grade. We focused on the 3rd graders since they were studying South Carolina History.

Since the dance team had two events on March 29, 2018 one at Ocean Bay Elementary School and the other at St James Elementary School, we had to split into two teams.

Our point of contact at St James Elementary was Kayleigh Vanlandingham. Her request to revisit St James Elementary was that the students responded so well to our visit last year that they wanted us to return this year. After all, these will be our future shaggers.

Both days were attended by our early risers, since we had to be at Ocean Bay Elementary at 7:30am which is located on International Drive in Myrtle Beach and St James Elementary which is located just this side of Surfside Beach. They were both early mornings for the team but it was well worth the trips after seeing the enthusiasm of the students and their love of the music.

On the first day Linda Campbell and Lou Martino headed our team at Ocean Bay Elementary supported by John and Lori Setzer, Barbara Hopper and Donna Williams. Linda introduced the team and began the instructions and the demonstration. We were very impressed with the amount of energy and discipline of these “young-ins”.

They all wanted to learn how to shag. They were all fine until they had to find a partner. The girls were more forward than the boys. However, after they saw how much fun they could have, they all began to dance with each other.

The first day went very well and we all had a great time.

The second day was a little challenging since we had to split our team into two events. Linda Campbell, along with John and Lori Setzer and Barbara Hopper took Ocean Bay Elementary. They were to teach 3rd thru 5th graders.

Lou Martino, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak and Donna Williams went to St James Elementary. They were to teach pre-kindergarten thru kindergarten. The students here were just great.

At each location we had a 25-minute time frame to teach and demo the shag dance and in each class, there were 25 to 50 students so we had our work cut out for us. But with the cooperation and structure of the class, we had no problems and we had a lot of fun.

Thank you, Kristie Jacobs and Kayleigh Vanlandingham, for including the OD Shag Club Dance Team in your Music and Fine Arts Day.

Some special thanks go out to those members of the OD Shag Club Dance Team for getting up so early to promote and preserve the Shag Dance.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180324 Chili Cook Off

Chili Cook Off

by

Bill Bacon

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On March 17th the O.D. Shag Club held our Annual Chili Cook-Off at Fat Harold’s Beach Club. The theme for the Cook Off was western so many members dressed up with their cowboy hats, boots and western attire. We had a great turnout, but it would have been nice if more people had brought chili. The chili I took was gone before I got to it. Maybe that was because it was so good! As good as it was though, unfortunately it was not good enough to win. Vickie Harrison won the $75.00 first prize with Donna Williams winning

$50.00 for second place and Dolly McDermott winning the $25.00 third prize. Gail Johnson won the Logo prize and Monica Powell won the money for wearing her name t ag. It pays to wear those name tags and Logos. Ken Meyer won the big prize for the evening, the 50/50 with a payoff of $233.00!!!

Tim Shumway, Mollie Putnam and Kristie McDonald had the enviable task of getting to taste all the chili, but then had the unenviable job of selecting the winners! That must have been a hard job and we thank you, even if you didn’t pick the best chili I have ever made!!

Our special thanks to Donnie and Wendy Schultz and the other members of the Food Committee and everyone else who made it all happen! Also, thanks to everyone who brought chili and desserts!

Photos by Lou Martino

20180322 Belk’s Dance Team

Dance Team at Belk’s

by

Lou Martino

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On March 22, 2018, the OD Shag Club Dance Team performed at Belk’s at the Myrtle Beach Mall between the hours of 3PM and 5PM. The store theme was “Girls Night”.

We were welcomed to the Shoe Department by our own Cindy Day. As always, the staff at Belk’s welcomes us with open arms. Thank you, Cindy, for inviting us to Belk’s and allowing us to promote the OD Shag Club and the dance that we love so much the “Shag”.

As is our normal routine, Linda Campbell introduced each team member and gave a little introduction as to the evolution of Carolina Shag. Her voice was heard though out the store, so as we began to dance more customers came to watch us dance.

Belk’s provided us with a DJ “Scott” who was nice enough to play the songs that the team would dance to. We provided the music and he played it as requested by the team.

Each couple of the team danced twice for around one and a half minutes each time though out the two-hour block. We had 17 members of the dance team present.  

I would like to thank the members of the team that danced at this event. From left to right: Mike Bejzak, Bonnie Bejzak, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Lori Setzer, John Setzer, Billy Byrne, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Barbara Hopper, Rich Jamiolkowski, Burnie Williams, Donna Williams, Cherie Patalik, Larry Boyer, Connie Livingston, Callie White and Ted Sobol.

Also, a special thank you goes out to Belk’s for the gift bags they presented to each of our members. We all appreciate your generosity.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180317St Patrick’s Day Parade

St Patrick’s Day Parade

by

Billy Powell

 

The OD Shag Club was well represented in the 2018 North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  We had 25 golf carts and 86 people participate this year.  A great time was had by all before, during and after the parade.  This year, we thru out over 15,000 strands of beads during the parade.       

Bill and Diane Millman were our banner carriers this year and their costumes were outstanding!  Many thanks to Rich and Karen Young and Sonny Tomberlin who helped me register everyone and hand out beads and all the other administrative tasks before a parade begins.  I could not do all of this without the help of my significant other, Monica.  Her help and support during and after all of the parades is immeasurable.

I know that it requires getting up a little earlier than most of us would like to be in this parade, but I promise you the fun and fellowship that you have makes it well worth the effort.  If you did not participate this year, please consider making next year’s parade.

Our next parade is on April 28, the SOS Parade.  I am looking forward to a great turnout this year for SOS.

20180301 Presidents Letter

Can you see it?  Can you feel it?  You know….Spring!   It is just around the corner! And you know what else is? YES! Oh YES!  It’s SOS!  To be exact it’s only 47 more days!  Whoopee! Are you getting prepared to be a part of the GREATEST parade ever on April 28th?  If you haven’t and want to participate, contact Billy Powell at bpowell948@gmail.com and he will take care of putting you in the PEREFECT place, as we have a SPOT for you.  It is a lot of FUN and a great way to get involved in the club.

Wow! 2018 is taking off like a steam engine and the OD Shag Club is moving with it.  Thanks to Donnie and Wendy Shultz for an OUTSTANDING Oyster Roast at the OD Arcade.  I believe (including myself), everyone ate oysters and chicken bog until they were WAY beyond full.  Bill Anderson kept the tunes spinning and a great time was had.  Looking forward to our Chili-Cook off on March 24th (notice date change due to St. Patty’s Festival on the 17th).  This will be at Ducks at 6:00pm.  So get out your favorite Chili recipe and come join the fun.  There will be entertainment and our favorite singing DJ Paul Craver will be playing your favorite tunes for the night. 

Don’t forget the Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 6th at the backroom of Fat Harold’s at 6:00pm and S.A.S.S class with Terry and Kathy McCoy will be at 6:00pm on the 13th also at the backroom of Fat Harold’s backroom. Beginner II classes are in full swing with Tina and Sonny Tomberlin also at 6:00pm on Thursday nights at the backroom of Fat Harold’s.

Please check out our Committees and see WHERE you can volunteer at least ONE TIME this year.  As a member of the club this is a great way to meet new members and give back to the club.  You know you are going to be at the events, just give of your time at least one time during the year to help out at the event, during SOS at the Ways and Means, Golf Cart Fundraiser tents, Golf Tournament or another Committee.

We are now selling Golf Cart Fundraiser tickets and I want to challenge each member in the club to buy at least ONE ticket this year.  They are only $5.00 and all the proceeds go back to YOUR club to help operate it during the year.  So please go by the tent during SOS and pick up a ticket and support the club. Or you can see one of the Board Members to get your ticket.

Happy St. Patty’s Day to everyone as it is just around the corner and remember to wear GREEN as you know, you don’t want to get pinched!

 

Keep on dancing’!

20180217 Oyster Roast

Oyster Roast

by

Linda Campbell

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A lot of people do not know the hard work AND the number of the people it takes to put together a successful oyster roast.  And that’s the key: SUCCESSFUL!  But, Donnie and Wendy Shultz Do! And this year was no exception.

It began the night before at Donnie and Wendy’s house and it began with CHICKEN!  Yep!  Chicken, 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, Cindy Day and Dolly McDermott, for serving this and making sure that each table had their crackers and cocktail sauce.

I am sure you couldn’t miss our “sailor in the crow’s nest”, Dickey Garrenton on the ladder, 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 ‘em coming!

That great team consisted of: Tim and Cassy Shumway, Cindy Day, Dolly McDermott, Kevin Harrell, Bruce Fitzsimmons, Bill Bacon, Terry Holmes, Jim Robinson, Bob Sanders, Jon Harris, Jerry Harrell, Dickey Garrenton, Jim Queen, Steve Queen, Bob Miller, Terry McCoy, Ronnie Rogers, Phil Tomlinson.  And a special thanks to Lou Garrenton as well (check out the pics of Wendy and Lou sweeping up the trash…looks like they are going after the puck at an ice hockey rink…lol).

While everyone ate either oysters or chicken bog, Bill Anderson kept the great tunes spinning and even some of the members took a break from eating to show their stuff on the dance floor.  Of course, Bill had to throw in a couple line dances for the ladies (and men).

Billy Powell and Cathy Jamiolkowski did a great job selling 50/50 tickets and the winner of the 50/50 Charles Neal walked away with $449.  Name Tag winner of $20 was Betty Bennett and Logo Winner of $20 was Debby Robbe.

At the end of the night there was lots of help from many of the members including the Executive board and their spouses to put the OD Arcade back to its original state.

2018 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!

Photos by Lou Martino

20180215 Sea Turtles Meeting

Sea Turtles Meeting

by

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to dance and instruct at the Grand Dunes Marriott Hotel in Myrtle Beach on February 15, 2018 at 8PM in the Atlantic Ballroom. Our point of contact for this event was Event planner Jessica M Cutler, DMCP of Myrtle Beach.

The event was for the Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Meeting which was held at the Grand Dunes Marriott in Myrtle Beach, SC from February 12, 2018 thru February 15, 2018. They had a long week and wanted to see and learn the Shag Dance.

After being introduced to the Sea Turtle membership Linda Campbell the OD Shag Club Dance Team spokesperson introduced the members of the Dance Team. The average age of the members of the Sea Turtles was around 30 years young. Linda introduced the dancers at an average age of 65. There was a roar which got the attention of the group.

“Now let see what these old folks can do” was in the air.  Well, as our usual routine of spot light dancing began as Lenny our eldest danced the crowd became more and more interested in what we had to offer.

When asked who would like to learn to “Shag” more than half of the Sea Turtles audience came to the floor. Such a enthusiastic group.

We had a great DJ Corey who played the music too which the team danced. It was great working with him.

Some special thanks go out to Jessica Cutler, DMCP of Myrtle Beach for the invite and the warm welcome we received from the Sea Turtles.

I would like to thank those members of the dance team that participated in this event: from left to right – Ted Sobol, Connie Livingston, Callie White, Bill Millman, Diane Millman, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Jimmy Harley, Linda Campbell, Rich Jamiolkowski, Barbara Hopper, Lenny Gardner, Donna Williams, Burnie Williams, Lou Martino, Lori Setzer, Billy Byrne, John Setzer, and Linda Wilson.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180201 Presidents Letter

Happy February and yes, it is still winter however, I hope all the cold weather is behind us and we can look forward to some warmer days.  But hold on, we have a few more weeks till Spring!   But, I can say, that the Mid-Winter Brunch was warm with hospitality from our new Hospitality Committee…Thanks Karen Young and group!  Awesome Job!  Warm from the kitchen with Mitch and his staff from OD Arcade helping Wendy and Donnie Schultz and their crew feed some 232 people who came to share in the liquid sunshine and great food!  Oh, and the great music of our DJ Murl Augustine who kept the floor HOT!   Hot was the entertainment from our Junior Shaggers who always put on a show.  So, if you missed the first party of 2018…well, pull out those gloves, oyster knives and come grab a spot at the table for the OD Shag Club World Famous Oyster Roast on February 17th at the OD Arcade again.  Bill Anderson will be spinning the tunes so come on out and crack a few (and we will have our great chicken bog for those who can’t just “DO’ those oysters)!  So we look forward to seeing ya there and don’t forget to check out the website for ALL the classes going on and don’t forget to come up and say “Hey” to us, your Board, we want to get to know you!  Until next time…keep on dancin’!

20180120 Clean Sweep

Post-SOS Clean Sweep 

by

Bill Bacon

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Phot0s by Lou Martino

Hello ODSC Members,

Saturday, January 20th, a near record group of 29 members of the OD Shag Club braved the cold to turn out at Deckerz at 8:30 AM for our annual Mid-Winter Clean Sweep!  After enjoying some of Hardee’s finest biscuits and Dunkin Donuts coffee, the group managed to collect 30 bags of trash and refuse from the streets and parking lots of North Myrtle Beach from the intersection of US 17 and Main to Ocean Blvd and from Main Street to 5th Ave North and South on Ocean Blvd.  We were pleased to see a lot of new members turn out as well as a lot of the usual suspects. 

For those of you who have never come to a Clean Sweep, you may not believe it, but we do have a good time! For any of you who have stopped coming, if your health permits, I think you might enjoy coming back! Sometimes it pays to participate as New Member Paulette Custer found $10.00!

We hope as many members as possible are able to come to our next Clean Sweep which is presently scheduled for Cinco de Mayo which is the first Saturday after Spring SOS.

20180114 SOS Brunch

Mid Winter SOS Brunch

by

Nancy Sook

A fabulous time was had by all 232(209 members, 9 guests,8 junior shaggers and 6 others in their party) at the midwinter brunch held at the od arcade, Sunday, January 14, 2018. 

We danced to tunes played by the crazy as ever, Murl Augustine, drank adult beverages and dined on a delicious brunch of scrambled eggs, grits, bacon, sausage, biscuits and fruit prepared by the staff of the arcade.

We all watched and cheered as the junior shaggers awed us with their moves. 

Then hoped our numbers would be called, but the winners were: name tag, Kathy Jamiolkowski, logo, Becki Roberts and the 50/50 winner of $288 was Ed Shiflett. Ed kindly donated his money to the junior shaggers.  

The club’s half of $287 was donated to the junior shaggers along with a bucket full of money. 

A special guest, Svein-arne Nordkvelle from Norway, where he has his own shag club of  25 members, was introduced. Too soon it was noon, Murl finished and we’ll be back for spring safari.

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Photos by Lou Martino

20181217 Christmas Families

Christmas Families

by

Karen Young

 

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

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

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

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

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Photos by Lou Martino

20171216 Christmas Party

Christmas Party

by

Terry McCoy

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

Photos by Lou Martino

20180101 Presidents Letter

Wow! Can you believe that it is now 2018! Have you gotten those New Year’s Resolutions made? Well working on mine as this letter goes out.

First thing to say is Happy New Year and I am so excited for 2018 for the OD Shag Club! Your New officers for the year are:

President: Linda Campbell
Vice President: Bill Bacon
Secretary: Donna Williams
Treasurer: Vickie Parsons
Board of Directors:
Cindy Day
Billy Powell
John Setzer
Nancy Sook
Tina Tomberlin

Our first event for the New Year will be our Board meeting on January 2, at 6:00pm in the Back Room of Fat Harolds. Mid-Winter will be here January 12-14 so mark your calendars to join us for our Mid-Winter Brunch at the OD Arcade on January 14th, at 10:00am.

One resolution that you can make is to commit yourself to spend more time by getting involved this year in the club. Volunteer your time to one of our many committees. I am asking that each member volunteer at least one time (and of course more) during one of our events this year. Check out the website and let us know where you fit the most. Come be a part of the fun. Get to know us and us You!! We are glad you are a part of our Shag Family. Look forward to getting to know you better.

20171214 St James Elementary

St James Elementary School Groovy Grandparents Art Day

by 

Lou Martino

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

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

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

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

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

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

See you next year St James Elementary School.

Photos by Lou Martino

20171204 Manor Christmas

Myrtle Beach Manor Christmas

by

Linda Campbell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Photos by Jim Livingston

20171201 Presidents Letter

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

20171202 Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade

by

Billy Powell

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

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

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

20171101 Presidents Letter

Fall has arrived and we will have a busy two months left in this year. We will be giving charity money away next week and don’t forget about the thanksgiving party later this month with Donnie’s turkeys and ham. Thanks to all those who dressed up for the Election/Halloween  party the costumes were great and helped make for a fun party. Thanks to everyone who helped. Hope to see everyone at the business  meeting.

Terry McCoy

President

20171021 Nomination Halloween Party

Nomination Halloween Party

by

Terry McCoy

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The Halloween Party  at Savilles turned out to be a great party. The pizza  was good with all the sides that members brought. Their was a little confusion at first with a party going on till 6 and our costumes starting at 6 but it all seemed to work out. I thank you for your patience. Thanks to all those that dressed up with some great costumes. The winner of individual costume was Diane Bauer the couple’s winner was Lori and John Setzer. It was election night with no opposition the slate of officers are on web site. Great party

Photos by Lou Martino

20171011 Rotary Club Little River

Rotary Club Little River

by

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to the Little River Rotary Club in Little River, SC on October 11, 2017, at 12:30PM at the CB Berry Community Center in Little River. We were able to dance at this location with networking with our Point of Contact that Linda Campbell met at the Blue Crab Festival in May 2017.

Our Point of Contact was Paula Yanis, President-Elect of the Little River Rotary Club. After a short club meeting, we were invited to eat lunch with the Rotary Club. What was impressive was we all stood and said the pledge of allegiance to the flag followed by pray.

Paula introduced the ODSC Dance Team spokesperson Linda Campbell. Linda gave a short history and information of the ODSC and the Shag Dance. Linda then introduced each individual of the Dance Team. The dance team then danced their style of the Shag.

Linda then asked if any of the Rotary Club members would like to learn to Shag. Of the 25 Rotary Club Members present at the event, 10 members got up and were interested in learning. Lou Martino gave the instructions. It didn’t take long for them to learn the basic. Each member of the Dance Team matched up with members of the Rotary Club and we all danced to the music Lady Soul.

We would like to thank Paula for the invitation and the Rotary Club Members who participated to learn to Shag.

Thank you to the members of the Dance Team who danced at this event: Vic Gillispie, Lenny Gardner, Lou Martino, Lori Setzer, John Setzer, Linda Wilson, Diane Millman, Bill Millman, Donna Williams, Barbara Hopper, Jimmy Harley, Burnie Williams and Linda Campbell.

Photos by Lou Martino

20171008 Clean Sweep

SOS Fall Clean Sweep

by

Tim and Paula Webb

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Thank you to the volunteers who came out to the Fall Clean Sweep event on Oct 7. There was a brief shower that threatened a cancellation of the event but stopped in time to start and finish dry. We appreciate each of you for donating your time and from the looks of some of the bags that came in your efforts to clean up our “playground” were sorely needed. The bag count never got accurately counted as some of the bags were so full they had to be dumped before coming back to our base. We had some Main St. merchants thank us for our efforts to keep our neighborhood clean and inviting. We want to thank Krispy Kreme for supporting us with 2 dozen glazed donuts and hope that you will in turn stop in and thank them for their donations for every clean sweep event.  We took our left over donuts and Hardees biscuits to the NMB Fire Dept.  We also want to give a special thanks to Deckerz for allowing us the use of their parking lot to gather.

Photos by Lou Martino

20171005 Rotary Club Conway

Conway Rotary Club

by

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to the Conway Rotary Club in Conway, SC at the Conway Recreation Center on October 5, 2017, at 12:00 noon.

We were met at the Center by Bruce Boone our Point of Contact and the President of the Conway Rotary Club. The president called his meeting to order. We stood and said the pledge of allegiance to the flag and a pray. We were invited to have lunch with the Rotary Club.

After a short meeting and recognitions of members of the Rotary Club by the president, Bruce introduced Linda Campbell the ODSC Dance Team spokesperson. Linda gave a short history of the ODSC and the Shag Dance.

Linda then introduced each member of the dance team. After each dance team member danced to their specific song some smooth some slow and some fast. The Rotary Club members were asked to participate to learn how to Shag. Many of their members were interested to learn as you can see in the photos.

Thank you to Bruce Boone and the members of the Conway Rotary Club for inviting the ODSC Dance Team for inviting us to dance at their meeting.

Thank you to the Dance Team members that made this event possible: Vic Gillispie, Linda Wilson, Diane Millman, Bill Millman, Rich Jamiolkowski, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Lou Martino and Linda Campbell.

A special thank you to John Lowery for being the OD Shag Club liaison for this event.  

Photos by Lou Martino

20171001 Presidents Letter

I do hope that each and every one of you survived this Fall Migration SOS.  I know that I had to rest up myself a couple of days. 

Our 2017 Annual SOS Golf Tournament was a HUGE success and I want to thank everyone who worked to make it such a great success.  Special Thanks to Glenn Strange, Ken Meyer, Bob Miller, Karen and Rich Young.  Great Job!!

Now that September is behind us, we know that 2017 is winding down with only 3 months left in the year.  We still have 3 great parties left for this year and I hope that you all have these dates on your calendar.  For those dates, please check Club Events on this website.  Definitely hope to see all you at our October party on the 21st, which is our Elections Party and our Halloween party, so get our your spookiest/craziest costumes.  Hope to see you there!

Terry McCoy

President

20170930 Navy Vets USS James K Polk Reunion

USS James K Polk Reunion

by

Lou Martino

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On September 30, 2017 at the Sands Ocean Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC at 8:00 PM the OD Shag Dance Team was invited to dance for the USS James K Polk Reunion. This reunion was from September 28-30, 2017. We were proud to be able to represent the Shag Dance to those who served this country with pride and honor.

Officially, the USS James K. Polk Veterans Association (JKPVA) is a chartered and incorporated non-profit 501(c) (19) organization formed exclusively and specifically for the pleasure, recreation, and fellowship of the men who served aboard the United States submarine USS James K. Polk (SSBN/SSN 645) and their families.

After the ODSC Dance Team was introduced by Diane Barlin our POC for this event, Linda Campbell our spokesperson for the OD Shag Club Dance Team gave a little history about what she had learned about the USS James K Polk online to bond with their members.

Linda introduced the Dance Team.  A special introduction of Lenny A. Gardner, our dance team member, was introduced as one of those soldiers who landed at the Normandy Invasion. He got a standing ovation from the members of the USS James K. Polk.  It was truly a site to see. Something that our team will remember for many years to come.

There were around 150 members of the USS James K. Polk attending the reunion. They were a very enthusiastic group. After each couple of the dance team demonstrated their style of dance, we invited all those who wanted to learn how to Shag to join us on the floor.

As you can see in the pictures, there was an abundance of members who wanted to learn and learn they did. Within a few minutes they had learned the basic steps and danced.

They continued to dance to the music of SouthSide Drive a local 3-piece band led by our own OD Shag Club Member, Randy Bowling.

Over all the night was a total success. Everyone had a great time as indicated by Diane Barlin, “They all had a great time and appreciated your time to teach them how to dance the Shag. Since only one person in the whole group knew how to Shag prior to your instructions and now 60% of the group knows how to Shag I would say your group was a great hit!”

I would like to thank those members of the dance team who danced at this event: from left to right on the picture above – Lori Setzer, John Setzer, Ted Sobol, Callie White, Barbara Hopper, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Lenny Gardner, Rich Jamiolkowski, Donna Williams, Jimmy Harley, Bill Millman, Linda Campbell, Lou Martino and Burnie Williams.

20170920 Bar Crawl

ODSC Social Crawl

by

Linda Campbell

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On Tuesday, September 19th of SOS, 40 plus members of the OD Shag Club proudly put on their red shirts/blouses and met at Pirates Cove to begin one of two nights of our Annual Bar and Social Crawl.  It was very evident that the OD Shag Club was in the club with visions of red everywhere.  Everyone was getting their adult beverages/drinks and socializing with each other and even with other members of other clubs who where their to enjoy the DJ and the music that was playing.  Many of the club members took to the floor to enjoy the great music that he was playing to keep the energy of SOS going.  After a group picture (a sea of red, I must say), we began to make our way out of Pirates Cove to our next destination, Duck’s.   We were a rowdy group as we headed up the sidewalk to Ducks.  Each one made their way up the sidewalk and acknowledged Tommy and Christina Black who was playing outside, as we entered Ducks Too.  It was also evident that the OD Shag Club was also in the house at Ducks.  Moving the paaarrty up to the Main Ducks, Paul Craver announced that the OD Shag Club was in the house and a great roar was heard around the club.  Again, all socialized, danced to the fantastic music of  Paul Craver.

On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the OD Shag Club had its second night of its Annual Bar and Social Crawl by beginning the night at the OD Arcade.  Some 35 plus members dressed in white this night, attended and enjoyed the spirits, and the dancing.  On queue, we all gathered and left to our next destination, our host club, Fat Harold’s.  We were very excited and quite loud as we walked up the side walk (and we even lost a few members to the Music on Main concert) and crossed the street over to Fat Harold’s.  Waiting at the door to greet us was our own favorite Bartender, Shannon Briggs.  Of course, entering was no quiet matter as the OD Shag Club entered the club.  Of course a fun time, dancing, socializing and enjoying the great music was had by all.

We all look forward to next year as we meet again and enjoy this fun event.

Photos by Lou Martino

20170917 SOS brunch

SOS Brunch

by

Linda Campbell

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On September 17, 2017 the Annual Fall Migration SOS OD Shag Club Brunch was held at the OD Arcade.  Present and feed were over 300 members and guests.  Wow!  What a great success.  Thank you Chris and your staff for the great job that you did in helping us feed this many people.   Also, thank you to all those who helped serve and to the Hospitality Committee who tirelessly helped to check everyone in.  Whoop! Whoop!!

Terry McCoy welcomed everyone to the event and gave a few announcements and after a blessing by Vice-President, Linda Campbell, breakfast was served.  Everyone waiting for their ticket color to be called, was entertained by the great shag music by the one and only DJ,

Terry McPhail.  Thank you Terry for a great job as always.

We were also entertained as a thank you for all the support that the OD Shag Club as given to two of our local Juniors, Lizzie and Jackson Batten, as they demonstrated their awesome shag talent.  They began by thanking our club and said that they just wanted to dance as a thank you, but before their dance was through, our club had shown more support by tossing some monies on the floor to show how much we enjoyed their dancing.  Keep shagging and we are so proud of you two kiddos!!!

A special presentation was made to Gene Pope from the Richmond Shag Club, who won the Shag Club entry of our Annual SOS Golf Tournament of $400.00 to Junior SOS.  This is the 2nd Year that Richmond has won and given their winnings as a donation to Junior SOS.  A great big THANK YOU TO THIS GREAT CLUB!!!

Name tag winner was Ken Meyer, Logo Winner was Rich Young and the BIG WINNER of the day was JD Ramseur who won the 50/50. 

Many people filled the dance floor as the brunch came to a close and many visited our Ways and Means tables to see what bargains they could find to proudly display their OD Shag Club logo.

 

Photos by Lou Martino

20170916 Golf Tournament

ODCS Annual Golf Tournament

by

Cindy Day

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Another exciting year for the OD Golf tournament. What a great day we had, the weather could not have been better and a great group of golfers for this year’s charity tournament. A special thank you to Eastport Golf Course for allowing us to host this tournament again this year. These are the Gold Hole Sponsors Homegrown Hospitality Group, Jake’s Heating & Cooling, Ocean Boulevard Vacations, Wyman Wise State Farm.  Our Silver Hole Sponsors were Boulineau’s, Young Interiors, Dr. Edwin Styers, DDS.  A big thank you to these companies for their generosity!

We had several OD Shag club members put in long hours and dedication to this tournament and we need to recognize them as well. Glen Strange, Bob Miller, Ken Meyer, Rich & Karen Young, Our President Terry McCoy, Billy & Monica Powell, Bob & Kathy Sanders. We also want to thank the other volunteer’s that helped at the tournament Howard Stalling for his special touches, Tina Tomberlin, Sandy Cummings, Carol Meyers, Linda Campbell, Joyce Girling, John Setzer, Vickie Parsons, Cassy Shumway, Cindy, Day, Ron, Pough, Donna Strange, Becki Roberts, Jesse Decker, And Mr. photographer himself Lou Martino…

The winner of the longest drive with a marshmallow was won by Patty Caudle, And the winning team was Sonny Tomberlin, Kenny Elkins, Bob Johnson, Len. Thank you all for a great 2017 tournament and hope to see you next year!!!

Photos by Lou Martino

20170819 Nominations Party

Nominations Party

by

Linda Campbell

At Fat Harold’s, August 19th, 2017, our great Hospitality Team began greeting each and every one of our OD Shag Club members and their guests for our Nominations Party.  Out in the parking lot to the side, one could see the busyness of members preparing our Bar-b-que for the dinner to be served for the night.

Gary Bass was in the DJ booth playing tunes to get the crowd up and on their feet. Shagging to the oldies, the new hits we hear on Wednesday and Fridays, and of course, all the favorites that we love to dance to.

The party began right at 6:00pm with President Terry McCoy welcoming everyone and making some announcements.  He then turned the microphone over to Nominations Chair Vic Gillespie who announced the nominations for the 2018 Board of the OD Shag Club.  Those running are:  Board of Directors:  John Seltzer, Al Grosgrove, Nancy Sook and Jerry Howard.  Treasurer:  Vicky Parsons, Secretary: Donna Williams, Vice President: Bill Bacon and for President: Linda Campbell.

Congratulations to Vicky, Donna, Bill and Linda who will run unopposed and will be the officers for 2018.

After the nominations were announced everyone was excited to get their food card called so they could sink their teeth into some wonderful Bar-b-que and all the fixin’s.  Thank you to Faye Chowning, Donnie and Wendy Shultz, Jim and Wanda Queen, Susan and Kevin Harrell, Bill Bacon, Terry McCoy, Tim and Cassy Shumway and Cindy Day  for the MAGNIFICIENT job that you guys did in cooking, and transporting, preparing and getting servers for the Bar-b-que.  Everything was delicious!!! We even got to buy what was left to take home for later!  Yumm!!

Drawings were held before the night ended for the nametag and logo and those lucky winners were Sandy Ramseur and Linda Campbell.  I believe there is still a question as to the winner of the 50/50 as to whether it was Mama Vicky Harrison and Wanda Queen or was it Paul Harrison…Story to come later! Ha!

Gary Bass also presented back to the club his monies that we pay him to play.  Aww! Thank you Gary…we do appreciate YOU!!

One could say that we had a great night of food, fellowship, and dance and look forward to the upcoming SOS and the Elections party in October to vote on the rest of the Board of Directors who will continue to move this ODSC forward as the BEST SHAG CLUB EVER!

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Photos by Lou Martino

Linda Campbell – President 2018

President

Linda Campbell

Linda Campbell

President

803-528-0774

 Email: lindalou1972@yahoo.com

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

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

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

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

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

Bill Bacon – Vice President 2018

Vice President

Bill Bacon

Bill Bacon

Vice-President

Phone: 910-214-6460

Email: wmbacon@yahoo.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Donna Williams – Secretary 2018

Secretary

Donna Williams

Donna Williams

Secretary

Phone: 843-877-9445

Email: donnamw@sc.rr.com

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

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

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

 Your vote will be greatly appreciated

 

Vickie Parson – Treasurer 2018

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”

John Setzer – Board Member 2018

Board Member

John Setzer

John Setzer

Board Member

Phone: 336-817-8373

Email: jrsetzer@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

Nancy Sook – Board Member 2018

Board Member

Nancy Sook

Nancy Sook

Board Member

Phone: 843-497-4094

Email:  njsook@gmail.com

Hi ODSC members. My name is Nancy Sook and I have been nominated to run for the Board. Currently, I hold the office of Secretary for the ODSC. For the past 10 years, I have been a member of the ODSC, and for most of those years, I have sold 50/50 tickets. For 2 years, I co-chaired the Entertainment and Decorating Committee with Linda Campbell. I have sold raffle tickets, worked in the general store, been in parades, helped at Junior SOS, helped to serve food and danced on the Demo Team. For 10 years I have been a member of the Rock”N”ettes, leader for the past 7. I have been president of the Myrtle Beach Duplicate Bridge Club, served on the board for years and am currently VP, Treasurer of my Ladies Golf Association until my bad knee forced me to give up golf, Secretary for my Ladies church group, and make blankets and chemo hats for the Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. I would appreciate your vote. Thank you.

Billy Powell – Board Member 2018

Board Member

Billy Powell  


Powell, Billy

Billy Powell

Board Member

Phone:(704) 231-9818

Email:bpowell948@gmail.com

I am very pleased and honored to have been asked by the Nominating Committee to run for the Board of the OD Shag Club.

We have participated in every parade since moving here in 2012. We have also helped with Ways & Means by selling 50/50 tickets, manning the booths for merchandise sales and golf cart tickets. I have also worked at the Golf Tournament each year. We take pride in being active members and attend and participate in as many ODSC events as possible.

I have served as Parade Chairman in 2015 and am currently Chairman of the Golf Cart Fundraiser.

We have had a home in NMB since 1988 and spent quite a bit of time in the area. My wife and I sold our home in Weddington, NC and moved to NMB full time in 2012. One of the firs things we did was join the OD Shag Club. We have been members of the Monroe Shag Club for many years and understand and appreciate the camaraderie of being a member of vibrant shag club.

As a member of the Monroe Shag Club, I served in the following capacities:

• President
• Vice President
• SOS Parade Chair – 5 years
• Ways & Means Chairperson
• Chairman of the Monroe Shag Club Foundation
• Vice-Chairman of the Monroe Shag Club Foundation

Tina Tomberlin – Board Member 2018

Board Member

Tina Tomberlin

Tina Tomberlin

Board Member

Phone: (704) 221-2902

Email:tina.tomberlin@gmail.com

I am honored to have been chosen by the Nominating Committee to run for Board Member of the O.D. Shag Club.

Currently I am serving as your Secretary.  I served as Chairperson of the Ways and Means Committee and have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity it has given me to meet so many of our members.

After moving here in October 2012 my husband Sonny and I joined the O. D. Shag in November that same year. We of course knew of the O.D. Shag Club due to our involvement in the Monroe Shag Club for 14 years and by attending many ACSC meetings. We were happy to be able to join a club that was as dedicated to the preservation of the Shag and all it encompasses. During my years as a member of the Monroe Shag Club I served in the following capacities:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Board of Directors
  • Ways and Means Chairperson
  • Social Chairperson
  • SOS Parade Chairperson
  • Shaggin’ for Dollars Co-Chairperson (our annual charity fundraiser)
  • Decorating Committee Chairperson

While living in the Monroe, NC area I was employed as the Complex Human Resources Manager at Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, the world’s second largest poultry producer. Sonny and I have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

I am very pleased to be a member of the O.D. Shag Club and hope that through your votes I can continue to serve the club.

Cindy Day – Board Member 2018

Board Member

Cindy Day


Cindy Day

Board Member

Phone: (843) 457-1701

Email:cindy_day@belk.com 

I joined the shag club in 2011 and started to help my sister Cassy on the decorating committee for that year. The following year I helped out in Hospitality and loved it. I took a year off and then became Co-Chair with Elaine and the following year I was Hospitality Chair and still running Hospitality as of today. I have helped out with several events. I’ve helped clean up my first few Oyster Roasts, Clean sweeps, Golf Tournaments, Myrtle Beach Manor, and Just went to my first ACSC workshop with our shag group.

20170805 Bus To Somewhere

Bus Trip to Shallotte Shag Club

by

Terry McCoy

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The bus trip to Coastal shag club was a huge success. We had 54 members of the bus and more members met us their.The members brought great appetizers and liquid refreshments for the trip their. Coastal did a great job preparing for us.Thay had door greeters two tables of food two d.js making for a great party. Coastal really made  us feel welcome.  I think everyone had a real good time thanks for attending this great event.

Photos by Lou Martino

20170729 Charity Fun Run

Charity Fun Run

by 

Billy Powell

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The annual Charity Fun Run was held on July 29th.  Even though it was raining at our first stop, the rain stopped before we left to travel to our second stop.  The weather cooperated for the rest of the day, so if you let the rain scare you off, you missed a great time.  We traveled from the OD Arcade to Castaways on to 710 Bowling Alley, next step Deckerz and our last stop was our home club, Fat Harold’s.  All locations did a great job and a lot of fun was had at each stop.  It seems that “a lot”….was the word of the day as we had “a lot of beverages consumed”, “a lot of 50/50 tickets sold”, and “a lot of raffle prizes” were given to the participants.

There were quite a few prizes given away this year.  We had over 60 raffle prizes, lst place, 2nd place, 3 winners for smallest point total and the 50/50 winner.  Thanks to everyone who participated in some way and many, many thanks to everyone who worked on the event!

The most important part of our day is that our charity for the event was the big winner.  Our designated charity for this event was one that fits right in with our goal as a shag club.  Our stated purpose is to preserve, promote and perpetuate the shag dance and what better way to do this than supporting a group that has won national dance competitions and was invited this year to participate in national and international competitions….. the Junior Shagger Dance Team. 

Many thanks again to everyone who worked this event.  Without these people volunteering to work, this event would not occur.  Special thanks to Donnie Schultz, Wendy Schultz and Monica Powell, our chairpersons for this event.  They worked really hard behind the scenes to make sure that you had a good time and everything went without a hitch.

Next year, don’t let anything stand in your way of enjoying the comraderies and fun of this event!  As a reminder, this is a rain or shine event.  No matter the weather, the ODSC always has a great time!

Photos by Lou Martino

Letter From the President 20170801

I do hope everyone is having a great summer.  Wow!  July has been a very busy month!  The ODSC had thirteen people attend the ACSC Summer Workshop in Concord, NC, hosted by Lake Norman Shag Club.  We also hosted the Jr SOS Brunch the following weekend and served about 250 people.  Thank you to all you who prepared casseroles, brought fruit and sweets and helped serve.  At the Brunch we presented Jr SOS with a check in the amount of $1,500.   Great Job ODSC!!!

We were at it once again the following Saturday, July 29th with our Annual Charity Fun Run.  Even though the weather looked threatening, we had a great turn out for the fun event.  Thank you to everyone who worked hard to put it together and participate at each stop to help make this a great success!

August Board meeting will be held August 1 at 6:00pm.  Also this month’s SASS class will be the 15th at 6:00pm at the backroom of Fat Harolds.  We have a “Bus to Somewhere” on August 5th and don’t forget about the Nomination’s Party on August 19th at Fat Harolds.  Come out and support the club and see who your nominations

20170723 Brunch Junior SOS

Brunch Junior SOS

by

Nancy Sook

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After an invocation by Matt Free, approximately 241 junior shaggers and their parents/grandparents  enjoyed a fabulous brunch catered by the OD Shag Club. They ate while listening to the music played by DJ Larry Edwards.  After brunch, all were entertained by a group of girls representing the Juniors and put together by Crystal Taylor Davis. Their song, “Trust In You”. Pastor Josh Walters of Mt. Pleasant Seacoast Church, gave an awesome talk starting with “keepers of the dance” and how this relates to our relationship with god.  Afterwards, the girls, accompanied by Jackson Batten and Kyle Sellers on guitar, sang “Hills and Valleys”.  Moms and children filled the floor as they thanked their moms and dads who support them, by singing a beautiful rendition of “When I Pray for You”.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the front room of Harold’s. Gene Pope, President of Junior Shag Association, gave the farewell speech; thanking everyone for coming, all the volunteers, Monte Lee for taking pictures and until July 17-22, 2018 everyone said goodbye to a fabulous week.  

Photos by Lou Martino

20170719 Honorary Society of Educators

Honorary Society of Educators

by

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to dance and teach the Shag Dance July 19, 2017, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 6:30PM thru 9PM Thursday night for the Honorary Society for Educators, Delta Kappa Gamma international.

We all arrived at the Convention Center around 6:30PM and were directed to Ballrooms D/E where there were approximately 400 members of the Honorary Society for Educators awaiting to be taught to dance and listen to Craig Woolard and the Embers play.

As we waited to be introduced we all where in hopes that the many hours of practice would pay off. The introductions for the educators from each state represented was introduced and the United States Flag was honored during the National Anthem.

Susie Epps our point of contact before introducing the OD Shag Club Dance Team presented the Team with a generous donation then giving the microphone to the Dance Team Spokes Person Linda Campbell. Linda gave a brief history of the Dance Team and explained what we were all about. The crowed showed their enthusiasm with a warm welcome by their applause.

Linda introduced the Dance Team and we had the opportunity to show case what we had been practicing for two months. Our own circle dance of six couples with eight steps and the ladies dancing with different partners after each step. The audience loved it. Even though we were unable to show case each different style of the Shag, we had more fun teaching the many ladies that where on their feet wanting to learn. We were flooded with so many of the ladies that we had several instructions going on at the same time. We had groups of 10 and 20 ladies wanting to learn.

On the dance floor, those who were familiar with the dance would come on the dance floor and grab the members of the team and they danced, danced, danced.

The dance floor was never empty as long as Craig Woolard and the Embers played. And the band played on until 9PM. At the end of the event Craig Woolard honored the veterans with Lee Greenwoods “God Bless America” as we honored our own Lenny Gardner and the veterans of the Dance Team.

We set a record of getting the most ladies on the dance floor at one time of over 250 participants and what an evening it was. The only complaint was that the evening was too short. We accomplished what we were asked to do maybe unorthodox but very affective.  The ladies took over the dance floor and strutted their stuff.

I would like to thank Susie Epps for contacting the OD Shag Club Dance Team and inviting us to dance at their convention.

A special thank you to the OD Shag Club Dance Team for spending their evening and their weekends for the last two months practicing to make this event one of the greatest.

The OD Shag Club Dance Team who gave up their time and as always performed to the highest quality to show the Shag Dance:

Linda Campbell, Dan Dasquino, Lenny Gardner, Vic Gillispie, Barbara Hopper, Rich Jamiolkowski, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Connie Livingston, Lou Martino, Bill Millman, Diane Millman, Bob Page, Helon Page, Cherie Patalik, John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Ted Sobol, Diane Tindal, Burnie Williams, Donna Williams, Linda Wilson, and Callie White. Thank you Jim Livingston for assisting with taking Photos and Happy Birthday to Diane Millman.

Letter From the President 20170701

Well another month is gone and we are in the middle of summer season. I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th. Just a small reminder the July business meeting will be on the 11th. All of July events are on web site. If you missed last month’s party you missed a good one. Donnie did an excellent job cooking the fish and everyone danced and had a great time. Hope to see everyone at the fun run if not before.          

20170617 Fish Fry

Fish Fry

by

Vickie Parsons

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WHAT A PARTY!  The OD Shag Club members and guests enjoyed a remarkable party on Saturday, June 17th featuring a “Fish Fry” furnished by the club.  A total of 187 members and guests were in attendance.  Donnie Schultz and his group of chefs deep fried the fish and Faye Chowning and her helpers handled the rest.  The fish was fantastic along with all the sides and desserts.  Kudos to everyone for their help in making this event a huge success.

Also, a big thank you to our DJ of the night Kitty Earls for playing the tunes for us to dance, and the OD Shag Dance Demo Team under the care of Lou Martino and Linda Campbell for their team dance demonstrations.  These guys were able to get everyone on the dance floor.  You barely had a place to dance.  We also had a special treat with three of our local junior shaggers attending to show their shagging expertise.  We all wish we could move like them.  Thank you, Jackson and Lizzie Batten, and Gracie Pandure.  A donation bucket was passed around during the event to help our local juniors, and I’m proud to say that $276.00 was collected.  Thanks to all for your support!

The famous 50/50 earned the winner $170.00 and that prize went to Paul Lugar.  Don Thomas carried home the $20.00 prize for the Logo and Lorraine Martin won $20.00 for the Name Tag.

It was a wonderful event, and if you were unable to attend, please mark your calendar so not to miss the next party which is scheduled in August.

20170608 Litchfield Dance Team

The Lakes at Litchfield

by

Linda Campbell

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It was forecasted for rain, rain, and more rain. But like they say in South Carolina, just wait a few minutes and the weather will change and so it did. The Dance Team was invited to The Lakes at Litchfield in Pawley’s Island. The event was for the Dance Team to dance for the residents the first day and then for the Marketing Personnel the second day. Well the rain did keep us from dancing the first day. Yes, we got rained out, however, we did decide to go the second day rain or shine.

Although it was humid outside, the Dance Team performed well. We are getting use to dancing rain or shine, early or late, because of those who want to learn and those who have been dancing awhile. It all is about promoting the Shag Dance and instructing those who want to learn.

We danced just as well outside as we do inside. The results are the same. We always are welcomed with warmth and hospitality. Not to mention the fun we have dancing. The team is growing and enjoying every minute we get to dance.

At this event, we danced to the Marsha Morgan’s Band. We had a great dance floor under the tent. Each couple got to dance and perform while many of the invited guests looked on. After the team danced, we were able to teach several guests. Some of them already knew how to Shag. The dance floor was crowded. We had the opportunity to meet several leads to other events and looking forward to making contact with them.

Thanks goes out to Kellie Jayroe the Social Director for the Lakes at Litchfield for inviting us to dance at their event.

Thank the dance team members that attended this event: Burnie and Donna Williams, Vic Gillespie, Linda Wilson, Callie White, Bill and Diane Millman, Lenny Gardner, Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski, Barbara Hopper, Bob Geisler, Cherie Patalik, Ted Sobol, John and Lori Setzer, Linda Campbell, and Lou Martino.

20170526 Billy the Kids Camp Kemo

Billy the Kids Fund Raiser for Camp Kemo

by

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to dance for the Camp Kemo Fundraiser on Sunday, May 26, 2017, in the evening at Billy the Kids Restaurant in North Myrtle Beach. This event was hosted by Marlisa’s Wigs during Memorial Day Weekend so there was a good crowd at this event. We danced to the music by the Tams. Thus, we got to dance for the Kids. Our own Kathy McCoy introduced us to this event. They took good care of us. We had our own section and were able to sit as a group. Also, they served us a wonderful meal. Thank you, Kathy, for promoting the OD Shag Club Dance Team to this event.

 

Like I mentioned we did dance to the Tams and we also provided our own music to dance to during the Tams intermission. Once again, each team couple got to dance to their favorite song as onlookers enjoyed the dance. As part of the introductions by Linda Campbell, our President of the OD Shag Club, Terry McCoy was recognized as being a part of this event.

 

I didn’t hear the final donation and contribution amount for the Kids, but it was several thousands of dollars.

 

Our thanks go out to Kathy McCoy and Marlisa’s Wig for including the OD Shag Club Dance Team in this event. Also, I would like to thank the OD Shag Club Dance Team Members that danced at this event: Linda Campbell, Lenny Gardner, Vic Gillispie, Joyce Girling, Barbara Hopper, Rich Jamiolkowski, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Wade Kirdahi, Connie Livingston, Lou Martino, Bill Millman, Diane Millman, John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Ted Sobol, Diane Tindall, Burnie Williams, Donna Williams, Linda Wilson and Callie White.

 

God Bless the Children at Camp Kemo and all those Children troubled

 by this disease.

20170520 Cook Out

Cook Out

by

Terry McCoy

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I want to thank everyone who showed up and helped make the Cook Out a great OD Shag Club event. The corn hole tournament started at 4:00 with Donna Strange and Bruce Fitzsimons the winners. The cooks Jim Queen, Steve Queen and Bob Sanders did a great job. Thanks to all the people that worked so hard to make it happen (food, door, 50/50) and everyone that brought dishes.  Our new member and DJ Chad Farlow did a great job with the music.  The 50/50 winner was Monica Palmieri.  We also raised $182.00 dollars for our local junior shaggers great job. Hope to see everyone in June at our next party if not before. 

20170518 Brightwater Senior Living

Brightwater Senior Living

by 

Lou Martino

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At the request of Wendy Gatzke, Social Director at Brightwater Senior Living Communities, Myrtle Beach, SC, the OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to dance at their Hugh Marketing Event for many community people and prospects.

The event took place under a tent outside of the facility. The temperature was 85 degrees. It was hot and muggy. We were to dance from 4PM until 7PM, May 18, 2017.

As the members of the facility and their guest tricked in. The dance team was invited to share the facilities refreshments. We had the stage to ourselves and Wendy gave us the go ahead. At 4:15PM Linda Campbell introduced the OD Shag Club Dance Team.

Each member of the team danced for 1:30 minutes to the DJ provided. The DJ was very cooperative and played Shag music that the dance team could dance to. It very exciting to have our youngest member of the team LTC Lenny Gardner back on the dance floor. Since it was so hot Brightwater provided large fans to accommodate the dancers.

It was a great event. The dance team was able to dance with some of the residents, who enjoyed the day. We were also invited to have Low Country Boil which was nice of Wendy to include the Dance Team.

I would like to thank Wendy Gatzke for giving us the opportunity to dance for this event and would also like to thank Brightwater for their generous donation to the OD Shag Club.

Thanks to the dancers that participated in this event.

Front Row: Mike Bejzak, Barbara Hopper, Lenny Gardner, Rich Jamiolkowski, and Cathy Jamiolkowski.

Back Row: Bonnie Bejzak, Lori Setzer, John Setzer, Connie Livingston, Diane Millman, Bill Millman, Bob Page, Helon Page, Linda Campbell, and Lou Martino

 

20170507 Diva Marathon

Diva Marathon

by 

Lou Martino

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It was a brisk morning at 6AM when Lou Martino began setting up the music prior to the Diva Marathon May 7, 2017. Yes, it was a little brisk but a great day for the running of the 2017 Annual Diva Marathon.  The Location of the OD Shag Club Dance Team to dance for the runners was to be at Hillside and 2nd Ave North in North Myrtle Beach.

The Diva Marathon is very well organized and it is the 4th invitation that the OD Shag Club Dance Team has been asked to participate in this event. Our point of contact is Katherine Stimson who is the owner of K Stimson Events, LLC. Out of Dallas, Texas. She is very professional when contacting and arranging this event.

The runners start promptly at 7AM with the first runner reaching our area around 7:20AM. The North Myrtle Beach Department assists with traffic at our location so there is no disruption to the runners.

At first there are just a few runners at the beginning, and then around 7:40AM there are literally 100’s of Diva’s lining the streets. You can see them from the length of 2nd Ave N heading East to Hillside. The runners range from babies being pushed in strollers to 80 years young.  They are a happy group. Many of the runners as they pass our area show their appreciation to the OD Shag Club Dance Team for coming out to support them by giving our team a high five and many of the Diva’s do dance in the streets as they run by.

Not only did the OD Shag Club Dance Team provide the music, we also danced in the street to support the Runners. We even had the opportunity to teach a few of the runners how to shag, as well as dancing with many of the runners who already knew how to shag. Although, we had to wear jackets and non-dancing shoes since we danced on the pavement the OD Shag Club Dance Team did their thing and provided the entertainment for an energetic crowd.

After the race, many of the runners stopped by and acknowledged how appreciative they were that we were there to support them and did posed for pictures.

Thanks go out to those Dance Team members who participated in this event:

From left to right: Rich Jamiolkowski, John Setzer, Donna Williams, Lori Setzer, Burnie Williams, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Lou Martino, Bill Millman, Diane Millman, Linda Wilson, Barbara Hopper, Jim Palmieri, and Monica Palmieri.