Photos by Lou Martino
I would like to give a special thank you to Jim Sterner for providing the music on Saturday for the drive-thru. Jim contacted me and volunteered to play Christmas music for the 2 hour drive thru. He is a new member and his music put all of us in the Christmas spirit!
I would like to give some special thanks to our Christmas Family Chairperson, Karen Young, and her team of Jean Brandt and Rich Young for helping shop for clothes and toys for our seven kids. It was quite a lot of work to find the items the children requested. Karen & Jean also wrapped all the gifts. It took hours to complete the wrapping not to mention the shopping. The ODSC is going to provide these kids with a wonderful Christmas.
On Sunday, the following volunteers helped sort and box up all the food to be given to the families of the kids: Joe and Beth Cornwall, Wayne Baldwin, Rick Kosko, Sue Wehner, Lori and John Setzer, Donna and Bernie Williams, Rich & Karen Young, and Monica Powell.
Monday, we delivered the food and gifts to the school where the parents will pick them up. Karen & Rich Young, Wayne Baldwin, Lori and John Setzer, Donna and Bernie Williams and I also delivered the surplus food to North Strand Helping Hands to help other families in need. Again, thanks to all of you.
Below is a picture of the quantity of food and Christmas gifts for our families. It was awesome! Thank you so much.
Merry Christmas to our wonderful shag family,
Hello ODSC Members,
We just finished our Christmas Drive Thru and I want to take a moment to thank all our volunteers. Terry McCoy and Paulette Miller and their team worked on the the food for us and it was delicious! We have a great group of volunteers who directed traffic, handled re-up applications and collected your donations for our Christmas Families. Thank you to all the volunteers!
Now, I want to thank the 204 of your who drove thru our event today and donated a van full of food for our Christmas families. You also donated $673 and $200 of Honey Baked Ham gift cards which we will use tomorrow to purchase turkeys, hams, and perishable food for the families.
You generosity to our Christmas families is wonderful!
Thank you for allowing me to be your President in 2020 and I wish each and everyone of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope the next year allows us to dance and socialize together.
The Al Cain Award is the most prestigious award given by the OD Shag Club. This award is given to a member who works tirelessly for our club over a number of years. Our winner this year is Terry McCoy.
Terry has been a member of the OD Shag Club for 10 years. He has served as President, Vice-President, co-chair of our Charity Golf Tournament for several years, chairman of our Food Committee for several years, chairman of the Golf Cart Fundraiser, board member of the ODSC Foundation just to name a few. Terry has worked for almost every committee and volunteers to help with any event.
Hello ODSC Members,
The corona virus has had many implications to our daily lives and to the lives of our entire community. The impact to our economy has been significant and those who were struggling financially are now struggling even more. Also, the organizations that help to keep our dance and shag community alive for the future also have expenses that did not stop because of corona virus.
This year, we could not hold either of our charity fund raising events that help support these organizations. However, the ODSC is in relatively good financial condition and your ODSC Board made the decision to donate to some of these organizations through our Foundation anyway to help them in their endeavors.
While the donation dollars are not as big as past years, they are still significant to these organizations.
We chose these organizations because they have significant impact to our local community or to the dance we love.
Hope to see you soon!
Covid-19 is hitting way too close to everyone’s home. With a sad heart, but with strong faith in our Heavenly Father, today I kneel down in prayer, asking for a full recovery for those with Covid-19 and those in pain. Lord I’m asking You to protect & cover each of us with your healing hands and precious blood. Please protect and strengthen the elderly, homeless, unemployed, sick, front liners and caregivers who are exhausted, but not giving up. Please refresh their minds and renew their strength. Prop them up on every leaning side. Thank You for Your grace, love, mercy and healing powers. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Let us be united in praying for one another.
May God bless us!
In Jesus mighty name….Amen
Many, many thanks to our all volunteers who ran our drive-thru election. Special thanks to Terry McCoy and his team for the wonderful chicken bog. Just as a fyi, Terry McCoy and his team worked for 2 days preparing the food.
Here are your election results for 2021:
President -John Setzer
Vice President – Donna Williams
Treasurer – Rick Kosko
Board members- Wayne Baldwin
Congratulations to the new members of the 2021 Executive Board.
Today our very own ODSC member, Felix Figueroa, picked up his brand new golf cart! Many thanks to our Golf Cart Committee (left to right) John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Monica Palmieri, Jim Palmieri. Also, many thanks to Mike Graham for all his help in selling tickets and storage of our 2020 cart (featured in back of photo).
Maybe you can win next year!
A letter from your 2020 Golf Cart Fundraiser Committee:
Hello ODSC, we hope this finds you and your family doing well.
Monica Palmieri, Lori Setzer, John Setzer, and Jim Palmieri are extremely pleased to report that we have sold all of our tickets for the 3rd year in a row. That is correct; in 2018 we sold 3,000 tickets. In 2019 we sold 3,200. In 2020, despite having all of our scheduled events cancelled, all 3,500 tickets have been sold. That’s a total of $17,500 deposited for 2020. And, if you are keeping score, that’s $48,500 for three years.
A great big thank you to Monica Powell. Without her incredible communication, this would not have been possible. Thank you to our President, Billy Powell, for all of his support. This year we had to create our own events and Billy showed up at every single event. We really appreciated his support. Thank you to all of our volunteers who gave up their time to help sell tickets.
On the day of the drawing, with 500 tickets still to sell, we started selling at Grahams’s at 10:00am and then moved to Fat Harold’s parking lot at 3:00pm. At 5:30pm, as members were arriving for the drawing, many members who had volunteered in the past 3 years, got caught up in the selling frenzy as we closed in on ticket #3,500 and they started selling tickets with us. Finally, thank you to all of our members who showed up in droves on September 26th to purchase tickets and stayed for the drawing.
Congratulations to our 2020 golf cart winner Felix Figueroa. Felix is a member of the ODSC and purchased ticket #0800 way back in February.
Once again, thank you to everyone.
Your Golf Cart Fundraiser Committee
Monica & Jim Palmieri
Lori & John Setzer
Photos by Lou Martino
The ODSC Dance Team was asked to give a brief history and to demonstrate the Shag Dance at the North Myrtle Beach Museum on September 08, 2020 at 9:30am. by Cathy Altman, Executive Director.
With the restrictions and safety precautions due to Covid-19 it was recommended that only two members of the dance team provide the information being requested. All safety measures were taken. Each person that was a part of the event wore a mask, practiced social distancing and there was plenty of hand sanitizer made available.
The group represented the NMB Chamber’s Marketing Agency. Our local President and CEO of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Cheryl Kilday was accompanied by three young ladies from the Miles Partnership, the Creative and Marketing company for the North Myrtle Beach Chamber out of Florida.
Linda Campbell gave a 15-minute talk on the history of the Shag Dance and the impact that it has on our community.
Following her talk, we demonstrated the Shag Dance. Then we taught the group the basic steps. The group picked up the steps very easily and were very enthusiastic in wanting to learn.
After the lessons, we were asked if we could go to Florida and teach the Shag Dance in their community. Well….
I would also like to recognize the NMB Museum and the Executive Director, Cathy Altman. She has always asked the ODSC Dance Team to come to the Museum and promote and preserve the Shag. If you have not been to the Museum, take the time to visit. There is a wealth of information there. It’s free and worth the trip.
Thank you, Cathy, for the invitation and thank you for keeping the Shag alive.
Thanks to Linda Campbell and Lou Martino for taking the time to take part in this event.
Hello ODSC Members,
Let me start with this:
Now on to other news.
Before the pandemic started, the ODSC had a brunch in January and the Oyster Roast in February. We are also planning an activity for October so we can vote on our officers and board for 2021. While we have not been together, expenses still continue such as the rent for the storage bldg., insurance, CPA fees, etc. In light of the fact that we have cancelled several parties, the Executive Board of the ODSC has decided to change the following:
We hope to see you soon and hope we can get back to some semblance of normalcy.
Executive Board of the ODSC
We have an opportunity to sell golf cart raffle tickets at Boulineau’s IGA Grocery Store on July 31st and August 1st. We currently need volunteers to help sell tickets. We hope to have enough volunteers to sale at both doors. We will be wearing masks and taking safety precautions with hand sanitizer etc. If you are able to help, please email Lori Setzer by clicking on this link email@example.com or call at 336-971-9791. Please include your name, shift you are willing to work and your phone number. Below are the shifts we need to cover.
Friday July 31: 10am-12noon________
Saturday August 1: 10am-12noon________
Thank you for your support.
The Golf Cart Raffle Committee set up shop outside of Graham’s Golf Carts on June 26 and 27. To say it was hot would be an understatement. We would like to thank our volunteers who braved the heat – Joe Harrell, Nancy & Tom Wegman, Dolly McDermott, Jerry Howard, and Monica & Billy Powell. (Also, thank you Monica for the communication) Special thanks to Mike Graham for supporting us once again and Rip Tide Radio for the great advertisements. Please support them.
Over the weekend we sold 250 tickets. We began the year with 3,500 tickets. Despite having all of our events cancelled, we have less than 1,300 remaining. We still have a few more events up our sleeves but not enough to reach the finish line in a blaze of glory.
We really need your help. As a reminder, if you would like to purchase or sell blocks of tickets (five, ten or more) contact Monica Palmieri at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also purchase tickets anytime at Graham’s. Just ask Mike for OD Shag Club Golf Cart tickets. He has the cart and sign in his store, and is helping us sell tickets. We can’t thank him enough for the support. The drawing is still Sept. 26. If you are on a Committee, we would appreciate you turning in your money ASAP.
Golf Cart Committee
Monica & Jim Palmieri
Lori & John Setzer
Hello ODSC Members,
We will set up a tent in front of Grahams . Hopefully it will be crowded as people rent carts for the holiday week.
Please support your club by stopping by and purchasing a few tickets. All of our pre-planned events this year were cancelled, so we have plenty of tickets remaining. We will practice social distancing, so you won’t even need to leave your car. Our event will be supported by radio advertising.
Lori & John Setzer
If you are out of town:
When your check is received, I will fill in the ticket stubs and take a picture of all of the stubs and email it to you. We will not mail you the other half of the tickets. We use the telephone number on the ticket to notify the winner, so do not need your half of the ticket to claim the prize.
Hello ODSC Members,
Social distancing, masks, 6 feet apart, Covid 19, coronavirus, Wuhan virus, all of these words or phrases are words that we have heard constantly since March. Unfortunately, they have also meant that we have not been able to get together and enjoy the dance we love and each other’s company.
At this time, a definitive decision has not been made for the June party, but we are trying to figure out a way to have the Charity Fun Run in July if we are allowed to have under the governor’s restrictions.
I would like to send out a big “hurrah” to Jim and Monica Palmieri. They are still diligently trying to sell raffle tickets. They sold almost 600 tickets this past weekend at Graham’s Golf Cart. Thanks to all those who came out and purchased tickets and to those who helped sell tickets. We still have a long way to go and if you could take a bundle of ten tickets and sell them, we would all be appreciative. Contact Jim or Monica to help.
Another group that is still working hard is Ways and Means. Wayne and Anita Baldwin and Sue Wehner along with their webmaster helper, Lou Martino have set up items to sell via our website. Please support their efforts by going to the website and make a purchase. These items make great gifts and when we do get back together, you will look spiffy in your new ODSC apparel.
In closing, I hope that everyone is weathering this “storm” well. Stay safe and hopefully this situation will improve soon.
God Bless you All!
As you know, all of our selling events this year have been cancelled. We lost St. Patricks’ Day, SOS, SOS Parade, and MayFest, not to mention some smaller events. This Covid Virus really has a way of trickling down, and we saw it firsthand. Last year at this time, we were completely sold out. With restrictions loosening up, we thought we may have a selling opportunity at Graham’s Golf Cart store on Memorial Day weekend. This is like ‘fishing where the fish are’ because we know everyone that walks by, loves to drive golf carts around town.
A big shout out to Mike Graham for allowing us to set up our booth in front of his store on Friday and Saturday. Also thank you to Rip-Tide Radio for giving us on-air mentions both days, they did a great job. As always, thank you Monica Powell for the terrific communication. Thank you to our members, Maxie Brien, Dolly McDermott, Kay and Mark Hughes and our new member Tim Pittman, who volunteered their time to sell tickets. Thank you to all our club members who stopped by to purchase tickets.
Okay, so you want to know the results? Our two-day event ranked 2nd to our largest event ever (St. Patrick’s Day Festival last year). WE SOLD ALMOST 600 TICKETS!
All that being said, we are still far behind our sales goal.
We have 1,700 tickets left to sell, so we’re always looking for selling opportunities. If anyone would like a block of 10 or more tickets to sell to friends and neighbors, please let Monica Palmieri know by clicking on this link email@example.com. While we did not have the large crowds like the above events, our hit-rate made a hot couple of days well worth our time.
Once again, a great big ‘THANK YOU’ to all who came out.
There were just a few clouds in a perfect Carolina Blue sky that set the stage for the most important dance event that the OD Shag Club Dance Team has had thus far for 2020. Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 10:30 Lou Martino and Linda Campbell organized a surprise “Drive-by” for one of our very own, John and Lori Setzer. Drive-by’s seem to be the new way to “visit” now days due to the “invisible enemy” as it is called, the Corona Virus or COVID-19.
John had been home for two days from Grand Strand Regional Hospital where he had surgery to stabilize his neck.
The cul de sac at Ridgewood Dr North Myrtle Beach began to line up with all kinds of vehicles and most people were getting out of them sporting their fashionable masks. There were many convertibles, golf carts, and even a beautiful classic muscle car. The vehicles were decorated with colorful balloons and signs, some saying things such as…”Hugs and Prayers”, We are here for you!” and “TEAM JOHN!”. As the caravan paraded in front of John and Lori’s house. Even SEA DOO, the Shag Monkey stuck his head out and waved to John and Lori as he passed by John and Lori’s beautiful home.
The caravan of vehicles then stopped in the cul de sac in front of John and Lori’s home and more pictures were taken, some surprises were given to them, and then everyone turned their radio stations in their cars to 94.9 The Surf and they danced in honor of TEAM JOHN to a shag song.
Air hugs and kisses were blown to John and Lori and lots of “Love ya”, “Praying for you guys”, and “ We are here for You!” was heard as we all said our good bye’s from the roadside knowing how much we really wanted to do a group hug but we knew what we felt was that we RECEIVED so much more by what we were experiencing by being there with John and Lori. However, hopefully they knew that they were being lifted up in much LOVE, FAITH, HOPE and PRAYER!
MANY THANKS goes to those who took time out of their Saturday morning to participate with us: Lou Martino and Linda Campbell, Bill and Diane Millman, Mark and Kay Hughes (and Sea Doo), Barbara Hopper, Barry and Julie Dyer, Lynn and Andy Gabriel, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Ted Sobol and Callie White, Donna and Burnie Williams, Barnie Lee and Connie Williams, Connie and Jim Livingston and Lou and Dicky Garrenton and we cant forget their neighbor Steve, who kept riding up and down the road in his black corvette .
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked again to return to Del Web for more lesson’s March 9, 2020 at 6:00PM at the Grand Dunes Active Adult Community in Myrtle Beach to dance and teach.
We had several residents return from the last two classes as well as two new couples. One couple was so excited to learn the Shag Dance so that they could go and dance at their daughter’s wedding in three weeks. I am sure their daughter will be impressed.
At this lesson we taught the start, female turn, male turn, side pass and train. Since most had learned these steps in the prior classes, they felt more comfortable. The residence wanted to learn more and more.
We have been asked to return next week for a follow up class. Since many of the residence wanted to learn more and more we invited them to join the OD Shag Club. They all took applications and we hope to see them on the Dance Floor at Fat Harold’s.
Again, thank you Laureen Buckler, Lifestyle Director for asking us to come back.
And a special thank you to the members of the Dance Team who assisted: John and Lori Setzer, Mark and Kay Hughes, Barry Dyer, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino.
Photos by Lou Martino
The Oyster Roast has come and gone and once again was a great success. Members were showing up before 4:00 p.m. and by 6:00 p.m., the Arcade was packed. The Oyster Roast crew led by Terry McCoy and Donnie Schultz worked extremely hard to put on this event. The work started on Friday afternoon and continued thru Saturday night. The chicken bog was outstanding and I am told the oysters were also (I personally don’t eat the nasty things). Hopefully, everyone got their fill and no one went home in the slightest bit hungry. It takes at least 25 hard working people to do this. EVERYONE should make an effort to thank all of these people for the work they did to support our club.
I would also like to thank everyone that pitched in and helped clean up after the Oyster Roast. The breakdown went smoothly, thanks to all those who helped! THANK YOU!!!
Our March party will be on March 21st at Fat Harold’s. I don’t know what the Food Committee has planned, but I am sure it will be tasty.
Don’t forget the St. Patty’s Day Parade on March 14th. This is an easy parade to participate in and is a lot of fun. It also helps to demonstrate that we are a supportive member of our community.
Hope to see you at the business meeting on March 3rd.
The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to dance at the Vintage Market Days at the Myrtle Beach Sports Complex on February 28, 2020 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM in Myrtle Beach.
“Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Vintage Market Days® events are so much more than a flea market. Each Vintage Market Days® event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in creative venues.”
The dance team performed the Shag Dance as shoppers walked by our booth.
Many shoppers stopped by our booth to inquire about the Dance and how they could get involved in the OD Shag Club.
We also had the opportunity to teach those individuals that where interested to learn. There was a young family that was interested in having her daughters look into junior shaggers.
We found out that there are many locals that haven’t heard about the Shag Dance and would like to have known more. We provided information via the OD Shag Club Website and hard copies of our Club. We gave handouts for instructions on the basic shag step.
A special thank you to Trish Sessions for asking us to dance at this event. And thank you 94.9 The Surf for recognizing the OD Shag Club Dance Team on the radio from their remote.
Thank you to the OD Shag Club Dance Team who attended this event: Lou Martino, Ted Sobol, Barry Dyer, Callie White, Bill Millman, Diane Millman, Jim Livingston, Connie Livingston, Lori Setzer and John Setzer.
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club Dance Team was again invited to Del Web at Grand Dunes Active Adult Community in Myrtle Beach to perform and instruct the Shag Dance on February 24, 2020 at 6:00PM.
Since all the residents were in the last class on February 10, 2020, we moved right into the instruction of the dance.
The class was not as large as last class, so each couple had their own Dance Team instructor, which gave the residence a more personal touch.
We began where we left off from the last lesson. The instructors for the lesson was John and Lori Setzer. We reviewed and continued to teach the Start, Female Turn, and the Male Turn.
Thank you, Laureen Buckler, for having us back. And we are scheduled to meet twice next month.
Thank the members of the Dance Team who participated in this event:
Lou Martino, John and Lori Setzer, Bill and Diane Millman, Donna and Burnie Williams, Barbara Hooper, Kay and Mark Hughes and Connie Livingston.
Photos by Lou Martino
Once again, the World-Famous OD Oyster Roast was another success! We had 280 members and 4 guests on hand to enjoy this culinary event!
Prep work began Friday night at Donnie and Wendy’s house with cutting up sausage and prepping the chicken for the Fantastic Chicken Bog (for those of you that have not acquired a taste for oysters) and for those of us who love both. Thank you also Christina Black, Linda Miller, Pam Rust and Karen Young for serving the chicken bog and making sure each table had crackers and hot sauce.
Dickey Garrenton returned to his post as “the lookout” to direct the oyster carriers to their appointed drop spots. Their great hustle kept the oysters coming and the wait time minimal as the cooking crew kept them supplied. Also, a huge thank you to all the crew that helped behind the scenes; Paulette Miller, Terry and Kathy McCoy, Cindy Day, Kevin and Susan Harrell, Bruce and Cathy Fitzsimmons, Bill Bacon, Joe Harrell, Ken Dawkins, Rick Koski, Glenn Strange, Bob Miller, Larry Jones and, of course, Donnie and Wendy Schultz!! Hope I didn’t leave anyone out. You all did an amazing job!
Bill Anderson once again kept the tunes coming for our enjoyment. Lou Garrenton and Al Cosgrove were busy selling 50/50 tickets while Wayne Baldwin and Sue Wehner had plenty of merchandise to offer. And we cannot forget our golf cart raffle. Lori Setzer was offering lemon bars to anyone who purchased a raffle ticket.
At the end of the night many people stayed to help cleanup and reset the tables and chairs for the club. Thank you again.
The 2020 World Famous OD Oyster Roast will again go down as a crowd favorite and success!! Many thanks to the Od Arcade for allowing us to be there and to all that helped! A great job well done by all!!
Photos by Linda Campbell
We met the residents in the Back Room of Fat Harold’s in North Myrtle Beach. There were 20 residents that participated.
Linda Campbell gave a short introduction of the history of the Shag Dance. The Dance Team then demonstrated the Shag Dance.
We gave lessons to the group starting out with a slow basic moving into the start, a female turn, and a male turn. This group learned pretty fast. By the end of the lesson the group was dancing to music and where ready to hit the dance floor in the front.
It was a most productive evening for all the participants. Looking forward to the next lesson with this group.
Thank you, Cathy Jamiolkowski, a resident, at Bridgewater and a member of the Dance Team for setting up this event.
A special thanks to the members of the Dance Team who participated in this event: Julie Dyer, Barry Dyer, Lori Setzer, John Setzer, Kay , Mark , Barbara Hooper, Linda Campbell, Connie Livingston, Donna Williams, Burnie Williams, Diane Millman, Bill Millman, Rich Jamiolkowski, and Cathy Jamiolkowski.
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to perform and teach at the North Myrtle Beach Museum on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 2:00PM located at 799 2nd Ave North in North Myrtle Beach.
If you haven’t been to the North Myrtle Beach Museum it is a must see. So, take a few minutes to visit this historical museum. The Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday thru Saturday. There website is http://northmyrtlebeachmuseum.com
The North Myrtle Beach Chamber reached out to the North Myrtle Beach Museum to see if the OD Shag Club Dance Team could perform a demonstration of the Shag Dance during the SC Governor’s Conference held in North Myrtle Beach representatives from all over SC will be in attendance.
The Dance Team was excited and honored to be asked to be a part of this Conference and inform South Carolina of the Shag Dance.
The Dance Team was asked to perform at first, but when asked if anyone wanted to learn the basic shag step well, there was 100% participation. So, we were able to teach within the time allotted.
We had 20 participants who were very enthusiastic and willing to learn the basic steps. Thank you for all those who participated.
Thank you, Cathy Altman, Executive Director North Myrtle Beach Museum for inviting the OD Shag Club Dance Team to perform at your event.
Thanks to the Dance Team members who took out time from their busy schedules to promote the Shag Dance: John and Lori Setzer, Mark and Kay Hughes, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Barry Dyer, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski.
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to Del Web at Grand Dunes Active Adult Community in Myrtle Beach to perform and instruct the Shag Dance on February 10, 2020 at 6:00PM.
We were introduced to a very enthusiastic crowd of residents at Del Web. This is a new facility in Myrtle Beach for over 50 located at 62nd Ave N. Myrtle Beach.
There were 20 plus couples in attendance. After a quick history of Shag by Linda Campbell, there was a demonstration of the different styles of the dance by each of the couples on the team.
We then divided the group by male and female and began our instruction. Most participates learned the steps very fast. This was the first introduction to the Shag Dance for all of the participants
Thanks to our POC Laureen Buckler, Lifestyle Director at Del Web for inviting us to your facility.
A special thanks to the members of the dance team that participated in this event: Barry Dyer, Lori Setzer, Rich Jamiolkowski, Barbara Hooper, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Bonnie Bejzak, Mike Bejzak, Linda Campbell, John Setzer, Donna Williams, Burnie Williams, Diane Millman, and Bill Millman.
Photos by Linda Campbell
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”
In 2018 we had 3,000 tickets available for sale – Sold Out
In 2019 we had 3,200 tickets available for sale – Sold Out
The 2020 fundraiser is underway. This year we will have 3,500 tickets available for sale. The big news for 2020; we will be offering a gas-powered engine as opposed to electric. You spoke, we listened. Many people stated that their complex did not allow electric carts. The retail value of the cart this year is over $6,000. Remember, if you do not want the cart, people are lined up to buy it.
We kicked things off at Winter SOS. A big thank you to Lulu for allowing us to sell tickets at Fat Harold’s where we sold over a hundred tickets. Our next event was the Winter Brunch. Lori Setzer’s world famous carrot and hummingbird cakes were raffled off to those who purchased $20 worth of tickets. During the brunch we sold 87 tickets. YTD, we have sold a total of 288 tickets.
Our next event will be the Oyster Roast. Look for another tasty treat offering.
This fundraiser helps pay for all of our brunches/parties etc.
Please support those businesses that support us.
The Golf Cart Fundraiser Committee
Monica & Jim Palmieri
Lori & John Setzer
The activities for 2020 have begun. The Mid-Winter SOS Brunch was held on January 19th. A great big THANK YOU to our Food Committee and servers who once again did a great job. Paulette Miller, Kathy McCoy, Terry McCoy, and Faye Chowning handled all of the details without a hitch. There was plenty of food to go around.
Also, thank you to the Junior Shaggers who put on an incredible demonstration. The future of the Shag looks bright given their talents. If you have never seen them perform, you are missing something special.
Thank you to those who purchased 50/50 and golf cart raffle tickets.
A great time was had by all.
Photos by Lou Martino
A special thank you to all that helped with our Mid-Winter Clean Sweep! We gathered in the parking lot of Deckerz at 8:30. After coffee, biscuits, cookies and doughnut holes we ventured into the streets to gather trash. We had 26 members attend and gathered 26 bags of trash! Someone even brought up pieces of concrete!
Then we settled in for socializing and enjoyed it so much everyone said they will see us in the Spring for our Spring Safari Clean Sweep!
Hope to see even more members then!
Photos by Linda Campbell
The January brunch was a great party. Having the opportunity to see all the junior shaggers was exciting and also a great reminder that we need to support them to keep our dance going into the future.
As all of you know, February is when one of our biggest events is held…. The World-Famous Oyster Roast! This event requires a tremendous amount of work both before (preparation, set-up, cooking and serving) and after (clean-up). Please contact Terry McCoy or Donnie Schultz to help with the before and after. A lot of labor is needed and a great time is had by all involved.
EVERYONE can help clean up after the event. Tables to be taken apart, oyster shells cans cleaned and of course all the trash cans. Don’t be one of those people who just eat and leave for others to do all the work.
The Oyster Roast will be held on February 22 at the OD Arcade. Members are free and guests are $25 per person. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Another new year….2020! I am looking forward to another successful year at the ODSC. Thanks to everyone who worked and/or participated in our events last year. A big thank you to all those who volunteered to be Committee Chairs for 2020. All committees have been filled except for one very important one. We are still in need of a Parade Committee Chair. We usually participate in 3 parades per year with the biggest being the SOS parade in April. This parade is a lot of fun and our participation brings a lot of recognition to our club. We have also won First Place in the category we have entered for at least the last 15 years, maybe longer. If you would like to take on this committee or know of someone that does, please contact me as soon as possible.
Our January party will be the Mid-Winter Brunch at the OD Arcade. I hope to see all of you there. Don’t forget Clean Sweep will be the following Saturday on the 25th. This is a lot of fun and great community service.
In closing, I would like every member to ask themselves what they can do to help support the ODSC. Only with active participation of its members can the club achieve its potential.
Monday morning, a group of OD Shag Club members delivered the gifts and food to Riverside Elementary School for our sponsored Christmas kids. The group included Bill Bacon, Rich Young, Lou Martino, John Setzer, Mike Bejzak and Karen Young. The kid’s parents were called by the school counselor, Felicia Bellamy, to come and pick up the items.
After leaving the school, we went out to North Strand Helping Hands to deliver the remaining food boxes. They weighed them in at 594 pounds. They were very happy to get the food as there is a huge demand at this time of year. Thank you to all those who either brought food or donated money at the Shag Club Party Saturday night. The money was used to buy a turkey and ham for each family plus the other items needed for a nice Christmas dinner for each family. Your generosity was greatly appreciated by the families who already gave thank you cards for the Shag Club to the school counselor. I picked those up today and will bring them to the January Business Meeting.
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club sponsored 8 kids for Christmas with items from their wish lists. Jeanne Brandt and Karen Young shopped for the toys and wrapped them on Monday. Then on Friday, the 13th, Cindy Day, Beth Cornwell, Tina Tomberlin and Karen Young shopped for the clothing on their lists and wrapped it all. We were able to get a winter jacket, an outfit, and extra pair of pants, shoes, underwear and socks for each child with Cindy Day’s discount at Belk’s. Bill and Joan Bacon donated one bike and Sonny and Tina Tomberlin plus Rich and I donated the second bike.
The food donated at the party was sorted by a group of OD Shag Club members at Bill and Joan’s house on Sunday morning. The helpers included Bill and Joan Bacon, Angela (Joan’s daughter) and Tom Weiss, Donna and Burnie Williams, John and Lori Setzer, Linda Campbell, Sandy Cummings, Lou Garrenton, Terry Holmes, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, Gene Bradshaw, Charles McCarthy and Rich and Karen Young.
The toys, gifts and 8 boxes of food including a ham and turkey were loaded in the van for delivery to the school on Monday morning. The remaining food was boxed up for delivery to North Stand Helping Hands on Monday, also.
Photos by Linda Campbell
Photos by Lou Martino
Monica has been a member of the ODSC for 8 years and has been involved with many of the activities of the club. She has served as Secretary, Vice President and President. Monica currently serves as chair of the Communications Committee and Co-Chair of the Charity Fun Run, but has spent much time helping with parades, fund raising, Ways and Means, clean sweep, Fun Run and our golf tournament. She has promoted our dance by helping to produce a video for the North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum and by coordinating with the Junior Shaggers to share their talent with our club.
While Monica was President, she began the beginner shag classes and SASS (Share a Shag Step). She was also instrumental in forming the ODSC Foundation to establish 501c3 status for the club. She currently serves as Chair of the Foundation.
Monica has spent many hours working for the club and cheerfully looks forward continuing her work. Please join me in congratulating Monica Powell as our Al Cain Award winner for 2019!
Photos by Lou Martino
Photos by Jim Livingston
If you remember, the ODSC & ODSC Foundation sponsored a Charity Golf Tournament in September. The net proceeds were the highest recorded for the club. Many, many thanks to our Committee Chairs, Larry Jones, Ken Meyers, Karen Young, Bob Miller and Terry McCoy for all your hard work!
Last night, the Boards and several members were able to present the rewards of all the hard work to numerous local charities at Fat Harold’s. The charities included North Strand Helping Hands, Junior SOS, Teen Angels, NMB Explorers, Ellen Taylor Foundation and Special Olympics.
It was a pleasure to talk with each of the charities and to be a part of a Club that wants to not only have a good time, socialize and dance, but likes to give back to the community! Thank you to everyone that worked the Tournament and collected donations for the raffle prizes! It takes a large group led by our fantastic Chairmen’s to pull this off!
Photos by Lou Martino
Photos by Lou Martino
On October 8, 2019 the OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to dance at the Inaugural Georgetown County Boomer Bash being held at the Precious Blood Church of Christ in Pawleys Island, SC. From 10:00am-1:00pm.
The team, along with approximately 40 vendors, entertained at the expo, dancing at 11:00am and again 12:00pm, showing those who were visiting the exhibition hall that seniors can be active and healthy in their “mature” years.
When the team was not dancing, we were able to visit the other vendors and were treated to some amazing samples of healthy foods, information on retirement communities, investment opportunities in retirement years, banking opportunities for seniors and much much more.
Those who attended really enjoyed seeing us “showcase” our beloved dance and a few even wanted us to teach them the basic. The team that were there to dance were: Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Connie and Jim Livingston, Ted Sobol and Callie White, Bonnie and Mike Bejzak, Barbara Hopper, Barry Dyer and Linda Campbell.
A special thanks goes out to Julie Dyer with the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce for our invitation to attend and from what we have heard, she believes there is going to be another “Bash” next year and we have a standing invite to come back next year!!!
Photos by Linda Campbell
Photos by Lou Martino
The ODSC Dance Team was invited to the USS Bang Navy Reunion October 3, 2019.
USS Bang (SS-385) was a United States Navy Balao-class submarine, named after the bang, a dark blue or black fish of the Atlantic herring family found in the coastal waters of the United States north of North Carolina. Bang was laid down on 30 April 1943 at Kittery, Maine, by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; launched on 30 August 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Robert W. Neblett; and commissioned on 4 December 1943, Lieutenant Commander Antone R. Gallaher in command.
The Dance Team met at the Ocean Reef Resort, 7100 Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach,SC at 6:30 PM waiting for the members of the USS Bang to finish their dinner since their meeting ran overtime.
We entered the conference room of over 100 members of the USS Bang and were introduced as the ODSC Dance Team by Jennifer Wilson our POC.
After a brief history of the Shag Club and the Shag Dance by our spokes person Linda Campbell, the team was introduced.
Each ODSC Dance Team couple danced their different styles for a minute and a half to their favorite song.
Since Jennifer hired their own DJ Wayne Cribb, Lou Martino made a CD for the DJ to play for the dancers. Thanks to the DJ for playing for the Dance Team.
Following the demonstration the members of the USS Bang were invited to come to the floor and learn the Shag Dance. They were very enthusiastic and enjoyed the basic steps of the Shag Dance.
After the event, the Dance Team was invited to stay and enjoy a delicious Prime Rib dinner. Thank you USS Bang for feeding the Dance Team.
A big thank you goes out to Jennifer Wilson for the invite to this event and the DJ Wayne Cribb for playing the music for this event.
Special thanks to the members of the ODSC Dance Team for dancing:
Ted Sobol, Callie White, Donna and Burnie Williams, Bill and Diane Millman Barbara Hopper, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, John and Lori Setzer, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino
Photos by Lou Martino
Photos by Linda Campbell
You can stick a fork in the 2019 version of the Golf Cart Fundraiser, because it is done. It was a record-breaking year. We have never tried to sell 3,200 tickets, we have never sold 3,200 tickets, and they were all sold by the end of SOS Parade Day way back in April.
Once again, a great big thank you to our volunteers who gave their time to support the Club, McMillan’s for the use of their parking lot, and Lulu at Fat Harold’s for inviting us indoors to sell tickets during Winter SOS. Also, many thanks to Mike Graham at Graham’s Golf Cars for selling tickets and storing the cart all year. Please support businesses that support us.
The drawing was held on Saturday 9/21/2019 at Fat Harold’s parking lot. The drawing was held on a Saturday for the first time and we had a great turn out. We have never seen so many fingers and toes crossed. And the winner was, Joanne Natt of North Myrtle Beach. Needless to say, she was extremely excited as were her ODSC friends.
Lesson learned; buy your tickets early in 2020!
Photos by Lou Martino
Double the fun! Double the pleasure! OD Shag Club brunch and Fun Sunday on this beautiful beach day filled with great friends, awesome music, delicious food and a surprise guest entertainer. What else could we ask for? DJ Bill Anderson started the morning off playing great tunes while our breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits and fruit were being prepared by the staff at the OD Arcade. Thank you, Pam and crew. In addition, our coffee and happy juices were a big hit as always. While all of this was going on, our hard-working Hospitality crew welcomed 248 members and 18 guests for a total of 266 attendees quickly moving them through our sign in line. Thank you, ladies.
Bill Bacon welcomed the attendees with a few announcements and a blessing as the first color for eating was called. Our special guest Lesa Hudson sang several songs to the delight of the crowd. We must thank the food committee and volunteer servers for their continued success for keeping the lines moving and thus everyone having a good hot breakfast. Great job.
The Ways and Means committee, working hard for the entire morning, were very successful in selling not only lots of new merchandise but also having a special sale appreciated by many. Thanks to the committee and all who helped the buyers with their selections and purchases. You will be seeing OD Shag merchandise all over town as a result.
Many thanks also go out to Nancy Sook and John Berringer for their successful efforts with the 50/50 raffle. Congratulations to the 50/50 winner and also to our logo and name tag winners.
A big thanks also goes out to Lou Martino for his continuous efforts to provide us with lifetime memories by his constant efforts to bring smiles to everyone’s faces. Then he continuously makes more time putting them on the website for all to see how much fun we all who are able to attend have. Check out the happy faces and big smiles in his pictures. You will surely see fun was had by all.
Last but not least, thanks to all who do attend our events. You make it special. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy doing it for you. If you could not make this one, we look forward to seeing you at the next one, or better yet, our October party is coming soon. We would love to have you.
Photos by Lou Martino
Photos by Lou Martino
Photos by Lou Martino
Our Charity Fun Run was held on a hot, sunny day the last Saturday of July. We started at the OD Arcade. Donna Williams and Cindy Day signed all 140 players in at the desk and then they proceeded over to the table to draw their first card.
Many thanks to all our participating clubs., OD Arcade, Saville’s on Second, 810 Bowling, Duck’s and Fat Harold’s. Not only did they open their doors to us with great service and smiles, each venue donated prizes to be given away at our raffles. We also want to thank Allstate Insurance, Graham’s Golf Carts, Al Cosgrove and Navajo Sunglasses for raffle prizes.
After everything was counted, our winner was Sonia Brooks with the most points. Lamar Vaughn came in second and Kathy McCoy has the lowest points. Billy Powell and Sandy Cummings did a great job selling 50/50 tickets and our winner, Justin Owens, took home $644.00.
This event could not have happened without all of our volunteers. Many thanks to: Nancy Sook, John Barringer, Lou Garrenton, Dickie Garrenton, Larry Jones, Terry McCoy, Kathy McCoy, Jessie Becker, Billie Reitz, Bill Bacon, Joan Bacon, Cindy Day, Tim Webb, Paula Webb, Billy Powell. Tina Tomberlin, and Paulette Miller.
After everything was finished, we were able to donate $2,089 to the Junior Shag Dance Team. Their next competition is the US Open Swing Dance Championship in California in November. We wish them the best of luck and thank them for keeping the dance flame going!
Photos by Lou Martino and Nancy Pardini
On July 27, 2019, the ODSC Dance Team was invited to the Building Material Suppliers Association Convention at the Double Tree Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC from 5:30PM thru 7:00PM.
We were asked to demonstrate the Shag Dance and instruct those who were interested to learn to do the Shag.
Just a few attendees knew how to Shag however there were many that wanted to learn. We danced for the first half hour while the members of the association trickled in during their happy hour and pre-meeting.
After a brief introduction by our spokesperson Linda Campbell, the members of the Dance Team danced as a group since the area to dance in was so big and the association members where having a meet and greet.
Many of the members of their association were from all over the country and many of them did not know what the Shag Dance was all about. A couple of members from North Carolina came up and encouraged other members to participate. Over all we all had a great time.
Thank you, Jessica Cutler, DMCP event planner for inviting to this event. If you would like an event planner Jessica does a great job. Here website is http://envents.com.
Also, thank you Corey the DJ for providing the music. Great DJ and easy to work with.
A special thank you to the members of the Dance Team who participated in this event: Burnie and Donna Williams, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, and Lori and John Setzer.
Photos by Lou Martino
Photos by Lou Maritno
The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to welcome the homeowners of the new development – Bridgewater on Hwy 9 in North Myrtle Beach on July 16, 2019.
Since the development is brand new they did not have an area that we could demonstrate and or teach them so we invited them to join the Dance Team to the back room of Fat Harold’s.
This was a very enthusiastic group willing to learn the Shag Dance and at the same time we introduced them to the Shag World at the famous Fat Harold’s Beach Club.
Our spokesperson Linda Campbell gave a little history of the Shag Dance and introduced the OD Shag Club Dance Team. The Team demonstrated the different styles of shagging and then prepared for the lesson. Not one in the group knew how to shag, but all but one participated. Go to the www.odshagclub.com website to see the pictures for this event.
After the lesson with the OD Shag Club Dance Team, the residents were invited to participate in Jeppy McDowell’s weekly dance class in the main part of the club, so they got to experience the best of both worlds.
Thank you to Sherri Crawford for inviting us to be a part of the welcoming committee for the new homeowners at Brightwater. This was also in part due to Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski who are the proud owners of their new house, yes, in Brightwater.
A big thank you goes out to the Dance Team for supporting this event:
Burnie and Donna Williams, Ted Sobol, Callie White, Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski, Connie Livingston, Diane and Bill Millman, Lori and John Setzer, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino.
Photos by Lou Martino and John Setzer
Hello again 0.0. Shag Club members and welcome to July, 2019. July 4th is almost here and with it come all the tourists that make it possible for us to have so many of the amenities that we take for granted, like seven grocery stores, numerous great restaurants and bars, and more golf courses than you can count. Of course, all those tourists also come with a down side, like more cars than our streets and highways can handle! One of those cars attempted to turn right off U.S. 17 into Aldi from a middle lane without looking and crashed into our daughter’s car which our daughter was driving and my wife and granddaughter were passengers. Fortunately, we don’t think anyone was hurt, but it is really going to be difficult for our daughter and her 2 children to get back to Wisconsin in time for the two grandchildren to play in two all-star games, softball and baseball, and also get to summer camp. Oh, and the only Infiniti dealer is in Charleston, so nobody in Horry County stocks any parts to fix her car! Of course, the body shops are like most other businesses that don’t rely on tourists and will be closed for a good part of this week. Not to even mention that our daughter and her family are moving to Georgia this summer and are in the process of trying to sell one house in Wisconsin and buy another one in Georgia! But if they can somehow manage to make it through this summer it will really be nice for them to only be 5 hours away instead of 15!
We don’t usually have a party where food is served in July, but we do have our Charity Fun Run which will be on Saturday July 27, at 1:00 p.m. If you have never come to this, you don’t know how much fun this can be! Remember we are not running but riding! You can use any kind of conveyance you want to use: car, golf cart, horse and buggy, motorcycle. Just so long as you have a designated driver!! As usual, we will begin at the 00 Arcade and end up at Fat Harold’s. I hope to see as many of you there as possible!
On Sunday, July 21st we will be serving our Junior 50S Breakfast in the Backroom of Fat Harold’s.
We really need for as many of you as possible to bring casseroles and other breakfast foods to this event. It begins at 10:00 a.m. and we need to have the food there earlier than that to get everything set up. The young shaggers and their parents really enjoy this event and usually get a very inspirational message after they have eaten!
Don’t forget Beginner Shag II lessons in the Backroom of Fat Harold’s on Wednesday July 10 at 6:00 p.m.
I look forward to seeing you at these events!
Our Pizza party took place at Ducks. Paul Craver not only played our dance music but sang for us as well. 120+ attended the event and thanks to our food committee, everyone was able to enjoy plenty of delicious pizza with various toppings delivered from The Main Slice.
To top off the pizza, our members in attendance with last names from I-P provided us with a vast array of delicious desserts. Thanks to Lou for our pictures and to all who planned, attended, and helped with another great event for the OD Shag Club.
The winner of the Logo was Lois Roberts, the Name Tag winner was David Pettigrew and the big winner of the 50/50 was Gilda Gailliher.
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to participate in the 70thyear anniversary of the Chapin Library in Myrtle Beach for the week of June 3 – 8th, 2019.
Throughout the week the Dance Team danced and instructed a small group of students ranging from no experience to basic experience. We danced June 4, 2019, in the morning from 10-12Noon and 5-7PM that evening.
Then June 6, 2019, we danced to a local band from 4 – 6PM in the non-fiction section of the library. Those students that took lessons on June 4thwere to show us what they had learned. They all did such a wonderful job and made the Dance Team look good for what they had learned. A big thank you goes out to those students that participated.
This was the only time we didn’t have to whisper in the library.
Thank you, Debra Warrington, Customer Services Supervisor of Chapin Library for inviting us and asking the OD Shag Club Dance Team to be a part of this momentous occasion. We had such a great time teaching those individuals who wanted to learn and be a part of this celebration.
Thanks to the OD Shag Club Members who participated in this event: Ted Sobol, Callie White, John and Lori Setzer, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Barbara Hopper and Donna and Burnie Williams.
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to the North Strand Helping Hand Fundraiser June 3, 2019 from 5PM – 8PM by Lori Stone.
The Rick Strickland Band Featuring Leas Hudson and fourteen members of the OD Shag Club Dance Team along with six members of the Junior Shaggers Dance Team performed at Antonio’s Restaurant for a crowd of supporters for the Helping Hand Fundraiser.
Yes, it was a hot day at Antonio’s Restaurant, but there was a nice cool breeze coming off the marsh when the OD Shag Club Dance Team and the Junior Shaggers demonstrated and danced for about an hour to the Rick Strickland Band.
Linda Campbell gave a short history of the Shag Dance and introduced the members of each team.
After the spot light dance of the different styles of shag by the members of the OD Shag Club Dance Team, the Junior Shaggers danced for the crowd. These kids really did a great job.
As you can see from the photos, there were many participates from the crowd. This was a great group of people.
Afterwards many of us went upstairs and had dinner.
Thank you, Lori Stone, for inviting the OD Shag Club Dance Team and the Junior Shaggers Team. This is one way we promote and preserve the Shag Dance.
Thanks to the Rick Strickland Band for their great music.
Thank you, Pat Folds, for getting together your dance team on such short notice: Olivia Gaddy, Chase Collinds, Erin Leonard, Ean Bane, Capri Laughlin and Connor Sanders.
Thanks to the OD Shag Club Dance Team Members: Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski, Ted Sobol, Callie White, John and Lori Setzer, Donna and Burnie Williams, Barbara Hopper, Barry Dyer, Bill and Diane Millman, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino for your support.
Photos by Lou Martino
Hello gain O.D.ShagClub members and welcome to June, 2019! It looks like Summer has finally arrived at North MyrtleBeach!
Joan and I, accompanied by 6 others 5th Avenue South neighbors just returned from a 2-week cruise around the northeastern Mediterranean, Adriatic and Aegean Seas. We saw a whole lot of those extremely old places that are crumbling and falling down. But it is really amazing how the early Europeans could build those buildings, forts and monuments that have lasted for hundreds and sometimes even thousands of years without any of our modern technology. If they had had the internal combustion engine and quit warring with each other, they might have gotten to the moon five hundred years ago!
It is so good to be back home and able to sleep in our own bed! Those cruise ships are nice but the rooms are so small! Even a premium drink package can’t make tripping all over your spouse that much fun. You really can’t consider leaving shore without a drink package when a Coke or a bottle of water costs$4.00.
But were really did see the bartenders on the ship do some amazing things, such as mixing and pouring 5 different martinis at the same time without ever measuring or spilling a drop!
North Myrtle Beach looked so good when we finally home and even though the rains have set in, our home town still looks beautiful!
I hope to see as many of you as possible at our June party at Ducks on June 15 that 6:00 pm and don’t forget our shag lessons and SASS classes.
So, you think you had a great day. Well the OD Shag Club Dance Team had a wonderful and exciting day at Sea Side Elementary School in Surfside South Carolina for their Fine Arts Day.
The OD Shag Dance Team was invited to Sea Side Elementary School by Ruth Van Sciver, Music Educator. We were to dance from 8:20 to 11:15 with 30-minute sessions for students ranging from 6 thru 9 years of age.
We had danced for schools before with 20 to 25 students at a time, so we were ready for this event. We were in the gymnasium when the students marched in. They just kept coming until there were at least 100 students. WOW!
Yes, we taught 100 students at five sessions each and their teachers how to shag. That is 500 students. The students were very well mannered. Well, most of the time. However, we were backed up by some very special teachers that saved the day.
Linda Campbell our spokes person gave a very short history of the Shag Dance for the young students. She then introduced the Dance Team and the students with their high-pitched little voices gave a warm welcome to the Team with a “Hi Mr. Lou” or “Hi Ms. Linda” and so on.
It is amazing how these young students love music and dance. They all wanted to participate of course, until they had to touch each other, then it became a little dicey. Again, we were saved and the dance began. We also had demonstrations from the students as how to do the “floss”.
The teachers this time had to pay attention, because we asked them to dance for their students. They did pay attention because they also did very well with their first lesson. They also asked us to come back and that they would call us for more lessons. There are a lot of people out there that would like to learn how to Shag. And we are going to try to get to them all.
After all was said and done, the day was perfect. We had a great time and a big thank you goes out to the members of the dance team that came out to support the team: Donna Williams, Bill Millman, Lou Martino, Barbara Hopper, Linda Campbell, Lori Setzer and John Setzer.
Photos by Lou Martino
Photos by Lou Martino
Our New Member Social was held on Friday May 10 at 6:00 in the back room of Fat Harold’s. Attendance was very good with 77 people coming out of which 47 were new members. Finger sandwiches, assorted snacks and desserts were provided as well.
To help people to mingle a “match” game was played where each person was given a character name which matched another name. Once you found your match, the idea was to learn facts about your partner and be able to introduce them if requested.
Also, the new members were given numbered tickets and a few prizes were given away. The winners were:
Everyone had a great time getting to know others and sharing experiences.
Photos by Lou Martino
Hello to our valued volunteers,
A BIG THANK YOU!!!!!
No, we are not contacting you to ask you to volunteer again. We are contacting you to say, that because of your incredible efforts, we have sold all of our tickets for 2019! Yes, even though the Board increased the amount of tickets to 3,200, you did it! From Mid-Winter SOS, St.Patty’s Day, and Spring SOS, you were all terrific. We will be depositing over $16,000 for the Club (including some small contributions.) We know you would have rather enjoyed more time watching parades or enjoying SOS, and we know that selling, took some of you out of your comfort zone. This makes all of you even more special. While at times it is not easy getting people to volunteer, many of you volunteered for more than one shift and more than one event, and we sure appreciated it.
Some of you volunteered as a group so we’re missing their email address. Please forward this email to them.
Enjoy your summer, especially knowing you will not be receiving any more emails from us!
Take care, and again… THANK YOU!
Year Theme Category Finish
2009 St. Dance Best Shag Troop 1stPlace
2010 Back to the 50’s Best Shag Troop 1stPlace
2011 Cupid Best Shag Troop 1stPlace
2012 Salute to the Troops Best Shag Troop 1stPlace
2013 Pontoon Best Shag Troop 1stPlace
2014 Magic Kingdom Best Shag Troop 1stPlace
2015 Greatest Show on Earth Best Shag Troop 1stPlace
2016 Happy Trails Best Shag Troop 1stPlace
2017 Thriller Best Shag Theme 1stPlace
2018 Once Upon a Time Most Original 1stPlace
2019 A Little Party Never Most Original 1stPlace
Never Killed Nobody
As you can see from above list, the ODSC definitely has a winning tradition. The above are just the ones that I have records for, but I do know that there were at least 5 more years of 1stplace wins prior to 2009.
Once again thanks to the creativity, enthusiasm, and hard work of our members, we were able to keep the winning tradition going.
Our theme this year was “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody”. Even though this is true, many of us thought the heat would kill us before the parade was finished.
Many thanks to our “banner carriers”. They have carried our banner for several years, but this year they actually pulled a large invitation. Their costumes were great and they are great representatives of the ODSC. I am not sure if they can ever top their last year’s costumes of the Little Red “Bill” Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf “Donna”, but we are looking forward to what they come up with next year.
Our dance troop did an outstanding job and danced the entire parade. Dancing that far in the heat was really tough, but they made it look easy. They put in many hours of practice prior to the parade to make sure they were synchronized and the results were worth it. The purpose of an entry into the parade is to entertain the crowd. I hear many compliments after the parade about how great the dancers performed.
The float was rocking the entire parade and everyone on it was partying. Special thanks to our DJ/Conductor and the trumpet players. I didn’t realize how tired my arms would be after holding up a plastic trumpet and pretending to play during the whole parade.
The golf carts were outstanding! We put the basic “Model T” frame on the carts during the work day and everyone took them home and made them unique with lots of special touches. They were extremely creative! Everyone was dressed to the theme and each cart was very unique.
I would like to thank all of those who put in the hard work necessary to pull all of this together. Much gratitude for those that participated in the workday, those that helped put the float together Saturday and even more thanks for those that help dismantle the float after the parade. Last but in no way least, I could not do this without my better half, Monica. She keeps me on track and organized.
If you did not participate this year, you missed a lot of fun. The work and effort are well worth it if compared to the fun and satisfaction of doing something together as a club.
Hope to see you participate in next year’s 1stPlace team.!
Photos by Lou Martino
Hello OD Shag Club members and welcome to May, 2019. WOW! Spring has finally arrived at North Myrtle Beach! Everything is green and the birds and the bees are busily going about their primary business which, of course, is making more birds and bees.
Not only are we having beautiful weather, but Spring SOS is here and we have a smorgasbord of bands, DJs, and singers bringing us the best Beach and Shag Music you can find anywhere! I hope everyone is enjoying the weather and the music right here in North Myrtle Beach!
Please don’t forget the SOS Parade on Saturday, May 4th at 1:00 p.m. on Main Street and our monthly business and board meeting on May 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the back room of Fat Harold’s. New members are invited to our New Member Social at 6:00 p.m. on May 10th in the back room of Fat Harold’s. The Share A Shag Step (SASS) will be Tuesday, May 14th also in the back room of Fat Harold’s at 6:00 p.m. I hope as many of you as possible will come to our Cookout at Saville’s on May 18th at 6:00 p.m.
By the way, you may want to note that our parties are normally held on the 3rd Saturday of the month and they normally start at 6:00 p.m. and our business meetings are normally held on the first Tuesday of the month and they also start at 6:00 p.m. Of course, occasionally there are exceptions, such as when the first Tuesday is on New Year’s Day!
I hope to see as many of you as possible out at these events.
Photos by Lou Martino
Another great morning at the OD Shag Club Spring Safari Brunch. It was a terrific way to start off another super beach morning with the bright sunshine, lots of wonderful good morning smiles from special friends, delicious food, and awesome music across the street from the beach. What in the world could top all of this?
With 317 in attendance including 28 guest and 7 from the Junior Shagger community we began with some great dancing by our Junior Shaggers to show us how it is done these days. They did an awesome job and then pulled some lucky people up to share the dance floor with. Good job everyone. From there we received a welcome, a few messages and a blessing by our President Bill Bacon. Everyone waited to see what color ticket would be called first for the lucky people who would be fed first. Murl Augustine entertained us with great music while we waited. When the color was called, the rush was on for a filling breakfast of eggs, delicious bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits and fruit and it was topped off by our famous happy punch. As the remaining colors were called, it was obvious that everyone was delighted with everything. Thanks to Kathy and Terry McCoy, Paulette Miller, Wendy Schultz, their crew, the serving volunteers and to OD Arcade personnel who all worked hard to make this ANOTHER great event. Also thanks to the hospitality committee workers who did such a great job of keeping up with sign ins and information.
Wayne and Sue provided us with new items for Sale from our Ways and Means committee. A special thanks to Sue for all the sewing she did herself. Check out the tent during SOS for great products. Thanks go also to their helpers. Job well done.
Our 50/50 volunteers sold $758 of tickets. Of that one lucky winner went home with half. The Juniors were given $379.00 from the club and another $281 from the floor bringing their total to $600. Thanks to all purchasers and donators for being so generous. Thanks to our volunteers for the raffle.
To the volunteers who set up and cleaned up before and after the event thanks for being early risers and late stayers. To our photographer Lou-you allow us to have a look back of a great way to start a day at NMB Spring Safari.
Last but not least, thanks to the Golf cart ticket committee for the special smiles and greetings they gave everyone upon arriving and leaving.
WHAT AN AWESOME SUCCESSFUL MORNING!
Photos by Lou Martino
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
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
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
Photos by Andy Gabriel
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!
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
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.
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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!
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!
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.
Our Election/Halloween Party was held on Saturday October 20, 2018 at Saville’s. A hauntingly good time was had by all as there were many Spooktacular costumes to admire! Pizza was served along with various deserts. We had a group of amazing witches and warlocks entertain us with a witch’s dance. Due to the large turnout for the elections, the ballots took quite some time to count and then announce the winners. Tootie Brown was the DJ and provided us plenty of good music for the evening.
President –—— Bill Bacon
Vice President –- Billy Powell
Secretary ——-Donna Williams
Treasurer ——-Lou Garrington
First Place – John and Lori Setzer – Geppetto and Pinocchio
Second Place – Charles and Brenda McArthur – Big Band Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood
Third Place – Joe Harrill – Dr. Shots
Photos by Monica Palmieri
On October 22, 2018 the Dance Team was invited by Cathy Altman, Executive Director to demonstrate and instruct the Shag Dance at the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum at 10:15AM on 2ndAve North.
The group (approximately 20 in number) we danced for Winding River Historical Society from Bolivia, NC were so willing to learn the dance that they spent more time with the dance team than they were given to learn. They were very receptive and encouraging to participate.
It was a great time and pleasure to be able to dance with the mural in the background of the legends of the Shag Dance at the Museum.
After Linda Campbell our spokesperson gave the history and origin of the Shag Dance, she introduced the Dance Team Members. Each member danced their style for one and a half minutes. We also showed how to switch partners so the spectators could see that you don’t need a partner to be able to dance if they did not have a regular partner. They were all invited to come to Fat Harold’s when they were in the area.
I would like to thank the dance team members who took their time to participate in this event: Back row: Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski, Lori and John Setzer, Diane and Bill Millman, Callie White and Ted Sobol. Front row: Lou Martino, Cathy Altman and Linda Campbell.
Photos by Lou Martino
Oh, my goodness! What a September we had and what events we DIDN’T have due to a lady named Florence!!!
Wow…talk about “nerve racking”! Do we evacuate, do we stay??? Reminds me of a song…lol!
Anyway, we were VERY blessed in the North Myrtle Beach/Myrtle Beach area to have “dodged” this one, however, our friends and family North of us didn’t. Our prayers are still continuing for those in the area of where Florence hit. Also, our hearts and prayers also go out to all of those that were affected by the horrible after effects of the slow-moving lady as she dumped so much rain on the area and surrounding.
Please make sure to reach “out” and reach “in” to help those in need as they try to recover and get back to some type of “normalcy” in their lives.
As far as SOS, there wasn’t one! This was the first time SOS has ever been cancelled but it was the right decision by the SOS Committee due to the safety of all involved. The OD Shag Club 28thGolf Tournament was also put off until October 6thand we ended up with around 80+ golfers and thanks to all who volunteered and the hard work of the great Golf Committee, the event was a success.
Don’t forget about the Elections/Halloween Party at Savilles on October 20that 6:00pm. Please come and support YOUR CLUB and vote for YOUR 2019 Executive Board. I have even heard that there is going to be some “special spooky” entertainment. Each Officer/Nominee running NEEDS your votes so come out and support Savilles and the OD Shag Club. Find your best costume, as there will be a Costume Contest as well.
It is hard to believe that there is only 2 months left in my tenure and I have thoroughly enjoyed being your President for 2018. Please continue to volunteer for these remaining months and don’t forget our “Re-Up/Thanksgiving” Party at Fat Harold’s at 6:00pm on November 17thas well. This is your time to renew your membership AND get your 2019 SOS card as well.
Please again, lets remember ALL our neighbors who have been affected by the Hurricane(s), Florence and now Michael, those affected by the flooding and let’s continue to lift our members who are in need up in prayers as you begin and end each of your days.
Thanks for ALL that you do to help continue to preservation and perpetuation of this wonderful dance we call Shag and love!
See ya’ll on the dance floor!
Sunday October 7ththe OD Shag Club Foundation hosted the 28thannual Charity Golf Tournament at the Valley at Eastport Golf Club. For the first time in event history the tourney had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence. Even with the change of date we still had over 80 golfers participate! The day brought beautiful blue skies, temperatures in the mid 80’s and a couple of quick downpours but all in all it was a great day for raising money for local charities.
Kudos to the Golf Tournament Committee for basically planning two tournaments this year. Glenn Strange, Ken Myer, Bob Miller, Terry McCoy, Donna Strange, Karen Young and Monica Powell had worked very hard in planning the tournament to be held during SOS, but because of Hurricane Florence they had to contact everyone to postpone the tournament. As soon as power was restored and roads were opened they got together and starting planning a make-up date. They did a fantastic job contacting all golfers, volunteers and vendors to reschedule the event. There is always a lot of hard work in making this event a success but this year the committee worked doubly hard and we REALLY appreciate all their time and effort!!!
As with any event there is so much behind the scenes work. It takes many volunteers to pull off something of this magnitude so let me give a big shout out to the following:
Breakfast: Jesse Backer, Billie Reitz and John and Lori Setzer
Registration: Carol Myer and Joyce Girling
Mulligans: Tina Tomberlin
Raffle Tickets: Nancy Sook, John Setzer and Karen and Rich Young
Liquid Sunshine: Bob Sanders
Bag Drop: Cindy Day and Linda Campbell
Whiffle Ball Drive: Cindy Day and Lori Setzer
Putting Contest: Joyce Girling and Carol Myer
Beverage Stands: Diane Millman, Paulette Miller, Nancy Sook and Linda Campbell
Beverage Support: Larry Jones, Billy Powell, Terry McCoy and John Setzer
Photography: Lou Martino
Clean Up: Jesse Backer, Billie Reitz, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak
Tournament Day Manager: Ken Myer
Tournament Day Admin: Monica Powell
Tournament Day Raffle Prizes: Karen and Rich Young
Thank you to everyone for your hard work and willingness to volunteer. It’s events like this that bring us together and generate a feeling of comradery but more than that we had a blast!!!
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!!!
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.
Monica & Jim Palmieri
Photos by Lou Martino
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
Secretary Donna Williams
Treasurer Lou Garrenton
Board of Directors (3 positions available):
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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
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
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