Well, it’s that time again. Everywhere you go you see Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations and ads. How can that be? Today it is near 80 degrees here in NMB and it is November. The streets are still too busy, the grocery store shelves are still partially empty, and Fat Harold’s still feels like SOS every Wednesday and Friday night. As we would have said 60 years ago “Bummer.” It appears this is more the norm than the unusual in what used to be our little town of NMB.
October brought us our elections and our Halloween Party with our Monster Mash crew. It was a hit!! Our mad scientist, Dracula in his RIP casket, and Frankenstein, all made an appearance. We had monsters, vampires, ghouls, zombies, and coffin bangers. Everyone contributed to the graveyard smash, and it was an absolute hoot. We had so much fun.
The elections went off smoothly. Your new 2023 Board will be President Wayne Baldwin, VP Charlie Pangburn, Secretary Monica Powell and Treasurer Rick Kosko. The 3 new Board members are Al Cosgrove, Lou Garrenton and Connie Livingston. Congrats to all.
Our spotlight this month is Ken Dawkins. Ken or Kenny as he is called is one of the people this club is so fortunate to have. When we came together as a parade committee and picked a theme that meant making a Sphinx from scratch and building a float, Ken Dawkins was right there on top of it with his tool belt, his hammer, and his wonderful ideas of how to get the job done. When we put the monster mash dance theme together, Ken again stepped up and built us a casket for Dracula. He is a man of many talents. His greatest claim to fame is his kindness. He is an asset to us not only for his skills but also for his wonderful attitude and constant smile. When you see him, please say Thank You for sharing his exceptional talents. Get ready Kenny, 2023 is not far away. Have we got a job for you!!
Stay tuned for next month’s spotlight of the month. It will be my last. Until then, remember to be kind to one another and treat each other with respect, have fun and dance like no one is watching. It is with your feet you move but it is with your heart that you dance.
Loving Shag Life
The Club’s October Party was held on the 15th with opening remarks from President Donna Williams. Donna, along with Ron Pugh from the Nominations Committee introduced the slate of candidates. The invocation was given by Randy Sherrill.
The meal for this party was a fish fry with French fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and assorted desserts. Thanks to Terry McCoy and his team for preparing our meal and to Paulette Miller and her volunteers for serving. We fed approximately 130 attendees and Fat Harold’s staff.
The Club’s “Monsters” provided the entertainment by dancing for us to the song The Monster Mash. Very unique costumes and dance routine.
Connie Pangburn, from the Entertainment Committee, hosted a Costume Contest for the members. There was plenty of participation with a wide variety of costumes. The winners were:
1st place – Kay Hughes, Scariest
2nd Place – Lori Setzer as “Beaker” from the Muppets
3rd Place – Janet Gold as “Dirty Laundry”
The results of the Election for 2023 Officers and Board of Directors are:
President – Wayne Baldwin
Vice President – Charlie Pangburn
Secretary – Monica Powell
Treasurer – Rick Kosko
Director – Al Cosgrove
Director – Lou Garrenton
Director – Connie Livingston
Congratulations to the newly elected Board and Officers. Serving with them for 2023 are Director Jim Robinson and Director Karen Young.
Click Here to See Photos of this Event
Due to popular demand, the 2nd Beach Party of 2022 was held September 13th. What a beautiful evening it was. With again 100+ in attendance, we felt the sand on our feet, the wind blowing through our hair and excitement in the air. We saw a lot of the same faces but also a bunch of new ones. JJ Kinlaw played our tunes and did a terrific job. He and I had planned a surprise and it turned out better than I thought it would. With the signal, Jay got on the speaker and asked everyone to get up in a circle and we were going to do a dance everyone knew. This great group did just that and then all of a sudden, a familiar tune came on and we all laughed and began to do the old dance from the past that we all loved The Hokey Pokey. If you have never seen 100+ barefoot people put in and take out body parts on the beach you should have been there. It was a real treat. Everyone was laughing and dancing and my heart puffed right up. How many times in your life can you get so much pleasure for free? Well, guys and girls stayed tuned for 2023 because if I have anything to do with it, we will be doing more of these beach parties. Looking forward to seeing you there. Bring your dancing feet.
Here we are again. Another month gone by. Boy, what a month we have had. It was one of those hang on to your hat months- A Clean Sweep, our Dance classes started, our 2nd Beach party, our golf tournament, SOS for 10 days including Fun Sunday and Fun Monday, our Brunch, and our golf cart drawing. Did someone say we are retired?
Thanks to Joan and Bill for setting up our Clean sweep. John and Nancy are doing a great job with our dance classes. Attendance has been smaller, but our newbies are bringing a cheering section with them, and it has been fun for all. Our 2nd beach party was another huge success. How many years has it been since you saw 100 people doing the hokey pokey and on the beach no less. It was a hoot. We had so much fun. The golf tournament had the most players ever. We had 120 golfers, and the raffle was phenomenal. Thank you, Kay, for all your hard work on making the baskets and making them pretty to boot. Thanks also goes to all our hard working volunteers for a job well done. You will see below our spotlight this month is the guy who put it together and what a job he did. What can you say about SOS? It has returned!!!!! Yea Rah. Fun Sunday and Fun Monday were filled with great people and great music. Our Brunch was terrific. Thank you, Terry, Kathy, Paulette, and crew. A special thanks to OD Arcade for another great breakfast. Last but not least was our golf cart drawing. We sure made our winner happy. The golf cart is now in Va and he and his daughters we happy to come get it. Thank you to Jim and Sharon for their hard work on that. I hope that everyone sees that “It takes a Village” as they say. Everything we do is dependent on our wonderful giving volunteers who work over an over again to make things happen. We are so blessed to have people who care about other people and are willing to work for a Thank You. I want so badly to be able to personally thank all the behind the scenes, in front of the scenes and all who continually give and give and do not ask for anything in return. THANK YOU ALL FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO. WITHOUT YOU WE WOULD BE NOTHING BUT A NAME. WITH YOU WE ARE EVERYTHING ANYONE COULD ASK FOR. I AM SO PROUD TO BE YOUR PRESIDENT. NO ONE COULD ASK FOR MORE!!!!!!!!!!!”
Our spotlight this month is Ken Meyer. He is a quiet member of our club and just came to the rescue of the golf tournament. When we started, we had a handful of inexperienced people trying to pull things together. He rescued me way back at the beginning of the year and went with me to Eastport. This totally inexperienced person that I was had no clue. Ken said “Donna, I will go with you.” He did and I watched him and listened to him and he was magic. The Pro and Ken worked out details and off we went. As the months rolled on Ken had 2 knee replacements and timed them to work out with the golf tournament schedule. He did the paper work to get the golfers, (and there were 120, the largest number of players we have ever had). He kept us all informed and the magic show went on until the end of the day. Thank you Ken Meyer(and wife Carol) for what you did to make this awesome day a success. It is not just about what you did(you saved the day) but who you are that makes you a beautiful, special human being. We are so lucky to have you.
Stay tuned for next month’s Spotlight for the month. Until then, remember to be kind to one another and treat each other with respect, have fun and dance like no one is watching. It is with your feet that you move but it is with your heart that you dance.
Loving shag life
The morning sky was Carolina Blue and with a crisp Fall feel but temperatures were warming up for a perfect day. Before 10:00am, the members were lining up at the entrance door ready to get inside to begin what was to be one of our largest attended brunches. Over 300+ people attended the brunch and unfortunately/fortunately, we ran out of food and, we could not feed ALL who attended. It was so good to see so many shaggers out wanting to support the club AND enjoy themselves as a part of our club’s major event.
Charlie Glazer played our favorite tunes, as the colors were called for each one to line up in two separate lines to enjoy a full breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits, and fruit. Of course ,the highlight of the brunch is always our famous “Liquid Sunshine of Bloody Mary’s and Screwdrivers”.
Wayne Baldwin and Sue Wehner were very busy selling OD Shag Club merchandise as was Jim Robinson trying to sell the few Golf Cart Fundraiser tickets that he had left. There were several guests at the brunch including those from the SOS and ACSC boards and we were honored to have them join us for breakfast.
The 50/50 winner was announced, as well as the Name tag and Logo winners.
As the brunch ended, and members and guests left with most just walking across the street to the Fun Sunday event ,where Jim Quick and
Coastline were preparing to play. This Sunday began to be a great start to the first full week of SOS Fall Migration 2022.
Photos by Lou Martino
Summer is almost over and here we are getting ready for SOS. What a wonderful time of year. Keep your fingers crossed that we get through another year without a hurricane. The summer has flown by quickly and we as a club have experienced a busy time of year in spite of the heat and rain. It’s like living in Florida again.
As I said in last month’s letter, we are getting more new members each month. So wonderful to see. I check the box each Wednesday and Friday when I go to Fat Harold’s and it is amazing how quickly the 25 apps I print at a time disappear. I guess the excitement of our fabulous end of the year parties is still enticing to some. It’s great our September with SOS, October with Halloween, November with Thanksgiving and December with our Christmas “gala” are so inviting that people still want to join us. Welcome to all who chose to join us in August.
August also gave over 100 of us a memory we will never forget. DANCING BAREFOOT IN THE SAND!!!! I cannot remember the date I did that for the first time, but I will always remember the feeling. I hope that many of you felt the freedom and excitement that I hoped it would give you. What a great night we had. When I got the idea to do this, I was not sure where to start to make it happen, but it went like a charm. The City of North Myrtle Beach was great to work with. Every department head had no problem with us having our beach party. Even though we had a rain date of September 13th, the weather cooperated, and it was wonderful to be amongst our members barefooted and having a great time. JJ Kinlaw pumped our music to us from the Pavilion and did a fabulous job. Thank you, Jessica Whorley for permission for that. We put our 100+ chairs in a circle and we danced inside the circle and for those that preferred not to dance as a couple, we joined hands and circle danced to allow everyone to experience the feeling. It was so successful we are, weather permitting, having a repeat performance. We hope to see you September 13, our original rain date. Next years President has stated he hopes to carry on our “NEW TRADITION” by doing it again in 2023 as well. Thank you all who attended and made it a huge success. We hope it is a lifetime memory for you!!
September will be a busy month. Be sure to join us for our beach party, golf tournament, Brunch, golf cart ticket drawing, clean sweep, Fun Sunday, Fun Monday and all of the other events that make SOS, The OD Shag Club and North Myrtle Beach the place to be.
Our 2nd Spotlight of the month is Kaye Hughes. Kaye is known by many as one of the hardest working workabees you will have the pleasure of meeting. We are so fortunate that she and her husband Mark moved to Longs. She constantly is doing something for our club. She is our backup photographer and has taken many pictures in her short time here. She and Mark with a large group of friends support local bands. She did 99% of the designing and sewing of the golf carts that helped us win 1st place in the Most Original of the April parade. Currently she is focused on the Raffle for the Golf Tournament on the 17th. I understand at this time she has as many as 95 raffle prizes ready to raise money for the tournament. Kaye is a very talented, always willing to help our club, beautiful lady that we are so lucky to have with us. Please say thank you when you see her for all she does.
Stay tuned for next month’s Spotlight for the month. Until then, remember to be kind to one another and treat each other with respect, have fun and dance like no one is watching. It is with your feet you move but it is with your heart that you dance.
The OD Shag Club Nominations Party was held Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Fat Harold’s Beach Club. The first item on the agenda was a discussion on the proposed change to the bylaws which would allow the position of Treasurer to run for 4 consecutive terms instead of 2. After some discussion from some club members, who asked for the Treasurer to provide copies of the Bank Statement and the Credit Card Statement to the Board every month which was agreed upon, a show of hands vote was taken, and the change approved. There were 115 members present. The vote was 95 yes and 20 no. Linda Campbell presented the following list of nominees:
President: Wayne Baldwin
Vice-President: Charles Pangburn
Secretary: Faye Nobles
Treasurer: Rick Kosko
Board of Directors (3 openings):
There were no nominations from the floor.
A delicious barbeque meal prepared by Terry McCoy and his crew was served up by Paulette Miller and her crew of volunteers.
Donna reminded everyone that the beach party was to be held Tuesday, August 23rd near the Horseshoe.
Another month has gone by and we are still adding new members. A thanks needs to go to Diane Bauer for handling all these numbers and lists for so many of us. “It takes a village as they say.” My time is on the downside and there are so many things I want to say and do before I can’t. I cannot say enough thanks for all the support I have been given and am receiving from our volunteers. As I have told many of you in conversations, the majority of us worked hard for years. Some of us still do. At 76 years old, I feel 19 when I get up in the mornings and it is because I live the good life with the right kind of people. Thanks to all of you, you inspire me, and you make me a better person. I tell my husband Burnie, “I am going to die at 104 on the dance floor and that means you have to be 106.” For many of us, when we retire-as THEY call it-we begin to realize that we are no longer as useful as we were for so many years. We begin to question this growing old stuff. After 2 years in retirement, I could not handle being idle, so I went to school for a new career. We bought a townhouse in NMB in order to be here more frequently for the dance. Finally in 2010 we moved here full time. My life changed at that time by becoming full time with the best group of people anyone can surround themselves with. THE OD SHAG CLUB MEMBERSHIP!!! I have watched our membership grow this year and watched as people have realized they can, again, feel like they contribute. They can share their talents, their knowledge and skills and feel good about being able to add to the experience-whatever it is. Our parade group stepped up and shared and worked and worked. Our golf cart fundraiser group stepped right up and have done amazing things. Our golf tournament people are coming forth daily to pull it together for September 17. Our Junior SOS people came out in numbers. EVERY SINGLE MONTH our food crew does their thing. There are too many to mention one by one, but they all are here for the rest of us. Please say thanks. Ladies and Gents each of us is blessed to be a part of this club. Some of us may have more bumps in the road than others. If that happens to you, hold out your hand and tell someone. Most of our membership are loving, honorable, giving, caring people. Most of us want to make this club be the best it can be. To do that it cannot be about power. It has to be the desire to make it the best!!! YOU can help us meet that goal. Bring us your ideas, share your knowledge and skills. I can assure you, your current President wants your input.
For this reason and others, I am going to pick a monthly spotlight person (who is not on the board) through December from our membership who goes beyond for this club. He or she may or may not be known to you. If not, walk up and introduce yourself and see for yourself why they are important to the club. I will do my best to provide a picture.
Our first spotlight is on Lou Martino. Lou is our web master, our photographer and has been, until Covid, our co-chair of our dance team. He has been a member of this club approximately 30 years. He does most of the picture taking and All of the website changing and posting. He knows our bylaws inside and out and wants things to be done right. He is also a really smooth dancer. If you see a guy with a mischievous smile on his face and a camera in his hand it is probably Lou. As co-chair of the dance team, he shared his knowledge of the dance with many organizations, conventions, schools and members. Say hi and thank him for years of honorable service to our great club. Tell him we need him.
Stay tuned for next months Spotlight for the month. Until then, remember to be kind to one another and treat each other with respect, have fun and dance like no one is watching. It is with your feet you move but it is with your heart that you dance.
We had a great fun run and the weather cooperated! This event could not be done without a lot of volunteers. Many thanks to Lori Setzer, Tim Webb, Sandy Cummings, Paulette Miller, Karen Young, John Barringer, Nancy Sook, Linda Campbell, Rick Kosko, Jim & Sharon Robinson, Terry & Kathy McCoy, Burnie & Donna Williams, Donna Short, Faye Nobles, Wayne & Anita Baldwin, Bill & Joan Bacon, Charlie & Connie Pangburn, Paula Webb, and Lou Garrenton. We could not have pulled this off without their help! Thank you …..thank you.
Besides all our winners, our charity is also a winner. We will be donating $2,500 to the Johnny L. Causey Scholarship Fund for First Responders and their children in NMB.
Thank YOU for attending and being generous! I hope you had fun.
P.S. The 50/50 winner took home $823.
All my thanks go our to my volunteers and to you for attending this event!
Photos by Lou Martino
Another great morning at the OD Shag Club Brunch welcoming 125 Junior SOS participants and their families along with the Junior SOS Board and helpers. A terrific way to start another beautiful day at the beach. So many happy faces, smiles, and thank you’s from a really great group of people. We had delicious food served with loving hands from our awesome food team and new members. A special thank you to Terry & Kathy who brought grandchildren to SOS and still had time to make sure we had enough food to feed everyone. Paulette, again and again, great service.
A huge thank you to Garrett Humphries and his ever-giving Board and staff. Without them, the future of our dance would not be where it is today. It is so much fun to watch these young people in various stages of dance knowledge. From the smallest to the tallest, they get out on the dance floor and dance like no one is watching. WAY TO GO KIDS!!!!!! A lot of the girls wore their (new to them) dance shoes collected from Betty Ladwig’s shoe crew. Thanks, ladies, and gents for making that possible.
If you have not done so, please next year volunteer to help with Junior SOS at some point during the week. The volunteers that help their board give so graciously to make a difference in a child/kids life. You actually see their starting place and their ending place and it is a very rewarding experience.
Last but not least, thanks to all who helped clean up. We so appreciate your dedication and desire to make a difference.
Photos by Lou Martino
We are now past ½ of the year. The old saying is “Time flies when you are having fun.” I do believe that is true. Living at the beach and finding wonderful friends in this great lifestyle is beyond fun. I never thought when we bought a 2nd home here in 2004 and a full-time home in 2010 that I would ever be looking back and thinking how in the world did this happen to me. You read all kinds of ads about living the dream and most of us think that is just someone trying to draw us in to what ever they are selling. I feel like we really ARE living the dream. I’m going to tell you what you are missing if you are not a part of this great club. The main reason we moved here was to be able to dance whenever we wanted to. The 2nd reason was that the people we met at the club(s) but mainly Fat Harolds were so nice to us and made us just want to come back and come back to be around these beautiful caring people and dance to phenomenal music. Burnie got very sick and had months and months of treatment in Charleston only to be dropped from the program because his body was not responding. The entire year+ we received calls, can I get your groceries, can I drive him to Charleston, what can I do, even can I clean your house. It was all these beautiful people who are a large part of this great club. We knew very few people well outside of this shag life group here. They became our local family and still to this day they are. This wonderful group of human beings have talents and career experiences that make them such an asset to the world but especially to our little corner of the world. They gave this club 6 weeks of their life for the SOS parade and the excitement seeing it come to fruition was so much stronger than the weariness of work, work, and more work. All this time, we were selling golf cart tickets. We have 90 some left. Please buy a few. Now we are knee deep in the September golf tournament. What a great day it is. Fun at the beginning, fun at the end and all in between. Please volunteer to work it. You will not regret doing so. Last but never the least, serving on our Board. August is the big month for nominations. Though we don’t always agree we are a unified Board. You must have a unified board to get the respect of your members. Without respect there is no leadership. With 650+ members we have people from all over on our board and in our club but for the most part most of us want the same thing. WE WANT THIS CLUB TO BE THE BEST IT CAN BE. That can only happen when people share ideas, talents, time and effort. Come forth and share your talents, your dreams and your skills and help us get to our goal. We need you and you need this shag life. It is a wonderful thing and gets better all the time. Please let us teach you that your dreams can really come true. Tues, August 23 we are going to have a beach party if weather permits. If not, it will be September 9. Details to follow but you will be able to take off your shoes and dance in the sand and experience what an awesome thing YOUR shag club can do for you.
Remember to be kind to one another and treat each other with respect, have fun and dance like no one is watching. It is with your feet that you move but it is with your heart that you dance.
Loving Shag Life
What a great night. We combined our June party with our new member event in order to have more “seasoned” members to be able to be a part of greeting our new members. We are growing this year by leaps and bounds and it is not easy to recognize all of our new members. We all want and need to welcome them to our great club. We were better able to do that because last year’s Entertainment chair Lori Setzer came up with a great idea. That was to “red tag” the new members name tags with a red attachment indicating they are a “New Member”. Thanks Lori. Boy does that help us all. The night was a near perfect setting. Beautiful faces, beautiful smiles, great food, great turnout of 138 members and 5 guest, super music and of course we were in our home away from home Fat Harold’s. This year’s Entertainment chair, Connie Pangburn is doing a super job as well. Not only did we get to see all these beautiful people, but Connie also had a collection of prizes that only our new members were eligible for. Surprised happy faces all over the place. Donna introduced the board members, welcomed our new members to the floor and put names with faces for our September golf tournament group. It was truly a great welcome for our new members who attended and a happy event for our “seasoned” members to see all the new faces. Hopefully this will become a tradition. Check out the pictures for all the beautiful smiles.
Photos by Lou Martino
Saville’s successfully hosted our annual cookout and corn hole contest with good weather and a good turnout of around 160, including 3 guest and 2 new members.
Glen Strange one the corn hole tournament for the men and Shirley Dyson for the ladies, thanks to Connie Pangburn’s efficient management of the operation. And Charlie helped!
Terry and Kathy McCoy, along with their minions, Ken Dawson and Joe Harrill, cooked up 200 hotdogs and 200 hamburgers, while Paulette Miller and her team helped serve up the fixings, along with a pool table full of side dishes and another pool table full of desserts donated by members.
50/50 tickets sold by the effervescent Al Cosgrove, raised funds for the club and enough to award $135 to the winner, Doris Goldman.
Only 106 Golf Cart raffle tickets of the original 3,800 remain after Jim Robinson sold47 at the event.
We concluded our fun evening with a $25 prize given to our red ticket member who wears their name tag and our blue ticket member who wears our logo apparel. The name of our red ticket winner is unknown. Jim Robinson was our lucky blue ticket logo winner.
Photos by Kay Hughes
It is June and Summer is here. We had February weather in April and July weather in May. Now we will see what June brings. Our roads are full, our restaurants are full, our beaches are full and our dance floors are full and certainly all our empty land is filling up. New houses everywhere.
Our month was a bit less stressful for all of us compared to April that was an extremely busy month. We have received so many wonderful compliments on our parade participation. Yea Rah to our Parade Committee, workers and players once again. Yea Rah to our Golf Cart Ticket sales. Yea Rah to our Ways and Means. We are so proud and grateful for each of you.
We had our cook out and annual corn hole tournament at our regular monthly party on the 21st. Another huge Thank you goes out to Terry and Kathy and team(this time Ken Dawkins and Joe Harrill) who made cooking 200 hot dogs and 200 hamburgers look so easy. Thank-you Paulette – you served us well. We are also very fortunate to have great cooks in our mist. Thanks to all who contributed. We donated what was left over.
Our web master Lou and his dance partner Susan won their first CSA contest. The OD Shag Club is very proud.
We do have golf cart tickets left so please if you see a member and can purchase a $5.00 ticket, please let us know. Jim’s email is on this website as a board member.
We are getting some notices that some people are not getting their emails. We check their addresses out and they are correct. Our gal Susan checks her list and they are going out. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING AN EMAIL.
Our June party is also our New Member Meet and Greet. If you are a new member, please come with your name tag on. If you do not have one, please get one at registration. Connie has a surprise for some lucky new person.
Please show your support to the club with our 50/50, Ways and Means, Golf cart tickets, the golf tournament and later in the year our Christmas families. We so appreciate what you do as members of this great club while having such a wonderful time. It’s called Shag Life and the people are awesome and it is awesome. If you are not a part, you are missing a life changing chance.
Remember to be kind to one another and treat each other with respect, have fun and dance like no one is watching. It is with your feet you move but it is with your heart that you dance.
Loving Shag Life
After a two-year delay, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, finally there was a “GO” from the SOS board for the 2022 SOS Spring Safari Parade.
The OD Shag Club had been preparing for this for over two years by late Presidents Billy Powell and John Setzer, so it was agreed we would honor their theme idea of “ROLLING THRU THE SANDS…THE OD SHAG CLUB CARAVAN”!
For some six to seven weeks, in the garage of Bill and Diane Millman, the work began on the focal point of the float; that being a completely cardboard and papier-mache 4X8 Sphinx.
special thanks go out to Gil Geiger, Bill and Diane Millman, Mark and Kay Hughes, Linda and Ron Brashears, Kim and Janine Davis, Ken Dawkins, Susan Davenport, Lori Stone, Donna Williams, and Linda Campbell, who were responsible for the build of the float. On the Float were several kings, including our DJ Terry McPhail, Bill Millman, David Hoard, Burnie Williams, Al Cosgrove, Randy Riddle, Gil Geiger and Princess Diane, Betty, Susan, Joan. The main focal point besides the King Sphinx was, of course, Little Egypt (AKA Lou Martino).
Not only was the float amazing due to the creative talents of the above members of the ODSC, the Nine Golf Carts also displayed fun and artistic themed decorations, such as “Oasis Bar and Grill, Clyde and Co Camel Traders, Pharaohs Phuneral Parlor, and many others. The ODSC is blessed to have talents of Kay and Mark Hughes, Robin and Julie King, and myself as we dressed the carts to go along with the theme.
Leading the parade of course were our banner carriers dressed in their Egyptian God costumes Bill and Donna Althoff followed by Eleven Egyptian Dancing Princesses: Connie Livingston, Linda Campbell, Diane Millman, Donna Williams, Lori Stone, Collette Webster, Connie Panburgn, Janice Flibott, Linda Brashears, Susan Salley, and Cindy Geiger.
So much fun, excitement was felt as the parade went down Main Street, along with the other SOS Club entries. The crowds on the sides of the streets were shouting and hands waving for beads and clapping for their favorite club.
The ODSC wants to send grateful thanks to the Parade Board, to Terry and Kathy McCoy, who have taken Donnie and Wendy Schultz place as Parade Chairs. Special thanks go to the SOS Parade judges as the OD Shag Club took First Place Most Original.
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE INVOLVED TO HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN AND WE SO LOOK FORWARD TO DOING THIS AGAIN NEXT YEAR!!
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club held their annual brunch at the OD Arcade on Sunday 4/24/2022.The renown Murl Augustine played the tunes from 10 until noon. Great to see Murl back in the booth! Over 200 people attended the enjoyable event. Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and wonderful food from the Arcade were served.. Old friendships were renewed and new ones made with dancing and conversation. It was an electric atmosphere as people were having fun, dancing, eating, buying golf cart raffle tickets and OD Shag Club logo clothing. Donna Williams, President of the Shag Club made a few announcements: a special clothing sale will be held soon, the Parade will be held on 4/30/2022, and a vintage jacket will be sold at silent auction. She especially thanked all the volunteers that helped serve the food, sell tickets and clothing and that worked(work) on the float for the Parade. None of this could happen without everyone’s help. A 50/50 drawing was held at the close of the party.
Photos by Lou Martino
After being postponed in January due to Covid, our Anniversary Drop In was a huge success. On the first night of SOS, we welcomed 226+ guest including past Presidents, lifetime members, icons, Al Cain winners, ACSC Board members, SOS Board members, Our Mayor Marilyn Hatley and lots of our wonderful members both new and from past years.
Held in the back of “our home” with our bartender Brenda, we danced to great music played by Rommie Tyndall, took lots and lots of pictures and ate wonderful desserts provided by our member volunteers, and two logo cakes prepared by a local bakery.
A special 40th Anniversary certificate was presented by Robin Morley, our A.C.S.C. Chairperson. Joining in the celebration with the current Board, a special thanks went out to LuLu for her years of putting up with us. We are so lucky to have such a great place to call home.
At the end of a super night of dancing, fun, laughter and stories being told, the feeling of being a part of such a wonderful, loving group of people was over whelming to many. New memories were made, and we left with a feeling that WE are all so lucky to be a part of something so special. Thanks go out to all who worked so graciously to make this once in a lifetime night(40th) a night we are so proud of and grateful for.
LOVING SHAG LIFE
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in North Myrtle Beach was huge success, even though it was delayed a week because of weather. The Shag Club was one of over a hundred entrants who participated after a COVID hiatus. The weather was perfect for outside activities. The Shag Club had 9 golf carts, 6 members walking and a total of 35 of our members participating in the parade. Even though our contingency may have been small, we still managed to represent very well and took the 1st Place Award for Enthusiasm! A good time was had by all and thanks to those who made it possible!
Pictures by kay Hughes
Here we are-already into another month. Bottom line-we made it with great success and smiles on our faces. We had 226 registered at our great 40th Anniversary on the 21st– 3 days later on the 24th we had 225 registered at our brunch- 6 days later we took approximately 60 people on a wonderful stroll down Main Street for our annual SOS parade.
The 40th was such a success. Our 21 volunteer bakers provided us with great treats. There is a separate write up on the 40th that can be read on the website. Thank you, Linda Campbell, for being my right hand for this. Thank all of you who contributed. You made it happen.
A huge thanks to Terry and Kathy for all the planning and prep for our Brunch. As always, the Arcade out did itself on our breakfast. Thanks everyone who worked it for us – 50/50, those who served, worked the hospitality, membership, ways and means, and golf cart ticket sales. Thanks Murl-you made it.
Our club was totally awesome in the parade. We hit the streets with dancers, float riders (including our mystery “Little Egypt” who wowed the whole parade route with HIS “special number wearing a ruby in his tummy and a diamond on his toe”) and an unbelievable golf cart caravan. What great crowd pleasers. Thank you Lou-you were so into it. The bottom line for all the weeks of work by a crew of 12-16 most of the weeks 2 times a week was a 1st place win for the Most Original category. There are so many people to send a special thanks to, but I don’t want to start naming because it will be 3 pages long and with my memory, I would probably miss someone. I do have to thank Linda Campbell for helping me with EVERYTHING. Thanks to Kaye Hughes for all her exceptional talents. Thanks to Ways and Means and Golf Cart Ticket sales staff for your dedication during SOS. Thanks to a great Board who are functioning as a TEAM for you to make this all happen. THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who has done anything.
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR CLUB by purchasing golf cart tickets and Ways and Means products. We need volunteers to come forth to help with sales for the upcoming months.
Remember to be kind to one another and treat each other with respect have fun and dance like no one is watching. It is with your feet you move but it is with your heart that you dance.
Loving Shag Life-Donna
Spring is here and April gives us a month of exciting events. Our March was another month flown by. “They” say that as you age the days seem to get shorter. Guess that lets you know how old you really are and not how young you feel. March was a windy and cooler month great for our Chili/Soup party. As always, our food team (Terry and crew) did an excellent job. Not only are we lucky to have them but we are also lucky to have, amongst us, super and willing to help members who are great cooks. Thanks to all who fed us so well. Thanks also to our great Ways and Means team for all your hard work. We are looking forward to all the new “surprises” for SOS. The St Partrick’s Day parade and festival was another success story. We won 1st place for Most Enthusiastic and also a spot in the NMB times parade page. Thanks to all who joined us for the fun. Your smiles and greetings were well received. Jim and crew did a grand job with the ticket sales at the festival. Again, thanks to all who worked and bought tickets. Without your support we would be nowhere.
Hang on for April. It is a going to be a great month for our wonderful club. We have been and are working diligently on our float and 40th Anniversary drop in. You would not believe how much talent we have in our mist. Wait until you see it!!!!!!!! The invitations to the 40th has been met with unbelievable yes results. Please come forward with your golf cart or as a walker for our parade. We need your help to make a lasting impression of the largest shag club there is. We would love to have you. Golf cart workdays will be announced. Float and parade workdays are ongoing. We are making great progress. We will also be “calling all bakers” for our 40th anniversary so be thinking of what beautiful and delicious creations are your specialties’. Thank you in advance.
See you at the 40th on the 21, the brunch on the 24th and the parade on the 30th. Help us celebrate being able to be together and what a wonderful group of members we have. Remember to be kind to one another and treat each other with respect have fun and dance like no one is watching. It is with your feet you move but it is with your heart you dance. Until next month-Donna
Our second month has flown by. The February weather was like a yoyo. Even the cold days were good days as we planned for our Famous Oyster Roast which was to take place on the 19th. The crew worked most of the 2 and 3 days prior to actually fixing the bushels of oysters. Arriving early at the Arcade on the morning of the roast prepared to set things up, I was amazed at the great heart pump pulling up and seeing our great team who spend the days making it happen. It just does the heart good to see the effort, the camaraderie, the efficiency and how much the guys work together to provide for the rest of us. So proud to be a part of something soooo good. While there I found out there had been a crew of ladies who had cut, cooked and prepared all the foods necessary to make the delicious chicken bog the night before. Thank you ladies for doing all of that. It too, was delicious. Set up was a breeze with the help of Ray and his Arcade crew and before we knew it, all was done. If you missed the Oyster Roast, you need to make plans to be there next year. What a great event. We had a large turnout, great music, great food and smiles were abound. What a huge success all the way around. A big 50/50, Ways and means, Golf cart ticket sales and by the way, Thanks Sharon for making those goodies, Food, Music, and clean up help were all awesome. Way too many people to thank by name. You know who you are and Thank you all for all you do for us all. You are the best!!!!!
This month coming up is a practice for April when we will have so many big events. March brings us St Patrick’s day parade, golf cart ticket sales at the festival and our annual March Chili and Soup party. Put your party hats on, dress up your golf cart for the parade and come to the party hungry and buy some tickets. We have some catching up to do for that sporty, good looking golf cart with all the bells and whistles.
We thank you for supporting our February event, are looking forward to seeing you this month and hope you are ready to party hardy for SOS and all of our events in April. In the meantime, be kind, love one another and treat each other with respect, have fun and above all else dance like no one is watching.
On a beautiful night that hinted at the coming of Spring, the OD Shag Club Oyster Roast was held at the OD Arcade on February 19, 2022. Committee Chairs Terry and Kathy McCoy and Paulette Miller led a team of close to 30 volunteers in putting on the Roast, which is considered by many to be one of the premier events on the Shag Club’s calendar. Working for more than two days, this team worked tirelessly to prepare and serve 50 bushels of oysters and two huge pots of bog that contained 80 pounds of chicken.
Attending and enjoying the event were more than 200 Club members and 11 guests. Music was provided by DJ Bill Anderson. Jim Robinson and the Golf Cart Committee sold golf cart raffle tickets, and Wayne and Anita Baldwin and Sue Wehner sold OD Shag Club merchandise, including a specially designed Oyster Roast Tee shirt. Al Cosgrove sold 50/50 tickets. As always, Judy Caulder and the Hospitality Committee greeted all attendees and supported the event.
By all accounts, the 2022 Oyster Roast was a huge success that easily met the high standards for which the annual event has become known.
Our 2022 new year has begun with a January winter weather experience in NMB. Unlike most years where we have a few days of cold, we were the recipients of a few weeks of cold. SOS Mid winters started us out, and in spite of the weather, the year began with fun had by all. As most already know, our board elected to postpone the 40th Anniversary party and to not host our normal brunch. It was certainly the right thing to do with the bad weather roads in many parts of North and South Carolina. You will be happy to know the famous OD Oyster Roast will go on as scheduled on February 19th. Our 40th Anniversary Drop In has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2022. Please mark your calendar. While you are doing that, please make note that our December Christmas party will be held the SECOND (2ND) SATURDAY of December instead of our regular 3rd Saturday of the month. This is due to the Christmas family giving that we do, goes through the school, and we have to have our people and their people transferring food and gifts while school is still in session.
At the ACSC meeting much conversation was about the SOS parade and it was a sad announcement that our own Wendy and Donnie Schultz had to hand over the reins of the SOS parade due to Donnie’s work location. However, to our delight the head honchos are now our own Terry and Kathy McCoy. Thank you, Terry and Kathy for all you do!!! Congrats to them. We know they will make us proud. It does leave a big hole in our own parade preparations though, as they can no longer participate with the OD Shag club SOS parade planning or showing. If you would like to volunteer to do a little but have a lot of fun including getting your golf cart parade ready, please contact your board or our parade liaison Linda Campbell. Don’t forget we also need a good showing at the NMB St Patrick’s Day parade scheduled for March 12. We have made a change in our event structure for the Parade and Golf Tournament. We are having committees for both of those so if you want further info or want to participate, please contact Linda Campbell for the parade committee and Sheryl Barker for the Golf Tournament.
GOLF CART TICKETS ARE HERE. BUY YOURS EARLY AND OFTEN. The cart is a yellow, silver, and white beauty with Bluetooth speakers, back seat belts and other great things. You can check it out at Graham’s Golf Cart on Main Street. It really is a beauty. You need to double up on your buying to win this one. Tickets will be on sale at the Oyster Roast but our Chair, Jim Robinson is making house calls to get us started. If you win you can sIn the meantime, be kind, love one another and treat each other with respect, have fun and above all else dance like no one is watching. Those are the things that will make others want to come back, become new contributing members and you too will look forward to 2022 as the year of the beginning.
step up your show off. We need your help.
Finally, In the meantime, be kind, love one another and treat each other with respect, have fun and above all else dance like no one is watching. Those are the things that will make others want to come back, become new contributing members and you too will look forward to 2022 as the year of the beginning. Until next time.
2021 is now behind us. We look at fresh eyes toward a great 2022 in hopes that our membership numbers grow, our attendance grows and we are all able to hug and be with each other in large numbers. The ACSC has announced that 99% of the “normal” events will take place.
I want to thank every person who has given of their time and efforts to support this great club. We have many who supported whatever we had to do to make it work. Now on to a new year, a new beginning with a new board and new members who are showing great signs of what it takes to make the club “the best it can be.” Thank you for the past and the future. We have a few major committee chairs to still be filled so if you can, please step up. Let us know what you want to do. We will appreciate your help.
2021 brought many challenges and quite a bit of sadness. We have lost a good number of members and several past officers of our club. We have and will continue to keep their memories alive. I will not provide names as I may miss someone and that would not be the right thing to do. Better safe than sorry.
The participation at our monthly events is growing with each event. Hopefully that will continue. Our “come back quarter” (the last of the year) brought us closer to the numbers of 2019. We look forward to expanding even more. We will take a look at the Covid numbers as they come out and may have to change a few things as we go. If so, please be patient and understand we have to protect the majority.
In the meantime, be kind, love one another and treat each other with respect, have fun and above all else dance like no one is watching. Those are the things that will make others want to come back, become new contributing members and you too will look forward to 2022 as the year of the beginning.
As we have completed our last quarter of 2021, we are combining our October, November, and December letter. We have in these last 3 months attempted to make our conversion back to normal life. Yea Rah.
In October we had our annual Halloween party with 117 people in attendance. The Witches dance group showed up again with a higher number of participants than before. What a hoot. Everyone seems to enjoy their dance. The food was delicious as always and a good time was had by all.
November brought us to our “holiday” season with another great Thanksgiving feast from our hardworking food group. We increased our attendance to 157 all who seemed to be very pleased with the food and fun. Our prestigious Al Cain award winner for 2021, Billy Powell was announced to the delight of many. Congratulations were given by all.
Before you knew it, we were having our December party. Our attendance at 201 had a fun filled night along with our own OD Shag Club Rockettes who switched as elves for Christmas. Add to that a Christmas dinner abound, the generosity of our membership with our annual drive for Christmas family donations, what a night to remember. We collected $600+ in cash donations and enough food to feed an army. The food donations to 7 families this year was exceptional and we want to Thank everyone who participated in the success of this endeavor. Thank you all for all you did and do each and every Christmas.
Until next month
Each year the OD Shag Club sponsors several families with elementary school children for Christmas. This year, we had 7 families with 7 children.
I would like to thank all those who helped with the Christmas Kids project for the OD Shag Club this year. Jeannie Brandt, Beth Cornwell and Cindy Day were there for the shopping days for the 7 kids. Jeannie Brandt, Paula Webb, Anita Baldwin, and Joan Bacon helped wrap all the gifts. We were able to get almost everything on the kids’ wish lists so they should have a very Merry Christmas.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, too.
This year, our winner has been a member for ten years and jumped into help from the beginning. He has worked the Golf Tournament numerous years, helped the Food Committee, been the Golf Cart Raffle Chairman, sold golf cart tickets every year, sold merchandise, cleaned streets, cleaned the storage building numerous times, and sold thousands of dollars of 50/50 tickets at parties, Oyster Roast and the Fun Run.
This winner has been on the Board of Directors, served as Vice President and President, but you may know him best as our Parade Chairman for many years.
Congratulations to our 2021 Al Cain Award Winner……….Billy Powell.
We want to say THANK YOU to all the members of the club who attended the Christmas party on December 6, 2021. Your participation and interaction with the residents was phenomenal. The smiles on the faces of the residents and their participation in the play and sing a longs was truly a joy to see. You displayed the true meaning of Christmas to these folks by your enthusiasm and support for the event. Without you, it wouldn’t have happened.
A special thanks to Gracie and Connor, our junior dancers, who were a huge hit with the residents! A big thank you also to our own Bill Anderson, DJ for the evening who helped move things along smoothly, our photographers, Kay & Mark Hughes, and Bill and Diane Millman (Santa and his lovely helper). We also want to thank Diane Millman, along with Connie Livingston, for creating and teaching the “Elf Dance”. It was a huge hit with the residents and just a whole lot of fun to do.
Again, we want to thank each and every one of you for making this evening a success and putting a smile on several faces during this special time of year. We wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.
Photos by Kay Hughes
The NMB Christmas parade was held on Saturday, December 4th and the OD Shag Club was certainly a part of the entertainment. Buddy (Bill Millman) and his favorite elf (Diane Millman) led our entry and they had a lot of elves walking with them to throw out beads.
We were extremely popular with the children. You could hear as murmur in the crowd of kids as the banner went by with “They have Beads!!!” We had great golf carts all shining in the dark with fantastic lights!
A special thank you to John Barringer and Nancy Sook for signing everyone in and handing out the beads.
Also, special mention to Mark Adcock who took his Model T (from the 2019 SOS parade) and turned it into a 1917 Ford Truck pulling a trailer. Great way to recycle Mark!
Photos by Kay Hughes
The OD Shag Club held our Thanksgiving Party November 20, 2021. What a great night. We were greeted by our lovely hospitality ladies set up in the grill room at Fat Harold’s. You know right off you are in the right place when you are greeted with smiles and laughter. Sure sets the tone for the night. We started off with brief announcements and reminders so we could get to the super music played by Kitty Earles. At 6:30 we began serving the 160 people in attendance. Terry and crew fixed all the hams and turkeys to perfection. All the delicious sides and dessert were catered by Boulineau’s, and they too were delicious. After dinner our 2021 Al Cain winner, Billy Powell, was announced and was congratulated by all. It was a fun filled evening with wonderful music, food, fanfare, and most of all wonderful smiling and laughing people.
Photos by Kay Hughes
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Looking back on September, we had another busy month. Our annual golf tournament was held on Saturday Sept 18th at The Valley at Eastport Golf Club. Once again, we had great weather for the event and a great turnout of golfers as well with over 100 players. Judy Caulder organized the event and Mark Casey and Ken Meyer lined up the golfers. The morning started off with Krispy Kreme doughnuts donated by Al Cosgrove and Bojangles sausage biscuits.
Our SOS Brunch was on Sunday Sept 19th at the OD Arcade. Another great brunch with plenty of hot food and good times. Attendance was low again but good with around 185. Our DJ, Charlie Glazer kept the floor hopping.
With about 25 members in attendance, the winning golf cart raffle ticket was drawn on Saturday Sept 25th in front of Harold’s. Mike Graham from Graham’s golf carts had the honor of pulling the ticket. And the winner was Sandy Hutchins from Laurinburg, NC. Congratulations!
Once again, Gordon Robinson lined up another fun Blues Cruise on the Hurricane II, with music provided by Charlie Snuggs Blues Crew. This is always well attended and a treat.
Joan Bacon coordinated the clean sweep held on Saturday October 2nd. The volunteers met at Decker’z, had a quick breakfast of sausage biscuits, and went up and down Main St picking up trash. Several bags were filled to the brim!
Next up, the Elections/Halloween Party to be held on Oct 16th at Harold’s. Hope to see you there!
On a beautiful October morning; Saturday October 2nd to be exact, our great group
From the OD Shag Club met at 8:30 in the parking lot of Deckerzs . We had coffee, biscuits and doughnuts then just visited for a while.
Then we hit the streets to pick up trash. We gathered 19 bags of trash!
Also we thank Deckerzs for allowing us to use their parking lot as a meeting place!
Hope to see everyone after our next SOS event!
Photos by Lou Martino
We are excited to report that we sold all our golf cart raffle tickets for the 4th year in a row. We want to thank the many members who worked shifts to sell tickets, purchased tickets and supported our club. A special thank you to Monica Powell, Communications Chair for the many emails sent out for our committee. Thanks to Lulu at Fat Harold’s Andy he staff at McMillan’s for allowing us to sell on their property. We also want to thank Mike Graham for always being willing to help us select a cart, letting us sell in front of his business and selling tickets for us.
What does it take to sell 3500 tickets?
Congratulations to our 2021 golf cart winner Sandy Hutchins. She purchased ticket #1818 at the Little River Crab Festival in May. She lives in Laurinburg, NC and has a vacation home in Cherry Grove. She was thrilled to win and promised to buy lots of tickets next year.
Your Golf Cart Fundraiser Committee
Jim and Monica Palmieri
John and Lori Setzer
Photos by Lou Martino
The Fall OD Shag Club Brunch was held September 19, 2021. What a great way to start a day!!! Our friendly, hardworking hospitality ladies greeted all with smiles as 179 people came through the door. Our Ways and Means committee and their helpers had multiple tables of well-chosen colorful items which resulted in lots of members carrying bags out the door. Charlie Glazer played some great dance music, and the OD Arcade did their usual with a really good breakfast and of course their happy juices. We had another successful 50/50 with a donation from the winner being made back to the club.
If you missed it, you missed a great time. This is such a super way to see your friends, dance and just have fun. Please join us next time. Thanks to all who were able to attend and special thanks to all who helped out our great club. Your help does not go unnoticed.
Until next time, be well and stay safe.
Photos by Burnie Williams
Under a beautiful sky and near perfect conditions, the 30th Annual SOS Fall Charity Golf Tournament was held at the Valley at Eastport Golf Club on September 18, 2021. Golf Committee Co-Chairs Judy Caulder, Glenn Strange, Bob Miller and Karen Young led a team of more than 30 volunteers in reprising the Fall classic after its absence from the calendar last year.
Numerous sponsors and prize donors helped make the event an enjoyable one for the 108 golfers who participated. In addition to the Tournament winners and winning raffle ticket holders, prizes were given to individual golfers who prevailed in the Closest to Center Line, Closest to Pin, Longest Drive and Putting contests.
In terms of both the enjoyment of the golfers and volunteers and the money raised for charities, the 2021 Tournament was a huge success that set a high standard for future years.
Photos by Lou Martino
The August 2020 meeting of the Shag Club was held on Saturday the 21st at Fat Harold’s with 116 members and 2 guests in attendance. The meeting was called to order by the President, John Setzer and invocation was by Wayne Baldwin. The menu for the meeting was a Fish Fry prepared by Terry McCoy and his crew, and after a bit of a rocky start, they were able to provide a great meal as always. Food service was provided by Paulette Miller and her helpers, which went very smoothly. Thanks to Terry and Paulette for heading this up.
The August meeting was also our Nominations meeting for Board Members for the 2022 Elections to be held in October. Joe Harrill, Chairman of the Committee, presented the names for the ballot solicited by the Committee,
President – Donna Williams
Vice President – Wayne Baldwin
Secretary – Charlie Pangburn
Treasurer – Rick Kosko
Nominations were then opened to the floor and the following names were added to the ballot for Board of Directors,
The “New Member Bingo”, presented for the 1st time by Lori Setzer and the Entertainment Committee, was well received and enjoyed by the membership
As the meeting drew to a close the awards and drawings were held.
Winners of the “New Member Bingo” were Jane Koonce and Sheila Wright. Donna Williams won the Name Badge drawing, Douglas Gregory won the LOGO drawing and Linda Morrison won the 50/50 drawing.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in September.
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The OD Shag Club Dance Team has been very busy with new events at The Apache Campground and Island Vista Resort in Myrtle Beach SC.
Charlie Glazer, a local DJ of 55 years has invited to the team to teach the State Dance of Shag to the tourist who are visiting the above resorts and our Paradise. Monday and Saturday evenings have been busy by the team as they are pool/pier side teaching to the young and old our beloved dance.
Much appreciation goes to the following team members for helping in teaching those nights:
Bill and Diane Millman
Burnie and Donna Williams
Linda Campbell and Lou Martino
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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was honored to be invited by Mike and Ginger Parnell to dance for their “Band Fest” at The Shoe Center in North Myrtle Beach SC for June SOS 2021. Despite temperatures reaching into the 80’s (with heat indexes into the 90’s), the dance team was there to encourage the crowd to get up and dance to the fabulous bands playing for the week. Each day the bands were introduced and then Marlisa Small opened the event with our National Anthem,
“The Star-Spangled Banner” and everyone respectfully joined in. The Bands for the week and crowd pleasers were:
Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot
The Rick Strickland Band
Appreciation goes out to the following team members who participated either every day or some of the days for the event:
Mike and Bonnie Bejzak (in presence as Mike had just had a
Pacemaker put in)
Hope Fahey and Andy Pronko
Andy and Lynn Gabriel
Mark and Kay Hughes
Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski
Jim and Connie Livingston
Bill and Diane Millman
John and Lori Setzer
Burnie and Donna Williams
Photos by Linda Campbell
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The doors to the OD Arcade were locked, however, people began lining up to get inside for the OD Shag Club June SOS Brunch around 8:00am, even though the brunch did not start till 10:00am.
This was the first brunch that the club has had in almost 18 months, and EVERYONE was ready to partake in the great breakfast cooked by the staff of the OD Arcade, drink some “liquid sunshine” and hear the great tunes of DJ Bill Anderson (and guest LOL).
The brunch was called to order by President John Setzer and Al Cosgrove gave the blessing after John gave some important announcements about the day, as well as introducing the 2021 Board.
In attendance were himself, President, Donna Williams, Vice President,
Rick Kosco, Treasurer, Board Members Wayne Baldwin, Linda Campbell, Joe Harrell, Monica Palmieri, and Billy Powell. Absent was Secretary Charlie Pangburn.
The Golf Cart Committee of Lori (and John) Setzer, Jim and Monica Palmieri were there selling Golf Cart Tickets and a chance to win one of Lori’s famous Carrot Cakes. And the lucky winner was….
Shirley Dyson and she also won $20 for name tag as well!
Nancy Pardini was the $20 winner for logo. Jesse Becker won the 50/50.
There were approximately 166 members and 12 guests in attendance who all seemed to be having such a great time and seemed ready to get their SOS week started off right with dancing, fellowship, and fun.
Photos by Linda Campbell
Welcome back everyone! We are finally getting back to a more normal routine. It is so nice to get to see everyone again.
The May party was a lot of fun. Got to see many friends new and old and dance again. We had a great turnout of around 160 people. The Main Slice really delivered on the pizza, keeping us supplied with plenty of hot pizza and a great variety as well. Many thanks to them and to all those that helped serve.
June brought us the rescheduled Spring SOS. The change in time also brought the heat and humidity of summer. Attendance was lower than normal but pretty good considering all the obstacles of the new time. Our Brunch was held the first Sunday of SOS as usual, and we had around 200 for the event. Once again, the food, service and music were all top-notch! There was plenty of food for all and time to dance and socialize.
SOS also gave Ways & Means their first big shot at selling club merchandise, and they did not miss the opportunity to do so. Wayne, Anita and Sue sold over $3100 worth! The Golf Cart Raffle Committee also took advantage of SOS and was able to sell out of all 3500 tickets for the 4th year in a row! Jim, Monica, Lori and crew have once again found a way to continue the success. Many thanks again to all that helped with both committees to make them successful! Without your help, none of this would be possible.
As we look forward in July our annual Fun Run (old Poker Run) will be held on Saturday July 24. We will begin at the OD Arcade and end up at Fat Harold’s. This is always a lot of fun and well attended. Make your plans now to participate.
We will also start our Beginner Shag Classes on July 21 with HOF Shagger John Barringer and his partner Nancy Sook. There has been a lot of interest in this and we are glad to be able to provide lessons again. They will be teaching in the back room at Harold’s on Wednesday nights at 6:00pm.
While last year was challenging at best, we are moving back to where we were before then. I hope to see you soon! Keep the dance in your heart!
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Fellow Shag Club Members, thank you thank you to all who participated in our Clean Sweep on Saturday the tenth! You all are greatly appreciated especially since it was miserably HOT!
What a fantastic turn out! We had 33 members(some for the first time) and we collected 39 bags!
Again thank you and hope to see you at the Fall Clean Sweep! At least it will be cooler:)!
Photos by Linda Campbell
Wow, it has been over a year, but we are finally back in action!! The club met at Fat Harold’s in Ocean Drive and everyone had their fill of wonderful pizza cooked by Main Slice in OD. Thank you, Paulette and your crew, for food set-up and arrangement. The cake was also very good.
A tremendous turnout of 163 people enjoyed the night. John Setzer President, opened the meeting with welcomes, discussed the 50/50 drawing, golf cart ticket sales, and the brunch on June 20 at the Arcade. Linda Campbell gave the prayer.
Thank everyone for coming out as it was great seeing the Shag Club friends. Dennis Brumble and Jimmy Buffkin did a great job providing the music. See you at the brunch!
Photos by Lou Martino
I want to publicly thank the 22 club members who scheduled and worked shifts at the Little River Crab Festival. This group stepped to the plate and committed to covering the needed shifts. While we had other members, who supported us by coming by and buying tickets, offering breaks etc. —these were the club members who got it done. We sold 671 raffle tickets during the festival. I am proud of the work that this group did to sell tickets, help with tent take down, take pictures, demo shag dance basics and otherwise promote our club. We gave out over 40 membership applications for the club and talked to lots of people who are interested in learning to shag. I truly believe that our volunteers are the backbone of the OD Shag Club. We enjoyed working with this team and want to recognize the work that they did. When you see them please say thank you?
John Setzer, Linda Campbell, Mark and Kay Hughes, Joe Harrill, Barry and Julie Dyer, Ron Pugh, Becki Roberts, Judy Caulder, Jeff and Sheryl Dennis, Suzanne Williams, Wayne and Anita Baldwin, Paulette Miller, Andy and Lynn Gabriel, Bill Anderson, Izzie Cledaras, Sheryl Barker, Lou Martino.
Welcome back everyone! It has been over a year since we have been able to gather and dance at our favorite club. Now, as things begin to open even more, we can start to return to our normal routines we so have missed. The music, the dance, and mostly our friends.
We could not have asked for a more beautiful spot for the Memorial Service we held on Thursday April 2. The sun was out, the water calm and tranquil. Very fitting for remembering the loved ones we lost over the last year. I want to thank Paulette Miller for heading up the event and Linda Campbell for all her help as well. And the many people who helped put together the list of names and contacted family members and friends. Thank You!!! I would also like to thank Christina Cooper Black for her performance. We received many thanks from people in attendance.
Fat Harold’s re-opened on April 22 and the OD Pavilion on May 1. We have much to be thankful for. We have a second chance. Let us not forget those who cannot be here with us to join in this re-opening.
We will resume our monthly business meetings in the back room of Fat Harold’s on the first Tuesday night of each month. Our first monthly party will be Saturday May 22 at Fat Harold’s for those who are comfortable being indoors. Our deejay will be Jimmy Buffkin and we will be serving pizza. We hope to see everyone!
“Life is like dancing – it’s not about getting from one place to another. It’s about enjoying each step.”
On April 22, 2021 at 10:00 am the sun was shining brightly on the beach, but the wind was blowing a bitter cold breeze. However, more than 180 people were gathering with their chairs, blankets, hot drinks on the beach straight out from the horseshoe. They were waiting for a word of comfort, a song of encouragement and a time of reflection as the Memorial service began.
Linda Campbell, Board Member and 2018 Past President welcomed everyone there and then opened the service with a prayer. She then explained that there would be a reading of the names of the members of the OD Shag Club that were lost during 2020 and 2021 and a RED rose would be placed in the vase representing each name that was read. Also, being read would be the names of “Friends” of the OD Shag Club and a YELLOW rose would be placed in the vase to represent them. John Setzer, President of the ODSC read the names of the OD Shag Club and Judy Caulder, Hospitality Chair read the names of the Friends.
Linda Campbell read a poem “THE DASH”.
Christina Cooper Black was introduced and sang her version of Carrie Underwood’s “How Great Thou Art”.
Paulette Miller, Food Committee Co-Chair then invited everyone to help themselves to Ham biscuits, veggie tray and cookies while they continued to fellowship with each other.
Lou Martino, Dance Team Co-Chair, provided the music for the service.
The beautiful vase of flowers and a framed print of the memorial names was taken to Fat Harold’s to be on displayed for their Re-opening set for that afternoon.
Photos by Barbara Hopper
We celebrated the first day of Spring with our March Drive Thru Saturday March 20, 2021. Though it did not feel much like we think of as Spring weather, it was a day of joy just seeing our members and fellow workers at another OD. Shag Club event. In spite of the wind, cold and rain it was a great day to be out and about and see all the great people we have missed so much. 148 people came through with their mask on to buy golf cart tickets and get their chicken and goodies barbecued by Terry and crew and served by our great volunteers. Thanks to all who attended, bought tickets and shared their smiles and laughter with all of us who were so delighted to see them. Until next time, stay safe and be well.
Photos by Lou Martino
It is hard to believe that has been almost a year since we have been able to meet and dance. With all the restrictions and mandates, we have had to look at other means to connect with our members and conduct club business. 2020 President Billy Powell and his board led the way for us to be able to conduct our elections and to provide a way to see each other from a safe distance. We were also able to help provide a little cheer for 3 families at Christmas as we have been accustomed to doing.
As we begin this year again under the same restrictions, we look forward to having more drive-throughs with the next one occurring on Saturday March 20. Terry McCoy and his crew are busy putting together another great meal for us.
Our fundraising committee has begun to sell tickets for our Golf Cart Raffle. This provides us with the funds needed for our member events, various parades, and SOS activities. Please be sure to help your club by buying tickets and offering to help sell tickets.
This past year was extremely hard to endure as we lost many dear friends and members, then were not able to gather to celebrate their lives. Under consideration is to have a Celebration of Life in mid to late spring on the beach to honor them. More details will be coming.
The light is at the end of the tunnel. With the vaccination process under way, we can only hope that we can get back to the lifestyle we have all become accustomed to and love.
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OD Shag Club – 2022 Golf Cart Raffle
We hope this finds all of you in good health. The 2022 Golf Cart Fundraiser is now in progress and we need your help. As you know, this is the major fundraiser for our Club. Proceeds from the raffle help pay for food and other expenses for our Club.
This year, we once again have 3,800 tickets to sell at $5.00 each. The past three years, we have sold out and we hope that 2022 will be no exception. That will be “easier said than done.”
BELOW ARE A FEW WAYS THAT ALL MEMBERS CAN HELP OUT!
1. Purchase any number of $5.00 tickets to win the electric golf cart.
2. Take a block of 10 or more tickets to sell to your friends, family and neighbors. We have the tickets available and will meet you at Graham’s Golf Cart store or in another convenient location.
3. Sell tickets at an event that you are attending. Just give us the details and we will provide you with everything you need (tickets, table, signage etc.).
The drawing will be held at Fat Harold’s on Saturday, September 24th at 6:00 p.m. If you do decide to try to sell a block of tickets and cannot sell them, any tickets unsold will need to be returned to us by August 25th.
Please contact Jim Robinson email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you.
Golf Cart Committee
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. You may also purchase tickets anytime at Graham’s. Just ask Mike for OD Shag Club Golf Cart tickets. He has the cart and sign in his store, and is helping us sell tickets. We can’t thank him enough for the support. The drawing is still Sept. 26. If you are on a Committee, we would appreciate you turning in your money ASAP.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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