Photos by Lou Martino
Photos by Lou Martino
On October 8, 2019 the OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to dance at the Inaugural Georgetown County Boomer Bash being held at the Precious Blood Church of Christ in Pawleys Island, SC. From 10:00am-1:00pm.
The team, along with approximately 40 vendors, entertained at the expo, dancing at 11:00am and again 12:00pm, showing those who were visiting the exhibition hall that seniors can be active and healthy in their “mature” years.
When the team was not dancing, we were able to visit the other vendors and were treated to some amazing samples of healthy foods, information on retirement communities, investment opportunities in retirement years, banking opportunities for seniors and much much more.
Those who attended really enjoyed seeing us “showcase” our beloved dance and a few even wanted us to teach them the basic. The team that were there to dance were: Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Connie and Jim Livingston, Ted Sobol and Callie White, Bonnie and Mike Bejzak, Barbara Hopper, Barry Dyer and Linda Campbell.
A special thanks goes out to Julie Dyer with the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce for our invitation to attend and from what we have heard, she believes there is going to be another “Bash” next year and we have a standing invite to come back next year!!!
Photos by Linda Campbell
I am very pleased and honored to have been asked by the Nominating Committee to run for President of the OD Shag Club.
I have served as a Board Member of the ODSC for 2 years and I am currently serving as Vice President of the ODSC. I have been the Parade Chairman for years 2015, 2017 2018, and 2019 and the Chairman of the Golf Cart Fundraiser in 2016. We have participated in every parade since moving here in 2012. We have also helped with Ways & Means by selling 50/50 tickets, manning the booths for merchandise sales and golf cart tickets. I have also worked at the Golf Tournament each year. We take pride in being active members and attend and participate in as many ODSC events as possible.
We have had a home in NMB since 1988 and spent quite a bit of time in the area. My wife and I sold our home in Weddington, NC and moved to NMB full time in 2012. One of the firs things we did was join the OD Shag Club. We have been members of the Monroe Shag Club for many years and understand and appreciate the camaraderie of being a member of vibrant shag club.
As a member of the Monroe Shag Club, I served in the following capacities:
• Vice President
• SOS Parade Chair – 5 years
• Ways & Means Chairperson
• Chairman of the Monroe Shag Club Foundation
• Vice-Chairman of the Monroe Shag Club Foundation
Hi, my name is John Setzer. After retiring from CVS/Caremark Pharmacy with over 30 years of service I moved to North Myrtle Beach with my wife Lori Setzer in 2015. While living in Lewisville, NC, I was an active member of the Greater Triad Shag Club from 2008 – 2016 helping with the Ways and Means Committee and attending the ASCS meeting in Jacksonville, FL in 2012. I also served on the Board 2012 – 2013. I joined the ODSC in 2014 and have been active in helping sell ODSC merchandise and golf cart tickets during SOS and other events. Along with my wife, I have been a member of the ODSC Dance Team since 2016 where we have enjoyed showcasing the dance to others. I also helped build the SOS Parade float 2017 and participated in the dance troupe for the parade.
Before retiring, I had the privilege of holding numerous leadership roles in pharmacy:
Our love of the music and dance brought us here. My wife and I regularly dance and love to help others as they begin shagging. I would like to serve as a member of the Board to help give back to the club and support the dance we all love. Your vote would be greatly appreciated.
I have been a member of OD Shag Club since 2012. Since then my husband and I have participated in almost every parade event since then. We have loved being in the Christmas parades, St Patrick’s Day parades and the SOS parades. We have also helped with the preparation of food for many of the club events and helped with several of the Clean sweep events. During 2019 I have served as chair person of the Hospitality Committee and I’m sure you have seen me as you checked into club events. In 2015 I served as Treasurer for the Shag Club and chaired the Ways and Means committee in 2014. If elected, I look forward to again working with the Board of the OD Shag Club and its members to make it the best Shag club possible.
My name is Lou Garrenton and I am running for the office of Treasurer because I love my OD Shag club family and want to support the club in any way I can.
I have been a member of the OD Shag club for almost 21 years. I have served on many committees during these years including
Co-Chairman of Entertainment and Decorations for two years.
Before retiring I owned a computer programming business for over 30 years, specializing in custom accounting applications. I have been an accountant for over 40 years, and am still doing corporate and individual taxes .
In have been your treasurer for the past year and have enjoyed working for our club.
Hello everyone. I am Donna Williams and I am running for the open board seat after serving 2 years as secretary. I have so enjoyed the position of secretary but due to the fact that 2 terms is all I can serve, I hope to remain as a board member to keep my connection to such a great group of people.
My husband Burnie and I live in Waterfall in Little River. I am a South Carolina Realtor who loves and sells the North end of the Strand. The dance and the opportunity of the dance lifestyle is what brought us to this area full time in 2011 originally from VA by way of Ft Myers Fl. My career included running the business office and admission office of 2 medical facilities in Charlottesville VA and then 27 years there with the Social Security Office as an instructor, a claims specialist and retiring as a claims expert. I spent 5 years as a Re/Max agent in Fort Myers before moving to this area. I am also beginning a 3rd 2 year term as a board member of the Waterfall Property Owners Association serving as Secretary.
“All she wants to do is dance” is my passion. I have been a dancer as long as I can remember. As a member of the board, I have worked with Ways & Means, the golf cart tournament, clean sweep, helped with many of our events in various capacities and am a member of the demo dance team. As members of the dance team, we do all that we can to promote the OD Shag club, the dance and the lifestyle. We dance most Wednesdays and Fridays at Fat Harold’s and make it a point to be ambassadors of the club to the many visitors that we meet. As a member of the board, I hope to be able to serve the needs of the club and its members and to add to my ability to promote the club and preserve the dance and the wonderful lifestyle.
My name is Joe Harrill. My wife and I have lived in North Myrtle Beach for 2 years. My working career consisted of Director of Human Resources and Safety for several manufacturing firms in North and South Carolina. While working in this field, I was selected to speak at several National HR & Safety conferences in the US. I was on the HR Board of Directors for the American Furniture Manufacturers Association in High Point, NC. I am currently performing some consulting part-time and also working at a golf course part-time.
I have been a member of the OD Shag Club for 2 years and have loved every minute of it. I have volunteered and sold golf cart tickets, OD Shag club merchandise, helped Terry with his culinary efforts and assisted with the golf cart modification s for the parade. While living in Morganton, NC for 17 years, I was treasurer of the Sandy Beach Shag Club, and along with Robin Morley, Alan Brown and the late Deanes Short, we reenergized the club. .
I have been dancing for 20 years, but always try to learn a better way to do it. My wife and I usually dance 3 times a week and have taken lessons from Tina and Sonny through the OD Shag Club. We can never stop learning! We are fortunate to live here in North Myrtle Beach and enjoy supporting the shag club and its membership. For these reasons I seek your support as a new board member and will serve the membership in a positive and productive manner.
Photos by Lou Martino
The ODSC Dance Team was invited to the USS Bang Navy Reunion October 3, 2019.
USS Bang (SS-385) was a United States Navy Balao-class submarine, named after the bang, a dark blue or black fish of the Atlantic herring family found in the coastal waters of the United States north of North Carolina. Bang was laid down on 30 April 1943 at Kittery, Maine, by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; launched on 30 August 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Robert W. Neblett; and commissioned on 4 December 1943, Lieutenant Commander Antone R. Gallaher in command.
The Dance Team met at the Ocean Reef Resort, 7100 Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach,SC at 6:30 PM waiting for the members of the USS Bang to finish their dinner since their meeting ran overtime.
We entered the conference room of over 100 members of the USS Bang and were introduced as the ODSC Dance Team by Jennifer Wilson our POC.
After a brief history of the Shag Club and the Shag Dance by our spokes person Linda Campbell, the team was introduced.
Each ODSC Dance Team couple danced their different styles for a minute and a half to their favorite song.
Since Jennifer hired their own DJ Wayne Cribb, Lou Martino made a CD for the DJ to play for the dancers. Thanks to the DJ for playing for the Dance Team.
Following the demonstration the members of the USS Bang were invited to come to the floor and learn the Shag Dance. They were very enthusiastic and enjoyed the basic steps of the Shag Dance.
After the event, the Dance Team was invited to stay and enjoy a delicious Prime Rib dinner. Thank you USS Bang for feeding the Dance Team.
A big thank you goes out to Jennifer Wilson for the invite to this event and the DJ Wayne Cribb for playing the music for this event.
Special thanks to the members of the ODSC Dance Team for dancing:
Ted Sobol, Callie White, Donna and Burnie Williams, Bill and Diane Millman Barbara Hopper, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, John and Lori Setzer, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino
Photos by Lou Martino
Photos by Linda Campbell
You can stick a fork in the 2019 version of the Golf Cart Fundraiser, because it is done. It was a record-breaking year. We have never tried to sell 3,200 tickets, we have never sold 3,200 tickets, and they were all sold by the end of SOS Parade Day way back in April.
Once again, a great big thank you to our volunteers who gave their time to support the Club, McMillan’s for the use of their parking lot, and Lulu at Fat Harold’s for inviting us indoors to sell tickets during Winter SOS. Also, many thanks to Mike Graham at Graham’s Golf Cars for selling tickets and storing the cart all year. Please support businesses that support us.
The drawing was held on Saturday 9/21/2019 at Fat Harold’s parking lot. The drawing was held on a Saturday for the first time and we had a great turn out. We have never seen so many fingers and toes crossed. And the winner was, Joanne Natt of North Myrtle Beach. Needless to say, she was extremely excited as were her ODSC friends.
Lesson learned; buy your tickets early in 2020!
Photos by Lou Martino
Double the fun! Double the pleasure! OD Shag Club brunch and Fun Sunday on this beautiful beach day filled with great friends, awesome music, delicious food and a surprise guest entertainer. What else could we ask for? DJ Bill Anderson started the morning off playing great tunes while our breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits and fruit were being prepared by the staff at the OD Arcade. Thank you, Pam and crew. In addition, our coffee and happy juices were a big hit as always. While all of this was going on, our hard-working Hospitality crew welcomed 248 members and 18 guests for a total of 266 attendees quickly moving them through our sign in line. Thank you, ladies.
Bill Bacon welcomed the attendees with a few announcements and a blessing as the first color for eating was called. Our special guest Lesa Hudson sang several songs to the delight of the crowd. We must thank the food committee and volunteer servers for their continued success for keeping the lines moving and thus everyone having a good hot breakfast. Great job.
The Ways and Means committee, working hard for the entire morning, were very successful in selling not only lots of new merchandise but also having a special sale appreciated by many. Thanks to the committee and all who helped the buyers with their selections and purchases. You will be seeing OD Shag merchandise all over town as a result.
Many thanks also go out to Nancy Sook and John Berringer for their successful efforts with the 50/50 raffle. Congratulations to the 50/50 winner and also to our logo and name tag winners.
A big thanks also goes out to Lou Martino for his continuous efforts to provide us with lifetime memories by his constant efforts to bring smiles to everyone’s faces. Then he continuously makes more time putting them on the website for all to see how much fun we all who are able to attend have. Check out the happy faces and big smiles in his pictures. You will surely see fun was had by all.
Last but not least, thanks to all who do attend our events. You make it special. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy doing it for you. If you could not make this one, we look forward to seeing you at the next one, or better yet, our October party is coming soon. We would love to have you.
Photos by Lou Martino
Photos by Lou Martino
Photos by Lou Martino
Hello OD Shag Club members and welcome to August, 2019! We are in the heat of August but I can’t think of a better place to be than in North Myrtle Beach! The tourists are here in droves and hopefully are having fun so they will come back again next year.
We will be having our Nominations Party at Fat Harold’s on Saturday the 17that 6:00 pm and I will look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible! If you are interested in running for any office or know anyone who is interested in running, then you should be prepared to nominate them at the party or get someone to nominate you, if you are interested. The only requirement for running for office is that for the office of president, the person must have previously been an officer or board member. All other offices are open to any club member in good standing. I guess in good standing means that you have paid your dues for this year.
I know everyone is looking forward to Fall Migration SOS coming up next month, from September 12-21. Of course, we will be having our Fall Migration Brunch at the O.D. Arcade on the 15thbeginning at 10:00 am.
Also, don’t forget our O.D. Shag Club Charity Golf Tournament which, as usual, will be held at The Valley at Eastport in Little River. This is a great event and everyone who comes out usually has a great time! If you are a golfer and have not signed up to play, you really should give it a try! And if you are not a golfer, we can certainly find a place for you to help. We usually have a lot of great raffle prizes and hardly anyone who has bought any raffle tickets goes home without a prize or two!
Also, if you are interested in going on our O.D. Shag Club Blues Cruise to Nowhere, on Friday, October 4th, you should immediately contact Gordon Robinson at 910-579-4604 and let him know. The cost is $15.00 for one and $25.00 for two. We will be cruising on the Hurricane II out of the Calabash waterfront. Boarding begins at 5:00 pm and the music begins at 5:30 provided by the Charlie Snuggs Blues Crew. The ship sails at 6:00 pm.
By the way at the last count, we were just short of 800 members.
Our Charity Fun Run was held on a hot, sunny day the last Saturday of July. We started at the OD Arcade. Donna Williams and Cindy Day signed all 140 players in at the desk and then they proceeded over to the table to draw their first card.
Many thanks to all our participating clubs., OD Arcade, Saville’s on Second, 810 Bowling, Duck’s and Fat Harold’s. Not only did they open their doors to us with great service and smiles, each venue donated prizes to be given away at our raffles. We also want to thank Allstate Insurance, Graham’s Golf Carts, Al Cosgrove and Navajo Sunglasses for raffle prizes.
After everything was counted, our winner was Sonia Brooks with the most points. Lamar Vaughn came in second and Kathy McCoy has the lowest points. Billy Powell and Sandy Cummings did a great job selling 50/50 tickets and our winner, Justin Owens, took home $644.00.
This event could not have happened without all of our volunteers. Many thanks to: Nancy Sook, John Barringer, Lou Garrenton, Dickie Garrenton, Larry Jones, Terry McCoy, Kathy McCoy, Jessie Becker, Billie Reitz, Bill Bacon, Joan Bacon, Cindy Day, Tim Webb, Paula Webb, Billy Powell. Tina Tomberlin, and Paulette Miller.
After everything was finished, we were able to donate $2,089 to the Junior Shag Dance Team. Their next competition is the US Open Swing Dance Championship in California in November. We wish them the best of luck and thank them for keeping the dance flame going!
Photos by Lou Martino and Nancy Pardini
On July 27, 2019, the ODSC Dance Team was invited to the Building Material Suppliers Association Convention at the Double Tree Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC from 5:30PM thru 7:00PM.
We were asked to demonstrate the Shag Dance and instruct those who were interested to learn to do the Shag.
Just a few attendees knew how to Shag however there were many that wanted to learn. We danced for the first half hour while the members of the association trickled in during their happy hour and pre-meeting.
After a brief introduction by our spokesperson Linda Campbell, the members of the Dance Team danced as a group since the area to dance in was so big and the association members where having a meet and greet.
Many of the members of their association were from all over the country and many of them did not know what the Shag Dance was all about. A couple of members from North Carolina came up and encouraged other members to participate. Over all we all had a great time.
Thank you, Jessica Cutler, DMCP event planner for inviting to this event. If you would like an event planner Jessica does a great job. Here website is http://envents.com.
Also, thank you Corey the DJ for providing the music. Great DJ and easy to work with.
A special thank you to the members of the Dance Team who participated in this event: Burnie and Donna Williams, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, and Lori and John Setzer.
Photos by Lou Martino
Photos by Lou Maritno
The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to welcome the homeowners of the new development – Bridgewater on Hwy 9 in North Myrtle Beach on July 16, 2019.
Since the development is brand new they did not have an area that we could demonstrate and or teach them so we invited them to join the Dance Team to the back room of Fat Harold’s.
This was a very enthusiastic group willing to learn the Shag Dance and at the same time we introduced them to the Shag World at the famous Fat Harold’s Beach Club.
Our spokesperson Linda Campbell gave a little history of the Shag Dance and introduced the OD Shag Club Dance Team. The Team demonstrated the different styles of shagging and then prepared for the lesson. Not one in the group knew how to shag, but all but one participated. Go to the www.odshagclub.com website to see the pictures for this event.
After the lesson with the OD Shag Club Dance Team, the residents were invited to participate in Jeppy McDowell’s weekly dance class in the main part of the club, so they got to experience the best of both worlds.
Thank you to Sherri Crawford for inviting us to be a part of the welcoming committee for the new homeowners at Brightwater. This was also in part due to Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski who are the proud owners of their new house, yes, in Brightwater.
A big thank you goes out to the Dance Team for supporting this event:
Burnie and Donna Williams, Ted Sobol, Callie White, Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski, Connie Livingston, Diane and Bill Millman, Lori and John Setzer, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino.
Photos by Lou Martino and John Setzer
Hello again 0.0. Shag Club members and welcome to July, 2019. July 4th is almost here and with it come all the tourists that make it possible for us to have so many of the amenities that we take for granted, like seven grocery stores, numerous great restaurants and bars, and more golf courses than you can count. Of course, all those tourists also come with a down side, like more cars than our streets and highways can handle! One of those cars attempted to turn right off U.S. 17 into Aldi from a middle lane without looking and crashed into our daughter’s car which our daughter was driving and my wife and granddaughter were passengers. Fortunately, we don’t think anyone was hurt, but it is really going to be difficult for our daughter and her 2 children to get back to Wisconsin in time for the two grandchildren to play in two all-star games, softball and baseball, and also get to summer camp. Oh, and the only Infiniti dealer is in Charleston, so nobody in Horry County stocks any parts to fix her car! Of course, the body shops are like most other businesses that don’t rely on tourists and will be closed for a good part of this week. Not to even mention that our daughter and her family are moving to Georgia this summer and are in the process of trying to sell one house in Wisconsin and buy another one in Georgia! But if they can somehow manage to make it through this summer it will really be nice for them to only be 5 hours away instead of 15!
We don’t usually have a party where food is served in July, but we do have our Charity Fun Run which will be on Saturday July 27, at 1:00 p.m. If you have never come to this, you don’t know how much fun this can be! Remember we are not running but riding! You can use any kind of conveyance you want to use: car, golf cart, horse and buggy, motorcycle. Just so long as you have a designated driver!! As usual, we will begin at the 00 Arcade and end up at Fat Harold’s. I hope to see as many of you there as possible!
On Sunday, July 21st we will be serving our Junior 50S Breakfast in the Backroom of Fat Harold’s.
We really need for as many of you as possible to bring casseroles and other breakfast foods to this event. It begins at 10:00 a.m. and we need to have the food there earlier than that to get everything set up. The young shaggers and their parents really enjoy this event and usually get a very inspirational message after they have eaten!
Don’t forget Beginner Shag II lessons in the Backroom of Fat Harold’s on Wednesday July 10 at 6:00 p.m.
I look forward to seeing you at these events!
Our Pizza party took place at Ducks. Paul Craver not only played our dance music but sang for us as well. 120+ attended the event and thanks to our food committee, everyone was able to enjoy plenty of delicious pizza with various toppings delivered from The Main Slice.
To top off the pizza, our members in attendance with last names from I-P provided us with a vast array of delicious desserts. Thanks to Lou for our pictures and to all who planned, attended, and helped with another great event for the OD Shag Club.
The winner of the Logo was Lois Roberts, the Name Tag winner was David Pettigrew and the big winner of the 50/50 was Gilda Gailliher.
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to participate in the 70thyear anniversary of the Chapin Library in Myrtle Beach for the week of June 3 – 8th, 2019.
Throughout the week the Dance Team danced and instructed a small group of students ranging from no experience to basic experience. We danced June 4, 2019, in the morning from 10-12Noon and 5-7PM that evening.
Then June 6, 2019, we danced to a local band from 4 – 6PM in the non-fiction section of the library. Those students that took lessons on June 4thwere to show us what they had learned. They all did such a wonderful job and made the Dance Team look good for what they had learned. A big thank you goes out to those students that participated.
This was the only time we didn’t have to whisper in the library.
Thank you, Debra Warrington, Customer Services Supervisor of Chapin Library for inviting us and asking the OD Shag Club Dance Team to be a part of this momentous occasion. We had such a great time teaching those individuals who wanted to learn and be a part of this celebration.
Thanks to the OD Shag Club Members who participated in this event: Ted Sobol, Callie White, John and Lori Setzer, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Barbara Hopper and Donna and Burnie Williams.
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to the North Strand Helping Hand Fundraiser June 3, 2019 from 5PM – 8PM by Lori Stone.
The Rick Strickland Band Featuring Leas Hudson and fourteen members of the OD Shag Club Dance Team along with six members of the Junior Shaggers Dance Team performed at Antonio’s Restaurant for a crowd of supporters for the Helping Hand Fundraiser.
Yes, it was a hot day at Antonio’s Restaurant, but there was a nice cool breeze coming off the marsh when the OD Shag Club Dance Team and the Junior Shaggers demonstrated and danced for about an hour to the Rick Strickland Band.
Linda Campbell gave a short history of the Shag Dance and introduced the members of each team.
After the spot light dance of the different styles of shag by the members of the OD Shag Club Dance Team, the Junior Shaggers danced for the crowd. These kids really did a great job.
As you can see from the photos, there were many participates from the crowd. This was a great group of people.
Afterwards many of us went upstairs and had dinner.
Thank you, Lori Stone, for inviting the OD Shag Club Dance Team and the Junior Shaggers Team. This is one way we promote and preserve the Shag Dance.
Thanks to the Rick Strickland Band for their great music.
Thank you, Pat Folds, for getting together your dance team on such short notice: Olivia Gaddy, Chase Collinds, Erin Leonard, Ean Bane, Capri Laughlin and Connor Sanders.
Thanks to the OD Shag Club Dance Team Members: Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski, Ted Sobol, Callie White, John and Lori Setzer, Donna and Burnie Williams, Barbara Hopper, Barry Dyer, Bill and Diane Millman, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino for your support.
Photos by Lou Martino
Hello gain O.D.ShagClub members and welcome to June, 2019! It looks like Summer has finally arrived at North MyrtleBeach!
Joan and I, accompanied by 6 others 5th Avenue South neighbors just returned from a 2-week cruise around the northeastern Mediterranean, Adriatic and Aegean Seas. We saw a whole lot of those extremely old places that are crumbling and falling down. But it is really amazing how the early Europeans could build those buildings, forts and monuments that have lasted for hundreds and sometimes even thousands of years without any of our modern technology. If they had had the internal combustion engine and quit warring with each other, they might have gotten to the moon five hundred years ago!
It is so good to be back home and able to sleep in our own bed! Those cruise ships are nice but the rooms are so small! Even a premium drink package can’t make tripping all over your spouse that much fun. You really can’t consider leaving shore without a drink package when a Coke or a bottle of water costs$4.00.
But were really did see the bartenders on the ship do some amazing things, such as mixing and pouring 5 different martinis at the same time without ever measuring or spilling a drop!
North Myrtle Beach looked so good when we finally home and even though the rains have set in, our home town still looks beautiful!
I hope to see as many of you as possible at our June party at Ducks on June 15 that 6:00 pm and don’t forget our shag lessons and SASS classes.
So, you think you had a great day. Well the OD Shag Club Dance Team had a wonderful and exciting day at Sea Side Elementary School in Surfside South Carolina for their Fine Arts Day.
The OD Shag Dance Team was invited to Sea Side Elementary School by Ruth Van Sciver, Music Educator. We were to dance from 8:20 to 11:15 with 30-minute sessions for students ranging from 6 thru 9 years of age.
We had danced for schools before with 20 to 25 students at a time, so we were ready for this event. We were in the gymnasium when the students marched in. They just kept coming until there were at least 100 students. WOW!
Yes, we taught 100 students at five sessions each and their teachers how to shag. That is 500 students. The students were very well mannered. Well, most of the time. However, we were backed up by some very special teachers that saved the day.
Linda Campbell our spokes person gave a very short history of the Shag Dance for the young students. She then introduced the Dance Team and the students with their high-pitched little voices gave a warm welcome to the Team with a “Hi Mr. Lou” or “Hi Ms. Linda” and so on.
It is amazing how these young students love music and dance. They all wanted to participate of course, until they had to touch each other, then it became a little dicey. Again, we were saved and the dance began. We also had demonstrations from the students as how to do the “floss”.
The teachers this time had to pay attention, because we asked them to dance for their students. They did pay attention because they also did very well with their first lesson. They also asked us to come back and that they would call us for more lessons. There are a lot of people out there that would like to learn how to Shag. And we are going to try to get to them all.
After all was said and done, the day was perfect. We had a great time and a big thank you goes out to the members of the dance team that came out to support the team: Donna Williams, Bill Millman, Lou Martino, Barbara Hopper, Linda Campbell, Lori Setzer and John Setzer.
Photos by Lou Martino
Photos by Lou Martino
Our New Member Social was held on Friday May 10 at 6:00 in the back room of Fat Harold’s. Attendance was very good with 77 people coming out of which 47 were new members. Finger sandwiches, assorted snacks and desserts were provided as well.
To help people to mingle a “match” game was played where each person was given a character name which matched another name. Once you found your match, the idea was to learn facts about your partner and be able to introduce them if requested.
Also, the new members were given numbered tickets and a few prizes were given away. The winners were:
Everyone had a great time getting to know others and sharing experiences.
Photos by Lou Martino
Hello to our valued volunteers,
A BIG THANK YOU!!!!!
No, we are not contacting you to ask you to volunteer again. We are contacting you to say, that because of your incredible efforts, we have sold all of our tickets for 2019! Yes, even though the Board increased the amount of tickets to 3,200, you did it! From Mid-Winter SOS, St.Patty’s Day, and Spring SOS, you were all terrific. We will be depositing over $16,000 for the Club (including some small contributions.) We know you would have rather enjoyed more time watching parades or enjoying SOS, and we know that selling, took some of you out of your comfort zone. This makes all of you even more special. While at times it is not easy getting people to volunteer, many of you volunteered for more than one shift and more than one event, and we sure appreciated it.
Some of you volunteered as a group so we’re missing their email address. Please forward this email to them.
Enjoy your summer, especially knowing you will not be receiving any more emails from us!
Take care, and again… THANK YOU!
Year Theme Category Finish
2009 St. Dance Best Shag Troop 1stPlace
2010 Back to the 50’s Best Shag Troop 1stPlace
2011 Cupid Best Shag Troop 1stPlace
2012 Salute to the Troops Best Shag Troop 1stPlace
2013 Pontoon Best Shag Troop 1stPlace
2014 Magic Kingdom Best Shag Troop 1stPlace
2015 Greatest Show on Earth Best Shag Troop 1stPlace
2016 Happy Trails Best Shag Troop 1stPlace
2017 Thriller Best Shag Theme 1stPlace
2018 Once Upon a Time Most Original 1stPlace
2019 A Little Party Never Most Original 1stPlace
Never Killed Nobody
As you can see from above list, the ODSC definitely has a winning tradition. The above are just the ones that I have records for, but I do know that there were at least 5 more years of 1stplace wins prior to 2009.
Once again thanks to the creativity, enthusiasm, and hard work of our members, we were able to keep the winning tradition going.
Our theme this year was “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody”. Even though this is true, many of us thought the heat would kill us before the parade was finished.
Many thanks to our “banner carriers”. They have carried our banner for several years, but this year they actually pulled a large invitation. Their costumes were great and they are great representatives of the ODSC. I am not sure if they can ever top their last year’s costumes of the Little Red “Bill” Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf “Donna”, but we are looking forward to what they come up with next year.
Our dance troop did an outstanding job and danced the entire parade. Dancing that far in the heat was really tough, but they made it look easy. They put in many hours of practice prior to the parade to make sure they were synchronized and the results were worth it. The purpose of an entry into the parade is to entertain the crowd. I hear many compliments after the parade about how great the dancers performed.
The float was rocking the entire parade and everyone on it was partying. Special thanks to our DJ/Conductor and the trumpet players. I didn’t realize how tired my arms would be after holding up a plastic trumpet and pretending to play during the whole parade.
The golf carts were outstanding! We put the basic “Model T” frame on the carts during the work day and everyone took them home and made them unique with lots of special touches. They were extremely creative! Everyone was dressed to the theme and each cart was very unique.
I would like to thank all of those who put in the hard work necessary to pull all of this together. Much gratitude for those that participated in the workday, those that helped put the float together Saturday and even more thanks for those that help dismantle the float after the parade. Last but in no way least, I could not do this without my better half, Monica. She keeps me on track and organized.
If you did not participate this year, you missed a lot of fun. The work and effort are well worth it if compared to the fun and satisfaction of doing something together as a club.
Hope to see you participate in next year’s 1stPlace team.!
Photos by Lou Martino
Hello OD Shag Club members and welcome to May, 2019. WOW! Spring has finally arrived at North Myrtle Beach! Everything is green and the birds and the bees are busily going about their primary business which, of course, is making more birds and bees.
Not only are we having beautiful weather, but Spring SOS is here and we have a smorgasbord of bands, DJs, and singers bringing us the best Beach and Shag Music you can find anywhere! I hope everyone is enjoying the weather and the music right here in North Myrtle Beach!
Please don’t forget the SOS Parade on Saturday, May 4th at 1:00 p.m. on Main Street and our monthly business and board meeting on May 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the back room of Fat Harold’s. New members are invited to our New Member Social at 6:00 p.m. on May 10th in the back room of Fat Harold’s. The Share A Shag Step (SASS) will be Tuesday, May 14th also in the back room of Fat Harold’s at 6:00 p.m. I hope as many of you as possible will come to our Cookout at Saville’s on May 18th at 6:00 p.m.
By the way, you may want to note that our parties are normally held on the 3rd Saturday of the month and they normally start at 6:00 p.m. and our business meetings are normally held on the first Tuesday of the month and they also start at 6:00 p.m. Of course, occasionally there are exceptions, such as when the first Tuesday is on New Year’s Day!
I hope to see as many of you as possible out at these events.
Photos by Lou Martino
Another great morning at the OD Shag Club Spring Safari Brunch. It was a terrific way to start off another super beach morning with the bright sunshine, lots of wonderful good morning smiles from special friends, delicious food, and awesome music across the street from the beach. What in the world could top all of this?
With 317 in attendance including 28 guest and 7 from the Junior Shagger community we began with some great dancing by our Junior Shaggers to show us how it is done these days. They did an awesome job and then pulled some lucky people up to share the dance floor with. Good job everyone. From there we received a welcome, a few messages and a blessing by our President Bill Bacon. Everyone waited to see what color ticket would be called first for the lucky people who would be fed first. Murl Augustine entertained us with great music while we waited. When the color was called, the rush was on for a filling breakfast of eggs, delicious bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits and fruit and it was topped off by our famous happy punch. As the remaining colors were called, it was obvious that everyone was delighted with everything. Thanks to Kathy and Terry McCoy, Paulette Miller, Wendy Schultz, their crew, the serving volunteers and to OD Arcade personnel who all worked hard to make this ANOTHER great event. Also thanks to the hospitality committee workers who did such a great job of keeping up with sign ins and information.
Wayne and Sue provided us with new items for Sale from our Ways and Means committee. A special thanks to Sue for all the sewing she did herself. Check out the tent during SOS for great products. Thanks go also to their helpers. Job well done.
Our 50/50 volunteers sold $758 of tickets. Of that one lucky winner went home with half. The Juniors were given $379.00 from the club and another $281 from the floor bringing their total to $600. Thanks to all purchasers and donators for being so generous. Thanks to our volunteers for the raffle.
To the volunteers who set up and cleaned up before and after the event thanks for being early risers and late stayers. To our photographer Lou-you allow us to have a look back of a great way to start a day at NMB Spring Safari.
Last but not least, thanks to the Golf cart ticket committee for the special smiles and greetings they gave everyone upon arriving and leaving.
WHAT AN AWESOME SUCCESSFUL MORNING!
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to return to St James Elementary School in Socastee, SC for their Annual Arts Day April 12, 2019, at 7:30AM.
It was a beautiful early morning on April 12, 2019, when the OD Shag Club Dance Team entered St James Elementary School for their Annual Fine Arts Day. We were warmly met by Kaleigh Vanlandingham Art Teacher and the Staff and then directed to the mobile class room to set up and began to demonstrate and instruct the Shag Dance to the 5 thru 9-year old’s.
As usual the students were very well mannered and at the same time excited to learn the dance.
Linda Campbell and Lori Setzer gave a short and simplified version of the history of the Shag Dance to the young students and their teachers.
The Dance Team began this event at 8:00AM with each group of approximately 15-20 students and finished at 11:00AM. So, the Dance Team had about 140 students rotating every 30 minutes throughout the morning.
This event that the Dance Team is invited to each year, the enthusiasm of the students, their participation and wanted to learn is without one of the most rewarding events that we attend.
Thank you to Kayleigh Vanlandingham Art Teacher at St James for inviting the OD Shag Dance Team for us to promote the Shag Dance to such a fine young group of future shaggers. Also, thank you to all the teachers that participated and learned how to Shag.
Many thanks to the early birds of the dance team: John and Lori Setzer, Bill and Diane Millman and Linda Campbell and Lou Martino for making this one of the most enjoyable events on our schedule.
Hope to see you next year.
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club Dance Team had a great opportunity to share our beloved dance with the community when asked to dance at the Windy Hills (North Myrtle Beach) Bi-Lo on Wednesday, April 10th and again on Saturday, April 12th.
Three Couples were requested by Ms. Alice Cox for each day to dance. On Wednesday, Lori and John Setzer, Bill and Diane Millman and Lou Martino and Linda Campbell entertained the customers and the Bi-Lo staff to the tunes spun by the DJ Jimmy.
A great time was evident as many of the Bi Lo staff jumped in and took a quick lesson to learn to shag and then tried out their new steps and they even did a line dance or two.
Saturday started out with a downpour of rain and an abundanceof customersforthe “Grand Re-‐opening”. Lots of prizes, food and drink were given out and the music could be heard coming from the front of the store from the band Three Peace. Again, Lori and John Setzer, Bill and Diane Millman, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino were available to dance. We were also honored to have Lenny Gardner back with the team to dance a few dances and a wonderful“Cha-‐Cha” with Barbara Hopper.
Photos by Lou Martino
It may have been a little warm outside, but it was chili inside at Fat Harold’s. The Chili Extravaganza was held on March 30th. Even though the name of our event was changed from the Chili Cook-Off, the competition was still hot and heavy to see which pot would be depleted first. The answer; those first in line.
Our Food Committee of Terry and Kathy McCoy and Paulette Miller, did an amazing job of setting up the room to ensure things ran efficiently. Also, a big thank you to our dessert servers and ticket takers who kept things running smoothly.
Twenty of our members shared their greatest chili recipes with 150 members. Many thanks to those who cooked all day to provide the feast. The Food Committee supplied the cheese, crackers and all the chili fixins to make for a great meal, not to mention all of cookies and brownies for dessert. The only issue; no leftovers.
The chili competition did not cool down as each member who brought chili was given a ticket for a chance to win one of three monetary prizes. Our winners were: 1stprize of $75.00 went to Donna Althoff, 2ndprize of $50.00 went to Beth Cornwell and last, but not least, 3rdprize of $25.00 went to Paulette Broadway. Our members also generously donated $100.00 to our local Junior Shaggers!
Photos by Lou Martino
Photos by Andy Gabriel
Hello OD Shag Club members and welcome to April, 2019! I hope none of you have had too many April Fools’ Day tricks pulled on you! Once again, this month has started off cold! I just can’t wait for some warmer weather, but I think it’s right around the corner. I certainly hope so!
We had a great Chili Extravaganza at Fat Harold’s Beach Club on Saturday night and there was some awesome chili! I think everyone who was there had a good time. A special thanks to everyone who brought chili to this event. Our club could not continue to have parties and feed everyone as low as our dues are if it wasn’t for all the members who faithfully bring food to our parties!
If any of you are wanting to learn a new shag step, then look no farther than our Thursday night dance classes that are free for members. Our own Sonny and Tina Tomberlin are the teachers and they are both fantastic dancers and fantastic teachers. They are assisted by Billy and Monica Powell. Classes are Thursday nights at 6:00 in the back room of Fat Harold’s.
We are looking for a big April with SOS Spring Safari right around the corner, beginning April 25thand running through May 4th. If any of you have not bought your SOS Cards yet, you can still buy them at a discount from our shag club if you hurry. They are $30.00 each for members so get your checks in as soon as possible.
Speaking of SOS Spring Safari, we would like for as many of you as possible to join us in the SOS Parade. If you are interested, please contact Billy Powell, our club Vice President and Parade Chairman, as soon as possible so he can let you know about work days and costumes and stuff.
Also, don’t forget about our Spring Safari Brunch at the OD Arcade and Grill on April 28th. The food is always good and the camaraderie is better! I hope to see you all there!
The 2019 Golf Cart Fundraiser is off and running. In 2018, we were given 3,000 tickets to sell. Even though it has never been done before, (NBDB) we sold out. This was a combined effort of all of our great volunteers. It was a super effort, even though we lost 2 days of Spring SOS due to storms and all of Fall SOS due to a hurricane. But enough of 2018. This year, the Board has decided to increase the number of tickets to 3,200. Because we were able to get the cart and the tickets earlier this year, we have already sold 372 tickets. A huge event for us this year was the brunch. With the purchase of 4 tickets, you were entered to win a world-famous carrot cake baked by Lori Setzer. We had 27 entries. Because of the success of this event, we are doubling down at this year’s Oyster Roast. If you buy 4 golf cart tickets, you will be entered to win one of two cakes; a carrot cake or a strawberry cake.
Remember, the Golf Cart Fundraiser helps pay for all of our events (Brunches, Oyster Roast, Christmas Dinner etc.). So please stop and see us at the Roast, buy 4 tickets, and be entered to win one of the cakes. If you can’t make the roast, we will be selling tickets at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. If every member would buy just one ticket, we would be 25% sold.
Finally, we hear all the time that “I don’t need a golf cart”. Please know that we have people lined up to buy it from you. It is a fully loaded cart with a retail value of $5,500.
Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Monica and Jim Palmieri
Lori and John Setzer
A little breezy, but otherwise a beautiful day for a parade! All of the cars were beautifully decorated in green as were the majority of the 65 participants. Numerous leprechauns, varieties of hair colors and snazzy hats were everywhere. We had 17 golf carts and one trailer as our St. Paddy’s day entry. The ODSC was well represented. 14,000 strands of beads were thrown to the thousands of people that lined the streets. This was the most crowded I have ever seen on the streets for a parade.
Many thanks to Bill and Diane Millman, who carried our banner in the parade. Special thanks to Rich and Karen Young for helping with logistics and set up for our parade. An extra special thanks you to my better half, Monica, for all the help and support.
If you have never participated in the parade, you should. The camaraderie and good times are abundant even if you do have to get up a little early. Our next parade will be the SOS parade.
There is still time to sign up and participate.
Hope to see all of you at the next parade.
Greetings O.D. Shag Club members! Welcome to March 2019! It’s been a cold, wet winter! Hopefully, as Spring nears, the weather will get a lot nicer, warmer and drier! Of course, as it warms up, everything at the beach gets nicer!
I think that many of you still don’t know that our Business/Board Meetings which normally meet on the first Tuesday of the month in the back room of Fat Harold’s are open to all members. This month that will be Tuesday, March 5th at 6 p.m. We would like to see more of you come to these meetings! It’s a good time to give us your ideas or complaints, if you have any, and we hope not too many complaints!
We hope to get a good turnout for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16th at 7:30 a.m. That’s really early, but don’t let the time keep you from coming. Everyone always has a good time! Put on that green and decorate that golf cart and come on out!
Our March party is a Chili Extravaganza and will be held at Fat Harold’s on March 30th. I would like to remind everyone to try to get to all of our parties as early as possible so that our members who are checking all of us in can finish and party with us also. That’s the reason we put a deadline on when you can check in and get a meal ticket. Don’t forget to cook your favorite chili recipe and bring a pot of it to the party!
Again, I hope to see as many of you as possible Tuesday night and at the parade. Also, don’t forget our shag lessons that are free to O.D. Shag Club members!
What a great Oyster Roast, Thanks to everybody who helped make it successful. We had 241 members and 5 quests to attend.
We started Friday night prepping the food at Donnie and Wendy’s house and it began with CHICKEN, cutting up the sausage, watching Donnie measuring and weighing the food, yes he did…for their world-famous Chicken Bog (yes, for those who just haven’t acquired the love or taste for oysters). And for those of us who love both. Thank you, Faye Chowning, Dolly McDermott and Paulette Miller for serving this and making sure that each table had their crackers and cocktail sauce.
I am sure you couldn’t miss Glen Strange directing where the oyster carriers needed to go and I don’t believe anyone was without oysters for more than just a little bit as Donnie and his great “crew” kept ‘m coming!
That great team consisted of: Tim and Cassy Shumway, Cindy Day, Susan and Kevin Harrell, Bill Bacon, Terry Holmes, Jim Robinson, Bob Sanders, Jim Queen, Steve Queen, Bob Miller, Terry and Kathy McCoy, Ronnie Rogers and Glen Strange. Sorry if we missed anyone, it was such a great team effort from early Saturday morning till cleanup Saturday night.
While everyone ate either oysters or chicken bog cooked by Ronnie Rogers and Archie Amerson., Bill Anderson kept the great tunes spinning. Billy Powell and Rich Young did a great job selling 50/50 tickets.
At the end of the night there was lots of help from many of the members to put the OD Arcade back to its original state.
2019 World Famous OD Shag Club Oyster Roast will go down as a wonderful success and we will look forward to it again next year. Thank you again to EVERYONE FOR A GREAT JOB WELL DONE!! It was a record clean up on the inside, in 20 minutes once food was over, Arcade was back up and running like we were never there!
Thanks again for all the hard work!!
Phots by Lou Martino
Hello again O.D. Shag Club members:
As I write this, we are in the last week of January, with predictions for more freezing weather! However, we are very fortunate to be in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! In Wisconsin where our daughter and her family live, schools are closed because it is so cold a person could get frostbite on exposed skin in a matter of seconds! They have had forecasts for wind chills of 55 degrees below zero!! That is 100 degrees colder than it is right now in North Myrtle Beach!!!
Even though it is just January, we have already had several O.D. Shag Club events this year. We had a great turnout for our Mid-Winter Brunch at the O.D. Arcade on the 20th and had 25 people show up for our Clean Sweep on the 26th to brave the freezing temperatures. It turned out to be a beautiful day with the sun shining and really didn’t feel as cold as the thermometer said it was, or maybe that was because I had on so much warm clothing!
Additionally, we have continued our Beginner Shag Lessons and Share A Shag Step (SASS) Lessons and they will continue to be held, so if you need a little brushing up or just don’t know how to Shag, these lessons are free to all members! Just check our website for the times and dates. They are held in the back room at Fat Harold’s, our home club!
I hope everyone is looking forward to our World-Famous Oyster Roast on February 16th at the O.D. Arcade! Unfortunately, due to all the storms this past fall and spring which forced the closure of a lot of oyster beds, the cost of oysters has gone up. We thought the best way to handle the increased cost was to raise the guest charge to $25.00 to keep from having to charge our members. We need to keep in mind that we are the only Shag Club around that still gives members free meals!!
If I don’t see you before, I hope to see you at our World-Famous Oyster Roast! Oh, and bring a guest or two if you want to!
The O.D. Shag Club held our annual Mid-Winter Clean Sweep on Saturday, January 26th • We had 25 members turn out and we picked up 28 bags of trash!
The temperature was in the 30s but the sun was shining and it really did not feel like it was as cold as it was! We all were happy to see the sun for a change and enjoyed biscuits from Hardees, coffee and donut holes from Krispy Kreme as well as juices and bottled water. We also enjoyed visiting with our shagfriends!
If you have never participated in the Clean Sweep, I think you would be surprised to find that you would really enjoy it. We will have our next Clean Sweep on Saturday May 11 at 8:30. This is the weekend after our Spring SOS!
Hope to see you there!
Good friends, good food and good fun. Midwinter Brunch at the OD Arcade, Sunday morning. Morning cocktails followed by 7 local shaggers on the Junior Shag Team showing us their moves. Some members even were lucky enough to dance with them. Each local junior shagger received a check for $100.00 that the members donated when the bucket was passed at some events. The fabulous OD Arcade Brunch was served by members of the 2019 Board. Murl kept the fun going as members danced to his tunes. Everyone hoped to win the $20.00, but Sonny Dellinger and Kathy Wooten took home the money. Lori Setzer donated a delicious carrot cake to the winner drawn from those who bought 4 golf cart raffle tickets. Lou always takes great pictures. Another fun morning in our memories.
Well Hello OD Shag Club Members,
As I write this, it is almost Christmas and we are looking forward to the upcoming New Year! The year 2018 has been a most unusual year marked by 2 hurricanes that heaped damage and destruction all over our area. One of the less significant problems, but certainly a concern to shag community was the cancellation of the SOS Fall Migration. Because of that, they are having an extended Mid-Winter in a few weeks. I hope as many of you as possible well be able to attend our first party of the year which is our SOS Brunch, which as usual will be at the OD Arcade on Sunday during SOS. At that time, you will be able to meet our new officers and board members and sign up to help whichever committees you would like to serve on. I hope as many of you as possible will sign up for a committee because that is the best way possible to get to know the members of our club.
As your incoming President, I know I will have big shoes to fill, as our previous Presidents have all done really great jobs and with your help, continue to make the OD Shag Club the best club it can be.
You should feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. However, I would really like to hear from you telling me which committee you would like to serve on to make a difference.
I wish all of you a healthy, safe and prosperous New Year and look forward to seeing you all soon.
The OD Shag Club was given the names of 5 families with a total of 8 children from Riverside Elementary School who needed a good Christmas. With the donations of $115.00 from the members of the OD Shag Club, $155.00 from the ODSC Dance Team, $200.00 from Dale Clements (by the way Dale joined the club that very night) and the extra discount donated by Belk’s, we were able to get jackets, 2 outfits, underwear, socks and shoes for each child. Plus, we were able to get most of the items from their wish lists. Cindy Day, Cassy Shumway, Tina Tomberlin and Beth Cornwell helped me shop for the clothes. With the rest of the money, Tina and Beth helped me shop for the wish list items and wrap all the presents. The group from 5thAve. (Bill and Joan Bacon, Terry and Debbie Holmes, Charles and Brenda McArthur, Jerry and Linda Harrell, Susan Rasmussen and Pat Johnson) donated the bicycle, helmet and lock that was on one wish list.
Saturday night, Rich Young, Charles McArthur and Larry Jones collected the food and monetary donations in front of Fat Harold’s. Thanks to the generosity of our club members for donating all the cans and boxes of food. We were able to fill the van full of food. To see what was donated see pictures of this event on the website. Thank you to all the members that participated in this drive for the Christmas Families.
Sunday morning, the following members: Monica and Billy Powell, Bill and Joan Bacon, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Sandy Cummings, John and Lori Setzer, Donna and Bernie Williams, Tina and Sonny Tomberlin, Terry and Kathy McCoy and Mike and Bonnie Bejzak met at our home to sort and box the donated food for the five families. Linda and Lou shopped at BI-LO for the turkeys, hams, and other perishable items needed with the donated money. BI-LO gave us a discount on the turkeys and hams.
Monday morning with the help of Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Bill Bacon, Bernie Williams, John Setzer, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, we delivered the food and gifts to the school for distribution to the families. The school counselor, Felicia, told me how much they appreciate what we do for these kids and their families each year.
Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year,
Photos by Lou Martino
There will be many more children having a joyful Christmas by the generosity of the many friends and neighbors of Horry County, North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area.
Since the OD Shag donated to “Toys for Tots” in North Myrtle Beach Saturday Night from 5PM to 11PM at the Spanish Galleon several of the members of the OD Shag Club attended the “O.D. Locals 2018 Christmas Party. The donation from the club allowed us to be in the sponsor category.
As sponsors of this event, we were able to get in the doors at 5PM. At the door was David Smith. Each of us had a band around our wrist as sponsors, with that for the sponsors there were free drinks and food for an hour.
At 6PM the locals were invited in for free food. The room began to fill. The food was great: beef, chicken, sides, salads, fruits and vegetables. There was music playing as all the sponsors were displayed on overhead TV’s.
Anyone can be a sponsor just check with David Smith
At 6PM everyone went over to the ballroom where Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot Band was playing. Also playing that night was Fred Thomas of the James Brown Band and Allie Privette.
Pictures for this event will be on our website (just a few) more pictures can be seen on OD Mafia.
Normally there are Marines that take part in this event, however, they were unable to make it this year.
It was a great event, one that the OD Shag Club should sponsor next year.
Photos by Lou Martino
Reds and Greens, Silver and Gold, Black and White were the colors being seen as the members of the OD Shag Club began checking into Fat Harold’s Beach Club for their Annual Christmas Celebration. Everyone was dressed in his or her Christmas Best. There were even a couple of Santa’s Elves there (aka Wayne and Kathryn Wooten).
As serving staff and the OD Shag Club Food Volunteers were getting the food set up, the greatest Shag Christmas tunes could be heard from the DJ Stand being played by guest DJ and Charter Member Gary Bass.
President Linda Campbell began the event by welcoming everyone and gave a few “housekeeping instructions” as to how the food would be served in the back. After instructions, she announced all the Committee Chairs and Board Members, thanking them for a wonderful job well done during 2018 and giving them a well-deserved certificate. After she completed giving out those certificates, Bill Bacon presented Linda Campbell with her President’s jacket.
Once the food from Carrabba’s was set up a food color was called and the lines began to form for those anticipating the Christmas Meal. Wow! The food was incredible with a variety of pasta from Chicken Marsala to Penne Pasta and Meatballs. Of course, with any Italian meal there MUST be CANOLI’s!!!
The dance floor began to fill as the members finished their meal and began to dance “some of their food” off. Gary Bass kept playing all our favorites and everyone looked to be having a great time.
As time was ending, the drawing for the Name tag and Logo was done. Kathryn Wooten and Eddie Robinson were the lucky winners of the night.
As Linda Campbell was closing out the night she thanked everyone who brought canned goods for our families however if they didn’t bring food they can give a donation. A gentleman, Dale Clements, came forward and handed her two $100 bills and said “Give this to the Children”! Wow! Seems everyone was surprised and there were tears in many eyes including the President, Linda Campbell. What a blessing that was as it gave us a final total to spend for Christmas dinners and dry goods for the families of $475 (including $150 donated by the OD Shag Club dance team as well…thanks guys and gals)! Turns out that Mr. Clements also joined the OD Shag Club that night as well…Whoopee!!
As the night closed out, President Linda Campbell thanked each one again for all their support and encouragement to her as President for 2018 and asked each one to turn to their neighbor and say “MERRY CHRISTMAS AND GOD BLESS US EVERYONE!”
Photos by Lou Martino
THANK YOU, THANK YOU and THANK YOU, to all the members of the club who came out and attended this event. You not only attended, your participation and interaction with the residents MADE THE EVENING THE SUCCESS IT WAS.
A special thanks to Pat Folds and her junior shaggers who were a big hit with the residents, Jon Harris who volunteered his services as photographer, Jimmy Buffkin who was our DJ for the evening, Paul and Gail Craver, Bill and Sheila Seymore, John Barringer and last but not least Bill and Diane Millman, aka Santa and Christmas Carol.
I know I have said this in the past, but I will say it one more time “THIS WAS THE BEST MB MANOR CHRISTMAS EVENT THE CLUB HAS EVER PUT ON”. The participation by the members and the residents was exceptional. The smiles on the faces of the residents, was very heart warming, and I thank each and every one of you. In all the years that I have been the MB Manor Chair I have never seen the participation, smiles and gratitude by the residents, as I did last night.
In closing, I can only say THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As I write my last President Letter for 2018, I realized that the year has in some ways just flown by and here we are, ready to bring in another year, 2019. WOW!! Where did it go? As I look back on this past year I want to reflect, as many of us do, at this magical time of the year, on what 2018 meant to me and what this shag club has meant to me as well.
I hope you will, as I, look through all the wonderful photos of all the events that we have had this year on our website captured by our fantastic and dedicated Photographer and Webmaster, Lou Martino. Having a Yearbook with all the members photos has been SO helpful for me to put a “face I recognize” with a name that I cannot remember as it is ALWAYS on the tip of my tongue. Lol!
I hope you will think about ALL the magnificent meals that our Food Co-Chairs, Donnie and Wendy Schultz and Faye Chowning and their committee have dedicated so many hours planning and preparing for us this past year. Please take a moment at the next party and thank them as well.
I was so proud of all the Golf Cart Fundraiser Co-Chairs, Monica and Jim Palmieri, and their incredible team for selling out ALL 3000 tickets and CONGRATULATIONS to one of our own Carolyn Stuckey, as the winner! GREAT JOB!
Don’t forget to say thank you to Karen Young and the Hospitality Committee and the smiles and sweet “meet and greets” that they gave to each of us, ole (not old) and new members at each event.
A great big HUG and THANK YOU to Tina and Sonny Tomberlin for keeping our beautiful and wonderful dance going by taking time out of their busy schedules to teach Beginner I and II Classes. Look for me in your classes in 2019, and hope those of you who have put off learning, to make 2019, the year of “I WILL”!
Monty Bonnett, your Advertising Chair has done a phenomenal job getting Sponsors for YOUR club and they are on the website, so check it out and let him know what a great job he as done! He is quite the salesman.
Communication has been perfect with all the emails that are being sent throughout the year and Monica Powell does the best job and I couldn’t have done my job with out her! Thank you, Monica.
Barbara Hopper, our Remembrance Chair may have sent you a card, maybe cheered your heart when you were sick or lost a loved one, but knowing someone cared and thought of you means so much to us all. Thank you, Barbara, each of us were touched by this thoughtfulness.
I cannot say enough about our Golf Tourney Chairs, Glenn and Donna Strange, Terry McCoy, Bob Miller, Ken Meyer, Karen Young. Wow! Excellent Job and I was so excited to be able to give back to our community with our generous donations.
Parade Chair and your new upcoming Vice-President Billy Powell does a super job of getting our membership excited about the parades and what about taking the TOP Prize in the SOS Parade. If you have never participated in a parade you are MISSING OUT ON FUN, FUN, FUN!!
Entertainment Co-Chairs Gail Roberson and Lori Setzer scheduled the BEST DJs on the beach to play your favorite tunes for the year and kept the dance floors crowded. Speaking of dancing, as a Co-Chair with Lou Martino, of the Dance Team, we have had a BUSY year but a fulfilling one with lots of events to be able to showcase our dance and share it with others who want to know and learn more about this beloved dance, SHAG.
Membership has grown and we have well over 800+ members and counting and Diane Bauer did an excellent job with keeping up with this and all the information that goes with that. Sandy Cummings also sent out the Newsletter, as she has done for many years to all the members who do not have communication through email. Thank you, ladies,!
I should have mentioned “Means and Ways” back at the beginning because we tend to leave them to last, however, they are far from that. Sharon Simpson and Pat Cohee-Hayes have kept you in OD Shag Club Logo and kept us “Stylin and profiling” beautifully in 2018. Awesome job ladies and team!
We have two committees with the word “FUN” in them:
Fun Monday Chair and for the last several years, Lou Garrenton has done a superb job selling ALL the tickets and she will now be your up-coming Treasurer. This lady knows how to handle MONEY and TICKETS!
Of course, FUN is the middle name of the Charity FUN Run and it was so successful due to the hard work of Wendy Shultz and Monica Powell. So much FUN was had by all and hope that each of you can participate next year!
Our year ALWAYs ends with us going to entertain, however, it is WE who walk away BLESSED when we participate in our Annual Christmas Program at the Myrtle Beach Manor and Joe Ferlauto works so hard to plan, purchase and participate in this wonderful event. These residents so look forward to it. December 3rdis the date this year so put it on your calendar to come and share the joy and magic of Christmas with these residents. Thank you, Joe, for helping us ALL remember the TRUE meaning of Christmas!
Don’t forget our last party of the year is December 15, our Christmas party. Come share in the joy of the Christmas season with those who have become a family to us all.
Lastly, I want to thank the 2018 Board and for ALL their support, encouragement, suggestions throughout this year. You are the best and I want to wish you each and all the members of this club, which I truly love and enjoy so much being a part of and have felt honored to have been your President for 2018, a BLESSED and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
The most prestigious award given by the ODSC is the Al Cain Award and the winner for 2018 is Wendy Schultz!
Wendy has been a member of the ODSC for 17 years. She has served as Vice President and President. She is currently on the ODSC Foundation Board. Wendy was Parade Chairman 7 years, served as Hospitality Chair in 2007 and was the Charities Committee Chair in 2012. If that was not enough, Wendy has been the Oyster Roast Co-Chair for the last 3 years and has been the Food Committee Co-Chair for the last 4 years. Wendy has also been the Chairman or Co-Chair for the Charity Fun Run for the last 3 years.
As the Parade Chair or Food Committee Chairperson, it means that you do a lot of the work behind the scenes. Many trips to hardware store for the Parades and hundreds of trips to Costco and grocery stores as Food Committee Chairperson.
Wendy has put thousands of hours of work in helping support the ODSC and does it all with a smile! What a worthy recipient of this award!
AMAZING, 320 PEOPLE (259 MEMBERS, 21GUESTS AND 40 JUNIOR SHAG TEAM MEMBERS AND FAMILIES PLUS BRENNER, ASHLEY AND TABITHA) FILLED BOTH ROOMS AT FAT HAROLD’S FOR THE ANNUAL THANKSGIVING-REUP PARTY. WE FEASTED ON DONNIE’S GRILLED TURKEYS, WENDY’S BAKED HAMS, DRESSING AND GRAVY AND ALL THE FABULOUS SIDES AND DESSERTS MADE BY MEMBERS. AFTERWARDS, THE JUNIOR SHAG DANCE TEAM PERFORMED THEIR PERFORMED THE DANCE NUMBERS THEY WILL BE DANCING IN CALIFORNIA. IF ONLY WE COULD STILL DANCE LIKE THAT. AFTER THEIR PERFORMANCE, A LOGO WINNER, A NAME TAG WINNER AND A 50/50 WINNER OF $176 WERE DRAWN. WE WENT HOME THANKFUL TO SHARE THIS TIME WITH OUR SHAGGING FAMILY.
Our Election/Halloween Party was held on Saturday October 20, 2018 at Saville’s. A hauntingly good time was had by all as there were many Spooktacular costumes to admire! Pizza was served along with various deserts. We had a group of amazing witches and warlocks entertain us with a witch’s dance. Due to the large turnout for the elections, the ballots took quite some time to count and then announce the winners. Tootie Brown was the DJ and provided us plenty of good music for the evening.
President –—— Bill Bacon
Vice President –- Billy Powell
Secretary ——-Donna Williams
Treasurer ——-Lou Garrington
First Place – John and Lori Setzer – Geppetto and Pinocchio
Second Place – Charles and Brenda McArthur – Big Band Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood
Third Place – Joe Harrill – Dr. Shots
Photos by Monica Palmieri
On October 22, 2018 the Dance Team was invited by Cathy Altman, Executive Director to demonstrate and instruct the Shag Dance at the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum at 10:15AM on 2ndAve North.
The group (approximately 20 in number) we danced for Winding River Historical Society from Bolivia, NC were so willing to learn the dance that they spent more time with the dance team than they were given to learn. They were very receptive and encouraging to participate.
It was a great time and pleasure to be able to dance with the mural in the background of the legends of the Shag Dance at the Museum.
After Linda Campbell our spokesperson gave the history and origin of the Shag Dance, she introduced the Dance Team Members. Each member danced their style for one and a half minutes. We also showed how to switch partners so the spectators could see that you don’t need a partner to be able to dance if they did not have a regular partner. They were all invited to come to Fat Harold’s when they were in the area.
I would like to thank the dance team members who took their time to participate in this event: Back row: Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski, Lori and John Setzer, Diane and Bill Millman, Callie White and Ted Sobol. Front row: Lou Martino, Cathy Altman and Linda Campbell.
Photos by Lou Martino
Oh, my goodness! What a September we had and what events we DIDN’T have due to a lady named Florence!!!
Wow…talk about “nerve racking”! Do we evacuate, do we stay??? Reminds me of a song…lol!
Anyway, we were VERY blessed in the North Myrtle Beach/Myrtle Beach area to have “dodged” this one, however, our friends and family North of us didn’t. Our prayers are still continuing for those in the area of where Florence hit. Also, our hearts and prayers also go out to all of those that were affected by the horrible after effects of the slow-moving lady as she dumped so much rain on the area and surrounding.
Please make sure to reach “out” and reach “in” to help those in need as they try to recover and get back to some type of “normalcy” in their lives.
As far as SOS, there wasn’t one! This was the first time SOS has ever been cancelled but it was the right decision by the SOS Committee due to the safety of all involved. The OD Shag Club 28thGolf Tournament was also put off until October 6thand we ended up with around 80+ golfers and thanks to all who volunteered and the hard work of the great Golf Committee, the event was a success.
Don’t forget about the Elections/Halloween Party at Savilles on October 20that 6:00pm. Please come and support YOUR CLUB and vote for YOUR 2019 Executive Board. I have even heard that there is going to be some “special spooky” entertainment. Each Officer/Nominee running NEEDS your votes so come out and support Savilles and the OD Shag Club. Find your best costume, as there will be a Costume Contest as well.
It is hard to believe that there is only 2 months left in my tenure and I have thoroughly enjoyed being your President for 2018. Please continue to volunteer for these remaining months and don’t forget our “Re-Up/Thanksgiving” Party at Fat Harold’s at 6:00pm on November 17thas well. This is your time to renew your membership AND get your 2019 SOS card as well.
Please again, lets remember ALL our neighbors who have been affected by the Hurricane(s), Florence and now Michael, those affected by the flooding and let’s continue to lift our members who are in need up in prayers as you begin and end each of your days.
Thanks for ALL that you do to help continue to preservation and perpetuation of this wonderful dance we call Shag and love!
See ya’ll on the dance floor!
Sunday October 7ththe OD Shag Club Foundation hosted the 28thannual Charity Golf Tournament at the Valley at Eastport Golf Club. For the first time in event history the tourney had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence. Even with the change of date we still had over 80 golfers participate! The day brought beautiful blue skies, temperatures in the mid 80’s and a couple of quick downpours but all in all it was a great day for raising money for local charities.
Kudos to the Golf Tournament Committee for basically planning two tournaments this year. Glenn Strange, Ken Myer, Bob Miller, Terry McCoy, Donna Strange, Karen Young and Monica Powell had worked very hard in planning the tournament to be held during SOS, but because of Hurricane Florence they had to contact everyone to postpone the tournament. As soon as power was restored and roads were opened they got together and starting planning a make-up date. They did a fantastic job contacting all golfers, volunteers and vendors to reschedule the event. There is always a lot of hard work in making this event a success but this year the committee worked doubly hard and we REALLY appreciate all their time and effort!!!
As with any event there is so much behind the scenes work. It takes many volunteers to pull off something of this magnitude so let me give a big shout out to the following:
Breakfast: Jesse Backer, Billie Reitz and John and Lori Setzer
Registration: Carol Myer and Joyce Girling
Mulligans: Tina Tomberlin
Raffle Tickets: Nancy Sook, John Setzer and Karen and Rich Young
Liquid Sunshine: Bob Sanders
Bag Drop: Cindy Day and Linda Campbell
Whiffle Ball Drive: Cindy Day and Lori Setzer
Putting Contest: Joyce Girling and Carol Myer
Beverage Stands: Diane Millman, Paulette Miller, Nancy Sook and Linda Campbell
Beverage Support: Larry Jones, Billy Powell, Terry McCoy and John Setzer
Photography: Lou Martino
Clean Up: Jesse Backer, Billie Reitz, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak
Tournament Day Manager: Ken Myer
Tournament Day Admin: Monica Powell
Tournament Day Raffle Prizes: Karen and Rich Young
Thank you to everyone for your hard work and willingness to volunteer. It’s events like this that bring us together and generate a feeling of comradery but more than that we had a blast!!!
As one pulled into the parking lot of Fat Harold’s on Sunday, September 23rd at 1:00pm, there was already a crowd forming around the door and the tents outside.
This crowd anxiously was waiting to see if their name was going to be drawn as the 2018 OD Shag Club Golf Cart Fundraiser winner.
Inside Fat Harold’s the bar was open, and our own OD Shag Club DJ Gary Bass was spinning the tunes for those that wanted to get a “libation” (beverage) or wanted to check out the dancefloor.
Fat Harold’s own bartender, Justin Rhia, was chosen to pull the winning ticket. After a few words of gratitude’s and shout outs for an outstanding response from volunteers, Jim and Monica Palmieri cut the tape on the box of tickets and poured them into a garbage bag to be tossed and turned and mixed up by Board of Director Billy Powell.
Excitement was in the air as Justin reached way down into the bag and pulled out the winning name of our very own OD Shag Club member: Carolyn Stuckey!!!!! Disappointment was seen on the faces of those around who didn’t win but were glad that they could help support the OD Shag Club.
President Linda Campbell dialed Carolyn’s number as Monica Palmieri prepared to let her know the good news…however, it went to voice mail…. ugh!
Later Sunday evening Monica received a phone call back and Carolyn was more than excited to hear that she was actually the winner.
Words aren’t enough to say THANK YOU to Jim and Monica Palmieri for an OUTSTANDING JOB!! They worked so hard, along with their volunteers and their goal was to sell all the tickets. All 3000 tickets were sold by Friday night at Fat Harold’s and Barbara Hopper bought the last ticket. This is a phenomenal job as there was 2 days during Spring Safari SOS that they didn’t get to sell tickets due to rain/wind storm that came and blew their tent away and one whole week of Fall Migration that they couldn’t sell tickets due to Hurricane Florence.
Thank you to EVERYONE who bought a ticket and help to support the OD Shag Club! We are a strong club with wonderful members and friends who believe in our beloved dance and want to keep us all on the dance floor!!!
Just in case you haven’t heard, we sold ticket # 3000, the very last ticket, on Friday night at Fat Harold’s. The winner of the OD Shag Club Golf Cart Raffle was selected at 1:00 p.m. yesterday at Fat Harold’s. The lucky winner is Carolyn Stuckey. Carolyn is an OD Shag Club member and golf cart ticket volunteer living in North Myrtle Beach.
We want to thank each and every one of you for volunteering to sell tickets. Without you, we could never had made our goal of selling all 3000, which we hear is the first time all 3000 tickets were sold. Also, thanks to Mike Graham of Graham’s Golf Carts. Mike stored the cart for us and sold over 300 tickets for us.
We hope you enjoyed the time selling tickets, working with other members and making new friends. We certainly enjoyed working with each and every one of you. We are already thinking about 2019 and would welcome any recommendations you may have on how to improve communications and our sales efforts.
Again, our deepest appreciation for volunteering.
Monica & Jim Palmieri
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club held its 2018 Nominations Party on Saturday, August 20that Fat Harold’s at 6:00pm to introduce the Nominees for the Executive Board for 2019. John Setzer, Nominations Chairperson, began by giving the instructions for the night for the purpose of accepting nominees announced as well as those nominated from the floor. Those being placed on the ballot for the October 20th Elections Party are:
President Bill Bacon
Secretary Donna Williams
Treasurer Lou Garrenton
Board of Directors (3 positions available):
While the membership was waiting for the food (Bar B Que and all the fixins) to be served by the awesome Food Committee of Donnie and Wendy Shultz, Linda Campbell, President and the OD Shag Club Dance Team had a little dance activity to recognize the new members who had joined the club since 2018. Each new member was invited to dance and get a “star” added to their name badge and then they were to invite another new member to dance as well. It was a fun activity as all danced to the awesome music that DJ Bill Harper kept playing to keep the dance floor full.
After all, had eaten all they could hold of all the Bar B Que and the fixins, left over Bar B Que was sold to the membership for them to enjoy at another time.
The winner of the logo was Sharon Simpson, Name Tag was Phil Crawford and the big winner of the evening of the 50/50 was Bill Bacon.
Photos by Lou Martino
Wow! The month of July has been a busy one for the OD Shag Club. We had over 179 Juniors and their guests to attend our Annual Jr SOS Brunch on July 22nd and we were honored, along with the OD Shag Club Foundation to present them with a donation of $1500 to help them to continue the preservation and perpetuation of the dance that we all love.
If you missed our Annual Charity Fun Run on July 28th, then you missed an “awesomely good time”! The weather had been threatening ALL week with rain, however, it turned out to be a PERFECT day for all the stops that we had planned for the “players” and “riders”. Some 162 people attended and 142 players participated in the run, which helped us be able to help support, our Junior Shaggers Dance Team (a 501c3 organization) as our charity for the day. See the OD Shag Club Website for the article on both and the wonderful pictures that Lou Martino, our club photographer captured.
It is that time of year for nominations of our Officers of the 2019 year. Please consider running as an Officer. We have the following positions open for next year:
President, Vice President, Treasurer, and 3 Board Positions. This is a WONDERFUL way to get to know YOUR club and YOUR club members. WE need YOU to be INVOLVED and YOUR VOICE. Please contact John Setzer, our Nominating Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org you are interested in running OR hearing more about any of the positions.
Don’t forget our Nominations Party to be held at Fat Harold’s on August 15th and be on the lookout for ALL the activities on our website for August as well. SOS Fall Migration is just around the corner and we will need your help in selling Ways and Means Merchandise (a lot of great new stuff to sell) and we are almost at our goal for the Golf Cart Fundraiser Tickets to be sold, and of course our ANNUAL GOLF TOURNEY, so we NEED ALL YOUR HELP!
As OUR YEAR winds down, check where YOU can play a VITAL role in being an active member and VOLUNTEER at least ONCE during this time. You will be surprised how much FUN you will have!
Please let me know how I can help you and of course I will see YOU on the dance floor!
Saturday July 28ththe ODSC hosted the annual Charity Fun Run and thankfully under sunny skies. Although the forecast had been predicting rain and thunderstorms, the weather proved to be perfect for the participants who showed up in a multitude of golf carts and cars.
The day began at the OD Arcade where 162 registered and 145 signed up to take their chance at winning one of the many prizes handed out throughout the afternoon and early evening. The next stop on the schedule was Castaways, where under bright sunshine we enjoyed cold drinks by the ocean, raffled prizes and began to see how our card hand was going to take shape…high, low or like mine, somewhere in between. After Castaways the cool air conditioning at 710 was a welcome relief as we drew another card and once again handed out more raffle prizes. From there it was on to Duck’s where more cold beverages were consumed and many of us realized it was past time to purchase a mulligan and get rid of that troublesome card that was hurting our chances of competing for the big prize money. Once the raffle prizes were given out we trekked across the street to Fat Harold’s to complete the final leg of our Fun Run.
This final stop is where many made the decision to purchase another mulligan or two to get rid of card/cards they felt were hurting their chance at the grand prizes. For several this was a gut wrenching decision. I say gut wrenching because for the first time in the history of this event we had a tie for the highest AND for the lowest hand. The players in the running knew they were close in score to another player, because you know word gets around, so when they decided to purchase a mulligan they were very aware that the card they drew could mean the difference in winning and losing. There was lots of shuffling and sliding cards around to draw that special card!
So while totaling the scores, the tension mounted and the end result was that Bob Lucas and Jeff James were tied at 59 for the Highest Hand. In true competitive fashion they decided rather than split the prize they would draw one more card and whoever drew the highest card would be declared the winner. Sooo, after one more “gut wrenching” draw, Bob Lucas walked away with the $500 prize and Jeff James took home the 2ndHighest Hand prize of $300. For the Lowest Hand Becki Roberts and Bob Miller, who happen to be friends, were tied at 7. They decided to split the prize and both took home $100. What an exciting finish to such a fun day of competition!!! And you know what…these winners weren’t even the ones who took home the most money. That honor went to Terry McCoy who won the 50/50 drawing. He walked away with $568!!! Wow what a jackpot!
HUGE thanks go to Wendy Schultz and Monica Powell co-chairs of this event, whose careful planning and hard work were paramount in the success of this fundraiser. As with any project, the success depends on not only the leaders but the team who help carry out the leader’s mission, so thanks to everyone who helped in any way. I’m not going to name names because I’m sure I would leave someone out. You know who you are so pat yourself on the back and take pride in knowing you contributed in making this fun filled event a big success. Your willingness to help is greatly appreciated!
As mentioned several times above we did hand out raffle prizes at each location. Our sincere thanks go to Allstate, Grahams Golf Cars, Synovus Bank, Karen and Rich Young, Nancy Sook, the ODSC Ways and Means Committee, OD Arcade, Castaways, 710, Duck’s and Fat Harold’s for their generous donations of items to raffle. In addition to items from these contributors we also raffled prizes of $20 and $40 at each stop along our way.
While there were many winners throughout the day the biggest winner of all was of course this year’s charity, the Junior Shagger Dance Team (a 501c3 organization.) They will use these monies to help with costs they incur during their travels to various competitions and exhibitions. As an organization whose purpose is to help promote and preserve the Shag, the OD Shag Club should be very proud to be able to help the future generation do exactly that!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Thanks to all who worked so hard!
Special thanks everyone who participated!
Until next year when hopefully I will have better luck of the draw!
Photos by Lou Martino
On October 6, 2018, the OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to participate in a combination 40thAnniversary and Hurricane Relief event for the The Shoe Center in North Myrtle Beach.
Mike and Ginger Parnell, owners of The Shoe Center are celebrating their 40 years of the The Shoe Center with a concert from Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot, along with the partnership of the Barefoot Church and Impact Ministries to help benefit those who were affected by the recent Hurricane Florence.
Those participating from the OD Shag Club dance team were: Linda Campbell, Lou Martino, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Connie and Jim Livingston, Ted Sobol, Callie White, John and Lori Setzer and Donna and Burnie Williams.
Although the temperatures were in the 80’s and the humidity was very high, the dance team would dance a dance or two and then sit down, rest and refresh themselves as Gary Lowder and the band played some great tunes.
Barefoot Church and Impact Ministries were collecting from those who attended with Hurricane Relief Supplies and it seemed like they were loading, van after van of supplies from those who came to enjoy the event.
Thank you once again to Mike and Ginger Parnell for this invitation to be a part of a great event. Happy Anniversary to you and here’s wishin’ for another 40 years!
Photos by Lou Martino and Monica Palmieri
The OD Shag Club held our annual brunch for the Junior Shaggers and their parents to help them cap off their Junior Shaggers SOS on Sunday, July 22nd in the back room of Fat Harold’s. We had a great turnout by members of the OD Shag Club with 52 members either working or bringing food or both. We served a total of 179 Junior Shaggers and parents.
Afterwards, the Junior Shaggers, their parents, and members of our club who were there, went into the main room of Fat Harold’s for a Gospel Hour where we listened to some great live gospel music sung by beautiful young ladies who are Junior Shaggers, and to an “Awesome” sermon given by Ken Jones, a part-time DJ at Fat Harold’s who hails from Maple Hill up in Pender County, NC.
After all of the announcements and singing by the Junior Shaggers, Linda Campbell our President presented a check in the amount of $1500.00 to the Junior Shaggers Association.
Thank you to all the members of our club who brought food and or helped out in some way to make this event a great success! Remember, the Junior Shaggers are the future of our club and the future of the shag dance as well!
Photos by Lou Martino
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Everyone began arriving to Durham NC for the ACSC Summer Workshop to be held July 13‐15 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. There was lots of excitement and activity everywhere. People were trying to check in, somewhere sitting in the lobby waiting to check in while others were having a blast in the Hospitality Room. While in the Hospitality Room, one was offered drinks, beer and wine along with some fun games to play. While playing games such as “Party Plinko”, “Lucky Casino Blackjack”, “Party Pong”, and “The Captains Table”, when you won you were given tickets so you could put them in several give-‐away baskets of your choice.
Later that night, in the Imperial Ballroom Chigger Woods DJ’d our favorite tunes prior to The Magnificent Band coming on the play until midnight. For those who wanting to dance to the fantastic music of old shag, Betty Brown, was playing in the Empire Room.
Saturday began with a fantastic buffet breakfast for everyone. Officers and others headed to the ACSC meeting while guests and families headed to the pool for a wonderful pool party. After the ACSC meeting, those in the meeting joined the fun for a great afternoon around the pool. There were all kinds of fun activities going on inside and outside the pool from “riding chickens”to a“wet t‐shirt” contest (not with women but with men).
Later that evening there was a Captains Reception and two wonderful DJs with Chigger Woods and Buck Crumpton playing till way in the night.
After another wonderful buffet breakfast Sunday morning, goodbyes were said to each other and everyone looks forward to the upcoming Fall Migration.
Happy 4th of July to everyone. Wow…what hot temperatures we have had and the beach is getting really busy with tourists and relaxing time here in ourPARADISE.
Lots going on for the OD Shag Club in the month of July. Starting with an event that we always look forward to and that is the Jr SOS brunch on July 22 at Fat Harold’s. Of course, this is the closing of an amazing week for the Jr’s, as Gene Pope and all his dedicated workers strive to keep the shag going through these wonderfulkids.
I am asking that ALL the membership help us out by bringing a casserole or fruit to help feed these Jr’s and their chaperones and help to make this a great success as we have had in the past. Please email Wendy Shultz at email@example.com and let her know what you are willing to bring for the brunch.
Another event happening in July will be our Charity Fun Run on July 28 beginning at OD Arcade at 1:00pm. Please tell all your friends and family to join us for a great day filled with lots of stops at some great places, lots of prizes and of course the great payout as we endatFatHarold’sforsnacksandsomecash.
Our Charity for the day will be the Junior Dance Team so let’s all come and support this great group of kids.
We are looking for officers and board members for the 2019 year. Board Member, John Setzer is the Chair of the Nominations Committee, along with Board Members Nancy Sook and Cindy Day. Rounding out the committee is Sandy Cummings and Bill Millman. If you are interested in running for one of the positions available, please contact John Setzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.This is a great way to get involved in the club, meet lots of members and play a vital role in keeping the shag clubsuccess.
My my, lots going on and now is a great time to get involved and get know the membership and have some great fun too. Enjoy your summer, stay safe and of course we hope to see you on the dancefloor!
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The OD Shag Club held its annual Fish Fry on June 16th at Fat Harold’s Beach Club. The club was decorated by Gail Roberson and Lori Setzer’s crew as Fishin’ Hole and there was also an extra one designed for “surprises” or “bonkers” for those members who were willing to “Go Fishing”. Some of the “surprises” were a Fish Dinner donated by OD Arcade, Hats and t-‐shirts by RiptideRadio andOD Shag Club Merchandise. Unfortunately for some of the members, there were some “bonkers”, which included a bra (not your size Jerry Harrell), some empty beer cans for Nancy Tisdale, and even a scary but off head for Mike Hardee. Mike and Judy seemed to enjoy having an “extra head” at their table.LOL!
Donnie and Wendy Schultz and their dedicated crew (sorry if I leave anyone out) of John Harris, Kevin and Susan Harrell, Terry and Kathy McCoy and many others prepared some wonderful fried fish, homemade hushpuppies (best I have ever had), slaw, beans and a wonderful variety ofdesserts.
Thanks to the many people who helped serve and get us all fed.
Sandy Cummings was dedicated to help pass around the bucket for our local Jr. Shaggers and over $200 was raised for them.
Tickets were pulled for Name Tag, Logo and of course 50/50 which Cathy Jamiolkowski and BillyPowell did an excellent job at selling.
Many thanks to Jim Livingston for helping to take photos, as Lou Martino was a little “under the weather”. Great job Jim!
Jimmy Buffkin kept the floor full and even managed to play a few appropriate tunes while the members did their fishing…such as “Gone Fishin”. A “snowball” was created as members fishing were asked to “go fish” for a partner to dance with and soon the floor was full with lots of members and new members were dancing.
Photos by Jim Livingston
What A Great Event! On June 1st, the OD Shag Club Board of Directors hosted a New Member Reception in the backroom at Fat Harold’s to welcome our new members for 2018. In attendance were 8 Board members, 5 Past Presidents, 13 Committees were represented, along with 29 new members. Fun was had by all with games and door prizes. Snacks were donated by Bi-Lo Food Store and served by Wendy Schultz and her food committee volunteers. Thank you, Wendy. Also, a big thank you to Karen Young and Nancy Sook for their assistance with checking in the members as they arrived and to John and Pat Harris for stepping in a taking pictures of our new members for the OD Shag Club Year Book.
President Linda Campbell welcomed all in attendance and introduced the 2018 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs. Each one had an opportunity to identify their position with the club and committee chairs had a chance to explain the responsibilities of their committee and encouraged each new member to get involved.
If you are attending a Shag Club function and see a new face in the crowd, stop and introduce yourself. It only takes a moment to make someone smile by just saying Hello!
Photos by Pat Harris
Oh, my goodness…June is here! Almost half way through 2018 and there is SO much that the OD Shag Club has planned for the remainder of the year! And there is a PLACE FOR YOU!!! We are so excited to be honoring our 2018 New Members with our New Member Social on June 1st at the Back room of Fat Harold’s. You won’t want to miss this opportunity as a new member to get to know your Board Members and Committee Chairs and I have heard that there is going to be some Past Presidents there aswell.
June also brings Summer and hotter weather and lots of fishing. Come join us at our June 16th party which will be our Annual Fish Fry and boy oh boy…talk about a good catch!!! Come join us for the fun, food and fellowship!
Be sure to put the June 7th on your calendar to attend the Beginner II Shag Lessons taught by our own Tina and Sonny Tomberlin. These lessons will continue each Thursday night thereafter for fourweeks.
S.A.S.S. class will be taught by Randy and Sue Bowling, Shag Instructors for many years, so we look forward to what they have to share with us.
WOW…so much going on so take a look at the OD Shag Club website, www.odshagclub.com, for ALL the events going on so you can plan to join us and again, find an event that you, as a member, can help or participate in
like every member SHOULD be buying at least ONE Golf Cart Fundraiser ticket. This is how we continue to put on ALL these great events. So, help us out!
Until next time…
See you on the dance floor!
On June 08, 2018 the OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to dance for the National DayliliesConvention at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 6:30-‐8:30pm.
As the team arrived to dance, there were lots of activities going on for those attending the convention from displays of Daylilies, to Photo Ops along with funny props and of course their dinner and awards banquet.
The dance team arrived on stage to entertain almost 600 plus attendees between their dinner and awards. As we began our demonstration, there was a new “music technician” at the helm, as John Setzer was filling in for Lou Martino, who unfortunately was in the hospital and couldn’t be with us. He was truly missed that night. However, John did a fantastic job!
Those in attendance were Barbara Hopper, Connie Livingston, Cherie Patalik, Bill and Diane Millman, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Burnie and Donna Williams, John and Lorie Setzer, Ted Sobol and Callie White and Linda Campbell.
A very big thank you to all of you who worked the Golf Cart Booth at Mayfest May 12, 2018. We sold a total of 449 tickets worth $2,245. Everybody did such a great job. The heat and Taylor Dane did not get the best of you. That being said, kudos need to go out to our 4:00-6:00 pm group. One and a half hours of their selling time was while she was up on the stage (screeching), and another half hour during booth tear-down, and they still sold almost 70 tickets.
There were a few questions regarding our sales recap. In the end, we came in right on the money. We did have one lady (retired veteran on a walker) who only had 4 dollars. We used donation money to cover the $1 so that she could buy a ticket. Even our North Myrtle Beaches finest bought a ticket.
Filling the time slots for today were more difficult than for SOS but you guys came through for us. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks to you, we now have sold 2,235 of our 3,000 tickets.
Once again, thank you.
Photos by Lou Martino
This past Saturday, May 26, was the rescheduled date for the Annual OD Shag Club Cookout at Savilles on 2nd. It was a beautiful day full of sunshine and everyone looking forward to being outside. Corn hole sign ups began around 3:30pm with the tournament beginning at 4:00pm. Also, beginning around that time, the smell of charcoal was in the air as Donnie and Wendy Schultz and their mighty crew began the cooking of the hot dogs and hamburgers for over 192 members present to enjoy the spread. Delicious desserts were set up inside that were prepared and brought by the members.
President Linda Campbell gave announcements and the winners of the Corn hole tournament.
1st Place: Billy Powell Carol Meyer
2nd Place: Marty Bonnett Bud Malcolm
“Dead Ass Last”- Bob Miller Jackie Perdue
Special trophies made by Wendy Schultz were presented to the winners along with a cash prize for a bar tab at Savilles on 2nd.
DJ Milton White kept the floor full for all those inside wanting to hear their favorite tunes played. Special recognition was given to all the veterans present in honor of Memorial Day prior to picking the winning ticket for the 50/50 to Vic Gillespie.
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club held our annual Spring Clean Sweep on Saturday, May 5th, also known as Cinco de Mayo. We had 30 members turn out who enjoyed juice, coffee, fellowship, biscuits and donut holes before we hit the streets and the beach. We picked up 25 bags of trash. We noticed that the City of North Myrtle Beach is doing a real good job of keeping the streets and beach clean because there was not as much litter on the streets and beach as we have found in the past.
I would like to give a big Thank You to my beautiful wife, Joan, the Clean Sweep Chairperson, and everyone else who turned out to make this Clean Sweep a big success. We hope to see even more of you for our Fall Clean Sweep which is tentatively scheduled for September 29th.
Photos by Lou Martino
On May 2, 2018 the OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to the Clerk of Courts of South Carolina Conference at Kingston Plantation from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.
We were contacted by Dot Smith for this event for Cheryl Graham of Dorchester County of South Carolina. There were 2 clerks from the 46 counties of South Carolina representing their county present. A few clerks already knew how to shag so this group was not new to the dance.
We arrived around 6:30PM and were invited to have dinner. After we ate, Linda Campbell our spokesperson was introduced by Dot Smith along with Cheryl Graham. Linda gave a brief history of the shag dance and then introduced the members of our team.
Each team couple danced for our minute and a half to demonstrate the different styles of our team. Our team does not choreograph or dance as a team but show case steps that the non shaggers will not be intimidated by more advance steps. We want non shaggers to feel comfortable getting up and trying to learn.
This was a very enthusiastic group. We were able to get approximately 30 clerks onto the dance floor. They were quick learners. After about 5-7 minutes of instructions, we taught them to dance to music. There was a lot of discussion as to what else we could teach them.
This was a fun group to work with. After the instructions each member of the team danced with the future shaggers of the Clerk of Courts. A follow up call to Dot Smith was very positive. She said that they had a wonderful time and stayed after to dance to the band. She didn’t know if they were shagging but they were having a great time.
Thank you, Dot Smith and Cheryl Graham Clerk of Courts for inviting us to your conference.
A special thank you to the ODSC Dance Team members that danced at this event: Bill Millman, Diane Millman, John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Burnie Williams, and Donna Williams.
Photos by Lou Martino
Do you see it? Do you feel it? Yep! There it is!!! The sun! It is finally here! Wow…have we had some beautiful days. Well SOS has come and gone and what a GREAT SOS it was! So many thanks need to go out to many members of the OD Shag Club, I hope that I do not forget to name you and if I do, I apologize. Many thanks go out to Sharon Simpson and Pats Cohee-Hayes Ways and Means and also Jim and Monica Palmieri and their many volunteers who did a FANTASTIC job selling OD Shag club merchandise and Golf Cart Fundraiser tickets. WOW lots sold.
Great job! What can I say about ALL those who turned a float into a “Jolly Shagger” and all the characters who came alive at our “Once Upon A Time In SOS” Parade? Billy Powell, Monica Powell, Tina Tomberlin, Sonny Tomberlin (AKA Tick Tock), John Harris, Pat Harris (Tinkerbelle), and so many more (and not enough room) who worked so hard to do costumes, decorate golf carts, or danced their way to help OD Shag Club take FIRST PLACE in the “MOST ORIGINAL” category. This was our first time entering this category and we WON! As a matter of fact, we have won FIRST PLACE for MORE THAN 16 Years! AWESOME JOB EVERBODY!!!!
Also at the Sunday SOS Brunch a change to the by-laws for the webmasters duties was accepted by unanimous vote and that anyone wanting a copy to the current by-laws can get a copy off the website.
Look forward to seeing ya’ll at the S.A.S.S class on May 8 and of course competition begins for the corn hole tourney at 4:00pm on May 19th at Saville’s on 2nd Ave N, cookout begins at 6:00pm. Come hungry for the best hot dogs and hamburgers Donnie and Wendy Schultz and their crew can cook up! Whew! There is ALWAYS something going on for you to be a part of with the OD Shag Club! We can’t wait to see you at our events. Check out the pictures of what went on and by the way…. we still need your help for upcoming events…be sure to check your emails! Until next time…. see you on the dance floor!!!
Yes, it was raining when we got there and it was a wet morning at 6AM on Sunday May 6, 2018, for the Divas Marathon in North Myrtle Beach, but the enthusiasm of the runners and the joy that they showed the ODSC Dance Team was well worth being there.
We arrived around 6:15AM to set up the sound system in the rain. We had to set up in the back of Lou’s car with umbrellas to try to keep dry. When all of a sudden, Bill Millman brings a large beach umbrella so we moved under the beach umbrella to set up.
Around 7AM the rain became a drizzle and by 7:30AM the rain stopped. It was a little wet and damp, but it didn’t keep these runners from running. This was one of the largest marathons the Divas have run. There were all kinds and types of tutus and outfits.
What was very impressive were the handicapped runners and the runners (some were volunteers) pushing the handicapped in their wheelchairs. There were mothers pushing their babies and one lady was even pushing her cat.
We stood along the sidelines and encouraged the runners and danced around 15-minute intervals. This year there were so many runners. They just kept coming and coming. Most of the runners gave the dance team high fives as they ran along our area. They really enjoyed the music as Lou played “Pump up the Jam” and upbeat Shag music.
This year even the spectators got into the music “YMCA”, “Chicken Dance” and of course more Shag music. But it was all about the runners and how they enjoyed this run. One by stander was so impressed with the enthusiasm of the dance team that as the Race Director in Sunset Beach he invited the ODSC Dance Team to perform at their race in two weeks.
And then there is Lenny, our own dance team member, who just had to dance with as many runners as he could (see the pictures on the website). Your president, also got into it, with other spectators doing the electric slide and even the chicken dance with a young’n.
Across the street others were showing their moves. It wasn’t shagging, but they were having a large time. Even Mary Poppins showed up. Like one runner showed his sign “Sexy is as Sexy Does Run Baby Run”. There was such a variety of happenings going on.
This was a very fun event. I would like to thank Katherine Stimson Events for having the ODSC Dance Team at this event. Hope to see them all next year.
A big thank you goes out to the ODSC Dance Team for dancing at this event: Cathy Jamiolkowski, Rich Jamiolkowski, John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Barbara Hopper, Lenny Gardner, Linda Campbell, Lou Martino, Diane Millman and Bill Millman.
Photos by Lou Martino
Thanks to all who participated! We enjoyed another successful parade. For the last 16 years, the ODSC has won whatever category we entered. This year, we entered “Most Original” and WE WON! Boy, were the carts and people original! To go along with the overall parade theme (Blast from the Past), the ODSC theme was “Once Upon a Time at SOS”. The characters that we had in our entry included the following:
Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood – Bill & Donna Althoff
Good Witch & Woody – Kenny and Jane Elkin
Mad Hatter & Alice – Ed & Pat Singleton
Cinderella & Prince Charming – Tim & Paula Webb
Snow White, 7 Dwarfs, Evil Queen & Magic Mirror – Monica Powell, Connie Livingston,
Tina Tomberlin, Diane Millman, Bill Millman, Terry McCoy, Kathy McCoy,
Lou Martino, John Setzer, Lori Setzer
Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, Smee & the Pirates – Linda Campbell, Billy Powell, Terry McPhail,
Lenny Gardner, Karen Young, Rich Young, Jon Harris, Pat Harris, Paulette Miller,
Linda Morrison, Brian Morrison, Dianne Locklear, Donna Williams, Bernie Williams,
Bill Bacon, Joan Bacon, Larry Jones
Tick Tock Croc – Sonny Tomberlin
4 Princesses – Paulette Broadway, Dolly McDermott, Sheila Wright, Vickie Parsons
Jack & Jill – Manley & Marilyn Sanders
Mickey & Minnie Mouse – Steve & Nancy Queen
Beauty & the Beast – Rich & Cathy Jamiolkowski
Cruella DeVille & 2 Dalmatians – Joe & Beth Cornwell & Bella
Superman & Wonder Woman – Bruce & Cathy Fitzsimmons
Goldilocks & the 3 Bears – Dicky Garrenton, Lou Garrenton, Barney Lee, Connie Williams
3 Little Pigs & Big Bad Wolf – Jim & Monica Palmeri, Thomas & Joan Crosby
TowMater – Jim Queen and Paul Harrison
The costumes and carts were outstanding! Many, many thanks to all who helped build the float and to tear it down afterward. Without all of your help, we would not have been able to have such an outstanding entry. Special thanks to all our dancers for the time you spent making sure your dance was superb!
Thanks also to John Barringer & Nancy Sook who helped with all the sign-ins and bead distribution, the morning of the parade. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Donnie and Wendy Schultz who let us use their trailer to get all our float stuff to the prep site.
A special thanks to Sonny and Tina Tomberlin for all of their work in the month prior to the parade. They put in a lot of time and effort. And of course, a special thank you to my wife, Monica, who helped in many ways.
If you have not participated in a parade, you are missing a ton of fun and I encourage you to join us next year. You will not regret it.
Photos by Lou Martino
WOW! What a great morning for 340+ at the OD Shag Club Spring Safari Brunch. No way you can go wrong with great friends, beautiful weather, delicious food, awesome music and all the other extras that were a part of this terrific event.
Our 340+ included 304 members, 26 guest, and 10 special visitors from the Junior Shagger community. DJ Murl Augustine entertained us with great dancing music. Our breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits and fruit plus our famous happy punch was a huge success. Thanks to Wendy and Donnie, their crew, all our volunteer servers and to Pam & crew for all their work in making this such a success. Also, thanks to the Hospitality crew for working hard with sign in and information.
Linda Campbell started the morning out with a welcome to all, a few announcements and a blessing to begin the event. To take care of business, Linda asked for a vote by the members on a previously sent out change to our By-laws Section 11 Website Committee: Webmaster duties are as follows
The vote resulted in a unanimous approval.
The Ways and Means committee provided a great area for people to spend minutes until their ticket color was called to eat. It was a very successful wait as the committee chairs reported “a great morning for sales”. Thanks to the committee and all who helped the buyers with the many new products.
We were entertained by the Junior Shaggers, who though smaller than usual in numbers due to “prom night” provided us with awesome dancing. The Club donated $290 (our share of the 50/50) to the junior shaggers to help defray some of their costs. Many thanks to Cathy Jamiolkowski and Billy Powell for making it possible for our donation and a special thanks from Gloria Cates as the winner of the 50/50 drawing. Our other winners were Joe Ferlauto name tag winner and Nancy Pardini logo winner.
It was a fun filled morning with happy faces and big smiles abound. All we heard when leaving the building was “this is the best one we have ever been to.” Thanks to all who made it that way.
Photos by Lou Martino
Well, I know I said Spring was just around the corner but with this weather recently, it doesn’t feel that way. But, with all the flowers blooming and trees budding, surely it is going to be popping in soon!
Hope that you are getting your shag shoes ready for SOS as it is less than two weeks away. You are not going to want to miss our SOS Spring Safari Brunch on April 22 at the OD Arcade at 10:00am. There will be great food, great fellowship, and great music and of course, we will be serving our “liquid sunshine”.
April 28th, we NEED your help with the SOS Parade. Please notify Billy Powell (email@example.com) if you have a golf cart you want to drive or if you want to help us by being a walker. This is a fantastic way to get involved in the club and get to know other club members. AND there is sure to be lots of fun and laughter along the way!!!
Be sure to watch your emails as our Ways and Means and Golf Cart Fundraiser Committee Chairs will be asking for your help at their tents during SOS and hope that you can help fill one of their slots!
Don’t forget to check the OD Shag Club website (www.odshagclub.com) for other events and of course all the pictures of what’s happening in the club!
And keep on Shaggin’!
ST JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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On March 28, 2018 the OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to demonstrate and teach the Shag Dance at the Ocean Bay Elementary School during their Music Appreciation Day which is like Fine Arts Day only it focuses on Music. Our point of contact was Kristie Jacobs who I might add was the teacher of the year 2017-2018.
We were to teach and demonstrate the Shag Dance from 8am until 11am to 1st thru 2nd grader on the first day and the second day were to teach and demonstrate to the 3rd thru 5th grade. We focused on the 3rd graders since they were studying South Carolina History.
Since the dance team had two events on March 29, 2018 one at Ocean Bay Elementary School and the other at St James Elementary School, we had to split into two teams.
Our point of contact at St James Elementary was Kayleigh Vanlandingham. Her request to revisit St James Elementary was that the students responded so well to our visit last year that they wanted us to return this year. After all, these will be our future shaggers.
Both days were attended by our early risers, since we had to be at Ocean Bay Elementary at 7:30am which is located on International Drive in Myrtle Beach and St James Elementary which is located just this side of Surfside Beach. They were both early mornings for the team but it was well worth the trips after seeing the enthusiasm of the students and their love of the music.
On the first day Linda Campbell and Lou Martino headed our team at Ocean Bay Elementary supported by John and Lori Setzer, Barbara Hopper and Donna Williams. Linda introduced the team and began the instructions and the demonstration. We were very impressed with the amount of energy and discipline of these “young-ins”.
They all wanted to learn how to shag. They were all fine until they had to find a partner. The girls were more forward than the boys. However, after they saw how much fun they could have, they all began to dance with each other.
The first day went very well and we all had a great time.
The second day was a little challenging since we had to split our team into two events. Linda Campbell, along with John and Lori Setzer and Barbara Hopper took Ocean Bay Elementary. They were to teach 3rd thru 5th graders.
Lou Martino, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak and Donna Williams went to St James Elementary. They were to teach pre-kindergarten thru kindergarten. The students here were just great.
At each location we had a 25-minute time frame to teach and demo the shag dance and in each class, there were 25 to 50 students so we had our work cut out for us. But with the cooperation and structure of the class, we had no problems and we had a lot of fun.
Thank you, Kristie Jacobs and Kayleigh Vanlandingham, for including the OD Shag Club Dance Team in your Music and Fine Arts Day.
Some special thanks go out to those members of the OD Shag Club Dance Team for getting up so early to promote and preserve the Shag Dance.
Photos by Lou Martino
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On March 17th the O.D. Shag Club held our Annual Chili Cook-Off at Fat Harold’s Beach Club. The theme for the Cook Off was western so many members dressed up with their cowboy hats, boots and western attire. We had a great turnout, but it would have been nice if more people had brought chili. The chili I took was gone before I got to it. Maybe that was because it was so good! As good as it was though, unfortunately it was not good enough to win. Vickie Harrison won the $75.00 first prize with Donna Williams winning
$50.00 for second place and Dolly McDermott winning the $25.00 third prize. Gail Johnson won the Logo prize and Monica Powell won the money for wearing her name t ag. It pays to wear those name tags and Logos. Ken Meyer won the big prize for the evening, the 50/50 with a payoff of $233.00!!!
Tim Shumway, Mollie Putnam and Kristie McDonald had the enviable task of getting to taste all the chili, but then had the unenviable job of selecting the winners! That must have been a hard job and we thank you, even if you didn’t pick the best chili I have ever made!!
Our special thanks to Donnie and Wendy Schultz and the other members of the Food Committee and everyone else who made it all happen! Also, thanks to everyone who brought chili and desserts!
Photos by Lou Martino
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On March 22, 2018, the OD Shag Club Dance Team performed at Belk’s at the Myrtle Beach Mall between the hours of 3PM and 5PM. The store theme was “Girls Night”.
We were welcomed to the Shoe Department by our own Cindy Day. As always, the staff at Belk’s welcomes us with open arms. Thank you, Cindy, for inviting us to Belk’s and allowing us to promote the OD Shag Club and the dance that we love so much the “Shag”.
As is our normal routine, Linda Campbell introduced each team member and gave a little introduction as to the evolution of Carolina Shag. Her voice was heard though out the store, so as we began to dance more customers came to watch us dance.
Belk’s provided us with a DJ “Scott” who was nice enough to play the songs that the team would dance to. We provided the music and he played it as requested by the team.
Each couple of the team danced twice for around one and a half minutes each time though out the two-hour block. We had 17 members of the dance team present.
I would like to thank the members of the team that danced at this event. From left to right: Mike Bejzak, Bonnie Bejzak, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Lori Setzer, John Setzer, Billy Byrne, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Barbara Hopper, Rich Jamiolkowski, Burnie Williams, Donna Williams, Cherie Patalik, Larry Boyer, Connie Livingston, Callie White and Ted Sobol.
Also, a special thank you goes out to Belk’s for the gift bags they presented to each of our members. We all appreciate your generosity.
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club was well represented in the 2018 North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We had 25 golf carts and 86 people participate this year. A great time was had by all before, during and after the parade. This year, we thru out over 15,000 strands of beads during the parade.
Bill and Diane Millman were our banner carriers this year and their costumes were outstanding! Many thanks to Rich and Karen Young and Sonny Tomberlin who helped me register everyone and hand out beads and all the other administrative tasks before a parade begins. I could not do all of this without the help of my significant other, Monica. Her help and support during and after all of the parades is immeasurable.
I know that it requires getting up a little earlier than most of us would like to be in this parade, but I promise you the fun and fellowship that you have makes it well worth the effort. If you did not participate this year, please consider making next year’s parade.
Our next parade is on April 28, the SOS Parade. I am looking forward to a great turnout this year for SOS.
Can you see it? Can you feel it? You know….Spring! It is just around the corner! And you know what else is? YES! Oh YES! It’s SOS! To be exact it’s only 47 more days! Whoopee! Are you getting prepared to be a part of the GREATEST parade ever on April 28th? If you haven’t and want to participate, contact Billy Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will take care of putting you in the PEREFECT place, as we have a SPOT for you. It is a lot of FUN and a great way to get involved in the club.
Wow! 2018 is taking off like a steam engine and the OD Shag Club is moving with it. Thanks to Donnie and Wendy Shultz for an OUTSTANDING Oyster Roast at the OD Arcade. I believe (including myself), everyone ate oysters and chicken bog until they were WAY beyond full. Bill Anderson kept the tunes spinning and a great time was had. Looking forward to our Chili-Cook off on March 24th (notice date change due to St. Patty’s Festival on the 17th). This will be at Ducks at 6:00pm. So get out your favorite Chili recipe and come join the fun. There will be entertainment and our favorite singing DJ Paul Craver will be playing your favorite tunes for the night.
Don’t forget the Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 6th at the backroom of Fat Harold’s at 6:00pm and S.A.S.S class with Terry and Kathy McCoy will be at 6:00pm on the 13th also at the backroom of Fat Harold’s backroom. Beginner II classes are in full swing with Tina and Sonny Tomberlin also at 6:00pm on Thursday nights at the backroom of Fat Harold’s.
Please check out our Committees and see WHERE you can volunteer at least ONE TIME this year. As a member of the club this is a great way to meet new members and give back to the club. You know you are going to be at the events, just give of your time at least one time during the year to help out at the event, during SOS at the Ways and Means, Golf Cart Fundraiser tents, Golf Tournament or another Committee.
We are now selling Golf Cart Fundraiser tickets and I want to challenge each member in the club to buy at least ONE ticket this year. They are only $5.00 and all the proceeds go back to YOUR club to help operate it during the year. So please go by the tent during SOS and pick up a ticket and support the club. Or you can see one of the Board Members to get your ticket.
Happy St. Patty’s Day to everyone as it is just around the corner and remember to wear GREEN as you know, you don’t want to get pinched!
Keep on dancing’!
A lot of people do not know the hard work AND the number of the people it takes to put together a successful oyster roast. And that’s the key: SUCCESSFUL! But, Donnie and Wendy Shultz Do! And this year was no exception.
It began the night before at Donnie and Wendy’s house and it began with CHICKEN! Yep! Chicken, for their world-famous Chicken Bog (yes, for those who just haven’t acquired the love or taste for oysters). And for those of us who love both. Thank you, Cindy Day and Dolly McDermott, for serving this and making sure that each table had their crackers and cocktail sauce.
I am sure you couldn’t miss our “sailor in the crow’s nest”, Dickey Garrenton on the ladder, directing where the oyster carriers needed to go and I don’t believe anyone was without oysters for more than just a little bit as Donnie and his great “crew” kept ‘em coming!
That great team consisted of: Tim and Cassy Shumway, Cindy Day, Dolly McDermott, Kevin Harrell, Bruce Fitzsimmons, Bill Bacon, Terry Holmes, Jim Robinson, Bob Sanders, Jon Harris, Jerry Harrell, Dickey Garrenton, Jim Queen, Steve Queen, Bob Miller, Terry McCoy, Ronnie Rogers, Phil Tomlinson. And a special thanks to Lou Garrenton as well (check out the pics of Wendy and Lou sweeping up the trash…looks like they are going after the puck at an ice hockey rink…lol).
While everyone ate either oysters or chicken bog, Bill Anderson kept the great tunes spinning and even some of the members took a break from eating to show their stuff on the dance floor. Of course, Bill had to throw in a couple line dances for the ladies (and men).
Billy Powell and Cathy Jamiolkowski did a great job selling 50/50 tickets and the winner of the 50/50 Charles Neal walked away with $449. Name Tag winner of $20 was Betty Bennett and Logo Winner of $20 was Debby Robbe.
At the end of the night there was lots of help from many of the members including the Executive board and their spouses to put the OD Arcade back to its original state.
2018 World Famous OD Shag Club Oyster Roast will go down as a wonderful success and we will look forward to it again next year. Thank you again to EVERYONE FOR A GREAT JOB WELL DONE!
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to dance and instruct at the Grand Dunes Marriott Hotel in Myrtle Beach on February 15, 2018 at 8PM in the Atlantic Ballroom. Our point of contact for this event was Event planner Jessica M Cutler, DMCP of Myrtle Beach.
The event was for the Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Meeting which was held at the Grand Dunes Marriott in Myrtle Beach, SC from February 12, 2018 thru February 15, 2018. They had a long week and wanted to see and learn the Shag Dance.
After being introduced to the Sea Turtle membership Linda Campbell the OD Shag Club Dance Team spokesperson introduced the members of the Dance Team. The average age of the members of the Sea Turtles was around 30 years young. Linda introduced the dancers at an average age of 65. There was a roar which got the attention of the group.
“Now let see what these old folks can do” was in the air. Well, as our usual routine of spot light dancing began as Lenny our eldest danced the crowd became more and more interested in what we had to offer.
When asked who would like to learn to “Shag” more than half of the Sea Turtles audience came to the floor. Such a enthusiastic group.
We had a great DJ Corey who played the music too which the team danced. It was great working with him.
Some special thanks go out to Jessica Cutler, DMCP of Myrtle Beach for the invite and the warm welcome we received from the Sea Turtles.
I would like to thank those members of the dance team that participated in this event: from left to right – Ted Sobol, Connie Livingston, Callie White, Bill Millman, Diane Millman, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Jimmy Harley, Linda Campbell, Rich Jamiolkowski, Barbara Hopper, Lenny Gardner, Donna Williams, Burnie Williams, Lou Martino, Lori Setzer, Billy Byrne, John Setzer, and Linda Wilson.
Photos by Lou Martino
Happy February and yes, it is still winter however, I hope all the cold weather is behind us and we can look forward to some warmer days. But hold on, we have a few more weeks till Spring! But, I can say, that the Mid-Winter Brunch was warm with hospitality from our new Hospitality Committee…Thanks Karen Young and group! Awesome Job! Warm from the kitchen with Mitch and his staff from OD Arcade helping Wendy and Donnie Schultz and their crew feed some 232 people who came to share in the liquid sunshine and great food! Oh, and the great music of our DJ Murl Augustine who kept the floor HOT! Hot was the entertainment from our Junior Shaggers who always put on a show. So, if you missed the first party of 2018…well, pull out those gloves, oyster knives and come grab a spot at the table for the OD Shag Club World Famous Oyster Roast on February 17th at the OD Arcade again. Bill Anderson will be spinning the tunes so come on out and crack a few (and we will have our great chicken bog for those who can’t just “DO’ those oysters)! So we look forward to seeing ya there and don’t forget to check out the website for ALL the classes going on and don’t forget to come up and say “Hey” to us, your Board, we want to get to know you! Until next time…keep on dancin’!
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Hello ODSC Members,
Saturday, January 20th, a near record group of 29 members of the OD Shag Club braved the cold to turn out at Deckerz at 8:30 AM for our annual Mid-Winter Clean Sweep! After enjoying some of Hardee’s finest biscuits and Dunkin Donuts coffee, the group managed to collect 30 bags of trash and refuse from the streets and parking lots of North Myrtle Beach from the intersection of US 17 and Main to Ocean Blvd and from Main Street to 5th Ave North and South on Ocean Blvd. We were pleased to see a lot of new members turn out as well as a lot of the usual suspects.
For those of you who have never come to a Clean Sweep, you may not believe it, but we do have a good time! For any of you who have stopped coming, if your health permits, I think you might enjoy coming back! Sometimes it pays to participate as New Member Paulette Custer found $10.00!
We hope as many members as possible are able to come to our next Clean Sweep which is presently scheduled for Cinco de Mayo which is the first Saturday after Spring SOS.
A fabulous time was had by all 232(209 members, 9 guests,8 junior shaggers and 6 others in their party) at the midwinter brunch held at the od arcade, Sunday, January 14, 2018.
We danced to tunes played by the crazy as ever, Murl Augustine, drank adult beverages and dined on a delicious brunch of scrambled eggs, grits, bacon, sausage, biscuits and fruit prepared by the staff of the arcade.
We all watched and cheered as the junior shaggers awed us with their moves.
Then hoped our numbers would be called, but the winners were: name tag, Kathy Jamiolkowski, logo, Becki Roberts and the 50/50 winner of $288 was Ed Shiflett. Ed kindly donated his money to the junior shaggers.
The club’s half of $287 was donated to the junior shaggers along with a bucket full of money.
A special guest, Svein-arne Nordkvelle from Norway, where he has his own shag club of 25 members, was introduced. Too soon it was noon, Murl finished and we’ll be back for spring safari.
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This year, the OD Shag Club sponsored 8 kids from four families for Christmas. The club donated $850 and the dance team added another $505 to make this a wonderful Christmas for these families. The Fifth Avenue group again donated a boy’s bicycle and accessories for one of our needy kids. Cindy Day, Cassie Shumway and Karen Young did all the shopping and were able to get almost everything on the kid’s wish lists. Each child got at least two new outfits and toys from their wish lists. Cindy, Cassy and Karen wrapped all the gifts.
The food that was donated at the Christmas Party was sorted Sunday morning at Rich and Karen’s home. 13 members showed up to help divide up the food for the four families. The money donated was used to buy turkeys, hams and other perishables for each family.
Monday morning, Terry McCoy, Glenn Strange and Rich and Karen Young delivered the food and gifts to Riverside Elementary School. Thanks to all who donated either food or money to help make this a special Christmas for these families.
Don and Judy Thomas also donated a girl’s bike which will be given to another child from the school that needs one.
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Once again, I would like to thank everyone for their help and support this year. The Christmas party turned out really great and we had a large crowd. Donnie and all his helpers did a great job preparing the meal for us it was fantastic. Everyone did a great job bringing can food or donating cash for our needy families. We had plenty of food and cash thank you dance team for your cash donation. We gave away a 25-dollar gift card for bringing food or cash donation. The winner of the drawing was Becky Roberts congratulations. I hope everyone enjoyed the party as much as I did. Happy holidays to everyone see you next year.
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Wow! Can you believe that it is now 2018! Have you gotten those New Year’s Resolutions made? Well working on mine as this letter goes out.
First thing to say is Happy New Year and I am so excited for 2018 for the OD Shag Club! Your New officers for the year are:
President: Linda Campbell
Vice President: Bill Bacon
Secretary: Donna Williams
Treasurer: Vickie Parsons
Board of Directors:
Our first event for the New Year will be our Board meeting on January 2, at 6:00pm in the Back Room of Fat Harolds. Mid-Winter will be here January 12-14 so mark your calendars to join us for our Mid-Winter Brunch at the OD Arcade on January 14th, at 10:00am.
One resolution that you can make is to commit yourself to spend more time by getting involved this year in the club. Volunteer your time to one of our many committees. I am asking that each member volunteer at least one time (and of course more) during one of our events this year. Check out the website and let us know where you fit the most. Come be a part of the fun. Get to know us and us You!! We are glad you are a part of our Shag Family. Look forward to getting to know you better.
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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to demonstrate and instruct at St James Elementary School Groovy Grandparents Art Day, December 14, 2017.
Their groovy grandparents’ art day demonstrated how to paint with water colors. The grandparents and their grandkids learned how to paint step by step. It was interesting to see on a large screen how each step of the painting developed. Of course, the dance team was invited to paint.
During their intermission, the dance team was to demonstrate and instruct the Shag Dance to the grandparents with their grandkids. Everyone in the gymnasium participated. What an enthusiastic group and we look forward to seeing future junior shagger in this group.
After Linda Campbell introduced the dance team, we instructed and danced for approximately 30 minutes. It was a true pleasure seeing the smiles on the grandkids and how each family member interacted with each other. We had several grandparents interested in taking the Shag Dance to the next level. Many grands wanted to know how they could get more involved in the dance. Everyone had a great time.
Thanks to Kayleigh Vanlandingham for inviting the Dance Team back from last year. She has also scheduled the dance team to demonstrate and instruct for the students next year 2018.
Thanks to the dance team members that showed up for this event: Bill Millman, Diane Millman, Lenny Gardner, John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Barbara Hopper, Linda Campbell, and Lou Martino.
See you next year St James Elementary School.
Photos by Lou Martino
On Monday, December 4, 2017, OD Shag Club members started arriving at the Myrtle Beach Manor around 5:30pm excited for our Annual Christmas party for the residents. We ALWAYS look forward to this event each year.
Joe Ferlauto had a full agenda planned from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The evening began with Emcee John Harris introducing four of our own Junior Shaggers to dance. All the songs that were to be danced were Chrismas Shag Songs. WOW! Those Juniors could really “let it go” and showed us some of their fancy moves.
Next, were the members of the OD Shag Club Dance Team and they filled the floor dancing to “Santa Meet Me with Your Red Suit On” and “Rockin Santa Man”. They showed their fancy footwork also which was quite impressive, since the youngest member is around 60 and the olders at 96. Way to go Dance Team!!
Again, this year, the three “L’s” in this case for this event, the three “Elves”, Linda Campbell, Lenny Gardner, and Lou Martino did their trio dance, which is always entertaining.
Showcasing their dancing skills and talents were Mike and Bonnie Bejzak to the tune of “Call Me Claus”. They were great especially since Mike had just had double knee replacement less than six months ago. Great job Mike and Bonnie!
Next came our favorite part of the show, where the women of our club put beautiful Christmas pins on the lady residents of the manor, as the members of the club distribute punch and cookies to the music of traditional Christmas carols being played in the background by Chair Joe Ferlauto.
The smiles on the faces of all the residents began to light up the room and one could tell that they were having a wonderful time.
Our favorite joke teller, Lenny Gardner, shared some of his humor by telling a few jokes keeping the residents and members laughing along with him.
Always a favorite Paul Craver came and sang several songs, including his Mother’s favorite song “Make the world go away” and each resident enjoyed listening to them all. The dancing continued with Bill and Sheila Seymour, National Dance constestants, dancing again this year to a favorite Shag song “Cant Take the Pressure”. As in the past, Great job Bill and Sheila!
All of a sudden, we were taken back in time to the Theme Song of the Mickey Mouse Club announcing the entrance of the lovable Mickey and Minnie Mouse (aka Lou Martino and Linda Campbell). Mickey and Minnie began mingling with the residents as they sang traditional Christmas carols such as “Frosty” and “Rudolph”.
But, WAIT, WHAT to our wandering eyes should appear? But a jolly old man, with round little belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl for of jelly…. YEP it was SANTA CLAUSE and his little helper Christmas Carol!
As Santa waived and heard the wishes of the residents, the members of the club passed out beautiful poinsettias for each resident’s room. What a delight it was to watch them with Santa and Christmas Carol.
Mickey and Minnie then joined Santa and Christmas Carol again and members of the OD Shag Club to end the night singing a few more carols and then ending the night with our traditional song of “God Bless America”
Thank you to all of the OD Shag Club members who all dressed up in their festive attire and accessories. But most of all our gratefulness to Joe Ferlauto, Chairperson, who worked so hard to prepare this wonderful event.
I close with these words, which reflect the whole evening: “May this Christmas season bring you special moments and Happy memories and always BELIEVE in the MAGIC of Christmas!”
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Photos by Jim Livingston