Lou Martino

20161205 Manor Christmas

Myrtle Beach Manor Christmas Event

by

Linda Campbell

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On Monday, December 5th, the members of the OD Shag Club along with several “celebrities” entertained the residents of the Myrtle Beach Manor.

Our own local celebrity and top recording artist/DJ, Paul Craver started the evening off by singing several songs including several of the resident’s favorite Christmas tunes.  He is always loved and very welcomed and a great way to get the party started.

The pace picked up when the Jr Shaggers came to showcase their dancing by JP Stevenson and his partner, Hanna dancing and burning up the floor to a great Christmas Shag song.  John Barringer proceeded on the floor with a walker, however, pushed it aside to dance with Jr, Lizzie Batten and showed that “Seniors” can keep up with the “Juniors”.  Great Job you two!   Also, keeping with that theme, Joe Ferlauto, holding his back walking to his partner, Riley Edgewood, kept up the pace to another Christmas song as well.  Old…not in this club!

Next our own Dance Demo Team entertained the residents and they danced to 2 songs.  Then Lou Martino had his hands full as he danced with Nancy Sook, Diane Tindall, Connie Livingston, and Cathy Jamiolkowski all at the same time.  Great performance from them as they showed some fancy footwork together.

National Dance Champions winning the Masters Division 2010 Earl and Beverly Robinson were so smooth on the floor as they danced and show the residents another side to the shag dance.  Smooth so very smooth!

The Ladies of the OD Shag Club distributed and pinned beautiful brooches for the ladies of the manor.

Another celebrity was introduced and the residents had big smiles on their faces as the one and only Elvis came and sang several of his songs and gave out beads to the ladies (and some of the men too).

Pro Shaggers National Champions Bill Seymour and Sheila Blazer entertained the crowd by showing off their dancing and why they were named champions.

A surprise visit by two more celebrities- the mouse kind: as Mickey and Minnie Mouse came and said hello to each and every resident there.

Elvis returned and sang several Christmas carols, including “Here comes Santa Claus” as Santa “Ho Ho Ho’d” his way into the room, followed by his pretty Christmas elf playing her Sleigh Bells and you should have seen the excitement in the eyes of all the residents!

Santa was helped by the OD Shag Club members to give out poinsettias and gift bags as a token of remembrance from the club as we sang Christmas carols and mingled with each resident.  The evening wound down to the tunes of “White Christmas” and “Silent Night” and then closed to “God Bless America” as we said our goodbyes to the residents.

Thank you to so many of the OD Shag Club members who took time of the their busy schedules to come and share this little bit of “merriment” with them.  As we all know, it is we who gets the reward from it as we see the look in their eyes and the smiles on their faces to the delight that they feel.  So, a big THANK YOU to you ALL!

Many thanks to Joe Ferlauto who for many years has been instrumently in arranging all the talent and activities of this annual event and he will be greatly missed. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES JOE!!

20161203 NMB Christmas Parade

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade

by

Monica Powell

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With Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse leading the ODSC, the parade was ON!  The ODSC with 19 golf carts and 78 people participating took 2nd place in the NMB Christmas parade on Saturday, December 3rd.

The golf carts were amazing!  It was magical!  Horses from SOS became Reindeer overnight!  Snowmen were blazing in the night!  Penguins were running loose!  And I think Grandma got run over by a reindeer.  Please check out all the pictures.   The skill and imagination of our club members is second to none!

Many thanks to everyone that participated and much appreciation to Wendy Schultz for being our Parade Chairman in 2016.  Thank you, Wendy, for all the time and effort it takes to pulling 3 parades together for the ODSC!

Camp Kemo Fundraiser 2016

Camp Kemo Fundraiser

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Camp Kemo during Fat Harold’s Fundraiser. Camp Kemo is a camp for children with cancer and their families. For these kids it may be a brief moment of joy in a life that has its share of pain and fear, and the week-long camp can provide them with a normal childhood experience.

Click on the link below to see the comments from Samuel J Tenenbaum

President Palmetto Health Foundation

 2016 Camp Kemo

Hall of Fame 2016

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The Hall of Fame Foundation provides financial assistance to people in need and has helped many of our members in the past. They help with medical expenses, wheelchairs, rehabilitation and much more. OD Shag Club supports the Hall of FameFoundation to help “Care for Friends”. Norfleet Jones accepted the check for the Hall of Fame Foundation.

Click on Link below to See Hall of Fame Foundation’s Thank You Letter

2016 Hall of Fame

Ellen Taylor Foundation 2016

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The Ellen Taylor Foundation for Junior Shaggers (ETFJS) was founded in 2007 by Mrs. Ellen Taylor. The purpose of the ETFJS is to remove financial barriers that prevent those under 21 from learning and participating in the shag dance. Examples of this include providing free dance shoes, funding workshops, and providing meal, lodging, and gas vouchers for shag dance events such as Junior SOS at North Myrtle Beach. Our club was was proud to present a $500.00 donation to Ellen Taylor Foundation.

Click on Links below to See Thank You Letter and Note from Ellen Taylor Foundation for Junior Shaggers

2016 Ellen Taylor for Junior Shaggers

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North Strand Helping Hand 2016

North Strand Helping Hand

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North Strand Helping Hand is an emergency food and clothing bank for those in need in North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Longs, and Atlantic Beach. Helping Hand is a United Way Agency. Lorraine Martin accepted the check for North Strand Helping Hand.

Click the link below to see the response from North Strand Helping Hand

2016 Helping Hand

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North Myrtle Beach Explorers 2016

North Myrtle Beach Explorers

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The North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Explorer program is chartered through the Learning For Life subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America and is open to young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20. This program is sponsored by the Law Enforcement division of the Public Safety Department in an effort to reach out to the youth in our community. Public Safety officers work with the Explorer Post providing a structured program that allows our youth to learn first hand about law enforcement practices and the application of state and local laws within our community.

Teen Angels 2016

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Teen Angel, a program that helps homeless North Myrtle Beach High School students. Teen Angel began as a way to provide homeless NMB students with Christmas gifts and food, the program provides the students with rental and utility assistance, fees for college applications, school supplies and food. OD Shag Club takes pride in having the opportunity to help with our $1000 donation to this worthy program. Renee Hembree accepted the check for Teen Angels.

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2016 Teen Angels

Committee Chairs 2017

Advertising

Dolly McDermott dollymcdermott@aol.com 301-466-9632

Liaison: Vic Gillespie vicgillispie@gmail.com 843-504-5546

Clean Sweep

Bill & Joan Bacon wmbacon@yahoo.com 910-214-6460

Tim & Paula Webb twebb5459@gmail.com 276-732-8435

Liaison: Jerry Harrell jharrell002@sc.rr.com

Home: 843-427-4752 – Mobile: 803-627-2725

Dance Team

Lou Martino loumartino@sc.rr.com Home: 843-497-8532

Linda Campbell lindalou1972@yahoo.com 803-528-0447

Liaison: Terry McCoy temccdance@gmail.com 803-572-1314

Entertainment/Decorating

Kathy McCoy kmccoynmbtimes@gmail.com  803-572-1310

Liaison: Billy Powell bpowell948@gmail.com 704-231-9818

Food

Faye Chowning chowningfaye@gmail.com 843-427-4003

Donnie Schultz thegolfcartguru@yahoo.com 843-424-2644

Liaison: Vic Gillespie vicgillispie@gmail.com 843-504-5546

Hospitality

Cindy Day cindyday@belk.com 843-734-0231

Liaison: Vickie Parsons vgkp@hotmail.com 910-880-2662

Membership

Diane Bauer jb4002@sccoast.net 843-685-3665

Liaison: Terry McCoy temccdance@gmail.com 803-572-1314

Newsletter/Bulletin

Sandy Cummings sbcummings65@aol.com 843-361-8188

Liaison: Terry McCoy temccdance@gmail.com 803-572-1314

Parade

Billy Powell bpowell948@gmail.com 704-231-9818

Liaison: Nancy Sook njsook@gmail.com 843-497-4094

Photography

Lou Martino loumartino@sc.rr.com  843-497-8532

Liaison: Jerry Harrell jharrell002@sc.rr.com
Home: 843-427-4752 – Mobile: 803-627-2725

Remembrance/ Communications

Monica Powell mwpowell948@gmail.com
Home: 843-361-3218 Mobile: 704-996-7032

Liaison: Linda Campbell lindalou1972@yahoo.com
Home: 843-399-8180 – Mobile: 803-528-0774

Ways and Means

Cathy Jamiolkowski mrsjay1688@gmail.com  570-898-1377

Connie Livingston   conniedliv@gmail.com 330-780-6188

Liaison: Cindy Day cindyday@belk.com 843-734-0231

Webmaster

Lou Martino loumartino@sc.rr.com  843-497-8532

Liaison: Terry McCoy temccdance@gmail.com 803-572-1314

Special Projects

Cruise to Nowhere/Bus to Somewhere

Bill & Joan Bacon wmbacon@yahoo.com

Liaison: Cindy Day cindyday@belk.com 843-734-0231

Golf Tournament

Glenn Strange

Bob Miller robmiller1998@gmail.com 910-315-4680

Ken Meyer kmeyer112@yahoo.com 910-579-5868

Liaison: Billy Powell bpowell948@gmail.com 704-231-9818

Fun Monday Tickets

Lou Garrenton tpress10@aol.com
Home:843 272-1817 – Mobile:804 363-3152

Liaison: Linda Campbell lindalou1972@yahoo.com
Home: 843-399-8180 – Mobile: 803-528-0774

Fund Raiser

Kathy McCoy kmccoynmbtimes@gmail.com 803-572-1310

Liaison: Terry McCoy temccdance@gmail.com 803-572-1314

Oyster Roast

Donnie Schultz thegolfcartguru@yahoo.com 843-424-2644

Liaison: Vic Gillespie vicgillispie@gmail.com 843-504-5546

MB Manor

Joe Ferlauto longbay16@hotmail.com 843-399-4943

Liaison: Tina Tomberlin tina.tomberlin@gmail.com 704-221-2902

Charity Fun Run

Monica and Billy Powell mwpowell948@windstream.net 704-996-7032

Donnie and Wendy Schultz wschultzod2002@gmail.com 843-424-2486

Liaison: Nancy Sook njsook@gmail.com 843-497-4094

20161120 Thanksgiving Party

Thanksgiving Party

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Monica Powell

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The ODSC had a lot to be thankful for this year and we celebrated all our blessings with other members on Saturday night. Many, many thanks to Donnie and Wendy Schultz and their Food Committee. The food was fantastic! Thanks to our members for bringing wonderful side dishes. Our members opened their kitchens and we had so much food, there was a call for seconds and thirds!

Paul Craver was our DJ and he kept the floor full spinning tunes for everyone’s enjoyment! The biggest announcement of the night was our 2016 Al Cain Award winner………and the winner is Lou Martino! He is a fantastic Al Cain winner and actually got all choked up when he was accepting the award. He seemed lost for words and if you know Lou, there is not very normal! (Click here to go to the Al Cain Award Post)

For entertainment, a number of our SASS (share a shag step) instructors did a demo of what they taught during the past year. In my opinion, it was very entertaining as my partner finished the step we taught with some footwork I had never seen before.

We had several winners as the night closed out. Joe Ferlauto won $20 for wearing a logo item. Charles McCarthy won $20 for wearing his nametag. Our 50/50 winner was Bill Bacon who walked away with $225.00.

Most of all, I would like to offer my thanks for Harold Worley, Lulu Quick Rigsby and their entire staff. We had to have a quick change of venue and they went out of their way to accommodate us, even going so far as to move the vinyl party in the backroom back an hour so we could serve our Thanksgiving meal! Now that is something to be thankful for in 2016…. having such a great club to call our home club!

20160925 Essentially Women

Essentially Women

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Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Dance Team was invited to dance for Essentially Women Conference Focus on the Future Sunday September 25, 2016, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 8:15PM thru 9:15PM.

It was such a pleasure dancing for this group, because they were such an energetic group of ladies that we have ever danced for and with. Yes, these ladies came to learn to shag. If you get a chance go on their website and see what these women do professionally.

After a semi-formal introduction with Sarah Conger Essentially Woman’s contact person and Nicole Mills the Events Coordinator, we were introduced to the band.

While the Band – Inlyn Gruve started playing during dinner; the OD Shag Club Dance Team was in for a big surprise. The Band started playing at 8:00PM to a rhythm that was comfortable to dance to. Already there were ladies on the dance floor.

At 8:15PM Linda Campbell introduced the OD Shag Club Members and gave a little history of the Shag Dance. She asked how many of the audience knew how to shag. Only one lady raised her hand half way. Then she asked how many would like to learn to shag. Half of the room raised their hands. It was then we knew we were in for a fun filled evening.

Not only was the OD Shag Club able to dance for this group but we also instructed and taught the shag dance to a very enthusiastic group of ladies.

A very special Thank You to Nicole Mills, Events and Sarah Conger, Essentially Women for inviting the OD Shag Club to dance at this event.

I would also like to thank the members of the OD Shag Dance Team that participated in this event:

Bob and Helon Page, Burnie and Donna Williams, Sonny and Tina Tomberlin, Barbara Hopper, Jay Kellerman, Jim Harley, Judy Odom, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino.

20160925 Golf Cart Winner

2016 Golf Cart Winner

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Billy Powell

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The ODSC had their drawing for the 2016 Golf Cart Fundraiser on Sunday, September 25th at Fat Harold’s. The winner for 2016 is Wayland Brown of North Myrtle Beach! The winning ticket was number 188 which Wayland purchased in the Spring. When we placed the call to Wayland, he did not believe us at first. Our Vice President, Terry McCoy, assured him several times and in a matter of minutes, Wayland joined us in front of Fat Harold’s to pick up his new ride.

Thanks to Pam Moore for drawing our winning number. Pam is an employee of Fat Harold’s and for some reason had not purchased a ticket this year.

I would like to thank all the club members and board members that help to sell tickets this year. We sold over 2,400 tickets. Many of our volunteers took several shifts selling tickets at St. Patrick’s Day, Spring SOS, Mayfest and Fall SOS. Our Vice President, Terry McCoy, sold tickets numerous times at Decker’s events.

This fundraiser helps to support all the club activities and some of our charity giving. If you bought a ticket, we really appreciate your support. If you sold a ticket, we really appreciate your time and effort!

20160917 Golf Tournament

SOS Golf Tournament

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FOLLOW UP TO THIS YEAR’S GOLF TOURNAMENT

By

Ken Meyers

Our 26th annual SOS/ODSC Charity Golf Tournament was again held at the Valley at Eastport Golf Club in Little River.
Seventy two golfers took part on a beautiful day for golf.  Everyone enjoyed meeting and greeting old and new friends.
Golfers started arriving about 7:30.   They were greeted by the ladies and presented goody bags as they were checked in.
Liquid refreshments along with biscuits and donuts were available for everyone.
Before hitting the links Geoffrey Girling welcomed the golfers and explained the rules of play.

New this year we had several shag clubs compete in the ACSC Club Championship.  And the winner is:
Richmond Shag Club, Best Golfers in the ACSC
Their $400 winnings were donated to the Jr. SOS

The following golfers won cash prizes:
Closest to the Pin: Jack Dearhart and Curtis Edmondson
Closest to the Center Line: Lisa Cox

Putting contest:  Ralph Oliva

1st place team: Sonny Tomberlin, Kenny Elkins Marcia Faris & Vivian Orrell
2nd place team: Marty Bonnett, Harald Jacobs, Jim sullivan &  Ron Romanosky
3rd place team : Lloyd Johnson, Jim Rozier, Curtis Edmondson & Jim Chaney
last place team : Jeff Onori, Joan Onori, Tom Dolce & Joan Dolce

We were once again blessed with beautiful weather and following their round all golfers enjoyed a delicious BBQ lunch and social time as raffle ticket winners picked up their prizes.

Geoffrey Girling and Ken Meyer led this year’s tournament.  Karen and Rich Young were leaders in obtaining
hole sponsors and raffle prizes.
Many Club members participated in obtaining hole sponsors and raffle prizes as well as volunteering for certain duties on the day of the tournament.  Each one helped make this years golf tournament as success.  Without their help there would be no golf tournament. Our Club is fortunate to have each of these caring and participating members.
As always special thanks to each of them for their dedication and participation.

Geoffrey Girling
Ken Meyer
Co-Chairs

20160923 Shoe Center #3

The Shoe Center #3

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Lou Martino

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The Third day at the Shoe Center Fall SOS Concert brought a lesser crowd again due to the forecast calling for rain, but again the OD Shag Club Dance Team reported for duty and danced with The Rick Strickland Band playing for their captive audience.

Lisa Hudson stole the show. What a singer and then she gets out there with the crowd and starts line dancing to her song Percolate. She has a lot of energy. Even though the OD Shag Club Dance Team only had five members dancing at this event, Lisa always recognizes us as part of the event. Thank you Lisa!

I want to thank the members of the OD Shag Club Dance Team that participated at this event:

Bob and Helon Page, Diane Tindall, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino

 

20160922 Shoe Center #2

The Shoe Center #2

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Lou Martino

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It was another forecasted miserable day for the Shoe Center outdoor concert during Fall SOS. What to do should The OD Shag Club Dance Team go and dance in the rain or not? Several of the members decided to come even thought he weather man again said it was going to rain. However, yesterday had the same forecast so we took a chance and decided to show up for this event.

Luck would have it no rain, well not until we were able to dance for about and hour. Just as we were ready to leave it did rain, but just a little not to scare any one off. Most everyone came prepared. So the band played on Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot were really drying up the rain with their steaming hot music.

This audience loved to dance so we all danced almost in the rain. The day turned out to be a wonderful warm fall day, which along with the band and the OD Shag Club was most enjoyable.

I would like to recognize the OD Shag Club Members that danced at this event:

Bill and Diane Millman, Vic Gillispie, Linda Wilson, Barbara Hopper, Bob and Helon Page, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino

20160921 Shoe Center #1

The Shoe Center #1

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Lou Martino

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The forecast for Wednesday September 21, 2016, called for 80% chance of rain. The OD Shag Club Dance Team was scheduled to dance at the Shoe Center in North Myrtle Beach. Knowing this the skies above opened up and low and behold the sun came out as though the heavens knew that there was dancing to be done. Part of the team was blessed to dance for the crowd at the Shoe Center while listening to the Entertainers.

Of course, the Entertainers are a very good band to dance to. Not only did we dance, but also there were the ladies who did several line dances and many of the audience did also participate.

While waiting between songs to dance, Bob and Helon Page instructed members of the dance team on the River Waltz Step for couples. We were able to accomplish what we where suppose to plus we learned a little more steps on the side.

If the weather holds for the next two days we will dance on Thursday and Friday. Who knows what the weather will be like? They say in South Carolina, if you wait 5 minutes the weather will change. So we will wait and see what happens.

I want to thank those members of the dance team that danced:

Bob and Helon Page, Cathy and Rich Jamiolowski, Barbara Hopper, Linda Campbell, Lou Martino, and Linda Wilson (not in the Picture)

 

20160910 Belk’s

Demo Dance Team at Belk’s

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Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Team was asked to dance at Belk’s Shoe Sale at Myrtle Beach Mall on September 10, 2016, at 12 Noon until all the shoes were sold. As you can see by the pictures we had as great time and a great audience. Our spokes person Linda Campbell gave a short history of the Shag Dance and introduced each couple as they began to dance. The Staff at Belk’s are so wonderful to us. The Shoe Manager “Kerry” welcomed us with open arms and provided fruit and vegetable trays. The DJ of the day was Party Time Productions none other than Rich Hargrove. He had all of the songs that we wanted to dance to so we didn’t have to bother with the music. Thank you Rich!

I would also like to thank our Cindy Day for setting up this event for the Team.

Of course, I would like to thank the team members that took out time from their busy day to dance at this event.

Thank you:Bill and Diane Millman, Jay Kellerman, Barbara Hopper, Diane Tindall, Bob and Helon Page, Linda Wilson, Lori and John Setzer, Linda Campbell, Jimmy Harley, Judy Odom, Vic Gillispie and Lou Martino and “Kerry” number 17.

20160827 Cruise to Nowhere

Cruise to Nowhere

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Jerry Harrell

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On Friday, August 26, 2016, the Ocean Drive Shag Club went on their annual Cruise to Nowhere on the Hurricane Fleet out of Calabash N.C. We had 88 guests there. Some paid but did not show. The weather was great,warm, but not hot. It was about a 2 hour trip, and I think everyone had a good time eating and socializing. Thanks to Bill and Joan Bacon for making this possible. Thanks also to Hurricane Fleet crew for getting us out and back safely. I wish to thank all of you for attending our 2016 Cruise to Nowhere, and until next year we hope you enjoy all that the ODSC has planned for us.

20160820 Nomination Party

Nomination Party

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Terry McCoy

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The nomination party was a real success and the BBQ was wonderful.

I want to THANK Donnie and the Food Committee and special THANKS to Beth Cornwell, chairperson for Nomination Committee for introducing all the candidates.  Check all the new officers and candidates out on the website.

Congrats to our winners:  Lloyd Johnson, 50/50, Maxine Presley, name badge and Paula Webb, logo.

Also we appreciate everyone that helped out throughout the night!

It was great seeing everyone up and dancing and staying out a little later.

See you on the dance floor!

Terry McCoy President

McCoy, TerryI have been nominated to serve as President of the OD Shag Club. I have been active in the shag world for most of my adult life. I am from Camden, SC. I moved to the beach in 2013. As a member of several shag clubs I feel that I have many attributes to enhance the direction of the OD Shag Club. While living in Camden/Lugoff area I was a member of the class shag club for 20 years. In 2008/2011, I served as President of the Camden/Lugoff shag club for a period of 4 years. I also severed on the same club’s board for a period of 12 years. I am proud to say that I did receive the icon award in 2012. As a member of the shag world not only have I kept myself abreast of what is going on by attending the SOS/ACSC meetings for the last 6 years? I also share on the ACSC enhancement committee! I served as Vice President of the OD Shag Club 2015 and the Enhancement Committee 2015. My wife Kathy and I have been a member of the OD Shag Club for 4 years. We enjoy dancing at all the clubs in this area and enjoy being with the locals on Wednesday night at Fat Harold’s. I believe in promoting and preserving the shag dance with my experience by participating in the administration of the shag as well as demonstrating the shag dance itself. I would appreciate your vote.

Linda Campbell – Vice President

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

I attend St Andrews Catholic Church and Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church. While I was in Statesville, I held many positions within Western Avenue Baptist Church where I am still an active member. Those positions included: President of the Women’s Missionary Union, Toddler, Children and Young Adult Sunday School teacher, and was active in the Adult Choir and the Drama Team. I had the honor of being voted Woman of the Year for the Women’s Missionary Union in 1989.

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

I do love to dance but more importantly I love to promote and preserve the dance. I dance at least 2-3 nights a week at Fat Harold’s. During this time I am either dancing or enjoy talking about my love for the dance, by getting others involved in the dance and our ODSC club.

I have been a member of the OD Shag club for 6 years. I have been the Entertainment/Decorating Co-Chair, Co- Chaired the Vacation Giveaway Fundraiser 2013 and Chaired the 2014 Golf Cart Fundraiser. In 2015 I was elected to the 2016 Executive Board. I have volunteered for many of the events of The ODSC including the parades, golf tournament, ways and means, serving at the Brunches, etc. I am also an original charter member of the ODSC dance team and thus promoting the shag dance to the local community.

Dale Hicks Candidate for Secretary

HicksHi, my name is Dale Hicks. I moved to North Myrtle Beach in 2009 after I retired as the Executive Assistant for a non-profit organization in the Richmond, Virginia area. I have served as president, treasurer and recording secretary for a woman’s club in Richmond, as well as president and recording secretary of Beta Sigma Phi, an international women’s philanthropic sorority, in Richmond and North Myrtle Beach. I accepted the nomination as recording secretary as a way to become more active in the OD Shag Club and because I feel certain, with my experience, I can do an excellent job. I would appreciate your vote.

Nancy Sook – Secretary

Sook, NancyHi ODSC members. My name is Nancy Sook and I have been nominated to run for Secretary. For the past 9 years, I have been a member of the ODSC, and for most of those years, I have sold 50/50 tickets. For 2 years, I co-chaired the Entertainment and Decorating Committee with Linda Campbell. I have sold raffle tickets, worked in the general store, been in parades, helped at Junior SOS, helped to serve food and danced on the Demo Team. For 9 years I have been a member of the Rock”N”ettes, leader for the past 6. I have been president of the Myrtle Beach Duplicate Bridge Club, served on the board for years and am currently VP, Treasurer of my Ladies Golf Association until my bad knee forced me to give up golf, Secretary for my Ladies church group, and make blankets and chemo hats for the Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. I would appreciate your vote. Thank you.

Kay Howard Candidate for Treasure

Howard, KayMy name is Kay Howard and I would like to be considered for treasurer of the OD Shag Club for the year 2017.

I moved to Ocean Drive 14 months ago from Lake Norman, NC. I was employed in the trucking industry for 38 years. I was Revenue Accounting Manager at Johnson Motor Lines for 5 years and worked there in the Accounting Department 18 years. I was employed at Consolidated Freightways 17 years where I handled accounts payable and worked in city dispatch.

I was a member of Twisters Shag Club for 10 years . I served as secretary one year and treasurer 8 years. I also served on various committees each year. I was a member of Lake Norman Shag Club for two years .

If I am elected, I promise to always do my best and give 100% dedication at all times. I am single and all I have to take care of is my precious kitty cat.

20160817 Brightwater Independent Living

Brightwater Independent Living

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Lou Martino

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We were invited to Brightwater Independent Living at Brightwater in Myrtle Beach to dance for their residents at their event called “Splash”. We met with the Director of Member Services Wendy Gatzke and she also invited us to be a part of the bi-monthly activities and dance the “Shag” Dance.

She asked us to come early and listen to the Steel Drums demonstration. Several of the Dance Team Members arrived early to listen to the Steel Drums. WOW how exciting was this. Tim (his first day of retirement from the school system) played for about an hour. It sounded as though we were on a Jamaican Island. What a treat! He explained the evolution of the Steel Drums and how he became interested in them. He was a great entertainer. We also had virgin Pina Coladas during the entertainment, as this was a casual event.

As part of the Splash activities lunch was provided to the residents and to our dance team while listening to a keyboard DJ of which we were going to be dancing to. They wore their fancy summer hats and came to have fun.

Along side of us were the Surfside Steppers, who line danced for the residents. The Dance Team joined in. We had a great time. These ladies also danced to the keyboard DJ and danced several line dances.

This was a unique event in that we did not spot light dance. We just danced to the music as played by the keyboard DJ. We also were able to dance with the residents since all of them were able to move around pretty well. I was honored to dance with a 97-year young lady. She had some pep to her step. She was an original jitterbug lady.

I would like to thank Wendy and the dance team members for participating in this event: Diane and Bill Millman, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Jay Kellerman, Barbara Hopper, Donna and Burnie Williams, Susan Male, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Linda Wilson, and Lenny Gardner.

Cindy Day – Board Member

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

Bob Miller Candidate for Board Member

BobMy name is Bob Miller and I am running for the office of Board Member at Large for the ODSC. My wife, Linda and I built a home in Seabrook Plantation in North Myrtle Beach a year ago and moved here permanently. Before that, we had a second home here in Sea Garden where I served as a board member of the HOA for 10 years. I served in many capacities of the Moore Area Shag Society including serving as President for two terms. I am a past Exalted Ruler of the Sanford and Southern Pines Elks Lodges, past NC state Elks fund raising chairman and am currently serving as NC state Elks Drug Awareness Chairman. I have been a member of the ODSC for approximately 12 years. I have helped with the Oyster Roast for several years and the food committee. I have helped with the golf cart fundraiser ticket sales for about 5 years and have helped support the golf tournament through the years. As a board member at large I will look forward to bringing members concerns to the board and helping with the club endeavors to benefit our club and the community. I am also proud to be a US veteran. Thank you for this opportunity.

Billy Powell – Board Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tina Tomberlin – Board Member

Tomberlin, TinaHello fellow ODSC Members! My name is Tina Tomberlin and I am pleased to be running for your Board of Directors.
Since joining the Club in November of 2012 I have had the privilege of serving as the Chairperson of the Ways and Means Committee in 2014, as well as the Board of Directors Secretary for the past two years. In addition, I have enjoyed participating in every parade, selling merchandise and golf cart tickets during SOS, selling 50/50 tickets, dancing with the Demo Team, as well as teaching Beginner and Beginner II Shag lessons to ODSC members with my husband Sonny.
Prior to moving to NMB in October of 2012 we were very involved in the Monroe Shag Club. During my 15 years as a member I served as Ways and Means Chairperson, Social Committee Chairperson, SOS Parade Chairperson, and Chairperson of the Monroe Shag Club Foundation, Secretary, Vice President and President
Your vote would certainly be appreciated and should I be elected it would be an honor to continue to serve such a wonderful club!!

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL ODSC MEMBERS USING GMAIL

Hey everyone,

Last weekend, Google made a change to their Gmail program. Even if you have been receiving emails from Faye Chowning (ODSC) in the past, they now seem to be going to your Spam or Junk folder. Faye sent at least 3 emails in the past week. I will be printing something to give out on Saturday as people check in, but here are the instructions on how to fix it.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL ODSC MEMBERS USING GMAIL

Last week, Google made several changes to email. The result is that the emails sent to you from the ODSC (Faye Chowning) are now being put into SPAM or JUNK. Even if you were receiving them before, the changes Google made have them going to SPAM or JUNK. Here is the best way to fix it:

· Go to SPAM or JUNK and find an email from Faye Chowning. There are several that were sent last week.
· Open the email.
· Above the message is a box called NOT SPAM. Click on the box. It will move the message to your inbox.
· This should fix the problem for 2016.

I would ask that you go out and see if you were affected. Also, notify any of your ODSC friends that you know that use Gmail.

This could cause a pretty big problem. It will be hard to let everyone know since sending them an email will not work!

Thanks
Monica

Monthly Dance Classes January 2020

January Dance Class

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Mike and Bonnie Bejzak

Mike and Bonnie will instruct the January Dance Class on January 14 , 2020 at 6pm in the backroom of Fat Harold’s.

20160815 Summit Place

Summit Place

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Lou Martino

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The dance team was invited to dance for the residents of Summit Place Assisted Living Facility located in Little River, SC. This has become an annual event for the Team as we have danced here for the last three years. We have always been welcomed at this facility. A big thank you goes out to Genevieve Prince for having us.

As the residents were wheeled into the activities room, the members of the team were able to mingle with them. They stated that they were so excited to see us dance again. Many of the residents remembered us from last year. It is such a pleasure to see their smiling faces.

Here we danced to our own music and spot lighted each dance. Each couple danced for 1 minute and 30 seconds just long enough to keep the residents interested. It is nice to see the residents clapping and enjoying themselves for the hour that we danced for them. As a matter of fact, we were asked to stay a little longer and dance some more and we did.

We have a great team one that enjoys dancing and most importantly loves to promote and preserve the Shag Dance. The Team also likes to go into the various assisted living facilities not only to dance for themselves but also to dance for others that are not able to.

Thanks to Summit Place for the invite. As you can see the Dance Team is growing. I would also like to thank the members of the team that participated at Summit Place:

Bill and Diane Millman, Connie Livingston, Lenny Gardner, James Thorndyke, Cherie Patalik, Susan Male, Jimmy Harley, Donna and Burnie Williams, Judy Odom, Barbara Hopper, Jay Kellerman, Diane Tindall, Linda Campbell, and Lou Martino.

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Brightwater Assisted Living

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Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Dance Team was asked to dance for the residents of Brightwater Assisted Living, one area of the Brightwater Facility. A big thank you goes out to Jo Ann Tufo, the Activities Director for the Assisted Living Facility. Jo Ann was a great help in organizing this event.

This is just one section of Brightwater. The facility is very large and has many different sections to it. Today we danced in the assisted living area. The setting reminds one of an outdoor café. The residents were pushed into the area of the dance floor. This was our first time at this facility and we were welcomed very warmly, not only by Jo Ann, but the residents themselves.

I would like to thank those members of the dance team that danced at Brightwater Assisted Living:

Jimmy Harley, Judy Odom, Cherie Patalik, James Thorndyke, Linda Wilson, Vic Gillispie, Connie Livingston, Burnie and Donna Williams, Diane and Bill Millman, Barbara Hopper, Lenny Gardner, Laura Hardee, Jay Kellerman, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Randy Overby, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino.

20160726 Loris Rehabilitation and Nursing

Loris Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

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Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club was invited to Loris Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Loris, SC on July 26, 2016. This was our first time at this facility and we were anxious to be able to introduce the Team and the Shag Dance to the residents and the staff members.

We also had new members to dance with the team so it was their first time as well. We were welcomed by the Rehab nursing director – Cindy Cox and many of the staff members who stated they were very appreciative of us coming to their facility.

There were approximately 40 residents in attendance and about 10 staff members.

Cindy said that we could dance as long as we wanted, so each team couple danced between 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. The residents oohed and aahed as each couple did various versions of the shag and many of our couples doing various mirrored steps.

Of course, they are always amazed with Lenny Gardner who will be a young age of 94 and the way he can still get out on the floor and sway. His favorite dance is the Cha-Cha.

We enjoyed dancing for the residents and the staff. They have asked us to put them on the schedule for next year.

The team was able to instruct the staff and even one of the male residents who was in a wheelchair in the basic, female turn, male turn, and a pass step. They participated with such enthusiasm. It is always a joy to see the smiles on the resident’s faces and being able to promote the shag dance.

I would like to thank those team members that made this event a great success and to thank them for taking the time out of their busy schedules to share and do what we do best.

Those members are: Randy Overby, Lenny Gardner, Lori Setzer, Laura Hardee, John Setzer, Jimmy Harley, Susan Male, Jay Kellerman, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Linda Campbell, Rich Jamiolkowski, Cherie Patalik, James Thorndyke and Lou Martino

20160723 Charity Fun Run

Charity Fun Run

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Tina Tomberlin

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This is one of the most fun events the Shag Club puts on! Boy it’s hot out here! Oh no; I’m gonna have to buy a mulligan to get rid of this 12! I’m about to roast! I can’t believe we haven’t participated in this event before! It’s so hot out here! Oh no; I needed a low card! Can you believe how hot it is?! These were just a few of the comments I heard during the 2016 OD Shag Club Charity Fun Run. Of course the weather was a constant topic of discussion but despite the heat and humidity everyone, all 160 of us seemed to be having a good time.

As always, we started at the world famous OD Arcade. We then made our way down to Castaways, over to 710, up to Decker’s and finished up at Fat Harold’s. We certainly kept Hillside Drive busy! Big thanks to all 5 venues for bringing in extra wait staff and providing raffle prizes.

Speaking of prizes, there were many, many chances to win a raffle prize. Not only did the 5 clubs provide items to raffle but many others as well. Big thanks to NBSC, Tomlinson’s, Graham’s Golf Cars, Chris’s Pizza, Coke, First Citizens Bank and Dolly McDermott for all the donations.

Of course winning a raffle prize was fun but everyone was hoping they would have the winning hand with the highest score, the second highest score or even the lowest score. Tommy Black was the highest score winner with a score of 62 out of a possible 70. The second highest hand was a three-way tie between Debbie Nichols, Dana Hunter and Sandra Appleby. These ladies decided they would split the winnings evenly rather than drawing to see who came up with the highest card. The lowest point winner was JB Nelson. The 50/50 drawing was won by Archie Amerson and Ronnie Rogers. Net proceeds of $1750 will go to the Jr. Shaggers Dance Team.

An event of this magnitude could not happen without great leadership and in their first year as co-chairs Donnie and Wendy Schultz did a FANTASTIC job! They had some really big shoes to fill as Jim and Wanda Queen, Paul and Vicki Harrison and Susan and Kevin Harrell decided to step down after many, actually every year, of putting this event together. I happen to overhear them congratulating Wendy and Donnie on a job well done and I couldn’t agree more. Everything ran like a finely oiled machine! Of course being the humble people they are they said it couldn’t have been done without the support of the volunteers and club members who helped throughout the day. They would like to give a big shout out to Dolly McDermott, Beth and Joe Cornwell, Joyce Girling, Linda Miller, Cassy Shumway, Cindy Day, Dicky Garrenton, Sandy Cummings, Billy and Monica Powell, Carol and Ken Meyer, Terry McCoy, Rich and Karen Young, Dianne Locklear, Teena Hunter, Molly Putnam and Sonny and Tina Tomberlin. Job well done everyone and I can’t wait until next year!!

20160717 Junior SOS Brunch

Junior SOS Brunch

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Vic Gillespie

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The month of July has been a very active month for the OD Shag Club. We were well represented at the ACSC Meeting in Columbia, SC and those that went had a great time!! This past Sunday, July 17, we served 236 Junior Shaggers and their families at a brunch at Fat Harold’s. There were about 35 members that got up early to prepare food and serve the Juniors. Thanks to all that came and enjoyed the fun. The Juniors are our future!! The event ended with our president Monica Powell presenting a check to the Junior SOS for $1500.00 from the OD Shag Club. We have a great group of officers that are doing a wonderful job. Go Monica—Let’s Dance!!

20160618 Fish Fry

Fish Fry at the Pirate’s Cove

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Monic Powell

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It was a great time at the Pirate’s Cove on Saturday, June 18th. The ODSC was in attendance and the floor was full and the food was great! Many thanks to all the people who worked to make this a wonderful event for everyone. It started with our hospitality team of Cindy Day, Cassy Shumway, Tim Shumway and a new member, Cyndi Crossland (by the way, she is Tim Shumway’s sister). Isn’t it interesting that when a new member joins and their relative is on a committee, they are put to work on that committee!

Our food committee, Donnie and Wendy Shultz, and their team of volunteers which included Bob Miller, Linda Miller and Terry McCoy were dishing out some fine victuals. The fish was really great, but my favorite was the hush puppies. It was a little warm at Pirate’s Cove, so I ate my dessert first, so my ice cream would not melt.

Kathy McCoy, our entertainment chairman, got everyone out on the floor and we started dancing and then went and asked someone else to dance. The next thing you know, the floor was full and everyone was having a great time. Many thanks to Tootie Brown for all the great music.

Our Ways and Means Chairpersons, Cathy Jamiolkowski and Connie Livingston and their volunteers of Rich Jamiolkowski and Jim Livingston (see what I mean about relatives working on committee functions) were selling 50/50 tickets. The total pot was $273.00. Great job, everyone!

Barbara Hooper won $20 for wearing logo apparel. Joyce Girling won $20 for having her nametag. I want to thank Tootie Brown for drawing the winning ticket for the 50/50. He drew my number…..and I won $137.00. Thank you again, Tootie.

I hope if you attended, you had a good time. If you did not attend, you missed a good time!

See you at the Jr. SOS Brunch!

20160617 New Member Social

New Member Social

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Monic Powell

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On Friday, June 17th, the ODSC Board, Past President’s and Committee Chairpersons had the first annual New Member Social. The purpose of the social was to introduce new members to a smaller crowd and talk about what happens on each committee and hope they will get involved with the club. Sometimes as a new member, it is easy to get lost at a regular party.

As everyone entered the backroom of Fat Harold’s, they were asked to draw a name out of the box. For the most part, new members drew from one box and seasoned members drew names out of a different box. When the signal was given, everyone had to look for their couple match. For example, if you had the name of Little Red Riding Hood, you were looking for the person with the name of the Big Bad Wolf. At that time, you needed to find out something about your partner so if your name was drawn, you could introduce them. Based on all the laughter, it seems that everyone got into the spirit of the game! Several of the new members won prizes which consisted of ODSC logo items.

Lou Martino was taking photos of everyone for the yearbook. (Please go out and look at the Yearbook on our website. If you have a picture that you would like to use, please send it to Lou.)

Based on the feedback, our new members enjoyed the social and I saw quite a few of them at the party on Saturday.

Many thanks to Wendy Shultz for supplying the snacks. Tina Tomberlin and Billy Powell for manning the Hospitality Table and Lou Martino for helping me with the sound system and being the photographer.

201605 The Lakes at Litchfield

The Lakes at Litchfield

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Lou Martino

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The ODSC Dance Team was asked to dance for the residents at The Lakes at Litchfield in Pawleys Island for a return performance Tuesday May 24, 2016 at 2PM. This year the residents who saw us last year must have spread the word that we were coming back, because the staff made arrangements for us to dance in a larger room so everyone could enjoy the performance.

This year we were able to dance for a full hour without anyone falling asleep. Each couple on the team danced at least two songs. At the request of one of the residents, we were asked to dance and then switch partners. She was our choreographer for the afternoon. She said that if she were able, she would join the dance team. She danced while sitting in her wheelchair.

A 94-year old male resident rolled over in his wheelchair to Lou Martino and asked Lou if he was a descendent of Gandhi. Of course, Lou said that he was asked that question a lot.

We had the opportunity to instruct the staff in the basic step of Shag. They were very energetic. Thanks to the staff for participating and thank you Mackenzie Stroupe, Activity Director for arranging the ODSC Dance Team to be able to dance at The Lakes.

Nothing goes better than to dance and then be served banana pudding. The dance team was served banana pudding -yummy. One team member offered a resident some banana pudding; The resident kindly refused stating they he had been living at The Lakes for several years.

I would like to thank the members of the dance team for taking time out of their busy schedules for dancing in the afternoon at The Lakes. It was a long day but we enjoyed performing for the residents and for us, we like to dance and enjoyed the fellowship with our team members.

A large THANK YOU goes out to:

Linda Campbell

Joe Ferlauto

Barbara Hopper

Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski

Susan Male

Lou Martino

Cherie Patalik

James Thorndyke

Ways and Means

Meet our ODSC Ways and Means Chairpersons

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Monica Powell

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   Cathy Jamiolkowski         Connie Livingston

Do you know our Ways and Means Workers

There are two people in the ODSC that are responsible for all our Logo merchandise and our 50/50 raffles……and they are Cathy and Connie. I want to tell you a little about both of them. Most importantly, they were gracious enough to take the job of Ways and Means Chairpersons and they are doing a fantastic job!

Cathy is married to her darling husband, Rich Jamiolkowski. They are from Pennsylvania and vacationed here in NMB for years. Once they retired, they started being snowbirds. Then they realized that this is paradise and moved to NMB in August, 2015. Cathy has been a member of the ODSC for two years. Her favorite Shag Club event is Myrtle Manor. She believes it is really rewarding to spend time with the residents and the residents really appreciate all the shag entertainment.

The second member of the team is Connie Livingston. Connie and her husband, Jim, are originally from Ohio have been snowbirds for about 5 years. In 2015, they decided to make NMB their home. Jim has recently been a contractor for the new house they are building and once upon a time, Connie was an Aquatics Director for a health club in Ohio. Connie has been a member for two years and she loves all the parades. Be sure and ask Connie and Jim about their very talented terrier. She does a lot of tricks and is one of the riders in all our parades!

Please take a moment to let Connie and Cathy know how much we appreciate all the work they do for the shag club! They have been troopers and have done a great job!

Cook Out 201605

Annual ODSC Cook Out

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Linda Campbell

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As everyone was pulling up to Saville’s this past Saturday the 21st for the Annual ODSC Cook Out, it was evident someone had been very busy. That someone was Donnie Shultz and his “crew”: Wendy Shultz, Kevin & Susan Harrell, Jim & Wanda Queen. Smoke was billowing up in the sky, and the smell of burgers and hot dogs on the BIG cooker (thank you Jim Queen) was teasing our taste buds awaiting the call of the color food ticket we were holding in our hand.

Once inside the members had staged out the tables with sides dishes of potato and macaroni salads, deviled eggs, and much more. On another table were some wonderful tasty desserts of cakes, pies and cookies.

The corn hole boards were all set up outside as many were entering their names into the hat to be paired up with a partner who would help them play to a victory. That victory to 1st place was earned by Joe Ferlauto and Clark Chowning. Congratulations!! But I know everyone who played had a great time, (Including myself and my partner Dianne Bauer). For those not wanting to play corn hole, Kitty Earles was spinning the tunes for dancing and Kathy McCoy also taught those who wanted to learn the “Fireball” line dance. There was definitely something for everyone. There was a rumor that we had 160 in attendance.

Before the wonderful night came to a close winners were announced for the following:

Name tag: Kathy Wilson

Logo Winner: Nancy Pardini

50/50 Winner $208: Ron Heidebrink

 

Music continued to be played by Kitty Earles and members were invited to stay and dance or mingle and enjoy the remainder of the evening with owner Stacy Saville whose hospitality was gracious and very welcoming.

Bar Crawl 201604

Bar Crawl

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Terry McCoy

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For the first time, the ODSC participated in a Bar Crawl during SOS.
The bar crawl was a big success. Thanks to the members that showed up.
We had a large group and it was noticed by the bar owners and the bartenders when we entered and when we left.
We had a great social time and danced at every bar where we stopped.

During the ACSC meeting, Robin Morley thanked the ODSC for making all the other shag club members welcomed to SOS as we are the home club during these events.
Let’s try to make it bigger and better during the fall and really be the “home team” for the other shag clubs.

See you on the dance floor.

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Divas Marathon

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Lou Martino

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It was a beautiful Sunday May morning at a temperature of around 70 degrees. The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to dance for the Divas Marathon in NMB. This is one of the many events that the Dance Team can dance for the public and promote the Shag Dance to those who do not know what the Shag Dance really is.

We always have a great time at this event. We get to dance to the crowd and the runners as well as being able to interact with the runners.

The runners range from young to old, tall to short, slow to fast, runners and walkers, men and women, boys and girls, riders and amputees, proud Americans, those who fought for our country, those who are in great shape and those who required assistance, and different nationalities all running for the same cause. One runner came all the way from California to run in this race.

Yes we danced in the street encouraging the runners to do their best. If you look close you will be able to see members of the OD Shag Club as runners. Also look for Howie Thompson the author of the book “Fat Harold The Legendary King of Shag.

Thanks to Jim and Donna for providing the music. And of course thanks to the OD Shag Club Dance Team members who came out at 7 AM to dance in this event. We danced from 7AM to 9AM.

Dance Team Members who participated:

Linda Campbell, John Dryden, Joe Ferlauto, Lenny Gardner, Barbara Hooper, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Susan Male, Lou Martino, Cherie Patalik, and Diane Tindall.

20160423 SOS Spring Safari Parade

SOS Spring Safari Parade

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Monica Powell

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What a great way to end SOS! The OD Shag Club, yes, once again, won 1st Place for Best Shag Troop in the SOS parade. Our theme was Happy Trails paying tribute to Don David, a lifetime member of the OD Shag Club as he retired as Parade Chairman for the SOS Parade.

Brian & Debbie Schmitt led the troop carrying our fantastic “Happy Trail” banner! Behind them were a ton of cowboys and cowgirls whooping it up! That was followed by our fantastic float! Way to go Wendy Schultz for all the great float ideas and everything you did to make this another fantastic parade!

I know that I can’t remember everyone on the float, but Sonny Tomberlin was a fantastic barkeep while trying to keep all the saloon girls in line! Linda Campbell just kept selling that wonderful elixir on the float. Rumor has it that the elixir was pretty darn good and had a kick!

The creativity for the golf carts was mind-blowing! Congratulations to all the members with their fantastic golf carts! Naming just a few of our carts, there was a chuck wagon, a medicine wagon, a traveling chicken ranch, a gambling den of iniquity, Indians, a wagon with live chickens and of course, Blazing Saddles.

I had numerous people stop me and tell me how great the troop looked and how much they enjoyed the show! We had 91 members participate with 16 vehicles!

I must say that the SOS Parade is one of my favorite events. I don’t just enjoy the parade, but I truly enjoy getting together with fellow members and coming up with ideas and working together to make them happen.

Once again, thank you to everyone that participated in any aspect of the parade! You make the ODSC proud!

20160422 SOS Shoe Center

 

SOS Shoe Center Dance Team

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Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team danced at the Shoe Center during SOS Spring Safari April 20, 21 and 22 from 1pm thru 2pm. The days were beautiful with a temperature around 75 degrees. The weather was prefect to be dancing outside on the pavement.

Our main objective was to get the crowd up dancing and they were very cooperative.

We danced to the music of:

Gary Lowder on Wednesday April 20, 2016.

The Entertainers Thursday April 21, 2016

Rick and Lesa Friday April 22, 2016

I would like to thank Mike Parnell from the Shoe Center for inviting the Dance Team to dance during these events. Mike and his great staff always welcome us with open arms.

I would also like to thank the members of the dance team that danced at these events: Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Lenny Gardner, Barbara Hopper, Randy Overby, Laura Hardee, Wade Kirdahi, Joyce Girling and Board Member Vic Gillispie.

2016 Spring Safari Brunch

2016 Spring Safari Brunch

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Tina Tomberlin

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Sunday April 17th the O.D. Shag Club held their annual SOS Spring Safari Brunch at the OD Arcade.
It’s always a fun time when over 320 of your closest friends get together to socialize and eat!! As usual Chris and his team at the Arcade did a wonderful job providing a great breakfast.

Big thanks go to our Hospitality Committee for quickly signing everyone in and handing out the tickets for the Logo Wear and Name Tag drawings as well as those all-important colored food tickets! Donnie and the Food Committee, along with the server volunteers, did a fantastic job keeping the food line moving right along. It takes a while to feed over 300 people and we appreciate everyone’s patience during the process.

Linda Morrison, Membership Chairperson, was set-up to take in new memberships as well as renewals. I understand we had 6 new members join Sunday morning. Welcome to the Club!!

The Ways and Means Committee was busy selling new OD Shag Club logo wear and 50/50 raffle tickets. A big shout out to John Barringer and Nancy Sook for selling over $700 in tickets. Congratulations to the winners of the Logo, Name Tag and 50/50 drawings!!

What would the Brunch be without Murl Augustine spinning the tunes from the DJ Booth? We appreciate his dedication to our Club. Unfortunately we ran out of time for the line dance class but maybe we can talk Kathy McCoy into doing it at the next party??

Thanks to everyone who participated in making the event a success and we look forward to doing it all over again in the Fall.

201603 Chili Cook Off

Annual OD Shag Club Chili Cook Off

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Cassy Shumway

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What a fun time we had at the chili cook off party at Fat Harold’s last night. There were 138 members in attendance. It was a small gathering but a great one! Thanks to all of you who brought chili and desserts, I thought it was all good. The Food Committee did a wonderful job once again and the Hospitality Committee did a great job also.

The winners of the chili cook off were:

  • 1st place – Connie Livingston $75.00
  • 2nd place – Paula Webb $50.00
  • 3rd place – Faye Chowning    $25.00

Congratulations to the three of you for making such great chili!

Thanks to our judges. The judges were:

  • Harold Worley
  • Milford Powell
  • Elaine Harrington

I am sure they probably had some heart burn after trying all that chili.

Thanks to the Entertainment Committee. Kathy McCoy sponsored a dance contest where you collected beads whenever you asked someone to dance. The dance floor was full most of the night. The two people who collected the most beads and each won a $20 gift certificate to Fat Harold’s were Susan Harrell and Brian Mitchell.

Other winners included our 50/50 winner, Diane Bauer who walked away to go shopping with $201. Our Name tag winner was Tim Shumway and he collected $20 and our Logo winner was Sandra Sessoms who also collected $20.00.

It was a great night!

2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Beth Cornwell

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On Saturday, March 12, 2016, the club was well represented in the NMB St. Patrick’s Day Parade by 110 of its members. Twenty-six golf carts were beautifully decorated and carried 106 members donned out in their St. Patrick Day apparel. Thanks to Cathy and Bob Sanders for carrying our banner. I am happy to report that the OD Shag Club won Second Place in the Non-Profit division of the parade!! Way to go Wendy and Donnie Schultz for organizing our troop for the parade. Special thanks also to Susan Harrell for helping to sign in participants, Tina Tomberlin and Monica Powell for helping to pass out beads, and Pat Harris for taking photographs. I am always so proud to see how creative our members are with their golf cart decorations and costumes! You didn’t let me down this year!! A fun time was had by all!

Billy Powell also had a booth set up at the festival for the golf cart fundraiser that turned out to be a big success. Two hundred forty-three tickets were sold. Thanks go out to Rich Young, Sonny Tomberlin, Brian Schmitt, Debbie Schmitt, Lou Garrenton, Bill Anderson, Elaine Powers, Jerry Harrell, Bill Sawyer, and Jon Haris for helping to man the booth and be such great sales people. Thank you Billy! Another great day for the OD Shag Club!

2016 Oyster Roast

World Famous ODSC

Oyster Roast

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Jerry Harrell

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On Saturday, February 20, 2016, the club held its world famous Oyster Roast.  There were 272 members and guests who had knife or spoon in hand.  Chicken bog was provided for those who didn’t want oysters.  

Cathy and Connie sold a lot of new merchandise as well as the new oyster roast shirt, bringing in over $1300 in sales.  

Billy Powell and Rich Young sold $965 in 50/50 tickets. John Turner and Paul Luger won $483 from the 50/50. Bill Anderson, the DJ entertained the crowd.  

All had a great time, thanks to the committee which did such a great job.  The committee included Donnie Schultz and his team plus those who volunteered to help.

Mid Winter Brunch 2016

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Brian Schmitt

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The first official 2016 OD SHAG CLUB event of the year, “Mid Winter Brunch”, was held at OD Arcade on Sunday, January 17, 2016 @ 10-12 AM.

Our new President, Ms. Monica Powell, opened the morning welcoming everyone including new members to this event.  Monica reviewed our clubs future events as follows:

January 30, 2016 – CLEAN SWEEP will be @ 8:30am at the Pavilion at the Horseshoe

February 2, 2016 – BOARD MEETING @ 6:00pm at Fat Harold’s back room (Everyone is welcome)

February 20, 2016 – WORLD FAMOUS OYSTER ROAST @ 6:00pm at OD Arcade

Monica also announced two of our own members were honored at the Mid Winter meeting:

DONNIE SCHULTZ was appointed as the new SOS PARADE CHAIRMAN beginning 2017

PAUL HARRISON was elected as a SOS ICON AWARD member

Our welcoming committee signed in 172 members and 8 guests to our brunch and Donnie Schultz, Food Committee Chairman, along with Chris of OD Arcade provided a great breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, and fruit for our enjoyment

Kathy McCoy, Entertainment Committee Chairman, coordinated a fantastic Shag dance demonstration provided by the Carolina Shag Junior Shag Team.  Money donations during the young couples demonstration totaled over $1,000…Thank you to all whom donated to allow these young individuals to continue to promote our dance.

Our Ways and Means team sold $936 of OD Shag merchandise

Name Tag winner of $25.00 was Bill Bacon who donated his winnings to the Carolina Junior Shag Team.

50/50 Winners of $220 were Phil & Brenda Tomlinson who donated their winnings to the Carolina Junior Shag Team.

We look forward to all of you joining us at the OD Pavilion on January 30, 2016 @ 8:30am for our first CLEAN SWEEP of 2016…Hot Coffee plus will be available to everyone who participates…SEE YOU THERE!!!

Christmas for Families 2015

The OD Shag Club Sponsors Families for Christmas

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Karen Young

The OD Shag Club sponsored 8 children from 2 families this year for Christmas. Clothing and toys were purchased for each child. Members of the club brought non-perishable food items to the club’s Christmas party, which was then divided between the two families.   We would like to thank those who brought food that night and helped to make a very Merry Christmas for these kids and their families. Attached is a message from one of the families that we helped:

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Monthly Dance Classes February 2020

February Dance Class  

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Beverley and Earl Robinson

Earl and Beverley Robinson will instruct the monthly dance class February 11, 2020 at 6PM in the back room of Fat Harold’s

Monthly Dance Class March 2020

March Dance Class

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Tina and Sonny Tomberlin

Tina and Sonny Tomberlin will be instructing the March Dance Class on March 10, 2020 at 6:00PM in the back room of Fat Harold’s.

Monthly Dance Classes March 2020

March Dance Class

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John Barringer and Nancy Sook

  

John Barringer and Nancy Sook will instruct the March Dance Class on March 12, 2019 at 6pm in the backroom of Fat Harold’s.

Monthly Dance Classes April 2020

April Dance Class

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Billy and Monica Powell

Billy and Monica Powell will instruct the April Dance Class on April 9, 2019 at 6pm in the backroom of Fat Harold’s.

Monthly Dance Classes April 2020

April Dance Class

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Steve and Kitty Earles

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Steve and Kitty Earles will instruct the February Dance Class on April 14, 2020 at 6pm in the backroom of Fat Harold’s.

Monthly Dance Classes May 2020

May Dance Class

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John and Lori Setzer

 

John and Lori Setzer will instruct the September Dance Class on May 12, 2020 at 6pm in the backroom of Fat Harold’s.

Monthly Dance Class June 2020

June Dance Class

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Burnie and Donna Williams

Burnie and Donna Williams will instruct the June Dance Class on June 09, 2020 at 6pm in the backroom of Fat Harold’s.

 

Monthly Dance Classes June 2020

June Dance Class

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Randy and Sue Bowling

 

Randy and Sue Bowling will instruct the June Dance Class on June 11, 2019 at 6pm in the backroom of Fat Harold’s.

Monthly Dance Class July 2020

July Dance Class

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Chris and Angela Jestes

 

Chris and Angela Jestes will instruct the July Dance Class on July 14, 2020 at 6:00PM in the back room of Fat Harold’s.

 

Monthly Dance Class August 2020

August Dance Class

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Linda Campbell and Lou Martino

Lou Martino and Linda Campbell will instruct the August Dance Class on August 11, 2020 at 6pm in the backroom of Fat Harold’s.

Monthly Dance Classes October 2020

October Dance Class

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Bill Seymour and Shelia Blazer

Bill Seymour and Shelia Blazer will instruct the October Dance Class on October 13, 2020 at 6pm in the backroom of Fat Harold’s.

Committee Chairs 2016

Advertising

Dolly McDermott dollymcdermott@aol.com 301-466-9632

Liaison: Beth Cornwell bcornwell06@roadrunner.com
Mobile:  704-236-5439

 

Clean Sweep

Bill & Joan Bacon wmbacon@yahoo.com

Tim & Paula Webb

Liaison: Jerry Harrell jharrell002@sc.rr.com
Home: 843-427-4752 – Mobile: 803-627-2725

 

Dance Team

Lou Martino loumartino@sc.rr.com  Home: 843-497-8532

Liaison: Monica Powell mwpowell948@gmail.com
Home: 843-361-3218 – Mobile: 704-996-7032

 

Entertainment/Decorating

Kathy McCoy kmccoynmbtimes@gmail.com Mobile: 803-572-1310

Liaison: Brian Schmitt bpschmitt2011@hotmail.com
Home: 843-399-4546 – Mobile: 803-397-3800

 

Food

Donnie Schultz thegolfcartguru@yahoo.com 843-424-2644

Liaison: Vic Gillespie vicgillispie@gmail.com  Mobile: 843-504-5546

 

Hospitality

Cindy Day cindyday@belk.com 843-734-0231

Liaison: Cassy Shumway cshumway@sc.rr.com
Mobile: 843-457-7025

 

Membership

Linda Morrison lindaodmember@gmail.com 804-564-8223

Liaison: Monica Powell mwpowell948@gmail.com
Home: 843-361-3218 – Mobile: 704-996-7032

 

Newsletter/Bulletin

Sandy Cummings sbcummings65@aol.com

Liaison: Monica Powell mwpowell948@gmail.com
Home: 843-361-3218 – Mobile: 704-996-7032

 

Parade

Wendy Schultz wschultzod2002@yahoo.com  843 424-2486

Liaison: Tina Tomberlin tina.tomberlin@gmail.com
Mobile: 704-221-2902

Photography

Lou Martino loumartino@sc.rr.com Home:843-497-8532

Liaison: Jerry Harrell jharrell002@sc.rr.com
Home: 843-427-4752 – Mobile: 803-627-2725

 

Remembrance/ Communications

Faye Chowning chowningfaye@gmail.com

Dolly McDermott dollymcdermott@aol.com

Liaison: Linda Campbell lindalou1972@yahoo.com
Home: 843-399-8180 – Mobile: 803-528-0774

 

Ways and Means

Cathy Jamiolkowski mrsjay1688@gmail.com

Connie Livingston conniedlivingston@yahoo.com 

Liaison: Beth Cornwell bcornwell06@roadrunner.com
Mobile: 704-236-5439

Webmaster

Lou Martino loumartino@sc.rr.com Home:843-497-8532

Liaison: Monica Powell mwpowell948@gmail.com
Home: 843-361-3218 Mobile: 704-996-7032

Special Projects

Cruise to Nowhere/Bus to Somewhere

Bill & Joan Bacon wmbacon@yahoo.com

Liaison: Cassy Shumway cshumway@sccoast.net
Mobile: 843-457-7025

 

Golf Tournament

Geoff Girling girlingg@bellsouth.net 843-870-1857

Ken Meyer kmeyer112@yahoo.com

Rich & Karen Young raykey@sc.rr.com 843-399-4861

Liaison: Brian Schmitt bpschmitt2011@hotmail.com
Home: 843-399-4546 – Mobile: 803-397-3800

 

Fun Monday Tickets

Lou Garrenton tpress10@aol.com
Home:843 272-1817 – Mobile:804 363-3152

Liaison: Linda Campbell lindalou1972@yahoo.com
Home: 843-399-8180 – Mobile: 803-528-0774

 

Fund Raiser

Billy Powell bpowell948@gmail.com 704-231-9818

Liaison: Terry McCoy temccdance@gmail.com Mobile: 803-572-1314

 

Oyster Roast

Donnie Schultz thegolfcartguru@yahoo.com 843-424-2644

Liaison: Vic Gillespie vicgillispie@gmail.com  Mobile:843-504-5546

 

MB Manor

Joe Ferlauto longbay16@hotmail.com
Home:843-399-4943 – Mobile:973-803-8300

Liaison: Tina Tomberlin tina.tomberlin@gmail.com
Mobile: 704-221-2902

 

2015 Food Drive

Food Drive

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Karen Young

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The Joy of Christmas is giving. We would like to thank all the members who brought food for the two needy families that the OD Shag Club adopted for Christmas. The two families had a total of eight children for whom we were able to provide Christmas presents and brighten their holiday. I also would like to thank Cindy Day for helping me to shop for the Christmas gifts; those members who worked so hard to sort the donated food for the two families; Bill and Joan Bacon for hosting the sorting job and Wendy and Donnie Schultz, Peggy Christie, and Rich Young who delivered the items to the school. It warms our hearts to be able to do this each year and provide a Christmas for families who need our help.

2015 Christmas at the Manor

Myrtle Beach Manor Annual Christmas Visit December 7th 2015

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Joe Ferlauto

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I would like to start off by saying thank you to all the members of the OD Shag Club who came out and participated in this special evening. The residents of the Manor, and there were many in attendance, were so thoroughly entertained that by nights end everyone was still in their seats.

The night started off with the OD Shag Club Dance Team, doing a couple of group dances. Linda Campbell, Lou Martino and Lenny Gardner then entertained the residents with a three-person dance. Lenny told a few jokes. The woman of the Club then proceeded to give out the brooches that the club provided. Cookies and punch were distributed while the brooches were pined on the lady residents. The party continued as yours truly cranked up the music and we danced with most the residents.

Paul Craver arrived and entertained the residents with two beautiful songs “Make the World Go Away”, and “White Christmas”. As Paul sang these songs he worked the room looking into the faces and holding hands with many the lady residents, he certainly made them feel special. Thank you Paul.

Linda Campbell and Lou Martino, who dressed as toy soldiers, came out and proceeded to march up and down the room, than stood at attention as Santa (Bob Sanders) made his entrance. Santa personally greeted each and every resident as the members of the club were distributing the presents.

We were than entertained by Sheila and Bill Blazer, who are participants in the 2016 National Shag Championship. Sheila and Bill gave us a preview of their dance routine for the Nationals and the residents were in complete awe.

The members, along with Santa than danced and sang with the residents, we had a group sing-a-long and we closed with everyone singing “GOD BLESS AMERICA”

All in all it was a very good evening both for the residents of the Manor as well as the members of the club.

A special thank you goes to Jon Harris, our Master of ceremony for the evening.

Until next year, this is Joe Ferlauto, your Myrtle Beach Manor Chair, saying thank you and may each and every one of you have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

 

20160918 SOS Brunch

SOS Brunch

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Linda Campbell

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Yes oh Yes it’s SOS and it is time again for the OD Shag Club Fall Brunch held at the OD Arcade. The rain didn’t deter some 324 shag club members and their guest from coming and enjoying the great music of Terry McPhail.   As members and guests waited for Chris and his great staff to serve “adult beverages”, they were enjoying the coffee and conversations of catching up with those they hadn’t seen from last years Fall Brunch or even from the Spring Brunch. There was lots of laughter and smiles. It was especially exciting to see our “youngest at heart” member, Lenny Gardner, there as he had suffered a serious fall and is recovering and is now easing his way out some. Welcome Back Lenny!

Before breakfast was served, President Monica Powell had a very special presentation to each of the past Al Cain award winners. As their names were called, she presented them with a new name badge, which indicated that they were the recipients of this prestigious award. Each was honored to be wearing these badges in the future to OD Shag Club events.

As the food ticket colors were being announced and the snake of people lined around the dance floor, many people took advantage of the tunes being spun by DJ Terry and we all enjoyed watching them dance.

As entertainment for the Brunch we were honored to have Sam West Jr troupe of dancers, the Shag Time II and the Wee Baby Blues. They entertained us with their awesome dancing and the crowd threw money on the floor to help support their travel expenses as they compete. We were all in awe with the incredible talent these young people have as several were just 7-8 years old all the way to 14-15 years old. If only we “seasoned” adults could move like that!

The Name Tag Winner was Kathryn Wooten who was rewarded with $20 for remembering to wear her nametag. Yea!   Peggy Lugan was given $20 for wearing her OD Shag Club logo and Diane Tindall went home with over $300 + for the 50/50 drawing. WooHoo! Thanks to all who bought 50/50 tickets.

As the brunch was coming to a close it was reminded that we were having a Bar Crawl on Tuesday 9/20 starting at Pirates Cove at 6:00pm then transitioning to Fat Harolds. We will do it again on Thursday 09/22 starting at 6:00pm at the OD Arcade and then moving to Ducks, so come join us for some great fun, fellowship and of course so great shaggin’…..cause YES OH YES….ITS SOS!!!!

2015 Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade

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Cassy Shumway

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What a beautiful night for a parade! There was not a rain cloud in the sky, but there was a chill in the air. It felt like Christmas! We had 102 people that were in the finest Christmas outfits for the parade and 29 golf carts that were decorated from roof to the tires. What a great turnout! We had 2 toys soldiers to hold our banner to lead the OD Shag Club through the NMB parade then we had the walkers to hand out candy and beads to the children. Everyone did a great job. The OD Shag Club was escorted out by a giant 4-car train; then all the colorful and decorated golf carts followed. It was a great time for everyone that was in the parade……MERRY CHRISTMAS TOO ALL OF THE OD SHAG CLUB MEMEBERS.

Palmetto Health foundation – Camp Kemo

Palmetto Health Foundation – Camp Kemo

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Camp Kemo during Fall SOS. Camp Kemo is a camp for children with cancer and their families. For these kids it may be a brief moment of joy in a life that has its share of pain and fear, and the week-long camp can provide them with a normal childhood experience.

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Ellen Taylor Foundation

Ellen Taylor Foundation

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The Ellen Taylor Foundation for Junior Shaggers (ETFJS) was founded in 2007 by Mrs. Ellen Taylor. The purpose of the ETFJS is to remove financial barriers that prevent those under 21 from learning and participating in the shag dance. Examples of this include providing free dance shoes, funding workshops, and providing meal, lodging, and gas vouchers for shag dance events such as Junior SOS at North Myrtle Beach. Our club was was proud to present a $500.00 donation to Ellen Taylor Foundation.

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Hall of Fame

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The Hall of Fame Foundation provides financial assistance to people in need and has helped many of our members in the past. They help with medical expenses, wheelchairs, rehabilitation and much more. OD Shag Club supports the Hall of FameFoundation to help “Care for Friends”.

North Myrtle Beach Explorers 2015

North Myrtle Beach Explorers

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The North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Explorer program is chartered through the Learning For Life subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America and is open to young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20. This program is sponsored by the Law Enforcement division of the Public Safety Department in an effort to reach out to the youth in our community. Public Safety officers work with the Explorer Post providing a structured program that allows our youth to learn first hand about law enforcement practices and the application of state and local laws within our community.

Teen Angels

Teen Angels

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Teen Angel, a program that helps homeless North Myrtle Beach High School students. Teen Angel began as a way to provide homeless NMB students with Christmas gifts and food, the program provides the students with rental and utility assistance, fees for college applications, school supplies and food. OD Shag Club takes pride in having the opportunity to help with our $1000 donation to this worthy program.

2015 Thanksgiving Party

Thanksgiving Party

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Peggy Christie

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The location of the November party was Duck’s Beach Club, where 197 people enjoyed a bountiful Thanksgiving feast. Donnie Schultz did another excellent job planning the meal – thanks to him, Faye Chowning and the many helpers for keeping the food flowing and the tables replenished. Thanks also to all the members who contributed side dishes and delicious desserts for the party and to the Hospitality Committee for keeping things moving at the check-in table.

If you wanted to do some early Christmas shopping, Beth and Joe Cornwell were selling club logo merchandise. It was a busy evening, with Nancy Sook and John Barringer doing a fantastic job selling 50/50 tickets, while Fritz Eckhardt took photos for the Club’s website. Jerry Taylor’s name was drawn for wearing logo apparel, while Ken Meyer was the nametag winner and Jerry Harrell walked away with $243 as the lucky winner of the 50/50 drawing.

While Paul Craver provided the music, Mimi Benedict and Pat Folds started out the dancing, with John Barringer and Dennis Beaudreau leading them. It was good to see everyone out on the dance floor working off all that food. I had a great time and I hope you did too.

Laura Hardee – Board Member

DSCN3999For those of us who have been blessed to live on or near North Myrtle Beach, the Shag dance and beach music have been ingrained in our hearts and souls. I grew up near Loris, only a few short miles form the Ocean Drive section of NMB. At an early age, my brother Tommy would sneak me into concerts to see groups, like The Drifters: The Tams and The Swinging Medallions, I was immediately hooked and my love affair with the Shag and its music was born.

After graduating form Green Sea High, I went to Horry Georgetown Tech with an associated degree in Secretarial Science. I am a member of the Loris Garden Club. I was soon married to Lewis Hardee and we reared three successful children. Although I have worked 29 years at the Clerk of Court Office at the Conway Court House, I have never forgotten my love of the Shag and its importance to our beloved beach. In 2012, I joined the O D Shag Club and have recently decided to campaign for a position on Board of Directors of the amazing group. The Shag Club is as important to me as breathing and I will be a positive example for our club members and future members. It is my goal to preserve this institution carry on its integrity and provide future generations with the opportunity to experience this special dance though our unique music. I am fully committed to this group and will hold myself to a higher standard while sitting on your Board of Directors.

20151114 Belk’s

OD Shag Club Dance Team at Belk’s

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Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to dance at Belk’s Department Store at the Myrtle Beach Mall on November 14, 2015. Their theme for the event was called Santa Fest. We arrived at Belk’s around 1230pm and were met by Kerry Brown, Department Manager. The shoe department was very busy since they were having a big sale on shoes so we had a pretty big audience to dance for. Our team answered several questions as to who we were and were we were located. A couple of the shoppers requested an application to join the OD Shag Club. After we danced an elder couple approached me and asked if we could play 60-minute man since that was there song back in the day. Although the gentleman was unable to dance due to his physical condition he leaned against the mirror and danced with Barbara Harper. He wife of 58 years danced with Lenny Gardner. They could not have been more grateful. Thanks to Scott for playing our music. I would like to thank those members of the Dance Team who danced at this event:

Cathy and Rich Jamiolowski

Cherie Patalik

Lenny Gardner

Sheila Blazer

Bill Seymor

Barbara Harper

Joe Ferlauto

Susan Male

Jay Kellerman

Connie and Jim Livingston

Linda Campbell

Lou Martino

 

A special thanks goes out to Cindy Day who works at Belk’s for inviting us to dance at this event.

2015 Election Party

Election Party

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Wendy Schultz

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The OD Shag Club Election Party was on Saturday, October 24th, for the 2016 Board of Directors. There were 157 Members and Guests in attendance. Big thank you to the Hospitality Committee for their hard work getting everyone signed in and counted. Quite a few members were dressed in their Halloween Costumes and even had Zombies entertain us with the Thriller line dance. Congrats to Ken Meyer for winning the 50/50.

The Election results for the Board of Directors 2016 are as follows:

President – Monica Powell

Vice President – Terry McCoy

Secretary – Tina Tomberlin

Treasurer – Beth Cornwell

3 Board Positions – Linda Campbell

Vic Gillispie

Jerry Harrell

Thanks to Milford Powell for allowing us to take over Pirates Cove for a few hours and the Food Committee, along with John Powell, for arranging a great Fish Fry for the club. Jay Nelms was our DJ for the event and Pat Harris was our Photographer.

This was also the night that we announce the Al Cain Award Winner for 2015. The purpose of the Award is to recognize members who have made outstanding contributions to the OD Shag Club. This year’s winner of this award goes to Karen Young for her continuous support and dedication to the club, going above and beyond the call of duty.

Thanks to everyone that attended, voted and made this another wonderful gathering of friends!!

Storage Clean Up

Storage Clean Up

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Wendy Schultz

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A group gathered with me this morning directly after the clean sweep and kept right on cleaning. What a mess!! The ODSC lost a great deal in the storage unit but the majority of it was old. Everything had to be removed and the unit was swept out. What ever could be saved, was wiped down with cleaner, reorganized and returned to storage in dry containers.

Thank you so much to everyone who came out and helped.