Al Cain Award

2019 Monica Powell

Al Cain Award 2019

Monica has been a member of the ODSC for 8 years and has been involved with many of the activities of the club.  She has served as Secretary, Vice President and President.  Monica currently serves as chair of the Communications Committee and Co-Chair of the Charity Fun Run, but has spent much time helping with parades, fund raising, Ways and Means, clean sweep, Fun Run and our golf tournament.  She has promoted our dance by helping to produce a video for the North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum and by coordinating with the Junior Shaggers to share their talent with our club. 

While Monica was President, she began the beginner shag classes and SASS (Share a Shag Step).  She was also instrumental in forming the ODSC Foundation to establish 501c3 status for the club.  She currently serves as Chair of the Foundation. 

Monica has spent many hours working for the club and cheerfully looks forward continuing her work.  Please join me in congratulating Monica Powell as our Al Cain Award winner for 2019!

 

 

20181115 Al Cain Award – Wendy Schultz

 

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!

Al Cain Award Recipients

Al Cain Award Nomination Form

To Nominate a member for the Al Cain Award please fill out both pages 1 & 2 below

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Previous recipients of the Al Cain Award

Donnie Schultz 2017

Lou Martino 2016

Karen Young 2015

Bob Sanders 2014

Susan Harrell 2013

Cassy Shumway 2012

Carolyn Beach 2011

Etta Allen 2010

Jennifer Sykes 2009

Bruce Fitzsimmons and Debra Brown 2008

Larry Allen 2007

Jerry Sheets 2006

Phil Benedict 2005

Larry and Bonnie Aldridge 2004

Reamonia Matthews 2003

Paul and Vickie Harrison 2002

John Barringer 2001

John Barnett and Jerry Barnett 2000

Gene Blair 1999

Bill and Beverly Clinard 1998

Sherry Holcomb, Flash and Babs Ludwick 1997

Lou Ann Roehl, Don and Becki David 1996

Sonny and Gloria Lee 1995

Donnie Schultz – Al Cain Award 2017

The 2017 winner is …….DONNIE SCHULTZ!

Donnie has been a member for 16 years.  He has chaired or co-chaired the Hospitality Committee, Parade Committee, Oyster Roast, Charity Fun Run, Nomination Committee, Food Committee, numerous times.  Donnie has served as a board member and Vice President.  Donnie attends most of the business meetings and has also been Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny!  

Donnie believes and expresses the importance of the ODSC and their purpose.  Donnie has taken dance lessons this year and now we can see him on the dance floor.  Think about this….for years, Donnie worked as hard as anyone I have seen for the Shag Club and did not even dance.  Now he can DO IT ALL!

Please join me in congratulating our 2017 Al Cain Award winner, DONNIE SCHULTZ!

Lou Martino – Al Cain Award 2016

Al Cain Award Recipient 2016

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Monica Powell

Lou Martino Al Cain Award 2016

Lou Martino

Lou Martino is our 2016 Al Cain Award Winner.  Lou has:

  • Been a member of the ODSC for 26 years.
  • He has been on the Board and has served as Chairperson for several committees.
  • He organized the Dance Demo Team.
  • Club photography 1990 – 1996 and 2016
  • Membership Chair – 1996 – 1999
  • Worked on almost every committee that we have.
  • He built shelves for the storage unit.
  • He is always talking to new people and signing them up to become new ODSC members.
  • He is also our webmaster. For those of you that do not know, being Webmaster takes an enormous amount of time and Lou does it gladly!

What a wonderful example of someone who goes above and beyond for the ODSC!

 

A response from Lou Martino

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On November 19, 2016, I was very honored and humbled to receive the most prestigious award that the OD Shag Club has to offer its membership.

This Award is very precious to me in many ways. Yes I work for and put in many hours for the OD Shag Club, but I enjoy what I do and what is asked of me.

I just want to say that there are many members of our club that are deserving of this award, because there are many members that are always working behind the scenes to make our club work best for its members.

Yes, I have been a member of the OD Shag Club ever since I moved to the beach back in 1991. I have seen many changes during this time. The members are the same their faces just change. It’s like old saying “Shaggers never die they just change their soles”.

I have been fortune enough to hang with the best. The old group back at Sha Booms in Fayetteville, NC: Eddie Monseur, John Stephens and Al Cain. I took my very first lessons from our own Jeppe McDowell in 1989.

I love to dance. It has been a great ride for me. Then when I came to the beach, it was a whole new ball game. The first time that John Stephens asked me to come to my first SOS; I was hooked. This is where I wanted to be, so I moved to the beach.

I saw dancing like I have never seen before. All the pros! I was in awe. I couldn’t begin to name all of the dancers, but everyone knows Charlie and Jackie Womble. I wanted to be like them when I grew up (and so didn’t 1000’s of other dancers).

Yes like most people who moved to the beach, I took lessons. There was Jeppy McDowell, Judy Duke, and Charlie and Jackie. I had a hunger to do better.

I only mention this history because the Al Cain Award means all this to me. It’s not just the work and the hours one puts forth to make our Club great. It’s promoting and preserving the Shag Dance. It’s meeting and becoming friends with so many people that like to do the same things together.

So I would like to thank the OD Shag Club, it’s Officers and Board Members, and the members that felt that I was deserving of this Award.

A special thank you to Al Cain (God rest his soul) for the memories and recognizing those members who are honored to receive this award.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

Lou Martino

Karen Young – Al Cain Award 2015

Al Cain Award Recipient 2015

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Karen Young

Karen Young is an asset to the OD Shag Club. Karen joined the ODSC in 2008 and has been involved since the beginning. She served as the Food Committee Co-Chair in 2008 and 2009. Karen served as the Membership Chairman in 2010 and 2011 and co-chaired the Cruise to Nowhere with Howard Stallings. Karen was a board member 2012 and 2013 and she served as President of the OD Shag Club in 2014. Karen was one of the Co-Chairs for the Charity Golf Tournament in 2015.

In addition the many committees she has chaired, Karen has helped with the Ways and Mean selling shirts and other items. She has sold 50/50 tickets. She has participated in numerous Clean Sweep events and has co-chaired the Charity Golf Tournament. She has obtained many sponsors and raffle items, which funds our charity giving. Karen participated in updating the By-Laws for the Club.

Thank you Karen for everything you do for the OD Shag Club!

A response From Karen Young

I would like to thank the shag club members for my nomination for the Al Cain award and the Board Members for choosing me for the award.  I was surprised and honored by this designation.  The OD Shag Club has been our second family since we moved to the beach.  I have enjoyed volunteering for the different committees and have made so many friends in the process. I plan to remain active in the Shag Club events in the years to come as the rewards for doing so are countless.

Sincerely,

Karen Young

Bob Sanders – Al Cain Award 2104

Al Cain Award Recipient 2014

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Bob Sanders

Co-chaired Clean Sweep for 2 years
Co-Chaired the Annual Charity Golf Tournament for 5 years
ODSC Treasurer 2010-2011
ODSC President 2012

Bob helped with the constructions on many parades and has carried the banner in a parade.
Volunteered at Jr. SOS Brunches
Helped fry turkeys for past Thanksgiving parties
Helped set up, cook and clean up for many Oyster Roasts
Cooked Hamburgers and Hot Dogs for the beach parties.
Helped sell golf cart tickets
He is always there if the Shag Club needs anything.

 

A Note From Bob Sander’s

I want to take this opportunity to thank each of the Board Members for awarding me the 2014 Al Cain Award. I am honored and very happy to receive this most prestigious OD Shag Club recognition.

When you presented it to me at the Thanksgiving Party, I was so surprised and completely at a loss for words! I enjoy every minute of my membership in the OD Shag Club. I’M grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to contribute to our Club. The OD Shag Club is very important to me and I am extremely appreciative of receiving this award.

Sincerely,

Bob Sanders