OD Shag Club News

2021 Election Results

 

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Many, many thanks to our all volunteers who ran our drive-thru election.  Special thanks to Terry McCoy and his team for the wonderful chicken bog.  Just as a fyi, Terry McCoy and his team worked for 2 days preparing the food.  

Here are your election results for 2021:

President -John Setzer
Vice President – Donna Williams
Secretary-Charlie Pangburn
Treasurer – Rick Kosko
Board members- Wayne Baldwin
                             Linda Campbell
                             Billy Powell

Congratulations to the new members of the 2021 Executive Board.

 

20201008 CoronaVirus

Covid-19 is hitting way too close to everyone’s home. With a sad heart, but with strong faith in our Heavenly Father, today I kneel down in prayer, asking for a full recovery for those with Covid-19 and those in pain. Lord I’m asking You to protect & cover each of us with your healing hands and precious blood. Please protect and strengthen the elderly, homeless, unemployed, sick, front liners and caregivers who are exhausted, but not giving up. Please refresh their minds and renew their strength. Prop them up on every leaning side. Thank You for Your grace, love, mercy and healing powers. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Let us be united in praying for one another.

May God bless us!
In Jesus mighty name….Amen

 

 

20200926 Golf Cart Winner

Winner of the 2020 Golf Cart

by

Monica Powell

 

Today our very own ODSC member, Felix Figueroa, picked up his brand new golf cart!  Many thanks to our Golf Cart Committee (left to right)  John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Monica Palmieri, Jim Palmieri.  Also, many thanks to Mike Graham for all his help in selling tickets and storage of our 2020 cart (featured in back of photo).

Maybe you can win next year!

Monica Powell
Communications Chair

 

20200926 Golf Cart Drawing

Golf Cart Drawing

by 

Monica Palmieri 

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A letter from your 2020 Golf Cart Fundraiser Committee: 

Hello ODSC, we hope this finds you and your family doing well.  

Monica Palmieri, Lori Setzer, John Setzer, and Jim Palmieri are extremely pleased to report that we have sold all of our tickets for the 3rd year in a row.  That is correct; in 2018 we sold 3,000 tickets.  In 2019 we sold 3,200.  In 2020, despite having all of our scheduled events cancelled, all 3,500 tickets have been sold.  That’s a total of $17,500 deposited for 2020.  And, if you are keeping score, that’s $48,500 for three years.

A great big thank you to Monica Powell.  Without her incredible communication, this would not have been possible.  Thank you to our President, Billy Powell, for all of his support.  This year we had to create our own events and Billy showed up at every single event.  We really appreciated his support.  Thank you to all of our volunteers who gave up their time to help sell tickets.  

On the day of the drawing, with 500 tickets still to sell, we started selling at Grahams’s at 10:00am and then moved to Fat Harold’s parking lot at 3:00pm.  At 5:30pm, as members were arriving for the drawing, many members who had volunteered in the past 3 years, got caught up in the selling frenzy as we closed in on ticket #3,500 and they started selling tickets with us.  Finally, thank you to all of our members who showed up in droves on September 26th to purchase tickets and stayed for the drawing.

Congratulations to our 2020 golf cart winner Felix Figueroa.  Felix is a member of the ODSC and purchased ticket #0800 way back in February.

Once again, thank you to everyone.

Your Golf Cart Fundraiser Committee

Monica & Jim Palmieri

Lori & John Setzer

 

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20200909 Museum

North Myrtle Beach Museum 

by

Lou Martino

 

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The ODSC Dance Team was asked to give a brief history and to demonstrate the Shag Dance at the North Myrtle Beach Museum on September 08, 2020 at 9:30am. by Cathy Altman, Executive Director.

With the restrictions and safety precautions due to Covid-19 it was recommended that only two members of the dance team provide the information being requested. All safety measures were taken. Each person that was a part of the event wore a mask, practiced social distancing and there was plenty of hand sanitizer made available.

The group represented the NMB Chamber’s Marketing Agency. Our local President and CEO of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Cheryl Kilday was accompanied by three young ladies from the Miles Partnership, the Creative and Marketing company for the North Myrtle Beach Chamber out of Florida.

Linda Campbell gave a 15-minute talk on the history of the Shag Dance and the impact that it has on our community.

Following her talk, we demonstrated the Shag Dance. Then we taught the group the basic steps. The group picked up the steps very easily and were very enthusiastic in wanting to learn.

After the lessons, we were asked if we could go to Florida and teach the Shag Dance in their community. Well….

I would also like to recognize the NMB Museum and the Executive Director, Cathy Altman. She has always asked the ODSC Dance Team to come to the Museum and promote and preserve the Shag. If you have not been to the Museum, take the time to visit. There is a wealth of information there. It’s free and worth the trip.

Thank you, Cathy, for the invitation and thank you for keeping the Shag alive.

Thanks to Linda Campbell and Lou Martino for taking the time to take part in this event.

 

 

20200801 Cancellations #8

ODSC – Important News

Hello ODSC Members,

Let me start with this:  

  • We will NOT be having a party in August.

Now on to other news. 

Before the pandemic started, the ODSC had a brunch in January and the Oyster Roast in February.  We are also planning an activity for October so we can vote on our officers and board for 2021.  While we have not been together, expenses still continue such as the rent for the storage bldg., insurance, CPA fees, etc.   In light of the fact that we have cancelled several parties, the Executive Board of the ODSC has decided to change the following:

  • Re-up for current members will be $20.00 for 2021 instead of the usual $35.00 if you re-up before 12/31/2020.
  • New members or anyone who signs up after 12/31/2020 will be charged the usual $40.00 per person
  • Your SOS card for 2020 is good thru December 31, 2021

We hope to see you soon and hope we can get back to some semblance of normalcy.

Executive Board of the ODSC

20200724 Golf Cart Fundraiser Update

Golf Cart Fundraiser Update

We have an opportunity to sell golf cart raffle tickets at Boulineau’s IGA Grocery Store on July 31st and August 1st.  We currently need volunteers to help sell tickets. We hope to have enough volunteers to sale at both doors.  We will be wearing masks and taking safety precautions with hand sanitizer etc.  If you are able to help, please email Lori Setzer by clicking on this link lsetzerrph@gmail.com or call at 336-971-9791.  Please include your name, shift you are willing to work and your phone number.  Below are the shifts we need to cover. 
 
Friday July 31:  10am-12noon________
                           12noon-2pm ________
 
Saturday August 1: 10am-12noon________
                                  12noon-2pm  ________
 
 
Thank you for your support.

 

20200701 Golf Cart Fundraiser Update

Golf Cart Fundraiser Update

The Golf Cart Raffle Committee set up shop outside of Graham’s Golf Carts on June 26 and 27.  To say it was hot would be an understatement.  We would like to thank our volunteers who braved the heat – Joe Harrell, Nancy & Tom Wegman, Dolly McDermott, Jerry Howard, and Monica & Billy Powell.  (Also, thank you Monica for the communication) Special thanks to Mike Graham for supporting us once again and Rip Tide Radio for the great advertisements. Please support them.

Over the weekend we sold 250 tickets.  We began the year with 3,500 tickets. Despite having all of our events cancelled, we have less than 1,300 remaining. We still have a few more events up our sleeves but not enough to reach the finish line in a blaze of glory.

We really need your help.  As a reminder, if you would like to purchase or sell blocks of tickets (five, ten or more)  contact Monica Palmieri at monicapalmieri@me.com.  You may also purchase tickets anytime at Graham’s.  Just ask Mike for OD Shag Club Golf Cart tickets.  He has the cart and sign in his store, and is helping us sell tickets.  We can’t thank him enough for the support.  The drawing is still Sept. 26.  If you are on a Committee, we would appreciate you turning in your money ASAP.
 
Thank You,
Golf Cart Committee
Monica & Jim Palmieri
Lori & John Setzer

 

20200619 Ticket Sale at Graham’s

Golf Cart Raffle Ticket Sale at Graham’s Golf Cart

Hello ODSC Members,

We want to let you know that we will be selling golf cart raffle tickets on:
 
Date:  Friday, 6/26 and Saturday, 6/27
  • Location:  Grahams Golf Carts on North Main Street
  • Time:   8:30am and 2:00pm each day

We will set up a tent in front of Grahams .  Hopefully it will be crowded as people rent carts for the holiday week.

Please support your club by stopping by and purchasing a few tickets.  All of our pre-planned events this year were cancelled, so we have plenty of tickets remaining. We will practice social distancing, so you won’t even need to leave your car.  Our event will be supported by radio advertising.

We are also soliciting help from anyone willing to sell tickets with us.  We know it will be a very hot day so any help you could give us would be appreciated. Please respond with the time you may be available. Ideally we are asking you to work a 2 hour shift. 8:30 /10:30 / 12:30.  Click on monicapalmieri@me.com to let me know what shift you can work.  
 
Thank you very much,
Monica & Jim Palmieri
Lori & John Setzer

 

20200619 ODSC Largest Fundraiser of the Year

ODSC Largest Fundraiser of the Year

Hello OD Shag Club Members,
 
We hope all is well with you and your families.  If anyone is interested in purchasing golf cart raffle tickets, the attached will give you a couple of different options. We have many tickets remaining to be sold so we are trying to make it as easy as possible.  
 
We greatly appreciate your help and support.  
 
Golf Cart Raffle Committee
Monica & Jim Palmieri

Lori & John Setzer 

 

If you live in North Myrtle Beach:  I can meet you at Graham’s to give you the tickets.  Please email me to arrange.

 If you are out of town: 

To buy tickets via email, follow the steps below:

  1.  Send an email to monicapalmieri@me.com with the information below.  I will respond to that email with my address so you can send me your check made payable to the OD Shag Club. 
  1. Complete the information below and enclose your check ($5.00 per ticket).
  1. Your Name: _____________________________________
  2. Name on all ticket stubs: ___________________________
  3. Your email address: _______________________________
  4. Your phone number: ______________________________
  5. # of Tickets you want: _____________________________

When your check is received, I will fill in the ticket stubs and take a picture of all of the stubs and email it to you.  We will not mail you the other half of the tickets.  We use the telephone number on the ticket to notify the winner, so do not need your half of the ticket to claim the prize. 

 

20200524 Golf Cart Fundraiser

Message from Your Golf Cart Fundraiser Committee
Monica & Jim Palmieri
Lori & John Setzer

 

As you know, all of our selling events this year have been cancelled. We lost St. Patricks’ Day, SOS, SOS Parade, and MayFest, not to mention some smaller events.  This Covid Virus really has a way of trickling down, and we saw it firsthand.  Last year at this time, we were completely sold out.  With restrictions loosening up, we thought we may have a selling opportunity at Graham’s Golf Cart store on Memorial Day weekend.  This is like ‘fishing where the fish are’ because we know everyone that walks by, loves to drive golf carts around town. 
 
A big shout out to Mike Graham for allowing us to set up our booth in front of his store on Friday and Saturday.  Also thank you to Rip-Tide Radio for giving us on-air mentions both days, they did a great job.  As always, thank you Monica Powell for the terrific communication. Thank you to our members, Maxie Brien, Dolly McDermott, Kay and Mark Hughes and our new member Tim Pittman, who volunteered their time to sell tickets.  Thank you to all our club members who stopped by to purchase tickets.
 
Okay, so you want to know the results?  Our two-day event ranked 2nd to our largest event ever (St. Patrick’s Day Festival last year). WE SOLD ALMOST 600 TICKETS! 

All that being said, we are still far behind our sales goal.  
 
We have 1,700 tickets left to sell, so we’re always looking for selling opportunities. If anyone would like a block of 10 or more tickets to sell to friends and neighbors, please let Monica Palmieri know by clicking on this link monicapalmieri@me.com. While we did not have the large crowds like the above events, our hit-rate made a hot couple of days well worth our time.

Once again, a great big  ‘THANK YOU’ to all who came out.

20200516 John’s Drive-By

John’s Drive-By

by

Lou Martino

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There were just a few clouds in a perfect Carolina Blue sky that set the stage for the most important dance event that the OD Shag Club Dance Team has had thus far for 2020.  Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 10:30 Lou Martino and Linda Campbell organized a surprise “Drive-by” for one of our very own, John and Lori Setzer. Drive-by’s seem to be the new way to “visit” now days due to the “invisible enemy” as it is called, the Corona Virus or COVID-19.

John had been home for two days from Grand Strand Regional Hospital where he had surgery to stabilize his neck.

The cul de sac at Ridgewood Dr North Myrtle Beach began to line up with all kinds of vehicles and most people were getting out of them sporting their fashionable masks.  There were many convertibles, golf carts, and even a beautiful classic muscle car.   The vehicles were decorated with colorful balloons and signs, some saying things such as…”Hugs and Prayers”, We are here for you!” and “TEAM JOHN!”.  As the caravan paraded in front of John and Lori’s house. Even SEA DOO, the Shag Monkey stuck his head out and waved to John and Lori as he passed by John and Lori’s beautiful home.

The caravan of vehicles then stopped in the cul de sac in front of John and Lori’s home and more pictures were taken, some surprises were given to them, and then everyone turned their radio stations in their cars to 94.9 The Surf and they danced in honor of TEAM JOHN to a shag song.

Air hugs and kisses were blown to John and Lori and lots of “Love ya”, “Praying for you guys”, and “ We are here for You!” was heard as we all said our good bye’s from the roadside knowing how much we really wanted to do a group hug but we knew what we felt was that we RECEIVED so much more by what we were experiencing by being there with John and Lori.  However, hopefully they knew that they were being lifted up in much LOVE, FAITH, HOPE and PRAYER!

MANY THANKS goes to those who took time out of their Saturday morning to participate with us: Lou Martino and Linda Campbell, Bill and Diane Millman, Mark and Kay Hughes (and Sea Doo), Barbara Hopper, Barry and Julie Dyer, Lynn and Andy Gabriel, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Ted Sobol and Callie White, Donna and Burnie Williams, Barnie Lee and Connie Williams, Connie and Jim Livingston and Lou and Dicky Garrenton and we cant forget their neighbor Steve, who kept riding up and down the road in his black corvette .  

 

Photos by Lou Martino

20200309 Del Web

Del Web Residents

by

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked again to return to Del Web for more lesson’s March 9, 2020 at 6:00PM at the Grand Dunes Active Adult Community in Myrtle Beach to dance and teach.

We had several residents return from the last two classes as well as two new couples. One couple was so excited to learn the Shag Dance so that they could go and dance at their daughter’s wedding in three weeks. I am sure their daughter will be impressed.

At this lesson we taught the start, female turn, male turn, side pass and train. Since most had learned these steps in the prior classes, they felt more comfortable. The residence wanted to learn more and more.

We have been asked to return next week for a follow up class. Since many of the residence wanted to learn more and more we invited them to join the OD Shag Club. They all took applications and we hope to see them on the Dance Floor at Fat Harold’s.

Again, thank you Laureen Buckler, Lifestyle Director for asking us to come back.

And a special thank you to the members of the Dance Team who assisted: John and Lori Setzer, Mark and Kay Hughes, Barry Dyer, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino.

Photos by Lou Martino

20200228 Vintage Market Days

Vintage Market Days

by 

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to dance at the Vintage Market Days at the Myrtle Beach Sports Complex on February 28, 2020 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM in Myrtle Beach.

“Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Vintage Market Days® events are so much more than a flea market. Each Vintage Market Days® event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in creative venues.”

The dance team performed the Shag Dance as shoppers walked by our booth.

Many shoppers stopped by our booth to inquire about the Dance and how they could get involved in the OD Shag Club.

We also had the opportunity to teach those individuals that where interested to learn. There was a young family that was interested in having her daughters look into junior shaggers.

We found out that there are many locals that haven’t heard about the Shag Dance and would like to have known more. We provided information via the OD Shag Club Website and hard copies of our Club. We gave handouts for instructions on the basic shag step.  

A special thank you to Trish Sessions for asking us to dance at this event. And thank you 94.9 The Surf for recognizing the OD Shag Club Dance Team on the radio from their remote.

Thank you to the OD Shag Club Dance Team who attended this event: Lou Martino, Ted Sobol, Barry Dyer, Callie White, Bill Millman, Diane Millman, Jim Livingston, Connie Livingston, Lori Setzer and John Setzer.

Photos by Lou Martino

20200224 Del Web Residents

Del Web Residents

by

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was again invited to Del Web at Grand Dunes Active Adult Community in Myrtle Beach to perform and instruct the Shag Dance on February 24, 2020 at 6:00PM.

Since all the residents were in the last class on February 10, 2020, we moved right into the instruction of the dance.

The class was not as large as last class, so each couple had their own Dance Team instructor, which gave the residence a more personal touch.

We began where we left off from the last lesson. The instructors for the lesson was John and Lori Setzer. We reviewed and continued to teach the Start, Female Turn, and the Male Turn.

Thank you, Laureen Buckler, for having us back. And we are scheduled to meet twice next month.

Thank the members of the Dance Team who participated in this event:

Lou Martino, John and Lori Setzer, Bill and Diane Millman, Donna and Burnie Williams, Barbara Hooper, Kay and Mark Hughes and Connie Livingston.

Photos by Lou Martino

20200222 Oyster Roast

Annual Oyster Roast

by

John Setzer

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Once again, the World-Famous OD Oyster Roast was another success!  We had 280 members and 4 guests on hand to enjoy this culinary event!

Prep work began Friday night at Donnie and Wendy’s house with cutting up sausage and prepping the chicken for the Fantastic Chicken Bog (for those of you that have not acquired a taste for oysters) and for those of us who love both.  Thank you also Christina Black, Linda Miller, Pam Rust and Karen Young for serving the chicken bog and making sure each table had crackers and hot sauce. 

Dickey Garrenton returned to his post as “the lookout” to direct the oyster carriers to their appointed drop spots.  Their great hustle kept the oysters coming and the wait time minimal as the cooking crew kept them supplied.  Also, a huge thank you to all the crew that helped behind the scenes; Paulette Miller, Terry and Kathy McCoy, Cindy Day, Kevin and Susan Harrell, Bruce and Cathy Fitzsimmons, Bill Bacon, Joe Harrell, Ken Dawkins, Rick Koski, Glenn Strange, Bob Miller, Larry Jones and, of course, Donnie and Wendy Schultz!! Hope I didn’t leave anyone out. You all did an amazing job!

Bill Anderson once again kept the tunes coming for our enjoyment.  Lou Garrenton and Al Cosgrove were busy selling 50/50 tickets while Wayne Baldwin and Sue Wehner had plenty of merchandise to offer.  And we cannot forget our golf cart raffle.  Lori Setzer was offering lemon bars to anyone who purchased a raffle ticket.

At the end of the night many people stayed to help cleanup and reset the tables and chairs for the club.  Thank you again.

The 2020 World Famous OD Oyster Roast will again go down as a crowd favorite and success!! Many thanks to the Od Arcade for allowing us to be there and to all that helped! A great job well done by all!!

Photos by Linda Campbell

20200219 Bridgewater

Bridgewater Residents

by

Lou Martino

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We met the residents in the Back Room of Fat Harold’s in North Myrtle Beach. There were 20 residents that participated.

Linda Campbell gave a short introduction of the history of the Shag Dance. The Dance Team then demonstrated the Shag Dance.

We gave lessons to the group starting out with a slow basic moving into the start, a female turn, and a male turn. This group learned pretty fast. By the end of the lesson the group was dancing to music and where ready to hit the dance floor in the front.

It was a most productive evening for all the participants. Looking forward to the next lesson with this group.

Thank you, Cathy Jamiolkowski, a resident, at Bridgewater and a member of the Dance Team for setting up this event.

A special thanks to the members of the Dance Team who participated in this event: Julie Dyer, Barry Dyer, Lori Setzer, John Setzer, Kay   , Mark   , Barbara Hooper, Linda Campbell, Connie Livingston, Donna Williams, Burnie Williams, Diane Millman, Bill Millman, Rich Jamiolkowski, and Cathy Jamiolkowski.

Photos by Lou Martino

20200218 North Myrtle Beach Museum

North Myrtle Beach Museum

by

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to perform and teach at the North Myrtle Beach Museum on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 2:00PM located at 799 2nd Ave North in North Myrtle Beach.

If you haven’t been to the North Myrtle Beach Museum it is a must see.  So, take a few minutes to visit this historical museum. The Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday thru Saturday. There website is http://northmyrtlebeachmuseum.com

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber reached out to the North Myrtle Beach Museum to see if the OD Shag Club Dance Team could perform a demonstration of the Shag Dance during the SC Governor’s Conference held in North Myrtle Beach representatives from all over SC will be in attendance.

The Dance Team was excited and honored to be asked to be a part of this Conference and inform South Carolina of the Shag Dance.

The Dance Team was asked to perform at first, but when asked if anyone wanted to learn the basic shag step well, there was 100% participation. So, we were able to teach within the time allotted.

We had 20 participants who were very enthusiastic and willing to learn the basic steps. Thank you for all those who participated.  

Thank you, Cathy Altman, Executive Director North Myrtle Beach Museum for inviting the OD Shag Club Dance Team to perform at your event.

Thanks to the Dance Team members who took out time from their busy schedules to promote the Shag Dance: John and Lori Setzer, Mark and Kay Hughes, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Barry Dyer, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski.

 

Photos by Lou Martino

20200210 Del WEb

Del Web Residents

by

Lou Martino 

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to Del Web at Grand Dunes Active Adult Community in Myrtle Beach to perform and instruct the Shag Dance on February 10, 2020 at 6:00PM.

We were introduced to a very enthusiastic crowd of residents at Del Web. This is a new facility in Myrtle Beach for over 50 located at 62nd Ave N. Myrtle Beach.

There were 20 plus couples in attendance. After a quick history of Shag by Linda Campbell, there was a demonstration of the different styles of the dance by each of the couples on the team.

We then divided the group by male and female and began our instruction. Most participates learned the steps very fast.  This was the first introduction to the Shag Dance for all of the participants

Thanks to our POC Laureen Buckler, Lifestyle Director at Del Web for inviting us to your facility.

A special thanks to the members of the dance team that participated in this event: Barry Dyer, Lori Setzer, Rich Jamiolkowski, Barbara Hooper, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Bonnie Bejzak, Mike Bejzak, Linda Campbell, John Setzer, Donna Williams, Burnie Williams, Diane Millman, and Bill Millman.

Photos by Linda Campbell

20200119 Mid Winter Brunch

Mid Winter Brunch

by

Monica Palmieri

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The activities for 2020 have begun. The Mid-Winter SOS Brunch was held on January 19th.  A great big THANK YOU to our Food Committee and servers who once again did a great job.  Paulette Miller, Kathy McCoy, Terry McCoy, and Faye Chowning handled all of the details without a hitch.  There was plenty of food to go around. 

Also, thank you to the Junior Shaggers who put on an incredible demonstration.  The future of the Shag looks bright given their talents.  If you have never seen them perform, you are missing something special.

Thank you to those who purchased 50/50 and golf cart raffle tickets.  

A great time was had by all.

Photos by Lou Martino

20200125 Clean Sweep

Clean Sweep

by

Joan Bacon

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A special thank you to all that helped with our Mid-Winter Clean Sweep! We gathered in the parking lot of Deckerz at 8:30. After coffee, biscuits, cookies and doughnut holes we ventured into the streets to gather trash. We had 26 members attend and gathered 26 bags of trash! Someone even brought up pieces of concrete!

Then we settled in for socializing and enjoyed it so much everyone said they will see us in the Spring for our Spring Safari Clean Sweep!

Hope to see even more members then!

Photos by Linda Campbell

 

20191216 Delivering the Food

Food Delivery Day

by 

Karen Young

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Monday morning, a group of OD Shag Club members delivered the gifts and food to Riverside Elementary School for our sponsored Christmas kids.  The group included Bill Bacon, Rich Young, Lou Martino, John Setzer, Mike Bejzak and Karen Young.  The kid’s parents were called by the school counselor, Felicia Bellamy, to come and pick up the items. 

After leaving the school, we went out to North Strand Helping Hands to deliver the remaining food boxes. They weighed them in at 594 pounds.  They were very happy to get the food as there is a huge demand at this time of year.  Thank you to all those who either brought food or donated money at the Shag Club Party Saturday night.  The money was used to buy a turkey and ham for each family plus the other items needed for a nice Christmas dinner for each family.  Your generosity was greatly appreciated by the families who already gave thank you cards for the Shag Club to the school counselor.  I picked those up today and will bring them to the January Business Meeting.

 

Photos by Lou Martino

20191216 Christmas Gifts and Food Delivery

Christmas Gifts and Food Delivery

by

Karen Young

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The OD Shag Club sponsored 8 kids for Christmas with items from their wish lists.  Jeanne Brandt and Karen Young shopped for the toys and wrapped them on Monday.  Then on Friday, the 13th, Cindy Day, Beth Cornwell, Tina Tomberlin and Karen Young shopped for the clothing on their lists and wrapped it all. We were able to get a winter jacket, an outfit, and extra pair of pants, shoes, underwear and socks for each child with Cindy Day’s discount at Belk’s.  Bill and Joan Bacon donated one bike and Sonny and Tina Tomberlin plus Rich and I donated the second bike.

The food donated at the party was sorted by a group of OD Shag Club members at Bill and Joan’s house on Sunday morning.  The helpers included Bill and Joan Bacon, Angela (Joan’s daughter) and Tom Weiss, Donna and Burnie Williams, John and Lori Setzer, Linda Campbell, Sandy Cummings, Lou Garrenton, Terry Holmes, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, Gene Bradshaw, Charles McCarthy and Rich and Karen Young.

The toys, gifts and 8 boxes of food including a ham and turkey were loaded in the van for delivery to the school on Monday morning.  The remaining food was boxed up for delivery to North Stand Helping Hands on Monday, also.

 

Photos by Linda Campbell

20191029 Charities

2019 OD Shag Club Charities

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Monica Powell

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If you remember, the ODSC & ODSC Foundation sponsored a Charity Golf Tournament in September.  The net proceeds were the highest recorded for the club.  Many, many thanks to our Committee Chairs, Larry Jones, Ken Meyers, Karen Young, Bob Miller and Terry McCoy for all your hard work!

Last night, the Boards and several members were able to present the rewards of all the hard work to numerous local charities at Fat Harold’s.  The charities included North Strand Helping Hands, Junior SOS, Teen Angels, NMB Explorers, Ellen Taylor Foundation and Special Olympics.

It was a pleasure to talk with each of the charities and to be a part of a Club that wants to not only have a good time, socialize and dance, but likes to give back to the community!  Thank you to everyone that worked the Tournament and collected donations for the raffle prizes!  It takes a large group led by our fantastic Chairmen’s to pull this off!

Photos by Lou Martino

20191010 Boomer Bash

Boomer Bash

by

Linda Campbell

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On October 8, 2019 the OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to dance at the Inaugural Georgetown County Boomer Bash being held at the Precious Blood Church of Christ in Pawleys Island, SC. From 10:00am-1:00pm.

The team, along with approximately 40 vendors, entertained at the expo, dancing at 11:00am and again 12:00pm, showing those who were visiting the exhibition hall that seniors can be active and healthy in their “mature” years.

When the team was not dancing, we were able to visit the other vendors and were treated to some amazing samples of healthy foods, information on retirement communities, investment opportunities in retirement years, banking opportunities for seniors and much much more. 

Those who attended really enjoyed seeing us “showcase” our beloved dance and a few even wanted us to teach them the basic.   The team that were there to dance were: Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Connie and Jim Livingston, Ted Sobol and Callie White, Bonnie and Mike Bejzak, Barbara Hopper, Barry Dyer and Linda Campbell. 

A special thanks goes out to Julie Dyer with the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce for our invitation to attend and from what we have heard, she believes there is going to be another “Bash” next year and we have a standing invite to come back next year!!!

Photos by Linda Campbell

20191003 Navy Reunion

Navy Reunion

by

Lou Martino


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The  ODSC Dance Team was invited to the USS Bang Navy Reunion October 3, 2019.

USS Bang (SS-385) was a United States Navy Balao-class submarine, named after the bang, a dark blue or black fish of the Atlantic herring family found in the coastal waters of the United States north of North CarolinaBang was laid down on 30 April 1943 at Kittery, Maine, by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; launched on 30 August 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Robert W. Neblett; and commissioned on 4 December 1943, Lieutenant Commander Antone R. Gallaher in command.

The Dance Team met at the Ocean Reef Resort, 7100 Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach,SC at 6:30 PM waiting for the members of the USS Bang to finish their dinner since their meeting ran overtime.

We entered the conference room of over 100 members of the USS Bang and were introduced as the ODSC Dance Team by Jennifer Wilson our POC.

After a brief history of the Shag Club and the Shag Dance by our spokes person Linda Campbell, the team was introduced.

Each ODSC Dance Team couple danced their different styles for a minute and a half to their favorite song.

Since Jennifer hired their own DJ Wayne Cribb, Lou Martino made a CD for the DJ to play for the dancers. Thanks to the DJ for playing for the Dance Team.

Following the demonstration the members of the USS Bang were invited to come to the floor and learn the Shag Dance. They were very enthusiastic and enjoyed the basic steps of the Shag Dance.

After the event, the Dance Team was invited to stay and enjoy a delicious Prime Rib dinner. Thank you USS Bang for feeding the Dance Team.

A big thank you goes out to Jennifer Wilson for the invite to this event and the DJ Wayne Cribb for playing the music for this event.

Special thanks to the members of the ODSC Dance Team for dancing:

Ted Sobol, Callie White, Donna and Burnie Williams, Bill and Diane Millman Barbara Hopper, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, John and Lori Setzer, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino

 

Photos by Lou Martino 

20190921 Golf Cart Winner

2019 Gold Cart Winner

by

Jim Palmieri

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You can stick a fork in the 2019 version of the Golf Cart Fundraiser, because it is done.  It was a record-breaking year.  We have never tried to sell 3,200 tickets, we have never sold 3,200 tickets, and they were all sold by the end of SOS Parade Day way back in April.

Once again, a great big thank you to our volunteers who gave their time to support the Club, McMillan’s for the use of their parking lot, and Lulu at Fat Harold’s for inviting us indoors to sell tickets during Winter SOS.  Also, many thanks to Mike Graham at Graham’s Golf Cars for selling tickets and storing the cart all year.  Please support businesses that support us.

The drawing was held on Saturday 9/21/2019 at Fat Harold’s parking lot. The drawing was held on a Saturday for the first time and we had a great turn out. We have never seen so many fingers and toes crossed.  And the winner was, Joanne Natt of North Myrtle Beach.  Needless to say, she was extremely excited as were her ODSC friends.

Lesson learned; buy your tickets early in 2020!

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20190915 Fall Migration Brunch

Fall Migration Brunch

by

Donna Williams

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Double the fun! Double the pleasure! OD Shag Club brunch and Fun Sunday on this beautiful beach day filled with great friends, awesome music, delicious food and a surprise guest entertainer. What else could we ask for? DJ Bill Anderson started the morning off playing great tunes while our breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits and fruit were being prepared by the staff at the OD Arcade. Thank you, Pam and crew. In addition, our coffee and happy juices were a big hit as always. While all of this was going on, our hard-working Hospitality crew welcomed 248 members and 18 guests for a total of 266 attendees quickly moving them through our sign in line. Thank you, ladies.

Bill Bacon welcomed the attendees with a few announcements and a blessing as the first color for eating was called. Our special guest Lesa Hudson sang several songs to the delight of the crowd. We must thank the food committee and volunteer servers for their continued success for keeping the lines moving and thus everyone having a good hot breakfast. Great job.

The Ways and Means committee, working hard for the entire morning, were very successful in selling not only lots of new merchandise but also having a special sale appreciated by many.  Thanks to the committee and all who helped the buyers with their selections and purchases. You will be seeing OD Shag merchandise all over town as a result.

Many thanks also go out to Nancy Sook and John Berringer for their successful efforts with the 50/50 raffle. Congratulations to the 50/50 winner and also to our logo and name tag winners.

A big thanks also goes out to Lou Martino for his continuous efforts to provide us with lifetime memories by his constant efforts to bring smiles to everyone’s faces. Then he continuously makes more time putting them on the website for all to see how much fun we all who are able to attend have. Check out the happy faces and big smiles in his pictures. You will surely see fun was had by all.

Last but not least, thanks to all who do attend our events. You make it special. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy doing it for you. If you could not make this one, we look forward to seeing you at the next one, or better yet, our October party is coming soon. We would love to have you.

Photos by Lou Martino

20190727 Charity Fun Run

Charity Fun Run

by

Monica Powell

 

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Our Charity Fun Run was held on a hot, sunny day the last Saturday of July.  We started at the OD Arcade.  Donna Williams and Cindy Day signed all 140 players in at the desk and then they proceeded over to the table to draw their first card. 

Many thanks to all our participating clubs., OD Arcade, Saville’s on Second, 810 Bowling, Duck’s and Fat Harold’s.  Not only did they open their doors to us with great service and smiles, each venue donated prizes to be given away at our raffles.  We also want to thank Allstate Insurance, Graham’s Golf Carts, Al Cosgrove and Navajo Sunglasses for raffle prizes.

After everything was counted, our winner was Sonia Brooks with the most points. Lamar Vaughn came in second and Kathy McCoy has the lowest points.  Billy Powell and Sandy Cummings did a great job selling 50/50 tickets and our winner, Justin Owens, took home $644.00.

This event could not have happened without all of our volunteers.  Many thanks to:  Nancy Sook, John Barringer, Lou Garrenton, Dickie Garrenton, Larry Jones, Terry McCoy, Kathy McCoy, Jessie Becker, Billie Reitz, Bill Bacon, Joan Bacon, Cindy Day, Tim Webb, Paula Webb, Billy Powell. Tina Tomberlin, and Paulette Miller.

After everything was finished, we were able to donate $2,089 to the Junior Shag Dance Team.  Their next competition is the US Open Swing Dance Championship in California in November. We wish them the best of luck and thank them for keeping the dance flame going!

Photos by Lou Martino and Nancy Pardini

20190727 Building Suppliers Assoc.,

Building Material Suppliers Association

by

Lou Martino

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On July 27, 2019, the ODSC Dance Team was invited to the Building Material Suppliers Association Convention at the Double Tree Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC from 5:30PM thru 7:00PM.

We were asked to demonstrate the Shag Dance and instruct those who were interested to learn to do the Shag.

Just a few attendees knew how to Shag however there were many that wanted to learn. We danced for the first half hour while the members of the association trickled in during their happy hour and pre-meeting.

After a brief introduction by our spokesperson Linda Campbell, the members of the Dance Team danced as a group since the area to dance in was so big and the association members where having a meet and greet.

Many of the members of their association were from all over the country and many of them did not know what the Shag Dance was all about. A couple of members from North Carolina came up and encouraged other members to participate. Over all we all had a great time.

Thank you, Jessica Cutler, DMCP event planner for inviting to this event. If you would like an event planner Jessica does a great job. Here website is http://envents.com.

Also, thank you Corey the DJ for providing the music. Great DJ and easy to work with.

A special thank you to the members of the Dance Team who participated in this event: Burnie and Donna Williams, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, and Lori and John Setzer.

Photos by Lou Martino

20190716 Bridgewater

Brightwater Homeowners Welcome to the Shag Dance

by

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to welcome the homeowners of the new development – Bridgewater on Hwy 9 in North Myrtle Beach on July 16, 2019.

Since the development is brand new they did not have an area that we could demonstrate and or teach them so we invited them to join the Dance Team to the back room of Fat Harold’s.

This was a very enthusiastic group willing to learn the Shag Dance and at the same time we introduced them to the Shag World at the famous Fat Harold’s Beach Club.

Our spokesperson Linda Campbell gave a little history of the Shag Dance and introduced the OD Shag Club Dance Team. The Team demonstrated the different styles of shagging and then prepared for the lesson. Not one in the group knew how to shag, but all but one participated. Go to the www.odshagclub.com website to see the pictures for this event.

After the lesson with the OD Shag Club Dance Team, the residents were invited to participate in Jeppy McDowell’s weekly dance class in the main part of the club, so they got to experience the best of both worlds.

Thank you to Sherri Crawford for inviting us to be a part of the welcoming committee for the new homeowners at Brightwater. This was also in part due to Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski who are the proud owners of their new house, yes, in Brightwater.

A big thank you goes out to the Dance Team for supporting this event:

Burnie and Donna Williams, Ted Sobol, Callie White, Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski, Connie Livingston, Diane and Bill Millman, Lori and John Setzer, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino.

Photos by Lou Martino and John Setzer

20190615 Pizza Party

Pizza Party

by 

Donna Williams

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Our Pizza party took place at Ducks. Paul Craver not only played our dance music but sang for us as well. 120+ attended the event and thanks to our food committee, everyone was able to enjoy plenty of delicious pizza with various toppings delivered from The Main Slice.

To top off the pizza, our members in attendance with last names from I-P provided us with a vast array of delicious desserts. Thanks to Lou for our pictures and to all who planned, attended, and helped with another great event for the OD Shag Club. 

The winner of the Logo was Lois Roberts, the Name Tag winner was David Pettigrew and the big winner of the 50/50 was Gilda Gailliher.

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20190605 Chapin Library

Chapin Library 70th Anniversary

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Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to participate in the 70thyear anniversary of the Chapin Library in Myrtle Beach for the week of June 3 – 8th, 2019.

Throughout the week the Dance Team danced and instructed a small group of students ranging from no experience to basic experience. We danced June 4, 2019, in the morning from 10-12Noon and 5-7PM that evening.

Then June 6, 2019, we danced to a local band from 4 – 6PM in the non-fiction section of the library. Those students that took lessons on June 4thwere to show us what they had learned. They all did such a wonderful job and made the Dance Team look good for what they had learned.  A big thank you goes out to those students that participated.

This was the only time we didn’t have to whisper in the library.

Thank you, Debra Warrington, Customer Services Supervisor of Chapin Library for inviting us and asking the OD Shag Club Dance Team to be a part of this momentous occasion. We had such a great time teaching those individuals who wanted to learn and be a part of this celebration.

Thanks to the OD Shag Club Members who participated in this event: Ted Sobol, Callie White, John and Lori Setzer, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Barbara Hopper and Donna and Burnie Williams.

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20190603 Helping Hand Fundraiser

Helping Hand Fundraiser

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Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to the North Strand Helping Hand Fundraiser June 3, 2019 from 5PM – 8PM by Lori Stone.

The Rick Strickland Band Featuring Leas Hudson and fourteen members of the OD Shag Club Dance Team along with six members of the Junior Shaggers Dance Team performed at Antonio’s Restaurant for a crowd of supporters for the Helping Hand Fundraiser.

Yes, it was a hot day at Antonio’s Restaurant, but there was a nice cool breeze coming off the marsh when the OD Shag Club Dance Team and the Junior Shaggers demonstrated and danced for about an hour to the Rick Strickland Band.

Linda Campbell gave a short history of the Shag Dance and introduced the members of each team.

After the spot light dance of the different styles of shag by the members of the OD Shag Club Dance Team, the Junior Shaggers danced for the crowd. These kids really did a great job.

As you can see from the photos, there were many participates from the crowd. This was a great group of people.

Afterwards many of us went upstairs and had dinner.

Thank you, Lori Stone, for inviting the OD Shag Club Dance Team and the Junior Shaggers Team. This is one way we promote and preserve the Shag Dance.

Thanks to the Rick Strickland Band for their great music.

Thank you, Pat Folds, for getting together your dance team on such short notice: Olivia Gaddy, Chase Collinds, Erin Leonard, Ean Bane, Capri Laughlin and Connor Sanders.

Thanks to the OD Shag Club Dance Team Members: Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski, Ted Sobol, Callie White, John and Lori Setzer, Donna and Burnie Williams, Barbara Hopper, Barry Dyer, Bill and Diane Millman, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino for your support.

 

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20190523 Sea Side Elementary

Sea Side Elementary

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Lou Martino

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So, you think you had a great day.  Well the OD Shag Club Dance Team had a wonderful and exciting day at Sea Side Elementary School in Surfside South Carolina for their Fine Arts Day.

The OD Shag Dance Team was invited to Sea Side Elementary School by Ruth Van Sciver, Music Educator. We were to dance from 8:20 to 11:15 with 30-minute sessions for students ranging from 6 thru 9 years of age.

We had danced for schools before with 20 to 25 students at a time, so we were ready for this event. We were in the gymnasium when the students marched in. They just kept coming until there were at least 100 students. WOW!

Yes, we taught 100 students at five sessions each and their teachers how to shag. That is 500 students. The students were very well mannered. Well, most of the time. However, we were backed up by some very special teachers that saved the day.

Linda Campbell our spokes person gave a very short history of the Shag Dance for the young students. She then introduced the Dance Team and the students with their high-pitched little voices gave a warm welcome to the Team with a “Hi Mr. Lou” or “Hi Ms. Linda” and so on.

It is amazing how these young students love music and dance. They all wanted to participate of course, until they had to touch each other, then it became a little dicey. Again, we were saved and the dance began. We also had demonstrations from the students as how to do the “floss”.

The teachers this time had to pay attention, because we asked them to dance for their students. They did pay attention because they also did very well with their first lesson. They also asked us to come back and that they would call us for more lessons. There are a lot of people out there that would like to learn how to Shag. And we are going to try to get to them all.

After all was said and done, the day was perfect. We had a great time and a big thank you goes out to the members of the dance team that came out to support the team: Donna Williams, Bill Millman, Lou Martino, Barbara Hopper, Linda Campbell, Lori Setzer and John Setzer.

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20190510 New Member Social

New Member Social

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John Setzer

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Our New Member Social was held on Friday May 10 at 6:00 in the back room of Fat Harold’s.  Attendance was very good with 77 people coming out of which 47 were new members.  Finger sandwiches, assorted snacks and desserts were provided as well. 

To help people to mingle a “match” game was played where each person was given a character name which matched another name.  Once you found your match, the idea was to learn facts about your partner and be able to introduce them if requested. 

Also, the new members were given numbered tickets and a few prizes were given away. The winners were:

Charles Pangburn

Tony Smith

Terry Tucker

Everyone had a great time getting to know others and sharing experiences.

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20190504 SOS Parade

Spring Safari SOS Parade

by

Billy Powell

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Year          Theme                                  Category                      Finish

 

2009         St. Dance                              Best Shag Troop                  1stPlace

2010          Back to the 50’s                  Best Shag Troop                  1stPlace

2011           Cupid                                    Best Shag Troop                  1stPlace

2012          Salute to the Troops           Best Shag Troop                  1stPlace

2013          Pontoon                                Best Shag Troop                  1stPlace

2014          Magic Kingdom                   Best Shag Troop                  1stPlace

2015          Greatest Show on Earth     Best Shag Troop                  1stPlace

2016          Happy Trails                         Best Shag Troop                  1stPlace

2017          Thriller                                  Best Shag Theme                1stPlace

2018          Once Upon a Time              Most Original                       1stPlace

2019          A Little Party Never           Most Original                       1stPlace

                      Never Killed Nobody

As you can see from above list, the ODSC definitely has a winning tradition. The above are just the ones that I have records for, but I do know that there were at least 5 more years of 1stplace wins prior to 2009.

Once again thanks to the creativity, enthusiasm, and hard work of our members, we were able to keep the winning tradition going.

Our theme this year was “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody”.  Even though this is true, many of us thought the heat would kill us before the parade was finished. 

Many thanks to our “banner carriers”.  They have carried our banner for several years, but this year they actually pulled a large invitation.  Their costumes were great and they are great representatives of the ODSC.  I am not sure if they can ever top their last year’s costumes of the Little Red “Bill” Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf “Donna”, but we are looking forward to what they come up with next year.

Our dance troop did an outstanding job and danced the entire parade.  Dancing that far in the heat was really tough, but they made it look easy.  They put in many hours of practice prior to the parade to make sure they were synchronized and the results were worth it.  The purpose of an entry into the parade is to entertain the crowd.  I hear many compliments after the parade about how great the dancers performed.

The float was rocking the entire parade and everyone on it was partying.  Special thanks to our DJ/Conductor and the trumpet players.  I didn’t realize how tired my arms would be after holding up a plastic trumpet and pretending to play during the whole parade.

The golf carts were outstanding!  We put the basic “Model T” frame on the carts during the work day and everyone took them home and made them unique with lots of special touches.  They were extremely creative!  Everyone was dressed to the theme and each cart was very unique. 

I would like to thank all of those who put in the hard work necessary to pull all of this together.  Much gratitude for those that participated in the workday, those that helped put the float together Saturday and even more thanks for those that help dismantle the float after the parade.  Last but in no way least, I could not do this without my better half, Monica.  She keeps me on track and organized.

If you did not participate this year, you missed a lot of fun.  The work and effort are well worth it if compared to the fun and satisfaction of doing something together as a club.

Hope to see you participate in next year’s 1stPlace team.!

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20190428 Spring Safari Brunch

Spring Safari Brunch

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Donna Williams

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Another great morning at the OD Shag Club Spring Safari Brunch. It was a terrific way to start off another super beach morning with the bright sunshine, lots of wonderful good morning smiles from special friends, delicious food, and awesome music across the street from the beach. What in the world could top all of this?

With 317 in attendance including 28 guest and 7 from the Junior Shagger community we began with some great dancing by our Junior Shaggers to show us how it is done these days. They did an awesome job and then pulled some lucky people up to share the dance floor with. Good job everyone. From there we received a welcome, a few messages and a blessing by our President Bill Bacon. Everyone waited to see what color ticket would be called first for the lucky people who would be fed first. Murl Augustine entertained us with great music while we waited. When the color was called, the rush was on for a filling breakfast of eggs, delicious bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits and fruit and it was topped off by our famous happy punch. As the remaining colors were called, it was obvious that everyone was delighted with everything. Thanks to Kathy and Terry McCoy,  Paulette Miller, Wendy Schultz, their crew, the serving volunteers and to OD Arcade personnel who all worked hard to make this ANOTHER great event. Also thanks to the hospitality committee workers who did such a great job of keeping up with sign ins and information.

Wayne and Sue provided us with new items for Sale from our Ways and Means committee. A special thanks to Sue for all the sewing she did herself. Check out the tent during SOS for great products. Thanks go also to their helpers. Job well done.

Our 50/50 volunteers sold $758 of tickets. Of that one lucky winner went home with half. The Juniors were given $379.00 from the club and another $281 from the floor bringing their total to $600. Thanks to all purchasers and donators for being so generous. Thanks to our volunteers for the raffle.

To the volunteers who set up and cleaned up before and after the event thanks for being early risers and late stayers. To our photographer Lou-you allow us to have a look back of a great way to start a day at NMB Spring Safari.

Last but not least, thanks to the Golf cart ticket committee for the special smiles and greetings they gave everyone upon arriving and leaving.  

WHAT AN AWESOME SUCCESSFUL MORNING!

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20190412 St James Elementary

Dance Team at St James Elementary School

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Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to return to St James Elementary School in Socastee, SC for their Annual Arts Day April 12, 2019, at 7:30AM.

It was a beautiful early morning on April 12, 2019, when the OD Shag Club Dance Team entered St James Elementary School for their Annual Fine Arts Day. We were warmly met by Kaleigh Vanlandingham Art Teacher and the Staff and then directed to the mobile class room to set up and began to demonstrate and instruct the Shag Dance to the 5 thru 9-year old’s.

As usual the students were very well mannered and at the same time excited to learn the dance.

Linda Campbell and Lori Setzer gave a short and simplified version of the history of the Shag Dance to the young students and their teachers.

The Dance Team began this event at 8:00AM with each group of approximately 15-20 students and finished at 11:00AM. So, the Dance Team had about 140 students rotating every 30 minutes throughout the morning.

This event that the Dance Team is invited to each year, the enthusiasm of the students, their participation and wanted to learn is without one of the most rewarding events that we attend.

Thank you to Kayleigh Vanlandingham Art Teacher at St James for inviting the OD Shag Dance Team for us to promote the Shag Dance to such a fine young group of future shaggers. Also, thank you to all the teachers that participated and learned how to Shag.

Many thanks to the early birds of the dance team: John and Lori Setzer, Bill and Diane Millman and Linda Campbell and Lou Martino for making this one of the most enjoyable events on our schedule.

Hope to see you next year.

Photos by Lou Martino

20190410 Bi-Lo

Dance Team at Bo-Lo Grand Opening Windy Hill

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Linda Campbell

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team had a great opportunity to share our beloved dance with the community when asked to dance at the Windy Hills (North Myrtle Beach) Bi-Lo on Wednesday, April 10th and again on Saturday, April 12th. 

 Three Couples were requested by Ms. Alice Cox for each day to dance. On Wednesday, Lori and John Setzer, Bill and Diane Millman and Lou Martino and Linda Campbell entertained the customers and the Bi-Lo staff to the tunes spun by the DJ Jimmy.

A great time was evident as many of the Bi Lo staff jumped in and took a quick lesson to learn to shag and then tried out their new steps and they even did a line dance or two.

Saturday started out with a downpour of rain and an abundanceof customersforthe “Grand Re-­‐opening”. Lots of prizes, food and drink were given out and the music could be heard coming from the front of the store from the band Three Peace. Again, Lori and John Setzer, Bill and Diane Millman, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino were available to dance.  We were also honored to have Lenny Gardner back with the team to dance a few dances and a wonderful“Cha-­‐Cha” with Barbara Hopper.   

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20190330 Chilit Extravaganza

Chili Extravaganza

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Monica Palmieri

 

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It may have been a little warm outside, but it was chili inside at Fat Harold’s.  The Chili Extravaganza was held on March 30th. Even though the name of our event was changed from the Chili Cook-Off, the competition was still hot and heavy to see which pot would be depleted first.  The answer; those first in line.

Our Food Committee of Terry and Kathy McCoy and Paulette Miller, did an amazing job of setting up the room to ensure things ran efficiently.  Also, a big thank you to our dessert servers and ticket takers who kept things running smoothly.

Twenty of our members shared their greatest chili recipes with 150 members.  Many thanks to those who cooked all day to provide the feast.  The Food Committee supplied the cheese, crackers and all the chili fixins to make for a great meal, not to mention all of cookies and brownies for dessert.  The only issue; no leftovers.

The chili competition did not cool down as each member who brought chili was given a ticket for a chance to win one of three monetary prizes.  Our winners were:  1stprize of $75.00 went to Donna Althoff, 2ndprize of $50.00 went to Beth Cornwell and last, but not least, 3rdprize of $25.00 went to Paulette Broadway.  Our members also generously donated $100.00 to our local Junior Shaggers!  

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20190316 St Patrick Parade

St Patrick Day Parade

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Billy Powell

A little breezy, but otherwise a beautiful day for a parade!  All of the cars were beautifully decorated in green as were the majority of the 65 participants.  Numerous leprechauns, varieties of hair colors and snazzy hats were everywhere.  We had 17 golf carts and one trailer as our St. Paddy’s day entry.  The ODSC was well represented.  14,000 strands of beads were thrown to the thousands of people that lined the streets.  This was the most crowded I have ever seen on the streets for a parade.

Many thanks to Bill and Diane Millman, who carried our banner in the parade. Special thanks to Rich and Karen Young for helping with logistics and set up for our parade.  An extra special thanks you to my better half, Monica, for all the help and support.

If you have never participated in the parade, you should.  The camaraderie and good times are abundant even if you do have to get up a little early.  Our next parade will be the SOS parade.

There is still time to sign up and participate.

Hope to see all of you at the next parade.

20190216 Oyster Roast

Oyster Roast

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Kathy McCoy

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What a great Oyster Roast, Thanks to everybody who helped make it successful. We had 241 members and 5 quests to attend.

We started Friday night prepping the food at Donnie and Wendy’s house and it began with CHICKEN, cutting up the sausage, watching Donnie measuring and weighing the food, yes he did…for their world-famous Chicken Bog (yes, for those who just haven’t acquired the love or taste for oysters). And for those of us who love both. Thank you, Faye Chowning, Dolly McDermott and Paulette Miller for serving this and making sure that each table had their crackers and cocktail sauce.

I am sure you couldn’t miss Glen Strange directing where the oyster carriers needed to go and I don’t believe anyone was without oysters for more than just a little bit as Donnie and his great “crew” kept ‘m coming!

That great team consisted of: Tim and Cassy Shumway, Cindy Day, Susan and Kevin Harrell, Bill Bacon, Terry Holmes, Jim Robinson, Bob Sanders, Jim Queen, Steve Queen, Bob Miller, Terry and Kathy McCoy, Ronnie Rogers and Glen Strange. Sorry if we missed anyone, it was such a great team effort from early Saturday morning till cleanup Saturday night.

While everyone ate either oysters or chicken bog cooked by Ronnie Rogers and Archie Amerson., Bill Anderson kept the great tunes spinning. Billy Powell and Rich Young did a great job selling 50/50 tickets.

At the end of the night there was lots of help from many of the members to put the OD Arcade back to its original state.

2019 World Famous OD Shag Club Oyster Roast will go down as a wonderful success and we will look forward to it again next year. Thank you again to EVERYONE FOR A GREAT JOB WELL DONE!! It was a record clean up on the inside, in 20 minutes once food was over, Arcade was back up and running like we were never there!

Thanks again for all the hard work!!

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20190126 Clean Sweep

Clean Sweep

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Joan Bacon

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The O.D. Shag Club held our annual Mid-Winter Clean Sweep on Saturday, January 26th • We had 25 members turn out and we picked up 28 bags of trash!

The temperature was in the 30s but the sun was shining and it really did not feel like it was as cold as it was! We all were happy to see the sun for a change and enjoyed biscuits from Hardees, coffee and donut holes from Krispy Kreme as well as juices and bottled water. We also enjoyed visiting with our shagfriends!

If you have never participated in the Clean Sweep, I think you would be surprised to find that you would really enjoy it.  We will have our next Clean Sweep on Saturday May 11 at 8:30. This is the weekend after our Spring SOS!

Hope to see you there!

20190120 Mid Winter Brunch

 

Mid Winter Brunch

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Nancy Sook

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Good friends, good food and good fun.  Midwinter Brunch at the OD Arcade, Sunday morning. Morning cocktails followed by 7 local shaggers on the Junior Shag Team showing us their moves. Some members even were lucky enough to dance with them.  Each local junior shagger received a check for $100.00 that the members donated when the bucket was passed at some events.  The fabulous OD Arcade Brunch was served by members of the 2019 Board. Murl kept the fun going as members danced to his tunes.  Everyone hoped to win the $20.00, but Sonny Dellinger and Kathy Wooten took home the money.  Lori Setzer donated a delicious carrot cake to the winner drawn from those who bought 4 golf cart raffle tickets.  Lou always takes great pictures. Another fun morning in our memories. 

20181217 Christmas Families

Christmas Families

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Karen Young

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The OD Shag Club was given the names of 5 families with a total of 8 children from Riverside Elementary School who needed a good Christmas.  With the donations of $115.00 from the members of the OD Shag Club, $155.00 from the ODSC Dance Team, $200.00 from Dale Clements (by the way Dale joined the club that very night) and the extra discount donated by Belk’s, we were able to get jackets, 2 outfits, underwear, socks and shoes for each child.  Plus, we were able to get most of the items from their wish lists.  Cindy Day, Cassy Shumway, Tina Tomberlin and Beth Cornwell helped me shop for the clothes. With the rest of the money, Tina and Beth helped me shop for the wish list items and wrap all the presents.  The group from 5thAve. (Bill and Joan Bacon, Terry and Debbie Holmes, Charles and Brenda McArthur, Jerry and Linda Harrell, Susan Rasmussen and Pat Johnson) donated the bicycle, helmet and lock that was on one wish list.

Saturday night, Rich Young, Charles McArthur and Larry Jones collected the food and monetary donations in front of Fat Harold’s. Thanks to the generosity of our club members for donating all the cans and boxes of food. We were able to fill the van full of food. To see what was donated see pictures of this event on the website. Thank you to all the members that participated in this drive for the Christmas Families.

Sunday morning, the following members:  Monica and Billy Powell, Bill and Joan Bacon, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Sandy Cummings, John and Lori Setzer, Donna and Bernie Williams, Tina and Sonny Tomberlin, Terry and Kathy McCoy and Mike and Bonnie Bejzak met at our home to sort and box the donated food for the five families.  Linda and Lou shopped at BI-LO for the turkeys, hams, and other perishable items needed with the donated money. BI-LO gave us a discount on the turkeys and hams.

Monday morning with the help of Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Bill Bacon, Bernie Williams, John Setzer, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, we delivered the food and gifts to the school for distribution to the families.  The school counselor, Felicia, told me how much they appreciate what we do for these kids and their families each year.

Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year,

 

 

Photos by Lou Martino

20181216 Toys for Tots

Toys For Tots

by 

Lou Martino

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There will be many more children having a joyful Christmas by the generosity of the many friends and neighbors of Horry County, North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area.

Since the OD Shag donated to “Toys for Tots” in North Myrtle Beach Saturday Night from 5PM to 11PM at the Spanish Galleon several of the members of the OD Shag Club attended the “O.D. Locals 2018 Christmas Party. The donation from the club allowed us to be in the sponsor category.

As sponsors of this event, we were able to get in the doors at 5PM. At the door was David Smith. Each of us had a band around our wrist as sponsors, with that for the sponsors there were free drinks and food for an hour.

At 6PM the locals were invited in for free food. The room began to fill. The food was great: beef, chicken, sides, salads, fruits and vegetables. There was music playing as all the sponsors were displayed on overhead TV’s.

Anyone can be a sponsor just check with David Smith

At 6PM everyone went over to the ballroom where Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot Band was playing. Also playing that night was Fred Thomas of the James Brown Band and Allie Privette.

Pictures for this event will be on our website (just a few) more pictures can be seen on OD Mafia.

Normally there are Marines that take part in this event, however, they were unable to make it this year.

It was a great event, one that the OD Shag Club should sponsor next year.

Photos by Lou Martino 

20181215 Christmas Party

Christmas Party

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Linda Campbell

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Reds and Greens, Silver and Gold, Black and White were the colors being seen as the members of the OD Shag Club began checking into Fat Harold’s Beach Club for their Annual Christmas Celebration. Everyone was dressed in his or her Christmas Best. There were even a couple of Santa’s Elves there (aka Wayne and Kathryn Wooten). 

As serving staff and the OD Shag Club Food Volunteers were getting the food set up, the greatest Shag Christmas tunes could be heard from the DJ Stand being played by guest DJ and Charter Member Gary Bass.

President Linda Campbell began the event by welcoming everyone and gave a few “housekeeping instructions” as to how the food would be served in the back. After instructions, she announced all the Committee Chairs and Board Members, thanking them for a wonderful job well done during 2018 and giving them a well-deserved certificate. After she completed giving out those certificates, Bill Bacon presented Linda Campbell with her President’s jacket.

Once the food from Carrabba’s was set up a food color was called and the lines began to form for those anticipating the Christmas Meal. Wow! The food was incredible with a variety of pasta from Chicken Marsala to Penne Pasta and Meatballs. Of course, with any Italian meal there MUST be CANOLI’s!!!

The dance floor began to fill as the members finished their meal and began to dance “some of their food” off. Gary Bass kept playing all our favorites and everyone looked to be having a great time.

As time was ending, the drawing for the Name tag and Logo was done. Kathryn Wooten and Eddie Robinson were the lucky winners of the night.

As Linda Campbell was closing out the night she thanked everyone who brought canned goods for our families however if they didn’t bring food they can give a donation. A gentleman, Dale Clements, came forward and handed her two $100 bills and said “Give this to the Children”! Wow! Seems everyone was surprised and there were tears in many eyes including the President, Linda Campbell. What a blessing that was as it gave us a final total to spend for Christmas dinners and dry goods for the families of $475 (including $150 donated by the OD Shag Club dance team as well…thanks guys and gals)! Turns out that Mr. Clements also joined the OD Shag Club that night as well…Whoopee!!

As the night closed out, President Linda Campbell thanked each one again for all their support and encouragement to her as President for 2018 and asked each one to turn to their neighbor and say “MERRY CHRISTMAS AND GOD BLESS US EVERYONE!”

Photos by Lou Martino

20181203 Christmas at the Manor

Christmas at Myrtle Beach Manor

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Joe Ferlauto

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THANK YOU, THANK YOU and THANK YOU, to all the members of the club who came out and attended this event. You not only attended, your participation and interaction with the residents MADE THE EVENING THE SUCCESS IT WAS.

A special thanks to Pat Folds and her junior shaggers who were a big hit with the residents, Jon Harris who volunteered his services as photographer, Jimmy Buffkin who was our DJ for the evening, Paul and Gail Craver, Bill and Sheila Seymore, John Barringer and last but not least Bill and Diane Millman, aka Santa and Christmas Carol.

I know I have said this in the past, but I will say it one more time “THIS WAS THE BEST MB MANOR CHRISTMAS EVENT THE CLUB HAS EVER PUT ON”.  The participation by the members and the residents was exceptional.  The smiles on the faces of the residents, was very heart warming, and I thank each and every one of you.  In all the years that I have been the MB Manor Chair I have never seen the participation, smiles and gratitude by the residents, as I did last night.

In closing, I can only say THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

20181117 Thanksgiving Party

Thanksgiving and Re-up Party

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Nancy Sook

 

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AMAZING, 320 PEOPLE (259 MEMBERS, 21GUESTS AND 40 JUNIOR SHAG TEAM MEMBERS AND FAMILIES PLUS BRENNER, ASHLEY AND TABITHA) FILLED BOTH ROOMS AT FAT HAROLD’S FOR THE ANNUAL THANKSGIVING-REUP PARTY.  WE FEASTED ON DONNIE’S GRILLED TURKEYS,  WENDY’S BAKED HAMS, DRESSING AND GRAVY AND ALL THE FABULOUS SIDES AND DESSERTS MADE BY MEMBERS.  AFTERWARDS, THE JUNIOR SHAG DANCE TEAM PERFORMED THEIR PERFORMED THE DANCE NUMBERS THEY WILL BE DANCING IN CALIFORNIA.  IF ONLY WE COULD STILL DANCE LIKE THAT.  AFTER THEIR PERFORMANCE, A LOGO WINNER, A NAME TAG WINNER AND A 50/50 WINNER OF $176 WERE DRAWN.  WE WENT HOME THANKFUL TO SHARE THIS TIME WITH OUR SHAGGING FAMILY.

 

20181020 Elections

Elections and Halloween Party

by

John Setzer

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Our Election/Halloween Party was held on Saturday October 20, 2018 at Saville’s. A hauntingly good time was had by all as there were many Spooktacular costumes to admire! Pizza was served along with various deserts. We had a group of amazing witches and warlocks entertain us with a witch’s dance. Due to the large turnout for the elections, the ballots took quite some time to count and then announce the winners. Tootie Brown was the DJ and provided us plenty of good music for the evening.

Officers Elect:

         President –—— Bill Bacon

         Vice President –- Billy Powell

         Secretary ——-Donna Williams

Treasurer ——-Lou Garrington

 

Board Members Elect:

         John Setzer

         Nancy Sook

         Monica Palmieri

         Connie Livingston

         Cathy McCoy

Winners of the Costume Contest:

First Place – John and Lori Setzer – Geppetto and Pinocchio

Second Place – Charles and Brenda McArthur – Big Band Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood

Third Place – Joe Harrill – Dr. Shots

Photos by Monica Palmieri

20181022 Dance Team Museum

North Myrtle Beach Museum

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Lou Martino

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On October 22, 2018 the Dance Team was invited by Cathy Altman, Executive Director to demonstrate and instruct the Shag Dance at the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum at 10:15AM on 2ndAve North.

The group (approximately 20 in number) we danced for Winding River Historical Society from Bolivia, NC were so willing to learn the dance that they spent more time with the dance team than they were given to learn. They were very receptive and encouraging to participate.

It was a great time and pleasure to be able to dance with the mural in the background of the legends of the Shag Dance at the Museum.

After Linda Campbell our spokesperson gave the history and origin of the Shag Dance, she introduced the Dance Team Members. Each member danced their style for one and a half minutes. We also showed how to switch partners so the spectators could see that you don’t need a partner to be able to dance if they did not have a regular partner. They were all invited to come to Fat Harold’s when they were in the area.

I would like to thank the dance team members who took their time to participate in this event: Back row: Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski, Lori and John Setzer, Diane and Bill Millman, Callie White and Ted Sobol. Front row: Lou Martino, Cathy Altman and Linda Campbell.

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20181007 Golf Tlournament

ODSC Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

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Tina Tomberlin

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Sunday October 7ththe OD Shag Club Foundation hosted the 28thannual Charity Golf Tournament at the Valley at Eastport Golf Club.  For the first time in event history the tourney had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence.  Even with the change of date we still had over 80 golfers participate!  The day brought beautiful blue skies, temperatures in the mid 80’s and a couple of quick downpours but all in all it was a great day for raising money for local charities.

Kudos to the Golf Tournament Committee for basically planning two tournaments this year.  Glenn Strange, Ken Myer, Bob Miller, Terry McCoy, Donna Strange, Karen Young and Monica Powell had worked very hard in planning the tournament to be held during SOS, but because of Hurricane Florence they had to contact everyone to postpone the tournament.  As soon as power was restored and roads were opened they got together and starting planning a make-up date.  They did a fantastic job contacting all golfers, volunteers and vendors to reschedule the event.  There is always a lot of hard work in making this event a success but this year the committee worked doubly hard and we REALLY appreciate all their time and effort!!!

As with any event there is so much behind the scenes work.  It takes many volunteers to pull off something of this magnitude so let me give a big shout out to the following:

         Breakfast: Jesse Backer, Billie Reitz and John and Lori Setzer

         Registration: Carol Myer and Joyce Girling

         Mulligans: Tina Tomberlin

         Raffle Tickets: Nancy Sook, John Setzer and Karen and Rich Young

         Liquid Sunshine: Bob Sanders

         Bag Drop: Cindy Day and Linda Campbell

         Whiffle Ball Drive: Cindy Day and Lori Setzer

         Putting Contest: Joyce Girling and Carol Myer

         Beverage Stands: Diane Millman, Paulette Miller, Nancy Sook and Linda Campbell

         Beverage Support: Larry Jones, Billy Powell, Terry McCoy and John Setzer

         Photography: Lou Martino

         Clean Up: Jesse Backer, Billie Reitz, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak

         Tournament Day Manager: Ken Myer

         Tournament Day Admin: Monica Powell

         Tournament Day Raffle Prizes: Karen and Rich Young

Thank you to everyone for your hard work and willingness to volunteer.  It’s events like this that bring us together and generate a feeling of comradery but more than that we had a blast!!!

20180923 Golf Cart Winner

Golf Cart Winner

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Linda Campbell

 

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Golf Cart Fundraiser Drawing

1:00pm Fat Harold’s

September 23, 2018

As one pulled into the parking lot of Fat Harold’s on Sunday, September 23rd at 1:00pm, there was already a crowd forming around the door and the tents outside.  

This crowd anxiously was waiting to see if their name was going to be drawn as the 2018 OD Shag Club Golf Cart Fundraiser winner.

Inside Fat Harold’s the bar was open, and our own OD Shag Club DJ Gary Bass was spinning the tunes for those that wanted to get a “libation”  (beverage) or wanted to check out the dancefloor.

Fat Harold’s own bartender, Justin Rhia, was chosen to pull the winning ticket. After a few words of gratitude’s and shout outs for an outstanding response from volunteers, Jim and Monica Palmieri cut the tape on the box of tickets and poured them into a garbage bag to be tossed and turned and mixed up by Board of Director Billy Powell.  

Excitement was in the air as Justin reached way down into the bag and pulled out the winning name of our very own OD Shag Club member: Carolyn Stuckey!!!!! Disappointment was seen on the faces of those around who didn’t win but were glad that they could help support the OD Shag Club.

President Linda Campbell dialed Carolyn’s number as Monica Palmieri prepared to let her know the good news…however, it went to voice mail…. ugh!

Later Sunday evening Monica received a phone call back and Carolyn was more than excited to hear that she was actually the winner.

Words aren’t enough to say THANK YOU to Jim and Monica Palmieri for an OUTSTANDING JOB!! They worked so hard, along with their volunteers and their goal was to sell all the tickets. All 3000 tickets were sold by Friday night at Fat Harold’s and Barbara Hopper bought the last ticket. This is a phenomenal job as there was 2 days during Spring Safari SOS that they didn’t get to sell tickets due to rain/wind storm that came and blew their tent away and one whole week of Fall Migration that they couldn’t sell tickets due to Hurricane Florence.

Thank you to EVERYONE who bought a ticket and help to support the OD Shag Club! We are a strong club with wonderful members and friends who believe in our beloved dance and want to keep us all on the dance floor!!!


Hello everyone, 

Just in case you haven’t heard, we sold ticket # 3000, the very last ticket, on Friday night at Fat Harold’s.  The winner of the OD Shag Club Golf Cart Raffle was selected at 1:00 p.m. yesterday at Fat Harold’s.  The lucky winner is Carolyn Stuckey.  Carolyn is an OD Shag Club member and golf cart ticket volunteer living in North Myrtle Beach.  

We want to thank each and every one of you for volunteering to sell tickets.  Without you, we could never had made our goal of selling all 3000, which we hear is the first time all 3000 tickets were sold.  Also, thanks to Mike Graham of Graham’s Golf Carts.  Mike stored the cart for us and sold over 300 tickets for us.

We hope you enjoyed the time selling tickets, working with other members and making new friends.  We certainly enjoyed working with each and every one of you.  We are already thinking about 2019 and would welcome any recommendations you may have on how to improve communications and our sales efforts.  

Again, our deepest appreciation for volunteering.  

Best regards,

Monica & Jim Palmieri

 

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20180818 Nominations Party

Nominations Party

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Linda Campbell

 

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The OD Shag Club held its 2018 Nominations Party on Saturday, August 20that Fat Harold’s at 6:00pm to introduce the Nominees for the Executive Board for 2019. John Setzer, Nominations Chairperson, began by giving the instructions for the night for the purpose of accepting nominees announced as well as those nominated from the floor. Those being placed on the ballot for the October 20th Elections Party are:

President                 Bill Bacon        

VicePresident        BillyPowell  

                                    LouMartino 

          Secretary                Donna Williams

       Treasurer               Lou Garrenton

                                    Wayne Wooten

                         Board of Directors (3 positions available):

                                         Joe Cornwell

                                        Connie Livingston

                                        Kathy McCoy

                                        Monica Palmieri 

                                        Paula Webb

While the membership was waiting for the food (Bar B Que and all the fixins) to be served by the awesome Food Committee of Donnie and Wendy Shultz, Linda Campbell, President and the OD Shag Club Dance Team had a little dance activity to recognize the new members who had joined the club since 2018. Each new member was invited to dance and get a “star” added to their name badge and then they were to invite another new member to dance as well. It was a fun activity as all danced to the awesome music that DJ Bill Harper kept playing to keep the dance floor full.  

After all, had eaten all they could hold of all the Bar B Que and the fixins, left over Bar B Que was sold to the membership for them to enjoy at another time.

The winner of the logo was Sharon Simpson, Name Tag was Phil Crawford and the big winner of the evening of the 50/50 was Bill Bacon.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180728 Charity Fun Run

Charity Fun Run

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Tina Tomberlin

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Saturday July 28ththe ODSC hosted the annual Charity Fun Run and thankfully under sunny skies. Although the forecast had been predicting rain and thunderstorms, the weather proved to be perfect for the participants who showed up in a multitude of golf carts and cars. 

The day began at the OD Arcade where 162 registered and 145 signed up to take their chance at winning one of the many prizes handed out throughout the afternoon and early evening. The next stop on the schedule was Castaways, where under bright sunshine we enjoyed cold drinks by the ocean, raffled prizes and began to see how our card hand was going to take shape…high, low or like mine, somewhere in between.  After Castaways the cool air conditioning at 710 was a welcome relief as we drew another card and once again handed out more raffle prizes.  From there it was on to Duck’s where more cold beverages were consumed and many of us realized it was past time to purchase a mulligan and get rid of that troublesome card that was hurting our chances of competing for the big prize money.  Once the raffle prizes were given out we trekked across the street to Fat Harold’s to complete the final leg of our Fun Run.

This final stop is where many made the decision to purchase another mulligan or two to get rid of card/cards they felt were hurting their chance at the grand prizes. For several this was a gut wrenching decision. I say gut wrenching because for the first time in the history of this event we had a tie for the highest AND for the lowest hand.  The players in the running knew they were close in score to another player, because you know word gets around, so when they decided to purchase a mulligan they were very aware that the card they drew could mean the difference in winning and losing.  There was lots of shuffling and sliding cards around to draw that special card!

So while totaling the scores, the tension mounted and the end result was that Bob Lucas and Jeff James were tied at 59 for the Highest Hand. In true competitive fashion they decided rather than split the prize they would draw one more card and whoever drew the highest card would be declared the winner.  Sooo, after one more “gut wrenching” draw, Bob Lucas walked away with the $500 prize and Jeff James took home the 2ndHighest Hand prize of $300.  For the Lowest Hand Becki Roberts and Bob Miller, who happen to be friends, were tied at 7.  They decided to split the prize and both took home $100.  What an exciting finish to such a fun day of competition!!!  And you know what…these winners weren’t even the ones who took home the most money.  That honor went to Terry McCoy who won the 50/50 drawing. He walked away with $568!!!  Wow what a jackpot!

HUGE thanks go to Wendy Schultz and Monica Powell co-chairs of this event, whose careful planning and hard work were paramount in the success of this fundraiser.  As with any project, the success depends on not only the leaders but the team who help carry out the leader’s mission, so thanks to everyone who helped in any way.  I’m not going to name names because I’m sure I would leave someone out.  You know who you are so pat yourself on the back and take pride in knowing you contributed in making this fun filled event a big success. Your willingness to help is greatly appreciated!

As mentioned several times above we did hand out raffle prizes at each location.  Our sincere thanks go to Allstate, Grahams Golf Cars, Synovus Bank, Karen and Rich Young, Nancy Sook, the ODSC Ways and Means Committee, OD Arcade, Castaways, 710, Duck’s and Fat Harold’s for their generous donations of items to raffle.  In addition to items from these contributors we also raffled prizes of $20 and $40 at each stop along our way. 

While there were many winners throughout the day the biggest winner of all was of course this year’s charity, the Junior Shagger Dance Team (a 501c3 organization.) They will use these monies to help with costs they incur during their travels to various competitions and exhibitions.  As an organization whose purpose is to help promote and preserve the Shag, the OD Shag Club should be very proud to be able to help the future generation do exactly that! 

Congratulations to all the winners!

Thanks to all who worked so hard!

Special thanks everyone who participated!

Until next year when hopefully I will have better luck of the draw!

Photos by Lou Martino

20181006 Shoe Center Hurricane Relief

Shoe Center Hurricane Relief

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Linda Campbell

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On October 6, 2018, the OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to participate in a combination 40thAnniversary and Hurricane Relief event for the The Shoe Center in North Myrtle Beach.

Mike and Ginger Parnell, owners of The Shoe Center are celebrating their 40 years of the The Shoe Center with a concert from Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot, along with the partnership of the Barefoot Church and Impact Ministries to help benefit those who were affected by the recent Hurricane Florence.

Those participating from the OD Shag Club dance team were:  Linda Campbell, Lou Martino, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Connie and Jim Livingston, Ted Sobol, Callie White, John and Lori Setzer and Donna and Burnie Williams.

Although the temperatures were in the 80’s and the humidity was very high, the dance team would dance a dance or two and then sit down, rest and refresh themselves as Gary Lowder and the band played some great tunes. 

Barefoot Church and Impact Ministries were collecting from those who attended with Hurricane Relief Supplies and it seemed like they were loading, van after van of supplies from those who came to enjoy the event.

Thank you once again to Mike and Ginger Parnell for this invitation to be a part of a great event.  Happy Anniversary to you and here’s wishin’ for another 40 years!

Photos by Lou Martino and Monica Palmieri

20180722 Junior SOS

Junior SOS Brunch

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Bill Bacon

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The OD Shag Club held our annual brunch for the Junior Shaggers and their parents to help them cap off their Junior Shaggers SOS on Sunday, July 22nd in the back room of Fat Harold’s.  We had a great turnout by members of the OD Shag Club with 52 members either working or bringing food or both.  We served a total of 179 Junior Shaggers and parents. 

Afterwards, the Junior Shaggers, their parents, and members of our club who were there, went into the main room of Fat Harold’s for a Gospel Hour where we listened to some great live gospel music sung by beautiful young ladies who are Junior Shaggers, and to an “Awesome” sermon given by Ken Jones, a part-time DJ at Fat Harold’s who hails from Maple Hill up in Pender County, NC.

After all of the announcements and singing by the Junior Shaggers, Linda Campbell our President presented a check in the amount of $1500.00 to the Junior Shaggers Association.

Thank you to all the members of our club who brought food and or helped out in some way to make this event a great success!  Remember, the Junior Shaggers are the future of our club and the future of the shag dance as well!

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20180715 ACSC Meeting

ACSC Meeting

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Linda Campbell

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Everyone began arriving to Durham NC for the ACSC Summer Workshop to be held July 13‐15 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. There was lots of excitement and activity everywhere. People were trying to check in, somewhere sitting in the lobby waiting to check in while others were having a blast in the Hospitality Room. While in the Hospitality Room, one was offered drinks, beer and wine along with some fun games to play. While playing games such as “Party Plinko”, “Lucky Casino Blackjack”, “Party Pong”, and “The Captains Table”, when you won you were given tickets so you could put them in several give-­‐away baskets of your choice.   

Later that night, in the Imperial Ballroom Chigger Woods DJ’d our favorite tunes prior to The Magnificent Band coming on the play until midnight. For those who wanting to dance to the fantastic music of old shag, Betty Brown, was playing in the Empire Room. 

Saturday began with a fantastic buffet breakfast for everyone. Officers and others headed to the ACSC meeting while guests and families headed to the pool for a wonderful pool party. After the ACSC meeting, those in the meeting joined the fun for a great afternoon around the pool. There were all kinds of fun activities going on inside and outside the pool from “riding chickens”to a“wet t‐shirt” contest (not with women but with men).

 Later that evening there was a Captains Reception and two wonderful DJs with Chigger Woods and Buck Crumpton playing till way in the night.

After another wonderful buffet breakfast Sunday morning, goodbyes were said to each other and everyone looks forward to the upcoming Fall Migration.

20180616 Fish Fry

Fish Fry

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Linda Campbell

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The OD Shag Club held its annual Fish Fry on June 16th at Fat Harold’s Beach Club. The club was decorated by Gail Roberson and Lori Setzer’s crew as Fishin’ Hole and there was also an extra one designed for “surprises” or “bonkers” for those members who were willing to “Go Fishing”.   Some of the “surprises” were a Fish Dinner donated by OD Arcade, Hats and t-­‐shirts by RiptideRadio andOD Shag  Club Merchandise. Unfortunately for some of the members, there were some “bonkers”, which included a bra (not your size Jerry Harrell), some  empty beer cans for Nancy Tisdale, and even a scary but off head for Mike Hardee. Mike and Judy seemed to enjoy having an “extra head” at their table.LOL!

Donnie and Wendy Schultz and their dedicated crew (sorry if I leave anyone out) of John Harris, Kevin and Susan Harrell, Terry and Kathy McCoy and many others prepared some wonderful fried fish, homemade hushpuppies (best I have ever had), slaw, beans and a wonderful variety ofdesserts. 

Thanks to the many people who helped serve and get us all fed.

Sandy Cummings was dedicated to help pass around the bucket for our local Jr. Shaggers and over $200 was raised for them.

Tickets were pulled for Name Tag, Logo and of course 50/50 which Cathy Jamiolkowski and BillyPowell did an excellent job at selling.

Many thanks to Jim Livingston for helping to take photos, as Lou Martino was a little “under the weather”. Great job Jim!

Jimmy Buffkin kept the floor full and even managed to play a few appropriate tunes while the members did their fishing…such as “Gone Fishin”. A “snowball” was created as members fishing were asked to “go fish” for a partner to dance with and soon the floor was full with lots of members and new members were dancing.

Photos by Jim Livingston

20180601 New Member Social

New Member Social

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Vickie Parsons

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What A Great Event!  On June 1st, the OD Shag Club Board of Directors hosted a New Member Reception in the backroom at Fat Harold’s to welcome our new members for 2018.  In attendance were 8 Board members, 5 Past Presidents, 13 Committees were represented, along with 29 new members.  Fun was had by all with games and door prizes.  Snacks were donated by Bi-Lo Food Store and served by Wendy Schultz and her food committee volunteers.  Thank you, Wendy.  Also, a big thank you to Karen Young and Nancy Sook for their assistance with checking in the members as they arrived and to John and Pat Harris for stepping in a taking pictures of our new members for the OD Shag Club Year Book.

President Linda Campbell welcomed all in attendance and introduced the 2018 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs.  Each one had an opportunity to identify their position with the club and committee chairs had a chance to explain the responsibilities of their committee and encouraged each new member to get involved.

If you are attending a Shag Club function and see a new face in the crowd, stop and introduce yourself. It only takes a moment to make someone smile by just saying Hello!

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20180608 Day Lillies

Day Lillies

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Linda Campbell

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On June 08, 2018 the OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to dance for the National DayliliesConvention at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 6:30-­‐8:30pm. 

As the team arrived to dance, there were lots of activities going on for those attending the convention from displays of Daylilies, to Photo Ops along with funny props and of course their dinner and awards banquet.  

The dance team arrived on stage to entertain almost 600 plus attendees between their dinner and awards. As we began our demonstration, there was a new “music technician” at the helm, as John Setzer was filling in for Lou Martino, who unfortunately was in the hospital and couldn’t be with us. He was truly missed that night. However, John did a fantastic job!  

Those in attendance were Barbara Hopper, Connie Livingston, Cherie Patalik, Bill and Diane Millman, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Burnie and Donna Williams, John and Lorie Setzer, Ted Sobol and Callie White and Linda Campbell.

20180512 Mayfest

Golf Cart Sales at Mayfest

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Jim Palmieri

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Everyone,

A very big thank you to all of you who worked the Golf Cart Booth at Mayfest May 12, 2018. We sold a total of 449 tickets worth $2,245.  Everybody did such a great job.  The heat and Taylor Dane did not get the best of you.  That being said, kudos need to go out to our 4:00-6:00 pm group.  One and a half hours of their selling time was while she was up on the stage (screeching), and another half hour during booth tear-down, and they still sold almost 70 tickets. 

There were a few questions regarding our sales recap.  In the end, we came in right on the money.  We did have one lady (retired veteran on a walker) who only had 4 dollars. We used donation money to cover the $1 so that she could buy a ticket.  Even our North Myrtle Beaches finest bought a ticket. 

Filling the time slots for today were more difficult than for SOS but you guys came through for us.   Your help is greatly appreciated.  

Thanks to you, we now have sold 2,235 of our 3,000 tickets.  

Once again, thank you.

 

Photos by Lou Martino

20180526 Cook Out

Cook Out

by

Linda Campbell

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This past Saturday, May 26, was the rescheduled date for the Annual OD Shag Club Cookout at Savilles on 2nd. It was a beautiful day full of sunshine and everyone looking forward to being outside. Corn hole sign ups began around 3:30pm with the tournament beginning at 4:00pm. Also, beginning around that time, the smell of charcoal was in the air as Donnie and Wendy Schultz and their mighty crew began the cooking of the hot dogs and hamburgers for over 192 members present to enjoy the spread. Delicious desserts were set up inside that were prepared and brought by the members.

President Linda Campbell gave announcements and the winners of the Corn hole tournament.

1st Place: Billy Powell Carol Meyer

2nd Place: Marty Bonnett Bud Malcolm

“Dead Ass Last”- Bob Miller Jackie Perdue

Special trophies made by Wendy Schultz were presented to the winners along with a cash prize for a bar tab at Savilles on 2nd.

DJ Milton White kept the floor full for all those inside wanting to hear their favorite tunes played. Special recognition was given to all the veterans present in honor of Memorial Day prior to picking the winning ticket for the 50/50 to Vic Gillespie.

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20180505 Clean Sweep

Clean Sweep

by

Bill Bacon

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The OD Shag Club held our annual Spring Clean Sweep on Saturday, May 5th, also known as Cinco de Mayo.  We had 30 members turn out who enjoyed juice, coffee, fellowship, biscuits and donut holes before we hit the streets and the beach.  We picked up 25 bags of trash.  We noticed that the City of North Myrtle Beach is doing a real good job of keeping the streets and beach clean because there was not as much litter on the streets and beach as we have found in the past.

I would like to give a big Thank You to my beautiful wife, Joan, the Clean Sweep Chairperson, and everyone else who turned out to make this Clean Sweep a big success.  We hope to see even more of you for our Fall Clean Sweep which is tentatively scheduled for September 29th.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180502 Clerk of Courts

Clerk of Courts

by

Lou Martino

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On May 2, 2018 the OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to the Clerk of Courts of South Carolina Conference at Kingston Plantation from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.

We were contacted by Dot Smith for this event for Cheryl Graham of Dorchester County of South Carolina. There were 2 clerks from the 46 counties of South Carolina representing their county present. A few clerks already knew how to shag so this group was not new to the dance.

We arrived around 6:30PM and were invited to have dinner. After we ate, Linda Campbell our spokesperson was introduced by Dot Smith along with Cheryl Graham. Linda gave a brief history of the shag dance and then introduced the members of our team.

Each team couple danced for our minute and a half to demonstrate the different styles of our team. Our team does not choreograph or dance as a team but show case steps that the non shaggers will not be intimidated by more advance steps. We want non shaggers to feel comfortable getting up and trying to learn.

This was a very enthusiastic group. We were able to get approximately 30 clerks onto the dance floor. They were quick learners. After about 5-7 minutes of instructions, we taught them to dance to music. There was a lot of discussion as to what else we could teach them.

This was a fun group to work with. After the instructions each member of the team danced with the future shaggers of the Clerk of Courts. A follow up call to Dot Smith was very positive. She said that they had a wonderful time and stayed after to dance to the band. She didn’t know if they were shagging but they were having a great time.

Thank you, Dot Smith and Cheryl Graham Clerk of Courts for inviting us to your conference.

A special thank you to the ODSC Dance Team members that danced at this event: Bill Millman, Diane Millman, John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Burnie Williams, and Donna Williams.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180506 Divas Marathon

Divas Marathon

by

Lou Martino

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Yes, it was raining when we got there and it was a wet morning at 6AM on Sunday May 6, 2018, for the Divas Marathon in North Myrtle Beach, but the enthusiasm of the runners and the joy that they showed the ODSC Dance Team was well worth being there.

We arrived around 6:15AM to set up the sound system in the rain. We had to set up in the back of Lou’s car with umbrellas to try to keep dry. When all of a sudden, Bill Millman brings a large beach umbrella so we moved under the beach umbrella to set up.

Around 7AM the rain became a drizzle and by 7:30AM the rain stopped. It was a little wet and damp, but it didn’t keep these runners from running. This was one of the largest marathons the Divas have run. There were all kinds and types of tutus and outfits.

What was very impressive were the handicapped runners and the runners (some were volunteers) pushing the handicapped in their wheelchairs. There were mothers pushing their babies and one lady was even pushing her cat.

We stood along the sidelines and encouraged the runners and danced around 15-minute intervals. This year there were so many runners. They just kept coming and coming. Most of the runners gave the dance team high fives as they ran along our area. They really enjoyed the music as Lou played “Pump up the Jam” and upbeat Shag music.

This year even the spectators got into the music “YMCA”, “Chicken Dance” and of course more Shag music. But it was all about the runners and how they enjoyed this run. One by stander was so impressed with the enthusiasm of the dance team that as the Race Director in Sunset Beach he invited the ODSC Dance Team to perform at their race in two weeks.

And then there is Lenny, our own dance team member, who just had to dance with as many runners as he could (see the pictures on the website). Your president, also got into it, with other spectators doing the electric slide and even the chicken dance with a young’n.

Across the street others were showing their moves. It wasn’t shagging, but they were having a large time. Even Mary Poppins showed up. Like one runner showed his sign “Sexy is as Sexy Does Run Baby Run”. There was such a variety of happenings going on.

This was a very fun event. I would like to thank Katherine Stimson Events for having the ODSC Dance Team at this event. Hope to see them all next year.

A big thank you goes out to the ODSC Dance Team for dancing at this event: Cathy Jamiolkowski, Rich Jamiolkowski, John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Barbara Hopper, Lenny Gardner, Linda Campbell, Lou Martino, Diane Millman and Bill Millman.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180428 SOS Parade

SOS Parade

By

Billy Powell

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Thanks to all who participated!  We enjoyed another successful parade.  For the last 16 years, the ODSC has won whatever category we entered.  This year, we entered “Most Original” and WE WON!  Boy, were the carts and people original!  To go along with the overall parade theme (Blast from the Past), the ODSC theme was “Once Upon a Time at SOS”.  The characters that we had in our entry included the following:

Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood – Bill & Donna Althoff

Good Witch & Woody – Kenny and Jane Elkin

Mad Hatter & Alice – Ed & Pat Singleton

Cinderella & Prince Charming – Tim & Paula Webb

Snow White, 7 Dwarfs, Evil Queen & Magic Mirror – Monica Powell, Connie Livingston,

Tina Tomberlin, Diane Millman, Bill Millman, Terry McCoy, Kathy McCoy,

Lou Martino, John Setzer, Lori Setzer

Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, Smee & the Pirates – Linda Campbell, Billy Powell, Terry McPhail,

Lenny Gardner, Karen Young, Rich Young, Jon Harris, Pat Harris, Paulette Miller,

Linda Morrison, Brian Morrison, Dianne Locklear, Donna Williams, Bernie Williams,

Bill Bacon, Joan Bacon, Larry Jones

Tick Tock Croc – Sonny Tomberlin

4 Princesses – Paulette Broadway, Dolly McDermott, Sheila Wright, Vickie Parsons

Jack & Jill – Manley & Marilyn Sanders

Mickey & Minnie Mouse – Steve & Nancy Queen

Beauty & the Beast – Rich & Cathy Jamiolkowski

Cruella DeVille & 2 Dalmatians – Joe & Beth Cornwell & Bella

Superman & Wonder Woman – Bruce & Cathy Fitzsimmons

Goldilocks & the 3 Bears – Dicky Garrenton, Lou Garrenton, Barney Lee, Connie Williams

3 Little Pigs & Big Bad Wolf – Jim & Monica Palmeri, Thomas & Joan Crosby

TowMater – Jim Queen and Paul Harrison

The costumes and carts were outstanding!  Many, many thanks to all who helped build the float and to tear it down afterward.  Without all of your help, we would not have been able to have such an outstanding entry.  Special thanks to all our dancers for the time you spent making sure your dance was superb!

Thanks also to John Barringer & Nancy Sook who helped with all the sign-ins and bead distribution, the morning of the parade.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to Donnie and Wendy Schultz who let us use their trailer to get all our float stuff to the prep site.

A special thanks to Sonny and Tina Tomberlin for all of their work in the month prior to the parade.  They put in a lot of time and effort.  And of course, a special thank you to my wife, Monica, who helped in many ways.

If you have not participated in a parade, you are missing a ton of fun and I encourage you to join us next year.  You will not regret it.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180422 SOS Brunch

Spring SOS Brunch

by

Donna Williams

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WOW! What a great morning for 340+ at the OD Shag Club Spring Safari Brunch. No way you can go wrong with great friends, beautiful weather, delicious food, awesome music and all the other extras that were a part of this terrific event.

Our 340+ included 304 members, 26 guest, and 10 special visitors from the Junior Shagger community. DJ Murl Augustine entertained us with great dancing music. Our breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits and fruit plus our famous happy punch was a huge success. Thanks to Wendy and Donnie, their crew, all our volunteer servers and to Pam & crew for all their work in making this such a success. Also, thanks to the Hospitality crew for working hard with sign in and information.  

Linda Campbell started the morning out with a welcome to all, a few announcements and a blessing to begin the event.  To take care of business, Linda asked for a vote by the members on a previously sent out change to our By-laws Section 11 Website Committee: Webmaster duties are as follows

  • Ensure current web host and current domain does not expire so there is no interruption in service.
  • Maintain and update the website in “real” time.
  • Update the com email addresses on our web host, Executive Board information, committees, etc., by January 1st of each new year, when new administration is formed.
  • Website to include: upcoming events, new members, birthday list, OD Shag Club event pictures, articles written by the Executive Board and Committee Chairs, links to OD Shag Club documents and attachments, and Committee contact information and any other information that is pertinent to the OD Shag Club.
  • Update Remembrance and Condolence page.
  • Maintain sponsor (advertisement) pages.

The vote resulted in a unanimous approval.

The Ways and Means committee provided a great area for people to spend minutes until their ticket color was called to eat. It was a very successful wait as the committee chairs reported “a great morning for sales”. Thanks to the committee and all who helped the buyers with the many new products.

We were entertained by the Junior Shaggers, who though smaller than usual in numbers due to “prom night” provided us with awesome dancing. The Club donated $290 (our share of the 50/50) to the junior shaggers to help defray some of their costs. Many thanks to Cathy Jamiolkowski and Billy Powell for making it possible for our donation and a special thanks from Gloria Cates as the winner of the 50/50 drawing. Our other winners were Joe Ferlauto name tag winner and Nancy Pardini logo winner.

It was a fun filled morning with happy faces and big smiles abound. All we heard when leaving the building was “this is the best one we have ever been to.” Thanks to all who made it that way.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180328 Ocean Bay Elementary

Ocean Bay and St James Elementary Schools 

by

Lou Martino

 

OCEAN BAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

ST JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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On March 28, 2018 the OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to demonstrate and teach the Shag Dance at the Ocean Bay Elementary School during their Music Appreciation Day which is like Fine Arts Day only it focuses on Music. Our point of contact was Kristie Jacobs who I might add was the teacher of the year 2017-2018.

We were to teach and demonstrate the Shag Dance from 8am until 11am to 1st thru 2nd grader on the first day and the second day were to teach and demonstrate to the 3rd thru 5th grade. We focused on the 3rd graders since they were studying South Carolina History.

Since the dance team had two events on March 29, 2018 one at Ocean Bay Elementary School and the other at St James Elementary School, we had to split into two teams.

Our point of contact at St James Elementary was Kayleigh Vanlandingham. Her request to revisit St James Elementary was that the students responded so well to our visit last year that they wanted us to return this year. After all, these will be our future shaggers.

Both days were attended by our early risers, since we had to be at Ocean Bay Elementary at 7:30am which is located on International Drive in Myrtle Beach and St James Elementary which is located just this side of Surfside Beach. They were both early mornings for the team but it was well worth the trips after seeing the enthusiasm of the students and their love of the music.

On the first day Linda Campbell and Lou Martino headed our team at Ocean Bay Elementary supported by John and Lori Setzer, Barbara Hopper and Donna Williams. Linda introduced the team and began the instructions and the demonstration. We were very impressed with the amount of energy and discipline of these “young-ins”.

They all wanted to learn how to shag. They were all fine until they had to find a partner. The girls were more forward than the boys. However, after they saw how much fun they could have, they all began to dance with each other.

The first day went very well and we all had a great time.

The second day was a little challenging since we had to split our team into two events. Linda Campbell, along with John and Lori Setzer and Barbara Hopper took Ocean Bay Elementary. They were to teach 3rd thru 5th graders.

Lou Martino, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak and Donna Williams went to St James Elementary. They were to teach pre-kindergarten thru kindergarten. The students here were just great.

At each location we had a 25-minute time frame to teach and demo the shag dance and in each class, there were 25 to 50 students so we had our work cut out for us. But with the cooperation and structure of the class, we had no problems and we had a lot of fun.

Thank you, Kristie Jacobs and Kayleigh Vanlandingham, for including the OD Shag Club Dance Team in your Music and Fine Arts Day.

Some special thanks go out to those members of the OD Shag Club Dance Team for getting up so early to promote and preserve the Shag Dance.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180324 Chili Cook Off

Chili Cook Off

by

Bill Bacon

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On March 17th the O.D. Shag Club held our Annual Chili Cook-Off at Fat Harold’s Beach Club. The theme for the Cook Off was western so many members dressed up with their cowboy hats, boots and western attire. We had a great turnout, but it would have been nice if more people had brought chili. The chili I took was gone before I got to it. Maybe that was because it was so good! As good as it was though, unfortunately it was not good enough to win. Vickie Harrison won the $75.00 first prize with Donna Williams winning

$50.00 for second place and Dolly McDermott winning the $25.00 third prize. Gail Johnson won the Logo prize and Monica Powell won the money for wearing her name t ag. It pays to wear those name tags and Logos. Ken Meyer won the big prize for the evening, the 50/50 with a payoff of $233.00!!!

Tim Shumway, Mollie Putnam and Kristie McDonald had the enviable task of getting to taste all the chili, but then had the unenviable job of selecting the winners! That must have been a hard job and we thank you, even if you didn’t pick the best chili I have ever made!!

Our special thanks to Donnie and Wendy Schultz and the other members of the Food Committee and everyone else who made it all happen! Also, thanks to everyone who brought chili and desserts!

Photos by Lou Martino

20180322 Belk’s Dance Team

Dance Team at Belk’s

by

Lou Martino

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On March 22, 2018, the OD Shag Club Dance Team performed at Belk’s at the Myrtle Beach Mall between the hours of 3PM and 5PM. The store theme was “Girls Night”.

We were welcomed to the Shoe Department by our own Cindy Day. As always, the staff at Belk’s welcomes us with open arms. Thank you, Cindy, for inviting us to Belk’s and allowing us to promote the OD Shag Club and the dance that we love so much the “Shag”.

As is our normal routine, Linda Campbell introduced each team member and gave a little introduction as to the evolution of Carolina Shag. Her voice was heard though out the store, so as we began to dance more customers came to watch us dance.

Belk’s provided us with a DJ “Scott” who was nice enough to play the songs that the team would dance to. We provided the music and he played it as requested by the team.

Each couple of the team danced twice for around one and a half minutes each time though out the two-hour block. We had 17 members of the dance team present.  

I would like to thank the members of the team that danced at this event. From left to right: Mike Bejzak, Bonnie Bejzak, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Lori Setzer, John Setzer, Billy Byrne, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Barbara Hopper, Rich Jamiolkowski, Burnie Williams, Donna Williams, Cherie Patalik, Larry Boyer, Connie Livingston, Callie White and Ted Sobol.

Also, a special thank you goes out to Belk’s for the gift bags they presented to each of our members. We all appreciate your generosity.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180317St Patrick’s Day Parade

St Patrick’s Day Parade

by

Billy Powell

 

The OD Shag Club was well represented in the 2018 North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  We had 25 golf carts and 86 people participate this year.  A great time was had by all before, during and after the parade.  This year, we thru out over 15,000 strands of beads during the parade.       

Bill and Diane Millman were our banner carriers this year and their costumes were outstanding!  Many thanks to Rich and Karen Young and Sonny Tomberlin who helped me register everyone and hand out beads and all the other administrative tasks before a parade begins.  I could not do all of this without the help of my significant other, Monica.  Her help and support during and after all of the parades is immeasurable.

I know that it requires getting up a little earlier than most of us would like to be in this parade, but I promise you the fun and fellowship that you have makes it well worth the effort.  If you did not participate this year, please consider making next year’s parade.

Our next parade is on April 28, the SOS Parade.  I am looking forward to a great turnout this year for SOS.

20180217 Oyster Roast

Oyster Roast

by

Linda Campbell

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A lot of people do not know the hard work AND the number of the people it takes to put together a successful oyster roast.  And that’s the key: SUCCESSFUL!  But, Donnie and Wendy Shultz Do! And this year was no exception.

It began the night before at Donnie and Wendy’s house and it began with CHICKEN!  Yep!  Chicken, for their world-famous Chicken Bog (yes, for those who just haven’t acquired the love or taste for oysters).  And for those of us who love both.  Thank you, Cindy Day and Dolly McDermott, for serving this and making sure that each table had their crackers and cocktail sauce.

I am sure you couldn’t miss our “sailor in the crow’s nest”, Dickey Garrenton on the ladder, directing where the oyster carriers needed to go and I don’t believe anyone was without oysters for more than just a little bit as Donnie and his great “crew” kept ‘em coming!

That great team consisted of: Tim and Cassy Shumway, Cindy Day, Dolly McDermott, Kevin Harrell, Bruce Fitzsimmons, Bill Bacon, Terry Holmes, Jim Robinson, Bob Sanders, Jon Harris, Jerry Harrell, Dickey Garrenton, Jim Queen, Steve Queen, Bob Miller, Terry McCoy, Ronnie Rogers, Phil Tomlinson.  And a special thanks to Lou Garrenton as well (check out the pics of Wendy and Lou sweeping up the trash…looks like they are going after the puck at an ice hockey rink…lol).

While everyone ate either oysters or chicken bog, Bill Anderson kept the great tunes spinning and even some of the members took a break from eating to show their stuff on the dance floor.  Of course, Bill had to throw in a couple line dances for the ladies (and men).

Billy Powell and Cathy Jamiolkowski did a great job selling 50/50 tickets and the winner of the 50/50 Charles Neal walked away with $449.  Name Tag winner of $20 was Betty Bennett and Logo Winner of $20 was Debby Robbe.

At the end of the night there was lots of help from many of the members including the Executive board and their spouses to put the OD Arcade back to its original state.

2018 World Famous OD Shag Club Oyster Roast will go down as a wonderful success and we will look forward to it again next year.  Thank you again to EVERYONE FOR A GREAT JOB WELL DONE!

Photos by Lou Martino

20180215 Sea Turtles Meeting

Sea Turtles Meeting

by

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to dance and instruct at the Grand Dunes Marriott Hotel in Myrtle Beach on February 15, 2018 at 8PM in the Atlantic Ballroom. Our point of contact for this event was Event planner Jessica M Cutler, DMCP of Myrtle Beach.

The event was for the Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Meeting which was held at the Grand Dunes Marriott in Myrtle Beach, SC from February 12, 2018 thru February 15, 2018. They had a long week and wanted to see and learn the Shag Dance.

After being introduced to the Sea Turtle membership Linda Campbell the OD Shag Club Dance Team spokesperson introduced the members of the Dance Team. The average age of the members of the Sea Turtles was around 30 years young. Linda introduced the dancers at an average age of 65. There was a roar which got the attention of the group.

“Now let see what these old folks can do” was in the air.  Well, as our usual routine of spot light dancing began as Lenny our eldest danced the crowd became more and more interested in what we had to offer.

When asked who would like to learn to “Shag” more than half of the Sea Turtles audience came to the floor. Such a enthusiastic group.

We had a great DJ Corey who played the music too which the team danced. It was great working with him.

Some special thanks go out to Jessica Cutler, DMCP of Myrtle Beach for the invite and the warm welcome we received from the Sea Turtles.

I would like to thank those members of the dance team that participated in this event: from left to right – Ted Sobol, Connie Livingston, Callie White, Bill Millman, Diane Millman, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Jimmy Harley, Linda Campbell, Rich Jamiolkowski, Barbara Hopper, Lenny Gardner, Donna Williams, Burnie Williams, Lou Martino, Lori Setzer, Billy Byrne, John Setzer, and Linda Wilson.

Photos by Lou Martino

20180120 Clean Sweep

Post-SOS Clean Sweep 

by

Bill Bacon

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Hello ODSC Members,

Saturday, January 20th, a near record group of 29 members of the OD Shag Club braved the cold to turn out at Deckerz at 8:30 AM for our annual Mid-Winter Clean Sweep!  After enjoying some of Hardee’s finest biscuits and Dunkin Donuts coffee, the group managed to collect 30 bags of trash and refuse from the streets and parking lots of North Myrtle Beach from the intersection of US 17 and Main to Ocean Blvd and from Main Street to 5th Ave North and South on Ocean Blvd.  We were pleased to see a lot of new members turn out as well as a lot of the usual suspects. 

For those of you who have never come to a Clean Sweep, you may not believe it, but we do have a good time! For any of you who have stopped coming, if your health permits, I think you might enjoy coming back! Sometimes it pays to participate as New Member Paulette Custer found $10.00!

We hope as many members as possible are able to come to our next Clean Sweep which is presently scheduled for Cinco de Mayo which is the first Saturday after Spring SOS.

20180114 SOS Brunch

Mid Winter SOS Brunch

by

Nancy Sook

A fabulous time was had by all 232(209 members, 9 guests,8 junior shaggers and 6 others in their party) at the midwinter brunch held at the od arcade, Sunday, January 14, 2018. 

We danced to tunes played by the crazy as ever, Murl Augustine, drank adult beverages and dined on a delicious brunch of scrambled eggs, grits, bacon, sausage, biscuits and fruit prepared by the staff of the arcade.

We all watched and cheered as the junior shaggers awed us with their moves. 

Then hoped our numbers would be called, but the winners were: name tag, Kathy Jamiolkowski, logo, Becki Roberts and the 50/50 winner of $288 was Ed Shiflett. Ed kindly donated his money to the junior shaggers.  

The club’s half of $287 was donated to the junior shaggers along with a bucket full of money. 

A special guest, Svein-arne Nordkvelle from Norway, where he has his own shag club of  25 members, was introduced. Too soon it was noon, Murl finished and we’ll be back for spring safari.

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Photos by Lou Martino

20181217 Christmas Families

Christmas Families

by

Karen Young

 

This year, the OD Shag Club sponsored 8 kids from four families for Christmas. The club donated $850 and the dance team added another $505 to make this a wonderful Christmas for these families. The Fifth Avenue group again donated a boy’s bicycle and accessories for one of our needy kids. Cindy Day, Cassie Shumway and Karen Young did all the shopping and were able to get almost everything on the kid’s wish lists. Each child got at least two new outfits and toys from their wish lists. Cindy, Cassy and Karen wrapped all the gifts.

The food that was donated at the Christmas Party was sorted Sunday morning at Rich and Karen’s home. 13 members showed up to help divide up the food for the four families. The money donated was used to buy turkeys, hams and other perishables for each family.

Monday morning, Terry McCoy, Glenn Strange and Rich and Karen Young delivered the food and gifts to Riverside Elementary School. Thanks to all who donated either food or money to help make this a special Christmas for these families.

Don and Judy Thomas also donated a girl’s bike which will be given to another child from the school that needs one.

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20171216 Christmas Party

Christmas Party

by

Terry McCoy

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Once again, I would like to thank everyone for their help and support this year. The Christmas party turned out really great and we had a large crowd. Donnie and all his helpers did a great job   preparing the meal for us it was fantastic. Everyone did a great job bringing can food or donating cash for our needy families.  We had plenty of food and cash thank you dance team for your cash donation. We gave away a 25-dollar gift card for bringing food or cash donation. The winner of the drawing was Becky Roberts congratulations. I hope everyone enjoyed the party as much as I did. Happy holidays to everyone see you next year.

Photos by Lou Martino

20171214 St James Elementary

St James Elementary School Groovy Grandparents Art Day

by 

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to demonstrate and instruct at St James Elementary School Groovy Grandparents Art Day, December 14, 2017.

Their groovy grandparents’ art day demonstrated how to paint with water colors. The grandparents and their grandkids learned how to paint step by step. It was interesting to see on a large screen how each step of the painting developed. Of course, the dance team was invited to paint.

During their intermission, the dance team was to demonstrate and instruct the Shag Dance to the grandparents with their grandkids. Everyone in the gymnasium participated. What an enthusiastic group and we look forward to seeing future junior shagger in this group.

After Linda Campbell introduced the dance team, we instructed and danced for approximately 30 minutes. It was a true pleasure seeing the smiles on the grandkids and how each family member interacted with each other. We had several grandparents interested in taking the Shag Dance to the next level. Many grands wanted to know how they could get more involved in the dance. Everyone had a great time.

Thanks to Kayleigh Vanlandingham for inviting the Dance Team back from last year. She has also scheduled the dance team to demonstrate and instruct for the students next year 2018.

Thanks to the dance team members that showed up for this event: Bill Millman, Diane Millman, Lenny Gardner, John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Barbara Hopper, Linda Campbell, and Lou Martino.

See you next year St James Elementary School.

Photos by Lou Martino

20171204 Manor Christmas

Myrtle Beach Manor Christmas

by

Linda Campbell

On Monday, December 4, 2017, OD Shag Club members started arriving at the Myrtle Beach Manor around 5:30pm excited for our Annual Christmas party for the residents. We ALWAYS look forward to this event each year.

Joe Ferlauto had a full agenda planned from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The evening began with Emcee John Harris introducing four of our own Junior Shaggers to dance. All the songs that were to be danced were Chrismas Shag Songs. WOW! Those Juniors could really “let it go” and showed us some of their fancy moves.

Next, were the members of the OD Shag Club Dance Team and they filled the floor dancing to “Santa Meet Me with Your Red Suit On” and “Rockin Santa Man”. They showed their fancy footwork also which was quite impressive, since the youngest member is around 60 and the olders at 96. Way to go Dance Team!!

Again, this year, the three “L’s” in this case for this event, the three “Elves”, Linda Campbell, Lenny Gardner, and Lou Martino did their trio dance, which is always entertaining.

Showcasing their dancing skills and talents were Mike and Bonnie Bejzak to the tune of “Call Me Claus”. They were great especially since Mike had just had double knee replacement less than six months ago. Great job Mike and Bonnie!

Next came our favorite part of the show, where the women of our club put beautiful Christmas pins on the lady residents of the manor, as the members of the club distribute punch and cookies to the music of traditional Christmas carols being played in the background by Chair Joe Ferlauto.

The smiles on the faces of all the residents began to light up the room and one could tell that they were having a wonderful time.

Our favorite joke teller, Lenny Gardner, shared some of his humor by telling a few jokes keeping the residents and members laughing along with him.

Always a favorite Paul Craver came and sang several songs, including his Mother’s favorite song “Make the world go away” and each resident enjoyed listening to them all. The dancing continued with Bill and Sheila Seymour, National Dance constestants, dancing again this year to a favorite Shag song “Cant Take the Pressure”. As in the past, Great job Bill and Sheila!

All of a sudden, we were taken back in time to the Theme Song of the Mickey Mouse Club announcing the entrance of the lovable Mickey and Minnie Mouse (aka Lou Martino and Linda Campbell). Mickey and Minnie began mingling with the residents as they sang traditional Christmas carols such as “Frosty” and “Rudolph”.

But, WAIT, WHAT to our wandering eyes should appear? But a jolly old man, with round little belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl for of jelly…. YEP it was SANTA CLAUSE and his little helper Christmas Carol!

As Santa waived and heard the wishes of the residents, the members of the club passed out beautiful poinsettias for each resident’s room. What a delight it was to watch them with Santa and Christmas Carol.

Mickey and Minnie then joined Santa and Christmas Carol again and members of the OD Shag Club to end the night singing a few more carols and then ending the night with our traditional song of “God Bless America”

Thank you to all of the OD Shag Club members who all dressed up in their festive attire and accessories. But most of all our gratefulness to Joe Ferlauto, Chairperson, who worked so hard to prepare this wonderful event.

I close with these words, which reflect the whole evening: “May this Christmas season bring you special moments and Happy memories and always BELIEVE in the MAGIC of Christmas!”

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Photos by Jim Livingston

20171202 Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade

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Billy Powell

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Bright lights, great music, friends, food, libations and fun!  All of these were to be had at the NMB Christmas Parade.  The OD Shag Club had 53 participants and we were led down Main Street by the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who, also known as Lou Martino and Linda Campbell.  We had Elves, Snowmen, Sleighs, Stars, Christmas Trees, Penguins, Reindeer, Presents, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Snoopy and Minions!

The carts were decorated beautifully and the OD Shag Club was one of the 99 entries in this year’s parade.  Virtually, every entry was lighted and so I think we should rename it the NMB Electrical Light Parade. 

The ODSC threw out beads this year instead of candy and it was extremely popular!  All the kids were calling out for us to throw them beads.  It seemed to be a hit!  If you were part of the parade this year, thank you and I hope you had as good a time as I did.  If not, think about joining us next year!

20171021 Nomination Halloween Party

Nomination Halloween Party

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Terry McCoy

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The Halloween Party  at Savilles turned out to be a great party. The pizza  was good with all the sides that members brought. Their was a little confusion at first with a party going on till 6 and our costumes starting at 6 but it all seemed to work out. I thank you for your patience. Thanks to all those that dressed up with some great costumes. The winner of individual costume was Diane Bauer the couple’s winner was Lori and John Setzer. It was election night with no opposition the slate of officers are on web site. Great party

Photos by Lou Martino