Presidents Letter

20201005 Presidents Letter

Hello ODSC Members,

The corona virus has had many implications to our daily lives and to the lives of our entire community.  The impact to our economy has been significant and those who were struggling financially are now struggling even more.  Also, the organizations that help to keep our dance and shag community alive for the future also have expenses that did not stop because of corona virus. 

This year, we could not hold either of our charity fund raising events that help support these organizations.  However, the ODSC is in relatively good financial condition and your ODSC Board made the decision to donate to some of these organizations through our Foundation anyway to help them in their endeavors.

While the donation dollars are not as big as past years, they are still significant to these organizations.

  • North Strand Helping Hands – $2,500.00
  • Junior SOS – $1,500.00
  • NMB Explorers – $1,000
  • Teen Angels – $400
  • Toys for Tots – $100

We chose these organizations because they have significant impact to our local community or to the dance we love.

Hope to see you soon!

20200602 Presidents Letter

 

Hello ODSC Members,

Social distancing, masks, 6 feet apart, Covid 19, coronavirus, Wuhan virus, all of these words or phrases are words that we have heard constantly since March.  Unfortunately, they have also meant that we have not been able to get together and enjoy the dance we love and each other’s company.

At this time, a definitive decision has not been made for the June party, but we are trying to figure out a way to have the Charity Fun Run in July if we are allowed to have under the governor’s restrictions.

I would like to send out a big “hurrah” to Jim and Monica Palmieri.  They are still diligently trying to sell raffle tickets.  They sold almost 600 tickets this past weekend at Graham’s Golf Cart.  Thanks to all those who came out and purchased tickets and to those who helped sell tickets.  We still have a long way to go and if you could take a bundle of ten tickets and sell them, we would all be appreciative.  Contact Jim or Monica to help.

Another group that is still working hard is Ways and Means.  Wayne and Anita Baldwin and Sue Wehner along with their webmaster helper, Lou Martino have set up items to sell via our website.  Please support their efforts by going to the website and make a purchase.  These items make great gifts and when we do get back together, you will look spiffy in your new ODSC apparel. 

In closing, I hope that everyone is weathering this “storm” well.  Stay safe and hopefully this situation will improve soon.

God Bless you All!

20200303 Presidents Letter

The Oyster Roast has come and gone and once again was a great success.  Members were showing up before 4:00 p.m. and by 6:00 p.m., the Arcade was packed.  The Oyster Roast crew led by Terry McCoy and Donnie Schultz worked extremely hard to put on this event.  The work started on Friday afternoon and continued thru Saturday night.  The chicken bog was outstanding and I am told the oysters were also (I personally don’t eat the nasty things).  Hopefully, everyone got their fill and no one went home in the slightest bit hungry.  It takes at least 25 hard working people to do this.  EVERYONE should make an effort to thank all of these people for the work they did to support our club.

I would also like to thank everyone that pitched in and helped clean up after the Oyster Roast.  The breakdown went smoothly, thanks to all those who helped!  THANK YOU!!!

Our March party will be on March 21st at Fat Harold’s.  I don’t know what the Food Committee has planned, but I am sure it will be tasty.

Don’t forget the St. Patty’s Day Parade on March 14th.  This is an easy parade to participate in and is a lot of fun.   It also helps to demonstrate that we are a supportive member of our community.

Hope to see you at the business meeting on March 3rd.

20200201 Presidents Letter

 

The January brunch was a great party.  Having the opportunity to see all the junior shaggers was exciting and also a great reminder that we need to support them to keep our dance going into the future.

As all of you know, February is when one of our biggest events is held…. The World-Famous Oyster Roast!  This event requires a tremendous amount of work both before (preparation, set-up, cooking and serving) and after (clean-up).  Please contact Terry McCoy or Donnie Schultz to help with the before and after.  A lot of labor is needed and a great time is had by all involved. 

EVERYONE can help clean up after the event.  Tables to be taken apart, oyster shells cans cleaned and of course all the trash cans.  Don’t be one of those people who just eat and leave for others to do all the work.

The Oyster Roast will be held on February 22 at the OD Arcade.  Members are free and guests are $25 per person.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

20200101 Presidents Letter

Another new year….2020!  I am looking forward to another successful year at the ODSC.  Thanks to everyone who worked and/or participated in our events last year.  A big thank you to all those who volunteered to be Committee Chairs for 2020.  All committees have been filled except for one very important one.  We are still in need of a Parade Committee Chair.  We usually participate in 3 parades per year with the biggest being the SOS parade in April.  This parade is a lot of fun and our participation brings a lot of recognition to our club.  We have also won First Place in the category we have entered for at least the last 15 years, maybe longer.  If you would like to take on this committee or know of someone that does, please contact me as soon as possible.

Our January party will be the Mid-Winter Brunch at the OD Arcade. I hope to see all of you there.  Don’t forget Clean Sweep will be the following Saturday on the 25th.  This is a lot of fun and great community service.

In closing, I would like every member to ask themselves what they can do to help support the ODSC.  Only with active participation of its members can the club achieve its potential.

20190601 Presidents Letter

Hello gain O.D.ShagClub members and welcome to June, 2019! It looks like Summer has finally arrived at North MyrtleBeach!

Joan and I, accompanied by 6 others 5th Avenue South neighbors just returned from a 2-week cruise around the northeastern Mediterranean, Adriatic and Aegean Seas. We saw a whole lot of those extremely old places that are crumbling and falling down. But it is really amazing how the early Europeans could build those buildings, forts and monuments that have lasted for hundreds and sometimes even thousands of years without any of our modern technology. If they had had the internal combustion engine and quit warring with each other, they might have gotten to the moon five hundred years ago!

It is so good to be back home and able to sleep in our own bed! Those cruise ships are nice but the rooms are so small! Even a premium drink package can’t make tripping all over your spouse that much fun. You really can’t consider leaving shore without a drink package when a Coke or a bottle of water costs$4.00.

But were really did see the bartenders on the ship do some amazing things, such as mixing and pouring 5 different martinis at the same time without ever measuring or spilling a drop!

North Myrtle Beach looked so good when we finally home and even though the rains have set in, our home town still looks beautiful!

I hope to see as many of you as possible at our June party at Ducks on June 15 that 6:00 pm and don’t forget our shag lessons and SASS classes.

20190501 Presidents Letter

Hello OD Shag Club members and welcome to May, 2019. WOW! Spring has finally arrived at North Myrtle Beach! Everything is green and the birds and the bees are busily going about their primary business which, of course, is making more birds and bees. 

Not only are we having beautiful weather, but Spring SOS is here and we have a smorgasbord of bands, DJs, and singers bringing us the best Beach and Shag Music you can find anywhere! I hope everyone is enjoying the weather and the music right here in North Myrtle Beach! 

Please don’t forget the SOS Parade on Saturday, May 4th at 1:00 p.m. on Main Street and our monthly business and board meeting on May 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the back room of Fat Harold’s. New members are invited to our New Member Social at 6:00 p.m. on May 10th in the back room of Fat Harold’s. The Share A Shag Step (SASS) will be Tuesday, May 14th also in the back room of Fat Harold’s at 6:00 p.m. I hope as many of you as possible will come to our Cookout at Saville’s on May 18th at 6:00 p.m. 

By the way, you may want to note that our parties are normally held on the 3rd Saturday of the month and they normally start at 6:00 p.m. and our business meetings are normally held on the first Tuesday of the month and they also start at 6:00 p.m. Of course, occasionally there are exceptions, such as when the first Tuesday is on New Year’s Day! 

I hope to see as many of you as possible out at these events. 

20190401 Presidents Letter

       Hello OD Shag Club members and welcome to April, 2019!  I hope none of you have had too many April Fools’ Day tricks pulled on you!  Once again, this month has started off cold! I just can’t wait for some warmer weather, but I think it’s right around the corner.  I certainly hope so!

         We had a great Chili Extravaganza at Fat Harold’s Beach Club on Saturday night and there was some awesome chili!  I think everyone who was there had a good time.  A special thanks to everyone who brought chili to this event.  Our club could not continue to have parties and feed everyone as low as our dues are if it wasn’t for all the members who faithfully bring food to our parties!

         If any of you are wanting to learn a new shag step, then look no farther than our Thursday night dance classes that are free for members. Our own Sonny and Tina Tomberlin are the teachers and they are both fantastic dancers and fantastic teachers. They are assisted by Billy and Monica Powell.  Classes are Thursday nights at 6:00 in the back room of Fat Harold’s.

         We are looking for a big April with SOS Spring Safari right around the corner, beginning April 25thand running through May 4th.  If any of you have not bought your SOS Cards yet, you can still buy them at a discount from our shag club if you hurry.  They are $30.00 each for members so get your checks in as soon as possible.

         Speaking of SOS Spring Safari, we would like for as many of you as possible to join us in the SOS Parade.  If you are interested, please contact Billy Powell, our club Vice President and Parade Chairman, as soon as possible so he can let you know about work days and costumes and stuff.

         Also, don’t forget about our Spring Safari Brunch at the OD Arcade and Grill on April 28th.  The food is always good and the camaraderie is better!  I hope to see you all there!

20190302 Presidents Letter

  Greetings O.D. Shag Club members!  Welcome to March 2019!  It’s been a cold, wet winter!  Hopefully, as Spring nears, the weather will get a lot nicer, warmer and drier!  Of course, as it warms up, everything at the beach gets nicer!

        I think that many of you still don’t know that our Business/Board Meetings which normally meet on the first Tuesday of the month in the back room of Fat Harold’s are open to all members.  This month that will be Tuesday, March 5th at 6 p.m. We would like to see more of you come to these meetings!  It’s a good time to give us your ideas or complaints, if you have any, and we hope not too many complaints!

    We hope to get a good turnout for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16th at 7:30 a.m.  That’s really early, but don’t let the time keep you from coming.  Everyone always has a good time!  Put on that green and decorate that golf cart and come on out!

    Our March party is a Chili Extravaganza and will be held at Fat Harold’s on March 30th.  I would like to remind everyone to try to get to all of our parties as early as possible so that our members who are checking all of us in can finish and party with us also.  That’s the reason we put a deadline on when you can check in and get a meal ticket.  Don’t forget to cook your favorite chili recipe and bring a pot of it to the party!

    Again, I hope to see as many of you as possible Tuesday night and at the parade.  Also, don’t forget our shag lessons that are free to O.D. Shag Club members!

20190201 President Letter

Hello again O.D. Shag Club members:

As I write this, we are in the last week of January, with predictions for more freezing weather! However, we are very fortunate to be in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! In Wisconsin where our daughter and her family live, schools are closed because it is so cold a person could get frostbite on exposed skin in a matter of seconds! They have had forecasts for wind chills of 55 degrees below zero!! That is 100 degrees colder than it is right now in North Myrtle Beach!!!

Even though it is just January, we have already had several O.D. Shag Club events this year. We had a great turnout for our Mid-Winter Brunch at the O.D. Arcade on the 20th and had 25 people show up for our Clean Sweep on the 26th to brave the freezing temperatures. It turned out to be a beautiful day with the sun shining and really didn’t feel as cold as the thermometer said it was, or maybe that was because I had on so much warm clothing!

Additionally, we have continued our Beginner Shag Lessons and Share A Shag Step (SASS) Lessons and they will continue to be held, so if you need a little brushing up or just don’t know how to Shag, these lessons are free to all members! Just check our website for the times and dates. They are held in the back room at Fat Harold’s, our home club!

I hope everyone is looking forward to our World-Famous Oyster Roast on February 16th at the O.D. Arcade! Unfortunately, due to all the storms this past fall and spring which forced the closure of a lot of oyster beds, the cost of oysters has gone up. We thought the best way to handle the increased cost was to raise the guest charge to $25.00 to keep from having to charge our members. We need to keep in mind that we are the only Shag Club around that still gives members free meals!!

If I don’t see you before, I hope to see you at our World-Famous Oyster Roast! Oh, and bring a guest or two if you want to!

20180101 Presidents Letter

Well Hello OD Shag Club Members,

As I write this, it is almost Christmas and we are looking forward to the upcoming New Year!  The year 2018 has been a most unusual year marked by 2 hurricanes that heaped damage and destruction all over our area.  One of the less significant problems, but certainly a concern to shag community was the cancellation of the SOS Fall Migration.  Because of that, they are having an extended Mid-Winter in a few weeks. I hope as many of you as possible well be able to attend our first party of the year which is our SOS Brunch, which as usual will be at the OD Arcade on Sunday during SOS.  At that time, you will be able to meet our new officers and board members and sign up to help whichever committees you would like to serve on.  I hope as many of you as possible will sign up for a committee because that is the best way possible to get to know the members of our club.

As your incoming President, I know I will have big shoes to fill, as our previous Presidents have all done really great jobs and with your help, continue to make the OD Shag Club the best club it can be.

You should feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. However, I would really like to hear from you telling me which committee you would like to serve on to make a difference.

I wish all of you a healthy, safe and prosperous New Year and look forward to seeing you all soon.

20181201 Presidents Letter

As I write my last President Letter for 2018, I realized that the year has in some ways just flown by and here we are, ready to bring in another year, 2019.  WOW!! Where did it go?  As I look back on this past year I want to reflect, as many of us do, at this magical time of the year, on what 2018 meant to me and what this shag club has meant to me as well. 

I hope you will, as I, look through all the wonderful photos of all the events that we have had this year on our website captured by our fantastic and dedicated Photographer and Webmaster, Lou Martino.  Having a Yearbook with all the members photos has been SO helpful for me to put a “face I recognize” with a name that I cannot remember as it is ALWAYS on the tip of my tongue. Lol! 

I hope you will think about ALL the magnificent meals that our Food Co-Chairs, Donnie and Wendy Schultz and Faye Chowning and their committee have dedicated so many hours planning and preparing for us this past year.  Please take a moment at the next party and thank them as well. 

I was so proud of all the Golf Cart Fundraiser Co-Chairs, Monica and Jim Palmieri, and their incredible team for selling out ALL 3000 tickets and CONGRATULATIONS to one of our own Carolyn Stuckey, as the winner!  GREAT JOB!

Don’t forget to say thank you to Karen Young and the Hospitality Committee and the smiles and sweet “meet and greets” that they gave to each of us, ole (not old) and new members at each event.

A great big HUG and THANK YOU to Tina and Sonny Tomberlin for keeping our beautiful and wonderful dance going by taking time out of their busy schedules to teach Beginner I and II Classes.  Look for me in your classes in 2019, and hope those of you who have put off learning, to make 2019, the year of “I WILL”!

Monty Bonnett, your Advertising Chair has done a phenomenal job getting Sponsors for YOUR club and they are on the website, so check it out and let him know what a great job he as done!  He is quite the salesman.

Communication has been perfect with all the emails that are being sent throughout the year and Monica Powell does the best job and I couldn’t have done my job with out her!  Thank you, Monica.

Barbara Hopper, our Remembrance Chair may have sent you a card, maybe cheered your heart when you were sick or lost a loved one, but knowing someone cared and thought of you means so much to us all. Thank you, Barbara, each of us were touched by this thoughtfulness.

I cannot say enough about our Golf Tourney Chairs, Glenn and Donna Strange, Terry McCoy, Bob Miller, Ken Meyer, Karen Young. Wow!  Excellent Job and I was so excited to be able to give back to our community with our generous donations.

Parade Chair and your new upcoming Vice-President Billy Powell does a super job of getting our membership excited about the parades and what about taking the TOP Prize in the SOS Parade.  If you have never participated in a parade you are MISSING OUT ON FUN, FUN, FUN!!

Entertainment Co-Chairs Gail Roberson and Lori Setzer scheduled the BEST DJs on the beach to play your favorite tunes for the year and kept the dance floors crowded.  Speaking of dancing, as a Co-Chair with Lou Martino, of the Dance Team, we have had a BUSY year but a fulfilling one with lots of events to be able to showcase our dance and share it with others who want to know and learn more about this beloved dance, SHAG.

Membership has grown and we have well over 800+ members and counting and Diane Bauer did an excellent job with keeping up with this and all the information that goes with that.  Sandy Cummings also sent out the Newsletter, as she has done for many years to all the members who do not have communication through email.  Thank you, ladies,!

I should have mentioned “Means and Ways” back at the beginning because we tend to leave them to last, however, they are far from that.  Sharon Simpson and Pat Cohee-Hayes have kept you in OD Shag Club Logo and kept us “Stylin and profiling” beautifully in 2018.  Awesome job ladies and team!

We have two committees with the word “FUN” in them:

Fun Monday Chair and for the last several years, Lou Garrenton has done a superb job selling ALL the tickets and she will now be your up-coming Treasurer.  This lady knows how to handle MONEY and TICKETS! 

Of course, FUN is the middle name of the Charity FUN Run and it was so successful due to the hard work of Wendy Shultz and Monica Powell.  So much FUN was had by all and hope that each of you can participate next year!

Our year ALWAYs ends with us going to entertain, however, it is WE who walk away BLESSED when we participate in our Annual Christmas Program at the Myrtle Beach Manor and Joe Ferlauto works so hard to plan, purchase and participate in this wonderful event.  These residents so look forward to it.  December 3rdis the date this year so put it on your calendar to come and share the joy and magic of Christmas with these residents. Thank you, Joe, for helping us ALL remember the TRUE meaning of Christmas!

Don’t forget our last party of the year is December 15, our Christmas party.  Come share in the joy of the Christmas season with those who have become a family to us all.

Lastly, I want to thank the 2018 Board and for ALL their support, encouragement, suggestions throughout this year.  You are the best and I want to wish you each and all the members of this club, which I truly love and enjoy so much being a part of and have felt honored to have been your President for 2018, a BLESSED and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

20181002 Presidents Letter

Oh, my goodness!   What a September we had and what events we DIDN’T have due to a lady named Florence!!!

Wow…talk about “nerve racking”!   Do we evacuate, do we stay???  Reminds me of a song…lol!

Anyway, we were VERY blessed in the North Myrtle Beach/Myrtle Beach area to have “dodged” this one, however, our friends and family North of us didn’t.  Our prayers are still continuing for those in the area of where Florence hit.  Also, our hearts and prayers also go out to all of those that were affected by the horrible after effects of the slow-moving lady as she dumped so much rain on the area and surrounding.

Please make sure to reach “out” and reach “in” to help those in need as they try to recover and get back to some type of “normalcy” in their lives.

As far as SOS, there wasn’t one!  This was the first time SOS has ever been cancelled but it was the right decision by the SOS Committee due to the safety of all involved.  The OD Shag Club 28thGolf Tournament was also put off until October 6thand we ended up with around 80+ golfers and thanks to all who volunteered and the hard work of the great Golf Committee, the event was a success.

Don’t forget about the Elections/Halloween Party at Savilles on October 20that 6:00pm.  Please come and support YOUR CLUB and vote for YOUR 2019 Executive Board. I have even heard that there is going to be some “special spooky” entertainment.  Each Officer/Nominee running NEEDS your votes so come out and support Savilles and the OD Shag Club.  Find your best costume, as there will be a Costume Contest as well.

It is hard to believe that there is only 2 months left in my tenure and I have thoroughly enjoyed being your President for 2018.   Please continue to volunteer for these remaining months and don’t forget our “Re-Up/Thanksgiving” Party at Fat Harold’s at 6:00pm on November 17thas well.  This is your time to renew your membership AND get your 2019 SOS card as well. 

Please again, lets remember ALL our neighbors who have been affected by the Hurricane(s), Florence and now Michael, those affected by the flooding and let’s continue to lift our members who are in need up in prayers as you begin and end each of your days. 

Thanks for ALL that you do to help continue to preservation and perpetuation of this wonderful dance we call Shag and love!

See ya’ll on the dance floor!

20180801 Presidents Letter

Wow! The month of July has been a busy one for the OD Shag Club. We had over 179 Juniors and their guests to attend our Annual Jr SOS Brunch on July 22nd and we were honored, along with the OD Shag Club Foundation to present them with a donation of $1500 to help them to continue the preservation and perpetuation of the dance that we all love.

If you missed our Annual Charity Fun Run on July 28th, then you missed an “awesomely good time”! The weather had been threatening ALL week with rain, however, it turned out to be a PERFECT day for all the stops that we had planned for the “players” and “riders”. Some 162 people attended and 142 players participated in the run, which helped us be able to help support, our Junior Shaggers Dance Team (a 501c3 organization) as our charity for the day. See the OD Shag Club Website for the article on both and the wonderful pictures that Lou Martino, our club photographer captured.

It is that time of year for nominations of our Officers of the    2019 year. Please consider running as an Officer. We have the following positions open for next year:

President, Vice President, Treasurer, and 3 Board Positions. This is a WONDERFUL way to get to know YOUR club and YOUR club members. WE need YOU to be INVOLVED and YOUR VOICE. Please contact John Setzer, our Nominating Chairperson at jrsetzer@gmail.comif you are interested in running OR hearing more about any of the positions.

Don’t forget our Nominations Party to be held at Fat Harold’s on August 15th and be on the lookout for ALL the activities on  our website for August as well. SOS Fall Migration is just around the corner and we will need your help in selling Ways and Means Merchandise (a lot of great new stuff to sell) and we are almost at our goal for the Golf Cart Fundraiser Tickets to be sold, and of course our ANNUAL GOLF TOURNEY, so we NEED ALL YOUR HELP!

As OUR YEAR winds down, check where YOU can play a VITAL role in being an active member and VOLUNTEER at least ONCE during this time. You will be surprised how much FUN you will have!

Please let me know how I can help you and of course I will see YOU on the dance floor!

20180701 Presidents Letter

Happy 4th   of July to everyone.   Wow…what hot temperatures we have had and the beach is getting really busy with tourists and relaxing time here in ourPARADISE.

Lots going on for the OD Shag Club in the month of July. Starting with an event that we always look forward to and that is the Jr SOS brunch on July 22 at Fat Harold’s. Of course, this is the closing of an amazing week for the Jr’s, as Gene Pope and all his dedicated workers strive to keep the shag going through these wonderfulkids.

I am asking that ALL the membership help us out by bringing a casserole or fruit to help feed these Jr’s and their chaperones and help  to make this a great success as we have had in the past. Please email Wendy Shultz at wschultz0d2002@gmail.com  and  let her know what you are willing to bring for the brunch.

Another event happening in July will be our Charity Fun Run on July 28 beginning at OD Arcade at 1:00pm. Please tell all your friends and family to join us for a great day filled with lots of stops at some great places, lots of prizes and of course the great payout as we endatFatHarold’sforsnacksandsomecash.

Our Charity for the day will be the Junior Dance Team so let’s all come and support this great group of kids.

We are looking for officers and board members for the 2019 year. Board Member, John Setzer is the Chair of the Nominations Committee, along with Board Members Nancy Sook and Cindy Day. Rounding out the committee is Sandy Cummings and Bill Millman. If you are interested in running for one of the positions available, please contact John Setzer at jrsetzer@gmail.com.This is a great way to get involved in the club, meet   lots of members and play a vital role in keeping the shag clubsuccess.

My my, lots going on and now is a great time to get involved and get know the membership and have some great fun too. Enjoy your summer, stay safe and of course we hope to see you on the dancefloor!

20180601 Presidents Letter

Oh, my goodness…June is here!  Almost half way through 2018 and there is SO much that the OD Shag Club has planned for the remainder of the year! And there is a PLACE FOR YOU!!! We are so excited to be honoring our 2018 New Members with our New Member Social on June 1st at the Back room of Fat Harold’s. You won’t want to miss this opportunity as a new member to get to know your Board Members and Committee Chairs and I have heard that there is going to be some Past Presidents there aswell.

June also brings Summer and hotter weather and lots of fishing. Come join us at our June 16th  party which will be our Annual Fish Fry and boy oh boy…talk about a good catch!!! Come join us for the fun, food and fellowship!

Be sure to put the June 7th on your calendar to attend the Beginner II Shag Lessons taught by our own Tina and Sonny Tomberlin. These lessons will continue each Thursday night thereafter for fourweeks.  

S.A.S.S. class will be taught by Randy and Sue Bowling, Shag Instructors for many years, so we look forward to what they have to share with us.  

WOW…so much going on so take a look at the OD Shag Club website, www.odshagclub.com, for ALL the events going on so you can plan to join us and again, find an event that you, as a member, can help or participate in

like every member SHOULD be buying at least ONE Golf Cart Fundraiser ticket. This is how we continue to put on ALL these great events. So, help us out!

Until next time…

See you on the dance floor!

20180502 Presidents Letter

Do you see it?  Do you feel it?  Yep! There it is!!! The sun! It is finally here! Wow…have we had some beautiful days. Well SOS has come and gone and what a GREAT SOS it was! So many thanks need to go out to many members of the OD Shag Club, I hope that I do not forget to name you and if I do, I apologize.   Many thanks go out to Sharon Simpson and Pats Cohee-Hayes Ways and Means and also Jim and Monica Palmieri and their many volunteers who did a FANTASTIC job selling OD Shag club merchandise and Golf Cart Fundraiser tickets. WOW lots sold.

Great job! What can I say about ALL those who turned a float into a “Jolly Shagger” and all    the characters who came alive at our “Once Upon A Time In SOS” Parade? Billy Powell, Monica Powell, Tina Tomberlin, Sonny Tomberlin (AKA Tick Tock), John Harris, Pat Harris (Tinkerbelle), and so many more (and not enough room) who worked so hard to do costumes, decorate golf carts, or danced their way to help OD Shag Club take FIRST PLACE in the “MOST ORIGINAL” category. This was our first time entering this category and we WON! As a matter of fact, we have won FIRST PLACE for MORE THAN 16 Years! AWESOME JOB EVERBODY!!!!

Also at the Sunday SOS Brunch a change to the by-laws for the webmasters duties was accepted by unanimous vote and that anyone wanting a copy to the current by-laws can get a copy off the website.

Look forward to seeing ya’ll at the S.A.S.S class on May 8 and of course competition begins for the corn hole tourney at 4:00pm on May 19th at Saville’s on 2nd Ave N, cookout begins at 6:00pm. Come hungry for the best hot dogs and hamburgers Donnie and Wendy Schultz and their crew can cook up! Whew! There is ALWAYS something going on for you to be a part of with the OD Shag Club! We can’t wait to see you at our events. Check out the pictures of what went on and by the way…. we still need your help for upcoming events…be sure to check your emails! Until next time…. see you on the dance floor!!!

20180401 Presidents Letter

Well, I know I said Spring was just around the corner but with this weather recently, it doesn’t feel that way.  But, with all the flowers blooming and trees budding, surely it is going to be popping in soon!

Hope that you are getting your shag shoes ready for SOS as it is less than two weeks away.  You are not going to want to miss our SOS Spring Safari Brunch on April 22 at the OD Arcade at 10:00am.  There will be great food, great fellowship, and great music and of course, we will be serving our “liquid sunshine”. 

April 28th, we NEED your help with the SOS Parade.   Please notify Billy Powell (bpowell948@gmail.com) if you have a golf cart you want to drive or if you want to help us by being a walker.  This is a fantastic way to get involved in the club and get to know other club members.  AND there is sure to be lots of fun and laughter along the way!!!

Be sure to watch your emails as our Ways and Means and Golf Cart Fundraiser Committee Chairs will be asking for your help at their tents during SOS and hope that you can help fill one of their slots!

Don’t forget to check the OD Shag Club website (www.odshagclub.com) for other events and of course all the pictures of what’s happening in the club! 

And keep on Shaggin’!

20180301 Presidents Letter

Can you see it?  Can you feel it?  You know….Spring!   It is just around the corner! And you know what else is? YES! Oh YES!  It’s SOS!  To be exact it’s only 47 more days!  Whoopee! Are you getting prepared to be a part of the GREATEST parade ever on April 28th?  If you haven’t and want to participate, contact Billy Powell at bpowell948@gmail.com and he will take care of putting you in the PEREFECT place, as we have a SPOT for you.  It is a lot of FUN and a great way to get involved in the club.

Wow! 2018 is taking off like a steam engine and the OD Shag Club is moving with it.  Thanks to Donnie and Wendy Shultz for an OUTSTANDING Oyster Roast at the OD Arcade.  I believe (including myself), everyone ate oysters and chicken bog until they were WAY beyond full.  Bill Anderson kept the tunes spinning and a great time was had.  Looking forward to our Chili-Cook off on March 24th (notice date change due to St. Patty’s Festival on the 17th).  This will be at Ducks at 6:00pm.  So get out your favorite Chili recipe and come join the fun.  There will be entertainment and our favorite singing DJ Paul Craver will be playing your favorite tunes for the night. 

Don’t forget the Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 6th at the backroom of Fat Harold’s at 6:00pm and S.A.S.S class with Terry and Kathy McCoy will be at 6:00pm on the 13th also at the backroom of Fat Harold’s backroom. Beginner II classes are in full swing with Tina and Sonny Tomberlin also at 6:00pm on Thursday nights at the backroom of Fat Harold’s.

Please check out our Committees and see WHERE you can volunteer at least ONE TIME this year.  As a member of the club this is a great way to meet new members and give back to the club.  You know you are going to be at the events, just give of your time at least one time during the year to help out at the event, during SOS at the Ways and Means, Golf Cart Fundraiser tents, Golf Tournament or another Committee.

We are now selling Golf Cart Fundraiser tickets and I want to challenge each member in the club to buy at least ONE ticket this year.  They are only $5.00 and all the proceeds go back to YOUR club to help operate it during the year.  So please go by the tent during SOS and pick up a ticket and support the club. Or you can see one of the Board Members to get your ticket.

Happy St. Patty’s Day to everyone as it is just around the corner and remember to wear GREEN as you know, you don’t want to get pinched!

 

Keep on dancing’!

20180201 Presidents Letter

Happy February and yes, it is still winter however, I hope all the cold weather is behind us and we can look forward to some warmer days.  But hold on, we have a few more weeks till Spring!   But, I can say, that the Mid-Winter Brunch was warm with hospitality from our new Hospitality Committee…Thanks Karen Young and group!  Awesome Job!  Warm from the kitchen with Mitch and his staff from OD Arcade helping Wendy and Donnie Schultz and their crew feed some 232 people who came to share in the liquid sunshine and great food!  Oh, and the great music of our DJ Murl Augustine who kept the floor HOT!   Hot was the entertainment from our Junior Shaggers who always put on a show.  So, if you missed the first party of 2018…well, pull out those gloves, oyster knives and come grab a spot at the table for the OD Shag Club World Famous Oyster Roast on February 17th at the OD Arcade again.  Bill Anderson will be spinning the tunes so come on out and crack a few (and we will have our great chicken bog for those who can’t just “DO’ those oysters)!  So we look forward to seeing ya there and don’t forget to check out the website for ALL the classes going on and don’t forget to come up and say “Hey” to us, your Board, we want to get to know you!  Until next time…keep on dancin’!

20180101 Presidents Letter

Wow! Can you believe that it is now 2018! Have you gotten those New Year’s Resolutions made? Well working on mine as this letter goes out.

First thing to say is Happy New Year and I am so excited for 2018 for the OD Shag Club! Your New officers for the year are:

President: Linda Campbell
Vice President: Bill Bacon
Secretary: Donna Williams
Treasurer: Vickie Parsons
Board of Directors:
Cindy Day
Billy Powell
John Setzer
Nancy Sook
Tina Tomberlin

Our first event for the New Year will be our Board meeting on January 2, at 6:00pm in the Back Room of Fat Harolds. Mid-Winter will be here January 12-14 so mark your calendars to join us for our Mid-Winter Brunch at the OD Arcade on January 14th, at 10:00am.

One resolution that you can make is to commit yourself to spend more time by getting involved this year in the club. Volunteer your time to one of our many committees. I am asking that each member volunteer at least one time (and of course more) during one of our events this year. Check out the website and let us know where you fit the most. Come be a part of the fun. Get to know us and us You!! We are glad you are a part of our Shag Family. Look forward to getting to know you better.

20170201 President’s Letter

The Oyster Roast was a great success. We had a great turn out of our members and their guests. The food was plentiful thanks to Donnie Schultz and the food committee. His team of cooks do works hard to have this event go smoothly and making everyone happy.  There was never a shortage of oysters. The tables were set up in a manner that Dickie Garrington high on his 10-foot ladder could see the whole club while directing the oyster handlers where the next batch of oysters should go.

Once again, the month of March is going to be very busy. Starting with the Beginners 2 class which will start Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 6PM in the backroom of Fat Harold’s and will continue each Thursday ending March 30, 2017.

Our monthly meeting will take place on March 7, 2017 at 6PM in the backroom of Fat Harold’s all members of the OD Shag Club are welcome to attend.

The big Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be on March 11, 2017 we plan to have all of our golf carts in a row. So, dress up in your GREEN and come and enjoy the day. The lineup for the parade will be begin at 7:30AM.

March 11, 2017, will also start selling golf cart tickets on this day.

March 14, 2017 is our monthly SASS class at 6PM in the back room of Fat Harold’s Terry and Kathy McCoy will be the instructors.

And finally, on March 18, 2017, we will have our Chili Cook Off at 6PM in the back room of Fat Harold’s.

The winner of the Oyster Roast 50/50 was Tim Webb. It was one of the bigger amounts that we have had in the past.

Also thanks to Bill Anderson for entertaining us with some fine shag music.

So, mark your calendars for the upcoming events and come out and socialize, dance and enjoy some of the finest chili this side of the water way

 

20170801 President Letter

I do hope everyone is having a great summer.  Wow!  July has been a very busy month!  The ODSC had thirteen people attend the ACSC Summer Workshop in Concord, NC, hosted by Lake Norman Shag Club.  We also hosted the Jr SOS Brunch the following weekend and served about 250 people.  Thank you to all you who prepared casseroles, brought fruit and sweets and helped serve.  At the Brunch we presented Jr SOS with a check in the amount of $1,500.   Great Job ODSC!!!

We were at it once again the following Saturday, July 29th with our Annual Charity Fun Run.  Even though the weather looked threatening, we had a great turn out for the fun event.  Thank you to everyone who worked hard to put it together and participate at each stop to help make this a great success!

August Board meeting will be held August 1 at 6:00pm.  Also this month’s SASS class will be the 15th at 6:00pm at the backroom of Fat Harolds.  We have a “Bus to Somewhere” on August 5th and don’t forget about the Nomination’s Party on August 19th at Fat Harolds.  Come out and support the club and see who your nominations

20170701 President’s Letter

Well another month is gone and we are in the middle of summer season. I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th. Just a small reminder the July business meeting will be on the 11th. All of July events are on web site. If you missed last month’s party you missed a good one. Donnie did an excellent job cooking the fish and everyone danced and had a great time. Hope to see everyone at the fun run if not before.          

20170301 President’s Letter

Well spring is upon us and SOS is just around the corner April 21st thru the 30th of April. Hope everyone is ready for the parade on April 29, 2017. If you need help with your golf cart contact Billy Powell at email address: bpowell948@gmail.com or 704-231-9818. We are still in need  of volunteers for walkers and riders on the float please also contact Billy Powell. We will also need volunteers for golf cart sales and Ways and Means at the tents in the parking lot of  Fat Harold’s please sign up if you can work by contacting Kathy McCoy kathyshopnmb@gmail.com and Connie Livingston conniedliv@gmail.com Watch for emails about the Bar Crawl during SOS. Hope to see everyone at the SOS brunch April 23, 2017 at the OD Arcade.                                    

Letter From the President 201701

I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday. I would also like to thank everyone for all the cards, phone calls, text and Facebook messages during my sister’s death. It meant so much to me. The first event in January will be our business meeting on the 3rd at 6 pm in the back room of Harold’s.  Hope a lot of you can attend.  On January 10th, we will have our first SASS share a step class at 6 pm in the back room of Harold’s with Kitty and Steve Earle as instructors. Mid-winter will be January 13th – 15th, with our brunch on the 15th at 10 am at OD Arcade.  Clean sweep will be January 20th at 9.00 am at the OD Pavilion. I am looking forward to a great year with many events. If you have any questions, idea’s or comments, feel free to contact me.