20190701 Presidents Letter

Hello again 0.0. Shag Club members and welcome to July, 2019. July 4th is almost here and with it come all the tourists that make it possible for us to have so many of the amenities that we take for granted, like seven grocery stores, numerous great restaurants and bars, and more golf courses than you can count. Of course, all those tourists also come with a down side, like more cars than our streets and highways can handle! One of those cars attempted to turn right off U.S. 17 into Aldi from a middle lane without looking and crashed into our daughter’s car which our daughter was driving and my wife and granddaughter were passengers. Fortunately, we don’t think anyone was hurt, but it is really going to be difficult for our daughter and her 2 children to get back to Wisconsin in time for the two grandchildren to play in two all-star games, softball and baseball, and also get to summer camp. Oh, and the only Infiniti dealer is in Charleston, so nobody in Horry County stocks any parts to fix her car! Of course, the body shops are like most other businesses that don’t rely on tourists and will be closed for a good part of this week. Not to even mention that our daughter and her family are moving to Georgia this summer and are in the process of trying to sell one house in Wisconsin and buy another one in Georgia! But if they can somehow manage to make it through this summer it will really be nice for them to only be 5 hours away instead of 15!

We don’t usually have a party where food is served in July, but we do have our Charity Fun Run which will be on Saturday July 27, at 1:00 p.m. If you have never come to this, you don’t know how much fun this can be! Remember we are not running but riding! You can use any kind of conveyance you want to use: car, golf cart, horse and buggy, motorcycle. Just so long as you have a designated driver!! As usual, we will begin at the 00 Arcade and end up at Fat Harold’s. I hope to see as many of you there as possible!

On Sunday, July 21st we will be serving our Junior 50S Breakfast in the Backroom of Fat Harold’s.

We really need for as many of you as possible to bring casseroles and other breakfast foods to this event. It begins at 10:00 a.m. and we need to have the food there earlier than that to get everything set up. The young shaggers and their parents really enjoy this event and usually get a very inspirational message after they have eaten!

Don’t forget Beginner Shag II lessons in the Backroom of Fat Harold’s on Wednesday July 10 at 6:00 p.m.

I look forward to seeing you at these events!

Vickie Parsons – Treasurer

Parsons, VickieMy name is Vickie Parsons, and it is with great pleasure that I announce my desire to run for the office of Treasurer of the OD Shag Club.

I’m currently a resident of Shallotte, NC after relocating from Asheboro, NC in 1984. I’m fortunate to work for the Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach as their Administrative/Accounting Assistant, and just celebrated my 20th year of employment.

I have been a member of the OD Shag Club for 12 years. In my earlier years, I served on the Entertainment Committee and Membership Hospitality Committee. Also, back in the day I was responsible for the actual mailing to over 700 members the monthly newsletter. This was accomplished with the help of Phil and Mimi Benedict and Paul and Vickie Harrison. Most recently, I served on the SOS Spring Safari Parade committee and volunteered my time as needed.

Music and dance has been a passion of mine since a very young age. As a young person, my beach/shagging fun was experienced in Carolina/Kure Beach and not until 1998 did I experience the wonderful shagging life in N. Myrtle Beach and the OD Shag Club.

If given the opportunity, I will serve as your Treasurer with honor and integrity and continue to preserve with everyone else the dance we all love. . . . “The Shag”

Camp Kemo Fundraiser 2016

Camp Kemo Fundraiser

Camp Kemo 2

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

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

President Palmetto Health Foundation

 2016 Camp Kemo

Terry McCoy President

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

Linda Campbell – Vice President

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

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

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

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

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

Dale Hicks Candidate for Secretary

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

Nancy Sook – Secretary

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

Kay Howard Candidate for Treasure

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

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

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

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

Cindy Day – Board Member

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

Bob Miller Candidate for Board Member

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

Billy Powell – Board Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tina Tomberlin – Board Member

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

Monthly Dance Classes March 2020

March Dance Class


John Barringer and Nancy Sook


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

Monthly Dance Classes April 2020

April Dance Class


Billy and Monica Powell

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

Monthly Dance Classes June 2020

June Dance Class


Randy and Sue Bowling


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

Laura Hardee – Board Member

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

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

Bill Bacon – Vice President

DSCN4004Hello fellow Shag Club members, my name is Bill Bacon and I am running for the office of Vice President of the O.D. Shag Club for 2016. To give you a little information about myself, I was born in Wilmington but grew up in Whitevillle, N.C., only about 42 miles from Ocean Drive. I knew when I came to O.D. for the first time, when I was about 5 years old, that one day I would live here and now I do!

In high school we would come to the beach nearly every Saturday night in the summer and usually go to Sonny’s in Cherry Grove (where HOTOS is or maybe by the time you read this, Was). Sometimes we would go to the Pad, the Barrel and the Spanish Galleon, where we usually went when I was in college.

After college and law school I practiced law in Clinton, N.C. for over 40 years. I have two married sons and my wife, Joan, has two married daughters. Between us, we have seven grandchildren ranging from first graders to first year in college!

As I said, I live in the Ocean Drive section of NMB now. We bought a condo in Cherry Grove in 1999, then started building our home in Ocean Drive in 2005 but didn’t get in until 2006. My wife and I joined the O.D. Shag Club shortly after that and have been members ever since.
Needless to say, this is the BEST club with the nicest and friendliest people I have ever seen.
Since being a member, I have helped with numerous oyster roasts, Clean Sweeps and other events. I was fortunate enough to be elected to serve on the Board of the O.D.Shag club for the past two years and have really enjoyed it.
I hope my years of experience as a practicing lawyer in N.C. have been a benefit to our Shag Club and hope to continue to serve the club next year as your Vice President.

25th Annual ODSC Charity Golf Tournament




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See all the pictures of the Golf Tournament – Click here


Our 25th Annual SOS/ODSC Charity Golf Tournament was again held at the Valley at Eastport Golf Club in Little River, SC. Seventy-three golfers took part on a beautiful day for golf. Everyone enjoyed meeting and greeting old and new friends. The golfers were from all over the US and a lot of local players also.

Golfers started arriving about 7:30 am. They were greeted by the ladies and bags were checked in. Liquid sunshine, biscuits and donuts were available for everyone. After a brief welcome by Geoffrey Girling and Bill Jones, the GM of the golf course, Sonny Tomberlin explained the changes in the rules, the putting contest, the marshmallow long drive contest and shortcut to eagle. The shortcut to eagle gave the golfers an opportunity to play from the 150 yard marker.

All winning teams scored under par.

The following golfers won cash prizes:

Glen Phillips – closest to the pin
Pat Lynch – closest to the pin
Ron Lewis – putting Contest
Curtis Edmondson – marshmallow long drive

1st Place Team
Curtis Edmondson, Bob Miller, Dale Rinker, David Pitman

2nd Place Team
Jim Harris, Dale Holland, Dick Hughes, Frank Bohn

3rd Place Team
Bill Gainsman, Jerry Melton, Kevin Brynes, Harvard Turnbull

Last Place Team (New this year)
Bobby Jackson, Lou Pampare, Linda Cox, Leonard Gardner

This year’s golf tournament was led by Geoffrey Girling and Sonny Tomberlin. The Raffle Prizes and the hole sponsors was led by Karen and Rich Young. Board Liaison was Brian Schmitt. Administrative assistance was provided by Joyce Girling, Monica Powell and Karen Young.

Many ODSC members participated in obtaining hole sponsors and prize donations. Many members also participated on Tournament Day doing various jobs from picking up food, registering golfers, checking bags, selling mulligans and raffle tickets, cooking hamburgers and hot dogs to being cart girls. All volunteers added to the success of the tournament. Our Club is fortunate to have each of these caring and participating volunteers. As always, special thanks to each of them for their dedication and participation.



The OD Shag Club’s 25th Annual SOS Fall Charity Golf Tournament

September 19, 2015

The names of our Sponsors are listed below. Please show your appreciation by patronizing their business.


                  Gold Sponsor         Homegrown Hospitality Group

                                                            Wyman Wise State Farm

Silver Sponsor        Dr. Edwin Lynn Styers

                                                            Young Interiors


All About Travel/Tours, Inc.                                  Bell & Bell GMC

Berry Financial Group, Inc.                                   Big M Casino Boat

Billy the Kid’s Restaurant                                      Bo-Jangles

Boulineau ’s                                                       Coastal Vending & Food

Donna Williams                                                      Duck’s Main St. Bar & Grill

Duck’s Night Club                                                    Duplin Winery @NMB

Elliott Realty                                                             Fat Harold’s Beach Club

Flynn’s Irish Pub                                                     Ford’s Propane Gas

Golfsmith                                                                  High Tide Motel

Hoskins Restaurant                                                 Jake’s Heating & Cooling

Krispy Kreme                                                            Mama Jean’s Restaurant

Myrtle Beach Travel Park                                      NBSC Bank

NMB Chamber                                                          NMB Dentistry

OD Arcade                                                                 Pavilion Liquors

Pirate’s Cove                                                              Pournaras Cosmetics Dentistry

Publix                                                                         Quality Inn

Susan & Bruce Schiller                                           Sea Garden Realty, Dave Smith

Serv-Pro                                                                     Shoe Center

SOS Company Store                                                 The Clothes Center

Thomas Hogan Travel                                             Tobacco Market

Wal-Mart                                                                  Richard H. Young, DMD

Dine-Around Group

OD Shag Club Members making this tournament possible:

2015 Golf Committee Co-Chairs:

Geoff Girling & Sonny Tomberlin

Rich & Karen Young

Board Liaison: Brian Schmitt

Tournament Day Volunteers

Greeters:           Heidi Cross, Cassy Shumway, Cindy Day

Registration:     Peggy Christie, Carol Meyer

Mulligan Table: Bill Bacon, Lani Beckwith, Tina Tomberlin

Liquid Sunshine: Howard Stallings

Prize Table: Karen Young, Rich Young

Prize Ticket Sales:   Sandy Cummings, Monica Powell

Beverage Carts Girls: Cassy Shumway, Cindy Day, Heidi Cross, Joan Bacon

Biscuit Pickup: Joyce Girling, Debbie Schmitt

Admin Assts: Joyce Girling

Chefs: Billy Powell, Howard Stallings, Larry Jones, and Jim Queen

Putting Contest/Marshmallow Drive: Ken Meyer, Brian Schmitt

Photographers: Fritz Eckhardt, Debbie Schmitt

Golf Score Board: Geoff Girling, Sonny Tomberlin

Golf Awards: Geoff Girling, Sonny Tomberlin


Hole Sponsor & Prize Donation Volunteers

Al Cosgrove                          Bonnie Aldridge                  Beverly Clinard

Bob Sanders                         Brian Schmitt                      Debbie Schmitt

Diane Bauer                         Dolly McDermott               Faye Chowning

Geoff Girling                        Helen Eckhardt                   Joyce Girling

Karen Young                        Larry Jones                           Monica Powell

Paulette Broadway              Rich Young                           Shelia Wright

Sonny Tomberlin                 Tina Tomberlin



The following business and individuals have graciously contributed prizes and gift certificates to the OD Shag Club’s Charity Golf Tournament in 2015. Please express your appreciation by supporting their business.

Applebee’s Restaurant

Bar-B-Que House

Barnes & Noble HGTC

Beach Memories

Beachwood Golf Club

Better Brands, Inc.

Big E Seafood Restaurant

Boardwalk Billy’s

Brian & Debbie Schmitt

Brunswick Plantation

Buffalo Wild Wings

Burger Fi

Carolina Opry

Chris’s Pizza


Coastal Engravers

Collector’s Café & Gallery

Computer Repair



Exalt Hair Salon


Frutti’s Frozen Yogurt

Gator Hole Wine Cellar

Golden Griddle

Hackler Golf Course

Hair on Main

Hair Worx

Happy Nails

Homegrown Hospitality

Ian’s Waterway Bar & Grille

International Café

Judy’s House of Oldies

La Di Da Spa

Laser MD

Little River Mini Mall

Melinda’s Medical Day Spa


Mulligan’s Sports Bar &   Restaurant

Navajo Manufacturing

NMB Aquatic & Fitness

Overtime Sports Café

Owen’s Liquors

Pirate’s Voyage

Possum Trot Golf Club

Quality Inn

Sandy Cummings

Shaftesbury Glen Golf Club

Shear Genius – Doris McKenzie

Sparkle Car Wash & Detail Center

Strand Olive Oils

The Wine Shoppe


Vice’s Liquor and Smoke Sho