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After being postponed in January due to Covid, our Anniversary Drop In was a huge success. On the first night of SOS, we welcomed 226+ guest including past Presidents, lifetime members, icons, Al Cain winners, ACSC Board members, SOS Board members, Our Mayor Marilyn Hatley and lots of our wonderful members both new and from past years.
Held in the back of “our home” with our bartender Brenda, we danced to great music played by Rommie Tyndall, took lots and lots of pictures and ate wonderful desserts provided by our member volunteers, and two logo cakes prepared by a local bakery.
A special 40th Anniversary certificate was presented by Robin Morley, our A.C.S.C. Chairperson. Joining in the celebration with the current Board, a special thanks went out to LuLu for her years of putting up with us. We are so lucky to have such a great place to call home.
At the end of a super night of dancing, fun, laughter and stories being told, the feeling of being a part of such a wonderful, loving group of people was over whelming to many. New memories were made, and we left with a feeling that WE are all so lucky to be a part of something so special. Thanks go out to all who worked so graciously to make this once in a lifetime night(40th) a night we are so proud of and grateful for.
LOVING SHAG LIFE
My 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 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.
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I 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.
My 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.
Hi, 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.
Hi 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.
My 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.
I 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.
My 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.
I 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:
• 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
Chris and Angela Jestes will instruct the July Dance Class on July 14, 2020 at 6:00PM in the back room of Fat Harold’s.
The November Dance Class on November 12, 2019 at 6pm IS in the backroom of Fat Harold’s.
THERE IS NO CLASS THIS MONTH
For 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.
Hello 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.
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