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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum

North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum

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Karen Young

North Myrtle Beach Donation 2014

The OD Shag Club board in keeping with our goal to promote the Shag decided to donate a 28” TV/ DVD combo and a shag dance video to the North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum. The museum had a corner dedicated to Shag Dancing but nothing to really explain what it was. Monica Powell worked with Chuck Stokes of Stage Videos to produce a video during our November party at Duck’s. The video included all ages and stages of the dance, as well as shag history and music. Our demo dance team, four Jr. Shaggers, other members of the shag club and The National Shag Dance Champion entry were all featured. Monica Powell, Wendy Schultz, Karen Young, Peggy Christie and Paulette Broadway made the presentation to Jenean Todd, museum Director.

25th Annual ODSC Charity Golf Tournament

THE 25th ANNUAL SOS/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.

ANOTHER GREAT GOLF TOURNAMENT.

 

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

Clubhouse

Coastal Engravers

Collector’s Café & Gallery

Computer Repair

E-Noodles

Elegantz

Exalt Hair Salon

Filet’s

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

Menchie’s

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

Tomlinson’s

Vice’s Liquor and Smoke Sho

Fall Clean Sweep

Fall Clean Up

by Wendy Schultz

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To see all the Photos for Fall Clean Sweep … Click Here

We would like to thank everyone who came out to help with the Clean Sweep on Saturday September 27th. The weather was lovely and a lot of trash was cleaned off the beach by the 19 members in attendance. Thanks to Karen Young and the ODSC board for arranging to have goody bag giveaways after the work was completed. The biscuits, coffee and juice were great and enjoyed by all.

The biggest thank you goes to Bruce and Cathy Fitzsimmons for co-chairing the Clean Sweep and doing such a wonderful job

Wendy Schultz

Wendy Schultz for the office of ODSC President

wendy_schultzMy family and I moved to North Myrtle Beach from Charlotte in August of 2001. We did not know anyone, so we joined the OD Shag Club in 2002 and we were taken in like family. We tried to attend as many parties as we could but we really started getting involved as the kids got older.

My first commitment was the hospitality committee in 2007, then continued with volunteering at the Clean Sweeps and Junior SOS. I have only missed two Board Meetings since 2007 and attended six ACSC Workshops since 2010. I have been Parade Chair since 2009 and also served as your Vice President this year.

I am honored to except the nomination for President and vow to have only the best interest of the Club and it’s members at all time throughout the year.

Linda Benfield Campbell

Linda Benfield Campbell for the office of Vice President

linda_campbellMy name is Linda Benfield Campbell. I currently reside in North Myrtle Beach 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 am currently a Delegate for the Grand Strand Pee Dee Chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters.

I attend St Andrews Catholic 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 am no stranger 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 club.

I have been a member of the OD Shag club for 2 years. I have been the Entertainment/Decorating Co-Chair for these past 2 years and have also chaired the Vacation Giveaway Fundraiser 2013 and the Golf Cart Fundraiser this year. I have enjoyed presenting the club with what I hope is the best of the best entertainment. I am also a member of the dance team and thus promoting the shag dance to anyone who wants to learn. I have also assisted teaching the dance with Jeppy McDowell at his free classes on Tuesday night at Fat Harold’s.

I would bring my talents to the OD shag club as your next Vice President from preserving the dance itself to most importantly promoting our Club to the highest level.

Monica Powell

Monica Powell, Candidate for Office of Vice President

monica_powellI am very pleased and honored to have been asked by the Nominating Committee to run for the Office of Vice President of the OD Shag Club.

I am honored to be Secretary for the OD Shag Club for 2014. We have participated in the 3 parades this year as the Grinch at Christmas, leprechauns at the St. Patrick’s parade and the “cute ass” during the SOS parade. We have also sold 50/50 tickets, golf cart tickets and worked with the Ways and Means Committee this year.

We have had a home in NMB since 1988 and spent quite a bit of time in the area. My husband and I sold our home in Weddington, NC and moved to North Myrtle Beach full time in 2012. One of the first 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 a vibrant shag club.
As a member of the Monroe Shag Club, I served in the following capacities:

• President
• Vice President
• Secretary – 2 years
• Membership Chairperson
• Toys for Tots Chairperson – 5 years
• SOS Parade Co-Chair – 5 years
• Shaggin’ for Dollars Chairperson – 7 years
• Participated on Ways and Means and Decorating Committees

The annual charity event, “Shaggin’ for Dollars” raised over $300,000 for local charities. It is a one night event with a silent auction, live auction and show with over 350 attendees.

I am a retired Senior Vice President with Wachovia and managed over 700 associates including a call center. We have one son, Joshua, who lives in Charlotte.

I have attended many ACSC events and have always admired how much participation there is by the OD Shag Club and how much fun everyone seems to have with each other. I am very pleased to be a member of this club and will work hard to ensure I help maintain and grow all the wonderful events and attributes of the OD Shag Club.

Joyce Girling

Joyce Girling for ODSC office of Secretary

joyce_girlingMy name is Joyce Girling.  I am originally from Conway, SC.  I lived in Charleston for about 40 years and in London, England for 4 years.  I currently reside in Cherry Grove.
 
I have been a member of the ODSC for 2 years.  During that time I have volunteered to sell 50/50 tickets, golf cart tickets, worked in the general store, helped serve food at the Jr. SOS Brunch and currently assisting with the golf tournament.
 
I have been retired for 10 years from working for the US Navy as a civil service employee.  At the time I retired, I was Director of the Human Resources Office in Charleston.  Prior to that, I held various positions such as Clerk Typist, Staffing Specialist, processing new employees an completing numerous required government forms.  While in London, I recruited employees from the States to work in countries overseas.  I visited the countries to better understand their culture in order to help acclimate new employees working in foreign countries.  I have taught classes in various aspects of Human Relations.
 
I believe I am a great candidate for the Office of Secretary.  I have held offices of Secretary, Vice President and President of several clubs during my career.  I have recorded minutes and attendance, prepared correspondence and other duties I was asked to perform.
 
I have enjoyed volunteering for the various jobs in the Shag Club and meeting new and old members.  If elected I will serve the Club in any way I can and help to continue to make this the best Shag Club.

Tina Tomberlin

Tina Tomberlin, Candidate for Office of Secretary

 

tina_tomberlinI am honored to have been chosen by the Nominating Committee to run for the Office ofSecretary of the O.D. Shag Club.

 

Currently I am serving as your Chairperson of the Ways and Means Committee and have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity it has given me to meet so many of our members.

 

After moving here in October 2012 my husband Sonny and I joined the O. D. Shag in November that same year. We of course knew of the O.D. Shag Club due to our involvement in the Monroe Shag Club for 14 years and by attending many ACSC meetings. We were happy to be able to join a club that was as dedicated to the preservation of the Shag and all it encompasses.  During my years as a member of the Monroe Shag Club I served in the following capacities:

 President, Vice-President, Secretary, Board of Directors, Ways and Means Chairperson, Social Chairperson, SOS Parade Chairperson, Shaggin’ for Dollars Co-Chairperson (our annual charity fundraiser), Decorating Committee Chairperson

 

While living in the Monroe, NC area I was employed as the Complex Human Resources Manager at Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, the world’s second largest poultry producer.  Sonny and I have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

 

I am very pleased to be a member of the O.D. Shag Club and hope that through your votes I can continue to serve the club.

Lou Garrenton

Lou Garrenton for the office of Treasurer

lou_garrentonMy name is Lou Garrenton and I am running for the office of Treasurer because I love my OD Shag club family and want to support the club in any way I can.

I have been a member of the OD Shag club for almost 21 years.  I have served on many committees during these years including

Co-Chairman of Entertainment and Decorations for two years.

Before retiring I owned a computer programming business for over 30 years, specializing in custom accounting applications. I have been an accountant for over 40 years, and am still doing corporate and individual taxes .

In have been your treasurer for the past year and have enjoyed working for our club.

I would appreciate your vote.

Lou Garrenton

 

Leonard A. Gardner

Leonard A. Gardner for Board of Directors

lenneyI was born in Brooklyn, NY and attended NY schools.  Following graduation from high school, I enlisted in the US Army,  attended Officer’s Candidate School and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant.  In 1944, I landed on Normandy on D-Day and earned the Bronze and Silver Stars for gallantry in action. After being wounded, I was evacuated to England, then assigned to SHAEF ( Supreme Headquarters) in the Psychological Warfare Branch, where I continued to serve until I returned to the United States in 1946 to attend college, receiving a BS Degree from New York University in 2 1/2 years and  a MA from Columbia University in 8 months.

While in the service, I attended many training schools and worked in a variety of positions, retiring from the Army in 1963 as a Lieutenant Colonel after 23 years of service.

After retiring from the military I worked as an Assistant High School Principal in New York state (3 years) and a High School Principal (8 years) and for the state of Pennsylvania as a High School Principal (6 years) and an Assistant Superintendent of Schools (3 years).

Following retirement from the school system, I moved to Baltimore, Maryland.  During the next 14 years, I worked as a Sailing Teacher in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland (summers) and as a Charter Captain in the Caribbean, Virgin Islands (winters).  I love dancing and won 4 championships as a Country Line Dancer in 1996 and came in 5th in the World Championships in the Netherlands in 2002.

I moved to Myrtle Beach in February 2007 and started Shag dancing in April 2007.  As a member of the shag club I participated with the Entertainment Committee doing singing, dancing and drama presentations.  I have also been involved with the Charity Golf Tournament and currently am one of the members of the OD Shag Club Dance Team.

I have 6 children,  13 Grandchildren,  4 Great-Grandchildren and had 2 wives who passed away and I have hundreds of friends.  Most people have good days and bad days. I don’t!  I have good days and great days!!!  My motto is,  “Anything you can Perceive,  you can Achieve” and I would be honored to represent the club as a member of the Board.

Len

Jerry Harrell

Jerry Harrell for Board of Directors

jerry_harrellI am a native of South Carolina, born in Clover, where I attended school and graduated from Clover High. Shortly after graduating I joined the army. After serving in Vietnam for two years, I returned home, met Linda, and married her in 1972. At night I attended college courses on the GI Bill and received a BA in Business Administration. In 1978, Linda and I had our daughter and raised her in Clover. I worked for 34 years in the textile machine repair business until most of the mills closed. After that, I worked in Charlotte for several years until we decided we wanted to move to the beach. Linda and I are both retired and feel that we have made our home in paradise.

We have been members of the OD Shag club for about 9 years. During that time, I have enjoyed the fun and fellowship and have met many wonderful people. I try to participate in all the meetings,and I have worked selling golf cart tickets, OD Shag clothing, and 50/50 tickets. I have decorated my golf cart for the parades and helped with many other club activities. I look forward to serving you on the board.

Terry McCoy

Terry McCoy for Board of Directors

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My name is Terry McCoy and I have been nominated to serve on the OD Shag Club Board of Directors. I have been active in shag for most of my adult life. I am from Camden and moved to the North Myrtle Beach last year, but I have been coming on weekends for 9 years. 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 the Camden area, I was a member of the Camden /Lugoff Shag Club for 20 years, 12 of those years I served on the Board of Directors and in 2009 I served as President for a period of 4 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 have also volunteered on the ACSC Enhancement Committee.

My wife and I have been members of the OD Shag Club for five years and enjoy dancing at all the clubs in the area. I believe in promoting and preserving the shag dance with my experience by participating in the administration of the shag a well as the dance itself.

I would appreciate your vote!!

Brian Schmitt

Brian Schmitt for the ODSC Board Member

brian_schmitt  My name is Brian Schmitt. I have been an active member of the OD Shag Club over 15 years. During this period I have consistently participated in numerous club functions/activities, as listed below:

Co-Chairman in 2012 & 2013 for the OD Shag Club Annual Charity Golf Tournament–our largest fund raising event. Parades: SOS Spring Parades–Assisted in building our club’s float entries, and participated in the Actual parades. Christmas Parades–Participated in numerous parades over the last 15 years. St. Patrick’s Day Parades–Have actively assisted and participated in parade activities

Oyster Roasts–Assisted in “Set-up, Cooking, Serving, Clean-up” over the years. Clean Sweep–Participated over the years in various events. Monthly Parties: ~Assisted in decorations set- up ~Participated with food committee with set-up and serving. Active participant with the entertainment committee Myrtle Beach Manor Easter & Christmas visits for our communities senior citizens enjoyment and entertainment

I have always been a supporting member of our clubs various activities and events, promoting the club and exposing our community to our “State Dance” the “SHAG”. I retired in 2011 after working for over 40 years with various “Fortune 100” corporations.

My wife, Debbie Schmitt and I reside in River Hills Golf and Country Club in Little River. I would appreciate your support and vote for the ODSC Board Member for 2014 & 2015. Thank You

Cassy Shumway

Cassy Shumway for ODSC Board Member

cassey_shumwayI am honored to have been nominated to run for a position on the board. My father was in the military and we moved around a lot, so it’s difficult to pick one place to call home. Tim and I have been married for 37 years and have a daughter and two grandsons. We moved to North Myrtle Beach in 1997, when Tim retired after 20 years in the military. We joined the club in 1998 and since then I have served as Chairman of the Hospitality Committee (2 years), member of Hospitality Committee (3 years), Chairman of the Decorating Committee (2 years), and member of the Entertainment Committee (3 years).   In addition, I was a member of the Board of Directors from 2011-2012 and received the Al Cain Award in 2012.  I have also helped on the golf tournament, checking in the golfers and was the beverage cart girl last year, which I love doing.  I haven’t missed many parades and a lot of my friends call me the PPP (Professional Parade Person).   I will do anything for this club if asked and I love doing the Clean Sweep when I can.  I have to say the best thing that we have ever done was to join the OD Shag Club, before that, I was pretty shy.  I have met the nicest people in the club and would enjoy being elected to the Board again.