20200524 Golf Cart Fundraiser

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

 

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

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

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

20200516 John’s Drive-By

John’s Drive-By

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Lou Martino

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Photos by Lou Martino

20200309 Del Web

Del Web Residents

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Lou Martino

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos by Lou Martino

20200228 Vintage Market Days

Vintage Market Days

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Lou Martino

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos by Lou Martino

20200224 Del Web Residents

Del Web Residents

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Lou Martino

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos by Lou Martino

20200222 Oyster Roast

Annual Oyster Roast

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John Setzer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photos by Linda Campbell

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