Letter From the President April 2016

March was a busy month for the OD Shag Club and April will be no exception. Our beginner shag lessons started and we have approximately 25 people learning to shag. They are doing a great job. I saw several of them on the dance floor at the Chili Cook-off and they were looking good. Thank you Sonny and Tina Tomberlin for volunteering your time to teach the dance we all love to our members.

The Chili Cook-off in March was fantastic! We have three celebrity judges: Harold Worley, Milford Powell and Elaine Harrington. They did a fantastic job. I know that I would not want to taste all the different pots of chili that were in the contest. The winners were: lst place – Connie Livingston, 2nd place – Paula Webb and 3rd place – Faye Chowning. Way to go! Thanks to Donnie and Wendy Schultz for making this such as great event!

April will be a busy month! We have our business meeting on Tuesday, April 5th. On April 12th, Steve and Kitty Earles will be teaching in our monthly Share a Shag Step, SASS, at Fat Harold’s at 6:00 p.m. I can’t wait to learn something new!

Spring SOS will start on Friday, April 15th and we will be busy. We will have a tent in the parking lot of Fat Harold’s and will be selling merchandise the first weekend of SOS and Thursday and Friday of the next week. Cathy and Connie will be looking for volunteers to help.

We will be selling golf cart fundraiser tickets every day during SOS, so Billy will need a lot of volunteers. This is our big fundraiser and the money is used to fund our events such as the Oyster Roast, parades, cookouts, and some of our charity giving. Please volunteer to help with the fundraiser.

Another highlight this year is our very own, Paul Harrison, will be receiving his ICON award at the ACSC meeting on Saturday, April 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at the OD Resort Beach Cub. Any member of the OD Shag Club that would like to come and celebrate this wonderful honor with Paul is more than welcome!

Once we finish watching Paul received his ICON award, we will jump on our golf carts and start lining up for the SOS parade. Wendy Schultz has done another outstanding job and getting this organized again. If you have not signed up for the parade, contact Wendy. It is a barrel of fun!

And if that was not enough fun, we will finish out the month cleaning up our little strip of paradise with our Spring Clean Sweep. Bill Bacon and Tim Webb will be looking for volunteers to help with our Clean Sweep. It is a good time socializing with other members and doing something good for the community.

So rest up for a few days and let’s start April out with a bang!