Letter From The President August 2014

OD Shag Club PresidentThe Jr. SOS Brunch was a great success. Thanks to all who brought food and helped serve at the event. We have some really good cooks in the club. The food committee has done a wonderful job this year planning our events. With the soaring prices of food, they have tried to do the best they can to make sure we have enough food for everyone at each party, so please don’t expect gourmet meals.

Those that participated in the Poker Run on July 26th had a great time. The weather was great and we had over 100 participants. Thanks to Jim Queen, Paul Harrison, Wanda Queen, Vicki Harrison, and Susan Harrell who planned and worked the event. The only problem at the event was a few members that tried to bring their own drinks into the businesses that participated and were kind enough to provide door prizes. Please do not try that again. These few people will ruin it for the rest of the club as businesses will refuse to participate in the future.

August is Nomination Month. A new slate of officers and two board of directors will be nominated to serve the club in 2015. The nominating committee has been soliciting candidates for these positions and will present them at the party at Fat Harold’s on August 16th. They will take nominations from the floor that night, but when nominations are closed that night, there will be no additions. So if you plan to run for a position, please contact the nominating committee, Peggy Christie, Bill Bacon, Lou Martino, Rich Young or Debra Schmitt, as soon as possible.

“The Cruise to Nowhere” sets sail Friday, August 29th at 6 PM and returns at 8 PM. The cruise is limited to 100 members/guests. If you want to go, please contact Howard Stallings at 843-997-7336. The cost is $20 for single and $35 for couple. There are no refunds. If you are unable to go after buying your ticket, you will have to try selling it yourself. If the weather does not cooperate, there will be a rain date at a later time. You may bring your own beverages in plastic bottles. Snacks will be served.

Our Golf Committee is diligently working on our ODSC Charity Golf Tournament, which will be held September 13th at The Valley at Eastport golf course. You can help them in many ways. Get a hole sponsorship from a business or service you use regularly. If not a hole sponsorship, then ask if they can provide a raffle prize for the day of the tournament. Volunteer to work at the tournament. They can always use an extra pair of hands and it is a great way to get to know other members. Bring any prizes you get to our September Board meeting.

We now have 795 members in our club. I hope to see many of you at our upcoming events. Enjoy the rest of your summer and remember my favorite motto: “BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED!”

 Karen Young

ODSC President 2014