2019 Officers and Board

2019 Officers

President

Bill Bacon

When I was growing up in Whitevillle my parents would sometimes bring my little sister and me to Ocean Drive or Cherry Grove for a day and we would picnic on the beach.

When I was older and could drive, I would try to come down nearly every Friday and Saturday night in the summer to go to Sonny’s Pavilion where Motos is now, and sometimes to the Pad, the Barrel, and the Pavilion at Ocean Drive. Back then the area would just about shut down from Labor Day until Easter. I remember asking my Mother “Why can’t we move here?” and she told me that it was because Daddy’s job wasn’t here!

But even back then, before Ocean Drive joined Cherry Grove, Crescent Beach, and Windy Hill to form North Myrtle Beach, I knew that I would live here one day and now I do! Back then it was the beach, the Pavilion, rides and games that made it special. Now it is our friends, neighbors and the O.D. Shag Club members that make O.D. and North Myrtle Beach special. My wife, Joan and I bought a condo in Cherry Grove in 1999. We sold that and in 200~ built the house we live in now.

We joined the o. D. Shag Club shortly thereafter and have been members ever since!

I have been on the Board of the O.D. Shag Club for a two year stint and have helped with many other endeavors including the Oyster Roast and other dinners and events. I was co-chairman of the Clean Sweep Committee, chairman of the Cruise to Nowhere and chairman of the Bus to Somewhere Committees to name a few things I have helped with. Of course, I probably couldn’t have done as much without the help and support of my beautiful wife, Joan!

Thank you for your vote and support for President of the O.D. Shag Club. I hope to help keep the O.D. Shag Club a vibrant club that serves its members and community!

 

Vice President

Powell, Billy

 Billy Powell

I am very pleased and honored to have been asked by the Nominating Committee to run for Vice-President 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 worked the Charity Fun Run for the last two years and all the Clean Sweeps since we joined in 2012.

I have served as Parade Chairman in 2015, 2017 and 2018.  I was the Chairman of the Golf Cart Fundraiser in 2016.   I have served as a Director in 2017 and 2018.

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

I retired from Harris Teeter Supermarkets where I served as Director of Purchasing.  I was employed with Harris Teeter for over 35 years.

I have attended many ACSC events and meetings and have always admired how much participation there is by the ODSC.  I am very glad to be a member of this club and will work hard to ensure I help maintain and grow all the wonderful events and help with new events for this great club.

Secretary

Donna Williams

Hello everyone. I am Donna Williams and I am running for the Secretary position for 2019. My husband Burnie and I live in Waterfall in Little River. I am a South Carolina Realtor who loves and sells the North end of the Strand as well as being an onsite rep in Waterfall. The dance and the opportunity of the dance lifestyle is what brought us to this area full time in 2011 originally from VA by way of Ft Myers Fl. My career included running the business office and admission office of 2 medical facilities in Charlottesville VA and then 27 years there with the Social Security Office as an instructor, a claims specialist and retiring as a claims expert. I spent 5 years as a Re/Max agent in Fort Myers before moving to this area.

“All she wants to do is dance” is my passion. I have been a dancer as long as I can remember. Having 2 grandmothers who were champion dancers I grew up with music and the love of the dance in my soul. The dance is also what brought Burnie and I together in 2004. I have been a member of the Lynchburg VA Shag club, the Colonial Shag club and/or the OD shag club at different times since 2003. While living in Ft Myers, Burnie and I taught weekly shag classes for 18 months. At the end of the 18 months we were teaching 4 classes each week as the classes graduated to different levels. I was also teaching line dance classes during part of that time.

As an OD Shag club member, I have been working with Ways & Means, sold golf cart tickets, and am a member of the demo dance team. As members of the dance team, we do all that we can to promote the OD Shag club, the dance and the lifestyle.  We dance most Wednesdays and Fridays at Fat Harold’s and make it a point to be ambassadors of the club to the many visitors that we meet. I am also beginning a 3rd 2 year term as a board member of the Waterfall Property Owners Association serving as Secretary/Treasurer. As the Secretary of the OD Shag Club, I hope to be able to serve the needs of the club and its members and to add to my ability to promote the club and preserve the dance and the wonderful lifestyle.

 Your vote will be greatly appreciated

Treasurer

 

Lou Garrenton

My 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 23 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 .

I have been treasurer of the ODSC in the past  and have enjoyed working for our club.

I would appreciate your vote.

 

 

Board Members

John Setzer

Nancy Sook

 

Connie Livingston

I am a transplant from Akron, Ohio. When my husband, Jim, retired we decided to snowbird in the North Myrtle Beach area to see if this is where we wanted to live.

We met some wonderful people who introduced us to the O. D. Shag Club and everything it offers. We have enjoyed being involved with the club and the lifestyle this area provides.

We put down roots here and decided that this is where we need to be.

Since joining the club, I have served two years as co-chairperson of the Ways and Means, have participated in several parades, have been involved in other activities with the club and a member of the ODSC Dance team.

This club has a lot to offer to all of its members and the surrounding community. I feel it’s very important to keep this club going and growing for the future. I would like to take part in helping to keep it going in a positive way.

We feel very fortunate to be living in the North Myrtle Beach area and being part of an association that has such a great value to so many.

 

Kathy McCoy

I’ve been a member of OD Shag Club for eight years and Camden, Lugoff Shag Club, (CLASS), for many years.

I served on the Entertainment and Decoration Committee for three years and Golf Cart Raffle for two years.  Vice president and board member for CLASS.

I have always helped with the ODSC SOS Parades (on dance troop two years), Christmas Parade, St Patrick’s Day parade.

I have volunteered with cooking committee, Golf Tournament, Clean Sweep, Shag Team…

I enjoy our SASS program an teach one lesson each year.  I also taught beginner shag for CLASS and Fine Art Center.

I attend most parties and help in every way I can.

I have attended SOS, ACSC Workshops for the last 12 years, only missing one.

I have business Edge Media, this year we put out a book 50th Anniversary North Myrtle Beach, which had history of Shag, Fat Harold’s…hope you have picked up one.  If not let me know.

I help with several fundraisers in town, Bold and Beautiful Camp Kemo, on board, Wigs for Cancer, on board, I helped with Purses with a Purpose, and doing a fundraiser on my own for Teen Angels.  

I am an Ambassador for the Little River Chamber, always volunteer for Shrimp fest and Blue Crab Festivals. 

I am a member of North Myrtle Beach Chamber also.

Shag dancing is my life style.

I would appreciate your vote for 2019 Board.

 

 

Monica Palmieri

Name:        MonicaPalmieri                                                        

Address:   601 Hillside Dr. Unit 3902, NMB 29582 / 1509 Fitzwilliam Court, Caln, PA 19320 Contact:     monicapalmieri@me.comCell:215-280-2256

Position Application – Board Member at Large

Number of Years in Club: 2

ODSC Background and Experience: Chair Person 2018 Golf Cart Fundraiser

Retired – Campbell Soup Company – Administrator to Board of Directors – 17 Years

Previous Board Positions:

  • Chair – Social Committee – Ocean Keyes Seashore Villas HOA – 1Year
  • Committee Person – Energy & Commodities Committee – Ocean Keyes Seashore Villas HOA – 2Years
  • Chair – Architecture Committee – Deerwood Country Club HOA – 12Years
  • Chair – Landscape Committee – Deerwood Country Club HOA – 6Years
  • Member of NJ Medical Reserve Corps – 10Years

Work History

  • Campbell Soup Company – Administrator to Board of Directors – 17Years
  • Frito-Lay, Inc. – Administrative Assistant Northeast Region – Sales and Marketing – 7Years
  • Southland Corp – Administrative Assistant Mid-Atlantic Region – Operations / Marketing – 17Years

Golf Cart Fundraiser

  • Scheduling, Selling, RevenueReconciliation