Monthly Archives: October 2017

20171011 Rotary Club Little River

Rotary Club Little River

by

Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to the Little River Rotary Club in Little River, SC on October 11, 2017, at 12:30PM at the CB Berry Community Center in Little River. We were able to dance at this location with networking with our Point of Contact that Linda Campbell met at the Blue Crab Festival in May 2017.

Our Point of Contact was Paula Yanis, President-Elect of the Little River Rotary Club. After a short club meeting, we were invited to eat lunch with the Rotary Club. What was impressive was we all stood and said the pledge of allegiance to the flag followed by pray.

Paula introduced the ODSC Dance Team spokesperson Linda Campbell. Linda gave a short history and information of the ODSC and the Shag Dance. Linda then introduced each individual of the Dance Team. The dance team then danced their style of the Shag.

Linda then asked if any of the Rotary Club members would like to learn to Shag. Of the 25 Rotary Club Members present at the event, 10 members got up and were interested in learning. Lou Martino gave the instructions. It didn’t take long for them to learn the basic. Each member of the Dance Team matched up with members of the Rotary Club and we all danced to the music Lady Soul.

We would like to thank Paula for the invitation and the Rotary Club Members who participated to learn to Shag.

Thank you to the members of the Dance Team who danced at this event: Vic Gillispie, Lenny Gardner, Lou Martino, Lori Setzer, John Setzer, Linda Wilson, Diane Millman, Bill Millman, Donna Williams, Barbara Hopper, Jimmy Harley, Burnie Williams and Linda Campbell.

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20171008 Clean Sweep

SOS Fall Clean Sweep

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Tim and Paula Webb

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Thank you to the volunteers who came out to the Fall Clean Sweep event on Oct 7. There was a brief shower that threatened a cancellation of the event but stopped in time to start and finish dry. We appreciate each of you for donating your time and from the looks of some of the bags that came in your efforts to clean up our “playground” were sorely needed. The bag count never got accurately counted as some of the bags were so full they had to be dumped before coming back to our base. We had some Main St. merchants thank us for our efforts to keep our neighborhood clean and inviting. We want to thank Krispy Kreme for supporting us with 2 dozen glazed donuts and hope that you will in turn stop in and thank them for their donations for every clean sweep event.  We took our left over donuts and Hardees biscuits to the NMB Fire Dept.  We also want to give a special thanks to Deckerz for allowing us the use of their parking lot to gather.

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20171005 Rotary Club Conway

Conway Rotary Club

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Lou Martino

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The OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to the Conway Rotary Club in Conway, SC at the Conway Recreation Center on October 5, 2017, at 12:00 noon.

We were met at the Center by Bruce Boone our Point of Contact and the President of the Conway Rotary Club. The president called his meeting to order. We stood and said the pledge of allegiance to the flag and a pray. We were invited to have lunch with the Rotary Club.

After a short meeting and recognitions of members of the Rotary Club by the president, Bruce introduced Linda Campbell the ODSC Dance Team spokesperson. Linda gave a short history of the ODSC and the Shag Dance.

Linda then introduced each member of the dance team. After each dance team member danced to their specific song some smooth some slow and some fast. The Rotary Club members were asked to participate to learn how to Shag. Many of their members were interested to learn as you can see in the photos.

Thank you to Bruce Boone and the members of the Conway Rotary Club for inviting the ODSC Dance Team for inviting us to dance at their meeting.

Thank you to the Dance Team members that made this event possible: Vic Gillispie, Linda Wilson, Diane Millman, Bill Millman, Rich Jamiolkowski, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Lou Martino and Linda Campbell.

A special thank you to John Lowery for being the OD Shag Club liaison for this event.  

Photos by Lou Martino

20171001 Presidents Letter

I do hope that each and every one of you survived this Fall Migration SOS.  I know that I had to rest up myself a couple of days. 

Our 2017 Annual SOS Golf Tournament was a HUGE success and I want to thank everyone who worked to make it such a great success.  Special Thanks to Glenn Strange, Ken Meyer, Bob Miller, Karen and Rich Young.  Great Job!!

Now that September is behind us, we know that 2017 is winding down with only 3 months left in the year.  We still have 3 great parties left for this year and I hope that you all have these dates on your calendar.  For those dates, please check Club Events on this website.  Definitely hope to see all you at our October party on the 21st, which is our Elections Party and our Halloween party, so get our your spookiest/craziest costumes.  Hope to see you there!

Terry McCoy

President

20170930 Navy Vets USS James K Polk Reunion

USS James K Polk Reunion

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Lou Martino

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On September 30, 2017 at the Sands Ocean Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC at 8:00 PM the OD Shag Dance Team was invited to dance for the USS James K Polk Reunion. This reunion was from September 28-30, 2017. We were proud to be able to represent the Shag Dance to those who served this country with pride and honor.

Officially, the USS James K. Polk Veterans Association (JKPVA) is a chartered and incorporated non-profit 501(c) (19) organization formed exclusively and specifically for the pleasure, recreation, and fellowship of the men who served aboard the United States submarine USS James K. Polk (SSBN/SSN 645) and their families.

After the ODSC Dance Team was introduced by Diane Barlin our POC for this event, Linda Campbell our spokesperson for the OD Shag Club Dance Team gave a little history about what she had learned about the USS James K Polk online to bond with their members.

Linda introduced the Dance Team.  A special introduction of Lenny A. Gardner, our dance team member, was introduced as one of those soldiers who landed at the Normandy Invasion. He got a standing ovation from the members of the USS James K. Polk.  It was truly a site to see. Something that our team will remember for many years to come.

There were around 150 members of the USS James K. Polk attending the reunion. They were a very enthusiastic group. After each couple of the dance team demonstrated their style of dance, we invited all those who wanted to learn how to Shag to join us on the floor.

As you can see in the pictures, there was an abundance of members who wanted to learn and learn they did. Within a few minutes they had learned the basic steps and danced.

They continued to dance to the music of SouthSide Drive a local 3-piece band led by our own OD Shag Club Member, Randy Bowling.

Over all the night was a total success. Everyone had a great time as indicated by Diane Barlin, “They all had a great time and appreciated your time to teach them how to dance the Shag. Since only one person in the whole group knew how to Shag prior to your instructions and now 60% of the group knows how to Shag I would say your group was a great hit!”

I would like to thank those members of the dance team who danced at this event: from left to right on the picture above – Lori Setzer, John Setzer, Ted Sobol, Callie White, Barbara Hopper, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Lenny Gardner, Rich Jamiolkowski, Donna Williams, Jimmy Harley, Bill Millman, Linda Campbell, Lou Martino and Burnie Williams.

20170916 Golf Tournament

ODCS Annual Golf Tournament

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Cindy Day

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Another exciting year for the OD Golf tournament. What a great day we had, the weather could not have been better and a great group of golfers for this year’s charity tournament. A special thank you to Eastport Golf Course for allowing us to host this tournament again this year. These are the Gold Hole Sponsors Homegrown Hospitality Group, Jake’s Heating & Cooling, Ocean Boulevard Vacations, Wyman Wise State Farm.  Our Silver Hole Sponsors were Boulineau’s, Young Interiors, Dr. Edwin Styers, DDS.  A big thank you to these companies for their generosity!

We had several OD Shag club members put in long hours and dedication to this tournament and we need to recognize them as well. Glen Strange, Bob Miller, Ken Meyer, Rich & Karen Young, Our President Terry McCoy, Billy & Monica Powell, Bob & Kathy Sanders. We also want to thank the other volunteer’s that helped at the tournament Howard Stalling for his special touches, Tina Tomberlin, Sandy Cummings, Carol Meyers, Linda Campbell, Joyce Girling, John Setzer, Vickie Parsons, Cassy Shumway, Cindy, Day, Ron, Pough, Donna Strange, Becki Roberts, Jesse Decker, And Mr. photographer himself Lou Martino…

The winner of the longest drive with a marshmallow was won by Patty Caudle, And the winning team was Sonny Tomberlin, Kenny Elkins, Bob Johnson, Len. Thank you all for a great 2017 tournament and hope to see you next year!!!

Photos by Lou Martino