A very big thank you to all of you who worked the Golf Cart Booth at Mayfest May 12, 2018. We sold a total of 449 tickets worth $2,245. Everybody did such a great job. The heat and Taylor Dane did not get the best of you. That being said, kudos need to go out to our 4:00-6:00 pm group. One and a half hours of their selling time was while she was up on the stage (screeching), and another half hour during booth tear-down, and they still sold almost 70 tickets.
There were a few questions regarding our sales recap. In the end, we came in right on the money. We did have one lady (retired veteran on a walker) who only had 4 dollars. We used donation money to cover the $1 so that she could buy a ticket. Even our North Myrtle Beaches finest bought a ticket.
Filling the time slots for today were more difficult than for SOS but you guys came through for us. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks to you, we now have sold 2,235 of our 3,000 tickets.
Once again, thank you.
Photos by Lou Martino
Yes, it was raining when we got there and it was a wet morning at 6AM on Sunday May 6, 2018, for the Divas Marathon in North Myrtle Beach, but the enthusiasm of the runners and the joy that they showed the ODSC Dance Team was well worth being there.
We arrived around 6:15AM to set up the sound system in the rain. We had to set up in the back of Lou’s car with umbrellas to try to keep dry. When all of a sudden, Bill Millman brings a large beach umbrella so we moved under the beach umbrella to set up.
Around 7AM the rain became a drizzle and by 7:30AM the rain stopped. It was a little wet and damp, but it didn’t keep these runners from running. This was one of the largest marathons the Divas have run. There were all kinds and types of tutus and outfits.
What was very impressive were the handicapped runners and the runners (some were volunteers) pushing the handicapped in their wheelchairs. There were mothers pushing their babies and one lady was even pushing her cat.
We stood along the sidelines and encouraged the runners and danced around 15-minute intervals. This year there were so many runners. They just kept coming and coming. Most of the runners gave the dance team high fives as they ran along our area. They really enjoyed the music as Lou played “Pump up the Jam” and upbeat Shag music.
This year even the spectators got into the music “YMCA”, “Chicken Dance” and of course more Shag music. But it was all about the runners and how they enjoyed this run. One by stander was so impressed with the enthusiasm of the dance team that as the Race Director in Sunset Beach he invited the ODSC Dance Team to perform at their race in two weeks.
And then there is Lenny, our own dance team member, who just had to dance with as many runners as he could (see the pictures on the website). Your president, also got into it, with other spectators doing the electric slide and even the chicken dance with a young’n.
Across the street others were showing their moves. It wasn’t shagging, but they were having a large time. Even Mary Poppins showed up. Like one runner showed his sign “Sexy is as Sexy Does Run Baby Run”. There was such a variety of happenings going on.
This was a very fun event. I would like to thank Katherine Stimson Events for having the ODSC Dance Team at this event. Hope to see them all next year.
A big thank you goes out to the ODSC Dance Team for dancing at this event: Cathy Jamiolkowski, Rich Jamiolkowski, John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Barbara Hopper, Lenny Gardner, Linda Campbell, Lou Martino, Diane Millman and Bill Millman.
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club held our annual Spring Clean Sweep on Saturday, May 5th, also known as Cinco de Mayo. We had 30 members turn out who enjoyed juice, coffee, fellowship, biscuits and donut holes before we hit the streets and the beach. We picked up 25 bags of trash. We noticed that the City of North Myrtle Beach is doing a real good job of keeping the streets and beach clean because there was not as much litter on the streets and beach as we have found in the past.
I would like to give a big Thank You to my beautiful wife, Joan, the Clean Sweep Chairperson, and everyone else who turned out to make this Clean Sweep a big success. We hope to see even more of you for our Fall Clean Sweep which is tentatively scheduled for September 29th.
Photos by Lou Martino
On May 2, 2018 the OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to the Clerk of Courts of South Carolina Conference at Kingston Plantation from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.
We were contacted by Dot Smith for this event for Cheryl Graham of Dorchester County of South Carolina. There were 2 clerks from the 46 counties of South Carolina representing their county present. A few clerks already knew how to shag so this group was not new to the dance.
We arrived around 6:30PM and were invited to have dinner. After we ate, Linda Campbell our spokesperson was introduced by Dot Smith along with Cheryl Graham. Linda gave a brief history of the shag dance and then introduced the members of our team.
Each team couple danced for our minute and a half to demonstrate the different styles of our team. Our team does not choreograph or dance as a team but show case steps that the non shaggers will not be intimidated by more advance steps. We want non shaggers to feel comfortable getting up and trying to learn.
This was a very enthusiastic group. We were able to get approximately 30 clerks onto the dance floor. They were quick learners. After about 5-7 minutes of instructions, we taught them to dance to music. There was a lot of discussion as to what else we could teach them.
This was a fun group to work with. After the instructions each member of the team danced with the future shaggers of the Clerk of Courts. A follow up call to Dot Smith was very positive. She said that they had a wonderful time and stayed after to dance to the band. She didn’t know if they were shagging but they were having a great time.
Thank you, Dot Smith and Cheryl Graham Clerk of Courts for inviting us to your conference.
A special thank you to the ODSC Dance Team members that danced at this event: Bill Millman, Diane Millman, John Setzer, Lori Setzer, Lou Martino, Linda Campbell, Burnie Williams, and Donna Williams.
Photos by Lou Martino
Do you see it? Do you feel it? Yep! There it is!!! The sun! It is finally here! Wow…have we had some beautiful days. Well SOS has come and gone and what a GREAT SOS it was! So many thanks need to go out to many members of the OD Shag Club, I hope that I do not forget to name you and if I do, I apologize. Many thanks go out to Sharon Simpson and Pats Cohee-Hayes Ways and Means and also Jim and Monica Palmieri and their many volunteers who did a FANTASTIC job selling OD Shag club merchandise and Golf Cart Fundraiser tickets. WOW lots sold.
Great job! What can I say about ALL those who turned a float into a “Jolly Shagger” and all the characters who came alive at our “Once Upon A Time In SOS” Parade? Billy Powell, Monica Powell, Tina Tomberlin, Sonny Tomberlin (AKA Tick Tock), John Harris, Pat Harris (Tinkerbelle), and so many more (and not enough room) who worked so hard to do costumes, decorate golf carts, or danced their way to help OD Shag Club take FIRST PLACE in the “MOST ORIGINAL” category. This was our first time entering this category and we WON! As a matter of fact, we have won FIRST PLACE for MORE THAN 16 Years! AWESOME JOB EVERBODY!!!!
Also at the Sunday SOS Brunch a change to the by-laws for the webmasters duties was accepted by unanimous vote and that anyone wanting a copy to the current by-laws can get a copy off the website.
Look forward to seeing ya’ll at the S.A.S.S class on May 8 and of course competition begins for the corn hole tourney at 4:00pm on May 19th at Saville’s on 2nd Ave N, cookout begins at 6:00pm. Come hungry for the best hot dogs and hamburgers Donnie and Wendy Schultz and their crew can cook up! Whew! There is ALWAYS something going on for you to be a part of with the OD Shag Club! We can’t wait to see you at our events. Check out the pictures of what went on and by the way…. we still need your help for upcoming events…be sure to check your emails! Until next time…. see you on the dance floor!!!
It’s time to make your plans for Fall Migration 2018 and the Annual O.D. Shag Club SOS Charity Golf Tournament. This year’s event is scheduled for September 15, 2018 and will take place at the beautiful Valley at Eastport golf course located in Little River, SC.
This is a FUN event open to golfers of all levels. There will be two flights. First is the A, B, C, D, Four-person Captain’s Choice. Golfers may sign up on an individual basis or partner with their spouse and we’ll build a team for you. OR Sign up as a foursome you’ll be placed in the Open Flight.
Both flights will qualify for prizes.
To those of you who have participated in past years the ODSC thanks you for your support and invites you back for another fun time of gathering with old and new friends. As a result of your participation and support, the ODSC was able to donate over $9,000 to these local charities in 2018:
Jr Shaggers Assoc
Teen Angels NMBHS
North Strand Helping Hand
OD Locals Toys for Tots
Hall of Fame Foundation
NMB Explores Club
For those of you who have not played in the past, please consider joining us this year for a day of golf, beverages, great food and fellowship in an event that helps support area charities.
Additional information, including entry forms and hole sponsorship, is available on the ODSC website at http://www.odshagclub.com/forms-for-golf/
If you have questions or concerns please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair of the ODSC/SOS GOLF TOURNAMENT