20171011 Rotary Club Little River

Rotary Club Little River

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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.  

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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.

20170920 Bar Crawl

ODSC Social Crawl

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Linda Campbell

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On Tuesday, September 19th of SOS, 40 plus members of the OD Shag Club proudly put on their red shirts/blouses and met at Pirates Cove to begin one of two nights of our Annual Bar and Social Crawl.  It was very evident that the OD Shag Club was in the club with visions of red everywhere.  Everyone was getting their adult beverages/drinks and socializing with each other and even with other members of other clubs who where their to enjoy the DJ and the music that was playing.  Many of the club members took to the floor to enjoy the great music that he was playing to keep the energy of SOS going.  After a group picture (a sea of red, I must say), we began to make our way out of Pirates Cove to our next destination, Duck’s.   We were a rowdy group as we headed up the sidewalk to Ducks.  Each one made their way up the sidewalk and acknowledged Tommy and Christina Black who was playing outside, as we entered Ducks Too.  It was also evident that the OD Shag Club was also in the house at Ducks.  Moving the paaarrty up to the Main Ducks, Paul Craver announced that the OD Shag Club was in the house and a great roar was heard around the club.  Again, all socialized, danced to the fantastic music of  Paul Craver.

On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the OD Shag Club had its second night of its Annual Bar and Social Crawl by beginning the night at the OD Arcade.  Some 35 plus members dressed in white this night, attended and enjoyed the spirits, and the dancing.  On queue, we all gathered and left to our next destination, our host club, Fat Harold’s.  We were very excited and quite loud as we walked up the side walk (and we even lost a few members to the Music on Main concert) and crossed the street over to Fat Harold’s.  Waiting at the door to greet us was our own favorite Bartender, Shannon Briggs.  Of course, entering was no quiet matter as the OD Shag Club entered the club.  Of course a fun time, dancing, socializing and enjoying the great music was had by all.

We all look forward to next year as we meet again and enjoy this fun event.

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20170917 SOS brunch

SOS Brunch

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Linda Campbell

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On September 17, 2017 the Annual Fall Migration SOS OD Shag Club Brunch was held at the OD Arcade.  Present and feed were over 300 members and guests.  Wow!  What a great success.  Thank you Chris and your staff for the great job that you did in helping us feed this many people.   Also, thank you to all those who helped serve and to the Hospitality Committee who tirelessly helped to check everyone in.  Whoop! Whoop!!

Terry McCoy welcomed everyone to the event and gave a few announcements and after a blessing by Vice-President, Linda Campbell, breakfast was served.  Everyone waiting for their ticket color to be called, was entertained by the great shag music by the one and only DJ,

Terry McPhail.  Thank you Terry for a great job as always.

We were also entertained as a thank you for all the support that the OD Shag Club as given to two of our local Juniors, Lizzie and Jackson Batten, as they demonstrated their awesome shag talent.  They began by thanking our club and said that they just wanted to dance as a thank you, but before their dance was through, our club had shown more support by tossing some monies on the floor to show how much we enjoyed their dancing.  Keep shagging and we are so proud of you two kiddos!!!

A special presentation was made to Gene Pope from the Richmond Shag Club, who won the Shag Club entry of our Annual SOS Golf Tournament of $400.00 to Junior SOS.  This is the 2nd Year that Richmond has won and given their winnings as a donation to Junior SOS.  A great big THANK YOU TO THIS GREAT CLUB!!!

Name tag winner was Ken Meyer, Logo Winner was Rich Young and the BIG WINNER of the day was JD Ramseur who won the 50/50. 

Many people filled the dance floor as the brunch came to a close and many visited our Ways and Means tables to see what bargains they could find to proudly display their OD Shag Club logo.

 

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