ODSC Foundation Charity Golf Tournament
Photos by Lou Martino
Photos by Lou Martino
On October 6, 2018, the OD Shag Club Dance Team was invited to participate in a combination 40thAnniversary and Hurricane Relief event for the The Shoe Center in North Myrtle Beach.
Mike and Ginger Parnell, owners of The Shoe Center are celebrating their 40 years of the The Shoe Center with a concert from Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot, along with the partnership of the Barefoot Church and Impact Ministries to help benefit those who were affected by the recent Hurricane Florence.
Those participating from the OD Shag Club dance team were: Linda Campbell, Lou Martino, Mike and Bonnie Bejzak, Cathy and Rich Jamiolkowski, Connie and Jim Livingston, Ted Sobol, Callie White, John and Lori Setzer and Donna and Burnie Williams.
Although the temperatures were in the 80’s and the humidity was very high, the dance team would dance a dance or two and then sit down, rest and refresh themselves as Gary Lowder and the band played some great tunes.
Barefoot Church and Impact Ministries were collecting from those who attended with Hurricane Relief Supplies and it seemed like they were loading, van after van of supplies from those who came to enjoy the event.
Thank you once again to Mike and Ginger Parnell for this invitation to be a part of a great event. Happy Anniversary to you and here’s wishin’ for another 40 years!
Photos by Lou Martino and Monica Palmieri
As one pulled into the parking lot of Fat Harold’s on Sunday, September 23rd at 1:00pm, there was already a crowd forming around the door and the tents outside.
This crowd anxiously was waiting to see if their name was going to be drawn as the 2018 OD Shag Club Golf Cart Fundraiser winner.
Inside Fat Harold’s the bar was open, and our own OD Shag Club DJ Gary Bass was spinning the tunes for those that wanted to get a “libation” (beverage) or wanted to check out the dancefloor.
Fat Harold’s own bartender, Justin Rhia, was chosen to pull the winning ticket. After a few words of gratitude’s and shout outs for an outstanding response from volunteers, Jim and Monica Palmieri cut the tape on the box of tickets and poured them into a garbage bag to be tossed and turned and mixed up by Board of Director Billy Powell.
Excitement was in the air as Justin reached way down into the bag and pulled out the winning name of our very own OD Shag Club member: Carolyn Stuckey!!!!! Disappointment was seen on the faces of those around who didn’t win but were glad that they could help support the OD Shag Club.
President Linda Campbell dialed Carolyn’s number as Monica Palmieri prepared to let her know the good news…however, it went to voice mail…. ugh!
Later Sunday evening Monica received a phone call back and Carolyn was more than excited to hear that she was actually the winner.
Words aren’t enough to say THANK YOU to Jim and Monica Palmieri for an OUTSTANDING JOB!! They worked so hard, along with their volunteers and their goal was to sell all the tickets. All 3000 tickets were sold by Friday night at Fat Harold’s and Barbara Hopper bought the last ticket. This is a phenomenal job as there was 2 days during Spring Safari SOS that they didn’t get to sell tickets due to rain/wind storm that came and blew their tent away and one whole week of Fall Migration that they couldn’t sell tickets due to Hurricane Florence.
Thank you to EVERYONE who bought a ticket and help to support the OD Shag Club! We are a strong club with wonderful members and friends who believe in our beloved dance and want to keep us all on the dance floor!!!
Just in case you haven’t heard, we sold ticket # 3000, the very last ticket, on Friday night at Fat Harold’s. The winner of the OD Shag Club Golf Cart Raffle was selected at 1:00 p.m. yesterday at Fat Harold’s. The lucky winner is Carolyn Stuckey. Carolyn is an OD Shag Club member and golf cart ticket volunteer living in North Myrtle Beach.
We want to thank each and every one of you for volunteering to sell tickets. Without you, we could never had made our goal of selling all 3000, which we hear is the first time all 3000 tickets were sold. Also, thanks to Mike Graham of Graham’s Golf Carts. Mike stored the cart for us and sold over 300 tickets for us.
We hope you enjoyed the time selling tickets, working with other members and making new friends. We certainly enjoyed working with each and every one of you. We are already thinking about 2019 and would welcome any recommendations you may have on how to improve communications and our sales efforts.
Again, our deepest appreciation for volunteering.
Monica & Jim Palmieri
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club held its 2018 Nominations Party on Saturday, August 20that Fat Harold’s at 6:00pm to introduce the Nominees for the Executive Board for 2019. John Setzer, Nominations Chairperson, began by giving the instructions for the night for the purpose of accepting nominees announced as well as those nominated from the floor. Those being placed on the ballot for the October 20th Elections Party are:
President Bill Bacon
Secretary Donna Williams
Treasurer Lou Garrenton
Board of Directors (3 positions available):
While the membership was waiting for the food (Bar B Que and all the fixins) to be served by the awesome Food Committee of Donnie and Wendy Shultz, Linda Campbell, President and the OD Shag Club Dance Team had a little dance activity to recognize the new members who had joined the club since 2018. Each new member was invited to dance and get a “star” added to their name badge and then they were to invite another new member to dance as well. It was a fun activity as all danced to the awesome music that DJ Bill Harper kept playing to keep the dance floor full.
After all, had eaten all they could hold of all the Bar B Que and the fixins, left over Bar B Que was sold to the membership for them to enjoy at another time.
The winner of the logo was Sharon Simpson, Name Tag was Phil Crawford and the big winner of the evening of the 50/50 was Bill Bacon.
Photos by Lou Martino
Saturday July 28ththe ODSC hosted the annual Charity Fun Run and thankfully under sunny skies. Although the forecast had been predicting rain and thunderstorms, the weather proved to be perfect for the participants who showed up in a multitude of golf carts and cars.
The day began at the OD Arcade where 162 registered and 145 signed up to take their chance at winning one of the many prizes handed out throughout the afternoon and early evening. The next stop on the schedule was Castaways, where under bright sunshine we enjoyed cold drinks by the ocean, raffled prizes and began to see how our card hand was going to take shape…high, low or like mine, somewhere in between. After Castaways the cool air conditioning at 710 was a welcome relief as we drew another card and once again handed out more raffle prizes. From there it was on to Duck’s where more cold beverages were consumed and many of us realized it was past time to purchase a mulligan and get rid of that troublesome card that was hurting our chances of competing for the big prize money. Once the raffle prizes were given out we trekked across the street to Fat Harold’s to complete the final leg of our Fun Run.
This final stop is where many made the decision to purchase another mulligan or two to get rid of card/cards they felt were hurting their chance at the grand prizes. For several this was a gut wrenching decision. I say gut wrenching because for the first time in the history of this event we had a tie for the highest AND for the lowest hand. The players in the running knew they were close in score to another player, because you know word gets around, so when they decided to purchase a mulligan they were very aware that the card they drew could mean the difference in winning and losing. There was lots of shuffling and sliding cards around to draw that special card!
So while totaling the scores, the tension mounted and the end result was that Bob Lucas and Jeff James were tied at 59 for the Highest Hand. In true competitive fashion they decided rather than split the prize they would draw one more card and whoever drew the highest card would be declared the winner. Sooo, after one more “gut wrenching” draw, Bob Lucas walked away with the $500 prize and Jeff James took home the 2ndHighest Hand prize of $300. For the Lowest Hand Becki Roberts and Bob Miller, who happen to be friends, were tied at 7. They decided to split the prize and both took home $100. What an exciting finish to such a fun day of competition!!! And you know what…these winners weren’t even the ones who took home the most money. That honor went to Terry McCoy who won the 50/50 drawing. He walked away with $568!!! Wow what a jackpot!
HUGE thanks go to Wendy Schultz and Monica Powell co-chairs of this event, whose careful planning and hard work were paramount in the success of this fundraiser. As with any project, the success depends on not only the leaders but the team who help carry out the leader’s mission, so thanks to everyone who helped in any way. I’m not going to name names because I’m sure I would leave someone out. You know who you are so pat yourself on the back and take pride in knowing you contributed in making this fun filled event a big success. Your willingness to help is greatly appreciated!
As mentioned several times above we did hand out raffle prizes at each location. Our sincere thanks go to Allstate, Grahams Golf Cars, Synovus Bank, Karen and Rich Young, Nancy Sook, the ODSC Ways and Means Committee, OD Arcade, Castaways, 710, Duck’s and Fat Harold’s for their generous donations of items to raffle. In addition to items from these contributors we also raffled prizes of $20 and $40 at each stop along our way.
While there were many winners throughout the day the biggest winner of all was of course this year’s charity, the Junior Shagger Dance Team (a 501c3 organization.) They will use these monies to help with costs they incur during their travels to various competitions and exhibitions. As an organization whose purpose is to help promote and preserve the Shag, the OD Shag Club should be very proud to be able to help the future generation do exactly that!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Thanks to all who worked so hard!
Special thanks everyone who participated!
Until next year when hopefully I will have better luck of the draw!
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club held our annual brunch for the Junior Shaggers and their parents to help them cap off their Junior Shaggers SOS on Sunday, July 22nd in the back room of Fat Harold’s. We had a great turnout by members of the OD Shag Club with 52 members either working or bringing food or both. We served a total of 179 Junior Shaggers and parents.
Afterwards, the Junior Shaggers, their parents, and members of our club who were there, went into the main room of Fat Harold’s for a Gospel Hour where we listened to some great live gospel music sung by beautiful young ladies who are Junior Shaggers, and to an “Awesome” sermon given by Ken Jones, a part-time DJ at Fat Harold’s who hails from Maple Hill up in Pender County, NC.
After all of the announcements and singing by the Junior Shaggers, Linda Campbell our President presented a check in the amount of $1500.00 to the Junior Shaggers Association.
Thank you to all the members of our club who brought food and or helped out in some way to make this event a great success! Remember, the Junior Shaggers are the future of our club and the future of the shag dance as well!
Photos by Lou Martino