from the President
Well, it’s March and I wonder if Mother Nature lost her “warm wand”. Hopefully the Winter Polar Votex wears itself out soon and we can bask in the warm sun again.
Our February Valentine Party was a great success. 12 new members joined the club. Linda Campbell and her Love Boat crew did an awesome job with the decorations and the entertainment. We all will remember our own ODSC Cupid, Lenny Gardner. As usual, the great cooks in the club came up with some delicious chili recipes.
Wendy Schultz, Monica Powell and I attended the ACSC Winter Workshop in Columbia, SC last weekend. We heard a lot of interesting ideas from other clubs at the meeting on Saturday. Our own Susan Harrell was elected to the SOS Board along with incumbents, Helen Still and Ronnie Gregory. Susan will do a great job.
Coming up this month is the St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 15th. We can have up to 40 golf carts for our group in the parade. If you haven’t let Wendy Schultz know you want to participate, then be sure to call her and sign up.
Also, our fund raiser golf cart will be ready, and we will start selling tickets during the parade in Graham’s parking lot at their new location on Main Street.
Linda Campbell will be looking for a few volunteers to sell tickets in two hour shifts.
The 29th of March is our Oyster Roast Party at the OD Pavilion. Donnie Schultz and his crew are working on the preparations. The oysters and chicken bog have been ordered. Since the Lost and Found Church uses the OD Pavilion on Sunday mornings, we will have to remove the tables and clean the area after the Oyster Roast. If you can stay awhile after and help clean up, it would be greatly appreciated.
I know the golf tournament is not until September, but it is never too early to get hole sponsorships and raffle prizes. Last year, we only had a few people help with getting all the prizes. I would like to challenge our members to get at least one raffle prize worth at least $15 or one hole sponsorship. Many of our members live too far away to volunteer on committees, but this is one way you could help your club.
Next month we can look forward to Spring Safari. Let’s hope we will have sunny skies and lots of our shagger friends in town.
The OD Shag Club board meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 4th at 6:00 PM at Fat Harold’s Beach Club on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. Committee chairpersons are requested to attend and give a report. All interested members are encouraged and welcome to attend. In addition, if any member desires to be on the agenda, please notify Karen Young, (843)399-4861 email@example.com one week prior to the meeting.
|The 2014 Mid-winter SOS has
come and gone and so has another fun OD Shag Club
Brunch. Thanks to Chris and his entire OD Arcade staff
for the wonderful food and service. We had 270 members
and guest in attendance. Eleven new members joined the
club and sixteen members renewed their membership. All
of us need to encourage anyone we know who is not a
member to join us. Joining the club is a great
opportunity to enjoy great food, make new friends and
dance if you choose. Also, in today's world, it is a
"Bang for your Buck".
President, Karen Young, started the brunch with announcements. She informed us that the date and venue of the oyster roast has been changed to March 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the OD Pavilion. She also reminded us of our next OD Shag Club party, the Chili Extravaganza, which will be held at Fat Harold's on February 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM. We ask members to bring their favorite homemade Chili. All those bringing chili will have their names put into a hat and four names will be drawn out Those lucky winners will each receive $25.00.
Bruce Fitzsimmons reminded the membership of our upcoming clean sweep on January 15, 2014 at 8:30 AM at the OD Pavilion.
The Brunch kicked off at 10:00 with all the screwdrivers and bloody Marys anyone could drink. DJ, Murl Augustine entertained us with his usual good music and crazy antics. At 10:30 breakfast was served by OD Shag Club volunteers. Many thanks to those volunteers and the hospitality committee for checking the membership as they entered the brunch. Please take time to thank all the many volunteers who make this shag club the largest and best in the ACSC.
The following people were winners of our give aways during the brunch. Marilyn Sanders won $20.00 for the name tag drawing; Wayne Baldwin won $20.00 for the logo drawing; and Bill Bacon won $249.00 for the 50/50 drawing.
Fun was had by all and we look forward to the next OD Shag Club event.
ODSC Board Member
The OD Shag Club Mid-Winter Clean Sweep was held Saturday, January 25. Thirty-seven of our members bundled up for the cold weather and cleaned the streets five blocks north and south of Main Street and Main Street itself. 29 bags of trash were collected. Bruce and Kathy Fitzsimmons did a wonderful job organizing the event and keeping the coffee hot and the biscuits warm for the participants. A big thank you to all those who braved the cold to make this a successful event.
February 15 may have been the day after Valentine's Day, however "Love was definitely in the Air" as club members entered Fat Harold's which had been transformed into "The Love Boat"!
As members were greeted by the "Hospitality Girls" and given their tickets for wearing the OD Shag Club Logo and Name badge, each one "boarded" through a doorway of balloons and "WELCOME ABOARD".
Once inside the party began. Karen Young, 2014 President welcomed each member (about 175 plus) and introduced a dozen or so new members. Joe Ferlauto also announced that the club will be entertaining the residents of the Myrtle Beach Manor on Easter Monday and asked for volunteers to help. Billy Powell also announced a "trial" way of selling 50/50 tickets which proved to be a success as Lou Garrenton won over $250. Hint... Be sure to buy your tickets from Billy OR the tallest person selling tickets.
Immediately following, Karen turned the microphone over to Linda Campbell (aka.... Julie McCoy, Cruise Director of The Love Boat). "Julie" introduced the crew who enjoyed the rest of the evening meeting their "cruisers".
The Crew included:
Captain Stubing- Lou Martino
Pursor "Gopher" Smith- John Barringer
Doc Bricker- Brian Schmitt
Bartender Isaac Washington- Bob Sanders
After a blessing was given by DJ David Harris, the members were treated to a bountiful buffet of 22 different pots of chili and all the sides . Thank you to Heidi Cross and her "crew" for organizing such a wonderful and delicious experience. After dinner 4 members names were drawn from a hat and each won $25 for their chili. They were Heidi Cross, Carol Ferlauto, Marcia Ferris and one other.
DJ David Harris spun all our favorite tunes which also included some special songs for some of the couples which included Joe and Carol Ferlauto who have been married 50 years.... CONGRATULATIONS!
The party continued with a "Celebrity Showcase" in which we were entertained by:
The Diamonds- Lou Martino, Bill Rowland, John Barringer, and Bill Althoff
Whitney Houston- June Keheler
The Supremes- Michele Rowland, Lou Garrenton, and Linda Morrison
Connie Francis- Diane Tindall
Cupid- Lenny Gardner
George Jones- Dickey Garrenton
Sonny and Cher- Lou Martino and Linda Campbell
And the Grand Finale Elvis Presley (Joe Ferlauto) who sang "Teddy Bear" and showered a few select ladies with stuffed Teddy Bears.
The rest of the evening the party continued with line dancing to Cupid Shuffle and and shaggin the nite away.
Many thanks goes out to those who helped transform Fat Harold's into The Love Boat on Saturday morning and help change it back at the end of the "cruise". A good time was had by all and we look forward to our next " port" which will be OD Pavillion for our famous Oyster Roast on March 29th.
Ahoy members, see ya there!
The Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is on Saturday March 15th at 9:00 am. We will begin lining up at 7:30 am and hope everyone will be there by 8:15 am to make sure you get your beads.
We had 30+ golf carts with over 120 ODSC Members and Guests participating in the Parade last year and can only hope to have more this year. We will be somewhere on 2nd Ave North between Lowe’s and Ocean Blvd. We must be ready to go by 8:45 am.
Make sure before Parade starts all trash around you is picked up and please stay on your carts during Parade.
Decorate those golf carts put on all the green you can find to decorate yourselves from head to toe. Parades are so much fun and if you have never joined in...Please make this the year that you do...YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!
Contact Wendy Schultz, 843-424-2486, e-mail to sign up for the parade. We need a count of participants.
Join the OD Shag Club at the OD Pavilion Saturday, March 29th at 6 pm for the World Famous OD Shag Club Oyster Roast. This is a great event that everyone loves. We will need volunteers for setting up, steam pots and burners, cooking, serving, tearing down and clean up. So polish up those oyster knives! For all of you landlubbers ... we will have Chicken Bog! Free to members.......member's guest $15.00.
Let us know if you have a steam pot and burner.
Call or email: Donnie Schultz, 843-424-2486, e-mail
Chris and the gang do a wonderful job cooking up our favorite breakfast foods for our members and guests and we have a fantastic time, every time. We'll have the screwdrivers and bloody mary's iced and ready ... all you have to do is show up for a great party and stay a while and enjoy great friends, food, music and dance.
Free to members.......member's guest $10.00.
The SOS Parade will be Saturday April 12th at 1:00 pm. We will start lining up at 11 am that Saturday morning around the Kroger / Bi Lo area on Main Street.
Our theme for this years SOS parade will be "The Ocean Drive Magic Kingdom". This will also be a way to show appreciation for all the hard work and dedication we receive from the Clubs that support SOS. We have 5 Clubs to choose from and we can use their Characters from Logos to make up our Magic Kingdom.
When emailing to sign up, please list your 1st, 2nd and 3rd Club choice and I will then return an email back with your confirmation regarding which is available to insure that we represent all the clubs equally. Because this is a first come first serve (by email), it will in turn make it fair to all ODSC members.
Wendy's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In looking back at the imaginations that we have had in the past from the ODSC, this will be one to remember. I would also like to have a trailer or float with all 5 Clubs represented in full costume.
The SOS Awards Ceremony will be held at Fat Harold’s at 3:30 following the parade, so please join in the FUN! The OD Shag Club has won 1st Place for Best Shagging Troop 11 years in a row. With everyone’s help and participation we can make it TWELVE.
Thank you for your participation,
Wendy Schultz e-mail
ODSC Parade Chair
Myrtle Beach Manor Easter visit will be on Monday, April 21st (The day after Easter Sunday). The Easter visit will include a retake of the show that we did for the Valentines Party at Harolds as well as dancing, singing and just plain visiting the residents. We will have an Easter cake and a special visit by the Easter Bunny.
The residents of the Manor get many visits during the Christmas Season, but very little activity the rest of the year. This is our first Easter visit and hopefully not our last, so please make an effort to attend. You will make someone smile and there is nothing more rewarding that that.
Joe Ferlauto, e-mail
Our SPRING ODSC CLEAN SWEEP will be held Saturday, April 26th. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM at the OD Pavilion Sunset Grill. Coffee, biscuits, and donuts will be provided. Street and beach clean-up will begin at 9:00 AM. Your participation is definitely needed, as there is always extra “trash” generated by our SOS friends. Additionally, it gives us a chance to show the NMB Community that we care about our Beach and Streets and are willing to help keep them clean.
Please E-mail your acceptance prior to April 23rd. Your response helps us plan for Biscuits and coffee! We look forward to seeing you!
Bruce Fitzsimmons, Co-Chair, 843-602-8183, e-mail
Cathy Fitzsimmons, Co-Chair, 843-602-8184, e-mail
May 17th - OD Shag Club Party - 6 pm – OD Resort – details not finalized ...................
June 21st - OD Shag Club Party - 6 pm – Fat Harold’s – details not finalized ...................
This is a special event, hosted by our club, to bring
Junior SOS to a close. It gives everyone a chance to see
their old and new friends off and say goodbye.
The annual OD Shag poker run will be on Saturday, July
26th. Jim Queen is promising another
excellent afternoon of fun and excitement. You are
welcome to drive your golf cart, motorcycle, skate board
or car! Just come and join the migration around the
beach. Please have a designated driver!
The slate of Officers for the year of 2015 and Board of
Directors for the years 2015 - 2016 will be announced at
our August 16th party at 6 pm Fat Harold’s.
Nominations will be taken from the floor at this time.
After the close of the nominations, we will have our meal and entertainment.
It’s never too early to sign up for our OD Shag Club / SOS Charity Golf Tournament. Only the first 88 players to enter will play. The fun filled day will be held at The Valley at Eastport, a 70 par Golf Course, in Little River. 8:00 - 8:45 am registration, 9:00 am SHOT GUN START. The cost is $60.00 per player and includes breakfast, liquid sunshine, beverages and lunch. Click on this Link to download the Entry Form. Tournament will be held Saturday. September 13th, 2014 mail your registration fee and form today!!!
For information contact:Geoff Girling, Co-Chair, 843-870-8649, e-mail
Jon Holtzclaw, Co-Chair, 843-267-2213, e-mail
Join the whole gang on Sunday September 14th at 10:00
a.m. at the OD
Our FALL ODSC CLEAN SWEEP will be held Saturday, September 27th. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM at the OD Pavilion Sunset Grill. Coffee, biscuits, and donuts will be provided. Street and beach clean-up will begin at 9:00 AM. Your participation is definitely needed, as there is always extra “trash” generated by our SOS friends. Additionally, it gives us a chance to show the NMB Community that we care about our Beach and Streets and are willing to help keep them clean.
Please call your acceptance prior to September 24th.
Your response helps us plan for Biscuits and coffee!
We look forward to seeing you!
Cathy Fitzsimmons, Co-Chair, 843-602-8184
Its election night and all members attending can vote
for the leadership of the OD Shag Club for 2015. The
evening begins at 6:00 pm, Saturday, October 25th at
This is a very important meeting. We are very proud to have members that have the desire and willingness to work hard and help promote and preserve the OD Shag Club. Election of Officers & Board Members will be held at 6 PM - polls will close at 7:30 PM sharp.
You will be voting for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and two board members. (you must be present in order to vote)
Our Thanksgiving / Re-up Party will be at Ducks -
November 15th at 6 pm. Our Club will supply the Ham and
Turkey. We ask that each member bring a side dish,
casserole, or dessert to serve so we will have enough
food for everyone. lease have your food in Ducks Two by
6:00 pm – we will begin serving at 6:30 pm. Do not bring
a serving utensil unless you don’t care about getting it
back! Members need to sign in and get an arm band before
lining up. This is the time of year we get to sample
wonderful food from the good cooks in our club.
It's re-up time so please try to have your application filled out and bring it to the party or to save even more time just mail it in. Click here to download the 2015 membership application, fill it out and bring it with you. This will speed up the renewal process.
New member dues are $35 and renewals are $30 if paid before December 31st. Take advantage of the $5 savings and renew your membership now. New memberships and renewals after December 31, 2014, will be $35 per person.
You may also order your 2015 S0S cards at the same time you complete the membership process. Simply check the appropriate line on the application and include an additional $30 for each member ordering a S0S card. Please understand you must be an OD Shag Club member to take advantage of this $5 savings. Your S0S cards will be mailed directly to you in time for 2015 Mid-Winter. Your check for memberships and S0S cards should be made out to OD Shag Club. If you are ordering a SOS card we must receive your application no later than December 27, 2014. Payment must be received before Dec. 23, 2014 – no SOS cards sold after Dec. 23, 2014. Applications are very important, even if you are already a member.
Please help us by:
1. Clearly printing all information.
2. Entering all information even if nothing has changed.
3. Checking to make sure your check is for the correct amount.
4. Include your unblocked e-mail address.
5. Don't forget to check which committees you would be willing to serve on.
6. Lifetime members must update and sign a new membership application.
Linda Morrison, membership chairman will have a table located in Duck’s so everyone can renew their membership in the OD Shag Club & SOS for 2015.
Hope to see everyone at this entertaining night as we give thanks for the friendships, fellowship and fun we are blessed with in the OD Shag Club.
It's almost Christmas time!!!!! So get out the lights
and garland to decorate those golf carts, and come join
us for a great evening!!
The Parade is on December 6th at 5:30 pm. We will be lining up at 4 pm on 2nd Ave North (same as last year) between Lowes and Hillside Dr. If you have any questions and/or to sign up to be in the Parade, please call Wendy Schultz at 843-424-2486.
Rules of the Parade:
Please keep area clean and free from trash while waiting on Parade to start.
Please stay on your golf cart throughout Parade.
Walkers should stay in front of golf carts.
No children walkers under age of 12.
Do not throw candy or beads from moving vehicle, please toss underhand.
Keep a safe distance from cart in front of you, but please do not leave gaps.
Entries will be judged on appearance, enthusiasm and creativity.
MOST IMPORTANT!!!! NO SANTA'S!!!! We do not want to confuse the children. There is ONE Santa at the end of the Parade.
OD Shag Club members: it’s time for our last party of
2014. Our annual Christmas party will be held Saturday,
December 13th, at 6:00 pm at Fat Harold’s. Free to
members ....... member's guest $15.00
|The OD Shag Club is a proud member and supporter of the Association Of Carolina Shag Clubs (ACSC), and the Society Of Stranders (SOS)|