I am a native of South Carolina, born in Clover, where I attended school and graduated from Clover High. Shortly after graduating I joined the army. After serving in Vietnam for two years, I returned home, met Linda, and married her in 1972. At night I attended college courses on the GI Bill and received a BA in Business Administration. In 1978, Linda and I had our daughter and raised her in Clover. I worked for 34 years in the textile machine repair business until most of the mills closed. After that, I worked in Charlotte for several years until we decided we wanted to move to the beach. Linda and I are both retired and feel that we have made our home in paradise.
We have been members of the OD Shag club for about 11 years. During that time, I have enjoyed the fun and fellowship and have met many wonderful people. I try to participate in all the meetings and I have worked selling golf cart tickets, OD Shag clothing, and 50/50 tickets. I have decorated my golf cart for the parades and helped with many other club activities. I look forward to serving you on the board.
My name is Vic Gillispie. I am originally from Danville, VA where I started dancing since 1956. I grew up in Swepsonville, NC and have danced throughout North and South Carolina for the better part of my life.
I have served 2 years on the Board of Directors for the Society of Brunswick Shaggers and 2 years as President of the Society of Brunswick Shaggers. I worked for Fat Harold Beach Club for several years. As an artist, I have donate my artwork and prints to every club in the ACSC, Camp Kemo and many other Shag Related Projects.
My reasons for wanting to serve on the OD Shag Club Board of Directors:
I am very familiar with the Shag world and have always promoted the shag dance at every level.
I would appreciate your vote for a seat on the OD Shag Club Board of Directors.
My name is Linda Benfield Campbell and I am currently a resident of the Longs community after relocating here from Columbia SC 2008. I am originally from Statesville, NC and am currently employed with Aflac, whom I have been with for over 16 years. While working with Aflac, I have been blessed to have held several positions including: Sales Associate, State Training Coordinator (NC,SC,FL), District Sales Coordinator and Trainer at our Aflac’s World Wide Headquarters in Columbia Ga. I am currently a member of our local, state and National Association of Health Underwriters.
I attend St Andrews Catholic Church. When I lived in Statesville I attended Western Avenue Baptist Church (my childhood church) where I am still a member.
I held several positions there which included: President of the Women’s Missionary Union, Toddler, Children and Young Adult Sunday School teacher, and was active in the Adult Choir and the Drama Team. I was voted Woman of the Year for the Baptist Women’s Union 1989.
I also hold the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
I began shag dancing with my Twin Sister, Brenda, in Statesville, NC in 1996. While in Statesville I held numerous positions in the Statesville Shag Club including President. In September of 2001, I won the mixed Doubles Contest with Larry Davis, at the OD Arcade.
I have been a member of the OD Shag Club for over 7 years and have served as Entertainment and Decorating Co-Chair for 2 years. I chaired the Golf Cart Fundraiser in 2014 and assisted in the Golf Cart Fundraiser in 2013. I am currently serving as Advertising Co-Chair this year and help organized and Co-Chair the OD Shag Club Dance Demo Team for the past 3 years. I enjoy volunteering when I can to help
Serve at brunches, clean sweeps, sell 50/50 tickets, give the blessing, etc.
I would try to bring my talents to the OD shag club as one of your board members from preserving the dance itself to promoting our Club to the highest level.
I have been a member of the OD Shag Club for three years, joining soon after my husband and I moved here from Charlotte. We previously had been members of Boppers Shag Club in Charlotte for many years. For the past year I have served as chairperson of the ways and means committee where I have met many members of the club and have been able to work with the club’s board members. You’ve probably seen me at club events and SOS selling t-shirts and other club merchandise. I was pleased to be nominated for the office of treasurer and look forward to fulfilling this responsibility.
In my personal life, my husband, Joe, and I are parents of 3 children and grandparents to 6. We greatly enjoy being retired and living here at the beach. I retired from the field of education after 36 years, with the majority of those years spent teaching mathematics and seven of these years as an assistant principal in a middle school. During my college years, I served as treasurer of my sorority, giving me a little experience for this office. I appreciate the nomination for treasurer and look forward to the challenge.