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On March 15, 1993, a group of people (Shaggers, obviously!) met at
Meeting Street (logical place) in Shallotte, NC, with the purpose of
forming a Shag Club.
They stated the following reasons:
1) Promote Shag Dancing, 2) Social Interaction, 3) Meet with
other Clubs, 4) Sponsor a Charity, and 5) Form a Club for Fun and
It was decided on March 29, 1993, that the Club name would be the
Society of Brunswick Shaggers, also known as the “SOBS”.
The aforementioned slate of officers was installed and the
By-Laws were accepted.
There is no mention of who authored the original By-Laws. By the
April 19, 1993 meeting, there were 42 members!
(No Socials YET!)
All of the new members had to be “sponsored” by a current member and
voted in by a majority of the members present!
The purpose of our Club in 1993 was – and remains today: “to perpetuate and preserve the Shag Dance; to perpetuate and preserve Beach Music and the atmosphere surrounding the Dance; and to create and maintain an environment conducive to the Dance.”
For a complete history of our club thru March 2013, click here... SOBS History
For the recently approved SOBS By-Laws (April, 2016), click here... SOBS By-Laws
I was born in Burlington NC, and grew up shag dancing. Graduated from UNC Wilmington in 1970. Spent 26 years in Hawaii and moved to Oak Island in 1998 with my wife Katy. We have been dancing together for 30+ years. I am retired from a career in Education, have a son and a daughter and 5 grandchildren. We have been involved in the greater Shag Dance Community since 1986. We brought the SOBS to Oak Island from Shallotte in 2000.
I love to dance and Francis was game, so we took lessons and then joined the SOBS. Everyone was very friendly and it was fun having a place to go twice a month to practice and meet new people. We started volunteering for various activities which helped us get more involved. We have been impressed with how much the club gives back to the community and also to the members. I wanted to step up so I can make a regular contribution to the club and do what I can to help keep it growing and improving.
Dennis was elected as our club Treasurer for 2018. He's in the process of telling you all a little bit of himself.
P.O. Box 274
Oak Island, NC 28465