President’s Corner

Dedicated to the Preservation of the Carolina Shag and Beach Music
A Proud
Member of:
Shag Rag
President’s Corner
Dave Bushey
Did you fly south for Fall
Migration? Many, many of
our members did, as
evidenced by the HUGE
turnout at the NVSC Party
at Fat Harold’s. It was
especially
wonderful
visiting with all of the
members
and
former
members who no longer
live in Northern Virginia
and came to the Party.
Yes,
it
rained,
but
FunSunday
and
FunMonday turned out
spectacularly. Ken Akin,
Chairman
of
The
Association of Carolina
Shag Clubs said that it
was
the
largest
FunMonday turnout that
he had ever seen.
So, if you missed the ten
glorious days, plan on
next fall right now! And
don’t forget Spring Safari
and
Mid-Winters,
too.
Those Shaggers!
They
sure know how to party!
It’s now the fall season.
Lots of things happen
around NVSC in the fall.
First, some housekeeping.
During the next couple of
weeks,
you
will
be
contacted by someone on
the
Nominations
and
Elections
Committee.
They are tasked with
finding qualified people
who are interested in
serving as officers and
directors of NVSC in
2015.
If
you
are
interested or if you know
of someone who would be
a great director, let the
caller
know!
The
Nominations will be on
October 15th (pushed a
week);
Campaign
Speeches will be on
October
22nd;
and,
Elections will be held on
November 12th.
In the midst of Election
season, NVSC will hold its
16th Annual Charity Shag
-a-Thon. This year, we
will turn our Shag-a-Thon
into a full-blown party at
The Herndon Community
Center
on
Saturday,
October 25th from 7 PM
until 11PM.
Our very
by Dave Bushey
special DJ will be Rodney
Still, from Aiken, SC.
Admission is $20 per
person, and most people
will bring an hors d’oevre,
a salad, or a dessert. It’s
a BYOB event, too! In
addition
to
the
Admissions Fee (to cover
facility
&
DJ
costs),
people will be asked to
make a pledge to Capital
Caring,
the
premier
hospice organization in
the metropolitan area.
NVSC has raised almost
$250,000
for
Capital
Caring.
They recently
opened the Adler Center,
in Aldie, Virginia. NVSC
was engraved in stone on
Capital Caring Wall of
Fame because of our
efforts. Way to go NVSC!
Volume XX, No. 10
October 2014
Special points of
interest:
 Shag on the Eastern
Shore (page 3)
 Guest DJ 9/24
(page 4)
 SOS Booth Pics
(page 4)
 NVSC Shag-A-Thon
(page 5&6)
 Recipe (page 8)

Humor (page 8)
THERE WILL BE A
GENERAL
MEMBERSHIP
MEETING ON
OCTOBER 22nd TO
MEET THE 2015
CANDIDATES. COME
HEAR THE NOMINEES’
CAMPAIGN
PROMISES !
Inside this
issue:
When and Where
to Dance
Through the National
FastDance Association,
our club dance
activities are licensed
by:
Note: Thanks to LI NDA VA RN A for sharing this video clip. The video requires Flash
Player to run. Alternatively use this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JTkTB1MjSQ
2, 7
Lessons & DJs
2
New Members
3
News and
Announcements
3
Birthdays
4
Contact
Information
10
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Shag Rag
When
and
Where
to Shag
Every Wednesday, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA (on
Route 50 near Prosperity Avenue). Cover charge: Non-members $6.00, members $5.00; free
lessons at 7:30 p.m., no partners needed. Buffet dinner 6:45 – 8:00p.m., $9.00, or order from
the menu. For example, Appetizers (Buffalo Wings, Quesadilla, etc.), Salads (Caesar, Chef),
Burgers & Sandwiches (Bacon & Blue, Pulled Pork BBQ).
See more
places to dance
with other ACSC
Virginia Shag
Clubs, listed on
page 9.
October 5th and 19th at JW & Friends, 6531 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.;
no cover charge.
Thursdays at Shannon’s Bar & Grille, Fredericksburg; Battlefield Boogie Club
(battlefieldboogieclub.com)
Dance Lessons at the Elks on Wednesdays
DJ Schedule
Beginner Level Shag Steps
Intermediate Level Shag Steps
10/1: Craig Jennings
10/1 - Basic and Female Turn
10/1 – Hug Pivot & Pivot
10/8 – Basic and Start
10/8 – Pivot w/ Tuck Turn
10/15: Dennis
10/15 – Basic and Male Turn
10/15 – Pivot & Belly Roll
10/22: Crystal
10/22 – Basic, Half Turn, Triple Basic
10/22 – Sugarfoot w/ Back Prep & Front Prep
10/8: Bill Frostick
10/29: Guest DJ—
TBA
10/29 – TBD
Beginner lessons are FREE to non-members,
but membership is required for the Intermediate class. Membership is $25/year.
Lessons begin at 7:30 p.m.
Social dancing from before and after lessons to 10:30 p.m.
Please remember to ask Red Dot beginner dancers to dance.
It takes lots of practice to become a better dancer!
Volume XX, No. 10
News and Announcements
Where do I Get a Copy of
the Shag Rag?
Go to
www.nvshag.org,
click
on
Newsletters tab, click on the
desired month. It’s in PDF
format. Also, copies will be
available at the Fairfax Elks
on Wednesdays.
Hello Shagger Emails Are
you getting the Hello Shagger
e-mails? If not, visit our
website at www.nvshag.org.
On the left side, click on the
blue box that says "Hello
Shagger e-mail list" and give
us your e-mail address!
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NEW MEMBERS
Hello
Shagger
Input
Anyone with information to be
included in the Hello Shagger
email (including DJ schedules
and menus), please send to
[email protected]
When you have
the opportunity,
please welcome
our new
members …
Bee Buergler
Susan
Campbell
Keep Your Membership Information Current
Have you moved, changed phone
numbers or email? Contact Bonnie Arms at [email protected] or Dave Bushey at
[email protected]
Shag Rag The deadline for Shag Rag input is the 25 th of every month. Please send content
(including opinions, humor and recipes!) to Jim Scanlon at [email protected]
Janet Grace
Ann Hichak
Jim Hichak
Simon Shupak
Carolina Shag Comes to the Eastern Shore!
By John Romito
When Robbi & Gary Mann
moved to Salisbury, MD, to be
near family, shag dancing was
not to be found on the
Eastern Shore (Ocean City,
Rehoboth Beach, etc.).
So
they decided to try and get
the locals interested in the
Carolina Shag and began
giving lessons.
They now
have a dedicated group of
individuals that enjoy learning
and doing the shag who meet
twice a week for lessons and
dancing.
The Mann’s were
members of the NVSC dance
committee for many years
and taught hundreds of our
members to perform the
shag. Their love of shag and
expertise for teaching has
shown up in the skills of their
new students.
Most have
progressed to steps that are
taught in NVSC’s intermediate
level, e.g., the pivot and
sugarfoot.
They currently
have
approximately
20
students, but are trying to
recruit more dancers to join
their group. Here are some
photos of the Mann’s and their
students in action!
Nancy Snead
Dick White
… who joined
NVSC this past
month.
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Shag Rag
Guest DJ at the 9/24 Dance at the Elks Lodge
Editor’s Note
October
Phyllis Bradley
03
Leta DeAngelis
07
Pamela Alfano
08
Kathleen
Strobel
08
Becky Brown
11
Emily Maroon
14
Margie Crisp
15
Ann Hichak
15
Jeanne Botto
16
Jan Ayres
18
Paul D'Amato
18
Jake
Willingham
19
Jay Magness
21
David Bushey
23
Joe Capobianco
23
Kit Farwell
23
Barry Holt
25
Florence
Deterding
26
Linda Trader
27
Cathy Brehm
28
Gregory
Chambers
28
Mary Burleigh
29
Our dancers noticed that we
had
a
guest
DJ
last
Wednesday and several of us
newcomers wondered who he
was, so I asked Dave Bushey
our NVSC president. He said
it was Greg Birmingham, one
of our more long-standing
NVSC members.
And that
back in 2007 or so, Greg and
Lori, and their friends, the
Strobels would drive down
from Ellicott City to shag
dance with us almost every
week (they were referred to
as the “Baltimore Four).”
Greg even decided to become
a NVSC disc jockey and tried
his
luck
in
the
box.
Unfortunately, it didn’t last
long.
Greg was diagnosed
with
amyotrophic
lateral
sclerosis, better known as Lou
Gehrig’s
disease.
The
NVSC’s Booth at SOS
Hey! We’re trying to make a few bucks.
Birminghams and Strobels
have
continued
to
be
members of NVSC and have
attended our holiday parties,
the Classic and an occasional
Wednesday dance.
One
cannot ask for more loyalty.
Volume XX, No. 10
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Volume XX, No. 10
When and Where to Dance in the Future (Take a
few minutes to enter these on your calendar)
2014:
When
What
Where
October 25
NVSC’s Shag-A-Thon
Herndon Community Center
October 24-26
DC Hand Dance Assn.’s Amish Country Fall
Event
TBD
December 13
NVSC’s Christmas Party
Kingstowne Snyder Community
Center, Alexandria, VA
2015:
Association of Carolina Shag Clubs (ACSC) Summer Workshop July 10-12, 2015 at the Hyatt
Dulles Hotel. This is a huge 3-day shag event. The presidents of all the Association’s shag clubs
will be attending as well as other members from their clubs. It is one humongous party that will
include dancing, many dance workshops, vendors galore, huge 50/50’s, dancing, Friday and
Saturday Free Pours (& maybe Thursday!!), dancing exhibitions. And did we say dancing??
Other ACSC Virginia Shag Clubs
Visit the club websites for venues and schedules.
Battlefield Boogie Club, www.battlefieldboogieclub.com
Boogie On The Bay Shag Club, www.boogieonthebay.com
Colonial Shag Club (Newport News), www.colonialshagclub.com
Danville Shag Club, www.danvilleshagclub.com
Franklin Shag Club, [email protected]
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More
Places
to Shag
The
Shagathon
(A note from the
editor)
Our annual Shag-athon dance is very
special, not only for
the charity we
support, but also to
maintain NVSC’s
status as a nonprofit organization
for tax purposes.
We believe this is a
very beneficial
public service, and I
do, personally.
Before I joined
NVSC, my wife of
59 years died of
esophageal cancer.
Her last days were
spent in the Capital
Caring Hospice.
Please join us in
this worthwhile
cause.
Lynchburg Shag Club, www.lynchburgshags.com
Richmond Shag Club, www.richmondshagclub.org
Roanoke Valley Shag Club, www.rvsc.memberlodge.com
Virginia Beach Shag Club, www.vbshagclub.com
Advertise Your
Business in the
Shag Rag!
CONTACT
Dave Bushey at
[email protected]
com
for details.
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Shag Rag
Humor
A touching story . . .
Subject: An Irishman's First Drink With His Son
I was reading an article last night about fathers and sons, and memories came flooding back of
the time I took my son out for his first drink.
Off we went to our local bar, which is only two blocks from the house.
Send your opinions,
favorite recipes and
humor to the Shag
Rag editor, Jim
Scanlon,
[email protected]
com
I got him a Miller Genuine. He didn't like it – so I drank it.
Then I got him an Old Style, he didn't like it either, so I drank it.
It was the same with the Coors and the Bud.
By the time we got down to the Irish whiskey, I could hardly push the stroller back home.
Recipe
(from Nick)
Bucatini all’Amatriciana
(4 servings)
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
½ pound guanciale or pancetta, trim
and cut into1/4 inch cubes
2 table spoons of white wine
1 ½ tablespoon of white wine vinegar
One 14.5-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes with
their juices, crushed
Salt and fresh ground pepper
10 ounces of bucatini pasta
Freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese
In a large deep skillet heat the oil. Add the onions and cook over moderate heat until very soft, 67 minutes. Add the guanciale or pancetta, and cook until translucent, 3 -4 minutes. Add the
vinegar, wine, tomatoes, and 2 tablespoons of water and simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt
and pepper.
In a pot of boiling water, cook the bucatini until al-dente. Drain the pasta but save 2 tablespoons
of cooking water. Add the pasta to the sauce along with the reserve cooking water and cover over
moderate heat, stirring for 1 minute. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in 3 tablespoons of
cheese. Serve right away passing more cheese at the table..
Editor’s Note
This edition is
late being
posted to our
website
because
someone
screwed up and
did not send it
to the publisher
before he left
for a few days.
That someone
is me, the
editor.
/s/
Jim Scanlon
Volume XX, No. 10
2014 Board
President
Dave Bushey
703-338-1563
[email protected]
Vice President
Ed Hamer
703-508-5974
[email protected]
Secretary
Bonnie Arms
703-370-2336
[email protected]
Treasurer
Mark Hendrickson
703-282-1033
[email protected]
Director-at-large
Pamela Alfano
202-414-9312
[email protected]
Director-at-large
Sue Young
571-340-0043
[email protected]
Director-at-large
Ken Morford
202-465-5970
[email protected]
Director-at-large
Fran Mong
703-283-6973
[email protected]
Director-at-large
Jason Potter
703-220-6697
[email protected]
NVSC COMMITTEES/CHAIRS FOR 2014
*
Audit
Fern Siegler
Capital Classic
Pam Hamer, Jeanne Potter and Juanita
Freeburger
*
Shag-A-Thon
Jason Potter
*
Dance
Pamela Alfano
Hello Shaggers
Kathy Norris ([email protected])
Co-Historians
Sherri Wildoner, Ken Morford and Dennis Gehley
*
Membership
Bonnie Arms
*
Music
Fran Mong
Newsletter Editor
Jim Scanlon ([email protected])
Newsletter Publisher
Maryann Lesnick ([email protected])
Photographer
John Romito
*
Public Relations
Dale & Huda Woodiel
*
Social/Hospitality
Jeanne Potter
Sunshine
Maryann Lesnick ([email protected])
Web Site
Loren Kropat ([email protected])
* Denotes Standing Committee
BORROWING SHAG VIDEOS..... is easy!!!
Whether you have taken all of the shag classes offered at NVSC or are just looking for new
steps or tips on technique... our club has a constantly growing library of shag instructional DVD
or videos. These DVD’s contain more steps and tips than you can shake a stick at and they're
FREE to club members! All you have to do is put dow n a REFUNDABLE$25 deposit.
See SUE YOUNG on Wednesday nights to borrow or purchase a DVD or video!!!
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Board Meetings
are held each
month and are
open to any and
all members in
good standing
who wish to
attend. Unless a
certain matter is
placed on the
meeting agenda,
attendance is for
observation, not
participation.
Since board
meetings may
not take place at
the same time
and place every
month, please
alert the
Secretary at least
one week in
advance if you
wish to attend
(so that we may
accommodate
you). Copies of
Board Meeting
Minutes may be
available on the
www.nvshag.org
website, or you
may request
copy(s) from the
Club Secretary.
"The Internal Revenue
Service notified NVSC on
April 19, 1999, that we
have been accepted as a
non-profit social club
exempted from paying
Federal income taxes.
Anyone interested in
reviewing NVSC's
application and
supporting documents
provided to IRS, the IRS
exemption letter, or the
club's annual Form 990
to the IRS, please
contact the club
Treasurer."
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Shag Rag
About Our Organization…
Organization
Northern Virginia Shag Club (NVSC) was organized to preserve
the Carolina Shag dance and its accompanying Beach music. NVSC
dances the Carolina Shag every Wednesday night at:
Do we have a logo?
Elk’s Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA
Come join us — learn the Carolina Shag! Free beginner lessons begin at
7:30 p.m. A Buffet dinner is available for purchase. Social dancing is
from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
COME JOIN US!
General Inquiries: [email protected]
Membership: [email protected]
Webmaster: [email protected]
Hello Shagger: [email protected]
Dedicated to the Preservation
of
Carolina Shag
and
Beach Music
W e ’ r e o n t h e W e b!
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A n d o n F a c e bo o k a t
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NORTHERN VIRGINIA SHAG CLUB
P.O. Box 2298
Merrifield, VA 22116