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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'm a transplant from Pennsylvania. My wife Sandy and I have always been dancers. We settled In North Carolina 17 years ago and fell in love with the Shag dance. We have been teaching the dance for the last ten years. I have 4 children and 5 grand children. I'm a Past President of the club and a member for the last 12 years. We dance every chance we get.
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.
I have been a member of SOBS on and off for over ten years. Being a old drummer and DJ, my love for music and dancing has spanned many years. When I hear a song that has that right beat and sound, I just have to Shag. I dearly love Shagging and all of the Shag community. Our club and it's members are very special. I feel so fortunate to be a part of the SOBS !!!
P.O. Box 274
Oak Island, NC 28465