Beach Shaggers National
Hall Of Fame
Beach Shaggers
National
Hall Of Fame
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NATIONAL
HALL OF FAME
Hall Of Fame Index by Members Name
and Date Inducted
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Name and Date Inducted
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About Us
        The Beach Shaggers National Hall of Fame is sometimes also
known as the “Beach Shaggers Hall of Fame,” the “Shaggers Hall of
Fame” or just the “Hall of Fame”).  It is the original Hall of Fame for
shag dancers and is generally considered the most prestigious
organization honoring proficient shag dancers (wherever from or
residing) who deserve special recognition for their contributions to
shag dancing, its music and the atmosphere in which it historically
has been cultivated and enjoyed.  For these reasons, the names of
this Hall of Fame and its sponsoring corporation were changed in
December 2014 to incorporate the word “National.”  The Beach
Shaggers National Hall of Fame is presently located in the Ocean
Drive section of North Myrtle Beach, SC, on its sidewalks and in the
Ocean Drive Beach and Golf Resort.

BRIEF HISTORY:

        The Beach Shaggers Hall of Fame was “conceptualized” by Rick
Hubbard of Greenville, SC and came into existence with the first
inductees in April 1983.  Its original officers and directors were Jean
Allen Ferguson (Chairman of the Board), Charles Boone (Secretary),
Nelson Burton, James Dingler, Harry Driver, “Weezie” Rogers
Vickery, and Joan Mabry Yarbrough Owen.  Rick Hubbard was
President and an “ex officio,” non-voting director.
        Similar to the current procedures, from its beginning each new
inductee into the Hall of Fame was given the right to one vote at
meetings during the following year, and annually four males and
four females were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Initially the
inductees were to be chosen from people (i) who had been “on the
beach” prior to 1955 (later enlarged to include people “on the beach”
after that), (ii) who had contributed to the Shag by expanding and
refining the dance, and (iii) who had continued shag dancing
“during either a period of resurgence...or while...in a dormant
period or period of remission.”  (Note: shag dancing was generally
dormant or in remission from the late sixties to the late seventies). 
        In late 1995 Chick Hedrick and Harry Driver purchased the
names and all of the other assets (including pictures, memorabilia
and biographical and historical information) of the Beach Shaggers
Hall of Fame.  They remained the owners and continued the Hall of
Fame until Harry’s death in 1998 after which Chick purchased all of
Harry’s interests in the Hall of Fame and its assets.   In late 2000
Chick gratuitously transferred the names and other Beach Shaggers
Hall of Fame assets to a new, independently governed, non-profit
South Carolina Corporation, originally named “Shagattack Hall of
Fame, Inc."

PRESENT STRUCTURE:

        Since 2000 the Beach Shaggers Hall of Fame has been carried on
as a part of Shagattack Hall of Fame, Inc., which changed its name
to Beach Shaggers National Hall of Fame in late 2014.  The primary
purpose of the corporation is to serve as the “umbrella” for three
distinct categories of memberships:

1.  Shagattack Members are individuals (including Beach Shaggers
National Hall of Fame members and Keepers of the Dance) who join
“Shagattack” on an annual basis for the purpose of attending the
two social functions sponsored by the corporation in honor of the
new inductees and other members of the Hall of Fame and Keepers
of the Dance.  Learn more about Shagattack memberships from the
Shagattack link on the “Links” page on this website.
2. Keepers of the Dance Members are individuals (one male and one
female) selected annually by the corporation’s Keepers of the
Dance Committee from a list of young people who are at least 25
years old, participated in Shag events as juniors (under 21) and have
helped insure the continuation of the dance, its music and the
atmosphere in which it is cultivated and enjoyed.  Learn more about
the Keepers of the Dance on the “Links” page on this website..
3.  Beach Shaggers National Hall of Fame Members are all of the
previously elected Beach Shaggers Hall of Fame members regardless
of the year of election and the ownership of the sponsoring
organization. The corporation changed the name of this
membership category contemporaneously with the change of its
corporate name in December 2014.  More about becoming Beach
Shaggers National Hall of Fame members is discussed below.

        The Beach Shaggers National Hall of Fame corporation is
operated by a four person Board of Directors known as the Executive
Board, the members of which must be members of the Hall of Fame. 
The Executive Board appoints: the officers of the corporation, an
eight member Advisory Board, the Keepers of the Dance Committee
and an eight-member Selection Committee.
     The current members of the Executive Board and their offices are:
      Sam McIntosh, President & Chief Executive Officer
      Maureen Little, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
      Bob Myrick, Vice President & Chairman of Keepers of the Dance
      Bill Drew, Vice President, Treasurer & Assistant Secretary
      Roger Burris, Director Emeritus

Roger Burris resigned as a member of the Executive Board and as
Vice President on April 6, 2016. He had served in that position since
the inception of the corporation in 2000, and he had served in
similar positions with the corporation's predecessors between 1994
and 2000 - a total of 22 years of meritorious service for the Hall of
Fame. The Executive Board has appointed Roger "Director
Emeritus," entitling him to attend all meetings of the Executive
Board in a non-voting capacity

      The other corporate officers are:
      Wanda Holliday-Yow, Secretary
      Judy Eastwood, Shagattack Membership Coordinator
      Marilyn Burrage - Assistant Secretary and Parade Coordinator
      
The Advisory Board serves as advisor to the Executive Board, but
Advisory Board members have no vote in the affairs of the
corporation except for those Advisory Board members who also
serve as members of the Selection Committee.

ELECTION OF HALL OF FAME MEMBERS:

        Each year all new Hall of Fame members (except Honorary
members) must be elected from the List of Nominees. This List of
Nominees consists of those individuals who in prior years were
added to the list at the spring meetings by a member of the Executive
Board, the Selection Committee or a voting new Hall of Fame
inductee. At the time a person is added to the list, he or she must be
at least 49 years old, generally recognized as a proficient shag
dancer and, in the opinion of the person making the nomination,
deserves special recognition for his or her contributions to shag
dancing, its music and the atmosphere in which it is cultivated and
enjoyed.
        Each Spring eight new members (four males and four females)
of the Beach Shaggers National Hall of Fame are elected by the
combined vote of (i) the Selection Committee and (ii) the prior year’s
new Hall of Fame inductees.  While members of the Advisory Board
are eligible to serve on the Selection Committee, no member of the
Executive Board may serve on the Selection Committee or have any
vote on these eight new members.
        In addition to the regular admission process, the Executive
Board may annually elect one or two individuals to the Beach
Shaggers National Hall of Fame in each of the following categories:
“Charlie Boone” members, “Posthumous” members and “Honorary”
members.  “Charlie Boone” members and “Posthumous” members
must be chosen from the List of Nominees and otherwise meet all of
the qualifications for membership in the Beach Shaggers National
Hall of Fame.  Only twelve persons have been elected as “Charlie
Boone” members.  “Honorary” members may or may not meet the
qualifications required of the other categories, but nevertheless
deserve to be members because of their unique contributions to shag
dancing, its music or the atmosphere in which it is enjoyed.

LOCATION:

        Over the years the location of the Beach Shaggers National Hall
of Fame members’ pictures and biographies has changed several
times, and they are currently located in the Ocean Drive Beach and
Golf Resort in the Ocean Drive Section of North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 
The Beach Shaggers National Hall of Fame members’ names and
induction dates are also engraved on pavers located in the sidewalks
on Main Street in Ocean Drive.  Pictures and biographical
information are also included in other sections of this website.

HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION:

        The Beach Shaggers National Hall of Fame should not be
confused with the Hall of Fame Foundation.  The Foundation is a
completely separate, non-member charitable organization. While
the Beach Shaggers National Hall of Fame supports and maintains
close ties with the Hall of Fame Foundation, the Foundation is
managed and operated independently. Find out more about the Hall
of Fame Foundation at its website which can be found as a link to
this site. 
About Us
The Beach Shaggers National Hall
of Fame is sometimes also known
as the “Beach Shaggers Hall of
Fame,”  the “Shaggers Hall of
Fame” or just the “Hall of Fame”). 
It is the original Hall of Fame for
shag dancers and  is generally
considered the most prestigious
organization  honoring proficient
shag dancers (wherever from or
residing)  who deserve special
recognition for their
contributions to  shag dancing, its
music and the atmosphere in
which it historically  has been
cultivated and enjoyed.
  For these reasons, the names of
this Hall of Fame  and its
sponsoring corporation were
changed in December 2014
to incorporate the word
“National.”   The Beach Shaggers
National Hall of Fame is presently
located  in the Ocean Drive
section of North Myrtle Beach, SC,
on its sidewalks  and in the Ocean
Drive Beach and Golf Resort.

Brief History:

The Beach Shaggers Hall of Fame
was “conceptualized” by Rick
Hubbard of Greenville, SC and
came into existence with  the first
inductees in April 1983.  Its
original officers and directors
were Jean Allen Ferguson
(Chairman of the Board),  Charles
Boone (Secretary), Nelson Burton,
James Dingler, Harry Driver,
“Weezie” Rogers Vickery, and
Joan Mabry Yarbrough Owen.
Rick Hubbard was President and
an “ex officio,” non-voting
director.

Similar to the current procedures,
from its beginning each new
inductee into the Hall of Fame
was given the right to one vote at
meetings  during the following
year, and annually four males and
four females were  inducted into
the Hall of Fame. Initially the
inductees were to be chosen
from people (i) who had been “on
the beach” prior to 1955
(later enlarged to include people
“on the beach” after that),
(ii) who had contributed to the
Shag by expanding and refining
the dance, and (iii) who had
continued shag dancing “during
either a period of resurgence...
or while...in a dormant period or
period of remission.” (Note: shag
dancing was generally dormant or
in remission from  the late sixties
to the late seventies). 

In late 1995 Chick Hedrick and
Harry Driver purchased the
names
and all of the other assets
including pictures, memorabilia
and biographical  and historical
information) of the Beach
Shaggers Hall of Fame. 
They remained the owners and
continued the Hall of Fame until
Harry’s death in 1998 after which
Chick purchased all of Harry’s
interests in the Hall of Fame and
its assets.   In late 2000 Chick
gratuitously transferred
the names and other Beach
Shaggers Hall of Fame assets to a
new,  independently governed,
non-profit South Carolina
Corporation, originally named
“Shagattack Hall of Fame, Inc."

Present Structure:

Since 2000 the Beach Shaggers
Hall of Fame has been carried on
as a part of Shagattack Hall of
Fame, Inc., which changed its
name to Beach Shaggers National
Hall of Fame in late 2014.  The
primary purpose of the
orporation is to serve as the
“umbrella” for three distinct
categories of memberships:
1.  Shagattack Members are
individuals (including Beach
Shaggers National Hall of Fame
members and Keepers of the
Dance) who join “Shagattack” on
an annual basis for the purpose of
attending the two social functions
sponsored by the corporation in
honor of the new inductees and
other members of the Hall of
Fame and Keepers of the Dance. 
Learn more about Shagattack
Memberships from the
Shagattack link on the “Links”
page on this website.
2. Keepers of the Dance Members
are individuals (one male and one
female) selected annually by the
corporation’s Keepers of the
Dance Committee from a list of
young people who are at least 25
years old, participated in Shag
events as juniors (under 21) and
have helped insure the
continuation of the dance, its
music and the atmosphere in
which it is cultivated and enjoyed. 
Learn more about the Keepers of
the Dance on the “Links” page on
this website..
3.  Beach Shaggers National Hall of
Fame Members are all of the
previously elected Beach
Shaggers Hall of Fame members
regardless of the year of election
and the ownership of the
sponsoring organization. The
corporation changed the name of
this membership category
contemporaneously with the
change of its corporate name in
December 2014.  More about
becoming Beach Shaggers
National Hall of Fame members is
discussed below.
The Beach Shaggers National Hall
of Fame corporation is operated
by a four person Board of
Directors known as the Executive
Board, the members of which
must be members of the Hall of
Fame.  The Executive Board
appoints: the officers of the
corporation, a six member
Advisory Board, the Keepers of
the Dance Committee and an
eight-member Selection
Committee.

The current members of the
Executive Board and their offices
are:
Sam McIntosh, President
Roger Burris, Vice President
Bob Myrick, Vice President &
Chairman of Keepers of the Dance
Bill Drew, Executive/Director
Treasurer
The other corporate officers are:
Wanda Holliday-Yow, Secretary
Judy Eastwood, Shagattack
Membership Coordinator
 
The Advisory Board serves as
advisor to the Executive Board,
but Advisory Board members
have no vote in the affairs of the
corporation except for those
Advisory Board members who
also serve as members of the
Selection Committee.

ELECTION OF HALL
OF FAME MEMBERS:

Each year all new Hall of Fame
members (except Honorary
members) must be elected from
the List of Nominees. This List of
Nominees consists of those
individuals who in prior years
were added to the list at the spring
meetings by a member of the
Executive Board, the Selection
Committee or a voting new Hall of
Fame inductee. At the time a
person is added to the list, he or
she must be at least 49 years old,
generally recognized as a
proficient shag dancer and, in the
opinion of the person making the
nomination, deserves special
recognition for his or her
contributions to shag dancing, its
music and the atmosphere in
which it is cultivated and enjoyed.
Each Spring eight new members
(four males and four females) of
the Beach Shaggers National Hall
of Fame are elected by the
combined vote of (i) the Selection
Committee and (ii) the prior
year’s new Hall of Fame inductees. 
While members of the Advisory
Board are eligible to serve on the
Selection Committee, no member
of the Executive Board may serve
on the Selection Committee or
have any vote on these eight new
members.
In addition to the regular
admission process, the Executive
Board may annually elect one or
two individuals to the Beach
Shaggers National Hall of Fame in
each of the following categories:
“Charlie Boone” members,
“Posthumous” members and
“Honorary” members.  “Charlie
Boone” members and
“Posthumous” members must be
chosen from the List of Nominees
and otherwise meet all of the
qualifications for membership in
the Beach Shaggers National Hall
of Fame.  Only twelve persons
have been elected as “Charlie
Boone” members.  “Honorary”
members may or may not meet
the qualifications required of the
other categories, but nevertheless
deserve to be members because of
their unique contributions to
shag dancing, its music or the
atmosphere in which it is
enjoyed.

LOCATION:

Over the years the location of the
Beach Shaggers National Hall of
Fame members’ pictures and
biographies has changed several
times, and they are currently
located in the Ocean Drive Beach
and Golf Resort in the Ocean Drive
Section of North Myrtle Beach,
S.C.  The Beach Shaggers National
Hall of Fame members’ names and
induction dates are also engraved
on pavers located in the sidewalks
on Main Street in Ocean Drive. 
Pictures and biographical
information are also included in
other sections of this website.
HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION
 
The Beach Shaggers National Hall
of Fame should not be confused
with the Hall of Fame Foundation. 
The Foundation is a completely
separate, non-member charitable
organization. While the Beach
Shaggers National Hall of Fame
supports and maintains close ties
with the Hall of Fame Foundation,
the Foundation is managed and
operated independently. Find out
more about the Hall of Fame
Foundation at its website which
can be found as a link to this site.  
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