WACCAMAW SHRINE CLUB HISTORY

10 Elm Street

843-248-9310 Conway, SC 29526

-1979-

The desire for a Shrine Club in Conway became an idea of several Nobles who were members of the Pedalers and the Rebels Shrine units, who came together, to form a committee to investigate the possibility of starting a Shrine Club for the Nobles west of the Inter-coastal Waterway. Many of these Nobles and several independent Nobles maintained a membership in the Myrtle Beach, Loris, Conway (MLC) Shrine Club in Myrtle Beach; however, these Nobles believed they could support a Shrine Club in Conway, and the process was started in early 1979.

At a meeting held on August 14, 1979, a study committee was appointed, consisting of the following Nobles: Doug Martin, Ernest Hucks, Mack Godwin, O’Neil Cannon, and Linwood Wade, Jr. Their task was to determine how many Nobles in the Conway, Aynor, and Loris area would be interested in forming a Shrine Club in Conway.

On August 28, 1979, a second meeting was held, and a list of fifty seven (57) Nobles names was submitted who showed an interest in a Shrine Club in Conway. At this meeting it was determined that, due to the increasing number of Brothers joining our Nobility in the Conway, Aynor, and Loris areas, there was a definite need for a Shrine Club, and it would be named the WACCAMAW SHRINE CLUB. It was also decided the annual dues would be $20.00 per Noble. (Note the dues were raised to $25.00 in 1991). This study indicated they had enough support from the existing Nobility to organize a very strong and active Shrine Club which would, in effect, be a tremendous unifying factor to all the Noble Brothers in this area and, consequently, strengthen our efforts to support the crippled and burned child. At this time, the following officers of the WACCAMAW SHRINE CLUB were elected: President, Doug Martin; Vice President, Ernest Hucks; Secretary, Linwood Wade, Jr.; Treasurer, Wilbur Bessant.

On November 1, 1979, the petition to create the WACCAMAW SHRINE CLUB was submitted to OMAR TEMPLE with fifty-seven (57) Nobles names signed to it. (Note: We attempted to list the names; however, we couldn’t read some of the names and decided to not list any. A copy of the list is posted on the Club wall.)

The WACCAMAW SHRINE CLUB “members” continued to meet a the Pedalers building located on Oak Street in Conway (beside Terrel’s Sheet Metal). At these meetings, the Nobles shared the cooking responsibilities with one Noble cooking each month. The meetings were held on the 1st Thursday of each month starting at 7:30 p.m. The meeting was later changed to the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 P. M.

The WACCAMAW SHIRINE CLUB received its charter, and it was dated December 5, 1979. However, some confusion exists here as the charter shows the following officers: President, Johnny Foxworth; Vice President, R. G. Horton; Secretary, John B. Boyd; Treasurer, Harvey Bryant, and others. (A copy is on the Club wall.) We believe the Charter listed the 1980 officers.

The WACCAMAW SHRINE CLUB members with their NEW CHARTER continued to meet in the Pedalers’ building until it burned to the ground in 1982. The Club Members then met in various locations such as the restaurant at Bob’s Motel, the Western Steak House, and the Horry Electric Building.

At the Club meeting held on August 4, 1980 , Noble President Johnny Foxworth accepted a motion that all members signing up to join the Club by December 31, 1980 would be made CHARTER MEMBERS of the WACCAMAW SHRINE CLUB. According to the records and club petitions we could locate, sixty two (62) members were listed in 1980. In each of the following years are the number of petitions received for that particular year- 1981-10; 1982-1; 1983-2; 1984-18; 1985-16; 1986-20; 1987-12; 1988- 5; 1989-13; 1990-7; 1991-13; 1992- 2; 1993- 5; 1994- 10; 1995- 3; 1996 – 3; 1998- 4; 1999- 15; 2000- 9; 2001- 2; 2002- 3; 2004- 5; for a total of 178 petitions submitted.

In the early operation of the Club, they had a difficult time meeting the $1,000 Temple quota and on August 28, l980 President Foxworth announced that the Pedalers had paid $300 toward the Club’s quota.

While continuing to meet at various locations, the members started looking for a permanent meeting site and on December 4, 1980 Noble Mack Godwin reported to the Club that 1.06 acres was available with water. sewer, and police protection along the Waccamaw River near the Conway Marina. ( Tract C owned by Horry Land Improvement Co. for $22,000 dollars) Noble President Johnny Foxworth appointed a committee ( Nobles Donnie Todd, Jim Sessions, Red Horton , and Mack Godwin) to investigate the possible purchase of that land. The Club members passed a resolution on January 8, 1981 to obtain a loan from Conway National Bank to purchase the property and the purchase was completed in early 1981. After struggling with finances the first year , Noble G. C. Butler made the problem easier by offering an interest-free loan, and assumed the loan from CNB. The members pinned their hopes on someday being able to build a shrine club on that site. Records indicate that the 1.06 acres was paid for in full on June 30, 1983.

In 1985, Noble Marshall Godwin became the President of WACCAMAW SHRINE CLUB and, with the help and push of a lot of Members, started the plans for a building on the river site. Noble Marshall accepted the Presidency of the Club for two years in order to complete the building. Many meetings were held with contractors for metal buildings at Noble Mack Godwin’s home. Nobles Don Ollis, Hubert Watson, Joe Cook and Harvey Bryant reviewed a lot of plans. Noble Marshall Godwin monitored the building until it was completed in early 1986. Several Nobles made major contributions to the building of the club: Nobles Wendel Smith and Ronald Stalvey provided the carpeting, Noble Boyd Graham supplied the pecky wall paneling, and Noble John Boyd provided the landscaping.

In 1980, the Pedalers turned the annual fish fry over to the Shrine Club for its primary fund raiser. The fish fry, now in its 31st year, was originally started by Noble Heyward Goldfinch and other Nobles going to Myrtle Beach and carrying the fish dinners to Conway for sale. Due to the success of this effort, they decided to cook the fish in Conway and the fish fry was held in a tent behind Coastal Mall. In 1981, it was moved to its present location at the S.C. National Guard Armory, 2002 was exciting year when the potato cooker caught on fire. In the spring of 1995, the Club tried its first chickenbog at the Shrine Club, and for its first effort, the bog was successful selling 544 dinners, in 2004 we sold over 1500 dinners. In 2001 the Club sponsored its first annul Poker Run.

On June 24th, 1991 several Club members attended the Conway City Council meeting to request that we have the right to sell news papers on the streets of Conway and to sell for three (3) days, the Council unanimously approved our request. Ordinance #91-07-22 (c).

WACCAMAW SHIRINE CLUB continued to grow and became the meeting place for several Shrine units, the PEDALER’s, the REBELS, and the WACCAMAW SHRINE LADIES’ AUXILIARY, the Omar Chefs and the Cobras’ have joined us.

Several Nobles in the Club indicated a concern over personal liability should the Club become involved in a lawsuit and a decision was made to Incorporate . WACCAMAW SHRINE CLUB INC. was formed on May 3, 1988. The Inc. expired in 1991.

The Club has provided the Conway, Aynor, and Loris Nobles with a place for social gatherings. A tradition has been established to have several dances each year, usually starting with the Valentine Dance, a Spring Fling, and Halloween Dance, followed by a members Christmas party and a Gala New Year’s Party. For several years the Club sponsored Shrine-Mason night to introduce the Brothers to Shrinedom, records indicate the first Shrine-Mason was held on Wed. Oct. 1, 1980 at the Conway Masonic Lodge and the next Shrine-Mason night was held at the WACCAMAW SHRINE CLUB on March 21,1991 with four (4) masonic couples and one (1) single mason, eleven ( 11) members of the Divan, fourteen (14) Aides, four (4) District Aides and forty three (43) Club members present. Our next Shrine Mason night was held on March 10, 2004 and was well attended- 92 total, with 25 potential mason/shriners. A copy of each respective Shrine-Mason program is attached.

At the Club meeting on December 4,1980, Illus. Sir Pete Gore announced he was running for Oriental Guide and in December 1984 the Club informed Omar Temple to purchase the Potentates Flag ($365.10) for presentation to Potentate Pete Gore in January 1985; Also at this meeting Noble Jim Session informed the members that they would have one hundred eleven (111) handicapped children, seventy (70) boys and forty one (41) girls, coming to the Christmas party to be held at S.C. National Guard Armory in Conway on December 18 and, that after 9:00 P.M., they would have an adult party.

Because of its location and accommodations, the Club has become a popular site for rental. It has been used for weddings, receptions, city meetings, civil and family courts, family gatherings, school dances, teachers’ meetings, political meetings, award ceremonies, Las Vegas nights, Casino nights, fashion shows, etc. The rentals have served as good sources of income for the Club.

The WACCAMAW SHRINE CLUB has been a proud participant in supporting the CRIPPLED AND BURNED CHILD, OMAR TEMPLE and Camp Happy Days. The 1995 trophy awards are routine for the Club: 1st place Candy Sales, 1st place Overall Sales, 2nd place Paper Sales. (For a complete list , see the attached sheet) In its 25-year history, the WACCAMAW SHRINE CLUB has contributed in excess of $81,661 to the TEMPLE and $ 39,429 to the HOSPITAL. We could not locate the 1979, 1980, or 1981 reports and assume they were destroyed in the warehouse fire.( Note -not all hospital monies pass thru the Club account, some individuals and units prefer to send it direct.)

Several significant Club events have occurred. One of the major events was the burning of the mortgage, which was paid in full on December 14, 1993. Another interesting event is when the building was built, the back corner of the building was placed 9 inches on the neighboring property and, in 1989, when that property was purchased by Kingston Pointe, they agreed to a land swap of 10 feet on the river front for 10 feet on the street front in exchange for the Club allowing them to place their channel pilings on Club property. When the Kingston Pointe Marina was built, the Marina cut off Laurel Street, which was the street access to WACCAMAW SHRINE CLUB, and the City of Conway deeded the land between old Laurel Street and Elm Street to the SHRINE CLUB in 1991. However, they retained an easement on the property for the River Front Walk. In 1993, the Members decided we had an erosion problem on the river front, and a sea wall was built to prevent further erosion. To add to the front appearance, a brick wall was built in 1995. In March 1996 a new stove and deep fat fryer was added to the kitchen and the vent and fire extinguisher system was installed.

The Club operation is overseen by its elected officers. The President is responsible for overall operation of the club. The 1st Vice President is responsible for building management, dinner at the monthly meeting and for the Club’s entertainment. The 2nd Vice President is responsible for the Club’s Fund Raising. ( Additional duties are described in the By-Laws) . These officers are supported by the Secretary, the Treasurer, a 5 member Board of Directors, each member is elected for 2 years on a staggered term, with the past President serving as Chairman, a 4-member Board of Trustees (also elected for a 2 year staggered term), and various committees (Visitation, Maintenance, Membership, etc.) It is generally accepted that the officers follow the rule of progression to the next higher office.

The WACCAMAW SHRINE CLUB has tried other fund raisers besides the fish fry, such as bingo, yard sales, boat and gun raffles, bass tournaments in 1998 & 99. etc. Bingo was conducted in the Club building by the Rebels Shrine unit, who had an agreement with the Club to divide the profits fifty-fifty, although partially successful, it required a lot of volunteers, and it was difficult to comply with the S.C. Tax Commission rules and, after 3 years (1987-1990), was stopped. In 1991, the Club held a Vidalia Onion Sale ( 10,000 lbs.) and besides a few rotten onions, made a little money. Purchase of the onions was made by an outside friend; therefore, the Club had nothing to lose. In 1992, a cookbook was developed with the members’ favorite recipes, and they sold very well. The Club supported the Temple during the May Ceremonies in Myrtle Beach by providing the Candidates and Nobles with chicken dinners at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 1988 thru 1993 and was reimbursed by the Temple for the Candidates and Staff dinners, with a guarantee of 400 dinners.

The day after hurricane Hugo ( Oct. 89), the Club opened to collect clothes, toys etc. for the storm victims and all items received were given to the Salvation Army for distribution. WBTW TV 13 was there to publicize our efforts. During hurricane Floyd the Club received some water damage to the ceiling & floors and the air conditioning units were put on a raised platform. Our back steps were found at the Conway Marina.

In 1984, a building construction plaque was started. For a $100 donation, members or the general public could have their name listed and, as of Jun. 2004, sixty three names are listed.

Other significant events-in 1991 the presidents wall picture frame boards were started, in 1993 the sea wall was installed, in 1999 the River front benches were purchased in Charleston and picked up by President Colie Metts and Noble Don Ollis and placed on the river front. In l995 the stage and dance floor was moved to the corner of the ballroom. The Deck was added in 2001 and the grounds were re-landscaped. In 1998 we had the new stainless fish cooker built and sold our 12 iron panned cooker, also a storage shed was purchased to store the new cooker and equipment and Noble Donnie Todd allowed us to construct the metal shed on his property on US 501. In 2000 the kitchen and bar floors were tiled. In 2004, thanks to Nobles O’Neil Cannon and Ed Deaver, the main ballroom was refinished with new ceilings, air condition vents and floors; and the club purchased new tables and chairs.

The membership in the Club has varied from a high of 136 members to the present 60 members of which 15 are life-time members. All the Past Potentates (4) who are members of the WACCAMAW SHRINE CLUB have been granted life memberships, also some life members were awarded for meritorious service to the club and shrinedom in general. During an earlier period life memberships could be purchased on an age-rated system, and several members have purchased them. In 1997 the by-laws were changed to abolish the purchase of life memberships. The club initiated a 2004 incentive program to gain membership into the club, by offering to waive the initiation fee on new members and to former members to pay the current years dues to renew membership. The club mailed 181 letters to Nobles in the area announcing this program and the results are still coming in.

In 1991, a dinner and fashion show was held for the Ladies Auxiliary in appreciation of their support of the WACCAMAW SHRINE CLUB. The Ladies have supported the Club with their contributions of money, purchase of fans, serving the dinner at our meetings every month, assisting with the fish fry and chicken bog ,and decorating the club for parties. The Ladies meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

The Clubs “archives” are located in the Conway National Bank ( 3rd Ave.) vault and contain the following documents: Copy of Letter requesting Charter Nov. 1,1979, Copy of Charter Dec. 5, 1979; Copy of original By-Laws Dec. 5, 1979; resolution of WSC to borrow $22,000 for purchase of 1.06 acres Jan 8,1981; Deed to Real estate 1.06 acres Jan. 29,1981; Mortgage Real Estate (CNB) $ 21,000 Jan. 30, 1981;Loan papers from G. C. Butler $13,000 Dec. 31, 1981 on back of this loan it is marked paid Jun. 30, 1983; Receipt from G. C. Butler $5,000 Dec. 31,1981 marked paid. Resolution of WSC to borrow $50,000 Apr. 4, 1985; Mortgage of Real Estate to Raymond Smith $69,332.50 Jun. 11, 1986 this loan marked paid Dec. 14, 1993; Three (30 day) CD notes – $5,000 Oct. 3, 1985; $14,000 Dec.7, 1985; $14,705.05 Feb. 9, 1985. Copy of Plat Nov. 1, 1985; Certificate of Incorporation May 3, 1988;Unsigned Agreement between Harleston Development Corp. and WSC for 10 foot land exchange and an Apr. 15, 1987 Plat , with letter of agreement from WSC Jan. 5, 1988; Copy of Plat Nov. 1, 1985; Also a letter dated Nov. 12, 1987 requesting the original charter members names and the reply from the Temple that the names on the Nov. 1979 petition was all they had . Keys to the safety deposit box are held by the Pres. and the Treas.

Prepared by: Donald Ollis -1979 Novice, 1980 Membership Comm., 1981-1983 Rebel Treas., 1984-1986 Rebel Treas. & Sec. WSC., 1987-1989 Board of Dir. WSC, 1990 Rebel Dir. & 2nd Vice President WSC, 1991 President WSC, 1992 Chairman Board of Dir.WSC, 1993 Temple Car Representative, 1996-1997 Sec. WSC, 1999 Treas. WSC, 2000-2001 Sec. & Treas. WSC, 2004-2005 Sec. WSC,

1979 WACCAMAW SHRINE CLUB (WSC) OFFICERS

President…………………………………………………………………Doug Martin

Vice President………………………………………………………….Ernest Hucks

Secretary………………………………………………………….Linwood Wade, Jr.

Treasurer…………………………………………………………….Wilbur Bessant

1980 WSC OFFICERS

President…………………………………………………………….Johnny Foxworth

1st Vice-President……………………………………………………R. G. Horton

2nd Vice-President…………………………………………………..Joseph Cooke

Secretary………………………………………………………………..John B. Boyd

Treasurer……………………………………………………………..Harvey Bryant

1980 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Member……………………………………………………………….Earl Stevens

Member……………………………………………………………….Ray McCormick Member……………………………………………………………….Robert Elvington Member……………………………………………………………….Godfrey Sheperd Member……………………………………………………………….Ronald Stavely

Member……………………………………………………………….Wilbur Bessant

1981 WSC OFFICERS

President…………………………………………………….Johnny Foxworth

1st Vice-President…………………………………………….Howard Collier

Secretary…………………………………………………………….John B. Boyd

Treasurer…………………………………………………………..Harvey Bryant

 

1981 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Member……………………………………………………………….Earl Stevens

Member……………………………………………………………….Ray McCormick Member……………………………………………………………….Robert Elvington Member……………………………………………………………….Godfrey Sheperd Member……………………………………………………………….Ronald Stavely

Member……………………………………………………………….Wilbur Bessant …………………………………..

1982, 1983, & 1984 records could not be located ……..

1985 WSC OFFICERS

President……………………………………………………….Marshall Godwin

1st Vice-President………………………………………………O’Niel Cannon

2nd Vice-President………………………………………………Wendell Smith

Secretary………………………………………………………………Gilbert Smith

Treasurer………………………………………………………………..Levy Hucks

1985 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Member……………………………………………………………….Donnie Todd

Member……………………………………………………………….Buddy Granger

Member………………………………………………………………Mack Godwin

Member………………………………………………………………John Foxworth

Member……………………………………………………………….Robert Elvington

1986 WSC OFFICERS

President………………………………………………………..Marshall Godwin

1st Vice-President……………………………………………….O’Niel Cannon

2nd Vice-President……………………………………………….Henry Cook

3rd Vice-President……………………………………..James Randy Durant

Secretary………………………………………………………….Gilbert Smith

Treasurer……………………………………………………..Linwood Wade, Jr.

 

1986 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman……………………………………………………………..Billy Hughes

Member………………………………………………………….Johnny Foxworth

Member…………………………………………………………Robert S. Elvington, Sr. Member………………………………………………………………Levy Hucks

Member………………………………………………………………Henry McGraw

 

Member……………………………………………………………….John Boyd

Member……………………………………………………………….Donald Ollis

Member……………………………………………………………….DeWitt Causey

Member……………………………………………………………….Wilbur Bessant

The Director of all units, who belong to the WSC, are members of the Board for 1986.

1987 WSC OFFICERS

President……………………………………………………………O’Neil Cannon

1st Vice-President…………………………………………………..John Boyd

2nd Vice-President………………………………………………….Henry Cook

Secretary………………………………………………………………..Gilbert Smith

Treasurer……………………………………………………………..Linwood Wade

1987 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman……………………………………………………………..Pete Gore

Member……………………………………………………………….Wilbur Bessant

Member……………………………………………………………….Dewitt Causey

Member……………………………………………………………….Donald Ollis

Member……………………………………………………………….Henry McGraw

Member……………………………………………………………….Jimmy Thompkins Member……………………………………………………………….HubertWatson Member……………………………………………………………….Marshall Godwin

Member……………………………………………………………….Ray McCormick

 

1987 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chairman………………………………………………………………Raymond Smith Member………………………………………………………………..Mack Godwin

Member………………………………………………………………..Ronald Stalvey Member………………………………………………………………..Everette Hyman Member………………………………………………………………..William Tait

Member………………………………………………………………..James Day

Member………………………………………………………………..Pete Bryant

Member………………………………………………………………..Lennie Mishoe

Member………………………………………………………………..Levy Hucks

 

1988 WSC OFFICERS

President……………………………………………………………Henry McGraw

1st Vice-President………………………………………………….David Hucks

2nd Vice-President…………………………………………………Randy Durant

Secretary………………………………………………………………..Gilbert Smith

Treasurer……………………………………………………………..Linwood Wade

1988 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman………………………………………………………….O’Niel Cannon

Member………………………………………………………….Jimmy Thompkins

Member…………………………………………………………….Hubert Watson

Member……………………………………………………………….Marshall Godwin

Member……………………………………………………………….Ray McCormick

Member……………………………………………………………….Gene Squires

Member……………………………………………………………….Joseph Cook

 

1988 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chairman………………………………………………………………Raymond Smith Member………………………………………………………………..Mack Godwin

Member………………………………………………………………..Lennie Mishoe

Member………………………………………………………………..Levy Hucks

Member………………………………………………………………..Walden Graham Member………………………………………………………………..Robert Elvington

 

1989 WSC OFFICERS

President………………………………………………………………..David Hucks

1st Vice-President…………………………………………………..Randy Durant

2nd Vice-President…………………………………………………..Mack Godwin

Secretary……………………………………………………………….Gilbert Smith

Treasurer……………………………………………………………..Linwood Wade

1989 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Member……………………………………………………………….Gene Squires

Member……………………………………………………………….Joseph Cook

Member……………………………………………………………….Fred Majors

Member……………………………………………………………….Buster Shelley

Member……………………………………………………………….Donald Ollis

Member……………………………………………………………….H. B. Cox

 

1989 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chairman………………………………………………………………Walden Graham Member………………………………………………………………..Robert Elvington Member………………………………………………………………..Ronald Stalvey Member………………………………………………………………..Raymond Lee

Member………………………………………………………………..Hubert Watson Member………………………………………………………………..Raymond Smith

 

1990 WSC OFFICERS

President……………………………………………………………Randy Durant

1st Vice-President……………………………………………….Mack Godwin

2nd Vice-President……………………………………………Donald M. Ollis

Secretary……………………………………………………..Larry D. Thompson

Treasurer…………………………………………………………Linwood Wade Jr.

1990 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman………………………………………………………….David Hucks

Member……………………………………………………………….Buster Shelly

Member……………………………………………………………….H. B. Cox Member……………………………………………………………HaywardAmmons

Member……………………………………………………………….Larry Canada

 

1990 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chairman………………………………………………………………Ronald Stalvey Member………………………………………………………………..Raymond Lee

Member………………………………………………………………..Hubert Watson Member………………………………………………………………..Raymond Smith Member………………………………………………………………..Walden Graham

Member………………………………………………………………..Billy

Hughes 1991 WSC OFFICERS

President………………………………………………………………..Donald Ollis

1st Vice-President…………………………………………Heyward Ammons

2nd Vice-President…………………………………………………..Joe Watson

Secretary……………………………………………………………..Buster Shelley

Treasurer…………………………………………………………..Linwood Wade

 

1991 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman………………………………………………………….Randy Durant

Member……………………………………………………………Larry Canada

Member…………………………………………………………….Larry Johnson

Member……………………………………………………………..Taft Skipper

Member………………………………………………………..Ray McCormick

 

1991 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chairman…………………………………………………………..Walden Graham

Member………………………………………………………………..Billy Hughes

Member………………………………………………………………..Gilbert Smith

Member………………………………………………………………..David Hucks

 

1992 WSC OFFICERS

President…………………………………………………….Hayward Ammons

1st Vice-President……………………………………………..Joe A. Watson

2nd Vice-President……………………………………………Eugene Squires

Secretary…………………………………………………………….Buster Shelley

Treasurer…………………………………………………………..Linwood Wade

 

1992 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman………………………………………………………….Donald Ollis

Member……………………………………………………………….J. W. Russ

Member……………………………………………………………….Henry Cook

Member……………………………………………………………….Taft Skipper

Member…………………………………………………………..Ray McCormick

 

1992 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chairman…………………………………………………………….Walden Graham

Member………………………………………………………………..Billy Hughes

Member………………………………………………………………..Gilbert Smith

Member………………………………………………………………..David S. Hucks

 

1993 WSC OFFICERS

President……………………………………………………………….Joe Watson

1st Vice-President………………………………………………..Gene Squires

2nd Vice-President……………………………………………….Grady Jordan

Secretary……………………………………………………………..Buster Shelley

Treasurer……………………………………………………………..Linwood Wade

 

1993 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman…………………………………………………..Heyward Ammons

Member……………………………………………………………….Henry Cook

Member……………………………………………………………….Taft Skipper

Member……………………………………………………………….Levy Hucks

Member………………………………………………………….Harvey Bryant

 

1993 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Chairman………………………………………………………………Billy Hughes

Member………………………………………………………………..Walden Graham Member………………………………………………………………..Hubert Watson

Member………………………………………………………………..Larry Thompson

 

1994 WSC OFFICERS

 

President…………………………………………………………….Gene Squires

1st Vice-President………………………………………………..Grady Jordan

2nd Vice-President…………………………………………………Henry Cook

Secretary…………………………………………………………….Buster Shelley

Treasurer……………………………………………………………Linwood Wade

 

1994 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Chairman……………………………………………………..Joe Watson

Member…………………………………………………………Levy Hucks

Member…………………………………………………………Harvey Bryant

Member…………………………………………………………Mike Causey

Member……………………………………………………….Everett Hyman

 

1994 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Chairman…………………………………………………………….Hubert Watson

Member………………………………………………………………Larry Thompson Member………………………………………………………………..Charlie Moore

Member………………………………………………………………..Jim Session

 

1995 WSC OFFICERS

President…………………………………………………………….Grady Jordan

1st Vice-President………………………………………………….Henry Cook

2nd Vice-President…………………..Reginald Thompson (Resigned)

Secretary……………………………………………………………..Buster Shelley

Treasurer……………………………………………………………Linwood Wade

1995 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman………………………………………………………..Gene Squires

Member……………………………………………………………Buddy Granger

Member……………………………………………………………Donnie Todd

Member……………………………………………………………Mike Causey

Member………………………………………………………….Everett Hyman

 

1995 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Chairman………………………………………………………………Rex Thompson

Member………………………………………………………………..Jeff Richardson Member………………………………………………………………..Charlie Moore

Member………………………………………………………………..Jim Session

 

1996 WSC OFFICERS

 

President………………………………………………………………Henry Cook

 

1st Vice-President……………………………………………..Buster Shelley

 

2nd Vice-President………………………………………………..Jim Session

 

Secretary………………………………………………………………….Don Ollis

 

Treasurer…………………………………………………………..Linwood Wade

 

1996 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Chairman……………………………………………………..Grady Jordan

Member…………………………………………………………Buddy Granger

Member……………………………………………………..Buddy Johnson

Member……………………………………………………………….Ed Deavers

Member……………………………………………………………….H. Ammons

 

1996 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Chairman………………………………………………………………Jeff Richardson

Member………………………………………………………………..Early Larrimore Member………………………………………………………………..Kenneth Burns Member………………………………………………………………..Dwight Harris

 

1997 WSC OFFICERS

 

President…………………………………………………………Buster Shelley

1st Vice……………………………………………………………..Jim Sessions

2nd Vice………………………………………………………………Colie Metts

Sec……………………………………………………………………….Donald Ollis

Treas………………………………………………………………….Linwood Wade

 

1997 Board of Directors

Chairman…………………………………………………………………Henry Cook

Member…………………………………………………………………..Taft Skipper 1997 Board of Trustees

Chairman………………………………………………………….Hubert Watson

Member………………………………………………………………Joseph Watson

Member……………………………………………………………….Kenneth Burns

Member…………………………………………………………………Dwight Harris

 

1998 WSC OFFICERS

President…………………………………………………………… Jim Sessions

1st Vice……………………………………………………………….. Colie Metts

2nd Vice…………………………………………………………..Edward Deaver

Sec…………………………………………………………. …..Heyward Ammons

Treas………………………………………………………………….Linwood Wade

 

1998 Board of Directors

Chairman…………………………………………………………..Buster Shelley

Member………………………………………………………………..Taft Skipper

Member………………………………………………………………..Mike Causey

Member………………………………………………………………..Grady Jordan Member…………………………………………………………………Donnie Todd

 

1998 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Chairman……………………………………………………………Hubert Watson

Member……………………………………………………………..Joseph Watson

Member……………………………………………………………..Jeff Richardson

Member………………………………………………………………Gene Squires

 

1999 WSC OFFICERS

President…………………………………………………………….Colie Metts

1st Vice………………………………………………………….Edward Deaver

2nd Vice……………………………………………….James Buddy Johnson

Sec………….Deceased Apr. 99)……. Heyward Ammons/Don Ollis

Treas…………………………………………………. Donald Ollis

 

1999 Board of Directors

 

Chairman……………………………………………………………….Jim Sessions

 

Member………………………………………………………………. Buster Shelley

 

Member……………………………………………………………….. Pete Bryant

Member………………………………………………………………….Grady Jordan

 

Member………………………………………………………………… Donnie Todd

 

1999 Board of Trustees

 

Chairman………………………………………………………………Mike Causey

Member………………………………………. …………. ………….Larry sanders

Member……………………………………………………………..Jeff Richardson

Member…………………………………………………………………Gene Squires

 

2000 WSC Officers

 

President……………………………………………………………….Ed Deaver

 

1st Vice……………………………………………………………James Johnson

 

2nd Vice……………………………………………………………….Jehu Causey

 

Sec/Trea………………………………………………………………….Don Ollis

 

2000 Board of Directors

 

Chairman………………………………………………………………Colie Metts

 

Member……………………………………………………………..Buster Shelley

 

Member………………………………………………………………… Pete Bryant

 

Member……………………………………………………………..Everette Hyman

 

Member………… …………………………………………………….Joseph Valder

 

2000 Board of Trustees

 

Chairman……………………………………………………………Mike Causey

 

Member……………………………………………………………..Larry Sanders

 

Member…………………………………………………………….. Hubert Watson

 

Member…………………………………………………………….. ONeil Cannon

 

2001 WSC OFFICERS

 

President………………………………………………………….James Johnson

 

1St Vice…………………………………………………………………Jehu Causey

 

2Nd Vice………………………………………………………………….Henry Cook

 

Sec/Treas………………..Don Ollis Resigned Aug 2001 / Jimmy Day

 

2001 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Chairman……………………………………………..Ed Deavers

 

Member…………………………………………………Taft Skipper

 

Member………………………………………………….Grady Jordan

 

Member…………………………………………………..Everette Hyman

 

Member…………………………………………………..Joseph Valder

 

2001 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Member……………………………………………………..Wes Miles

 

Member……………………………………………………..Einar Hansen

 

Member………………………………………………………Hubert Watson

 

Member……………………………………………………….O’Neil Cannon

 

2002 WSC OFFICERS

 

President……………………………………………………………..Jehu Causey

 

1St Vice………………………………………………………………….Henry Cook

 

2Nd vice…………………………………………………………Robert Thompson

 

Sec/Treas………………………………………………………………..Jimmy Day

 

2002 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Chairman………………………………………………………….Buddy Johnson

 

Member………………………………………………………………….Taft Skipper

 

Member………………………………………………………………..Grady Jordan

 

Member……………………………………………………………….Ed Deaver

 

Member………………………………………………………………..Joe Watson

 

2002 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Member……………………………………………………………Stanley Grainger

 

Member……………………………………………………………..O’Neil Cannon

 

Member……………………………………………………………….Wes Miles

 

Member…………………………………………………………….Eniar Hansen

 

2003 WSC OFFICERS

 

President…………………………………………………….Robert Thompson

 

1St. Vice…………………………………………………………. Jimmy Day

 

2Nd Vice………………………………………………………….Wendel Chestnut

 

Sec…………………………………………………………………..James Bargiol

 

Treas……………………………………………………………….Jim Sessions

 

2003 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Chairman……………………………………………………………Jehu Causey

 

Member…………………………………………………………………Ed Deavers

 

Member………………………………………………………………….Joe Watson

 

Member …………………………………………………………Stanley Grainger

 

Member……………………………………………………………..Taft Skipper

 

2003 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Chairman…………………………………………………………..Buddy Granger

Member ……………………………………………………………. James Hawkins

 

Member……………………………………………………………Stanley Grainger

 

Member………………………………………………………………O’Neil Cannon

 

2004 WSC OFFICERS

 

President……………………………………………………………Jimmy Day

 

1st Vice………………………………………………………….Hubert Watson

 

2nd Vice…………………………………………………………..O’Neil Cannon

 

Treas………………………………………………………………James Hawkins

 

Sec. …………………………………………………………. ….. Donald Ollis

 

2004 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Chairman ………………………………………………….Robert Thompson

Member……………………………………………………….David Hucks

Member………………………………………………………Joseph Valder

 

Member……………………………………………………..Stanley Grainger

 

Member…………………………………………………….Taft Skipper

 

2004 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Member………………………………………………………Pete Bryant

 

Member……………………………………………………….Buster Shelley

 

Member………………………………………………………..Buddy Granger

 

Member………………………………………………………..James Bargiol

 

2005 WSC Officers

 

President………………………………………………………..Hubert Watson

 

1st Vice…………………………………………………………..O’Neil Cannon

 

2nd Vice……………………………………………………………James Bargiol

 

Treas………………………………………………………………. James Hawkins

 

Sec……………………………………………………………………. .Donald Ollis

 

2005 Board of Directors

 

Chairman…………………………………………………………..Jimmy Day

Member….D. Hucks Deceased May 05…David Hucks/Ed McLoed

Member………………………………………………………….Joseph Valder

 

Member………………………………………………………….Grady Jordan

 

Member……………………………………………………….Leroy Branscome

 

2005 Boards of Trustees

 

Member……………………………………………………Pete Bryant

 

Member………………………………………………… .Buster Shelley

 

Member…………………………………………………..George Grant

 

Member……………………………………………………..Ed Deaver

 

 

 

2006 WSC OFFICERS

 

President………………………………………………..O’Neil Cannon

 

1st Vice…………………………………………………….Ed McLeod

 

2nd Vice……………………………………………………Wade Lawimore

 

Treas…………………………………………………………James Hawkins

 

Sec………………………………………………………………David Finn

 

 

 

2006 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Chairman………………………………………………………Hubert Watson

 

Member…………………………………………………………Don Ollis

 

Member………………………………………………………..Jimmy Day

 

Member……………………………………………………….Grady Jordan

 

Member…………………………………………………….Leroy Branscome

 

2006 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Member……………………………………………………Randy Durant

 

Member………………………………………………….Jarred Shelley

 

Member………………………………………………….George Grant

 

Member…………………………………………………Ed Deaver Charter request

 

November 1,1979

 

Dear Illustrious Sir;

 

We the following Nobles who have signed our names to the en-closed petitions, respectfully submit for your approval this proposal for the granting of a charter for a Shrine Club in the Conway area.

 

On August 14,1979, a study committee consisting of the following Nobles: Doug Martin, Ernest Hucks, Mack Godwin, O’Neil Cannon, and Linwood Wade, Jr., were elected by the Nobles in the Conway, Aynor, and Loris area to determine how many Nobles were interested in having a Shrine Club in Conway, S. C.

 

On August 28, 1979, a second meeting was held and the enclosed petitions of Nobles were submitted as showing an interest for a Shrine Club in Conway. At this meeting it was decided that due to the increasing number of Brothers joining our Nobility in the Conway, Aynor, and Loris areas there was a definite need for a Shrine Club,and that it would be named the Waccamaw Shrine Club. Also it was decided that the annual dues would be twenty ($20.00) dollars per Noble. This study also indicated we have enough support from the existing Nobility in this area to organize a very strong and active Shrine Club, Which would in effect be a tremeribus unifying factor to all the Noble Brothers in this area and consequently strengthen our efforts to support the cripple and burned child. We trust this proposal will be looked upon favorable by you and ask that if you have any questions concerning this please do not hesitate to contact any of the following Nobles who were elected as officers of the Waccamaw Shrine Club:

 

Doug Martin President 248-5721 (Office) 365-6812 (Home)

 

Ernest Hucks Vice President 248-6224 (Qffice) 347-6163 (Home)

 

Linwood Wade, Jr. Secretary 248-9251 (office) 365-6758(Home)

 

Wilbur Bessant Treasurer 448-7127 (Office) 248-4601 (Home)

 

We the people below feel a Shrine Club is needed in the Conway area. We further request the illustrious Potentate of Omar Temple consider the granting of a charter. A meeting, further discussion of all interested Shriners will be , held August 28th at 7:30 P.M. at the Pedaler’s building located on Oak Street in Conway (be- side Terrell’s Sheet Metal). All interested Shriners invited.