Piedmont Shag Association

 History of Piedmont Shag Association

In November of 1985, a hand-full of people met at Jerry's Lounge in Kannapolis, NC to discuss the possibility of forming a social club for anyone who shared the love of good beach music and shagging. This meeting was organized by Ed Dunn, who at the time was teaching shag lessons at Frank Liske Park for the Concord Recreation Department. Ed had been involved with shaggers for many years and knew there was a need for area shaggers to have a place to gather.

With Ed's direction, a planning committee was formed. Serving on the committee were:

Jane Aiken, Eric Beaver, Ed Dunn, Phyllis Fincher, Reid Fincher, Ann Fowler, Bob Jacobs, Debbie Kilpatrick and Buell Little.

The main objective of the committee was to research by-laws and decide on a name for the new club. Because originally our meetings were to be held in three counties of the Piedmont area, the name 

 PIEDMONT SHAG ASSOCIATION

was adopted. Once the planning committee adopted the by-laws, the club was ready to hold it's first election.  

PSA First Meeting: November 1985

PSA First Election: May 1986

PSA First Newsletter: April 1988

PSA Website On-Line: July 2004

1995-1996

Mary Nelms-- President

Tom Little -- Vice President

Pam McGee-- Secretary

Tammy Clontz -- Corr. Secretary 

Ken Nelms -- Treasurer    

Directors: David Barbee, Billy Erwin,

Steve Slough, Mike Stokes

1997-1998

Tom Little -- President

Mike Stokes -- Vice President

Tammy Hill -- Secretary

Deborah Ferguson -- Corr. Secretary

Karen Allen 1997 Kaye Stokes 1998 Treasurer

Directors: David Barbee, Ed Ferguson, Steve

Allen, Ken McGee, Steve Slough

CHARTER OFFICERS & DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT: REID FINCHER

VICE-PRESIDENT: BRUCE OWEN

REC. SECRETARY: PHYLLIS FINCHER

TREASURER: JUDY CRITZ-BARE

DIRECTORS:

KAREN ALLEN

SUSAN CHRISTIAN

JIM MEADOWS

JERRY WHITTEN

ED DUNN

45 CHARTER MEMBERS:

Jane Aiken Jacobs

Karen Allen

Steve Allen

Tom Bare 

Eric Beaver 

Delores Brandon

Jim Brandon

Debbie Brigman 

Debbie Childress 

 Paul Childress

Susan Christian

Judy Critz

Ed Dunn

Henry Eller

Billy Erwin

Lynn Erwin

Henry Eudy

Nell Eudy 

Phyllis Fincher

Reid Fincher

Jim Hayes

Susan Hayes

Gwenda Howle 

Mike Howle 

Frances Hendrix

 Bob Jacobs

 Deborah Kilpatrick

Barbara Little

Buell Little

Jim Meadows

Libby Meadows

Edward Mills

Ethel Mills

Bruce Owen

Martha Pharr

Donald Pless

Jean Pless

Barry Rodgers

Betsy Rodgers

Carolyn Sherrill

Tony Sherrill

Peggy Snider

Terry Wagner

Brenda Whitten

Jerry Whitten