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February was a fabulous month for the Charlotte Shag Club! Our club continues to grow in membership and more and more people are joining us for the fun on Thursday nights! Our Mardi Gras party was the highlight of the month! The jambalaya varieties were plentiful and delicious! I think the term "some like it hot!" applies! As always, our members generously donated the side dishes and desserts, Jeff Allen made his famous king cake, everyone came dressed in festive attire, Roger Holcomb provided great music, and thanks to Gita White, we raised over $500 for our half and half sale! Congratulations to our lucky winner, Lynn Johnson, who took home $206 in prize money! It pays to come to our parties!

As we enter the merry month of March (man, didn't those March winds blow in some awesome shagging weather), our minds conjure up visions of spring, Saint Patrick's Day and March Madness! We have some really exciting and fun things to celebrate these special events, so mark your calendars now for March 16th, which will be our Saint Patrick's Day party and for March 30th, when you will wear a favorite jersey, shirt, or blouse representing the color of your favorite basketball team! It's going to be a rip roaring month! Another date to remember is March 31st! This is the last day you can buy SOS cards for the Spring Migration SOS in April! That is going to be a great party which you do not want to miss! Several people are looking for roommates, so if you are planning to go and don't yet have reservations, do some networking to find out who needs a roommate.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention that March is also the month in which Christian religions observe the Lenten season. Many of us have given up various kinds of foods and drink to commemorate the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert enduring temptation by Satan. Rather than giving up chocolate, red meat, or wine, I would like to suggest that we give up criticizing, ridiculing, or making negative comments about others and replace them with kindness and gratitude for the many, many blessings we enjoy every single day!

And on that note, I would like to close with a very special Irish blessing to all of our Charlotte Shag Club family!

May love and laughter light your days,
And warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours
Wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
With joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
Bring the best to you and yours.

Best of luck to each of you in March and always,


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