Charlene Dougherty, President
Term Expires 12/31/19
I’m a native of Langhorne, Pennsylvania. I’ve been married to Steve for over 40 years and we raised two sons in the Northern Virginia area.I am very lucky to have my only grandson living locally. I started my own accounting business specializing in non-profits and government contractors. We left the fast paced DC area in in 2005 maintaining our DC client base from Myrtle Beach. I still work part time with a few of my clients that I’ve had now for over 30 years. When making the decision to become a founder of the Ballroom Dance Preservation Society there wasn’t any doubt that the only way I would be involved was if it was a 501 (c)(3). I love ballroom dancing, I love the social life and the friends that I have made, and I’ve always loved working out and living a healthy lifestyle. And I love putting my energy into making new events happen, promoting all the health benefits and seeing the joy that everyone is getting from our efforts to grow this dance community.
Sue Poss, Vice President
Term Expires 12/31/20
I have traveled the world but have never lived outside of South Carolina. I was born and grew up in Lancaster County, just across the state line from Charlotte, and lived for 33 years in Greenville. I earned two degrees in communications and marketing from the University of South Carolina and–to be sure I had a well-rounded Palmetto state education–I went to Clemson to get my Master of Business Administration degree. For the past 25 years, I have been self-employed as a writer-editor-and graphic designer want-to-be.
In 1986, I married Bob and our lives outside of work revolved primarily around boating, both sailing and motoring. We skied almost every mile of every lake in upstate South Carolina (we even went by boat to the Clemson football games). Several times a year we headed to the coast in two cars, each pulling a boat, so that we could sail and putter around the creeks and rivers, even the ocean, everywhere from Sunset Beach to Savannah.
Bob died much too young and obviously, at age 43, my life changed. To fill the void, I turned to my volunteer work with Rotary and poured many hours a week working at every level of that fine organization to which I still give considerable time. I also traveled more after Bob’s death, and have always preferred to go off the beaten path. I’ve been to Cuba, China, Vietnam, Oman, Ghana, Haiti, and many other interesting and exciting places but am always happy to come home.
Eager to get started enjoying semi-retirement and find something new to do when I moved permanently to North Myrtle Beach in 2015, the first thing I did after unpacking was head to the J.B. Floyd Community Center where I had seen that a ballroom dance class was being offered. That started me down a road from which I hope I never detour. Dancing stretches my mind and body but its greatest reward has been the friendships I now enjoy.
Debbie Lomax , Secretary
Term Expires 12/31/18
Steve Dougherty, Treasurer
Term Expires 12/31/19
I was born in Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Working as a CPA in the Northern Virginia area with a public accounting firm, then as a controller and then working with my wife in for our own accounting firm was busy. We love to go on cruises for vacations. About 10 years ago we participated in a ballroom dance class on a cruise. The elderly bartender who was assisting the class took us aside and told us if we started ballroom dancing now, it would be something we could do together for the rest of our lives. We came back from the cruise and started taking classes. I enjoy seeing the dance community grow, ensuring that there will be ballroom dancing here so that I may enjoy it for the rest of my life.
Cindy Reed, Director at Large, Outreach and Education
Term Expires 12/31/18
Local, that’s me! I am a lifetime resident of the Shallotte/Calabash area of North Carolina. I am a mother of one, and Nana Cindy to one special grandchild. I am a full time insurance professional with Farm Bureau Insurance companies in NC. I serve my community by being an active Rotarian with the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club. New to dance, I have been captivated by how it transforms one… physically and mentally.. and as I learn more of the “benefits” to all who participate, I am encouraged to be a part of the outreach of the Ballroom Dance Preservation Society.
Paul McTaggart, Served on the Board as Vice President from June 2017 through July 2018
Lifetime Emeritus Member