Butch is one of the original 14 charter members that formed Jacksonville Beach Bop Association in 1977. He has held an elected position for 16 years and served as the club’s president for many years. Betty has been a part of JBBA since 1980 and is the driving force behind the scenes handling any and all unwanted tasks. Butch has chaired and Betty has handled registration and housing for JBBA’s Boogie on the Riverwalk. They have taught thousands of people to dance, given workshops and dance exhibitions locally and nationally. In 1995, Butch was the first "non shagger" to receive the prestigious Shagging Icon Award, which he shares with Betty.