Community

Education

Philanthropy

The objectives of this club shall be a common goal of caring for others, concern for the community, to promote friendship amongst members, to engage in philianthropic and educational endeavors and participate in Federation activities.

Mission

History

A Story of Friendship

Born out of a desire to make an impact and a difference in our community, Jacksonville Beaches Woman's Club is led by our care and concern of our beach families. Since inception, we have maintained a focus that providing support and friendship are the keys to a thriving community.

Forward thinking, everyone involved with Jacksonville Beaches Woman's Club firmly believes in building communities one person and one day at a time. Effective, lasting, and fruitful lives take time to cultivate. Our club is here to serve the members of the Jacksonville Beach community the best way we can.

May 1926 Pablo Creek Civic Club was organized by a small group of local women. At that time there was only one road that connected south Jacksonville with the Beaches area and that was  two lane Atlantic  Boulevard. 

December  12,  1935  the Pablo Civic League  changed its name  to  The  Woman's  Club  of  Jacksonville Beach and bought a clubhouse! The first meeting in the clubhouse was held January 21, 1938. The club was admitted to the State and  General Federation  of  Woman's  Clubs  and  officially became Jacksonville  Beaches Woman's  Club.  

The 1950's: members continued to support community life including  public  schools,  churches,  public health  issues and environmental concerns.  Hundreds of  volunteer hours and  dollars  raised  through designated  efforts  helped  special projects and scholarships

1964:  the group sold their first clubhouse and built their second clubhouse in Jacksonville Beach. The property was given by the city to the club.   The building was dedicated  June  23, 1964  by  Congressman Charles Bennett.   Many area dignitaries and a huge crowd attended the ceremony.

In  the  following decades,  the  club continued to contribute financial support to many civic and   philanthropic endeavors  through  fundraising  projects.

In 2007, due to growing concerns of the cost, effort and efficiency of maintaining ownership of the property, members voted to sell the clubhouse. "Moving on, but  still together and better than ever" became the club motto.

The new decade beginning 2010 saw the club winning  17 District IV Awards; 10 State Awards; and Best Overall District IV Club.  

This club has evolved since its beginning in 1926...more than 86 years of adaptation. The objectives  still are: to care for others, to promote  a concern  for community,  to promote friendship  among  members, to engage in philanthropic endeavors, to participate in educational endeavors and to participate in Federation Activities.