By Lynn Jones – The Doubletree Hilton Hotel was the location for the FLAJAX 87th annual Christmas Ball. FLAJAX members, family and friends came together to mingle and celebrate the clubs success. Over 400 patrons enjoyed tapas, dancing and a Happy New Year toast to the sounds of the Harold E. Thomas and The Danger Zone band.
The annual Ball included the installation of new member Romell Brown Sr. and a $500 donation to the Black Rose Foundation for children, whose vision is to ensure that children, especially abandoned children have unlimited opportunities to excel in all walks of life.
“Each year we strive to ensure that we make donations to the community and continue striving for new membership. Our members are blessed so we have to bless others,” said FLA JAX President James Andrews.
The FLAJAX Club was founded on October 16, 1930 on the principles of integrity, leadership and fidelity. The FLAJAX Club is the oldest and most respected social and civic club in the community. The FLAJAX Club continues to enjoy a position of prominence in the civic, social and cultural activities of African Americans in the community. Shown is FLA Jax President James Andrews, member Edgar Mathis and member Henry Sellers presenting check to Black Rose Foundation for Children Founders and President Dr. Sheila Flemming-Hunter and Mr. Robert Hunter; shown below is new member Romell Brown Sr. and FLA JAX member Henry Sellers.