Members of the Churchmen recently gathered at the Sawgrass Beach Club with their spouses and significant others for the annual Churchmen Spring Fling.
Attendees of the April 18 event enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails followed by dinner and dancing. Group Chairman Lennox Stuart explained that the occasion is the organization’s only event of the year at which members bring dates. As a result, he said, the Spring Fling provides couples the opportunity to meet and mingle with one another.
The all-male Churchmen organization was founded in 1977 by a group of gentlemen at Christ Episcopal Church with the purpose of building and fostering relationships within the Ponte Vedra community. Forty years later, it has become a non-sectarian institution that embraces all faiths.
The organization, which currently has 177 members, meets on the third Thursday of every month at the Sawgrass Country Club for lunch and interesting speakers. Membership costs $40 per year, in addition to a small fee for each luncheon.