EIGHT FLAGS JEEP CLUB Nassau County, FL
Eight Flags Jeep Club was founded in May 2014 and membership is now over 160 Jeeps. Fernandina Beach (Amelia Island) historically was under eight different flags, hence the nickname "Isle of Eight Flags". It is also known as the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry, therefore our mascot, of course, is the shrimp. We are sponsored in part by Rick Davis Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep/Ram.
Our club meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Rd. In addition, we have Jeep Nite Out at Dick's Wings on the 2nd Monday of each month and our "Sunset At The Beach" usually the third Saturday or Sunday. In the cooler months, we have bonfires. Amelia Island is unique in that it is one of the few places in Florida that we can actually drive our Jeeps on the beach. We also try to have one other event or ride each month.
While a lot of our activities revolve around our beautiful beach, our family-oriented club is civic minded. We involve ourselves with local beach & river clean-ups, the county Adopt-A-Mile program and local parades and charities. Some of these include our local VFW Post, Nassau County Humane Society, the Down Syndrome Association, Micah's Place, Gratitude America, Salvation Army's Hope House, Wolfson's Children's Hospital, the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts and Keep Nassau Beautiful. We've participated in the Fernandina Beach Lighted Christmas Parade, the annual Shrimp Fest Parade (winning 1st place one year!) and the Veteran's Day Parade. As a club, we often travel to other Jeep events around Florida & Georgia. When not on the island, we enjoy local trails & offroading.
The Club's best event to date will have to be our Jeep "Go Topless Day" each May. In 2016 we had a 215 Jeep police-escorted motorcade around the area and over the Nassau Sound Bridge, ending up at our local VFW Post with music, raffles and a bbq lunch. After expenses, we were able to donate over $3500 to the VFW. Look for a new "Go Topless Day" Jeep Run in 2019!