EIGHT FLAGS JEEP CLUB Nassau County, FL
In May of 2014, a small handful of Jeep owners answered an ad in the newspaper posted by Rick Keffer, owner of Keffer Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep/Ram to start a local Jeep Club. Now, years later we have approximately 160+ members and are one of the largest, most active community-oriented Jeep Clubs in the area. We participate in road, beach and river clean-ups, host numerous charity events, get muddy on the trails, join in parades, travel to other area and out-of-town Jeep events and local points of interest, host club socials & holiday parties, but most of all we like gathering together with our Jeeps and enjoying our local beaches. 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.
Today, the club is sponsored by Davis/Chrysler/Dodge/Ram Jeep in Yulee. Some our charities & interests that we sponsor include: Nassau Humane Society, Keep Nassau Beautiful, Micah's Place, Gratitude America, Salvation Army Hope House, Wolfson Children's Hospital, our local VFW Post #4351 and there's been a few more along the way.
Eight Flags Jeep Club is a member of the "Tread Lightly" program and we believe in responsible wheeling, doing our part by traveling only on designated roads & trails, modeling appropriate behavior, and leaving an area better that we found it. We help out at Amelia Island State Park with their "Jeeps For Shorebirds" program and have a quarterly commitment with Keep Nassau Beautiful/FDOT to sponsor and clean our area of Amelia Island Parkway with the "Adopt-A-Roadway" program. We are currently putting together a Jeep CERT Team (Citizen's Emergency Response Team) in coordination with the Nassau County Sheriff's Office.
Our members come from all over the northeast Florida/southeast Georgia area including Duval, St. Johns, Baker & Camden counties. We understand our members work, travel and have family commitments, so you come when you can.
So, what's with the name? Fernandina Beach & the Amelia Island area historically were under eight different flags- French, Spanish, British, Patriots, Green Cross, Mexican Revolutionary, Confederate and US. Hence the name
"Eight Flags Jeep Club".