Coastal Friends elects board


At the Coastal Friends monthly luncheon on June 5, held at Marsh Landing Country Club, the existing executive board and committee chairs were thanked for their service as they transitioned out of their positions. A new board of directors was inducted for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

As usual, there will not be any monthly luncheons during July and August, but they will start up again in September. Additionally, some activities are curtailed during the summer, but others will continue to take place, such as canasta, mah jongg and book club. 

Established in 1998, Coastal Friends is a social group of women who live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, St. Augustine and the surrounding area. Some of the activities offered are: adventures and outings, book club, bunco, canasta, happy hour, lunch in, lunch out, mah jongg, samba and wine socials. 

Additionally, Coastal Friends collects nonperishable food, pet items, toys and gently used items and donates them to various local organizations and animal shelters. 

New members are welcome throughout the year. For more information, email