After being inactive for seven years, members of the Entre Nous Club decided to reassemble in March of 2018, following up with elections that were held last month at Clarksville Station.
Entre Nous is a French expression that translates roughly as “among or between us.”
The Entre Nous Club first organized in June 1946 with a small group of African-American women whose purpose was to participate in social activities throughout the community.
The club has historically been predominantly African-American, however anyone in the community is invited to participate.
“We invite anybody who is interested in joining and we had 10 new members. We had more members join than we already had active,” club president Jacqueline Booker said of the newly-reconstituted organization.
According to Booker, the Entre Nous Club has two primary goals.
Club officers and members provide social activities for their members and friends.
The group also provides civic engagement to the community.
The group’s main focus in its civic engagement is awarding scholarships to Person County high school graduates.
Entre Nous budgets $1,000 each year to provide a scholarship to a student from either Person High School or Roxboro Community School to help them pursue an education at an institution of a higher learning.
Periodically, the Entre Nous Club sponsored a program called Little People in Revue, that provides exposure to young children in the community and helps them show their leadership and talent by participating in cultural activities.
That program has helped the Entre Nous Club generate funding for both their civic service duties and scholarship donations.