Wake Robin 80th Wake Robin

80th Anniversary Diamond and Pearl Jubilee Celebration
Sunday, June 4, 2017 – Banquet
Monday, June 5, 2017 – Golf Tournament
at The Country Club at Woodmore, Mitchellville, MD

(MARCH 14, 2017) The Wake-Robin Golf Club, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, will commemorate 80 years of service in promoting golf for women. The organization is the oldest women’s golf club in America.  Founded in 1937 by thirteen innovative and committed Black women who were instrumental in the desegregation of golf courses in Washington, D.C. and the opening of the renowned Langston Golf Course. Members today are proud to have nurtured and grown their vision into a reality — making a difference by leading, advocating, advancing, strengthening and promoting the game of golf for women.

Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

The Club is commemorating their historical 80th Anniversary milestone with a two-day Diamond & Pearl Jubilee Celebration. The scheduled events will begin with a Diamond & Pearl Jubilee Banquet on Sunday June 4th and conclude with a golf tournament on Monday, June 5th; both events will be held at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville, MD. Optional event pricing and packages are available.

Honorary Chair for the 80th Anniversary Celebration is Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Masters of Ceremony: Donnie McKethan, Radio Personality WPFW, FM 89.3

The Keynote Speaker: Michael Williams, Radio Talk Show Host,“The 19thHole” WJFK, FM 106.7 Honoree: Debert Cook, Publisher, African American Golfer’s Digest

Michael Williams_Debert Cook


The public is invited to attend and encouraged to register and pay before May 7th in order to take advantage of the Early Bird discount price.

Payments and registrations may be made by mail by using the REGISTRATION FORM; make check payable to: Wake-Robin Golf Club, and mail to P.O. Box 443, Lanham, MD 20706.

Or register and pay online using PayPal by scrolling down the page and choosing “Add to Cart” CLICK HERE.

“It gives us great pleasure to extend this invitation to you to be a part of our 80th Anniversary Celebration and a scholarship presentation to deserving young women.   Public support in our endeavors to fulfill our mission, preserving the Legacy is greatly appreciated,” says Phyllis Stevenson-Jenkins, 80th Anniversary Committee Chairperson.

Those who cannot attend and wish to make a tax deductible donation, may do so by visiting the Wake-Robin website and clicking  on the “DONATION” button found at bottom of page at: wake-robingolf.org

For questions or further information, please contact any committee member below:

Phyllis Stevenson-Jenkins: 301-509-0410 paj1104@msn.com
Kimberly Robinson: 240-461-7382 kjbr12@msn.com
Vicki Smith: 301-335-7664 vssmith@comcast.net

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Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/09/24/they-didnt-takeaknee-the-black-power-protest-salute-that-shook-the-world-in-1968/?utm_term=.225289aa92e9
James Beatty, Executive Editor, African American Golfer's Digest February 7, 2018—To quote the one and only noted