HISTORY: The 20th Century Onyx Club, Inc is a non profit organization founded in 1961 by Mrs Ruth Gibson of Ventura California. It is a civic and social organization whose membership is comprised of Women of African-American decent that reside in the Ventura area.
The Onyx gemstone is a black precious jewel and was selected by the organization as a tribute to and symbol of the beauty, value and strength of the African-American woman.
The Orchid is the symbolic flower of The 20th. Century Onyx Club, Inc.
To promote and support social welfare and charitable activities in the community
Encourage the development of social responsibility among young people
Provide scholarship incentives for young people seeking higher education
The 20th Century Onyx Club Debutante Ball celebrating young ladies of African American decent in Ventura County for more than 40 years.
Be a part of the experience.
Board Of Directors
The 20th Century Onyx Club, Inc
The 20th Century Onyx Club
P O Box 933
Oxnard, California 93032
20th Century Onyx Club Members
Front Row Seated: Left to Right
Onyx Club President - Ms. Julia Dixon
Debutante Ball Chairperson - Mrs. Larita Montgomery
1st. Row: Left to Right:
Ms. Mary Thomas
Mrs. Bevera Skelton
Mrs. Tobbie Gibson
Ms. Sheila Harris
Mrs. Barbara Stewart
2nd Row: Left to Right:
Mrs Arlene Twine
Mrs Melodie Crier
Ms. Cassondra Powell
Mrs. Robbie Hibbler
Dr. Irene Pinkard
Mrs Lana Ingram
Mrs. Phyllis Alexander - Debutante Ball Co-Chairperson
Mrs Gerry Matthews
Onyx Members NOT able to attend the DEB Ball / Not Shown:
Mrs Karen Hill-Scott
Mrs Romona Mitchell
Ms. Samwella King
Ms. Victoria Russell