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Clark-King joins CIHS as board assistant

By Staff | Oct 30, 2019


The Captiva Island Historical Society recently announced Jenny Clark-King as the new assistant to the board of directors, replacing Melissa Laskos, who retired after a two-year term of service.

Clark-King’s life has intertwined with Captiva from her honeymoon at the South Seas Plantation in 1980 and subsequently moving to Southwest Florida soon after.

She has spent countless hours volunteering in the area. Her hours have contributed to the American Cancer Society as its special events chairperson (Bradenton); Cardinal Mooney High School (Sarasota) as its telethon chairperson; docent at the Burroughs Home & Gardens (Fort Myers); 13 years on the Lee County Women’s Tennis League Executive Board, 10 of which she was the executive secretary; and presently at the Lee County Women’s Tennis League as its rules coordinator.

In her 40-plus years of living in Southwest Florida, Clark-King had the pleasure of meeting some of Captiva’s and Southwest Florida’s historic residents while they were alive: Jim and Ellie Newton (Uncommon Friends), artist Robert Rauschenberg, and Anne Morrow Lindberg.

The CIHS Board is pleased that she has brought her experience, enthusiasm and island connection to the Captiva Island Historical Society. The board also thanked Laskos for her dedication, professionalism and support over the past two years.