The Stud 4 Life Social Club celebrated its fifth anniversary April 22 with a Royal Blue and White Affair at Simeon Alumni Hall on 89th and Halsted.
The eventwhich featured a dinner, dance and award ceremonywas a benefit for Clara's House, a shelter for homeless women and children. The event also celebrated two recently deceased members of the social club, Nina Ross and Kim Hinds.
With Stud 4 Life officers decked out in royal blue suits greeting the guests, the night got started with a non-stop old school soundtrack provided by a DJ Diane. After dinner and dancing, awards were given by the officers for service to the group. Emcee Anthony Roosevelt broke the news that Kim Hinds had passed away the night before from cancer and she was acknowledged by the audience. Ricky Readus accepted the award for his niece, Nina Ross, who passed away three years earlier.
Social Club President Wanda B. stated early in the evening, "We love giving back to the LGBTQ community. We are a non-profit, completely out-of-pocket group to anyone who needs help."