Exchange Club of Waycross

including the Okefenokee Fairgrounds

Best National Exchange Club Bulletin Award

Wayne Kilmark accepts the award from GA District VP Sidney Blanton

Prevention of Child Abuse

On a more serious note – Prevention of Child Abuse is our main project at the Exchange Club of Waycross

Music Events

Through the Okefenokee Fairgrounds the Exchange Club of Waycross we host events like the Annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull

Agricultural Fairs

Through the Okefenokee Fairgrounds the Exchange Club of Waycross we host Agricultural Fairs and events

Welcome to our bi monthly News update

These articles are taken from our Red Coater bi monthly newsletter, for more information, please click the Red Coater icon to the right for the pdf file.

November 17, 2016


Rev. Freddie Smith, November Programs Chairman, is bringing Judge Mike DeVane to speak at this week Thursday’s luncheon meeting at 12:30 p.m. Earlier at 11:00 a.m., our Okefenokee Agricultural Fair Board Meeting will be held. Later, at 11:30 a.m., our Exchange Club of Waycross Board will meet in our Board meeting room with President Michael Ray presiding. All officers should attend and members are invited, also.

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November 3, 2016


Our first meeting in November, will have as our luncheon speaker. Rev. Freddie Smith bringing former member and former superintendent of schools, Ricky Brantley. On Saturday, November 5th, all members will meet at our Fairgrounds for a busy work day, of cleaning and fair ground preparation. Bring your tools and energy for working, starting at 8:00 a.m. On Tuesday, November 8 our Okefenokee Agricultural Fair will open doors at 5:00 p.m. On Thursday, November 10th, our luncheon speaker will be our Fair Rides and Midway representative from Amusements of America. Exchange Club members can buy Exchange Club shirts, jackets and caps from Jonathan Daniell. Also, club members’ children and grandchildren can get Free Fair Rides pass by taking 1” x 1” picture with child’s name on back and $5.00 to Jonathan. Remember to take a yard sign to your property to advertise the Fair dates. Free club auto parking pass are also available for family and club members to use when entering fairgrounds. Parking and Ticket-Taker committees need members to sign up for times to work the fair.

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October 20, 2016


This week Thursday October 20, October Programs Chairperson Trinija Martin brings Robbie Winn with the October Youth of the Month winner for our club. Next, U.S. Representative Buddy Carter will speak on U.S. legislation. On Saturday, October 22, we will meet at the Fairgrounds at 8:00 a.m. for a work day. Next week October 27th Thursday, our club’s Okefenokee Fair Association Board will meet at 11:00 a.m. in the Board Room. Our Exchange Club of Waycross Board will follow at 11:30 a.m. with President Michael Ray in charge. At 12:30 p.m., Trinija Martin brings a member of the Coastal Pines Technical College, Dr. Pete Snell Economic Development Director to speak on the success of the Quick Start Program. Bring a friend, relative and associate to hear our informative programs.

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2015-2016 Officers:
Left to Right: Immediate Past President Tony Tanner, Michael Ray, Larry Paulk, Bill Deason, Summer Stipe, Incoming President Jake Strickland, Rod Langevin, Ginger Peagler, Harbin Farr, Jimmy White, Roger Collins, Burton Carter, Vince Settle.

Unity for Service

Our Motto - Unity for Service
The motto was adopted in 1917.
Its originator, Charles Berkey,
said the motto was inspired
by the 133rd Psalm, which says
“Behold how good and pleasant
it is for brethren to dwell
together in unity.”

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