Our next meeting speaker will be brought to us by Jim Stapleton, July Programs Chairman, on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. Jason Christmas has been invited to brief us on the new Neighborhood Wal-Mart market- ing system, located on Plant Avenue.
Next week, Jim brings Connie Oliver, Executive Direc- tor of WayGreen our local Fare Market held at 1460
N. Augusta Ave., affiliated with Okefenokee Heritage Center property on the first Saturday of each month. It is open from May – November 9:00 a.m. – Noon.
New club President Chris Tatum led members in a round of applause thanking Roger Collins for his last year of success of club accomplishments.
Al Jacobson Chairman of our Exchange/Red Cross Blood Drive each month, reports that 144 pints of do- nated blood were given in June. Al said that is “pretty good” considering it occurred near a holiday. Keep the donations coming as the need is always great for blood donations in our area.
Our Give-A-Kid-A-Flag-to-Wave Committee chaired by Burton Carter handed out American flags to kids on Bit Tanner Field on the 4th of July during the afternoon festivities before the fireworks display in the evening.
Remember to not answer or talk on your cell phone during driving. Your hands are to be free during driving time as the new Georgia law passed and takes effect July 1, 2018 for fines if caught. Look on the internet for details of handling and speaking on your cell phones or not speaking while driving your vehicle.
2018-2019 OFFICERS INSTALLED
Last week’s Red Coater showed pictures and names of new officers and board members for our club 2018-2019. Also, pictures of members receiving awards for excellence in service to the club are shown.
National Exchange Club President-Elect Scott Warren administered the oath of office to the club’s incoming President, Chris Tatum; President-Elect, Burton Carter; Immediate Past-President, Roger Collins; Vice President of rentals, Jimmy White; Secretary, Mary Fogle; Treasurer, Bill Deason; Assistant Treasurer, Larry Paulk; and Board Members, Mary Barnes, Bonnie Sanders, Billy Dowling, Steve Smoak, Jeff Jones, and Robbie Roberson. Scott Warren thanked the members who have supported the club during its 72 year existence and who made important progress in the community.
He noted that the national club has 18,600 members who serve their communities in various ways.
Scott Hill was presented the Waycross Exchange Club Outstanding Fair Workers award in the meeting as he was unable to attend the National President-Elect’s presentation of awards ceremony.
- President Glenn Deibert was presented $500 for CPTC Scholarship to help young or displaced worker expenses.
- Huey Spearman SGSC representative was presented $500 for James M. Dye Foundation to help needy stu- dents.
- Satilla Advocacy representative presented $413.14 for assistance to Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) program.
- GAKAFTW committee was given 3 boxes of flags for handout to kids on the 4th of July celebration.