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.

February 22, 2018


This week Carl James, February Programs Chairman brings Thursday’s program U.S. Representative Earl Leroy “Buddy” Carter for Georgia’s 1st congressional district. He has been a member of the Georgia State Senate, first elected as senator in 2009 general election. He was elected as a Georgia Republican of the 1st U.S. Congressional District in 2015. Also, Robbie Winn conducts presentation of our February 2018 Youth of the Month award.
Monday, February 26th from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. will be a drive for blood donations with the Red Cross in our Ellie Royal Conference Room. Ask a friend to give a pint with you, here.
Next week, March 1st, Mary Barnes, March Programs Chairman brings Matt Gourley with the canine unit of Georgia Department of Corrections as our luncheon speaker.

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February 8, 2018


This week Thursday, the February 8, 2018 program speaker will be brought to us by February Programs Chairman Carl James. Carl brings Harlan Proveaux Deputy Director, Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security to us.
Next week Thursday, we honor and thank our public safety heros of the year at 7:0 p.m. Wear redcoats.

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January 25, 2018


This week Thursday, January 25, at 12:30 p.m., our January Programs Chairman Jim Blackburn will bring Sheldon Hill, RDCS Executive Director of Safe Best program dealing with Sudden Death Cardiac issues. Next week, February 1, our luncheon speaker will be a representative from the GBI in Douglas, Georgia.

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January 11, 2018


Our first meeting in 2018 is scheduled for Thursday, January 11 with Luncheon Speaker Millie Price STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Coordinator in the Ware County School System. Ms. Price will speak on the school’s successful STEM education policy and curriculum. STEM gives choices in schools to improve competitiveness in Science and technology development in our nation’s and local social and economic systems. Students graduate high school eligible for college courses and soon graduate college with degrees, ready to go to work in our society. Ware County is a leader in the country using this system.
Our next meeting is January 18, 2018, 12:30 p.m. in our Ellie Royal Room with Ware County High School’s Athletic Director, David Shields presenting the program. Jim Blackburn is January Programs Chairman.

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December 28, 2017


This Thursday’s December 28th luncheon meeting has been cancelled!
Next week Monday, January 1st is New Years Holiday.
Jim Blackburn is January, 2018 Programs Chairman. He is Battalion Chief, Waycross Fire Department and a member of GSAR TASK FORCE 8 (GEORGIA SEARCH AND RESCUE) which is part of the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System. His first speaker on Thursday, January 4 is Executive Director of the Ware County Emergency Management Agency, Jonathon Daniell. Invite a friend, associate or relative to eat and fellowship with our members. Come and Enjoy!

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Exchange Club 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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Exchange Club of Waycross

& Okefenokee Fairgrounds