Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
There are 13,315 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia and 464 deaths, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. This makes Georgia 11th in the list of states with the most US coronavirus cases. Georgia governor Brian Kemp issued a stay-at-home order on April 1. Georgia’s first two cases of COVID-19 were residents of Fulton County who lived in the same household. We are still under the SHELTER-IN-PLACE QUARANTINE; people are to STAY SAFE, WEAR MASK, USE GLOVES and STAY 6 FEET APART in order to gain control of this virus. Most people are taking these precautions seriously, to those who are not SHAME ON YOU!
We can only gain ground on this virus if everyone does as they are supposed to do. Most importantly PRAY! ONE FOR ANOTHER.
We will have NO Thursday Meetings/or board meetings until further notice from the Georgia Department of Public Safety and president Burton Carter.
We will have NO Thursday Meetings or board meetings until further notice from the Georgia Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management.
This Thursday, March 5th, March Programs Chairman Mary Barnes brings her first program of March to our March 5th meeting at 12:30 p.m. luncheon. Tom Cribb of Project Search is her program.
February 27, 2020, was our 2020 Public Safety Banquet at 7:00 p.m.
It had been switched a week from February 20 due to a dangerous weather forecast for that evening.
Next week on March 12th, Mary brings a program to be announced (TBA).
Carl James, February Programs Chairman this year is also Public Safety Banquet Chairman for this February 20th evening festivities. We will honor our city and county Public Safety employees who have excelled in their official duties and dedication during 2019. Recognition will be given to all who have achieved high goals, life-saving acts, and other public services. No luncheon meeting will be held.
On Monday, February 24, our fairgrounds and Ellie Royal Conference Center room will be used by the American Red Cross and the Blood Drive Committee from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for blood donations. Our last blood drive on January 27 had 148 pints of blood given. Go, and invite a guest! Next week before our luncheon, our Okefenokee Agricultural Fair Board Directors will meet at 10:45 a.m. Following at 11:30 a.m., our Exchange Club of Waycross board meeting will be held led by President Burton Carter. Reminder board members are required to attend.
Later at 12:30 p.m., our club’s luncheon will be spread out for our delight with Greg Taylor of the Georgia Pardon and Parole office speaking to us.