Tonight, our club celebrates our Fair’s success and Programs of Service Completed during the last six months, with our Christmas Banquet and the birthday of Jesus Christ. At 7:00 p.m. in our Ellie Royal Room, we will express our love for our brothers and sisters by feasting on the prime rib & trimmings that Kim Pimentel and Sharon Deal bring to us.
Make sure you are signed up on the list with the total number of your family attending. Attendance is required if you signed up so President Burton Carter can get an accurate account of servings.
Next week, at 10:45 a.m., our Okefenokee Agricultural Fair Association Board of Directors will meet to review successes and needed adjustments to next year’s activities of the Fair. At 11:30 a.m. the Exchange Club of Waycross Board of Directors will meet to assess the success and improvements needed in the business of the club. Then at 12:30 p.m., our club luncheon will be held in our conference room. Ken Carroll brings Kristen McCarthy, Director “Called to Care” and Robbie Winn will introduce our December Youth of the Month Winner.
This week, we will not have our Exchange Club meeting at 12:30 p.m. (noon) as it is the day we thank God for His blessings, to each member and family. We don’t deserve His blessings but He wants to please us if we accept Him and follow His guidance.
Also, this week Monday, November 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. we have our Exchange Club/Red Cross Blood Drive. Prizes will be offered for donations. Next week Thursday, December 5, Ken Carroll, brings Kimberly Roberts, Regional Commission to speak to our members and guests at our noon luncheon.
This week, our Thursday, November 14 speaker will be our Fair Midway, Amusements of America owner, Dominic Vivona, Jr.
Also, Mike Inman, Waycross native, and fellow Fair Midway worker/helper will probably be present to explain new equipment operations and other featured acts. Members having fair passes made for children will need to meet with Jonathan Daniell to pick them up. The fair midway will open at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, with a ribbon-cutting. Wear Red Coats.
Hopefully, you were able to recognize our veterans on Monday the day before. We all should be working our spots at the Fair as it gets underway on the 12th and helping visitors doing the photographs for their business get what they want. Be friendly to all!
Next week our Fair Board meets Thursday at 10:45 a.m. Then the Exchange Club board meets at 11:30 a.m. to handle business.
At our regular club meeting at 12:30 p.m., we will have a presentation of our November Youth of the Month winner with Robbie Winn. Then, also, our club meeting speaker guest, Judge James Kelly Brooks of Ware Superior Court, will speak at our luncheon meeting.
Monday, November 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. our monthly blood donation drive with the American Red Cross will take place. Please donate if you can and bring a guest!
This week’s luncheon program will be the last one for October Program’s Chairman, Daniel Warren who brings Danny Christmas, Ware County Schools Resources Officers Director. All schools must have a resources officer on campus. The officer must be committed to strengthening the home to school connection. Parents are encouraged to support and be involved to give a positive impact on their child’s learning progress.
This week Saturday, November 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., all members are to work to upgrade facilities at the Fairgrounds. Bring tools to weed-eat, repair sagging doors in restrooms, and others listed by Jimmy White, Vice-President of Fairgrounds. Come any other day you want to work if you can’t make it Saturday to work a day as needed during the week.
Next week, the speaker we will have Thursday, November 7th at 12:30 p.m. with November Programs Chairman, Freddie Smith, is TBA.
Of course, the following week of November 12 to 16 brings our Okefenokee Agricultural Fair with food, rides, amusements, games, music animals judging in which you are to participate as a worker.
Volunteer Members are needed to help on 1 or 2 of our parking, ticket taking, ticket sales or other committees. Remember to sign up! Desserts must be brought to Cretia Dowling, cell 592-1089 or 283-8315 (home), between 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. evening dinner (two or more if possible).
This week’s program speaker will be brought to us by October Programs Chairman, Daniel Warren. Information on Ware County High School Football will be provided by Coach Jason Strickland. Also, this Saturday, October 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. all of our members will work at our Fairgrounds to get it ready for our Fair November 12-16. Another workday will be November 2, 2019.
The following week’s speaker for our luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 24 will be Ware County Basketball men’s and women’s coaches. Preceding lunch, at 10:45 a.m., our Okefenokee Agricultural Fair Association Board will meet then the Waycross Exchange Club Board will meet at 11:30 a.m.