This week, December Program Chairman Ken Carroll brings Millie Price, Coach of Waycross/Ware County STEM Initiative of the Ware County School System on December 13th. Mrs. Price is K-12 STEM Instructional Support Staff Coach at (912) 283-8656 ext. 1139. Also, Robbie Winn will bring our December Youth of the Year winner to be recognized. Next week Thursday, December 20 at 12:30 p.m. Captain Jim Dillinger of the Salvation Army will be here in Waycross and speak. Nationwide the Salvation Army has 90,000 workers, which are declining in numbers to collect donations and serve the nation’s poor.
Next Day, December 21 our club rings bells to fill the Salvation Army kettles. Sites to ring will be Wal-Mart Plant, Wal-Mart Memorial Drive at food entrance and main entrances of Kroger, Belk, Big Lots and Harveys on Plant. Time to ring is 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sign-Up Sheets will be at our luncheon meetings December 13th and 20th. Remember to bring your annual large donation by check or cash!
EXCHANGE-REDCROSS BLOOD DRIVE
On Monday, December 24, Al Jacobson holds his committee’s Monthly Blood Drive at our Exchange Club Center building in the Ellie Royal Conference Room from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring a relative, asso- ciate, or friend with you. Blood donations are needed all the time for life-saving events. Our last blood drive was quite successful on November 26th.
CLUB FINANCES STRONG
Club Treasurer Bill Deason reported the status of our club at a recent luncheon meeting. Finances are strong after our last Fair November 6-10. Attendance counts each day in general, were up and total over the entire week was up. Our Amusements of America Midway had new rides and were in good condition overall. Members and volunteers working the parking committee’s lots were actively involved directing customers to vacant spaces. A separate area for disabled parking was set aside and managed by a member. Ticket sales were strong as our Club Members handled the entire sales this year including pre-sales at the ticket sales office prior to the fair opening. Money is used for community service, service to youth, American Citizenship purposes including our Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) and many other programs serving the “community”. Thank you members and volunteers including businesses advertising their services in the Exhibit Building, School and non-profit booths decorated showing their services.
EXCHANGE CHRISTMAS BANQUET
Members who had other commitments to do on December 6th missed a special time for honoring Christ at our Christmas Banquet. We were greeted at the entrance door area with the singing group from Pierce County High School, “Bella Voce”. In English it is translated to “Beautiful Voice.” Fifteen high school singers sang several Christmas songs with piano accompanist and leader Kelly Justice. Very good singing! Sharon Deal and staff served a delectable Prime Rib Dinner, fit for a king and queen! Thank you Sharon Deal for decorating our room and serving such a wonderful dinner.
Sign up for ringing bells with the Salvation Army on December 21. Pick 1 or 2 hours for you. Thanks!