SOUTHEAST GEORGIA WOMEN’S CLINIC

President-Elect, Craig Head welcomed Staci Lucas, Yvonne Davis and Susan Hilton, members of the Southeast Georgia Women’s Clinic., a non-profit Crisis Pregnancy Center. Yvonne Davis told the history of the founding of Southeast Georgia Women’s Clinic. In 2018 out of a need for services for pregnant women the idea was developed. Following an article in the Florida Times-Union that sadly highlighted the Southeast Georgia area with the highest number of unplanned pregnancies in its coverage area, a group from Jacksonville reached out to the new organization to help guide them. In 2020, they were able to purchase a building at 2007 Tebeau Street, Waycross. October 2021, they had a banquet with a national speaker.
The motto: “Every life is considered valued.” The Mission Statement: “Empower Women to Make a Difference” Stacey Lucas, the Executive Director, listed the many services that are offered when the Clinic is complete. Among them are: Pregnancy testing, pregnancy options information, ultrasounds, which will be given by a trained Registered Nurses, doctor referrals, classes in breast feeding, and Bible studies. Infant supplies will be offered up to two years old. Clothing and formula, covenant care, abiding care will also be available. Volunteers will be given 20 hours of training. In the future there will be a Men’s ministry and a thrift store.
Susan Hilton, Fundraising Chair said the non-profit serves five counties, Bacon, Brantley, Ware, Pierce, and Clinch, with a projected budget of $120,000. The service is ambitious and financial support is critical to the success of the much-needed program. There is a need for two paid staff members, counselors, privacy fencing, volunteer training, and an outreach coordinator.
Prime South Bank is a sponsor, a golf tournament is planned for 2022 at the Lakes Golf Course and a banquet in October 2022. Speaking opportunities are welcome from civic groups and churches. There is a Facebook page and a website being developed. The telephone number is: 912-490-7378. FAIR RECAP 2021
Jonathan Daniell Congratulated all the Exchange Members who volunteered in preparation and running the Fair this year. Considering the reduced number of members from previous years, 2021 was the highest grossing event in the history of the Waycross Exchange Club. Despite many obstacles there were more than 20,000 paid admissions passing through the gates.
Daniell called on all the Fair Chairpersons present at the meeting to give a report on their areas:
Midway Security, Parking, Ticket Sales, Ticket Taking, Advertising and Fair Ground Maintenance.
A lot of good information and ideas was presented and will be considered at our Fair Planning Meeting in February 2022.
To implement improvements to make our fair better.

GRACE ELIZABETH MILTON DECEMBER YOUTH OF THE MONTH

It is with much enthusiasm that I introduce to you Grace Elizabeth Milton. Grace is the daughter Jay and JoAnna Milton and the niece of Penny Bennett. Grace is ranked 3rd of 369 Ware County High School seniors. When asked what she attributes to her academic success. Grace stated, “My parents instilled in me the mentality to do my very best in all things, whether sports or academic. I am thankful to have their support and I also attribute my success to my Aunt Penny who always makes sure I am taking the right classes and encourages me to push myself to be the best I can be.”

Grace’s Activities and Awards at WCHS include: She is a member of

  • BETA Club and National Honor Society
  • Math Team
  • WCHS HOSA
  • WCHS Softball, played shortstop (9th-12th)
  • WCHS Basketball (9th grade)

She has received numerous awards:

  • Dual Enrollment student at South Ga State College and Coastal Pines Technical College with a 4.0 GPA
  • Academic Honors List South GA State College
  • WCHS Basketball JV Scholar-Athlete Award
  • WCHS Basketball Coach’s Award
  • WCHS Softball Defensive Player of the Year

WCHS Softball All region Second-Team

  • Grace’s community and volunteer activities include:
  • Being a lifelong member of Pineview Baptist church
  • Assisting with Children church and clean-up
  • Helping with sewing masks for local healthcare workers
  • Mowing grass for the Elderly
  • Helping with planning and collecting donations for softball cancer awareness games
  • Volunteering in the concession at baseball and soccer games
  • Donating blood to American Red Cross
  • Donating toiletries to Magnolia House and The Hospice House
  • Assisting with Ware County Recreation Department Softball Clinics
  • Reading to elementary students

Grace works in the WCHS clinic as an office helper. She is responsible for taking vital signs, administering minor first aid, answering the phone, and assisting the nurses with the organization of paperwork and supplies. Grace is passionate about making memories with her friends and looking forward to what the future holds.
After graduation, Grace plans to attend Georgia College and State or the University of GA to obtain a B.S. in Biology and then attend dental school with the goal of becoming a dentist and practicing in Waycross.

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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