This week, our luncheon meeting will be used for our Annual Installation of Officers and with Induction of New Members. President Chris Tatum asked members to wear red coats for this special ceremonial meeting. Next week’s meeting will be canceled for our annual 4th of July Independence Day Celebration. Club Officers to be installed for our 2019 – 2020 year will be: President, Burton Carter; President-Elect, Jim Stapleton; Immediate Past-President, Chris Tatum; Secretary, Mary Fogle; Treasurer, Bill Deason; Assistant-Treasurer, Larry Paulk; Vice- President of Fairgrounds, Jimmy White; One Year Directors: Mary Barnes, Bonnie Sanders, and David Johnson; Two-Year Directors, Michael Angelo James, Sondra Crews, and Tom- my Moore. All new members who have joined our club and have not been inducted to our club during the last year are asked to be in attendance this Thursday luncheon for the induction ceremony. Two resignations from membership reported last week are Justin Steirwalt and Tony Tanner who is also resigning as Chief of Police from the Waycross Police Department effective July 8, 2019.


Michael Ray presented $500 scholarship to (SGSC) South Georgia State College and (CPTC) Coastal Pines Technical College. On June 13th President Chris Tatum presented a $500 donation to Taylor Hereford of SGSC to assist students in their quest for education. On June 20th, Past Club President Michael Ray also presented a $500 check to Stephanie Roberts of CPTC for assistance to students in their educational pursuits. Hannah Higginson, student, received first scholarship from CPTC. Club Chairmen are asked to report details of 2018-2019 accomplishments to Mary Fogle by end of June! Chairmen need to go online at National Exchange Club for details.


Al Jacobson reported their committee’s last blood donations totaled 147 pints on May 30th. Next one is July 22, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Christy Joiner was introduced by June Program Chairman, George Barnhill on June 20. She said she is passionate for home service services. The two types of home care are skilled and non-skilled home care. Skilled home care includes health helper requiring hospital services, knee replacement, short term health needs, physical therapy, IV service, and certificate of need showing type of health condition. Cost of care is covered by federal insurance, commercial insurance and private insurance or resources. Non-skilled home-care includes workers staying with the client in home without the need of a physician. Service includes light grooming, medicine, respite care, and help to set appointments and for shopping. Ms. Joiner advised if need for in-home help, get part-time help first for small services before hiring full-time live-in help. Needs of patient determine length of services needed. Their company requires workers are checked and bonded in case accident occurs. Rate of home care usually is average of $22.50/hour. Important information if you need it! Thanks, George.


Jonathan Daniell presented a video on the development of our U. S. flag and traditions. Francis Scott Key was born August 1, 1779 died January 11, 1843 in Maryland. He wrote a poem which later became the lyrics for the United States, National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner. During the war of 1812, Key observed the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland in 1814. Key was inspired after viewing the American flag still flying over the fort at dawn and wrote the poem “Defence of Fort McHenry”. The poem was adapted to the tune of “Anacreon in Heaven.” The song became popular as “the Star Spangled Banner” as an unofficial anthem. A century later, during the tenure of President Woodrow Wilson it became the United States Anthem. All Americans should hear and take to “heart” these words.


Jonathan Daniell, chairman of the Proudly We Hail committee honored two persons for flying the American Flag appropriately. First honored with a plaque was Scott Built Homes received by Scott Gilliland. Second honored with a plaque was Cleveland Moore a local citizen and resident of Waycross. Plaques are to be displayed on each of the properties. Thanks again Jonathan for your presentation of our club’s important tradition. The British tried to negotiate by requiring the Fort personnel lowering the flag or they would bomb the fort by 100’s of boats. Americans held the flag up and the British began bombing and shooting. Patriots stood up holding the flag as it got shredded by bombing. Several groups of soldiers stood up to hold flag as others died. Men prayed to keep flag flying as many died holding the flag and not surrendering. Very moving video that every American should see and learn. Thanks Jonathan for your service to the club.

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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