President Craig Head asks members to “Look Up!” when entering the club building. Just in time for the Fair, the new sign has been installed.
Thank you, Jimmy White and your team! Linda Hayes reported the October blood drive had one hundred and five volunteer donors. Seventeen were unable to give blood so there were eighty-eight pints collected. Exchange Club of Waycross is proud that the Al Jacobson Memorial Blood Drive still holds the title of the number one blood drive in Georgia.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Exchange Club of Waycross Christmas Banquet will be Thursday, December 15th.
FAIR UPDATE WITH FAIR MANAGER, JONATHAN DANIELL
Fair Manager Jonathan Daniell began by telling the club members that the Amusements of America ( the club’s partner in the fair) has promised some newer rides and the return of several of popular side acts such as the petting zoo, racing pigs, the “wheel of death,” highflyers, and the Dominguez Brothers Circus. This year the group will be in Brunswick the week before our fair, so their travel time will be much shorter than in the past.
REVEREND BILL YOUNG “ONE NATION UNDER GOD”
Program Chairman Roger Collins introduced Dr. Bill Young, Pastor of Sweat Memorial Baptist Church. Dr. Young started his address with, “I’m on a prayer kick.”
Young introduced a topic that he is developing about praying the Ten Commandments. He saw a copy of the Ten Commandments hanging on the wall as he walked into the club meeting. In the Bible, the Ten Commandments are found in Exodus 20:1-17.
He recalled the time when Jesus was asked a trick question. (The event is recorded in Matthew 22:34-40). The question, asked by a young lawyer, was, “What is the greatest commandment of them all?” It was a trick because they hoped he would name one when they considered all of them equal.
Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great first commandment.
And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend on all the Law and the Prophets.” Jesus then asked the Pharisees a question that they could not answer and so from that day no one dared to ask Him any more questions. They had to wait for another day to catch Jesus.
He is preparing a sermon that weaves the Ten Commandments into the United States of America’s Pledge of Allegiance and the Declaration of Independence. After reciting The Pledge of Allegiance, Young said, “I’m on a prayer kick.” We have to be praying for the situation we’re in. We have to do everything else, too. We have to involve ourselves. I’m involved. I’m attending meetings of boards and commissions. I’ve got my eyes open, and I’ve got my ears open.
As Young began his summary, he again quoted the Pledge of Allegiance. He ended his talk just as he started it, “I’m on a prayer kick. Let’s pray for one Nation under God, let’s pray for liberty and justice for all, and let’s pray for a country of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
MEMORIAL DRIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Congratulations to 5th grade Memorial Drive students, Olivia Jones (left) and William Heard (right) as they accept the Young Citizenship Award sponsored by the Waycross Exchange Club from their School Principal, Mrs. Hines. Olivia and William were nominated by their teachers as both leaders in their grade and always displaying a positive attitude and helpful spirit. Way to go Wildcats!