This Thursday Luncheon’s meeting for members starts at 12:30 p.m. with delicious food by Sharon Deal and staff. It is always excellent cuisine. President Roger Collins gavels in business following lunch at 12:45 p.m. with prayer. Our guest speaker will be Dr. David Murphy of Ankle and Foot Associates. Next week Thursday, November 23rd will be Thanksgiving holiday and NO MEETING will be held.
On following Monday, November 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. our club hosts Waycross Exchange/Red Cross Blood Drive in our Ellie Royal Room. Bring a friend, relative or associate to donate a pint of blood. Desserts and money, game will be available for all those attending winning.


Head Coach of the South Georgia State College Hawks basketball team, Cory Baldwin, was introduced by Immediate Past-President Michael Ray at our November 2 luncheon meeting. Coach Baldwin stated this is to be the ninth season for the Hawks with an average of 21 wins per year over the past eight years. He said they have also experienced many changes during this time including nine A.D.’s, Four Presidents, two school names and two mascots! Players have achieved 89 Associate Degrees, two championships, 74 wins and one National championship. This year they expect 22 out of 23 players national will graduate with associate degrees. Three members return this year and 12 new members from Georgia and Florida. Rasheen Law came back as Assistant Coach. Coaches secretary works in Douglas and takes all calls and forwards them to Waycross!


Jonathan Daniell Okefenokee Fair Manager, introduced by President Roger Collins at our last meeting, began by saying new additions are in our Midway of Amusements of America.
There are new attractions also that they picked up at the Georgia Association of Agriculture Fairs in January. They will look at more this coming year, too. New Banana Derby run by Anna, Phil and Symona Hendricks is unique and interesting from Bulgaria. The Petting Zoo owners are glad to be here run by Jeff and Jody Gray with Darlene and Gracie. The Circus Incredibles run by Wallenda Family remaining, and Simon Arestov, Wallenda Arestov, Lyric Arestov and Alex Arestov is a wonderful revue. The Midway owner Morris Vivona is oldest Amusements of America owner at 97 years old with brother Dominic Vivona, Jr, grandson Greg, Mike from Manor and Erica. The Monster Truck show is inspiring to watch with 30 minute show. He said 600 FFA workers have been involved with sales, judges, volunteers, and “showing” members. A good fair was held and Parking Committee Chairman still has a need for more help!!


Arbriana Sharrell Goolsby received our October Youth of the Month award on November 2, 2017. She is a Ware County High School Senior, the daughter of Sherman and Kari Goolsby and granddaughter of Walter and Barbra Blue and the late Pearlie Mae Goolsby. She has two younger brothers.
Arbriana is ranked 10th of 360 Ware County High School seniors. She attributes her success to her parents, along with her grandparents, neighbors, teachers and school counselor and most importantly, God.
Arbriana’s activities and honors at Ware County High School include:

  • National Honor Society
  • National Society of High School Scholars
  • Beta Club
  • Jr. Debutante and Debutante — Dance Captain and Parliamentarian
  • FBLA
  • Basketball Cheerleader
  • All “A” Honor Roll
  • University of Georgia Certificate of Merit
  • Presbyterian College 2017 Junior Fellow Scholar
  • Ware County High School Certificate of Achievement 9th, 10th, & 11th
  • Waycross Okefenokee Lions Club 51st Class of the Lions Academic Honors Society

Community Activities:

  • Clothing Drive
  • School Supplies Donation
  • Counselor’s Assistant (Post and Pre Plannng)
  • Teacher’s Assistant
  • Nurse’s Assistant
  • Mattie’s Mission
  • Food Drive
  • Mary Street Missions
  • Special Olympics
  • WCHS Ambassador (Tour guiding new students)
  • Center Elementary Field Day
  • Center PBIS Celebration
  • WCHS Sr. Night Preparation Volunteer
  • Applebee’s Breakfast with Santa

After graduation, she plans to attend a university and major in pre-med and then attend The Medical College of Georgia and obtain a medical degree (MD) in pediatrists.


First Place – Southern Fire Safety
Second Place – Security Energy System
Third Place – Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind

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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