This week Thursday, we will have no luncheon speaker as we have no meeting due to celebrating our Thanksgiving holiday on November 26th. European England Patriots started living here after sailing from England to our country’s eastern Maryland shore for freedom from religious and governmental regulations. In 1498, early European explorers sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to our Maryland shore to settle on land granted to them through Sir George Calvert, a recently converted catholic, by King Charles!
Of course, there are explorers nowadays who are finding examples of groups having previously landed on this continent. But, our United States governmental laws were established by the early explorers and continue today. We have to fight to keep our laws and values by winning elections for God and Country.
Ralph Pittman Ware County Jail Manager new club member received his club certificate and pin and welcomed into our club.
Club Secretary Mary Fogle 3 or a 4-year-old member has presented her Exchange Club certificate and pin credentials, finally.
BLOOD DRIVE SUCCESS
Al Jacobson reported our Waycross Exchange Club/Red Cross Blood drive growing, being 39th in the nation in giving blood. Congratulations!
EXCHANGE CLUB FLEA MARKET GROWING
Horace and Miranda Whitley are working hard on Saturdays at our Fairgrounds overseeing our Exchange Club of Waycross Flea Market fund-raising project. They expect the total to top $5,000 last week. In any case, they are between $4,000 and $5,000 at our last meeting. Monies collected help pay for lighting and other incidentals. Good going Whitley’s.
Another fund-raiser this year, fortunately, sought our fairgrounds to play their private Fair Modern Midways. Robert Briggs fair owner spoke at our last meeting. He has been in business for 20 years with uniformed workers. Clean equipment and several new and well – maintained rides. All rides meet state and safety laws. Prices are $20 at the gate and all rides; $5 only at the gate; $1 per ticket for multiple tickets ride if not paying $20! Good deal! They have 12 kid rides and 34 rides total with a double Ferris wheel. The petting zoo is $2 with several exotic animals. Pig races, monster truck rides, sky wheel, 360o ride, and rock-star ride. Open 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Good looking midway and rides and best of all a fund-raiser for the club. Thanks, club board for approving the midway to rent fair grounds.
TRINITEE JOHNSON YOUTH OF THE MONTH
It was with much enthusiasm that Robbie Winn introduces to our club, Trinitee Johnson. Trinitee is the daughter of Dr. Keith and LaDonna Johnson. She is currently ranked 45th out of 345 Ware County High School seniors. Trinitee’s Activities/Honors at WCHS include:
• BETA Club 10th – 12th Grade
• National Honor Society 11th – 12th Grade
• Varsity Sideline Cheerleader 9th – 12th Grade
• Varsity Competition Cheerleader 9th -12th Grade
• Varsity Competition Cheer Capt. 12th Grade
• Varsity Soccer 10th Grade
• FBLA Member 10th -12th Grade
• Student Council 11th Grade
• First Southern Bank Jr. Board of Directors 12th Grade
• Jr. Debutantes President 11th Grade
• Debutantes President 12th Grade
• Homecoming Queen 12th Grade
• Miss Ware County High 9th Grade
• Miss Reigning America Jr. Teen 10th Grade
• Miss Middle Georgia Teen USA 12th Grade
• Competing in a National Pageant called USA National Miss Teen Title
Trinitee has been involved in a number of community activities including:
• Founded the Love is a Verb organization for local youth
• Conducted anti-bullying and Self – Love workshops
• Assisted with Early Risers Leadership workshops for student-athletes
• Volunteered with the WCHS Kiddie Camp as a coach
• Distributed Covid love letters to those who needed encouragement
• Created Thanksgiving basket for distribution to the needy
• Produced a video for military personnel
• Christmas caroled for the elderly
After graduation from Ware County High School, Trinitee plans to attend Troy State University in Troy, Alabama, and major in sports broadcasting.