This week, we will not have our Exchange Club meeting at 12:30 p.m. (noon) as it is the day we thank God for His blessings, to each member and family. We don’t deserve His blessings but He wants to please us if we accept Him and follow His guidance.
Also, this week Monday, November 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. we have our Exchange Club/Red Cross Blood Drive. Prizes will be offered for donations. Next week Thursday, December 5, Ken Carroll, brings Kimberly Roberts, Regional Commission to speak to our members and guests at our noon luncheon.
FAIR MIDWAY AMUSEMENTS OF AMERICA
Midway Owner of amusements of America, Wayne Rosaire, was introduced by Okefenkoee Fair Manager Jonathan Daniell. Other Carnival Entertainment staff is his son, David Rosaire, Christine Johnson (and Kevin), Lady Houdini, Bob Boehm (YoYo), Mike Inman (local), Greg Inman, Helen Inman and Don & Barbara Johnson Foreign Serving Missionaries New rides including the Swing Tower, House for Kids, LED lights for efficiency added. Events are up 25-30% and always hope for good weather. The escapist act at the Fair and the event performed at our noon luncheon was startling.
Especially because it was done in seconds with Lady Houdini changing clothes, several chains locked together, behind a screen in seconds! Can’t believe your eyes!
Their Show will be here next year too. The filming business was busy filming various events! We are on Facebook with other carnivals!
Good event Jonathan. Thanks to all who worked during this Fair. If you didn’t work, give the club a couple of $100 to make up for your absence.
The Travelling Riverside Band entertained fairgoers at our stage arena.
THANK YOU, FAIR WORKERS
President Burton Carter and President-Elect Jim Stapleton thanked those club members who worked at this year’s fair in the cold and rain. If you didn’t work, you may want to donate $100 or more for the time you were absent and for others filling your space. Those who can’t work because of health is understood. Suggestion.
JUDGE JAMES KELLY BROOKS
Judge James Kelly Brooks, Ware Superior Court was introduced at our November 11, 2019 noon luncheon meeting as a speaker by Rev. Freddie Smith. Judge Brooks reminded members to thank God for end of the Civil War and establishment of liberty in the U.S. We should enjoy it and it was God’s gift to every single person in the U.S. It has been 56 years since assassination of President John F. Kennedy of the U.S. America has a constitution and Bill of Rights with its limited liberty and the
Declaration of Independence. Judge Brooks summarized the first 15 amendments ending with 13, 14 and 15 ending slavery.
We have a right to worship God. The government cannot establish a state religion. We have the duty to Acknowledge God and ask for prayer. We have great Agriculture, farmers, technology, energy, arts, and military. God gifts. In 1781, Thomas Jefferson said the U.S. is a gift of God. The scourge of our nation is one million abortions of children. We are falling out of favor with God.
God is the author of freedom and liberty. The Bible is the best gift to man. All have some problem SIN. We are going in a way of the Romans in the bondage of sin. Millions are in unbelief. Our constitution is for those who believe in God. We have the right to worship God.
Thanks, Freddie for bringing this speaker to us.
NOVEMBER YOUTH OF THE MONTH ANNE LIN
It was with much enthusiasm that Robbie Winn introduced us to Anne Lin. Anne is the daughter of Chang Hui Lin and Ling Chen. She is currently ranked 1st out of 340 Ware County High School seniors.
Anne’s Activities/Honors at WCHS include:
• “A” Honor Roll 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
• Beta Club 10th, 11th (Community Service Coordinator), 12th (President)
• National Honor Society 11th, 12th (Vice-President)
• FBLA 9th, 10th, 11th (Vice-President), 12th (Vice-President)
1. 1st Place Region for Business Communication
2. 3rd Place State and National Qualifier for Business Communications
3. 1st Place Region for Computer Applications
4. 8th Place State for Computer Applications
5. 5th Place State for Computer Applications
6. 2nd Place State for Battle of the Chapters
7. Statesman Award Winner
• Waycross Bank & Trust Junior Board Member 11th, 12th
• Math Team 11th, 12th
1. 3rd Place Team at SGSC Math Tournament
• Academic Quiz Bowl 9th
• Advanced Chorus 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
1. Soprano Section Leader
2. Acapella Choir
4. All-State Reading Chorus
5. Outstanding Rookie Award
6. Robert Shaw Award
7. Music USA Festivals Grand Champions-Soprano Member
• Student Council 9th
• Track and Field 9th, 10th
• Cross Country 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
• Yale Book Award 11th
• University of Georgia Certificate of Merit 11th
• Presbyterian College Junior Fellow Scholar 11th
• Governor’s Honors Program Math Semi-finalist 11th
Anne has been involved in a number of community activities including:
• Volunteering at the Hebrew Center for cleanup.
• Volunteering at various hurricane shelters..
• Volunteering at Southern Forest World Fall Festival.
• Volunteering ‘ringing the bell’ for the Salvation Army.
• Collecting items for the Childhood Cancer Awareness Drive.
• Creating a fundraiser for March of Dimes.
• Volunteering at various can food drives.
• Gathering toiletries and other items for House of Hope, Magnolia House, and hurricane relief shelters.
• Gathering school supplies for students within our community.
• Serving as Service Event Coordinator for the Beta Club where we completed a long term service project called Project Beta. This project assisted students leaving for college in offsetting costs for college by providing needed school and dorm supplies.
After graduation from Ware County High School, Anne is not sure of which college she will attend at this time. She does want to major in Architecture and /or Civil Engineering. Thanks, Robbie for presenting this award!