Exchange Club of Waycross

including the Okefenokee Fairgrounds

Best National Exchange Club Bulletin Award

Wayne Kilmark accepts the award from GA District VP Sidney Blanton

Prevention of Child Abuse

On a more serious note – Prevention of Child Abuse is our main project at the Exchange Club of Waycross

Music Events

Through the Okefenokee Fairgrounds the Exchange Club of Waycross we host events like the Annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull

Agricultural Fairs

Through the Okefenokee Fairgrounds the Exchange Club of Waycross we host Agricultural Fairs and events

Welcome to our bi monthly News update

These articles are taken from our Red Coater bi monthly newsletter, for more information, please click the Red Coater icon to the right for the pdf file.

August 9, 2018


Neil Skerratt is August Programs Chairman again this year for August! Jim Stapleton however, had a carry-over pro- gram from July and secured the August 2nd speaker, Heather Gonzalas of the Waycross YMCA at 1634 Plant Avenue.
This week’s speaker is Regina Miller / Cathy Cason or both from the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services.
Next week’s program is Ware County High School Gators Football Coach Franklin Stephens. Invite a guest to come!

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July 26, 2018


Jim Stapleton, July Programs Chairman brings this weeks’s program speaker to us on July 26th after our Okefenokee Fair Association Board Meeting at 11:00 a.m. and our Exchange Club Board Meeting at 11:30 a.m. presided over by President Chris Tatum.
At our luncheon meeting at 12;30 p.m. next week our August Program Chairman, Neil Skerratt, will bring a representative from the YMCA, as speaker to our August 2nd luncheon meet- ing. Bring a friend and ask them to join!

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July 12, 2018


Our next meeting speaker will be brought to us by Jim Stapleton, July Programs Chairman, on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. Jason Christmas has been invited to brief us on the new Neighborhood Wal-Mart market- ing system, located on Plant Avenue.
Next week, Jim brings Connie Oliver, Executive Direc- tor of WayGreen our local Fare Market held at 1460
N. Augusta Ave., affiliated with Okefenokee Heritage Center property on the first Saturday of each month. It is open from May – November 9:00 a.m. – Noon.
New club President Chris Tatum led members in a round of applause thanking Roger Collins for his last year of success of club accomplishments.

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June 28, 2018


This week’s Thursday luncheon speaker, brought to us by June Programs Chairman Judge Calvin Bennett, is Ware County Commission Manager Scott Moye. Scott has served in several county managerial positions in Pierce County and in administrative positions with Ware County and other governments.
Next week Wednesday is 4th of July, the day we celebrate our country’s independence. Honor our founding father’s steadfast faith in creating the Declaration of Independence for thirteen colonies and now fifty states.

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June 14, 2018


This week’s Thursday luncheon program brought to us by Judge Calvin Bennett will be a great speaker. Invite a guest to eat and hear the program.
Next week our National and Georgia top leaders will visit us to install our 2018-2019 Exchange Officers and Board Members. Scott Warren National Exchange Club President-Elect coming from his home in Illinois and Georgia District Exchange Club President-Elect, Hazel Hendrix of Statesboro, Georgia will join in conducting our new officers and board installation. Bring a friend or relative and sign in number of attendees at our meeting this week. Members are reminded to wear red coats to the June 21st meeting at 12:30 p.m.

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Exchange Club Officers:
Left to Right: Immediate Past President Tony Tanner, Michael Ray, Larry Paulk, Bill Deason, Summer Stipe, Incoming President Jake Strickland, Rod Langevin, Ginger Peagler, Harbin Farr, Jimmy White, Roger Collins, Burton Carter, Vince Settle.

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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Exchange Club of Waycross

& Okefenokee Fairgrounds