Exchange Club of Waycross

& including the

Okefenokee Fairgrounds

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

Prevention of Child Abuse

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

Welcome to our bimonthly News update

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

January 24, 2019


This week, January Programs Chairman Judge Nathan Grantham brings Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) program to our January 24 Luncheon meeting at 12:30 p.m. The GOAL program in 2018 celebrated its 47th year that Technical College instructors identify their most promising students and nominate them to com- pete against students across Georgia for GOAL based on academic achievement and personal leadership.
Before then, at 11:00 a.m. our Okefenokee Agricultural Fair Board meets in the Board Room. Next, at 11:30 a.m., our Exchange Club Board meets to handle business.
On the same day, our five Fair Officials begin a three-day meeting at the joint Georgia/South Carolina Fair Convention in Atlanta.
Next week Monday January 28, our Exchange/Red Cross Blood Drive opens from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for blood donors to give the gift
of life. Invite a friend, associate or relative to come with you and/or display a notice of the drive in the iv business.
Also, next week, our 12:30 p.m. speaker will be Ware County Board of Commissioners Manager, Scott Moye. Mr. Moye will be updating our club members on Ware County’s road projects.

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January 10, 2019

January Programs Chairman, Nathan Grantham, brings January 10th program speaker, Steve Howard, MPA, ICMA-CM, CPM, CPPO, Camden County Award Government, Georgia County Administrator! Mr. Howard will brief our club on the progress and activities underway to establish a working spacesport in Camden County.
Next week, January 17th, Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Judge Nathan Grantham will bring Susan Hohenstein, Bethesda House to present their new programs.

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December 27, 2018

PROGRAMS This week we have no meeting on December 27th! Next week on Thursday, January 3rd, Judge Nathan Grantham brings Post Commander GSP, Chad Woods to speak as our first January Program. On Tuesday, January 1, we wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year, 2019....

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December 13, 2018


This week, December Program Chairman Ken Carroll brings Millie Price, Coach of Waycross/Ware County STEM Initiative of the Ware County School System on December 13th. Mrs. Price is K-12 STEM Instructional Support Staff Coach at (912) 283-8656 ext. 1139. Also, Robbie Winn will bring our December Youth of the Year winner to be recognized. Next week Thursday, December 20 at 12:30 p.m. Captain Jim Dillinger of the Salvation Army will be here in Waycross and speak. Nationwide the Salvation Army has 90,000 workers, which are declining in numbers to collect donations and serve the nation’s poor.

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November 29, 2018


This week Thursday, November 29 at 12:30 p.m. President Chris Tatum will conduct our November Exchange Club Meeting with all members attending to hear some of the results of the fair from Treasurer Bill Deason and Assistant Treasurer, Larry Paulk as needed. Jonathan Daniell Fair Manager may report on other good aspects of the Fair. No guests are allowed to stay during these proceedings.
Earlier Thursday morning, our Okefenokee Agricultural Fair Board will meet to handle business at 11:00 a.m. Next at 11:30 a.m. our Exchange Club Board will meet with President Chris presiding. Members are invited to these two meetings to observe activities of leadership.
Next week, Thursday, December 6th, our Annual Club Christmas Banquet will be opened by Harbin Farr at 7:00 p.m. in our Ellie Royal Conference Room. Standard dress is Red Coats for those of us who have them. You must sign up this Thursday marking down how many additional guests you will have. A drawing for prizes will come at end of festivities.

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Exchange Club Members & Officers:
Left to Right: Tony Tanner, Michael Ray, Larry Paulk, Bill Deason, Summer Stipe, 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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