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.

August 8, 2019


This week's Thursday Exchange Club luncheon with food prepared by Sharon Deal and program arranged by Tommy Moore, August Programs Chairman, will be Bryan Robbins, Special Agent, CSX Railroad speaking on Railroad Crossing Safety. Next week's luncheon program speaker will be Brian Booth, Environmental Supervisor CSX Railroad, who will speak on environmental issues with CSX Railroad.

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July 11, 2019


President Jim Stapleton, also July Programs Chairman, brings Dr. Lee Hlad, Podiatrist of Ankle & Foot, Waycross to speak at our July 11 luncheon, members and guests. Next week, Jim brings Mickie Mullis to tell us about Vita Mart products and business. Invite a guest to eat with us and listen to programs. Introduce your guest to all of our members and ask them what interests they have and make them welcome. Also, explain what our club's major committee projects are being pursued. Also, mention that we are an American Service Club funding support of several American community services and Child Abuse Prevention Services. And of course, our major fundraising project is the Okefenokee Agricultural Fair in November.
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June 27, 2019


This week, our luncheon meeting will be used for our Annual Installation of Officers and with Induction of New Members. President Chris Tatum asked members to wear red coats for this special ceremonial meeting. Next week's meeting will be canceled for our annual 4th of July Independence Day Celebration. Club Officers to be installed for our 2019 - 2020 year will be: President, Burton Carter; President-Elect, Jim Stapleton; Immediate Past-President, Chris Tatum; Secretary, Mary Fogle; Treasurer, Bill Deason; Assistant-Treasurer, Larry Paulk; Vice- President of Fairgrounds, Jimmy White; One Year Directors: Mary Barnes, Bonnie Sanders, and David Johnson; Two-Year Directors, Michael Angelo James, Sondra Crews, and Tom- my Moore. All new members who have joined our club and have not been inducted to our club during the last year are asked to be in attendance this Thursday luncheon for the induction ceremony. Two resignations from membership reported last week are Justin Steirwalt and Tony Tanner who is also resigning as Chief of Police from the Waycross Police Department effective July 8, 2019.
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June 13, 2019


This week, George Barnhill June Programs Chairman has arranged for one of our own, Jonathan Daniell, Ware County Emergency Management Director to speak to our club about emergency priorities and safety. Next week, June 20th our luncheon speaker will be a U.S. Secret Service representative.
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May 30, 2019


This week Monday, May 27th is our Country's Memorial Day for citizens to recognize and honor our fallen military heroes. I hope you have shown your support! Our blood drive with the Red Cross was also open from 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Memorial Day! This week Thursday our May 30th luncheon speaker will feature a representative from the United States Secret Service. Next week's program June 6th will be brought to our luncheon meeting by June Programs Chairman, George Barnhill.
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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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