Exchange Club of Waycross

& including the

Okefenokee Fairgrounds

Annual Music Events

The Annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull is held at the Okefenokee Fairgrounds & the Exchange Club of Waycross.

Agricultural Fair

The Okefenokee Fairgrounds Association & the Exchange Club of Waycross host an annual Agricultural Fair.

Prevention of Child Abuse

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

RED CROSS Blood Drives

Regular Blood Drives are held at the Waycross Exchange Club, so make a difference, donate some blood, next time.

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.

March 5, 2020


This Thursday, March 5th, March Programs Chairman Mary Barnes brings her first program of March to our March 5th meeting at 12:30 p.m. luncheon. Tom Cribb of Project Search is her program.
February 27, 2020, was our 2020 Public Safety Banquet at 7:00 p.m.
It had been switched a week from February 20 due to a dangerous weather forecast for that evening.
Next week on March 12th, Mary brings a program to be announced (TBA).

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February 20, 2020


Carl James, February Programs Chairman this year is also Public Safety Banquet Chairman for this February 20th evening festivities. We will honor our city and county Public Safety employees who have excelled in their official duties and dedication during 2019. Recognition will be given to all who have achieved high goals, life-saving acts, and other public services. No luncheon meeting will be held.
On Monday, February 24, our fairgrounds and Ellie Royal Conference Center room will be used by the American Red Cross and the Blood Drive Committee from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for blood donations. Our last blood drive on January 27 had 148 pints of blood given. Go, and invite a guest! Next week before our luncheon, our Okefenokee Agricultural Fair Board Directors will meet at 10:45 a.m. Following at 11:30 a.m., our Exchange Club of Waycross board meeting will be held led by President Burton Carter. Reminder board members are required to attend.
Later at 12:30 p.m., our club’s luncheon will be spread out for our delight with Greg Taylor of the Georgia Pardon and Parole office speaking to us.

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February 6, 2020


This week’s January 6th Program speaker will be Harlan Proveaux, Deputy Director of Homeland Security of the Georgia Emergency Management System. Also, Thursday through Saturday our Okefenokee Fair Association officers, Jonathan Daniell, Harbin Farr, and President Burton Carter will be attending the Georgia/South Carolina Association of Fairs at Embassy Suites in Greenville, South Carolina to learn updated fair business activities to make our fair better. Remember Thursday, February 20th, program is our annual Public Safety Banquet held at 7:00 p.m. Members are to wear red coats if you have it. Spouses are invited.
February Programs Chairman Carl James, is bringing program speaker to us on Thursday, February 6th.

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January 23, 2020


This week’s luncheon meeting program speaker at 12:30 p.m. will be Coordinating Chief Greg Taylor, Georgia State Probation and Parole Office of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision located in Douglas, Georgia. This will b e preceded by a 10:45 a.m. Okefenokee Agricultural Fair Association Board Meeting and then, at 11:30 a.m. Waycross Exchange Club Board Meeting.
Next week’s luncheon speaker on January 30 at 12:30 p.m. will be Waycross Circuit of First Superior Court District Georgia Judge Andrew C. Spivey.
Magistrate Court Judge Nathan Grantham and Charles Brown are January 2020 Program Chairmen.
President Burton Carter reminds officers and members, our club board meeting at 10:45 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of each monthly meeting.

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January 9, 2020


Our January 9, 2020 program to be brought to us by Programs Chairman Nathan Grantham and Judge Charlie Brown, is Julie and Ella Griner from Diamond G. Forest Products in Patterson, Georgia. “You all will enjoy these ladies”, says, Charlie Brown. Our next week’s meeting on Thursday, January 16th, at 12:30 p.m. will be, Waycross Chief of Police, Tommy Cox.

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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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