Exchange Club of Waycross

& including the

Okefenokee Fairgrounds

Annual Music Events

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

Agricultural Fair

Through the Okefenokee Fairgrounds Association & 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

RED CROSS Blood Drives

We hold regular Blood Drives at the Waycross Exchange Club, so make a difference and 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.

September 19, 2019


President Burton Carter requests each member to “zero in” on a prospective member by asking for their attendance at our next monthly meeting. We all can do better, including myself, by looking around during our walks, business, bike riding or whatever moves us. There are several new residents moving into our area soon, ask.
This week our noon speaker will be Major General Thomas M. Carden, Jr., Adjutant General of the Georgia Department of Defense another important visitor. Invite a friend, relative or associate to come to hear General Carden’s perspective on his oversight duties of all Georgia Defense agencies.
Next week Monday, Al Jacobson leads our club in asking friends relatives, and associates to give a pint of life-saving blood. We lead all peer agencies in the number of monthly donations given in Georgia and U.S. Keep it flowing!
Next week Thursday, before speaker Georgia State Representative James Burchett speaks at our 12:30 p.m. luncheon, our club’s Agricultural Fair Association will meet at their 11:00 a.m. Board Meeting followed by our Exchange Club Board Meeting at 11:30 a.m.

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September 5, 2019


This week’s luncheon speaker, to be brought to the club by September Program Chairman, Jimmy Brown is Keith Stone, South Georgia Office Manager, Georgia Secretary of State. Next week’s noon speaker, September 12th will be Michelle Shaw, Assistant Director of Georgia Department of Economic Development. A very important person.

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August 22, 2019


This week’s Thursday, August 22, 2019 Program Chairman, Tommy Moore brings Captain Neil T. Skerratt (former member) Ware County Sheriff’s Department to speak on Ware County Drug Enforcement. Next week Monday, August 25 our club’s monthly Blood Drive will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. led by Chairman Al Jacobson. Invite a friend, associate or relative to come and help the American Red Cross reach its goal.
Next week Thursday, August 29, our noon luncheon speaker will ask, “Are you up-to-date with your immunizations? Connie Barefield, Nurse Manager at the Ware County Health Department will give you answers. Invite a guest to come to the meeting with you and hopefully, fill out an application to join America’s Service Club.

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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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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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