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.

Livestock Entry

Pay your $16 Livestock Entry Fee to the Okefenokee Fair Association safely and securely online, just click the button below.

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 23, 2021


President Carl James called on Michael Ray to introduce the speaker for the September 2nd program. Lt. Ray introduced Briana Chapman, Director of the Wound Care Center of Memorial Satilla Health. She has been at the center for one month and the center itself opened in November 2020. It is located at 2004 Pioneer Street. September is Chronic Wound Month with particular emphasis on Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). PAD is a condition that develops when the arteries that supply blood to the internal organs, arms, and legs become completely or partially blocked as a result of atherosclerosis with the increased risk of developing non-healing wounds on the legs or feet.

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September 2, 2021


President Carl James called on Chris Gonzales, Chair Person, to introduce Allie Dixon, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator, Unison Behavioral Health, a provider of a wide range of community-based services for individuals of all ages who struggle with difficulties at work, home, or at school.

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August 5, 2021


President Carl James called on Jim Arnold to introduce this week’s program. Jim introduced Leslie Holland, former Coach now Director of The Miracle League where everyone deserves a chance to play baseball. The Okefenokee League which began in 2004 is a structured baseball program for players ages 5 and up with physical or mental disabilities that would otherwise not be able to participate in traditional programs. It consists of six teams for some 80 players in two seasons, Spring and Fall, played on the fields at the Trembling Earth Sports Complex in Waycross. The games are designed to be a fun experience with lots of social interaction. Community volunteers serve as “buddies” to assist players for safety and social reasons.

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July 22, 2021


President Jim Stapleton called on July Program Chair Jim Arnold to introduce Ben Bishop, Advocate, and Ambassador for Pickleball, who moved to Waycross from Roswell in 2018 with his wife and daughter. He works for Stafford/Smith in sales of food equipment and has Bishop Landscaping business also. His purpose is to introduce one of the fastest-growing participation sports in the nation.

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June 17, 2021


President Jim Stapleton called on June Program Chair, George Barnhill, to introduce this week’s speaker. He introduce Assistant District Attorney Ian Sanscot, a lawyer in the D.A,’s Office for the past 10 years with the claim to fame being that he is married to Gary Griffin’s daughter. He thanked George for the introduction and was certainly glad to be here to speak even though he was “volun-told” to be here.

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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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