Exchange Club of Waycross

& including the

Okefenokee Fairgrounds

Annual Music Events

The Okefenokee Fairgrounds & the Exchange Club of Waycross host events like the Annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull

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 – 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.

November 14, 2019


This week, our Thursday, November 14 speaker will be our Fair Midway, Amusements of America owner, Dominic Vivona, Jr.
Also, Mike Inman, Waycross native, and fellow Fair Midway worker/helper will probably be present to explain new equipment operations and other featured acts. Members having fair passes made for children will need to meet with Jonathan Daniell to pick them up. The fair midway will open at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, with a ribbon-cutting. Wear Red Coats.
Hopefully, you were able to recognize our veterans on Monday the day before. We all should be working our spots at the Fair as it gets underway on the 12th and helping visitors doing the photographs for their business get what they want. Be friendly to all!
Next week our Fair Board meets Thursday at 10:45 a.m. Then the Exchange Club board meets at 11:30 a.m. to handle business.
At our regular club meeting at 12:30 p.m., we will have a presentation of our November Youth of the Month winner with Robbie Winn. Then, also, our club meeting speaker guest, Judge James Kelly Brooks of Ware Superior Court, will speak at our luncheon meeting.
Monday, November 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. our monthly blood donation drive with the American Red Cross will take place. Please donate if you can and bring a guest!

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October 31, 2019


This week’s luncheon program will be the last one for October Program’s Chairman, Daniel Warren who brings Danny Christmas, Ware County Schools Resources Officers Director. All schools must have a resources officer on campus. The officer must be committed to strengthening the home to school connection. Parents are encouraged to support and be involved to give a positive impact on their child’s learning progress.
This week Saturday, November 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., all members are to work to upgrade facilities at the Fairgrounds. Bring tools to weed-eat, repair sagging doors in restrooms, and others listed by Jimmy White, Vice-President of Fairgrounds. Come any other day you want to work if you can’t make it Saturday to work a day as needed during the week.
Next week, the speaker we will have Thursday, November 7th at 12:30 p.m. with November Programs Chairman, Freddie Smith, is TBA.
Of course, the following week of November 12 to 16 brings our Okefenokee Agricultural Fair with food, rides, amusements, games, music animals judging in which you are to participate as a worker.
Volunteer Members are needed to help on 1 or 2 of our parking, ticket taking, ticket sales or other committees. Remember to sign up! Desserts must be brought to Cretia Dowling, cell 592-1089 or 283-8315 (home), between 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. evening dinner (two or more if possible).

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October 17, 2019


This week’s program speaker will be brought to us by October Programs Chairman, Daniel Warren. Information on Ware County High School Football will be provided by Coach Jason Strickland. Also, this Saturday, October 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. all of our members will work at our Fairgrounds to get it ready for our Fair November 12-16. Another workday will be November 2, 2019.
The following week’s speaker for our luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 24 will be Ware County Basketball men’s and women’s coaches. Preceding lunch, at 10:45 a.m., our Okefenokee Agricultural Fair Association Board will meet then the Waycross Exchange Club Board will meet at 11:30 a.m.

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October 3, 2019


This Thursday October 3rd, Daniel Warren Program Chairman for October, brings Thad Wright, U.S. Census Bureau, Southeast Georgia, Field Division Officer, to speak about details of the upcoming U.S. Census, 2020. This Wednesday, October 2nd is a Veteran’s Forum at the City Auditorium, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bring all papers you have to help them answer your questions.
Next week, Thursday, October 10, 12:30 p.m., Daniel Warren brings our 4-H spokesman to inform us of their activities underway and planned. (I want to thank Ken Carroll for taking meeting notes for me at several recent meetings. He does a very good job of being a journalist for me! Thanks, Ken for your work!)

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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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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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