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.

February 11, 2021


President Jim Stapleton called on Chairperson Michael Ray for this week’s program. Michael introduced Ashley Williams denoting her educational accomplishments and experience as a licensed clinical social worker and her position as the Zone Leader for Behavioral Services for the 34 counties and the Georgia Crisis & Access Line 800-715-4225 of Southeast Georgia.

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January 14, 2021


President Jim Stapleton called on January Program Chairman Miranda Whitley to introduce David Jordan, Manager of Laura S. Walker State Park. Do you know what happened on February 28, 1861?
Laura S. Walker was born and it was the beginning of a life that was recognized in the naming of what is now Laura S. Walker State Park. In 1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt had named the National Park after Laura S. Walker which was exceptional by being the First woman and a living person to be so honored.

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January 7, 2021


President Jim Stapleton called on January Program Chairman Miranda Whitley to introduce Marianne Graf-Thomas of Blackshear, a vendor at the Exchange Club Flea Market. She is the owner of Sand Hill Farm, a “from my farm to your table” small business. She is a “return to her roots” person that started with ten chickens and realized that she needed to be able to do more than just eat eggs. Her home has now become her factory! As her business card and display proved, she has gone from country fresh farm eggs to local wildflower honey, jams, jellies, syrups, cakes, pies (especially pecan) into hand-poured soaps and candles, potpourris, and sachets.

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December 24, 2020


Program Chair and President of the day, Ken Carroll declared December 17, 2020 – Salvation Army Day! This is usually the club meeting before our day of ringing the bell, but not 2020. The podium was turned over to Captain Jim Dillingham of the Salvation Army.

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November 23, 2020


This week Thursday, we will have no luncheon speaker as we have no meeting due to celebrating our Thanksgiving holiday on November 26th. European England Patriots started living here after sailing from England to our country’s eastern Maryland shore for freedom from religious and governmental regulations. In 1498, early European explorers sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to our Maryland shore to settle on land granted to them through Sir George Calvert, a recently converted catholic, by King Charles!

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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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