Events

CONTENTS

May
24
Thu
2018
Exchange Club Meeting @ Okefenokee Fair Association
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

Exchange, America’s Premier Service Club, working to make our communities better places to live. Exchange’s Mission Statement was updated in January, after approval by the National Board of Directors. The concise phrasing more effectively communicates our mission to members, potential members and the general public.

Core Values

Each member of Exchange holds near to their heart three core values – Family, Community and Country. Commitment to Family is interpreted not only as one’s own family needs, but also those of all American families. Strengthening families, with a focus on youth, is addressed in many ways through Exchange’s Programs of Service. Commitment to the Community where an Exchangite resides is the focal point for each club’s efforts. Exchange is unique as a service organization in that it has the flexibility to structure projects that target the specific needs of a particular geographic location, rather than being restricted to a certain cause. Commitment to Country was born in the aftermath of World War II, a time of unquenchable patriotism. Exchangites are proud to join veterans and other civic groups in promoting Americanism as the rich blessing of democracy and freedom, and in educating today’s youth to cherish its values. These three values are translated into actions every day to bring about positive results through the work of hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of dedicated Exchange Club members every day.

Citizens Police Academy @ Waycross Police Dept
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Waycross Police Department will offer a six-week course of the Citizens Police Academy, beginning April 26 at 6:30 p.m. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 6:30 until 9 p.m. Most sessions will be held in the courtroom of the police department at 512 Oak St. There is no fee for the academy, however, applicants must be at least 18 years of age, must live or work in Waycross and must not have any felony convictions

May
31
Thu
2018
Exchange Club Meeting @ Okefenokee Fair Association
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

Exchange, America’s Premier Service Club, working to make our communities better places to live. Exchange’s Mission Statement was updated in January, after approval by the National Board of Directors. The concise phrasing more effectively communicates our mission to members, potential members and the general public.

Core Values

Each member of Exchange holds near to their heart three core values – Family, Community and Country. Commitment to Family is interpreted not only as one’s own family needs, but also those of all American families. Strengthening families, with a focus on youth, is addressed in many ways through Exchange’s Programs of Service. Commitment to the Community where an Exchangite resides is the focal point for each club’s efforts. Exchange is unique as a service organization in that it has the flexibility to structure projects that target the specific needs of a particular geographic location, rather than being restricted to a certain cause. Commitment to Country was born in the aftermath of World War II, a time of unquenchable patriotism. Exchangites are proud to join veterans and other civic groups in promoting Americanism as the rich blessing of democracy and freedom, and in educating today’s youth to cherish its values. These three values are translated into actions every day to bring about positive results through the work of hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of dedicated Exchange Club members every day.

Citizens Police Academy @ Waycross Police Dept
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Waycross Police Department will offer a six-week course of the Citizens Police Academy, beginning April 26 at 6:30 p.m. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 6:30 until 9 p.m. Most sessions will be held in the courtroom of the police department at 512 Oak St. There is no fee for the academy, however, applicants must be at least 18 years of age, must live or work in Waycross and must not have any felony convictions

Jun
2
Sat
2018
GA FREE Fishing Day
Jun 2 all-day

“Georgia Free Fishing Days” 

During the Free Fishing Days, Georgia residents 16 years and older, do not need a fishing license. All other fishing regulations apply.

For more information contact the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge at 912-496-7836 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

REEL in some FUN at the 18th Annual Youth Fishing Derby @ Flatlanders Lake in Lakeland, Georgia
Jun 2 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Lakeland, GA The 18th annual youth fishing derby will be held on Saturday, June 2nd from 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Flatlanders Lake in Lakeland, Georgia.

Flatlanders Lake: Off Hwy 221 S. behind the fire station, Lakeland, GA

Children ages 3-15 are invited to join the festivities of fishing, snacks, and a raffle! Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and fishing will take place from 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. First, second, and third place prices will be awarded for longest fish and most fish to each age group.

This event is hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Banks Lake Outdoors, Okefenokee Wildlife League, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Lakeland.

There will be a raffle with prizes that are donated by event supporters. Raffles will begin at 10:30 a.m. All activities will be in accordance with the National Fishing and Boating Week which is being celebrated June 2nd-9th. For more information about the fishing derby, please contact the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center located at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge at 912-496-7836 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Jun
4
Mon
2018
Hook a Kid on Golf @ Laura S. Walker State Park
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a week-long course in partnership with the YMCA to teach children ages 7-14 an introduction to golf. Nine core values are taught. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Volunteer coaches help teach this week-long class. Participants receive a set of golf clubs, shirt, hat, and water bottle.

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration @ Laura S. Walker State Park
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Families can participate in old-fashioned games. Free watermelon, hot dogs, drinks and cookies will be available afterward while supplies last. This event will be at Group Shelter #2. This is sponsored by the Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park.

Fall Festival @ Laura S. Walker State Park
Jun 4 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Children of all ages can play brand new games as well as old favorites to win candy. Bring the whole family because we will also have bingo, hayrides, face painting and much more. Overnight campers may participate in our campsite decoration contest. This will be our 23rd year for this event.

Jun
5
Tue
2018
Hook a Kid on Golf @ Laura S. Walker State Park
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a week-long course in partnership with the YMCA to teach children ages 7-14 an introduction to golf. Nine core values are taught. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Volunteer coaches help teach this week-long class. Participants receive a set of golf clubs, shirt, hat, and water bottle.

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration @ Laura S. Walker State Park
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Families can participate in old-fashioned games. Free watermelon, hot dogs, drinks and cookies will be available afterward while supplies last. This event will be at Group Shelter #2. This is sponsored by the Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park.

Fall Festival @ Laura S. Walker State Park
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Children of all ages can play brand new games as well as old favorites to win candy. Bring the whole family because we will also have bingo, hayrides, face painting and much more. Overnight campers may participate in our campsite decoration contest. This will be our 23rd year for this event.

Jun
6
Wed
2018
Hook a Kid on Golf @ Laura S. Walker State Park
Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a week-long course in partnership with the YMCA to teach children ages 7-14 an introduction to golf. Nine core values are taught. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Volunteer coaches help teach this week-long class. Participants receive a set of golf clubs, shirt, hat, and water bottle.

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration @ Laura S. Walker State Park
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Families can participate in old-fashioned games. Free watermelon, hot dogs, drinks and cookies will be available afterward while supplies last. This event will be at Group Shelter #2. This is sponsored by the Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park.

Fall Festival @ Laura S. Walker State Park
Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Children of all ages can play brand new games as well as old favorites to win candy. Bring the whole family because we will also have bingo, hayrides, face painting and much more. Overnight campers may participate in our campsite decoration contest. This will be our 23rd year for this event.