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2017 BAH

Posted by Sandra T Meeks on September 26, 2017 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

October Student of the Month

Posted by Sandra T Meeks on September 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Blackshear Exchange Club is honored to introduce Jackson Newton as the recipient of the October Student of the Month. Jackson was accompanied by his favorite teacher, Ms. LeAnne Dixon and his parents, Robert and Yvette Newton. Jackson is very active in FBLA, Beta, and the Sound of Silver Marching Band, where he is the Drum Major. He is also Chairperson for 1st Southern Banks Junior Board. He plans to attend the Business School at the University of GA and loves math, thanks to his 9th grade teacher, Ms. LeAnne Dixon. Ms. Dixon stated, “Jackson has immense character and an amazing ability to balance his school work with all the extra-curricular activities”.

Pictured: Stephen James, Club President; Chris Shimkus, Past President and SOM coordinator; LeAnne Dixon, Jackson, Yvette and Robert Newton.


New Members

Posted by Sandra T Meeks on September 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to the Exchange Club for acquiring 2 new members. “We would like to introduce and welcome Dr. Kevin Smith and Mrs. Eileen Coffee”, stated President Elect and sponsor of the new members, Renee Choate. The National Exchange Club has over 20,000 members and supports three Programs of Service-Americanism, Community Service, and Youth Programs- as well as the National project, the prevention of child abuse. “Through these programs, our members are able to reach out to the community by recognizing our Teachers, Principles, Fire Fighters and Police Officers, to name a few”, stated Chris Shimkus, Past President. For more information about the Exchange club, please go to: www.blackshearexchange.webs.com

Pictured: Standing, Eileen Coffee; Club President, Stephen James; President Elect, Renee Choate and seated, Dr. Kevin Smith.

Campground Clothing Company

Posted by Sandra T Meeks on September 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Sarah Tatum spoke to The Blackshear Exchange Club on September 7th. Their son, Camp Tatum, was diagnosed with a brain tumor on July 3,2016 and went to be with Jesus on January 19, 2017. Sadly, he was only 2 ½ years old. “Campground Clothing Company is a quality apparel brand that is committed to a cause”, stated Sarah. 50% of the profits are given toward Childhood Cancer Awareness and Research. Through CCC, their goal is to share Camp’s courageous battle and share the love of Jesus, while raising funds to support research, and put an end to childhood cancer forever or at least to give comfort to families who are facing the same struggles. Please visit www.campgroundclothing.com to find out more. If you make a purchase, you’re not only getting an amazing product, but your purchase will touch families all over the world as you support research.

Pictured: Sarah Tatum and Club President, Stephen James.

2017 Club of the Year

Posted by Sandra Meeks on June 25, 2017 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The Blackshear Exchange Club is proud to announce they received the" Ed Smiley Club of the Year for Small Clubs", again this year. "We have a great group of people in our club who all give their time and talents to benefit our community" said Club President, Chris Shimkus. Through the Programs of Service, Americanism, Community Service and Youth Programs, the members support activities that benefit youth, promote pride in our Country, and honor military and public service providers, to name a few. The National Project is the prevention of child abuse. For more information about the Blackshear Exchange Club, please see us on Facebook or call 912-282-1167 or write to us at PO Box 724 Blackshear.

Pictured: 2016-2017 Club President, Chris Shimkus and Board Member Mittie Vaughn, who attended the District Convention and accepted this award on behalf of the club.

2017 - 2018 Board

Posted by Sandra T Meeks on June 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Exchange Club of Blackshear is proud to announce its 2016-2017 officers. The Club just recently celebrated their 50-year anniversary here in Blackshear. The charter meeting was held over 50 years ago on May 16th, 1967 in the Blackshear high school lunchroom. Back then as it is today, all of the net proceeds from fund raisers of The Exchange Club of Blackshear go directly back into our local community.

We are looking for some more great people to help carry on this tradition. Come join us on the first and third Thursday of each month in the Jerry J’s private dining room in Blackshear. We look forward to seeing you there! Contact us on Facebook @ The Exchange Club of Blackshear. We have 2 different membership levels to meet everyone’s needs.

Top Row: Nick Roberson, Treasurer; Charles Jury, Board Member; Sidney Blanton, GA District President Elect; Mittie Vaughn, GA Vice President and Blackshear Exchange Club Board Member; Kevin Grissom, Board Member.

Bottom Row: Chris Shimkus, Past President; Stephen James, President; Renee Choate, President Elect.

Not shown: Sandra Meeks, Club Secretary and Board Members, Thomas Sauls and Gene Brockington