What is Exchange?
Exchange is known to millions as America's
Service Club, and with good reason. From our organizations earliest
days, Exchange Clubs have been unselfishly serving their communities
and improving the quality of life. The diverse array of Exchange-sponsored
programs and projects has made a considerable impact on America,
thus enhancing the lives of countless men, women and children across
the nation. In a very real sense, Exchange exists for the simple
purpose of serving others.
This page is a guide to the many activities that make up the Program of Service
of The National Exchange Club, activities that are being successfully implemented
every day by clubs across America.
Exchange's Program of Service is divided into the categories of Americanism,
Community Service and Youth, with Child Abuse Prevention emphasized as our
national program. These activities have been carefully designed to meet the
needs of our communities as well as to preserve and strengthen the principles
that make our nation great. In addition to being tried and tested throughout
the nation, many of these projects have been honored with national awards and
all have received community acclaim.
While Exchange Clubs are encouraged to participate in as many of these outstanding
programs as possible, clubs are not limited to these activities. Every club
should annually survey the needs of its community and determine what it can
do to more effectively address those needs, either through the Program of Service
or projects developed and implemented exclusively at the local level.
As always, The National Exchange Club stands ready to aid and assist every
Exchange Club in its effort to bring the Program of Service to greater numbers
of Americans by providing informative how-to booklets, official supplies and
other materials. Call 800/XCHANGE or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.