Exchange History

THE NATIONAL EXCHANGE CLUB HISTORY

Charles A. Berkey is credited with the founding of this great organization. At his suggestion, the name “Exchange” was selected because the group wanted to exchange ideas and information with like-minded individuals about how to better serve their communities.

The first local Exchange Club was formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1911. The second was the Exchange Club of Toledo, Ohio, formed in 1913. Subsequently, two others were organized in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Cleveland, Ohio. These four clubs were the first to be chartered by The National Exchange Club after it was organized as a nonprofit, educational organization in 1917.

Exchange Clubs sponsor activities under the organization’s Programs of Service – Americanism, Youth Programs and Community Service – as well as its National Project, the prevention of child abuse. Each year, communities benefit from the promotion of pride in our great country, college scholarships, youth mentoring, service to the underprivileged, and other services tailored to serve the needs of its citizens.

In addition to these programs, The National Exchange Club has been at the forefront of significant developments in American history, including the early days of aviation progress. The spirit of patriotism, along with a desire to heighten awareness of our rich religious heritage, placed Exchange in a position of leadership with other organizations that led to the addition of the words “Under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954.

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On Wednesday evening, November 7th, the club held it's Annual One Nation Under God Program at the Ba...
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Congratulations to Rylee Henson on receiving the Greencastle Exchange Club’s Young Citizenship Award...
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Last night for the 5th Tuesday of the month, several members of the club had dinner at Divino Pizzer...
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At a recent meeting of the club, local Fire and Police Departments were recognized for their service...
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The Exchange Club’s National Day of Service was to prepare backpacks for children birth to teen that...
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Get out the Vote! Great weather, great time, great crowds. We all enjoyed Hanover’s Halloween parade...
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Tomorrow is "the day." The Exchange Club's fall craft fair and tricky tray from 10 am-3pm at the No...
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Our speaker today was none other than Exchange Guru, George Hubbard. We learn something new about G...
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Dennis Swope presents Russ Marks with the championship golf Trophy. This is Russ's third straight ye...
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Today Corbin Knollman introduced our speaker, Hagerstown's retired Fire Chief, Kyd Deiterich. Kyd h...
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Hope you all got to check out the Exchange Club's float in this evening's Jack Frost Parade. If you ...
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I just want to give a "shout out" to gourmet fudge, candy and popcorn crafter Mark Miller who appear...
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The Exchange Club of West Chester inducted 2 new members at our October 4th meeting. Jared and Dana ...
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We enjoyed cheering on the runners and giving them water and Gatorade...
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Congratulations to JOHN "JACK" HARHART, recipient of the Exchange Club's Book of Golden Deeds Award....
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At our October 4th meeting we had the honor of having Judge Anthony Scarcione speak to members about...
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More pictures from the clubs Water Station for today's YMCA's Half-Marathon to benefit LIVESTRONG @ ...
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Water Station 6 for the YMCA Half Marathon #ExchangeStrong...