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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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...
Northampton XC's post.
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...
XC of Hanover's post.
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...
Northampton XC's post.
We are NO LONGER accepting crafters and vendors for our 10/21/18 event. All 100 spots have been tak...
YWCA Hanover's post.
You probably know October as Breast Cancer Awareness month but did you also know October is National...
Greencastle XC's post.
Did you know that Greencastle's annual Halloween Parade is organized by the Greencastle Exchange Clu...
YWCA Hanover's post.
Thank you Exchange Club of Hanover for partnering with YWCA Hanover to prevent child abuse and suppo...
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XC of Carlisle, Pennsylvania's post.
Mt. Holly Springs Festival Day on Chestnut St. brought out the Carlisle Exchange Club and their Bubb...
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The flags are up at our 9/11 Patriot’s Day Flag Display. The flags will be up until next Saturday, S...
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The flags are going up at the West Manheim Elementary School for our 9/11 Patriot’s Day Flag Display...
Greencastle XC's post.
Fun Day in the Park 2018! Thank you Mikie's Ice Cream!...
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HEY EVERYBODY, THE TEXAS ROADHOUSE IS HELPING THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF HANOVER WITH A FUNDRAISER FOR OUR...
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Front Row (l to r): Joanne Guercio (District Vice President from Erie-Niagara Sunrise); Bruce Steven...
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Today's guest speaker is a new pediatrician in town, Dr N. (Nyakabau) with Family Healthcare of Hage...
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Mid-Atlantic District XCs added an event.
The Mid-Atlantic District Exchange Clubs Fall Conference will be held Saturday, September 29th at th...
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One Nation Under God's video.
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it s...