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 Thursday, MAY 17, 2018, The Fairchance Exchange Club honored the winners of our three scholarship...
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Congratulations to Nathan Kirkwood for being chosen for the Exchange Club's May Young Citizen Award....
Antietam XC of Hagerstown, MD's post.
Today Gary Wright introduced EJ Fuller, development director, of Boys & Girls Club of Washington Cou...
Mid-Atlantic District XCs updated their cover photo.
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Mid-Atlantic District XCs updated their cover photo.
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National XC's post.
The Sunrise Exchange Club of Erie-Niagara, NY, presented approximately $10,000 to 16 non-profit outr...
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What an absolutely inspiring evening as the Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club, presented this group...
The XC of Highlandtown-Canton's post.
Glad to be joined today by Brian Brickel from RAACE org, learning about child abuse prevention. Lear...
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Our great partners, OrchKids, featured in the New York Times! https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/ar...
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The 135 American flags installed by our police officers in the front of our station are there to com...
Mid-Atlantic District XCs updated their profile picture.
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Antietam XC of Hagerstown, MD's post.
Jake Womer introduced today's guest speaker, The Herald Mail's own Terry Headley. Terry spaired us ...
Greencastle-Antrim Education Association's post.
The Greencastle Exchange Club along with local sponsors presented all of the first grade students at...
XC of Hanover's post.
The Exchange Club of Hanover would like to thank Weis Markets, Inc. for allowing the club to hold it...
Antietam XC of Hagerstown, MD's post.
Today Linda Wigfield introduced speaker Johanna Keeker from Safe Place. She shared an overview of t...
Erie-Niagara Sunrise XC's post.
Great talk on Child Abuse Prevention by our own, Jerry Maragliano, with some Blue Ribbon prizes for ...
XC of Hanover's post.
On Tuesday, March 6th, the club presented Young Citizenship Awards for the 2nd Quarter of the school...
XC of Hanover's post.
On Tuesday, March 6th, the club recognized 3 outstanding students as March Youths of the Month (YOM)...
XC of West Chester PA's post.
Last Thursday we held one of our favorite youth programs, the 2018 Citizenship Awards. This year's...
XC of Hanover's post.
Proclamation by The Borough of Hanover Mayor Ben Adams declaring April 2018 as Child Abuse Preventio...
Adams County Children's Advocacy Center's post.
Child abuse is more than numbers and statistics - it is a problem that impacts children and families...
XC of Hanover's post.
Justine Trucksess, Manager, Main Street Hanover, presented a plaque to Ray and Janet Black at a rece...
Fairchance XC's post.
The Fairchance Exchange Club with friends & family helped Steve Greathouse (PADOT) & his wife clean ...
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