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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Northampton XC's post.
The Phantoms are Coming! the Phantoms are Coming! Members of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Street Tea...
Erie-Niagara Sunrise XC's event.
It’s the 14th Annual Nite at the Races Saturday, March 24th held at Knights Of Columbus in North ...
National XC's post.
CEO Tracey Edwards presents to your eager group of district presidents-elect. If you've never had th...
XC of Carlisle, Pennsylvania's post.
Bob Chant was named "Exchangite of the Decade" at the Exchange Christmas dinner. President Bob Tayl...
XC of Hanover's event.
66th Builder's Home and Garden Show Location: North Hanover Mall, 1155 Carlisle, Hanover, PA....
Greencastle XC's post.
Congratulations to Gavin Davidson on receiving the Greencastle Exchange Club’s Young Citizenship Awa...
XC of Hanover's post.
Last night, January 2nd the club recognized Youth of the Month (YOM) Award recipients for the Month ...
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Mid-Atlantic District XCs updated their cover photo.
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National XC's post.
The new tax bill may change the way you deduct charitable contributions. Consider making your charit...
Mid-Atlantic District XCs updated their cover photo.
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Mid-Atlantic District XCs added 2 new photos.
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XC of Hanover's event.
66th Builder's Home and Garden Show Location: North Hanover Mall, 1155 Carlisle, Hanover, PA....
XC of Hanover's event.
Raises money for the Club's efforts to prevent child abuse....
Andrea Niehoff Goodson's post.
Such a wonderful event for Hanover. So many in attendance, And I was able to wish a 95 year old Vet...
XC of Carlisle, Pennsylvania's post.
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XC of Hanover's post.
At our Tuesday evening meeting on December 5th, the club presented Youth of the Month (YOM) Awards f...
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The Bradford Exchange Club held a Christmas auction on Monday at the Hotel Holley. The proceeds from...
Fairchance XC's photo.
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Antietam XC of Hagerstown, MD's event.
Antietam Exchange is bringing you the Greatest Entertainment value for the Season! Over $100 in sav...
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HALFWAY — With the season's first snow falling outside, it was beginning to look a lot like Christma...
Greater Newtown XC's post.
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The XC of Highlandtown-Canton's event.
Help bring joy to the Christmas holiday for 200 families in our neighborhood. Every family receives ...
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GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Multiple lessons were learned and Greencastle-Antrim fifth-graders helped their f...
Mason Dixon Chili Pod - CASI's photo.
The Pennsylvania State Championship at the 4th Annual Chilly Chili Cookoff. Entry fee is $25, covers...