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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Just announced, the 2018 A.C.E. of the Year Award winner is Tyler Osborne! Tyler is sponsored by the...
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Only 1 more week to go until NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY DAYS! The fair kicks off at 6 pm pm Wednesday 7...
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Who is helping! July 4th Fairgrounds 8:30 Pavilion below BMX July 7th Antietam Battle Field 6:30 sta...
XC of Carlisle, Pennsylvania's album.
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Summerfair 2018 Bubble Art with the kids and Exchange Club of Carlisle, Pennsylvania....
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If you see this, share it! Can we get 5,000 shares for the fight against child abuse??? It’s Day 1...
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Club members and members of the Hanover First Church of God placed 200 flags outside the church and ...
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2018-2019 Officer & Directors training conducted by Steve Douglas, Past National Exchange President ...
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Club Officer Installation for the 2018-19 Officers and Directors was performed at our meeting on Tue...
Antietam XC of Hagerstown, MD's post.
Our speaker was Cindy Brown, Director of Programs for Otterbein United Methodist Church. She enligh...
Northampton XC's post.
The Exchange Club was pleased to be a part of the NPD fishing contest held in the Borough on 4/28/18...
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NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY DAYS ARE ALMOST HERE!! Mark your calendars for the dates: Wednesday, 7/11/18...
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The Exchange Club would like to congratulate Moriah Reith, recipient of the 2018 Accepting the Chall...
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CONGRATULATIONS to the Northampton High School's Girl and Boy of the Year, Nicole Somers and Chase...
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Congratulations to Northampton High School's May & June Students of the Month. Recognized for May ...
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The Northampton Exchange Club was pleased to support Mary's Shelter of Bethlehem with a $1,000 donat...
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The Sunrise Exchange Club of Erie-Niagara, NY, presented donations from a recent #childabusepreventi...
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Today is Flag Day and the U.S. Army's Birthday 🇺🇸 🎂 The American Flag and soldier represent the res...
XC of Carlisle, Pennsylvania's post.
This article about the Exchange Club and its donation to Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & ...
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The Mid-Atlantic District A.C.E. winner is our local Carlisle Club A.C.E. winner Dakota Over (center...
Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties's post.
DVSCP is excited to announce the agency’s new partnership with the Exchange Club of Carlisle, Pennsy...