What is Exchange?
The National Exchange Club is a network spanning the United States and Puerto Rico. A dynamic organization comprised of more than 20,000 members and nearly 650 clubs, all striving together to fulfill Exchange’s Mission- “Working together to make our communities better places to live.”
If you are looking to help others in your community, Exchange is for you!
Exchange is building leaders for today and tomorrow: If you are looking for ways to develop leadership skills and a network of contacts across the community and the country, Exchange if for you. Exchange provides leadership training for its members and opportunities to apply this leadership in local club, district and national officer positions.
Exchange is America’s Service Club: The Exchange Club of Albany is comprised of some of the most active citizen leaders in Southwest Georgia, dedicated to helping one another and addressing the needs of others.
Our Mission: Exchange, America’s Premier Service Club, working to make our communities better places to live.
Our Motto: Unity For Service.
Founded on March 27, 1911, in Detroit, Michigan, the organization is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio and employs a staff of approximately 20 individuals dedicated to helping members and clubs achieve their goals. The community level clubs and National Headquarters support three Programs of Service: Americanism, Community Service and Youth Programs as well as Exchange’s National Project, the Prevention of Child Abuse. These Programs of Service serve as categories to help clubs organize the activities that benefit their communities. The National Project is the one specific initiative that Exchange encourages clubs to champion. Child Abuse Prevention awareness is encouraged through events such as “Blue Monday”, when members are encouraged to spread awareness by wearing the color blue every Monday throughout Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Additionally, a dedicated Child Abuse Prevention Services staff supports Exchange Child Abuse Prevention Centers across America and helps guide the educational and prevention efforts of Exchange Clubs.
Exchange’s Core Values:
Each member of Exchange upholds three core values- Family, Community and Country.
Commitment ton Family is interpreted not only as one’s own family but those of all American Families. Strengthening Families with a focus on Youth is addressed in many ways through Exchange’s Programs of Service.
Commitment to the Community where an Exchangite resides is the focal point for each club’s efforts. Exchange is unique as clubs have the flexibility to structure projects targeting needs of their communities rather than being tied to a certain cause.
Commitment to Country was born in the aftermath of World War II, a time of unquenchable patriotism. Exchangites are proud to join veterans and other civic groups in promoting Americanism as the rich blessing of democracy and freedom. Members also actively educate today’s youth to cherish these values.
Covenant of Service:
Accepting the divine privilege of single and collective responsibility as life’s noblest gift, I covenant with my fellow Exchangites: To consecrate my best energies to the uplifting of Social, Religious, Political and Business ideals; To discharge the debt I owe to those of high and low estate who have served and sacrificed that the heritage of American citizenship might be mine;To honor and respect law, to serve my fellowmen, and to uphold the ideals and institutions of my Country; To implant the life-giving, society-building spirit of Service and Comradeship in my social and business relationships;To serve in Unity with those seeking better conditions, better understandings, and greater opportunities for all.