The first local Exchange Club was formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1911. Charles A. Berkey is the man who is credited with the founding of this great organization. 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. Since then hundreds of clubs have been chartered in the United States and Puerto Rico. The National Exchange Club headquarters is located in Toledo, Ohio. Our chief objective is to help Exchange Clubs realize their full potential of community service.
Clubs sponsor a wide range of activities to improve our communities, help the disadvantaged and encourage
good American citizenship. The principal areas of
Exchange's National Program of Service are Youth, Americanism and Community Service,
with Child Abuse Prevention emphasized as the national project. Members also initiate
activities to meet unique local needs. This may be anything from raising funds for the
homeless to building and staffing a sheltered workshop for the disabled.
What is Exchange?
Exchange is an all-volunteer, national service organization for men and women who want to
serve their community, develop leadership skills and enjoy new friendships. Exchange is
made up of nearly 1,000 clubs and 33,000 members throughout the United States and
Exchange is known to millions as America's Service Club, and with good reason. From our
organization's earliest days, Exchange Clubs have been unselfishly serving their
communities and improving the quality of life. The diverse array of Exchange- sponsored
programs and projects has made a considerable impact on America thus enhancing the lives
of countless men, women and children across the nation.
Why join Exchange?
To help us build a better America, and in so doing, bring out the best in yourself.
Exchange helps members to develop leadership, networking, and organizational skills that
contribute to success in business, family and personal endeavors. More importantly,
Exchange provides members with the opportunity to share their time and talents to help
others whether by reaching out to an abused child who needs love and affection... helping
to organize a community crime prevention program ...or wielding rakes in a clean-up
project. Through these and many other positive, public-spirited projects, Exchangites are
making a real difference in cities and towns across America.
The Exchange Club of Greeley invites you to become a member. Please feel free to call an
officer for further information or join us for lunch
at 12:00 noon on the second and fourth Tuesday at Cache Bank and Trust 4601 W 20th Street Greeley CO.
Exchangites unite around the Covenant of