The Exchange Club's annual pancake breakfast was a flipping success! We had a larger than expected turnout that kept our cooks and servers very busy all morning. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our community and the sponsors who supported this event -- a successful and profitable event means that we can continue to offer our scholarships every year and also allows us more ways to support our mission of prevention of child abuse. Thanks to everyone who helped out! Saturday was the best day of the week! See more photos HERE.
Welcome to the bowling Green exchange club!
The concept of the National Exchange Club originated in Detroit, Michigan, in 1896 as a luncheon group which met for fellowship and to exchange ideas. The name “Exchange Club” was adopted in March, 1911. Subsequently, three additional Clubs were formed in Toledo, Cleveland, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. The National Exchange Club was formed in 1917, with headquarters in Toledo, OH, where it remains today. The Exchange Club of Bowling Green was formed in 1946.
the bowling green exchange club has been serving our community since 1946!
Each member of Exchange holds near to their heart three core values - Family, Community and Country.
Commitment to Family is interpreted not only as one's own family needs, but also 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 a service organization in that it has the flexibility to structure projects that target the needs of a particular geographic location, rather than being restricted 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, and in educating today's youth to cherish its values.
These three values are translated into actions every day to bring about positive results through the work of hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of dedicated Exchange Club members every day.
We'd love for you to come join us at one of our meetings or a service project.
We meet every Tuesday at 12:00 noon at Stone Ridge Golf Club.
Projects & Community Outreach
Various fund-raisers support the following programs:
- Student-of-the-Month Award to a Bowling Green High School Senior
- Student-of-the-Month Award to deserving Penta Vocational Senior
- Five Annual $1000.00 Scholarships to BGHS Seniors
- Positive Start, a youth appreciation program for Bowling Green 7th & 8th Graders.
- Team sponsorship of an Exchange Club Pee Wee Softball Team
- Other worthy causes as requested and approved by The Board
There's an old Russian joke about a horserace that describes the 2018 Chili Cookoff. Long story short, Exchange came in third, but Kiwanis came in next to last. The joke is that there were only three horses in the race! Yes, Kiwanis beat us, but we're told the vote was close.
You can see photos from the event HERE.
Our own member, Sylvia Chandler, presented today at Exchange on charitable giving and using a life insurance policy a charitable gift. Sylvia works at Western-Southern Life.
Stacy Phillips of OsteoStrong in Findlay was the speaker at Exchange Club on Tuesday January 23. She talked about this method of creating stronger bones, better balance, pain reduction and improved strength - all without medication.
Congratulations to Jacklyne Montarmani on being chosen the Exchange Club January 2018 BGHS Student of the Month!
Jacklyne Montarmani who has a 4.46 grade point average and currently ranks fourth in the senior class at Bowling Green High School has been honored as the Exchange Club’s Student of the Month for January.
Jacklyne is senior class vice president and also served as vice president of the French Club, where she has been active all four years. And with her grades it is not surprising that she has been inducted into the National Honor Society and the French Honor Society. She is also active in the Art Club and has designed the promotional and program art for the upcoming production...
Sherry LeVeck was the guest speaker at Exchange Club yesterday. Her hobby is beekeeping. She gave us all kinds of information about bees, their habits, raw honey and other bee products. From her stories, we learned the key to avoiding bee stings is to talk nicely to the bees! Thanks to this Queen Bee for taking the time to visit and inform us!
Welcome to our newest member, Toghrul Alakbarov! Toghrul is a BGSU grad student, studying Workforce Education and Development and will be our guest member until May, when he graduates. He is here to learn more about our members, community and culture. We will hear from Toghrul throughout the winter/spring when he tells us about his home in Azerbaijan, his studies at BGSU and his activities outside the classroom. Toghrul is pictured here with member Vern Hansen.
On December 19th, Exchange continued the international holiday theme started by the Mayor at the Community Tree Lighting, and heard from David Lewis, Ph.D., Sound Archivist at the BGSU Music Library. (He introduced himself as the New Bill Schurk.)
Dr. Lewis talked about the Christmas musical tradition of Trinidad and Tobago called Parang. Parang is a popular folk music. The word is derived from two Spanish words: parranda, meaning "a spree or fête", and parar meaning "to stop".
Clif Boutelle is pictured with our December 2017 Exchange Club Student of the Month from Bowling Green High School, Rona A. Mejiritski. Congratulations, Rona!!
In was a cold December Day, but that did not stop the Exchange Club from spreading Christmas cheer! With 26 members of the club participating in the Salvation Army Adopt A Family Program, we were able to buy groceries and gifts for 4 families in Wood County. Today a few members delivered the food and packages! Thank you Exchange Club of Bowling Green for helping our fellow community members!