BGSU's Athletic Director spoke to the Exchange Club last Tuesday. He spoke about the over 400 student athletes and their achievements. He also addressed the accomplishments and challenges of the department.
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
Chet Marcin conducted the induction ceremony on October 3, 2017, of Emily Jasinski, the newest member of the Exchange Club of Bowling Green. Emily is a mortgage lender at State Bank on N. Main in Bowling Green. She lives in Northwood with her husband Matt. Luckily for us, Emily likes volunteering in the community, already serving Act BG, the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, and Main Street Church.
Welcome to our club, Emily!
Exchange Club of Bowling Green's own Francis Scruci, Superintendant of BGCS, spoke on the planned facilities updates if the November ballot issue passes. These changes include a new, combined elementary and new, major changes to the high school. The plan calls for combining the 3 elementary schools into one and placing it on the existing school campus. For more information about the plan, go to www.bgcs.k12.oh.us