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

Student of the month.

Pancake breakfast.

Positive Start


Susan is the Winner! - 06/13/2018
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Susan Hojnacki picked the Ace of Spades and splits the 50/50 pot with the club.  It may have only been a $39 pot but $19.50 may buy dinner?!?!?  Sorry about the eyes-closed picture!  Also, thanks to Jay Yager of Toledo Duct Clean for telling us all about dryer lint and duct dust!!


Lunch in the Park - 06/08/2018
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We had great weather for the June 8th Lunch in the Park event. The food was catered by Call of the Canyon, with music provided by Jeff Tucker. Time Out Teddy came out of hibernation long enough to help the Exchange Club raise awareness of child abuse prevention. Thanks to all who helped make this a successful and upbeat event. View more photos.


The Sinking of the USS Ticonderoga - 05/29/2018
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Our speaker today was Mike McMaster from the Wood County Historical Center and Museum  He spoke about the sinking of the USS Ticonderoga by a German U-Boat in the Atlantic in 1918.  Many of the sailors aboard the ship were from NW Ohio.  The information he shared is part of a larger exhibit about WWI and Wood County.  The exhibit will be on display unti December 1.


News from Children's Resource Center - 05/23/2018
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Kristen Junga and Cindy Eckel from Children's Resource Center shared the CRC story with our club on May 22. For more information on their parent education and other services for families, go to http://crcwoodcounty.org/


Jackie Meers of WIC Speaks to Exchange Club - 05/15/2018
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Jackie Meers, Executive Director of the Bowling Green/Wood County WIC program was our guest speaker today.  She told us about all the assistance available through their office for low income women, infants and children in our community.  Thanks, Jackie, for the information.


And We Have a Winner!! - 05/15/2018
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Emily Jasinski pulled the Ace of Spades and split the 50/50 pot with the club.  It was a small pot, but extra change in Emily's pocket.  Congratulations!


Penta Student of the Month - 05/01/2018
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Colin Fausnaugh was honored as the Penta Student of the Month at today's Exchange Club meeting.  Colin wants to be a videographer or director.  He will be attending the University of Toledo next fall.  Congratulations, Colin!!


Farewell to Toghrul! - 05/01/2018
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Toghrul Alakbarov was our speaker today.  Toghrul is an international student and Fulbright scholar at BGSU.  He has been an honorary member of the club since January and he graduates this coming Friday.  Today he spoke about who he is, where he has been and where he is going.  After a 3 month internship in Pennsylvania this summer, he will be returning to his home country of Azerbaijan.  Thank you, Toghrul, for sharing your stories and culture with us and we wish you all the success possible in the future!  Toghrul's name means "falcon", so, once a Falcon, always a Falcon!!!


Schholarship Awards - 05/01/2018
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On April 25, the Bowling Green Exchange Club was honored to present 5 BGHS seniors with our Award of Excellence Scholarship.  Each student received a $1000 award.  The program recognizes students who demonstrate initiative and leadership in their school activities and in the greater BG community, and students who have overcome some type of challenge or adversity during their high school years while maintaining high academic standards.  The committee considered 15 applicants and the winners were: Jared Bechstein, Meg Carmen, Kelly Hayden, Joey Sadowski and Emily Wittig.  Congratulations to all five and good luck in college!!! 


Gabriel Sayer, April 2018 BGHS Student of the Month - 04/17/2018
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The Bowling Green Exchange Club recognized Gabriel Sayer as its April Student of the Month at its weekly lunch meeting at the Stone Ridge Golf Club.

 

One of the top students in this year’s Bowling Green High School senior class, Sayer has earned a 4.35 grade point average and will be attending Bowling Green state University in the fall to pursue a major in business and finance....Read more