The BGHS Madrigals, a coed, a cappella choir, serenaded the BG Exchange Club and their guests today. They sang traditional Christmas favorites and put their own spin on a few tunes. Thank you to Beth Vaughn, their leader, for corralling all this talent! And thank you to the Madrigal singers for sharing your gift with us!!
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
On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, the Exchange Club of Bowling Green honored Dylan Taylor, a Construction Electricity student at Penta Career Center. Dylan, son of Candy Taylor, maintains a 3.776 GPA at the Career Center. He is a senior at Penta and a four-year soccer player, two years on Junior Varsity and two years on Varsity. Dylan is on the honor roll and is a two-time Penta Academic Achievement Awared winner.
Dylan expects to attend college next Fall, planning to continue his education in electrical wiring of robots. His life goal is to be a robotic technician, a field that is sure to experience exponential grown in the coming decades.
The BG Exchange Club had a special guest last this past Tuesday, BGSU Coach Michael Huger. Coach Huger spoke about his personal basketball carreer as well as his coaching career. And he had quite a few funny stories mixed in! He gave the rundown on each of his BGSU team members and told us what to expect this year and in the years to come. He has a young exciting team! Go Falcons!!
November Exchange Club Student of the Month
The Exchange Club Student of the Month is Gavin McCracken, a young man who has excelled at Bowling Green High School.
His academic record is stellar…he had earned a 4.5 grade point average which places him near the top of this year’s senior class of 228 students. He scored a 34 on the ACT (out of a possible 36) and earlier this year he was inducted into the National Honor Society.
At school Gavin has been active in music and sports. He plays saxophone in both the Symphonic and Concert Bands and has received superior and excellent ratings in the Oho Music Education Association solo and ensemble competitions. He has...
On Tuesday November 14th, Beth Boltz, LSW, of Golden Care Partners. Their mission is to provide comprehensive quality assessment, linkage, and referral services for aging adults and their family members to increase opportunity for independence and dignity throughout the golden years. Beth praise the Wood County community for having so many options for seniors!
The BG Exchange Club donated $500 to Project Connect this past October. The money was used to cover the cost of participants obtaining birth certificates. Overall, 110 participants secured this vital document while attending this annual community event. Shown are Exchange Club members Francis Scruci and Sandy Rowland, volunteering at Project Connect.
Ashley Sheehan from the Rehabilitation Hospital of Northwest Ohio spoke to us about the new, free-standing acute rehabilitation hospital in Toledo on the campus of UTMC. Go to their website for more details. The facility was designed from the ground up to get patients back home as soon as possible, while maintaining a warm, friendly environment for both staff and patients.
The October 2017 Penta Career Center student of the month is Isiah Harrison, a senior in Marketing Education. Isiah is the son of Rsshaana Torrez and Brian Harrison.
Thanks to all who participated in our wildly successful Reverse Raffle last night at Simpson Garden Park! Great company, delicious food, fun games, desirable auction items! What more could you ask for?! Congratulations to Jess Hover, Sandy Rowland and Michael Penrod - our grand prize winners!!
Jesse He is the Exchange Club Student of the Month for September. We honored Jesse and his father at our lunch meeting on Tuesday October 17, 2017.