Our club participates in a variety of projects throughout the year that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide. Additionally, we have speakers at our weekly meetings to explore topics of interest to the membership. We engage in a number of social activities to share experiences, talents and our collective interests. All represent great opportunities for service, friendships and personal growth.
Below are the projects and activities in which we are currently involved:
- Americanism - Exchange's Americanism efforts focus on the education and enlightenment of our youth and fellow citizens that the freedom and greatness we enjoy today were hard-won and must be cherished and protected. Some examples include: Establishment of Freedom Shrines, an impressive presentation of replica documents highlighting our nation's history, GiveAKidAFlagToWave, where members distribute small American Flags at parades and other civic events, and One Nation Under God, which honors the precious freedom Americans have to worship as they choose.
- Youth Programs - Exchange believes that recognition of a well-deserving youth can have an impact on his or her entire future. The most popular awards are: The Youth of the Month/Youth of the Year programs, the A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award for students who have overcome hardships, and the Young Citizenship Award. Exchange Excel Clubs in high schools and Collegiate Clubs in colleges are designed to provide mentoring as a means of teaching leadership and civic responsibility.
- Community Service - Exchange Clubs spend countless hours and resources to improve the lives of people in the communities they serve. Clubs have been responsible for community improvements such as: relief efforts to victims of disasters, cultural programs, state and county fairs, festivals, and athletic events. Clubs have also provided millions of dollars for scholarships, equipment, and educational endeavors. Some clubs target crime and fire prevention programs, while others focus on service to senior citizens. Whatever the community need, Exchangites are there to help.
- Scholarships - Each year the Bowling Green Exchange Club awards $5,000 in scholarships to Bowling Green High School students. The scholarships are based on merit and need, awarding especially students who have overcome adversity to get into college.