Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live.
The National Exchange Club is the only service organization exclusively serving communities in the United States. More than 630 local clubs throughout the U.S. provide individuals with opportunities to use their time and talents to benefit their local communities and the country as a whole. Exchange’s Core Values are family, community, and country.
Through the Programs of Service – Americanism, Community Service, and Youth Programs – members support activities that benefit youth, promote pride in our country, and honor military and public service providers, to name a few. Exchange was founded March 27, 1911, in Detroit, MI, by a group of business executives who wanted simply to exchange ideas. Those ideas grew and were shared, and have resulted in innumerable benefits to the nation with over 18,000 members across the U.S.
Covenant of Service
the divine privilege of single and collective responsibility as lifes noblest gift. I covenant with my fellow Exchangites:
and respect law, to serve my fellowmen, and to uphold the ideals and institutions of my Country;
my best energies to the uplifting of social, religious, political and business ideals;
the life-giving, society-building spirit of service and comradeship in my social and business relationships;
the debt I owe to those in high and low estate who have served and sacrificed that the heritage of American citizenship might be mine;
in unity with those seeking better conditions, better understandings, and greater opportunities for all.