At the end of June, several members of the Exchange Club of Naperville attended the three–day Lincolnland District Convention in Springfield. The Lincolnland District is made up of 12 divisions throughout the state of Illinois and comprised of the 28 clubs listed here: Breakfast Gurnee, LMV, ALL, Grayslake, Gurnee, Roundlake Area, Naperville, West DuPage County, Bolingbrook, Aurora, DeKalb-Sycamore, Tri-Cities, Joliet, Shorewood, Aledo, Quad Cities, Bloomington, Champaign, Urbana, Rantoul, Matoon, Charleston, Quincy, Beardstown, Alton, Bellville, Waukegan and North Chicago.
At the convention, I was honored to be chosen as this year’s President- Elect. It’s a great honor and I will do my best to work with all of the clubs in the State of Illinois to help with their programs to raise funds to eliminate child abuse and domestic violence.
Then, right after the 25th Annual Ribfest hosted by our service club for five days in Knoch Park, 10 of our Exchange Club members traveled to the National Exchange Club Convention held from July 11-15 in Chandler, Arizona.
The National Exchange Club is made up of 700 clubs with more than 21,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit by businessmen who wanted to “exchange” ideas on making their community better, the Exchange Club moved its headquarters to Toledo in 1917. For a hundred years, Exchange Club volunteer efforts have supported the needs of the country and of local communities, making it the country’s oldest American service organization operating exclusively in this country.
Exchange Club members willingly serve their communities and improve the quality of life. The diverse array of Exchange-sponsored programs and projects impacts life in America and enhances the lives of countless men, women and children across the nation.