The Value of Exchange...
Helping others – Members provide community service both locally and nationally. This is the best reason people become members – the chance to serve others and experience the fulfillment that comes from giving.
Work with members in our community and make a difference
Each member of Exchange holds near to their heart three core values – Family, Community and Country...
NOON EXCHANGE CLUB OF MURFREESBORO
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 specific 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.
How it all began. Exchanging ideas...Charles A. Berkey, Founder of Exchange
Charles A. Berkeyis credited with the founding of this great organization. At his suggestion, the name “Exchange” was selected because the group wanted to exchange ideas and information with like-minded individuals about how to better serve their communities.
The first local Exchange Club was formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1911. The second was the Exchange Club of Toledo, Ohio, formed in 1913. Subsequently, two others were organized in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Cleveland, Ohio. These four clubs were the first to be chartered by The National Exchange Club after it was organized as a nonprofit, educational organization in 1917.
Exchange Clubs sponsor activities under the organization’s Programs of Service – Americanism, Youth Programs and Community Service – as well as its National Project, the prevention of child abuse. Each year, communities benefit from the promotion of pride in our great country, college scholarships, youth mentoring, service to the underprivileged, and other services tailored to serve the needs of its citizens.
In addition to these programs, The National Exchange Club has been at the forefront of significant developments in American history, including the early days of aviation progress. The spirit of patriotism, along with a desire to heighten awareness of our rich religious heritage, placed Exchange in a position of leadership with other organizations that led to the addition of the words “Under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954.
The Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro, is located in the heart of Rutherford County Tennessee. We meet from NOON to 1:00 PM at Five Senses Restaurant located at 1602 Northfield Boulevard. We meet for lunch every Thursday except the the 5th Thursday. Our club's annual events include: -The EMS recognition luncheon -The Fire & Crime Prevention Banquet -The Annual "Healing Field - Flags of Remembrance" over Memorial Day Weekend. -The Annual "One Nation Under God" Community Prayer Breakfast held the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Proceeds raised benefit various programs of service supported by the Noon Exchange Club including but not limited to The Family Center located on Heritage Park Drive, annual youth scholarships, Americanism projects, and other various community programs. Monthly membership dues includes meals, National Dues, Tennessee District Dues and local dues.
Community service is the lifeline of Exchange. Exchange Clubs across the country spend countless hours and dollars improving their communities each year. In fact, many of the projects within the Program of Service have a common goal of serving and benefiting communities.
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JoAnne Thompson Skidmore
Housing Veterans is an immediate need, and we've partnered with Veterans Matter to raise awareness and to encourage others to make donations to help provide housing for those who have served our country, through this program.
The Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro is a vocal advocate for our National Project, the prevention of child abuse. We promote awareness and education, and provide financial support for our Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Center, The Family Center.
those in need
Col. John Stracener
Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro
Uniting For A Better America!
Since 1979, The Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro has been promoting and advocating Exchange’s Core Values: 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’s National Project is the prevention of child abuse.- See more at: http://www.nationalexchangeclub.org