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The first Exchange Club was formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1911.

Charles A. Berkey is the man who is credited with the founding of this great organization. The second club was the Exchange Club of Toledo, Ohio formed in 1913. Subsequently, two other 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. Since then hundreds of clubs have been chartered in the United States and Puerto Rico. The National Exchange Club headquarters is located in Toledo, Ohio. Its chief objective is to help Exchange Clubs realize their full potential for community service. The Exchange Club of Baton Rouge was chartered on August 29, 1996


Exchange Club Mission Statement

Exchange, America’s Service Club, is a group of men and women working to make our communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and its national project, Prevention of Child Abuse.


Covenant of Service

(Adopted as the philosophy which characterizes an Exchangite.)

 

Accepting the divine privilege of single and collective responsibility as life's noblest gift, I covenant with my fellow Exchangites:


To consecrate my best energies to the uplifting of Social, Religious, Political, and Business Ideals;


To discharge the debt I owe to those of high and low estate who have served and sacrificed that the heritage of American citizenship might be mine;


To honor and respect law, to serve my fellowmen, and to uphold the ideals and institutions of my Country;


To implant the life-giving, society-building spirit of Service and Comradeship in my social and business relationships;


To serve in Unity with those seeking better conditions, better understandings, and greater opportunities for all.


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