Founded March 27, 1911, in Detroit, Michigan, by businessmen who wanted to “exchange” ideas, Exchange had its beginnings as a luncheon gathering of businessmen known as the Boosters’ Club. Desiring to “exchange” ideas, the members shared stories, provided business advice to one another and began to dream about what they might accomplish with their collective talents and mutual interests.

For the past 100 years, the volunteer efforts of Exchange Club members have supported the needs of the country and of local communities. With 700 clubs and over 21,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, Exchange is the country’s oldest service organization operating exclusively in the United States. 

Exchange sponsors activities designed to benefit, award and develop our nation’s youth, promote crime prevention, serve senior citizens and recognize military and public safety service providers. Exchange also promotes Americanism programs, and its national project is the prevention of child abuse.

What is Exchange?

Exchange is known to millions as America's Service Club, and with good reason. From our organization's earliest days, Exchange Clubs have been unselfishly serving their communities and improving the quality of life. The diverse array of Exchange- sponsored programs and projects has made a considerable impact on America thus enhancing the lives of countless men, women and children across the nation.

What do Exchange Clubs do?

Clubs sponsor a wide range of activities to improve our communities, help the disadvantaged and encourage good American citizenship. The principal areas of Exchange's National Program of Service are Youth, Americanism and Community Service, with Child Abuse Prevention emphasized as the national project. Members also initiate activities to meet unique local needs. This may be anything from raising funds for the homeless to building and staffing a sheltered workshop for the disabled.

Why join Exchange?

To help us build a better America, and in so doing, bring out the best in yourself. Exchange helps members to develop leadership, networking, and organizational skills that contribute to success in business, family and personal endeavors. More importantly, Exchange provides members with the opportunity to share their time and talents to help others whether by reaching out to an abused child who needs love and affection... helping to organize a community crime prevention program ...or wielding rakes in a clean-up project. Through these and many other positive, public-spirited projects, Exchangites are making a real difference in cities and towns across America.


For 10 years the Great American Duckrace was our major fundraiser.  The ducks "raced" in October at the Fort Bend County Fair in a little waterway we called Duck Creek.

After 10 years, our ducks retired to the golf course and we held our 1st Annual Duck Golf Classic on November 2, 2009.  We wanted to keep our identity as the "duck people" so donors & supporters would instantly know who we were.



Photo of the kit used at schools when the Shaken Baby Educational Project is presented. The bag holds the tape/DVD, a doll and a jar with an egg in it (for demonstration purposes), a script, and pamphlets.