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Important Announcements from Your National Exchange Club

posted May 4, 2012, 6:45 AM by Crissy Nolen

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Fyi  Member News in a Minute   May 2012  

In This Issue
Convention 2012
Tour the Valley of the Sun
3 New Clubs in April
Foundation Update
Register now for Convention 2012!

It is time to send in your registration forms and make travel plans for the 2012 National Convention that is being held in Chandler, Arizona.

This is one you do not want to miss!  Bring the family to this exceptional destination.  The scenery is breathtaking and the events and tours are exciting and unique.  The educational seminars are top notch and the food and service is 5 Star!
You will be inspired by our keynote speaker:  Anthony Robles and our
One Nation Under God Speaker: Colonel Richard "Dick" Tolliver.

Check out the video on our website at www.nationalexchangeclub.organd all of the other convention information you can imagine.  We hope to see you there!


Come early and sign up for these exciting tours!

Here is your chance to see some amazing Southwest destinations!
Monday - Phoenix City Highlights - Explore the "Valley of the Sun" with its celebrity homes, USS Arizona Memorial and the famous Biltmore Resort and Estates.
Tuesday - Sedona Day Trip - Travel the scenic Red Rock Byway often called "The Museum Without Walls." The Heard Museum - The nation's premier museum featuring Native American Culture.  Verde Canyon Railway Day Trip- North America's most scenic and breathtaking rail journeys! Musical Instrument Museum - Experience Music - the language of the soul featuring the cultures of the past and present. 
Wednesday - Old Town Scottsdale - Featuring the Western culture of "cowboys" on Main Street in Old town along the wooden sidewalks, quaint stores and Western-wear retailers. 
Register online now at, click on the red convention button and book your tours.


We are pleased to announce 3 new Exchange Clubs for the month of April!

Charles City, IA, Grenada. MS,  New York, NY  


The first new club built under the new club building "BLITZ" is the Exchange Club of Charles City, Iowa.Thanks goes out to the club builders Dale Lampman, Larry Shollenbarger and Gary Williams for their hard work in building this club. The new club is sponsored by The Exchange Clubs of Waterloo, IA, Sunrise Waterloo, IA and Waverly, IA.


The club officially chartered with 15 members on April 4. Charter officers are: President Mike Wendel, President Elect Steve Jeffrey, Secretary Levi Klinkel, Treasurer Cort Sanvig and Directors Dennis Sanvig, Doug Klinkel and Ann Kabele. District President Sharon Droste is calling this a "district project" because of the heavy involvement of the three Exchange Clubs and the Heartland District. VFR Dennis Kochconducted the POM ceremony. Also in attendance was Trustee Missy Denning. The Exchange Club of Charles City, IA is part of Region 5 (RVP Bob Hester).


Next we welcome the Excel Club of Grenada, MS. Bill Goff, Jan Carter and Denise Strub are the club builders and are to be commended for their hard work in building this club. The new club is sponsored by The Exchange Clubs of Grenada, MS.


The club officially chartered with 23 members on April 17. Charter officers are: President Lindsay Wood, President Elect Chris Holly, Secretary Kayla Gafford, Treasurer Jesse Meadows and Directors Joe Gafford, Kristi Sykes, Madison Gettys, Kaitlyn Junkin, Bryant Poe and Sidney Taylor. The new club is part of the Mississippi District (DP Bill Goff). VFR Denise Strub conducted the POM ceremony. Also in attendance was Exchangite Jan Carter. The Excel Club of Grenada, MS is part of Region 6 (RVP Don Wright).


Last but not least is the Exchange Club of New York, NY. Club BuilderFrank Corso, Jr. is to be commended for his hard work in building this club, sponsored by The Exchange Clubs of Beach Haven, NJ. Mr. Corso had looked at all the large service organizations, and decided on Exchange based on our focus on America and absence of Exchange in the region.


The club officially chartered with 32 members on April 24. Charter officers are: President Frank Corso, Jr., President Elect Michele Wright, Secretary Jerry Beagleman, Treasurer Dean Steinman and Directors Frank Pellicione, Lawrence Papola, Robert Pollack, Dean Bennett and Bill Faggiano. The new club is part of the New Jersey-New York District (DP Ron Chaffee). Territory Manager Ted Lindsleyconducted the POM ceremony at the Capital One Bank Northeast Headquarters in Melville, Long Island. Also in attendance was VFR Robert Sharp and Ron Chaffee. The Exchange Club of New York, NY is part of Region 11 (RVP Bill Trimble).


To all the new members...WELCOME!!!

News from the NEC Foundation

A Message From Our New Foundation Director

Hello fellow Exchangeites. My name is Gerry Hartigan and I am the new Development Director for the National Exchange Club Foundation. It is a great privilege to be part of such a wonderful organization and to work with people like you to further the programs of the NEC and the NECF. I was born and raised in Ireland and have lived in the United States since 1995. I hold a Master's Degree in Management and have worked for nonprofits in fundraising for many years. I look forward to meeting many of you or at least connecting by phone or email. 

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 Here's how you can help the programs of your National Exchange Club Foundation

At this year's National Convention that will be held in Chandler, Arizona from July 11-14, we will host a Foundation Gala and Auction where we take items donated by wonderful members like you, as well as items donated by individuals and corporations outside of the Exchange world. Even if you are not attending the convention you can still donate items to be auctioned off to raise funds for the Foundation. Maybe you have some old books, oil paintings, gift certificates, hotel stays, or many other similar items that you could donate to the auction to help further the programs of the NEC Foundation. If you have any items from your personal home or your business that you would like to donate please contact me.  (My contact infomation is listed above.) Thank you for being an integral part of the growth of the National Exchange Club and the NEC Foundation.



For additional information on what's new in Exchange please see our publication Currents on the Website under Member Services. 

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