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Green Bay Area Exchange Club
Serving Brown County to Promote Citizenship and Prevent Child Abuse
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Welcome to the website of the

Green Bay Area Exchange Club!


Mission Statement:


The Green Bay Area Exchange Club is a fellowship of philanthropic citizens whose mission it is to help prevent child abuse, recognize outstanding youth, encourage patriotism, and assist other worthwhile community projects.

National Mission Statement:


Exchange, America's Service Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live.


Covenant of Service


Accepting that service to others is life's noblest gift, I hereby join with my fellow Exchangites and pledge:


-     To dedicate my best energies to nurturing lofty ideals in my social,

         religious, and business life;


-     To pay back the debt I owe to those who have served and sacrificed

        so that the heritage of United States citizenship might be mine;


-     To honor and respect the law, to uphold the ideals and institutions of

        my country


-     To implant the spirit of service in my social and business relationships;


-     To respect the Flag and my country and those freedoms and

         responsibilities for which it stands;


-     To dedicate myself to the prevention of child abuse;


-     To recognize the God-given dignity of those economically and physically

         less fortunate;


-     To serve in unity with everyone seeking better conditions, more tolerant     

            understandings, and greater opportunities for all.

The Exchange Idea

The Exchange Club was started in Detroit in 1896 to allow business people to meet and "exchange" ideas. Exchange is the second oldest service organization in the United States. It has nothing to do with bartering.

The original purpose and early project was to help establish airports for national defense. As the Club grew and evolved, so did its purpose: the focus now is the prevention of child abuse.

The Exchange Club was the first to admit women voluntarily as equal members and sponsored the first Women¹s Air Derby.

The Club was one of only a handful of service organizations to be recognized by President H.W. Bush in 1989. It has been called America¹s Service Club. There are no authorized foreign Exchange affiliates.

Besides being dedicated to the national purpose of prevention of child abuse, the Club stands for patriotism. Every Club begins its meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance and displays the United States Flag. It was Exchange members who started National Crime Prevention Week.

Exchange is not all work and no play: an integral part of the Club is the social aspect. Club members like to get together to have a good time. None of the funds raised for charitable purposes, however, are ever used for social purposes: members pay their own way for social events!

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