A message from Peggy Lambert, our current Club President...
Welcome to the Exchange Club of Columbus’ web site. Our non-profit Club was established locally in 1946 and for 71 years we have been serving our community. We are a group of volunteers who are civic minded; service oriented and we are committed to making Columbus a better place to live.
We are a part of the National Exchange Club that was established in 1911 and has over 650 clubs and 20,000 members nationwide to include Puerto Rico.
Through our 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. Locally, we are a Partner in Education with Rothschild Leadership Academy. Our Service to Youth programs include, High School Student of the Month and Student of the Year Awards, and the ACE Award program, which recognizes students who have overcome major obstacles while achieving an education. Our “winners” (to us they are all winners) can compete for scholarship funding at the Georgia District and National level.
We also actively participate in National Exchange’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) project, raising thousands of dollars every year for this worthy cause. The dollars we raise are distributed locally to ensure we do our part to stop child abuse.
How do we do all that we do? By conducting various fund-raising projects. These consist of our annual Pancake Sale at Callaway Gardens over the Labor Day Weekend in conjunction with the Hot Air Balloon Festival. Of course, we have our annual Foot Long Hot Dog Sale in October; our Pancake Jamboree in February; and our Golf Tournament in April. We also have other fund raisers like the Silent Auction and quilt raffle.
Boy we are busy! But all for a good cause and all funds raised go back into our local community! We pay it forward and we are committed to making a difference.
Why don’t you come join us? You can be my guest at your first meeting! We meet on Thursdays at noon at the St Luke Ministry Center and offer a once a month nightly meeting. Cost to join is only $45.00 a quarter. Visit our Facebook page for more information! I’ll be looking for you!
President, Exchange Club of Columbus
2017-2018 Administrative Year
(archive of Past-Presidents’ welcoming messages)