A message from Sandra Nearhoof, our current Club President...
Welcome to the Exchange Club of Columbus’ website! If you are looking for an opportunity to make a positive difference in our community, we want you to know that the Exchange Club is America's premier Service Club!
This visitor-oriented friendly website is a great way to learn more about the Exchange Club and what we do in the community. We perform various community service programs, categorized in three general areas: Service to Youth, Community Service, and Americanism. Contained in each of these three broad categories are various projects that we undertake all year round (please see our ‘What We Do’ page by clicking the menu choice at the top of the page).
We also actively participate in National Exchange’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) project, raising thousands of dollars every year for this worthy cause. Finally, we participate in National Exchange’s partnership with the American Red Cross association.
To fund these year-round projects, we raise money with historically traditional events like our “nearly-world-famous” Foot-Long Hot Dogs, sold during Fair week; our pancake breakfast at Callaway’s annual Hot Air Balloon Festival, our annual winter Pancake Jamboree, and our annual Golf Tournament at Bull Creek.
The Exchange Club’s motto is Unity for Service. For 68 years now, we have been serving in unity in the Columbus area. We continue to be a very active service club, and we are always looking for new members to join with us and help make a difference in our community. With so many different ways to participate, I am confident that you could find a project that interests you and gives you an opportunity to make a positive difference in our community.
I would like to personally invite you to enjoy lunch on us at one of our Thursday meetings. I promise that you will not be disappointed by what you find and the friends that you will make. Please feel free to contact me or any other member (please see the ‘Who We Are’ page by clicking the menu choice at the top of the page). We would love to have you in our club.
President, Exchange Club of Columbus
2014-2015 Administrative Year
(archive of Past-Presidents’ welcoming messages)