the Exchange club of columbus has been serving the tri-county area since 1946!
We are an organization that believes in a strong America, safe communities and unified people. To uphold these beliefs, the Exchange Club of Columbus is dedicated to serving the local community through various service and fundraising projects. Our organization has been in service to our community for more than 70 years. We are part of the National Exchange Club, an organization serving the United States of America for nearly 100 years.
We meet most Thursdays at St. Luke's Ministry Center for lunch or Dinner Diva's on 13th Street for Dinner. We'd love for you to join us.
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Projects & Community Outreach
The Exchange Club of Columbus, Inc. was established and chartered on April 27th, 1946. It operates within the Georgia District, Region 10, as a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization. From its inception, our club has been actively and significantly involved in community service projects in the Columbus Metropolitan area.
Anyone who has ever bought a foot-long hot dog at the former Chattahoochee Valley Fair (now at the Shrine Club) in the Fall, or ate breakfast at our annual Pancake Jamboree in February, is familiar with our major fundraising efforts. In more recent years, we have been serving breakfast at Callaway Garden's Hot Air Balloon Festival, and hosting an annual Golf Tournament. We appreciate your continued support of our fundraisers and invite you to become a member!
I have been a member of the Exchange Club for many years. As a retired educator, one of the things I like about the Exchange Club is our connection with students. It's reassuring to see our young students succeed.
I love the Exchange Club. I enjoy our projects and I really enjoy the guest speakers and being kept up to date on the community.
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