The Jacksonville Exchange Club, The Jacksonville Beaches Exchange Club and the National Exchange Club Foundation will host a temporary flag memorial “Planting the Seed of Awareness” Child Abuse Prevention Healing Field® Flag Display from July 15 – 18, 2009, at beautiful Metropolitan Park.
More than 1530 large American flags will fly on a field of green in perfect rows similar to Arlington National Cemetery, one flag for each child who lost their life at the hands of abuse or neglect in our country in 2007. Leaders and volunteers are taking on this project to express the enormity of child abuse related deaths in our country and to recognize the 30 year anniversary of the National Exchange Club Foundation’s child abuse prevention programs. All funds raised will benefit programs that strengthen families through the Exchange Club Family Center and the National Exchange Club Foundation.
Help us raise funds by sponsoring a flag for $100, or visit the website below to learn more about corporate sponsorship levels.
Please visit the website: http://healingfield.org/
Stand Up America and Say the Pledge
All across the country, at the same time and on the same day, thousands of Americans will stand together to say The Pledge of Allegiance.
On Jan. 9, at 2 p.m., everyone is invited to join the leaders of the National Exchange Club, the oldest service club, to Stand Up and Say the Pledge.
The national, regional and district leaders of the club will be meeting for their Mid-Winter Conference in Jacksonville, FL The national saying of the Pledge will kick off their Stand Up America! membership drive campaign.
Announced today is that Stand Up America and Say the Pledge, our 90-day trial membership program, will be conducted January 1 through March 31. This has become Exchange’s most successful membership recruitment program. Guests can join us for lunch, free of charge, to see what we’re all about. Contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
This week’s guest speaker: Jennifer Bradshaw, Supervisor U.S. Customs Public Affairs Liaison
Congratulations to our Forrest High School Student of the Year Award recipients:
Tiffany McMahon with her proud mother and grandmother
Ryan Schmittling with his proud mother
We were joined by special guests from our National & District Exchange Club:
District President John Messel, Past District President Paul McShane, National President Floyd Culver and his wife Ann, and our very own Doug Klippel
Our club has won the National Outstanding Service Project Award for our Annual Julian Johnson Clothing Drive! Congratulations to everyone who participated, and a huge thank you to the man who makes it all possible, Glenn Wright! Keep up the good work!