Georgia District Exchange Clubs

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Georgia District Exchange Clubs, has 36 clubs with over 1800 members in Georgia. Georgia is the largest Exchange District in the United States and Puerto Rico, also it is the home of the second largest club in the nation. Exchange Members, donate their time and service to the four pillars of service of the National Exchange.  Prevention of Child Abuse, Americanism, Youth, and Community. All funds raised for the four pillars are donated back in the local community. Each club donates thousands of dollars each year back to their local community. Each Club has a goal to make their community a better place to live.

How we support the four pillars of service

Prevention of Child Abuse: Clubs work with National Exchange and local organization to inform the general public about Child Abuse Prevention. Clubs donate time, service, and Funds to non- profit organizations to Prevent Child Abuse.

Americanism: The Americanism Program of Service promotes pride in our country, appreciation for the freedoms granted to American citizens, and gratitude to the men and women who serve/have served in the Armed Forces. Americanism celebrates the country’s rich, unique heritage and inspires unity from coast-to-coast.

Youth:  Clubs awards college scholarships, mentoring and guidance, and service recognition, Exchange is making a difference for America’s youngest generations.

Community: Community Service is the Program of Service that allows clubs to identify opportunities within their communities and offer assistance to fill gaps in services. 

Join the Best Service Club in Georgia

The Exchange Club – Who We Are

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Vision

A strong America, safe communities, and unified people.

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Mission

Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live.

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Core Values

Family, Community, Country

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Motto

Unity for Service

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Check out what the Exchange Club of Columbus is doing! Honoring our First Responders!!The Columbus Fire Marshal, John Shull, gave our club an update on what is happening in and around Columbus. Firefighters are involved in a lot of dangerous situations. They are committed to saving lives, but do not risk lives if there is no life to save. The Firefighter of the Year - Tafari Shannon accompanied by his wife Nicole was recognized as a strong, determined, respected leader who is always helping someone. We also recognized the Columbus Police Department Officer of the Year - Corporal Kenneth Hammage. He was accompanied by Chief Freddie Blackmon and Deputy Chief Clyde Dent. Corporal Hammage excels at his job, doesn’t mind running into danger and has a committed spirit.These first responders go out of their way everyday to make our community a safer place to live. ... See MoreSee Less
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Made the Georgia District Exchange Club news! Congratulations Coach Hugh Yaughn!Check out the Exchange Club of Statesboro Book of Golden Deeds Award!The Exchange Club of Statesboro honored Coach Hugh Yaugh with the 2022 Book of Golden Deeds Award. It is impossible to go over everything Coach Yaugh has done and continues to do. He is one of those people that immediately says "Oh, I got that or we can do that, or let's get together and do that! "No" is not really in his vocabulary and not only includes the Statesboro area but surrounding counties.This is an individual that is not only well deserved for the Book of Golden Deeds but should be Honored for all he does for Statesboro and Bullock County!Thank you Coach Hugh for all you have done!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out the Exchange Club of Statesboro Book of Golden Deeds Award!The Exchange Club of Statesboro honored Coach Hugh Yaugh with the 2022 Book of Golden Deeds Award. It is impossible to go over everything Coach Yaugh has done and continues to do. He is one of those people that immediately says "Oh, I got that or we can do that, or let's get together and do that! "No" is not really in his vocabulary and not only includes the Statesboro area but surrounding counties.This is an individual that is not only well deserved for the Book of Golden Deeds but should be Honored for all he does for Statesboro and Bullock County!Thank you Coach Hugh for all you have done!! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Exchange Club of Albany had a very busy and interesting meeting today!We started the meeting with donation to Vashti and it was accepted by Reverend Amanda Messer. She gave us an update on Vashti and what they are doing. This is an excellent program and you can find more information from their Website. www.vashti.org.Then John Woodard, one of our Exchange Members recognized Candice Eison and Steve Davis, with Climate Masters, who were recipients of our Proudly We Serve. This program Honors individual and business who fly the American Flag year round.We followed this up by welcoming the Boys Tennis Team and the Girls Track Team from Sherwood Christian Academy who both won State Titles! Joining the teams were Assistant Headmaster Kenny Roberts, Track & Field Coach James Byrd, and Wes Sadler, Tennis Coach. These teams did an outstanding job this year and many of them were Underclassman so we hope to see them again next year!Last, but definitely not least was our program by Laureen Lee Alford, who is the Genealogy Librarian at the Dougherty County Public Library. Laureen is a Georgia native who holds a B.A from Mercer University, a J.D from the University of Georgia Law School and a M.L.I.S from Florida State University College of Information. She has practiced law and served in several positions in Genealogy.She went over developing a history of an individual or family through Genealogy records and how her department can assist.It was a very interesting and informative program.Thank you to all our participants today and what you do to serve the Community! ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out the Richmond Hill ACE winner! Great job to Cheyenne and Richmond Hill!!Richmond Hill Exchange Club President-elect Mary Fuller presented the ACE (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award last night to Cheyenne Tillman at Bryan County High School's Honors Night. Congrats, Cheyenne! ... See MoreSee Less
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Great job Richmond Hill Exchange Club!Check out what the Richmond Hill Exchange Club is doing!Richmond Hill Exchange Club President Chris Raiford and President-elect Mary Fuller presented the Exchange Club Student of the Year award last night to Ryan Wiebold during Richmond Hill High School's Senior Honors Night. Congratulations, Ryan! ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out what the Richmond Hill Exchange Club is doing!Richmond Hill Exchange Club President Chris Raiford and President-elect Mary Fuller presented the Exchange Club Student of the Year award last night to Ryan Wiebold during Richmond Hill High School's Senior Honors Night. Congratulations, Ryan! ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out what one of the members of the Tifton Club is involved with!It’s always a treat when club members are the featured program for a meeting and it’s even better when it is a new member and the club gets to learn more about her business serving children. Teresa Conner owns The Conner Group for Pediatric Therapies, offering Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children on the autism spectrum.The group has been open for almost three years and already has a packed ho use. Their team is currently serving 23 children in the Tifton clinic, with over 100 more on a waiting list. ABA Therapy teaches children with a disability how to learn, how to deal with and improve their behaviors and increases their skill deficits. The Conner Group works with any child with special needs who has been referred to her, however she does have a special place for those with autism. They especially target early intervention. Children must be referred to The Conner Group for treatment and must have an autism diagnosis from a certified doctor in order for insurance to cover the cost of therapy. The clinic is funded by Medicaid and private insurance. Teresa and her staff are also available to work with a child’s teachers to make sure they are getting the best education possible for them. They love working with children, their caregivers and their teachers so a child can be successful. The Conner Group also offers parent coaching. Teresa’s big dream is to open a school just for children with autism. She wants to be able to stand in the gap for those children who need more one on one instruction. So she is working to establish The Kalos Academy. This will provide an education for those who have difficulty being served in the current education system. She wants them to thrive, not just survive. Teresa and her staff have a passion for what they do. They have been a part of a lot of lives who have been changed because of this therapy. ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out what our Exchange Club of Tifton is doing with Officer of the Year Award!Some of the most important work we do as an Exchange Club is recognizing those who keep us safe. So we were excited to present the Officer of the Year Award to a member of the Georgia State Patrol. Chief Communications Officer Michele Massey chose Bettina Harris, a Senior Customer Service Agent, as this year’s winner. Harris joined the GSP in January of 2016. Two months later she had already earned a Certificate of Excellence. In July of 2019, she was promoted to Supervisor. In 2019 and 2022, Harris was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award within the department. Massey said that Harris is a blessing to work with and a blessing to have around. “When she is at work, you know it will be a good day,” said Massey. She added that Harris has the best personality and a great outlook on life. Harris commented that she really enjoys what she does and working with her coworkers. Her top priority each shift is to keep their guys safe. Harris is married and has five grown children. The Georgia State Patrol dispatch division located in Tifton covers five posts in 19 counties. The dispatchers are often the unsung heroes of public safety. Judge Herby Benson joined the club today to give an update on the DUI/Drug Court that he oversees, as well as tell the club about the work of Oasis Recovery Center. Judge Benson began the drug court for those individuals who are charged with a misdemeanor related to some type of substance abuse. This is a twelve-month program where offenders receive consistent supervision includes frequent court appearances, random drug and alcohol testing, interactive group counseling and support from community partners. The hope is recovery so that you can maintain a drug and alcohol free life. Judge Benson also had a very big part in the organization of Oasis, a local recovery community organization. They just recently celebrated their third anniversary. Oasis is not a rehab or detox facility. They provide a variety of services to those who struggle with substance abuse, as well as services for their family members. Oasis offers an alternative, safe place for those in recovery to come to. They have resources to help with resumes, business clothes and life skills and other classes. They offers recovery meetings, a game room and TV room. Oasis also has two vans to provide transportation to anyone who needs it, whether it be to a doctors appointment or to a rehab facility. Their goal is to help people maintain sobriety and be successful. Vincent Bradshaw, a client of Oasis, recently celebrated one year of sobriety. He said he has been to countless recovery centers before, but recovery is for those who want it, not need it. And one day in February of 2021, he made up his mind that he wanted to do something different and wanted to make a change. He came to Oasis and makes a conscious effort everyday to be better. He said he is so grateful for all of the people at Oasis who believe in him. He is loving the process of recovery and is doing his part, for himself this time, to be better. Vincent said it is one day at a time. ... See MoreSee Less
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Correction on the Milledgeville Speech Contest! I posted the wrong picture!Check out what our Milledgeville Exchange Club is doing!Congratulations to The Milledgeville Exchange Club Freedom Speech contest winners. Pictured below left to right are Trinity Johnson from Baldwin County High School in second place, Morgan Ingram from Georgia Military College Prep in first place, and Ella Hudgens from John Milledge Academy in third place. Congratulations to these wonderful students. ... See MoreSee Less
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See what our Milledgeville Exchange Club ACE Award Winner!Congratulations to Iyanna Butts of Baldwin County High School who was chosen as the Milledgeville Exchange Club ACE Scholar for 2022. Accepting her award on her behalf below is her teacher Pamela Tindall of Baldwin County High School. She received a 300.00 scholarship from the local club. ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out what our Milledgeville Exchange Club is doing!Congratulations to The Milledgeville Exchange Club Freedom Speech contest winners. Pictured below left to right are Trinity Johnson from Baldwin County High School in second place, Morgan Ingram from Georgia Military College Prep in first place, and Ella Hudgens from John Milledge Academy in third place. Congratulations to these wonderful students. ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out the Exchange Club of Augusta Youth of the Year presentation!Exchange Club of Augusta Names 2020-2021 Youth of the YearAugusta, GeorgiaThe annual Augusta Exchange Club Youth of the Year Awards Luncheon was held on Thursday, May 5th at the Augusta Country Club on Milledge Road. The Youth of the Year Award recognizes outstanding high-school seniors in our community for superior academic achievement and leadership. This year eleven students from area schools were recognized.This year’s top award went to Saylor Vick of Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School. Saylor is now eligible to complete for the National Youth of the Year Award and a $15,000 Scholarship.The Exchange Club of August is very proud to recognize these seniors and wish them continued success. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Exchange Club of Albany presented a Donation to one of our non-profit partners, DoCo Sheriff's Department Youth Program. The donation was accepted by Captain T. Thomas. He informed us it would be used for the upcoming Summer Program that works with Youth in Albany and Dougherty County.Thank you Captain Thomas for all your Department does for our Youth! ... See MoreSee Less
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Proudly We HailThe Exchange Club of Albany presented one of the most important Programs that we do all year by Honoring Individuals and Businesses that fly the American Flag each day. Purpose of Proudly We HailNo symbol inspires respect and love of country more than our American flag — the Stars and Stripes. That is why Exchange encourages all Americans to properly fly the flag as an ongoing, highly visible expression of that respect through the Proudly We Hail program.Proudly We Hail honors those Americans who do display the nation’s banner properly and regularly. Recognition is in the form of a beautiful plaque specially designed for this purpose.The Exchange Club Honored the following individuals and Organizations:Jim and Kelly SmithGillionville Baptist ChurchJohn and Alice CarrollClimate Masters (unfortunately they were not available today but will be presented the Plaque at a later date)Stan and ElyseAfter the Presentations to each individual and organization, the speaker, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Brian Wayne Lassitter presented and excellent program on honoring America by supporting America and flying the Flag daily and correctly.LT Colonel Lassitter is currently executive staff leader at Heritage Church in Moultrie, GA. He also serves on board of United Way and the Serenity House in Coquitt County. He has been the CEO and owner of a leadership and consulting firm focused on training and equipping leaders in multiple industries. He served a long distinguished military career serving in numerous assignments such as Operation Storm/Desert Shield. Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and in many other countries including Bosnia, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.He has dozens of Decorations including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart to name just a few.Thank you to all our Honorees and LT Colonel Lassiter for allowing us to Honor you for supporting America! ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out the great job the Exchange Club of Statesboro did for the Prevention of Child Abuse for April. Very unique idea and thanks to the City of Statesboro for honoring this program!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out what our Columbus Exchange Club if doing for Prevention of Child Abuse!The Exchange Club of Columbus will host our annual Golf 4Kids fundraiser on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Bull Creek Golf Course. ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out what our Columbus Exchange Club is doing in their Community!On April 4, 2022, the Exchange Club of Columbus attended the 2022 Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit Child Abuse Protocol Signing and Reception, sponsored by Children's Tree House Child Advocacy Center. Law enforcement agencies, area school district representatives, and members of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit gathered in Columbus for the 2022 Child Abuse Protocol signing ceremony. The document helps guide the intervention of child abuse and neglect for the circuit and its partners. It is about ensuring that all agencies work collaboratively with one another to protect our children. ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out what our Tifton Club is doing for Prevention of Child Abuse Month!Since April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month, it was the perfect time for club member Julie Mitcham to speak about the work of the Coastal Plain CASA, where she serves as Advocacy Coordinator. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. These volunteers are assigned to a child(ren) in foster care and they serve as their advocate in the courtroom. They are there to make sure the best interests of the child are heard in whatever the case may be.Coastal Plain CASA serves Tift, Turner, Irwin and Worth counties. Across that jurisdiction, there are currently 144 children in foster care. There are 50 volunteers are this time. 52% of the children in foster care right now do not have an advocate, so 20-30 more volunteers are needed in order to provide 100% of the children in foster care with a CASA. Coastal Plain CASA offers volunteer training at least twice per year. In 2021, Coastal Plain CASAs served 73 of the 115 children in care. Statewide in 2021, 2,730 CASA volunteers served 2,627 children. The problem statewide is an overburdened system and so many children coming into care. There are thousands more in care that do not have a volunteer.CASA programs and CASA volunteers can change a child’s story. Do you want to be a volunteer? ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out what our Milledgeville Club is doing!Congratulations to Ethan Steinfeld of GMC Prep. He was chosen as the Milledgeville Exchange Club Youth of the Year. Good luck at District, Ethan! Pictured with him are Dr. Jeff Wells, Youth Development Committee Chair, Mrs. Steinfeld, and MEC President, Billy Griner. ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out what our Savannah Exchange is doing to Honor April as Prevention of Child Abuse! Prevention of Child Abuse MonthSeventeen Exchangites from the Exchange Club of Savannah gathered on a Saturday in April (April 16) to tie blue ribbons around palm trees along a portion of Victory Drive in Savannah. The palm trees were planted in the 1920’s to honor 128 fallen soldiers in WWI from Chatham County. Club members tied ribbons around 75 of the trees on the well-traveled Highway US 80, a route that at one time was a major east-west route connecting the Savannah with San Diego, CA. The Child Abuse Prevention program, adopted by the local Exchange Club is a National Exchange Club program. April is designated “Child Abuse Prevention Month” and the color blue is used to emphasize this program that reported around 150,673 abused children in 2020. Of that number, there were 1,713 deaths from child abuse or maltreatment. In addition to the ribbon tying, the Exchange Club delivered 50 Time Out Teddies to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and an additional 25 to Juvenile Court Judge Cole. Time Out Teddy bears are a warm, safe and loving friend to a child who has been abused, neglected or traumatized. The teddy bear serves as a calming tool for a child to hold in a time of crisis. Time Out Teddy is also an effective icebreaker to help a child trust and open up to the person who is serving as the immediate caregiver.During the month of April, Judge Cole was a presenter at a meeting of the club. ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out what our Tifton Exchange is doing! Have you had a Special Program recently? Please let us know and we will post it! Tifton ACE PresentationOne of the best parts of Exchange Club is getting to recognize the students of our community. And today, the Exchange Club of Tifton was able to honor a student who has overcome some challenges and obstacles and will still be graduating high school on time.Tift County High School senior Britney Sumner was awarded the 2022 Accepting the Challenge of Excellence (A.C.E.) Award. Britney’s school counselor, Courtney Devereaux, told the club how when she first met Britney, she was struggling academically. And as they talked, she learned she was also struggling emotionally and mentally and needed some intervention with things going on at home. Britney recognized her need for some real help and she was able to get it. She took hold of her life and turned it, and her grades, around. She will now be graduating with a wonderful GPA and is currently taking extra classes. Britney plans to go to ABAC for college and has an interest in animal conservation. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Exchange Club of Albany had an excellent meeting today. We gave away funds to two of our Non-Profit Partners to help them continue they programs.We had an inspiring talk about the Special Olympics.Finally, we honored one of the areas local high schools for winning a State Championship.We presented a check on Nancy Goode with ACTO. This organization gives training to Caregivers of Alzheimer patients and also provides a time that the Caregivers can handle the many things they need to go each day. Please support this very fine organization.We also presented a check to Marie Stamps, Director of the Special Olympics. Along with presenting her a check to help the organization, she also provided an inspiring talk about Special Olympics and how we can assist.Finally we honored the Lee County Game Day Cheerleaders for winning their third State Title in three years. This is a very athletic and competitive program that takes hard work, dedication, and a lot of talent. To top it off, most of the ladies we Athletic Honor Students. Joining the Team was Emily Smoak and Donna Jones who coached them. Along with honoring this group we also honored Hank Wright, the Athletic Director with Lee County High School. He was recently awarded the 6A Athletic Director of the Year, a well deserved honor. He strongly backs all athletics and Lee County and help them to become known State Wide. Joining Hank was Karen Hancock, Principal of Lee County High School.Thank you to each of these individuals and groups that joined us today. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Exchange Club of Albany had an excellent meeting today. We gave away funds to two of our Non-Profit Partners to help them continue they programs.We had an inspiring talk about the Special Olympics.Finally, we honored one of the areas local high schools for winning a State Championship.We presented a check on Nancy Goode with ACTO. This organization gives training to Caregivers of Alzheimer patients and also provides a time that the Caregivers can handle the many things they need to go each day. Please support this very fine organization.We also presented a check to Marie Stamps, Director of the Special Olympics. Along with presenting her a check to help the organization, she also provided an inspiring talk about Special Olympics and how we can assist.Finally we honored the Lee County Game Day Cheerleaders for winning their third State Title in three years. This is a very athletic and competitive program that takes hard work, dedication, and a lot of talent. To top it off, most of the ladies we Athletic Honor Students. Joining the Team was Emily Smoak and Donna Jones who coached them. Along with honoring this group we also honored Hank Wright, the Athletic Director with Lee County High School. He was recently awarded the 6A Athletic Director of the Year, a well deserved honor. He strongly backs all athletics and Lee County and help them to become known State Wide. Joining Hank was Karen Hancock, Principal of Lee County High School.Thank you to each of these individuals and groups that joined us today. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Exchange Club of Albany will have it's District Convention in Albany June 9th-11th. We will be having Golf Tournament June 9th at the Municipal Golf Course starting around 11:00. Entry fee is 75.00 per player or 300.00 per team.ALL PROCEEDS AFTER EXPENSES GO TO PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE.We need to show strong South Georgia support for the Prevention of Child Abuse so please plan to get a team together. A box lunch will be served when you turn the 9th Hole.If you are interested as an individual or as a team please contact:Keith 229-881-2128 or Jim 229-349-1115.Albany StrongExchange Strong ... See MoreSee Less
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