Lincolnland District Exchange Clubs



Lincolnland Mission Statement

Core Values


History of Exchange

National Exchange Club

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National Exchange Club Foundation

Mega Raffle to support our Campaign for Kids drawing was held in July


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The MegaRaffle Early-Bird Drawing will be held on May 8th for $1,000do you have your ticket yet? If not, you can visit to purchase your ticket today, and help support the programs of Exchange! The funds go directly to the National Exchange Club Foundation whose primary focus is the prevention of child abuse.

Purchasing a MegaRaffle ticket also enters you to win the Grand Prize of up to $100,000!

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89th Lincolnland District Convention

June 25 - 28, 2015 in Quincy, IL

Click for information and reservation forms - Make plans to join the fun and make your reservations today!

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97th National Exchange Club Convention & 32nd Symposium

July 29 - August 1 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio

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Lincolnland District Exchange Clubs maintain 11 divisions throughout the state of Illinois comprised of 26 clubs. Exchange Clubs willingly serve their communities and improve the quality of life. The diverse array of Exchange-sponsored programs and projects impacts life in America and enhances the lives of countless men, women and children across the nation.

National Midyear Conference 2015

Lincolnland Mission Statement

The mission of Lincolnland District is
making Lincolnland communities better
places to live, one Exchange club at a

Core Values of Exchange

Each member of Exchange holds near to their heart three core values- Family, Community and Country.

Commitment to FAMILY is interpreted not only as one's own family needs, but also those of all American families. Strengthening families, with a focus on youth, is addressed in many ways through Exchange's Programs of Service.

Commitment to the COMMUNITY where an Exchangite resides is the focal point for each club's efforts. Exchange is unique as a service organization in that it has the flexibility to structure projects that target the specific needs of a particular geographic location, rather than being restricted to a certain cause.

Commitment to COUNTRY was born in the aftermath of World War II, a time of unquenchable patriotism. Exchangites are proud to join veterans and other civic groups in promoting Americanism as the rich blessing of democracy and freedom, and in educating today's youth to cherish its values.

These three values are translated into actions every day to bring about positive results through the work of hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of dedicated Exchangites.


Unity for Service

The motto was adopted in 1917. Its originator, Charles Berkey, said the motto was inspired by the 133rd Psalm, which says "Behold how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity."

One Nation Under God Banquet in Naperville

History of Exchange

Charles A. Berkey is credited with the founding of this great organization. At his suggestion, the name “Exchange” was selected because the group wanted to exchange ideas and information with like-minded individuals about how to better serve their communities.

The first local Exchange Club was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1911. Since then, hundreds of clubs have been chartered in the United States and Puerto Rico, with more than 21,000 members making a positive difference in their own communities everyday.

National Exchange Club

Our National Exchange Club headquarters is located in Toledo, Ohio. The chief objective is to help Exchange Clubs realize their full potential of community service.

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National President Tom Karnes





July 2014


National Convention Collage 2014

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July 17, 2014 National Convention in New Orleans

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Above Wednesday Entertainment - Awards Below

Dawn Portner, Naperville Joe Johnson, Quad Cities

Dawn Portner - Distinguished Club President and Best District Website - Naperville

Joe Johnson - Best Club Bulletin Award under 50 - Quad Cities

National Mission Statement

Exchange, America's Premier Service Club, working to make our communities better places to live.

National Exchange Club Foundation

The National Exchange Club Foundation was established in 1979 to help advance the National Exchange Club's Programs of Service, and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse. The NEC Foundation, through its network of 75 Exchange child abuse prevention centers, has helped more than 1.8 million children and 778,400 families break the cycle of child abuse.

Mega Raffle and Campaign for Kids - Facebook

Ed Harvey of the Exchange Clubs of Tempe and Chandler Arizona won the MegaRaffle of $11,500. Ed's name was drawn Saturday, July 12, during the 96th National Convention's Annual Banquet. Along with the early bird drawings, $20,000 in prize money was paid out and another $4,000 will be paid out to clubs.


Lincolnland District 2011