Lincolnland District Exchange Clubs
Lincolnland District Exchange Clubs maintain 12 divisions throughout the state of Illinois comprised of 30 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.
The mission of Lincolnland District is
making Lincolnland communities better
places to live, one Exchange club at a
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.
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.
National Mission Statement
Exchange, America's Premier Service Club, working to make our communities better places to live.
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.