The concept of the National Exchange Club originated in Detroit, Michigan, in 1896 as a luncheon group which met for fellowship and to exchange ideas. The name “Exchange Club” was adopted in March, 1911.
Subsequently, three additional Clubs were formed in Toledo, Cleveland, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. The National Exchange Club was formed in 1917, with headquarters in Toledo, OH, where it remains today.
The Exchange Club of Sylvania was formed April 2022.
The Programs of Service are Americanism, Youth Programs and Community Service.
Commitment to the Community where an Exchange member 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 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. Exchange members 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.
We hold two luncheons a month, the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, at Scramblers on Central Avenue.
We also host quarterly evening get together events. Details of all events are available and up to date on our Facebook page.
Guests are ALWAYS welcome and we encourage you to stop out to learn more about us and our organization.
We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Join us in our positive impact on Sylvania!