The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro was chartered June 5, 1951. The service club has had the pleasure of being in “Unity for Service” to the community in programs of Americanism, Youth Activity, Community Service and its national project The Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
Some programs of The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro include the “Healing Field – Flags of Remembrance;” “Proudly We Hail” plaques in recognition of an establishment flying the American Flag in a proper manner; “Give-A-Kid-Flag-To-Wave” at a Veteran Day program at Mitchell-Neilson School and along the Christmas Parade route by handing out miniature flags to children; installing a “Freedom Shrine,” which is a reproduction of 32 historical documents displayed in just about every school in Rutherford County; the annual “One Nation Under God” Community Breakfast just before Thanksgiving in an effort to remind us our American Heritage; “Service to Seniors” by playing Bingo and providing prizes in various facilities for Senior Citizens; recognizing the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year from City of Murfreesboro Police Department and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department; Fire Fighter / First Responder of the Year from City of Murfreesboro Fire Department and the Rutherford County Fire Department; and recognizing the Rutherford County EMS of the Year.
The Exchange Club also offers the Youth of the Year scholarship to an outstanding Senior student who writes an essay using the year’s theme selected by The Exchange Club and the A.C.E. – Accepting the Challenge of Excellence scholarship for the Year to Senior student who has demonstrated good conduct and good grades despite undergoing a hardship during their schooling.
With Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect as its National Project The Exchange Club presents to local health establishments brochures on “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome” and “Do Not Shake a Baby,” as well as financial support to The Family Center on Heritage Park Drive; Kymari House on Spring Street; and other such agencies.
The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro is honored to have two charter members active – John Hood, who has served as a Past National President of The National Exchange Club and Bill Allen, who during WWII was on the beach at Normandy. (Pictured above together)
The next major fundraising event by the Exchange Club is the Annual Celebrity Waiters Dinner scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 2 at Stones River Country Club.
The members of The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro look forward to continuing service to the community for years to come as they are proud of their past but looking forward to their future. “Exchange Club – Inspiring Communities to become better places to live.”