Meetings are at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday mornings at What's Cookin, 409 7th Street, Charleston, Illinois.
Hi, there, and thanks for visiting the Exchange Club of Charleston, Illinois, website! Please come on in and check out our programs and upcoming events. And please plan on returning—we will be updating our site frequently, so you won’t want to miss what’s happening!
Join us at our breakfast meetings on Tuesday mornings at7:00 a.m. We meet weekly at What's Cookin'—409 7th Street—just off the northeast side of the square in Charleston.
If you have any questions—if you’d like to talk to our Club, or are curious about what we do, please contact us.
(as approved by the National Board of Directors in January of 2011)
Exchange, America's Premier Service Club, working to make our communities better places to live.
Unity for Service - The motto was adopted in 1917. Its originator, Charles Berkey, said the motto was inspired by the 133rd Psalm:
“Behold how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.”
OUR CORE VALUES
Each member of Exchange holds near to his or her 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 specific 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 Exchange Club members every day.