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EXCHANGE CLUB TREASURE COAST
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Meeting 12 Noon, 1st & 3rd Thursdays at CJ CANNONS
Volume 04 OCTOBER, 2017

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
JULY 2017 - JUNE 2018

HAPPY OCTOBER - HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

October is the month we get back on the Exchange Club track. September, with Hurricane Irma was an interesting month and we missed all of our regularly scheduled meetings because of her.

Our first meeting of the month, October 5th was a good meeting. We were so pleased to share a portion of the 2017 Golf Tournament Shamble proceeds with CASTLE. Employees of CASTLE helped with the golf shamble set up as well as working with us that day.

October 7th was the re-scheduled date for the South Beach Clean-up with KIRB. It was reported that it went very well. The best helpers were the Exchange Club Pathfinders and the Karate Club. The volunteers were amazed at the items that were collected. Hurricane Irma brought a lot of unusual items to the shore. 45 bags of trash were turned in. President Joe and the Community Service Committee Chairs; Liz and Sam, found out that the best part of the breakfast we served the volunteers, were the doughnuts. They said healthy stuff was not in. The doughnuts gave them the energy they needed.

GOOD JOB!!!

October, 2017
5th General Membership Meeting
7th South Beach Clean-up with KIRB
8th - 14th Fire Prevention Week
12th Board Meeting
21st I R Exchange Club's Black & White Ball
28th Tunnel To Towers Run
28th National Day of Service Project at Habitat

November, 2017

2nd General Membership Meeting
5th Daylight Savings Time Ends
7th Election Day
9th Board Meeting
11th Veteran's Day
16th General Membership Meeting
23rd Thanksgiving Day

OCTOBER, 2017 Kim - 10 years Erin - 12 years
NOVEMBER, 2017 Laurie - 12 years

OCTOBER, 2017 3rd Kathy* 18th John S* 31st Amy
NOVEMBER, 2017 15th Beth

November 5th is the end of Daylight Savings Time so do not forget to set your bathroom scale back 10 pounds on Saturday night
The Indian River Exchange Club's annual Black & White Ball was on Saturday, October 21st. It was reported that it was well attended and everyone seemed to have a good time. The Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast Youth Guidance Pathfinders attended the ball, as greeters and selling 50/50 tickets. This group of young adults have come a long way and we are very proud of them.

October 28th was a busy day for all the Exchange Clubs, as the 28th was the National Day of Service. This club partnered with the other Vero clubs and volunteered; first at the Tunnel To Towers Run and then for Habitat for Humanity. A number of volunteers worked at the new home build out and a number of volunteers worked at the ReStore. It is great that the Exchange Clubs come together for various functions, projects and support.

President Joe attends the Joint Exchange Club Meetings and said they are very productive. The Christmas Party is set for Friday, December 8th and the Freedom Shrine Re-dedication will be done after the first of the new year.

A new plaque is being put up at C J Cannons, where the 3 Vero Beach Exchange Clubs meet for lunch. The Vero Beach club meets on Tuesdays, the Indian River Club meets on Wednesday and the Treasure Coast meets on Thursdays. Since this is the Newsletter for the Treasure Coast Club we want to mention that Thursdays are the best. Pssssst, do not mention I said this to the other clubs.

This club is so proud of getting our Scholarship Project set up through the Indian River State College. They will handle the whole project from start to finish. The best part is that they do all the work but our club still has an opportunity to review the candidates and have input on the selection. Our Scholarships are $1,000.00 for the ACE winner and $500.00 each for the Boy & Girl of the Year.

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST YOUTH GUIDANCE PATHFINDERS have been very, very busy. Some of them went flying with RJ MacMillen. They handled the clean up for the Tunnel to Towers project; they collected 33 bags of trash. They have learned "Flag Facts" They did landscaping at the newly owned Youth Guidance building and were greeters at the Indian River Exchange Club Black & White Ball. Whew, I am tired from typing ALL of the good things they have done recently. I will save other projects to share for the November Newsletter.

Noteworthy: Felix Cruz is now the Youth Guidance Executive Director. Cruz served in a supervisory capacity with Youth Guidance, initiating and overseeing the innovative YG Mentoring Academy. Also, after 34 years of renting space at Vero Beach's old library Youth Guidance now owns the entire building and land.
CONGRATULATIONS!!

October facts: October is Audiology Awareness Month. October 11th is Emergency Nurses Day; the 13th is the National Train Your Brain Day; the 14th is the In Home Fire Drill Day and the 24th is National Food Day.

November and December are going to be busy months for each one of us, as well as the club.

EXCHANGE

As we continue this 2017-2018 Exchange Year, let's keep doing the things that Exchange Clubs have become known for, and let's even turn it up a notch - taking that impact to the next level. Imagine the excitement in our club and our community, if we approached everything we do with more enthusiasm, excitement and commitment.

The most beautiful things are not associated with money, they are memories and moments. If you do not celebrate those, they will pass us by.

awg 10/30/2017

EXCHANGE CLUB TREASURE COAST
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Meeting 12 Noon, 1st & 3rd Thursdays at CJ CANNONS
Volume 03 SEPTEMBER, 2017

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
JULY 2017 - JUNE 2018

HURRICANE IRMA
Hit Florida in the wee hours of Sunday, September 10th. The hurricane was wider than the State of Florida so all counties and communities were affected. The direct hit was on the west coast of Florida so Vero Beach received rain and wind from the outer bands.

The community is now in clean up mode and it will take quite a while before everything is in order. It will never been the same, but we are thankful we came through it and will recover.
September is Pain Awareness Month
It is also
National Baby Safety Month

Monday, September 4th was Labor Day.
Wednesday, September 6th is National Read a Book Day. September 10th is Grandparents Day. September 20th, in 1973 Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs. September 29th is World Heart Day.

SEPTEMBER 2017
Due to Hurricane Irma all projects and club meetings had to be cancelled and/or rescheduled.
OCTOBER 2017
5th - Membership Meeting- we will present Castle with a check for a portion of the proceeds from the Golf Tournament. We will also be recognizing the major sponsors.
7th - Keep Indian River Beautiful Beach Clean-up.
28th - Exchange National Day of Service at Habitat for Humanity; we will volunteer at a build out or at the ReStore.
CLUB ANNIVERSAIRES
SEPTEMBER 2017 - Sam 7 years & John D 6 years
OCTOBER 2017 - Kim 10 years & Erin 12 years
SEPTEMBER 2017
3rd Alice "70" * 29th Angie * 10th our waitress, Jennifer
OCTOBER 2017
3rd Kathy * 18th John S * 31st Amy

The warmest September on record in Vero Beach - 1996, with an average temperature of 82.5 degrees, followed by 2016 (82.2 degrees) and 1988 (82.1 degrees)
The coolest September on record in Vero Beach - a tie between 1968 and 2001 with an average temperature of 78.4 degrees, followed by 1971 and 1984 (each with 78.6 degrees).

The September 21st meeting was cancelled because the Chamber of Commerce had their annual Industry Appreciation Awards luncheon. Two businesses that are near and dear to this club's heart were honored; Walking Tree Brewery was recognized as "Entrepreneurs of the Year" and "Renovation of a large Non-Profit Building" honored Habitat for Humanity ReStore. We are proud of all recognition awards.

THE ABC'S OF MEMBERSHIP

Membership growth requires the foundation of Action, Balance and Commitment.

Recruiting members to join our Exchange Club is an important task that takes time and work, but the benefits are well worth the effort. It is critical that we grow Exchange so clubs can continue serving and improving communities across the country.

Let's focus recruiting on people we interact with every day. Let's balance our club's membership by including a variety of professionals; such as

Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Media
Business, Financial Operations
Computer, Mathematical
Construction, Manufacturing, Production
Counseling, Community, Social Services
Education, Training, Library
Elected Officials
Engineering, Architecture
Farming, Fishing, Forestry, Landscaping
Health Care Practitioners
Installation, Maintenance, Repair
Legal
Life, Physical, Social Sciences
Personal Care, Hospitality
Protective Services
Sales, Service
Transportation, Material Moving

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS -
Providing Value for Your Membership

National network of like-minded individuals
Administrative support
Public relations/marketing tools
Club expansion materials and ideas
Assistance with club operations and member education
Customizable club projects and fundraising ideas
Officially-licensed Exchange Club merchandise
Umbrella Insurance coverage
Relevant & interactive website and Member resources page
Leadership development
Established Bylaws and policies
National Exchange Club Foundation
Exchange Today magazine

REMEMBER
VISION
A strong America, safe communities and unified people
MISSION
Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live
MOTTO
Unity for Service
CORE VALUES
Family, Community, Country

A recent study has found women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who mention it.

10/4/2017 AWG

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The General Membership Meeting was cancelled, due to the Chamber of Commerce Private Industry Luncheon being on this same day and the majority of this club's business members are attending the luncheon.

The next regularly scheduled membership meeting will be on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Respectfully Submitted,

Alice W Gaskill,
Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2492 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING

The Board Meeting was cancelled by President, Joe. Hurricane IRMA was not a direct hit; however there was a lot of wind and rain damage to our community; therefore President Joe cancelled the meeting as everyone, including C J Cannons was busy cleaning up.

The next, regularly scheduled membership meeting is Thursday, September 21st.

Respectfully Submitted,

Alice W Gaskill
Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The General Membership Meeting was cancelled by President, Joe Walsh. Everyone, including C J Cannons was getting ready for hurricane IRMA.

The next meeting will be the Board Meeting on Thursday, September 14th at noon at C J Cannons.

Respectfully Submitted,

Alice W Gaskill
Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB TREASURE COAST
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Meeting 12 Noon, 1st & 3rd Thursdays at CJ CANNONS
Volume 02 AUGUST, 2017

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
JULY 2017 - JUNE 2018

Asking your children about their fears or worries about going back to school will help them share their burden

Gosh, it is hard to believe that the children and young adults are going back to school for the 2017-2018 session.

HURRICANE SEASON IS HERE

Let's be thankful that we have not had to deal with one like Texas is dealing with; so, let's keep the people, the community, the leaders and the volunteers in our thoughts and prayers as they go about putting their lives back together.

The speaker for the August 3rd meeting was Paul Muncie from Epic Missions. "Creating Ripples of Hope in the Community", these small ripples the mission creates gain momentum and build a wave that is insurmountable! Paul and his wife Jackie founded Epic Missions in 2011. They organize volunteer groups to go out into the county to provide

AUGUST - 2017
3rd - General Meeting -Paul Muncie from Epic Missions - Speaker
10th - Board Meeting
17th - General Meeting-Chief David Curry from VB Police Dept
Time Out Teddies
SEPTEMBER - 2017
4th - Labor Day
7th - General Meeting-Andrea from Healthy Start-Speaker
9th - Tunnel to Towers Run
11th - Patriot Day
14th - Board Meeting
16th - KIRB Beach Clean-up
21st - General Meeting Cancelled-Chamber Private Industry Luncheon

AUGUST - 2017
5th - Jon Moses 5 years * 11th - Amy & Kathy 8 years each
21st - John & Angie 3 years each
SEPTEMBER - 2017
6th - Sam 7 years * 27th - John D 6 years

AUGUST - 2017
3rd - Cindy * 6th - Jon Moses
SEPTEMBER - 2017
3rd - Alice "70" * 10th - Jennifer (waitress at CJ Cannons)
29th - Angie S

services to meet their mission; which is to end hunger, homelessness, despair and "at risk" behavior showing the needy person or child, Christian love and compassion, by setting an example and by providing accountability in encouraging positive life choices to families and teenagers that they care for on a regular basis.

At the August 17th membership meeting we presented Chief David Curry and Capt. Martin with "Time Out Teddy's". Chief Curry spoke to us about the many ways his department uses the teddy bears to console young children. He also mentioned that several groups are now making quilts that are given to the children.

There are 4 months in this Exchange year that have 5 Thursdays. On the 5th Thursday the club members plan to meet at Walking Tree Brewery, afterhours. Joe distributed cards to the club members for them to use to invite guests to our meetings and the afterhours functions. Thursday, August 31st is the first 5th Thursday. We hope to see everyone and lots of guests at Walking Tree Brewery.

As August, 2017 closes this club is preparing for a busy "End of Summer" and "Fall". Projects are in place and speakers for the club meetings are being called and scheduled.

October and November are already promising to be busy months for Exchange, YEA!!!!!

NEWS FLASH

Kim Prado finished her 3-year Banking Class and she graduated 3rd in her class. Congratulations Kim!!!

The first Monday of September Labor Day is observed. This year it is September 4th. As we celebrate Labor Day, we honor the men and women who fought tirelessly for workers' rights, which are so critical to our strong and successful labor force.

Be safe as you enjoy picnics, cookouts, neighbors, families and friends.

The speaker for the September 7th membership meeting will be Andrea from Healthy Start. There are so many new things going on with our local Healthy Start. It will be interesting to hear all about it.

The second membership meeting; which is September 21st will be cancelled. The Chamber of Commerce will have their annual Private Industry Luncheon that day and so many of our business members will be attending that luncheon.

Saturday, September 9th club members will meet to help with the Tunnel to Towers Run. Members will be manning a water station as well as other members will be passing out little American Flags.

Saturday, September 16th club members will be helping with the KIRB Beach Clean-Up at South Beach.

DID YOU KNOW

In 1911 the first Exchange Club was formed in the City of Detroit. In 1913 the second Exchange Club was formed in the City of Toledo.

awg 8/31/2017

EXCHANGE CLUB TREASURE COAST
~~~ NEWSLETTER ~~~
Meeting 12 Noon, 1st & 3rd Thursdays at CJ CANNONS
Volume 01 JULY, 2017

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
JULY 2017 - JUNE 2018

HAPPY NEW EXCHANGE YEAR!!!

June, 2017 was a busy month for our club, as we finished projects that had been scheduled, closed out the past Exchange year and were getting ready for the new Exchange year. We looked back to see what was accomplished and we are so proud! June 3rd we had our third annual Golf Tournament/Shamble; on June 10th we enjoyed the Youth Guidance Tropical Luau; on June 15th we did the Book of Golden Deeds presentation and on June 29th we enjoyed our Officer and Director/Chairperson Installation Dinner. If you do not mind me saying, we are goooood!

The 4 Exchange Pillars are very important to all Exchange Clubs; especially, this one. The 2017-2018 President; Joe Walsh, has selected great chairpersons, who will also serve as the club directors. New and more members are getting involved. It is nice to hear the different ones share what we will be doing this Exchange year.

Oh My Gosh, I forgot to mention that when Kim and Joe went to the Florida District Convention in May they came back with 4 awards for this club.
Best Club of 25 or fewer members * Best Fundraiser-Golf Tournament * Best Use of Funds-Resilience Movie and Best Club Program-St. Baldricks.
Now I am saying "we are really goooood"

JULY 4th - Independence Day; 6th- General Meeting; 10th - Board Meeting; 13th thru 15th - 99th National Convention in Jacksonville; 20th - General Meeting

JULY - 9th Kim * 11th - Laurie *
14TH - Mike * 29th - Diana
AUGUST - 3rd - Cindy * 6th - Jon M

JULY - 18th Spring Watson - 2 years
22nd Leslie Spurlock - 6 years
AUGUST - 5th Jon Moses - 5 years * 11th Amy & Kathy - 8 years each
21st John & Angie - 3 years each

4th of July was a blast! (get it?)

God bless America with Peace for all who are troubled; Grace for all who are needy; Courage for all who fear; Strength for all who are weary; Faith for all who are seeking; Hope for all who are uncertain; Protection for all who serve and Wisdom for all who lead

The 99th Annual National Exchange Club Convention was in Jacksonville, Florida from July 13th through the 15th. A number of our club members attended. Joyce Franklin, who has been our National Director is running for National President-Elect and we want her to win.

SUMMER is here! Days are spent on the beach and traveling. On vacations we hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the salt water off our bodies and the sand out of our belongings. No wonder we are tired at the end of the day!

THERE IS NOTHING STRONGER THAN THE HEART OF A VOLUNTEER

Volunteer opportunities are already in motion and we have not even completed the first month of the new Exchange year.

All of the Committee Chairs and Co-chairs are getting their ideas, plans and budgets in order and they will present them to the club.

The Community Service Committee; Liz, Chair and Sam, Co-Chair has already presented several projects they want the club to complete. September 16th will be the KIRB-Beach Clean-Up and October 28th; which is the National Day of Service will be the day we volunteer at Habitat for Humanity. Members can volunteer at the house build out and also at the Re-Store. The Committee is also looking at a date in March of next year for a Senior Dinner and Movie. Way to go Community Service Committee!

Cindy, Chairperson for the Americanism Committee is working on the Tunnels to Towers Annual Run; which will be September 9th. Small American Flags will be given out to the runners at the end of the run. Giving out the flags is known as GAKAFTW. This is a very important project for the National Exchange.

YOUTH GUIDANCE PATHFINDERS EXCEL CLUB

The Excel Club members are doing great things! They just recently finished a blanket drive for the Humane Society for the dog cages. They collected 20 blankets. The Humane Society did a presentation on how to approach a dog, take their pulse and where and how to listen to their heart beats. Many more projects and accomplishments will be shared with our club. This club is very proud of the Excel Club and their leadership.

SPEAKER'S CORNER

The first meeting of the new Exchange Year; July 6th, we enjoyed Doug Borrie, Executive Director and Darleen Medeiros, Mentor Coordinator from Youth Guidance; as well as Kim Prado, who is the leader of the Excel Club at Youth Guidance. Doug shared a power point about the many opportunities given to the participants. Darleen spoke about the different mentor volunteer opportunities that they have. Kim shared the many things that the Excel Club members have accomplished, as well as projects they are planning.

The July 20th meeting we enjoyed Willie Finklin, who is the President and Co-founder of Striving 4 Success, a non-profit launched this summer at Oslo Middle School. The initial goal was to encourage greater interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), especially among lower income and minority students. Soon after STEM was created they added arts into what has become the STEAM Club. Willie was a past member of this club, so we wish Willie, his wife and the group the absolute best!

The best things in life are free...

a warm hug
a kind word
a smile

Helping create strong, healthy families plays an important role in the prevention of child abuse.

7/26/2017 awg

EXCHANGE CLUB TREASURE COAST
~~~ NEWSLETTER ~~~
Meeting 12 Noon, 1st & 3rd Thursdays at CJ CANNONS
Volume 11 MAY, 2017

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
JULY 2016 - JUNE 2017

Mother's Day was conceived by Anna Jarvis after the death of her mother in 1905. Jarvis wanted a national holiday to honor mothers and their sacrifices made for their children.

The General Meeting, on May 4th gave the members a chance to get up-dates for the up-coming projects for May, as well as June.

The May 18th General Meeting the club will welcome speaker, Bob Perry; he will be visiting with us about the Voices for Children. We look forward to meeting him and hearing what he has to share with the club.

The Florida District Convention will be held from May 19th to the 21st. It will be at the St. Petersburg Marriott in Clearwater. Kim Prado, club director and district treasurer will be attending, along with president-elect Joe Walsh.

Thursday, May 25th is the club's Movie and Dinner. The Child Abuse Prevention Committee has set up a Spaghetti Dinner and Movie, "Resilience" at the First Presbyterian Church; located at the Pointe in Vero Beach. The Dinner will be at 6:00 pm with the movie to be shown at 6:30 pm. The invitation is open to all Exchange Clubs, Devereux and the public. There is no charge to attend; however, we will be taking up an offering for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

MAY 4th General Meeting 5th Cinco de Mayo
11th Board Meeting 14th Mother's Day 18th General Meeting
19-21st Florida District Convention 25th Dinner & A Movie
29th Memorial Day

JUNE 1st General Meeting
3rd Champions For Charity Golf Shamble 8th Board Meeting
10th Youth Guidance Tropical Night Luau 14th Flag Day
15th General Meeting 29th Installation Dinner
Happy Birthday
MAY JUNE MAY JUNE
6-Donna D-5years 4-Mike-8years 6-Sam 19-Spring
15-Alice-31years 20-Beth-1year 17-Robert 29-Joe
22-Eric-21years 19-Donna D 30-Erin
24-Liz-18years
24-Joe-3years

Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day!

Let's ALL remember our Veterans and fallen members of the armed forces and let's remember how fortunate we are because of the brave.

TELL ME & I FORGET
TEACH ME & I WILL REMEMBER
INVOLVE ME & I WILL LEARN

June

is the last month of this Exchange Club Year...can you believe it?

June 1st is the National Awards Deadline; National Convention credentials are due and if there are any amendment changes, they are also due at National.

Thursday, June 1st is this clubs regularly scheduled General Meeting. We will be discussing and finalizing the Champions for Charity Golf Shamble which will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at Hawks Nest. The game will begin at 8:30 am; however, golfers will be registering and enjoying a continental breakfast at 7:30 am. That mean ALL that are to be at set up and registration will be there at 6:30 am. This is the largest fundraiser this club has each year. The Fundraising Committee and ALL of those who participate do a wonderful job during the Exchange Club year. The beneficiary is Castle and other non-profit organizations in our area. How fortunate this Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast is to have such great members that accomplish sooooo much.

The Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, June 8th. The June 15th meeting is reserved for the BOOK of GOLDEN AWARDS. As of this date we have 3 wonderful nominees. It will be exciting to report "the winner".

The Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast will hold its Officer and Directors Installation Dinner on Thursday, June 29th at C J Cannons. There are great members that have chosen to be part of the Officers and Directors for the 2017-2018 Exchange Year. The rest of the super-great members are the best for participation and back-up!!!!

The Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast, Club No. 2493 was chartered June 14, 1989

The four pillars of the National Exchange; Americanism; Community Service, Child Abuse Prevention and Youth have been supported and honored by this Exchange Club.

There are several other committees this club has developed and continues to present each year. This club can be proud of their Fundraising Committee. The Marketing/PR/Communications Committee has developed a new, user friendly website and is continuing to work on bringing the Facebook page up to date. The Membership/Social Committee continues to look for new and fun ways to bring in new members. The Grant/Scholarship Committee is always looking for new ways to serve the community and help the deserving students.

Our very own members; Robert Paugh and Kim Prado have been extremely involved in presenting the "Air Shows". This year and last, Robert was the President of the Air Show Board. Kim Prado has once again taken on the Secretary position and the chairperson for the concessions and the volunteers. The next scheduled Air Show is in June of 2018. As it gets closer to that date more the this clubs members will take their place to be volunteers.

2017 - 2018 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
OFFICERS BOARD/CHAIRS
President-Joe Walsh Cindy Jewett-Americanism
Pres-Elect-Leslie Spurlock Kim Prado-Youth
Secretary-Alice Gaskill Diana Dwarika/Donna D-
Treasurer-Eric Menger Child Abuse Prevention
Imm Past Pres-Laurie Collings Beth Dingee/Liz Phillips-
Editor-Alice Gaskill Community Service
Kathy Kragh/Amy Selby/
Jon Moses-Fundraising
5/16/2017 awg Joe Walsh-Communications
Laurie Collings-Membership

EXCHANGE CLUB TREASURE COAST
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Meeting 12 Noon, 1st & 3rd Thursdays at CJ CANNONS
Volume 10 APRIL, 2017

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
JULY 2016 - JUNE 2017

APRIL MAY
2nd Jon Moses 6th Sam
18th Eric 17th Robert
19th Donna D

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April is month 10 of the 2016-2017 Exchange Year and there are many things to be accomplished before the Exchange year ends.

Officers and Directors for the 2017-2018 Exchange Year will be announced in May.

We want to continue working on the May 25th "Dinner & A Movie". This will start at 6:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church at the Pointe, here in Vero. Resilience, the movie provided by Child Abuse Prevention America will be shown after a spaghetti dinner. This project is being presented by our Child Abuse Prevention Committee; Cindy & Beth.

"Time Out Teddy" is another Child Abuse Prevention Committee project that will be done before this Exchange Club Year ends.

The Champions For Charity Golf Shamble will be held at Hawks Nest on June 3rd. Linus Cadillac Buick GMC is the premier sponsor and is providing the hole-in-one Grand Prize on Hole 15, which is a beautiful 2017 Buick Encore.

The Community Service Committee, under the leadership of Liz Phillips has completed all of the required projects and then some for this Exchange Club year.

HAPPY EASTER11

APRIL MAY
Alice - 31 years
Eric - 21 years Liz - 18 years
Donna D - 5 years Joe - 3 years

The Americanism Committee, under the leadership of Sam and Eric has also completed the required programs of service. This Committee is already planning projects for the new Exchange Year.

Kim reports that the Youth programs of service have been completed.

One Fundraising project has been completed and the second one is our golf tournament, which is in June. This is the BIG fundraiser. Kathy, Amy & Jon M have been working really, really hard.

All of the club members invite guests to our meetings, as we are always looking for new members. We are in the process of reaching out to members that had to leave the club in the past. The members that had to leave were vital to the club and have been missed. We are so very fortunate to have such good members participating in the club now.

Two of our members, Robert Paugh and Kim Prado, are busy working on the 2018 Air Show. THANK YOU, ROBERT AND KIM.

This has been a busy, productive, meaningful year and we have accomplished so much already. Exchange Clubs exist to serve and this club is fulfilling its purpose by enhancing the lives of many within our community.

Exchange Clubs serve communities nationwide and together we build a stronger and more unified country.

The Youth Guidance Pathfinders Excel Club continue to work on their projects, do fundraisers and meet with youth groups in Fellsmere, in hopes of starting an Excel Club there. The proceeds from the fundraisers will help pay the way for several Excel Club members to attend the District Convention in May and/or the National Convention in July.

Kim's daughter, Shannon, is continuing to work on her project at her school, Sebastian River High School. The "Flags For The Fallen" memory field will be done in the fall. The Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast will provide the American flags they will use.

Joe Walsh of the Communications Committee has done a beautiful job with our club website. Please take a minute and go to www.tcexchangeclub.org and look at what he has done. He continues to enhance it.

THE BOOK OF GOLDEN DEEDS AWARD

Honoring a fellow citizen with The Book of Golden Deeds Award is a heartwarming and inspiring act not only for the honoree, but for an Exchange Club. The Book of Golden Deeds Award exemplifies the National Exchange Clubs beliefs.

Volunteer efforts are very important to our society and community and should not go unnoticed. The National Exchange Club's longest running project, The Book of Golden Deeds Award, recognizes dedicated volunteers who give endless hours of their time and talents toward making their communities better places to live.

awg

Ever since the Exchange Club of Huntington, Indiana sponsored the first award in 1919, thousands of unsung heroes and heroines have been recognized.

The Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast will be honoring a very special person with The Book of Golden Deeds Award at the June 15th meeting.

BELIEVE IN THE BLUE
APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

Exchange's Believe in the Blue Campaign is an effort to involve all Exchange Clubs in child abuse prevention efforts and to provide information and support to families across the nation. Believe in the Blue began in April 2007 and occurs each April in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. All Exchange Club members are asked to wear blue on Mondays during the month of April.

PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE IS KEY

MENTORING YOUTH MATTERS

REMEMBER WE ARE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE

VETERANS MATTER

GROWING EXCHANGE - NEW MEMBERS ARE WANTED

"Spring is nature's way of saying,
'LET'S PARTY'"

EXCHANGE CLUB TREASURE COAST
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Meeting 12 Noon, 1st & 3rd Thursdays at CJ CANNONS
Volume 09 MARCH, 2017

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
JULY 2016 - JUNE 2017

OMG MARCH ALREADY!!
Happy St Patrick's Day
St Patrick's Day occurs annually on March 17th in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of festivals across the globe celebrating Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing and a whole lot of green.

The lunch at CASTLE, on March 2nd, our regular meeting day was grrrreat...we learned so much more about CASTLE. Have a heart and lend a hand as CASTLE is looking for volunteers. Whether you have a lot of time or just a little, CASTLE NEEDS YOU!!! CASTLE was founded in 1981 by the Exchange Clubs so that children of the Treasure Coast could be free from abuse. Poverty is a big cause of poor parenting and abuse. On March 20th the Memory Field flags will be displayed. Each flag represents a child who perished as a result of child abuse. This year there are 101 flags that will be displayed throughout the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County.

After this meeting a number of people, including two from CASTLE were headed up to Hawk's Nest for pictures. CASTLE is one of the beneficiaries from the 2017 Golf Tournament. Linus Cadillac, who is providing the "Hole In One" sponsorship will be in the picture also, as well as committee members from this club.

MARCH APRIL
1st - Ash Wednesday 3rd - Observe Blue
2nd - Lunch at Castle Mondays
9th - Board Meeting 6th - General Meeting
11th - Toss Out Child Abuse 13th - Board Meeting
12th - Daylight Savings Time Change
16th - General Meeting 16th - Easter
20th - Memorial Field Display
25th - St. Baldrick's Big Shave 20th - Gen. Meeting
27th - Exchange's Anniversary 23rd - 28th - National
Founded in 1911 Volunteer Week

MARCH APRIL
17 - Cindy - 6 years No current members anniversary

MARCH APRIL
24th - Liz 2nd - Jon M
18th - Eric

PLEASE OBSERVE NATIONAL'S BLUE MONDAY CAMPAIGN
AS YOU PLAN YOUR OUTFIT FOR MONDAY'S FROM NOW THROUGH APRIL PLEASE THINK BLUE
APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

This club is excited to share that Cindy, Chairperson of the Child Abuse Prevention Committee, along with Beth Dingee are planning a Spaghetti Dinner, with the fixins' and a movie "Resilience" for all Exchange Clubs and the public. This project will be held on Thursday, May 25th at the First Presbyterian Church at the Pointe in Vero. There is no cost to attend; however, we will be asking for a donation towards the prevention of child abuse.

The Child Abuse Prevention Committee is also working on the "Time Out Teddy" project. "Time Out Teddy" is the mascot used by the National Exchange Club to help children in crisis.

The Americanism Committee completed their two "Proudly We Hail" projects. On February 28th one plaque was given to the Cub Scout Pack 567 for their part, at the Osceola Magnet School, in raising and lowering the American Flag every day the school is in session. The actual school received their plaque on March 17th for their display and respect for the American Flag. This club is honored to present these plaques.

April 16th is Easter...Let's celebrate the true meaning, along with Easter Egg hunts, jelly beans and family.

There are many people that we meet in our lives but only a very few will make a lasting impression on our minds and in our hearts. BE ONE OF THEM!!

APRIL 10th IS THE AWARDS DEADLINE
Edit Award, National Best Club Bulletin and National Best Club/District Website.

APRIL 29TH THE CLUB OFFICER ELECTION REPORTS ARE DUE

Please STOP, take a minute to decide what Officer, Director and/or Committee Chair you would like to be for the 2017 - 2018 Exchange year.

THE YOUTH GUIDANCE PATHFINDERS EXCEL CLUB

The Excel Club members are continuing to "do good" in the community with projects; such as, making back bags from donated pillow cases. These back bags will be given to the seniors at "By The River".

Recently, Past President Raquel, Board Chair Kevin and Kim did a radio spot on Vero's Voice. They were able to spread the word about the Excel Club.

The members created their own resume and are doing live interviews with Kim and Jim as if they are applying for the job they want.

At the "All Exchange" Christmas party in December, 2016 the 50/50 proceeds were given to the Excel Club to help them with some of the cost for the group to attend either the National or District convention. The members have not decided which convention they want to attend.

VETERANS MATTER

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APRIL 10th IS THE AWARDS DEADLINE
Edit Award, National Best Club Bulletin and National Best Club/District Website.

APRIL 29TH THE CLUB OFFICER ELECTION REPORTS ARE DUE

Please STOP, take a minute to decide what Officer, Director and/or Committee Chair you would like to be for the 2017 - 2018 Exchange year.

THE YOUTH GUIDANCE PATHFINDERS EXCEL CLUB

The Excel Club members are continuing to "do good" in the community with projects; such as, making back bags from donated pillow cases. These back bags will be given to the seniors at "By The River".

Recently, Past President Raquel, Board Chair Kevin and Kim did a radio spot on Vero's Voice. They were able to spread the word about the Excel Club.

The members created their own resume and are doing live interviews with Kim and Jim as if they are applying for the job they want.

At the "All Exchange" Christmas party in December, 2016 the 50/50 proceeds were given to the Excel Club to help them with some of the cost for the group to attend either the National or District convention. The members have not decided which convention they want to attend.

VETERANS MATTER

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Meeting 12 Noon, 1st & 3rd Thursdays at CJ CANNONS
Volume 08 FEBRUARY 2017

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
JULY 2016 - JUNE 2017

FEBRUARY 14th
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

Valentine's Day Fun Facts
According to the Greeting Card Association, 190 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second most popular greeting card-giving occasion
Men account for 73% of Valentine's Day flower sales
The Red Rose is the favorite flower
According to the National Confectioners Association, about 8 billion candy hearts are made per year
The first Valentine's Day box of chocolates was introduced by Richard Cadbury in 1868

The second half of the Exchange year is moving along at a nice pace and this club still has a lot of fun things to do as well as a lot of great projects. Every month something good will be going on!

The Americanism Committee is planning two "Proudly We Hail" recognitions. One will be on February 28th. Laurie will be attending the banquet for Cub Scout Pack 567. Everyday members of Pack 567 raise and lower the American Flag at the Osceola Magnet School. On March 17th the other plaque will be presented to the Principal at Osceola Magnet School, at the schools Fun Run.
The Child Abuse Prevention Committee is working on a Antwon Fisher movie presentation.
March 25th is the St Baldrick's Big Shave, at Capt. Hiram's in Sebastian.

FEBRUARY MARCH
2nd General Meeting 1st Ash Wednesday
9th Board Meeting 2nd Lunch At Castle
14th Valentine's Day and 9th Board Meeting
Senior Tea at IRE 11th Toss Out Child Abuse
16th General Meeting 12th Daylight Savings Time Change
Speaker - Joe Coakley 16th General Meeting
20th President's Day 25th St Baldrick's Big Shave

FEBRUARY - 7th Robert 9 years MARCH - 17th Cindy 6 years
9th Diana 2 years

FEBRUARY - 9th Leslie MARCH - 24th Liz

Jenny Frederick, our District Director and a member of the Exchange Club of Indian River, shared information with this club about the Florida District Convention, which will be held from May 19th - 21st at the St Petersburg Marriott Clearwater. Members can attend the entire convention or bits and pieces. The Registration Form gave all the information we need about the convention. The most rewarding part of the convention is the Youth Speaking Contest.
Jenny informed us that Joyce Franklin, our National Director is running for National President-Elect and our own Kim Prado is running for District President-Elect. We want to support these ladies. The National Convention is from July 12th - 15th at the Hyatt Regency, downtown Jacksonville, FL.
Jenny also invited this club to participate in their fundraiser on March 11, 2017 at Walking Tree Brewery. "Toss Out Child Abuse" is a corn hole tournament. for the whole family.

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The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce had their Annual Meeting and 2016 Awards Presentation. This club is proud to announce that our member, Eric Menger, Executive Director of the Vero Beach Regional Airport received the Carolyn K Eggert Economic Development Award and our member Donna Leemon D'alfonso with HR Dynamics received the Volunteer of the Year Award. GOOD JOB EXCHANGE MEMBERS!!

Elite Airways a big hit in Vero Beach!

Our member, Eric Menger is the director of the Vero Beach Regional Airport. He said that having scheduled commercial flights is a win-win for everyone.

Elite Airways was founded in 2006. The airline began offering scheduled commercial flights in 2012. It was in December of 2105 that the Vero Beach-Newark route became the airline's most popular route in the Elite Airways system. Vero Beach is proud to be a part of this!

Historical Trivia
Common entertainment included playing cards. However, there was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards, but only applicable to the "Ace of Spades". To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead. Yet, since most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren't "playing with a full deck"

THE YOUTH GUIDANCE PATHFINDERS EXCEL CLUB

The first quarter of 2017 the Excel Club is focusing on Americanism and Senior projects.

They worked at the registration table for the Military Expo on Saturday, January 28th.

Shannon, Kim's daughter, is leading them in doing a Memorial field at the Sebastian High School. The goal is to sell flag certificates for $1.00. For each certificate sold there will be a stick flag placed in the Flag Field. The event is called "Flags for the Fallen". Sam and Eric, members of the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast Americanism Committee are assisting the Excel Club.

Since Youth Guidance inherited a greenhouse the Excel Club will be getting some plants started so they can go to the "By The River" Senior Living Facility to plant flowers in the new flower boxes that are being prepared by Tony, Kim's husband. The flower boxes will be raised above the ground so the Seniors do not have to bend over.

The Excel Club is also cooking a spaghetti dinner for the Seniors, at By The River.

They are also preparing a coupon book to be handed out to their family members that are seniors and the coupons will be for things like a car wash, pull weeds, clean behind furniture, wash the dog and/or baking.

WHAT A WONDERFUL YOUNG GROUP!
The Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast is the proud sponsor. Kim Prado, Director of the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast is the leader of the Excel Club.

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Meeting 12 Noon, 1st & 3rd Thursdays at CJ CANNONS
Volume 07 JANUARY 2017

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
JULY 2016 - JUNE 2017

Happy New Year

A New Year's Resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other

The New Year started off in the best way; the weather was beautiful, the first club meeting, on January 5th, at C J Cannons was a happy one as we were chatting about our holidays with family and friends, holiday projects that this club completed for Exchange with Devereux and what this will do for the new year. Cindy thanked all the club members for making "Christmas Bright" for the older teens; with our donations and gifts.

The first speaker in the new year was Sam Kouns, who is the President of the Veteran's Council. Veteran's are very important to this club through our Americanism pillar.

As you can see from our "Save The Date" column this first month was action packed and the club loves it. February promises to be busy too!

It looks like March will be fun and then we go into April, which is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The last week of April is also National Volunteer Week. May is Freedom Shrine Month and during all this time the club is thinking about new Officers and Directors for the new Exchange year.

JANUARY, 2017 FEBRUARY, 2017
12th Board Meeting 2nd General Meeting
16th Martin Luther King Day 9th Board Meeting
19th General Meeting-Speaker 14th Valentine's Day &
Sam Kouns, President of Veteran's Council Senior Tea/I R Estates
20th Inauguration Day 16th General Meeting
26-28th Mid-Year Summit 22nd President's Day
JANUARY, 2017 FEBRUARY, 2017
None 05 - Art
09 - Leslie
JANUARY, 2017 FEBRUARY, 2017
None 7th Robert - 9 years
9th Diana - 2 years

OATH OF OFFICE TRIVIA

New York City did the first inauguration, as it was the temporary capital of the U.S.

Lyndon B Johnson was the only president to take the oath of office from a woman. After the assassination of John F Kennedy, Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One by Sara T Hughes, a U.S. district judge.

Calvin Coolidge was sworn in by his father, a justice of peace, at the Coolidge family homestead in rural Vermont, on August 3, 1923, after he was informed that President Harding had passed away.

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Meeting 12 Noon, 1st & 3rd Thursdays at CJ CANNONS
Volume 06 DECEMBER, 2016

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
JULY 2016 - JUNE 2017

December is here and lots of fun things are going on within our club, within our families and within our community. As you can see from "Save The Date" our calendar is getting full!

We have had good meetings, good speakers and great projects that have been completed and some are still on the "To Do List".

November was a good month and according to club members, families and friends we had a nice Thanksgiving. The day was beautiful, the food was great; even though we ate too much, the family and friends at my personal gathering were super! Some of my family even served at "Our Father's Kitchen". They said they were blessed to be able to do that.
I have not seen or heard how the The Exchange Foundation Giving Day went on November 29th. Let's hope and pray they had good results.
One of this club's annual projects is with Devereux, "Making Christmas Bright". This year we were asked to take care of the Guardians for New Futures Group. These are the older youths, who so often get left out. The club members were given a wish list. Some of the members bought gifts off of the list and a number of members gave cash so Cindy; Youth Committee Chair, could shop for us. We are proud to say Cindy and her daughter, Haley shopped with $225.00.

DECEMBER, 2016 JANUARY, 2017
01 - General Meeting 05 - General Meeting
02 - Christmas At The Airport 12 - Board Meeting
03 - Oceanside Christmas Parade 19 - General Meeting
08 - Board Meeting
09 - Christmas At Dodgertown
15 - General Meeting
17 - All Exchange Christmas Party

CLUB ANNIVERSARY
DECEMBER - NONE JANUARY 2017 - NONE

MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
DECEMBER - 06 VICKI JANUARY 2017 - NONE

The December 15th club meeting is the last meeting for the month of December as well as the last meeting of 2016. Six months of this Exchange year is now over and yet, we have so much more to accomplish and do for our club and our pillars and our community.

HERE IT COMES!!!

As we look forward to the New Year we need to stop and be thankful for the past year and be proud of what has been accomplished; for the new members that have joined the club; for all of the members, whether they are at every meeting or not and to be thankful for our Club, Community, District, National and Country leadership.

January starts with "New Years Day" being on Sunday. January 5h is our first club meeting at C J Cannons and our speaker will be Gen. Sam Kouns, President of the Veteran's Council. January 16th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; January 26th through the 28th is the Mid-Year Summit.

February brings us Valentine's Day on February 14th and President's Day on the 20th. One extra special project that this club will enjoy is our annual "Senior Tea at Indian River Estates" on Tuesday, February 14th. A special feature will be added when children from an elementary school come to be with us and sing. The Seniors will be delighted!

In March we can look forward to a fundraiser for St. Baldrick's "Big Shave". It will be held on March 25th at Capt. Hiriam's in Sebastian. This club's long time member, John D'Albora will get his head shaved for the good of the cause. Thank you John! Our club member, Donna D, is leading this club with this project. Thank you Donna!

March also brings us Daylight Savings Time, St. Patrick's Day and Exchange's 106th Anniversary.

Kim Prado continues to work with the Youth Guidance Excel Club Pathfinders. That group of young people cease to amaze this club. In January we will have a column, just for them, so you will know what they have accomplished. The Pathfinders just had their "End of Semester Award Ceremony and Dinner". It is hard to believe, how far this group has come. THANK YOU, KIM!!!

Christmas time is in the air; even though we will not have to fight the snow and we are enjoying the warm weather you can feel the excitement as you go shopping.

There is still time to shop and share gifts. We just need to remember that not all gifts are wrapped in shiny paper and decorated with ribbon and bows.

Let's remember to give to
Ourselves...respect, confidence, faith and fortitude.
Family members...communication & understanding.
To Exchange...generosity of time and treasure.
To our military forces, first responders and their loved ones...honor, admiration and support to heal the wounds.
To a child or teen...patience, guidance and a positive example through mentoring.
To the abused, neglected and abandoned...security and hope.
To people of every age...unconditional love.

As you get ready to close out 2016 and want to make just a few more donations, please do not forget the National Exchange Foundation!

EXCHANGE CLUB TREASURE COAST
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Meeting 12 Noon, 1st & 3rd Thursdays at CJ CANNONS
Volume 05 NOVEMBER, 2016

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
JULY 2016 - JUNE 2017

How To Teach Children The Meaning of Thanksgiving

Talk about why we celebrate Thanksgiving
Share the original story of the fall harvest celebration that brought together struggling Pilgrims and generous Native Americans.

Turn the TV and all devices off during family time
Try to keep most of Thanksgiving about the conversation and time spent with loved ones.

Be Thankful
Take time daily to express what you are thankful for.

Share and Donate
Develop a tradition of sharing with those who have less and involve children.

NOVEMBER
3rd - General Meeting * 8th - Election Day * 11th Veterans Day
6th - Daylight Savings Time Ends * 17th - General Meeting
24th Thanksgiving Day

NOVEMBER
3rd - Laurie - 11 years
NOVEMBER
15th - Beth

We survived October........Hurricane Matthew came and went in a timely manner. We had some damage in our community, but not near what other communities further north had. Let's be thankful for that!

Our club was also busy in October......Some of our members attended the Indian River Exchange Club's Black & White Ball. I heard everyone had such a good time.
October 22nd was National Day of Service at Habitat for Humanity. The Indian River Club joined forces with the Treasure Coast Club and we accomplished alot!
October 24th the Treasure Coast club members honored the Firefighter of the Year. We did the presentation at the firehouse in Sebastian to Christopher Matherly, in front of his peers. Chris was so proud of the award and his fellow co-workers were proud of him. Chris was chosen because of his performance as an Emergency Service Provider Professional including, professional & personal accomplishments, educational accomplishments and his involvement within his agency, his community and his county.

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The first meeting in November we enjoyed Doug Borrie and Darlene Medeiros from Youth Guidance. They shared information about the youth, the programs, the Excel Club, the accomplishments and the appreciation from all that are involved with Youth Guidance. Darlene is the new Mentor Coordinator so they also discussed the need for group mentors.

The Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast Website is up and running. Thank you Joe Walsh

November 29th is the Exchange Foundation Giving Day

The National Exchange Club Foundation is the fundraising arm of The National Exchange Club, supporting Exchange Club members as they inspire communities to become better places to live through projects in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Programs and the National Project - the prevention of child abuse.

Annual giving contributions are essential, they provide flexible, immediate funds for Exchange's programs and operating expenses.

Veterans, First Responders and Emergency Service Providers are very important to Exchange. This club is going to be a part of a fundraiser for "Back The Badge". Many of you know that Valerie Watkins started a grass-root organization, "Back The Badge" to support our police and their families. The information Valerie received was that DEA Group Supervisor Eddie Alvey's son Will (5 years old) was recently diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma bone cancer. Eddie and his family are long time Sebastian residents and part of our law enforcement family DEA agents purchased five televisions to raffle. Tickets are 1 for $10.00 or 3 for $20.00.

Everyone buy tickets to help Eddie and his family
"Making Christmas

EXCHANGE CLUB TREASURE COAST
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Meeting 12 Noon, 1st & 3rd Thursdays at CJ CANNONS
Volume 04 OCTOBER, 2016

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
JULY 2016 - JUNE 2017

Hurricane Matthew cancelled our October 6th meeting. However; we do have a lot to be thankful for, as it was not a direct hit. Our community was prepared and the damage was minimal. Other communities along the eastern coast, as well as many of the islands way south of us did not do as good as we did, so our thoughts and prayers are with them as they recover.

At the Board meeting on October 13th the Board members enjoyed hearing about the good things that this club accomplished in September; such as the proceeds from the fundraiser "Howl At The Moon" at the Riverside Theatre. The KIRB Beach Clean Up project. The Tunnel to Towers project. This Club Rocks!

The Board also discussed the up-coming "Firefighter of the Year" award that will be presented later in the month.

October 22nd is the National Day of Service. This club will volunteer at Habitat for Humanity. The Indian River Club will volunteer along with the TC Club. It is nice to have both clubs working together as we complete the National Day of Service requirement.

OCTOBER 13th Board Meeting * 15th Indian River Exchange Club's Black & White Ball * 20th General Meeting * 22nd National Day of Service at Habitat for Humanity * Firefighter of the Year presentation TBA *
December 17th All-Exchange Holiday party
OCTOBER
15th - Donna K 7 years
18th - Kim 9 years
27th - Erin 11 years
OCTOBER
3rd - Kathy 18th - John S 31st Amy

October 22nd is also the annual PAWrade at Dogs For Life. The Treasure Coast Excel Club through Youth Guidance will be volunteering at this event.

The Fundraising Committee is well on its way in planning the 2017 Golf Tournament. The tournament will be Saturday, June 3rd at the Hawks Nest. Forms are being prepared, contacts have been made and now we are looking for sponsors and players. The club has enjoyed this event, even though it is a lot of work.

BOO!!!

Don't forget Halloween is Monday, October 31st.

YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!

November 8th

If you are able to vote in the City of Vero Beach please do so.....there are many positions open and we have a number of good people running for those positions. It is soooo important to vote for the right person to represent each one of us and our community.

It is extremely important that you vote in the National Elections. This is a crucial time for our community, nation and world. Let's band together and pray that the best person wins!

November 11th is Veteran's Day
November 13th Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 24th is Thanksgiving

UPDATES...UPDA

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Meeting 12 Noon, 1st & 3rd Thursdays at CJ CANNONS
Volume 03 SEPTEMBER, 2016

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
JULY 2016 - JUNE 2017

SEPTEMBER IS OUR FUN-FILLED ACTION PACKED MONTH !!!!!

September is also National Baby Safety Month

The first meeting of September we enjoyed Andrea Berry, the Interim Executive Director from Indian River County Healthy Start and Brieanna, the Program Manager for Healthy Families of IRC. The topic for the meeting was "Safe Sleep For Your Baby".

The first fundraiser in September was at the Riverside Theatre...."Howl At The Moon". It was a fun night!

On September 10th several members participated in the Tunnel to Towers project. Our member, Tammy Vock was our club representative. Good Job, Tammy!

Our General Meeting for the 15th had to be cancelled due to the Chamber of Commerce having their annual Private Industry Appreciation Luncheon. A large number of our members will be attending the luncheon.
September 17th is the Beach Clean Up w/ KIRB at South Beach. Breakfast food will be provided to the members and volunteers.
The 24th of September the Excel Club will be having a car wash at the US #1 location of Marine Bank and Trust. Let's ALL support our club's Excel Club!!

SEPTEMBER OCTOBER
01 - General Meeting 06 - General Meeting
03 - Howl At The Moon 02-08 Fire Prevention
08 - Board Meeting Week
10 - Tunnel to Towers 13 - Board Meeting
15 - General Meeting- 20 - General Meeting
Cancelled for a Chamber luncheon
17 - Beach Clean Up w/ KIRB
24 - Excel Club Car Wash 22 - Nat'l Day of
Service
SEPTEMBER OCTOBER
Sam - 6 years Donna K - 7 years
John D - 5 years Kim - 9 years
Erin - 11 years
SEPTEMBER OCTOBER
03 - Alice 03- Kathy
29 - Angie 18 - John S
* 10 - Jennifer (waitress) at CJ Canons 31 - Amy

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October 22nd is the National Day of Service. Donna K is the project leader. She has been organizing a work day with Habitat For Humanity Build-Out and Restore. Hours for the build-out team is from 7:30 am to noon. The Restore hours are 9:00 am to noon and/or 1:00pm to 5:00 pm. Way to Go Donna K!

The 2016-2017 Platform for National Exchange is VETERAN'S MATTER - WE MUST TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN

Americanism is one of the 4 Pillars for Exchange and this club takes it very seriously. Any time and every time we can be a part of an Americanism project we are there. Thank you Exchange Club Officers, Directors and membership for ALL you do to be sure we are a part of any Americanism project.

Joe is the Chairman of the Communication, Marketing & Public Relations Committee; (CMPR Committee). This committee is working on the Website, Facebook, Club Newsletter and Press Releases. The committee is Joe, Leslie and the Awsome A's; Alice, Angie and Art!

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST WILL HELP

Kim reported that the Yellow Umbrella, which is like Castle, located in Brevard County is in need of help. They are going through Officer & Director changes and are looking for Exchange Club members to serve as well as Exchange Club's to help with funding. Kim asks that this club help in any way we can.

Kelly Menger let us know that the Gifford Youth Activities Center is in need of wide lined paper and 1" & 2" 3 ring binders. As club members pick up any of the items they can deliver them to Eric at the regular club meetings or to his office at the airport.

WHAT IS EXCHANGE AND WHAT CAN YOU DO TO SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH OTHER PEOPLE

Exchange is serving our communities for a better America. Exchange is a nationwide child abuse prevention project that has helped hundreds of thousands of children to lead normal happy lives. Exchange is developing leadership skills, and having fun while giving something back. Exchange is a diverse assortment of Americanism, youth, and community service programs that enhance the lives of countless people. Exchange is a place to create new and lasting friendships with dynamic people who care about their community. Exchange is connecting your community, its leaders, business and other organizations.

TRIVIA FOR SEPTEMBER

The first American woman to cast a ballot to vote was Louisa Swain on September 6, 1870
September 11th is a day we must never forget....
September 19th is National Talk Like a Pirate Day
September birthstone is sapphire
September Astrological Signs are Virgo - August 23rd to September 22nd and Libra - September 23rd to October 22nd

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