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Letter From The President

     I want you all to know what a pleasure it has been to serve as your District President for this past year.  I’ve been able to visit most of your clubs and participate in some of your projects and it has been fun to meet you and work alongside you.  In case you didn’t know, we have a pretty amazing district! 

We have just returned from our District Convention and I was proud to be able to recognize all of the things we achieved over the past year.  The Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast District performed over 300 service projects including 55 in Americanism, 116 in Community Service, 103 in Youth and 43 in Child Abuse Prevention!  What an accomplishment!  And this does not even include the amount of money we give back to our communities.  Collectively, we gave over $400,000 back to our communities.  What a difference we make!  Thank you all for what you do for your communities!

   It was also my pleasure to give out two special awards during the convention.  First, Mike Reichek, our Immediate Past District President and member of the Fort Bend club was given the President’s Award.  The recipient of this award is chosen by the District President.  I chose Mike because of his attitude and willingness to help anytime I called on him.  He had just served as District President.  He had done his “job” and done it well.  He didn’t have to step up when asked but he did, every time.  Thank you again Mike.

   The other very special award is the Exchangite of the Year.  This year we chose Marjorie Evans, current District Secretary, Past District President and charter member of the Hobby Airport Bay Area club.  Since the day Marjorie joined Exchange in 1986 she has worked to make her club and her district better and stronger.  She works a lot behind the scenes so most people don’t know how much she contributes.  But for those of us who do know, it is a tireless effort.  Marjorie did not receive this award for just what she did during the last year.  This award was to show her how much she is appreciated for all her years of service to our district.  To be quite honest, she could probably qualify for this award every year!  Thank you again Marjorie for all you do to make a difference.

   Thank you to all who attended the District Convention!  I hope you are all planning to attend the National Convention July 12-15 in Jacksonville, Florida.  It will be a time for us to celebrate and wrap up a great year in Exchange!


Debbie Hebert

President,

Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast District


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   The National Exchange Club – a service organization with 700 clubs and more than 20,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico – celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011. Founded in 1911 in Detroit by business leaders who wanted to “exchange” ideas on making their community better, the Exchange Club moved its headquarters to Toledo in 1917. 

   Its core values – Family, Community and Country are held by each Exchange member with pride and commitment. For over one hundred years, Exchange Club volunteer efforts have supported the needs of the country and of local communities, making it the country’s oldest American service organization operating exclusively in this country. 



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Jim Kij takes the oath to serve as the 
2017-18 District President


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       Don't miss these upcoming events!

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July 12 - 15, 2017 

99th National Exchange Club Convention,
Hyatt Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL


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Exchange Covenant of Service

Accepting the divine privilege of single and collective responsibility as life’s noblest gift, I covenant with my fellow Exchangites:
  • To consecrate my best energies to the uplifting of Social, Religious, Political and Business ideals;
  • To discharge the debt I owe to those of high and low estate who have served and sacrificed that the heritage of American citizenship might be mine;
  • To honor and respect law, to serve my fellowmen, and to uphold the ideals and institutions of my Country;
  • To implant the life-giving, society-building spirit of Service and Comradeship in my social and business relationships;
  • To serve in Unity with those seeking better conditions, better understandings, and greater opportunities for all.
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2017-18 Officers
    President                    Jim Kij
    Pres Elect                   Kevin Barker
    Immed Past Pres       Debbie Hebert
    Secretary                    Katina Scott   
    Treasurer                    Marjorie Evans
    VP CAP                       Evelyn Traylor
    VP Communications  Dorothy Nall
    VP Events                   Steve Wells
    VP Growth                  Mike Reichek
    Director Div 1             Phil Klosowsky
    Director Div 2             Don Thompson
    Director Div 3             Tim Timmons
    Director Div 4             Patti Driver
    Director Div 5             Marta Tang 

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Programs of Service and 
District Service Awards

* Of the 17 Clubs in our District, 12 have earned the National Service Award before convention. 

* 9 sent representatives to convention-Sugar Land sent the most (9), while Hobby sent the highest % of membership (27%).

* Winners of Outstanding District Service Award were Missouri City and Hobby Airport Bay Area

* Winning District Service Award were Sugar Land, Rosenberg, Fort Bend, Memorial, Baton Rogue, Pearland, Angleton.

* Best Scrapbooks - Rosenberg  and Memorial 
* Best Bulletin - Sugar Land
* Best Websites - Sugar Land and Baton Rogue
* Top Fund Raiser -Sugar Land,(total $)
Missouri City ($ per member)

Total POS (Programs of Service) and Funds reported to the District:
Americanism             70
CAP                            52
Youth                          96
Community Service  129

Funds raised            $410,893