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Letter From The President

    Happy New Year to everyone in the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast District. I hope everyone's holidays were spent in peace with close friends and family.
    I know that this is not always the case, and sometimes we need help from our friends and family to get through this time of year. I know very well as this was my father's first Christmas without my mother in 80 years.
    As good Exchangites, we understand that others may need our help just to get by each day. Often it is hard to juggle helping others while meeting our own needs. We do it collectively, as clubs, helping each other to give back to our communities. But, as the flight attendant always says, put on your oxygen mask first, before helping anyone else.
    The same applies to our clubs. If we do not keep our District strong and growing, the ones that need our help will continue to suffer. We all know how important and challenging it is to create new clubs, but I find it much more difficult to watch an existing club shrink or disappear. The impact on the community happens either positively or negatively depending upon our own strength.
    As I mentioned last time, we all need to look into ourselves and decide what we can do to make our organization better. Your value to Exchange must go beyond your good deeds. Make it contagious. Display your belief in what we do every day. People should be asking you why you love being in Exchange. Your answer should be simple. Mine is just that I showed up one day and fell in love with our mission.
    The busy time of the year has begun for District wide events. Learn about the upcoming events in this issue and plan to attend as many as possible. I’m looking forward to spending time with each of you.

   God bless,  

Tony Ackerman, District 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. 

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  • April 2015 Newsletter https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/53699353/TLGC%20District%20Newsletter%20April%202015.pdf
    Posted Jun 16, 2015, 2:39 PM by Crissy Nolen
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    Posted Jun 16, 2015, 2:41 PM by Crissy Nolen
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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.