Lincolnland District Exchange Clubs Volume MMXI, Number 3 INSIDE 2013 District Convention by Scot Warren separate banquet facilities capable of seating a minimum of 200 attendees for meal As you may know, next year’s Lincolnland events, and at least two breakout rooms for District Convention will be held in board and committee meetings. Springfield on June 21st – 24th, 2012. So, where will our 2013 District Convention be Lincolnland has a fine history of having held, you ask? Well, you can help determine informative, entertaining, and fun district the site. We are looking for Lincolnland conventions, and we’d like your club to North Chicago’s Swap-O- clubs who are interested in hosting our consider being our 2013 host. If you’re Rama and Farmer’s Market 2013 convention. According to our district interested, please contact Lincolnland open for business by-laws, proposed convention sites must Immediate Past President Scot Warren at Page 11 have a minimum of 100 guest rooms, a (630) 527-9130 or firstname.lastname@example.org by July convention room that can seat a minimum 31st. Thanks for all you do in the Spirit of of 150 attendees for general sessions, Exchange! Find out what outstanding individuals and Exchangeites earned awards at the District National Exchange Convention Convention Page 9 Detroit GM Renaissance Center This should be one of the best and most exciting National Conventions ever! I don't MISSION know how you can top the chance to attend Exchange, American the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Premium Service Club, founding of the National Exchange Club. working to make our The headquarters has a wonderful community a better convention planned and every Exchangite place to live. should make plans to attend if at all New core values - Continued on page 4 Family, Community and Country Celebrating 2011-2012 100th Anniversary Issue We will continue our fun at the District and National Conventions INDEX by Mike Oster President’s Letter . . . . . 2 New Members . . . . . . .4 The National Exchange Club Convention at Around the District . . . 6 Detroit is just around the corner. Make your ABF Auction . . . . . . . .10 plans now. Visit www.lincolnlandexchange.com for the latest news and happeings in the Lincolnland District and to get a hard copy. Visit www.lincolnlandexchange.com for the latest news and happeings in the Lincolnland District 2 Lincolnland LINK LINCOLNLAND DISTRICT President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Johnson If You Don’t Go After What You President-elect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Helen Cook Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donna Givens Want, You’ll Never Have It Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patti Molitor One person, one idea, that’s all it Have you shared in activities and Immediate Past President . . . . . . . . . . Scot Warren takes. One person, gathering others Programs of Service that made you Division 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Oster to the cause, brought Exchange into feel really, really good? You bet! Division 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cynthia Lee making the Prevention of Child So, where are those people you Division 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janet Jocobs Division 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John B. Hughes Abuse our National Project. One know would benefit both Division 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan Murphy person, one club, cared themselves and us by Division 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Johnson enough to make joining Exchange? We all Division 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Hummel GIVEAKIDDAFLAGTO know tens of people who Division 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Smith WAVE a National would be good Division 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William VanKeuren Program of Service. Exchangites. Do yourself, Division 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dennis Koch Community Service Division 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teresia Mueller your club, your District, happens because one and National the very good FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH person sees the need deed of bringing ONE into Youth of the Year Award . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Zollner and brings in others to Kathy Johnson Exchange before June 30th. ACE Award Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teresia Mueller help meet it. District President The District has a goal of Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patti Molitor If you don’t step forward, three new members per Trustee Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Ruzon Trustee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dennis Koch you’re always in the same place. club. What a statement if we have Trustee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lou Molitor As individual Exchangites and as 1000, 1200, or 1400 new members Trustee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calvin Wright Exchange Clubs, we cannot rest on to celebrate. District President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Johnson its laurels. No matter how great we Can we do it? You bet. AWARD COMMITTEE CHAIRS have been in the past, we must step YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN! 5As . . . . . . . . . . . . Janet Jacobs/Sandy Southworth forward with hope and faith that JUST ASK. ACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teresia Mueller the decisions we make and the All-American Volunteer . . Marge Keenan-Denniston actions we take will benefit our If you don’t ask, the answer is Best Club Bulletin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Oster communities, our youth, and those always no. DSA/CSA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lou Molitor children so in need. If we don’t do Come to Lincolnland District Exchangeite of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Ruzon it, who will? Kremer-CLarkson-Krause . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Oster Convention June 24-26, 2011 at Rookie of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Johnson If you don’t ask, the answer is the Holiday Inn in Rock Island. always no. Renew old friendships, make new COMMITTEE CHAIRS friends, and enjoy the fun and District Convention . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stan Rochush Who did you talk with today? camaraderie of celebrating our 100 Exchange Education . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Johnson Would he or she make a good Exchangite? Did you invite him or Years of Service by Shining the Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patti Molitor Inter-Club Fellowship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Jaeger her to a meeting? What? No? Light of Exchange. Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa Alsip Opportunity lost! It is every Come to our National Convention New Club Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Alberico Exchangite’s responsibility, duty, in Detroit July 6-10, 2011. The Past District President Support Group Dennis Koch and PRIVILEDGE to Share the programs, the educational Public Relations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dennis Koch Exchange Experience. opportunities, the meeting, the Save Abandoned Babies . . . . . . Dr. Michael Oster Someone gave you the opportunity meals, and the entertainment will Strategic Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Johnson Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Michael Oster to become part of America’s be first class. Take the opportunity Service Club. to vote for Lou Molitor, VFR, past LINCOLNLAND LINK Lincolnland President and District Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Oster Do you benefit from membership? Secretary, and past Region 3 Vice 34555 North Red Oak Lane, Gurnee, IL 60031 You bet! President to be National President- email@example.com (847) 244-0678 Have you learned and grown as an Elect. Reporter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat (Fergal) Gallagher individual? You bet! 2404 Stallion Drive, Grayslake, IL 60030 CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF firstname.lastname@example.org Have you made new friends? You SERVICE BY SHINING THE LIGHT Next Link Deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/1/11 bet! OF EXCHANGE. District Information 3 From Region 3 VP As I sit here and reflect on what history of our country." Not only that, look how our National Exchange means to me and how In 1941 Exchange backed the war effort Anthem is being song, how we no longer Exchange, over these past 100 years, has and supported the U.S. Savings Bond stand when our Flag passes, or have the affected the lives of our Members, our Program. In 1949 The Freedom Shrine courtesy to take off our hats and place Communities and even our Nation, one project, which originated from the 1947 our hand on our hearts. Look how we thought continually comes to mind, Freedom Train, was adopted. The purpose have to fight to ALLOW our children to GOD, COUNTRY & COMMUNITY. of the Freedom Shrine was to show proof say our Pledge of Allegiance or offer a Our Exchange organization may to our young Americans, that prayer in our schools. Our Nation's have started as a group of men the freedom and greatness we Capital is not allowing tour guides to forming a booster club to enjoy in our country today reference the religious significance of the exchange Business ideas, but we were not purchased easily and national symbols on our government have grown to be so much more reminds them that these gifts buildings. then that. Our Covenant of must be cherished and Folks, we do have strict guidelines for Service spells out our deep protected. We lobbied hard flying our flags, saying our Pledge of seeded principles. Our projects along with the Knight of Allegiance and yes addressing (whether Kate Smith and programs spell out our Regional VP Columbus and the Boy Scouts listening to, or singing,) our National intent and our slogan "Unity for of America in 1954 to have the Anthem. But we have run-a-muck. Service" indicates how we apply words "UNDER GOD" our principles. Principles inspired by the included in our Pledge of Allegiance. We need to start respecting our country 133 Psalm. Then in 1964 Exchange adopted the One and our nation's symbols again. I would Nation under God project, once again love for Exchange to once again take a My burning question is...who is minding stand as we have in the past. We need to the store? If we as Exchangites really committing our allegiance to both God and Country. focus on America. Focus on what made believe these American principles, then us an American Nation; focus on what why are we not raising our voices in In 1972 came the Milestones of Freedom has kept us an American Nation. unison once again to support these to be used as an adjunct of the Freedom principles? I am not implying that our Shrine project. In 1976, in celebration of I think we would all agree that when we clubs and members are NOT doing this, our Nation's Bicentennial Year, we are in a room where there are a large but it is time that we as a National adopted the Proudly We Hail program. number of Exchangites and we all say (American) organization step forward We wanted to encourage the proper the Pledge, how it makes us feel and instill the passion in America we display of our American flag, and to overwhelmingly emotional and proud. once had. recognize those who regularly fly it. Proud of what it stands for and proud that we are among a group who support In the early 20's Exchange worked closed Project GIVEAKIDAFLAGTOWAVE was these principles and beliefs. with the government in the development adopted in 1981. Again encouraging our of our country's air transportation. We youth to be proud to wave our American We still have many young men and were the pioneers in establishing flag with respect and honor and remind women fighting for these beliefs, we permanent and emergency landing fields them it is part of being a good citizen, can't let them down. We can never and flight direction indicators. We were thus in 1983 The Young Citizenship forget that Freedom is not Free and the also the first to advocate the use of air Award. We have encouraged citizens to principles that this nation was founded transportation for mail, freight and vote with our Get Out the Vote project. on are still more relevant today then ever passengers. And more recently, September 11, 2001. before. In 1933 Exchange was called upon by Out of this national tragedy, came our Take a stand fellow Exchangites, take a President Franklin Roosevelt to help fight Healing Field project. How can we ever stand. Then let's take it to the rest of the the Depression, thus the National forget how we felt during this sad time in nation just as those fellow Exchangites Recovery Crusade. In the words of our Nation? There was a resurgence of before us. Now is the Time for Exchange. Exchange's 1933-34 National President, Americanism across the country. Let's go into our next century waving our John H Awtry, The Recovery Crusade was American flags were flying again and Nation's Flag high putting Americanism "one of the greatest accomplishments in people were rallying around our Country back in America. the history of Exchange...The Exchange and the Freedoms we are so fortunate to Yours in the American Spirit of Exchange, Clubs of America have met in true enjoy. And then...a complacency once American style the greatest crisis in the more. Katie 4 Lincolnland LINK Presidents-Elect Planning Process As part of the planning process for the activities to help enhance public 2011-2012 administrative year, awareness of Exchange. Presidents-Elect should be having their For additional information on Club Program Development Meetings publicity, refer to the National this month. To prepare for that meeting, Exchange Club’s Public Relations the incoming Presidents should be Guide. consulting with his or her committee chairs to develop the strategy for a If you’ve been following along for the Attention Region 3 successful new year. In addition to other past year or so, you’ve got your suggested and required committees, the marketing plan in place, have been Members that are National Exchange Club recommends making adjustments along the way, and that each club and District have a your PR committee is now putting the Attending the Public Relations and marketing finishing touches on next year’s plan. If Committee that focuses on Publicity. An National Convention excerpt from the Club Leader’s Monthly you’re a new club, or new to the PR and Marketing aspects of promoting the in Detroit! Planner reads: great things your club does, check out Each club should have an ongoing our archive of past issues and the PR We’ve developed a Region 3 shirt to Guide for the basics of putting together public relations program, regularly show our Unity for Service at the a marketing plan. Either way, be sure to sending news releases to area Convention. The shirts will be your include the marketing of Exchange in media on service and fund-raising choice of a Tee-Shirt ($12.00), projects, and engaging in other your planning for a great 2011-12. Inexpensive polo shirt ($17.00), or a better quality polo shirt ($28.00) with this design on a royal blue shirt. Here’s the catch - I need your order this week in order to have them by the convention. Send your order to me and tell me the size and quantity that you would like. I’ll bring the shirts to the convention and they will be available in the Region 3 hospitality room. Payment can be made at the time you pick up your shirt. We need at least 24 shirts to be ordered to make this happen, though, so don’t delay! Continued from page 1 possible. The convention will be a lot less expensive than last year's in Palm Springs and a lot easier to get to also. Rooms are $122 for a single, double or triple. The central tower is 73 stories with magnificent views of Detroit, Windsor, Canada and the Detroit River. here are four movie theatres in the Renaissance Center along with a GM This summer with all the parades and holidays, be sure to share Showroom and Shopping Mall. Mark your Americanism by giving kids their flags. The kids are your your calendar now and plan to attend. most important future Exchangites. District Information 5 Lou Molitor for National President To all my Lincolnland District Exchange Club friends: My Name is Lou Molitor and I want to be Exchange’s Next President Elect! It’s official! I am a candidate for President- Elect of the National Exchange Club (NEC). The NEC is America’s service club celebrating 100 years of making communities a better place to live. I have been an Exchangite since 1989...it is an organization that is part of my soul! I hope that many Exchangites will make it to Detroit for the convention in July and I hope that they will vote for me for NPE! Today is a great day to be an Exchangite! I firmly believe this and have spread this message throughout the country as a Membership Growth and Club Building. Executive Director of a Chamber of Regional Vice President, Volunteer Field Should I be successful in being the next Commerce, a member-based business Representative and Leadership Excellence President of the National Exchange Club, association, I know a lot about providing Trainer. Our best days lie ahead. Every I will set specific goals for both in all of value to members. I am and will continue community is made better with the the Districts and Regions, and hold to use this knowledge to help Exchange service provided by its Exchange Club. District Presidents and Regional Vice realize that we need to provide value to And if a community does not have an Presidents (and National Presidents) all of our members to keep them as Exchange Club in it...we can remedy that accountable for these goals. lifetime Exchangites. situation! The second “magic wand” that you will Last, but certainly not least, the fourth Many people know that I am a big wield as you R.S.V.P. to my invitation to “magic wand” that you will wield as you Mickey the Sorcerer fan; in fact, I collect be a part of the Magic of Exchange Club R.S.V.P. to my invitation to be a part of Sorcerer items and have them on display is Service. Exchange Club is all about the Magic of Exchange Club is Passion. I at my house. I advocate Disney’s Magic service second to none. Our four pillars am a passionate person, often wearing my as well as the Magic of Exchange. In fact, of service (Americanism, Youth Projects, emotions on my sleeve. I firmly believe I will promote the theme of “Celebrate Community Service and Child Abuse that no child should ever be abused and the Magic of Exchange” across the Prevention) are critical and fundamental that we must rid this scourge from our country because wonderful and awesome components of our Exchange society. I firmly believe that America is things happen when Exchange Clubs are Renaissance. Our exceptional service the greatest country on earth, despite its working their magic! projects help us grow as long as we flaws. I have experienced and heard spread the word and let everyone know about the alternatives...there is no And today, I ask each one of you to about the awesome and wonderful things alternative to the freedom that we have in R.S.V.P. to my invitation to be a part of that we do for our communities. American! the Magic of Exchange Club. Your R.S.V.P. will allow you to wield my four “magic The third “magic wand” that you will I firmly believe that Exchange is a family wands” for Exchange Club: Renaissance, wield as you R.S.V.P. to my invitation to affair. My wife Patti is an Exchangite, my Service, Value and Passion. be a part of the Magic of Exchange Club son Andy was an Exchangite and will be is Value. We (local Clubs) are doing a again as a charter member of the new As more and more Exchangites R.S.V.P. to poor job in retaining our members. This Exchange Club of Kenosha that I am my invitation, we will experience an has to improve as retention is also a building. My daughter Samantha is 14 Exchange Renaissance, a rebirth of critical and fundamental component of years old and has been to 15 National Exchange in numbers and stature. our Exchange Renaissance. As an Exchange needs a Renaissance in Continued on page 6 6 Lincolnland LINK Short History of the National Exchange Clubs The first half of Exchange’s history In the latter half of the century, Exchange The first Exchange Club was formed in concentrated on promoting the new became more heavily involved with Detroit, Michigan in 1911. The second technology of aviation and supporting women, children and family. Exchange was the Exchange Club of Toledo, Ohio America through patriotic programs focused on promoting strong families for formed in 1913. Subsequently, two during the Great Depression and World a stronger America. others were organized in Grand Rapids, War II. Michigan and Cleveland, Ohio. These In 1979, the National Exchange Club In 1929, The National Exchange Club four clubs were the first to be chartered adopted Child Abuse Prevention as a sponsored the National Women’s Air by the National Exchange Club after it national project at the urging of Dr. Derby, the first transcontinental race ever was organized as a nonprofit, Edward R. North, national president. educational organization in 1917 and its held for women. Exchange sponsored Lt. Subsequently, The National Exchange Walter Hinton for a year-long national air headquarters established in Toledo, Club Foundation is established. Ohio. tour in 1930 to promote aviation. The first Exchange Club Center for the Founder Charles Berkey was elected as In 1933, Exchange is called upon by Prevention of Child Abuse opens in Fort the first national president and Harold President Franklin D. Roosevelt to help Pierce, Fla., on March 22, 1981. On July Harter was named national secretary. fight the Great Depression. Harter 4, 1985, delegates voted to allow women Harter held this position until 1961. traveled 40,650 miles on the National membership in Exchange. Exchange was Exchange is the oldest exclusively Recovery Crusade. one of the first service club organizations American service club organization. Starting in 1941, Exchange strongly to do so. Assisted by Exchange Clubs, the backed the war effort and the U.S. National Exchange Club Foundation Famous Exchangites: Former President Savings Bond program. Exchange George H. W. Bush, Former President reached its goal of distributing 1,000,000 adopted the Freedom Shrine project in Calvin Coolidge, Former President Shaken Baby Syndrome brochures in 1949. The first Freedom Shrine is Warren G. Harding, Former President 2000. dedicated on May 26, 1950 at Santa Franklin D. Roosevelt, Former President Monica High School in California. To Exchange launched Believe in the Blue Harry Truman, Rear Admiral Richard E. date more than 12,000 Freedom Shrines in April 2007 during Child Abuse Byrd, Chief Justice Earl, Warren Aviator have been presented to schools and Prevention Month. This popular project Orville Wright, Aviator James “Jimmy” other public locations around the promotes strong, healthy families through Doolittle, Aviator Amelia Earhart, Dr. country. positive parenting. Norman Vincent Peal. Continued from page 5 Conventions starting as a six-week old in over 50,000 men and women working to for-National-Exchange-Club-President- San Diego. Exchange is a family affair for make our communities better for our Elect/115975618468980. My blog can be the Molitor family! children. This is the Renaissance of accessed athttp://www.lou4necnpe.blog Exchange that I have in my mind. It will spot.com/. My email address for my I firmly believe in the Magic of Exchange. take a lot of work, with many hands and campaign as a candidate for National I celebrate this magic with others as I heads, and will need years to accomplish. Exchange Club President-Elect is already have my 25-member pin and am My goal is to take the first steps. My goal working towards my 50-member pin. As I email@example.com. is to have all Exchangites R.S.V.P. to my have travelled across the country I have invitation to be a part of the Magic of I ask that you R.S.V.P. I ask that you seen the Magic of Exchange celebrated in Exchange. My goal is to have all support my campaign to be the next many different ways-some similar, some Exchangites wield the “magic wands” of President-Elect of the National Exchange different-but always with the same end in Renaissance, Value, Service and Passion Club. And I ask for your vote in Detroit in mind: Exchange Club is making a as we grow our organization. My promise July at the 100th Anniversary Convention. difference in our country! is to model the way! Thank you and God bless. My vision of the National Exchange Club I have a Facebook page for Lou Molitor In service, is a thriving, growing organization of over for NEC NPE that is at http://www.face 1,000 local Exchange Clubs comprised of book.com/home.php#!/pages/Lou-Molitor- Lou District Information 7 All About Joe Johnson, District Director I have been asked to tell about me and are many knowledgeable Exchangites out As I moved on in my life I wanted to do what I am made of. there that can help you every step of the something for me and give back to the Let’s start at the beginning and tell you way. Community.So for the next 18 years I that I joined my local Exchange Club in Moving right along after my three years was an Election Judge and felt very good 1993 and 2 years later I became in office I stayed on the board as an about it. President-Elect and then on to the officer of the Board for the Lincolnland Finally, for the biggest part of my life I position of President. From that Foundation. Three years later I have wondered why there are people point on my experience with took over as Director of homeless in this rich Country of ours. So Exchange just kept getting better. Division 6 because my wife After my three year commitment became President in 2010 and not being able to wave a magic wand I became District Director of that is where we stand at the and solve the homeless problem I did the Division 6 which was my first present time. next best thing I joined Habitat For experience on the Lincolnland Humanity and for 10 years I helped build Exchange has been my life and District board of Directors. It homes in the Quad Cities. I was also on my passion for the past 18 took me some time to learn how Joe Johnson years and I hope it will be for the Habitat Board of Directors for 6 things on the board were run. District Director many years to come. years. I must say that if it were not for Once I became more what I learned through the Exchange Aside from spending time working with comfortable as District Director of Club I would not have been able to Exchange I have been involved in many Division 6 and became much more handle being on the Habitat Board. I things in my Community. To begin we familiar with how the District Board was have to go all the way back to my high worked for 6 more years and then my run I felt it I was ready to take on bigger school days. I helped form a Teens For health slowed me down and I had to and better tasks. In 2005 I put my name Crippled Children’s Organization and in give up many of the things I loved doing in the ring as President-Elect and then one fund raiser we raised $22,000 to for our Community. District President and finally Past District help buy wheel chairs and other things President. Now you come to the present time. I am for the handy capped. still very involved in Exchange but, all I must say that I had a lot of fun and Moving on in my life I then became an the other things I was involved in well, learned even more about Exchange. I not adult and was in the Army for 6 years only learned more about Exchange but, I someone else has taken over. and the Illinois National Guard for 10 learned how to type, how to write a years. After all that I spent 5 years That is it in a nut shell and I hope you speech and last but, not least how to involved with the Knights of Columbus have enjoyed the beginning and the speak better in public. through my church. At about the same almost end of my life story. Thanks so Bottom line you just walk away feeling time I joined the J C,s chapter of young much for all you do for Exchange and very good about yourself. So if to want to people. After becoming an exhausted your Communities. move on and take the next step these are rooster I then joined the local chapter of SHINNING THE LIGHT OF EXCHANGE just some of the things you can learn by the Moose Lodge in Davenport. I was a taking the next step. Remember, there very active member for 11 years. Joe Lincolnland District Trading Pins What better way for Ol' Abe to are available by contacting based on the response we get. If you are go to National Convention in Dennis at planning on attending the Centennial Motown than driving a 1940 firstname.lastname@example.org at last Convention in Detroit, get in on the pin Lincoln convertible? year's prices - 20 pins for trading action! The pin committee has $25. Reserve your pins Let Dennis know how many pins you'ld selected this design for the today! like; you may pay him and collect your 2011 convention pin and they We'll place the order soon pins at the District convention. 8 Lincolnland LINK 2010-2011 Lincolnland District Presented at District Convention in Rock Island All American Volunteer Nancy Schreiber, Breakfast Gurnee Honorable Mention Sandra Southworth, Naperville Amanda Brady, Breakfast Gurnee Ron Hoenes, Beardstown Koren Cooper, Gurnee Honorable Mention Contributing Service (CSA) Forrest Erickson, ALL Art Awerkamp, Quincy James Blockinger, Breakfast Erin Gehn, Quad Cities James Cook, Belleville Michael Harris, Waukegan Richard “Dick” Meyers, Mattoon Gurnee Raven S. Jackson, Round Lake Barb Richardson, Breakfast Gurnee Honorable Mention Cole Johnson, Beardstown James Hermetet, Beardstown Timothy Laurenzo, Naperville Best Club Bulletin Teresa (Teri) Koch, Quincy Kevin Miko, Belleville (Less Than 50 Members) Rosalee Myers, Mattoon Kyle Miller, Mattoon Champaign, The Champaign Michelle Rocush, Naperville Samuel Porter, Alton Exchanger, Editor Tom Claire Sculley, Quincy Williams Exchangite of the Year Brett Trefren, Rantoul Dr. Michael Oster, LMV Honorable Mention (Libertyville, Mundelein, Youth of the Year Beardstown, River Rat Chat, Editor Mary Ella Hermetet Vernon Hills) Emily Pritchett, nominated by Quad Cities, Exchangeitems, Honorable Mention Belleville Editors Lois Dixon and Carol Murphy Jerry Beaumont, Mattoon Honorable Mention Waukegan, The Waukegan Jim Cerbie, Alton Blair Baugher, Aledo Exchangite, Editor Kathy Fontana Gerald “Sonny” Christner, Quincy Adrianne Bishop, Rantoul Faye Hoenes, Beardstown Kelly Callen, Waukegan Best Club Bulletin Millie Lang, ALL Rex Colgrove, Mattoon (50 or More Members) Emy Trotz, Naperville Samantha Danguillan, Round Lake Quincy, Exchangite, Grace Holthaus, Quincy Editor Rick Gengenbacher Kremer-Clarkson-Krause Ryan Hulet, Naperville Roberta Pfeiffer, Gurnee Rebecca Miller, Quad Cities Honorable Mention Belleville, Belleville Newsletter, Breakfast Maya Patterson, Urbana William Remmes, Galesburg Editor Phil Ballas Grayslake, Grayslake Newsletter, Rookie of the Year Jolene Stoller, Gurnee Craig Richardson, ALL (Antioch, Jessica Trone, Beardstown Editor Wendy Petera Zach Turner, Joliet Mattoon, Newsviews, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst) Editor Keith Lynch Honorable Mention Membership Net Naperville, Naperville Newsletter, John Gehlhausen, Belleville Editor Mary Howenstein Doug Morris, Beardstown Numerical Increase Bill Saunders, Mattoon (6/1/10 – 5/31/11) Distinguished Service (DSA) James (Jim) Totsch, Quincy Grayslake, +5 Dr. George Stone, Mattoon Other Clubs Positive Honorable Mention ACE North Chicago, +4 Donna Givens, Beardstown Alexandria Hoehn, nominated Champaign, +2 Dennis Koch, Quincy by Aurora Aledo, +1 Mattoon, +1 District Information 9 Award Recpients Membership Net Percentage Increase Dear Mike, (6/1/10 – 5/31/11) North Chicago, +15.4% Congratulations! I am please to inform you that the Lincolnland Other Clubs Positive District Exchange Clubs’ bulletin, Linconland Link, has won the Champaign, +14.3%, 2011 Edit Award for Best District Bulletin in the category of (not eligible, 25 member minimum) districts with 800 or more members. Grayslake, +7.8% (not eligible, numerical winner) Aledo, +2.3% Sincerely, Mattoon, +1.6% Peverery Hormann Best Percentage Attendance Editor, Exchange Today Champaign, 63.9% Others above 50% Beardstown, 61.3% District Convention Website Winners Quincy, 53.3% Spirit Award The Exchange Club of Quad Cities, 52.1% To Be Determined Martinsville, VA Mattoon, 50.3% (martinsvilleexchangeclub.org) in the National Service Award category of clubs with 49 or fewer 100 % Award (As of 5/31/11) members. To Be Determined Alton The Exchange Club of West Beardstown, Mattoon, Naperville, Beardstown and Quincy meet critieria c and d. Chester, PA Potential winners are dependent on Belleville (exchangeclubofwc.org) in the attendance at district events Champaign category of clubs with 50 or more Grayslake members. 5AS LMV The Florida District Exchange Level I: Champaign Mattoon Clubs Level II: Beardstown Naperville (floridadistrictexchange.com/default. Belleville Quad Cities aspx) in the district category. Quad Cities Quincy Level III: Grayslake Urbana Mattoon West DuPage County Level IV: Naperville Quincy Individual Membership Thanks for Sumittal 10 Member Pin Waukegan Mike Oster, LMV (Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills) Millie Lang, ALL 10 Lincolnland LINK Save Abandoned Babies Foundation Fundraiser by Dawn Geras • President of Save Abandoned Babies Foundation The holiday weekend over and it seems summer has Changes to arrived! It is also time to think of summer parties especially our fund raiser. If Illinois' Safe you haven’t yet made your reservations, do it now. Also be sure to send the One Pair of Tickets (two) to Attend The Richard H. Driehaus Summer Party Haven Law invitation to all your contacts. Remind them that it is a fun event and for a July 30th, 2011 You are cordially invited to participate in a very special auction to benefit the Save good cause! House Bill 106 amends the Abandoned Abandoned Babies Foundation — and get your Newborn Infant Protection Act to It’s a chance to win great hands on a set of two (2) tickets to a include campus police and Illinois State prizes and help save lives of legendary summer party that’s the social event Police stations as safe havens! The Bill innocent newborn babies! of the year! Go to: passed. Compete in the Texas http://www.ubid.com/charity/?hp=L1 Hold’em Tournament for This is the 10th Anniversary of the SAB This is your once in a lifetime opportunity to great prizes like 2 American Safe Haven Law. We have saved 66 get the hottest ticket in town! 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Resting on over 35 office to help you recover acres on the Lake Geneva lakefront, this money you didn’t know you historic estate is an experience unto itself. had! In years past, this glorious estate has been It’s a causal summer’s transformed to the likes of an authentic circus evening under the stars fair, the Emerald City, a docking station for a (actually a LARGE tent). pirate ship, Route 66 and so much more! Each Enjoy the great food and year this exclusive party had featured and drinks. Buy something fun evening of thematic adventures including a at the Silent Auction. And cocktail reception, a gourmet dinner, a you will be helping to fireworks display to rival that of Chicago’s 4th prevent another baby from of July, and entertainment into the wee hours needlessly being abandoned of the night. by increasing awareness of Don’t miss the opportunity for you and a guest the Save Haven law. Saving to attend this spectacular summer party and babies AND having fun. A support the Save Abandoned Babies win-win evening! What Foundation. could be better than that? District Information 11 Food flows fast at new North Chicago bazaar by Judy Masterson • News Sun Correspondent NORTH CHICAGO — In the middle of her first name, was the food desert that is North Chicago, the selling what might be sun beats down on a big parking lot found at any garage outside the city’s last and long-vacant sale: clothes, books, grocery store. A predicted thunderstorm VHS tapes, some has not materialized, and Manny Hanna, barely worn shoes. organizer of the North Chicago Swap-O- Selling at the swap Rama and Farmer’s Market, is grateful. site was less hassle The market, held at the corner of 14th than doing it at Jose Bonilla of Kenosha weighs some vegetables home, she said. Green Acres booth durin at the Street and Lewis Avenue, which first g Saturday’s Swap-O-R ama and Farmers Market in North opened on a rainy May 21 and again on “I’ve been waiting for Chicago. | Brian O’Mahoney~For Sun-T a rainy May 28, will run every Saturday something like this for imes Media through Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 30 years,” she said. “This location’s been dead for years,” Members of Light of the World Church in Hanna told a crowd gathered for the Waukegan rushed about under a large grand opening on June 4. “We’ve got tent preparing steak tacos and rice and 109 spaces. That’s 109 people who can elotes — grilled corn — to raise money make some extra income. Anybody who to help pay off the mortgage. thinks this isn’t a good idea — they need “He’s got a good idea here,” said North their head examined.” Chicago 7th Ward Ald. Charles January, About 40 vendors arrived to do business who was eating a cup of creamy corn at the most recent market. Green Acre and who urged vendors to “invite 10” Farms in Kenosha County and Kap Farms people. in Algonquin brought fresh produce, Officials including state Rep Rita including lettuce, melons, green beans Angel Cruze of Waukegan serves tacos Mayfield, D-Waukegan, and North at the Light of the World Church booth and asparagus, and sold out early. Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham spoke during Saturday’s Swap-O-Rama and But other vendors — candle sellers, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Farmers Market in North Chicago. jewelry sellers, people hawking “Let’s start tweeting and texting and everything from flowing cotton dresses to letting people know this is a positive for “It’s getting both Hispanics and African- tacos to massages — stayed through the North Chicago,” Rockingham said. Americans together and understanding afternoon as new shoppers continued to “By the end of summer, this place will be that we live in this community — trickle in. packed!” Mayfield told a crowd that first together,” she said. Denise Allen of North Chicago, gathered in a circle to pray that God “We just need more people to come out proprietor of Jewels 4 Life, a handmade would send more bargain hunters their and support us,” Hanna said. beaded jewelry business, said she way. “We’re going to bring the small- appreciates the opportunity to sell close If you go ...Admission to the North business community back, and vendors to home and at an affordable fee. She Chicago Swap-O-Rama and Farmer’s like you are going to help.” paid $15 for a space. Market is free. For more information, call North Chicago Exchange Club President Manny Hanna at (847) 322-9317 or visit “You pay $50 on Maxwell Street,” Allen Paula Carballido, who praised Hanna for www.ncswaporama.com. said, referring to an outdoor market in “doing something positive,” said the Chicago. “And the drive is so long.” Swap-O-Rama was having another effect. Mary from Zion, who would only give 12 Lincolnland LINK Call for Exchange Investing in America’s Future Club volunteers for Campaign Meets $3 Million Challenge! Naperville Ribfest We have met the challenge! This $5.5 campaign was launched with five The first phase of Investing in America's Future supports our national project, by Regina Rogers, LCPC, NCC individuals posing a $1 million with four specific goals: Executive Director of Project H.E.L.P. challenge: NECF must raise an additional $2 million by spring of 2011. 1. Sustain child abuse prevention I want to personally thank you for your efforts through perpetual Today we celebrate the courage and commitment to the mission of the endowment leadership of those first five individuals Exchange Club and your volunteerism. who believed these unprecedented 2. Establish proactive leadership role Nationwide, there were 3.2 million campaign goals for the prevention of in contributing to the prevention reports of suspected child abuse involving more than 5.8 million children child abuse could be achieved. We field made to Child also thank the 49 others who gave generously in the past 24 months, to 3. Evaluate and research programs Protective Service help us raise just over $3 million in and impact agencies in cash, pledges, and estate gifts. 4. Restore and expand network 2007. That same year, there were Our next challenge: Raise another $2.5 resources approximately 794,000 substantiated million to meet the $5.5 million overall cases of child abuse or neglect. Over goal for Phase One, which will put The We know there are others who care 73% of perpetrators of child abuse were National Exchange Club on the map as about NEC's national project, child parents (National Exchange Club not only the premier service club, but abuse prevention and want to see the Foundation,http://preventchildabuse.com also the leader in this effort to prevent goals of this campaign met. /abuse.shtml). child abuse. NEC is the only service For more information, please contact: Nurturing and effective parenting is organization in the nation that has this essential to the health and well-being of type of hands-on project, and this The National Exchange Club children. Your hard work allows Project campaign will reinforce our position for Foundation 800-924-2643 H.E.L.P. to strengthen and support years to come. email@example.com families in DuPage County by providing mentoring and educational support services to parents. We are all dedicated to the belief that strong families are the basis of healthy and safe homes and the foundation of strong communities. That being said, please email me the dates and specific shifts (e.g., family area, beer tent; 1st or 2nd shift) you wish to volunteer for the 2011 Exchange Club Ribfest. Note: Only Naperville club members can order shirts. If ordering shirts, please email me your preferred shirt size; • Men - sm, md, lrg, xlrg • Women - short sleeves or sleeveless, sm, md, lrg, xlrg District Information 13 Support Exchange Believe in the Blue Know that your Charleston The Blue Ribbon support is needed James Painter Child Abuse for the National Prevention Grayslake Foundation, the Campaign had Roberta Thomas Cynthia Lee Lincolnland its early Mitchell Jones Judy Haga Foundation and beginnings Dave Oberg Bob Wegge your local following the Sara Bott Michael Pruitt foundations that all support prevention of death of a very young child. child abuse and community programs of Joliet In spring 1989, Bonnie service. Marc Reid Jim McFarland Finney, a Virginia Understand that you God given blessings LMV grandmother, received the comes with responsibility. We each have a Diane Oster Mike Oster devastating news that her responsibility for the communities, the Sandra Riordan Mike Oster beloved grandson had died of country, our neighbors, friends and families injuries inflicted by his Mattoon parents. as well as our national project of service; Gary Hurst Michael Craig "the prevention of child abuse". Carol Jean Dudley Laura Sells In an expression of her grief NEC has bult a strong reputation over the Tad Dudley Laura Sells and outrage, this past 100 years for "passing it on." grandmother did something Naperville that has given us a symbol, Ann Vincent Emy Trotz around which we rally for the Monica Schlieszler Emy Trotz Welcome our new members: Mark Thurow Kenn Miller cause of child abuse prevention. She tied a blue Aledo Lynne Wolfe Emy Trotz ribbon to the antenna of her William Taylor Bryan Murdock Patrick Wolfe Emy Trotz van as a way to remember ALL Omar Habeeb Emy Trotz "the bruised and battered Joyce Dever Millie Lang Theresa Stone Sandra Southworth body of her grandson" and to Tiffany Letcher Dawn Portner alert her community to the Aurora Raymond Adkins Kelleen Mortenson Marva Cross tragedy of child abuse. Mike Lhotka Emy Trotz Tim Rater Christine Weber John Krummen Emy Trotz In Bonnie's own words: "The Beardstown Michele Cutala Matthew OKaley blue ribbon serves as a Melody Foley-Glidden Sally Moore Daniel Cutula Matthew OKaley constant reminder to fight for Deanne Roegge Ron Hoenes protection of our children. North Chicago Please wear a blue ribbon. Belleville Antoinette Weatherspoon Yvonne Evans Put one on your car. Give Diane Megahy Helen Cook Mary Henderson Robette Williams one to your friends. Tell them Joann Syzdek Helen Cook Quad Cities what it means. You may save Bloomington Karl Adlon Ralph Wilshusen a child's life!" William Schulz Earl Kingman Quincy The act of one grandmother Russel Nutt Curtis Moore thousands of miles away Breakfast Gurnee leads us to this day. Just think John Bright Curtis Moore Lisa Jazdzewski Yvette Brandes what could happen if each Champaign Rantoul one of us helped spread the Kevin Kellogg John Vasquez word to a few of the people Robert Decker Tom Williams Susan Connelly Nancy Williams West DuPage we come in contact with Donald Trulock Tom Williams Cheryl Weber Linda Johnson each day. 14 Lincolnland LINK First Row (left to right): John Lawson, Jim “Boomer” Bain, Al Volk (U.S. Bank), and Rev. Clyde Masten (First Baptist Church. Second Row: Max Jaeger, Brent Holmes, Kent Heller (Heller and Holmes), Bernie DeBhur, and Laura Seils. ))) Around the District ) ) ) ALEDO: The club is preparing State at noon on the 1st & 3rd DeKalb & Sycamore City were given to 6 students for the annual Dr. Charles Thursday of each month. ) Councils acknowledged the from five schools plus Ford / Exchange Club Frog BELLVILLE: Helen Cook is club’s 100th birthday with 4 students of the year from Races on July 4th in Central soon to be President.The proclamations this March. The two high schools. ) Park, Aledo. ) Belleville Club gave the Book club held a successful GURNEE BREAKFAST: The ALL: The club postponed their of Golden Deeds to Mark fundraiser in April at a local club had a successful soup Freedom Shrine until the fall Kern, St. Clair County pizza parlor. Portions of and Salad in May, and will do on Veteran’s day. They also Chairmen. We also had a very dollars spent one day went to our version of Ribfest in rolled over the officers since successful Gold Tournament the Club. The pizza fundraiser August. With Gurnee Noon, they were only in place for 7 with the proceeds for the dollars were used for this the clubs are in a 3 year months. Similar to Herman’s Quarters for Kids Foundation. year’s ACE Award. Our transition to turning in a Hermits “Henry the VIII”, ) Proudly We Hail Award was charter and becoming one “2nd Verse same as the first. given to Parkway Restaurant in club for Gurnee. This year’s CHAMPAIGN: Tour de Sycamore in June. ) President Elect will be the ALTON: The club sponsored a Exchange April 30th Interclub baseball team for Godfrey event. They have a new GALESBURG: The club President of the new single Park and Recreationand held a website disbanded as the longest entity club. ) candy sale. ) www.champaignexchangeclu surviving IL Exchange Club. ) GURNEE NOON: Just had BEARDSTOWN: The b.com. They have a new GRAYSLAKE: Our Book of their Annual Golf Outing with Exchange Club of Beardstown president replacing Tom Golden Deed Dinner had 99 52 golfers in attendance. #2559 has changed the place Williams....Thomas Williams in attendance. We gave out Beginning July 1st the two of meetings. We now meet at Jr. ) 12 awards with some being Clubs in Gurnee are going to the Methodist Church at 5th & DEKALB/SYCAMORE: Both very surprised. Youth awards form one Club. This will take District Information 15 a period of 3 years to QUINCY: Planting of the East complete. Stay tuned for more Moline Garden. ) information. ) ROUND LAKE: The annual LMV: Mike O gave a talk on Roses delivered were 176 the huge increase in heroin dozen for Administrative Day. overdoses and deaths in Lake The Hometown Heroes County. The club is rebuilding program is well received in due to many lost members. the community and they We are co promoting with honor parents with a plaque several area groups including and send out a box a Mundelein community month. ) John Krummen connections. We will march URBANA: Had a seminar on in the Libertyville Parade Oil and gas, geologic again, do a Freedom shrine in microphones and fractures in the fall and work with the the earth. Also updated on other 7 Lake County Clubs on periodic cicadas. ) projects of service until we grow bigger. We did our first WAUKEGAN: The club will student of the year and first have a golf outing on June ACE award. ) 28th with installation dinner. The club had a successful MATTOON: Exchange Club bowlathon this spring. ) of Mattoon participated in NOTE FROM PAT pool tournament. They made GALLAGHER who does what $2,700 in a football pool he can to help with Around fundraiser. $5,500 made in the District column. If the May 31 golf Presidents and Secretaries tournaments. Their membershi would write to their district p has grown by 3 members director what they want in President: Tom Williams; President-Elect: Thomas Williams,Jr. with the addition of Carol and if they then write the Secretary/Treasurer: Nancy Williams; Directors: Richard Jean Dudley, Anthony material and send it to the Adkins, Wally Lehman; Directors: Bill Dieker, Dottie Mikucki; Dudley, andGary Hurst to editor; the 8-10 hours that it Directors: Anne Johnston, Frank Scantlebury their club. George Stone is the takes to read all the District winner of the DSA. ) newsletters, decide what NAPERVILLE: Exchange should go in and write it Club of Naperville is planning instead of editing it would for their ribfest. This club will make the process a lot more once again have one of the tolerable. Most Issues, Mike best 5 A’s reports. ) O does not have an entire day to sift through all the NORTH CHICAGO: Swap-O- information and write just one Rama Indoor/Outdoor Swap of the items in the newsletter. Meet in North Chicago and If everyone would help. Each anti-bullying program has kept issue would not take 20-30 them busy. Their +4 ties them hours to produce. If your club with Grayslake for 1st in the does not put out a bulletin, District in growth and is #1 in please send me a copy of your percentage growth. ) monthly secretaries report of QUAD CITIES: February your board meetings. That will On hand for the dedication of the Freedom Shrine are from Hobo Chili night. Tour de give me info on all clubs for left: Andy Richmond, Superintendent of Eagle Ridge School, Exchange April 30th Interclub the column. Thanks, Mike Marissa Troche, Student Council President, Ralph Wilshusen, event. May 6th Plant Sale. ) Oster ) and Jon Schweppe, from Representative Bobby Shillings’ office. PRESORT STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAID GURNEE, IL PERMIT #51 Postmaster: Please send address corrections and returns to: National Exchange Club 3050 Central Ave. Toledo, OH 43606-1700 Calendar of Events July 2011 July 1 Administrative Year Begins July 15 Program Development Meeting & Training Report Due to National July 31 Club President Distinguished Club Secretary & Treasurer Forms Due August 2011 Aug 5 District President Report Due National Aug 15 District Director Report A due Lincolnland Aug 18 Save Abandoned Babies 10 yr Illinois Region Aug 30 Plan Ahead Patriot Day, National Day of Service, National Crime Prevention, Fire Prevention Week Lincolnland September 2011 Sept 1 Link Deadline Sept 11 Patriot Day Sept 15 District President’s Report Sept 29 Rosh Hashanah October 2011 - National Crime Prevention Month Oct 5 District President Report Oct 9 National Fire Prevention Week Oct 22 National Day of Service Oct 31 District Director Club Report B Welcome to 2010-2011!
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