Lincolnland District Exchange Clubs
Lincolnland Fall Educational Conference
Saturday, December 3, 2016
ISU Alumni Center
1101 N Main St, Normal Illinois
On Saturday, December 3, Exchangites from all of the clubs in the Lincolnland District are welcome (and requested) to send representatives to our annual Fall Conference. This year's conference will be held at the Illinois State University Alumni Center located on North Main Street near Hancock Stadium.
This is an important training for officers and directors of each club and contains important information that your club can use for recruiting new members as well as your future club leaders. Find best practices on revving up your club with new blood, fund raising ideas and advice for attracting millennial generation members.
The agenda for the conference follows:
8 a.m.- 8:25 - Registration
8:25 - 8:30 - Welcome and Housekeeping Items
8:30 - 9:30 - Declining Membership - How to stop the Bleeding (with sub topics on engaging younger members and making your meetings worth attending)
9:30 - 9:45 - Break
9:45 - 10:45 - How to Identify, cultivate & Recruit your "Top Ten" Prospects
10:45 - 11:45 - 5 Easy Fundraisers that any Club can do
11:45 - 1 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 - Where Have All The Leaders Gone?
2:00 - 2:15 - Break
2:15 - 3:00 - Project Help
3:00 - 4:00 - The Future of Exchange
4:15 - Wrap up and Adjournment
Who Should Attend? All club officers and directors can benefit from the experience, but any club member with an eye to the future of the club is welcome.
How Can This Conference Help My Club? The entire day is geared to helping your club grow, become more engaged and build for the future.
What Does the Conference Cost? There is no charge to attend the Fall Educational Conference. Conference expenses are covered by your District dues.Do I Need to Register in Advance? Yes, as we will need to provide a meal count to the caterer by December 1. Please register by sending the the number of attendees here. There will be a limited number of spaces available for onsite registration the day of the conference, but lunch cannot be guaranteed for late registrants.
Lincolnland District Exchange Clubs maintain 11 divisions throughout the state of Illinois comprised of 26 clubs. Exchange Clubs willingly serve their communities and improve the quality of life. The diverse array of Exchange-sponsored programs and projects impacts life in America and enhances the lives of countless men, women and children across the nation.
The mission of Lincolnland District is
making Lincolnland communities better
places to live, one Exchange club at a
Each member of Exchange holds near to their heart three core values- Family, Community and Country.
Commitment to FAMILY is interpreted not only as one's own family needs, but also those of all American families. Strengthening families, with a focus on youth, is addressed in many ways through Exchange's Programs of Service.
Commitment to the COMMUNITY where an Exchangite resides is the focal point for each club's efforts. Exchange is unique as a service organization in that it has the flexibility to structure projects that target the specific needs of a particular geographic location, rather than being restricted to a certain cause.
Commitment to COUNTRY was born in the aftermath of World War II, a time of unquenchable patriotism. Exchangites are proud to join veterans and other civic groups in promoting Americanism as the rich blessing of democracy and freedom, and in educating today's youth to cherish its values.
These three values are translated into actions every day to bring about positive results through the work of hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of dedicated Exchangites.
Unity for Service
The motto was adopted in 1917. Its originator, Charles Berkey, said the motto was inspired by the 133rd Psalm, which says "Behold how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity."
Charles A. Berkey is credited with the founding of this great organization. At his suggestion, the name “Exchange” was selected because the group wanted to exchange ideas and information with like-minded individuals about how to better serve their communities.
The first local Exchange Club was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1911. Since then, hundreds of clubs have been chartered in the United States and Puerto Rico, with more than 21,000 members making a positive difference in their own communities everyday.
Our National Exchange Club headquarters is located in Toledo, Ohio. The chief objective is to help Exchange Clubs realize their full potential of community service.
Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live.
National Vision Statement
A strong America, safe communities, a unified people.
Foundation Board Member Dennis Koch, ACE Recipient Katherine Moore, and Past President Tom Karnes
The National Exchange Club Foundation was established in 1966 to help advance the National Exchange Club's Programs of Service, and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse. The NEC Foundation, through its network of 75 Exchange child abuse prevention centers, has helped more than 1.8 million children and 778,400 families break the cycle of child abuse.