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MISSION: TO SUPPORT AND INSPIRE CLUBS THROUGHOUT SOUTH CAROLINA
VISION: A STRONG AMERICA, SAFE COMMUNITIES, AND UNIFIED PEOPLE
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A MESSAGE FROM THE DISTRICT PRESIDENT
The holiday season has arrived. We have just stuffed our turkey (and ourselves) and enjoyed Thanksgiving. It’s a time for family, a time for joy, a time for celebration, a time for reflection, a time to remember those who are less fortunate, and those standing ready to help us in emergencies and to protect our freedom. Many of our clubs will be collecting toys for tots, preparing meals for the hungry and supporting shelters for the homeless. Unity for service: it’s our motto and we exemplify it best at this time of year. It makes all of us proud to be members of Exchange.
Our clubs continue to create awesome programs. The Citadel and Citadel Collegiate Exchange Clubs together with the Daniel Island Exchange Club joined forces to present “Flags for the Fallen” during the Citadel’s homecoming weekend. Cadets placed approximately 150 American flags around the Citadel War Memorial. Each flag could be dedicated to a fallen American through a small donation. The proceeds from this Americanism project will be used to support the Memorial. The positive reaction on campus may convert this event to an annual project.
The Exchange Club of Charleston’s Coastal Carolina Fair was a huge success. Approximately 243,000 people attended, enjoying beautiful weather, fun games, exciting rides, tasty food and first-class entertainment. The Fair included everything from a beer garden to extreme rides, pig races to art and floral exhibits and everything in-between. Last year’s Fair produced over $500,000 in charitable contributions. This year’s Fair may top that total.
The Midlands Exchange Club has bought a table at the Columbia Women’s Shelter annual “soup dinner.” They dedicated their contribution to the memory of Past National President Pam Sudlow.
Please let me know the good things you are doing. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or send your news to VFR Angel Flewelling: email@example.com, so that all of us can share your news.
SAVE THE DATES: June 5-7 for the South Carolina District Convention at the Wyndham-Garden in Summerville. Our District returns to a full convention schedule. Preliminary plans are for fellowship/social events Friday, a full program including youth awards and the officer installation banquet Saturday, and perhaps an event Sunday morning. We’ll keep updating you as plans unfold.Sandy and I wish all of you a Merry Christmas, Joyful Hanukkah and a very Happy New Year.
Yours, in Exchange,