Other than service opportunities, Exchange Club offers its membership leadership development, business networking, new friends, and training and educational opportunities.
“I tried to talk my way out of district training,” Carey said. “But Mark (Izzy) told me to stop coming up with excuses and go. It ended up being one of the best trips I took.”
Carey said the training he’s received as a member of Exchange Club has been invaluable in his professional and personal life.
The first Exchange Club was founded March 27, 1911, in Detroit. The organization will be marking its 100th birthday in the spring.
The Exchange Club of Hendricks County currently has 21 charter members. Any new members who join within the next 30 days will also be considered charter members and receive a special pin.
The club has elected officers and directors for the new group.
This chapter is one of two that has been founded this year. In the Indiana district there are now 19 clubs. There are more than 22,000 Exchange Club members nationally.
The club meets at noon each Wednesday at Charbonos in Avon. This meeting is open and first-time guests will be treated to lunch.