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2016 South­west Geor­gia Regional Fair (spon­sored by The Exchange Club of Albany will be Nov. 1–6.

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“Work­ing Together We Can Be Exchange Strong”

Ben Adler, 2015 Exchangite of The Year.

Ben Adler, 2015 Exchan­gite of The Year.

What is Exchange?

Our Vision

A strong Amer­ica, safe com­mu­ni­ties, and uni­fied people.

Our Mis­sion

Exchange, inspir­ing 

com­mu­ni­ties to become bet­ter places to live.

Our Motto

Unity for Service

The National Exchange Club is a net­work span­ning the United States and Puerto Rico. A dynamic orga­ni­za­tion com­prised of more than 20,000 mem­bers and nearly 650 clubs, all striv­ing together to ful­fill Exchange’s Mis­sion– “Work­ing together to make our com­mu­ni­ties bet­ter places to live.”

If you are look­ing to help oth­ers in your com­mu­nity, Exchange is for you!

Exchange is build­ing lead­ers for today and tomor­row: If you are look­ing for ways to develop lead­er­ship skills and a net­work of con­tacts across the com­mu­nity and the coun­try, Exchange if for you. Exchange pro­vides lead­er­ship train­ing for its mem­bers and oppor­tu­ni­ties to apply this lead­er­ship in local club, dis­trict and national offi­cer positions.

Exchange is America’s Ser­vice Club: The Exchange Club of Albany is com­prised of some of the most active cit­i­zen lead­ers in South­west Geor­gia, ded­i­cated to help­ing one another and address­ing the needs of others.

Our Mis­sion: Exchange, America’s Pre­mier Ser­vice Club, work­ing to make our com­mu­ni­ties bet­ter places to live.

Our Motto: Unity For Service.

Founded on March 27, 1911, in Detroit, Michi­gan, the orga­ni­za­tion is head­quar­tered in Toledo, Ohio and employs a staff of approx­i­mately 20 indi­vid­u­als ded­i­cated to help­ing mem­bers and clubs achieve their goals. The com­mu­nity level clubs and National Head­quar­ters sup­port three Pro­grams of Ser­vice: Amer­i­can­ism, Com­mu­nity Ser­vice and Youth Pro­grams as well as Exchange’s National Project, the Pre­ven­tion of Child Abuse. These Pro­grams of Ser­vice serve as cat­e­gories to help clubs orga­nize the activ­i­ties that ben­e­fit their com­mu­ni­ties. The National Project is the one spe­cific ini­tia­tive that Exchange encour­ages clubs to cham­pion. Child Abuse Pre­ven­tion aware­ness is encour­aged through events such as “Blue Mon­day”, when mem­bers are encour­aged to spread aware­ness by wear­ing the color blue every Mon­day through­out Child Abuse Pre­ven­tion Month in April. Addi­tion­ally, a ded­i­cated Child Abuse Pre­ven­tion Ser­vices staff sup­ports Exchange Child Abuse Pre­ven­tion Cen­ters across Amer­ica and helps guide the edu­ca­tional and pre­ven­tion efforts of Exchange Clubs.


 Exchange’s Core Values:

Each mem­ber of Exchange upholds three core val­ues– Fam­ily, Com­mu­nity and Country.

Com­mit­ment ton Fam­ily is inter­preted not only as one’s own fam­ily but 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 clubs have the flex­i­bil­ity to struc­ture projects tar­get­ing needs of their com­mu­ni­ties rather than being tied 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. Mem­bers also actively edu­cate today’s youth to cher­ish these values.


2015–16 Direc­tors

Sec­ond Year Directors:

Mickey Banks, Pearce Long & Melissa Bullard

First Year Directors:

Bobby John­ston, Wes Sadler  & Russ Allen









Geor­gia Dis­trict Exchange Club

National Exchange Club




“Time Out Teddy” 

(Song: (1:40) Lyrics by Beth Banks. Music by Mark Willard)

Time-Out Teddy





Home Club for:

Dis­trict Pres­i­dent for 2015–16 Bar­ney Knighton

Past Dis­trict Pres­i­dent Sheffield (1999)

Past Dis­trict Pres­i­dent Jack Roberts (2013)

Past Dis­trict Pres­i­dents Char­lie Fos­ter and Butch Grif­fin (Deceased)

Dis­trict Large Club His­tory Book Win­ner 2014–15 Carl Gluck­ert, President.

Dis­trict Large Club  Win­ner for Out­stand­ing Exchange Club 2014–15 Carl Gluck­ert, President.

Dis­trict Large Club win­ner for Out­stand­ing Club Sec­re­tary (Bill Banks) 2014–15.

Dis­trict Large Club win­ner for Out­stand­ing Club Trea­surer (Ray Hin­man) 2014–15.

National Ser­vice Award 2014–15.



50 years + of Mem­ber­ship: Pete Peters (52)

40 years + of Mem­ber­ship: Bridges Sim­mons (46); Bucky Brook­shier (45); Bill Burger (44); Larry Grif­fin (43); Car­roll Moore (43): Jack Pow­ell (41) & Buddy Rentz (40).

30 years + of Mem­ber­ship: Bill Alford (39); Joe Brown (39); Mike John­ston (39); Eddie Mir­ick (39); Shelly Davis (38); Ed Hughes (38); Billy Jack­son (38);  Larry Scul­ley (38); Gary Graves (37); Clay­ton Smith (36); Den­nis Hes­ter (35);  Skip Nichols (34); Rusty Rus­sell (34); Jeff Sheffield (34): David Hall (33); A. J. Nobles (32): Bob Pol­lock (32): King Hughes (31): Jerry Clack (31): Randy Fos­ter (31); Ben Adler (31): Mel Allen (30): Bill Cham­bers (31): Char­lie Free­man (30): Jeff Hall (30): Bobby John­ston (31) Howard “Buddy” Haynes (30): Don Bryan (30): Nelson Rush­ton (30) & Aaron Todd (30).

25 years + of Mem­ber­ship: Ray Hin­man (29);  Chuck Knight (29); Ricky Hughes (28); Kent Sim­mons (28): Tom Mar­shall (27); Bill Banks (26); Phillip Henry (26); Bobby Hin­man (26); Carlisle Metts (26): Billy Ship­ley (26) & Jim Adki­son (25)



Mid-South Fence Co.
2107 W. Oakridge Dr.
King Hughes
Hughes True Value Hard­ware (East Albany)
Hughes Ace Hard­ware (Lee Co.)
Fussell Hughes
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Direc­tors
1503 Daw­son Rd.
Mickey Banks, Bill Lawrence, Bucky Brookshier & Steve Hurley
R&S Diesel Injection
612-A W. Roosevelt Av
Mark & Tim Spraggins
Ervin’s Florist
Call Candy:
L. Clay­ton Smith, Jr P.C.
504 N. Jefferson St.
Open Arms
Com­pli­ments of:
Bill Alford & Bill Banks
Clen­ney, Pow­ell & Rentz
611 N. Jefferson St.
Jack Pow­ell, Mike Spurlin & Buddy Rentz
The Albany Herald
126 N. Washington St
Anne & Ralph Paustian
Cen­tury 21 Realtors
1044 Hwy 82 West
Mod­ern Gas Com­pany
1335 US Hwy 82 West
Mark & Wil­son Holloway
Albany Lock & Safe
702 N. Slappey
David Hall
The Door & Win­dow Co.
179 Cedric St
Howard "Buddy" Haynes & Barry Davis
724 Pine Av
Albany, GA 31701
Bryan Wingate
Ivey's Outdoors & Farm Supply
108 N. Westover Blvd
Albany, GA 31707
Larry Glow
Wilder's World 4Kids
2015 N. Slappey Blvd Albany, GA 31707
Trena Etheredge
Lavon's His & Hers Hair Styles
1104 N. Slappey Blvd Albany, GA 31701
Sellers Tile
129 Flint Av
Albany, GA 31701
Jason Carver









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