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What is Exchange?

We are America's Service Club!

Our Programs of Service:

AMERICANISM is a program of service that promotes pride in our country, an appreciation for the freedoms granted to American citizens, and gratitude to the men and women who serve/have served in the Armed Forces. Americanism celebrates the country’s rich, unique heritage and inspires unity from coast-to-coast.

COMMUNITY SERVICE is the lifeline of Exchange. Our club devotes countless hours and dollars to serving our community every year. This program of service allows us to identify challenges or opportunities within our community and offer assistance. 

YOUTH PROGRAMS: America’s young people are its most precious resource. For many years, Exchange has sponsored an impressive selection of activities designed to benefit and encourage our nation’s youth. Through college scholarships, mentoring and guidance, and service recognition, Exchange is making a difference for America’s youngest generations.


The prevention of child abuse became Exchange’s National Project in 1979, at the 61st National Exchange Club Convention.

To uphold its National Project, Exchange provides a variety of public awareness materials designed to help inform and increase awareness of child abuse and how it can be prevented. Such projects are implemented through Exchange Clubs and Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Centers across the country.

Additional Opportunities & Benefits of Membership:

Business Development​

Meet other business owners who share our pride and value our community. We often "exchange" ideas.

Leadership Development

Exchange offers an opportunity for professional development by serving on committees, on our Board of Directors or serving as an Executive Officer.

Friendship & Fun

We value laughter and time for socialization in addition to our helping our communities become better places to live. 

Where Do We Meet?

​First Draft Grayslake
250 Center Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
EVERY Thursday
from 12-1 p.m.
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