Exchange Club of Bellevue – America’s Service Club

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Welcome to the Exchange Club of Bellevue. We  encourage you to join our efforts in making Bellevue a better place to live.
 
We are committed to three Pillars of Service:
  • Community Service
  • Youth Programs
  • Americanism
The Exchange Club’s  national project is the prevention of child abuse.
Our Vision:     “Strong America, Safe Communities, Unified People”
Our Mission:  “Exchange: Inspiring Communities to become places to Live”

Bellevue Exchange Club Foundation Reverse Draw

Each year, we get special Legislative permission to raise money for the prevention of child abuse and neglect through a Reverse Draw event at Chaffin’s Barn & Dinner Theatre. Our next event will be held on February 20, 2017. We sell 300 numbered tickets at $50 each and draw numbered balls out of a barrel. The last number drawn gets a cash prize of $5,000. The second to last ball drawn gets $1,000, and the third to the last ball drawn gets $500. You do not have to be present to win the money.

New this year, we will also hold a silent auction for the 5-10 most valuable prizes to try to raise additional funds.

To generate even more fun and excitement, throughout the drawing we give door prizes from local merchants to those who are present.

Please participate in our draw as we work to raise funds for this extremely important initiative! Tickets are available from all Exchange Club of Bellevue members.


From left to right – Exchange Club President Tom Drake, Southern Off-Road Bicycling Association (SOBRA) Chapter President Jason Campbell, and BSAA President Todd Sneed.

Proposed Pump and Jump Course

At our January 3, 2017 meeting, Jason Campbell discussed a proposal to establish a 100 ft x 200 ft paved bicycle pump and jump course on the BSAA property owned by the Exchange Club of Bellevue and leased to BSAA. Todd Sneed updated our club members on the 2016 activities at BSAA which serves more than 1200 youth baseball and softball players from ages 4 to 18 on six different fields (see link to BSAA under Organizations We Support).

Click here for more information.

Providing Travel Assistance to the Bellevue Indians

Bellevue-ballpark-01-webPast President Brugh Reynolds and President Tom Drake of the Bellevue Exchange Club were on hand Saturday to present a check for $250 to Coaches Daniel Capps, Todd Sneed and Kenny Smith and the Bellevue Indians to help with travel expenses as the team heads to Glen Allen Virginia where they will compete in the Cal Ripken 12U Southeast Regional Tournament, the last step before the World Series.
Photos by David Bonner
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2015-16 Youth of the Year Award Presented

2015-2016 Youth of the Year Award Presentation
2015-2016 Youth of the Year Award Presentation

The Exchange Club of Bellevue is very pleased to present Chris Warfield with its 2015-16 Youth of the Year Award for his essay, “Citizen’s Role in Building a Strong America.”

“America was built off of the power of the people, and has thrived off of that power since 1776. Through the ups and the downs, whether that be the World Wars, Gilded Age, ending of slavery, or Great Depression, the core of America is its people. With many uncertain futures to face, such as foreign affairs or climate change, American citizens are once again placed in the spotlight as the hope and answer to solving these issues and progressing. The citizen’s role in maintaining and advancing America is defined by an increase in education and awareness.”  Click here to read the full essay.
 
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Greg Eubanks and Ensworth student Audrey Sohr

2016 A.C.E. Award Presented

A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) award is presented by club member Greg Eubanks to Ensworth student Audrey Sohr.
 
The A.C.E. award is presented annually to a local student who has made dramatic changes in their attitudes and performances throughout high school, often overcoming educational, social and personal obstacles. Click here to read the full essay