Community Service

Book of Golden Deeds

Volunteers and their efforts are important to Bellevue and we strive to recognize those who give back to their community. The Book of Golden Deeds Award, The National Exchange Club’s longest-running project, recognizes dedicated volunteers who give both their time and talent in making their communities better places to live.

BELL Garden


Bellevue Cleanup Day

The Exchange Club of Bellevue organizes two clean-up days each year. The club’s OSHA certified volunteers supervise small work groups who are assigned beautification projects throughout the Bellevue community to pick up trash, remove graffiti and perform other services where needed.

Bellevue’s bi-annual clean up days are held in the Spring and Fall at Gower Elementary School on Old Hickory Blvd.

Participants have included:

  • All About Computers – collection of computers and other electronics
  • Davidson County Clerk’s office – voter registration and tag renewal
  • Davidson County Sheriff’s Department
  • Book ’em – collection of good used children’s books for underprivileged children
  • American Legion – collection of old tattered American flags for proper flag disposal
  • Adopt A Bus Stop
  • Nashville Public Library in Bellevue
  • Mural on Train Trestle on Sawyer Brown Road
  • Senior Transportation Services for FiftyForward  J.L. Turner Center

Contact us if you or your organization would like to take part in our next Bellevue Clean-Up Day.


Don and Kay’s lifetime commitment and contributions to public education and the beautification of Bellevue attest to their passion for their community.

Don was a contractor by profession, but he built more than just homes; he built communities. Many of the more successful community initiatives, such as the “Welcome to Bellevue” beautification project, the Community Announcement signage, and the future expansion of the Exchange Club of Bellevue’s athletic fields and accompanying Metro Greenways system would not have been possible without Don’s direct involvement. He served as the Chairman of the Beautification Committee for which he was later recognized as Bellevue’s Citizen of the Year.

As a long-standing member of both the Exchange Club of Bellevue and Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Don was passionate about Bellevue, the town he called home.

In tribute to Don’s contributions to Bellevue, the Exchange Club of Bellevue Foundation along with contributions and support from the community, created the Don W. Johnson Memorial Garden in front of the newly-renovated Harpeth Valley Elementary School. Our thanks to Exchange Club of Bellevue members, the Harpeth Elementary School Staff, Community sponsors, and  Community volunteers for creating this beautiful tribute to Don Johnson.

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