Membership Fact Sheet

Membership in the Exchange Club can be a very rewarding experience.  We often get questions about what that membership entails.  Below is a summary of what Exchange Club Member offers:

  • ORGANIZATION
    • K-S chapter founded 1982, about 100 members
    • Part of National club founded 1911, 650 local clubs, 20,000 members
  • PROGRAMS OF SERVICE
    • Community Service (hunger relief, health)
    • Child Abuse Prevention
    • Youth and Education
    • Americanism (flag displays)
  • FUND RAISING
    • Net advertising revenues from Handbook
    • Exchange Club Foundation – tax exempt donations
    • Share of profits from Bohicket Marina 5K/10K race
    • For 2016/17 provided $120K in grants to charities serving Johns and Wadmalaw Islands
  • DINNER MEETINGS
    • Normally 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month
    • Held at Seabrook Island Club or Turtle Point Club (Kiawah)
    • Four meetings skipped each year — 1st Wednesdays of January and July and two others
  • SOCIAL EVENTS
    • Angel Oak Award Dinner
    • CSO concerts with dinner and group bus
    • Golf outing
    • Christmas social
  • DUES AND FEES
    • $175 per quarter – includes meals at regular meetings plus National and District fees
    • Drink charges at meetings are approximately ½ price
    • Guest dinners are $35, except for first meeting of prospective member
  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    • Handbook ad sales, related layout and distribution tasks
    • Committee work with the four Programs of Service
    • Club publicity
    • Support club administrative committees (Treasurer, Secretary, Membership, Speaker Bureau, Website, etc.)
    • Place and retrieve flags at holidays