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EXCHANGE CLUB of Lafayette, Indiana
Charter: January 18, 1926      Club Number 1489
MEETINGS: WEDNESDAY 11: 30 am - 1:00 pm Four Points by Sheraton
 DIRECTORS: (1 yr) Verle Chappell, Rex Bowman, Hoey Paarlberg
      (2 yr) Jim Grubb, Barry Richard, Chuck Sherwood (Foundation Rep.)

President – Elect

Foundation Treasurer
Past President

December 17, 2014                                                    Editor: Alice Anderson

After setting up a beautiful Christmas-decor dining room, Marti welcomed 27 including Sue Grubb and representatives from our awardee organizations.    Following Paul’s invocation prayer and the pledge, each member gave their name and length of membership.  Chris gave a brief update on the status of the city’s Christmas Dinner event she chairs and invited everyone (plus anyone the awardee organizations could encourage) to attend; plenty of great food will be available with 3,500 expected.  Meeting closed with the first stanzas of “Jingle Bells” and then our traditional “America” led by Alice.





NEXT MEETING: No meetings until January 7, 2015!!

BUSINESS:  Please donate, during your birthday month, to the Lafayette Exchange Club Foundation an amount equal to your age.  Foundation earnings are 60% of our Project Budget.

Our website address is lafayetteexchangeclub.org

PROGRAM: Each grant recipient was invited forward to give a brief description of their organization’s work and tell how their award would be used to help with their mission.  The following organizations received a total of $5,800 this year:

Family Promise represented by Lori Mann; grant will help fund a snow blower.

Group Homes represented by Jane Dobbins; grant will provide coats for children.

Hanna Center represented by Veronica Jalomo and Priscilla Gaeta; grant will purchase science learning materials for summer programs.

Hartford House represented by Jen Bushore-Barry; grant will purchase a camera for taking quality pictures used as evidence in court hearings

Lafayette Transitional Housing represented by Denise Pearson; grant will purchase 12 new beds.

LUM represented by Joe Micon; grant will help them replace furnace heat exchangers.

South Lyn Treece Boys and Girls Club represented by Danielle Valdez and Dustin Bankhead; grant will purchase a freezer for their recently initiated summer lunch program.

YWCA represented by Tracy Hurd; grant will purchase gymnastic equipment for special needs children.

Kathi Lange, CEO of Families United (not a 501c-3 organization and thus not eligible for our grant program), received numerous member-donated baby items.

Current:  17
Exchange is a group of
    men and women working
    to make America a better
    place to live through one
national project,
    Prevention of Child
    Abuse, and other service

Future Programs
Dec. 24 and Dec. 31—No Meetings!
Jan. 7—Randy Fairchild: Veteran Service Officer
Jan. 14—Exchange Club’s Birthday Party
Jan. 21—Cathy Benner: Joyful Journey—Adult Day Service
Jan. 28—Al Moreno--Aerospace

Exchange * America's Service Club