Awards Program

The awards year begins July 1 and ends June 30, except as otherwise stated. Clubs must follow the appropriate application procedure and meet deadlines for each award.

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Club Builder Awards

  • Application: None required, data tracked by National Headquarters.

Membership Growth Awards

Service Awards

Fundraising Awards

CARE Award

The Big "E" Award

Leadership Awards

National Awards

Web Video Award

Publication Awards

Public Relations Award

National Web Site Awards

Youth Awards

 

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National Award Submission Deadlines
Awards Year: July 1 - June 30

Award Deadline
Membership Award Pins
Three, 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100 member pins will be sent to club presidents for presentation at meetings.
Ongoing
New Club Builder Award Ongoing
Club Builder Individual Award Ongoing
Charter Club Cornerstone Award 6 months after charter
Distinguished Charter Club President Award 1 year anniversary
National Best Club Bulletin Award April 10
EDIT Award April 10
National Best District Web Site Award April 10
National Best Club Web Site Award April 10
National Outstanding Service Project Award May 15
National Outstanding Fundraising Award May 15
Web Video Award May 15
Public Relations Award May 15
CARE Award May 31
National Exchangite of the Year Award June 1
National Youth of the Year June 1
National A.C.E. Award June 1
All-American Volunteer of the Year June 1
Club Membership Achievement Award June 30
Club Superior Membership Achievement Award June 30
Club Hat Trick Award June 30
Club Excellence Award June 30
National Service Award June 30
Club Fundraising Award June 30
Big "E" Award June 30
Distinguished Club President Award June 30
District New Club Building Chairman Award June 30
Distinguished District President Award June 30
Distinguished District Director Award June 30
Club Representative Award June 30
Star District President Award June 30
Distinguished Club Secretary Award August 1
Distinguished Club Treasurer Award August 1

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Club Builder Awards

New Club Builder Award

A club will receive a banner patch for each new club it sponsors.

Application: None required, data tracked by National Headquarters.

 

Club Builder Individual Awards

A New Club Building Award plaque will be presented to new club builders for the first club chartered. A plaque star will be given for each additional new club chartered.

Exchange Rewards are awarded to new club builders. New club builder blazers may be purchased with Exchange Rewards. For more information on Exchange Rewards, contact National Headquarters.
Note: The Exchange Rewards program is subject to review by the National Board of Directors. Changes may be made without prior notice.

Application: None required, data tracked by National Headquarters.

 

Club Rebuilder Awards

A club adding 20 new members and maintaining 20 members for a year.

Commitment form required.

Application: None required, data tracked by National Headquarters.

 

Star District President Award

District presidents who have chartered three or more new clubs in their district, with a net increase of one club and net gain in membership within the awards year will receive a special trophy.

Application: None required, data tracked by National Headquarters.

 

Charter Club Cornerstone Award

Clubs reaching 35 members within their first six months after char­ter, and maintaining 35 members for an addi­tional six months, will receive an official Ex­change Club lectern. The club must be current with dues for all 35 members.

Application: None required, data tracked by National Headquarters. Recognition will be given to clubs built during the previous administrative year.

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 Membership Growth Awards

Member Award Pins

Three, 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100 member pins will be sent to club presidents for presentation at club meetings. Awards are based on members recruited since Sept. 1, 1979. The three-member pin is for those who have recruited three members within one administrative year, not including transfer members. The winner and the names of the sponsored members must be submitted to National Headquarters by the club secretary in order to receive the pin. Please use the Member Award Certification form in order to receive your pins.

 

Club Membership Achievement Award

A club with a net increase of five (5) and maintains an 85% or higher retention rate within the awards year, July 1 through June 30, will receive this banner patch.

Application: None required, data tracked by National Headquarters.

 

Club Superior Membership Achievement Award

A club with a net increase of eight (8) and maintains an 90% or higher retention rate within the awards year, July 1 through June 30, will receive this banner patch.

Application: None required, data tracked by National Headquarters.

 

Club Excellence Award

Each club earning the National Service Award and a membership achievement award will receive a special banner patch.

Application: None required, data tracked by National Headquarters.

 

District New Club Building Chairman Award

A District New Club Building Chairman Award plaque will be presented to the District New Club Building Chair who was actively involved in the successful building of at least three new clubs permanently organized by member clubs of the district during the administrative year and is listed as a Club Builder for at least three clubs during the administrative year.

Application: None required, data tracked by National Headquarters.

 

Club Hat Trick Award

Clubs that meet the below criteria during the administration year will receive this award.

1. Sponsor a new club that POMs during the year or assist an understrength club in a growth campaign that results in a net increase of 20 members
2. Show a minimum net increase of one member for a year.
3. Have a 90% retention rate for the year.

Application: None required, data tracked by National Headquarters.

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The Big “E” Award

A banner will be awarded to each club that achieves the following requirements for the first time (after winning the first time, clubs will receive a patch):

Extension/Expansion (One of the following requirements must be fulfilled.)

1. Build a new club.
2. Achieve a net membership increase of two (2) for the year.
3. Aid an under-strength club (less than 25 members) to achieve a 30 percent membership. increase, bringing the club to a minimum of 25 members.
4. Assist any 25 member or larger club to achieve a net membership increase of 10 or more with documentation of the effort being reported to Headquarters.

Efficiency (All five of the following requirements must be fulfilled.)

1. Return completed Officer Election Report to National Headquarters by April 30 and send in membership applications when completed.
2. Return completed Activities Summary
 (For Word document, click here) by June 30.
3. Publish a club bulletin at least twice monthly. Send a copy of the newsletter to National Headquarters. One of the bulletins may be board meeting minutes.
4. Remain current in all club accounts with the National Exchange Club, as required under the national Bylaws. Call the National Exchange Club if you have any questions.
5. Conduct a program development meeting no later than June 30 and return the completed Program Development Meeting form to National Headquarters by July 15. Form and instructions can be found in the Club Leaders Planner.

Education (All five of the following requirements must be fulfilled.)

1. Earn the National Service Award.
2. Dedicate or rededicate at least one Freedom Shrine.
3. Sponsor a child abuse prevention fundraiser or community education program.
4. Install an official Exchange Club road sign on a major roadway in your community. If all major roads leading to the community already have signs, annually inspect and replace any signs in poor condition. Or, if your community does not allow road signs to be installed, present alternate evidence of publicity in the community such as newspaper clippings, PSA videos, radio clips, etc.
5. Install an official "The Exchange Club of ____________ Meets Here." plaque prominently at your club's regular meeting place. Or, publish, no less than once a month, a notice as to when and where your club meets.

Application: Complete application and return to National Headquarters by June 30.

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Service Awards

Service Project and Activity Awards

Each club will receive one embroidered patch per year for the completion of each service project (child abuse prevention, youth projects, Americanism, community service). To be eligible for a service award, a project must reach beyond the club membership and be of benefit to individuals and the community. When the same project is conducted more than once in a given year, clubs will receive a star patch to be placed on or around patches.

Application: Immediately following the project, a Programs and Activities Application must be submitted to National Headquarters.

 

National Service Award

When clubs earn one patch in each of the four service areas and sponsor any two additional projects, they will receive:

1. National Service Award Banner (first-time winner)
2. National Service Award Banner Patch
3. Individual lapel pins for each club member

Application: Winners will be based on program and activites application received at National Headquarters by June 30.

 

National Outstanding Service Project Award

In July, three clubs will be honored for the most creative or unique projects that have been beneficial to their community and produced local or national exposure for the club and organization. One project will be chosen from each of the following areas: Youth, Americanism and Community Service. Winning clubs will present and display their projects during the National Convention.

Each winner will receive a National Outstanding Service Project Award banner and one convention events package (travel not included) for the member chosen to represent the club.

Application: Clubs wishing to apply must submit the National Outstanding Service Project Award application by May 15.

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Fundraising Awards

Club Fundraising Award

A banner patch will be awarded to each club that completes a fundraising event reaching beyond the club membership. For each additional fundraising event, clubs will receive one star patch per project, to be displayed with the patch.

Application: Each project must be submitted on a Fundraising Awards Application and received at National Headquarters immediately following the fundraiser.

 

National Outstanding Fundraising Award

In July, two clubs, one in the 50 member or more category and one in the 49 members or fewer category, will be honored for the most creative or unique fundraising project which has raised significant money for their club and produced local or national exposure. The club will be invited to display its project at the National Convention, and will receive a special club banner and one convention events package (travel not included) for the member chosen to represent each club.

Application: Clubs wishing to apply must submit the National Outstanding Fundraising Award application by May 15.

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CARE Award

Each year, the National Exchange Club presents special awards to an individulal Exchange Club or groups of Exchange Clubs which sponsor the most effective and far-reaching child abuse prevention projects. Awards are presented for projects both related to a local Exchange Club Center for Prevention of Child Abuse as well as projects not related to a center. The awards, known as the CARE (Child Abuse Reduction Effort) Awards, are presented at the National Exchange Club Annual Convention. The CARE Awards are given to the top clubs in both the "50 members and more" category and the "fewer than 50 members" category.

In addition, clubs can also submit Quarters for Kids projects and other child abuse prevention fundraising projects on the CARE Award nomination form. Each club that returns a CARE Award nomination form to National will automatically receive an official CARE Award patch.

Requirements
The individual Exchange Club or group of Exchange Clubs must submit a project description to National Headquarters by June 14 of the award year. The nominated project must have been cunducted after July 1st of the preceding year. The project description to be sumbitted shall include:

  1. A detailed description of all of the activites involved in the project, including number of people involved, agencies involved and complete information on how the project was organized.
  2. The number of Exchange Club members involved in the project and an estimate of the total volunteer hours expended by the Exchangites.
  3. A description of publicity obtained for the club(s) and the project, including newpaper clippings, summary of radio and television coverage, etc. 
  4. If a fund-raiser, the amount raised and the actual amount donated to the organizations involved.

Application: Clubs wishing to apply must submit the CARE Award nomination form by June 14.

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Leadership Awards

Distinguished Club President Award

A plaque will be awarded to each club president whose club meets the following requirements:
1. Wins Club Membership Achievement Award, the Big "E" Award or builds a new club.
2. Conducts a program development meeting by June 30 and sends a copy of the report to the district director, district president and National Headquarters by July 15.
3. Earns National Service Award.
4. Earns Club Fundraising Award.
5. Conducts New Member Orientation for every new member and submits the New Member Activation form.
6. Must successfully complete Exchange University Club President training found on the NEC Web site (Member Resources à Exchange University.)
Application: None required, data tracked by National Headquarters.

 

Distinguished Charter Club President Award

A plaque will be presented to charter club presidents whose club meets the following criteria:

1. Achieves a net increase of two members by the club's one year anniversary.
2. Earns one Club Fundraising Award in the first year.
3. Earns two Service Project and Activity Award patches in the first year.

Application: None required, data tracked by National Headquarters. Recognition will be given to clubs built during the previous administrative year.

 

Distinguished Club Secretary Award

A certificate and embroidered banner patch will be awarded to each club secretary who meets the following:

1. Reports names and addresses of new officers by April 30.
2. Returns convention credentials form by June 1.
3. Returns 
Activities Summary form by June 30.

Application: Complete application and return to National Headquarters within 30 days after the end of the administrative year (Aug. 1).

 

Distinguished Club Treasurer Award

A certificate and an embroidered banner patch will be awarded to each club treasurer who fulfills the following requirements:

1. Files IRS Form 990 or 990N by November 15. Must submit confirmation of 990 submission to National
2. Maintains current accounts with both district and National.
3. Prepares formal annual budget.
4. Maintains separate activities and operating accounts.
5. Performs audit.

Application: Complete application and submit to National Headquarters within 30 days after the end of the administrative year (Aug. 1).

 

Distinguished District President Award

An award will be presented to each district president meeting the following requirements:

Leadership Development

1. Provides leadership training for district directors and club officers prior to June 30.
2. Files reports on training for district directors and club officers by July 15, (See Training Report in District Leader's Monthly Planner.)
3. Attends all district conferences and district convention.

Program Excellence

1. At least 50 percent of clubs in district earn the National Service Award.
2. At least 50 percent of clubs conduct child abuse prevention projects.

Growth

1. Achieves district membership increase of two percent, including new clubs.
2. Achieves a net increase of one new club in district.

Administrative

1. Files district president's monthly reports with regional vice president and National Headquarters by the 5th of each month.

Application: Complete and return the form. Scoring will be tracked from district president's monthly reports filed by the 5th of each month, training reports filed and statistics accumulated at National Headquarters, within the awards year July 1 - June 30. Application form should be completed by district president. The regional vice president will approve and submit it to National Headquarters by June 30.

 

Outstanding District Award

A banner patch will be award to all districts winners. First time winners will be given a banner for their district. This award will be presented to Districts that achieve the following during the year:

1. Growth - A net increase of one new club and net increase of 2% in membership.
2. National Service Award is won by 50% of the clubs in the district.
3. Child abuse prevention projects are conducted by 50% of the clubs in the district.
4. Regularly publish a district bulletin, at least four times a year (either printed or electronic format will be accepted).
5. The district has a website or Facebook page.
6. Submit a nominee for Exchangite of the Year and All-American Volunteer to National by the award deadlines.

Application: Complete application and submit to National Headquarters by June 30.

 

Distinguished District Director Award

A plaque signifying exceptional achievement will be awarded for each district director meeting the following requirements within the awards year:

Leadership Development

1. At least 50 percent of clubs in division represented at the district convention.
2. Provide proper training for all club officers within the division, prior to June 30.
3. Files training report with district president and National Headquarters by July 15. 
(See Training Report in District Leader's Monthly Planner.)

Program Excellence

1. At least 50 percent of clubs in the division earn National Service Award.

Growth

1. Division achieves a net increase in membership, or new club formed within division.

Administrative

1. Personally visits each club in division at least twice during the year. (At least one must be a regular club meeting.)
2. Each district director's Report A completed and submitted to district president  and National Headquarters by Aug. 15. (Report A is available in the District Leader's Monthly Planner.)
3. Attends all district board meetings.

Application: Distinguished District Director Application Form should be completed by district director. District president will then approve and send it to National Headquarters by June 30.

 

Club Representative Award

An award signifying exceptional achievement will be awarded for each district director meeting the following requirements within the awards year:

Leadership Development

1. Club had at least two representatives at district convention.
2. Provided proper training for all club officers prior to July 1.
3. Files training report by July 31. (See Training Report in District Leader's Monthly Planner.)

Program Excellence

1. Club earned National Service Award.

Growth

1. Club achieved net increase in membership. OR
    Participated in a succesful new club building project in the district during the administrative year.

Administrative

1. Attended at least 80% of club meetings during the administrative year.
2. Submitted all club representative reports for home club by due dates.
3. Attends all district board meetings.
4. Served on a district committee

Application: Club Representative Award Form should be completed by district director. District president will then approve and send it to National Headquarters by June 30.

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National Awards

National Exchangite of the Year Award

The distinctive National Exchangite of the Year Award will be presented at the national convention. The award is designed to recognize an outstanding Exchangite who is active in the organization through participation in recruitment/new club building efforts, club/district leadership positions, major club or district committees, projects or fundraisers.

The award also seeks to recognize individuals who roll up their sleeves to volunteer and have a positive attitude.

Requirements:

1. Each district may submit one candidate. The c andidate must be an active Exchangite in good standing from a club in good standing. See judging criteria in the appendix for details.

2. Current members of the National Board of Directors are not eligible for this award.

3. In order to be recognized as National Exchangite of the Year, the honoree must be present at the national convention. An effort will be made to determine this confidentially.

4. The award will be based on a 100-point grading system. Since there are many other awards and avenues of recognition for membership, it is included in the criteria but is not the dominant factor. Club builders receive 16 points for building a club, but do not receive additional points for more clubs. Judges have up to 25 discretionary points to award for outstanding accomplishments that do not fit into the listed categories (see award application). 

Application: Award application should be completed and returned to National Headquarters by June 1.

 

All-American Volunteer of the Year

The All-American Volunteer of the Year Award acknowledges and recognizes Exchangites who work hard at the club level. Many Exchangites contribute much time and energy at the club level and deserve national recognition. They are the backbone or our organization -- they are our All-American Volunteers.

A nominee must attend at least 75% of club meetings and participate in at least 80% of club projects. Longevity will be considered. This award will not in any way be associated with the leadership level. It's for club level volunteers. Any member serving as a district or national officer during the past five years in ineligible.

This grassroots program begins at the club level as each club chooses its own All-American Volunteer of the Year. Those club winners are then submitted to the district All-American Volunteer of the Year chairperson for the district competition. It is expected, but not required, that the individual submitted from the district will be the district's All-American Volunteer of the Year. All district All-American Volunteer of the Year winners are then submitted to National for a final competition and the selection of the National All-American Volunteer of the Year. (The winner is presented with an award by the National President at the National Convention.)

 

Only one entry per club will be accepted at the district level. Only one entry per district will be accepted at the national level.
 

Application: The All-American Volunteer of the Year application must be completed and returned to National Headquarters by June 1. Consult district secretary for district deadline.

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Web Video Awards

The primary target audience for your Exchange Club’s video is your community. This video is something that can/should be shown at rush parties, mixers, and recruiting events. It should be personalized to your community, but may also include district and national information.

Objective: After watching the video, the target audience is so inspired and intrigued that they should want to visit the local club website and the national website and join your club.


Application: The Best Web Video Award entry form must be completed and returned to National Headquarters by midnight, May 15. See appendix for additional information.

 

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Publication Awards

 National Best Club Bulletin Award

A plaque will be awarded to two club bulletin editors—one for clubs with fewer than 50 members and one for clubs with 50 or more members.

Bulletins will be judged for content, readability and eye appeal. The bulletin in each membership category with the highest score will be the winner.
Entries will be judged by a panel of professionals with experience in writing, newspaper or periodical editing or related communications field.
 

Objectives

The objectives of the National Best Club Bulletin Award are:

·         To recognize and encourage excellence among Exchange Clubs in the publication of local Exchange Club bulletins;

·         To impress upon club leaders the value to the members and to the success of the club itself of publishing readable, attractive and informative bulletins on a regular basis;

·         To stimulate through the bulletin greater club unity, attendance at meetings, membership participation, involvement, enthusiasm and awareness of Exchange goals, principles and ideals;

·         To encourage the publication of club bulletins by Exchange Clubs that do not currently do so.

Requirements:


1. Bulletin must be published and distributed at least once a month.
2. Winners become ineligible to win for the next three years.
3. Deadline for receipt of entries at National Headquarters is April 10. 
4. Please submit three samples of a club's bulletin published between April 1 and March 31 for consideration by the judges.

 

Application: Send the National Best Club Bulletin Award entry form and three samples published between April 1 and March 31 to National Headquarters.

EDIT Award

A plaque will be awarded to two district bulletin editors, one for each membership level: 799 members or less; 800 or more members. (Membership is determined as of July 1.)The EDIT Award will be presented to the bulletin editor in each membership level receiving the highest
point totals.

Entries will be judged by a panel of professionals with experience in writing, newspaper or periodical editing or related communications field.

Requirements:

1. Entries must be official publications of the District Exchange Clubs.
2. All issues of the district bulletin published from April 1 through March 31 must be submitted. To be eligible, a district must publish a bulletin at least four times in a 12-month period.
3. Winners of last year's award become ineligible to compete in this year's competition.
4. Entries will be judged on a 10-point scale in the following categories: district news coverage, club news coverage, National news and promotion, Exchange education, layout and eye appeal, writing quality, improvement and frequency of publication.
5. The EDIT Award will be presented to the bulletin editor in each membership level receiving the highest point totals.

 

Application: The official EDIT Award entry form must be completed by the editor and submitted with bulletin entries by April 10 to National Headquarters. 

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National Best District and Club Web Site Awards 

Distinctive plaques will be awarded to the clubs and district whose web sites are judged best, on the basis of their point totals.

Objectives

The objectives of the National Best District and Club Web Site Awards are:

·         To recognize and encourage excellence among Exchange Districts and Clubs in the development and maintenance of Exchange World Wide Web sites.

·         To impress upon leaders the value to members and the public of building and maintaining readable, attractive and informative Exchange Web sites.

·         To stimulate through the web site greater club and district unity, member participation and public awareness of Exchange goals, principles and ideals.

·         To encourage building a community of Exchange web sites across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, linked to National’s web site, CAP center and other district and club web sites.

·         To encourage the building of web sites by Exchange Clubs and Districts that do not currently have any.

Requirements

1. There are three categories of competition in national judging:

a. For club web sites developed by Exchange Clubs reporting 50 or more active members on July 1 of the award year of April 1 through March 31.

b. For club web sites developed by Exchange Clubs reporting 49 or fewer members on July 1 of the award year of April 1 through March 31.

c. For district web sites.

2. To be eligible for a national award, the district or club must have a completed web site accessible on the World Wide Web by the entry deadline of April 10. Judging will be completed by May 31.

3. Each entry form must be signed and/or certified by a district or club officer that the entry is the official web site of his/her district or club.

4. Deadline for receipt of entry form is April 10.

Judging

Judges will consider each category (clubs with 50 or more members, clubs with 49 or less members and districts) separately. Web sites will be rated on a scale from one to 20 in the content category and from one to 10 in the other categories. Scoring by each of the judges will be totaled to determine the winner in each of the three categories. The three web sites receiving the highest scores, out of a possible of 50 for each judge, will be the winners. Judges will be professionals with several years of experience in the field.

Judging Criteria

Content

Maximum points - 20
Is the content engaging, timely, clear, relevant and balanced between general information about Exchange and the club or district specifically? Does the site carry the correct Exchange Club emblem, complete and correct club or district name? In the case of clubs, does the site carry the city, state, meeting time and place? Is there news of upcoming club or district projects, other events, meetings, officer and member information? Is club or district contact information easy to find? Does the writing meet acceptable standards of punctuation, sentence structure, grammar and spelling? Is writing concise, understandable and accurate?

 

Structure and Navigation

Maximum points - 10
Is the structure and navigation of the site intuitive? Is information organized in such a way as to make it easy to find, allowing access to the breadth and depth of the content? Is the navigation consistent and effective throughout the site? Does the site provide "live" links to National’s site, club or district sites and CAP center sites?

Visual Design

Maximum points - 10
Is the design of high quality, easy to read, appropriate and relevant for Exchange and its mission? Does it present a positive image of the organization as a whole?

 

Functionality

Maximum points - 10
Does the site download quickly, have live links and is any new technology used functional and relevant for the intended audience? The site should work cross-platform and be browser independent.

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Public Relations Award

A banner patch will be awarded to clubs meeting at least six of the following requirements. A convention package (travel not included) and the opportunity to present a public relations convention seminar will be awarded to two national winners--one club with fewer than 50 members and one with 50 or more members--based on each club's public relations efforts.

Requirements: A minimum of six of the 10 requirements must be met to earn this award.

1. Club has a public relations chair and a public relations committee of three or more persons.
2. Club has a public relations plan for current year or for two or more years. (Please submit copy of plan.)
3. Club has the Public Relations Guide (a national publication.)
4. Club has shown the Exchange identity video to club members, a non-member group or through a local media outlet. (Please submit list of dates shown and number in attendance, identify station and estimate media audience.)
5. Club has used a child abuse prevention print or video public service announcement one or more times. (Please submit dates of air or print tear sheet.)
6. Club uses an Exchange Club sign or banner at sponsored events. (Please submit list of events, dates and approximate number of people exposed to the banner.)
7. Club has a sign displayed at their meeting place that reads "The Exchange Club of _____   Meets Here."
8. Club uses the national recruiting video or brochure or a locally-produced recruiting brochure. (Please submit copy of brochure.)
9. Club produces a bulletin/newsletter of 12 or more issues per year. (Please submit sample and schedule.)
10. Club uses road signs in their community. (Please submit photo.)

Application: The Public Relations Award entry form must be completed and returned to National Headquarters by May 15.

The winning entrant will be ineligible to win for three years. On the 4th year, the winner will once again be eligible to win this award. The winner may, however, still enter to receive a banner patch during the 3 ineligible years.

Youth Awards

A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award

The A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award recognizes high school students who have had to overcome great physical, emotional, or social obstacles and are now eligible for high school graduation.

 

This is a positive program with two key objectives. First, it helps encourage students to overcome their hardships and get back on track toward a high school diploma. Second, the award recognizes those students who are often overlooked for their accomplishments. This special recognition serves as a powerful example to all students that hard work and perseverance really do pay.

 

This grassroots program begins at the club level as each club chooses its own A.C.E. of the Year from their A.C.E. of the Month winners. Those club winners are then submitted to the district A.C.E. of the Year chairperson for the district competition. All district A.C.E. of the Year winners are then submitted to National for a final competition and the selection of the National A.C.E. of the Year. The winner will be presented the A.C.E. Award and a $10,000 scholarship at the National Convention. Travel accommodations will be provided to the winner and his/her parents/guardians.

 

The submission deadline for the National A.C.E. Award is June 1.

 

Application: All district entries for the National A.C.E. of the Year must be submitted to National Headquarters by June 1.


Youth of the Month/Year Award

 

2013-2014 Youth of the Year Theme is "Parading the Spirit of Community Service with Passion and Commitment"
 

The National Exchange Club’s Youth of the Month program provides Exchange Clubs with the opportunity to honor outstanding students in the community who have exhibited excellence in academics and leadership. When your club becomes involved in this worthwhile program, you are joining hundreds of other clubs across the country in an effort to identify and recognize the young leaders of our nation.

 

This monthly program not only enhances career opportunities for those honored, it also promotes good citizenship, a desire for greater scholastic achievement, and the development of well-rounded personalities to other young adults in the community. The project’s human interest appeal will generate community-wide attention and media coverage for your Exchange Club.

This grassroots program begins at the club level as each club chooses its own Youth of the Year from their Youth of the Month winners. Those club winners are then submitted to the district Youth of the Year chairperson for the district competition. All district Youth of the Year winners are then submitted to National for a final competition and the selection of the National Youth of the Year.

 

The winner will be presented the Youth of the Year Award and a $10,000 scholarship at the National Convention. Travel accommodations will be provided to the winner and his/her parents/guardians.

 

The submission deadline for the National Youth of the Year Award is June 1.

 

Application: All district entries for the Youth of the Year must be submitted to National Headquarters by June 1.

 

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