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Member News in a Minute 
October 2013


August and September Winners -  
"Each One, Reach One" Challenge

 

 
Congratulations to ...
Owen Fabert, The Exchange Club of Chandler, AZ, and 
Kathy Mize Plummer, The Northeast Exchange Club of St. Petersburg, FL! 

 
 

 

Please join us in congratulating Owen for introducing 14 new members to Exchange in August 2013 and Kathy for introducing 11 new members to Exchange in September 2013 ! Owen and Kathy exceeded the "Each One, Reach One!" challenge and recruited the most new members during the second and third month of the Just One More Campaign.  For their hard work, Owen and Kathy have each received a miniature billboard award to proudly display their accomplishment. 

 

For additional information about the "Each One, Reach One!" challenge and the Just One More Campaign - including details about how you could win a full size billboard in your hometown and another in New Orleans for the 2014 National Convention - please visit Exchange's website

In This Issue
Welcome New Clubs
IRS 990 Instructions
Ocean Campaign
Programs of Service Reminder
Buy Exchange!

New Clubs Welcomed!

 
  
Please join us in welcoming four new clubs for the 
2013 - 2014 administrative year!


Executive Vice President, Tracey Edwards; Director of Club and Member Development and Events, Jim Addis; and Territory Manager, Ted Lindsley, raise state flags at The National Exchange Club Headquarters in celebration of new Exchange Clubs in Alabama (top), Tennessee (middle) and South Carolina (bottom).
  
 
  

 

 

The 5th new club of the year is the Exchange Excel Club of Jefferson Christian Academy, Irondale, AL, which chartered on October 2, with 33 members.  

 

The 6th  new club of the year is the Exchange Junior Excel Club of Jefferson Christian Academy, Irondale, AL, which chartered on October 9, with 16 members.  

 

The 7th new club of the year is The Exchange Excel Club of Madison Academic Magnet High School, Jackson, TN, which chartered on October 15, with 43 members.

  
 
The 8th new club of the year is The Exchange Excel Club of Apple Charter School Soaring Eagles, Charleston, SC, which chartered on October 29, with 18 members. 

  

 
 

Congratulations to club builder Joyce Franklin and John Schoen for thier effort in chartering the Irondale, AL, clubs; Judy Renshaw, Drew Yates and Kara Nicodemus for their hard work building the Jackson, TN, club; and Gwen Lowe and Elaine Schupp for establishing the South Carolina club! 


IRS Filing Deadline Approaching - November 15th

 
Annual Electronic Filing Requirement for Exchange Clubs and Districts 

  

Exchange Clubs and Districts are required to electronically submit Form 990-N, also known as the "e-Postcard," unless a club chooses to file a complete Form 990 or Form 990-EZ. If doing so, please ensure your club sends a scanned copy of the Form 990 or 990-EZ toralbright@nationalexchnageclub.org

  

Any club or district that fails to file the required e-Postcards (or information returns - Forms 990 or 990-EZ) for three consecutive years will automatically lose its tax-exempt status.The revocation of the club or district's tax-exempt status will take place on the filing due date of the third year.

  

The e-Postcard is due November 15th, the day of the 5th month after the close of Exchange's tax year on June 30th.

  

Filing the e-Postcard is simple:

  • Access the filing site directly by typing the following address into your Internet browser: http://epostcard.form990.org
    .  
  • When you access the system, you will leave the IRS site and file the e-Postcard with the IRS through its trusted partner, Urban Institute.

The form must be completed and filed electronically. There is no paper form.  You will need the following items of basic information handy:

  1. Tax identification number
  2. Tax year 2012
  3. Legal name and address (typically shown as: The National Exchange Club, DBA The Exchange Club of [club name])
  4. Name and address of primary officer
  5. Website, if any
Please contact Headquarters at 800-924-2643 should you have questions about the form or require further information.


NEC Foundation - Ocean Campaign 

 

The National Exchange Club (NEC) Foundation is proud to sponsor The Ocean Campaign, derived from the notion that every drop of rain adds to the size of the ocean.    

 

Although simple, the campaign is significant! Each club is asked to pass around a campaign bucket at each meeting, requesting that members add their spare change. For the NEC Foundation, each donation generously contributed - regardless of size - makes an impact. 

 

If your club supported The Ocean Campaign last year, we thank you!  

For information about participating in this year's campaign, please contact the NEC Foundation at 800-924-2643 ordevelopment@nationalexchageclub.org.

 


Programs of Service Ideas

 

As we enter the holiday season, new opportunities for Exchange and Excel Clubs, and members,  to better their communities are upon us. Here are a few suggestions to help generate project ideas for this wonderful time of year:  

   

November is One Nation Under God Month. To participate, clubs could:  

  • Volunteer at local homeless shelters or churches where Thanksgiving dinners are being served
  • Plan Thanksgiving dinner(s) for a local family, or families, in need

 

December is a month of celebrations and giving back. To participate, clubs could:  

  • Take under-privileged children Christmas shopping
  • Provide holiday dinner baskets to local Exchange CAP Center families
  • Donate Christmas gifts to local day care centers  

The opportunities for giving back are endless during this magical season.

 

 

Please remember to share pictures of your club at work with National Headquarters via commun@nationalexchangeclub.org.  

For additional information regarding service projects, please visit Exchange'swebsite.


Exchange Club MarketPlace 

 
Don't forget the Exchange Club MarketPlace!
Exchange gear is a great way to represent Exchange and demonstrate club pride while serving your community!   
Our Mission
- Exchange, America's Premier Service Club, working to make our communities better places to live.

Our Motto

- Unity for Service 

 

National Headquarters 

Phone: 800-924-2643  email: info@nationalexchangeclub.org