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 99th National Convention
34th Symposium
Jacksonville, Florida
July 13-15, 2017

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 E. Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202

2017 Registration and Reservations

Hotel Reservations

*Hotel room reservations for Exchange’s National Convention can conveniently be made online by visiting:

Single room cost = $120.00
Double room cost = $120.00

All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. Reservations must be received by June 22, 2017.

Cancellation policy is no later than 24 hours, (EST) prior to 3 p.m. day of arrival. Room rates quoted are subject to a 13% tax and 1% city surcharge per room, per night.

Convention Registration

The convention registration form is now available for download.

Quick and easy online registration will soon be available … check back soon!

Symposium Registration

*Pre-registration for Exchange’s Child Abuse Prevention Symposium will soon be available. Please check back.


Skip the hassle and expedite your transportation!
Register online here!

Convention Speakers and Featured Guests

Keynote Speaker

To be announced.


One Nation Under God Luncheon Speaker

To be announced.


National Project Luncheon Speaker


Detective Richard Wistocki had been with the Naperville Police Department for 27 years. In his last 20 years as an Internet Crimes Investigator with the Naperville Police Department, he has forged numerous partnerships  with the community and other law enforcement agencies. He has been a SWAT sniper for the past 22 years. He is one of the founding members and an affiliate  member of the Illinois Attorney Generals High Tech Crimes Bureau (ICAC). Rich’s passion is concentrated in teaching parents how to parent their children while online. He takes his juvenile investigations experience and applies it to teaching parents how to be better parents. He is an instructor for NCJTC and NEMRT. He is also the creator of many laws in the State of  Illinois, such as the Sexting Law, SWATTING legislation, Sexual Exploitation of a Child, and the ability to use seizure funds to financially support public drug abuse events in order to empower parents against drug abuse of teens. Recently, Detective Rich Wistocki has developed a FREE online tool for SROs and school officials to use in cases of sexting, cyber-bullying, and the new SB100 legislation. This tool is and it is not only a case management system, but a free training site for school administrators, SROs, juvenile officers, probation, and states attornies. Detective Rich Wistocki has produced the “Keeping Our Kids Safe Online” parents presentation for the past 12 years in cooperation with the Exchange Club Naperville and its Americanism initiative.


To be announced.

Convention Need-To-Know

Start planning your National Convention experience now!

Convention Merchandise will be available for online pre-order! Check back soon or watch the Exchange MarketPlace for availability!

Convention APP information sheet


An updated Convention APP Information Sheet, similar to the one available here, is also in the works! We are proud to provide this effortless and interactive tool to all National Convention attendees!


Convention Symposium Tips 2016

Convention & Symposium Tips






Convention Artwork

These artwork pieces add excitement to social media sites (including websites), newsletters, and other places where Exchange Clubs share news about the upcoming convention!




"Do" Jacksonville

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The “River City by the Sea” boasts more than 20 miles of wide and uncrowded beaches, close to 40 miles of the tranquil Intracoastal Waterway canal, and the longest stretch of the beautiful St. Johns River. On land, Jacksonville is home to the largest urban park system in the nation, with 10 state and national parks. Its authentic cuisine, thriving craft-beer scene and fun and cosmopolitan nightlife make Jacksonville a unique destination.

csn-florida-state-300For ideas about planning your trip to this fast-growing metropolitan in the “Sunshine State”, simply explore Visit Jacksonville!


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Maps: Getting Around Jacksonville

Maps are in development … check back soon!

Jacksonville Tourism Videos

Not sure what Jacksonville has to offer?

The “Visit Jacksonville” website has an abundance of videos to help plan a trip to this exciting city!

Whether looking for culture, unique beaches, outdoor adventures, or to learn about the area’s rich history, you will not be disappointed in the plethora of previews!

Find them here!


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Exchange: 2016 Photos and Awards

Exchange: 2016-2017 National Service Award Winners

Congratulations and thank you to these clubs and their members!

Collegiate, Huntingdon College, AL
Chandler, AZ
Corning, CA
Greeley, CO
Albany, GA
Rome, GA
Pompano Beach, FL
Cedar Falls, IA
North Chicago, IL
Breakfast, Haverhill, MA
Excel, New Summit School, Jackson, MS
Kosciusko, MS
North Jackson, MS
Richland, MS
Mooresville/Lake Norman, NC
Statesville, NC
Grand Forks, ND
West Fargo, ND
Dayton, OH
Mayaguez, PR
Frayser, TN
Jackson, TN
Noon, McMinnville, TN
North Jackson, TN
Angleton, TX
Copperas Cove, TX
Excel, Copperas Cove, TX
Gatesville, TX
Missouri City, TX
Murphy, TX
Noon, Copperas Cove, TX
Noon, Garland, TX
Temple-Belton, TX
Excel, Murray, UT
Lynchburg, VA
Suffolk, VA
Green Bay, WI

Exchange: Past National Conventions

1st      Convention  Toledo, OH                                 Sept. 18, 1917

2nd     Convention  Cleveland, OH                            Sept. 26, 1918

3rd     Convention  Detroit, MI                                    Sept. 22, 1919

4th      Convention  Columbus, OH                             Sept. 28 1920

5th      Convention  Grand Rapids, MI                       Sept. 27, 1921

6th      Convention  Louisville, KY                         Sept. 26-27, 1922

7th      Convention  Springfield, MA                      Sept. 25-26, 1923

8th      Convention  Nashville, TN                         Sept. 22-24, 1924

9th      Convention  Detroit, MI                              Sept. 14-15, 1925

10th   Convention  Atlantic City, NJ                      Sept. 20-22, 1926

11th   Convention  San Francisco, CA                 Sept. 12-16, 1927

12th   Convention  Toledo, OH                               July 23-27, 1928

13th   Convention  Jacksonville, FL                            Oct. 7-9, 1929

14th   Convention  Indianapolis, IN                       Aug. 25-28, 1930

15th   Convention  Memphis, TN                          Sept. 21-23, 1931

16th   Convention  Syracuse, NY                         Sept. 12-14, 1932

17th   Convention  Milwaukee, WI                            Sept. 5-7, 1933

18th   Convention  Cincinnati, OH                        Sept. 24-26, 1934

19th   Convention  Dallas, TX                               Sept. 23-25, 1935

20th   Convention  Detroit, MI                         Aug. 31-Sept.2, 1936

21st    Convention  Tampa, FL                               Oct. 18-20, 1937

22nd  Convention  Salt Lake City, UT                   Aug. 22-24, 1938

23rd   Convention  Atlantic City, NJ                          Sept. 5-8, 1939

24th   Convention  San Francisco, CA                  Aug. 19-22, 1940

25th   Convention  Richmond, VA                          Sept. 7-10, 1941

26th   Convention  Toledo, OH                              Feb. 21-22, 1943

27th   Convention  Toledo, OH                               Oct. 15-16, 1944

28th   Convention  Atlantic City, NJ                        Oct. 12-15, 1946

29th   Convention  Cincinnati, OH                        Sept. 27-29, 1947

30th   Convention  Wichita, KS                             Sept. 25-27, 1948

31st    Convention  Minneapolis, MN                    Sept. 17-19, 1949

32nd  Convention  Washington, DC                 Aug. 3-Sept. 4, 1950

33rd   Convention  Miami Beach, FL                          Oct. 4-8, 1951

34th   Convention  Atlantic City, NJ                          Sept. 5-9, 1952

35th   Convention  Colorado Springs, CO            Sept. 24-29, 1953

36th   Convention  Louisville, KY                     Sept. 29-Oct. 4,1954

37th   Convention  San Juan, PR                             Oct. 5-10, 1955

38th   Convention  Dallas, TX                               Sept. 12-17, 1956

39th   Convention  Atlantic City,  NJ                         Sept. 4-7, 1957

40th   Convention  Los Angeles, CA                    Sept. 20-25, 1958

41st    Convention  Minneapolis, MN             Sept. 26-Oct. 1,  1959

42nd  Convention  Birmingham, AL                      Sept. 10-15, 1960

43rd   Convention  Toledo, OH                               Sept. 9-14, 1961

44th   Convention  Atlantic City, NJ                          Sept. 4-7, 1962

45th   Convention  San Juan, PR                             Oct. 6-12, 1963

46th   Convention  Las Vegas, NV                         July 26-30, 1964

47th   Convention  Hartford, CT                               Aug. 8-12, 1965

48th   Convention  New Orleans, LA                July 31-Aug. 4, 1966

49th   Convention  Bal Harbour, FL                 July 30-Aug. 3, 1967

50th   Convention  Kansas City, MO                       July 28-31,1968

51st    Convention  Los Angeles, CA                      July 27-30, 1969

52nd  Convention  Atlanta, GA                               July 26-29, 1970

53rd   Convention  Salt Lake City, UT                    July 25-28, 1971

54th   Convention  San Juan, PR                           July 16-20, 1972

55th   Convention  Houston, TX                             July 22-25, 1973

56th   Convention  Boston, MA                               July 21-24, 1974

57th   Convention  Honolulu, HI                             July 20-24, 1975

58th   Convention  Washington, DC                       July 11-14, 1976

59th   Convention  New Orleans, LA                      July 23-28, 1977

60th   Convention  San Diego, CA                           July 9-12, 1978

61st    Convention  St. Louis, MO                             July 8-11, 1979

62nd Convention  Orlando, FL                               July 20-23, 1980

63rd   Convention  Las Vegas, NV                           July 8-11, 1981

64th   Convention  Seattle, WA                              July 11-14, 1982

65th   Convention  Nashville, TN                            July 13-16, 1983

66th   Convention  Dallas, TX                               June 27-30, 1984

67th   Convention  Philadelphia, PA                           July 3-6, 1985

68th   Convention  Detroit, MI                                   July 9-12, 1986

69th   Convention  Orlando, FL                              July 15-18, 1987

70th   Convention  Louisville, KY                            July 13-16, 1988

71st    Convention  San Francisco, CA                  July 12-15, 1989

72nd  Convention  Washington, DC                       July 18-21, 1990

73rd   Convention  Kansas City, MO                      July 17-20, 1991

74th   Convention  Atlanta, GA                               July 22-25, 1992

75th   Convention  San Antonio, TX                       July 28-31, 1993

76th   Convention  Boston, MA                               July 20-23, 1994

77th   Convention  Nashville, TN                            July 19-22, 1995

78th   Convention  San Diego, CA                         July 10-13, 1996

79th   Convention  New Orleans, LA                      July 16-19, 1997

80th   Convention  Chicago, IL                                 July 8-11, 1998

81st    Convention  Las Croabas, PR                     July 14-17, 1999

82nd  Convention  Phoenix, AZ                              July 12-15, 2000

83rd   Convention  Greensboro, NC                       July 11-14, 2001

84th  Convention   Minneapolis, MN                July 31-Aug. 3, 2002

85th   Convention  Birmingham, AL                        July 16-19, 2003

86th   Convention  Dallas, TX                                 July 14-17, 2004

87th  Convention   Salt Lake City, UT                    July 13-16, 2005

88th   Convention  Orlando, FL                              July 26-29, 2006

89th   Convention  Portland, OR                            July 18-21, 2007

90th   Convention  St. Louis, MO                              July 9-12, 2008

91st    Convention Jacksonville, FL                         July 15-18 2009

92nd Convention  La Quinta, CA                            July 21-24, 2010

Exchange’s 100th anniversary

93rd   Convention  Detroit, MI                                     July 6-9, 2011

94th   Convention  Chandler, AZ                            July 11-14, 2012

95th   Convention  Greensboro, NC                       July 10-13, 2013

96th   Convention  New Orleans, LA                        July 9-12, 2014

97th   Convention  Columbus, OH                   July 29-Aug. 1, 2015

98th   Convention   Houston, TX                            July 14-16, 2016