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 98th National Convention
33rd Symposium
Houston, Texas
July 14-16, 2016

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Convention Speakers and Featured Guests

Keynote Speaker


Mike Jones has help millions of people over the past 30 years to create a better version of themselves. This accomplished author, keynote speaker, Master Trainer, and Human Behavior Expert has worked extensively with small to medium size business owners and their teams. Mike has partnered with these business owners to not only create better versions of themselves, but also create better versions of their teams and therefore increase their profits and decrease their turnover. Mr. Jones has also worked on large worldwide projects with Coca-Cola and Exxon/Mobil as well as local projects with Zions Bank and Caliber Collision. Mike served his country for 6 years in the US Coast Guard and was a Police Officer for 14 years in the Houston Police Department as a pilot in the Helicopter Division. He is the proud husband of Susan Jones and the father of 4 beautiful sons. In is free time he loves reading, fishing writing, running marathons, cycling, and cooking. Mr. Jones is an alumni of Northwestern University and its Executive Leadership Program.

One Nation Under God Luncheon Speaker
Don Piper ONUG speakerDon Piper has inspired audiences in more than 3,000 churches and venues around the globe since the release of his book, 90 Minutes in Heaven, co-written with Cecil Murphy. Having sold more than 7 million copies in 46 languages, the book remained on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly four years after its release. In addition, countless people have heard his story in person, on television, and on the radio. He’s been interviewed by hundreds of television shows, radio stations, newspapers, and magazines around the world.

In 1989, Don was on his way back from a church conference when an 18-wheeler struck his Ford Escort head-on. He was killed instantly—pronounced dead by four sets of EMTs. Shortly after the accident, a pastor from the same conference arrived on the scene and began praying for “the man in the red car”. God worked a miracle and sent Don back to a broken body. To date, 34 surgical procedures have taken place. He walks only as a result of miraculous, and in some cases, medically unexplainable circumstances. During the time he was dead, Don was granted the extreme privilege of glimpsing Heaven itself.

Don’s experience in Heaven gives him a unique insight into eternity and an unwavering passion to tell others about Christ. His difficult recovery allows him to identify with the heartbroken and crestfallen, ministering to them with the understanding of someone who’s been there. His goal is to help bitter people become better, to turn disappointments into divine appointments. He calls it “finding a new normal”, and he’s made it his life’s work.

National Project Luncheon Speaker

Judge Sakai speaker WEBOn January 1, 1995, Associate Judge Peter Sakai was appointed to the Children’s Court bench by the unanimous vote of the Bexar County Civil District Court Judges. He was assigned to hear cases that involve child abuse and neglect cases and the adoption cases that involve foster children.

Through Judge Sakai’s leadership, adoption of foster children in Bexar County has increased nearly 1000% from 1995 to 2005. Bexar County routinely leads the State of Texas for the number of foster children with consummated adoptions and permanent homes. For his efforts, President (then Governor) George W. Bush recognized Judge Sakai and his model court on the Governor’s Committee to Promote Adoption.

Judge Sakai is widely recognized in the community as being a leader who works hard to bring new ideas and solutions to help resolve issues of child abuse and neglect and family violence and to constantly challenge all involved in the child welfare system to more effectively serve the families that come into his courtroom and prevent child abuse and neglect. Judge Sakai has been honored with numerous awards from organizations and agencies nationwide.



Bill and Kim NashBill and Kim Nash share the same last name, but that’s not all!  This dynamic singer/songwriting duo had the same uncommon upbringing in the music industry.  They share strikingly similar backgrounds of traveling and singing with their families: Bill, a part of  “The Nash Family Trio”, who recorded 2 albums for Columbia Records and Kim, a part of  “The Belknap Family” who toured the country heavily.

Before the two met, Bill started a solo career on Mercury Records. This was the start of a bright career which sparked various TV appearances and some notoriety on the Billboard charts.  Bill became the first artist to record a song written by Kris Kristofferson.  An exceptionally talented songwriter, Bill set his next steps toward creating songs that would be recorded by such well-known artists as Eddy Arnold.

1980 was a big year for Bill. He met Kim, an event he quoted “Happily brought an end to his solo career!”

A duo was formed and they have been making a name for themselves non-stop in the music industry.  Songwriting, recording and touring, they found a way to keep it all in the family.  They way it always has been.

In the nineties, Reba McEntire recorded a song that Kim and Bill penned which became a top five hit single entitled, “They Asked About You.” The song was included in McEntire’s “Greatest Hits Vol. II,” an album that went to #1 and has currently sold over six million copies.

In 2003 they formed the group Nash3. Keeping with their “Family Style” of music, they drafted their youngest son Jimmy to be a part of the group.  With much success in their new endeavor, “In God We Still Trust” was written and recorded, and became #1 on the independent record charts.   Country group Diamond Rio heard the song and picked it up for their album, “Greatest Hits II.”  Nash3 was truly making a name in the industry.

The latest turn in the ever-moving careers of this talented family, Jimmy Nash has now embarked on a solo career.  His move to LA and brilliant songwriting landed him a record deal on Cloverdale Music.  While Jimmy pursues his solo career, Bill & Kim continue to write with him, while rekindling their love of being on the road once again as a duo.  They also spend a great deal of their time on their charity, Champions Kids Camp, in Houston, TX, which helps to nurture children who have survived a traumatic injury, illness, or personal loss. CKC is now in its 15th year and has helped more than 1,000 children through its life-changing program!


Fort Bend Boys ChoirThe Fort Bend Boys Choir of Texas, Inc., was founded in 1982 by William R. Adams , Founder & Artistic Director of the choir with 45 initial members. Located in greater Houston, TX, the organization has now grown into five performing ensembles with 200 choristers. The members are selected from the local area by audition and enter either the Training, Town or Tour choir. Membership is open to boys whose voices have not yet changed.

The choir was organized to give boys in the Houston area with special musical abilities and interests an opportunity to perform more challenging choral literature from classical selections to folk music. The group combines the freshness and enthusiasm of childhood with artistic maturity, something that can only be achieved through serious work. Boyish energy is channeled into dedication to excel, team effort and hard work. For other children, the boys serve as models of purposeful work and high achievement. For adults, they are inspirational reminders of human possibilities.

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In and Around Houston, TX

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Houston was ranked among the top places to visit in 2015 by the Boston Globe,Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler.

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2015-2016 Awards and Recognition

National Service Award earned since July 1, 2015:

Birmingham, AL
Camden, AL
Collegiate, Huntingdon College, AL
Dothan, AL
East Montgomery, AL
Eastern Shore, AL
Excel, Pike Liberal Arts, Troy, AL
Excel, Jefferson Christian Academy, Irondale, AL
Jr. Excel, Jefferson Christian Academy, Irondale, AL
Florence, AL
Irondale, AL
Jacksonville, AL
Jr. Excel, Pike Liberal Arts, Troy, AL
Montgomery, AL
Phenix City, AL
Prattville, AL
Selma, AL
Shelby County, AL
Troy, AL
Tuscaloosa, AL
Collegiate, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, AR
Fort Smith, AR
Chandler, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Santa Cruz County, AZ
Santa Rita, Tucson, AZ
Scottsdale, AZ
Bakersfield, CA
Chico, CA
Corning, CA
Crossroads, Orange County, CA
Culver City, CA
Irvine, CA
Marysville, CA
Newport Harbor, CA
Pacific Coast, CA
Santa Rosa, CA
South Orange County, CA
Tustin, CA
Falcon, CO
Greeley, CO
Union Colony, Greeley, CO
Danbury, CT
Daniel Hand, Excel, Madison, CT
Madison, CT
Naugatuck, CT
Norwalk, CT
Polson, Excel, Madison, CT
Burg, St. Petersburg, FL
Crestview, FL
Emerald Coast, FL
Excel, Choctawhatchee HS, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Excel, Cardinal Gibbons HS, FL
Excel, Zion Lutheran HS, Deerfield Beach, FL
Excel, Fort Walton Beach HS, FL
Fellsmere, FL
Indian River, FL
Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville Beaches, FL
Lake Worth, FL
Manasota East, FL
Manatee River Business, FL
Niceville, FL
Northeast, St. Petersburg, FL
Pompano Beach, FL
Sarasota Business, FL
Sebastian, FL
South Brevard County, FL
Treasure Coast-Vero Beach, FL
Vero Beach, FL
Youth Guidance Excel Pathfinders, Vero Beach, FL
Albany, GA
Blackshear, GA
Brantley County, GA
Brunswick, GA
Cedartown, GA
Columbus, GA
Dublin, GA
Excel, Bacon County HS, Alma, GA
Four County Area, GA
Griffin, GA
Hapeville, GA
Macon, GA
Richmond Hill, GA
Rome, GA
Savannah, GA
Statesboro, GA
Swainsboro, GA
Tifton, GA
Valdosta, GA
Waycross, GA
Hilo, HI
Cedar Falls, IA
Charles City, IA
Sunrise, Waterloo, IA
Waterloo, IA
Waverly, IA
Boise, ID
Idaho Falls, ID
Alton, IL
Beardstown, IL
Belleville, IL
Bolingbrook, IL
Champaign, IL
DuPage County, IL
Grayslake, IL
Gurnee, IL
Joliet, IL
Mattoon, IL
Naperville, IL
North Chicago, IL
Quad Cities, IL
Quincy, IL
Round Lake Area, IL
Urbana, IL
Waukegan, IL
Zion, IL
Hancock County, IN
Marion, IN
Michigan City, IN
Noon, Anderson, IN
Northside Bloomington, IN
Speedway, IN
Spencer, IN
Alexandria, LA
Baton Rouge, LA
West St. Tammany, LA
Breakfast, Haverhill, MA
Greater Newburyport, MA
Needham, MA
Alpena, MI
Coldwater, MI
Excel, Lincoln Park Railsplitters, Lincoln Park, MI
Jackson, MI
Lincoln Park, MI
Marshall, MI
Saginaw, MI
Southwest Michigan, MI
Trenton, MI
A.M., Mankato, MN
Albert Lea, MN
Fairmont, MN
Faribault, MN
Minnesota Valley, MN
Moonlighters, Owatonna, MN
Owatonna, MN
Steele County, MN
Waseca, MN
Cleveland, MS
Excel, New Summit School, Jackson, MS
Kosciusko, MS
Long Beach, MS
McComb, MS
Meridian, MS
North Jackson, MS
Oxford, MS
Richland, MS
Saucier, MS
Billing Heights, MT
Breakfast, Billings, MT
Butte, MT
Downtown Billings, MT
Helena, MT
Missoula, MT
Durham, NC
Evening, Greater Mooresville-Lake Norman, NC
Excel, Pine Lake Prep, Mooresville, NC
Excel, Mooresville HS, Mooresville, NC
Fuquay-Varina, NC
Goldsboro, NC
Greater Fayetteville, NC
Hillsboro, NC
Kinston, NC
Lower Cape Fear/Wilmington, NC
Mooresville/Lake Norman, NC
Mt. Olive, NC
New Hope-Wilders Grove, Raleigh, NC
North Fayetteville, NC
North Raleigh, NC
Peak City, Apex, NC
Raleigh, NC
Raleigh-Brentwood, NC
Sanford, NC
Shelby, NC
South Granville, NC
Statesville, NC
Swift Creek Township, NC
West Raleigh, NC
Grand Forks, ND
Lake Agassiz, Fargo, ND
Minot, ND
West Fargo, ND
Breakfast, Nashua, NH
Plaistow, NH
Salem, NH
Bridgeton, NJ
Mullica Hill, NJ
Salem, NJ
Warren County, NJ
Mesquite, NV
Sunrise, Erie-Niagara, NY
Bowling Green, OH
Clyde, OH
Dayton, OH
Dover, OH
Findlay, OH
Fremont, OH
Greater Maumee Bay, OH
Lima, OH
Mt. Vernon/Knox County, OH
Painesville, OH
Springfield, OH
Toledo, OH
Wauseon, OH
West Toledo, OH
Edmond, OK
Muskogee, OK
Klamath Falls, OR
Networking, Salem/Keizer, OR
Carlisle, PA
Hanover, PA
Northhampton, PA
West Chester, PA
Cabo Rojo, PR
Mayaguez, PR
Moca, PR
San Juan-Bayamun, PR
Toa Baja, PR
Yauco, PR
Beaufort, SC
Cane Bay, SC
Charleston, SC
Daniel Island, SC
Evening, Charleston, SC
Folly Beach, SC
Isle of Palms, SC
James Island, SC
Laurens, SC
Mount Pleasant, SC
Newberry, SC
North Charleston, SC
Aberdeen, SD
Mitchell, SD
Pierre- Ft. Pierre, SD
Bellevue, TN
Covington, TN
Donelson-Hermitage Area, TN
Excel, Donelson Middle School, Nashville, TN
Excel, Warren County High, McMinnville, TN
Frayser, TN
Greater Memphis, TN
Greenville, TN
Hillsboro-Brentwood, TN
Jackson, TN
Lake Tansi, TN
McMinnville, TN
Millington, TN
Noon, McMinnville, TN
Noon, Murfreesboro, TN
Pulaski, TN
West Wilson County, TN
Angleton, TX
Copperas Cove, TX
Dallas, TX
El Paso, TX
Excel, Copperas Cove HS, Copperas Cove TX
Excel, Killeen High School, TX
FM 1960-North Houston, TX
Fort Bend, TX
Friendswood, TX
Gatesville, TX
Hobby Airport Bay Area,
Houston, TX
Houston, TX
Killeen, TX
Memorial Houston, TX
Missouri City, TX
Murphy, TX
Noon, Copperas Cove, TX
Noon, Garland, TX
Pearland, TX
Richardson, TX
Rosenberg, TX
Stars & Stripes, Killeen, TX
Sugar Land, TX
Temple, TX
West Houston, TX
Bonneville-Salt Lake City, UT
Breakfast, Bountiful, UT
Breakfast, West Jordan, UT
Excel, Murray, UT
Murray, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
St George, UT
Taylorsville, UT
Utah Valley, UT
Blackstone, VA
Downtown Hampton, VA
Eaton, Jr. Excel Club, VA
Hampton, VA
Hampton Roads Networking, VA
Henrico, VA
Lynchburg, VA
Martinsville, VA
Old Point Comfort, Hampton, VA
Peninsula Networking, VA
Poquoson, VA
Special Friends, Lynchburg, VA
Suffolk, VA
Waynesboro, VA
Wythe, Hampton, VA
Highline, WA
Tri-Cities, WA
Fond Du Lac, WI
Green Bay, WI
Kenosha, WI
Sun Prairie, WI
Sunrise, Eau Claire, WI

97th National Convention Recap

2014-2015 National Convention – Columbus, OH.

Photos are now online and available for viewing! Photo Gallery.

Photo credits to Jason Miller at ToledoPhotoGuy.

Complete listing of Award Winners available in PDF format, here!

Download the 2015 Accepting the Challenge of Excellence (A.C.E.) Award winner flyer and the 2015 Youth of the Year Award winner flyer. *Members can access 2016 applications by logging into the Member Resources section.

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

2016-2017 National Service Award Winners

July National Service Award Winners:

Kosciusko, MS
Noon, McMinnville, TN
Angleton, TX
Gatesville, TX
Noon, Copperas Cove, TX