March 12, 2017

Programs of Service

The Salem, NH Exchange Club participates in many of the National Exchange Club’s Programs of Service as well as the many, many programs and projects that are unique to our own local club.  These include our annual Christmas Tree Sales at Berge’s Real Estate in Salem, NH and the national award-winning FreedomShrine website.

During the 1940s, Exchange had organized its club activities around seven areas of service that included: education; agriculture; aviation; citizenship; commerce and industry; federal youth rehabilitation; youth and geriatrics.

In the mid 1960s, Exchange adopted its National Programs of Service. Also known as the four “pillars” of Exchange, the National Programs of Service brought into greater focus the most pressing issues of the day and affords local clubs the ability to structure activities according of their specific community.