2016 November Bulletin

Did you know? – From the National Exchange Club Website

Exchange Club’s National Project:

“The National Exchange Club’s National Project, the prevention of child abuse, was adopted in 1979 with the encouragement of National President Dr. Edward North, Jr., a physician from Jackson, Mississippi, who observed increased incidences of abuse through his medical practice.
From a handful of members in Detroit, Michigan, at the turn of the 20th century, Exchange has developed into a progressive national service organization comprised of tens of thousands of dedicated men and women serving their local communities and advancing the motto of “Unity for Service.”

Exchange is “America’s Service Club”. From the organization’s earliest days, Exchange Clubs have been selflessly serving their communities. The diverse array of Exchange-sponsored programs and projects has made a considerable impact on America, enhancing the lives of countless men, women, and children across the nation.

Exchange’s National Headquarters is located in Toledo, Ohio, where the staff’s primary objective is to help Exchange Clubs realize their full potential of community service.”

(Taken from the National Exchange Club Website)



12.13.16 Student of the month
12.20.16 Turkey Shoot
12.27.16 No Meeting
01.03.17 Mary McMahon – Musical – 100 Anniversary of Mine Disaster
01.17.17 Student of the month

Friday mornings Exchange Club work crew will be working at the new Carousel (3100 Harrison Ave). Interested volunteers should meet every Friday morning at 8:30 AM. There are also general public work hours every Sunday 12 noon to 4:00 pm. If there are any questions club members can call Pat Cooney (490-8490) or Jim Stilwell (490-5741).

Mark your calendars for this year’s fundraiser to be held on February 24th, 2017. The theme will be Mardi Gras. If you have a silent or live auction to donate, please contact Doug Rotondi (djrotondi44@gmail.com). Watch the weekly updates for further details.

(Update provided by Brad Cederberg)



Spirit of Christmas:

Volunteers met at Walmart at 8:30 am on Sunday December 4th for a day of “Spirit of Christmas” shopping. We had 25 children this year and spent about $110 per child. We wrapped gifts and had cookies and coffee at the Springs and literally “wrapped” this event up by 11:00 a.m.


Some of our great volunteers at the 2016 “Spirit of Christmas” event.

 Joann Bracco, chairperson of this great event would like to thank all who helped with our Spirit of Christmas shopping trip. A special thank you to club members, family and friends, and our Excel Club and Glacier Bank volunteers. Also, thank you to Jeff Frances and Tom Daniels for their donations. A big Exchange Club thank you to Joann for all you do to organize this wonderful Exchange Club project.


“Spirit of Christmas” Chairperson Joann Bracco

 Listed below are the volunteers who helped and a brief financial summary.

Exchange Club Volunteers
Julie Crnich
Julie Brandon
Cory Dennehy
Noah Thatcher & his girlfriend Kara Wesen
Linda Corr-Mahugh
Dale Mahugh
Penny McElroy
Jim Stillwell
Suzanne Stillwell
Lauren and Berry Kippen

Excel Club
Oscar Kronenberger
Reese Cox
Joby Rosenleaf
Sheridan Hafer
Mark Lynch
Shane Cox
Katie Carmody

Glacier Bank
Sara Burke
Lori Jager & Amanda Jager
Leona Anderwald
Ashley Niel
Julia Lack

Additional Donations: Jeff Frances $1000.00 & Tom Daniels $100.00

This year, we spent around $2,800 with Walmart providing a 10% discount. $170 was spent on diapers and donated to the United Way Diaper Drive. We had children ages 9 months to 17 years old. There were 16 kids from the Butte 4C’s and 9 from the Salvation Army. This was another great Exchange Club Event.

(Thank you to Joann Bracco for the above information)



Three new members were inducted into the Butte Exchange Club this month. Please welcome Noah Thatcher, Cory Dennehy and Shane Riley. They have already been helping with a variety of Club projects and events. We all look forward to working with you going forward. Welcome again!


Noah Thatcher introducing Shane Riley 2016


Noah Thatcher and Cory Dennehy. New Exchange Club Members

Committee Meetings

The Fundraiser Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, December 14th at 5:00 PM at Quarry Brewing. Contact Doug Rotondi (djrotondi44@gmail.com) with questions.



Update and Reminder

The Communications Committee would like to remind you that we rely on committee chairmen and all club members to send us meeting announcements, stories and photos since we cannot be present at Club events. Please use your cell phones and capture some fun photos to send us.
Please send all details on upcoming events & speakers to: info@butteexchangeclub.org

If you have taken photos at Club events that you want to share, please send them to:info@butteexchangeclub.org (cell phone shots are OK)

If you have any ideas for speakers at our weekly meetings, please contact Holly McCamant (hollymccamant@yahoo.com) or Doug Rotondi (djrotondi44@gmail.com).

Need help? Call: Elyse Lewis –Public Relations Chairman – 565-0801

Bulletin Editor – Penny McElroy
Mobile: (406) 490-1946 Home: (406) 494-2731
E-mail: pamcelroy7@gmail.com