The Butte Exchange Club meets every Tuesday at noon in the second-floor conference room of the Resodyn Headquarters (Old Hennessy Building) using the entrance at 16 East Granite Street.


October 9th – Jay Doyle – from St. James on Ballot Initiative I-185 and Medicaid Expansion

October 16 – Montana Resources

Garbage Guys continue regular cleanup. They will meet Thursdays at Perkins at 8:30. Contact Pat Cooney ( with questions.


Field of Honor

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The Butte Exchange Club wants to thank all those who volunteered this year. And thank you to all our Event Sponsors.

The Butte Exchange Club hosted the 2018 Field of Honor on August 24, 25, and 26, 2018. The Field of Honor included 1150 flags, honoring veterans, those currently serving in the military, law enforcement, first responders, personal heroes, and victims of child abuse in Butte-Silver Bow County. In addition to the American flags, a circle of white flags with blue ribbons recognized victims of child abuse. The purpose of this project is to provide the community with an opportunity to honor our personal heroes, to express Butte’s unfailing patriotism, and to provide a time of remembrance and healing.

OPENING CEREMONY: The opening ceremony was held at noon on Friday, August 24 at the corner of Mercury Street and Continental Drive. Chris Grudzinski founder of Montana Veterans Meat Locker was the guest speaker. Mr. Gudzinski, who served with the Montana Army National Guard for 14 years and is a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star, created this organization to support other veterans that are in need with frozen processed game meat.

All members of the community are invited to join us at this moving ceremony which will include music and the presentation of colors by the United Veterans Council.

PROCEEDS: The net proceeds from the 2018 Field of Honor will be distributed among eight Butte organizations. Butte United Veterans Council, Butte Family YMCA, Butte Rescue Mission, Butte Child Evaluation Center, Butte Family Drug Court/Butte Cares, Heart of Butte Café, Shriner’s Hospital (for Butte kids), Butte Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Thank you all who sponsored flags, volunteered and visited the 2018 Field of Honor. Special thanks to all of the Event Sponsors. (Article taken from the Exchange Club Website)

September 11, 2018 – Field Trip to the Butte Carousel

This winter the Garbage Guys and Gals put down their trash bags and picked up hammers and paintbrushes to assist with the completion of the Spirit of Columbia Gardens Carousel. The Garbage Guys and Gals are Exchange Club members who gather almost weekly to collect trash along miles of Butte streets and highways. In the winter that job becomes impossible so this winter these volunteers have been working steadily to help with the dozens of tasks that must be done to complete the Carousel building. 

The Carousel is up and running thanks to many donated hours by  our Garbage Guys and Gals and other volunteers.

Members and guests enjoyed a field trip to the carousel and a ride on the Butte Exchange Club seat. 

Exchange Club Members enjoying a ride on the New Butte Carousel.

October 2, 2018 – Field Trip to the Heart of Butte Café

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, Deborah Todd invited the Club to attend lunch at the Heart of Butte Café. The café serves meals to those in Butte who are in need and may not be able to provide food for themselves and their families.

The café has two paid employees and a fantastic group of volunteers. Thank you to Debbie and the staff at the Heart of Butte Café for all you do for those in our community who so desperately need your help.

The food was great and we appreciated this wonderful opportunity to see what a service you provide to our community.

October 3, 2018 – Mining Museum Project:

A group of Exchange Club volunteers worked 7.5 hours this past Wednesday, October 3rd, on scraping, priming and painting the front of the Zubick Photography Shop Building at the Mining Museum. This may end up being the National Day of Service project but that has not been decided. Thank you so much to the club members who participated in this project. (Report and photos provided by Jim Stilwell)

Exchange Club Members at the Butte Mining Museum



It is with a heavy heart that we announce Elyse Lewis will be leaving Butte and moving to Michigan. Elyse has been such an integral part of the Butte Exchange Club’s success. We wish you the very best and want to thank you for everything you have done for our club. You will be so missed.

We will be looking for interested club members to replace Elyse as Publicity Chair. We also need someone who is willing to do the monthly bulletin. Please contact Elyse or Penny as soon as possible.

Remember to print out our latest Club Roster. (Provided by Brad Cederberg)

The latest Club Roster is now available.   It is important that your contact information is correct. If you find that yours is not please read on: Our local Butte Exchange Club Roster is printed from a Database managed by the National Exchange Club. Unfortunately only you can correct your email address in the National Exchange Club Database. To do this you will need access to the Database which resides on the National Exchange Club website. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Elyse Lewis


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 all Club events. Please use your cell phones and capture some fun photos to send us.

We are also interested in any new photos of club members. We are especially looking for high quality group shoots.

Please send all details on upcoming events & speakers to:

If you have taken photos at Club events that you want to share, please send them (cell phone shots are OK)

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

Bulletin Editor – Penny McElroy
Mobile: (406) 490-1946 Home: (406) 494-2731