National Exchange Club – America’s Service Club
A strong America, safe communities, and unified people.
Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live.
Unity for Service
Family, Community, and Country
PROGRAMS OF SERVICE
Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities and our national project, the Prevention of Child of Abuse
A Proud History of Service to Butte and Montana:
The Butte Exchange Club was established in 1923 and chartered by the National Exchange Club in 1924. Since its inception the Butte Exchange Club has worked to improve our community. Some early projects include building and initially operating the Butte Municipal Golf Course in 1927, installing the first landing lights in 1928 at the Butte Airport and purchasing and installing the first traffic light in the City at the corner of Park and Montana Street in 1930. The World Museum of Mining was established by the Club in 1963 and continues to receive support and assistance from the Club today.
The Club has established “Freedom Shrines” documenting key events in our Nation’s history in several community locations, and is well known for handing out 10,000 flags at Butte’s 4th of July parade each year. The Club is also the host of the Field of Honor, a display of 1,000 American flags. We sponsor Student of the Month, Student of the Year and ACE Award (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) scholarship programs. The Club contributes thousands of dollars each year to community youth programs and projects, including the Spirit of Christmas, during which the Club fulfills the wishes of needy children by purchasing Christmas gifts for them. In addition, Club members have contributed their service to the community by installing the fence at the Butte Y, working on the carousel, maintaining flower gardens in Uptown Butte, and picking up trash as part of Adopt a Highway and trash clean-up along the main streets of Butte.