Exchange is America’s premier service club, a national organization for men and women who want to serve their communities and enjoy the opportunity to develop leadership skills, meet new people and forge lasting friendships. Exchange is comprised of over 800 clubs throughout the nation, with over 27,000 members who want to give back to their communities and make them better places to live, by working together in programs of service to promote Americanism, Youth Activities, Community Service, and the Exchange national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse. Our Mission and Values are based upon Family, Community and Country.
The Breakfast Exchange Club strives to be the preeminent service club in Billings by providing behind-the-scenes funding and generous monetary support so critical to numerous local charities and non-profit organizations serving the needs of children and adults at risk in the Billings community. We are able to provide such generous financial assistance to these programs through the efforts of the Club’s volunteer members selling beer and wine at events held in the MetraPark civic arena and throughout the MetraPark grounds, except the grandstand. By working a 3-5 hour shift with fellow members at perhaps a dozen events during the year, Club volunteers can generate many thousands of dollars to provide funding needed by the local charities and other programs supported by the Club. Often assisted by interested spouses and friends, the members enjoy the opportunity to work together pouring beer and serving friendly patrons at MetraPark events, while making it possible for the Breakfast Exchange Club to be our community’s most generous source of funding to numerous local charities. (For a representative list of charities and programs supported by the Club, see the Projects and the Donations links above.)
The Breakfast Exchange Club accepts applications for funding grants from various programs and charities, usually with a focus on child abuse prevention, crime prevention, youth and education, and children at risk programs that direct services to children and families. For a Grant Application form, click the link in the upper right hand portion of this page. Type your information onto the form, print it, and send it to the addresses listed.
The Breakfast Exchange Club meets for breakfast every Friday morning at 7:00, when the members enjoy getting together for breakfast and camaraderie to start the weekend. Members also enjoy numerous Club social events throughout the year. Guests are always welcome and the Club is always seeking new members, so if you may be interested please see the “Become a Member” link above.