Our Purpose

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands is an affiliate of the National Exchange Club. The original purpose of “Exchange” was to create grass roots organizations for the exchange of ideas leading to community involvement and enhancement. Locally, this objective has been refined over the years to specifically focus our efforts on community service to others, particularly support for our schools, public safety first responders, neighborhood non-profits and projects that improve the Lake Highlands community.

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Meeting Info

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands meets every Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall,
10110 Shoreview Dr., Dallas, TX 75238.  

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July 4 Parade

ECLH Reaches Out to the Community

On May 26, 2015 our club held its first gathering of all of the organizations we have been able to financially support during this year. We had representatives from fifteen recipient organizations on hand. It was our first attempt at bringing all of our community partners together and we hope to continue the program in some form in the future. In total, we donated over $42,000 to our community during this club year. Thanks to Brent Basden for coordinating our community service efforts all year!

Meeting Recaps

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands installed new officers and directors for 7-1-15 to 7-1-16 at its annual installation dinner on 6-18-15. Front Row–L to r– Robert Walne, VP – Programs; Doug Rabe, Treasurer; Mark Holmes, President Elect; Truitt Matthews, President; Greg Duval, Past President; Scott Luedke, Secretary; Chris Brown, Director-Youth; Rear Row–L to R–Carlin Volkmer, Director-Oktoberfest; Gale Lewis, Director Member Involvement; Joe Theriot, Director-Membership; Sherman Burns, Director-School Relations; Mike Mahurin, Director-Scholarships; Chuck Curtiss, Director-Community Service; Chris Poteet, Director- Community … read more

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands awarded its Exchangite of the Year at its annual officer installation dinner on June 18 to Chris Brown, VP of Youth. Chris worked diligently throughout the entire year with the Students of the Month and Character Counts recipients, as well as wrapping up the year with ECLH Scholarship Breakfast and awarding the Teachers of the Year, Students of the Year and ECLH ACE Award recipients.  Pictured are Greg Duval, ECLH President, Chris Brown, and … read more

May 29, 2015 Jeffrey A. Engel, Ph.D. was the featured speaker at this morning’s ECLH Weekly Membership Meeting. Dr. Engel is an award-winning American history scholar and director of the SMU Center for Presidential History at SMU and Senior Fellow at the SMU John G. Tower Center for Political Studies.

As reported in The Advocate, May 19, 2015: The Lake Highlands Exchange Club honored 53 Wildcat seniors with college scholarships Friday and hosted them to a breakfast with their parents and/or people in their lives who have supported and raised them. All had long lists of impressive achievements, including academic honors, athletic triumphs, examples of leadership and sacrifices for others. Many of these accomplishments were made despite significant personal hardships, and LHHS counselors and Principal Frank Miller were beaming with … read more

Congratulations to this year’s Smitty’s Scholars from The Wade Smith Foundation!!! These talented Lake Highlands High School seniors received their scholarships at the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands Scholarship Breakfast held May 15, 2015. Pictured are (front row) Katie Norris, Mary Estrera, Diana Monyancha, and (back row) Wade Smith, Kayla Banks, Abighail Seghid, and Sheila Smith.