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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The Exchange Club Officers for 2015-2016

Oktoberfest is Coming Oct. 3!

Please help the Exchange Club put on the best Lake Highlands Oktoberfest yet!  Here is how YOU can help:
  • Give!
Become a Friend of Oktoberfest for $150 or a Business Partner for $500.  You will be recognized on event signage, through social media, and on our event website.  Please email Carlin Volkmer at sponsors@lhoktoberfest.com
  •  Volunteer!
We want to put you to work and need all the help we can get!  Please go to our Sign Up Genius http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0848a4af23a13-2015 and volunteer as much as you can.  You are in a service organization after all.
  • Like Us!
Please be sure to get on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LHOktoberfest?fref=ts and Twitter @LHOktoberfest.  Please Like Us, Follow Us, Share us, and Retweet Us.  You can also use the #lhoktoberfest.  Could not be a simpler way to help us out.

Halloween Carnival 2015!

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Exchange Club Halloween Carnival 2015! This year's event will be the evening of Thursday, the 29th of October at the Lake Highlands Recreational Center. This day enables you to serve the community and then celebrate with your family. Let's show our support for the community with a safe, festive event involving activities, games, music and more. Opportunities to volunteer and participate will be announced in the coming weeks! Remember, save the date now to help on the evening of 29 October!

Meeting Recaps

Lake Highlands Exchange Club members honored four outstanding Wildcats last week, recognizing their academic achievement and upstanding character. All four participate in the AVID program, Advancement Via Individual Determination, which involves recruiting students from groups who may be under represented in higher education and preparing them for success in high school, college and career. Ronda Kedir and Chauncy Newell received Character Counts Awards. Ronda emigrated to the U.S. from Ethiopia two years ago, and quickly became a good student. She … read more

Mitch Glieber, President of The State Fair of Texas, was the featured speaker at the September 11th meeting of The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands.  He is an SMU graduate and has been associated with the Fair since 1999. He presented a very informative talk and gave the club an overview of the Fair and what it means to Dallas and the state of Texas. The Fair is a non-profit organization which leases the property from the city of Dallas. The current … read more

On September 4 the ECLH was pleased to recognize Austin Aeschbacher from Skyview Elementary school. During the summer Mr. Aeschbacher was selected by the Texas PTA as elementary “Teacher of the Year.” Mr. Aeschbacher is a music teacher at Skyview and also has been involved in the planning and launch of the Skyview Harmony teaching garden. With our weekly program being Dr. Waggoner from RISD administration it was great to have Austin visit our club along with Principal Ingrid Dodd. … read more

US Congressman Jeb Hensarling was the featured speaker at the August 7th meeting of the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands.  He has represented the 5th Texas Congressional District since 2002 and lives in Lakewood. Although he spoke to a number of issues facing the current session of Congress, he concentrated on the effects of the Dodd Frank Bill which was supposed to cure a number of national financial problems.  As Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, he believes the act has not delivered on … read more

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