Welcome to the Exchange Club of Irvine
There is an organization that has been quietly, yet powerfully, working behind the scenes to help shape the community of Irvine as we know it today. For over 45 years, they’ve been connecting corporations and individuals to the heartbeat of the community. They do this by recognizing unsung heroes like first responders, empowering teachers and youth, helping bring an end to to the cycle of child abuse and honoring our military.
Who is this “stealth-like” service organization making these positive things happen? It’s the Exchange Club of Irvine, whose vision for building stronger community might just surprise you.
Building Community Through Connection, Collaboration and Commitment
The Exchange Club of Irvine is proud to honor Keith Hensperger as the Irvine Police Department Employee of the Quarter. Keith has served in Irvine for 11 years and currently oversees the Irvine Great Park and Train Station as the Senior Public Safety Officer. We appreciate his leadership and dedication to the security and safety of our community. Thank you, Keith!
Pictured in photo left to right: Spouse, Keith Hensperger, IPD Chief of Police Mike Hamel, and Exchange Club of Irvine President Elect Cathy Rodriguez.
The Exchange Club of Irvine recently put together and donated 105 backpacks full of food, supplies and blankets to homeless veterans in Orange County. There are currently 1,300 homeless veterans in OC, so this is only the beginning of the Exchange Club of Irvine's outreach in our community.
The Veteran's Outpost is a place for Veteran's and their families to find help and support. This facility provides housing and other important services provided through the Orange County Rescue Mission. Both the Irvine Exchange Club and the Exchange Club of Tustin actively support these veterans through montly BBQ's and special fundraising events and projects.
On October 11, Exchange Club of Irvine member and Past President, Ed Benoe, spoke about the benefits of participating in a Non-Profit organization, namely the Exchange Club, to a couple of dozen people at a 35-Person Business Solutions Seminar Series. Ed shared the value of what the Exchange Club brings to our communities as well as its positive effect for business.
If you're a business leader and you’d like to make a real difference in our community, please join us at our FREE luncheon every Tuesday and learn more about how you can get involved.
*Join us for lunch every Tuesday to hear a speaker and to network.
The History of Exchange
The National Exchange Club — A service organization with 700 clubs and more than 21,000
members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Founded in 1911 in Detroit,
The Exchange Club was founded for the purpose of “exchanging” ideas to build better
community and it was the first, national community service organization to recruit women
as members. For over a hundred years, Exchange Club volunteer efforts have supported
the needs of the country and of local communities, making it the oldest American service
organization operating exclusively in the United States.
47th Annual Irvine Police Department Awards Banquet
The 47th Annual Irvine Police Department Awards Banquet is hosted by the Irvine Exchange Club.