In Unity for Service
Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live.
Exchange Club of Fontana is one of nearly 600 clubs with more than 15,000 members across the United States and Puerto Rico who sponsor a variety of activities to improve their communities. The first National Exchange Club was formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1911. The organization’s goal is to become the premier service club in America by igniting the spirit of community service throughout the nation.
Exchange Club of Fontana Events
Each year the Exchange Club of Fontana sponsors a number of events in our area.
MLK Day of Service
Residents of all ages and backgrounds are invited to advance the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during our MLK Day of Service in January.
Join hundreds of volunteers in making it a “day on, not a day off” by completing service projects throughout the community.
Fontana Days Parade
The Annual Fontana Days Parade 2024 is sponsored by The Exchange Club of Fontana which is also proud to host the 111th Annual Fontana Days Festival.
The 2024 Fontana Days Festival Theme is: “Let Freedom Ring” which will take place on Saturday, May 4th at 10 a.m. on the corner of Sierra Avenue and Arrow Boulevard.
Fontana Days Festival
The Annual Fontana Days Festival sponsored by The Fontana Exchange Club invites you to join in on all the timeless fun jammed packed into one weekend. Bring your family and friends for carnival rides, live entertainment and an array of food and novelty vendors.
Annual Christmas Parade
The Annual Fontana Christmas Parade is hosted by the Fontana Exchange Club.
This years parade will be held on December 14th, 2024 at 10am.
Please stay tuned for more Information later this year.
Calendar of Events
Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion
We believe in diversity, equity, and inclusion in all our clubs as we provide the resources and insight to better lead and serve each club. We strive to serve diverse communities large and small with integrity, competence, respect for human relationships, respect for the inherent dignity and worth of all people, and a commitment to promoting social justice. We can only meet these goals by caring about our best resources: our leadership, members, and volunteers.
Deciphering Exchange: Unraveling the Identity and Impact
In the 1940s, Exchange structured its club activities around seven key areas of service, encompassing education, agriculture, aviation, citizenship, commerce and industry, federal youth rehabilitation, as well as youth and geriatrics.
During the mid-1960s, Exchange embraced its national “Programs of Service,” which heightened attention on the prevailing societal challenges of that era. This framework allowed local clubs to tailor their initiatives to the unique needs of their respective communities.
Programs of Service
Promoting pride in the country, respect for the flag, and appreciation of our freedoms are the primary purposes of Exchange’s Americanism programs.
The tumultuous struggles of world powers in the twentieth century have done little to guarantee a peaceful future for the majority of the world’s people. However, there’s one country in modern times that people flock to for safety, freedom, and opportunity — the United States of America.
It is hard for Americans to imagine the horrors of modern struggles over religious and ethnic differences, the very differences we embrace.
Community service is the lifeline of Exchange. Exchange Clubs across the country spend countless hours and dollars improving their communities each year. In fact, many of the projects within the Program of Service have a common goal of serving and benefiting our communities. Then why a separate category called Community Service?
While the programs listed under Prevention of Child Abuse, Youth Recognition, and Americanism programs focus on specific areas, the Community Service Program is more broad in scope.
America’s young people are its most precious resource. This is why, for many years, Exchange has sponsored an impressive selection of activities designed to benefit and encourage our nation’s youth. Many of these richly rewarding programs are among the most popular and well-supported of all Exchange Club endeavors.
Prevention of Child Abuse
Child abuse and neglect hurts more than our children and families, it hurts our entire community.
The most immediate victims are children and families. Children suffer physical and emotional injuries, and parents suffer remorse and regret. A greater problem develops as the cycle of violence impacts the community. Childhood abuse is a significant predictor for juvenile delinquency, early pregnancy, substance abuse, mental health issues, and adult criminal activity.
The Prevention of Child Abuse became Exchange’s National Project in 1979, at the 61st National Convention