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Accessing the Member Zone

The Member Zone of the website is ready for use. This portion of the website is for use by members of the Waterloo Exchange Club only. Access is controlled by the use of a user name and password. Members can obtain a user name and password in a a simple but secure process described here in a […]


Club Meeting – October 6, 2014

 National Fire Prevention Week October 5-11 is National Fire Prevention Week and Nancy Showers and the Firefighter of the Year committee (Mike Cook, Sandy Goldsberry, William Kay and Larry Shollenbarger ) lined up another great program. Each year at this time we present the Firefighter of the Year Award. This year, the committee expanded the recognition to […]


Club Meeting – September 29, 2014

  Secret Spook Exchange… Announcements… A New Member President Nebel announced a new event… the Secret Spook Exchange. Here’s how it works…Whomever wants to be a part of the “Secret Spook Exchange” just needs to get a ‘spook paper’ and sign their name on it. Then put it into the basket for someone to be able […]


Club Meeting – September 22, 2014

    President Nebel launched the meeting with several announcements.   First of all, we heard from Dick & Carlene about the Rock & Roll Sweetheart Dance. This year’s benefactor of the Rock & Roll Sweetheart dance will be East High. We’re working with the band director Joell Smith. Sponsorships are a critical part of funding the […]

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Thoughts on honoring and preserving the memories of others…

A couple of years ago, Linda and I were travelling through Georgia–near Reidsville. My ancestors had lived in this area in the mi-1700’s and we were looking for some of the areas where they had lived. There is a very large state prison there in Reidsville. The highway we were on went right through the large prison […]

Jerry Dueth– 50 years an active Exchangite in 2005

Jerry Dueth Memorial

Long time Exchangite Jerry Dueth passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at the age of 98. Here is a link to a copy of his obituary in the Courier. as you’ll see from the article, services for Jerry are Saturday morning. It would be great to have a big group of Exchangites there. Jerry was an […]


Club Meeting September 15, 2014

Closed Business Meeting today… no program. President Nebel reviewed several items from the Board Meeting held last week: Club policies— work continues on reviewing and revising the operating policies, where needed; Printer– investigating several alternatives for the Club’s laser printer, including possibly selling it or using it in some way; Exchange Park Project– an exciting new […]

Dr. Allen discusses new initiatives at HCC

Club Meeting — September 8, 2014 — Program

Dr. Linda Allen—president of Hawkeye Community College since March 2011—gave us a good overview of the work there. She began by noting the similarities of our organizations: both have a long history—the Club being founded in 1948 and HCC in 1966; common focus on young people, both seeking to make Community better and last, but not […]

John talks about the on-line Directory

Club Meeting — September 8, 2014 — On-line Member Directory

John Speas gave an update on the initiative to convert to the on-line Member Directory. John is serving on the Board of Directors and this work falls with his purview. John explained that we are transitioning to a Member Directory in the Club’s website in order to reduce the time, effort and cost of providing the […]

Sharon describes the District Convention

Club Meeting — September 8, 2014 — District Exchange Convention

At our meeting last Monday, Sharon Droste gave us a nice overview of the District Exchange Convention held September 6th  in Northwood, IA. Ten members of our Club were on hand. This was the first meeting of the newly formed District, a combination of Exchange Clubs from the Minnesota and Heartland District. This new District […]

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Family & Children’s Council Open House – September 18

Shelly Smith, executive director at the Family & Children’s Council invites us to an Open House at their new office complex on September 18th.                                      

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Cedar Valley Arboretum Fall Harvest Festival — September 21

Linda Conley sends along a reminder for the Fall Harvest Festival at the Cedar Valley Arboretum on September 21st. Linda is the volunteer coordinator for the event and has some opportunities available for helping out with the event. While you are there, be sure to check out Dick King’s memorial tree. The membership donated the […]

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12th Annual Gift Wrapping Fund Raiser — November 29 & 30

Michelle Temeyer gave us plenty of notice for the Gift Wrapping Fund Raiser to benefit the Family & Children’s Council. The work will be done at Crossroads Mall on November 29th and 30th. Always a good project—lots of fun getting to know the other Exchangites better, the work doesn’t seem like work, customers very appreciative. […]


Scenes from the August 25, 2014 Club Meeting

  Another interesting meeting today. Henry  Shepherd, assistant principal at Expo Alternative Learning Center (EALC) stopped by with a great PowerPoint slide show that nicely described the exciting work being done at the school. All very interesting and too much to repeat here. Check out their website for more info. We are Partners in Education […]


Scenes from the Family Picnic – August 19, 2014

Great Family Picnic on Tuesday evening, August 19th at the Pavilion in Exchange Park.Weather was perfect, the meal was great and the Bingo Game was one of the best we’ve had in a while. Special thanks to the folks that put this together. Larry Prohaska served as the Committee Chairman, along with Dick Cole, Shawn Harrington, […]

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Courier Business Section – Joan Harringa – August 17, 2014

Exchangite Joan Harringa was featured in the business section of the Courier today. The article states: “Joan Harringa has been been named vice president, office manager of BankIowa’s Kimball Avenue location. Harringa has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry. Congratulations Joan and good work BankIowa.            

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Courier Celebration Item – Mike Grillo and Alex Nebel – August 17, 2014

Nice piece in the Celebrations section of the Courier honoring Alex and Mike Grillo by their co-workers at City and National Employment. As stated in Celebrations, Mike, a long-time Exchangite has been elected to the Board of Directors. Alex, a relatively new Exchangite,  is serving as the Exchange Club’s president. Thanks to the folks at City and National […]


Family Picnic Coming Up August 19

At our  meeting last week, Larry Prohaska reviewed plans for the Annual Family Picnic coming up on Tuesday, August 19th at Exchange Park. Larry announced—to our great pleasure— that Bingo Meister, Shawn Harrington, has once again agreed to manage the great Bingo competition following the awesome meal and asked the membership to bring prizes to the […]


2014 Bernie Moine Memorial Golf Outing – 13 Aug 2014

  Great golf outing today. It’s the annual Bernie Moine Memorial Golf Outing. First a little about the man Bernie. Bernie Moine was a 20 year plus member of the Exchange Club and  served as club President in 2000 -2001. Bernie enjoyed life and encouraged the members to partake in an annual get together which […]

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Scenes from the August 11, 2014 meeting

  Waterloo Schools TeamMates Mentoring Program —Ellen Vanderloo, Mentor & Volunteer Coordinator for Waterloo Schools gave us an excellent overview of the TeamMates Mentoring Program today. The Waterloo Schools signed on to the program in 2009 and Ellen has been in her role as Mentor Coordinator since this entire time. Ellen pointed out that Exchangite Michelle […]

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Scenes from the August 04, 2014 meeting

Great meeting today: Big Brothers, Big Sisters—Mike Lind, Executive Director of Big Bros, Big Sisters of NE Iowa stopped by to give us an review the work they are doing. Club Picnic —Larry Prohaska updated us on plans for the Annual Family Picnic coming up on Tuesday, August 19th at Exchange Park. Bernie Moine Exchange Club […]


Flags for New Schools

The Waterloo Exchange Club formally presented U.S. Flags for the classrooms in several new schools in the Waterloo School System at Board Meeting on Monday, October 22, 2012. Flags have installed in the newly constructed Fred Becker and Highland Grade Schools and will be the soon to be completed Orange Grade School. Here are some […]

Brian Lynch

Brian Lynch

Please meet Brian Lynch,  a new member of the Waterloo Exchange Club.  Brian joined in March 2013 and Craig Holdiman was his sponsor. Brian graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2009 with a BA in Social Work.  Currently he works at John Deere as a Quality Engineer and has served in the United States Army for 12 […]