The Macker is coming…Is Your team Ready?

The 23rd Annual Gus Macker 3on3 Basketball Tournament hits the streets in Quincy Memorial Day Weekend. Enter your team today at and get your game together!

Is your business interested in getting noticed by 10,000 people in one weekend setting? Court sponsors are needed to help us raise funds for our program of service – Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities and our National Project, the Prevention of Child Abuse – and court sponsorships are a major source of that funding. $300 gets a banner on one of the Macker courts, along with frequent mentions on the PA system during the tournament and display on our webpage during the year. Download a Court Sponsorship Package and get your business noticed.

Like basketball? Want to help a great cause? Always thought you could ref a game better than the zebras? Here’s your chance! Be a Gus Buster and referee games during the 2013 Gus Macker. Earn $25 each day or $75 for working both days. Download a Gus Buster Sign Up form and be a Gus Buster!

Change in Program for 3/15/2013

Due to a scheduling conflict, the QND Chorus will not be joining us on Friday, March 15. Program Chairman Chuck Venvertloh has announced a replacement program – old friend and former Exchangite, Mark Alleman. He will be introducing us to the YMCA MUD MANIA run coming up June 8th. I believe Mark (representing the Rotarians) will be throwing down the gauntlet to Quincy’s Men of Action. They are trying to get the service clubs involved with a travelling trophy and dare I say maybe a little side wagering going on!!


3rd Annual Burger Bash to Ring in NCAA Tournament

Exchange Club members and their guests are invited to this year’s Burger Bash at Cedar Crest Country Club on Wednesday, March 20. Food, Fellowship and the usual NCAA bracket tournament are on tap.  Sign-up sheets will be available beginning with the March 1 club meeting, or contact Jared Haugh to make your reservations.

Character Champions named

2012 Character Champion winnersIndividual Character Champions named at the Exchange CLub meeting on February 1 were: Ariann Ippensen from Payson Seymour High School. Ariann is the daughter of Brian and Penny Ippenson.  Haylee McNay of Quincy Senior High School. Haylee is the daughter of Jane and Steve McNay. Mathew Ramsey from Southeastern High School.  Mathew is son of Rick and Cindy Ramsey. The final individual winner was Andrew Doyle of Unity High school. Andrew is the son of Brad and Melinda Doyle. Southeastern High School was named the 2011-2012 High School winner and
Payson-Seymour the 2011-2012 Junior High winner. Congratulations to you all!

Hot Stove League Re-Scheduled

Our program with Hall of Fame baseball writer Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post Dispatch has been rescheduled for February 8, 2013.

State of the City Address

2/22/2013 – The annual State of the City address by Mayor John Spring will be hosted by the Exchange Club of Quincy at America’s Best Value Inn, 300 Gardner Expressway at Noon. The address will be taped for later showing on the City’s cable access channel.


1/11/13 – This Friday we will all learn about the newest learning technology being used at Quincy Notre Dame High School. The days of rulers and protractors are long gone and our speakers, Kurt Stuckman and Jeff Agard, will update us on the 2013 learning process being used at QND.  Join us this Friday at America’s Best Value Inn for Quincy’s finest hour!

Quincy Exchange Club Dedicates Freedom Shrine

On April 24, 2009, members of the Quincy Exchange Club dedicated a Freedom Shrine at the Curtis Creek Retirement Center. The center is located at 823 South 36th Street in Quincy and is the residence of longtime member Max Johnson. Approximately 30 members were on hand to hear Life Member John Tripp dedicate the shrine. The Freedom Shrine consists of 19 historical documents. Developed by the National Exchange Club, the Freedom Shrine originated from the Freedom Train that toured the nation in 1947 carrying an exhibit of historic documents.

Click Here for more information regarding the National Exchange Club and the Freedom Shrine project.