Gollnick named Florida Exchangite of the Year

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Florida District Exchange Clubs named Nancy Gollnick the state’s Exchangite of the Year. Photo by Jennifer Frederick

Florida District Exchange Club named Nancy Gollnick of Vero Beach its Exchangite of the Year at its recent convention in Melbourne. This award recognizes an outstanding member who provides exemplary volunteer service to the organization over time. It is the highest honor an Exchange Club member can receive. A member of Exchange Club of Indian River, Nancy is Assistant to the Vice President at Historic Dodgertown.

Kim Prado, member of Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast, was installed as president of Florida Exchange. Kim is Vice President/Beachland & US 1 Banking Center Manager of Marine Bank & Trust. The Florida District is made up of all the Exchange Clubs in the state.

Nancy Gollnick joined Exchange Club of Indian River in 2001 and soon was elected secretary of the Board of Directors. Only three years later she received the club’s 2004 Exchangite of the Year award. She quickly recruited five new members, four of whom remain active in the club today. She has edited the Informer, the club’s weekly newsletter, for many years. Members elected her President-Elect in 2005, and she served the club as president the following year. She was honored as the club’s Exchangite of the Year for the second time in 2007 for her accomplishments as club president and for her volunteering in the community.

Her service to the Florida District began in 2010 when she joined its board of directors as Division II Director; she was honored for her outstanding performance in this office as Division Director of the Year in 2012. After serving as the District’s 2012-2013 secretary of the board of directors, she was elected its president-elect and served as president in 2014-2015.

Distinguished District President and Star District President. She also led the Florida District to

win the national Outstanding District Award and the Copper Cup. The Copper Cup is awarded annually to either the Alabama or Florida District with both the greatest growth in the number of clubs and the highest number of members attending the National Convention.

Following her presidency, she became the editor of Exchangite, the District’s newsletter. When she saw the need for someone to step into the role of 2018 Florida Exchange Convention Coordinator, she accepted the challenge. After serving this year as its president-elect, she will again serve Exchange Club of Indian River as its president in 2018-2019.

Nancy is an asset to her club and to the entire state. She was nominated for this honor by her home club, the Exchange Club of Indian River, for all her accomplishments, her personal qualities, and her devotion to Exchange.

Exchange Club of Indian River has provided the community with programs in youth activities, service, and Americanism since 1973. It is affiliated with America’s service club, the National Exchange Club. Members meet for lunch at C.J. Cannon’s Wednesdays at noon. Meetings feature programs on a wide range of business, government and civic, charity, personal, and professional topics. The club is also a partner in the Vero Beach Air Show.

Its Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization founded in 2001 exclusively for charitable purposes, specifically to aid in the prevention of child abuse. Because members believe every child in their community should have the opportunity to grow up healthy, safe, and strong, the Foundation funds local projects in pursuit of this goal.

Persons interested in learning more about Exchange Club of Indian River membership, working for prevention of child abuse, or donating to the Foundation may seek further information by sending an email to info@exchangeclubofindianriver.org, calling club president Jonathan Rose at 772-559-2442, or visiting http:/http://www.exchangeclubofindianriver.org and page.

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