MAY is Freedom Shrine Month


Apr 30, 2016 - The National Exchange Club Rocky Mountain District recently recognized Breakfast Exchange Club of Ogden. We received an award for 2015-2016 Growth In Membership - second fastest-growing club in the district. We also received an award for Exceptional Service for our Shoes For Tots program.

Club #2195 President 2015-16, Joel Lee

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

    • 26 May 2016
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Ogden Golf & Country Club

    Alex McDonald, director for public education/public relations for Intermountain Donor Services will provide information about the need for organ donors and the services the organization provides. 

    • 02 Jun 2016
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Ogden Golf & Country Club

    Raquel Lee, development director at the Family Counseling Service of Northern Utah, will provide information on the community services provided by the FCS and ways we can support their efforts. 


    • 09 Jun 2016
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Ogden Golf & Country Club

    Tara Haskins will provide info about the WREA organization and events.

    “The WREA is dedicated to the education, development and promotion of the sport of eventing along the Wasatch Front."

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    • 23 Jun 2016
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Ogden Golf & Country Club

    Local business owner Dan Cook, Daniel Cook Architectural Firm and Hub 801 Event Center and Ogden resident for over 30 years, will discuss Vision Ogden, a non-profit organization partnering with other organizations to provide opportunities for youth. 

    "By holistically investing in the youngest members of the community, I believe we will create long term change benefiting both individuals and the whole community." 

    The short story: Together with Golden Spike Outreach (a local nonprofit with a proven record of success working with families who have been impacted by incarceration and addiction), local business owners, churches, and individuals, Vision Ogden aims to invest in the roughest neighborhoods of Ogden, one block at a time. They will challenge dangerous norms from every angle, and provide real alternatives to kids, youth, and young adults, seeking to change their lives. 

    Vision Ogden's objectives are to 1) transform the residential landscape, 2) provide opportunities for young men and women to learn building trades, 3) engage children and youth in free, multifaceted after-school programs, and 4) create a community of belonging and hope across many axes of difference. 

Freedom Shrine

Originated from the Freedom Train

The Freedom Train toured the nation in 1947 carrying an exhibit of historic documents. The purpose of the Freedom Shrine is twofold. It puts before young Americans proof that the freedom and greatness we enjoy today were not purchased easily and reminds them that these gifts must be cherished and protected.

Painstakingly researched to guarantee absolute authenticity, the 28 historical American documents that comprise the Shrine were carefully chosen to exemplify the beginnings of our nation and those subsequent turning points of importance which shaped our national character and eminence. The documents of the Shrine, although culled from the past, represent foundation stones which permit the present, as we know it, to exist and the future, as we dream it, to be attainable.

Thousands of Shrines have been dedicated throughout the United States and Puerto Rico in universities, libraries, schools, state capitals, city halls and at American outposts scattered throughout the world.

The Shrine is a display of historical documents photographically reproduced from the originals and permanently laminated to individual non-warping plaques. It is used by teachers, students, study groups and other clubs to further study American history. Exchange prints a study tool called the Freedom Shrine Documents Textbook which contains the texts of the documents of the Shrine. It can be used to inspire essay and speech contests, and to prepare for the Milestones of Freedom quiz.

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Established in 1972 by Ogdenites Dr. Richard Petty and John E. Lindquist, The Ogden Breakfast Exchange Club began as a small group of local business professionals looking for a way to provide a networking opportunity for local businesses, as well as a means of giving back to the local community.

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