The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill was founded on August 25, 1984. On Tuesday evening, August 25, 2009, the club celebrated itís 25th Anniversary with a banquet at the Wetlands Education Center at J F Gregory Park. Over 50 current and former members and spouses were present to help commemorate the milestone. Over the many years, the Exchange Club has earned a reputation for a strong commitment to community service, and we look forward to continuing that effort in the future. Among the many community service programs we operate are our RHHS Student of the Month and Student of the Year programs; our Annual Childrenís Fishing Derby; our Annual Public Safety Officers of the Year Awards; the installation of Freedom Shrines at all the public schools in South Bryan County; our One Nation Under God Program; our various programs for recognizing our veterans and the service of our military neighbors in the 3rd ID at Fort Stewart and HAAF; support of the local chapter of The American Cancer Society; financial support of the Richmond Hill Recreation Association, and our local YMCA Chapter; support of prevention of child abuse programs, and many other programs.
While Richmond Hill and South Bryan County has undergone tremendous growth and change over the past 25 years, the opportunities and need for community service has seen similar growth. The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill is proud to have been able to help with that process, and will continue itís commitment to the community in the future.
Former and current members in the photo are: left to right: Tyler Randolph. Geoff Carson, Lynn Bennett, Bob Whitmarsh, Laura Evans, Brad Brookshire, Mark Schaefer, Larry Barker, Linda Barker, Harold Fowler, Harry Brigdon, Sr., Ron Matthews, Raleigh Bacon, Jim Wilson, Chris Hartley, Dr. Daniel Grant, David Aspinwall, Terry Cole, Richard Davis, and Tom Creighton.
State Representative Buddy Carter (center) was on hand at our club meeting on Oct. 28, 2009, to present a resolution of the Georgia State House of Representatives in recognition of 25 years of service by our club to our South Bryan County community. Accepting the resolution on behalf of The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill were Tyler Randolph (left), President-Elect, and Harry Brigdon, Sr. (right), charter member, former President, and former Georgia District President.
Presidents of the
Exchange Club of Richmond Hill
1984-85 Robert J. McGrath 1996-97 Linda Barker
1985-86 Gordon Burns 1997-98 Gene Martinez
1986-87 Harry D. Brigdon, Jr, 1998-99 Dennis OíNeil
1987-88 Richard R. Davis 1999-00 Daniel Grant
1988-89 Harry D. Brigdon, Sr. 2000-01 Jim Wilson
1989-90 Mark J. Bolton 2001-02 Harry Brigdon Sr.
1990-91 Ron Matthews 2002-03 David A Aspinwall
1991-92 David Aspinwall 2003-04 Richard R. Davis
1992-93 Alan Garrett 2004-05 Cindy Tichenor
1993-94 Edward Cosenza 2005-06 Mike Melton
1994-95 Harold Fowler 2006-07 Mark Schaefer
1995-96 Brian Skibicki 2007-08 Bob Whitmarsh
2008-09 Laura Evans 2009-10 Brad Brookshire