31st Annual Salad in the Park Luncheon

The Exchange Club of Gurnee held its Annual Salad in the Park Spring Fundraiser. Salad in the Park has been a community event held at Viking Park in Gurnee for over 30 years. Funds raised from this event are given to community agencies that support the pillars of Exchange Club that include:

The education and prevention of child abuse

Developing the leadership of our youth

Promoting Americanism and a sense of community

The event was held on Tuesday May 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Gurnee Park District, Viking Dance Hall, 4374 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee.

Tickets are $7.00 and entitles you to salad, a soup of your choice; Broccoli Cheese or Chicken Noodle, a roll and a drink. Your tickets entitles you to participate in a drawing for 2 tickets to a Cubs game or 4 tickets to a White Sox game. Enjoy our huge bake sale as well.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance from any Exchange Club of Gurnee member. Carry out orders will be accepted via fax (847-223-9105) or email. Email is exchangeclubofgurnee@gmail.com. Click here for carry out order forms. Click here for a fillable order form. The deadline for carry out orders is Thursday May 3rd.

Annual Deck the Halls Diaper Drive for Twice as Nice Mother & Child

We collected 800 diapers and $50 for Twice as Nice Mother & Child founded and run by our member Ann Marie Mathis.

Our Projects

Our club participates in a variety of projects throughout the year that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide.  Additionally, we have speakers at our weekly meetings to explore topics of interest to the membership. We engage in a number of social activities to share experiences, talents and our collective interests. All represent great opportunities for service, friendships and personal growth.
Below are the projects and activities in which we are currently involved:

Public Safety Officer Awards

  • Police Officer of the Year: Officer Derek Kay 

            Recognizing one of Gurnee's outstanding public safety officers in their service to our  community.

  • Police Civilian of the Year: Communications Supervisor Philip Brunell

           Recognizing support staff within the police department for their service to the department or the community.


One Nation Under God Breakfast

The Exchange Clubs of Lake County hosted a free One Nation Under God Annual Breakfast Tuesday November 21 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.  The event, open to the public, is hosted each year during the week of Thanksgiving to bring communities and businesses together and prayerfully acknowledge and appreciate the blessings of liberty bestowed upon the county.

This event was sponsored by the following Exchange Clubs: Gurnee, Grayslake, Round Lake, North Chicago and Robert Morris University.