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  • Meeting Time & Location:

    Dinner meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each Month 6:30pm at Clarence's Steak House, Ridgeway VA
  • Current Members:
  • Tonie McMillan
  • Shirley Arnold
  • Cathy Dunham
  • Mike Rogers (H)
  • Kathy Lawson (F)
  • Arnold Hall
  • Glenda Hall
  • Sebrena Smith
  • Nancy Kennett
  • Ralph Lawson
  • Jim McMillan, Jr.
  • Jennifer Oakley
  • Gene Smith
  • Ronnie Stone
  • Steve Draper (H)

(H) = Honorary Member   (F) = Family Membership   

  • Current Officers & Directors 2017 - 2018
  • President -

  • President Elect - Cathy Dunham

  • Secretary -

  • Treasurer - Ralph Lawson

  • Immediate Past President - Glenda Hall

Directors LtoR Bob Jacobson, Glenda Hall & Jeff Hairston

Directors

 

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  • Charter Members were:      
  • Walter E. Roadcap, Jr.
  • Garland B. Spencer
  • Henry H. Strickland
  • B. Hairston Townes
  • Harry L. Turner, Jr.
  • Robert J. Turner
  • Dr. Jamie P. Scott
  • George L. Jones   
  • Charles A. Womack
  • Thomas L. Willis
  • Julian B. Kester 
  • Joseph W. Leach        
  • E. M. McCormick 
  • George E. Morris    
  • George L. Nease    
  • Ira B. Page 
  • Henry C. Reed  
  • W. B. Read      
  • John G. Ragland, Jr. 
  • J. Moss Prillaman
  • Joseph M. Ashley    
  • J. Amon Brodie           
  • P. Vernon English  
  • Cameron H. Fair     
  • W. Clarence Fair     
  • Stanford C. Finney     
  • John W. Yeaman
  • Frank L. Hodges, Jr.   
  • Richard P. Gravely, Jr.   
  • H. T. Goodwin   
  • Charter Night April 21, 1938

Mr. John W. Caffey, of Greensboro, Past President of the North Carolina Association of National Exchange Clubs, Thursday evening April twenty first nineteen hundred thirty eight urged members of the newly organized Exchange Club of Martinsville to sell themselves on the idea of Exchange and practice the principles for which the great American Organization stands, putting them into their everyday life.Charter Members LtoR Richard Gravely Jr, Frank Hodges Jr, & B.Hairston Townes

Mr. Caffey was the guest speaker for the Charter Night program of the local Club, held in the form of a banquet meeting at the Thomas Jefferson Hotel, presented to the Club its Charter, with George E. Morris, President accepting the gift.

B. Hairston Townes was Vice President, John W. Yearman Secretary, and John G. Ragland Treasurer.

The Service Award was presented to W. Richard Critz, President of the Exchange
Club of Danville, Mr. Caffey presented a Service Award Pin, and to the Danville Club a Service Award Banner for their assistance in organizing the Martinsville Club.

The Guest Speaker in his remarks told the Club interestingly what the organization stood for. Truly an American Organization with activities limited to the United States and it’s possessions, he said.

Mr. Caffey praised the type of Virginia’s citizenship, which America had looked up to for leadership. “Exchange will look to you and your other Virginia Clubs for leadership also”, he remarked. “Let’s not make Exchange purely a ‘knife-and-fork’ Club, but find something to do, adopt a definite program of projects. Sell Exchange to your members first of all, and then go out to secure others, select only the highest type of material for your circle”.

Exchange offers its members many opportunities for service of a constructive character in the community in which it is located. You must grasp these and make your Club the outstanding organization in the Martinsville-Henry County area. Personally I think Exchange is one of the best civic groups I know of”, he further said. The President of the Burlington N. C. Club brought greeting from the North Carolina Association. In his message he explained the importance of selecting only the right type of material for your membership make-up, and that of attendance. He also dwelt at length on the principles of Exchange.

He extended members of the local Club and other Virginia groups present an invitation to attend a get-together meeting of the North Carolina Clubs at Burlington on Monday night.

Several other visitors were present and spoke briefly. Warren Olsen, National Organization of Exchange Clubs; Dr. Jesse M. Shackleford local physician; Thomas B. Stanley of Stanleytown, Henry County’s Legislator; J. M. Richardson President of the Rotary Club; M. E. Whitner, Jr. President of the Kiwanis Club; E. K. Via Vice President of the Retail Merchants Association; C. E. Reed Secretary of the local Ministerial Group; and J. S. Hackler City Engineer.

President Morris was in charge of the opening exercises after which he turned the program over to T. L. Willis.

A number of dance and musical selections were rendered by local talent. These included a dance by Miss Jennie Roach, with Mr. H. K. Whitner at the piano; Violin solo by Joe Shriebfeder, with Holiday Yeaman accompanist; dialogue by Misses Nancy Walton, and Margaret Shumate, and several Spiritual selections by Barney Mitchell’s colored quartet. Also present were visiting Exchangites from Danville, Greensboro, Burlington, Lynchburg, and Charlottesville. Fifty-five dinners were prepared and served.
 

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  • Club Past PresidentsLtoR National Director Ed Duke, Jim McMillian, Mark Woods, Spot Draper, Jim Preston, Pete Wells & Ron Kennedy
  • George E. Morris              

1938 March - Dec

  • Julian B. Kester         

1939 Jan - June

  • Richard P. Gravely, Jr.    

1939 July - Dec

  • Dr. J. P. Scott               

1940 Jan - June

  • Frank L. Hodges, Jr.          

1940 July - Dec

  • Clarence P. Kearfott          

1941 Jan - June

  • Henry C. Reed                  

1941 July - Dec

  • Noel A. Smith                    

1942 Jan - June

  • Thomas L. Willis                

1942 July - Dec

  • Tillman M. Hurd                    

1943 Jan - June

  •  A. L. Burch              

1943 July - Dec

  • Dr. F. Paul Turner, Jr.      

1944 Jan - June

  • Rex E. Stuart                   

1944-45 July - June

  • Harry Martin Beach           

1945 July - Dec

  • Carroll J. Brown               

1946 Jan - Dec

  • Rev. Chevis Horne           

1946-47 July - June

  • Frank L. Hodges, Jr.                  

1947 July - Dec

  • Alfred E. Connelly            

1948 Jan - June

  • Dr. Leon A. Lackey           

1948 July - Dec

  • C. Carroll Thomasson       

1949 Jan - Dec

  • Stanley B. Mitchell            

1950 Jan - Dec

  • John F. Floyd, Jr.                 

1951 Jan - Dec

  • Clarence (Todd) Bondurant          

1952 Jan - Dec

  • Ralph E. Shank                

1953 Jan - Dec

  • Rufus A. Henderson, Jr.   

1954 Jan - Dec

  • J. Amon Brodie               

1955 Jan - Dec

  • Earle W. Greene               

1956 Jan - Dec

  • Alvin J. Young                 

1957 Jan - Dec

  • Raymond D. Ferrell          

1958 Jan - Dec

  • Dr. H. Marvin Midkiff        

1959 Jan - Dec

  • Robert L. (Bob) Canupp, Jr.       

1960 Jan - Dec

  • Arnold P. Fleshood          

1961 Jan - June

  • Woodrow E. (Woody) Carter          

1961-62 July - June

  • John W. (Jack) Bouldin, Jr.                  

1962-63 July - June

  • Curtis M. Hiatt                 

1963-64 July - June

  • Harold B. Cumberledge    

1964-65 July - June

  • Lawrence  N. Rorrer          

1965-66 July - June

  • E. B. Hawkins                  

1966-67 July - June

  • Mack R. Draper                

1967-68 July - June

  • Edward M. (Ed) Davis, Jr.        

1968-69 July - June

  • Mark A. Woods                

1969-70 July - June

  • Spottsyl R. (Spott) Draper           

1970-71 July - June

  • James M. (Jim) Preston, III       

1971-72 July - June

  • H. L. (Pete) Wells             

1972-73 July - June

  • Ronald M. (Ron) Kennedy           

1973-74 July - June

  • James G. (Jim) McMillian           

1974-75 July - June

  • Hugh M. Swartz                   

1975-76 July - June

  • Lemuel J. (Lem) Mann, Jr.               

1976-77 July - June

  • Andrew L. (Andy) Dudley            

1977-78 July - Aug

  • James W. (Jim) McIntosh          

1978-79 Sept - Aug

  • Edwin A. (Ed) Gendron, Jr.           

1979-80 Sept - Aug

  • Frank L. Draper, Jr.          

1980-81 Sept - Aug

  • Raymond P. (Ray) Miller            

1981-82 Sept - Aug

  • James H. (Jim) Hayden             

1982-83 Sept - Aug

  • Bobby E. Sheppard          

1983-84 Sept - Aug

  • James  W. (Jim) Spradlin, III        

1984-85 Sept - Aug

  • James G. (Jim) McMillan, Jr.      

1985-86 Sept - Aug

  • Samuel M. (Sam) Torian, III           

1986-87 Sept - Aug

  • Robert J. (Bob) McLachlan         

1987-88 Sept - Aug

  • Frank L. Draper, Jr.          

1988-89 Sept - Aug

  • Bobby E. Sheppard          

1989-90 Sept - Aug

  • Tarleton R. Andes            

1990-91 Sept - Aug

  • Robert O. (Bob) Jacobson 

1991-92 Sept - Aug

  • Jimmy R. Hood               

1992 Sept - Dec

  • Arnold E. Hall                           

1993 Jan - Aug

  • Arnold E. Hall                           

1993-94 Sept - Aug

  • Joseph N. (Joe) Dalton                      

1994 Sept - Oct

  • J. David Hodges              

1994-95 Nov - June

  • J. David Hodges              

1995-96 July - June

  • J. Harold Johnson            

1996-97 July - June

  • L. Ray Head                    

1997-98 July - June

  • Ronald M. (Ronnie) Stone              

1998-99 July - June

  • Ronald M. (Ronnie) Stone              

1999-2000 July - June

  • Evelyn Burgess                

2000-01 July - June

  • John M. Richardson, Jr.              

2001-02 July - June

  • Wyvette Dillard                

2002-03 July - June

  • Arnold E. Hall                           

2003-04 July - June

  • Eric Andrew                    

2004-05 July - June

  • Jeffrey (Jeff) Hairston               

 2005-06 July - June

  • Ralph S. Lawson                  

 2006-07 July - June

  • Glenda J. Hall

2007-08 July - June   

  • Ronald M. (Ronnie) Stone
2008-09 July - June
  • Michelle Stone-Agee
2009-10 July - June
  • Ralph S. Lawson
2010-11 July - June
  • Ralph S. Lawson
2011-12 July - June
  • Nancy Kennett
2012-13 July - June
  • Teresa Prillaman
2013-14 July - June
  • Nancy Kennett
2014-15 July - June
  • Nancy Kennett
2014-15 July - June
  • Glenda Hall
2016-17 July - June
  • (Open) 80th year of Service
2017-18 July - June
   

 

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  • Past Virginia District Leaders from the Club

Past Virginia District/State President

  • Rex E. Stuart, 1945-46                                       (L-R) Glenda Hall District President 2009-10 and Claude Carmack National President 2009-10
  • Frank L. Hodges, Jr., 1950-51
  • Harold B. Cumberledge, 1970 -71
  • Ernest Bolton, 1972-73
  • Robert O. (Bob) Jacobson, 1993-94
  • John M. Richardson, Jr. 2003-04, 2004-05
  • Arnold E. Hall, 2008-09
  • Glenda J. Hall 2009-10
  • Ralph S. Lawson 2013-14

Past Virginia State Board of Control

  • Julian B. Kester, 1939-40
  • Charles H. Reed, 1940-41
  • Tillman M. Hurd, 1942-43
  • Clarence Kearfott, 1941-42
  • Noel A. Smith, 1943-44
  • Harvey R. Campbell, 1943-44
  • Carroll Brown, 1944-45
  • Frank L. Hodges Jr., 1946-47, 1948-49
  • Clarence Bondurant, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59
  • Raymond Ferrell, 1959-60
  • Robert L. (Bob) Canupp Jr., 1961-62, 1962-63
  • Warren H. Onken, 1955-56, 1956

 

Past Virginia District Division DirectorLtoR Harold Cumberledge & Bob Jacobson

  • Harold Cumberledge, 1967-68
  • Edward M. (Ed) Davis Jr., 1969-70
  • H. (Pete) Lynwood Wells, 1973-74
  • Ronald M. Kennedy, 1974-75
  • Hugh Swartz 1976-77
  • James G. (Jim) McMillian 1977-78, 1978-79
  • Bobby Sheppard 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87
  • Robert O. (Bob) Jacobson, 1991-92
  • Arnold E. Hall, 1995-96, 1996-97, 2006-07, 2010-11
  • John M. Richardson, Jr. 2000, 2000-01, 2001-02

 

Past Virginia District Secretary

  • Charles H. Reed, 1941-42
  • Harold Cumberledge, 1968-69
  • Ronald M. (Ronnie) Stone 2001-02
  • Ralph S. Lawson 2011-12
  • Kathy C. Lawson 2014-15

 

Past Virginia District Treasurer

  • Charles H. Reed, 1941-42
  • Frank L. Hodges Jr., 1947-48
  • Robert L. (Bob) Canupp Jr., 1963-64, 1964-65
  • H. (Pete) Lynwood Wells, 1974-75
  • Doris Richardson 2003-04, 2004-05
  • Glenda Hall, 2006-07, 2007-08

Past Virginia State Vice President

  • Tillman M. Hurd, 1944-45
  • Frank L. Hodges Jr., 1949-50
  • Harold Cumberledge, 1969-70

Past Virginia District Governor

  • Frank L. Hodges Jr., 1956-57, 1957-58

National Exchange Club Organization

Extension Committee

  • Harold Cumberledge, Member 1971-72, Chairman 1974-75

 

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Martinsville Exchange Club
Serving Martinsville & Henry County Since April 21, 1938
P.O. Box 3291 - Martinsville, Virginia 24115