All the activities that make up the Program of Service have a common goal of serving and benefiting our communities. Why then a separate category called Community Service? Because while the programs listed under Child Abuse Prevention, Youth and Americanism focus on specific areas within the community, the following projects are broader in scope and are designed to benefit every community member.

 

Crime Prevention
The Jackson Exchange Club hosts several programs at our weekly meetings on crime prevention. In addition, we host the annual Blue and Gold Wounded in Service Award, which recognizes a law enforcement officer who has died or been wounded in service. We also periodically participate in the Jackson Crime Marches.

 

Fire Prevention
The Jackson Exchange Clubs Fire Prevention activities include the presentation of educational talks, the distribution of information and donating Smoke Detectors to needy families. The activities help citizens to recognize and eliminate potential fire hazards, as well as teach them how to protect themselves if a fire does occur.

 

Jackson’s Man of the Year (Book of Golden Deeds Award)
The Jackson Exchange Club hosts the City of Jackson’s annual Man of the Year Banquet and assists in the selection of the Man of the Year. This event has been held annually since 1946 when Isaac Burton Tigrett was selected as the City of Jackson’s first Man of the Year. To see a listing of all the prior recipients click here.

 

Service to Seniors
By the year 2010, it is estimated that some 15 percent of all Americans will be 65 years of age or older. As this segment of society continues to grow, so does the need for programs that assist older Americans, enabling them to continue leading productive lives. The Jackson Exchange Club participates in several Service to Seniors programs throughout the year.