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Noon Exchange Club best in district
District director Duane Sherrill, left, joins Noon Exchange president Ashley Wright and president-elect Dr. Karla Addesso in accepting the E.W. Sprague Award, naming McMinnville Noon Exchange as the best club in the Tennessee district. The presentation was made at the 89th annual Exchange District Convention at Fall Creeks Falls this past weekend.
McMinnville’s Noon Exchange Club has won the organization’s most coveted prize, bringing home the E.W. Sprague Award for best club in the district.“Our members participated in over 50 community service and fundraising projects this year, but it was still a surprise when our club was named as the winner,” said club president Ashley Gillentine Wright. “There were so many other active clubs in the running.”The presentation was made during the 89th annual Tennessee District Convention at Fall Creek Falls this past weekend, the district including 40 clubs over a tristate area in Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas. In addition to accepting the Sprague Award for her club, Wright was also sworn in as the Exchange District president-elect and will supervise the work of clubs in the three states.The award, named for the 19th National Exchange Club president and first national president from Tennessee, E.W. Sprague, is bestowed annually to the club judged to have had the greatest impact on its community through its programs of service and advancing the goals of Exchange.Through the Exchange Programs of Service – Americanism, Community Service and Youth Programs – members support activities that benefit youth, promote pride in our country and honor military and public service providers, to name a few.Exchange’s National Project is the prevention of child abuse.