Exchange Club of Downtown Honolulu


mission statement

 Luncheon & Speakers

Community Service & Social Events

Board of Directors




For more than a decade, the Club has helped to raise over one million dollars to support programs for the prevention of child abuse. Other community projects have included hosting holiday parties for ill and handicapped children; rebuilding community centers; and raising funds to feed the homeless at Thanksgiving. Some of our community service and socials are highlighted below.

Installation Banquet and White Elephant Auction

It’s amazing what our members will buy to raise money for our Turnaround Scholarship Fund. As our auctioneer and fellow member, Phil Brown, reminds us when bidding for the umpteenth treasure, “Do it for the kids.” The entertainment and laughs we share must make us want to buy things we don’t need and in some cases, want. 


Work Days

Club members donate time and hard labor to help non-profits with various work projects. With the participation of 25 of our members, the Weinberg Foundation provides $10,000 to the charity of our choice (non-profit organizations interested in receiving the grant should contact the Club president). We've enjoyed cleaning up a non-profit's bike shop dedicated for kids in Kalihi, performing ground work for the Camp Erdman, working the land to create a park facility for Kokua Kalihi Valley, and painting various transitional homes.



Kids Day

Club members donate time and strut their stuff at downtown corners to sell newspapers.  Proceeds support Parents and Children Together (PACT).


Garage Sale Fundraisers

The Club provides scholarships to college students exhibiting potential to overcome societal challenges and succeed. Garage sale proceeds help support this Turnaround Scholarship fund.

Fundraising for the Prevention of Child Abuse

In support of the Casino Royale fund raiser at the Pacific Club for PACT, the Pau Hana fund raiser for the Hawaii Family Support Institute and the Kapi‘olani Child At Risk Evaluation Program held at the Plaza Club, the Club contributed auction items as well as physical labor. In another year, the Club helped to raise over $90,000 for the same organizations with the Celebrity Auction.

other Social Events. . .

Field Trips


Instead of meeting at the Oahu Country Club, members meet for lunch at various points of interest — the Pacific Aviation Museum and the Battleship Missouri Memorial at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor; the Hokulani Imaginarium at Windward Community College; the Hawai‘i Theater; and the Oceanic Institute are some examples. These trips provide us with in-depth tours and perspectives of the operations. And then there are those field trips just for thrills. . .electric go-kart racing in Kalaeloa. . .zoom!


Recruiting Parties


Using the various downtown art galleries and the Harbor Court recreation room, parties are held to introduce prospective members to the Club. Wine, food, and conversation are plentiful.

Halloween Parties


Be afraid. Be very afraid. . . 

Photo banner of downtown Honolulu courtesy of James Manibog.
Photo of Celebrity Auction courtesy of Olivier Koning.