About The Exchange Club
National Exchange Club
The National Exchange is made up of 900 clubs and 30,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Klamath Falls Exchange Club sponsors a wide range of activities throughout the year in our community to help the disadvantaged and encourage good American citizenship.
Klamath Falls Exchange Club is an all volunteer service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills and enjoy new friendships.
The principal areas our program covers are Youth, Americanism and Community Service, with Child Abuse Prevention emphasized as a project. From our earliest days as a club in the basin area, we have unselfishly served our community, and helped to improve the quality of life. The diverse array of Exchange Sponsored programs and projects has made a considerable impact on Klamath Falls thus enhancing the lives of countless men, women and children throughout the basin.
History of the SageBrush Rendezvous
The 39th Annual Sagebrush Rendezvous and Beer/Wine Tasting Party will be held on January 28th & 29th, 2017, at the Running Y Ranch Convention Center. For 30 years the Sagebrush Rendezvous was directed by Wayne Snoozy and showcased western and wildlife art with wine and cheese tasting event on the final day. Wayne had originally developed the art show and sale, later finding that the American Cancer Society was producing a wine and cheese fund raising party. Wayne asked if the two programs could be joined together and they accepted. The art show proceeds were originally used to assist with the unfunded costs of local schools and other charitable causes.
Since then, the program has greatly benefited the following groups:
- American Cancer Society
- Klamath Falls Special Olympics
- Klamath Hospice
- Junior Achievement
- Friends of the Children
- Other Exchange Club projects.
Over $375,000 has been raised for charities.
In 2008 the Exchange Club of Klamath Falls assumed the formal event responsibilities and is continuing many of the same excellent venue that Wayne Snoozy directed for 30 years. Now, in its 39th year, we are continuing to expand the original theme to also include many different genres of art, inviting more regional artists to personally show their works, providing beer, wine, cheese, and bread tasting on both days and a quick draw contest on Saturday.