Exchange Clubs in Indian River County Walk for Safespace

Exchange Club of Indian River members Jenny Frederick, R.J. MacMillan, Bob Schlitt, Jeff Smith, Nancy Gollnick, David Walker, and Barb Parent with Kelly Spears (front) at the SafeSpace Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.

Bob Schlitt, president-elect of SafeSpace and long-time member of Exchange Club of Indian River, led a team of five Exchangites in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® fundraising walk last fall. Other club members who walked in bright red 4″ stiletto heels were Jeff Smith, David Walker, Mark Williams, and Club president RJ MacMillan. Exchange Club of Indian River sponsored the team, and club members served as their enthusiastic cheerleaders.

Schlitt, who is a past president of the Indian River club, won Safespace’s award for Most Contributions Collected. The event, held in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, was a benefit for SafeSpace shelters on the Treasure Coast.

The Club is one of five Exchange Clubs in Indian River County working together to make the community a better place to live. Exchange Club of Indian River meets for lunch at Culinary Capers each Wednesday at noon to enjoy programs on a wide range of professional, government and civic, charity, personal, and business topics. It provides the community with programs in youth activities, service, and Americanism.

Through participation in its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse, the Exchange Club of Indian River’s Foundation supports a number of youth-related charities in Indian River County. All proceeds benefit local child abuse prevention projects. One of the Foundation’s major annual fundraisers is the 36th Annual Exchange Club Blue Water Open “Dolphin Mania” Charity Fishing Tournament to be held May 19. The club is also partnering with Childcare Resources of Indian River County in the Fourth Annual Touch a Truck Family Festival to be held Saturday, March 31, at the Indian River County Fairgrounds.

Further information about the Club is available from MacMillan at 772-713-3882 and at the club’s websites, http://www.bluewateropen.org and http://www.exchangeclubofindianriver.org. Persons interested in learning more about Exchange Club membership, working for the prevention of child abuse, or donating to the Foundation’s Child Abuse Prevention Fund may also seek further information from any member of the club.