National Service Organization Bestows Highest Honor to Tucson Resident

The National Exchange Club is proud to announce that Robert Alan Davidson, Tucson, AZ, was inducted into the organization’s Court of Honor on Sat., Oct. 18, 2014. Davidson, owner of Davidson Advertising is a member of the Santa Rita Exchange Club of Tucson and the Exchange Club of Rincon-East Tucson. He was inducted alongside four others in honor of his outstanding contributions to the 103-year old service organization.

Induction into the Court of Honor, located at The National Exchange Club Headquarters in Toledo, OH, bestows the highest and most lasting recognition an Exchangite can receive. Honorees, and guests, are invited to an annual induction ceremony where their permanently inscribed names are unveiled on one of the seven granite monuments in the Court of Honor courtyard. There are more than 90 names inscribed on the Court of Honor pylons, including Charles Berkey, the founder of Exchange; Dr. Edward R. North, Jr., founder of The National Exchange Club Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse; Thomas L. Bailey, author of the Covenant of Service; and Herold M. Harter, who served as Exchange’s National Secretary for 44 years.

Davidson has served as National President of The National Exchange Club (2007-2008), National Exchange Club Board Member (2002-2006), National Exchange Club Foundation Trustee, and has held many other offices at club and district levels. In 1985, Davidson was presented the Outstanding District Director Award and, in 2002, received the Regional Vice President Patriot Award. Davidson is responsible for sponsoring 47 new Exchangites and has helped build seven new Exchange Clubs.

Exchange is America’s oldest service club with more than 650 clubs and nearly 20,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The organization’s Mission, working to make America’s communities better places to live, is carried out through its Programs of Service – Americanism, Youth Programs and Community Service – as well as the National Project, the prevention of child abuse. Founded in 1911 in Detroit, MI, and headquartered in Toledo, OH, Exchange celebrated its 103rd anniversary in March 2014.

Media contact: Kristie Lindau, Director of Communications, The National Exchange Club;, 419-535-3232

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