Exchangites spend countless hours and resources to improve the lives of people in the communities they serve. In addition to members giving of their own time and resources, the Club collectively honors “do gooders” through its various award programs including;
Book of Golden Deeds Award
The Book of Golden Deeds Awards is an Exchange Club program that honors a worthy person or group that continuously donates time, talent, and energy to help those in need. The purpose of the Book of Golden Deeds Award is to recognize such unsung heroes for their good deeds. The award is presented each year by Fort Smith Noon Exchange to a worthy citizen. In 2018, the award was presented to long-time Exchangite, Dr. R. Cole Goodman.
Law Enforcement/Firefighter/EMT of the Year Awards
Fort Smith Noon Exchange Club recognizes the sacrifices made by law enforcement and emergency responders through its annual awards program for local civil servants. Each year, the Club partners with the respective agencies to select a law enforcement officer, a firefighter, and an emergency medical technician to honor for their service. These “Hometown Heroes” Awards are presented each year at a special FSNE event. In 2018, awards were presented to Fort Smith Police Officer Keith Shelby, Fort Smith Firefighter Capt. Nick Niemann, and Fort Smith EMT Kevin Hixon.