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Celebrating ALABAMA Exchange Clubs at Lake Guntersville-2022!!!


President: Maureen Murphy

President-Elect: Tim Spafford

Secretary: Linda Schoen

Treasurer:John Schoen

Immediate Past-President:
  Lisa DeShazo

ADEC Volunteer Field Rep.:
Tommy Holliman

ADEC Division Directors
Div. 1-Carolyn Chandler
Div. 2- Diana Cline
Div. 3- Open
Div. 4- Joyce Franklin
Div. 5- Gayle Atchison
Div. 6- Donna McClaney Jones
Div. 7- Judy Friday
Div. 8- Mickey McDonnell

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We just returned from an engaging and fun 101st annual ADEC convention held June 3-5, 2022 at the gorgeous Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge! Maureen Murphy, 2021-2022 ADEC President selected the theme of "There is Always a Say Yay!" and reminded everyone of the theme by constantly displaying a big green poster with the theme written on it. Here is a brief summary of what we celebrated:

  • We celebrated seeing each other, renewing old friendships, and making new friends.

  • We celebrated members of the Exchange Club of Jacksonville and Exchange Club of Clay County, who have not been able to come to convention in the past, but were at convention this year!

  • We celebrated Julienne Pharrams, our 2022 ADEC Youth of the Year awardee and $1000 scholarship winner.

  • We celebrated Addyson Meadows, our 2022 A.C.E. awardee and $1000 scholarship winner.

  • We celebrated the more than 74 Programs of Service already reported by ADEC’s 23 clubs!

  • We celebrated the 2020-2022 ADEC Presidential terms of Maureen Murphy. Alabama and North Carolina were the only two districts out of 26 in NEC that experienced growth in 2020-2021.  ADEC now ranks sixth In NEC for overall growth for 2021-2022.

  • We celebrated the second new club chartered in 2020-2022-the Collegiate Exchange Club Northwest-Shoals Community College, chartered Feb. 16, 2022.

  • We celebrated President Hannah Hendon and Social Media Chair Quinton Davis of the Collegiate Exchange Club of NWSCC for working at our convention and providing us with fabulous photos (See Quinton’s sunset picture above.)

  • We celebrated Sue Miles of the Exchange Club of Irondale, who was awarded the 2022 Exchange Club Member of the Year Award.

  • We celebrated Spooner Oldham, songwriter, musician, producer, and one of the founders of the “Muscle Shoals Sound” in the late 1960s.  Spooner was inducted into the 2022 ADEC Court of Honor.

We also celebrated Joyce Franklin who is retiring from Exchange after 14 years of exemplary service.


Along with NEC Representative Joe Dudek from Connecticut, we celebrated the induction of our new ADEC officers and board members for 2022-2023:

President                                      Tim Spafford

President-Elect                             Derrick Cunningham

Immediate Past-President            Maureen Murphy

Secretary                                      Linda Schoen

Treasurer                                      John Schoen

Div. 1 Director                              Carolyn Chandler

Div. 2 Director                              Diana Cline

Div. 4 Director                              Lisa deShazo

Div. 5 Director                              Gayle Atchison

Div. 6 Director                              Donna McLaney Jones

Div. 7 Director                              Judy Friday

Div. 8 Director                              Mickey McDonnell

Last but not least, we celebrated our three Volunteer Field Reps (VFRs) for ADEC:

Lisa deShazo

Tommy Holliman

Donna McLaney Jones

Please watch this ADEC website as we update more about ADEC in the near future!


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  Coach Nick Saban
  Awarded 2021 Court
  of Honor at ADEC        Convention


Coach Nicholas Lou Saban Jr. has been the head football coach at the University of Alabama since 2007. Saban previously served as head coach of the National Football League's Miami Dolphins and at three other universities: Louisiana State University, Michigan State University, and the  University of Toledo. Saban is considered by many to be the greatest coach in college football history.  Nick Saban is one of the most successful coaches in college football history. He has coached teams that have won championships after championships in a row. 

Nick’s Kids Foundation is the official charity of Coach Nick Saban & his wife Terry. The Nick’s Kids was started by Nick and Terry Saban during their time at Michigan State University, and has continued to support organizations today. The Nick’s Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children, family, teacher and student causes. The Nick’s Kids Foundation is a 501 ©(3) non-profit charity. Nick and Terry Saban dedicate time to the Nick’s Kids by executing multiple events throughout the year, as well as conducting day-to-day activities to keep the charity alive. He has been married to Terry Saban since December 18, 1971. They have two children.