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Alabama District Momentum is #ExchangeStrong at Mid-Winter 22!


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

It was so exciting and inspiring to be back together on Saturday, January 29, 2022 for our 2022 ADEC Mid-Winter Conference! More than 30 of our members and guests participated in the day-long conference that was chock-full of information, inspiration, and ideas to bring back to our local clubs. What a wonderful time we had gathering, meeting, sharing, and eating.  Thanks to the Exchange Club of Irondale for hosting our conference again and thanks also to the ADEC for providing a free registration and a free catered lunch (including soup!) from Urban Cook House for all attendees. Joyce Franklin of the Irondale Club (Div. 4 Director, Past Region 9 VP) did an excellent job with lunch and site preparation and John Schoen, ADEC Treasurer, "kept the stars moving" with the technology and site set-up. NEC Representative Barbara Orr, NEC Treasurer, inspired us with her talk on how to grow your club by BUILDING NEW CLUBS, using her club-the Exchange Club of Mooresville, NC as an example.  Linda Scheon, ADEC Secretary, reported that our Alabama District is still experiencing positive growth (Yay!) and 96%+ member retention.  ADEC President Maureen Murphy introduced a "President's Day Teacher Packet" for Alabama students and teachers (Grades 1-3) to use as a program of service for individual clubs.  She  also reviewed our district's current new club building efforts and announced that the newest club in the district-the Collegiate Exchange Club of Northwest-Shoals Community College will charter Jan. 31, 2022 with 19 members and will have its COE (Club Opening Event) and party on Feb. 16, 2022 at NWSCC-Phil Campbell campus.  Our Region 9 VP Kim Prado taught us some great stuff about care and maintenance of Excel and Junior Excel Clubs and reminded us that you do not have to build these clubs at schools!


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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.