Chad Schiel, Past President, Exchange Club of San Clemente

To the wonderful citizens of San Clemente,

I regret to inform you that our civic organization, the Exchange Club of San Clemente, will no longer provide the community a Saint Patrick’s Day dinner and dance at the community center. This has been something that our group has been hosting for more than 50 years. It has been our great privilege to provide this wonderful event, one that has created many wonderful memories for the citizens of South County. We have simply decided that the community already has other venues celebrating the same thing; therefore, turnout each year has been getting smaller and smaller.

As a reminder, the Exchange Club of San Clemente is our town’s oldest and most influential civic organization in South County. We have an illustrious, 55-year history of honoring our police and firefighters, combating homelessness and hunger, and helping our young Marine families aboard Camp Pendleton, just to name a few. We very much look forward to continuing these things, and in lieu of the Saint Patrick’s Day dinner and dance, we will be providing other services for our community in the months and years to come.

We also continue to partner with other groups in our community that make positive impacts every day. Some of these organization include Family Assistance Ministries (FAM), Community Outreach Alliance (COA) and the Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast Area. We encourage anyone in our community who is interested in making a helpful impact in our community to join our ranks. Join us as we move forward in continuing to make San Clemente an even better place.

Stay Semper Fidelis.

Photo: File/Eric Heinz (2018)

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