We're New, But We've Been Around A Long Time
Our club was formed in 2010 by 73 members of a local chapter of a national service organization. We were originally formed in 1924. While we valued our long relationship with the previous organization, our members felt we could better serve our local community by becoming an independent organization. Our members have always unselfishly served our community and worked to improve the quality of life. Our sponsored programs and projects have made a considerable impact on our community, enhancing the lives of countless men, women and children. In January of 2010, our members voted to become an independent community service organization, and formed the Xemplar Club of Farmington & Farmington Hills. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity. Just a few short years later, we formed the Xemplar Foundation, our non-profit charitible foundation to better support our philanthropic efforts.
The Xemplar Club meets each Wednesday when Farmington Public Schools are in session, from early September through mid-June for lunch at Cowley's Pub/Restaurant in downtown Farmington, Michigan. Each meeting is filled with fellowship, fun and education, with a different guest speaker presenting each week. The Club also hosts a number of special events for our members including a holiday grab bag gift luncheon, a theatre night at the Farmington Players Barn, a group outing to Comerica Park for a Tiger's game, our Famous Steakout! BBQ, and a Valentine's Sweetheart Dinner.
We are committed to serving families, seniors and youth in Farmington and Farmington Hills, particularly those who are considered at-risk. Donations to the Xemplar Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law. In June of each year, we raise funds through the Xemplar Signature Golf Classic held at Farmington Hills Golf Club, which we use to provide support to numerous charitable organizations in the community. On Memorial Day, we are honored to organize the parade in downtown Farmington honoring our fallen heroes and those who serve and have served our country. We also hand out over 4,000 American flags to children along the parade route in Farmington to make the day special for both our veterans and our youngest citizens.
Our club is made up of individuals from all walks of life in the community including doctors, judges, business owners, retirees, public safety, city and school officials. New members are always welcome and we encourage you to consider joining what we believe is the finest service organization in the State of Michigan, the Xemplar Club.
The Xemplar Club is an all-volunteer service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills and enjoy new friendships. Every dollar raised by our non-profit group goes directly to supporting local programs. We welome the public at our Euchre Night in March at the Costick Activities Center, and the Xemplar Club Signature Golf Classic on the last Wednesday in June at the Farmington Hills Golf Club. You can learn more about these events through our web site.
"Give Back. Be Xemplar!"