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The Rome Exchange Club was chartered in 1936 and is still going strong today serving the community through many service projects including child abuse prevention.

Exchange Club of Rome

 Meetings Held Friday At Noon
The Palladium
Coosa Valley Fairgrounds

1400 Martin Luther King Blvd 
Rome, GA
Club Anniversaries

Club Anniversaries  
23 years !!
 Leonard White
19 years !!
Joan Crumley
16  years !!
Sherry Thompson
14 years !!
Robin Burke
Rick Sheerin
6 years 
  George Bosworth
Charles Long
5 years
Eri Haney
4 years
Tina Bartleson
Leslie Duke
1 year
Greg Asbury
Chris Jenkins
Beverly Mason
June Noble
Stephen Smith

ECOR Officers
Rome Exchange Club
2015-2016 Officers

President - J P Cooper

Past President -  Bryan Shealy
President Elect - Mike Elliot
Secretary - Charles Long
Treasurer - Meredith Brown
Ex-Officio - Bill Irmscher
Term Ending 6/30/2016
Louise Branham
Giles Chapman
Greg Fricks
Greg Gaston
Nan Langford
John Upton
Term Ending 6/30/2017
Al Bonnyman
Robin Burk
Tom Caldwell
Barbara Carter
Charles Stevens
Wanda Whitten
District President Barney Knighton

Program of Service
Committee Chairperson
Americanism- Nan Winkelman
Youth - John Upton
Community Service - Al Bonnyman
Child Abuse Prev -  Louise Branham
P/R -Barbara Carter
Social - Bryan Shealy
Awards - Giles Chapman
Programs - Greg Fricks
Fellowship -Rhonda Wallace & Steve White New Member Support - Bryan Shealy
Contact one of these Chairpersons and volunteer for a committee. 
CVFA Officers
Coosa Valley Fair Association Officers
Pres - Bill Irmscher
1st VP - John Garner
2nd VP - Gene Richardson
Treas - Joe Wade
Sect - Paul Smith
Ex Officio - Bryan Shealy
Past Pres - Kirk Milam
Term Expires 12/2015

Holly Kelly

Gigi Binion

Steve White

Frank Shropshire

Phil Burkhalter

Term Expires 12/2016
Don Chambers

Charles Long

Sam Reeder

Cathy Kerce

Milton Slack

Term Expires 12/2017

Sherri Beideck

Jordan Knight

Bobby Padgett

Jason Sanker

Joe Wade III


New Brochure
New Help To Seal The Deal...

Join Exchange Brochure   

Tell Your Prospects About Exchange
When you bring a prospective new member guest, give them one of the new brochures and let them read all about Exchange.  National's latest "Join Exchange" is available from the President at each meeting and will help you seal the deal.
Rome Exchange Club

Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live.
 From The Rome Exchange Clu 
Recipient of Exchange National Service Award 2014-2015    

Rome's #1 Service Club  For Over 78 Years August 30, 2015

August 28: Child Safety Seat Awareness, Stan Smith, GSP

Next Meeting

August 28th

 Child Safety Seat Awareness

    Presented by 
Trooper First Class Stan Smith – Georgia State Patrol.
   Stan started his career with  4 years in the US Air Force and was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Training Ribbon. He was honorably Discharged as Non Commissioned Officer with rank of SGT. He began his Law Enforcement career locally in 1985 at the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department as a Jailer. He completed his training at the Regional Police Academy at Floyd College becoming Mandated Officer in 1987 and served as Lieutenant over the Patrol Division 2005-2008.

    Stan Joined the Georgia State Patrol in 2008 serving as Vice President of the 85th Trooper School. He completed the school at age of 45 (oldest in class) and  completed all 5 levels of Accident Reconstruction within 3 years of graduating Trooper School and completed National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program in February 2011.

    Stan has been  married to his wife Brenda for 29 years. They have one son and daughter-in-law and one grandson.


Pork Loin, Teriyaki Chicken, Penne Pasta, Broccoli & Cheese, Glazed Carrots, Rolls, Salad, Cake and Cobbler


Pictured our Mr. Yard Sale Scottie Edwards, Louise Branham who sold a ton of books and DVDs and Paula Wachsteter who made the quarters add up to many dollars

The crowds of buyers were tremendous and they kept right on coming until the noon closing hour. Because of your and the community’s great donations for us to sell, we will be able to turn over to the Rome Police Department enough money to replenish their dwindling inventory of approved child auto safety seats by at least 20 more.

Living The Creed!

The Fair is coming!!!!

At our last meeting,  CVF President Bill Irmscher announced two upcoming work days in preparation for the Fair.
Save these dates!!!

Saturday, September 19th – 8AM.

  Work Day.
    Coffee, juice, and biscuits will be provided.
Saturday, October 3rd –  8AM.   Work Day.
    Coffee, juice, and biscuits will be provided.
October 6- 10th  – The Fair is here!!!!

Family Resource Center Starts Strategic Planning Process

Board members and staff met in the training room of the Harbin Clinic for a strategic planning session that began examining the public perception of the Exchange Club Family Resource Center on the eve of its 25th anniversary.


The process is being helped along with the addition of profession consultants who have volunteered their services to insure the process moves in the right direction.

Pictured is Power 10 head Sean Mikula, who with two other staff members led the probing exercise which will be followed by several additional sessions of the FRC Staff, then the Executive Committee, and finally on to the full Board of Directors.  This entire process should aid in the FRC’s visibility in the community as well as the approach to fundraising.


Plan Your Family Mini Vacation At Callaway Gardens – June 9-11, 2016

Callaway Gardens Mountain Creek Inn is now taking reservations for the Georgia District Convention, June 9-11, 2016.  There isn’t a better place to bring your family for a long weekend or longer, and this is the time to reserve your room and plan your activities because the Georgia District is expecting the largest attendance in years.  See for yourself the beauty and fun that is only Callaway:

Download reservation information here:

Veterans Matter

To help uphold Exchange’s Mission, inspiring communities to become better places to live, and as a component of the Americanism Program of Service, we have partnered with Veterans Matter, a national nonprofit organization devoted to housing homeless veterans.

At our last meeting…..

At our last meeting….

Our own Wanda Whitten presented our program – the history and mission of the Heart of the Community Foundation and the Heart House.  The Foundation each year recognizes outstanding Romans who selflessly serve the community in a variety of ways.  These people are honored at a gala affair which is also the main fund raiser for the Foundation.  The Heart of the Community Foundation’s main beneficiary is the Heart House at Redmond… recently renamed to the Wanda J. Whitten Guest House in Wanda’s honor.
Billy Maddox, Chaplain at Redmond also spoke on the ministry and operation of the House.  Families who are from out of town and need to stay close due to a family member undergoing surgery or recovering in local hospitals or nursing homes.
The Wanda J. Whitten Guest House is a joint venture of Redmond Regional Medical Center and the Heart of the Community Foundation. 


Answer The Letter…Join The Campaign

People give to the Family Resource Center for any number of reasons:
  • “I believe that children deserve to live in homes that are safe and to live without neglect.
  • “I see our local child abuse statistics and I know that giving is a way that I can impact the lives of many each year.  I’m just one person but my gift helps many.”
  • “I like that the Exchange program goes INTO the homes of families.  Each family is different and I’m impressed that they work with a family based on what that individual family needs.  It’s not cookie-cutter program.”
  • “I have served on the Board for a number of years and know that the Board as well as Center staff are frugal and use donations wisely.”
  • “I have witnessed first-hand how dedicated and hard-working our staff of seven employees are in carrying out the mission of the Center.”
Unsure why you should give? See Exchangite Charles Stevens, Chairman of the Exchange Annual Campaign to learn more.  You may also call Tina Bartleson, FRC Executive Director, at 706-290-0764 to schedule a meeting and tour…and become part of the success story!


Have You Ordered The New Exchange Shirts?

New ECOR Shirt Logo

Have you seen the new Exchange Club of Rome Shirts?  The new distinctive logo includes the State of Georgia logo on a striped red and white flag and incorporates by the Exchange Club and the Fair Association.

These are available in both men’s and ladies styles and can be ordered for you.  Please use the link below to download an order form so you can make your selection.  Please attached your check to your order form, give it to Bryan Shealy, and you shirt(s) will be ordered for you.

Rome Exchange Club

 Meetings Held Friday At Noon
The Palladium
Coosa Valley Fairgrounds

1400 Martin Luther King Blvd 
Rome, GA

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Who will wear the special Exchange Strong lapel pin for recruiting a new member?  Let's fill this space with sponsor names as Rome becomes

Exchange Strong!
Amanda Abbasi
Giles Chapman
Len Woodward


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Not too early to save this date!!!!!
"Get A Jump On Child Abuse" Party
Saturday, April 16, 2016
The Brewhouse Music & Grill

It's Not Too Early To Plan

Georgia District of Exchange
2016 Convention
 June 9 - 10 - 11, 2016

Meal Policy Of The Exchange Club Of Rome

Members are encouraged to bring prospective member guests to all regular meetings.  The club is most happy to pay for the meals of prospects the first two times they visit, more then that you are required to pay for your guest's meal.  If you bring a non-prospect guest, someone to just join you for lunch, or if you take out a lunch for anyone that is not a member, you are required to pay for your guest's or takeout meal.  The cost of the meal is $7 per meal and must be paid to the Treasurer at the time of the meeting.