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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.

 Meetings Held Friday At Noon
The Palladium

Coosa Valley Fairgrounds
1400 Martin Luther King Blvd
Rome, GA



Convenience Fee of $3.20 applies

Club Anniversaries


Club Anniversaries

24 years !!

    Leonard White

20 years !!

Joan Crumley

17 years

Sherry Thompson

15 years

Robin Burk
RIck Sheerin
7 years
George Bosworth
Charles Long
5 years
Tina Bartleson
Leslie Duke
2 years
Greg Asbury
Chris Jenkins
Beverly Mason
June Noble
Stephen Smith
1 year
Stacy Walker



ECOR Officers

Rome Exchange Club

2016-2017 Officers

President - Mike Elliott
Past President -  J P Cooper
President Elect - Charles Long
Secretary - Charles Norris
Treasurer - Bob Steinbruegge
Term Ending 6/30/2017
Robin Burk
Tom Caldwell
Barbara Carter
Bill King
Charles Stevens
Wanda Whitten
Term Ending 6/30/2018
Louise Branham Phil Burkhalter Patrick Eidson Bob Evans Ronnie Farmer Steve White
District President Barney Knighton

Programs of Service

Committee Chairperson

Americanism- Bill King
Youth - Wanda Whitten
Community Service - Tom Caldwell
Child Abuse Prev - Louise Branham
P/R -Phil Burkhalter
Social - J.P. Cooper
Awards -Steve White
Programs -Charles Long
Fellowship -Rhonda Wallace & Steve White
New Member Support -J.P. Cooper
Contact one of these Chairpersons and volunteer for a committee. 
CVFA Officers
Coosa Valley Fair Association Officers
Pres - John Garner
1st VP - Gene Richardson
2nd VP - Jason Sanker
Treas - Joe Wade
Sect - Paul Smith
Ex Officio - J P Coooper
Past Pres - Bill Irmscher
Term Expires 12/2016
Phil Burkhalter
Cathy Kerce
Charles Long
Sam Reeder
Milton Slack
Term Expires 12/2017
Sherri Beidek
Jordan Knight
Bobby Padgett
Robert Smyth
Joe Wade, III
Term Expires 12/2018
Barbara Carter
Jim Kelly
Bob Babcock
Dave Shelton
Len Woodward


Rome Exchange Club

Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live.

Rome's #1 Service Club For Over 78 Years

Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower
5K Road Race & 2 Mile Health Walk

2016 Sponsors


Coosa Valley Fair Association Exchange Club of Rome


Floyd Medical Center

Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Redmond Regional Medical Center


Advance Rehab

Chick-Fil-A Dwarf House Coosa Valley Credit Union Cycle Therapy

Garner and Glover Insurance

Kindred Hospital

McRae, Stegall, Peek, Harman, Smith, & Monroe, LLP

Performance Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

Pridemore & Cox Orthodontics

Rome Orthopaedic Center

Tedesco Law Office


Benjamin Edwards

C&S Trophies

Heritage First Bank

Pro Performance Personal Training



Eagle Rock Distributing

KRE8SHUNS Mobile DJ Services Kroger

Rome Runners Club

Team 360

Ted Buckenham Photography

Friends of the Race

Representative Katie Dempsey

Greene’s Jewelers Hi Tech Signs

River City Bank

Sweet Frog

Ted Buckenham Photography

Tyson Foods

August 19: Russell McMurry, Georgia DOT Commissioner

Next Meeting

August 19th

Meeting will start promptly at 12 Noon due to full agenda.  Race info and T shirts will be part of our program. 

Georgia DOT Commissioner

Russell McMurry

    Longtime Georgia DOT  Executive, Russell McMurry, was elected by the 14-member State Transportation Board to be the commissioner of the Transportation Department,

in January, 2015.

    McMurry, a Hart County native, has worked for Georgia DOT for 25 years – joining in 1990 as a civil engineering trainee.
    Prior to becoming Commissioner, he was chosen by Governor Nathan Deal to be the Department’s  Planning Director after serving for two years as its Chief Engineer – during which time he was responsible for managing the Engineering, Construction, Operations, Intermodal,P3/Innovative and Program Delivery Divisions, as well as the offices of Organizational Performance Management and Engineering Services.

Tillman Clocktower Race is Just Around the Corner!

August 20th to be exact!!
It’s almost here!  Our sponsorships ae strong this year, and registrations look good.  We are putting the finishing touches on another great race, and we need YOU to make this the best race ever.
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered or registered to run or walk so far.  We still need volunteers to fill several critical spots. 
It takes a lot of volunteers to make our race the best in the area.  If you have not volunteered and would be willing to give us a few hours of your time on Friday afternoon from 4 until 6 for packet pick-up, or from 6 or 7 until 10 on Saturday morning, please let Gail Johnson or Jason Sanker know ASAPGail can be reached at 706-346-9348 and Jason at 706-506-6503.



Exchangites in the news…..

It’s this weekend!!!

This year we have two Exchangites participating in the 6th annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge.  This years Challenge will be held August 20th, 7 PM at the Rome City Auditorium.
Styled after TV’s “Dancing with the Stars“, this  event will provide guests with a wonderful evening of entertainment and  all funds raised will go directly to the Sexual Assault Center of NWGA to provide on going services to victims of sexual assault.

  Exchangite Patrick “Twinkle Toes” Eidson

will be will be partnered with Hannah Camacho, an instructor at The Dance Centre.



Exchangite Scotty “The Storm” Hancock will be dancing with Katie Kiser, an instructor at Baird Ballet and The Dance Centre.



A note from our Treasurer

Bob Steinbruegge,  Exchange Treasurer
,  announced at the meeting last week that there was a problem with the email invoices for our quarterly dues.  Some emails did not make it to members but Bob does not know which ones….. So if you did not receive an invoice in July for 3rd quarter dues,  please go ahead and send in your $100.  Dues can also be deposited in the box in the lobby of the Palladium,  next to the china cabinet.

If you need an invoice,  please contact Bob.
 His email is :   Bob.Steinbruegge@gmail.com
 His cell phone is:   706-233-2223

At our last meeting….


At our last meeting, Ashley Ellington, Executive Director of the The Community Foundation for Greater Rome, explained to the club the history and purpose of the foundation.  While many non-profits have to spend much of their time on fund-raising rather than on their mission,  the foundation has no other mission than to raise funds, primarily endowment funds, to be able to help other non-profits with grants to make the Rome/Floyd County area a better place to live. Two members of the the Community Foundation’s board, Wright Bagby and Jimmy Byars,  also attended.

The Americanism Committee will meet on Monday, August 29th, 5:30 at the Fair Office.

The Americanism Committee will meet on Monday, August 29th, 5:30 at the Fair Office.

Toys For Tots Golf Tourney

Stonebridge Golf Club
585 Stonebridge Drive, Rome, GA 30165
4th Annual Charity Golf Classic To Benefit Toys for Tots
Friday, September 23, 2016
The Georgia State Patrol is partnering with Toys for Tots to help make this a better Christmas for hundreds of needy children in our area.  With this Benefit Golf Tournament we can make a difference and a Joyous Holiday for children in Chattooga, Floyd, and Polk Counties.
Entry fee includes: One Raffle Ticket per Golfer, Range Balls, Green Fee, Cart Fee.
Chick-fil-A Breakfast and World of Wings Lunch Provided.
Raffle will be held after the event.

Individual or Teams: Entry Fee is $200.00 PER TEAM or $50.00 PER PERSON

For more details and an entry form,   click here

Save the Date!


Save The Date For 

The Celebration of the

25th Anniversary of the founding of The

Exchange Club Family Resource Center

October 27th

5:30 – 7:30P

Hawthorne Suites

Rome Exchange Club
 Meetings Held Friday At Noon
The Palladium
Coosa Valley Fairgrounds
1400 Martin Luther King Blvd 
Rome, GA

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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 three times they visit, more than that you are required to pay for your guest's meal unless they have submitted an application for membership, in which case the meals will remain at no charge.
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 $10 per meal and must be paid to the Treasurer or other officer 
at the time of the meeting.  Money can also be placed in the Dues Box in the lobby.