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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  
60 years !!
  Bradley Burkhalter
46 years!!
Ray Dempsey
41 years!!
Bob Berry
39 years!!
Richard Dixon
38 years!!
   Lydell Hunt
34 years!!
Frank Redwine
32 years!!
Tom Richardson
30 years!!
Lynn Whatley
27 years
Rhett Butler
24 years
John Garner
19 years
Bill Irmscher
13 years
Red Abrams
5 years
Stan Rogers
2 years
Lee Niedrach
Cyndi Westmoreland
ECOR Officers



Rome Exchange Club
2014-2015 Officers
President - Bryan Shealy
Past President - Tony Daniel
President Elect - J P Cooper
Secretary - Ronnie Wallace
Treasurer -Noah Simon
Ex-Officio - Kirk Milam

Term Ending 6/30/2015
Brenda Gail Baldwin
Debbie Burnett
Leslie Duke
Michael Elliott
Cathy Kerce
Jackie Moreland

Term Ending 6/30/2016

Louise Branham
Giles Chapman
Greg Fricks
John Hine
Nan Winkelman
John Upton
District President- Tyron Spearman

Program of Service
Committee Chairperson
Americanism- Leslie Duke
Youth - John Upton
Community Service - Cathy Kerce
Child Abuse Prev -Nan Winkelman
P/R - Jackie Moreland
Social - Tony Daniel
Awards - Michael Elliott
Programs - J. P. Cooper

Fellowship -Rhonda Wallace & Steve White
New Member Support - Tony Daniel


Contact one of these Chairpersons and volunteer for a committee.

CVFA Officers
Coosa Valley Fair Association Officers
Pres - Kirk Milam
1st VP - Bill Irmscher
2nd VP - John Garner
Tres - Joe Wade
Sect - Paul Smith
Ex Officio - Tony Daniel
Past Pres - Jim Talley

Term Expires 11/2014
Bud Owens
Tom Bennett
Cathy Kerce
Jim Loyd
Stan Rogers
Term Expires 11/2015
Holly Kelly
Gigi Binion
Steve White
Frank Shropshire
Phil Burkhalter
Term Expires 11/2016
Jack Carter
Don Chambers
Sam Reeder
Gene Richardson
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's #1 Service Club  For Over 78 Years

Sept. 2014

Winner of the
Leonard Grace Best Club Bulletin 2013-2014

Greg Gaston - Editor

December 19th: Christmas Entertainment

Next Meeting

Friday, December 19th

   Holiday Entertainment


The Three Rivers Singers

Menu:  Chicken and Dumplings, Pork loin, broccoli casserole, Scalloped potatoes, green beans, rolls, salad, strawberry shortcake, cobbler.

Santa for Seniors


Reminder that those Exchangeites who adopted Santa for Seniors need to either deliver their gifts to the Parker Senior Center on Kingston Rd this week  or bring them to the Exchange meeting on Friday, December 19.

Thanks for helping make a  Senior Adult’s Christmas a little brighter.


Wanda Whitten



Holiday Greetings from the Prez


In this very joyous time of the year I want to wish each of our members and their families both a Very Merry Christmas and an Especially Happy New Year.  Regardless of our various religions we all have something to celebrate during this festive season and I wish each and every one of you peace, health and good tidings to begin the new year.  As we get busy during these delightful days please try to keep in mind one thing … IT IS ABOUT PRESENCE … NOT PRESENTS!


We have had a lot to celebrate and be proud of during the first half of this Exchange Club year. We are really accomplishing our mission of serving the community.  Our members are being seen in various ways in the public performing a variety of charitable events which is, of course, the thread that binds Exchange.


We still have lots to do this year and plenty of programs you will enjoy.  Please join us for lunch on Fridays if you haven’t attended lately.  As with any organization you get out of it what you put into it.  I can’t describe the feeling of joy I get when I help someone even in some small way … and that is what Exchange is all about.  So if you have become lax please reconnect.  I promise you will not regret it.


Proudly We Hail…

Proudly We Hail

Again this year, we will be honoring homes, businesses, and government agencies who proudly fly the American Flag … and we need you…..

   Your assistance is needed in identifying and nominating citizens, business owners/institutions and governmental agencies that are flying the American flag appropriately and on a consistent basis. This is your opportunity to thank, and recognize citizens in our community who honor and display our national emblem.

   Members of the Americanism Committee will visit the nominee sites and select the winner(s) to be invited to a luncheon meeting and receive a Proudly We Hail Award.

    Names and addresses of the nominees should be given to Giles Chapman or any member of the Americanism Committee.

Save the Date







Tickets Available Now:

$45 single

$80 couple

$35 each (10+ tickets)

Call 706-290-0764


These make great gifts for employees, friends, family!

Toys for Tots

Toys For Tots Train

Toy Distribution has been set for Saturday, December 20th at the

Coosa Valley Fair ground.  As Hal explained at a recent meeting, much of the work for the distribution will be done  before the distribution day in order for that to go smoothly and quickly.

With the flu and other things during this season, it looks like we will be short-handed for the picking of toys tomorrow, Thursday at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.


We will be filling “orders” from 9-12 and 1-4. People should wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes. Some will be pushing shopping carts with bagged toys from the Community Building to the Village Building, dropping them off, and making return trips.


All elves are welcome!


Remember, there are 2500 kids counting on us…

Family Resource Center News

Bryan Shealy, Rome Exchange Club President, dropped by my office today and asked me to deliver $50 Visa gift cards to each of our staff as a way to say thanks to them for all the work they do with families.  I delivered those certificates a few minutes ago and I wish you all could have seen the smiles and felt the gratitude.  I thought you would enjoy knowing about this gift!




Tina Bartleson

Executive Director

Family Resource Center 


View Family Resource Center December Newsletter  


It’s not too late…..

Only 60% of Exchangites have supported the Family Resource Center this year during our campaign, but it’s not too late.  If you haven’t contributed and can do so,  please send your tax deductible contribution before December 31 to:


Exchange Club Family Resource Center 
5 Professional Court / P.O. Box 168 
Rome, GA 30162-0168



Rome Exchange Club

 Meetings Held Friday At Noon
The Palladium
Coosa Valley Fairgrounds

1400 Martin Luther King Blvd 
Rome, GA

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2014-15 Natl Campaign







Again this year,  we will be recording the names of members who bring in a new member.  Members who recruit a new member will receive a badge pin like this from National. 

JP Cooper
Terry Simmons
Kirk Milam
Leslie Duke
Paula Wachsteter

Ben Levy

Cathy Kerce

Diane Warner

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To order Exchange Apparel, go to Team360 at 338 Broad St. (corner of 4th Ave. next to Jefferson's)  You can place your order and pay for it there.





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.