Upcoming Events



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

263 years of
combined  service

63 years!!!

Paul Smith

43 years!!!

John Youmans

24 years!!!

Bob Babcock
Mike Littlejohn

23 years!!!

Bryan Shealy

22 years!!!

Jackie Moreland
15 years
Wanda Whitten
11 years
Ron Kiefer
7 years
Jimmy Dupuy
Bud Owens
6 years
Gene Richardson
3 years
Bill King
Charles Norris
Gary Smith
2 years
John Fortune
Amy Patterson
Larry Walker
1 year
Hugh Bonner
Lucy Coyle
Tyrone Holland


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
2017 Coosa Valley Fair Association Officers
Pres - Bryan Shealy
1st VP - Barbara Carter
2nd VP - Mike Elliott
Treas - Joe Wade
Sect - Paul Smith
Past Pres - John Garner

Term Expires 12/2017
Sherri Beidek
Jordan Knight
Bobby Padgett
Robert Smyth
Joe Wade, III
Term Expires 12/2018
Jason Sanker
Jim Kelley
Bob Babcock
Dave Shelton
Len Woodward
Term Expires 12/2019
Phil Burkhalter
Cathy Kerce
Gail Johnson
George Bosworth
JC Grimes


Rome Exchange Club
Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live.
Exchange Strong Logo   
The Rome Exchange Clu 

Recipient of Exchange National Service Award 2016-2017

Winner of the National Exchange Club
Best Bulletin Award 2015-2016

Winner of the Georgia District
Greg Gaston - Editor

Rome's #1 Service Club For Over 78 Years


June 23: Installation dinner

Next Meeting

Friday, June 23rd

No Noon Meeting

Annual Installation of Officers

Dinner Meeting

6:30 P Social

7:00 P Dinner 

 followed by installation of new officers

Reservations Required 

Installation Banquet

We are so proud that National Exchange President-Elect Phil Howard will be with us to join our celebration and perform the installation of our officers.

Our installation and dinner meeting will be on Friday, June 23 at the Palladium.A social period will begin at 6:30 pm and a seated dinner at 7. The attire for the evening is coat and tie for gentlemen and similarly appropriate attire for the ladies.

Reservations are required. 

At Our Last Meeting…


At our last meeting we announced winners of our annual “Proudly We Hail” awards.  

Winners are as follows:

Non-governmental businesses – Riverwood Senior Living and Checkers on Broad Street
Governmental Offices – Rome/Floyd County Law Enforcement Center on 5th Avenue and the Rome City Hall/Auditorium on Broad
Schools – Georgia Highlands College on U.S. 27 and Pepperell Elementary School
Private Residences – Capt. and Mrs. Roy Willingham, 18 Wayside Rd. and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Arrowood of 638 Terhune Rd.  Both Capt. Willingham and Mr Arrowood were on hand to accept their award.
* Winners were selected by the “Proudly We Hail Committee” and were selected from nominations submitted by both members and non-members of the Rome Exchange Club.  Winners were assessed by their compliance with U.S. Flag Code in relation to the proper display of the American flag.  Selections were made just prior to May 15th based on the conditions of the flags at that time which was the deadline for submission to the Georgia District for eligibility for our club to be named Club of the Year for the Georgia District.
The second part of our program featured Rome City Police Chief Denise Downer-McKinney.  Denise was introduced by Exchangite (and Asst Chief of Police) Debbie Burnett.
Denise outlined the top things we should know about our Rome Police Department.  Top on her priorities was the recruitment and retention of qualified officers. She said the city invests between 9 and 12 months in hiring and training new police officers. The expense for that training adds up to approximately $80,000. She said a nearly 20-percent raise for certain state law enforcement officers has been a challenge to deal with and that she has already lost two officers to the state and a third appears to be getting ready to make the move.

See Rome News story about our meeting


FRC News…..

If you are a grandparent or parent of a young child, it pays to know the ABC’s of Safe Sleep. 
A-Alone:  Babies should always sleep alone.
  • Room sharing is encouraged so that you can hear your baby and be close by.  However, sharing beds should be avoided.
  • Babies should not share a bed, not even with a loving parent or sibling.  Because of their small size and age, infants can easily become wrapped up in blankets, covered by a pillow or accidentally rolled on by sleeping adults or other children.  Children can also become wedged between a wall and a mattress or at the headboard/footboard.
B-Back to sleep:  Babies should always be placed on their back to sleep.
  • Babies should sleep on their back every single time—even if just taking a nap. 
  • Though many parents are concerned that an infant will choke unless laid on their side or tummy, the fact is that fluids can pool and cause choking more easily in the side or tummy positions. Children are less likely to choke if placed on their back to sleep.
C-Cribs:  Babies should sleep in a safety-approved crib or bassinet
  • The mattress should be firm, flat, and covered with a tight-fitting bottom sheet made specifically for the crib. 
  • There should be no blankets, quilts, toys or any objects in baby’s sleeping space—not even crib bumpers.
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Thank YOU Exchange Club for making our work possible!
Rome Exchange Club
 Meetings Held Friday At Noon
The Palladium
Coosa Valley Fairgrounds
1400 Martin Luther King Blvd 
Rome, GA

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! 

Mike Elliott(2)
Bill King
Marti Robles(2)
Bryan Shealy
Terry Simmons(2)
Buzz Wachsteter
Bob Steinbruegge
Bud Owens
Bob Williams(2)
George Fricks
Jim Talley
Scottie Edwards
Sam Evans


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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.