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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
April Anniversaries
Club Anniversaries  
33 years 
John Liverett   
32 years
Rick Sargent

30 years
Darrell Lowery

24 years
Steve White

23 years
Ben Harrison

20 years
Dr. Bob Williams

9 years 
Dave Schreiber
Lisa Stuenkel 

8 years
Kirk Milam
6 years
Jim Kelly
Jordan Knight
Jason Sanker
ECOR Officers
Exchange Club
of Rome 
2013-2014 Officers
President - Tony Daniel
President-Elect - Chip Nimmons
Secretary - Bryan Shealy
Treasurer - J.P. Cooper
Past President - Gail Johnson
Ex-Officio - Jim Talley 

Term Ending 6/30/2014
George Bosworth
Nan Langford
Ben Levy
Charles Long
Pat Patton
John Upton
Term Ending 9/30/2015
Brenda Gail Baldwin  
Debbie Burnett 
Leslie Duke
 Michael Elliott
Cathy Kerce 
Noah Simon
District President  - Ted Noe

Program of Service
Committee Chairperson
Americanism- Debbie Burnett 
Youth - George Bosworth
Community Service - Charles Long 
Child Abuse Prev -Nan Langford 
P/R - Brenda Gail Baldwin
Social - Gail Johnson
Awards - Michael Elliott
Programs - Chip Nimmons
Fellowship -Rhonda Wallace & Steve White 
 Member Support -  Gail Johnson
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
Nan Selman
Jack Carter
Don Chambers
Sam Reeder
Gene Richardson
New Brochure
New Help To Seal The Deal...

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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.

Blue Monday

Wear Blue Each Monday In April


April 18th: Good Friday, NO MEETING!!

Meeting On Friday
ause Of
Good Friday Holiday

Happy Easter 


Sanker Wins FRC Award

Rome Exchangite Jason Sanker received the prestigious Katie Dempsey Service Award presented by the Exchange Club Family Resource Center.

Sanker, who currently serves as President of the FRC Board was the unanimous nominee of the center’s board of directors for the tremendous efforts he has expended.  Now in his third, and last, term as president, Jason has devoted countless hours to the FRC, at first without an Executive Director, and brought a complete turnaround in terms of personnel and finances.

Presenting the award on behalf of the FRC was the Executive Director, Tina Bartleson.


At Our April 11th Meeting…

Photo From RN-T

A near capacity crowd packed the Palladium last Friday
for the panel presentation on child abuse in Rome and Floyd County.  The panel consisted of Tina Bartleson, the Executive Director of the Exchange Club Family Resource Center, Carol Willis, Director of the Rome/Floyd Commission on Children and Youth, Lindsey Howerton of the Floyd County Department of Childrens Services, and Floyd County Juvenile Court Judge Greg Price.

The four gave an open and frank discussion of child abuse in our county, possible reasons, and possible solutions.

See the complete report of the meeting that appeared in the Rome News-Tribune.

RN-T Story


Attention District Convention Delegates…

If you plan to attend District Convention in St. Simons in June and do not have your Exchange Club of Rome garb, be sure and place your order with Deborah Martin ASAP.  Give her a call at 706-506-0582 for details.

Jim Bishop Memorial “Tee Off Against Child Abuse” Golf Tournament Just Around The Corner

Players, Sponsors, Volunteers Needed!

Is your foursome ready to  play in our tournament at Stone Bridge on April 25th?  No? You still have time to sign up for a 2121975day of fun and a real financial boost to the Exchange Club Family Resource Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

Chair Pat Patton reports still space for four more teams to make this year’s golf tournament a complete sell-out!  (Form Below)

Not a golfer, how about you or your company being a hole sponsor?  We need as many of these as we can get too.  (Form Below)

There will be no Exchange Club meeting that Friday so we can get as many of you as possible to volunteer to help us out at Stonebridge.
Please call Cathy at the Family Resource Center (706-290-0764) and tell her you can volunteer.

Team Signup Form     Hole Sponsor Form


Can You Help With Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Door Prize Items For Convention?

The Georgia District Convention appeal is out for Rome to bring some items to St. Simons for the convention.

Live Auction/Silent Auction - Each year the District Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Foundation has a live and silent auction to raise monies to distribute to local CAP programs.  Our Family Resource Center is a recipient of a portion of these funds.  The auctions look for items of value that will raise the most dollars.  If you, or your company has any such items that can be auctioned off, please let Tony or Bryan know.  Larger value items will go into the live auction to be held Thursday night.

Door Prizes – Delegates are given door prize tickets at each session of the convention, so they need a bunch of these.  They can be gift items your company usually gives away as favors to customers, gift cards from Wal-Mart, small appliances, art work or crafts, gift baskets, etc.  Same here, give to Tony or Bryan.

Exchange Extravaganza Slated For June 6-7 At The Fairgrounds

A two day arts, crafts, homemaker goods, food, and much more is slated for the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on June 6-7 as a community service fundraising project to raise funds.  The First Saturday Sale committee has changed direction and expanded its focus to combine a wide variety of merchandise to attract a large crowd in this two day event.

The committee is headed up by Scottie Edwards and they are busy lining up exhibitor/vendors as well as food court trucks. Scottie asks that if Exchangites know any people that do arts and crafts, sewing, quilting, home made canned goods, jellies, candy, or any other specialties that would like to sell their wares to please have them contact him at 706-346-5998 for more information.

The proceeds from this first Extravaganza will go to help support DIGS, a local group that helps individuals with special needs develop independent living skills.

Some of the committee members shown at a committee meeting this week are Sherri Thompson, Louise Schroeder, Chairman Scottie, and Paula Wachsteter.  Others working with the committee are Barbara Carter, Dixie Sorrow, Mark Peck, and Buzz Wachsteter.  Additional volunteers are needed.  The group will meet again on Tuesday night at 5:30 at the fair office.

Exchange Organizes Community Group For Memorial Day Activities


Exchangite Leslie Duke is now leading a committee created at the request of several community and veterans groups to plan activities for Memorial Day, May 25th.

The group has already met twice with a third meeting scheduled for this Saturday at 0900 hours, that’s 9 AM to the non military folks, to continue planning and implementation.  The group needs more volunteers for that special Monday to salute and remember those who made the “ultimate sacrifice” so that we can live in the land of the free.


April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

In observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month, here are the activities happening in the next few weeks….

  • March 10
    6:30 PM
    City of Rome Proclamation
  • March 11
    2:00 PM
    Floyd County Proclamation
  • March 21
    12 Noon
    Tina Bartleson, Exec Director of the Family Resource Center will present the program at Exchange Club
  • March 31
    5 – 8 PM
    HEROs Spirit night at Chick Fil A click to see flyer with details
  • April 1
    10 AM
    Placing of pinwheels at Dempsey Bldg – Broad @ Turner McCall11 AM
    Assemble at Town Green

    11:30 AM
    “March for Our Children” up Broad to Dempsey Bldg to hang sign and release balloons (this is a community event and we want to have as much participation as possible)  click to see brochure 

  • April 7, 14, 21, 28:
    Blue Mondays – wear your blue!
  • April 11,
    12 Noon: Child Abuse Prevention panel discussion (DFACS, Juvenile Court) at Exchange Club
  • April 25:
    “The Jim Bishop Memorial Tee Off Against Child Abuse” Golf Tournament at Stonebridge
  • April 26
    “Believe in the Blue”

There will also be PSAs playing on the local radio stations, on the school announcements, and some schools will be creating a painting with supplies provided by the Bonner program at Berry. A press release will go out, we will have a billboard and an editors note will be in the April issue of V3. The FRC is working to get the blue calendars out to every elementary school student in city and county schools (we did this least year)


Messsage from the President

Tony Daniel


Hello fellow Exchangites.  


We are near the end of the year and it has been a great one.  As a club, we’ve made some great strides.  We have experienced some great programs that were both enlightening and educational.  We have been left with a sense of pride toward our membership in this community. 


We have recognized the charter of the Collegiate Club of Berry and they are off to a great start.  Buzz Wachsteter and Harry Wise worked diligently to make this happen.  Their efforts were tireless and their communication with the administrators at Berry, faculty, and Blake was tremendous.  Without their continuous work, this would not have come to fruition.  I would like to see one started at Shorter University next year and Buzz and I have already talked. 


The replacement of the Star Spangled Banner flag was a great Americanism project.  The board of directors agreed to purchase the new flag, which was made in Georgia, and several members participated in opening the box, stretching it out, and folding it.  I want to thank Berry College for their use of the Cage Center in providing the space for us to stretch out such an enormous flag.  In June, we will be presenting the flag to the City of Rome.  City officials have agreed to erect a flag pole on the top of Jackson Hill and will fly this flag in September, the anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.  The Americanism committee remains active in several projects as we close out the year.


We honor our members that we have lost this year.  We reflect on their impact to the club and appreciate their hard work throughout the years.  It is because of their perseverance that we continue on. 


As we near the end of the year, I want to thank each of your for your support.  I have enjoyed being your president and appreciate each member’s contribution to the Rome Exchange Club.  Serving you has been a great honor that I will always remember.  


Yours in Exchange,


Dr. Tony Daniel

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Tee Off Against Child Abuse Tournament April 25th!

The Exchange Club and Family Resource Center are preparing for their 3rd annual golf tournament on April 25 at Stonebridge.  This year the tournament has a new name, “The Jim Bishop Memorial Tee Off Against Child Abuse” Golf Tournament in honor of long-time supporter, Jim Bishop!  Please call the Family Resource Center if you have any questions.


Exchange National Convention


New Orleans, LA.
July 9 - July 12, 2014
(Ever Thought About Riding
The Train?)

Are YOU In Exchange Blue?

Shirt and Hat You see them at meetings and projects...our new logo club shirts.  We have now:

  • Men's and ladies cotton knit shirts up to 3XL
  • Ladies 3/4 sleeve V-necks in all sizes
  • White logo ball caps
  • Straw logo Panama hats (one size fits all) 

Exchangite Deborah Martin is our club clothing chair. If you have not ordered yours yet, please see her.  These shirts and hats are an excellent way to show your support of Exchange and identify you as a member of America's Service Club...and great to wear at the fair too. 

To Order: deeboora@yahoo.com  or you can call 706-506-0582 cell or 706-234-2427 home.

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.