NO Noon Meeting This Week!
Well, the year seems to be flying by and as we enter this holiday season, I want to wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving. It’s important to remember during these holidays the importance of the message that Thanksgiving brings. It is a time to spend with family and friends and enjoy the food and relationships. However, it is a time to remember and give thanks for all we have. We are not here by accident and are destined for this particular time in history. It is our duty to give thanks and therefore make someone’s life better. I want to challenge each of you to find a family or an individual who may be less fortunate than yourself and invest into their life.
Let’s remember our military personnel around the world during this time of year. Those serving abroad who will be unable to enjoy the family gatherings need to our prayers. Our military is one based on volunteerism. This means that each member made a conscious and selfless decision to serve for each of us. We owe them our gratitude and prayers during this season. We have several Americanism projects so far this year. Each have been successful and kudos to Debbie Burnett, Americanism chair, and her committee for their hard work.
We have had many programs so far this year and that have been very effective. We are planning some activities during the month of December to help underprivileged children at both the FRC and through Toys For Tots. Don’t forget that there will be many volunteer opportunities during the month. We will also be helping to make a number of seniors’ lives a little brighter by partnering with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office.
Dr. Tony Daniel
Rome Exchange Club
We will be participating in Santa for Seniors soon. At this point we have 13 Exchangites who have agreed to sponsor a Senior. I would love to have more. If interested, please let me know via e-mail.Whitten0665@comcast.net
I will forward names and wants as soon as they are available.
This is a great service project that will warm your heart and someone else at the same time. Thanks… Wanda
|2013 Toys For Tots Oldies Party|
A fantastic time was had by all Saturday Night at the Oldies Party for Toys For Tots at the Brewhouse. Can you believe our own Exchangite Robert Smith took center stage? The place was full, the beer was cold, and…oh I forgot…what happened at the Brewhouse…stayed at the Brewhouse. Click on the above and take a look.
The holidays are upon us once again and we are starting to plan for our families that will need help this year. We are hoping to get a start early to know how many families we might be able to help this year but that begins with you. We just need to find out if it is something you’d be interested in doing again this year. And if so, what is your preference in regards to the family you adopt? Family size? Ages of children? Needs?
If you do adopt a family again this year, we would provide the family’s wish list to you by the end of November and we’d need the items back (unwrapped) by December 16 in order to get everything to the families in time.
If you do want to adopt a family this year, please respond to us as soon as possible with any specifics you are looking for as well as a contact name/number/email so we can get you all the necessary information to ensure plenty of shopping time.
Checkout the Family Resource Center’s latest newsletter by clicking here
Thank you again for helping us serve the families of Rome and Floyd County. Please contact the Family Resource Center at (706)290-0764
or email Amy@ExchangeClubFRC.org.
Blake Petty, the President-Designate “presented” to the Student Life Council at Berry College on Tuesday, Nov 21. Our faculty sponsor, Professor Vincent Gregoire reports he did an excellent job.
Blake was pleased with the presentation and said that most of the community were unaware of Exchange and he explained the organization fully to them and there were only a few questions.
The Student Life Council will have a decision in January, but Blake feels comfortable with the presentation and the reaction so hopefully it will be full speed ahead by the first of February.”
We continue to support the officers designate in their attempt to get things officially chartered.
Donations may also be mailed directly to:
Family Resource Center
P.O. Box 168
Rome, GA 30162-0168