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


32 years!!

Joe Wade


28 years!!

Ken Cormany


21  years!!

Ted Noe


16 years

Cathy Kerce


12 years

David Estes


8 years

Ward Daugherty

Scottie Edwards

Jack Smith


7 years

J P  Cooper

Julia Dent

Greg Gaston


5 years

Ben Levy


4 years

Wayne Rush

Len Woodward


3 years

Clay Burkhalter

Tom Caldwell, IV

Bradley Smith

Allen Stephens

Shaun Wilbanks


2 years

Ronnie Farmer

Phil Franssen

Jeffrey Putnam

Dixie Sorrow

Diane Warner


1 year

Patrick Eidson

Vann Knight

Bud Ware


ECOR Officers
Rome Exchange Club
2015-2016 Officers

President - J P Cooper

Past President -  Bryan Shealy
President Elect - Mike Elliot
Secretary - Charles Long
Treasurer - Meredith Brown
Ex-Officio - Bill Irmscher
Term Ending 6/30/2016
Louise Branham
Giles Chapman
Greg Fricks
Greg Gaston
Nan Langford
John Upton
Term Ending 6/30/2017
Al Bonnyman
Robin Burk
Tom Caldwell
Barbara Carter
Charles Stevens
Wanda Whitten
District President Barney Knighton

Program of Service
Committee Chairperson
Program of Service
Committee Chairperson
Americanism- Bill King
Youth - John Upton
Community Service - Nan Winkelman
Child Abuse Prev - Louise Branham
P/R -Greg Gaston
Social - Bryan Shealy
Awards -Giles Chapman
Programs - Mike Elliott
Fellowship -Rhonda Wallace & Steve White
New Member Support -Bryan Shealy
Contact one of these Chairpersons and volunteer for a committee. 
CVFA Officers
Coosa Valley Fair Association Officers
Pres - Bill Irmscher
1st VP - John Garner
2nd VP - Gene Richardson
Treas - Joe Wade
Sect - Paul Smith
Ex Officio - Bryan Shealy
Past Pres - Kirk Milam
Term Expires 12/2015

Holly Kelly

Gigi Binion

Steve White

Frank Shropshire

Phil Burkhalter

Term Expires 12/2016
Don Chambers

Charles Long

Sam Reeder

Cathy Kerce

Milton Slack

Term Expires 12/2017

Sherri Beideck

Jordan Knight

Bobby Padgett

Jason Sanker

Joe Wade III


Rome Exchange Club

Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live.


 From The Rome Exchange Clu 

Recipient of Exchange National Service Award 2014-2015  

Rome's #1 Service Club For Over 78 Years [date today]

Winner of the
Leonard Grace Best Club Bulletin 2013-2014, Greg Gaston - Editor

February 5: Business Meeting

Next Meeting

February 5th, 2016

Business Meeting

Remember – No Guests at Business Meetings


Ham, Chicken & Dressing, Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Yeast Rolls, Salad, Cobbler, Cake and Ice Cream.

Night at the Movies

Make your plans to attend.  Tickets are available from the Family Resource Center beginning this week.
This is not only a great, fun-filled evening, but a chance to see a first run major motion picture, sample the fare of several
local eateries,  and is also a major fund raiser for the FRC.

NAM sponsors 2015

Special Sweetheart Exchange Meeting


In Celebration of Valentines Day, you are invited to our Exchange Club’s Sweethearts Party to be held on Friday, February 12th, We have moved our regular noon buffet to a evening  buffet to allow you to bring your special Sweetie, or come along anyway if you are still playing the field.

What a night we have planned:

  • Wine and conversation beginning at 6, buffet at 6:30
  • Crooning by “The Bottom Feeders”
  • Earl Tillman as special guest speaker
  • A Very Special Version of “The Newlywed Game”
  • Door Prizes!
This party is covered by your dues, but to allow Marie to have an accurate figure for the buffet, we ask that you RSVP for yourself and your Sweetie.  See separate email to make a reservation.

At our last meeting…

Judge Jack Niedrach, a fellow Exchangite, outlined the plans to create a “Mental Health Court” in the Rome Floyd County Superior Courts.  As Jack explained, the mental health court is not another court, but rather, provides an alternate method of sentencing those with mental illness.  As Jack pointed out, the present system of sending those with mental illness to prison does not work effectively.  The goal of the mental health court is to reduce recidivism by diverting the mentally ill from jails and prisons and into a treatment program.  “It’s a concept that the state would rather spend its tax dollars, not on incarceration, but on treatment and supervision,” Judge Niedrach said.

Click on the picture above for a video of Judge Niedrach’s presentation.

Here’s Some Good News

Kerce Joins Development Authority
Congratulations to Exchangite Cathy Kerce on being sworn in as a member of the Joint Rome Floyd Development Authority.  Cathy, as Chair of the Greater Rome Existing Industries Association joined Rome Mayor Jamie Doss, County Commission Chair Larry Maxey, and New Chamber of Commerce Chair Curtis Garner to be administered by Judge Walter Mathews.
Dr. Jack Runninger,  a retired local Optometrist and former Exchangite,  was recently featured in his alumni  newsletter.  Jack, as always, has some interesting observations as well as how he got to be an Optometrist. Click on   Visions  to see the story.

Gather Up Your Stuff

Call For Yard Sale “Goodies”

Our own Mr. yard sale, Scottie Edwards, is gathering up the goods for a spring sale to aide the Americanism projects of our Exchange Club. If you have anything to sell, call Scottie, 706-346-5998, and he will pick them up and hold them for the sale.  One person’s junk is another person’s treasure, so look around and give him a call.

Are You Saving Those Bottle Tops and Carton Ends?

At a previous meeting, Exchangites Barbara Carter and Meredith Brown outlined plans for this years scrapbook.  The duo explained they are also asking Exchangites to save bottle tops from Coke products and the end package panels from Coke can products.  There will be a basket in the lobby of the Palladium to deposit them and they will be exchanged for on-line services in producing the scrapbook.
Exchangites Barbara Carter and Meredith Brown  who preparing our annual Scrapbook shown here collecting  the Coke labels and caps from  Exchangite Dan Caesar and others who brought their labels and caps to our last meeting.
Rome Exchange Club
 Meetings Held Friday At Noon
The Palladium
Coosa Valley Fairgrounds
1400 Martin Luther King Blvd 
Rome, GA

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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!

Amanda Abbasi

Giles Chapman

Sue Jones

Frank Redwine

Diane Warner

Len Woodward

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Not too early to save these dates!!!!!
Night at the Movies
February 23rd, 2016
"Get A Jump On Child Abuse" Party
Saturday, April 16, 2016
The Brewhouse Music & Grill
Jim Bishop Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Family Resource Center
Stonebridge Golf Club
April 22, 2016

It's Not Too Early To Plan

Georgia District of Exchange
2016 Convention
 June 9 - 10 - 11, 2016

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.

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.