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

209 years of combined  service

43 years!!!
Lynn Dempsey
32 years!!! 

Bob Steinbruegge

31 years!!! 

Richard Grant

29 years!!! 

Steve Cox

15 years
Bill Fricks

14 years
Terry Clift

12 years
Tim Burkhalter
Nan Winkelman

11 years
Joe Wade III

10 years
Barbara Carter



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
Coosa Valley Fair Association Officers
Pres - John Garner
1st VP - Gene Richardson
2nd VP - Jason Sanker
Treas - Joe Wade
Sect - Paul Smith
Ex Officio - J P Coooper
Past Pres - Bill Irmscher
Term Expires 12/2016
Phil Burkhalter
Cathy Kerce
Charles Long
Sam Reeder
Milton Slack
Term Expires 12/2017
Sherri Beidek
Jordan Knight
Bobby Padgett
Robert Smyth
Joe Wade, III
Term Expires 12/2018
Barbara Carter
Jim Kelly
Bob Babcock
Dave Shelton
Len Woodward


Rome Exchange Club
Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live.
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The Rome Exchange Clu 
Recipient of Exchange National Service Award 2016-2017

Rome's #1 Service Club For Over 78 Years


January 20: Book of Golden Deeds, Youth of the Year Programs

Next Meeting
Friday, January 20th


Book of Golden Deeds

Youth of the Year


Twelve high school students will be presented as candidates for Youth of the Year and Book of Golden Deeds Awards. Winners will receive cash prizes and the Youth of the Year winner will go on to represent Rome for the District Award at the District Convention.

One of the most popular Exchange youth projects, the Youth of the Year Award recognizes hard-working high school students who attain high levels of scholastic achievement, community involvement and leadership. 
 The Book of Golden Deeds recognizes students for their Community Service. 
We expect to have approximately 40 students and teachers as our guests at this meeting. This is one of the most popular and interesting meetings of the year as Rome Exchange recognizes these students as part of our Commitment to Youth.  Please help the students through the food line and to find their places at this meeting.

Chicken Tenders, Pork Loin, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Augratin Potatoes, Rolls, Salad, Cake, and Cobbler


At our last meeting

Sammy Rich, Rome City Manager, presented our program last week.  Sammy went through a host of slides to illustrate that a lot is going on in Rome and in particular, the Rome City Government.  In addition to the normal activities of Public Works and Public Safety, Economic Development is a high priority for Rome.  At lot of time and attention is focused on finding a way to acquire the old Battery State Hospital property, more recently known as the NW Ga Regional Hospital property.  Sammy also outlined the boost to our economy with the opening of the Tennis Center at Berry College.  Several tennis tournaments are already scheduled.  

Read story about this presentation in Rome News 


Upcoming Meetings…

The Americanism Committee will meet on Monday evening, January 23rd at 5:30 p.m. in the Fair Office. 
There will also be an organizational meeting for the Memorial Day program.  That meeting will be on Monday evening, January 30th at 5:30 also in the Fair Office.  Anyone interested in helping with the Memorial Day Committee is urged to attend.
New Member Orientation has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 7th at the Palladium on the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.  The club will provide pizza starting around 5:10 pm and we will begin the orientation PROMPTLY at 5:30 pm.  If you have not received an email about this but want to attend,  please contact Buzz Wachsteter, buzzrome@comcast.net,  or Gail Johnson, gailj1@bellsouth.net. Committee chairs and club officers should also attend and be prepared to present info about their particular committee or position.
The Family Resource Center will hold its annual Retreat/Planning Session on Saturday,  January 21st from 9A – 12 Noon at the Ga Power Auditorium, 800 Broad Street.  All Exchangites who are members of the FRC Board of Directors should plan to attend.


Exchangite Richard Dixon
was named Heart of the Community Board of Governors recipient this past week.  Richard was honored for years of community service, including service to the Rome Exchange Club and the Coosa Valley Fair. 

Congratulations to Richard and thanks for your years of service to Exchange and the Coosa Valley Fair.!!
Also Tashia Ingram Twyman, wife of Exchangite Chris Twyman, was named a Heart of the Community recipient.  
Richard, Tashia, and the other Heart of the Community recipients  will be honored at a banquet on February 18th.  
Heritage First Bank was named a corporate recipient. Heritage First is a major supporter of the FRC events.  Congratulations and thanks!!
The Heart of the Community awards are sponsored by Redmond Regional Hospital.  

Night at the Movies

It’s not too early to start making plans to attend this years Night at the Movies,  February 28th at the West Rome Cinemas.

We are limiting the ticket sales to 400 so please start making your plans. Tickets are available at the FRC and from Tina.  This is a fun filled evening that raises over $20,000 for the FRC.

First Quarter Dues now due

First Quarter Dues statements were mailed this week.  Please be on the lookout for yours.  Even if you failed to receive one,  you know you owe $100…. so go ahead and send it in.Thanks
Bob Steinbruegge

Exchange Club of Rome
PO Box 1184
Rome GA  30162

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
Bill King
Marti Robles
Bryan Shealy
Terry Simmons(2)
Buzz Wachsteter
Bob Steinbruegge

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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.