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

42 years !!

Rocky Huffman, Jr

Stephen Stutts


40 years !!

Ray Cox


38  years !!

Charles White


35 years !!

Skip Howse


25 years 

J C Grimes

Howie Lowden


21 years

Terry Simmons 


16 years

Chris Twyman


6 years

Phil Burkhalter

Robert Smyth

Harry Wise

5 years

Paula Wachsteter


4 years

Bryan Johnson


3 years

Martin Meyer


1 year

Joel Megginson, Jr

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
Americanism- Nan Winkelman
Youth - John Upton
Community Service - Al Bonnyman
Child Abuse Prev -  Louise Branham
P/R -Barbara Carter
Social - Bryan Shealy
Awards - Giles Chapman
Programs - Greg Fricks
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


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.
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 December 1, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Thanksgiving Message From  
The National Exchange Club 


November 27: No Meeting, Happy Thanksgiving


NO Meeting On Friday!
Happy Thanksgiving 


Christmas Party

tree logoRegistration is closing Friday for the
Exchange Christmas Party at the Palladium.

For those attending, please remember –

  • Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7.
  • Appropriate attire is coat and tie for the men and party outfits for the ladies.
  • Your price for admission is a new unwrapped toy per person for Toys For Tots.
  • Having a great time is mandatory.

If you haven’t registered and plan to come, be sure and answer one of the emails you received and make your reservations.

Exchange “Elves” Play Santa For Seniors


Once again this year the Exchange Club of Rome is joining forces with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department to make Christmas just a little more merrier for a group of senior citizens who have no close families to make this holiday special.

Chaired by Wanda Whitten, the Exchange “Elves” have adopted 13 different seniors. Supplied with a short “wish list” from each person, gifts will be assembled and distributed by the Sheriff’s Department with the assistance of the Rome/Floyd Parks and Rec Department. Another great service project by our club.


Volunteer Opportunity….

Toys For Tots Train
The final registration for the 2015 Toys for Tots will be held on Saturday, December 5th, from 10 AM to 4 PM.   As usual, volunteers from the XC will be registering the families that need help with providing toys for their children. We will need six volunteers per shift, with the first shift being from 10 AM to 1 PM and the second from 1 PM until 4 PM (or shortly thereafter).
If you would like to volunteer, please email your name, email address, telephone number, and shift you would like to work to RomeToys@gmail.com. Preference will be given to those who have done the registration before, but don’t let that stop you from registering. We’d rather have too many volunteers than not enough.

Proudly we Hail…..

We need nominations for “Proudly We Hail” American Flag displays at residences, businesses, schools, and government sites.  Nomination forms will be available at the meeting Friday.

At Our Last Meeting

A busy meeting this past week with lots going on……
Exchangite Bill King  introduced Rev. Phillip May, Pastor, Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church who presented our One Nation Under God program.
Exchangite Gail Johnson, who served as Race Director for the Gary Tillman Clocktower Race presented a check FRC Executive Director Tina Bartleson.  The check shows the total amount of money the race brought to the Family Resource Center,$21,658!!!

Five Exchangites who were not present at our last business meeting were presented  Awards for lengthy years of service by National Exchange. Pictured here are John Youmans, Stephen Patton, Steve Cox, Tim Pape, and Dr Richard Dixon.

Exchangite Hal Gosnell who is Chair of the Rome Toys for Tots campaign outlined the remaining steps needed to be accomplished in order for us to have a successful TFT campaign. 
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.

Family Resource Center News…

The Family Resource Center is in the midst of our Adopt-a-Family for Christmas program. We currently have 20 families that we are serving through this program, but still have five families left unsponsored. We are doing our best to make sure that all of the families who have applied for this program are able to get the assistance that they need. The sizes of the families range from 2-4 people.
If you are interested in sponsoring a family, please contact Kelsee Estes, the FRC intern at kelsee.estes@vikings.berry.edu or call (706) 290-0764.
The FRC has received several bits of good news in the last few days:
  • We received a $1000 grant from NGEMC to purchase car seats and home safety items.
  • We received a $300 gift from Hampton Inn’s recent “blue jean” day.
  • We are designated as one of the charities to receive a portion of proceeds generated through the upcoming New Romans Auction.
  • We have final figures in for Strike Out Child Abuse Bowling Tournament.The project raised $5,162!  That’s $1200 MORE INCOME than from the 2014 event! It was a smooth and fun night.
Rome Exchange Club

 Meetings Held Friday At Noon
The Palladium
Coosa Valley Fairgrounds

1400 Martin Luther King Blvd 
Rome, GA

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Giles Chapman

Len Woodward

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Not too early to save these dates!!!!!
Exchange Annual Christmas Party
December 4th, 2015
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 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.