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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
Club Anniversaries
Club Anniversaries  
47 years !!
    John Hine      


33 years!!
Sam Evans

28 years!!
Johnny Rogers

11 years
Bobby Padgett
9 years
   Al Bonnyman 
4 years
Michele Randall

3 years 

  Sue Jones



ECOR Officers



Rome Exchange Club

2014-2015 Officers

President - Bryan Shealy
Past President - Tony Daniel
President Elect - J P Cooper
Secretary - Ronnie Wallace
Treasurer -Noah Simon
Ex-Officio - Kirk Milam
Term Ending 6/30/2015
Brenda Gail Baldwin
Debbie Burnett
Leslie Duke
Michael Elliott
Cathy Kerce
Jackie Moreland

Term Ending 6/30/2016

Louise Branham
Giles Chapman
Greg Fricks
John Hine
Nan Winkelman
John Upton
District President- Tyron Spearman

Program of Service
Committee Chairperson
Americanism- Leslie Duke
Youth - John Upton
Community Service - Cathy Kerce
Child Abuse Prev -Nan Winkelman
P/R - Jackie Moreland
Social - Tony Daniel
Awards - Michael Elliott
Programs - J. P. Cooper

Fellowship -Rhonda Wallace & Steve White
New Member Support - Tony Daniel


Contact one of these Chairpersons and volunteer for a committee.

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
Jack Carter
Don Chambers
Sam Reeder
Gene Richardson
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's #1 Service Club  For Over 78 Years

Sept. 2014

Winner of the
Leonard Grace Best Club Bulletin 2013-2014

Greg Gaston - Editor

Exchange National Day Of Service



Exchange National Day Of Service
Is This Saturday!

Please join your fellow Exchangites as we help Habitat For Humanity get their store ready for the Christmas season by assembling trees and other items as well as helping them stock the shelves.

This is the one day out of the year that all Exchange Clubs go out into the communities and perform a service project.

OCT. 25, 2015
From 9am until 1pm
(or as long as you can stay)

Habitat ReStore –  10 Central Plaza
Second Avenue
Rome, GA 30161


October 17: Bruce Holmes, UGA Campus Police

 Next Meeting

Friday, October 17th

Bruce Holmes
Director of Security
University System of Georgia
Board of Regents

Bruce will givean overview of University System of Georgia public safety efforts including lessons learned for emergency planning and preparedness.

    Chief Bruce Holmes is the Director Safety & Security, Chief of Police for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The Board oversees 31 colleges and universities. These institutions enroll more than 321,000 students and employ 41,000 faculty and staff to provide teaching and related services to students and the communities in which they are located.Prior to this position, Bruce Holmes was the Chief of Police at Clayton State University for 12 years and has over 24 years combined law enforcement experience in the municipal and higher education environment.

Chief Holmes is a certified law enforcement officer, police instructor, firearms instructor and holds an Executive Law Enforcement Manager certification from GA POST Council.  Chief Holmes has a Master of Public Administration-Criminal Justice Administration degree from Columbus State University, and is a graduate of Georgia Law Enforcement Command College.

Menu:   Meatloaf,  Roasted Chicken,  Creamed Potatoes,  English Peas, Fried Okra,  Salad,  Rolls,  Cobbler,  and Truffles

National Exchange Club Foundation

Please help us become a 100% Club!

National has begun an initiative to raise funds for the National Exchange Club Foundation.  The Foundation funds projects such as the scholarships given away for the National ACE Award and National Speech Contest Winner.

We have been asked to donate $11.00 each in hopes of raising $220,000 for the Foundation.  If you are able to contribute,  write an $11.00 check to the National Exchange Club Foundation.  Do not mail the check directly but forward to me and I will be sending all the checks to the Foundation together.

Thank you for helping with this very worthwhile endeavor.

Bryan Shealy


Toys for Tots Time!

Toys For Tots Train

It’s that time again!!!


We need volunteers to register applicants for Toys for Tots.  If you can work any afternoon the week of Monday, November 3rd through Friday, November 7th, from 1 to 4 PM, please let us know at rometoys@gmail.com.   Please provide:


Your name

Phone number(s)

Email address

Afternoon(s) you can help


As soon as a schedule is set, you will be notified. Priority will be given to those who can work multiple days, but we will need adults who can work only one day. We are looking for 5 people each afternoon. If you have a friend who is not an Exchangite but would like to help, send in their info as well.


Signup sheets will be available at Friday’s meeting.

At Our Last Meeting…

Jackie Moreland, Past President, Rome Exchange Club provided a stirring Induction Ceremony at our last meeting.  Inducted into the Club are:
  • Beverly Mason – sponsored by Terry Simmons
  • Chris Jenkins – sponsored by Kirk Milam
  • Greg Asbury – sponsored by Leslie Duke
  • June Noble – sponsored by Paula Wachsteter
Pictured (l -r) are  Beverly Mason, Chris Jenkins,  Greg Asbury, and June Noble

 Kirk Milam,  President of the Coosa Valley Fair, updated the club on the recently completed CVF.  Although exact numbers are not yet available,  Kirk reported attendance started out below expectations but the last day’s  spectacular attendance allowed us to meet the goal.  Kirk hopes to have a final report next Business Meeting.









Congratulations to Exchangite Amy Knitig on the birth of her Granddaughter, Brynleigh Anne,  who arrived Monday, October 13, 7:18 pm.  She weighed 8# 5oz, and is 21″ long.
Kenna & Logan Hamm are the proud parents.  Amy reports all are doing well!


October 10: Business Meeting

    Next Meeting

Friday, October 10th

Business Meeting

Including a report from Kirk Milam, President of the Coosa Valley Fair Association on the latest and greatest CVF!!!

Remember – No Guests at Business Meetings



Pork Chops, Baked Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, Sauteed Veggies, Rolls, Salad, Apple cobbler, Pumpkin Cake, Ice Cream.

Club Builders Look For Exchange Legacies For Rome High Excel Club

 Members of the growth team working on the next Excel Club at Rome High School are looking for legacies, children, grandchildren, or other family members of Exchange members, who attend RHS.  These students should already have some connection with Exchange through the family connection and would be great prospects for the initial charter members of the club.


Drop an email to buzzrome@comcast.net and let him know about any of your family members who would fit this category. 


Excel is the high school arm of the National Exchange Club and works with students to achieve community service, patriotism, the prevention of child abuse, and service to our youth.


News from the President

Fellow Exchangites:

We are well into our new Exchange year and things are going well. We have just completed our dedication ceremonies for the Star Spangled Banner flag which we donated to the City of Rome. This culminated a three year effort to get the project going and completed by our Americanism Committee with the help of the whole Exchange Club. Giles Chapman ran point on this entire project and I continue to get kudos about how well it was planned and executed. Regardless of any obstacle which presented itself the coordinators wasted no time in overcoming and moving forward with the project. We are now in the process of our GAKAFTW program. Fourth graders from all over Rome and Floyd County are now waving flags thanks to the efforts of our fellow Exchange members. All of the classrooms in our area are being visited, whether public or private, and our American flag history as well as flag etiquette are being passed to a new generation.

What’s next? The Coosa Valley Fair!!!   Yes it is time to Share The Fun! Preparations are well underway and cleanup days have been scheduled. This year’s fair has new entertainment selected by Kirk Milam and his crew which is sure to be a delight to both young and old. Please remember this is a giant undertaking and every single member is needed to insure the success of this enormous undertaking. Please be there to work on your assigned committee and if you have extra time we have plenty of places you are welcome to assist with during the week.

Don Wright, our National President has issued a challenge for all Exchangites to send $11.00 to the National Exchange Club Foundation. In light of the ALS ice bucket challenges Don has brought forth this challenge to us. If all 20,000 Exchangites were to give $11 we could raise $220,000 for the Foundation. These funds are used for the ACE Scholarships, National Exchange Club Youth of the Year as well as funding the CAP Services. Will you please join me and add your donation? We will collect checks and cash through the October and send them all together to National. Certainly 100% participation would make us elite among all the Clubs in America. Please be mindful this is a separate donation than our own Family Resource Center pledge drive. John Hine is heading that campaign it he is in full swing with the endeavor. So far our Club is at 57% participation and I feel this should be our priority. Remember this is OUR Center. We having the only surviving Center in Georgia and we should certainly be proud of that fact! At the same time it does take all of us helping to keep the doors open and fund this very worthwhile project. Please contact John immediately with your pledge so this too can reach 100% participation.


I look forward to seeing you at lunch on Friday ….


Bryan Shealy

Bryan Shealy

Rome Exchange Club

 Meetings Held Friday At Noon
The Palladium
Coosa Valley Fairgrounds

1400 Martin Luther King Blvd 
Rome, GA

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2014-15 Natl Campaign







Again this year,  we will be recording the names of members who bring in a new member.  Members who recruit a new member will receive a badge pin like this from National. 

JP Cooper
Terry Simmons
Kirk Milam
Leslie Duke
Paula Wachsteter

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To order Exchange Apparel, go to Team360 at 338 Broad St. (corner of 4th Ave. next to Jefferson's)  You can place your order and pay for it there.





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.