April 18th: Good Friday, NO MEETING!!
Good Friday Holiday
Sanker, who currently serves as President of the FRC Board was the unanimous nominee of the center’s board of directors for the tremendous efforts he has expended. Now in his third, and last, term as president, Jason has devoted countless hours to the FRC, at first without an Executive Director, and brought a complete turnaround in terms of personnel and finances.
Presenting the award on behalf of the FRC was the Executive Director, Tina Bartleson.
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A near capacity crowd packed the Palladium last Friday for the panel presentation on child abuse in Rome and Floyd County. The panel consisted of Tina Bartleson, the Executive Director of the Exchange Club Family Resource Center, Carol Willis, Director of the Rome/Floyd Commission on Children and Youth, Lindsey Howerton of the Floyd County Department of Childrens Services, and Floyd County Juvenile Court Judge Greg Price.
The four gave an open and frank discussion of child abuse in our county, possible reasons, and possible solutions.
See the complete report of the meeting that appeared in the Rome News-Tribune.
Is your foursome ready to play in our tournament at Stone Bridge on April 25th? No? You still have time to sign up for a day of fun and a real financial boost to the Exchange Club Family Resource Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.
Chair Pat Patton reports still space for four more teams to make this year’s golf tournament a complete sell-out! (Form Below)
Not a golfer, how about you or your company being a hole sponsor? We need as many of these as we can get too. (Form Below)
Live Auction/Silent Auction - Each year the District Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Foundation has a live and silent auction to raise monies to distribute to local CAP programs. Our Family Resource Center is a recipient of a portion of these funds. The auctions look for items of value that will raise the most dollars. If you, or your company has any such items that can be auctioned off, please let Tony or Bryan know. Larger value items will go into the live auction to be held Thursday night.
Door Prizes – Delegates are given door prize tickets at each session of the convention, so they need a bunch of these. They can be gift items your company usually gives away as favors to customers, gift cards from Wal-Mart, small appliances, art work or crafts, gift baskets, etc. Same here, give to Tony or Bryan.
A two day arts, crafts, homemaker goods, food, and much more is slated for the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on June 6-7 as a community service fundraising project to raise funds. The First Saturday Sale committee has changed direction and expanded its focus to combine a wide variety of merchandise to attract a large crowd in this two day event.
The committee is headed up by Scottie Edwards and they are busy lining up exhibitor/vendors as well as food court trucks. Scottie asks that if Exchangites know any people that do arts and crafts, sewing, quilting, home made canned goods, jellies, candy, or any other specialties that would like to sell their wares to please have them contact him at 706-346-5998 for more information.
The proceeds from this first Extravaganza will go to help support DIGS, a local group that helps individuals with special needs develop independent living skills.
Some of the committee members shown at a committee meeting this week are Sherri Thompson, Louise Schroeder, Chairman Scottie, and Paula Wachsteter. Others working with the committee are Barbara Carter, Dixie Sorrow, Mark Peck, and Buzz Wachsteter. Additional volunteers are needed. The group will meet again on Tuesday night at 5:30 at the fair office.
Exchangite Leslie Duke is now leading a committee created at the request of several community and veterans groups to plan activities for Memorial Day, May 25th.
The group has already met twice with a third meeting scheduled for this Saturday at 0900 hours, that’s 9 AM to the non military folks, to continue planning and implementation. The group needs more volunteers for that special Monday to salute and remember those who made the “ultimate sacrifice” so that we can live in the land of the free.
There will also be PSAs playing on the local radio stations, on the school announcements, and some schools will be creating a painting with supplies provided by the Bonner program at Berry. A press release will go out, we will have a billboard and an editors note will be in the April issue of V3. The FRC is working to get the blue calendars out to every elementary school student in city and county schools (we did this least year)
Hello fellow Exchangites.
We are near the end of the year and it has been a great one. As a club, we’ve made some great strides. We have experienced some great programs that were both enlightening and educational. We have been left with a sense of pride toward our membership in this community.
We have recognized the charter of the Collegiate Club of Berry and they are off to a great start. Buzz Wachsteter and Harry Wise worked diligently to make this happen. Their efforts were tireless and their communication with the administrators at Berry, faculty, and Blake was tremendous. Without their continuous work, this would not have come to fruition. I would like to see one started at Shorter University next year and Buzz and I have already talked.
The replacement of the Star Spangled Banner flag was a great Americanism project. The board of directors agreed to purchase the new flag, which was made in Georgia, and several members participated in opening the box, stretching it out, and folding it. I want to thank Berry College for their use of the Cage Center in providing the space for us to stretch out such an enormous flag. In June, we will be presenting the flag to the City of Rome. City officials have agreed to erect a flag pole on the top of Jackson Hill and will fly this flag in September, the anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner. The Americanism committee remains active in several projects as we close out the year.
We honor our members that we have lost this year. We reflect on their impact to the club and appreciate their hard work throughout the years. It is because of their perseverance that we continue on.
As we near the end of the year, I want to thank each of your for your support. I have enjoyed being your president and appreciate each member’s contribution to the Rome Exchange Club. Serving you has been a great honor that I will always remember.
Yours in Exchange,
Dr. Tony Daniel