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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
October
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
Directors
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

Directors
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

Trick or Treat !!! and Happy Halloween!!!

 

Desperately needed!!!

7 additional volunteers for Friday to help with the crosswalks & corner crossings in downtown Rome.

We will meet at the Brewhouse at 2:30 and disperse from there.  Trick or Treat times are from 3:00 to 5:00 so everyone should be able to get home to their families very early.  Volunteers signed up are - Bill Irmscher, Dave Shelton, John Youmans, Sam Evans, Sam Reeder, Mark Peck, Rick Flanigen, Buzz Wachsteter, and Bryan Shealy

October 31: Child Abduction Response Team, Rome Police Department

Next Meeting

Friday, October 31st

Child Abduction Response Team

presented by
Rome Police Department

 

The Child Abduction Response Team is comprised of 15 agencies. The process of becoming certified started in 2010 and was successfully obtained in October 2011. This team focuses on immediate response to the true (non-family) abduction of a minor child (under the age of 18) and the abduction of a minor child (under the age of 18) with endangerment circumstances. The team is also activated when any other abduction or missing child investigation occurs that requires immediate response in order to protect the well-being of the child.

 

Our Speakers:

Investigator Stephanie Hudson

Serving Since 1984

Juvenile Investigator

Investigator Randy Gore

Serving Since 1995

General Investigation

Crimes against the Elderly

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Menu: Stroganoff, Baked Chicken, Green Beans, Mixed Vegetables, Sweet Potatoes, Salad, Rolls, Cobbler, & Cookies

National Exchange Club Foundation


Please help us become a 100% Club!

Next weeks Business Meeting will be the last day to turn in your check to Bryan to forward to National !!!

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.

Next weeks Business Meeting will be the last day to turn in your check to Bryan to forward to National !!!

Thank you for helping with this very worthwhile endeavor.

Bryan Shealy

Toys for Tots

Toys For Tots Train

Hal Gosnell will be selling raffle tickets for the large “Big Green Egg” at this weeks meeting. He will also have packets of raffle tickets for you to take if you have friends, customers, or others who would like a chance on the Egg or would want to make a contribution to Toys for Tots.

At our last meeting

Gail Johnson(r) presents a check  for $6200 to the Family Resource Center.  Accepting is Tina Bartleson(l), Executive Director of the FRC. This check represents the Rome Runners Club’s contribution to the FRC from the Gary Tillman Clocktower Race held in August.  The race proceeds plus the sponsorships totaled just over $21,000.

 

Sam Olens, Attorney General for State of Georgia, outlined the actions being taken and the push for stronger laws to protect Georgians, including toughening penalties for criminals who engage in child sex trafficking and stemming the surge of pill mills opening across the state.

Congratulations!….

Congratulations are in order for Exchangite Red Abrams, who married Carol Dugger on October 24th.

Exchange National Day Of Service

    It was a small but enthusiastic group of Exchangites that showed up this past Saturday for Exchange Club’s National Day Of Service.  The recipient organization for this event was the Habitat for Humanity ReStore where we set up Christmas Trees that will be sold during the upcoming season.  Here are a few pictures

Strike Out Child Abuse Bowling Tournament


For the sixth year in a row, bowling enthusiasts of all skill levels will come together to raise money to prevent child abuse.  “STRIKE Out Child Abuse” is scheduled for Tuesday, November 18th.  According to event organizer, Robin Hice, “STRIKE Out Child Abuse brings everyone together for a fun-filled night of friendly competition. Not only do teams have the fun of bowling, we encourage them to get creative with their names and to carry that theme forward by dressing in costume.  Teams can also ‘come as they are’–we want this to be a fun and relaxing evening for everyone.”  The event benefits the Exchange Club Family Resource Center, a local non-profit agency that provides in-home parent education, training, and solutions to families experiencing challenges. 

“STRIKE Out Child Abuse” will be held at Classic Lanes Bowling Center on Huffaker Road in Rome on November 18th, with doors opening at 6 PM.  Teams of 5 bowlers receive two games, shoe rental, and an event t-shirt.  In addition, door prizes and a 50/50 cash drawing will be held.   Team fees are $200.  This year, lane sponsorships are available for $150 and a combination package (team+lane sponsorship) is available for $300.

 

“STRIKE Out Child Abuse is one of the highlights of my year,” says Center Director Tina Bartleson. “There is a great sense of comradery and fun.  Bowling is a great way to connect with others and participating in this event is a wonderful way to invest in the families of our community.”

 

“We have only 12 teams and lane sponsor slots remaining,” says Hice, “We encourage anyone who is interested in joining us on November 18h to submit their registration forms as soon as possible.” Interested bowlers can register by calling the Family Resource Center at 706-290-0764706-290-0764.

 

Family Resource Center News

  •      The Family Resource Center will have a booth at the upcoming EXPO (November 7-8).  We are looking to publicize our great agency, highlight Exchange’s involvement, and educate area businesses about ways to “Market with a Mission”.  You can help us do this by volunteering for a two-hour shift on November 8th.  This is a fun way to visit with friends and family that visit the EXPO—and promote a good cause at the same time. Another way to support us is to visit our booth!!  We’ll have games and give-aways.  Please see Tina if you need entry tickets to the event.
  •      Santa is beginning to check his list and you can too!  If you are interested in adopting a Family Resource Center child or family for Christmas, please let Tina know!

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
 

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.

 

Rome Exchange Club

 Meetings Held Friday At Noon
The Palladium
Coosa Valley Fairgrounds

1400 Martin Luther King Blvd 
Rome, GA

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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.