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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.

 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

69 years !!

   Randy Green

52 years !!

Scott Henson

37 years!!

Stephen Patton
Frank Shropshire

29 years

Jim Talley

25 years

Carol Wade
12 years
Buzz Wachsteter
11 years
Jim Loyd
Mike Mathews
6 years
Holly Kelly
Grant Magness
Rodger Duncan
5 years
Sue Lee
Milton Slack
4 years
Lee Smollar
3 years
Rick Flanigen
Joel Meggisson, Sr
Dean Oswalt
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 2015-2016

Rome's #1 Service Club For Over 78 Years

September 30: Rome Tennis Center at Berry College Tom Daglis – Exec Director

Next Meeting

September 30


Rome Tennis Center 

at Berry College

Tom Daglis – Exec Director

    Tom Daglis is the Executive Director of the new Rome Tennis Center at Berry College.  He is a City of Rome employee and was selected by the Rome City Commissioners for this position.
    He comes to Rome from Decatur, Alabama and he has just completed a four-year term as president of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association,
which trains and certifies tennis teachers and coaches.
    Daglis is also is the director of the new professional tennis management certification program at Berry College. He oversees all operations of the new 54-court tennis center off the Armuchee Connector, which opened this summer.  He also will handle operations at the 16-court Downtown Tennis Center on West Third Street.


We will need everyone’s help right after the meeting to roll out the tables and take out the chairs to prepare the Palladium for use during the Coosa Valley Fair.  With everyone’s help it only takes a few minutes.

Menu: Baked Ham, Chicken, Turnip Greens, Mac and Cheese, Beans, Cornbread, Salad, 2 Desserts and Ice Cream

At Our Last Meeting…

At our last meeting we welcomed Allison Watters to the podium to tell Exchangites about the new Animal Control Headquarters that is scheduled to open in November as well as the gains that are being made in Rome and Floyd County in animal rescue and the control of the animal population.  Pet adoptions through Animal Control are significantly up and the number of euthanized dogs and cats is declining.  Some of our dogs are finding their way into the various animal rescue agencies pools and end up making great pets for people around the country.    It should go without saying, but responsible pet owners should have their animals spayed or neutered to help in the unwanted pet population.


We Need YOU! Here’s News About The Fair

first ride
The first ride has made it to the fairgrounds!!!

Fair Work Day – 

Saturday  October 1 @ 8 am

We need Exchangites to help with the finishing touches to ready all of our venues for the fair goers.  If you have gasoline weed eaters, blowers, hand tools, etc., bring them with you to make things move more quickly.  Biscuits and beverages will be in the fair office at 8am so come hungry.  We should be finished by noon.  WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE FAIRGROUNDS, BE SURE TO SIGN IN AT THE OFFICE.

2016 Coosa Valley Fair t-shirts will be distributed to you at the same time.

Family Passes And Ride Tickets 

Member family passes were distributed at the past two meetings and the first work day.  If you were not at the meetings or the work day, you pass was mailed to you. 

Ride passes and meal tickets will be distributed to all Exchangites who work the fair.  Pick them up at the fair office.

The very best deal on rides is still the early on-line purchase of arm bands.  Click on the link below to purchase and please pay attention to the redemption policy so you will have no problems.

Discount Arm Bands

Pre-Fair Family Bar-B-Que 

This is for you and your immediate family and a highlight of our fair each year.  Once again we will have tables set up in the livestock arena and Marie is preparing pulled pork and all of the “fixins”.  The bar-b-que will begin at 6:30 pm, but plan to come a little early because they will be entertainment and great socializing with your fellow Exchangites.

Need More Fair Information?  Visit Our Website:

First Call For Bowlers!

Strike Out
Child Abuse
Bowling Tournament

Benefiting The Exchange Club
Family Resource Center
November 15th

Once again this year the Exchange Club will be sponsoring a bowling team in the Strike Out Child Abuse Bowling Tournament. If you are a bowler,
or possibly just think you are a bowler, and want to join the Exchange Club team, please get in touch with President Mike Elliott.  We guarentee a great time will be had by all as dollars are raised for the FRC.

Toys for Tots

Toys For Tots Train
You may think of Toys for Tots as being a Christmas time event, but work goes on all  year round.  Again this year,  the Rome Exchange Club is the local coordinator for this project.


Exchangite Marti Robles is the chair and she and several others have been working behind the scenes all year long.  Soon it will be time for you to help out!! 


Dates to remember are:

  • Distribution of boxes to businesses as Drop off points
    • Starting Oct 3rd – Floyd EMTs
  • Registration for children to receive toys for Christmas
    • Nov 7-11th At Good Neighbor Ministry, INC 100 E 1st St
    • ** Exchangites needed **
  • Sorting of the toys
    • Dec 5-16th 8:00 am
    • ** Exchangites needed **
  • Pick up day of the boxes/toys Floyd EMTs
    • Dec 12th
  • Distribution day for toys
    • Dec 17th 8:00am – At Coosa Valley Fair
    • ** Exchangites needed **
Please put these dates on your calendars.  As we get closer to these times, signup sheets will be available.

Save The Date!

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Put It On Your Calendars NOW!

Friday Night
December 2nd
Exchange Club of Rome
Annual Members Christmas Party
The Palladium

Dinner Buffet
(More details to follow)

FRC Campaign

Partners in Prevention Campaign
Join your fellow Exchangites in supporting our Award winning Family Resource Center’s 25th Anniversary Partners in Prevention Campaign. We need your help! Remember, that we have a Matching Gift Challenge going on that will match every new dollar given over what was given last year until all the money is matched. So jump on board today!!! Be a part of saving lives and building stronger families in this community.
As of today, we have raised $87,241  towards our goal of $125,000 for 2016.  You are making a difference in our community. 
 Thank you for your gift to the FRC.
Jim Talley
Family Resource Center Board of Directors


Save The Date For 

The Celebration of the

25th Anniversary of the founding of The

Exchange Club Family Resource Center

October 27th

5:30 – 7:30P

Hawthorne Suites

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! 

Bill King
Terry Simmons
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.