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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
41 years !!
  Lynn Dempsey
30 years!!
Bob Steinbreugge

29 years!!
Richard Grant
27 years!!
Steve Cox
15 years
   Dan Scott
13 years
Bill Fricks
12 years 
 Terry Clift

10 years
Tim Burkhalter
Nan Winkelman
9 years

Joe Wade III

8 years

Barbara Carter

3 years

Brenda Gail Baldwin

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!

Recipient of Exchange National Service Award 2014-2015

Winner of the
Leonard Grace Best Club Bulletin 2013-2014

Greg Gaston - Editor

January 30: Kurt Stuenkel Floyd Medical Center

Next Meeting
Friday, January 30th

Kurt Stuenkel
President and CEO
Floyd Medical Center

    Kurt Stuenkel has served as president and CEO of Floyd Medical Center since January 1996, and has worked at FMC since 1981. Over the course of his career, he has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer, senior vice president, assistant executive director, director of professional services, and projects officer.
    As president and CEO, Stuenkel is responsible for the leadership, management and administration of Floyd and its affiliates, which include Polk Medical Center in Cedartown, the Floyd Primary Care Network and Floyd Behavioral Health Center. Under his leadership, Floyd has been named Large Hospital of the Year three times by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals, was ranked no. 27 among America’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare, and consistently ranks among the highest rated employers in the nation by H.R. Solutions Inc., for employee satisfaction. Floyd earned six 2011 VHA Georgia Leadership Awards for clinical and operational process improvements.
    Stuenkel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in Atlanta. He received his Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration degrees from Georgia State University in Atlanta. He completed an administrative residency at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton.


    BBQ, Fried Fish, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Sautéed Okra, Rolls, Cobbler, Ice Cream.

The Needle in a Haystack

Exchange Club members, especially Americanism Committee members, always have a vigilant awareness of American flags being flown and displayed throughout their communities. In addition, they are also very attentive to true stories about citizen’s patriotism, respect for our country, respect for our flag, and the appreciation of freedom. When the National Exchange Club and the local Exchange Club find a rich combination of all these ingredients — it’s like finding a needle in a haystack.Well, the Exchange Club of Rome, Georgia, and its diligent Americanism Committee, found one of those rare and priceless examples at the residence of Steve Jones. Steve is one of those determined individuals that has that intangible and inextinguishable character to overcome adversity. He also has that sense and spirit of duty, honor and country that has never been nor ever will be extinguished.   You see, he is a quadraplegic, and he is a proud American veteran.He has an American flag properly illuminated and displayed on the barn in his backyard that is a tribute and inspiration to all that gather, whether family, friends or both. His barn, his flag, his appreciation and continued fight for freedom won him the Proudly We Hail Award from the Exchange Club of Rome for 2015. So with this award, we can all say; “Thank you for serving your country, and thank you for respecting our flag.”

The Exchange Club found the needle in the haystack!



Do YOU have your tickets yet?







Tickets Available Now:

$45 single

$80 couple

$35 each (10+ tickets)

Call 706-290-0764  

These make great gifts for employees, friends, family!


If you have an opportunity to sell tickets to this event,  please call the FRC and get a block of tickets (706-290-0764). 

 Please Support The Following Sponsors


Emmy Level
Ball Corporation
The Babcock Agency
Brinson, Askew, & Berry
Exchange Club of Rome
Regions Bank
Rep. Katie Dempsey
Oscar Level
Golden Globe
Coosa Valley Credit Union
Judge Gene Richardson
Harbin Pediatrics
McRae, Stegall, & Peek


Coosa Valley Fair at GAAF

Miss Coosa Valley Fair, Harine Patel, along with CVF Board members attending the Georgia Association of Agricultural Fairs convention.

At Our Last Meeting…

    Last weeks program was provided by David Shaw and our own Amy Knitig.  Rejuvenate Hope is a collaborative effort begun in Northwest Georgia in May of 2013 between The Washington Group, DFCS and Highland Rivers. The model is designed to speed the safe reunification of children in foster care to their biological parents and provide a long-term relational support system for the parents through volunteer mentors from the local community. Additionally, emphasis is given to work with the fathers to involve them in the lives of their children beyond child support.
    David shared how this program came into existence and where he envisions it going.  Amy,  Director/Community Outreach, shared how you can get involved with this program.  Amy said she would love to share their ministry with any church that might be interested.  You can contact Amy by email amy@washingtongrp.com

Invite That Special Someone You Know To Join Exchange…


Do YOU know someone that shares our core values of Family. Community, and Country?  Invite them to share Exchange.

Do You know people that still feel that special spirit of American pride when our flag passes or we recite the Pledge of Allegiance?  Invite them to share Exchange.

Do YOU know people who have community service in their blood and want to make Rome and Floyd County an even better place to live?  Invite them to share Exchange.

This is our time…this is your time to find those special people who are right for the Exchange Club of Rome.  Tell them about our programs of Americanism, Support of Youth, Community Service, and our National program the Prevention of Child Abuse… and invite them to be your guest at a meeting.  (There is no meal charge for prospective member guests.)

Our Board of Directors has adopted a revised membership application that can be found by a link below and each week in the links in the right column of the newsletter.

It is club policy that before a prospect can be voted on by the Board:

  • The prospect must attend three meetings as a guest.
  • The written application must be submitted with the $35 application fee attached, the dates listed of the visits by the prospect, and the necessary information and signatures.

Remember, in submitting this application as the sponsor, you are agreeing to be the mentor for this new member for their first year to insure they get fully involved into the club.


Rome Shines Nationwide…

Natl XC Webpage


Makes The National

Exchange Website!

President Bryan Shealy presents a check to Family Resource Center Tina Bartleson which was picked up by for the Nation to see.  View for yourself…

View National Website

While you are there explore your National Exchange Club Website.  No login yet, just click the following link and ask Member Services to send you yours and its on the way.

Do you need the password for the member section of our own webpage so you can read minutes etc.?  Email our Webmaster Holly Kelly and she will send it to you.

Time To Plan For Conventions

Augusta Marriott
Augusta Marriott At Convention Center
Join Your Fellow
In Augusta
June 4-6
For The
Georgia District
This is your invitation to join with your fellow Rome Exchangites at the Augusta Marriott for the 2015 Georgia District Convention.The festivities begin on Thursday at noon for the golfers, and yes we would like to put in a golf team, and Thursday night will be a freewelcome party and a big live auction for the Georgia CAP Foundation.  Friday and Saturday will be filled with business meetings and great educational seminars culminating with the Installation Banquet for our new District President.

If you want to be part of the delegates from Rome (and we hope you will),  please print the form below and give it to our Treasurer Meredith Brown or leave it in the payment box at the Palladium.
2015 Convention Registration Form


Rome Exchange Club

 Meetings Held Friday At Noon
The Palladium
Coosa Valley Fairgrounds

1400 Martin Luther King Blvd 
Rome, GA

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Get Behind The "Force"

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

Ben Levy

Cathy Kerce

Diane Warner

Harry Wise

Add Your Name To This

Prestigious List



Augusta Marriott
The Georgia District of Exchange Convention will be held
June 4-6
Augusta Marriott

The National Exchange Club
Convention will be held
July 29-Aug 1
Hyatt Columbus (OH)


Are YOU In Exchange Blue?

Shirt and Hat


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.