The Rome Exchange Clu

Rome’s #1 Service Club For Over 82 Years



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


2018 Georgia District
Club Of The Year 
For Large Clubs


Winner Of the Exchange Club

Winner of Constant Contact


Upcoming Events

  1. Child Abuse Prevention Month Program

    April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
  2. Exchange Board Meeting

    May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
  3. Business Meeting

    May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
  4. Fraud Prevention Program

    May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
  5. Tomb of the Unknown

    May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

What’s Going on at the Fairgrounds

What's Going On At
The  Coosa Valley Fairgrounds?

Twice As Nice Consignment Sale
March 1
Nine O'Clock Cotillion
April 14
Zerbini Family Circus 
April 27
Rome High Prom
If you know of rental opportunities -
Charles Long

Fairground rentals handled by 
Charles Long - 706-252-0610

Palladium rentals handled by
Sweet P's at the Palladium
Tyler Buice - 706-859-8965 

Our Latest News…


Tomb Project Team Begins Travel Season

Members of the Exchange Club of Rome brought the club's Tomb of the Unknown replica to the Faith and Freedom Celebration of Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, GA. Pictured with the group is former Arkansas Governor, Presidential hopeful, and television...

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What’s New…

FORE!!! Jim Bishop MemorialGolf TournamentFriday - May 10th benefiting the Exchange Club Family Resource Center This is your business or organizations opportunity to "take a swing at child abuse" by sponsoring a team in this great golf tournament whose funds...

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What’s Happening at the Fairgrounds…

Triple Header At Our FairgroundsLast Weekend The Exchange Club Yard Sale was in Mather Payne Building that raised funds to support our Tomb project. Thanks to all who donated "stuff", purchased, and worked the sale. IT WAS A SUCCESS! Chieftains Museum's...

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At Our Last Meeting

  Exchange welcomed Deborah Brown of Toastmasters to our club as our program. She explained how their organization worked to help build confidence and communication skills for its members.   A very interesting portion of her presentation was when she admitted how much...

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Volunteers Needed!

 Volunteers needed.....We are getting a new projector for our meetings and also a new computer for presentations. Each week, Fred Dent, Ronnie Farmer, or Greg Gaston set up the projector and computer for our programs. We would like to get a couple...

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April Member Challenge

OK Exchangites... The March Contest From National has come and gone but now we have an April Contest!   Step 1) Post a picture of yourself TALKING Exchange outdoors, at a park, lawn/ garden store, etc. Step 2) Post the pic to Exchange's Facebook, Twitter, and/or...

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FRC News…

  April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and we always start the month off with a ceremony to place pinwheels - one for each case of Child Abuse/Neglect in the previous year. The good news is that number is decreasing. This year we placed 91 pinwheels at the...

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District Convention!

Mike Elliott Incoming President Georgia District JP CooperCandidate ForDistrict 2nd Vice President Bryan Shealy Re-election For District Treasurer Charles Long Candidate For District Director Div One Make Your Hotel Registrations Now! Make hotel...

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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 then 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.

Share The 


Of Exchange

This is a listing of fellow members who have shared The Excitement of Exchange to a new member.  Do your part to build our club-- add your name to the list and let's make it Grow! 
Jim Belzer 
Phil Burkhalter 
Billy Brown 
JP Cooper 
Patrick Eidson -
Scotty Hancock (2) 
Charles Norris (2) 
Lee Niedrach 
Frank Redwine 
Marti Robles 
Bryan Shealy 
Terry Simmons 
Buzz Wachsteter 
Heather Wachsteter 
Paula Wachsteter 
Larry Walker 
Bob Williams

Add Your Name To This Prestigious List
Invite A prospective New Member and SPONSOR THEM.

Club Anniversaries

Club Anniversaries

305 Years Of Combined Community Service

38 Years

John Liverett

37 Years

Rick Sargent

35 Years

Darrell Lowery

29 Years

Steve White

28 Years

Ben Harrison

25 Years

Bob Williams

15 Years

Mark Harrison

14 Years

David Schrieber

Lisa Stuenkel

13 Years

Kirk Milam

11 Years

Jim Kelly

Jordan Knight

Jason Sanker

5 Years

Charlie Schroeder

4 Years

Amanda Abassi

Marti Robles

3 Years

Micah Duke

Scotty Hancock

2 Years

David Gresham

Alex Robles

1 Year
Lisa Swardenski


ECOR Officers

2019 Exchange Club Officers
Charles Norris
President Elect
Patrick Eidson
Robert Smyth
Buzz Wachsteter
Past President
Charles Long
Ex Officio
Mike Elliott
( Ending 6/30/2019 )
Jim Belzer
George Fricks
John Fortune
Linda Hatcher
Frank Shropshire
Larry Walker
( Ending 6/30/2020)
Carol Abrams
Scotty Hancock
Bud Owens
 Amy Patterson
Diane Warner
Ralph White

Program of Service

Committee Chairperson

Americanism- John Fortune
Youth - Frank Shropshire
Community Service - George Fricks
Child Abuse Prev - Larry Walker
P/R - Scotty Hancock
Social - Charles Long
Awards - Jim Belzer
Programs - Patrick Eidson
Finance - Buzz Wachsteter
Fellowship -
Rhonda Wallace  & Steve White New Member Support- Charles Long
New Member Expansion & Retention - Carol Abrams & Mike Nichols
Contact one of these Chairpersons and volunteer for a committee. 

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CVFA Officers

Coosa Valley Fair Association

Mike Elliott
First Vice President
J P Cooper
Second Vice President
Phil Burkhalter
Joe Wade
Brian Shealy
Ex Officio
Charles Norris
Immediate Past President
Barbara Carter
( Ending 12/31/2019 )
Cathy Kerce
Gail Johnson
George Bosworth
JC Grimes
( Ending 12/31/20 )
Kathi Watson
Charles Long
Joe Wade III
Ben Rigas
Robert Smyth
(Ending 12/31/21)
Joan Crumley
Sam Evans
John Fortune
Ted Noe
Dave Shelton
Emeritus Member
Paul Smith