Upcoming Events



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


329 Years Of Combined

In Exchange!! 

43 years !!

   Rocky Huffman

Steve Stutts

41 years !!

Ray Cox

39 years!!

Charles White

36 years!!

Skip Howse

26 years

JC Grimes

Howie Lowden

22 years

Terry Simmons


17 years

Chris Twyman


7 Years 

Phillip Burkhalter

Robert Smyth

Harry Wise


6 Years

Paula Wachsteter


5 Years

Bryan Johnson


2 years 

Joel Megginson, Jr.


1 year

Kimberly Hall

Tony Pucillio


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.
Exchange Strong Logo   
The Rome Exchange Clu 
Recipient of Exchange National Service Award 2016-2017

Rome's #1 Service Club For Over 78 Years


December 2: Exchange Club Christmas Party



Christmas Party

Social 6:30 P

Dinner Buffet 7:00 P

followed by Christmas Music


Each person should bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots as your price of admission.

You must have made a reservation

Toys for Tots Well Underway

Toys For Tots Train
2016.2 move to fairgrounds
Presorted toys placed into correct section of the bldg.
2016 Move to fairgrounds
Truck after truck unloaded in the “Big Move”
Exchangites, Marine Corps Leaguers, and other volunteers showed up in great numbers with pickup trucks and trailers to make the big move of toys and supplies from the warehouse to the Community Building at the fairgrounds.  The building is taking shape for the big push toward the December 17th distribution day. “
Working Together In Unity

What’s Next

 There is still much work ahead of us before we can put the smiles on the faces of thousands of children.  Below you will see listed some more of volunteer opportunities available for you.  Contact Marti Robles at 706-844-4911

and say YES I can help on one of these activities.
  • Sorting of the toys 
    • Dec 5-16th 8:00 am
    • ** Exchangites needed ** – Just Show up and Barbara Carter will show you what to do.  Stay as long as you can.
  • 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 **
Call and volunteer for these dates.   


Can You “Adopt” A FRC Family For Christmas?

Each year our Exchange Club Family Resource Center tries to make sure our client families are “adopted” at Christmas time to insure the children have as much of a joyous and stress free holiday season as possible. This year, our center volunteer Susan Little will be coordinating the effort.

We have families of all sizes from single mom/1 child to two parents/5 children, and everywhere in between!  You can choose the size family you sponsor.  The FRC Staff will do the shopping if you just want to donate the money.  If you do the shopping, we would like to have the gifts here at the Center no later than December 15th to give the Parent Aides time to get them to the parents before school is out.  No need to wrap gifts unless you just want to!  Parents can wrap the gifts and would enjoy doing that.
If you, or a group of individuals, would like a family, please contact Kathy Phillips at the FRC know,706-290-0764, and she will give your contact information to Susan so she can contact you.

Video From Veterans Day


Americanism Committee Chair Bill King has had numerous requests from members to be able to see and download the video shown at our club’s Veterans Day Program on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

Bill has supplied us with a link to the video that we are passing along to you.


Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center Board and Staff are thankful for YOU, Exchange Club of Rome! 

  • Provide financial support as a Club and as individuals;
  • Volunteer at events;
  • Work on and with our Board;
  • Encourage our staff;
  • Believe in Child Abuse Prevention!
Do you make a difference?  Yes, you do!  Because of your support, we can reach 45-50 families a month through our Exchange Parent Aide program and touch the lives of close to 100 children.  Our program is effective—75% of parents graduating from our Parent Aide program demonstrate improvement in their parenting and life skills. This keeps children safe at home.  That is one more thing for which to give thanks!
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! 

Mike Elliott
Bill King
Marti Robles
Bryan Shealy
Terry Simmons(2)
Buzz Wachsteter
Bob Steinbruegge

Add Your Name To This Prestigious List


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.