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

161 years of combined  service
26 years!!! 

Dan Pate

20 years!!! 

Dan Caesar

15 years 

Gail Johnson

Renva Watterson

14 years

Charles Stevens

Joe Watters

12 years
Ann Arnold

Hal Gosnell, Jr.

8 years

Giles Chapman
7 years
Meredith Brown
6 years
LuGina Brown
Debbie Burnett
5 years
Sherri Beideck
1 year
Wesley Henderson




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
2017 Coosa Valley Fair Association Officers
Pres - Bryan Shealy
1st VP - Barbara Carter
2nd VP - Mike Elliott
Treas - Joe Wade
Sect - Paul Smith
Past Pres - John Garner

Term Expires 12/2017
Sherri Beidek
Jordan Knight
Bobby Padgett
Robert Smyth
Joe Wade, III
Term Expires 12/2018
Jason Sanker
Jim Kelley
Bob Babcock
Dave Shelton
Len Woodward
Term Expires 12/2019
Phil Burkhalter
Cathy Kerce
Gail Johnson
George Bosworth
JC Grimes


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 2016-2017

Rome's #1 Service Club For Over 78 Years


March 24: Habitat for Humanity

Next Meeting

Friday, March 24th

Habitat for Humanity


Blackened Tilapia, Country-Fried Steak and Gravy, Broccoli Casserole, Corn, Creamed Potatoes, Coleslaw, Cobbler, Cake, and Ice Cream
(During the Lenten Season, Marie will be  providing a fish entree each week. )

At Our Last Meeting…

Our last meeting we hosted our annual Exchange Speech Contest. Contestants from 3 local schools competed. The speech was on patriotism,and had to be memorized and presented in a  specified time limit.  A panel of judges evaluated each contestant. The winner will represent  Rome at Exchange District meeting in June.  

Our winner, Morgan Padgett, daughter of Exchangite Bobby Padgett and wife Beverly. 


It’s Time To Register For Convention

Georgia District Exchange Convention 

June 1-3, 2016 

Rome will have one, and possibly two candidates for District Office with Mike Elliott running for District Vice-President and hopefully a candidate for Division One District Director, so we need to be there in strength to support our fellow Exchangites.

This year you are requested to make your own hotel reservation and convention registration with your credit card.  The club will allocate available funds to each member going after the convention.

Click Here To Register For

Click Here To Reserve Your Hotel Room 


Rescheduled Sweetheart Dinner


As you may remember, our Sweetheart Luncheon had to be postponed due to power problems at the Palaldium.  It has been rescheduled to be a Dinner Meeting on April 28th.  Below is a link for you to make a reservation.  This dinner will replace the normal lunch meeting.  Please make a reservation so that Marie can have  the right amount of food. There is no additional charge for you and your sweetheart! 

Sweetheart Dinner Reservation

Friday April 28, 2017 
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
The Palladium
69 Church Street
Rome, GA 30161

FRC update…

Child Abuse Prevention Month is just around the corner!  View the calendar for more information and tune in to “Good Morning Rome” with our own Elizabeth Davis on Monday, March 27th at 8:30 am to hear more about all the events that are planned!
Blue Mondays—Prevention Awareness & Photo Contest–Each Monday in April
“Blue Mondays” is a nationwide activity that provides a fun way for individuals to show their commitment to keeping children safe!  Each Monday in April, you are encouraged to wear something blue, decorate your office in blue, paint your face blue…you get the picture. Speaking of pictures-take an original picture of your class, friends, family, or office as they “Believe in the Blue” with you–then upload it to the Exchange Club Family Resource Center Facebook page.  We’ll select one group at the end of the month to receive a biscuit breakfast for up to 25 people!
Placement of the Pinwheels—April 3, 2017 at 11 AM
Meet us in front of the Dempsey Building (corner of Turner-McCall and N. Broad; parking available behind building) for our annual “Placement of the Pinwheels”.  Each pinwheel represents one confirmed case of child abuse/neglect in 2016 for Rome/Floyd County.  After the pinwheels are in place, we’ll have a brief program to symbolize our commitment to keeping children in Rome/Floyd County safer in 2017. Wear blue in honor of the month and dress comfortably.
Placement of the Ribbons— April 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Join us as we collaborate with the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia to place royal blue and teal ribbons on Floyd County and Rome City Police Department vehicles. The royal blue ribbons represent Child Abuse Awareness and the teal ribbons represent Sexual Assault Awareness. We all work together to prevent child abuse and sexual assault!
Child Abuse Prevention Presentation at Collaborative-April 6, 2017 at 1:30 PM
“Taking Care of Those that Help Children and Families” will be the theme of the presentation this month at The Rome/Floyd Collaborative. The Collaborative is composed of helping agencies and volunteers who work together to improve the well-being of children, youth and families in Rome/Floyd.  Meetings are open to the public and are held at the Floyd County Board of Education building the first Thursday of each month.  Call 706-232-0703 for more information. 


As we roll the closing credits on our 2017 Night at the Movies, we have to give a final thanks to our generous sponsors, Dr. Gary Smith & Rome Cinemas, our volunteers, those of you who purchased tickets, and the fabulous restaurants who provided our tasty food this year (in case you missed those names they included Harvest Moon, Wow Café, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Provino’s, Schroeder’s New Deli, Sonny’s BBQ, O’Charley’s, Honeymoon Bakery, Publix, Chick-fil-A, Jerusalem Grill, Papa Joe’s Coffee, and our own Palladium).  
We also have to give an extra big Thank You to Terry Clift—thanks for chairing a very successful event!
Exchangite Terry Clift, NAM Chairman, along with his wife Nancy at the 2017 Night at the Movies….. 
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(2)
Bill King
Marti Robles
Bryan Shealy
Terry Simmons(2)
Buzz Wachsteter 

Bob Steinbruegge

Bud Owens

Bob Williams(2)

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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.