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

135 years of combined  service
25 years!!! 
Leonard White
21 years!!!

Joan Crumley

18 years
Sherry Thompson
16 years
Robin Burk
Rick Sheerin
8 years
George Bosworth
Charles Long
6 years
Tina Bartleson
Leslie Duke
3 years
Chris Jenkins
Beverly Mason
June Noble
Stephen Smith
2 years
Stacy Walker
ECOR Officers

Rome Exchange Club

2017-2018 Officers

President - Charles Long
President Elect - Charles Norris
Secretary - Giles Chapman
Treasurer - Bob Steinbruegge
Past President - Mike Elliott
Term Ending 6/30/2018
Phil Burkhalter Patrick Eidson Bob Evans Ronnie Farmer Steve White
Terry Simmons
Term Ending 6/30/2019
George Fricks
Linda Hatcher
John Fortune
Larry Walker
Frank Shropshire
Jim Belzer
District President 
Sidney Blanton

Programs of Service

Committee Chairperson 

Americanism- John Fortune
Youth - Frank Shropshire  
Community Service -George Fricks
Child Abuse Prev - Larry Walker
P/R -Phil Burkhalter
Social -  J.P. Cooper
Awards - Steve White
Programs -  Charles Norris
Fellowship - Rhonda Wallace & Steve White
New Member Support -  Mike Elliott
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


Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live. 
Exchange Train
 Recipient of Exchange National Service Award 2016-2017

Winner of the National Exchange Club

Best Bulletin Award 2015-2016

Winner of the Georgia District
Greg Gaston - Editor

Rome's #1 Service Club For Over 78 Years

August 18: Dan Falcitelli

Next Meeting 

Friday,  August  18th


Dan Falcitelli

Floyd Against Drugs

Dan Falcitelli is currently serving as the Director for Floyd Against Drugs (FAD).  He has been in the public service sector for over 20 years which included 14 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and 10 years with local and state law enforcement.  While with the FBI, Dan was assigned to the Detroit Field Office where he worked on squads that apprehended fugitives, dismantled gangs, and worked on drug investigations.  Later, he was assigned to work terrorism investigations.  After nine years in Detroit he was transferred back home to Georgia and assigned to the Atlanta Field Office where he worked on healthcare investigations and intellectual property rights violations.  Dan has been married for 20 years to his wife Carolyn who is currently the Auxiliary Manager at Floyd Medical Center.  They have two daughters, Emily and Lauren, who attend Model High School. 
Dan will be joined by Charles Wright, a 5-star magician and mentalist. Charles will preview a show he will be doing Saturday August 26 as a fund raiser for FAD.   

Roast Beef, Baked Chicken, Glazed Carrots, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls, Garden Salad, Cobbler, Cake, and Ice Cream. 

Public Meeting On 411 To I-75 And YOUR Chance to Voice Your Opinion On August 24

 According To Paul Smith, This Car Was New When They Started Talking About A Direct Connect To I-75
It’s now called the Rome-Cartersville Economic Corridorand once again the highway to connect Rome to I-75 is out for public comment and there are now two routes the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) wants your opinion on.
If YOU want a route that has NO TRAFFIC LIGHTS and NO STOP SIGNS, you need to make your feelings known at a public information open house on August 24th from 5-7 PM at Faith United Methodist Church, 501 Grassdale Road, in Cartersville.
How many different speakers over the years at our Exchange Club have promised this road, and it appears we are finally on the home stretch.  Be part of the decision making process and be there to let GDOT know what is the best thing for Rome and Floyd County.  It’s the American way.

Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Road Race

Volunteers should have received an email with instructions.  At our meeting on Friday, volunteers can pick up their T-shirt and have a chance to ask last minute questions. 


And please show your support for our sponsors in any way you can.



At our last meeting……

At our last meeting Willie Green, Supervisor of Elections and Voter Registration for Floyd County explained about the voting process and focused on the security and the threats to security.  An interesting part of his presentation was the idea that we might return to paper ballots and convert to an all mail-in ballot.  Many club members expressed concern about this in their questions to Willie.  Also he spoke about the voting machines we currently use, the fact that they are 15 years old, and that he hopes to replace them in 2018.  

Read Rome News story about our program


Family Resource Center News


Meet Rita Jones, Parent Aide:

Rita has been employed with the Exchange Club Family Resource Center since 2014. She holds an Associate in Human Services for Georgia Highlands and has 22 years experience working with children and families. Rita loves to help people and receives a lot of joy and fulfillment from serving others. She desires to make a difference in people’s lives. She has a special heart—and skill—at working with very young first time mothers. Rita says she is only “half-retired” and reduced her hours to part-time earlier this year. She spends the other “half” of her time travelling with her adult children and satisfying her travel bug. 

Rome Exchange completes all requirement for the National Service Award!!


The Exchange Club of Rome has satisfied all the requirements for the National Service Award for 2017-2018.  We are the first and the only club in the Georgia District to do this so far.  The NSA is awarded to a club that completes at least a project each in Americanism, Community Service, Youth, CAP, and two additional from any of the Projects of Service areas.  Congratulations – and thanks to all who have written up your Projects  of Service for submission to National!!!

Upcoming Events…..

 September is Baby Safety Month
October 28th  
National Day Of Service
Every Georgia District Club is expected to have a project scheduled in their community on that day.
Rome Exchange Club
 Meetings Held Friday At Noon
The Palladium
Coosa Valley Fairgrounds
1400 Martin Luther King Blvd 
Rome, GA
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Who will wear the limited edition pin signifying membership in the Georgia District Conductors Club?  There is only way to become a member of the club and receive this lapel pin and that is for recruiting a new member?  Let's fill this space with sponsor names as Rome continues

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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.