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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
31 years !!
 Ed Kolodzej
28 years !!
Fred Dent
27  years !!
Tim Pape
26 years !!
Jack Niedrach
20 years !!
  Vivian Richmeier
17 years
Chris Mauer
15 years
Mike Pender
9 years
Gigi Binion
Elizabeth Davis
Steve Van Meter
5 years
Sherry Peace
4 years 
Michael Elliott
David Shelton
3 years
Don Black
Louise Branham
Beth Summer
John Upton
2 years
Scott Bowerman
Greg Fricks
ECOR Officers

Rome Exchange Club
2014-2015 Officers

President - Bryan Shealy

Past President -  Tony Daniel
President Elect -  J P Cooper
Secretary - Ronnie Wallace
Treasurer - Meredith Brown
Ex-Officio - Bill Irmscher
Term Ending 6/30/2015
Debbie Burnett
Leslie Duke
 Michael Elliott
Cathy Kerce
Jackie Moreland 
Lee Niedrach
Term Ending 6/30/2016
Louise Branham
Giles Chapman
Greg Fricks
Greg Gaston
Nan Langford
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 - JP 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 - Bill Irmscher
1st VP - John Garner
2nd VP - Gene Richardson
Treas - Joe Wade
Sect - Paul Smith
Ex Officio - Bryan Shealy
Past Pres - Kirk Milam
Term Expires 12/2015

Holly Kelly

Gigi Binion

Steve White

Frank Shropshire

Phil Burkhalter

Term Expires 12/2016
Don Chambers

Charles Long

Sam Reeder

Cathy Kerce

Milton Slack

Term Expires 12/2017

Sherri Beideck

Jordan Knight

Bobby Padgett

Jason Sanker

Joe Wade III


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

May 29: Miss Rome Pageant

Next Meeting

Friday, May 29th


Miss Rome 

Miss Rome, Katherine McCauley, is a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Studies, Communication & Leadership.  Her platform is The Pursuit of Happiness and Equal Rights.  Katherine has spoken with numerous school groups about the importance of respecting others and appreciating what makes one another unique.  This will be her fourth time competing at the Miss Georgia Pageant.  In 2012, Katherine made the Top 10 and was the Overall Talent Winner at the Miss GA Pageant.  Katherine will sing the National Anthem at the June 3rd Rome Braves Game as her final official appearance before State Competition.


     Miss Rome’s Outstanding Teen, Allison Molnar, is a rising Senior at Brookstone Academy.  Her platform is Combating Childhood Obesity through the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.  Allison has spoken with numerous school groups and after school programs, sharing with students her personal health journey of losing over 100 pounds and putting her diabetes into remission.  This will be her second time competing at the Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.  Allison will throw out the First Pitch at the June 3rd Rome Braves Game as her final official appearance before State Competition.


Lasagna, Chicken Tenders, Skillet Corn, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Garlic Rolls, Garden Salad, Cherry & Peach Cobblers, and Ice Cream.

Don’t Miss May 29th!

You don’t want to miss the crowning of this year’s Exchange Club’s  deserving member.

As is usual in pageant events, all former recipients will be recognized:  They include Mischievous,  Yard Man, Captain America and our very own PITA.


Miss Understood, and newly crowned Ms. Redmond, will emcee the program.


See you there.


Memorial Day Remembrance Service

2015MemDayRemembranceMemorial Day is a day of remembering and honoring those who sacrificed their lives for their country. They should never be forgotten. Booths and tents filled Ridge Ferry Park with veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Kuwait, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan as the community came together on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th. e fee.

The Memorial Day observance at Ridge Ferry Park was a most fitting remembrance to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.  Hundreds turned out to hear a program filled with patriotic music, first hand memories of lives lost, and a re-dedication to honor those great men and women who have made our country great.

Many Exchangites had key roles in organizing the second annual event, and their hard work and dedication were well received by those attending.  The list of speakers included Mrs. Jan Johnson, a Gold Star Mother, who barely held back her tears as she told the crowd how her son raised his hand right after 9-11 and joined the armed forces of our country knowing that he may be called upon to give his life for his country…and he did.


Attendees were also treated to a large number of displays, including a helicopter and military vehicles, that brought to real life things many had only read about or viewed in pictures.


As great a tribute this year’s program was, with YOUR support it will be even better next year.  When called upon, don’t say no because this event remembers those who said YES for you.


Click on the video below to see highlights of the complete Memorial Day observance through the camera lens of Gail Johnson.


Memorial Day Remembrance 2015
Memorial Day Remembrance 2015


At Our May 22nd Meeting

Dr Robbie Friedmann, Professor Emeritus at Georgia State University presented a thought provoking program concerning terrorism in our world today.  A main point was whether we are willing to confront terrorism today or will we wait until it reaches even more horrific proportions in the future as it surely will.
Winners of our Blue Monday photo contest – Team Food 4 Thought – were our guests and received  our Youth Citizenship award.


We Have To Help Bryan Become The Next District Treasurer…And Mike Elliott Our New District Director!!!

We Need YOU At District Convention!

Be In Augusta
June 4-6
For The
Georgia District
Convention To Work For Bryan
And Mike
Our President Bryan Shealy has filed papers with the Georgia District of Exchange Clubs to run for the office of District Treasurer. There will be no incumbent running but it appears there will be a contested race so our club will need as many as possible to be in Augusta to support Bryan in his candidacy and bring the win to Bryan.

Bryan’s run for Treasurer will open the seat for District Director of Division One on the District Board.  Our own Mike Elliott has thrown his hat in for that job so we need to be there to vote for our two members.

The convention festivities begin on Thursday at noon for the golfers, and Thursday night for the free welcome party.  Friday and Saturday will be filled with business meetings and great educational seminars.  The election will be held on Saturday morning.

Update on how to register:  A certain number of rooms have been blocked out at the special Exchange Club rate.  When those are gone, reservations will be on a space available basis at regular rates.  To insure you have your room at the special rate, click on the Marriott Hotel Exchange Convention Reservation link and reserve your room.  You make your own room reservations.

To register for the convention itself, use the link below and download the registration form, fill it out it now needs to be sent to District Treasurer Jeff Shefield since the local deadline has passed.

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

Joel Megginson, Sr

Jordan Knight

Buzz Wachsteter (3)

Bob Williams
Don Chambers

Bryan Shealy (2)

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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)


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.