The Rome Exchange Clu 

Recipient of Exchange National Service Award 2016-2017  

Rome’s #1 Service Club For Over 80 Years

Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live. 




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


Winner of the National Exchange Club
Best Bulletin Award 2015-2016
Best Club Website Award 2016

Winner of the Georgia District
Greg Gaston – Editor

Our Latest News…


October 20: Business Meeting

Our Next Meeting will be 

October 20th


Business Meeting

NO Guests at Business Meetings
Please review the minutes from last Business Meeting.
(This is something new for you.  We will now provide you a link to the previous membership meeting minutes so you may review them prior to the meeting)
If you are interested in a leadership/board member position in the Rome Exchange Club, please let President Charles Long know.  Nominations are being formulated for next year. 

Spaghetti, Baked Chicken, Lima’s, Skillet Corn, Fried Okra, Rolls, Salad, Cobbler, Ice Cream, and Cake.

At Our Last Meeting

At our last meeting, we had a presentation about the upcoming ESPLOST which will be voted on in November.  A YES vote is not for a new tax but to continue the existing penny sales tax.   A central theme is that education is changing and facilities, built even just 25 years ago, are not adequate for today’s education.


After their presentation,  they took questions from the club members.  The questions primarily dealt with Rome City building their own Career Academy building , rather than sharing the existing county facility. 


Rick Stevenson,  Co-Chair for the Rome / Floyd  ESPLOST committee representing  Rome City Schools, outlined all the improvements that will be made, including the building of a new Main Elementary School and an addition to Rome High School. 
Buster Young, Floyd County Co Chair for the Rome-Floyd for Better Schools Committee,explained plans for the county, including a major renovation to Armuchee High.


National Day of Service

October 28th  


National Day Of Service

Our Exchange Club will be participating in the National Day of Service…the one day all Exchange Clubs are out in their  communities doing a project in any of the Programs of Service Areas.
This year, you are asked to join in as we work for Habitat For Humanity on this special day.  Clear your calendars and be ready to help with some working at Habitat’s Restore retail operation and some working at various homes in the “Brush For Kindness” program.  

Site 1: 230 Couper Street   9A – 3P

Group Size: 6 to 8 
* Finish Outdoor Shed
* Roof & Door
Site 2: 709 Graham Street 9A – 3P
Group Size: 10
Leader: Sid Blankenship
* Landscaping
* Digging out the foundation and flower bed holes
Site 3: 900 Little Texas Valley Road 9A – 3P
Group Size: 8 to 10 
Leader: Torri Brown/Craig Duhamel
* Repair siding 
* Scrape porch roof and paint
* Pain high trim gables
* Ladder & Scaffolding will be in use
Site 4: 95 Three Rivers Drive (Habitat ReStore- Opens at 10 am)
Group Size: 5 to 8
Leader: Greg Irvine/Karie Greenland
* Organizing merchandise
* Labeling envelopes
Torri Brown
 Resource Development Manager
 Habitat for Humanity Coosa Valley
 95 Three Rivers Drive
 Rome, Georgia  30161
 Cell: 706-728-7848
 Office:706-378-0030 ext 14
 Office Hours Mon – Fri 9 AM -6

Toys for Tots

Toys For Tots Train

Toys For Tots Client Registration

Registration days for clients will be Monday thru Friday, November 6-10, 1 to 5 PM at Good Neighbor Ministries. A makeup session is scheduled for Saturday, Dec 2 from 9:00-4:00 
There will be volunteer registration forms on the tables at the meeting on Friday.  You may select to work any day that week for one shift or two.  PLEASE SIGN UP
Other T4T Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Monday & Tuesday,  Nov 13 & 14,  9 A – 12 N  – Move toys from warehouse to CVF
  • Monday & Tuesday,  Nov 27 & 28,  9 A – 12 N  – Move toys from warehouse to CVF
  • Friday, Dec 1 – Toys for Tots training – details to follow
  • December 4 – 16,  9A – until?   Sorting, bagging and distribution – details to follow
Linda Hatcher – 

Upcoming Events

Convenience Fee of $3.20 applies

ambassador pin

All Aboard! 

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

Exchange Strong! 

Giles Chapman(3)

Bill King

Buzz Wachsteter 

Don Black(2)

Charles Long

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Club Anniversaries


Club Anniversaries

338 years of combined service

50 years!!!

John Hine

36 years!!!

Sam Evans

31 years!!!

Johnny Rogers

14 years

Bobby Padgett
7 years
Michele Randall
5 years
Lee Smollar
3 years
Lee Fletcher
Dean Lewis
 1 year
Carol Abrams
Barbara Elliott
Ryan Streeter
Kathi Watson

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


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.