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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.

 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

62 years !!

    Paul Smith

42 years !!

John Youmans

23 years!!

Bob Babcock
Mike Littlejohn

22 years!!

Bryan Shealy

21 years!!

Jackie Moreland

14 years

Wanda Whitten

10 years

Ron Keifer

6 years

Jimmy Dupuy
Bud Owens

5 years

William Reeder
Gene Richardson

2 years

Bill King
Charles Norris
Gary Smith

1 year

John Fortune
Amy Patterson
Larry Walker



ECOR Officers
Rome Exchange Club
2015-2016 Officers

President - J P Cooper

Past President -  Bryan Shealy
President Elect - Mike Elliot
Secretary - Charles Long
Treasurer - Meredith Brown
Ex-Officio - Bill Irmscher
Term Ending 6/30/2016
Louise Branham
Giles Chapman
Greg Fricks
Greg Gaston
Nan Langford
John Upton
Term Ending 6/30/2017
Al Bonnyman
Robin Burk
Tom Caldwell
Barbara Carter
Charles Stevens
Wanda Whitten
District President Barney Knighton

Program of Service
Committee Chairperson
Program of Service
Committee Chairperson
Americanism- Bill King
Youth - John Upton
Community Service - Nan Winkelman
Child Abuse Prev - Louise Branham
P/R -Greg Gaston
Social - Bryan Shealy
Awards -Giles Chapman
Programs - Mike Elliott
Fellowship -Rhonda Wallace & Steve White
New Member Support -Bryan Shealy
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.


 From The Rome Exchange Clu 

Recipient of Exchange National Service Award 2014-2015  

Rome's #1 Service Club For Over 78 Years [date today]

Winner of the
Leonard Grace Best Club Bulletin 2013-2014, Greg Gaston - Editor

June 24: Installation of New Officers, Evening Meeting

Next Meeting

Friday,  June 24th

Evening Meeting


Installation of New Officers

6:30 P  Social
7:00 P  Dinner

followed by installation of new officers.

(By Prior Reservation Only.  Reservation Period Closed.)

Our very special guest, who will be doing our installation, is Elizabeth Grantham.

Elizabeth will assume the Presidency of the National Exchange Club a few weeks later at the national convention in Houston, TX.



At our last meeting

David  Wright, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) and  President of Spectrum Educationpresented a program about the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,  more commonly known as drones.  Through a series of videos,  David illustrated their use in agriculture, public service, delivery of emergency medical equipment (a defibrillator), and several other uses.  His theme was that we need to be thinking about the ways our community can get involved in this industry.  He compared Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to the Wright Brothers first flight,  a total of 12 seconds and 120 feet.  Everyone said it wouldn’t amount to anything…. that’s where we are today with drones.   The field is wide open.

Other news:

Americanism Committee Chair Bill King announced to two upcoming events where volunteers will be needed.  Please keep these dates in mind.
At both the July 1st  First Friday Street Party in downtown Rome and July 4th Independence Day Celebration, the Rome Exchange Club will be distributing small American Flags as part of our “GiveAKidAFlagToWave” program.


District Convention News

Big News from District Convention!!
The Exchange Club of Rome was a big winner at the District Convention being held at Callaway Gardens last weekend.
Club Awards include:
  • President JP Cooper was kept busy accepting plaques on behalf of the club from District President Barney Knighton including Lisa Glisson Best Fundraising Award for large clubs for Strike Out Child Abuse, Cecil Kirby Best Community Service Project for large clubs…Toys For Tots.
  •   Harold McMillon Best History Book  – prepared by Meredith Brown and Barbara Carter.
  • Ellie Royal Best Treasurer Award for large clubs…Meredith Brown
mere brown plaque
  • Lyman Walker Best Secretary Award for large clubs…Charles Long
Special Presidential Certificates of Commendation were presented to two of our members, District TreasurerBryan Shealy and District ACE Award Chairman Giles Chapman.

and last but certainly not least –

Exchangite of the Year Award
Bill King

Most of the Convention Group

FRC Honored By Georgia District

FRC Award From District 2016
Special recognition was given to Rome’s Exchange Club Family Resource Center at the District Convention on it’s 25th anniversary year.  Presenting a plaque to FRC Executive Director Tina Bartleson was Lisa Glisson, chair of the Georgia District Child Abuse Prevention Foundation at the annual CAP breakfast.  In addition, the CAP Foundation presented a monetary donation to the center.

FRC Asks You Think About Helping With School Supplies

gift card


Tina Bartleson has asked Rome Exchangites to begin thinking about helping our Family Resource Center Parent Aids purchase school supplies for their client families by donating gift cards.

While school just let out, Tina says it is not too early to start thinking about school supplies since local schools start the first of August.

The very best way you can help is with a gift card from one of our local stores that sells school supplies like Walmart, Staples, etc.  With gift cards in hand, the Parent Aids can purchase just what the children need.


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 special Exchange Strong lapel pin for recruiting a new member?  Let's fill this space with sponsor names as Rome becomes

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Barbara Carter
Giles Chapman
Hal Gosnell
Sue Jones
Bill King
Frank Redwine
Paul Smith
Diane Warner
Len Woodward
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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.