Rome's #1 Service Club For Over 78 Years!
Recipient of Exchange National Service Award 2014-2015
Winner of the
Remember...April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Bryan’s run for Treasurer will open the seat for District Director of Division One on the District Board. If you are interested in filling that position, please see Bryan as quickly as possible so our Board can take action on a recommendation.
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.
To register for the convention itself, use the link below and download the registration form, fill it out and give it to JP Cooper who will handle all convention activity registrations for the club.
Placement of the Pinwheels and Annual Balloon Release—April 1, 2015 at 10 AM
Meet us in front of the Dempsey Building (corner of Turner-McCall and N. Broad) for the annual Placement of the Pinwheels (parking available behind building). Each pinwheel represents one confirmed case of child abuse/neglect in 2014 for Rome/Floyd County. Help us place 337 pinwheels to represent each young life directly affected by abuse and neglect this last year. After the pinwheels are in place, we’ll release 337 balloons to represent our commitment to GET INVOLVED and keep the children of Rome and Floyd County safe in 2015. Wear blue in honor of the month, dress comfortably, and bring a screwdriver to help with pinwheel placement.
Exchange Club of Rome—Panel Presentation—
April 24, 2015 at 12 PM
Child Abuse Prevention Sundays in April
Churches are asked to select one Sunday in April to designate as “Child Abuse Prevention Sunday”. On this day, we ask that congregations pray for families and children as well as the wisdom/resources to decrease abuse issues confronting our community. Call 706-290-0764 to learn more about our community needs and to book a speaker from a local agency
Blue Mondays—Each Monday in April
(see article below)
Over the years, the symbol of a blue ribbon has come to represent the fight against the abuse of children and the slogan “Believe in the Blue” has become a rallying cry. “Blue Mondays” are 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-see our article about the new contest for Blue Mondays.
Child Abuse Prevention March Down Broad-
April 27, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Wear blue and gather on the Town Green as early as 6 PM. We’ll march down Broad Street at 6:30 PM to demonstrate our support of safe childhoods. If you are not able to participate in the March, wait for us on the steps of the City Auditorium. We will join you there to “Stand Up for Children” and make our pledge to LEARN-REACH OUT-GET INVOLVED and reduce child abuse in 2015!
For a calendar of all events plus ways you can participate as well statistics regarding Child Abuse, click here for a brochure.
Here Come’s The Fun…
…Do something special, dress up, decorate, etc. and take a picture of you and your group.
…Post that picture to the Facebook page of the Family Resource Center. Plan something different each Monday and resubmit.
…The very best Blue Monday picture for the
The number of teams continues to grow and the slots a filling up fast so if you want to play in this prestigious golf tournament you need to go ahead and sign up.
Hole Sponsors are still needed too and forms can be downloaded from the links below.
It is hard to believe this fiscal year for our Club is two thirds completed. The year has really flown. JP is making wonderful plans for next year and we are very excited about the upcoming year.
We have a number of Youth programs coming up this month. After this week’s business meeting we will have the Star Student program presented by the Chamber of Commerce on the 13th, followed by the Book of Golden Deeds and Youth of the Year on the 20th. We will wind up the month with the Speech Contest on the 27th. As you know, our Youth are a priority with Exchange and we hope to see you at these Programs. I can assure you the time will be well spent.
The Georgia District Exchange Convention is coming up June 4th through 7th in Augusta. We hope to have a large delegation from the Rome Club. We have budgeted to help our members attend the Convention. The host hotel is the Marriott. We are asking you to make your own hotel reservations depending on the type of room you may need. There is a link to the special hotel website for Exchange in the article about the convention in this newsletter.
Let JP know you are going and he will make the convention registration for all the Club members together. I am sure our District treasurer will appreciate this gesture. JP will need to know which events you would like to attend in order to register you. The District website has a link which will help you see the available meetings. We feel like we will have enough in our budget, depending on the number of attendees, to pay for all of the registration fees for our members and if funds are available we will reimburse a portion of your accommodations. If you are going to put a golf team in the tournament there is also a link from the District website.
We have two upcoming events which I am sure will provide entertainment regardless of your taste. Both happen to be on April 17th and a number of members are excited about attending both. In the morning you have the opportunity to join us for the “TEE OFF AGAINST CHILD ABUSE” Golf Tournament and later that evening join your friends at the Brewhouse for the “GET A JUMP ON CHILD ABUSE” Pre-Steeplechase Party. Have dinner and join with other members for an evening featuring three live bands. It promises to be an exciting day which offers something for everyone … and the proceeds go to help our own Family Resource Center.
While I am on the subject of special events. I know many of you joined us for the NIGHT AT THE MOVIES. We raised approximately $19,000 for our Center and had a great time doing it. Please take note of the sponsors and food vendors listed in this newsletter and patronize them.
I look forward to seeing you on Fridays at noon.