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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  
47 years !!
    John Hine      


33 years!!
Sam Evans

28 years!!
Johnny Rogers

11 years
Bobby Padgett
9 years
   Al Bonnyman 
4 years
Michele Randall

3 years 

  Sue Jones



ECOR Officers



Rome Exchange Club

2014-2015 Officers

President - Bryan Shealy
Past President - Tony Daniel
President Elect - J P Cooper
Secretary - Ronnie Wallace
Treasurer -Noah Simon
Ex-Officio - Kirk Milam
Term Ending 6/30/2015
Brenda Gail Baldwin
Debbie Burnett
Leslie Duke
Michael Elliott
Cathy Kerce
Jackie Moreland

Term Ending 6/30/2016

Louise Branham
Giles Chapman
Greg Fricks
John Hine
Nan Winkelman
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 - J. P. 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 - Kirk Milam
1st VP - Bill Irmscher
2nd VP - John Garner
Tres - Joe Wade
Sect - Paul Smith
Ex Officio - Tony Daniel
Past Pres - Jim Talley

Term Expires 11/2014
Bud Owens
Tom Bennett
Cathy Kerce
Jim Loyd
Stan Rogers
Term Expires 11/2015
Holly Kelly
Gigi Binion
Steve White
Frank Shropshire
Phil Burkhalter
Term Expires 11/2016
Jack Carter
Don Chambers
Sam Reeder
Gene Richardson
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

Sept. 2014

Winner of the
Leonard Grace Best Club Bulletin 2013-2014

Greg Gaston - Editor

October 24: Sam Olens, GA Attorney General

   Next Meeting

Friday, October 24th

Sam Olens
Attorney General
State of Georgia

  Sam Olens was sworn in as Georgia’s 53rd Attorney General on January 10, 2011. As Attorney General, Olens is committed to serving Georgians by defending the U.S. and Georgia Constitutions and upholding the rule of law. He has fought for stronger laws to protect Georgians, including toughening penalties for criminals who engage in child sex trafficking, bolstering government transparency and stemming the surge of pill mills opening across the state.

Olens also led Georgia’s legal challenge against the Affordable Care Act and continues to defend Georgia from federal regulatory overreach. He has represented the State in crucial litigation to preserve Georgia’s water rights and removed legal barriers that were delaying the critical deepening of the Savannah Harbor.


Prior to being elected Attorney General, Olens served as Chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. He and his wife, Lisa, have two children and reside in Cobb County.


Menu:   BBQ Chicken, Fried Fish, Coleslaw, Corn, Potatoes, Rolls, Salad, Cobbler, and Cake.

Exchange National Day Of Service

Exchange National Day Of Service
Is This Saturday!

Please join your fellow Exchangites as we help Habitat For Humanity get their store ready for the Christmas season by assembling trees and other items as well as helping them stock the shelves.


This is the one day out of the year that all Exchange Clubs go out into the communities and perform a service project.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25, 2015
From 9am until 1pm
(or as long as you can stay)
Habitat ReStore –  10 Central Plaza
Second Avenue
Rome, GA 30161

At Our Last Meeting…

Chief Bruce Holmes, Director Safety & Security, Chief of Police for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia presented an overview of University System of Georgia public safety efforts including lessons learned for emergency planning and preparedness.  Thanks to Exchangite John Upton for arranging last  weeks program.


Exchangite Lynn Dempsey, along with CVF President Kirk Milam auction off the Chain Saw art created during the Coosa Valley Fair. 

Family Resource Center News…

  • In September, we served 15 families  (20 parents, 34 children) with our supervised visitation program and 47 families (69 parents, 100 children) through our Parent Aide program. 38 parents attended parent education programs.  We received 15 new referrals for services during September.  We are currently at capacity for our Parent Aide program and have only 5 slots remaining for supervised visitation services.
  •  We have a current staff of 7 (includes 5 full-time Parent Aides)
  •  Strike Out child Abuse still has teams available and/or lane sponsorships available. See this post

National Exchange Club Foundation

Please help us become a 100% Club!

National has begun an initiative to raise funds for the National Exchange Club Foundation.  The Foundation funds projects such as the scholarships given away for the National ACE Award and National Speech Contest Winner.

We have been asked to donate $11.00 each in hopes of raising $220,000 for the Foundation.  If you are able to contribute,  write an $11.00 check to the National Exchange Club Foundation.  Do not mail the check directly but forward to me and I will be sending all the checks to the Foundation together.

Thank you for helping with this very worthwhile endeavor.

Bryan Shealy

Toys for Tots Time!

Toys For Tots Train

It’s that time again!!!

We need volunteers to register applicants for Toys for Tots.  If you can work any afternoon the week of Monday, November 3rd through Friday, November 7th, from 1 to 4 PM, please let us know at rometoys@gmail.com.   Please provide:

Your name

Phone number(s)

Email address

Afternoon(s) you can help

As soon as a schedule is set, you will be notified. Priority will be given to those who can work multiple days, but we will need adults who can work only one day. We are looking for 5 people each afternoon. If you have a friend who is not an Exchangite but would like to help, send in their info as well.

Signup sheets will be available at Friday’s meeting.

Club Builders Look For Exchange Legacies For Rome High Excel Club


Members of the growth team working on the next Excel Club at Rome High School are looking for legacies, children, grandchildren, or other family members of Exchange members, who attend RHS.  These students should already have some connection with Exchange through the family connection and would be great prospects for the initial charter members of the club.


Drop an email to buzzrome@comcast.net and let him know about any of your family members who would fit this category. 


Excel is the high school arm of the National Exchange Club and works with students to achieve community service, patriotism, the prevention of child abuse, and service to our youth.


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

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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 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.