The Rome Exchange Clu

Rome’s #1 Service Club For 83 Years



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


BEST Newsletter Award
2018-2019 For Large Clubs


Winner Of the Exchange Club

Winner of Constant Contact


BEST Newsletter Award 2018-2019 For Large Clubs

Upcoming Events

  1. September 20: Rome International Film Festival

    September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
  2. Dr. Grant Lewis

    September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
  3. FAIR

    October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
  4. Business Meeting

    October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
  5. Eric Watters

    November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Coosa Valley Fair Events

See What's Coming Up At The

Coosa Valley Fairgrounds


September 21
Coosa Valley Fair
Workday At The Fairgrounds

September 28
Coosa Valley Fair
Workday At The Fairgrounds

September 30
Family Pre-Fair Picnic
Coosa Valley Fairgrounds

October 1-5


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Contact Charles Long

Our Latest News…


September 13th: Dennis Nordeman, The History Of Rome’s Rivers

Dennis Nordeman The History Of Rome's Rivers Dennis arrived in Rome Georgia 51 years ago as a Yankee carpet bagger looking for a job at the local paper mill. Originally from Ohio (He likes to point...

Have You Signed Up Yet?

In response to member requests, our PR Committee has asked Webmaster Holly Kelly to create a new " members only" group within this social media platform. This group will receive notifications...

At Our Last Meeting

8 New Exchangites Inducted Friday was a big day for the Exchange Club of Rome as Immediate Past President Charles Norris conducted and induction ceremony for 8 new members of our club. Raising...

Rome Exchangite To Pilot Historic Aircraft On Hurricane Relief Mission

Rome News reporter Doug Walker reported that Rome Exchangite Joel Meginson will be one of the pilots of a Korean War cargo plane (see RN-T pictures above) owned by the Museum of Flight in...

City/County To Dedicate New Star Spangled Banner Flag Donated By Exchange

On Friday, September 13th at 10:30 am, the giant replica of the Star Spangled Banner will again fly high over Jackson Hill as Rome and Floyd County celebrate the renovation of Fort Norton (a SPLOST...

Rome Tomb Project Makes Trip To Niceville, Florida For Field Of Valor Celebration

Rome Exchangites presented the 1/2 sized replica of the Tomb of the Unknown as part of the Field of Valor remembrance in Niceville, Fl. 374 American Flags in the field represented each Floridian...

Feeling Like You Are Juggling Too Much?

The Family Resource Center presents Exchangite Beth Hughes of Breathe Yoga Therapy every Thursday from 9-9:30 on the 2nd floor of the Serve Rome Building on Third Avenue. Learn all about...

2019 Coosa Valley Fair Guide Online

2019 Coosa Valley Fair Guide Guide Book of information, competition descriptions and entry forms for the 71st ANNUAL Coosa Valley Fair, held in Rome, Georgia. The Coosa Valley Fair marks the...

Coosa Valley Fair Advance Armbands

Fair Unlimited Daily Armbands On Sale Now   Jump On It Now and save up to $10 each   Great for children, Grandchildren, or you. Purchase an armband to give you unlimited rides for a day...

TFT Golf Tournament September 20th

September 20thStonebridgeGolf Course Georgia State Patrol SponsoredGolf Tournament To Benefit OurToys For Tots Program     Help Our Club's Toys For Tots Program by Supporting the Georgia...

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 then 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.

Club Anniversaries

SEPTEMBER Club Anniversaries
260 Years Of Combined Community Service

55 Years

Scott Henson

40 Years

Steven Patton
Frank Shropshire

32 Years

Jim Talley

27 Years

Carol Wade

14 Years

Jim Loyd

Buzz Wachsteter

8 Years

Holly Kelly

Milton Slack

5 Years

Joel Megginson Sr.

4 Years

Chris Jenkins

June Noble

2 Years

Gil Espy

1 Year

Ken Burton

Coy Clark

Beth Hughes

Terry Hughes

Terry Jones

Lamar Renfroe

Ken Ruff


Exchange Club Officers

Patrick Eidson

President Elect
Larry Walker

George Fricks

Carol Abrams

Past President
Charles Norris

Ex Officio
Mike Elliott

( Ending 6/30/2020 )
Scotty Hancock
Bud Owens
Amy Patterson
Jason Sanker
Diane Warner
Ralph White

( Ending 6/30/201)
John Fortune
JC Grimes
Linda Hatcher
Mike Jackson
Jordan Knight
Kirk Milam

Coosa Valley Fair Assoc.

Mike Elliott
First Vice President
J P Cooper
Second Vice President
Phil Burkhalter
Joe Wade
Brian Shealy
Ex Officio
Patrick Eidson
Immediate Past President
Barbara Carter
( Ending 12/31/2019 )
Cathy Kerce
Gail Johnson
George Bosworth
JC Grimes
Jackie Moreland
( Ending 12/31/20 )
Kathi Watson
Charles Long
Joe Wade III
Ben Rigas
Robert Smyth
(Ending 12/31/21)
Joan Crumley
Sam Evans
John Fortune
Ted Noe
Dave Shelton
Emeritus Member
Paul Smith