November 21st: Freedom Shrine, One Nation
Friday, November 21th
One Nation Under God
Freedom Shrine Dedication
Rome's #1 Service Club For Over 78 Years
Winner of the
Leonard Grace Best Club Bulletin 2013-2014
Greg Gaston - Editor
|For the sixth year in a row, bowling enthusiasts of all skill levels came together to raise money to prevent child abuse. “STRIKE Out Child Abuse” was held Tuesday night. The Rome Exchange Club was well represented with 2 teams composed totally of Exchangites plus several other teams with Exchange members. The event benefits the Exchange Club Family Resource Center.|
|The Family Resource Center staff came as Snow White( FRC Exec Director Tina Bartleson) and the Seven Dwarfs.|
|That hard working CVF Parking Committee team|
|CVF Board team look a little tired.|
|“The Spice Girls” from Harbin Clinic wins the best costume contest|
Friday, December 5, 2014 at the Brewhouse in Downtown Rome.
As we’ve done in recent years, admission to the party will be an unwrapped gift from each attendee, which will go to Toys for Tots.
Each person will have three options for the entree:, chicken, beef wellington, or salmon. Please call Kathy Phillips at the Family Resource Center at 706-290-0764 and let her know how many will be attending and your selection.
|Fellow Exchangite Terry Clift presented our Veterans Day program. Terry visited the Normandy (D-Day) site this past Memorial Day and witnessed a stirring ceremony held at the American Cemetery located at what was called Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of Europe by the Allied Forces. Terry presented a number of pictures of the American Cemetery, the Memorial Day ceremony, and the story of Frank Towers, an American soldier who helped liberate a large number of Jewish prisoners as they were being transported from one German concentration camp to another via rail. Frank Towers (now 92 years old) has spent the last few years of his life actively trying to connect with those he helped liberate almost 70 years ago.|
|The American Cemetery, located high atop the clifts at Omaha Beach, where more than 9000 solders are buried, each with an individual marker with their name, rank, unit, home state, and date killed.|
|An American Flag flies over the cemetary located atop this clift at Omaha Beach.
As this will be the last XC Meeting before the Green Egg drawing, please bring your sold and unsold tickets and proceeds. Hal’s wife will be in the lobby (barring jury duty) collecting and also selling tickets if you need one (or more).
Don’t forget! The 80’s and 90’s “Disco Ball” will be at The Brewhouse on Saturday night, November 29th. Our own Robert Smyth will be the DJ and playing the hits from that era. Entry is $10, which goes to Toys for Tots. It will be from 8 to midnight.
One more Registration Day has been scheduled for Saturday, December 5th from 10A to 4P at the Good Neighbor Ministry, 208 E. Second Street.
Toy Distribution has been set for Saturday, December 20th at the Coosa Valley Fair ground. As Hal explained at a recent meeting, much of the work for the distribution will be done before the distribution day in order for that to go smoothly and quickly.
|Exchangite Giles Chapman lays a wreath on the Tomb of the Known Soldier.
To achieve this honor a club must complete at least one program each in the four Programs of Service, Americanism, Youth, Community Service, and Child Abuse Prevention, as well as two others for any category.
We will soon be participating with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department with the Santa for Seniors program. This program provides holiday gifts to Senior Adults in the Rome area who do not have family nor would receive anything for Christmas.
Please let me know if you are willing to adopt a Senior.
You will be provided with their names and a wish list that they have completed. All deliveries are made by the Sheriff’s Department and we will need to have everything ready and brought to the Exchange Club meeting no later than December 20, 2014. If you are willing, I will be forwarding the information to you as soon as I receive it.
Wanda J. Whitten
New Romans Holiday Charity Auction!!!
Are you looking for someplace to have lunch on December 5th??–this is the day of our Exchange Club Christmas Party so there will be no Noon Exchange Meeting this day. Please join Tina Bartleson and the fine folks of the New Romans Club at their annual Holiday Charity Auction at Coosa County Club. The $15 cost buys an awesome lunch–Waldorf salad, Chicken Rollentine, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Almandine, and Glazed Carrots with White Chocolate Mousse for desert! You’ll get to hear a lively auction hosted by our own Lynn Dempsey. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds raised will benefit The Exchange Club Family Resource Center. Tina has seen some of the prizes and there are some nice items as well as one-of-a-kind objects that could make for some fine gift-giving this season! Doors open at 10:30 AM. To make reservations, call Ruth 706-314-9232 (make reservations by Nov. 28th). More Info
Exchange members support the Center in a big way! Did you know that…..
Thanks members for your support! Your investment of time AND money makes our community a better place…and it makes our Center stronger!
Santa is beginning to check his list and you can too! If you are interested in adopting a Family Resource Center child or family for Christmas, please let Tina know!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.