The Rome Exchange Club
Recipient of Exchange National Service Award 2016-2017
Rome’s #1 Service Club For Over 80 Years
Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live.
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.
Coosa Valley Fairgrounds
1400 Martin Luther King Blvd
Winner of the National Exchange Club
Best Bulletin Award 2015-2016
Best Club Website Award 2016
Greg Gaston – Editor
Our Latest News…
UPDATE: OUR MEETING IS ON FOR TODAY!
i wanted all of you to know that our business meeting is on for today as scheduled. Our District President Sidney Blanton is in town and will be with us at the meeting to make some special presentations.
We are asking each of you to assess your own individual situations and make your decisions accordingly. We don’t want any of you to put yourselves in danger if there is any driving problems in your area.
Be safe, and we will see those of you who can be with us at Exchange today.
Yours in Exchange,
Our Next Meeting will be
Remember – no guests at business meeting
Please review the November Minutes
member of the Cedartown XC. Troy donated it back to the Marine Corps
League for auction at the meeting this week with proceeds to go to Toys
for Tots so come prepared to make a bid.
Thanks again for helping to support this special program.
Saturday, Dec 9th, 12Noon – 2P
1400 Crane Street
- Our 2017 “Partners in Prevention” campaign goal is $120,000. To date, we have raised over $90,200! Thank you Exchange members for your generous contributions. Even though we are close to goal, we still need your support.
- As you make end-of-the-year contributions, please continue to remember the FRC. The $120,000 goal is important to the FRC- it ensures that 45 families can receive 50 weeks of in-home Parent Aide services during the year.
- Gifts to the FRC are lasting ways to remember friends and family. Contributions can be mailed to the Family Resource Center at P.O. Box 168, Rome, GA 30162 or log onto our website to make your donation.
During Thanksgiving, 12 families were gifted with groceries enough to make a full Thanksgiving dinner courtesy of McFall Baptist Church. For Christmas, McFall will provide groceries enough for Christmas breakfast for 20 of our families.
In addition, other individuals and church groups have “adopted” 18 families, including 46 children.
Community support means these kids will wake up to a wonderful Christmas morning. How much difference does it really make? To understand this, consider one of our young
A Mom who recently had to choose between purchasing medication she needs or paying her electricity bill. She choose electricity to meet the needs of her children. She told us that without this extra support for Christmas, her children would have had very little. There are no other funds for presents. She was tearful in thanking her Parent Aide for the generosity that is coming her way while she navigates through an extra difficult year.
· Laptop update: Recently a call-to-action went out to our Exchange Club to help the FRC purchase laptops for our staff to use during home visits. As most of the homes in which we work have neither internet nor computers, these have become great tools for completing online applications (necessary for everything these days—from jobs to housing) and for sharing parenting resources. With grants and donations, we are able to purchase 2 new laptops and 2 “jetpacks” to provide internet access. In addition, we had a Blackberry and older laptop donated that will also be used.