Upcoming Events


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


Convenience Fee of $3.20 applies

Club Anniversaries

Club Anniversaries


35 years !!
John Liverett
34 years !!
Rick Sargent
32  years!!
Darrell Lowery
26 years
Steve White
25 years
Ben Harrison
22 years
Bob Williams
12 years
Mark Harrison
11 years
Dave Schreiber

Lisa Stunkel


10 years
Kirk Milam
8 years
Jim Kelly
Jordan Knight
Jason Sanker

2 years

Charlie Schroeder

1 year
Amanda Abbasi
Marti Robles



ECOR Officers
Rome Exchange Club
2015-2016 Officers

President - J P Cooper

Past President -  Bryan Shealy
President Elect - Mike Elliot
Secretary - Charles Long
Treasurer - Meredith Brown
Ex-Officio - Bill Irmscher
Term Ending 6/30/2016
Louise Branham
Giles Chapman
Greg Fricks
Greg Gaston
Nan Langford
John Upton
Term Ending 6/30/2017
Al Bonnyman
Robin Burk
Tom Caldwell
Barbara Carter
Charles Stevens
Wanda Whitten
District President Barney Knighton

Program of Service
Committee Chairperson
Program of Service
Committee Chairperson
Americanism- Bill King
Youth - John Upton
Community Service - Nan Winkelman
Child Abuse Prev - Louise Branham
P/R -Greg Gaston
Social - Bryan Shealy
Awards -Giles Chapman
Programs - Mike Elliott
Fellowship -Rhonda Wallace & Steve White
New Member Support -Bryan Shealy
Contact one of these Chairpersons and volunteer for a committee. 
CVFA Officers
Coosa Valley Fair Association Officers
Pres - John Garner
1st VP - Gene Richardson
2nd VP - Jason Sanker
Treas - Joe Wade
Sect - Paul Smith
Ex Officio - J P Coooper
Past Pres - Bill Irmscher
Term Expires 12/2016
Phil Burkhalter
Cathy Kerce
Charles Long
Sam Reeder
Milton Slack
Term Expires 12/2017
Sherri Beidek
Jordan Knight
Bobby Padgett
Robert Smyth
Joe Wade, III
Term Expires 12/2018
Barbara Carter
Jim Kelley
Bob Babcock
Dave Shelton
Len Woodward


Rome Exchange Club

Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live.


 From The Rome Exchange Clu 

Recipient of Exchange National Service Award 2014-2015  

Rome's #1 Service Club For Over 78 Years [date today]

Winner of the
Leonard Grace Best Club Bulletin 2013-2014, Greg Gaston - Editor

April 29: FRC program

Next Meeting

Friday,  April 29th

FRC Program

We conclude our April Child Abuse Prevention Month activities this week with a program presented by the Family Resource Center.  Come and meet the FRC Team on Friday, hear more about how the Exchange Parent Aide model helps families, discover the winner of April’s Blue Monday contest, and hear a recap of the month’s events in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.  It promises to be a fun and celebratory meeting!

BBQ Pulled Pork, Fried Fish, BBQ Beans, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Bread, Garden Salad, Cobbler, Pie and Ice Cream.

Donate Your Clothes And Help The Family Resource Center Families

Cleaning out your closets?  Getting rid of clothes you can no longer wear?  You can donate these clothes and at the same time help the families of the Exchange Club Family Resource Center obtain clothes.

The Hospitality House operates a “previously worn” clothing outlet and if you donate your old clothes to themand tell them to credit the account of the FRC, families can than secure clothing needs using that credit.

The process is simple:

  • List the clothing items you are donating on a piece of paper.
  • Take the items to the shopping center where theIGA is located on Shorter Avenue and go to the opposite end of the strip center where you will find a door on the side that accepts donations.
  • Give them you list and tell them to give the list to Vickie for the Exchange Club Family Resource Center and the donation will be credited to the FRC account for our families.

Just another easy way you can donate to child abuse prevention.

Jim Bishop Memorial Golf Tournament

Friday, April 22 dawned with threatening clouds and a chance of thunderstorms but Chairman Ben Levy made the decision to proceed with the Jim Bishop Memorial Golf Tournament which was held at the Stonebridge Golf Course in Rome.  It turned out to be a great decision.  As the day wore on, the clouds gave way and it turned out to be a great day for golf. This year we had 13 teams competing and helping raise money for the Family Resource Center.
Pinsons Builders won the event with a score of 53.
Georgia Secure Shred came in second with a 55.
Thanks to Ben and all the Exchangites and FRC staff that participated in this event.

Volunteers needed…

Coosa Valley Fair Logo

Coosa Valley Fair President John Garner is looking for volunteers to fill two chair person positions for this years fair in October.

Food Booth Chair -This person will work with the organizations that occupy the permanent block concession buildings.  These buildings are filled by long standing non-profits, and the chairman’s job would be to make sure the rental agreements are in order, answer questions, and be the “go to” person between the CVFA and the organizations.


Photography Chairman –This person would be responsible for preparing the building for the entries and receiving them, displaying the entries, securing judges, and being there after the fair to return the entries back to the owners.

If you are interested in looking at either of these positions, please give John Garner a call at 706-346-3885.  John says for either of these chairmanships there are experienced Exchangites who will help train you and get you started in your new job.


At our last meeting….


At our last meeting, we presented our Youth of the Year award and Book of Golden Deeds awards.  The program was planned and hosted by Wanda Whitten and John Upton.
Kelsee Estes, from Silver Creek, and  a psychology major at Berry College, was the collegiate winner of the Rome Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds.
Emily Whitlow, a student at Rome High School was our High School Book of Golden Deeds.
Carson Cook,  a senior at Armuchee High School, was presented the Youth of the Year Award.
Book of Golden Deeds nominees included, front row from left, Jessica Boatner, Coosa High School; Macy Burton, Model High School; Nina Manuel, Unity Christian School. Back row, from left, Andrew Delaney, Coosa High School; Kelsee Estes, Berry College; Macy Wallace, Pepperell High School; Emily Whitlow, Rome High School and Nina Manuel, Unity Christian School.

Gather Up Your Stuff

We Need Your
“Stuff” And You For The Huge
Yard Sale To Benefit
Americansim Projects
Remember, what you think is your junk might be someone else’s treasure and Scottie Edwards, our own Mr. yard sale, is gathering up the goods for a spring sale to aide the Americanism projects of our Exchange Club. If you haveanything

to sell, call Scottie, 706-346-5998, and he will pick them, or it, up and hold them for the sale.  One person’s junk is another person’s treasure, so look around and give him a call.

Also, please put the date on your calendars so you can help and shop.   We Need volunteers to work on this day!!

Rome Exchange Club
 Meetings Held Friday At Noon
The Palladium
Coosa Valley Fairgrounds
1400 Martin Luther King Blvd 
Rome, GA

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Who will wear the special Exchange Strong lapel pin for recruiting a new member?  Let's fill this space with sponsor names as Rome becomes

Exchange Strong!
Amanda Abbasi
Barbara Carter
Giles Chapman
Hal Gosnell
Sue Jones
Bill King
Frank Redwine
Paul Smith
Diane Warner
Len Woodward

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Not too early to save these dates!!!!!
"Get A Jump On Child Abuse" Party
Saturday, April 16, 2016
The Brewhouse Music & Grill
Jim Bishop Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Family Resource Center
Stonebridge Golf Club
April 22, 2016

It's Not Too Early To Plan

Georgia District of Exchange
2016 Convention
 June 9 - 10 - 11, 2016

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 than 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.

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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.