The Rome Exchange Clu 

Recipient of Exchange National Service Award 2018-2019 

Rome’s #1 Service Club For Over 82 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


2018 Georgia District Exchange 
Club Of The Year For Large Clubs

Our Latest News…


Exchange Club of Rome Celebrates The Season!

Exchangites Celebrate The Season!

Exchangites and their guests enjoyed and evening of dining, dancing, and fellowship on Friday evening, December 7 th , at the annual Christmas party, held at the Palladium.
As revelers arrived they placed their donations to Toys for Tots under the beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the lobby, which resulted in five grocery carts full of toys! 
A wonderful meal by Sweet P’s at the Palladium preceded a presentation by Barbara Carter on behalf of the Coosa Valley Fair Association of the proceeds from the 70th Annual Coosa Valley Fair.  A recordbreaking $35,001 was presented to Exchange Club President Charles Norris, to be used for the programs and activities of the club.  
An old tradition returned to the party this year after a several year absence as dancing followed the presentation from the fair with music provided by DJ Barry Copeland.
Review a collection of photos taken by Gail Johnson by simply clicking on the link below:

Click Here For Christmas Party Pictures

Toys for Tots

Toys For Tots Train


Toy For Tots

Distribution Day Is This

Saturday, December 15th!

It’s a culmination of 12-months of work. Representatives of hundreds of Rome and Floyd County families will be showing up at various times on Saturday to pick up toys to make their children’s Christmas special.
Under the direction of T4T’s Coordinator Linda Hatcher, large numbers of volunteers, both Exchangites and members of the community, have been sorting, selecting, bagging, and the program is ready for distribution. 



One Warm Coat Project


Rome Exchange Partners With YMCA For

One Warm Coat Project

Exchangite Amy Patterson will have a box in the lobby of the Palladium through January 11th to collect clean warm coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and sweaters to be given out to those in our community in need. If you have any questions, or need a pickup, contact Amy at or 706-766-4670.

Congratulations, Scotty!


Rome Exchangite

Scotty Hancock

To Chair

Floyd County Commission

Congratulations, we think, to Rome Exchangite Scotty Hancock selected by a vote of his fellow Commissioners to head the Floyd County Commission for 2019. Scotty has been Vice Chair for the past two years and will follow Exchangite Rhonda Wallace in the top position.

Be On The Lookout… Dues Billing Going Out This Weekend

Be On The Lookout…

Dues Billing Going Out

This Weekend

Be sure and check your inbox or mailbox, depending on your mailing preferences, because your Exchange quarterly dues will be on the way.
  • All billings are DUE UPON RECEIPT
  • It is your responsibility to notify the club Treasurer if you change you email address or mailing address. You are responsible for paying your dues if you receive an invoice or not.

An Easy Way to Pay…

online banking
Consider setting up automatic payments for the first of every quarter with your banks online banking program. That way you never have to worry about being late.

Remember Senior Santas Friday Is Your Deadline

Dancing Santa

Remember Senior Santas

Friday Is Your Deadline

Exchangites who volunteered to be a Santa For A Senior should have received a letter in the mail with instructions and an information sheet about their senior. In you indicated your willingness to help and have not, contact Wanda Whitten, 706-506-0043.
If you would like to sponsor a senior citizen with no family in town, call Wanda.

Don’t Forget the BLUE Cups!


Please …Don’t Forget The

Blue Cups

They are on the tables at every meeting…but do you leave a little something in them?
Your donations at each meeting are used by the fellowship committee to make donations in honor or in memory of someone to the Family Resource Center, or for other charitable donations. Don’t forget now!

New Exchange Club Shirts…Ordered Yours Yet?

Shirt Order Form Illus

New Design Club Shirts

Now Available

The new Exchange Club of Rome club shirts have arrived and they look GREAT. ALL members are encouraged to order a new shirt to wear at all club events. Polo shirts for both men and women are only $21, and other styles are available as well.
Just click on the picture above to download the order blank with complete details.

Upcoming Events

What’s Going on at the Fairgrounds

What's Going On At
The  Coosa Valley Fairgrounds?

Teen Maze
This is an recurring event that uses several of
our fairground buildings.

Toys for Tots 
 This is the annual toys for Tots event  scheduled for the community building beginning 10/26 through toy
distribution day.

 American Cancer Society 
Bark for Life.
This is a first time event scheduled for one of the livestock barns.

Americanism Committee 

 In preparation for and observance  of Veterans Day, The Exchange Club Americanism Committee has the Village building reserved.

Jr. Service League 
Poinsetta Sale 

 Village Building

Salvation Army 
Special Events Building
New Event!

Fairground rentals handled by 
Charles Long - 706-252-0610

Palladium rentals handled by
Sweet P's at the Palladium
Tyler Buice - 706-859-8965 

Share The 


Of Exchange

This is a listing of fellow members who have offered to Experience The Excitement of Exchange to a new member.  Add your name to the list and let's make it Grow!

Phil Burkhalter

Scotty Hancock (2)

Lee Niedrach

Frank Redwine

Bryan Shealy

Terry Simmons

Heather Wachsteter

Larry Walker

Bob Williams

Paula Wachsteter

Buzz Wachsteter

Linda Hatcher

Add Your Name To This Prestigious List
Invite A prospective New Member and SPONSOR THEM.

Club Anniversaries


Club Anniversaries

399 years of combined  service

45 years!!!

Bob Berry

43 years!!!

Richard Dixon

42 years!!!

Lydel Hunt

38 years!!!

Frank Redwine

36 years!!!

Tom Richardson

34 years!!!

Lynn Whatley

31 years!!!

Rhett Butler

28 years

John Garner

23 years

Bill Irmscher
17  years
Charles Abrams
6 years
Cyndi Westmoreland
Lee Neidrach
3 years
Ryan Leonard
Ben Levy
1 year
Kathie Marable

ECOR Officers


Rome Exchange Club

Rome Exchange Club

2018-2019 Officers

President - Charles Norris
President Elect - Patrick Eidson
Secretary - Robert Smyth 
Treasurer - Buzz Wachsteter 
Past President - Charles Long


Term Ending 6/30/2019
Jim Belzer
George Fricks
John Fortune
Linda Hatcher
Frank Shropshire
Terry Simmons
Larry Walker
Term Ending 6/30/20120
Carol Abrams
Scotty Hancock
Bud Owens
  Amy Patterson
Diane Warner
Ralph White
District President

Program of Service

Committee Chairperson

Americanism- John Fortune
Youth - Frank Shropshire
Community Service - George Fricks
Child Abuse Prev - Larry Walker
P/R - Scotty Hancock
Social - Charles Long
Awards - Jim Belzer
Programs - Patrick Eidson
Finance - Buzz Wachsteter
Fellowship -
Rhonda Wallace  & Steve White New Member Support- Charles Long
New Member Expansion & Retention - Carol Abrams & Mike Nichols
Contact one of these Chairpersons and volunteer for a committee. 

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CVFA Officers

2018 Coosa Valley Fair Association Officers
President - Barbara Carter 
1st VP - Mike Elliott
2nd VP - JP Cooper
Treasurer - Joe Wade
Secretary- Bryan Shealy
Past Pres - Bryan Shealy
Ex-Officio - Charles Long
Emeritus -  Paul Smith
Term ending 12-2018
Jason Sanker
Jim Kelly
Bob Babcock
Dave Shelton
Len Woodward
Term ending 12-2019
Phil Burkhalter
Cathy Kerce
Gail Johnson
George Bosworth
JC Grimes
Term ending 12-2020
Kathi Watson
Wanda Whitten
Joe Wade III
Ben Rigas
Robert Smyth


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.