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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


209 years of combined  service 


33 years!!! 
Joe Wade, Jr.


29 years!!! 
Ken Cormany


22 years!!! 
Ted Noe


17 years
Cathy Kerce


13 years
David Estes


9 years
Ward Daugherty
Scottie Edwards
Jack Smith


8 years
JP Cooper
Greg Gaston


6 years
Ben Levy


5 years
Wayne Rush
Len Woodward


4 years
Clay Burkhalter
Tom Caldwell, IV
Allen Stephens
Shaun Wilbanks


3 years
Ronnie Farmer
Phil Franssen
Diane Warner


2 years
Patrick Eidson
Vann Knight
Bud Ware


1 year
Glenda Almand
Jim Belzer
Lynn Brandon
Joyce Gaston
Linda Hatcher
ECOR Officers

Rome Exchange Club

2016-2017 Officers

President - Mike Elliott
Past President -  J P Cooper
President Elect - Charles Long
Secretary - Charles Norris
Treasurer - Bob Steinbruegge
Term Ending 6/30/2017
Robin Burk
Tom Caldwell
Barbara Carter
Bill King
Charles Stevens
Wanda Whitten
Term Ending 6/30/2018
Louise Branham Phil Burkhalter Patrick Eidson Bob Evans Ronnie Farmer Steve White
District President Barney Knighton

Programs of Service

Committee Chairperson

Americanism- Bill King
Youth - Wanda Whitten
Community Service - Tom Caldwell
Child Abuse Prev - Louise Branham
P/R -Phil Burkhalter
Social - J.P. Cooper
Awards -Steve White
Programs -Charles Long
Fellowship -Rhonda Wallace & Steve White
New Member Support -J.P. Cooper
Contact one of these Chairpersons and volunteer for a committee. 
CVFA Officers
2017 Coosa Valley Fair Association Officers
Pres - Bryan Shealy
1st VP - Barbara Carter
2nd VP - Mike Elliott
Treas - Joe Wade
Sect - Paul Smith
Past Pres - John Garner

Term Expires 12/2017
Sherri Beidek
Jordan Knight
Bobby Padgett
Robert Smyth
Joe Wade, III
Term Expires 12/2018
Jason Sanker
Jim Kelley
Bob Babcock
Dave Shelton
Len Woodward
Term Expires 12/2019
Phil Burkhalter
Cathy Kerce
Gail Johnson
George Bosworth
JC Grimes


Rome Exchange Club
Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live.
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The Rome Exchange Clu 
Recipient of Exchange National Service Award 2016-2017

Rome's #1 Service Club For Over 78 Years


February 24: A.C.E. Awards

Next Meeting

Friday, February 24


A.C.E. Awards

The ACE (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) award recognizes high school students who have had to overcome great physical, emotional or social obstacles and are now eligible for high school graduation.
It serves as a powerful example to all students that hard work and perseverance really does pay quality rewards.
Each student will be introduced by their high school counselor They will then each present two essays to us one which describes in their own words the event or events in their life. The other will describe their plans for the future to make their community a better place in which to live.

Our judges will be judging on: 
Convincing Credibility
Clear Goals
Plans for improvement.
There will be SIX Students who will tell their stories of overcoming hardships.
***Note to members:
There will be a number of guests at this meeting.  Please help them find their way through the buffet and give them a chance to go first.    Thanks

Porkloin, Roasted Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Skillet Corn, Fried Okra, Rolls, Garden Salad, Cobbler and Ice Cream

Congratulations Richard Dixon

Congratulations to Exchangite Richard Dixon for being selected as the Board of Governor’s Winner at the Heart Of The Community Dinner on Saturday Night.  Richard was presented his award by Heart Of The Community Board Chair Harry Brock and was honored for his involvement in many aspects of our community as a volunteer, a Chairman of the Floyd County Board of Health, a member of the Rome City School Board, and many years as an Exchangite at the Coosa Valley Fair where he has headed up the flower show.  Would you expect anything less from an Exchangite?

Family Resource Center Night at the Movies

    Mardi Gras Theme! It’s not too early to start making plans to attend this years Night at the Movies,  February 28th at the West Rome Cinemas. We are limiting the ticket sales to 400 so please start making your plans. Tickets are available at the read more

Memorial Day Planning


There will be  a combined meeting of the Americanism Committee and the Memorial Day Committee Monday evening, February 27 at 5:30 in the Fair Office.  Anyone interested in helping with the Memorial Day event is welcome to come.


Family Resource Center news….

The FRC received a $1000 grant to purchase DVD for new parents aimed at prevention Shaken Baby Syndrome.  The FRC will also purchase home safety supplies for families we serve who cannot afford to purchase them on their own. 
 Night at the Movies is coming up on February 28th.  This is a major fund raiser for the Family Resource Center as well as an exciting, interesting, and entertaining evening for everyone who attends.  Guest will arrive starting at 6 PM and enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the lobby.  Food is provided by a number of local restaurants and is a great chance to sample their wares.  Around 7PM,  guest will choose which of the 6 first rate movies they want to see,  grab a Pepsi and bag of popcorn provided by Rome Movies and move into the theatre to see their choice movie, beginning at 7:30P.  Tickets are available from the Family Resource Center or you can see Tina at an Exchange Club meeting.
Special thanks to Dr Gary Smith, owner of Rome Movies, for making this special evening possible. 
Also special thanks to our top level 2017 sponsors 
Oscar level sponsors: 
  • Heritage First Bank
  • Ball Corporation
  • Rep. Katie Dempsey
  • JBM Office Solutions
  • Ready or Not Entertainment
  • The Babcock Agency
  • Rome Exchange Club
  • MSP Attorneys
  • Brinson Askew Berry Attorneys at Law
Emmy level sponsors:
  • Stor-It Mini Warehouses
  • Harbin Pediatrics
  • River City Bank

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



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! 

Mike Elliott(2)
Bill King
Marti Robles
Bryan Shealy
Terry Simmons(2)
Buzz Wachsteter 
Bob Steinbruegge
Bud Owens
Bob Williams(2)

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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.