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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

40 years !!

    Tom Bennett


20 years !!

Rhonda Wallace
10 years
Clarence Trammell
7 years
Jimmye Grimes
Adnrew Hight
Ben James
5 years
Brian Hampton
3 years
Will Byington
Bob Evans
George Frick
Barbara Penson
1 year
Kim Arrowood
Ralph White



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
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 Kelly
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, 2016
National Exchange Club Public Relations Award 2016

Rome's #1 Service Club For Over 78 Years [date today]
Winner of the
Leonard Grace Best Club Bulletin 2013-2014

National Exchange Club's Best Club Bulletin Award 2016
National Exchange Club's Best Club Website Award 2016

July 29: Nicole Dyer Fannin, Action Ministries

Next Meeting

July 29th

Nicole Dyer Fannin

Regional Director

Action Ministries

We also will be recognizing our local fire and police departments at this meeting.

    Nichole Fannin is the Regional Director for Northwest Georgia with Action Ministries Incorporated, where she oversees the services, programming and funds development for 11 counties. Nichole brings experience in relationship management, funds development and marketing awareness to the organization through years of work in sales, marketing and development positions.

    Prior to her coming to Action Ministries, she served as a Regional Sales Account Manager for Southwire Company. Immediately prior to joining the Action Ministries staff, she was a Director of Development for the University of West Georgia.

    Nichole holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of West Georgia. She has been involved in various organizations and groups including: the University of West Georgia Alumni Association Board of Directors, the West Georgia Alumni Chapter of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, the Southwire 12 for Life Mentor Program, Carroll County FERST Program, Leadership Chattooga, the Academy for Community Engagement in Higher Education and the Georgia Academy for Economic and Leadership Development.

   Her husband, Cole Fannin,  works as a sales representative for Pacesetter Steel, and they are the proud parents of a four year old daughter Adalyn, and a two year old son Dalton.

Beef Tips & Rice, Porkloin, Steamed Cabbage, Peas, Fried Okra, Cornbread, Salad, Cobbler, Ice Cream, and Cake.

At Our Last Meeting

Our program was presented by Gail Wise, Director of  the Regional Youth Detention Center.   Gail outlined the role that the center plays in Juvenile Justice,  how the center operates, and also took numerous questions from  club members.  The Regional YDC currently has about 40 kids from age 13 – 19.
Central to the YDC’s mission is a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support program.  Assisting Gail was Sgt. Wanda Horton, a security officer at the YDC.
Pictured (l-r) Sgt. Wanda Horton and Gail Wise take questions from club members. 


Prior to the program, Exchange President Mike Elliott, recently back from Exchange National Convention in Houston, displayed the National Awards won by our club.  These include

Best Club Bulletin, Greg Gaston-Editor,  Best Website – Holly Kelly-Webmaster, the C.A.R.E. Award (for the second year in a row), and Best PR Program.

Pictured (l-r), JP Cooper, Exchange Immediate Past President, Exchangite Greg Gaston,  Tina Bartleson, Exec Director of the FRC, and Exchange President Mike Elliott.

Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2 Mile Health Walk Set for August 20th

Clocktower 2016 LogoIn the early morning hours of August 20th, downtown Rome will be abuzz with close to 500 walkers and runners filling the streets as they participate in the 31st Annual Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Health Walk benefitting The Exchange Club Family Resource Center (www.exchangeclubfrc.org).15-0815 032The chip-timed 5K (USATF Certified Course) is scheduled for August 20th with a start time of 8:00 AM. Originally established in 1986 as the Clocktower 5K by the Rome Jaycees as a fundraiser for the restoration of the City Clock, the Tillman Clocktower event has grown to one of the most popular races in our area and is a favorite among athletes and non-athletes alike. The 5K showcases Rome’s beautiful heritage by routing through Historic Downtown, Myrtle Hill, and the challenging Clocktower Hill while the 2-Mile Health Walk follows a similar route, excluding the Clocktower Hill in favor of our scenic Riverwalk Path.

DSC_0231Early registration is open with reduced fees through July 31st (5k–$25; 2-Mile Walk–$20).  Beginning August 1st, fees increase by $5 until August 10th. Teams of 10 or more (any combination of run & walk) receive a discount of $3 per person if registrations are submitted together no later than August 10th.  Race day registration costs $35 for runners and $30 for walkers.

Registrations can be submitted online or form downloaded at www.tillmanclocktowerrace.org.  The 2016 event is proudly sponsored by Coosa Valley Fair Association, Exchange Club of Rome, Floyd Medical Center, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Redmond Regional Medical Center, Advance Rehabilitation, Chick-Fil-A, Coosa Valley Credit Union, Cycle Therapy, Garner & Glover Insurance, Kindred Hospital, McRae, Stegall, Peek Harman Smith & Monroe, LL,  Performance Physical Therapy, Pridemore Cox Orthodontics, Rome Orthopaedic Center, and Daniele Tedesco Law Office.  Proceeds will benefit the Exchange Club Family Resource Center, celebrating 25 years of preventing child abuse.


Thanks to those Exchangites who brought gift cards!

gift cardThanks to  those Exchangites who brought gift cards or made donations for the FRC to purchase school supplies.  They were able to purchase 22 book bags and assorted supplies for client families children …..     THANKS!




Toys for Tots

Toys For Tots Train

Toys for Tots is looking for a few volunteers to help sort recent toy purchases by gender and age.  If you can help, contact Marti Robles at 706-844-5335 or by email at  RomeToys@gmail.com.


Exchangites in the news…..

This year we have two Exchangites participating in the 6th annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge.  This years Challenge will be held August 20th, 7 PM at the Rome City Auditorium.
Styled after TV’s “Dancing with the Stars“, this  event will provide guests with a wonderful evening of entertainment and  all funds raised will go directly to the Sexual Assault Center of NWGA to provide on going services to victims of sexual assault.

  Exchangite Patrick “Twinkle Toes” Eidson

will be will be partnered with Hannah Camacho, an instructor at The Dance Centre.



Exchangite Scotty “The Storm” Hancock will be dancing with Katie Kiser, an instructor at Baird Ballet and The Dance Centre.






Tillman Clocktower Race is Just Around the Corner!

Lace up your running / walking/ volunteering shoes, and mark August 20th on your calendars for the 31st Annual Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2 Mile Health Walk.  Race Directors Jason and Kelly Sanker are expecting another banner year and are excited to be leading our efforts.


If your company is looking for a great way to encourage comradery among employees, advertise the business, and contribute to a great cause, a sponsorship would be a fabulous way to do that.  Sponsorships from $500 to $5,000 are available, and include discounted registration for all employees.  Sponsorships are closing soon, so contact Gail Johnson at gailj1@bellsouth.net  if you are interested in this opportunity.


If you are a runner or walker, registration information is available at the race website.  Click here for more information.  It takes a lot of volunteers to make our race the best in the area.  Volunteer sign up sheets will be on tables at Exchange Club meetings starting this week.  Please volunteer and help us make this the best year yet!



Save the Date!

Save The Date For

The Celebration of the
25th Anniversary of the founding of The
Exchange Club Family Resource Center

October 27th

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

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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.