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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

32 years !!
Ed Kolodzej
29 years !!
Fred Dent
28 years!!
Tim Pape Sr.
27 years!! 
Jack Niedrach
21 years!!
Vivian Richmeier
18 years
Chris Mauer
16 years
Mike Pender
11 years
Steve Van Meter
10 years
Elizabeth Davis
5 years
Mike Elliott
David Shelton
4 years
Don Black
Louise Branham
Greg Fricks
Beth Summer
John Upton
3 years
Scott Bowerman
1 year
Tom Couch



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 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  

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

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

May 27: Law Enforcement Officers Honored

Next Meeting

Friday,  May 27th

Law Enforcement Officers will be honored at our meeting this week.

A representative from each of the local law enforcement agencies will be on hand to make a presentation about their department.

Beef Tips & Rice, Salmon Patties, Green Beans, Stewed Tomatoes, Fried Okra, Garden Salad, Rolls, Cobbler, Ice Cream and Cake.

Memorial Day Observance

Exchangites serving our community

This morning’s news reports verified that Exchangite Bud Owen will be Gordon County Commissioner Bud Owen at the first of the year.

Exchangite Tim Burkhalter won a fourth term as Floyd County Sheriff with fellow Exchangite Tom Caldwell as Chief Deputy.

Exchangite Jack Niedrach won another four-year term as Floyd County Superior Court Judge.

Exchangite Gene Richardson won another four-year term as Chief Magistrate Judge of Floyd County.

The Exchange Club of Rome has a number of other local elected officials as members. Two members of the Floyd County Commission, Rhonda Wallace and Scotty Hancock, three members of the Rome City Commission, Bill Irmscher, Milton Slack, and Sue Lee, and Rome School Board Member, Dr. Richard Dixon.

Bad News Turns Into Good News

Many Romans were surprised to learn that K-Mart was closing their store on Turner McCall Blvd.  What people didn’t realize was this “Store Closing” sale presented a very advantageous purchasing opportunity to the Exchange sponsored Toys For Tots campaign.

Retiring Director Hal Gosnell and new Director Marti Robles were two of the first in the store to find some special toys at special prices for this years distribution in December.

And find they did because the pair filled up numerous buggies and purchased 162 Lego sets for $3,329.25.  These sets were targeted at the ages 7-9 group which is always in need of extra toys.  The purchase money was carried over from last year’s campaign for just such a purpose.

Toys For Tots operates 12-months a year and the buyers are always on the lookout for special sales, inventory reductions, and donations that are sorted into the inventory and stored for inclusion in the distribution.

Anytime you see a good toy at a great price, please consider purchasing it and donating it to Toys For Tots.  You don’t have to wait for December.

At our last meeting….


Pete McDonald, President of Georgia Northwestern Technical College, whose administrative offices are located here in Rome, provided a great view into the workings of the Technical College System of Georgia.  Their primary focus is a trained work force and graduating students not only qualified for existing jobs but also to graduate them debt free.  A large number of scholarships and grants are available for career training at the 6 campuses that make up GNTC.

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 the IGAis 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.


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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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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New Help To Seal The Deal...

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Tell Your Prospects About Exchange
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.