The Rome Exchange Clu

Rome’s #1 Service Club For 83 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



Our Latest News…



Exchange Club of Rome Meetings Due toThe Georgia Public Health Emergency Covid-19the weekly Exchange meetingshave been cancelled untilfurther notice.    

July 4th Events

Happy Birthday America! There will be an Independence Day event on the lawn of the Law Enforcement Center from 2pm until 5pm on Saturday, July 4th. The Exchange Club has been asked to participate by displaying the replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Law...

From the Desk of Our Incoming President

A little over a year ago when Patrick admonished us to "Show Your Passion For Exchange" I'm sure we all thought we knew what that meant. Coming to meetings, recruiting new members, putting out pinwheels in April for FRC, a golf tournament, the Clocktower Walk/Run. We...

From the Desk of Our Outgoing President

“American was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and one unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” Harry S. Truman, Public Papers, January 8, 1947. What a great quote from former President Harry S. Truman. The year 2020 will...

Rome Officer Installation Scheduled

Reminder to all incoming Officers and Directors: There will be a closed meeting of all incoming officers and directors on Friday, July 10th, at 6pm, for the purpose of installing 2020-2021 Officers and directors. Immediately following there will be a planning meeting...

News about Dues

Dues notifications were emailed last week and are due upon receipt. Now is a perfect time to catch up your back dues and pay your current balance. If you did not receive a dues notification from Carol Abrams, contact her at 770-547-4811 or email her at...

Get Out the Vote!

As Americans it is our right and our responsibility to elect leaders for our cities, states, and country. On August 11, 2020 we will have an opportunity to vote in the Primary Runoff. If you wish to vote by absentee ballot, you can go to the Voter Page of the...

Family Resource Center News

Looking for Teams for Jim Bishop Memorial Tee Off Against Child Abuse Golf Tournament The annual Tee Off Against Child Abuse Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for September 2, 2020 at Stonebridge and we are looking for teams! The Stonebridge course is beautiful and...

Westminster Presbyterian Church Sewing Group Makes Face Coverings for FRC Clients

When the call went out from Tina Bartleson, Family Resource Center Executive Director, for face coverings for the clients served by the FRC, Exchangite Barbara Elliott responded. Barbara and several other women from Westminster Presbyterian Church comprise a sewing...

FRC Annual Campaign

Exchange Club Members Participate in FRC Annual Campaign Amy Patterson, CAP Committee Chair & Annual Campaign Chair for Exchange Club At the beginning of the Partners in Prevention Annual Campaign we set a goal to complete the campaign by June 30th. At that time...

Virtual National Convention July 22-25

The 2020 National Convention will be held virtually July 22nd - 25th. Click HERE to learn more about the convention and how you can participate free of charge. The Exchange Club of Rome is honored to be presenting at the convention.   Bill King, Jim...

Birthdays & Anniversaries

We had hoped to have birthdays and anniversaries for June and July, but we continue to have data issues. As soon as those are resolved we will publish a complete list. Until then, for all of our June and July Babies and those with Anniversary dates in June and July,...

upcoming ECOR Events

June 26th: No Meeting

July 3: No Meeting


Coosa Valley Fair Events

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Coosa Valley Fairgrounds

Oct 6-10: Coosa Valley Fair



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Club Anniversaries


Ed Kolodzel, 36 Yrs
Fred Dent, 33 Yrs
Tim Pape, 32 Yrs
Jack Neidrach, 31 Yrs
Chris, Mauer, 22 Yrs
Mike Pender, 20 Yrs
David Shelton, 19 Yrs
Elizabeth Davis, 14 Yrs
Michael Elliott, 9 Yrs
Greg Fricks, 8 Yrs
Louise Branham, 8 Yrs
Don Black, 8 Yrs
John Upton, 8 Yrs
Scott Bowerman, 7 Yrs
Tom Couch, 5 Yrs
Lyndell Megginson,2 Yrs
Ben Baker, 1 Yr




Exchange Club Officers

Patrick Eidson

President Elect
Larry Walker

Lee Hamby

Carol Abrams

Past President
Charles Norris

Ex Officio
Mike Elliott

( Ending 6/30/2020 )
Scotty Hancock
Bud Owens
Amy Patterson
Jason Sanker
Diane Warner
Ralph White

( Ending 6/30/201)
John Fortune
JC Grimes
Linda Hatcher
Jordan Knight
Kirk Milam

Coosa Valley Fair Assoc.

J P Cooper
First Vice President
Phil Burkhalter
Second Vice President
Joe Wade
Brian Shealy
Ex Officio
Patrick Eidson
Immediate Past President
Mike Elliott
( Ending 12/31/2019 )
Cathy Kerce
Gail Johnson
George Bosworth
JC Grimes
Jackie Moreland
( Ending 12/31/20 )
Kathi Watson
Charles Long
Joe Wade III
Ben Rigas
Robert Smyth
(Ending 12/31/21)
Joan Crumley
Sam Evans
John Fortune
Ted Noe
Dave Shelton
Emeritus Member
Paul Smith

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.