The Rome Exchange Clu

Rome’s #1 Service Club For 84 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…


This WEEK’S MEETING: Craig McDaniel

Dr. Craig McDaniel is a native Roman and a graduate of West Rome High School. He is a commercial real estate agent with Toles, Temple & Wright. His past work experience includes thirty five years with Coosa Valley Tech and Georgia Northwestern Technical College....

New member installation!

SHEREE WILLIAMS Sheree Williams officially became a member of the Exchange Club of Rome last meeting. She was installed by J.P. Cooper and her sponsor Susi Edwards. Sheree Williams is a Retirement Counselor at Magnolia Place, the healthcare center at The Spires at...

Night at the Movies!!!

  Thank you to everyone who came out to support Night at the Movies!! Over 200 people were in attendance and we raised over $9000 for the FRC.   Our friends from the Rome Photography Club were there to capture the excitement and fun of the evening. Many...

Invitation to join State Child Abuse Prevention Planning Sessions

The State of Georgia recently released an updated State Child Abuse Prevention Plan and the FRC has been asked to help translate this plan to meet local needs in DFCS Region 3 (Bartow, Douglas, Floyd, Haralson, Paulding, and Polk counties). To this end, a series of...

Installation Dinner June 25th

Installation Dinner of the 2021 - 2022 Officers and Directors of the Exchange Club of Rome Friday, June 25th The Palladium Social 6:30 PM - Dinner 7:00 PM The Installation Banquet and installation of directors and officers for the 2021-2022 year is NEXT FRIDAY, June...

District Convention Winners from the ECOR!

District Convention: The Exchange Club of Rome was very well represented at the convention. Below are the winners from the ECOR! Gail Johnson accepting for the Exchange Club of Rome: Lisa Glisson Best Fund-Raising Project award for Large Clubs, for Tillman Clocktower...

Congratulations Buzz and Paula!

Congratulations to former Exchange Club member Heather Wachsteter and her fiancé Rance Siniard on the birth of their daughter, Chloe Alyssa Nicole Siniard, born at 9:18 am, on June 12,2021, weighing 4 lbs 6 oz. Proud grandparents are Exchange Club members Buzz and...

Got a Spare?

We need another laptop computer for our meetings. Please contact Fred Dent or Greg Gaston if you have one we can use.

Don’t Forget to Pay Your Dues!

Please reach out to Carol Abrams to make sure you are caught up on your dues.. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carol either by phone or email. 770-547-4811 or

Coosa Valley Fair Grounds Availability

Even though we will not have the Coosa Valley Fair this year, our facilities at the Fairgrounds are available to other groups to rent. The Rome River Jam is on the way for a 2 day event and it is almost sold out. Anyone with a rental possibility should reach out to...

Contact Club Officers and ECOR Board

  If you have an idea or a project you would like to be considered by the board, reach out to the appropriate committee chair and present it to him or her. Remember, this is YOUR Exchange Club!   [button...


Exchange fits communites is the 2020-2021 reboot of the #Exchangefits campaign. The refreshed hashtag has been developed to reflect how Exchange Clubs and members are responding to our new environment and their roles within communities.   #ExchangeFitsCommunities...

Upcoming ECOR Events

In-Person (reservations required) Meetings, Fridays at 12 PM




Coosa Valley Fair Events

See What's Coming Up At The

Coosa Valley Fairgrounds

Mar 10 Pop Up Market

Apr 10 Gifted Foundation

April 14-18 Chieftan's Museum Herb & Plant Sale

April 14 Pop-Up Market

May 7-8 FRC Fundraiser



Know of rental opportunities?
Contact Charles Long

Club Anniversaries


67 Years Paul Smith

28 Years Bob Babcock

28 Years Mike Littlejohn

27 Years Bryan Shealy

26 Years Jacki Moreland

19 Years Wanda Whitten

15 Years Ron Kiefer

11 Years Bud Owens

10 Years Gene Richardson

7 Years Bill King

6 Years John Fortune

6 Years Amy Patterson

6 Years Larry Walker

5 Years Hugh Bonner

5 Years Walter Bunte

3 Years Kevin Tobin

2 Years Andrea Pitts

Club Birthdays!


06/01 Leslie Brown

06/02 Johnny Bunch

06/03 Lynn Brandon

06/04 Sean Moriarty

06/14 Chris Williams

06/16 Gene Richardson

06/17 John Wilson

06/19 Buzz Wachsteter

06/19 Kathie Marable

06/21 Joe Wade, III

06/23 Kathi Watson

06/26 Hal Gosnell

06/28 Leonard White

06/29 Terry Jones

06/30 Vann Knight

06/30 David Schreiber

Exchange Club Officers

Larry Walker

President Elect
Lee Roberts

Lee Hamby

Asst. Secretary
Sean Moriarty

Carol Abrams

Past President
Patrick Eidson

Committee Chairs:
Toys For Tots: Linda Hatcher
Asst. Toys for Tots: Kathy Watson
Americanism: John Fortune
Community Service: Bill King
Awards: Kirk Milam
Youth: Wanda Whitten
Youth Asst.: Diane Warner
Child Abuse Prevention: Amy Patterson
Child Abuse Prevention Asst: Stacy Walker
Social: Charles Norris
Public Relations: Charles Norris
Newsletter Editor: Sean Moriarty


Coosa Valley Fair Assoc.

Executive Board
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.