The Rome Exchange Clu

Rome’s #1 Service Club For 85 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…


Happy 2022 From the President

I hope everyone had a great holiday season and a Happy New Year! With the increased holiday visitations with family and friends, some of us may have been exposed to someone with Covid. I'm sure everyone is aware of the increase of Covid cases in the area. Many of our...

This week’s program: Business Meeting

January 7th will be our first business meeting of 2022! Please remember- No guests at Business Meetings and please see President's Message for Covid information. [button link=""...

Family Resource Center News

The Family Resource Center looked like Grand Central Station during December with lots of work and lots of play filling the halls with joy and love. Below are some of the highlights:   27 families received Christmas presents through our Adopt-a-Family...

Holiday Party Fun!

Our annual Holiday Party on December 10th was a great success. Bill King and the Exchange Club Brass provided an excellent program of music and Harry Wise led members in a holiday sing-along. Many thanks to Larry Walker for planning our party, to Bill King and the...

Toys For Tots

It turned out to be a TERRIFIC Christmas this year because of the Exchange Club of Rome’s Toys For Tots.   Exchange member Linda Hatcher amassed a crew of fellow club members and community volunteers to make sure that children in Floyd, Chattooga, and Polk...

Community Service Opportunities

During December our club participated in two Adopt a Mile cleanups along with Main Elementary School students, and rang the bell for the Salvation Army on two days. Many thanks to Diane Warner, Community Service Chair, for working with other agencies in Floyd County...

Don’t Forget to Pay Your Dues!

Please reach out to Meredith Brown to make sure you are caught up on your dues.

Got ECOR News?

If you have an item that needs to go into the newsletter, please send the item to my email by Monday at Noon. My plan is to have the newsletter out every Tuesday around Noon. My email is and you can reach me on my cell at 757-561-5954.

Coosa Valley Fair Grounds Availability

Our facilities at the Fairgrounds are available to other groups to rent.  Anyone with a rental possibility should reach out to Charles Long.    

Upcoming ECOR Events

Meetings, Fridays at 12 PM

• Jan 14 - A.C.E Awards

• Jan 21 - Floyd County College & Career Academy

• Jan 28 - Student of the Year

• Feb 4 - Business Meeting

• Feb 25 - Exchange Club Refresher for All Members





Coosa Valley Fair Events

See What's Coming Up At The

Coosa Valley Fairgrounds

• Jan 22: Dempsey Auction (Community Bldg)

• Jan 28 - Feb 28: Twice is Nice Consignment Sale (Community Bldg)

• Feb 11 - 13: RK Shows Gun Show (Village Bldg)

• Feb 12 - 13: Circus Pages (Special Events Arena)

Know of rental opportunities?
Contact Charles Long

Club Anniversaries


48 Years Frank Dempsey
37 Years Robert Steinbruegge
34 Years Steve Cox
19 Years Terry Clift
17 Years Nan Winkelman
16 Years Joe Wade
15 Years Barbara Carter
5 Years Ben Rigas
2 Years David Lanier
2 Years Greg Richardson

Club Birthdays!


1/1 Michelle O'Neill
1/1 Wanda Whitten
1/3 Timothy Pape
1/6 Charles Abrams
1/6 Rhonda Wallace
1/7 Terry Simmons
1/8 Gil Espy
1/9 Terry Clift
1/10 Phillip Burkhalter
1/12 Charles Norris
1/15 Ben Levy
1/27 Keith Doucette
1/31 John Bailey

Exchange Club Officers

Lee Roberts

President Elect
John Fortune

Bill King

Meredith Brown

Past President
Larry Walker

Board Members with Term Ending June 30, 2022
Carry Over from Current Year:
Amy Patterson
Terry Simmons
Diane Warner
Kathi Watson

To replace 2 unexpired terms:
J.P. Cooper
Gail Johnson

Board Members with Term Ending June 30, 2023
Susie Edwards
Barbara Elliott
Mike Elliott
Bill Kerlin
John Massey
Lane Turner




ECOR Department Directors

Community Service: Diane Warner

Americanism: Lane Turner

Public Relations: Gail Johnson

Youth Programs: Barbara Elliott

Membership Support: Mike Elliott

Social: Larry Walker

Child Abuse Prevention: Amy Patterson

Toys for Tots: Linda Hatcher

Newsletter: Sean Moriarty

Coosa Valley Fair Assoc. Exec Officers

Coosa Valley Fair Assoc.
Executive Officers & Board of Directors

President: J P Cooper
1st Vice Pres: Phil Burkhalter
2nd Vice Pres: John Fortune
Treasurer: Joe Wade
Secretary: Bryan Shealy
Immediate Past Pres: Mike Elliott
Ex Officio: Larry Walker

Coosa Valley Fair Board

TERM ENDING 12/31/2020

Kathi Watson
Charles Long
Joe Wade III
Ben Rigas
Robert Symth
Wanda Whitten

TERM ENDING 12/31/2021

Joan Crumbley
Sam Evans
Kathy Kerce
Ted Noe
Dave Shelton

TERM ENDING 12/31/2022

Steve White
Joyce Gaston
Sean Moriarity
John Upton
Vivian Richmeir

TERM ENDING 12/31/2023

Kathi Watson
Charles Long
Howard Cothran
Linda Hatcher
Ryan Leonard

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.