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 to The Georgia Public Health Emergency Covid-19, the weekly In Person Exchange meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Meetings will be held via Zoom.    

We are going to meet in-person again…but not yet.

We are going to meet in-person again...but not yet. Click the Zoom link below to Join the meeting At the September Board meeting the board voted to resume in-person club meetings at the Palladium. Procedures are currently being developed to ensure the safety of all...

9-18 Guest Speaker: Sarah Husser from Cancer Navigators

Sarah is the Fundraising and Outreach Coordinator for Cancer Navigators. She is responsible for cultivating strategic partnerships through community outreach activities. She develops sponsorships and relationships with businesses, individuals, cancer care providers,...

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...

The Faces of Exchange

Since joining the Exchange Club of Rome, I have come to appreciate each person I have met or volunteered with. An idea came into my head to start a new section of the newsletter called "The Faces of Exchange" where we highlight a member from the club each week. The...

Toys for Tots

Registration - online Oct 1- Nov 30 Each application will need an email with an approval, family member, pick up time In person: Nov 2-7 at the Wilder Center of First United Methodist Church 10:00-12:00   Data - Dec 1 - Dec 9 Carol Abrams and volunteers...

Dues News!!!

Since our weekly meetings were interrupted for a lengthy period to COVID-19, there are a number of members who still have not paid their dues for April-June and July-September. We are asking that all dues be brought current as quickly as possible. Checks may be mailed...

A Call to Honor 2020 Tour Schedule

A CALL TO HONOR:The Tomb of the Unknown SoldierFor the remainder of 2020Schedule as ofAugust 21, 2020, 12:30 p.m. **This schedule replaces any previously published schedules due to either postponements or cancellations due the Covid -19 situation. Most of the ones...

Tillman Clocktower 5K still on for November 21st

IF you are a past race volunteer, please respond to the survey that was sent this week regarding availability for this year's race. If you would like to volunteer but have not volunteered in the last 3 years, or if you are a past volunteer and did not receive a...

Family Resource Center News

Wish List: I just left a committee meeting and was encouraged to send a wish list of items that our Parent Aides could use as we serve families. We could Use:Non-perishable foodDisposable masksSmall bottles of sanitizerGift cardsEasy readers, picture books, young...

Coosa Valley Fair Postponed Until Fall 2021

In consideration of health and safety concerns for our entrants, vendors, volunteers, and patrons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coosa Valley Fair Association Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Coosa Valley Fair until fall 2021....


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 gives...

September Birthdays

9/01 Brian Johnson9/05 Amy Patterson9/06 Linda Hatcher9/06 David Lanier9/07 Ben Janes9/07 Mike Littlejohn9/07 Milton Slack, III9/08 Deborah Rogers9/10 Carol Wade9/12 Ronnie Farmer9/13 Jason Sanker9/14 Billy Brown9/15 Beverly Birdyshaw9/17 Gail Johnson9/19 Amanda...

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...

upcoming ECOR Events

Virtual Meetings, Fridays at 12 PM

September 2: Jim Bishop Memorial Tee Off Against Child Abuse Golf Tournament (FRC)

September 4: No Meeting, Happy Labor Day Weekend!

                                             September 11: ECOR Business Meeting 


Coosa Valley Fair Events

See What's Coming Up At The

Coosa Valley Fairgrounds

Aug 24-Sept 24: Twice is Nice Consignment Sale

Oct 1-4: Cabin Fever Laser Light Show

Oct 4: Methodist Churches Drive-In Communion

Oct 6-10: Coosa Valley Fair - Postponed to Fall 2021

Oct 9-10: Rome RiverJam



Know of rental opportunities?
Contact Charles Long

Club Anniversaries


56 Years Scott Henson
41 Years Stephen Patton
41 Years Frank Shropshire
33 Years Jim Talley
29 Years Carol Wade
16 Years Buzz Wachsteter
15 Years Jim Loyd
10 Years Holly Kelly
9 Years Milton Slack, III
6 Years Chris Jenkins
6 Years June Noble
4 Years Gill Espy
3 Years Terry Jones
3 Years Ken Ruff
2 Years Coy Clark
1 Year Deborah Rogers




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.