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…


From the President

Hello Everyone,   I hope you had a good Labor Day holiday with lots of rest and good food. Time off is hard to come by and it’s always fun to take advantage of being off. I’m sure everyone is aware of the increase of COVID cases in the area. Many of our...

This week’s speaker: Pattie Luther and Jeff McEver, Three Circles Foundation

Pattie Luther - Floyd County Camp Coordinator for Three Circles Foundation, been a volunteer for 13 years, retired educator working part time at Chattooga County School System, TBRI Practitioner, CASA volunteer, active member of Northside Church Jeff McEver - Floyd...

Toys for Tots

The Exchange Club of Rome's Toys for Tots program took a huge step on Saturday as volunteers pitched in and relocated the program's warehouse. Because of the generosity of Rome's First Methodist Church, thousands of dollars of toys already purchased for this year's...

9-11 Observance

Once again, the Exchange Club of Rome is participating in the remembrance of Patriot Day, 9-11. Our Americanism Committee chair Lane Turner would like as many members as possible to join in this remembrance on Saturday. The observance will be held at the Rome-Floyd...

Family Resource Center News

Your support of the Family Resource Center makes it possible for us to help families who are overwhelmed and unsure. This is what a few recently said about the services they received through your Exchange Club Family Resource Center: “I’m very satisfied with my parent...

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

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


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

Meetings, Fridays at 12 PM

August 20: Safe Seniors Program

August 27: TBA, Regular Meeting

September 3: No Meeting





Coosa Valley Fair Events

See What's Coming Up At The

Coosa Valley Fairgrounds

August 14 - September 14 Consignment Sale

Oct 5-9 Coosa Valley Fair!!

October 19 - October 25 Chiaha Fall Festival


Know of rental opportunities?
Contact Charles Long

Club Anniversaries


57 Years Scott Henson

42 Years Frank Shropshire

42 Years S. Stephen Patton

34 Years Jim Talley

30 Years Carol Wade

17 Years Buzz Wachsteter
16 Years Jim Lloyd
11 Years Holly Kelly
10 Years Milton Slack
7 Years June Noble
5 Years Gil Espy
4 Years Terry Jones
3 Years Coy Clark
2 Years Deborah Rogers

Club Birthdays!


9/1 Brian Johnson
9/5 Amy Patterson
9/6 David Lanier
9/6 Linda Hatcher
9/7 Milton Slack
9/7 Mike Littlejohn
9/7 Benjamin Janes
9/8 Deborah Rogers
9/10 Carol Wade
9/12 Ronnie Farmer
9/13 Jason Sanker
9/14 Billy Brown
9/17 Gail Johnson
9/25 Charles Stevens
9/26 Sheree Williams
9/26 Ryan Leonard
9/27 Liz Nelson
9/28 Cyndi Westmoreland
9/28 S. Stephen Patton
9/29 Andrea Pitts
9/29 Debbie Burnett
9/29 Frank Shropshire
9/30 Jordan Knight
9/30 David Shelton

Exchange Club Officers

Lee Roberts

President Elect
John Fortune

Bill King

Carol Abrams

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.