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…


Santa for Seniors´╗┐

It will soon be time to brighten the holidays for a Senior Adult. We will have the lists of seniors who have no families along with their lists of needs and wants by November 13th. Last year we were able to adopt 20 seniors. Let's increase that number this year! If...

Pictures of Exchange Military Veterans Wanted!

My Fellow Exchange Club Members,   I'm excited to share with you a much deserving honor that we will unveil in partnership with Veterans Matter at the upcoming 11/11@7 event, this Veterans Day - an Honor Wall to recognize the many U.S. Military Veterans...

October 23 Presentation: E. Wright Ledbetter

Wright Ledbetter is the Chief Operating Officer of R. H. Ledbetter Properties, LLC where he is responsible for overseeing the management and operations of its real estate portfolio, which currently consists of approximately 2 million square feet of retail, restaurant,...

Hybrid in person/virtual meetings to resume on October 16th

  We are back! Only members who registered online to be at the in person meeting are able to attend at the Palladium this Friday. We are still hosting the meeting over Zoom if you want to attend virtually. The first 40 to RSVP in person will be accepted, so if...

Early Voting Begins

Early Voting Locations: Garden Lakes Baptist Church: 2200 Redmond Circle, Rome, GA 30165 Mon thru Fri 8am til 5pm 10/12 thru 10/30 Floyd County Administration Building: 12 East 4th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Suite 206 Rome, GA 30161 Mon thru Fri 8am til 5pm 10/12 thru 10/30...

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...

Don’t Forget to Pay Your Dues!

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...

Tillman Clocktower 5K still on for November 21st

If you have responded to the volunteer survey that was sent to volunteers from prior years, or you have gotten in touch with Jason, Kelly, or Gail to volunteer as a new volunteer this year, THANK YOU! We will be sending out another call to all Exchange Club members...

Toys for Tots

Registration - online Oct 1- Nov 30 PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE IN PROCEDUREEach application will need an email with an approval, family member, pick up timeIn person: Nov 2-7 at the Wilder Center of First United Methodist Church 10:00-12:00 Warehouse - Oct 6, 13, 20...

Family Resource Center News

Strike Out Child Abuse (SOCA) Bowling Tournament has been cancelled After much deliberation, we have decided to cancel the Strike Out Child Abuse (SOCA) Bowling Tournament that was originally scheduled for November 3, 2020. Given the nature of this event, we just...

A Call to Honor 2020 Tour Schedule

A CALL TO HONOR:The Tomb of the Unknown SoldierFor the remainder of 2020Schedule as ofOctober 9, 2020 **This schedule replaces any previously published schedules due to either postponements or cancellations due the Covid -19 situation. Most of the ones that had to...

The Faces of Exchange 10/21

Today I am highlighting Mr. Steve "Second!" White. Steve has been an Exchangite for over 30 years now! He is a graduate of West Rome High School. Upon graduation, Steve went on to graduate from UGA with a degree in Journalism. A position in the advertising department...

The Faces of Exchange 10/14

  Today I am highlighting an Exchange Club member who has been voted outstanding member of the year twice, Bill King. Bill is a native of Rome and attended East Rome High School. Bill went into the military straight out of high school and served 3 and 1/2 years...


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...

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



Coosa Valley Fair Events

See What's Coming Up At The

Coosa Valley Fairgrounds

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

Oct 17: Dempsey Auction

Oct 24: Gospel Singing, Girl Scouts event

Oct 31: Fraternal Order of Police



Know of rental opportunities?
Contact Charles Long

Club Anniversaries


53 Years John Hine

39 Years Sam Evans

34 Years Johnny Rogers

17 Years Bobby Padgett

8 Years Lee Smollar

6 Years Lee Fletcher

4 Years Carol Abrams

4 Years Barbara Elliott

4 Years Kathi Watson

3 Years Mike Nichols

1 Year Johnny Bunch

1 Year Darlene Crawford



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


Club Birthdays!


Barbara Carter 10/3
Bill Kerlin 10/4
Keith Ozment 10/5
Nan Winkelman 10/10
Tim Burkhalter 10/11
Darlene Crawford 10/14
Bill Irmscher 10/16
Ben Harrison 10/20
Ted Noe 10/21
Joan Crumley 10/22
June Noble 10/22
Lane Turner 10/24
Len Woodward 10/24
Hugh Bonner 10/27
Jack Niedrach 10/30
Steve White 10/30

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.