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’m sure everyone is aware of the increase of COVID cases in the area. Many of our members are concerned about this. In an effort for everyone to feel comfortable attending our meetings, please consider wearing a mask when...

This week’s speaker: Coosa Valley Fair/Club updates Last meeting before Fair

JP Cooper will be giving updates and announcements for the Coosa Valley Fair which starts next week!! Lee will be giving updates on the Exchange Club of Rome. We need as many people as possible to help on Friday. After lunch, we will take all of the chairs and tables...

Last week’s meeting: Julie Smith with TRED

Last week we were treated to an informative and entertaining program by Julie Smith, Executive Director of TRED Rome Floyd. Julie assumed this role in August of 2020 following her role as volunteer President since TRED's founding in 2012. Julie gave us a history of...

A Note on New Member Applications

If anyone has a completed member application for a new member, please bring it on Friday! All new member applications must be signed by the sponsor.  

2nd Adopt-A-Mile Cleanup

Last Friday after the Exchange Club meeting several members of the club met at Main Elementary School to join Main students and staff in the second Adopt A Mile cleanup of the year. Some of the students that participated in our first cleanup were back on Friday, and...

Welcome Visitors!

Bonny Askew brought his daughter to Friday's meeting Doug Walker was the guest of Buzz Wachsteter In addition to those pictured here, FRC President-elect Kelly Sanker was the guest of Gail Johnson, and Nash Cooper was the guest of JP Cooper for her third visit. Nash...

Coosa Valley Fair

Fair Work Days: September 25th at 8am   October 2nd at 8am   October 3rd from Noon until we finish Submissions will be taken from 1pm until 4pm; After that the submissions will be readied for judging. Photography and Fine Arts judging starts at 7pm, all...

Family Resource Center News

  Saturday, September 25th was the inaugural Pickleball Tournament hosted in collaboration with the Tennis Center of Rome at Barron Stadium and benefiting the Exchange Club Family Resource Center. The day was gorgeous and almost $2300 was raised for the Family...

Community Service Opportunities

Opportunities for Community Service: Saturday, October 23 @8:00am - 2:00pm Antioch Cemetery Callier Springs Road Clean up   Monday, November 8 @ 2pm - 7pm Blood Drive American Red Cross   Wednesday, December 1 @ 7:30am - 8:00pm Kroger - Salvation Army...

New Member Induction: Wes Martin

    Wes Martin being inducted by his sponsor, Mike Elliott at our last Business Meeting. Welcome to the Exchange Club of Rome!

Date of ECOR Christmas Party Announced

Save the Date! Christmas party is on December 10th!

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.