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…


Santa for Seniors

Each year Exchange members have adopted seniors who will not be with family at Christmas. We will soon get lists of seniors along with a needs and wants list. We will gather gifts the week before Christmas and they will be delivered by the Sheriff's department. If you...

Business Meeting 12/03

This week is a Business Meeting No Guests Please Come on out on Friday to get an update on our club at our Business...

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 you’re not eating. We’ve...

Family Resource Center News

Help Wanted! FRC Staff are looking for 3-4 volunteers to help de-clutter and re-organize our pantries and a couple of office areas. If you can offer 1-2 hours of work on December 14th starting at 12:30pm, then we could use your help! You can show up... or call ahead...

Community Service Opportunities

Volunteers Needed!!   Thursday, December 9, 10am - 3pm Salvation Army Bell Ringing   I do appreciate everyone's help with these upcoming projects! I will send out time slots that will be available closer to each event.   Diane Warner Community Service...

Date of ECOR Christmas Party Announced

Save the Date! Christmas party is on December 10th! Cocktails at 5:30pm Dinner at 6:00pm Entertainment by Bill King and the Exchange Club Brass Invitations have been sent via Constant Contact Reservations are REQUIRED and deadline to RSVP is WEDNESDAY,...

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

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

November 8 - December 31
Toys for Tots

December 11 - December 21
Toys for Tots

January 22, 2022
Dempsey Auction

January 28, 2022 - February 28, 2022
Consignment Sale

Know of rental opportunities?
Contact Charles Long

Club Anniversaries


48 Years William Huffman
48 Years Stephen Stutts
46 Years Ray Cox
41 Years Ralph Howse
31 Years Jimmye Grimes
31 Years Howard Lowden
27 Years Terry Simmons
22 Years Chris Twyman
12 Years Philip Burkhalter
12 Years Robert Smyth
12 Years Harry Wise
11 Years Paula Wachsteter
10 Years Brian Johnson
5 Years Susi Edwards
3 Years John Bailey
3 Years Jane Tate
3 Years Leslie Brown
2 Years Christopher Williams

Club Birthdays!


11/1 Larry Walker
11/2 Fred Dent
11/2 John King
11/6 Robin Burk
11/6 Terry Dollar
11/6 Ralph Howse
11/8 JP Cooper
11/8 Nancy Mount
11/11 Steve Cox
11/11 Susi Edwards
11/14 Richard Dixon
11/15 Scotty Hancock
11/20 Stacy Walker
11/27 Glenn White
11/29 Kevin Tobin

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.