The Americanism Committee is now accepting nominations for the Proudly We Hail program. Nominations are accepted in three categories – government entities, businesses, and individuals. Flags must be in good repair and properly displayed, which includes having a light shown on them if they are flown at night. If you wish to make a nomination, please submit the name and address to John Fortune via email at or via text at 706-346-0119 no later than April 9th.


More about these events in next week’s newsletter

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, when we, along with other child advocacy organizations, bring awareness of child abuse in our community. Below are important dates to remember, so mark your calendars.
Friday, April 23rd, at Noon – LaDonna Collins, Executive Director, Commission on Children and Youth, will speak at the Exchange Club Meeting
Friday, April 23rd, at 7:30pm – Gather in the parking lot of the Serve Rome Building (behind the Rome First United Methodist Church sanctuary on East 2nd Street) and pick up your own Glow-in-the-Dark Pinwheel, then walk together to the Chamber of Commerce office to place our pinwheels and recognize the FRC 2nd Annual Poetry Contest Winners, the 2021 RFCCCY George Pullen Award recipients, and the 2021 “Katie Dempsey Star Volunteer Award” recipient.

In addition, don’t forget that every Monday in April is Blue Monday. Wear blue each Monday in April & show your support of child abuse prevention! Wear blue, take a selfie, and share at #RomeCAP2021

The Family Resource Center is currently seeking sponsors for the 2021 Fundraising events. With several events and sponsorship levels there is a place for everyone, including you! Click HERE to see our sponsorship opportunities and put these events on your calendars:

New! Party in the Parking Lot: An Evening with Scott Thompson – 5/8/21
Jim Bishop Memorial Golf Tournament – 5/14/21 Please note date change
Night at the Movies – 6/8/21
Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5k Road Race and 2-Mile Health Walk – 8/21/21
Strike Out Child Abuse – 11/2/21

New events—We plan to add a Sporting Clays Tourney and a Pickleball Tourney to our roster of events If you have experience with either of these types of activities, we could use your expertise! Please contact if you are interested in helping.

The Jim Bishop Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the FRC is coming up in May. The date of the tournament has been changed from May 7th to May 14th. Please note this change. For a downloadable registration form, click HERE.


The Georgia District Convention is scheduled for June 3rd – 6th at Calloway Gardens. Save the date to attend this awesome opportunity for fellowship with your fellow Georgia Exchange members and educational opportunities. For more information about the convention and for registration forms, click HERE.