More about these events in next week’s post…

Blue Mondays and “Believe in the Blue”–Each Monday in April

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 https://www.facebook.com/exchangeclubfrc #RomeCAP2021.

Placement of the Pinwheels—April 1, 2021 at 1:30 PM
Meet at the Rome Chamber of Commerce (dressed in blue of course) for our annual “Placement of the Pinwheels”. The pinwheels symbolize the help, hope, and healing that agencies and individuals bring to families in our community. Come and place a pinwheel to demonstrate your continued commitment to helping Floyd County children and families grow and thrive in a safe, stable, connected, and nurturing community. Attendees must wear a mask that covers face and nose and practice social-distancing during the event.

Exchange Club of Rome—Presentation on April 23, 2021 at 12:00 PM
LaDonna Collins, Director of the Rome/Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth, will be the speaker at this meeting. Come hear her dynamic presentation as she shares more about the light of prevention. Please register by emailing tina@exchangeclubfrc.org .

Glow Walk—April 23, 2021 7:30 pm
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. At 7:30 pm, we will 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. After a few short words, we’ll take a photo and invite attendees to enjoy downtown Rome. Attendees must wear a mask that covers their face and nose and practice social-distancing during the event (please help us keep our community safe).

Learning Opportunities
· Look for articles in the Rome News Tribune during the month and learn more about prevention efforts in our community.
· ABC of Safe Sleep class: Register to participate in an online learning course about sleep safety for newborns/infants. Individuals who do not have a crib for their baby are eligible to receive a free pack-and-play with bassinet after successfully completing the class (made possible by the Junior Service League of Rome). Register by calling 706-290-0764 or emailing tina@exchangeclubfrc.org
To learn more about child abuse prevention in our community, please visit:


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 tina@exchangeclubfrc.org 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.