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 Resource Center! We appreciate a generous sponsorship from Exchange member Tom Couch and wife Linda as they signed on to be our first sponsor! We also gratefully accepted a $1000 donation from the Americanism Committee! Bill King presented this to Tina Bartleson, Executive Director of the Family Resource Center and John Fortune (Event Chair). Finally, hats off to John Fortune for braving the unknown world of Pickleball to pull off a great first event!

Vacuum/2 Twin Beds needed for the FRC

Vacuum Cleaner for the FRC. We’ve been using a donated vacuum for some time but it seems to be on its last leg. If anyone has a gently used vacuum they would like to donate to the Center, we could use it. Thanks!
We have a family in need of two twin beds plus mattresses

New volunteers at the FRC!

Maha Khatib is a Georgia Highlands College student completing an internship with our Parent Aide program. She will graduate in 2022 with her Associates in Human Services. When she gets a break from studying, Maha enjoys reading and playing old Game Boy kinds of video games (Mario is her favorite).

Karol Valencia is a Berry College Bonner Scholar who will focus her efforts on our marketing and events. She is a Junior and majoring in International studies/Psychology with a minor in French. She is very active on campus with the Berry Model UN Team and other activities. She enjoys writing poetry in her spare time.



The FRC Board of Directors recently voted to update our Mission Statement to one that better communicates our program. Our new mission statement is: We provide transformative in-home education and support to Floyd County families, empowering them to create safe, stable and nurturing homes so that their children can grow and thrive.  Thanks Exchange for being a part of that work!