July 20, 2021

This week's speaker is Mason Hogan:
Director of Operations for Aluminum Cups with Ball Corporation
Last Week's Meeting (7/16): Poetry Reading

Len Woodward and Tina Bartleson read the poems of the two Contest winners of the 2021 Family Resource Center Poetry Competition. The winners of the competition were Diana Lynn Davis West and Emma Breithaupt. Diana is the winner of the general competition. She is a teacher of ESOL students, whose first language is not English, at Main Elementary. Emma is a junior at Rome High School and she won the High School Competition. These poems can be read in the book "Where the Rivers Meet and Mountains Begin" Volume II. Please reach out to Len and Tina if you are interested in obtaining a copy.
Fried Steak and Gravy
Baked Chicken Tenders
Mashed Potatoes
Broccoli Casserole
Green Beans
Blueberry Cobbler
Save the Date!!! Registration is now open for the Clocktower 5K Road Race & 2 Mile Health Walk. Register now at www.tillmanclocktowerrace.org
Exchange Club of Rome celebrates 85 years of service
XC 85th Birthday
The Exchange Club of Rome celebrated 85 years of service to our community at our business meeting last Friday with the cutting of a special birthday cake by President Lee Roberts and former Georgia House Representative Paul Smith. Mr. Smith is the olders member of the club at 93 years young, and has the longest tenure with 67 years.

Past president Buzz Wachsteter presented a short program outlining the history of the club and highlighting some of our achievements, including the creation of the Coosa Valley Fair in 1949 and the Family Resource Center in 1991. Mr. Wachsteter recognized members who have led the club as president, board member, district president, and other district officers.

The club was chartered in July 1936 with 25 male members. Women were not allowed in National Exchange Club until the 1980s. Since becoming members of the Exchange club of Rome, women have served in every capacity of leadership, including all offices. board of directors, committee chairs. The Rome club was sponsored by the Exchange Club of Cedartown, which is also still active.
Family Resource Center

Exchange members - Be on the lookout for grant opportunities that come your way through utility companies or your work place. Those grants can support our work! Buzz Wachsteter recently submitted a grant as a customer of Constellation and secured $500 that we can use to purchase educational/therapy items for the FRC. Our Parent Aides will use these tools with families to assist children with their development. Thanks Buzz!
Look at all of our Guests!
Taylor Locklear: Guest of Jim Kelly
Wes Martin: Guest of Mike Elliott
Ginna Wise: Guest of Harry Wise
Les: Guest of Al Robles
Jan Pearson: Guest of Holly Kelly
Gail Veal: Guest of Bonny Askew
Liz Nelson: Guest of the Walker's
Please reach out to Carol Abrams to make sure you are caught up on your dues.
Jim Belzer - Jim Belzer, 72, or Rome, GA died Thursday , July 8, 2021. He was born in Rome, GA on September 21, 1948. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at East View Cemetary in Rome, GA at 12:00pm with Deacon Stuart L. Neslin officiating. was placed on palliative care. He can have up to four visitors at one time, and the hospital visitation times do not have to be observed. He is in Room 3204 at Floyd Medical Center. Please keep Jim and his medical team in your prayers.
To share Fellowship News:
Please contact Sean Moriarity
July Birthdays
07/01 Lisa Stuenkel
07/01 Diane Warner
07/02 Cathy Kerce
07/03 Joe Watters
07/08 J. Ronald Kiefer
07/12 Jimmye Grimes
07/14 Glenda Almand
07/15 Dan Caesar
07/16 Will Byington
07/19 David Estes
07/19 Imani Welch
07/20 Wain Bates
07/21 Ward Daugherty
07/22 Robert Smyth
07/23 Jim Loyd
07/24 Scott Rogers Henson
07/24 Paula Wachsteter
07/27 Vivian Richmeier
07/28 Robert Evans
07/29 Sam Evans
07/29 Charles Long
July Anniversaries
45 years Thomas Bennett
25 years Rhonda Wallace
12 years Jimmye Grimes
12 years Benjamin Janes
8 years Will Byington
8 years Robert Evans
4 years Wain Bates
4 years Lee Roberts
3 years Bonny Askew
3 years Billy Brown
3 years William Goff
3 years David Prusakowski
3 years Lonnie Roberson
3 years Imani Welch
Exchange Club Committees Need You!
Watch for a Special Survey this week regarding Committees. We are Rome's Service Club, and we get things done best when we work together. Be thinking now about where you want to plug in, and let us know by responding to the survey. You will hear more about this at Friday's meeting.