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Welcome to Rotary of Atlanta West End! Many things have changed in Atlanta's West End since 1958, bu one thing has remained the same...The Rotary Club of Atlanta West End. Throughout our 60+ year history, our organizational DNA hasn't changed. We have always worked to build strong relationships between servant leaders of diverse backgrounds, leveraging our resources for broader collective impact in our community.

Why join Rotary of Atlanta West End? You'll connect with other members who are respected, engaged professionals and community leaders from a cross-section of some of Atlanta's most influential institutions.

You'll instantly be part of an international fellowship, welcomed to visit and network with any of the more than 33,000 Rotary clubs in 200 countries

Each week, you'll meet thought-provoking speakers who will deepen your understanding of our city and how it works.

And you'll enjoy sharing time with our fun, informal, friendly group at weekly meetings, social events, conferences, and service projects.

Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

  • Join Leaders: Connect with leaders from our community and the world
  • Exchange Ideas: Expand your network and your worldview
  • Take Action: Help create lasting change in our community and other communities around the world

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Atlanta West End Rotary Blog

Stories about Rotary as told by our membership.


Chris Hempfling Applies the Four Way Test to Protect Georgia Children

President Kimberly Weaver presented Mr. Chris Hempfling, who joined Rotary of Atlanta West End last year, for his Classification Talk. Chris began by emphasizing The Four Way Test, which he learned from Rotary and believes descriptive of what he works on everyday – and that he’s totally in alignment with it in his complicated … [more]

Posted by Neil Shorthouse
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
July 24, 2020 2:00pm


Rotary of Atlanta West End Celebrates an Unusual Year, Gears Up for What's Ahead

On the evening of July 16, Rotary of Atlanta West End celebrated at their annual Installation Banquet, online. Twenty-seven club members gathered for a "virtual potluck," and several brought out their coats and ties and fine china to make the Zoom call as elegant as our typical in-person event.

President Paige McKay Kubik led a fully … [more]

Posted by Neil Shorthouse
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
July 16, 2020 9:00pm


Rotary of Atlanta West End's Legacy of Service Above Self - Past, Present, and Future

President Kimberly Weaver presided over her first meeting as the official leader of our club, even though the ceremonial passing of the gavel comes next week at our annual Installation Dinner. She began by introducing three members: Sumeyra Ozturk, Kevin Wilson, and Richard Gerakitis, who journeyed to Columbus for the … [more]

Posted by Neil Shorthouse
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
July 10, 2020 2:00pm


Dez Thornton Shares Unique Tips for Great Public Speaking

Rose Caplan, AWER Program Leader for June, presented Mr. Dez Thornton, as our speaker. Dez fills many roles including a coach on leadership and organizational development and in public speaking. He grew up in Norfolk, VA and has been in the ATL for 16 years. One of the many sensible things he shares with others is the importance of Listening and … [more]

Posted by Neil Shorthouse
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
June 26, 2020 2:00pm


Live from Estonia! GRSP Student Uku Urb Shares His Unusual Year

President Paige introduced Mr. Uku Urb, a member of the Georgia Rotary Student Program–GRSP RY19-20, as our speaker. Uku has attended many meetings during his GRSP time in the USA while a student at Clayton State University. He said this year in the USA, studying and through his participation in GRSP, made 2019-20 the best year of his life. … [more]

Posted by Neil Shorthouse
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
June 19, 2020 2:00pm
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