Welcome to the Rotary Club of Atlanta West End

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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.


Seth Weiner, Auctioneer, Creating a New Normal with Successful Online Fundraising Events

Richard Gerakitis presented Seth Weiner, a Benefit Auctioneer and Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS), Entertainer, Emcee, Podcast host, and Vice President of the 501(c)(3) organization Positive Legacy, who joined us from the beach in South Florida! Seth was generous enough to speak with us even though his mother recently passed, … [more]

Posted by Collin Smith
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
January 8, 2021 2:00pm


Wende Bellew & Shannon Smith Give Incarcerated Women a Voice and a Chance Through Reforming Arts

Matt Parrish presented Wende Bellew and Shannon Smith, persons who are working through the organization Reforming Arts to support women in prison. Shannon was formerly incarcerated, and Wende grew up with an incarcerated father. Wende began Reforming Arts around 2010, writing, developing, and performing plays for and with women … [more]

Posted by Neil Shorthouse
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
December 18, 2020 2:00pm


Rotary of Atlanta West End Holiday Walk-A-Thon Benefits Rotary Foundation

Since we are not able to gather physically, we’ve come up with a way for us to be socially connected while raising funds to benefit the Rotary Foundation.

You are invited to participate in a holiday season walking challenge from December 18th- January 1st. Our goal is to complete 10 miles!

Since this is a virtual event, you … [more]

Posted by Sumeyra Ozturk
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
December 11, 2020 2:00pm


Adam Seeley & Emmaus House Empower Peoplestown Neighborhood

Matt Parrish presented Mr. Adam Seeley, Director of Social Services of the Emmaus House in Peoplestown, Atlanta, as our speaker. Adam’s a traveler: He grew up in Iowa, graduated college from the University of Rhode Island, and came to Atlanta, landing at the Emmaus House. He explained that the Emmaus House, named for a town in … [more]

Posted by Neil Shorthouse
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
December 11, 2020 2:00pm


Rotarian Carita Jackson, YMCA Leader, Exemplifies "Service Above Self"

Matt Parrish presented our very own Carita Jackson, Associate Executive Director with Metro Atlanta YMCA’s South DeKalb Family YMCA, who gave a captivating Classification Talk. For the past 22 years, Carita has worked tirelessly for the YMCA and the communities it serves. Simply put, Carita lives our motto, “Service Above Self … [more]

Posted by Collin Smith
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
December 4, 2020 2:00pm
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