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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.

Program Speaker: Judge Wenona C. Belton

AWER President Rose Caplan thanked all present and welcomed everyone to AWER’s first meeting of RY2024.  Rose presented Judge Wenona C. Belton of the Fulton County Juvenile Court as our speaker.


Posted by Neil Shorthouse
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
July 7, 2023 12:00pm

Adria Kitchens and Out of Hand Theater Forge Connections, Break Down Racial Barriers

AWER'S 64th President, Paige McKay-Kubik welcomed all to the meeting and led the invocation and pledge. Paige shared a poem, "Sermons We See" written by Edgar A. Guest.  She heard this poem during an inspirational speech given by District Governor-Elect, Andre Marria at the District Conference.  Our captivating speaker Ms. Adria Kitchens, was introduced by Rose Caplan, who arranged for Ms. Kitchens to be our speaker.   


Posted by Marilyn Jackson
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
May 20, 2022 2:00pm

Lisa Colbert, M. Agnes Jones Elementary Students, and Their Chickens Attend Our Weekly Meeting!

Greetings, fellow Rotarians! Our speaker last Friday was a find, a dedicated teacher at M. Agnes Jones School, Lisa Colbert -- a discovery by our indefatigable Rotarian Rose Iacona Caplan, made while pursuing our racial equity project. Rose introduced Lisa, describing her as awesome and amazing. Lisa, a graduate of Morris Brown College with 19 … [more]

Posted by Francis Ingersoll, Jr.
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
April 15, 2022 2:00pm

Emory University's Philip Wainwright Speaks on International Issues

Philip Wainwright  is the Director of International Programs at Emory University and was secured to speak by  John Ingersoll .

Philip has had a storied career and joined the International Program at Emory in 1996. He is the recipient of the Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation … [more]

Posted by Neil Shorthouse
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
April 8, 2022 2:00pm

Author Kent Alexander on the Legacy of Richard Jewell and the Olympic Park Bombing

As was reported in President Paige’s ReCap, we had a spell-binding presentation on Friday by Kent Alexander, author of  The Suspect  which tells the story of Richard Jewell and the Atlanta Olympic Park bombing. Special thanks to John Ingersoll for enabling us to benefit from such an outstanding presentation!  [more]

Posted by Neil Shorthouse
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
April 1, 2022 2:00pm
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