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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
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Atlanta West End Rotary Blog

Stories about Rotary as told by our membership.


Renaissance Man and New Rotarian Marion Lessington Shares His Life and Vision

President Paige presented Mr. Marion Lessington, one of AWER’s most excellent new members, who presented a classification talk, describing his life and career. Marion gave us the wonderful surprise that he is a musician, having graduated from the College of Charleston (SC) as a music major and served as the music director in his church. He’ … [more]

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


Economy Jackson - United Way Supporting Legacy Businesses in Atlanta's West End

Kevin Wilson, who has taken a leading role in AWER’s Microbusiness Program begun by Mark Newman, presented Ms. Economy Jackson, Director of Asset Building and Income for the United Way of Greater Atlanta, as our speaker. She began by noting that Milton Little, president of Untied Way, frequently quotes Africans, who upon greeting a fellow countryman … [more]

Posted by Neil Shorthouse
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
January 3, 2020 2:00pm


Kevin Wilson Brings His Whole Self to His Work

President Paige thanked Matt Parrish for the wonderful job of presenting terrific speakers in December. Shifting from outside speakers, Paige called upon Kevin Wilson, who joined AWER in August, to present a ‘classification talk’ – describing his life and career. Kevin began by saying it’s unusual for him to talk about himself, but for Rotary … [more]

Posted by Neil Shorthouse
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
December 20, 2019 2:00pm


Dr. Khaliah Johnson Embodies Service Above Self

When introducing our speaker, Matt Parrish, AWER Program Leader for December, stated that Dr. Khaliah Johnson was the embodiment of service above self and therefore the ‘perfect’ person to address out Club. She did not disappoint – far from it, leaving us all nearly spellbound by defining her mission as a medical professional, in the US and … [more]

Posted by Neil Shorthouse
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
December 13, 2019 2:00pm


Rotary AWE & District Grant Funds Support Students to Dress for Success

Located in historic Washington Park, Booker T. Washington High School serves students residing in Washington Park, Vine City, West End and other southwest Atlanta neighborhoods. Named to honor the famed educator, Washington High School was the first public high school in the State of Georgia and the City of Atlanta to serve African American students … [more]

Posted by Akia Lewis
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
December 6, 2019 2:00pm
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