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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.

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

Commissioner Tyrone Oliver Brings Vision and Energy to Department of Juvenile Justice

Eric John, AWER Historian, presented Mr. Tyrone Oliver, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice - DJJ. Mr. Oliver has been in law enforcement for 21 years, including serving as the Chief of Police, Social Circle GA, and also as its deputy city manager. He’s a fellow Rotarian.

In July … [more]

Posted by Neil Shorthouse
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
June 12, 2020 2:00pm

John Ahmann Describes Transformative Work in Atlanta'a Historic Westside

Faye Hammonds, the AWER Program Leader for May, presented Mr. John Ahmann, President of the Westside Future Fund and leader of the huge community change project on Atlanta’s Westside. John, who’s been a major ‘go-to’ person for decades benefiting many organizations, including Atlanta's Olympic Games, the State of Georgia, the Metro Atlanta … [more]

Posted by Neil Shorthouse
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
May 29, 2020 2:00pm

Tes Sobomehin Runs to Promote Black Businesses and Causes

Faye Hammonds, the AWER Program Leader for May, presented Ms. Tes Sobomehin Marshall, Founder, Runningnerds, & RACE Director, as our speaker. Tes began The Race because she loves running and exercise, but also as a way to promote black successes, responsibility, healthier living and greater investment in the black … [more]

Posted by Neil Shorthouse
Rotary Club of Atlanta West End
May 22, 2020 2:00pm
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