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In 1987, Wes Brush moved from New Jersey to Effort, Pennsylvania, and began looking for a Rotary club. After visiting a few clubs in the area, he became convinced that the West End of Monroe County deserved a club of its own.

Wes recruited an advertising representative from the local newspaper, Ron Dietrich, and another transplant from New Jersey, Bob Wilson. With the help of Past District Governor, Bill Huffman of the Stroudsburg's club, the three began to recruit. By the end of September 1987, the group began holding provisional meetings at the Chestnuthill Diner near Brodheadsville.

Interest in the organization continued to grow. With the support of then District Governor William Biniek and the sponsorship of the Stroudsburg's club, the West End Rotary Club was chartered on January 29, 1988.

The charter members and officers were:
President Wes Brush
President-elect Ron Dietrich
First Vice President Tom Kresge
Secretary Terri Zinn
Treasurer Leona Wood
Sgt. at Arms Parker Lindsay

Director Joe McDonald 
Director Michael Scovil
Director Stan Roberts
Director Ross Blakeslee
Director Jeff Cohen  

The new club covered the townships of Chestnuthill, Eldred, Polk and Ross in the Pleasant Valley School District plus Hamilton and Jackson. The year 2008 will celebrate 20 years of West End Rotary serving it's community.