ImageTwenty-five years ago, nearly two dozen people banded together to form the West End Rotary Club. Over the years the club has donated thousands of dollars to local organizations, thousands of hours to service projects and countless hours of leadership training for its members.

Sponsored by the Rotary club of the Stroudsburgs and chartered on Jan. 29, 1988, West End Rotary was one of the first Rotary clubs in the world to be chartered with a female officer. Four of the club's 22 charter members were women, the first such charter members in the district. Those members were Terri Zinn, Leona Wood, Jacquelyn Hallas and Patricia Slutter.

The club was founded by Wes Brush, Bob Wilson and Ron Dietrich. In addition to Wes, Ron, Terri and Leona, officers and directors included Tom Kresge, Parker Lindsay, Michael Scovil, Stan Roberts, Ross Blakeslee and Jeff Cohen.

Join us at our regular meeting--7:30 a.m. most Thursdays at the Western Pocono Community Library--to see how Rotary can help you better your community and your business.