The Rotary Club of Atlanta West End (AWER) is honored to have Olympic Gold Medalist, Vietnam veteran and long-time business and civic leader - Dr. Mel Pender - present the program for the Club’s Friday, February 25, 2022 meeting. The Zoom link is embedded below. The meeting starts at 12:30 and Dr. Pender will begin his presentation just past 12:45 pm.
To join Friday, February 25 at 12:30 pm ET, just click the below link or follow the prompts below the link:
Dr. Pender will be the keynote for the United States Military Academy's Black History Month Observance on Thursday, February 17, 2022. The event honors his accomplishment as West Point's first Black coach. It marks the first time that his position as a Black history maker for West Point has been closely embraced and acknowledged across the entire institution.
A fitting and inspiring tribute to Dr. Pender was written by Laura McCarty of Georgia Humanities and appeared in the Saporta Report when he was awarded the 2017 Positive Aging Icon Image Award.https://saportareport.com/leadership-service-hope-melvin-pender-story/archived-columnists/jamils-georgia/nge/
AWER looks forward to having other Rotarians and guests hear Dr. Pender’s presentation to our club Friday, February 25.