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Service Above Self Since 1916

We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Hs. Lordships Restaurant
199 Seawall Drive
Berkeley, CA  94710
United States
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On Sunday, September 6, 2015, the president of Berkeley Rotary, Anne Pardee, invited all 39 female members of the Club to her home for an afternoon of wine, cheese and camaraderie. Not all 39 could attend, but of the fourteen women who did, the opportunities for shared smiles, good conversation, and warm fellowship abounded.
Not too long into the event, we realized that this was indeed the very first time that the women of Berkeley Rotary had ever had such a gathering...
Left back row: Monica Fox, Linda Loessberg-Zahi, Tina Etcheverry, Anne Pardee, Arlene Marcus, Judith Glass, Eve Rigney, Kathleen Franks, Valerie Bach, Bev Goggio.Front row seated: Leslie Levy, Mollie Hazen, Mary Alice Rathbun, Fumi Suzuki
Today marks a significant milestone for Africa in its effort to eradicate polio from the continent. A full year has passed since Africa’s last reported case caused by the wild polio virus.

Somalia was the last country to identify a new case, which occurred on August 11, 2014. While Africa has achieved an important public health milestone, the job is not yet finished. To end polio forever, all countries – both endemic and non-endemic – must strengthen routine immunization, address gaps in disease surveillance and do more to reach children who are still being missed by vaccinators . . .


Rotary is a group of community, business, and professional leaders of all ages—busy people generally, even those who have "retired"—who come together to:

       o get to know each other better,

       o stay up to date on what's happening in the community and the world,

       o work together to make things happen to improve the community where we live and communities abroad, and

       o have fun while we're doing all this.

Our impact upon our local community is significant every year.  Being situated in a cosmopolitan town with a population that travels all over the world and is diverse in ethnicity and culture, Berkeley Rotary is also highly active in international service projects, working jointly with Rotary clubs in other countries.  

We're a club of 130 Rotarian members, 320 Rotaracters (college and post-college) and 40 Interacters (high school). As a club approaching its 100th birthday in 2016-17, we constantly work at reinventing ourselves so we can  serve our community and members better. It works: We were named the best club in our District, which covers much of northern California, a year back.  See more about our service work below in the areas of education, public health, youth programs and building future leaders, water and sanitation, vocational and economic development, and working for peace. . . .




Oct 07, 2015
Oct 14, 2015
Maxim Schrogin-Peace Grove Committee
Peace Grove Recognition for Malala & Kailash, Honorees
Oct 21, 2015
Gregory Marcus, MD,MAS, Assoc. Prof. Cardiol.,UCSF
New Developments in Atrial Fibrillation & EKG-Why you should join the Healthy Heart Study
Oct 28, 2015
Tony Thurmond, CA Assemblyman
The State of the State