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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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This week I'd like to share some thoughts on membership from RI President, K.R. Ravindra:
We often talk a great deal about membership. Quite naturally, the focus is on recruiting new members, but in the process, we lose sight of an equally important task — that of retaining existing members.
As Rotary celebrates Membership Month, I want to ask what Rotary means to you. I invite you to share your story not only with Rotary but with your personal and professional networks — not only why you joined, but why you are still a member of Rotary today. Is it because of the difference you’ve made in your community or because of the lifelong friendships you’ve made? Speak of the personal benefits that you have derived from your membership in Rotary, whether it’s the satisfaction from reaching out to someone who desperately needed help or the gains in your own life that came from the opportunities and connections available to you through Rotary. Sharing your Rotary story could help inspire someone to join. . . .
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. . . .




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