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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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Hats off to President O'Neil Dillon for a job well done.  O'Neil ably served as the 2014-2015 President of Berkeley Rotary leading the club in its community and international service efforts during the Rotary year.  O'Neil may take a break from the day to day administration of Berkeley Rotary but is ready to rejoin the ranks of the every-day-Rotarian who roll up his/her sleeves to pitch in and make a difference in Berkeley and the world. O'Neil will serve in the upcoming year as liaison to our local Rotaract clubs (East Bay Rotaract and Cal Rotaract).  O'Neil knows the secret to maintaining his youthfulness - joining the young Rotarians.
Time does not stand still when it comes to service.  There is plenty to do and Anne Pardee, Berkeley Rotary President for 2015-2016 is on the job.  Anne takes the helm of the club at an historical moment.  During her presidency in 2016 the club will begin its centennial celebration.  She is working diligently with the Centennial committee to identify a significant "legacy" project and to inspire the crew to rise to the occasion.  Anne, gavel in hand on July 1st, will begin her presidency.

Our look has definitely changed in one hundred years.  We are grateful for founding fathers but today our picture is as varied as the community we serve.  Consider getting in the picture as we serve our community and the world.

We're at it again.  So how does Berkeley Rotary provide scholarships, a dictionary for every third grader in Berkeley, erect playgrounds, refurbish parks, fund clinics... ?  Well one way - we park cars.  This year, give us a wave if you plan to attend the 2015 Berkeley Kite Festival on either July 25th or 26th and please know that in addition to helping with the parking we are helping to build a better community!  So go fly a kite unless you are a Rotarian that is, then come park park some cars. 


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,

       o have fun while we're doing all this.

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

We're only a club of 130 Rotarian members, 320 Rotaracters and 40 Interacters. 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 program and building future leaders, water and sanitation,  vocational and economic development, and working for peace.




Jul 08, 2015
Cecilia Gaerlan, Exec. Dir.,Bataan Legacy Society
Legacy of the Battle of Bataan and WW II in the Philippines
Jul 15, 2015
Jim Barnett, Voice of the GS Warriors
The Golden State Warriors-Their Quest for the NBA Championship
Jul 22, 2015
Jul 29, 2015
Allen Cain, Events Mgr., Solano Ave.Assoc.
Independently Owned Businesses on Solano Avenue in Albany/Berkeley

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