How Do I Become a Member of Berkeley Rotary?


Please note that membership in a Rotary club is by invitation only. Usually, a person interested in becoming a member is invited by a club member, or sponsor, to attend one or more club meetings to learn more about Rotary and our club. In this case, the sponsor submits the candidate's name to the club's membership committee.

If you are interested in joining Berkeley Rotary Club, please send an email with your contact details to our club membership chair at One of our members will contact you.  We welcome you to attend our weekly meetings to see if this is a good fit for you.


What are the qualifications for membership?

  Prospective members will
  • Hold (or be retired from) a professional, proprietary, executive, managerial, or community leadership position
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to service through personal involvement
  • Be able to regularly attend club meetings and participate in community service projects
  • Live or work within the vicinity of Berkeley or the surrounding area

What are the responsibilities of membership?


Members regularly attend weekly club meetings. They pay annual dues (which also cover Rotary district and Rotary International affiliation fees), and they’re expected to participate in local or international Rotary club activities or projects. We encourage members to aspire to club leadership or committee roles.


What does membership provide you?

  Berkeley Rotary provides a friendly atmosphere and outstanding programs that inform about current, critical issues for our city, region, state, nation and global communities. Members have many opportunities to develop and nurture connections with a broad network of professionals. In addition, members are presented with opportunities for fellowship, leadership and service that benefit our members and our partners in service.

What does it cost?

  New member application fee: $100
Yearly dues: $270 (prorated by quarter for new members)

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Download membership application form