Rotary means connecting 
with you

Learn more about what it means to connect with us and make an impact. 

Connect with us

If interested in becoming a member or learning more about the Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary family, please telephone our Membership Chair, Pat Flaharty, at 925-683-5865.

To apply for membership, please download a membership application, complete it, and return it to [email protected].

Alternatively, you may apply online using a desktop or laptop computer.

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Top 5 Reasons to Connect With Us

1. Impact: Connect in ways that align with your passions, and you’ll get the most from your Rotary experience. You can start projects that have a significant local or global impact.
2.  Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship.
3.  Leadership: We offer a safe place where you can be yourself, develop leadership skills, and mentor others.
4.  Be Informed: Each week, we host a program designed to keep you informed about what is going on in the community, nation, and world. This is an opportunity to question and discuss a variety of relevant topics.
5.  Fun: We encourage and foster the development of esprit de corps. Our programs, service projects, and social activities are amazing!

Watch the video below to learn more about the power of Rotary connection.

Virtual Programs

We have engaging, thought-provoking, and relevant speakers. You can access video recordings of some of our recent speakers by clicking on the links below.

Connecting Globally with Virtual/In Person Meetings

Tyler Shultz: Theranos Unraveled

Kayla McKeon: The  Lobbyist with Down Syndrome!

Fireside Chat with Maj. Mike Lyons

Steven Pifer: Russia's War on Ukraine

Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett:  How Emotions are made: The Secret Life of the Brain

Pearce Godwin: Listen First

Jeff Schrager: Helping the war-torn people of Ukraine

Annie Murphy Paul: The Extended Mind

Clara Sousa-Silva: Would we know life if we saw it?

Dr. Linda Penfold: Saving the Florida Panther

Dutch Martin: A sense of urgency

Dr. Emma Chapman: Switching on the stars at the dawn of time

John Pollard: Sports Tracking in the 21st Century

Mark Lewis: Damn Right! How to build a brand.

Nell Watson, Algorithmic Technology: The Dark Side

MyKayla Skinner: Hurry Up And Wait

John Peterson: Rowing Drake Passage

Bailey Farren: Bringing Technology to Firefighting

Dr. Linda Halderman: Viruses

Michael Yassa: (Im)perfect Memory

Dr. Nadine Hachach Haram: Using Technology to Change the Surgical Paradigm

Dr. Cat Hobaiter: The Language of Life

Essam Daod: Humanity Crew

Lauren Pufpaf: The Power of Music

Cal Mann: Peace Corp and Rotary

2021 Three Quarter Century: Create the Magic!

Ali Guarneros-Luna: What will your footprints leave on the road?

You Are Doing What?

Our Podcast: Listen, learn and get inspired! Maybe you will want to get involved too!

The Power of Rotary Connections

This is an example of how Rotary makes a difference in the world. In early November, Hurricane Eta, a category 4 storm, wreaked havoc in Northeastern Guatemala. It presented one of the most challenging humanitarian crises faced by Central America in decades. Back in 2019, a member of our club had met and befriended a former District Governor (DG)  of District 4250 at a project fair in San Jose, Costa Rica. The former DG emailed our member asking for donations to the relief effort his district was coordinating. A video of the devastation was posted on Facebook. Ten days later, funds received from the request for donations were wired to District 4250’s relief fund. This rapid response was born of a friendship between two Rotarians. That is all it takes to make a difference in the lives of people in need.