About Membership

Benefits of Membership

1. Members of Berkeley Lawn Bowling club can receive keys to the facilities and may use the clubhouse or bowling green any time it is not otherwise reserved or closed for maintenance activities.

2. Members are encouraged to participate in weekly social games (a/k/a draw games). Normally held on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, these are enjoyable yet competitive matches. Members are asked to contribute a quarter at each draw game.

3. Members may use the clubhouse and its facilities for small gatherings or to simply enjoy a game of pocket billiards.

4. Members are able to purchase used bowls at dramatically reduced prices and may exchange their purchase for other set.

5. Members of BLBC are normally welcome at other lawn bowling facilities around the San Francisco Bay; San Francisco, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Santa Cruz.

6. Members are eligible to participate in competitive and invitation bowling events at other clubs in the Bay area and across the nation as members of Bowls USA.

Classes of Membership

Regular Member

•  A Regular Member is a member who has paid full annual dues, declares the Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club as Home Club and is registered as such with Bowls America.

•  A Regular Member who has paid full annual dues is eligible to vote in the election of Officers Board Members, and Trustees of the M&E Fund and to vote on matters pertaining to the operation of the club.

•  A regular Member is eligible to serve as an Officer or Member of the Board of Directors or as a Trustee of the Memorial & Endowment Fund.

Dual Member

•  A Dual Member is a member who has established proof of current full membership in another Bowls America affiliated primary club, wishes to join the Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club to enter into its bowling activities, and has paid the current established Dual Member dues.

•  A Dual Member is eligible to participate in intraclub and interclub games.

•  A Dual Member is not eligible to serve as a director or officer of the Club, is not eligible to vote in the election of officers and directors of the Club, nor on matters pertaining to the operation of the Club.

Associate Member

•  An Associate Member is a member who wishes to attend Club meetings and to participate in Club social function, and has paid the current established Associate Member dues. To be eligible for Associate Member status, a person must be a Regular Member, a former Regular Member, or the surviving spouse of a Regular or Associate Member.

•  An Associate Member is not eligible to bowl in intraclub or interclub games or in competition sponsored by Bowls America or any division of Bowls America.

•  An Associate Member is not eligible to serve as a director or officer of the Club, is not eligible to vote in the election of officers and directors of the Club, nor on matters pertaining to the operation of the Club.

Student Member

•  A Student Member is a member who is registered as a student in a primary of secondary school, university, college, or technical school or is under 18 years old.

•  A Student Member is eligible to participate in games the same as a Regular Member.

•  A Student Member is not eligible to serve as an officer or director of the Club, is not eligible to vote in the election of officers and directors of the Club nor on matters pertaining to the operation of the Club.

Low Income or Disabled Member

•  A Low Income or Disabled member is a member who meets the City of Berkeley’s definition of low income and/or disabled and does not require special equipment or accommodation to use the greens.

Life Member

•  A Life Member is a Home Club member who has been so designated by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

•  A Life member has all the rights and privileges of a Berkeley Home Club Regular member and is exempt from paying annual dues.

 Link to table of fees

The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club promotes the game of lawn bowling for the enjoyment of new and experienced players alike.