LMBC Then & Now

What started in 1933 as a group of businessmen meeting for breakfast each Thursday to promote the benefit of fellowship and the beauty of Lake Merritt is now a group of women and men — folks in business, politics, retired professionals — still meeting each Thursday in fellowship and to do good for our fair City. 

Our weekly in-person meetings are currently on Zoom, but we’ll be back in person soon. To join in on the fun of a virtual meeting, reach out to us via the contact form or send an email to lmbcoakland @ gmail. com. Our regular club meetings are held at the Garden Center in Lakeside Park at 666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland 94611.

Lake Merritt Breakfast Club history video: An overview of its history, traditions and projects. LMBC in Oakland, California has been meeting Thursday mornings since 1933. Interview with Rob Stewart, Executive Director. 19:33 min. 1920 x 1080. CC

00:01 History, Traditions, Projects Intro; 03:39; Beginnings, Water Golf; 05:02 Children's Fairyland Creation; 08:15 Necklace of Lights; 10:35; 17th St. Dock restoration; 11:10 Gardens at Lake Merritt Projects; 12:40 Mid-Century Monster restoration; 14:07; Meetings Highlights; 17:29 | Credits Plus Photos, Music & Movie by John Kirkmire, LMBC ©2021 lakemerritt.org and LMBC.