Rotary International , founded in Chicago in 1905, came to San Diego in 1911. 1n 1924, the San Diego Rotary Club sponsored the Escondido Rotary Club.  which, in 1961 sponsored the Poway Rotary Club.  In 1964, the Poway Rotary Club sponsored the Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club.

In 1988, The Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club, known affectionately as "the Nooner", committed to sponsoring the Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club.  On September 19, 1988, the Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo Sunrise was admitted to to membership in Rotary International. On November 9, 1988, the club held its Charter Night, with thirty-five charter members installed.

Since it was chartered, RB Sunrise Rotary has grown to a club which now includes 61 active members and 6 honorary members.  To date, the club has earned 11 Rotary International Presidential Citations.
In recognition of the explosive growth of the brewing industry in North County San Diego, RB Sunrise has sponsored an IPA only festival fundraiser known as Rancho BEERnardo.  The 2016 festival was held on Oct 22, 2016 in Webb Park in Rancho Bernardo.