Blue Badge Requirements
Blue Badge Requirements
Updated 7-1-2019
 
 
 
Welcome! You are now a full member of the Rotary Club of Palo Alto.  
 
Your first six months are an opportunity to get acquainted with the work of our club and of Rotary International. After you have been a member in good standing for six months, and have completed the mandatory and optional activities described below, you will have earned your permanent Blue Badge.
 
Blue Badge Coordinator, Karen Rohde: karendrohde@gmail.com, is available to assist you at any time.
 
When these activities are completed, please tell the Club Membership Chair: Karen Rohde: karendrohde@gmail.com. Your Blue Badge will be presented to you at a Club meeting.
 
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Mandatory Requirements: 
You must be a Club member in good standing for six months. 
 
In any order, please complete all five of the items listed here and marked with an X. 
____ X - Attend a Club Orientation meeting. Membership Chair will arrange and alert you.       
____ X - Serve on at least one committee of your choice.  Ask your sponsor for advice.
____ X - Attend at least two Red Badge Group Meetings. Red Badge Chair Tony Adessa:TAdessa@cfri.org, will alert you.
____ X - Participate in a Club Hands-on Project, local or international. Alert will be at a club meeting.
____ X - Give a brief personal history at a meeting - called a New Member talk. 
        You will be contacted by Chair Rob Lyman to arrange a date for your talk.         
 
In any order, please also complete any five of the optional items listed below.
 
Becoming Acquainted with Club Members
____ Give Opening Remarks at a Club meeting:
        Contact Judith Steiner: jsteiner@jsteiner.org
____ Serve at the welcome desk at three weekly Club meetings.
        Contact Chair, Jane Khalaf: jane.khalaf@edwardjones.com 
                                
Understanding Club Operations
____ Assist with set up or take down at two weekly Club meetings. 
        Contact Sgt. at Arms Chair: Dick Mansfield: rgmans34@gmail.com
____ Attend a monthly Board of Directors meeting, usually the second Wednesday at 8 AM,
        Presidio Bank, Palo Alto. Contact President Dana Tom: dana@danatom.com
____ Attend a quarterly Endowment Board meeting. Contact Chair Bruce Swenson: bruce@bpswenson.com 
 
Understanding ROTARY: Becoming Involved in Club Activities
____ Complete the 20-minute online Youth Protection Awareness Training.
        Contact Ginny Lear, vklear9@gmail.com, for online access directions.        
____ Bring a guest to a Club meeting – perhaps a family member or a potential member.        
____ Attend any District-Sponsored Rotary meeting or event.
        Information is available at our club meeting or on the club website.              
____ Attend another Rotary Club meeting, locally or anywhere you travel.
____ Attend Gunn High School Interact meeting. 
        Contact Rotary/Interact Liaison, Pam Krudop: PKrudop@avidbank.com
____ Attend a Club Social Event. Information is available at the club meeting or on website.
 
 
If you are Transferring from another Rotary Club or Returning to the Rotary Club of Palo Alto:
 
Complete in any order all nine of the items listed below as Mandatory for Transferring Rotarians and marked with an X.
____ X - Attend a Club Orientation meeting. Membership Chair will arrange and alert you.       
____ X - Serve on at least one committee of your choice.
____ X - Attend at least two Red Badge Group Meetings. Membership Chair will alert you.
____ X - Participate in a Club Hands-on Project, local or international. Alert will be at a club meeting.
____ X - Give a brief personal history at a meeting - called a New Member talk.
        You will be contacted by Chair Rob Lyman to arrange a date for your talk.         
____ X - Serve at the welcome desk at two weekly Club meetings.
        Contact Chair, Jane Khalaf: jane.khalaf@edwardjones.com
____ X - Serve as a Greeter at two weekly Club meetings.
        Contact Ginny Lear: vklear9@gmail.com
____ X - Attend a monthly Board of Directors meeting, usually the second Wednesday at 8 AM, 
        Presidio Bank, Palo Alto. Contact President Dana Tom: dana@danatom.com
____ X - Give Opening Remarks at a Club meeting: Contact: Judith Steiner: jsteiner@jsteiner.org