Blue Badge Requirements
Blue Badge Requirements
Updated 11-15-2019
 
 
 
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. Activities for Transferring or Returning Rotary Club members are on the next page.
 
Blue Badge Coordinator, Karen Rohde (karendrohde@gmail.comis available to assist you. When you complete your activities to earn your Blue Badge, please tell her. Your Blue Badge will be ordered and presented to you at a Club meeting.

Mandatory Requirements for New Rotary Club Members: 
You must be a Club member in good standing for six months. 
 
In any order, please complete all six of the items listed here and marked with an X. 
____ X - Attend a Red Badge Club Orientation meeting. Blue Badge Coordinator will schedule it.
____ X - Serve on at least one committee of your choice.  Ask your sponsor or the Blue Badge 
               Coordinator for advice.
____ X - Attend at least two Red Badge Group Meetings. Blue Badge Coordinator will alert you.
____ X- Serve as a Greeter at two weekly Club meetings. 
               Contact Ginny Lear: vklear9@gmail.com
____ 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 two 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 Sergeant-at-Arms 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 a 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 six of the items listed below as Mandatory for Transferring or Returning Rotarians and marked with an X.
____ X - Attend a Red Badge Club Orientation meeting. Blue Badge Coordinator will schedule it.
____ X - Serve on at least one committee of your choice.  Ask your sponsor or the Blue Badge 
               Coordinator for advice.
____ X - Attend at least two Red Badge Group Meetings. Blue Badge Coordinator 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 as a Greeter at two weekly Club meetings.
               ContactGinny Lear: vklear9@gmail.com
 
These items are suggested though optional.
____ 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
____ Give Opening Remarks at a Club meeting:
               Contact Judith Steiner: jsteiner@jsteiner.org
____ Serve at the Welcome Desk at two weekly Club meetings.
               Contact Chair, Jane Khalaf: jane.khalaf@edwardjones.com