Wednesday 12:00 PM

Rotary Summit Center
88 S. 4th St.
7th Floor
San Jose, CA
Lunch $20 (cash or check, parking included)



Red Badge

The Red Badge Committee provides new Members with an opportunity to meet and work with other new Members while learning about Club committees, the Endowment and Rotary International. All Members of the Rotary Club of San Jose are members of this committee during their first year.

For more information, please contact Committee Chair Rebecca Hall at rhallevents@gmail.com.

Red Badge Commitments/Expectations

The value of Rotary comes as a result of your participation.
The following Red Badge commitments are intended to educate and engage new Members.
You will receive a Blue Badge after you have been a Red Badge Member for one year
during which time it is expected the following commitments will have been fulfilled.

Getting started

Attend a one-hour Orientation at the Gordon House. Initiation fee and dues should be paid at (or before) your orientation.

Be introduced to the Club Members at a Wednesday meeting by your Sponsor. Your introduction needs to be scheduled with the Rotary office. You will provide a bio and photograph to be posted online and at the Summit Center.

Attend the monthly Red Badge committee meetings7:45 a.m. on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Gordon House – 9 per year.
(No meeting in June - BBQ, September - BBQ or December.)

      July 25, 2017 

      August 22, 2017

      October 24, 2017

      November (date & time TBD)

      January 23, 2018

      February 27, 2018

      March 27, 2018

      April 24, 2018

      May 22, 2018

Attend at least three (3) Rotary meetings each month – especially the monthly “Red Badge Fellowship Time” meeting. 

Maintain a commitment compliance tracking sheet which will be available at each Red Badge meeting.

Service commitments

Set-up and clean-up for two Rotary Barbecues in June and September (4 – 8 p.m.)

Participate in a Red Badge Community Service Project

Join at least one committee within your first 6 months. The Club has 36 service and social committees. Choose one or two that match your interests. Make sure the Committee Chair adds you to their roster.

Attend the Annual Gala (usually in March) and contribute to the Red Badge silent/live auction item.

Connect with other Rotary Members

Participate in the greeting line with the other Red Badge Members (August 2, November 29, February 28, 2018 and June 20, 2018).

 Be in charge of the traveling microphones at a meeting (2-3 times during your first year).

 Attend one Fireside (mid-May) or other Rotary social activity with your significant other.

 Bring a guest to a Club meeting.

 Attend a Rotary District 5170 event or a Rotary meeting at a different Rotary Club.