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 Chairs Helen Lambert or Teri Chapman.

Red Badge Expectations

The value of Rotary comes as a result of your participation.
The following Red Badge expectations 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 that these commitments will have been fulfilled.

Getting Started

Attend a one-hour Orientation at the Gordon House.
Pay your initiation fee and dues prior to being introduced.
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 meetings. 7:45 a.m. on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Gordon House – 9 per year. (No meeting in June, September or December.)

Attend at least three (3) Rotary meetings each month if possible.

Service Commitments

Set-up, serve and clean-up for two Rotary Barbecues in June and September (4 – 8PM)
Participate in a Red Badge Community Service Project.
Join at least one committee within your first 6 months.
Attend the Annual Gala (usually in March) and/or contribute to the Red Badge silent auction item.

Connect with other Rotary Members

Participate in the greeting line with the other Red Badge Members (3-4 times a year).
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.

First Year Requirement

Complete the online Youth Protection Awareness Training before getting your Blue Badge.
Links to fulfill this requirement will be emailed to you by the Youth Protection Officer.

Please click here to see a full packet of information for Red Badge Members 

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS

Andy Weir
How I bungled into being a bestselling author
Sep 18th 2019 12:00 pm
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Gary Griggs
Challenge at the Edge: Climate Change, Sea-Level Rise and the California Coast
Sep 25th 2019 12:00 pm
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Camille Llanes-Fontanilla
Immigration
Oct 2nd 2019 12:00 pm
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Girish Balachandran
Clean Energy
Oct 9th 2019 12:00 pm
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Club Board of Directors
September 17th 2019 7:30 am
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Fun & Friendship Committee
September 18th 2019 11:15 am
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Foundation Board of Trustees
September 19th 2019 7:30 am
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Weekly Bulletin

The Rotary Club of San Jose

Administrative Office
Gordon House
1690 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112

Weekly meeting address

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

Social Media links

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Contact us

Office: 408-297-6100
Office Hours
M-TH: 7 - 4
Friday: 7 - 1