Red Badge Requirements

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1. Complete your profile information on the club web site.  This is an easy way to tell the club about yourself.  To create and edit your profile, …[Need to develop step-by-step instructions with who to contact if something doesn’t work right.]

2. Review the <a href>constitution</a> and <a href>bylaws</a> of the Club.  Dry and boring, yes, but necessary.  These tell you how the Club is organized and how it is supposed to operate.  [Note: the words, “constitution” and “bylaws” should be text links to PDF documents.  The document library is not easy to find.]

3. Attend a meeting of the Club’s board of directors.  Get a small taste of the behind-the-scenes action by sitting in on a board of directors meeting.  The board of directors meets every second Tuesday of the month at 7:00am at Skeeter’s (the same place regular club meetings are held).  You’ll know better what’s going on if you’ve reviewed the constitution and bylaws beforehand.

4. Serve as a greeter at three club meetings.  Greeters should arrive by around 7:00am.  There is a “Greeter” badge that you should pick up on your way in.  Get to know folks and introduce yourself.  Part of greeter duty also includes conducting the pledge of allegiance or the invocation.  You are expected to do at least one of each.

5. Give a vocational talk at a regular club meeting.  In 5 to 8 minutes, tell the club about yourself, your <a href>classification</a> [Note: link to classification sub-page;  these folks have some nice classification content] and your career or vocation.  Here are some tips for organizing your talk [and then link to a sub-page with vocational talk guidelines and tips].

6. Complete interests and skills survey.  Your experience in Rotary is largely what you make of it, so we want to help you make the best of it.  Tells us what you like, what you’re good at, what your gifts are.  Download the survey [link to survey] and turn it in to ________.

7. Secretary duty.  This is another great way to get to know folks in the Club.  Help the secretary check people in, which will help immensely in remembering their names.  Folks start showing up around 7:00am, so you should, too.  Contact Posey Parker at ______ or _______ to set up a time to help her out.

8. Visit another Rotary club with your mentor or another member.  Rotary is much, much more than the West U Rotary Club (though we think we’re the best).  To really experience Rotary requires that you step outside the comfort of the local club and meet some other folks.  Arrange a time with your mentor or another member to visit another club and expand your network.  Use the Rotary International <a href>club finder</a> to see what clubs are meeting where and when.

9. Learn about Rotary.  Use the links on the <a href>New Member Orientation</a> page to learn the basics about Rotary International.  Rotary has a large structure, long history, rich tradition and a great many projects around the world, so there’s a lot to learn.  No one expects you to know everything after reading some websites and watching a few videos.  So the best way to learn about Rotary is to ASK QUESTIONS!  We’re a friendly bunch, so ask anyone; they would be happy to help you.