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The La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club is an organization of approximately 100 enthusiastic men and woman united in fellowship providing a broad range of humanitarian service and building lasting goodwill locally and globally.   
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
About Membership in La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club
 
What is the object of Rotary?
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy
enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
  • First: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • Second: High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • Third: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
  • Fourth: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peacehrough a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service
Who joins rotary and what are the general qualifications?
Rotarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives. A Rotary club contains a diverse group of professional leaders from the community that the club serves.
 
How big is Rotary International? How big is the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary?
Rotary International, the world’s first service organization, is made up of over 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Each rotary club is different in size. The La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club currently has approximately 100 members.
 
What is the Rotary Four Way Test?
One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, the Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:
"Of the things we think, say or do:
 
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"
 
What are the benefits to becoming a Rotarian?
Membership in a Rotary club offers a number of benefits, including:
• Effecting change within the community.
• Developing leadership skills.
• Gaining an understanding of, and having an impact on, international humanitarian issues.
• Developing relationships and forming bonds with other community and business leaders.
 
Through Rotary's service programs, a Rotary club can have a significant, postive effect on the
quality of life within its community. More than 1.2 million Rotarians make significant contributions to the quality of life at home and around the globe.
 
How often do you meet? Is there an attendance requirement?
La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club meets for breakfast every Friday at 7:00 am at the Marriott Hotel, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla CA 92037. As a new member of the LJGTR, we expect you to attend at least 75% of the meetings. Rotary policy requires permanent members to attend at least 50% of club meetings. If you miss a club meeting, you are encouraged to attend a make-up meeting at any Rotary club in the area.
 
What is a classification?
Each active member of a Rotary Club is classified in accordance with the member’s business or profession. A classification describes the principal and recognized activity of the firm with which an active member is connected or the member’s principal and recognized business or professional activity.
 
Are there committees in Rotary? What are the Avenues of Service?
Yes, each of the Avenues of Service listed below have an active committee in place. Each Avenue meets at different times each month and we expect new members to join one committee upon becoming a red badge.
 
  • Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.
  • Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
  • Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its surrounding local communities.
  • International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
  • Youth Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, service projects, and exchange programs.
 
How much does it cost to be a LJGT Rotarian?
Costs for club membership are spread throughout the year and are generally around $1100-$2000 per year.  The breakdown is as follows:
  • One-time initiation fee: $150
  • Dues:  $168/year, billed $42/quarter
  • Meeting charge:  $22/week billed quarterly
  • Annual fundraiser that currently carries a financial obligation for each member.
  • A contribution to the Rotary Foundation and/or Club Foundation: at least $150 strongly recommended. 
 
What is the difference between a red badge and a blue badge?
A red badge signifies that you are a probationary, newer member of the LJGT Rotary club. And that you have not yet completed the requirements of becoming a “Blue Badge” permanent member. Once you have completed a set number of tasks you graduate from being a red badge to a blue badge.
 
What are examples of requirements for earning a blue badge?
  • Maintain 75% attendance at meetings  
  • Be Rotarian of the Day
  • Participate at the registration desk and/or be a Greeter
  • Attend a Rotary District 5340 function.
  • Fulfill responsibility to the Rotary Foundation
  • Attend a New Member Orientation
  • Attend a “Club 15” event
  • Attend a Rotary Make Up meeting
  • Attend at least one meeting of ALL of the LJGT Rotary Club Committees
  • Join at least one of the Club Committees
 
What is the process for applying for membership?
  • Submit Membership Application, including short bio about yourself and photo
  • Attend three (3) LJGT Rotary Club meetings within thirty (30) days.
  • Obtain approval of Membership Application by LJGT Rotary Club Board of Directors.
  • Applicant’s name is published in LJGT Rotary Club Bulletin.
  • If no objections are received, probationary membership is approved, applicant pays $150 initiation fee and receives a “Red Badge” and enthusiastic welcome!
 
Where can I find out more about La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club projects and membership?
Visit our Avenue of Service Committee pages under How We Serve.
Send membership inquiries to: membership@lajollagtrotary.org