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  1. Member of the Polaris Scientific student circle.
  2. Member of Polaris Scientific student circle.

First, is there any difference b/w the use of "member of" and "member of the"?

Second, if I'm not using a name, saying for example "electronics" instead of "Polaris", how does this affect the use of the article?

  • Actually, I think it depends on whether or not "student circle" is part of the name. "I'm a member of Electronics Scientific Student Circle." "I'm a member of the Electronics Scientific student circle." "I'm a member of a scientific electronics student circle." – Teacher KSHuang Mar 16 '17 at 12:02
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To quote from this answer:

We use proper nouns for any institution or establishment where part of the name is a noun denoting the kind of institution or establishment.

student circle is a compound noun describing the institution or establishment, and so the definite article the is required.

Member of the Polaris Scientific student circle.

Judging by the fact that the sentence doesn't contain a subject or verb, for example "I am a ..", this looks like something that you might put on your CV. For lists of information like entries on a CV, it is acceptable to omit articles where the meaning is clear.

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