Rotary: Making a Difference

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Vocational Service Overview

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Within Vocational Service the role of an individual Rotarian is to maintain personal and professional conduct in accordance with Rotary Principles and to respond to projects that their club has developed. The role of the Rotary Club is to increase employment opportunities in the community, promote a fair workplace environment, and raise vocational awareness, all through the development of projects that help members of all classifications contribute their vocational talents.

Vocational Service focuses on:

  • Adherence to, and promotion of, the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including fair treatment of employers, employees, associates, competitors, and the public.
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, not just your own or those that are pursued by Rotarians.
  • The contribution of your vocational talents to the problems and needs of society.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Chair:

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award is a six day residential program held in January each year for young people aged 18 – 25 years; it is an opportunity to enhance their personal development and leadership potential.

 Friendship Exchange:

Through the Rotary Friendship Exchange, Rotarians tap into an international network of people who share similar interests.  The program advances international understanding and peace through personal contact accross boarders, while developing inter Club relationships that may lead to joint service projects.

Fellowships Chair:

Fellowships reflect the varied interests and occupations of Rotarians worldwide and are organised by Rotarians, for Rotarians, to develop new friendships and to advance opportunities for service. You will be amazed when you investigate the varied fellowships that are currently in existence.

Current District Fellowships include:

 International Travel and Hosting Fellowship

  • International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians
  • Rotary Global History Fellowship
  • Rotarians Wine Appreciation Fellowship
  • Rotary Fellowship of Editors and Publishers
  • Rotary Music Fellowship
  • International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians
  • Antique Classic Historic Automobile Fellowship for Rotarians
  • International Fellowship of Cricketing Rotarians

Some areas of Vocational Service that could be addressed include:

  • Vocational Awareness: Increase your Clubs awareness of the scope of vocations. Encourage Members to give Classification Talks. Visit Members businesses.
  • Vocational Awards: Develop a local Awards program to recognise excellence in vocation. “Pride of Workmanship”
  • Career Development: Support youth through Careers Days or mentoring programs. Support training programs.
  • Vocation at Work: Support small business development in your local community. Create vocational opportunities for disabled people. Work with retirees.
  • Rotary Volunteers: Designed to create a greater awareness among Rotarians of the volunteer opportunities available within their own and other communities.