Membership in Rotary is based on a members vocation, with each club striving to create a
microcosm of its community s business and professional world. This unique feature provides the
source of Rotarys historic commitment to vocational service, the second of Rotarys five Avenues
Rotary has two key foundation stones - from the past and for the future - Fellowship and
Vocational Service. We will endeavour to develop these throughout the year and in conjunction
with the work of the other club committees.
Vocational Service in General
We will emphasise that - Vocational Service is the way Rotary fosters and supports the application
of the ideal of service in the pursuit of all vocations.
Through the programme we will remind Rotarians that inherent in the Vocational Service ideal
i adherence to, and promotion of, the highest ethical standards in all occupations.
The importance of the Four-Way Test;
ii recognition of the worthiness to society of all useful occupations;
iii the contribution of ones own vocational skills to the problems and needs of the
Vocational Service at Work
The Service Committee will encourage fellow Rotarians:
i in the daily wearing of the Rotary Pin as an emblem of integrity. At each weekly meeting
the Sgt-at-Arms or deputy to apply his/her own test and relevant penalty for the benefit
of the Charity Box;
ii to display the Club Rotary sticker on car and business window;
iii to put each their personal skills at the resource of the Club;
iv have an appropriate member speak to the Club on Quality Assurance in the Work Place.
Vocational Awareness in the Club
i Invitation to the District Vocational Service Chair or their representative to visit and speak
to the Club members - perhaps during Vocational Service month (October);
ii Classification/My Job talks when and where appropriate;
iii Speaker from a local business to present at a Club meeting on a topical issue.
Vocation Service in Education
i It is proposed to continue the Exemplary Conduct & Unselfish Service Awards project
inviting local educational establishments to nominate a candidate to attend with a school
representative the Award Ceremony evening;
ii Working in association with Northern Regional College to present the Annual Bursary and
Plaque to the most outstanding student;
iii Provision of a Club bureau of vocational advisory services to careers departments in
schools - in particular to those schools participating in the Exemplary Conduct & Unselfish
i Certificates and/or prizes awarded to those giving outstanding service to the community
through their occupations/volunteering.
ii Continue to strengthen the contacts with our local Probus Clubs. Presidents of each club
to be invited in turn to attend as a guest speaker;
iii To continue the practice of Probus Club Presidents granted Honorary Membership for
their term of office and each to be encouraged to attend club meetings/events as
iv To develop further the practical use of the Club Directory Card as a means of involving all
members in the weekly working of the Club;
v To ensure that the requirements of the Presidential Citation are foremost in the Clubs
activities and progress towards its achievement is regularly monitored.