Vocational Service in Action

Vocational service is the essence of Rotary and serves as the foundation from which we serve our communities around the world.


The Concept of Vocational Service

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 peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the second object above, which calls on Rotarians to encourage and foster:

  • High ethical standards in business and professions
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
  • The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.

As a Rotarian, how can you put these ideals into action? Consider these suggestions:

  • Talk about your profession in your club, and take time to learn about fellow members’ occupations
  • Use your skills and expertise to serve a community
  • Practice your profession with integrity, and inspire others to behave ethically through your words and actions
  • Help young people achieve their career goals
  • Guide and encourage others in their professional development.

By undertaking these activities, you bring vocational service to life. Vocational Service is the essence of Rotary and serves as the foundation from which we serve our communities around the world.

The concept of Vocational Service is rooted in the second object: as a Rotarian, how can we put these ideals into action?

Take Action

  • Talk about your profession in your club, and take time to learn about fellow members’ occupations and hobbies
  • Use your skills and expertise to serve a community
  • Practice your profession with integrity, and inspire others to behave ethically through your words and actions
  • Help young people achieve their career goals
  • Guide and encourage others in their professional development.

By undertaking these activities, you bring Vocational Service to life.

Rotary in Nailsworth is Taking Action

  • Taking part in the development of a Rotary Skill Base (Beta)
  • The Older Drivers Forum for Gloucestershire - an awareness project to keep mature drivers “Driving Safely for Longer”
  • Taking part in the Stroke Awareness Day
  • Taking part in the District Road Safety Day on 18th September 2021

Vocational service is the essence of Rotary and serves as the foundation from which we serve our communities around the world. For more information read Vocational Service In Action

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