The skills we all bring to Rotary are critical and pivotal to our success.
Our skill sets are unique, both to individual Rotarians and to Rotary as a whole.
They don’t just depend upon our professional backgrounds.
We have developed skills through our hobbies and interests, our other community commitments, our general life experiences, and our time in Rotary.
We can use our skills to develop (ethical) projects and we can share those skills with our fellow Rotarians.
This is our UNIQUE SELLING POINT. This is Vocational Service.
Our skills and how we apply them is our greatest asset.
WE NEED TO KNOW OUR MEMBERS’ SKILLS.
Aspects of Rotary that affect our Vocational Service
High ethical standards are at the heart of Rotary.
Rotary has well-established standards:
Feedback from mid-term review 2015-16
Two Districts shared details of Vocational skills surveys they had carried out.
They commented that having the list of skills helped them to respond to appeals for help with projects.
Latest definition of Vocational Service:
“Putting something back for the good of others”
“Rotarians using what they have to do good in the world”
Social Mobility Questionnaire
There had been 46% feed back from Clubs.
is a need to tackle numeracy, especially financial literacy, in some of the
more deprived communities in the UK. Debbie Hodge confirmed that feed back from
this survey will be shared with Baroness Sheppard.
RI Website www.rotary.org/ridocuments/en_pdf/255en.pdf
Rotary GB&I Website www.rotarygbi.org/members/humanitarian-service-programmes/vocational
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