“January is Vocational Service Month”

Rotary All Stars, 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, which calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster:”
  • 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.
As a Rotarian, how can you put these ideals into action? Consider these suggestions:
  • Talk about your vocation in your club and take time to learn about fellow members’ vocations.
  • Use your professional skills to serve a community.
  • Practice your profession with integrity and inspire others to behave ethically through your own words and actions.
  • Help a young person achieve his or her career aspirations.
  • Guide and encourage others in their professional development.
  • Present a vocational award to someone in the community who has exemplified outstanding professional achievement while maintaining very high ethical standards. Promote the presentation within the community, and consider making it an annual event.
  • Invite experts to give a presentation on the vocational needs of the community and develop a project in response to those needs. Possible projects could focus on developing character, providing career information to youth, mentoring small businesses, or organizing workshops that provide employees with new skills.
If you do any of these things, you are performing vocational service. If vocational service motivates and energizes you, then you are in the right place, because vocational service is the very essence of Rotary.
It is one thing that sets Rotary apart from other service organizations 
Please continue to share the outstanding things your clubs are doing to serve your members and our local and global communities.  Tell your Rotary story.  Thank you for the warm hospitality as I complete my official clubs visits and board meetings this month.
Together we will continue to Fly High with Rotary Serving Humanity.
Rotary International District 5930
District Governor 2016-17
Deborah High