Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.
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
  • 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.
If you do any of these things, you are performing vocational service.  And if vocational service motivates and energises you, then you’re in the right place, because vocational service is the very essence of Rotary.  It is what sets Rotary apart from other service organisations.
The club is presently engaged with the following projects/organisations:
  • Pride of Workmanship awards in our local community
  • Members presentations - Three Minutes on Me, and vocational talks give members the chance to learn the inner workings of jobs other than their own and can plant the seeds for professional networking opportunities
  • Visits to various local employers and organisations
  • Members participate in Rotary Fellowships relating to their vocation
  • Members volunteer for service projects utilising their skills
  • Members practice the Four Way Test which - together with the Code of Conductprovide a road map for ethical behaviour in the workplace and other areas of life