When professionals join a Rotary Club, they do so as a representative of their vocational classification – their particular business or profession. Rotarians have the dual responsibility of representing their vocation within the Club and exemplifying the ideals of Rotary within the workplace.
Vocational Service calls every Rotarian to:
- Aspire to high ethical standards in their occupation
- Recognise the worthiness of all useful occupations
- Contribute their vocational talents to the problems and needs of society.
One of the central goals of Vocational Service is to promote and advance Rotary’s high ethical standards. Two useful tools Rotarians have to assess these standards are The Four-Way Test and the Declaration of Rotarians in Business and Professions
Vocational Service Month
Every October, Rotarians are encouraged to focus their attention on vocational service. Vocational Service Month is an opportunity to begin year-long vocational service activities, ranging from Rotary discussions to awards to community projects.
Our Vocational Service Director for 201–2017 is Ken Allen. Please contact us for more information about our vocational service projects and initiatives.
Current Vocational Service Programs
Pride of Workmanship
Apprentice of the Year
Vocational Excellence Awards
Four-Way Test Speaking Competition, run by PP Bob Kaye-Smith
Past Vocational Service projects have included:
Previous Vocational Visits
Reports from previous Vocational Service Directors:
Each year, at Club Changeover, the chairs of each avenue of service provide an annual report. These are published in the annual Changeover Program. Go to our downloads page, and you will find all available Changeover Reports listed.