This committee promotes the value of vocational work and the recognition and application of the 4-Way Test in business and personal life. Aims to stimulate and promote Club Vocational Service Projects and assists clubs to develop projects, encourage mentor programs, plan activities for October’s Vocational Service month. Encourages clubs to present Vocational or Business Excellence Awards.
| John Osborne (Chair)
| Kent Andrew
| Barbara Pearson
The Objective of Vocational Service
The introductory statement and three of the four objectives of Rotary relate to Vocational Service, underlining its importance to the philosophy and culture of Rotary. Those objectives are:
- To encourage and foster high ethical standards in business and professions, to recognise the worthiness of all useful occupations, to dignify the Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
- To apply the ideal of service in personal, business and community life.
- To advance international understanding and goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of
businessmen and professional men and women united in the ideal of service.
Paul Harris wrote: "Each Rotarian is a connecting link between the idealism of Rotary and their trade or profession".
The Definition of Vocational Service
Vocational Service is the way Rotary fosters and supports the application of the Ideal of Service to the pursuit of all vocations.
The Responsibility for Vocational Service
Vocational Service is the shared responsibility of both the Rotary Club and its members.
The role of the Club is to implement and encourage the objectives by its own actions in dealing with the community and by the development of projects that enable members to use their vocational talents in the service of the community. The role of members is to conduct themselves and their businesses in accordance with Rotary principles, and support the Vocational Service projects that the club has developed.