Vocational Service

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.
Vocational service is a key reason why Rotary is a 'values-based' organisation to its core. Vocational service is the very essence of Rotary. It is what sets Rotary apart from other service organizations.
 
As a Rotarian, how can you put these ideals into action? Consider these suggestions:
  • Practice your profession with integrity, and inspire others to behave ethically through your own words and actions.
  • Use your professional skills to serve a community.
  • Help a young person achieve his or her career aspirations.
  • Guide and encourage others in their professional development.
  • Talk about your vocation in your club, and take time to learn about fellow members’ vocations.
If you do any of these things, you are performing vocational service. And if vocational service motivates and energizes you, then you’re in the right place.
 
Potential projects include "Excellence in Service" or "Pride of Workmanship", Mentoring schemes or Networking events.
 
We have already established a chapter of the Rotary Means Business Fellowship. It aims to build business relationships among Rotarians based on the principles of the Four Way Test. Prior to Rotary Means Business (RMB), other than through regular weekly Club meetings, there was no clear outlet to support the development of business interests amongst members across clubs and our district. Monthly RMB meetings are open to all Rotarians and provide a chance for Rotarians to socialise, share business expertise, and build referral networks and create the opportunity to do business. In short, RMB connects Rotarians in business. For more information visit RMB WA's LinkedIn page or contact RMB Convenor Larry Hirsch