(Always check the Dist. Directory before arranging activities)
For answers to most Rotary questions go to the Dist. Directory, The Manual of Procedures or the Dist. Chairman of that particular activity.
In the term “Vocational Service” Rotary employs the word “service” in its broadestsense, referring not merely to the merchandise sold or work done in any business or professional transaction, but also to the giving of due consideration to the needs and circumstances of the one served and to the continual thoughtfulness of others.
Vocational Service is 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.”
* Arrange Club Out-visits to; Visit other businesses, factories, Police, Fire and Ambulance Stations etc.
(These activities are always rewarding and enjoyable. Members have the opportunity to experience other businesses in their town. They could even visit one of their own members place of business. Where convenient, a mobile caterer can arrange a meal for the members at the site they visit)
* Assist in finding suitable vocational Guest Speakers. (Confer with Program Director)
* Arrange to have a “Careers Forum” at a local High School.
(Club members can chat with students about their career paths and offer valuable hits on how to act at a job interview. These hits can carry on to employees attitude to their work and the importance of communications between employer and employee)
* Invite students to Rotary if the Guest Speaker is of interest to them.
(Inform the Program Director to notify you if he believes a Guest Speaker could be of interest to school children and then invite some to the meeting)
* Pride of Workmanship Awards. (Many Rotary Clubs recognise people in their community who have excelled in a particular area. i.e. profession, community service, sport etc, by inviting them to a special Rotary Meeting and present them with a “Pride of Workmanship Award.” These awards are available through the South West Pacific Office in Parramatta)
This is another excellent joint club program.
When ever arranging a special meeting such as Pride of Workmanship, be sure to pass on the information with accompanying photos, to your local press