Vocational Service News
About Vocational Service
What is Rotary International?
We are a leadership organization. We’re made up of local business, professional, educational, and civic leaders. We meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships, and through that, we’re able to get things done in our communities.
What is the Object of Rotary?
The Object of Rotary is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.”
What is Vocational Service?
Rotary International has five avenues of service: Club, Vocational, International, Community and Youth. In District 5300, Vocational Service involves Club members designing and implementing programs to teach and support future, ethical leaders in all stages of their lives.
Who Do You Contact if You’re Interested in Local Vocational Service?
I’m Denise Wadsworth, your 2016-17 D5300 Vocational Chair. My email is denise.wadsworthSLP@gmail.com and my cell is (626) 434-6646. For Business Plan Competitions and presentations on Job Creation and Entrepreneurship, contact Ray Carlson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s My First Goal for Your Club?
My goal this year is –first and foremost– to assure every D5300 Club has a Vocational Chair. It can start as a party of one. It’s okay if you wear two Rotary hats; many smaller Clubs do this effectively. If your Club doesn’t have a Chair, let’s get that done first.
What’s My Second Goal?
Job creation. It is my belief that everyone wants a job to do and each of is happier –and more hopeful–when we’re useful.
Who am I Targeting for Job Creation?
- Veterans returning to civilian status: They’ve earned it. They deserve it. We serve those who served.
- Youth—especially those who WANT TO STAY IN SCHOOL but also MUST support their families financially.
What Events Are Reproducible in Your Community?
Here are seven that are working already. Email others to me to share.
- Calendar a Career Day at your local middle and high schools;
- Be the featured vocational speaker at your local Interact Club;
- Collaborate with Ray Carlson (email@example.com) to bring the business plan competition to your local high school;
- Charter a Satellite Club at only $20/month/member;
- Hosting summer job fairs at your high school;
- Support Rotaract at your community college by offering to speak;
- Grow Entrepreneurs by hosting a youth all city church or parking lot yard sale.
Remember: None of us can do everything, but ALL of us can do something. Go Do Good!