Vocational Service 2020-21 

The concept of Vocational Service is rooted in the Second Object of Rotary, 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.


As Rotarians, we have many opportunities to take these notions and place them into action.  Here are just a few suggestions:

  • Discuss your profession at your club meetings and take the time to learn about your fellow members.
  • Use your expertise and skills in your community, perhaps in a service project.
  • Practice your profession with integrity, and inspire others to behave ethically.
  • Coach and mentor youth who might be interested in your field.
  • Consider the Four-Way Test in the workplace and your daily life.


For Rotary Year 2020 / 2021, each club has the opportunity to earn five (5) points in the category of Vocational Service. 

  • Nominate a Rotarian for the Robert Stubbs Guardian of Ethics Award* and a candidate for the Lee Arrendale Vocational Excellence Award* by January 31, 2021, and recognize each at a club meeting. [Two (2) points]
  • Participate in two (2) vocational tours during the Rotary year. [One (1) point]
  • Complete two (2) of the following [Two (2) points]

a) Provide a copy of the Four-Way Test to new members,
b) Observe Vocational Service Month in January by recognizing a vocation that represents your community’s business and professional population.
c) Have at least six (6) Rotarians give classification talks, throughout the year.


 *Click HERE for Nomination Forms.

 For more information on Vocational Service, please click HERE for the Rotary.org Vocational Service brochure, or contact your District Vocational Service Chair.


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