Vocational Service calls on us to empower others by using our unique skills and expertise to address community needs and help others acquire or refine skills and advance their professional opportunities. By bringing together people from diverse professions and backgrounds, Rotary recognizes the importance of all skills and occupations. A vibrant Rotary club reflects the … More 6 ways to take action during Vocational Service Month
By Ganesan K, Past District Vocational Service Chair, and member of the Rotary Club of Madras East, India As the District 3232 Vocational Service Chair during the year 2018 – 2019 Rotary year, I worked on various initiatives to promote vocational service throughout my district. Vocational service calls on every Rotary member to work with … More Serving our communities through vocational service
You’re part of your club’s leadership team and are asked to promote service resources and get members more involved in projects. To succeed in your role, you realize you’ll need to work with club leaders who oversee the Foundation, membership, public image, and club administration committees. But when you contact them, they don’t seem to … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
You’re the incoming community service chair for your club and will be serving in this role for the first time. You have been approached by a local Rotaract club to work together on a river cleanup project. Your club doesn’t sponsor this Rotaract club, which works with its sponsor club on other projects but also … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
Your club hosts a fundraiser for scholarships for local high school students who plan to pursue studies focused on promoting peace and resolving conflicts. You are on the planning committee and responsible for promoting the scholarship to potential donors. That includes ensuring that the intent is clear. The scholarships will be awarded to the selected … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
Your club wants to get involved in international service and initiate projects with clubs abroad, so it decides to host visitors from another country as a way to build partnerships. You connect with a Rotary member you met at the Rotary International Convention and invite them to bring their club members to your region. As … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
Your club president is on the board of a local organization. The organization wants to partner with your club on service projects, but they don’t have many resources that will help enhance your club’s projects. As the service chair for your club, you don’t think that it would be an equal partnership. In fact, you … More Ethical dilemma: what would you do?
A prominent business leader recently joined your Rotary club. They run a global business and their customers are primarily Rotary members. This new member doesn’t seem interested in club activities or service projects. Every year, your club selects members to send to the Rotary Convention, and your club’s leaderships selects this new member to attend … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?
As a member of your club’s planning committee for an upcoming fundraiser dinner, you are responsible for planning the event’s live auction. You’ve spent weeks securing sponsors and items for the auction. The dinner is a huge success and your club meets its fundraising goals. At the end of the year, your club president asks … More Ethical dilemma: what would you do?
After moving to a new town, you join a newly formed Rotary club as one of its charter members. During the club’s second year, the president-elect brings her partner as a guest to many of the meetings. The president-elect, displeased with the club’s web and digital media coordinator, confers with the club’s board to make … More Ethical dilemma: what would you do?