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  1. Vocational Service Month

  2. Quiz 1 • Who and which was the first MasterMind Group*? * Napoleon Hill, Author, “Think And Grow Rich”

  3. What is a MasterMind Group? People who: • have similar interests, skills and success level • want a supportive team of committed and highly motivated partners • want to reach or exceed their goals • are passionate about life and work to overcome their fear of change

  4. Answer • Paul Harris (lawyer) & Rotary • Together with his three friends – Silvester Schiele (coal merchant), Gustavus Loehr (mining engineer) and Hiram Shorev (merchant tailor)

  5. Quiz 2 • What is unique about Rotary in term of vocations? How are we different from other organisations?

  6. Answer • Rotary’s Classification Principle – One member, one classification system Rotarians have the dual responsibility of representing their vocation within the Club and of exemplifying the ideals of Rotary in the workplace.

  7. Quiz 3 • In the four Avenues of Service (besides Service to New Generations), in which order does Vocational Service fall under?

  8. Answer • Vocational Service is the second of the four Avenues of Service. • The others are Club Service, Community Service and International Service.

  9. Quiz 4 • Under the Object of Rotary, where is Vocational Service specifically mentioned?

  10. Answer • 2nd part of the Object of Rotary

  11. Quiz 5 • What are the three principles underlying the 2nd part of the Object of Rotary?

  12. Answer • High ethical standards in business and professions • Recognition of worthiness of all useful occupations • Dignifying each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society

  13. Quiz 6 • Can you name some Vocational Service Sub-Committees?

  14. Answer • Career Development – Help people gain skills through career guidance and retraining adults. • Vocation at work – Increase employment opportunity within the community and promote positive relationships in workplace. • Vocational Awareness – Help Rotarians learn full spectrum of vocations through classification talks and tours to workplaces. • Vocational Awards – Recognise vocational excellence and high ethical standards in the workplace. • Rotary Volunteers – Facilitates Rotarians participation in volunteer activities at local, district and international levels.

  15. Quiz 7 • What are the tools available for Rotarians specific to Vocational Service? Can you name any of them?

  16. Answer • Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions – Adopted at RI Council on Legislation in 1989 to provide more specific guidelines for high ethical standards called for in the Object of Rotary. • The 4-Way Test – One of Rotary’s hallmarks. It was developed in 1932 by Herbert J. Taylor who later became RI President. • A Guide to Daily Living – Adopted by RI District 3310 at Centennial District Conference on 6 March 2005 on Star Cruise (Virgo).

  17. Importance of Vocational Service • Anchor of Rotary • Most neglected Avenue of Service • Identity of Rotary • Achieve Object of Rotary • Public image of Rotary

  18. Understanding Rotary • Rotary identity • Mission of Rotary • Rotary’s Core Values • Nature of service

  19. Identity of Rotary Rotary is a global network of business and professional leaders dedicated to high ethical values and committed to community service.

  20. Mission of Rotary To make this world a better place... • Provide service to others, • Promote high ethical standards, and • Advance world understanding, goodwill, peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

  21. Rotary’s 5 Core Values • Service • Fellowship • Diversity • Integrity • Leadership

  22. Nature of Rotary • Rotary is NOT a charity. • Rather, a service organisation serving through vocational skills of members.

  23. How to Improve Membership • Recruitment • Retention

  24. Recruitment of Members • Classification list • Membership classification • Promote membership development in open classifications

  25. How can Rotarians Recruit new Members • Know Rotary • Enjoy Rotary • Share Rotary

  26. Enjoy Rotary – Rotary’s 4 Cs Character Development – Challenging Career Enhancement & Networking – Self worth Community Service through vocation – Satisfying Conflict Resolution – Fulfilment

  27. Understanding Vocation • Classification talk • Guest speakers from different vocations • Vocational excursions

  28. Strengthening Vocation • Mentoring & Vocational Assistance • Multi-vocation networking • Social networking • Regional networking • Promoting Rotary’s Vocational Ideals

  29. Vocational Ideals • Character development • Promote highest performance • Enhance career standing • Increase market share • Improve Rotary Image

  30. Character Development • The 4-Way Test • A Guide To Daily Living • Understanding Conflict Resolution • Promote World Peace and Understanding

  31. Community Service through Vocation • Know your human resources • Choose projects utilising available resources • Encourage members participation through vocational skills

  32. Doing Good Rotary Way • Utilising existing talents – all vocations • Utilising all influences – partnership with community • Efficient use of financing – Rotary Foundation

  33. Rotary Vocational Directory • Human Resources based on Classifications • Create a database for Rotarian speakers • Mentoring within the Family of Rotary • Encourage businesses with people we trust • Foster larger projects involving diverse vocational skills • A Rotary Fellowship activity

  34. Vocational Project Areas • Vocational Service projects may focus on • Vocational Awareness • Vocational Awards • Career Development • Vocation At Work

  35. Examples of Community Service through Vocation • Integration of Immigrants/New Entrants • Chinese Literacy Award • Job/Career Fairs • Rotary Family Service Centre • Assistance with businesses in China/India

  36. Preparing, equipping and overcoming economic climate • Workshops – Subject experts cover topics such as Cash & Debt Management, Job Hunting Skills and Managing Your Emotions • Clinics – 1-on-1 counselling/guidance on Legal, Credit and Resume/Career matters • Employers’ Corner –Direct job offers, interviews, job-matching services • Exhibitors’ Booths – Self-help groups, voluntary welfare organizations, training and educational institutions, associations and other organizations.

  37. A High profile Vocational Service Annual Recognition • Rotary-ASME Entrepreneur of the Year Award – Started in 1989 Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Singapore

  38. Another Recommended Award • Promote Job or Service Excellence Award • This Award is more organisation specific Concept: “Do It Once, Do It Well.” Pride of Workmanship Awards (Australia)‏

  39. Other Considerations • Youth Competition to encourage young people (18 to 25) to establish own business. Rotarians act as guides and mentors in preparing Business Plans. • Disadvantaged people Recognise those who do not allow their disabilities to stop them serving others.

  40. Effective clubs are able to Sustain and Increase Membership ImplementSuccessfulServiceProjects Support The RotaryFoundation Develop Leaders Beyond the Club Level Club Leadership Plan Four Avenues of Service

  41. Club Administration Membership Club Public Relations Service Projects The Rotary Foundation District Support of the CLP Club Board Assistant Governors Membership Development Committee Public Relations Committee District Programs Committees The Rotary Foundation Committee District Support of the Club Leadership Plan


  43. The Object of Rotary The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; SECOND. 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; THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life; FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

  44. As a Rotarian engaged in a business or profession, I am expected to: 1.  Consider my vocation to be another opportunity to serve; 2.  Be faithful to the letter and to the spirit of the ethical codes of my vocation, to the laws of my country, and to the moral standards of my community; 3.  Do all in my power to dignify my vocation and to promote the highest ethical standards in my chosen vocation; 4.  Be fair to my employer, employees, associates, competitors, customers, the public, and all those with whom I have business or professional relationship; 5.  Recognize the honor and respect due to all occupations which are useful to society; 6.  Offer my vocational talents:  to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community; 7.  Adhere to honesty in my advertising and in all representations to the public concerning my business or profession; 8.  Neither seek from nor grant to a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship. Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions

  45. The 4-Way Test Of the things we think, say or do • Is it the TRUTH? • Is it FAIR to all concerned? • Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

  46. A Guide to Daily Living Before doing the things we want to do, consider first, the precept of the guide. Ask yourself these 4 questions and act upon them: • Have I spent some time in self examination? • Have I spent quality time with my family? • Have I given my best to my work? • Have I given some time to someone near and far?