VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH
From District Governor Pete:
As a Rotarian, you have many ways you can put your unique gifts, talents, and Rotary’s ideals into action through vocational service.
-Learn about the vocations of other Rotarians
-Give Service to others using your professional skills
-Practice conspicuous integrity in business and personal dealings
-Inspire others to behave ethically through your words and action
-Help youth (in Interact and Rotaract) define their own callings and achieve their aspirations
-Guide and encourage others in their professional development.
When these actions motivate and energize you, you are performing Rotary Vocational Service.
This “action based on integrity” is the very essence of Rotary and is what defines Rotary as a service organization.
Another way Rotarians engage in vocational service is to connect with fellow Rotarians who share a common calling. Rotarians apply their expertise and experience to bond with those with common interests from different professional and cultural backgrounds through Rotary Fellowships. Rotary Fellowships are independent groups of Rotarians, family members, program participants, and alumni who share a common passion. Rotary Fellowships allow Rotarians to apply their unique skill sets to serve their community and further their professional development while building lasting friendships. There are currently more than 60 Rotary Fellowships covering vocations such as lawyers, doctors, law enforcement; and unique interests such as writing, medicine, viticulture, cricket or jazz.
Click here for a list of Rotary Fellowships and more on how to get involved. You can even start your own fellowship group!
REPORT CLUB OFFICERS
All clubs should have voted on their 2017/18 club officers by the end of December. Now you need to tell us who they are! Your club president or secretary will need to log into Club Runner to update/input the approved club officers. All of the information you put in there will get communicated up to Rotary International. Please complete this month!
CLUB BIOS ARE DUE JAN 15TH
Make sure you submit your club's write-up for the Rotary 315 Booklet to DG Peter on time!
The write-up should be about 400 words, describing your club, your projects and everything someone would need to know to want to pay you a visit at a meeting. These are compiled into a comprehensive guide to Rotary in District 7150! In addition to what you write you can submit some photos. We will put it all together for you to make it look nice.
Click here for more about the Rotary 315
Don't forget to place your business card ad for just $50!
How is your club's work towards earning this prestigious recognition going? Club presidents should be logging into Rotary Club Central to update their club's standings as they check off the list of goals this citation outlines for you. No one will know you've done it unless you report it in there.
Click here for details.
The deadline to submit the info on the student(s) your club is sponsoring for this year's Rotary Youth Leadership Awards isn't until May 1, but there is a lot you need to do before that date. Download an application to provide to your local school now, asking for students to complete and return by mid-March. This will give you the time you need to review all applications, interview the applicants, make your selection, notify and confirm with the student that they can attend and then report that to the RYLA committee chair Phyllis Danks by deadline!
Click here for more info on RYLA
Remember the power of social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – when thinking about how to promote Rotary. It all starts with the Rotary District 7150 Facebook page (like it!), your club’s social media and don’t forget your personal social media pages. You should be an out and proud Rotarian!
Share about End Polio Now, the RI Foundation Centennial, your club’s events and news and share often!
THIS YEAR'S THEME: Paul Harris, founder of Rotary believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do.” Rotary provides the opportunity of a lifetime to change the world for the better, forever through Rotary’s service to humanity. We need more willing hands, more caring hearts, and more bright minds to move Rotary’s work forward.