Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations, and they inspire others in the process.
Service Above Self
Our "vocations" (from the Latin vocare meaning "to call") tap into our emotions, beliefs, values, skills, talents and strengths. Our vocations might be considered the "life blood" of Rotary which binds Rotarians together, and might even be considered the foundation for the success of all Rotary programs.
At Rotary meetings, we introduce ourselves with our name and classification (vocation) which helps identify us to others about "who we are" and "what we do."
Our "work" is a common denominator of humanity around the globe - regardless of political system or culture or religious faith - our work, our vocation, provides us the ethical means to provide for our families and to build self-esteem within ourselves.