Vocational Service
Vocational Service has a wide-ranging ability to significantly and positively influence people and organizations through the Foster City Rotary Club.  Each Rotarian represents the dignity and utility of one’s vocation as an opportunity to serve society. Rotarians promote and foster high ethical standards in business and professions and promote the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations. Vocational Services is a strong, powerful, human driving force which enables our Rotary Club to leverage its influence on individual’s work and careers.  Vocational Service calls every Rotarian to:
  • Aspire to high ethical standards in their occupation…
  • Recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations…
  • Contribute their vocational talents to the problems and needs of society… 
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 most people, regardless of where they are on the planet.  But this personal calling, this personal vocation of an individual, is a gift 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 vocation gives us the ethical means to provide for our families, to build self-esteem within ourselves, and to contribute to the community. We feel good when we are able doing the work that we were meant to do.
When we realize the “gift” we have received, which gives us joy when we are able to utilize it, there is often a natural response to “give back.”  From that common point, Rotarians may see how our vocations, our calling, can help build friendships and business relations with fellow Rotarians, but it also allows us, perhaps more importantly, to serve others in building healthy communities and ethical leaders.  We are only limited by our vision (what opportunities for improvement, we distinguish) and by our creative responses.

The Foster City Rotary Club promotes, honors and serves our Rotarians and our community through the following recognition programs: Rotarian of the Month, Employee of the Month, Fellowship Programs, Vocational Talks and through our Rotary Means Business Program.

We honor and promote recognition of our youth through our Student of the Month Program and by awarding scholarships to deserving students from our local high schools, community college and adult school.