Vocational Service




This area of service  represents the opportunity that each Rotarian has to represent 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.

The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities 

of Rotarians. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the Second Object, which calls on 

Rotarians to “encourage and foster”: 

•           High ethical standards in business and professions 
•           The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations 

•           The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society 

             As a Rotarian, how can you put these ideals into action? Consider these suggestions: 

•           Talk about your vocation in your club, and take time to learn about fellow members’ 


•           Use your professional skills to serve a community. 

•           Practice your profession with integrity, and inspire others to behave ethically through 

            your own words and actions. 

•           Help a young person achieve his or her career aspirations. 

•           Guide and encourage others in their professional development. 

Chair of Vocational Services:

Syl Haisen



Learn more in 

An Introduction to Vocational Service and the Code of Conduct.