Vocational Service
Vocational Service, 2019-2020 Director:  Steve Sperling
Vocational service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.
  • Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award)
    • Work with Century, John Marshall, Lourdes, Mayo, and ALC high schools to identify and send high school students to Rotary's Camp RYLA.
    • Chairs:  Jan Hagedorn
  • Ethics Program
    • Work with local high schools to bring together student leaders for a day long immersion program in ethical decision making. This programs was developed by the University of St. Thomas and based on Rotary's Four West Test (Is is the Truth? Is if Fair to All Concerned? Will it Build Good Will and Better Friendships? Will it be Beneficial to All Concerned?).
    • Co-chairs:  Stacey Vanden Heuvel & Lorie Luedke
  • Literacy
    • Work with members from Rochester Rotary Risers and Greater Rochester Rotary to educate the Rochester community about Rotary and our literacy activities.
    • Chair:  Audrey Betcher
  • Rotation Days
    • Rotation Day goes back to the early days of Rotary when Rotarians rotated their meeting site each week. It gives you the opportunity to enjoy fellowship in a smaller group and to find out about your host's vocation/interest. Members may be assigned as an attendee or offer to host a location where you do business or enjoy a special interest (i.e. a workshop, garden, etc.).
    • Chair:  Steve Sperling
    • A program for high school seniors who have faced some academic challenges but want to make the most of their last year of high school. Students who choose to participate are matched with an adult mentor from one of the Rochester Rotary Clubs or community. The goal is for students to improve their grades, and scholarships are awarded to those who show the most improvement in their GPA during the first three quarters of the school year.
    • Chair:  Diane Ilstrup
  • Vocational Talks
    • Vocation is the cornerstone of Rotary. Vocational Talks allow us to share our vocation with the rest of the club at one of our meetings. 
    • Vocational Talk Guidelines
    • Chair:  Doug Rovang
  • Youth Protection
    • Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time. Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students ages 15-19 are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries. Exchange students unlock their true potential to:
      • Develop lifelong leadership skills
      • Learn a new language and culture
      • Build lasting friendships with young people from around the world
      • Become a global citizen
    • https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50121/sitepage/youth-protection
    • Chair:  Diane Ilstrup