Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - January 2019
(Applications close 30 Nov 2018 - Click Here for more information)
Vocational Service is the foundation on which rotary membership is built. Indeed it is the basis of our service to the community. Through vocational service Rotarians are to adhere and promote high ethical standards in all their work and business undertakings.
The classification principle which is the guideline by which nearly all Rotary membership is determined ensures each club’s membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional population.
Promoting integrity through ethical behaviour principles is an essential part of what is meant to be a Rotarian and is encapsulated in the Four Way Test which was adopted by Rotary in 1934.
The Four Way Test:
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Vocational Services Program
The Club’s Vocational Service Program is responsible to develop and undertake the following programs each year:
PRIDE IN WORKMANSHIP AWARDS
The purpose is to seek nominations from members and local workplaces to recognise outstanding employees. Evaluation is done in conjunction with employers, leading to Club Awards Night Presentations.
TOUR OF WORKPLACE PROGRAM
Occasional visits are made to outstanding institutions/workplaces to enhance mutual interaction and interest between Rotary and the local community groups.
VOCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS FROM CLUB MEMBERS
Always valued, vocational speakers are invited to make presentations at dinner meetings. The aim is to expose Rotarians to individual professions/trades within the community and includes vocational speakers from within the current membership.
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS (RYLA)
The purpose is to encourage potential leaders within the youth of our district. The scheme is presented within the community and suitable candidates are selected, and offered financial assistance, following interviews.
RURAL MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIPS
An annual scholarship is made to a suitable student training with the ANU Rural Medical School in this area. Students give several presentations throughout the year at weekly club meetings.
STUDENT MOCK INTERVIEWS
Each year, a team from rotary conducts mock interviews with Year 9 students from St. Peters college. The aim is to encourage the very important attributes of confidence, experience, and presentation principles during interviews.