Rotary Club of Rossmoor California

"Service Above Self"

 

Avenues of Service

For over seventy years (since 1927), The program of Rotary has been carried out on four Avenues of Service(originally called channels). These avenues – club service, vocational service, community service and international service – closely mirror the four parts of the Object of Rotary:

Club Service includes the scope of activities that Rotarians undertake in support of their club, such as serving on committees, proposing individuals for membership, and meeting attendance requirements.

Vocational Service focuses on the opportunity that Rotarians have to represent their professions as well as their efforts to promote vocational awareness and high ethical standards in business. For decades, Rotarians having been applying the “4-Way Test” to their business and personal relationships and in recent years, a “Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions” has given expression to their concern for ethical standards in the workplace. From offering career guidance in high schools, to seeking ways to improveconditions in the workplace, Rotarians and their clubs engage in many different kinds of vocational service.

Community Service includes the scope of activities, which Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community. Many official Rotary programs are intended to meet community needs, whether it be to promote literacy, help the elderly or disabled, combat urban violence or provide opportunities for local youth.

International Service describes the activities, which Rotarians undertake to advance international understanding, goodwill and peace. The spread of Rotary clubs across the globe allows for the concerted Rotary support of humanitarian efforts worldwide.

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  • DG Fred’s June Report
    CLICK HERE TO READ DG FRED’s END of YEAR BULLETIN  (June 20) A Governor’s Year Goes Quickly, but the Clubs of 5160 Leave Me in Awe My thanks to all of you in District 5160; it’s been a fun-filled and productive year as your Governor. And I do mean thanks to ALL of you – […]
  • DG Fred’s May 1 Report
    CLICK HERE TO READ THE CURRENT DISTRICT BULLETIN  (MAY 12) Hi all, The end of the year is approaching, and the District Assemblies – just like the Governor visits and RI nationally in the U.S. – are emphasizing membership retention.  We’ve written about best practices several times in past newsletters.   We’ve learned we need […]
  • DG Fred’s April 7 Report
    CLICK HERE TO READ THE CURRENT DISTRICT BULLETIN  (February) Hi all, I hope, if you were one of the 547 at the UC Berkeley District Conference recently, you are now fully recovered from the excitement.   So much was always going on!! Thanks to the many Rotarians, Interacters, Rotaracters, and Youth Exchangers who come to […]
  • DG Fred’s February 18 Report
    CLICK HERE TO READ THE CURRENT DISTRICT BULLETIN  (February) Rotary International’s February theme is Peace and Conflict Prevention and Resolution. Our District played a key role in the Peace Fellows Program‘s early years when one of the centers was located here at UC Berkeley.  We continue to recommend candidates from abroad for Peace Fellows, many of […]