Happy New Year, Rotarians!
January’s theme is Vocational Service. This service is based upon the second Object of Rotary:
“To encourage and foster high ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society”.
As a Rotarian, you can put these ideals into action by:
• Talking about your profession in your club and taking time to learn about fellow members’ occupations.
• Using your skills and expertise to serve a community.
• Practicing your profession with integrity and inspiring others to behave
ethically through your words and actions.
• Helping young people achieve their career goals.
• Guiding and encouraging others in their professional development.
Other activities you can do with your club include:
Educate current and new club members. Dedicate time to discussing the importance of The Four-Way Test and the Rotarian Code of Conduct.
Discuss ethical dilemmas. Organize a workshop or interactive activity to discuss ethical resolutions to challenging scenarios.
Recognize those who do good. Honor businesses or professionals that demonstrate high ethical standards.
Engage young people. Mentorship opportunities allow you to share your knowledge and guide youth in building a successful future. Consider conducting networking events or hosting professional/career development seminars
By undertaking these activities, you bring vocational service to life. Vocational service is the essence of Rotary and serves as the foundation from which we serve our communities around the world.
Please also make a New Year’s resolution to attend the “Imagine Change” District 5150 Conference on April 27-30 in beautiful Monterey. You will truly have a magical experience! Discounted rates are still available by registering here: https://rotary5150.org/page/dc23/
Thank you for being the change you wish to see in 2023!
Yours in Rotary, 
Gary Chow
Governor, 2022-2023
Rotary International
District 5150