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The District 7505 Annual Vocational Service Award
At the upcoming annual District Training Assembly on April 22, 2023, our District Governor will confer the District’s Annual Vocational Service Award to a Rotarian that through projects or actions in the past two Rotary years (2020-2022) has best exemplified the Rotary concept of Vocational Service, to encourage and foster the following precepts [“Rotary Vocational Precepts”]
  •           High ethical standards in business and professions
  •           Recognition of the worthiness of all useful professions
  •           Dignifying each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
The possibilities are endless. Boiled down to its essence Vocational Service is putting our training, ethics and skills to use in our communities. In essence, by Vocational Service, we are “paying forward” the value of our training and skills, which have been the product of our own hard work and the support of others.  Here are some examples how Rotarians could achieve these goals:
  •           Mentoring others, especially younger people or those in need
  •           Helping train or teach skills that are useful to the individual, to the community, or to society generally.
  •           Service projects that further education or training.
  •           Any project that in an innovative and sustainable way puts members’ vocational or professional skills to use in a way that shares and promotes them in others.
The Award. The honoree selected will receive a crystal engraved plaque with their name and club.
The Application Process
This description and the application form are posted on the District Website [link and QR code]. They are also circulated to club Presidents and Assistant Governors. They must be completed and completed and returned by no later than March 31, 2023 (for this year) and returned to the committee chair, Steve Neuner, sneunerdg2025@gmail.com. The application is a brief questionnaire. Applicants may submit up to five pages of supplemental material in support of the application.
                      This is an opportunity to promote Rotary and your club members.
    Club Presidents: we all know the people who go “above and beyond” in their communities. This is a great way to recognize these “unsung heroes”. We encourage you to recognize them on your Facebook page or other social media, through local newspapers or media, and on your website if you have one.  If your nominee is selected, even better, as your club will get lots of great exposure that you can use to build your visibility and reputation.
Criteria and Selection Process
A committee has been formed to review and select the Awardee. (Steve Neuner, PDG Chuck Watson, PDG Tom Fletcher, AG Stacey Cofka)
The award is limited to Rotarians or Rotary Clubs in good standing in the District.
The criteria for selection are the following:
  •           Scope, nature and value of the impact made
  •           Use of innovative ideas and techniques
  •           Social impact of the project or activity
  •           Sustainability
  •           Consistency with the Four Way Test and the Rotary Vocational Precepts
Any questions please reach out to Steven Neuner, sneunerdg2025@gmail.com or 609-230-0040.
We look forward to seeing your nominees!