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Posted by James Belton on Oct 23, 2014

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Posted by James Belton on Oct 01, 2014

Vocational Service is one of Rotary’s Five Avenues of Service.

The Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

FIRST.         The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND.   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;

THIRD.       The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship

of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

What is vocational service? If you are an active, engaged Rotarian, you probably view vocational service as a way of life, even if you find it difficult to articulate a clear definition.

The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the Second Object, which calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster”:

• High ethical standards in business and professions

• The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations

• The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society

As a Rotarian, how can you put these ideals into action? Consider these suggestions:

• Talk about your vocation in your club, and take time to learn about fellow members’ vocations.

• Use your professional skills to serve a community.

• Practice your profession with integrity, and inspire others to behave ethically through your own words and

   actions.

• Help a young person achieve his or her career aspirations.

• Guide and encourage others in their professional development.

If you do any of these things, you are performing vocational service. And if vocational service motivates and energizes you, then you’re in the right place, because vocational service is the very essence of Rotary. It is what sets Rotary apart from other service organizations.

Posted on Aug 05, 2014

To celebrate 100 years of service to the London community, Rotary clubs in London are donating $100,000 to install a 14-foot illuminated clock in the tower at Covent Garden Market.  

Highly visible to patrons of Budweiser Gardens and the Market, the clock will enhance the area known as Rotary Square that is home to the Rotary Skating Rink and numerous community events.

Construction will begin in late fall with the official grand opening in March 2015. The same clock builder installed the clock in the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa – The Verdin Company.  

The clock will be a spectacular enhancement to the existing Market structure and beautify the area while raising the profile of Rotary Square.  

Rotary Clock

Posted by Michele Parkin on Oct 08, 2014

The next Rotary Club of London sponsored “Rotary After 5” alternative meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 4, from 5 pm-6 pm, at Shelly’s Tap and Grill (Best Western Lamplighter) 591 Wellington Rd​. 

This casual semi-structured meeting with interactive discussion, multi-club networking and no meeting fee (except for your own refreshments).  All are welcome!

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Oct 27, 2014
The Rotary Foundation of R.I. - Your Foundation
Nov 03, 2014
Maclean’s Ales Inc., Hanover, Ontario
Nov 10, 2014
Remembrance Day Program
Nov 17, 2014
Nov 24, 2014
Dec 01, 2014
MedTech Group
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