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.