President's Message OCTOBER 2015
October is Vocational Service Month
autobiography, Paul Harris wrote, “Each Rotarian is a connecting link between
the Idealism of Rotary and his trade or profession”. Although he was not
talking directly of vocational service, he must have the second avenue of
service in mind as Rotary’s classification principle closely identifies a
Rotarian with his/her occupation or vocation.
A person joins
Rotary as a representative of his/her business or profession. Hence, each club
member has an obligation to his/her fellow Rotarians. At the same time, each
Rotarian is obligated to exemplify the spirit of Rotary to others, in
particular those associated with him/her. Vocational service emphasizes the
need for each Rotarian to personally fulfill his/her service in the daily
relationships with his/her fellow workers and associates.
question concerning vocational service that every Rotarian should ask is: “What
can I do in my daily work to be a little more helpful and friendly to others?”
This is especially important since vocational service should be a living and
Harris had an idea that friendship and business could be mixed and that by
doing so would result in more business and friendship for everyone involved. As
such, every Rotarian should personally contribute to society through his/her
business or profession.
Most Who Serve Best
written by PP Hoe Boon Huat