Vocational Service

Vocational Service LogoVocational service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.

Vocational Service is one of the basic structural  elements in the Rotary organization.
The combination of vocation and the  expertise that can be so developed is fundamental to the success of the many  numerous programs.

Paul Harris said,  “of all the hundred and one ways in which men can make themselves useful to society, undoubtedly the most available and often the most effective are within the spheres of their own occupations“.

The role of the Club’s Vocational Service Committee  is to plan, organise, co-ordinate and oversee the provision of  Vocational  programs and activities within the Rotary Club of Lilydale.

The main Vocational Service activities within our Club include the following :-

Vocational Visit to Olex Cables Lilydale

Vocational Visit to Olex Cables Lilydale

  •  Organising industry visits to member’s workplace or a  local business to gain an understanding of that vocation or industry.
  • The  purpose of this program is to promote vocational awareness among Rotarians and  help them recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations.
  •  Inviting  experts to give a presentation on the vocational needs of the community and  develop a project/s in response to those needs.
  • Possible projects could  involve the Yarra Ranges Shire and local business/s focusing on developing the area, providing  career information to youth, mentoring small businesses, or organizing  workshops that provide employees with new skills.


Vocational Awards

  • Trainee  Award – recognition of a trainee showing outstanding dedication and  service
  • Lilydale Chamber of Commerce  & Industry Award – Community Award to a Business within our Community exemplifying outstanding professional achievement  while maintaining very high ethical standards and a community focus.

Joint Projects

Developing joint projects with the local Chamber of Commerce to promote and award the “Best Christmas Decorations/Display” amongst the local traders in Lilydale.