The introductory statement and three of the four objectives of Rotary relate to Vocational Service, underlining its importance to the philosophy and culture of Rotary.
Those objectives are:
To encourage and foster high ethical standards in business and professions, to recognise the worthiness of all useful occupations, to dignify the Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
To apply the ideal of service in personal, business and community life.
To advance international understanding and goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of
businessmen and professional men and women united in the ideal of service.
Paul Harris wrote: "Each Rotarian is a connecting link between the idealism of Rotary and their trade or profession".
ARTHUR BAKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was set up by the Rotary Club in memory of one of the most respected and longest serving member, Arthur Baker who was a founding member.
The idea of the is award is to encourage the recipient to further their chosen field in the Metal Trades Industry by extending their training and education to better fulfil their goals. Recipients receive a cheque for $2,000 as well as a certificate.
The Rotary Club work with the TAFE to find a suitable recipient.