Vocational Service

The Vocational Service Avenue encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards. This area represents the opportunity that each Rotarian has to embody the dignity and utility of one’s vocation as an opportunity to serve society. Rotarians promote and foster high ethical standards in business and professions and promote the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations. Observed each October, Vocational Service Month spotlights Rotary club projects related to this avenue, offering opportunities for clubs to use their professional skills in service projects.

Vocational Service Director

Rotarians Partnering in Education –  Read More…

Four-Way Test Essay Contest
An annual essay contest with various grades and schools participating provide the opportunity to education youth about the Four-Way Test and earn monetary awards at a Club and District level.

This active committee assists in literacy education through funding and providing gently-used books to local school libraries.

Site Visits
Periodically visits are scheduled to chosen local organizations to showcase their programs and services. The visits take place during the normally scheduled meeting time and recent visits have included Santa Barbara County Bowl, Unity Shoppe and the Museum of Natural History. The Goal is for 3 visits per year.

Teacher Recognition
Rotary sponsored recognition program to honor outstanding Santa Barbara teachers. The teachers are recognized at a regular meeting and given a certificate and check for the purpose of supporting their academic need of choice. Recognitions are arranged by the Chair and coordination with the teacher chosen and their principal is involved. Recognitions happen 3 to 4 times per year.  Read More…