Vocational Service
Donnette Carter, 2015-2016 Vocational Service Director
Vocational Service
Vocational Services is a wide-ranging ability to significantly and positively influence people and organizations here in Hollister Rotary and Rotary District 5170.  Vocational Services is a strong, powerful, human driving force which enables Hollister Rotary Club to leverage its influence on individual’s work and careers.  Vocational Service calls every Rotarian to:
-  Aspire to high ethical standards in their occupation.
-  Recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations.
-  Contribute their vocational talents to the problems and needs of society.
At Rotary meetings, we introduce ourselves with our name and classification (vocation) which helps identify us to others about "who we are" and "what we do." Our "work" is a common denominator of humanity around the globe- regardless of political system or culture or religious faith.  Our vocation gives us the ethical means to provide for our families, to build self-esteem within ourselves, and to contribute to community. We feel good when we are able to do the work that we were meant to do. 
Rotarians may see how our vocations, our calling, can help build friendships and business relations with fellow Rotarians, but it also allows us, perhaps more importantly, to serve others in building healthy communities and ethical leaders.  We are only limited by our vision (what opportunities for improvement we distinguish) and by our creative responses.
Vocational Services is a powerful channel to help make opportunities to improve ourselves, to improve our communities, to help “build” the character of our youth, and to make our work vocation more rewarding and fulfilling.
- A Job:  Something needing to be done.
- A Task:  A person is paid for doing it.
            - A Career:  Work than an individual prefers to do.