Avenues of Service
The Rotary Club of Dayton provides leadership for weekly meetings under the director of member relations. To ensure that meetings run smoothly and effectively, we have chairpersons for the following committees: Program, Reception, Badge Board, Welcome Visitors, Invocation, and Sgt-at-Arms. In addition through the following committees we strengthen our membership: Remembrance and Visitation, Social and Fireside. The needs of these committees are often met by the members of the Blue Ribbon Committee (new members) who are fulfilling their new member duty requirements.
All Rotarians are encouraged to get involved in causes and endeavors whose mission is to enhance the betterment of their community. In addition to your other civic and/or charitable involvements. Rotary offers you service opportunities through the Ethics in Business and Marketing & PR Committees.
As you have been identified as a business/professional leader, Rotary expects you to engage in activities that will lead to the betterment of your professional. Obviously, one way to accomplish this is by maintaining high professional standards.
The Vocational Service Avenue also enables Dayton Rotarians opportunities to learn more about one anther’s profession through the work of the Vocational Programs Committee through events such as the Annual Vocational Fair, Rotary on the Road, the Business of the Week and Vocational Profile Interviews.
On the international scene, Rotary International has had its largest impact on the eradication of polio worldwide. Our own club has contributed financially to this project throughout the years. In addition we have become active through the Group Study Exchange Committee, Ambassadorial Scholarships Committee, Youth Exchange Committee and recently have begun an International Project in Kenya working with the Maji Mazuri Center there with the goal of getting orphans out of the slums. We continue to seek ways through Rotary International, District 6670, and individual Dayton Rotarians to support projects that will further greater understanding and goodwill among all peoples of the world.
The educational opportunities include the 4-Way Test Speech Contest, Excellence in Teaching and Administration, Interact/Rotaract, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), ISUS and Student Mentoring Committees.
Declaration for Rotarians in Business and Professions
As a Rotarian engaged in a business or profession, I am expected to:
Consider my vocation to be another opportunity to serve.
Be faithful to the letter and to the spirit of the ethical codes of my vocation, to the laws of my country, and the moral standards of my community.
Do all in my power to dignify my vocation and to promote the highest ethical standards in my chosen vocation.
Be fair to my employer, employees, associates, competitors, customers, the public and all those whom I have business or professional relationship.
Recognize the honor and respect due to all occupations which are useful to society.
Offer my vocational talents to provide opportunities for young people to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community.
Adhere to honesty in my advertising and in all representation to the public concerning my business or profession.
Neither seek from nor grant to a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship.