Service Options

Our Rotary Club’s guiding principles include the Four-way Test (Truth, Fairness, Goodwill, and Friendship). Other principles involve Rotary’s commitment to Service above Self, which is channeled through Five Avenues of Service: Club, Vocational, Community, International, and New Generations.

Club service works to strengthen fellowship of members through training and hospitality. Clubs have serious topics to work toward, so having various social events that bring members and their guests informally and for fun, contributes to genuine fellowship.

Vocational Service encourages members to serve other people through their vocations, education, skillsets, which encourages high ethical standards. October is Vocation Service Month when the many club service projects are celebrated.

Community Service is exactly what the name implies — projects and activities each club undertakes to improve community life. There are many projects in the Santa Ynez Valley in which all four Rotary Club volunteers have been involved: Sunny Fields Park, Senior Centers, scholarships, and more.

International Service volunteers work to expand the Rotarians’ humanitarian work around the world. This important service promotes understanding and peace, sponsors projects in other countries and works with international partners to support projects in their communities.

 
 

Therefore every Rotarian is responsible for finding ways to improve the quality of life in his or her community and in those around the world through service.

The role of the club service projects committee is to help develop and implement educational, humanitarian, and vocational service projects that help your community and communities in other countries.
The responsibilities of the club service projects committee summarized below