Put vocational service in action, PAG Anyanwu Advises Rotarians…As Rtn. Ajawara x-rays the essence of Vocational Service Month
The Visionary President, Rotary Club of Umuahia, District 9142, Rtn. Ugochukwu Ajawara has disclosed that Rotary Vocational Service defines the way Rotary fosters and supports the application of the Ideal of Service to the pursuit of all vocations.
Interacting with a cross section of Journalists shortly after the Vocational Service Day Fellowship in Umuahia, Abia State, Rtn. Ajawara pointed out that the concept of vocational service is rooted in the second object of Rotary, which calls on Rotarians to encourage and foster high ethical standards in business and professions, to recognise the worthiness of all useful occupations, and to dignify the Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
His words, “Vocational Service Month is an opportunity to begin year-long vocational service activities, ranging from Rotarydiscussions to awards to community projects. During January, Rotarians are encouraged to focus on this important avenue of Rotary service. Discussions on vocational service can lead to projects that not only develop theethical consciousness and vocational skills of Rotarians but also the talents within their communities”.
Earlier in his talks entitled, “Vocational Service In Action: Integrity And Ethics”, the guest speaker and a Past Assistant Governor, PAG Kaycee Anyanwu advocated for a continuous/continual vocational service discourse, even as he encouraged the Rotarians to put vocational service in action.
Anyanwu observed that some of the crisis faced in the society could be traced to rash actions which could have been avoided through critical thinking.
He encouraged Rotarians to move away from the traditional ways of doing things, think deeply and use their vocation to serve, being mindful of the Rotary code of conduct.
The District Governor Elect, Rtn. Grace Okaro, Assistant Governor zone 5, Rtn. Ekele Ochiabuto and Past Assistant Governor, Rtn. Chimdi Oluoha in their respective speeches decried the deficiencies in the Rotaract Club system of recruitment and particularly laid emphasis on practical terms of mentorship.
Past Presidents of the Club, Rtn. Chinedu Brown, Rtn. Sly Ibeneme among other Rotarians, Rotaractors and guests attended.