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Five Avenues of Service
The term Five Avenues of Service is frequently used in Rotary literature and information. The Avenues refer to the five elements of the Object of Rotary:
Through Club Service, we have fun, build lasting friendships and make sure that our club functions well.
Through Vocational Service, we volunteer our professional skills to serve others and promote integrity in everything we do.
Through Community Service, we address local needs and work with our community to bring lasting improvements.
Through International Service, we meet humanitarian needs around the globe and promote world understanding and peace.
Through Youth Service, we work with young people to help them become the next generation of leaders, visionaries and peacemakers.
Although the Avenues of Service are not found in any formal part of the constitutional documents of Rotary, the concept has been accepted as a means to describe the primary areas of Rotary activity. When a Rotarian understands and travels down the Five Avenues of Service, the object of Rotary takes on even greater meaning.
Club Service involves all of the activities necessary for Rotarians to perform to make their Club function successfully.
The purpose of this Committee is to
Assume responsibility for all Club Service activities; and
Supervise and co-ordinate the work of Committees appointed for particular aspects of Club Service.
Club Service Sub-Committees and responsibilities may include:
Vocational Service is a description of the opportunity each Rotarian has to represent the dignity and utility of one's vocation to other members of the Club.
Devises and carries out plans to assist the members of the Club to engage in Vocational Service projects and in the daily practice of Vocational Service in business or professional life;
Supervises and co-ordinates the work of any committees appointed for particular aspects of Vocational Service; and
Plans program and activities for Vocational Service month (October).
Subcommittees for this Avenue of Service may include:
Vocation at Work;
Vocational awards; and
Community Service pertains to those activities which Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community. It frequently involves assistance to youth, the aged, disabled and others who look to Rotary as a source of hope for a better life.
Assumes responsibility for the Club's community service activities; and
Supervises and co-ordinates the work of committees appointed for particular aspects of Community Service.
Subcommittee in this area may include:
Environmental protection; and
Partners in Service.
The Fourth Avenue, International Service, describes the many programmes and activities which Rotarians undertake to advance international understanding, goodwill and peace. International Service projects are designed to meet humanitarian needs of people in many lands.
The purpose of the International committee is to:
Assume responsibility for the International Service activities of the Club;
Supervise and co-ordinate the work of committees appointed for particular aspects of International Service;
Plan Club activities for Work Understanding Month (February);
Observe World Understanding Peace Day (23rd February) by reviewing the Club's International Service history and agenda; and
Promote participation in Rotary Recreational and Vocational Fellowships and Rotary Friendship Exchange.
This area of service may include subcommittee for:
International Youth projects;
World Community Service; and
Rotary Recreational and Vocational Fellowships.
Every year thousands of talented and dedicated young people, ages 12-30, have an incredible experience in the Youth Generations program.
As Rotaractors and Interactors, they serve in communities at home and abroad. Through Rotary Youth Exchange, they explore new cultures and as Rotary Youth Leadership Awards participants, they learn skills that will help them succeed as future community leaders.
Youth Service is Rotary's Fifth Avenue of Service.
For further details on any area of service, contact one of the Board members or any other longer serving member.