One of Rotary’s avenue of service is that of Vocational Service. Afterall Rotary was founded by Paul Harris as a Business Networking organisation helping others in the community.
Rotarians to “encourage and foster”:
We have club members volunteering their vocational skills on a community or international service project. RCBB has a number of members leading District Projects and as Assistant Governors.
Annually the Rotary Club recognises local businesses or people that have shown excellence in the Business Community by awarding Vocational Service Awards
In 2015, the Club recognised the Patterson run Commodore Hotel for the Business Excellence Award. This was presented by District Governor Liz Courtney to Ken and Michael Patterson for this contributions.
A Vocational Service Award has been awarded to Brian Price, Principal of Breens Intermediate School in Christchurch
For many years the local speech contest has been held at Breens Intermediate
Throughout the year, the Rotary Club will visit a local business to gain further insight into how the business is run and the contributions that it is making to the Community.
Workplace visits have included:
Many of our speakers to our Club Meetings are from the local Business Community who come along and provide further insight into business in Christchurch and elsewhere.
Speakers have included:
Regularly one of our own members will present to the Club on his or life which incorporates their progression in the various career fields that they have done. These talks are always well received by members and you usually find out so much more about that member.
It’s also a way to encourage Professional and Personal Development.
First and foremost our members are currently or have been in business themselves. Rotary enables to talk with fellow members about their business experiences either at our regular meetings or at other event