Membership in Rotary uses a classification system based on vocations – and the process of membership development strives to help clubs create an image of its local business and professional world.  This unique feature provides the source for Rotary’s commitment to vocational service, the second of Rotary’s Five Avenues of Service. 
Through vocational service, Rotarians are expected to: 
  • Adhere to and promote high ethical standards (4 Way Test)
  • Recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations, and 
  • Contribute their expertise and skills to addressing community and world problems and needs.
The club and its members share the responsibility for promoting vocational service and each club should develop projects that allow members to use their business and professional skills. Having said that, I want to introduce, or perhaps reintroduce, you to the The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona. A Tri-District organization that provides one of the easiest ways for clubs and club members to support Vocational Service in the State of Arizona.
In fulfilling the Vocational Service responsibility, you and your club can help the unemployed and under-employed. It is your chance, at absolutely no cost to you, to provide assistance to the “working poor” of Arizona. Individual  Rotarians can seek candidates to be helped by TRVFA. Rotarians and clubs can donate to the fund.
Your support and your club’s sponsorship provides a recipient:
  • A vocational education
  • A sustainable pathway to a more productive life
  • Financial independence
  • A brighter tomorrow – including their dependents.
Your financial support to TRVFA:
Gives you a tax credit against your Arizona taxes and A charitable donation deduction on your Federal taxes. Your club’s support to TRVFA as part of their annual funding to support rotary charities counts as a Vocational Service project.
Your Vocational Service Team
PDG Danny Messersmith, 2017-18 Chair 928.715.0579