DISTRICT ROTARACT COUNCIL 11 - 12 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 3230For Internal Circulation Only eKTA PROFESSIONAL SERVICE (VOCATIONAL) MONTH - OCTOBER Celebrating Differences Volume I | Issue 4 Date:30th Oct 2011 District Secretariat No. 32, Sabari Street, Sri Balaji Nagar, Alwar Thiru Nagar Chennai, Tamil Nadu INDIA 600 087 Vocational Service is an essential element of Rotary. It is an intriguing fact that once programmes like Rotaract and Interact etc formed part of vocational service before Send Reports branching out as a separate avenue of service- youth service and later ‘new & Feedbacks to generations’.firstname.lastname@example.org The equivalent of vocational service for Rotaractors is Professional Service. Although both are not the same by details, they are united in intentions. While Vocational Service is devoted to utilisation of the professional talents of Rotarians, who are well established in the spheres of activities that they undertake, Rotaractors aim to improve their professional skills through this avenue of service. Rtr. PP. Manikandan K. DRR Various activities are conducted throughout the world by Rotaractors in lieu of professional service. The professional development of its members forms an Rtr. PP. Sasi Kumar R. integral part of the purpose of formation of Rotaract Clubs. DRSRtr. Pres. Aditya Mohan Rotaract Clubs benefit immensely from close interactions with members of theirChairman - Newsletters parent organisation i.e. Rotarians. Rotarians guide, mentor and nurture promising Rotaractors and are instrumental in the professional development. During the year 11-12, the District Rotaract Council has committed itself to professional development and various activities including training sessions, industrial visits and leadership camps have been conducted. More activities are in the pipeline for the rest of the year. The professional service team and the entire District Rotaract Council rededicates itself to the cause of professional service in this Rotary Month of Professional Service.
The Four-Way Test - A Fundamental Pillar of Vocational ServiceRotaract, the Student and Youth Arm of Rotary International uses opportunities to learn from its parentorganisation, Rotary International. The aforementioned Four-Way Test is one such learning. The demand forutmost high ethical standards is what makes the difference between other organisations and Rotary. Althoughthese were devised for Rotarians, Rotaractors around the world have embraced them as a part of the larger RotaryFamily.History of the Four-Way Test:The Four-Way Test was conceived in 1932 by Herbert J. Taylor, a member of the Rotary Club of Chicago who servedas the 1954-55 President of Rotary International. Having been assigned the task of saving a company frombankruptcy, Taylor developed the test as an ethical guide to follow in all business matters. The company’s survivalwas credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary International in 1934, The Four-Way Test remains anessential standard against which Rotarians measure ethical behavior. The test has been translated into dozens oflanguages and promoted by Rotarians worldwide. The successful acceptance of the Four-Way Test lead to theDeclaration of Rotarians in Business and Professions.Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and ProfessionsAs a Rotarian engaged in a business or profession, I am expected to:1) Consider my vocation to be another opportunity to serve;2) Be faithful to the letter and to the spirit of the ethical codes of my vocation, to the laws of my country, and to themoral standards of my community;3) Do all in my power to dignify my vocation and to promote the highest ethical standards in my chosen vocation;4) Be fair to my employer, employees, associates, competitors, customers, the public, and all those with whom Ihave a business or professional relationship;5) Recognize the honor and respect due to all occupations which are useful to society;6) Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needsof others, and to improve the quality of life in my community;7) Adhere to honesty in my advertising and in all representations to the public concerning my business orprofession;8) Neither seek from nor grant to a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in abusiness or professional relationship.
Legacy - District Rotaract RYLA District Rotaract Council 11-12 conducted the Annual District Rotaract RYLA LEGACY on 30th Sept, !st and 2nd Oct 2011 at India Beach Resort, Chennai. This year’s RYLA was organised by Rotaract Clubs of East Coast and Rajalakshmi Engineering College. RYLA is a Rotary sponsored New Generations Programmme and has the distinction of being a globally recognised event. The Chairman for the event was Rtr.IPP. Santhosh Kumar and the Secretary was Rtr. Pres. Sriram R. The event was a camping experience for more than 150 Rotaractors of our district and the priority this year was to select ‘Green RYLArians’- first time participants.District Officials 1st Quarter Review On 18th October 2011, the District Rotaract Council conducted District Officials First Quarter Review Meet at Nehar Hall, Chennai. The session saw many District Officials give a honest feedback on the functioning of the District and the steps to be taken for future. Management games session was handled by Rtr. PP. Sasi Kumar R., District Rotaract Secretary.Presidents and Secretaries Meet On 30th October 2011, the District Rotaract Council conducted the 1st President and Secretaries Meet at Rotary Centre, Chennai. The meet witnessed high participation from the clubs. Presidents and Secretaries from various clubs shared their experiences. The importance of adopting an institution by every club for conducting their projects was stressed and many clubs have already started implementing this novel idea to increase the impact of Rotaract.ISHA HOMES VISION CHENNAI 2020 Isha Homes Vision Chennai 2020 is an endeavor to provide a platform for individuals to develop fresh and innovative ideas to turn Chennai clean and green. Conducted as a contest focusing on “Littering and Segregation”, individuals can register in teams of two for any one of the following events: Short Film Contest 1. Participants are required to shoot a short film on the specified topic, for duration of 5 minutes, including all credits. 2. The film will be submitted to a panel of judges. 3. The top 25 films will be aired on SS Music and simultaneously hosted on YouTube for voting. Paper Presentation 1. Participants must submit a short note on their solution regarding the specified topic. 2. The shortlisted teams have to create a PPT elaborating on their solution, which will then be presented to a panel of judges To Register Please Visit: http://www.ishahomesvc2020.com The deadline is 25th December 2011