Vocational Service


The Vocational Service Committee's major goals are to promote excellence and the highest ethical standards in all occupations, to recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations, and to use members' vocational skills to benefit the community. 

The Committee's ongoing projects include the following:

Promoting literacy in the community by distributing free dictionaries and

thesauruses to all of the county's third and fourth graders at the beginning of every 

school year (a project conducted jointly with the Rotary Club of Charles Town) and by 

awarding annual Rotary Reads grants to local educational institutions to encourage 

reading. These grants are awarded in March, to coincide with Rotary International's 

designation of that month as "Literacy Month."

• Presenting an annual Vocational Service Award to an individual in the community 

who exemplifies the Rotary motto of "Service above self." These awards are presented 

in the fall.

• Providing financial support to the Shepherd University Rotaract chapter.

Mentoring Rotaract students and other young people in the community.

• Organizing an annual Shepherdstown Rotary Club Wine-Tasting Dinner that helps 

provide funding for all of these activities. This dinner is held in late March.


Shepherdstown Rotary Club #24552, District  7350, established 1987.
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