This is our final Vocational Shout Out for this Rotary year, so we wanted to share two items with all our Rotarian brothers and sisters.


The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA) thanks Rotarians all across Arizona, our Laughlin, Nevada, Rotary Club and it’s satellite club in Mohave Valley, Arizona, we have had a banner year for TRVFA awards to qualified applicants. With your support, donations and a record number of clubs stepping up to certify grant applicants YOU have provided:

  • 75 individuals with the opportunity to receive a life changing vocational education using $161,793 in net funding!
  • With your continued help and financial support, we can and will do more good in the world – right here in Arizona. 


THANK YOU from your TRVFA Board of Directors.

            Dennis Haberer, D5495 Chairman of the Board

            Lee Dueringer, D5495 President

            Steve DeMar, D5495 Secretary

            Eileen Klecka, D5495 Treasurer

            Randy Brooks, PDG D5500

            Nancy Cassel, PDG D5500

            Linda Fulmore Ed.D, D5495

            Sheryl Hartman Christenson, PDG 5500

            Dan Messersmith, PDG D5490/D5495

            Jeanie Morgan, PDG D5490/D5495

            Diane Ventura-Goodyear, D5500



A reminder of Rotary’s guiding principles. These principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.  


Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life;
  • FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


Avenues of Service

We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.

          • Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.

          • Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in An Introduction to Vocational Service and the Code of Conduct.

          • Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Learn more in Communities in Action: A Guide to Effective Projects.

          • International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.

          • Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Rotaract, Interact, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.