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?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 , and .
JUICI PATTIES-MANDEVILLE ROTARY CLUB PARTNERSHIP
 
For the last eleven (11) years Juici Patties has been promoting the “Spirit of Volunteerism” through their Youth Leadership Workshop which is held in July of each year. The workshop targets fourth and fifth form high school students from across the island.  To date, they have hosted students from several schools in the parishes of Manchester, St. Elizabeth, Clarendon, St. Catherine, and Kingston and St. Andrew. 
 
The five (5) day workshop covers topics relating to effective leadership, team building, communication skills, conflict resolution, responsible sexual behavior, and decision making.  A part of the project engages students in opportunities to work with the less fortunate at children’s home and golden age homes.
 
The main aim of this workshop is to help sharpen the leadership and social skills of the participants. With emphasis to motivate and empower them to contribute to the development of others and by extension the country.
 
For this year (2015) approximately 120 students from 29 schools, were in attendance at the workshop. The presenters included Mr. Jukie Chin- CEO, Juici Patties; Dr. Leachim Semaj- CEO, Job Bank; Ms. Winsome Wilkins – CEO, Council of Voluntary Social Services, and Ms. Hope McNish, a Human Resource Development Professional. We also had presentations from The National Council on Drug Abuse, The Rotary Club of Mandeville, The Jamaica Red Cross, and The James and Friends Education Programme,
The workshop activities included visits (2 days each) to the infirmaries in Manchester, Clarendon, and St. Catherine. At the infirmaries the students engaged in various activities including playing games, grooming, and feeding of the residents. 
 
The Mandeville Rotary Club, was represented by Vocational Service Director Faithline, PE David and Club Administrator Patrick. Rotary's guiding principle was the basis of the presentation, and each school was presented with a 4-WAY-TEST certificate.
 
 
 
 
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