Vocational Services Committee
This committee enables members to apply the expertise from their vocations, or callings, in support of community initiatives through funds, expertise and the ability to influence decision makers in business and government. This year’s challenge is to harness our diverse skills to assist social enterprises which seek to provide social services using business-like methods to generate sources of income.
The committee works alongside Akina Foundation and recently hosted the second annual Rotary Club of Wellington Akina Social Enterprise Awards, awarding $10K to the most promising ventures. A big project the committee is working on aims to create the equivalent of an angel investment fund, where the returns are innovative ways of serving the Wellington community.
The committee has also established support for migrants to gain work that is related to their qualifications and created the annual Rotary Forum and visits are organised to members’ workplaces to foster understanding of the diverse skills within the club.