The area of Vocation Service is an avenue of service that allows Rotarian's to share their skills and expertise as business leaders.  Vocational service efforts play a role in the educational community in White Bear Lake Area and Mahtomedi school districts.  The  vocational committee , supporting the 4 Way Test, sponsors a variety of activities and initiatives that help to assist, encourage and engage students and families with education opportunities within the communities we serve.

 

Watch a video about the Vocational Service.

 

Activities:

 

Camp RYLA

Camp RYLA in the spring in (April) each year.  Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections. 

What are the benefits?

Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:

  • Build communication and problem-solving skills
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships

 

Camp Enterprise

   

Camp Enterprise is an incredible opportunity that can change your life! Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of District 5950 and 5960, Camp Enterprise is an extensive three-day camp offering students the opportunity to participate in leadership activities focusing on the Free Enterprise System.  Enterprise in in the fall. Click Here for a short video about Camp Enterprise.

 

Interact Clubs

High School students in the Interact Clubs at Mahtomedi Senior High.  Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self.

 

STRIVE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

STRIVE Advisor support

STRIVE guest speakers

STRIVE Scholarship South Campus and the Area Learning Center Awards Banquet

STRIVE Scholarship races

     Spirit of White Bear 5K, 5 Mile (April)

     Run Baby Run 5K, 10K (August)

     Run for the Apples 5 Mile (October)

     Kowalski's 10 miler, 5K (November)

 

Academic Achiever K-12 (includes the private schools within the WBL community) 

We asking members of the club to sponsor an Academic Achiever from many of the area schools (about 20 schools).    We will honor students by putting their picture and a short biography (100 words or less) in the White Bear Press. We ask that teachers write a biography after interviewing students. They should highlight those things that make the student stand out as an Academic Achiever, including hobbies, interests, etc.

 

 

Manitou Days Student Writing Contest

We partner with the Manitou Days Committee and White Bear Area School District for the Manitou Days Student Writing Contest.  We award a gift to each winner and help with the pizza party.

Photo from the White Bear Press 2021 Manitou Days Student Writing Contest.

 

Weeks without walls, White Bear Lake

We give dollars to help students participate in the Week without walls trip.  Click here to watch a short video from the trip in 2019 Costa Rica.  Go Bears!

 
 

Outstanding Rotarian

The vocational committee selects a member of the club as the Outstanding Rotarian.  Club members are giving the opportunity to nominate a member to be chosen as the Outstanding Rotarian.

 

Vocational  Service Meetings

1st Thursday of every month