Nominations for the Rotary Melbourne Vocational Service Award are now open and members are invited to submit names of qualified community leaders who have demonstrated distinguished Vocational Service by 30 August 2023.
The 2022/23 Awardee was Robert Pradolin, a passionate advocate for affordable public housing. He believes that housing all Australians, rich or poor, not only satisfies a fundamental human need, it also makes economic sense, as it will reduce long term costs in the areas of mental health, family violence, policing, justice, and long-term welfare dependency. He has been involved in many innovative projects designed to meet this need.
The Vocational Service Award is presented annually to a person who has achieved a high level of excellence in their vocation and through such vocation has rendered outstanding service to the community.
Rotary Melbourne established the Vocational Service Award in 1964.
Generally, nominations for this award are made by members of Rotary Melbourne. However, if you are not a member of Rotary Melbourne but believe that you can recommend an appropriate candidate, please contact the office. This will be considered by our Vocational Service Committee.
The following criteria are considered when deciding the successful recipient:
• Type, level and quality of the achievement in the candidate's chosen vocation;
• Type, quality and period of community service rendered through, or as a consequence of, the candidate's chosen vocation;
• Candidate must be a resident in the State of Victoria;
• Candidate must be prepared to deliver a keynote address to the Club following the presentation of the award.
The candidate must be prepared to be available to deliver a keynote address to the Club following the presentation of the award on Wednesday 18 October 2023.
Please find attached the application form HERE
Contact: Office Manager, email
or any member of the Club's Vocational Service Committee.