The Vocational Director is charged with supervision of the following commitees, each of which facilitates Rotary’s relationships with the local educational, business and professional communities.
The Business/Professional Relationships Committee seeks ways through which Rotarians can learn more about local businesses and professions. This may be accomplished through programs suggested to the Program Committee, and through occasional visits to local business entities with on-site programs.
The Four-Way Test Committee works to create and develop within the club and the community a deeper appreciation for the importance of individual standards of ethics in society. Emphasis is given not only to the Four-Way Test, but also to the Objectives of Rotary and the Rotary Motto. The promotion of high ethical standards in schools can be facilitated through Interact Clubs and Adopt-A-School. Opportunities may also be pursued for similar promotions in the workplace.
The Adopt-A-School Committee provides ongoing leadership and support in the community program that links area schools with businesses and other sponsoring organizations. The Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa has for several years been paired with Northside High School.
The Literacy Committee seeks to expand awareness of the challenges and impact of illiteracy in the community, region and workplace; and to address, support and/or implement local initiatives that will contribute to a higher level of literacy among the citizens of Tuscaloosa County and West Alabama.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary’s leadership training program for young people. RYLA participants can be ages 14-30, but most clubs and districts choose to focus on a narrower age range, such as 14-18 or 19-30. RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth; provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders; encourage leadership of youth by youth; and recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities. For more information, contact our RYLA committee chair Laura Crissey and see RYLA PDF sheet.