“Discovering vocation does not mean scrambling toward some prize just beyond my reach but accepting the treasure of true self I already possess.” ― Thomas Merton
At the LVSWR, we believe we have a dual responsibility of representing our vocation within the club and exemplifying the ideals of Rotary within the workplace. Here are some of our vocational activities:
Dan Stover Music Competition – A contest for high school musicians to compete for a $5,000 first place scholarship. Click here for the contestant manual.
Teen Leadership Camp (TLC) – The Club sponsors elementary school students to attend a leadership training program. Click here for more information. TLC is a leadership training program for outstanding 8th graders. The program is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of District 5300. Students will interact and participate in activities with over 200 + peers from areas throughout our District which encompasses Clubs from California East, California West, Antelope Valley, Victor Valley and Southern Nevada. TLC was most recently held on December 2-4, 2022.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) – The Club sponsors high school junior students to attend a leadership training program. “RYLA” is scheduled for March 24-26, 2023 at Camp Cedar Crest 33325 Camp Cedar Crest Road, Running Springs, CA 92382. RYLA is an intensive, two-and-a-half-day leadership training program for high school sophomores and juniors in District 5300 chosen for their leadership potential. In addition to the development of leadership skills, RYLA is meant to develop understanding of Rotary among youth participants and reinforce and provide recognition for their efforts, accomplishments, skills and potential as leaders. Rotarians serve as facilitators to the students’ learning and discovery, as well as role models of Rotary ideals of the Four Way Test and Service Above Self. The Club pays for the entire cost of RYLA and students are only responsible for any meals they may purchase when the bus stops in Barstow on the way to the camp on Friday and returning on Sunday. Applications need to be submitted by February 15, 2023. Click here for more information.
4 Way Speech Contest – High school students are encouraged to participate in Rotary’s annual 4-Way Speech contest to compete for a $5,000 first place scholarship. Click here for the contestant manual.
Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Club John and Lou Yoxen Memorial Scholarship – The Club offers a 4 year renewable scholarship of $9,600 to a graduating senior who attends a Nevada college or university. Click here for the 2023 APPLICATION.
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship – The Club encourages college juniors and/or seniors to apply for Rotary International’s Ambassadorial $25,000 Scholarship.
For more information on LVSWR Vocational Services please visit District 5300 website.