Rotary Club of Woonsocket honor Irene Blais & Bette Gallogly with the 2023 Vocational Service Award
The Rotary Club of Woonsocket presented the 2023 Vocational Service Award to Irene Blais & Bette Gallogly on Thursday, October 26 at the St. Ann’s Cultural & Arts Center, 84 Cumberland Street in Woonsocket.
Receiving the Vocational Service Award as someone who exemplifies outstanding commitment to his or her business or profession from the service area of Burrillville, North Smithfield or Woonsocket were Irene Blais, President of the Woonsocket Historical Society and Bette Gallogly, who worked as the Director of the Women's Shelter in Woonsocket.
Vocational Service is the way Rotary fosters and supports the application of the ideal of service in the pursuit of all vocations. Inherent in the Vocational Service ideal are: Adherence to, and promotion of, the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including faithfulness and fidelity to employers, employees, and associates, fair treatment of them and of competitors, the public, and all those with whom one has any business or professional relationships. The contribution of one's vocational talents to the problems and needs of society.
Vocational Services is the banner by which Rotarians recognize the worthiness of all occupations and demonstrates a commitment to high ethical standards in all businesses and professions. Each Rotarian makes a valuable contribution to a better society through their daily activities in business or their chosen profession. The Woonsocket Rotary Vocational Service Award recognizes the dignity of employment and volunteer involvement by honoring the exemplary service of an outstanding individual or business in our community.