For five decades rotarians have been using the 4-way test as a practical yardstick in their business, community, and personal affairs the 4-way test, you will note, does not provide answers it asks questions which the user must answer thousands of rotarians have used it and shared it with others millions of copies. Of the things we think, say or do: 1 is it the truth 2 is it fair to all concerned 3 will it build goodwill and better friendships 4 will it be beneficial to all concerned from the earliest days of the organization, rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives one of. Moral codes and ethics give us tools but also raise questions to be answered: how should we live what is morally good and bad, right and wrong shall we aim at happiness or knowledge virtue or the creation of beautiful objects if we choose happiness, will it be our own or the happiness of all and what of the more. This may be the biggest strength of the 4 way test and why it's used by schools, governments, businesses, and homes around the world to stimulate open communication and build stronger, more effective relationships famous for its adoption by rotary international in the early 1940s, it began even earlier than that. 2014 rotary four way test multimedia competition submission. Each participant may choose their own topic, but the four principles of the rotary four way test must be explored in the speech: is it the truth is it fair to all concerned will it build goodwill and better friendships will it be beneficial to all concerned. District 7450 is sponsoring a four-way test speech contest for high school students, and we'd love to have your club participate the students are given the text of our four-way test, and challenged to write a speech evaluating some moral or ethical issue against the test you will be amazed at the breadth of topics they. Thanks to sue wolf, bill zerinskas and joe pilch for joining me to present 4-way test awards to our local elementary and middle school winners over the past few weeks the 4-way test is a primary foundation of rotary it is used around the world in business, government, schools and homes as an effective ethics.
The four-way test the four-way test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships the test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and rotarians recite it at club meetings: of the things we think, say or do is it the truth is it fair to all. 4-way test from the earliest days of the organization, rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives one of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is the four -way test, which was created in 1932 by rotarian herbert j taylor (who later served. Learn what rotary is about, and the benefits of being a member of rotary. Rotary's four way test of the things we think, say, and do: first: is it the truth second: is it fair to all concerned third: will it build goodwill and be.
Topic: material must be original in content and be about applying the rotary four way test to an important issue in our everyday relationships with other people the test asks the following four questions: is it the truth is it fair to all concerned will it build goodwill & better friendships will it be beneficial. Using the 4-way test coin to reduce bullying in schools project description a member of the rotary club of seaside participated in the essentials of rotary knowledge (erk) in 2011-12 the final assignment was to write a paper about a project that could be presented to her club the member wrote about the plethora of. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of ethics is the 4 way test, which was created in 1932 by rotarian herbert j taylor adopted by rotary in 1943, the 4 way test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways it asks the following four questions of.
District 7720 is pleased to again sponsor a 4-way test essay contest to provide junior high school students (7th and 8th grades) with a simple and straightforward tool to use in making decisions in their everyday lives this essay contest is designed to introduce students to the rotary principles of personal ethics and. The four-way test of the things we think, say or do is a test used by rotarians world-wide as a moral code for personal and business relationships the test can be applied to almost any aspect of life the test was scripted by herbert j taylor an american from chicago as he set out to save the club aluminum products.
The rotary club of moorpark is a service organization, the object of rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster.
At any walgreens drugstore in the united states, you're likely to see the four- way test hanging on the wall in the manager's office and in the pharmacy these plaques are tangible evidence of a philosophy that has guided the company's corporate culture for decades, championed by rotarian charles r walgreen jr, the. Handsome die struck 1-5/16 diameter bronze coins with antique finish features the four-way test on one side and service above self with the rotary international logo on the other we can customize this 14 gauge antique bronze coin for you and add your club name with the rotary international emblem on the front.
To encourage students to consider how “the 4-way test” can be used in everyday decision-making this can be done by expressing their thoughts in an essay that relates a case or story where they applied these principles in their daily life essays should be at least: 150 words for grades 1-6 200 words for grades 7-8 and. The 4-way test is one of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics the 4-way test speech competition is held in the spring of each year this event is open to all high school students they prepare a five to seven minute speech that illustrates the 4-way test of rotary international and how. The 4 way test is it the truth by paul engleman the rotarian -- august 2009 it is a story so familiar to most rotarians that it has evolved beyond lore and become assimilated into the genetic code of the organization in 1932, herbert j taylor, the newly appointed president of a nearly bankrupt chicago cookware.