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Four Way Test Speech Contest
February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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 4-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. 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 all the things we think, say or do:
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The purpose of The 4-Way Speech Contest is:
- To acquaint a large number of young people with Rotary and The 4-Way Test
- To determine and enhance Rotary’s commitment to our youngsters
- To heighten awareness of Rotary additionally among parents, schools, and community
- To recognize, encourage and reward hard work and accomplishments of youngsters