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 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 Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:

“Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?””

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April 21st - VIRTUAL MEETING with Michelle Perera, Director
Speaker: Michelle Perera, Director, Pasadena Public Library
Topic: Paul Harris Fellow Presentation by Geoff Johansing & Mike Farrand
April 21st 2021 12:00 pm
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April 28th - VIRTUAL MEETING - Community Grants
Speaker: Annual Community Grants program
April 28th 2021 12:00 pm
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May 5th - VIRTUAL MEETING with Tom Costin
Speaker: Tom Coston, Light Bringer - Dooh Dah Parade
May 5th 2021 12:00 pm
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Speaker: Teachers of Excellence
May 19th 2021 12:00 pm
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