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?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?””

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Meeting with Dr. John Mulchaey, Carnegie Observatories
Speaker: John Mulchaey, Carnegie Observatories
Topic: "New Eyes on the Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope?"
October 5th 2022 12:00 pm
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Meeting with Jeff Kightlinger, Interim GM of PWP
Speaker: Jeff Kightlinger, Interim GM of Pasadena Water & Power
Topic: Drought, Climate Change and Water Supply for Pasadena & California
October 12th 2022 12:00 pm
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Meeting with Kate & Adam Vourvoulis, Vin de California
Speaker: Kate and Adam Vourvoulis
Topic: Natural Wine
October 19th 2022 12:00 pm
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Meeting with Laura Farber and Kevin Ash, Tournament of Roses
Speaker: Laura Farber and Kevin Ash, Tournament of Roses
Topic: The Future of the PAC10
October 26th 2022 12:00 pm
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