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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District 6490 Writing Contest In celebration of September as Literacy Month by Rotary International, the District 6490 Literacy and Education Committee is sponsoring the fourth District 6490 Writing Contest. This contest is open to high school students residing within Rotary District 6490. View page 6 & 7 of the newsletter for more information.

Facilitator Training Workshop Participate in a special FACILITATOR training session on August 11 in Effingham, IL. Gain invaluable skills for both your professional role and your Rotary role! Please register by August 4 to Ron Schletter via email (rrs110@consolidated.net), phone (217-347-0829) or text (217-848-9909). Please provide your name, your club name, your club or district position, and your contact information.

RLI The second RLI session for 2018 will take place on August 18 at Richland CC. Read more and register online at http://www.hoa-rli.org/ by Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

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