4Way Test

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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-Bob Rogers - PDG District 5130 10/21/21

-John Wenzel, Archvest Wealth Advisors, Inc. - Update on the Markets and Economy 9/23/21

-Michele McKay McCoy - Retired Judge of the Superior Court, County of Santa Clara - Speaking on the Constitution 9/19/21

-Cynthia Altamirano - Tittle 1 9/9/21

-Sandra Scherer - Monument Crisis Center 9/2/21

-Sharon Wood - New Day for Children 8/26/21

-Erna Grasz - Co-founder of the Asante Africa Foundation 8/19/21

-Conrad Breece - President of the Lamorinda Rotary Club 8/12/21

-Pat Flaharty - Membership Chair for Lamorinda Rotary Club 8/5/21

-Club President - Monica Fraga 7/29/21

-Pete Caldwell - We Care 7/22/21

-Joe Fernandez - Manager of the Concord Golf Course 7/15/21

-Ann Wixon - CASA 7/8/21

-Kathy Suvia - Incoming District 5160 Governor 7/1/21

-David Lipsoome - Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing 6/24/21

-Kevin Cabral - President of the Concord Chamber of Commerce 6/17/21

-Mark Roberts - Current District 5160 Governor 6/10/21

-Tina Sweeney - The San Felipe Scholarship Program 6/3/21

-BBQ at Clayton Community Park 5/27/21

-David Copp - Davis Rotary 5/20/21

-Jamie Bowron - Battalion Chief Oakland FD 5/13/21

-Susan Hamilton 5/6/21 - Founder of Care Better

-Club Assembly 4/29/21

-Melissa Allen - RotaCare Concord 4/22/21

-Gopar Kapur - India Scholarship Program, Roseville Rotary Club 4/15/21

-Lisa Borba - President, CCWD 4/8/21

-Rebecca Namatovu - Copenhagen Business School 4/1/21

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