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4-Way Test Speech Contest


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 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?”

2016-2017 Contest

Ted Ebenkamp
909 594-0429
Cell – 562-631-8920

Documents for the 2016-17 Contest

Contest Deadlines
4 Way Speech Contest introduction
Contestant Manual
Contestant Biography Form
Judging Manual
Article for Club Newsletters
PowerPoint Presentation

Certificates for Competition Winners
(select level below)
Club Level
Group Level
Region Level

Club Entry Form

Fields marked with an * are required

Information on Club Contest

Entry Fee of $275 per club and is not to be split.

Coordinators for the Four Way Test Regional Contests

California West

Miles Yoshisato
(San Gabriel)
M: 714-381-7274

California East

Tricia Vagt
B: 626-339-5481
H: 626-332-2208

High Desert

Tom Hoegerman
(Apple Valley)
M: 760 403-4357


Jim Frey
(Green Valley)
M: 702-595-9409

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