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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?”

2020-21 Contest


Contest Deadlines
4 Way Test PowerPoint
Contestant Manual
Contest Application  (May be filled in in Adobe Acrobat)
Club Newsletter Article
Submission of Regional Winner to District Chair  (May be filled in in Adobe Acrobat)

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

Chair and Coordinators for the Four Way Test Regional Contests

Ginny Hsiao
(San Marino)

California West
Regional Contest – Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at noon
Bryan Hathorn
California East
Regional Contest – Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 4:00pm
Rae Kearney
Victor Valley
Raghada Khoury
Regional Contest – Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 11:00am.
James Camburn
Antelope Valley


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