Sometimes Rotary can be confusing, so I thought it might be a good ideas to show the origins of some of our staements and ideas one example is the The Four-Way Test.
The Four-Way Test was conceived in 1932 by businessman Herbert J. Taylor, a member of the Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA, who served as Rotary International president in 1954-55.
Having taken on the task of saving a company from bankruptcy, Taylor developed
the test as an ethical guide to follow in all business matters. The company’s survival was credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary International in 1934,
The Four-Way Test remains an essential standard against which Rotarians measure ethical behavior, over the years it has been translated into dozens of languages and promoted by Rotarians worldwide.
THE FOUR-WAY TEST:- 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?
In Highdown Rotary we have added a 5th We will HAVE FUN