The Four-Way Test

Have you ever heard a Rotarian ask, “Does it pass the four-way test?” The four-way test is one of the guiding principles of Rotary to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

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?

During the March 10, 2021 meeting local high school students will be presenting a five minute speech on how the Rotary Four-Way Test applies to a topic of their choice. The winner of our club’s contest will advance to participating at the district level. 

To learn more about the history of the four-way test, visit:

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