What is the Four Way Test?

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End Polio          What is the Four Way Test?

You probably would not know unless you are a Rotarian what the "Four way test" is.  It is a code of conduct for all Rotarians and it goes like this:

•1.       Is it the truth?

•2.       Is it fair to all concerned?

•3.       Will it build good will and friendship?

•4.       Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Herbert J. Taylor, president, Rotary Club of Chicago, 1939-40 and Rotary International 1954-55. He lived from 1893 to 1978. During a business crisis in 1932, he wrote the "Four Way Test," shown below. It was adopted as part of Rotary International in January of 1943.

Today, all Rotarians live by this test in the performance of their business.  Rotary is a service club and provides service and aid to domestic and International communities.  One of the main goals of Rotary International is to wipe out Polio worldwide in the next 5 years.

Rotary clubs are around the world and consist of exceptional men and women who work to make this a better place to live.  Here in our local community of Villa Park we raise over $70,000 each year and give it away to Schools, libraries, Charitable organizations, supplies for troops overseas, families in need, and scholarships for students. 

If you ever get the opportunity to join Rotary, you are taking a step to be a better person and make this world a better place to live.  Check out the local branch of your city and see what the Rotary club is all about.

Posted by

Ron Accornero

Comments (4)

Nor Yeretsian
Envoy Capitol Realty Inc. - Toronto, ON
Envoy Capitol Realty Inc., Brokerage Toronto

Ron , It would be great if more realtors were rotarians. Thanks for sharing.


Nor Yeretsian

Jan 15, 2011 11:22 AM
Jeramie Vaine
Century 21 Carioti - Orlando, FL


I am sad to say I've never heard of the four way test, but now I am grateful you've enlightened me to a great thing!  The Rotary Clubs that I've worked with before have always been a great benefit to the communities and the people they work with.  Plus the people in the Rotary Club have always been first class individuals!

I am happy to say that I will adapt the Four Way Test to my daily workings as a Realtor!

Thanks again for the great information!

Jan 15, 2011 11:25 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

OK, Ron.  I'm going to take this as a sign.  Visited with a friend today who is a member of the local Rotary.  She chatted with us a little bit about it and invited us to lunch this week.  Think I'll be joining.

Jan 15, 2011 01:07 PM
don't join for business. Join to give back to the community. y ou will find the finest people in the world at the meeting Ron
Jan 15, 2011 02:43 PM