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.