30
Mar
2019
Pottstown
Brookside Country Club
850 N. Adams St.
Pottstown, PA  19464
United States of America
Please join us at Brookside Country Club for the Pottstown Rotary Club's 4-Way Test Speech Contest as part of the District 7430 competition.  High school students, grades 9 through 12,  will speak on a topic of their choice as to how to apply the principles of the Rotary 4-Way Test and compete for cash prizes.  The club winner will proceed to the regional contest and perhaps on to compete in the District final held at the District Annual Convention.  Last year's District finalist, Logan Ruyak, a sophomore at Pottstown High School was the winner of the Pottstown Rotary Club competition.  
 
HISTORY OF THE FOUR WAY TEST
 
From the earliest days of Rotary, Rotarians have been 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 Rotary International's president)  when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word test for employees to use in making decisions in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with suppliers and customers. 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?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
 VISION

"To make the world a better place by encouraging high school students to put in to practice the virtues of critical thinking and ethical decision making by developing their public speaking and leadership skills in order to positively influence and inspire others regarding an issue that they are passionate about."


  PURPOSE

To promote the virtues of critical thinking and ethical decision making among high school students by conducting a 4 Way Test Speech Contest. I doing so we also seek to strengthen the Clubs and to enhance Rotary's public image.


 
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