The 4-Way Test
From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were 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 RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.
This 24-word code of ethics for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and 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:
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Metro Rotary consists of 75-100 members who are leaders in the community in a variety of professions. Through our weekly meetings, volunteer activities, programs and special events, you will have numerous opportunities to interact and contribute in a number of valuable ways.
Metro members share a passion for community service and friendship. Through numerous projects on varying levels (international, national, statewide and local), Rotarians join together with people of all ages and and backgrounds to further the common good for all. New ideas are encouraged and welcomed, so please consider how you could assist us in serving others.
By viewing our club history you can see that Metro has a consistent record of helping others. We encourage you to visit our club and regularly attend weekly meetings to learn about plans for future activities. Your help is appreciated and needed!
Important Rotary Links
Visit Rotary International at www.rotary.org.
Visit Rotary District 6080 at www.rotary6080.org.
Our district continues to help those in need both locally and internationally. Here is one example: Rotary District 6080 Donates to Panama.