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 Four-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 test 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 Four-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?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?””

Upcoming Events

Pasadena Weekly Club Meeting
Speaker: Joel Stern, Origami Artist
Topic: The Art of Origami - Introducer: Mary Lou Byrne
February 28th 2024 12:00 pm
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Pasadena Weekly Club Meeting
Speaker: Lance Davis, Parson's Nose Theater
Topic: My Life in the Theater - Introducer: Mary Chalon
March 6th 2024 12:00 pm
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Pasadena Weekly Club Meeting
Speaker: Mayor Victor Gordo, Mayor City of Pasadena
Topic: State of the City - Introducer: Mel Cohen
March 13th 2024 12:00 pm
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Meeting Information

Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
The University Club of Pasadena Complimentary Valet Parking
175 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA
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