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Rotary's 4-Way Test

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. 



Is it the TRUTH?

This principle underscores the importance of honesty and integrity, encouraging individuals to ensure that their actions, decisions, and communications are truthful. It asks members to consider the accuracy and honesty of their words and actions, fostering a culture of trust and credibility.

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