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?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Upcoming Programs
11/26/2019: No meeting This is the week of Thanksgiving, so no meeting is planned. Have a wonderful holiday!
12/3/2019: Dr. Warren Brown Dr. Warren Brown, president of North Seattle College, will talk about the state of North Seattle College and its plans, strategies, and challenges as it prepares its students to enter the work force.
12/10/2019: BHS Vocal Jazz Holiday Performance Director of Vocal Music Courtney Rowley and the members of Ballard’s Vocal Jazz group will entertain us with a range of holiday songs. We will be under the newly-remodeled big tent in the back of Picolinos, so it is going to be a special gathering. Bring a guest!
12/17/2019: Jen Muzia, Executive Director of the Ballard Food Bank Jen will update us on the new Ballard Food Bank building which will be located at 1400 NW Leary Way.
12/24/2019: No meeting and Merry Christmas!
12/31/2019: No meeting and Happy New Year!
Club Leaders
Meeting Times
Please join us at our lunch club meeting at noon every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday of the month in Ballard at:
RIstorante Picolinos
6415 32nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
On 4th Tuesdays of the Month we meet in the evening at Ristorante Picolinos. On the rare 5th Tuesdays of the month, a club social is scheduled in a different location in Ballard. Check the Upcoming Programs for location.
Mail:
Rotary Club of Ballard (Seattle)
PO Box 70472
Seattle, WA 98127
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