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 Programs
5/28/2019: Derick Pasternak and Global Medicine The eminent physician Derick Pasternak, MD, MBA, FACP, FACPE, is a past director and current consultant for the Joint Commission International and will speak on evaluating international hospitals. The Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety with hospitals, government ministries, public health agencies, and other health care organizations, to achieve peak performance in patient care.
6/4/2019: Board Meeting Cancelled Due to scheduling conflicts the June board meeting is cancelled.
6/11/2019: Cathy Gibson, District Governor Nominee Cathy Gibson, Governor Nominee for District 5030 will host a Q&A, answering all questions Rotary, with the focus on District 5030.
6/18/2019: David Rice Come hear about the Seattle Seachordsmen Barbershop Chorus and their energizing music.
Club Leaders
Meeting Times
Please join us at our lunch club meeting at noon every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of the month in Ballard at:
RIstorante Picolinos
6415 32nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Rotary Club of Ballard (Seattle)
PO Box 70472
Seattle, WA 98127
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