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Rotarys Four Way Test

One of the most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics in the world is the…Rotary 4-Way Test The 4-Way Test was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932. Taylor drew up a 24-word code of ethics for all his employees to follow in their business and professional lives which was subsequently adopted by Rotary in 1943, and has since been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.

The four-way test of the things we think, say, or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOOD WILL and better FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
Firstsly:- The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service
Secondly:- High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.

Thirdly:- The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life.
Fourthly:- The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

More About Rotary

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world

Rotary is the world’s first service club. The first Rotary club was founded in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on February 23, 1905.Rotary is some 1.2 million service-minded men and women belonging to nearly 29,000 Rotary clubs in virtually every nation in the world.</p> <p>Rotarians meet weekly for fellowship and interesting and informative programs dealing with topics of local and global importance. Membership is by invitation, and reflects a wide cross-section of community representation.Rotarians plan and carry out a remarkable variety of humanitarian, education and cultural exchange programs that touch people’s lives in their local communities and world community.Rotary is The Rotary Foundation, which each year provides some US $60 million for international scholarships, cultural exchanges, and humanitarian projects large and small that improve the quality of life for millions of people.Rotary is Polio Plus, Rotary’s commitment to work with national and international health organizations on the goal of polio eradication by the year 2005, Rotary’s 100th anniversary. More than one-half billion children in the developing nations have been immunized against polio through Polio Plus grants.


Become a Member

The process for being a member of the Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee is simple! Firstly, come along to a few meetings and decide if Rotary and our club in particular is for you. If you think you’d like to join, talk to our Membership Director, Catherine Conroy, for more information.

Alternatively, many new members are ‘introduced’ by current members – this means that they attend a few meetings with their host, who may then nominate them for membership. Ask the Secretary for a copy of the RI brochure on proposing a new member or go the RI download centre.