THE ROTARY CLUB OF SYRACUSE
DISTRICT 7150 USA
THE ROTARY CLUB OF SYRACUSE
DISTRICT 7150 USA

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The Rotary Club of Syracuse, Inc. is really comprised of two entities; the Club which was chartered on June 1, 1912 as Club Number 42 in the Rotary world, and the Syracuse Rotary Foundation, Inc., the not-for-profit philanthropic arm of the Club founded in 1957. Together, the Club and the Foundation have served the Greater Syracuse community with uncommon distinction and vigor, leaving a long trail of accomplishment in the best of Rotary’s traditions, all of which has contributed to giving The Rotary Club of Syracuse an honored position in our community.

Rotary adopted "The Four Way Test"
in 1943...

The Four 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 when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. Taylor later served as Rotary International President.

This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all company relations with dealers and customers. His staff put the 'test' into practice and the survival of the company is credited to the simple philosophy. 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?

The Four-Way Test has captured the imaginations of generations of Rotarians as a simple test to help ensure we are living up to the standard established by the Second Object of Rotary. The Objects of Rotary are the guiding principles of the Rotary movement, and how we as Rotarians try to live our lives. The second Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster:

High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society.

PRESIDENT: ROBERT SHERBURNE  |  VICE PRESIDENT: MARYLIN GALIMI  |  SECRETARY: MICHAEL GEORGE  |  TREASURER: DANIEL MORROW

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PRESIDENT: ROBERT SHERBURNE  |  VICE PRESIDENT: MARYLIN GALIMI  |  SECRETARY: MICHAEL GEORGE  |  TREASURER: DANIEL MORROW

© 2017 THE ROTARY CLUB OF SYRACUSE. INC.  |   WWW.SYRACUSEROTARY.ORG  |  INFO@SYRACUSEROTARY.ORG