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 4-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 4-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?”

4-Way Test Speech 2023-24 Contest

The theme for the 2023-2024 Rotary year And The 4-Way Test Speech Contest is

“Create Hope in the World”


Contest Deadlines
PowerPoint Presentation
Contestant Manual

Student Application (May be filled-in in Adobe Acrobat)
Club Newsletter Article
Regional Winner Submission (May be filled-in in Adobe Acrobat)

Certificates for Competition Winners
(select level below)
Club Level
Group Level
Region Level

District  Competition

The 5 Regional winners compete at the District Training Assembly in April, 2024. The prizes depend on the number of Clubs that participate. In the past, the winner has received up to $5,000 and runners-ups received up to $1,000.

**Four Way Test Speech Contest Deadlines Club Entry and Registration Fee **
Must Submit to District 5300 by January 31, 2024

Club Level Contests – Start January 1- must be completed by February 29, 2024
Area/Group Level Contests – Start Mar 1 -must complete by March 31, 2024
Regional Level Contests – Start April 1 – must be completed by April 26, 2024
District Finals- Sat May 18, 2024 at District Assembly – Sheraton Pomona Fairplex.

Chair and Coordinators for the Four Way Test Regional Contests

Ginny Hsiao
(San Marino)

California West
Regional Contest –
David Hornback
California East
Regional Contest –
Daryl Beans
Victor Valley
Regional Contest –
Regional Contest –
Tom Novotny
Antelope Valley
Regional Contest –
Barbara Sellon


District Calendar

LV Summerlin Sip & Savor
July 13th 2024
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Montebello Back Pack Distribution
July 19th 2024
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Henderson After Hours Charter Party
July 19th 2024
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LV After Hours - Prez Linda's Debunking
July 20th 2024
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Las Vegas Summerlin - Just One Pop Up Market
July 20th 2024
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Time To Mingle with Padel Ball
July 23rd 2024
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Back to School Supplies Drive to Benefit The Delta Academy
July 23rd 2024
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LV Southwest Debunking
July 25th 2024
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Montebello-Whittier Blvd Festival and Beer Garden
July 27th 2024
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