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15800 Manchester Road
Ellisville, MO 63011



The Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test

The Foundation of Our Beliefs:


  • •  Is it the TRUTH?

  • •  Is it FAIR to all concerned?

  • •  Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

  • •  WIll it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

One of the most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics in the world is the Rotary Four-Way Test.

It was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932 when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. Taylor looked for a way to save the struggling company mired in depression-caused financial difficulties. He drew up a 24-word code of ethics for all employees to follow in their business and professional lives. The Four-Way Test 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. Herb Taylor became president of Rotary International in 1954-55. The Four-Way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943 and has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.
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Internationally we direct our service in six AREAS OF FOCUS:
peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development.

Rotary is service. You don’t come to Rotary to get something out of it. You come to Rotary to put something into it. And once you’ve put something into it, you will get something out of it, but it won’t be what you expect. It’ll be better.
— Liz Smith, Rotary Club of Detroit, Michigan, USA

What we're all about

Membership in The Rotary Club of West St. Louis County provides the opportunity to give back to the community, connect with leaders in the community, work with others in addressing community needs, network with other professionals in the entire St. Louis area and beyond, assist with Rotary International's humanitarian service efforts, establish contacts with an international network of professionals, and develop leadership skills.

Another year, another chance to make history. We’re closer than ever to eradicating polio. But even as we celebrate our 108th year of community impact, we’re reminded that there is much to do. Become an effective advocate for government funding so together we can finish the job.

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