The Four-Way Test has captured the imaginations of generations of Rotarians as a simple checklist to help ensure that we are applying this positive and powerful code to how we try to live our lives and serve others.
FOUR WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST
WHERE: The District 6690 Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest will be held on 17 April 2021. Due to the continuing pandemic, the event will be held virtually via Zoom. Local contests can be held remotely or in person if the club is comfortable with that method and follows all health department protocols. Conducting the District contest via remote access is a work in progress, so all details may not be available yet but will be posted as developed. Assistance for the methodology of local contests via Zoom will be available.
REGISTRATION & TIMING: The registration deadline is 9 April 2021. Contest check in will begin at 8:30 AM on 17 April 2021. The contest starting time will be 9:00 AM. The length of time of the contest is dependent upon the number of contestants.
PARTICIPANTS: High School students who are winners of a District 6690 Rotary Club contest are eligible to participate. Prior contest winners of the District 6690 contest may participate but must have a speech different from a prior winning speech.
RULES: The complete rules are in a separate attachment; see the links to the right.
ESSAY CONTEST: An essay contest has been added and the rules and registration are covered in separate attachments.
PARTICIPATION at the DISTRICT CONFERENCE and other DISTRICT EVENTS: The First place winner may be asked to speak again at the Rotary District Conference 2021 on 15 May 2021 at a location TBA ( if held in person) or remotely via Zoom or Zoom recording. The First place winner’s winning speech may be distributed to local clubs or other Rotary District events TBA by mutual convenience of the winner and the District.
STATE FOUR-WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST: There is no State of Ohio Four-Way Test Speech Contest at present.
VIDEO: DVD or flash drive recording of the event will be available for $10.00. DVD videos of prior contests are also available. See the DVD ORDER FORM attachment link to the right.
PRIZES: District Level
FIRST PLACE $500 SECOND PLACE $400 THIRD PLACE $300
Nelson D. Coleman
last updated: 01/28/2021
THE FOUR WAY TEST
Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test is still relevant today and transcends generations and national boundaries. Not based on culture or religion, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and asks the following essential questions of the things we think, say or do:
- Is it the truth?
- Is it fair to all concerned?
- Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
- Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The Four-Way Test has captured the imaginations of generations of Rotarians as a simple checklist to help ensure that we are applying this positive and powerful code to how we try to live our lives and serve others. An outstanding line-up of speakers—most of them Rotarians—will share their unique perspectives on the importance of high ethical values in decision-making for their professions and lives.