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 18 April 2020 at Ohio University, Chillicothe, 101 University Dr, Chillicothe, OH 45601 in Stevenson Center (home to Quinn Library.)
REGISTRATION & TIMING: The registration deadline is 10 April 2020. Contest check in will begin at 8:30 AM. The contest starting time will be 9:00 AM. A light lunch with beverages will be provided. While not binding, it will be appreciated if you indicate the number of lunches your contingent will need. The entire contest, judging, lunch should end between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM but 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 will be asked to speak again 16 May 2020 at the Rotary District Conference which will be held at the Salt Fork Lodge in Cambridge. The First place winner may be requested to speak during 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: 02/21/2020
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.