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The Four Way Test

Rotary's core values in rhyme

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
October 9, 2020

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The Four Way Test

In Rotary we have a quiz
to help us be our best.
Before we speak or choose or act,
we take the four-way test.

Is it the truth? That's where we start.
We're fact-checkers. No lie!
Quite honestly, we won't mislead.
By that we live and die.

Fairness is the second way
we judge what we allow.
Is there a level playing field?
To justice we will bow.

And to that end we seek goodwill
befriending blacks and whites,
those old and young, both gay and straight
protecting each one's rights.

And will our actions benefit
the good of all concerned?
Or will the rush to speak our minds 
leave some besmirched and spurned.

This four-way test in Rotary
is just a simple aid
that serves to keep us honor bound
beyond the dues we've paid.

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