From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the worlds most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is the Four Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Herbert J. Taylor who later serves as Rotary International President when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24 word code of ethics for employers and 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 that one hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks:
Of the things we think, say or do -
i. Is it the truth?
ii. Is it fair to all concerned?
iii. Will it build good will and better
iv. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Our motto and our five avenues of service
“Service Above Self” embodies our humanitarian spirit. Rotary’s Avenues of Service guide our activities:
1. Through Club Service, we have fun, build lasting friendships, and make sure that our club runs well.
2. Through Vocational Service, we volunteer our professional skills to serve others and promote integrity in everything we do.
3. Through Community Service, we address local needs and work with our community to bring lasting improvements.
4. Through International Service, we meet humanitarian needs around the globe and promote world understanding and peace.
5. Through New Generations Service, we work with young people to help them become the next generation of leaders, visionaries, and peacemakers.
The Object of Rotary is “to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.” and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
The Bryn Mawr Rotary Club is active in the local community and around the world!
Learn more about our programs and activities today by contacting a local Bryn Mawr Rotarian, for those who are interested in making a positive impact, we urge you to join us in our commitment to serve our local community.
Rotary Members are come from a variety of professional backgrounds, business owners, managers, and professionals alike; who are all committed to Service Above Self and are those who up hold to the Rotary Four Way Test, as we continue to make a great impact on our community.
About The bryn mawr rotary club
The Bryn Mawr Rotary Club was founded on February 24, 1969. Our local chapter was created to serve our local community and others throughout the world, our membership continues to grow and we look forward to our future growth here in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Once the fact that Ardmore Rotary was serving as the host for several members from Bryn Mawr it was brought to light and the development of the Bryn Mawr Rotary began. The Bryn Mawr Rotary Club is a club with a proud tradition and a continuing commitment to “Service above Self.”