Now is the time to make plans for your club’s participation in the District’s 4-Way Test Speech Contest (FWTSC).  High school students, grades 9 through 12 are eligible to participate.  Each contestant chooses the topic of his/her speech. The purpose of the speech is to persuade others while applying the principles of the Rotary 4-Way Test.   Clubs are to work with the high school(s) in their geographic area to arrange for a club contest.  The club winner proceeds to a regional contest on April 17, 2021 and those winners compete in the District final held at the District Annual Convention May 2, 2021.  Cash prizes are awarded at all levels.  In the past 25 clubs participated.  More details are given in the FWTSC Manual.  Other exhibits are also provided on this website.  Links to YouTube videos of previous District competitors are also provided.

(2020-2021) Speech Contest Manual contains contest rules, instructions for running a club contest, score sheets, entry forms, etc. - (see download section to the left)

(2020-2021) Speech Contest brochure useful for promoting the contest to school administration and students - (see download section to the left)

(2020-2021) Presentation to the Schools - (see download section to the left)

Club Contests

(Note: Some clubs may not hold their contests at their regular
meeting time/place. Contact clubs for time and location of their contest.)
Regional Contests - April 17, 2021 
Look below for Zoom Links and Time for each contest
District 7430 Chair, Al Engel,  973-216-1469
North Region Coordinator, Anthony Moyer,, 610-295-7691
Rotary Clubs: Allentown, Allentown West, Bethlehem, Bethlehem Morning Star, Easton, Emmaus,  Lehigh Valley Passport, Nazareth, Slatington, Whitehall
Regional Contest was held on April 7, 2021
West Region Coordinator, Annette McAuliffe,, 914-299-8510
Rotary Clubs: Birdsboro, Conrad Weiser, Fleetwood, Hamburg, Kutztown, Muhlenberg, Reading, Spring Twp. Centennial, West Reading-Wyomissing
Time: Apr 17, 2021 09:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 664 504 8924
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+13017158592,,6645048924# US (Washington DC)
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South Region Coordinator, Brad Mellon,, 215-290-4163
Rotary Clubs: Ambler, Blue Bell, Central Bucks, Hatboro, Norristown, North Penn, Saucon Center Valley, Souderton-Telford, Upper Perkiomen

Time: Apr 17, 2021 9:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Meeting ID: 852 1396 1635

Passcode: 954669

East Region Coordinator, Inge Karlberg- Stannik, , 215-794-3630  
Rotary Clubs: Doylestown, Horsham, Hunt. Valley-Churchville, Montgo-New Britain, Morrisville, Newtown, Springfield Twp., Warminster, Warrington, Willow Grove


Time: Apr 17, 2021 9:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Meeting ID: 852 1396 1635

Passcode: 954669

Central Region Coordinator,  Anna Richter,, 484-680-1862
Rotary Club: Boyertown, Collegeville, Central Perkiomen, Harleysville, Pennridge-Perkasie, Pottstown, Quakertown, Spring Ford

Time: Apr 17, 2021 9:50 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Join Zoom Meeting 

Meeting ID: 872 3207 1567
Passcode: 911282 

 District Finals Contest- May 2, 2021
The Regional Contest first place finishers will compete for the
District Championship at the 2021 District Conference
From the earliest days of Rotary, Rotarians have been concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The 4-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as Rotary International's president)  when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word test for employees to use in making decisions in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with suppliers and customers. 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 than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.

It asks the following four questions:

Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

"To make the world a better place by encouraging high school students to put in to practice the virtues of critical thinking and ethical decision making by developing their public speaking and leadership skills in order to positively influence and inspire others regarding an issue that they are passionate about."

To promote the virtues of critical thinking and ethical decision making among high school students by conducting a 4 Way Test Speech Contest. I doing so we also seek to strengthen the Clubs and to enhance Rotary's public image.

For more information or an in-club program please contact
Contest Chairman Al Engel
M: 973.216.1469

Students wishing to enter a Contest:

Contact Contest Chair Al Engel 
or contact your local Rotary Club