Click on one of the Links to the left to view the speeches of District 7430 finalists!


THE DISTRICT 7430 FOUR WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST

 
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 and those winners compete in the District final held at the District Annual Convention.  Cash prizes are awarded at all levels.  In 2018 twenty-six clubs participated.  More details are given in the FWTSC Manual.  Other exhibits are also provided on this website.  Links to YouTube videos of the 2018 District competitors are also provided.


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CONTEST RESOURCES
 
(2018-2019) Speech Contest Manual contains contest rules, instructions for running a club contest, score sheets, entry forms, etc. - (see download section to the left)

(2018-2019) Speech Contest brochure useful for promoting the contest to school administration and students - (see download section to the left)

(2018-2019) Presentation to Club - (see download section to the left)

 
(2018-2019) Presentation to Students/Lesson Plan (requires PowerPoint) (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 - TBD

 
 District Finals Contest- TBD
 
The Regional Contest first place finishers will compete for the
District Championship at the 2019 District Conference:  
  • Location: District 7430 Conference at the Renaissance Allentown Hotel in Allentown, PA.
 
HISTORY OF THE FOUR WAY TEST
 
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?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
 VISION

"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."


  PURPOSE

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.

 
MORE INFORMATION
 
For more information or an in-club program please contact
Contest Chairman Al Engel
alengel007@aol.com
M: 907.216.1469

Students wishing to enter a Contest:

Contact Contest Chair Al Engel 
or contact your local Rotary Club