What is Rotary?
"A worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities."
Our Club Mission:
To promote and further the work of Rotary within the Comox Valley and internationally with projects that help people in need and to foster understanding among cultures, with a view to making our world a better place.
Our mailing address is: PO Box 3576, Courtenay, BC V9N 6Z8
... or if urgent, contact Secretary, Pat McKenna @ 250-890-0855 or email@example.com
From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were 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 Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.
This 24-word test for 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 Four-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:
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?