REGISTRATIONS CLOSE Monday 16th November
The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do is a test used by Rotarians world-wide as a moral code for personal and business relationships. The test can be applied to almost any aspect of life.

The Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:
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?
The Rotary Four Way Test encourages teachers and students from each club’s link school to take part in this opportunity for public speaking, confidence building and ethics consideration. 

The Four Way Test Public Speaking Competition


The aims of the competition are to:
  1. bring the concepts of the Rotary Four-Way Test to the attention of
  2. provide students with an opportunity to compete in a public speaking competition
  3. provide Rotary and the Rotary Four-Way Test with valuable exposure in the community. 
  4. develop relationships between Rotary and schools.


Year 9 and 10 students in any high school or college in WSC Shire applying through a Rotary Club. Students selected from club heats will participate in the district final and state final.
Any topic may be chosen but the participants must address and refer to the Rotary Four Way Test in their speech and focus on the four elements.
The contest involves the following steps:
  • Candidates can submit a pre -recorded video speech to be evaluated by their schools’ club. Evaluation shall be returned with winning presenter moving to next round to be held on Wed 26th November 12pm at The Bowral Bowling Club.
  • The winner of the Final may be invited to present their speech at the regional round and if successful will present at the District Rotary Conference in March 2021.
  • Candidates may elect to present the same or different material at the successive heats and finals, however, if the winner presents at the Rotary District Conference then the same winning speech is to be given. The same guidelines will apply, as outlined under “Topic”
Parental/Guardian permission is required for in house attendance and photography for publication
Rotary Co-Ordinator’s
Roger Bagley – Moss Vale Rotary
Gwenda Webb – Bowral Mittagong Rotary
Bridget Cosyn – Berrima District Rotary