The Wheel for February 22, 2018
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4-Way Test Speech Contest
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 4-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 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 all the things we think, say or do:
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The purpose of The 4-Way Speech Contest is:
- To acquaint a large number of young people with Rotary and The 4-Way Test
- To determine and enhance Rotary’s commitment to our youngsters
- To heighten awareness of Rotary additionally among parents, schools, and community
- To recognize, encourage and reward hard work and accomplishments of youngsters
Message From The President
Scribe – February 15, 2018
Las Vegas Rotary Club Meeting: February 15, 2018
- President Michael Gordon called the meeting to order. Dan Adamson gave the invocation. PP Steve Linder led the club in singing America the Beautiful and the Pledge of Allegiance. The Sergeant at Arms was PP Kathy Dalvey.
- There were (2) International Rotarians, (1) visiting Rotarian and (5) Guests of Rotarians introduced.
- President Michael provided feedback on the sweetheart luncheon. Pete Samuolis accepted a check ($767) on behalf of his wife, Pam, winner of the 50/50 raffle last week.
- 25 Club Secretary Joakim Nyoni provided feedback on the 25 club social at Tommy Bahamas.
- Rosalee Hedrick reported that during the year there have been 21 potential member interviews conducted, 13 new members inducted, 4 potential members currently on the radar, and 2 new applicants that will be presented to the club board today.
- President Michael reminded everyone of the club’s upcoming St. Patrick’s Day cigar social on March 16th, 95th-anniversary party on April 5th, and car show on April 15th.
- Jaime Goldsmith announced the next Wine to Water event that will be held on February 24th
- PP Karen Whisenhunt encouraged club members to attend the Mayor’s Cup soccer tournament beginning Saturday at the Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex to support the German soccer players the club is hosting.
- The drawing began at $500 plus this week’s donations. Ticket winner, Carey Grohs, did not draw the joker but received a $10 consolation prize. Lawry’s Bucks Winner was Bob Barnard.
- PP Russ Swain served as MC during the Past Presidents Luncheon. The following PPs provided highlights of their year in office:
– PP Robert L. Moore (1991-92)
– PP Caty Crockett (1995-96)
– PP Tom A. Thomas (1999-00)
– PP James E. Hunt (2001-02)
– PP Jim Tucker (2002-03)
– PP Kathy Dalvey (2003-04)
– PP Steve Casey (2004-05)
– PP Ned Phillips (2005-06)
– PP Russ Swain (2008-09)
– PP Karen Whisenhunt (2009-10)
– PP Tom Axtell (2010-11)
– PP Sharon McNair (2011-12)
– PP Steve Linder (2014-15)
– PP Mary Ann Avnet (2015-16)
- Shawn Noorda was given a bouquet of flowers from PP Steve Casey and PP Ned Phillips for her continued excellence as the club’s secretary. She was hired during their terms in office.
- A moment of silence was had for PP Don Ashworth (1975-76) and PP Irwin Kishner (1983-84) who passed away this last year.
- PP Russ Swain thanked the participating past club presidents and reminded the club of the 95th-anniversary party on April 5th. President Michael announced that he is working with the UNLV library in preparation for displaying club artifacts at the party.
- President Michael compared Rotary to tennis stating, “The one that serves best usually wins” and adjourned the meeting.