Of 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?
Difficult questions, huh? How can anyone — let alone a high school student — answer them?
Building on those questios — the international organization’s “4-Way Test” — the 2 clubs are helping sponsor a speech contest in the lower 4 counties of Connecticut. The aim is to get teenagers to study, apply and communicate Rotary’s 4-Way Test as a moral and ethical model for behavior, decision-making and life practice.
Cash prizes are awarded to the top 3 speakers in Westport’s town finals. The winner goes on to higher levels of competition, hoping for more money. All without, one hopes, compromising his or her principles.
(For information, contact Maggie Feczko [firstname.lastname@example.org]; Roy Fuchs [email@example.com]; Joe Hawley [firstname.lastname@example.org]; Ann Lloyd [email@example.com]; Mark Mathias [firstname.lastname@example.org; 203-293-8558, or Dennis Wong [email@example.com; 203-858-5828]).