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October theme:  Economic and Community Development + World Polio Day
Rotary has designated themes for each month to help clubs think about a range of ideas to develop meeting agendas, projects, or public image campaigns. 
 
For October, our theme is Economic and Community Development – and the month also includes the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on the 17th and World Polio Day on the 24th of October.  What are you going to do to acknowledge these days?  A speaker?  A relevant TED talk?  Maybe a field trip?  Here are some other ideas about how to celebrate the theme… your club could consider projects such as to:
 
  • Develop a Micro Credit project – or establish a club Kiva account to support micro businesses
  • Organise an awareness seminar on self-employment at a post-secondary or community organization
  • Organise a trade exhibitions
  • Organise a networking event for new Canadian entrepreneurs
  • Participate in an entrepreneurship development program
  • Organise a consumer forum, or public meeting on a topic relevant to your community
  • Hold a joint meeting with your Chamber of Commerce
What Is Your Club Doing To Celebrate WORLD Polio Day?
 
 
Here are three successful events:
 
The Big D7810 Plant – Oct 24 2019
District 7810 Pamela Harrison, polio champion, visited Amsterdam Tulip festival last year and saw the largest flower garden in the world of 87 Acres. She asked her clubs “Have you every wondered what 10,000 tulips looks like? “Veseys seeds in Charlottetown, PE featured the “Rotary Tulip”  in their catalogue and are donating a percentage to the ENDPOLIO NOW campaign for each package sold. Thank you Veseys Seeds.
Clubs in D7810 under Pam’s guidance have ordered 10,000 Bulbs. On Oct 24 they will go out and plant their bulbs so next spring there will be 10,000 Rotary tulips in New Brunswick and Maine. Pam says “Our target from year one with clubs is $4,500.00 CAD. Maybe next year we can double that and have fun sharing our story of over 10,000 tulips.” 
At a distribution event in Port Elgin Rotary Club, New Brunswick with John Barrett from Veseys seed and DG Noel she said - “Port Elgin may be one of our smallest club but they are mighty and ordered 16 boxes. As well they are very keen and do great things in their community. THANK YOU  to everyone for ordering tulips. 10,000 tulips will be planted in District 7810 this Oct. 24th and in the April 2020, 10,000 beautiful tulip blossoms will appear. It is a visible sign of hope that we can keep the promise we made to the children of the world, over 30 yrs ago. “ to ensure that no child ever has to suffer the paralyzingly effects of polio”. We must remain optimistic about the future and continue raising funds and awareness to stop this disease.

Pints for polio D7820
On Thursday, October 24th, 2019 our Rotary Club of St. John's East, Newfoundland, will be hosting our third annual "Pints for Polio" at Quidi Vidi Brewery.  Tickets are $20 for what is sure to be a great social "funraiser" to help End Polio Now.  Last year we raised approximately $6,000.00 and certainly hope that we will meet or exceed that amount again this year.  We've registered our event, and are promoting it on social media.  Club members will be on hand serving homemade chili (including moose, vegetarian and gluten free options), with proceeds also going to support the cause.  With live music and prize giveaways throughout the evening, we hope to combine an October social with getting the message out about RI's important work to help End Polio Now.
 
Chantelle Newhook from the clubs says Keys to success have been:
  1. keeping ticket prices low for a casual, fun event at an appropriately sized (not too big) free venue
  2. RCSJE members make a variety of chilies which we sell at the event;
  3. good, live music
  4. folks love craft beer
  5. door prizes, 50:50 draws and the brewery donated a few cents per sale to Polio
  6. advance ticket sales
  7. Start at 5.30 so people can come on their way home from work.
 
My Big Fab Rotary Dinner
John Gilvesy D7080 organised a district wide rotary Dinner. He asked each member of every club to invite non Rotarians over for dinner and ask the for a donation of $30. People could enjoy friendship and a lovely meal and raise money for polio
They had an ambitious goal and raised almost 110,000 for polio.
24 October is World Polio Day!
Not sure what to do for World Polio Day? Here are a few ideas:
Host a gathering for friends and club members to watch the Online Global Update.
Organize a fundraiser and invite guests to experience what it’s like to vaccinate children by viewing Rotary’s virtual reality film, “Two Drops of Patience.” (Download Rotary’s VR app to your Apple or Android device.)
Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about the importance of ending polio. Send it to the letters or opinion page editor for consideration.
Share information about Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
The toolkit’s resources can help you every step of the way planning resources to help you organize your club’s event.
 
 Don't forget to register your event at  https://www.endpolio.org/promote-your-event
 
 
Sample Twitter posts:
Join @Rotary on #WorldPolioDay on 24 October & make an impact in the global fight to #endpolio: endpolio.org
 
#DYK polio could be the 2nd human disease to ever be eradicated? Help @Rotary #endpolio forever. endpolio.org
 
No child should suffer from this vaccine-preventable disease. Help us #endpolio for good. endpolio.org @Rotary
 
We can #endpolio globally. Join @Rotary on #WorldPolioDay on 24 October: endpolio.org
 
Triple your impact on #WorldPolioDay thanks to @gatesfoundation's 2-to-1 match. Join @Rotary & donate to #endpolio: endpolio.org/donate
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Bye Bye Polio
There's no feeling quite like the one that comes with the experience of putting those two drops under a child's tongue. Knowing that those two drops have now taken the risk of a life with Polio out of the cards for their future. The look on their mother or father's face knowing that their child is protected. The youngest children are in ignorance of the significance, and are just pleased to receive their treat at the end, but many are old enough to know someone affected by the disease, and know how important these efforts are.
 
I've been in communities - walking through alleyways with parents holding their 1 day old babies looking for a vaccine - those drops being the priority of the day. I've been in schools where children are chanting "Bye Bye Polio" as we make our way through the crowd. I've been in hospitals, clinics and rehab facilities spending time with those whose creation of the vaccine came just a few years too late.
 
No matter if you're donating a few dollars for a handful of vaccines or flying across the world to deliver them - every effort, every dime, every action toward the end goal saves countless lives. No matter how small it seems, a life is forever changed; and we're this close to making it a change to the human race.
The Plus In Polio Plus; We’re Doing So Much More Than Eradicating Polio
Musa Muhammed Ali, a farmer in Borno state, Nigeria, has had to deal with the many ways polio has affected his life. For instance, he used to have to pay for transportation when he needed to buy feed for his animals. But after receiving a hand-operated tricycle funded through Rotary’s PolioPlus grants, Ali (pictured above) can now spend that money on other necessities. His life was changed by the “plus” in PolioPlus.
 
When we talk about PolioPlus, we know we are eradicating polio, but do we realize how many added benefits the program brings? The “plus” is something else that is provided as a part of the polio eradication campaign. It might be a hand-operated tricycle or access to water. It might be additional medical treatment, bed nets, or soap. A 2010 study estimates that vitamin A drops given to children at the same time as the polio vaccine have prevented 1.25 million deaths by decreasing susceptibility to infectious diseases.
 
In these pages, we take you to Nigeria, which could soon be declared free of wild poliovirus, to show you some of the many ways the polio eradication campaign is improving lives.
Polio vaccination campaigns are difficult to carry out in northern Nigeria, where the Boko Haram insurgency has displaced millions of people, leading to malnutrition and spikes in disease. When security allows, health workers diligently work to bring the polio vaccine and other health services to every child, including going tent to tent in camps for displaced people. The health workers pictured here are in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, where the insurgency began 10 years ago.
 
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), of which Rotary is a spearheading partner, funds 91 percent of all immunization staff in the World Health Organization’s Africa region. These staff members are key figures in the fight against polio — and other diseases: 85 percent give half their time to immunization, surveillance, and outbreak response for other initiatives. For example, health workers in Borno use the polio surveillance system, which detects new cases of polio and determines where and how they originated, to find people with symptoms of yellow fever. During a 2018 yellow fever outbreak, this was one of many strategies that resulted in the vaccination of 8 million people. And during an outbreak of Ebola in Nigeria in 2014, health workers prevented that disease from spreading beyond 19 reported cases by using methods developed for the polio eradication campaign to find anyone who might have come in contact with an infected person.
 
Children protected from polio still face other illnesses, and in Borno, malaria kills more people than all other diseases combined. Worldwide, a child dies of malaria every two minutes. To prevent its spread, insecticide-treated bed nets — such as the one Hurera Idris is pictured installing in her home — are often distributed for free during polio immunization events. In 2017, the World Health Organization, one of Rotary’s partners in the GPEI, organized a campaign to deliver antimalarial medicines to children in Borno using polio eradication staff and infrastructure. It was the first time that antimalarial medicines were delivered on a large scale alongside the polio vaccine, and the effort reached 1.2 million children.
 
Rotary and its partners also distribute soap and organize health camps to treat other conditions. “The pluses vary from one area to another. Depending on the environment and what is seen as a need, we try to bridge the gap,” says Tunji Funsho, chair of Rotary’s Nigeria PolioPlus Committee. “Part of the reason you get rejections when you immunize children is that we’ve been doing this for so long. In our part of the world, people look at things that are free and persistent with suspicion. When they know something else is coming, reluctant families will bring their children out to have them immunized.”
 
Rotarians’ contributions to PolioPlus help fund planning by technical experts, large-scale communication efforts to make people aware of the benefits of vaccinations, and support for volunteers who go door to door.
 
Volunteer community mobilizers are a critical part of vaccination campaigns in Nigeria’s hardest-to-reach communities. The volunteers are selected and trained by UNICEF, one of Rotary’s partners in the GPEI, and then deployed in the community or displaced persons camp where they live. They take advantage of the time they spend connecting with community members about polio to talk about other strategies to improve their families’ health. Fatima Umar, the volunteer pictured here, is educating Hadiza Zanna about health topics such as hygiene and maternal health, in addition to why polio vaccination is so important.
 
Nigerian Rotarians have been at the forefront of raising support for Rotary’s polio efforts. For example, Sir Emeka Offor, a member of the Rotary Club of Abuja Ministers Hill, and his foundation collaborated with Rotary and UNICEF to produce an audiobook called Yes to Health, No to Polio that health workers use.
 
Addressing a critical long-term need such as access to clean water helps build relationships and trust with community members. Within camps for displaced people, vaccinators are sometimes met with frustration. “People say, ‘We don’t have water, and you’re giving us polio drops,’” Tunji Funsho explains. Rotary and its partners responded by funding 31 solar-powered boreholes to provide clean water in northern Nigeria, and the effort is ongoing. At left, women and children collect water from a borehole in the Madinatu settlement, where about 5,000 displaced people live.
Supplying clean water to vulnerable communities is a priority of the PolioPlus program not only in Nigeria, but also in Afghanistan and Pakistan — the only other remaining polio-endemic nations, or countries where transmission of the virus has never been interrupted. “Giving water is noble work also,” says Aziz Memon, chair of Rotary’s Pakistan PolioPlus Committee.
 
Access to safe drinking water is also an important aspect of the GPEI’s endgame strategy, which encourages efforts that “ensure populations reached for polio campaigns are also able to access much-needed basic services, such as clean water, sanitation, and nutrition.” The poliovirus spreads through human waste, so making sure people aren’t drinking or bathing in contaminated water is critical to eradicating the disease. Bunmi Lagunju, the PolioPlus project coordinator in Nigeria, says that installing the boreholes has also helped prevent the spread of cholera and other diseases in the displaced persons camps.
 
Communities with a reliable source of clean water enjoy a reduced rate of disease and a better quality of life. “When we came [to the camp], there was no borehole. We had to go to the nearby block factory to get water, and this was difficult because the factory only gave us limited amounts of water,” says Jumai Alhassan (pictured at bottom left bathing her baby). “We are thankful for people who provided us with the water.”
Polio left Isiaku Musa Maaji disabled, with few ways to make a living. At age 24, he learned to build hand-operated tricycles designed to provide mobility for disabled adults and children, and later started his own business assembling them. His first break came, he says, when a local government placed a trial order. It was impressed with his product, and the orders continued. Rotary’s Nigeria PolioPlus Committee recently ordered 150 tricycles from Maaji to distribute to polio survivors and others with mobility problems. The relationship he has built with local Rotarians has motivated him to take part in door-to-door polio vaccination campaigns.
 
“It is not easy to be physically challenged,” he says. “I go out to educate other people on the importance of polio vaccine because I don’t want any other person to fall victim to polio.”
Aliyu Issah feels lucky; he’s able to support himself running a small convenience store. He knows other polio survivors who have attended skills training programs but lack the money to start a business and are forced to beg on the street. However, the GPEI provides a job that’s uniquely suited to polio survivors: educating others about the effects of the disease.
 
“Some of my friends who used to be street beggars now run their own small business with money they earn from working on the door-to-door immunization campaign,” Issah says.
 
In Maiduguri, Falmata Mustapha rides a hand-operated tricycle donated to her by Rotary’s Nigeria PolioPlus Committee. She is joined by several health workers for a door-to-door immunization campaign, bringing polio drops to areas without basic health care. UNICEF data show that polio survivors like Mustapha have a remarkable success rate persuading reluctant parents to vaccinate their children — on average, survivors convince seven of every 10 parents they talk to. In places where misinformation and rumors have left people hesitant to vaccinate, the survivors’ role in the final phase of the eradication effort is critical.
 
“Since working with the team, I have seen an increase in immunization compliance in the community,” Mustapha says. “I am well-regarded in the community because of my work, and I am happy about this.”
 
Eighteen million people around the world who would have died or been paralyzed are alive and walking because of the polio eradication campaign. Health workers and volunteers supported by PolioPlus grants have built an infrastructure for delivering health care and collecting data that, in many parts of the world, didn’t exist before. It’s already being used to improve overall health care and to fight other diseases, proving that the legacy of PolioPlus is more than eradicating a deadly disease from the planet — it’s also building a stronger health system that provides better access to lifesaving interventions for the world’s most vulnerable children.
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District Leadership - Is It for You?
Your district has a variety of committees with dedicated volunteers who are People of Action, working to help your clubs thrive – these include Healthy Clubs/Membership, Foundation (with various sub-teams), Youth Services, Training/Leadership Development, and Public Image.  We also have nine Area Governors who serve as the first line of support to help clubs access resources – and again, to help clubs thrive, and we have a Secretary and Treasurer (and Finance Committee) to keep us on track.  These dedicated people all generally serve for three years.
 
We are always looking for interested people to serve on committees or to shadow current AGs.  Are you one of these people?  Let us know! 
What about the role of District Governor (or, as it is called this year, the Chair of the District Leadership Team)?  The Nominating Committee aims to have a pool of interested people – and it is ideal when they can select this leader from the current or recent team of other district leaders.  It is very helpful to have had that experience and be familiar with how the district serves clubs.  And, it is important to know that Rotary is changing so that the roles are easier for people who work full-time and/or have many other obligations to serve.  For example, this year’s RI President, Mark Maloney, makes it very clear that it is no longer necessary to visit every club.  There are many ways to help clubs thrive and with a great team, it is much easier to balance family, work and Rotary.  We are seeing many young professionals take on these roles around the world, for example, the current DG for the Manhattan area just turned 30!
 
Our district also shares responsibilities among the DG stream, each of whom formally serves for four years on the Executive Committee – that is, first as the DG Nominee, then DG Elect, next as DG and finally as Immediate Past DG.  The DGN has responsibility for Youth activities.  The DGE has responsibility for overseeing updates to the Strategic Plan, Foundation activities and Training. This gives these people a great opportunity to learn about these important aspects of our work over two years of preparation.  The IPDG has responsibility for Nominations, Membership and Alumni.  This leaves Governance, Finance, Public Image and New Club Development for the serving DG – and this is much more manageable than having everything on one person’s plate – and it is better for the development of those who will serve in following years.
In the past, there has also been a concern about the personal financial obligation of serving as DG.  This should no longer be an issue – it is quite possible to fill the role without the need for personal spending.
 
Then there are the fabulous learning opportunities – interacting with other leaders from across the world and participating in training offered by RI and the Zones are great benefits of these leadership roles… not to mention a bit of travel... and a whole lot of fun!  And the personal development is valuable for all aspects of one’s life. 
 
So what do you think?  We’d love to hear from you if you are interested in any aspect of District leadership – even if you are just starting to think about possibilities!  Please let Louisa know at rotarylouisa@gmail.com if you have want to chat about these great opportunities.
Help Wanted! Rotary Youth Exchange
Do you know that Africa is the youngest continent and is Rotary’s biggest opportunity to invest in Youth? Youth populations are growing quickly in Sub-Saharan Africa, with its youth population expected to expand from 1/5 of global youth today to 1/3 at mid-century and 1/2 by 2100.  Despite being the home to so many of the world’s youth, Africa is significantly underrepresented in Rotary Youth Exchange. (Youth exchanges from Africa skew to South Africa and Namibia.)
 
To address this, EEMA – the Rotary Youth Exchange association for Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and Africa – is promoting an initiative called The Power of One. The goal is to provide additional support to African districts which are certified for Outbound-Only exchanges. For example, districts covering Algeria-Morocco-Tunisia, Nigeria, Tanzania-Uganda, Ethiopia-Kenya and Comoros-Djibouti-Madagascar-Mauritius-Seychelles. 
 
We are seeking a Rotarian champion for this initiative within D7820. The critical first step to this project would be government relations – i.e. getting local schools, provincial education departments and/or Global Affairs Canada onside.  (We need the international student high school tuition fee waived.) If the challenge and opportunity of enabling African youth to go on a Rotary Youth Exchange appeals to you, please contact RotaryD7820-Youth@outlook.com for more information.
Rotary Youth Exchange Students District 7820 and District 7810
September 19-22, nineteen Rotary Youth Exchange students attended the joint Inbound Student Orientation for District 7820 and District 7810. Orientation was at beautiful Camp Tidnish, the Easter Seals camp owned and operated by the Rotary Club of Amherst.
 
We have exchange students with us this year from Europe, Asia, Oceania and South America - Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Spain; Taiwan; New Zealand; and Ecuador, Venezuela and Brazil. We also have notable firsts and seconds this year:
 
  • We have our first inbound student attending a French-language school (Raquel, from Brazil, hosted by the Rotary Club of Charlottetown and attending Ecole Francois-Buote); and we have our second one-way exchange in two years (Mauro, from Venezuela, jointly hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Dartmouth and Dartmouth East).
Rotarians from Amherst, Halifax Harbourside, Kentville, New Minas Sunrise, and Moncton West & Riverview attended, as well as a Rotex (former exchange student) and our DG Louisa Horne. This weekend serves a very important purpose – getting the students prepared for their year here and enabling them to connect as a peer group.  We could not have been hosted or supported any better than we were… Thanks very much to the Rotary Club of Amherst and the Rotarians there!
Rotary Friendship Exchange 2020
Our visitors from District 5110 in Oregon have returned home but with fabulous memories and rave reviews about their experience here in our district. They had been toured and hosted by Rotarians from Sackville, Halifax, Lunenburg, St Pierre, St John’s, Clarenville, Gander, Corner Brook and assisted in their travels by several others.
 
They have experienced our culture, our history, our food, had fun, saw lots of our country. They met lots of wonderful Rotarians, toured our projects and most especially appreciated our hospitality. Their comments include “the best exchange ever” and ‘we will have to try very hard to match this experience” “ Mooseburgers for dinner-really delicious”.
 
They are looking forward to hosting us next year. We are now accepting applications for the return exchange to Oregon in May 2020. Applications can be found in the Friendship Exchange section of our District webpage or contact RFE Chair Tom McCaughey at dgtom7820@gmail.com
 
As you are reading this the RFE team from District 9790 Australia is in their final week touring our district. They have been hosted by Rotarians in Truro, Charlottetown, and the Annapolis Valley so far - with trips through Luneburg and Halifax to go yet. More on them later.
 
We are currently in discussions with districts in Russia, South Africa, India and Manitoba for future exchanges. Stay tuned.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rotary Radio Bingo
 
The Rotary Club of Charlottetown raises over $200,000 a year through one of its major fundraising initiatives.  It takes 11 Rotarians (1100 volunteer hours!) to operate Rotary Radio Bingo every Tuesday night of the year. This successful fundraiser has been operating for 3 years. This fundraiser is responsible for funding many Club projects and donations to many Charitable and non-profit organizations across PEI. In addition to fundraising, opportunities are given to local businesses to sponsor the evening's activities and be promoted in our media products.
Did You Know? Where "The Four-Way Test" Comes From.
This is a relevant question for this month, with a theme that involves economic development.  Why?  Because the Four-Way Test, one of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor when he was asked by creditors to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy – the Club Aluminum Products, a distributor of cookware and other household items.
 
Taylor believed that the company had a good product – but their competitors also had fine cookware with well-advertised brand names. The company had some fine people working for it – but so did their competition – and the competition was in better financial shape too! So, he felt that they had to develop something that their competitors would not have in equal amount and Taylor decided that it should be the character, dependability and service-mindedness of their personnel.  He believed himself to be the only person in the company with 250 employees who had hope and he believed that a recovery plan had to start with changing the ethical climate of the company. 
Taylor was a devout Methodist and he believed that the company needed policies that aligned with his ethical and moral views.  The industry, as was true of scores of other industries, had a code of ethics but the code was long, almost impossible to memorize and therefore impractical. They thought they needed a simple measuring stick of ethics which everyone in the company could quickly memorize. They also believed that the proposed test should not tell people what they must do, but ask them questions which would make it possible for them to find out whether their proposed plans, policies, statements or actions were right or wrong.  Simply, Taylor thought that if the people who worked for Club Aluminum were to think right, they would do right – and he thought they needed a simple, easily remembered guide to right conduct which everyone in the company could memorize and apply to what they thought, said and did. 
 
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.
Considerable time was spent in developing four short questions which now make up the Four-Way Test:
  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Here is some of what Taylor wrote about the four-way test as recorded on District 5630’s website:
“I placed this little test under the glass top of my desk and determined to try it out for a few days before talking to anyone else in the company about it. I had a very discouraging experience. I almost threw it into the wastepaper basket the first day when I checked everything that passed over my desk with the first question, “Is it the truth?” I never realized before how far I often was from the truth and how many untruths appeared in our company’s literature, letters and advertising.
 
After about sixty days of faithful constant effort on my part to live up to the Four-Way Test I was thoroughly sold on its great worth and at the same time greatly humiliated, and at times discouraged, with my own performance as president of the company. I had, however, made sufficient progress in living up to the Four-Way Test to feel qualified to talk to some of my associates about it. I discussed: it with my four department heads. You may be interested in knowing the religious faith of these four men. One was a Roman Catholic, the second a Christian Scientist, the third was an Orthodox Jew and the fourth a Presbyterian.
 
I asked each man whether or not there was anything in the Four-Way Test which was contrary to the doctrines and ideals of his particular faith. They all four agreed that truth, justice, friendliness and helpfulness not only coincided with their religious ideals but that if constantly applied in business they should result in greater success and progress. These four men agreed to use the Four Way Test in checking proposed plans, policies, statements and advertising of the company. Later, all employees were asked to memorize and use the Four-Way Test in their relations with others.
The checking of advertising copy against the Four-Way Test resulted in the elimination of statements the truth of which could not be proved. All superlatives such as the words better, best, greatest and finest disappeared from our advertisements. As a result, the public gradually placed more confidence in what we stated in our advertisements and bought more of our products.
 
The constant use of the Four-Way Test caused us to change our policies covering relations with competitors. We eliminated all adverse or detrimental comments on our competitors’ products from our advertisements and literature. When we found an opportunity to speak well of our competitors we did so. Thus, we gained the confidence and friendship of our competitors. The application of the Four-Way Test to our relations with our own personnel and that of our suppliers and customers helped us to win their friendship and goodwill. We have learned that the friendship and confidence of those with whom we associate is essential to permanent success in business.
 
Through over twenty years of sincere effort on the part of our personnel, we have been making steady progress toward reaching the ideals expressed in the Four-Way Test. We have been rewarded with a steady increase in sales, profits, and earnings of our personnel. From a bankrupt condition in 1932 our company has paid its debts in full, has paid its stockholders over one million dollars in dividends and has a present value of over two million dollars.
 
Intangible dividends from the use of the Four-Way Test have been even greater than the financial ones. We have enjoyed a constant increase in the goodwill, friendship and confidence of our customers, our competitors and the public and what is even more valuable, a great improvement in the moral character of our own personnel.
 
We have found that you cannot constantly apply the Four-Way Test to all your relations with others eight hours each day in, business without getting into the habit of doing it in your home, social and community life. You thus become a better father, a better friend, and a better citizen.”
 
Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.  Taylor served as RI president in 1954-55.
 
Trivia question – who created the Four-Way Test and why?
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Newsletter Update - October 
Quiz
We started a quiz with the July newsletter, this issue has three more questions – and one might involve a little sleuthing on the district Facebook site too! Send your answers to rotarylouisa@gmail.com by October 15th when a draw of correct submissions will take place for another allegedly awesome prize!
 
New Editors
We have Newsletter Editors Kristina Ennis from the Rotary Club of St.  John ‘s East, and Kelly Hunt from the Rotary Club of St. John’s After Hours.
Join the Public Image Team! 

The Public Image team is looking for a Rotarian to join the team as an EDITOR for the monthly newsletter! This role would include collecting and editing articles for the monthly newsletter.

Please contact Kristina at kristina.ennis@gmail.com if you have a few hours a month to dedicate to editing articles for our monthly newsletter

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