DISTRICT ETHICS CONFERENCE
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 6690
2012 HIGH SCHOOL ETHICS & LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Hosted by the Granville Rotary Club
Who: High School Sophomores and Juniors
When: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 / 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Ohio State University – Newark Campus / Reese Center / Ballroom
1209 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055 / 740-364-9572 (For directions: www.thereesecenter.com)
Why: One of the hallmarks of Rotary is to encourage and foster high ethical standards in business and professions. Unfortunately, frequent disregard for ethical behavior still exists in today’s fast-paced and turbulent world. Rotarians promote an ethical guide called The Four-Way Test as a way to practice ethics in daily life and make a difference with tolerance, fairness, respect, compassion and hope. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test is still relevant today and transcends generations and national boundaries. Not based on culture or religion, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and asks the following essential questions of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be helpful to all concerned?
Program: The Four-Way Test has captured the imaginations of generations of Rotarians as a simple checklist to help ensure that we are applying this positive and powerful code to how we try to live our lives and serve others. An outstanding line-up of speakers—most of them Rotarians—will share their unique perspectives on the importance of high ethical values in decision-making for their professions and lives.