4-way Test

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 Four-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 Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four 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 BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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Service Above Self
Educational Excellence

Each year, the Rotary Club of Lake Oswego presents SASEE Awards to people in our community who make a special effort to support education. For more information or to submit a nomination for a student, educator, or local citizen, please click on the red apple logo. This year’s Awards will be streamed in April, so everyone can attend. Watch for more information, coming soon.

2020 Honorees

36th Annual Lobster Feed and Charity is now: Lobster To-Go!



"We're Clawing Our Way Back!" This year, the event will be held on July 25, 2020 as a "to-go" lobster dinner option, benefiting many local charities!


Lake Oswego Rotary and Lakewood Center for the Arts conduct this annual fundraiser to provide assistance to projects that benefit our community. Sign up for your "Lobster to go" at www.lobsterfeed.org