Canton Rotary Charitable Fund - Four Way Test
The Four Way Test is a speech competition for area high school students where each speaker is asked to apply the Rotary Four Way Test to everyday relationships with other people. The contest is held each year in February and is judged by three carefully chosen Canton Rotarians.
Cash prizes are awarded to the first, second and third place finishers. The winner of the Canton Rotary contest qualifies to attend the District 6650 competition. The district winner will then enter state finals with victors from Ohio's four other Rotary districts.
The Four-Way Test was originally introduced in 1932 by Herbert J. Taylor. The program became so popular among Rotary clubs that in the 1940's it was adopted by Rotary International and became a vital part of the Vocational Avenue of Service programs. 
The Rotary Four Way Test 
of the things we think, say and do
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
I don't know about you, but I love attending this meeting. These young adults do an excellent job not only coming up with creative and sometimes funny ways of applying the four way test, but their delivery of the speech is outstanding! This is a wonderful program that introduces Rotary to young adults who will hopefully be future Rotarians. 
As 2016 comes to an end and we welcome the new year, I'm looking forward to my term as President. The funds we raise now through the Charitable Fund lays the foundation of just how much our club can accomplish during the 2017 - 2018 Rotary year. There is so much I would love for our club to accomplish and many great causes to support; but truth be told, we are limited by the amount we raise. We are well on our way, but we still have a long way to go to reach our $20,000 goal. To date, we have raise $7,016 or 35% of our goal. I am truly thankful to those of you that have donated so far. My challenge to you is to close the gap and reach 50% of our goal by the end of the year. The last day the Rotary office will be open is December 20th. If you want to claim your donation on your 2016 income taxes you can bring your donation to this Friday's Rotary meeting. This holiday, give the give that gives the whole year through by donating to the the Canton Rotary Charitable Fund.