Rotary Club of Eureka Springs

Service Above Self

The Rotary Club of Eureka Springs truly embodies the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self".  The club is involved throughout the year in projects that either directly benefit various groups or raise money for deserving beneficiaries.  In addition, our members give generously to the Rotary International Foundation, which supports projects throughout the world.  For more information on Rotary International or the RI Foundation, visit the website

The 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 4-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 code of ethics 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 4-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.  (Reprinted from the Rotary History and Heritage International Fellowship)



The 4-Way Test

Of the things we think, say or do:


  1. Is it the TRUTH?

  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


Our Rotary Club, like many others the world over, recites this 'test' to end every meeting.


Getting to know us

Please feel free to browse through the topics on your left and get to know us a little better.  We welcome your interest in Rotary and in our club; we would love to have you visit one of our meetings.