Club Meeting – July 16th, 2015

Mills 071615Our program topic today was the “Four-Way Test”.  Our speaker was Dr. Melissa Mills a Rotarian since 2006 (Rotary Club of Durham) with a Masters in Theological Studies from Duke University’s Divinity School, a Masters of Business Administration from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts (BA), History, from Connecticut College.  She currently heads Mills Consulting, LLC.

Dr. Mills expanded our perceptions regarding Rotary’s “Four-Way Test” of the things we think, say or do.

    Is it the TRUTH?
    Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Dr. Mills explained concepts relating to ethics, happiness, freewill and the relativity of truth.  Her comments helped us better understand that the Four-Way Test is not a checklist.  Each line merits thought and consideration.  The four questions together embody a perspective to help us deal with complex issues that affect our lives and the lives of others in many ways.

For Rotary the concepts inherent in the Four-Way Test helps to bring like minded people from our the world together to help initiate change.

* The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings.