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July 16th brought sunshine and a happy crowd to view the 400+ vehicles lining the streets of Doylestown Borough, as our club's "Doylestown at Dusk Car Show" kicked back into high gear! This fabulous and fun event raised over $30K that our club will donate to local non-profits at our annual Four Way Test Breakfast. Generous support from sponsors, as well as vendor and car registrations, has been the backbone of this fundraiser, as attendance is free. Look for us again next year, on the 3rd Saturday of July!
 
 
Thank you to all of our 4 Way Test Breakfast Sponsors this year including ads and ticket sales!!  We appreciate your continued support and welcome you back this year in 2022 at the Doylestown Country Club. 
 
 
 
 
 

Doylestown Rotary News

Thank you to all of our 4 Way Test Breakfast Sponsors this year including ads and ticket sales!!  We appreciate your continued support and welcome you back this year in 2022 at the Doylestown Country Club. 
 
 
Every December, our club posts a "Request for Proposal" for non-profits to use to request funding for various projects. Despite the pandemic, our club held fundraisers during these last two years that provided the source for the funds - such as our Four Way Test Breakfast and the Doylestown at Dusk Car Show. We are thrilled to announce that we donated $40,000, in total, to the worthy organizations on this list!
 
The 4-Way Speech competition is a Rotary-sponsored public speaking opportunity for students in grades 9 - 12 from any and all academic settings: private school, public school, home-school or other.  Students are asked to take a side on an issue that has affected them personally or about which they are passionate on a larger scale (locally/nationally/globally) and put their understanding of the issue to the test of the 4-Way Test, then presenting the results of the test in a persuasive speech.
 
Preparation for the 4-Way Test Speech competition begins in October for contest facilitators and whole-heartedly in January for students who aspire to compete. Students suggest a topic, present the topic to a school competition representative in the form of an essay or outline, and then practice the presentation with a small school audience. A limited number of students move on to the club-level competition, at which students speak before the Doylestown Rotary Club.  Students  in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place standing go home with generous monetary awards, with a feeling of accomplishment, having made some new contacts at Rotary with engaged adults, and anticipate the next level of competition.
 
Competition continues to the Regional and District levels.
 
Before both the club and regional competitions, students have access to speech coaches provided by their school, by the Doylestown Rotary Club, and, more recently, by Toastmasters.
 
In 2022, The Doylestown Rotary Club had two well-spoken, in-person contestants, Luke Dudeck and Shea Baumgardner, who both moved on to the Regional competition, demonstrating impressive strength in their speaking skill set.
 
Interviews of regional contestants revealed that many speakers are introverts with amazing thoughts to share, they felt positively challenged by the prospect of public speaking, they were given an opportunity to face a fear of public speaking (and totally rocked!).  The adults in the audience were dumbfounded by their growth and insights.
 
The 4-Way Speech Contest participation is an amazingly powerful and unique item to add to a resume that makes the student REALLY stand out.  Participating is truly a sign of dedication and courage.
 
Kristen Bell - This Close to Ending Polio
 
Where we meet
 
First three Wednesdays
at the Water Wheel Restaurant
4424 Old Easton Road
Doylestown
5:30 - 7:00 pm
 
Fourth Wednesday
Breakfast Meeting
Turning Point Restaurant
460 N Main St
Doylestown
7:30 - 8:30 am
 
Fourth Wednesday
6:00-7:30 pm
Doylestown Marketplace
Harper and Penny's
22 South Main
Doylestown PA 18901
see dryp.org for Zoom info
 
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Club Assembly
Oct 12, 2022 5:30 PM
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The Four Way Test

What is
“The Four Way Test”?
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?

The Four Way Test is the key to being a Rotarian. It reminds us that we practice high ethical standards in our everyday lives. We believe that if we can promote The Four Way Test to our community it will benefit all of us.

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