Rotary Club of Doylestown Announces 9th Annual Four Way Test Award Honorees

(Doylestown, Pa.) - The Rotary Club of Doylestown will honor seven adults and three high school students at their 9th Annual Four Way Test Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m., at the Doylestown Country Club, 20 Country Club Lane, Doylestown, Pa. 18901.

The Four Way Test asks four questions of the things we think, say or do - Is it the Truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? These questions have been used by Rotarians for over sixty years as a guide for moral and ethical standards in business, community and personal affairs.

The Four Way Test adult honorees were chosen based on their dedication to community service and their desire to improve the lives of others. This year’s honorees are:

  • Jeane Vidoni Coyle, President and Chief Executive Officer, Penn Community Bank, will receive the Business Award for a wide variety of volunteer efforts in the community including her work as the vice chair of community impact at the United Way of Bucks County.

  • Thomas W. Smith, Jr., of Doylestown, Pa., will receive the Community Service Award for his dedication and service to Doylestown Fire Company, where he has developed and implemented procedures that safeguard the health and wellbeing of firefighters, both on and off the job.

  • Jack W. Schmidt, PhD, Professor of Music and Chair of the Liberal Arts Department at Delaware Valley University, will receive the Education Award for his work at Delaware Valley University in bringing people, both community members and students, together through music. He directs the university’s jazz band and symphonic band, is music director of the Palisades Community Chorus and associate conductor of the Doylestown Symphonic Winds.


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  • Joan B. Parlee, Chairman of the Hospital Board and the Foundation Board of Doylestown Hospital, will receive the Healthcare Award both for her work with Medical Staff Auxiliary of Doylestown Hospital and as Chairman of the Hospital Board and the Foundation Board of Doylestown Hospital.

  • Sharon Fleck, President of Roxy Therapy Dogs, will receive the Not-for-Profit Award for her work with Roxy Therapy Dogs, a therapy animal organization dedicated to working with children in Bucks County. She has also worked with Animal Lifeline.

  • Mira Nakashima, Artist and Co-owner, George Nakashima Woodworker, will receive the Arts and Culture Award for her work in continuing the legacy of her father, the famed furniture designer and builder, George Nakashima.

  • Lawrence L. Woodson, Consultant and Volunteer, will receive the Honorary Rotary Service Award for his extensive volunteer work with Rotary Club of Doylestown. This is a special award being presented this year to a person who is not a member of the Rotary Club, yet serves the Rotary Club and the surrounding community.

    In addition to the Four Way Test Awards, three local students will be honored for essays they wrote addressing an ethical problem using the principles of the Four Way Test. This year’s student honorees are all from Central Bucks High School West:

    • Christopher Park, Chalfont, Pa.

    • Gabriella Lee, Doylestown, Pa.

    • Amanda Gasiorowski, Doylestown, Pa.

      The Rotary Club of Doylestown invites members of the community to attend the Four Way Test Awards breakfast. Tickets for the breakfast are $40 per person and a silent raffle table will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 am. For tickets or information, please contact Karen Lasorda at or by phone at 215 589-6209.

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Four Way Test
Awards Breakfast Sponsors
  • Doylestown Health  
  • Penn Community Bank 
  • Alliance Adjustment Group 
  • Bob & Lore Eichfeld
  • Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center
  • Pearl S. Buck International
  • Pine Run Retirement Community
  • Powers Scientific
  • Bucks County Mediation and Arbitration Center
  • Bucks County Herald
  • Central Bucks Family YMCA
  • Doylestown Glass 
  • Freeman’s Auction
  • Buckingham Animal Hospital
  • Monument Bank
  • Law Office of Richard L. Newman
  • Specialty Care Management