Ethics Seminar



"Plymouth, Crystal/New Hope/Robbinsdale  and Eagan Rotary Clubs unite in Ethics Day training workshop"
Approximately 60 students from Robbinsdale Armstrong and Robbinsdale Cooper were immersed in ethics training provided by the Plymouth, Crystal/New Hope/Robbinsdale and Eagan Rotary Clubs on November 18.  Students role played as CEOs and employees as they were faced with real life ethical situations.   The workshop was designed to provoke students' thoughts and reactions on how ethics plays out in the lives of individuals, organizations and communities. 
"We all are faced with ethical challenges in our lifetime.   We hope this workshop will serve as a reflection that will be useful in the students' personal life and career development," stated Crystal/New Hope/Robbinsdale Rotary Club president, Anita Perkins.  
Rotarians remind themselves of the importance of ethics each week, when they recite the Rotary four-way test:
First, is it the truth?
Second, is it fair to all concerned?
Third, will it build good will and better friendships?
Fourth, will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The four-way test was developed in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor as a means for making hard but ethical business decisions. 
“The simulation was fun.   It was a good experience.   I really learned what ethics is and how to apply it to the real world.  I also learned about how essential each part of the company is when confronted with the conflict; however,  the more touching side of it was that it is better to do things for the sake of others over yourself" --  stated Amanda Beergoon, Senior at Robbinsdale Cooper High School and ethics day CEO.
Carolyn Geise, Robbinsdale Cooper instructor accompanied the Cooper students to Ethics Day.
“This was a wonderful experience for our students.   The students gained a great deal of the time they spent with Rotarians.   I hope that we can partner each year with Rotarians on Ethics day.” Caroline Geise , Cooper Care Coordinator
Rotary club members are business and professional leaders who volunteer in their communities and promote world understanding and peace.  For more information about the Plymouth Rotary Club, please contact President Rich Manthe.  For more information about the Crystal/New Hope/Robbinsdale Rotary Club, please contact President Anita Perkins.