President's Message

We are honored to welcome Dr. Anne Viricel who is the longtime Executive Director of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra. She also holds elected office on the San Bernardino Community Board of Trustees. Her excellent PowerPoint presentation was very well received. Thanks are extended to our Club Secretary Darcy McNaboe for her comprehensive introduction.
Member Dr. Shirley Jean will be introducing Daisy Nguyen, a reporter, and producer at KQED-FM, a Bay Area public radio station. She will share information about early childhood education and care.  Let’s give Daisy a warm welcome.
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The 4-Way Test

One of the most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics in the world is the Rotary “4-Way Test.” It was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932 when he was asked to take charge of the Chicago-based Club Aluminum Company, which was facing bankruptcy. Taylor looked for a way to save the struggling company mired in depression-caused financial difficulties. He drew up a 24-word code of ethics for all employees to follow in their business and professional lives. The 4-Way Test became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company was credited to this simple philosophy.
Herb Taylor became president of Rotary International from 1954 to 55. The 4-Way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943 and has been translated into more than 100 languages and published in thousands of ways. The message should be known and followed by all Rotarians.

“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?”


President, Dr. Bill Orr 2021-22
Rotary Club of Downtown San Bernardino

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Featured Program

Daisy Nguyen

Daisy Nguyen works as a reporter and producer with the Bay Area public radio station KQED to report on early childhood education and care throughout the state of California. Her program is titled “The Early Childhood Beat”.

Daisy comes from The Associated Press, where she worked as a reporter and editor for 21 years. She spent 15 of those years in Los Angeles, covering a number of major stories from wildfires to mass shootings. She moved to the Bay Area almost six years ago, where she ventured into climate and nature reporting, writing about how Wine Country is adapting to wildfires, how warming temperatures are killing salmon, and, most recently, about beekeepers using tracking devices to thwart thieves.

A graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Daisy has a sociology degree from UC Davis.

When she's not working, Daisy enjoys hiking, gardening, and cooking with her children, Nico and Melina, and her husband, Brian Watt.

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Attention San Bernardino Rotarians,
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Member Assignments

Greeter: Larry Asmus
Invocation: Sheila McDevitt
Pledge: Phyllis Kates
Four-way Test: Brain Pellis
Songs: Bill Orr
Fines:  Ed Ridder
Rotarian of the Day: Dr. Shirley Jean


Freshman Class – Ed & Tawnya Hensley
Sophomore Class – Kevin & Carrie Gilbreth
Junior Class – Teresa Craig                     
Senior Class – Tracey Sweeney & Chris Tickell
Updated 10/24/21
Birthdays & Anniversaries
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Ed Ridder
May 1
Carrie Gilbreth
May 8
Phil Savage
May 9
Sheila McDevitt
May 18
Donnis Logsdon
May 20
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Lacey Kendall
May 14
Terri Relf
Derek Relf
May 4
Mel McMullen
Jennifer McMullen
May 13
Brad White
Mo White
May 27
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Mel McMullen
May 1, 1985
37 years
Shirley Jean
May 9, 2021
1 year
Donnis Logsdon
May 22, 1990
32 years
Edward Hensley
May 31, 2017
5 years
May 17, 2022
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