Rotary Ethics Symposium at Mercyhurst University
Mar 04, 2020
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Rotary Ethics Symposium at Mercyhurst University

In 2011 the Rotary Club of Erie partnered with Mercyhurst University to host a one-day event focused on promoting thoughtful dialogue about what defines ethical behavior and choices. The curriculum includes small group discussions led by teams of Rotarian and Mercyhurst facilitators, a dramatic performance and a unique “open mic” session. Students are encouraged to think about ethical decision-making and how the choices they make impact their lives, their families, their friends and their community.

The Rotary Club of Erie is one of more than 35,000-plus clubs worldwide whose members share common values through its motto: “Service Above Self” and its Four-Way Test, a rule of thumb in helping to make ethical decisions. Rotary International’s “The Four-Way Test” recommends asking yourself in everything you 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?

The Rotary Club of Erie is one of more than 35,000-plus clubs worldwide whose members share common values through its motto: “Service Above Self” and its Four-Way Test, a rule of thumb in helping to make ethical decisions.

Rotary Erie membership is 157. Members are volunteers who work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace and eradicate polio. Women account for about one-third of its membership but tend to hold many leadership positions, including the current President, Dr. Stephanie Williams.

Meetings are mostly held at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, 55 W. Bay Drive, on Wednesdays at noon. Club members play an active role in weekly meetings. Each week a different volunteer serves as greeter, song leader and provides the invocation.