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About the New Milford Rotary Club

Mailing Address: Box 161, New Milford, CT  06776
E-Mail: info@nmrotary.org

New Milford is in western Connecticut about 12 miles north of Danbury.  It is the southernmost town in District 7890.  The club was chartered January 12, 1960.  The club annually raises in excess of $80,000 which was used to support various local and international projects.

Rotary International is one of the largest service organizations in the world with more than 1 million members worldwide.  It is the only service organization to have a permanent representative to the United Nations.  The Rotary Foundation provides grants for Rotary initiatives throughout the world, including cultural exchanges, graduate level scholarships, humanitarian projects, and Polio Plus.   Rotary, working with the United Nations, is leading the effort to eradicate polio in all countries.  Rotary has contributed hundreds of millions of dollars and countless volunteer hours in this campaign over the past twenty years.

2016-17 Officers & Directors

President Ralph Williams Director Tom Mott
President-Elect Darren Piper Director Katherine Webster-O'Keefe
Vice-President Cheyrisse Boone Director Josephine Dill
Secretary Brad Kamp    
Treasurer Bonnie Blackman
Sgt-at-Arms Ivan Shiffman

Rotary's 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?"

From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.

This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.