Facing Reality


 Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cities Jennifer Farias, Third Place Grade 8, Middle School Division Barb Babka, Judkins It was a bright sunny day and I was getting ready for school. As I got to the entrance of Oceano Elementary School my mom said bye and left my sister and I at the […]

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Saying Goodbye to the Past


 Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cities Brendan Pringle, First Place Grade 11, High School Division AGHS Although a senescent, tarnished moped may not seem like an object of value, my family considered our 1980 moped a member of the family. To my father, it symbolized the beginning of a newfound freedom and the […]

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The Story Behind The Four-Way Test


 More than 60 years ago, in the midst of the Great Depression, a U.S. Rotarian devised a simple, four-part ethical guideline that helped him rescue a beleaguered business. The statement and the principles it embodied also helped many others find their own ethical compass. Soon embraced and popularized by Rotary International, The Four-Way Test today […]

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