Regina South Rotarian, Wallis Zbitnew has with dedication and foresight created a new resource for Rotarians titled Mr. Apple Discovers the Four Way Test: Four Questions that Dramatically Changed His Life.
Published by Inner Truth Publishing Zbitnew’s goal in writing the book is:
  • For it to be used as a fundraiser to help Rotary in its global effort for polio eradication;
  • To share the values of the Four Way Test and encourage people to use it more broadly;
  • To share the benefits of Rotary and to invite like-minded people to join the Rotary family.
In the book’s forward Past Rotary International President Wilf Wilkinson has written
As a past President of Rotary International, I have been asked, on a few occasions, to review and report on speeches or writings of Rotarians on a host of related Rotary subjects. However, when Rotarian Wallis Zbitnew of the Rotary Club of Regina South in Saskatchewan, Canada, contacted me I was quite surprised and flattered. She was the first female Rotarian that had ever approached me with a request to write a “foreword” for a book she was writing on “The Four Way Test” developed by Past Rotary International President Herb Taylor. Actually I was intrigued because around 1966 or 1967 I went to the District Conference for my District 707 in Toronto, and the International President’s representative to that Conference was none other than the man himself “Herb Taylor”.
Rotarian Wallis has used her imagination to construct four characters with rather suitable names Mr. Crab Apple,(who subsequently becomes Mr. Delicious Apple), Mrs. Perky Peach, Mr. Lively Lemon and finally Mr. Perfect Plum. Each plays a part in showing how one person, who has lived a rather selfish or inward looking way of life, can be transformed by coming in contact with the right people. It also emphasizes that Rotarians as Members of the oldest Service Club, can easily influence people of all ages if they participate on a regular basis in the fellowship and the community and international activities undertaken by their club.
In order to help Rotary with many of their other great service projects, Inner Truth will also offer the following price to each club that would like to use the book to raise funds.
1 box of 54 books = $500.00 taxes and shipping included (no limit on # of boxes)
The book sells for $19.99 and can be ordered through Inner Truth Publishing through their website or by contacting Kristyna Daniel, Marketing Manager at
Wallis Zbitnew also hopes Rotary Clubs will use this book as an opportunity to fundraise, especially for PolioPlus. Wallis herself is contributing her royalty fee to PolioPlus plus Inner Truth Publishing is contributing 5% of all sales to the PolioPlus Campaign.
Inner Truth Püblishing is marketing the book in boxes of 54 books for $500.00 (taxes and shipping included)which would gross $1079.46 per box. This allows for a profit of $579.46 per box.
Every book Rotary sells will be matched by the Gates Foundation to bring in $32.34 per book for Polio Plus. That means for every box sold, a Rotary club can donate $1,746.84 (with the Gates' contribution) to Polio Plus.