Rotary District 7610 2013 - 2014 Youth Speech Contest
Speech Theme: Engage Rotary, Change Lives
Contestants, who must be in grades 9 - 12, will speak on the Rotary theme: Engage Rotary, Change Lives. Each Club should hold a contest in January, February, or March and make awards as they choose. Club first place winners advance to a contest conducted by the area Assistant Governor. Each first place winner in the Area contests will compete in the District Final Contest. First, second and third place winners receive cash awards: $1000 for first place, $500 for second and $250 for third.
Finals for the District 7610 Speech Contest will be Saturday, April 5, 2014. Location to be announced. Clubs will hold local speech contests and report winners to their area Assistant Governor and District Speech Chair no later than March 5, 2014. It is recommended that Clubs hold their speech contests in February. The area AGs will organize the area speech contest to identify an AG area winner who will compete in the District Speech Contest Final on April 5, 2014. AG area contests must be held no later than March 22, 2014.
The District Speech Contest winner is invited to deliver the winning speech at the District Conference on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Virginia Crossroads Resort in Glen Allen, VA. The sponsoring Rotary Club will cost the cost of the student's participation. This includes the cost of transportation and meals for the student and student chaperone or parent who accompanies the student.
Contest information will be posted on the District website and e-mailed to AGs, Club Presidents, and New Generations/Youth Services Chairs. Reminders will be sent periodically to AGs, Club Presidents and New Generations/Youth Services Chairs. Any questions may be directed to the District Speech Chair, Chris Hoecke, at 703-849-0077 or email@example.com.
Resources2013-2014 District Speech Contest Overview.doc