2017-18 Richard D. King Speech Contest
Message from the District Speech Chair,
Welcome to all Club Youth Speech Contest Chairs and Thank You for embracing this position and taking on the task of promoting and aiding our Youth to further their curiosity and knowledge, and discover along the way, the vocation and joy of doing good.
As stated in the handbook, the Rotary Clubs of District 5170 sponsor the Richard D. King Annual Youth Speech Contest with three goals in mind for the Club Members and each Speech Contest Participant:
  • To increase the personal knowledge and awareness of the importance of being able to speak effectively before a group.
  • To increase public knowledge of what Rotary is and does throughout the world, especially among young people.  Through this knowledge, we hope that they will learn, as we have in the past, “He who serves best profits most.”
  • To increase participation in the contest and to provide all high school contestants an opportunity to win prizes as top speaker, or runners-up, in District 5170.
Your immediate objective as Club Youth Speech Contest Chair is to connect with all the schools in your Area and offer the opportunity to participate in the speech contest.  The best place to find students is through the school’s Speech & Debate, Mock Trial, Model UN & DECA clubs. Let us provide a positive & healthy competitive environment and aim to achieve excellent results.
Below are the dates at the Club and Area levels:
  • Club Level to be Completed by February 23, 2018
  • Area Level to be completed between February 26 - March 23, 2018
  • Regional and District Level  TBD
We will update this page for the Regional and District level.
For more information, please contact District Youth Speech contest Chair:
Kamal Della