January 2022
 
Although much progress has been made by Clubs, Areas, and the District toward a very successful 2022 District Youth Speech Contest (DYSC), plans may need to be altered as we continue to work through the COVID challenge. Please reach out to your AG for contact information for other Clubs.
 
The DYSC website documents have been updated. To access the files, you can download or copy them. There is no need to request access to them. You can copy the Google files (Docs and Sheets) if you have a Google account.  Otherwise, you can download them in Word, PowerPoint, or PDF formats. Please let us know if you find any issues or have any questions.
 
To help with the contests, we continue to work on additional “tools” and workshops which will be introduced when available.
 
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:
 
  • Increase the personal knowledge and awareness of the importance of being able to speak effectively before a group.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
To help all of the Clubs and Areas with their contests, the recordings of the Zoom workshop held on Thursday, January 6, will be available on the DYSC website. At the end of that workshop the NEW District Speech Contest Sponsorship Program was introduced.
 
For additional help, a Zoom workshop for Head Tellers will be held on January 19, at 5:00 pm. For more information, CLICK HERE. Registration is requested.
Debi Pavlecic-Bischoff
District 5170 Speech Contest Chair, 2021-22
Niles (Fremont) Rotary Club
510-676-0671