2019-2020 Richard D. King Speech Contest
Message from the District Youth Speech Chair on 07-13-2019
This year's theme is “Rotary Connects The World”
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 and Interact clubs. Let us provide a positive & healthy competitive environment and aim to achieve excellent results.
Below are the dates for all levels:
  • Club Level to be Completed by February 14th , 2020
  • Area Level to be completed between February 17th  - March 6th, 2020
  • Regional Level to be completed between March 9th - March 31st, 2020
  • Final District Level on Saturday April 18th, 2020 at the District Training Assembly.
 Location TBD
For more information, please contact District Youth Speech Contest Chair:
Kamal Della