Rotary Club of Freedom

Richard D. King Rotary Youth Speech Contest

Richard D. King Rotary Youth Speech Contest
Rotary Club of Freedom
Theme: “Be a Gift to the World”

The 4-WAY Test Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
  • RI President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran chose “Be a Gift to the World” as his theme for 2015-2016. President Ravindran is urging club members to Be a Gift to the World by continuing our fight against polio, and increasing club membership. “Be a Gift to the World” is more than our theme.  It is how we make a difference every day, in every club, and every country we serve.
  • All High School Students in Rotary District 5170 are eligible to enter the Speech Contest in one Rotary  Club in the District.  Students MUST NOT enter another club’s contest if they have already competed in a different club.
  • Each student may choose any topic of interest, as long as the content of the speech relates to the theme.  All speeches must address the 2015-16 theme, “Be a Gift to the World,” and include a reference to at least one principle of The 4-Way Test. Use of this theme in the speech should be clear and unmistakable.  The speech must be the original work of the contestant.
  • The speech cannot be under 4 minutes or more than 5 minutes in length. Timing will begin when the contestant first speaks, not after the student’s salutation to the chairperson or audience. There shall be NO implicit or explicit identification of the speaker, of the speaker’s school in the content or title of the speech, by the dress of the contestant, or by any other means whatsoever. The speaker shall NOT use props, displays or prompters of any kind.  Notes may be used only if they are on one 3” x 5” card.
  • The Speech Contest is open to all high school students in Rotary International District 5170.
Club Contest

Feb. 2, 2016 Rotary Club of Freedom at Valley Heights, 925 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville  at 12:00 noon

1st Place $100, 2nd Place $50, 3rd Place $25.

Area Contest

Feb. 25, 2016 Rotary Club of Capitola-Aptos at Seascape Golf Course Clubhouse, 610 Clubhouse Drive, Aptos  at 12:00 noon

1st Place $200, 2nd Place $100.  Club Contest Winners only

Regional Contest

Mar. 22, 2016  Rotary Club of Gilroy, at Elks Lodge,

2765 Hecker Pass Road, Gilroy at 12 noon 

1st and 2nd Place $250 each.  Area Contest Winners only


District Contest

May 1, 2016 at 10 AM, Marriott Hotel, San Ramon 

1st Place $1,000, 2nd Place $500, 3rd and 4th Place $250 each.

Regional Contest Winners only.

TO REGISTER:  Contact  DEANNA YOUNG, PVHS Assistant Principal
Email:   Phone: (831) 728-8102

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