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UPDATE

January 10, 2021

From: MD4 Student Committee

The Lions Fourth District Student Speaker Foundation has determined that for the 2020-2021 MD4 Student Speaker Contest to be funded by the Foundation, contests will have to be presented live with all the rules and regulations addressed in the 84thAnnual Student Speaker Handbook. The Foundation will provide the scholarships for the winners of the District, Area and Final Contest provided the contest are held live. No video or zoom presentations will be accepted at the District, Area or Finial levels. The Fourth District Student Speaker Foundation is the funding agency for those scholarships and can make requirements concerning the contest that it funds

The MD4 Student Speaker Contest is administered by the Lions of MD4.  Clubs and Local Districts are the funding agents for the club, zone and region contests. With that understanding the SS Committee has agreed that the Club, Zone and Region MD4 Student Speaker Contests can be held live or by live zoom.  This will give the early contests more flexibility, inviting more participation. District contests are not due to start until April 20th, this will give us more time before we would have to produce a live contest. 

Participants in the MD4 Student Speaker Contest will be made aware of the possibility that due to the COVID 19 Virus restrictions the MD4 Student Speaker may be canceled at any time, thus ending the Lions Fourth District Student Speaker Foundation obligation for funding scholarships.

The following disclaimer will be added to the reading of the rules before the start of the Student Speaker Contest.   (See page 14 of the Handbook.  Please read after rule number 10 and before reading the Causes for Disqualification.)  

“Due to restrictions of the COVID 19 Virus, the MD4 Student Speaker may be canceled at any time, thus ending the Lions Fourth District Student Speaker Foundation obligation for funding scholarships.”

It will be the responsibility of each District to use the guidelines established by the CDC and their County regarding venue use, number of participants, social distance requirements and other rules dictated by COVID 19 restrictions.  

Addition changes due to the Joint COG and Conventions being scheduled for May 18-23, 2021 have been made to the Area Contest Dates, but the remaining contest dates remain the same.

No Club Contest before March 1, 2021
Club Contest on or before Monday March 15, 2021
Zone Contest on or before Monday March 29, 2021
Region Contest on or before Monday April 19, 2021
District Contest on or before Monday May 3, 2021
Area Contest on or before Monday May 10, 2021
Finial during Joint COG or Convention TBD May 18-23, 2021

Sincerely 
Mary Manning
MD4 Student Speaker Chair
edandmarym@cox.net 
619-445-5044

 

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MD4 California Lions Student Speakers Contest

2020-2021 CONTEST

Club Locator 

Contest Dates and Locations

Click here to enter a Student Speakers Contest Location.

Please make sure you include the identifiable name of the contest: i.e. The _______Lions Club Contest; The __________Zone; The ___________Region; and The ____ District Contest.

No Club Student Speaker Contest can be held before March 1, 2021

New Contest Schedule:

Club Level, on or before         3/15/21
Zone Level, on or before         3/29/2021
Region Level, on or before      4/19/2021
District Level, on or before     5/3/2021
Area Level, on or before         5/17/2021
Finial                                     May 19-23, 2021 TBD Joint Council Of Governors Meeting, Reno, NV

Student Speakers Packet Order CLUBS ONLY

To order a CLUB packet please send a check for $5 and mailing instructions to:

MD4 Office
129 Los Aguajes Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

DEADLINE HAS PASSED.

ONLY CLUBS NEED TO ORDER A PACKET. 

ZONE, REGION, DISTRICT, AREA PACKETS WILL BE MAILED AUTOMATICALLY.

  • THE JOINT (MAY OR JUNE) COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS MEETING HOLDS THE FINAL CONTEST

  • THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING (THE FIRST WEEKEND IN AUGUST) HOLDS A DISTRICT STUDENT SPEAKERS CHAIRPERSON TRAINING AND Q&A.

  • THE FALL MEETING (OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER) THE PACKETS FOR THE DISTRICT AND AREA ARE DELIVERED TO THE DISTRICT GOVERNOR.

  • THE MID-WINTER MEETING AND MD4 CONVENTION (FEBRUARY): A STUDENT SPEAKERS SEMINAR FOR ALL IS PRESENTED AN MD4CON; ANY EXTRA MATERIAL IS AVAILABLE TO BE PICKED UP. 

 

Helpful Links

click ► The Fourth District Student Speakers Foundation 

The Foundation is the financial base for the scholarships awarded to Student Speaker Contest winners.  We appreciate your support.

click ► Find a Lions Club near you 
(not all Lions Clubs participate in the contest)  Contact your high school counselor or principal.

The internet is a great resource for aspiring public speakers.  Here are a few helpful links.  Remember, the Lions contest does not allow visual aides, uniforms, costumes, props.  Begin by reading and fully understanding the Student Handbook (rules)

click ► Toastmasters International - 10 Tips for Public Speaking

Feeling some nervousness before giving a speech is natural and even beneficial, but too much nervousness can be detrimental. Here are some proven tips on ...
www.toastmasters.org

click ► Public Speaking Tips

Public Speaking Tips - a public speaking, communication, and presentation skills resource covering preparation, speech writing, audio and visual aids, ...
www.speaking-tips.com

click ► How to Write a Speech | eHow.com

Overview of Organized Speech Writing. Following structure is key in being an organized speechwriter. Get tips on the basics of… More ...
www.ehow.com

Lions Clubs Materials For Schools

Packet Letter Call or email to receive the letter.

  • Club
  • Region/Zone
  • District

Participation Form:
    Word
    PDF fill in form

Press Release 

NEW! Marketing Flyer 

Poster (lg) 12x17

Poster (sm) 8.5 x 11

Handbook Public 

Tellers Worksheet

Timers Worksheet

Judges Worksheet

Winner Notification Form

Next Level Student's Form

Certificate

  • Certificate to print
  • Certificate with digital fill-in fields
  • Digital fill-in name template w/out certificate

 

2020 Contest MD4 Governors Scholarship Contest

The in-person contests have been canceled; Video and Written speeches are now accepted. Please read the contest directives carefully.

Contest Directives

Judges Written Speech Worksheet

Tellers Written Speech Worksheet

Judges Video Speech Worksheet

Tellers Video Speech Worksheet

2020 The winner of the MD4 Governor's Scholarship Contest with Scholarships awarded by the Student Speaker Foundation

Halle Schaffer 

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