XXXVI. District Oratorical Contests


A. The district shall conduct both a boys and girls oratorical contest each year. The district finals shall be held during a district convention.

 

B. Pursuant to the Policies of Optimist International, all phases of the district contest shall be conducted in strict compliance with the International contest rules.

 

C. A committee from clubs in the city where the district finals are held shall be appointed to assist the District Oratorical Committee in the selection of the facilities, equipment, judges and other details pertinent to the conduct of the contest.

 

D. Zone/Regional contests are to be conducted under the supervision of and coordinated by the district oratorical contest chairman, with responsibility for the actual conduct of zone contests assigned to Lieutenant Governors or zone chairmen.

 

E. The cost of food, lodging and transportation while in route to and from the zone/regional contest and the district contest finals shall be the responsibility of the sponsoring clubs.

 

F. The costs of all district trophies and zone/regional certificates and frames, and all authorized receipts and expenditures shall be budgeted and audited under Account 140 and 360. All such items shall be supervised by the district contest chairmen and accountable to the district Secretary-Treasurer who shall make all purchases and expenditures and record all revenue and expenses.

 

G. The district shall budget and cover the cost of one night's lodging, based on four (4) occupancy per room, and the cost of up the three (3) meals for all contestants. The Chairman of the Oratorical committee will approve the night lodging and meals. Any other costs or accommodations will be at the expense of the sponsoring club.

 

H. It shall be the responsibility of the district oratorical contest chairman to provide identification and security for all contestants at the District Oratorical Contest.

 

I. It shall be the responsibility of the district oratorical contest chairman to submit the required materials and information on contest winners to International Office within 30 days following the contest. The Governor at the district conventions when possible shall make the presentation of the official scholarship award provided by Optimist International.

 

J. The district Oratorical contest committee will be a rotating committee organized in accordance with Optimist International Bylaws, Article XI-VI, Section 3C

 

 

 

XXXVII. District CCDHH Contest (Communication Contest for the Deaf and  Hard of Hearing)

 

A. The district shall conduct a contest open to boys and girls up to grade 12 who are recognized by their school as deaf or hard of hearing. The district finals shall be held during 3rd quarter conference.

 

B. Pursuant to the policies of Optimist International all phases of the district contest shall be conducted in strict compliance with the International contest rules.

 

C. A Committee of three members from clubs in the area where the district finals are held shall be appointed to assist the District CCDHH Committee in the selection of judges and other details pertinent to the conduct of the contest.

Judges for this contest are to be a recognized authority on deaf speaking and Signing.

 

D. Zone/Regional contests are to be conducted under the supervision of and coordinated by district CCDHH contest chairperson, with responsibility for the actual conduct of zone/regional contest assigned to Lieutenant Governors or zone chairpersons.

 

E. The cost of all food, lodging and transportation while in route to and from the zone/regional contest and the district finals shall be the responsibility of the sponsoring clubs.

 

F. The cost of all district trophies and zone/regional certificates and frames, and all authorized receipts and expenditures shall be budgeted and audited under Account (4) and 371. All such items shall be supervised by the district contest chairperson and accountable to the district secretary-treasurer who shall make all purchases and expenditures and record all revenue and expenses.

 

G. The District shall budget and cover the cost of one night lodging, based on four (4) occupancy per room, and the cost of up to three (3) meals for all contestants. The Chairperson of the CCDHH committee will approve the night lodging and meals. Any other costs or accommodations will be at the expense of the sponsoring club.

 

H. Each district is to recognize one winner in the CCDHH contest for the $1,500.00 scholarship has to be provided by that district before Optimist International can officially recognize a second winner.

 

I. It shall be the responsibility of the district CCDHH contest Chairperson to provide identification and security for all contestants at the District CCDHH Contest.

 

J. It shall be the responsibility of the district CCDHH contest Chairperson to submit the required materials and information on contest winners International Office within 30 days following the contest. The Governor at the district convention when possible shall make the presentation of the official scholarship award provided by Optimist International.

 

 K. The district CCDHH contest committee will be a rotating committee organized in accordance with Optimist International Bylaws, Article XVI – VI, Section 3C.

 

 

 

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