Who:
All Rotary clubs in District 6630 are invited to participate.  This project would fall under Vocational Service and constitute a new project for many clubs.  The contest is open to all high school students in grades 9-12, including home schooled students and students who may have been previous winners or contestants.

Cost:

Clubs can sponsor ‘1’ student per school + ‘1’ home schooled student per club. Sponsorship Fee = $100/- per student (Fee covers cost of refreshments & lunch for 1 student, 2 parents and 1 Rotarian Representative)

SPONSORSHIP FEE CHART
# of Students sponsored 
1
2
3
4
5
# of Parents eligible to attend 
2
4
6
8
10
# of Rotarians representatives
1
1
1
1
1
Total # eligible to attend
4
7
10
13
16
Total cost to the Club in $s
100
200
300
400
500
 

 

Where:
Each club will have to determine the location for their contest.  (Clubs should restrict competition to the high schools located within their club boundaries, rather than infringing upon another club's area.) It is suggested that the clubs hold the final club contest at their regular club location and schedule the speakers as the program rather than have a regularly scheduled speaker.

Prior to the club competition where prizes are usually awarded, it may be advisable to have qualifying contests in the local high schools.  These qualifying contests are best held in February or March to avoid conflicts with vacations and finals.  If arrangements cannot be made for during this time, very early April may still be acceptable. 

When scheduling the club competition, it is desirable to invite the parents of speakers, the high school principal, and the cooperating teacher.  The club pays for these lunches.  Award gifts to winners.  (If possible, include a FOUR WAY TEST Speech Test Plaque, which can be ordered from the various catalogs.)

When:
February: suggested that you also conduct a presentation or final competition at a regular club meeting and it be a featured meeting by inviting parents and school officials who have been involved. The club contest winner is eligible to compete in the District competition which will be announced later at Aurora High School



How:
The expertise* for most of the clubs who sponsor this contest will reside in the person of the high school English or Speech Departments.  It is suggested that the high school principal be contacted initially.    


Peter DeSouza ,THE FOUR WAY TEST chairman, will be happy to help explain the contest procedures to you and help you in any way possible. Contact Peter at 330-671-8582 or via EMAIL (PLEASE INCLUDE ROTARY- FOUR WAY SPEECH CONTEST IN SUBJECT LINE).

What:
Each club must decide what it thinks is an appropriate prize, and how many prizes are to be awarded.  (You may want to have a prize winner from each school, or only a prize for 1st and 2nd place from all of the schools participating in your contest.)The 1st place winner from the club may compete at the District level.  Prizes at the District level will be:  
1st place: $1,200.00

2nd place: $850.00
3rd place: $750.00
Honorable Mention:  $500.00 

Honorable Mention:  $500.00 

 

Subject:
The purpose of the FOUR WAY TEST is the basis for the speech.  Additional information about the speeches, judging and sample speeches of previous winners is enclosed.  All information in this packet should be reproduced and shared with participants.  All information in this packet supersedes any previously distributed information.  

*NOTE: Expertise means the help and cooperation of the high school teacher.  It is the responsibility of the Rotarian to set up a date for club speeches, and to make all arrangements for the District level competition!  This is our project.  It is not our intent to dump responsibilities on the teachers to conduct our program.  Many clubs have found more cooperation with the teachers if a Rotarian volunteers to teach the lesson that explains the contest, the judging and Rotary.  This is also a great way to gain entry to the school and get them interested in other Rotary Programs.