Monday afternoon we received notice of changes to the California MD4 Student Speaker Contest. Please note the District does not make the rules for this state-wide contest.
STUDENT SPEAKER DIRECTIVES
Due to the directives being placed on the citizenship of the US the Student Speaker Committee and the Executive Committee of the Council of Governors have come up with the following rule adjustments and suggestions for the successful completion of the current Student Speaker Contests occurring throughout the state.
We understand the concerns and are taking every precaution to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 without completely cancelling the 2020 Student Speaker Contest.
Each District has the authority to cancel or continue with the contest.
1) Institute a Social Distancing Limited Audience for your contests. (For example-students are to have only 1 representative with them during the contest) The possibility for doing an online presentation is possible as long as the medium is not broadcast out to the rest of the state. (For example-using a Go To Meeting or Skype. Facebook Live will not qualify as that is open to everyone.)
2) Double up jobs – Tellers can be Timers and Door Guards so you are limiting the number of people attendance.
3) Utilize the Minimum number of judges (3) – In the event the chair is having difficulty acquiring willing outside participation of judges, you may utilize a Lion that does not have a contestant participating in the contest.
4) Extension of Deadlines – Zone Contest must be completed by April 12, 2020, Region Contest must be completed by April 20, 2020 District Contest must be completed by May 9, 2020
5) Permission – Students participating will have to have a signed permission slip from their parents approving their participation. (Click here for the slip.) Each chair will make the determination of when and where the contests will be held using these provisions to the best of their ability.
District 4-L4 Student Speaker Chair Carol Linehan is working with the region-level chairs to establish appropriate dates to meet the new deadlines.
DISTRICT RECOGNITION AND AWARDS
It is awards season. Time for Presidents and Clubs to start thinking about honoring their members for the service they did. Awards are presented at the Club and District levels.
Here are the District-level awards:
- Lifetime Achievement Award- Application Due: April 5, 2020
- Lion of the Year Award- Application Due: April 5, 2020
- President of the Year Award- Application Due: April 5, 2020
- Secretary of the Year Award- Application Due: April 5, 2020
- Couple of the Year Award- Application Due: April 5, 2020
- Club of the Year Div. A Award- Cabinet Selection
- Club of the Year Div. B Award- Cabinet Selection
- Club of the Year Div. C Award- Cabinet Selection
- District Club of the Year- Cabinet Selection
- Newsletter of the Year Award- Cabinet Selection based on scorecard
- Visitation Award- Forms submitted
- Most New Members By Club- LCI Report as of: April 5, 2020
- Most New Members By Member- LCI Report as of: April 5, 2020
- Largest % Increase By Club- LCI Report as of: April 5, 2020
- Project of the Year Div. A Award- Application Due: April 5, 2020
- Project of the Year Div. B Award- Application Due: April 5, 2020
- Project of the Year Div. C Award- Application Due: April 5, 2020
Note – We are following the same approach used last year for these awards and by other Governors in the past. (1) where it is stated an application is due, the club or in some cases individual Lions must submit an application and the winner will be selected by the cabinet; (2) where it is stated Cabinet Selection, no application is required; data will be gathered and compiled by the Cabinet Secretary. (3) where it is stated LCI Report, this is the date information will be gathered from LCI records. (4) CHANGE – to determine Project of the Year we will use a similar form used by MD-4. Applications will be submitted by Clubs and the Cabinet will select the winner.
- 1.Important Club News (3/17/2020)