Speech Contest
The 2024 District Speech Contest Handbook has been finalized. Here is a summary of the "critical" dates for this year's contest.
Club Speech Contests
  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2024:  Recommended Deadline for Club Speech Chairs to inform the District Speech Contest Chair (highland.bill@gmail.com) of their club’s contest date, time, and location. 
  • MONDAY, March 11, 2024: Deadline to COMPLETE all club contests.
  • WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2024: Deadline to COMPLETE all Area semifinal contests.
  • SATURDAY, May 18, 2024, Time 9:00 am to 11:30 am,  District 5180  Final Speech Contest                      
  • Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St., Reno, NV.   
    There will be four semifinal speech contests scheduled between WEDNESDAY, March 13 and WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2024.  Each regional Rotary District 5180 Semi-Final Contest will be organized and conducted by two/three Rotary District Assistant Governors, tentatively scheduled as follows:
  • North Regional: Clark Redfield, Frank Udvarhely and Beth O’Roak
  • Mid Regional:  Ryan Jantzen and Diana Cralle
  • Sacramento Regional:  John Price and Kathy Clemens
  • South Regional:  Martha Ng and Peter Anderson
Final Speech Contest
  • The winners of the four Semi-final Speech Contests will compete in the District Final Speech Contest 
  •  SATURDAY, May 18, 2024, 9:00 am to 11:30 am 
  •  Contest LocationGrand Sierra Resort & Casino, 
  •  2500 E. 2nd St
  •  Reno, NV 89595                   
The "2024 Executive Speech Contest Handbook" should answer most questions about contest procedures and rules.  If something is unclear or there are questions,  email Bill Highland, District Speech Contest Chair, at highland.bill@gmail.com or by clicking This Link.