November 15, 2013

posted Nov 16, 2012, 3:04 PM by Yvonne Hagood

Happy Thanksgiving!


Chapter Dinner: Thank you to the parents who helped Tracee set up and for all those who helped clean up! We were all out of the building by 7:55! I loved watching the younger ones eagerly cleaning and putting things away right along with everyone else. This is great for team building skillsJ

New Webpage: Chapter Diners have been such a wonderful experience for our chapter! Not only is there great food but we are seeing that we have all kinds of culture right in our own small group! I have created a new page on our website, Family Culture, to post recipes which reflect how different we all are. If you email your recipe, I will post it for others to enjoy.

Operation Christmas Child: Good Job! We filled 12 boxes! Michelle is putting together a card with a group picture for each box wishing them a Merry Christmas. Thank you for your generosity.

Chapter Showcase: December 13 will be our Christmas Showcase. Invite family and friends to join us for snacks, presentations and games. Choose one of your favorite presentations and practice so you’ll be ready to present…. Or choose a new one for Christmas. We will be able to preview them during chapter and give feedback so they’ll be able to do your excellent best!!


Beginning Public Speaking Homework (BPS) ages 6-10yrs

1.   Find a humorous story or joke up to a 1 ½ minutes long and begin memorizing it. BPS page 29. (MUST be approved by a parent.) Think about what you could use during the upcoming holidays. Remember: it must be a funny story (no riddles or knock-knock jokes) that is respectful for all audiences.

2.   Read “Dear Speaker” on page 30


Young Speakers Guild Homework (YSG) ages 11-18yrs

1.   Brainstorm Limited Prep topics on page 25. Be sure to turn in any completed YSG pages so they can be checked off:)

2.   Read through the entire Choral Reading at least once per day. By our next meeting it should be completely memorized so we can practice blocking.  Highlight your lines. Then try sitting down while you read through it and stand up when you come to your lines.) **This will be presented at our Chapter Showcase. If you will not be at the showcase on Dec. 13, please tell Michelle ASAP.

3.   Continue memorizing Presentation #1, “Hello, my name is…”. Use the Memorization Tips under Resources. Please contact Michelle if you are ready to give your presentation next week so she can make sure she schedules enough time.

 4.   If you have given your presentation –YEA!! Use the feedback you received to make your speech even more effective. Contact Kimberly when you are ready to present it again so she can schedule you in the agenda.

5.   If you are planning to attend the Round Robin practice tournament on Dec. 7, 8:00 am – 12:30pm in Littleton, CO, please sign up. YSG I students will practice in Limited Preparation and Informative that we have been working on in chapter.

This is a great opportunity to practice YSG presentations, see a debate round and meet other ICC members in the area. Bring a lunch and either a sweet or savory snack to share. If you have any questions or would like to carpool up, contact Yvonne at