November 8, 2012

posted Nov 9, 2012, 9:01 PM by Yvonne Hagood   [ updated Nov 9, 2012, 9:01 PM ]

Chapter Dinner: Next week, November, will be our second dinner. Everyone needs to bring a main dish and their own table service. A – L will bring dessert this time and M – Z will bring a side dish. Please RSVP to the evite or to Tracee Lancaster if you have questions.

Operation Christmas Child: Next week we will be boxing up our items to be delivered to the collection point. We are still in need of shoe boxes to put all out goodies in. If you have any, please pre-wrap them in Christmas paper (bottom and lids separate) so we can get them filled. We could also use some boy toys and hard candy. Let’s finish strong!

Celebration Jar: Don’t forget to initial one square on the Practice Record for each day students work on public speaking skills. Being a good public speaker takes hard work so let’s encourage each other and all work together to fill our jar so we can celebrate that hard work!

King Soopers Gift Card Fundraiser: We still have $25 Gift Cards so if you’ve sold all yours or didn’t get one, see Ruthie Marquez. She’s also the one you’ll turn you checks into. Read more about this Fundraiser under General Information.

Important Dates: Check out the Schedule under General Information.

November 22, 2012 – NO CHAPTER MEETING

December 13,2012 – Chapter Showcase. Invite family and friends!

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

1.  Next week is the final presentation for the informative speech with visual aids. Parents, please preview the presentations and give your students feedback before the next chapter meeting. Outstanding presentations that are fully memorized will be showcased at the Chapter Dinner. Look over the Memorization Tips under Resources.

2.   Review “Better Presentations” page 26. The can be found in BPS Workbook Answers under Resources.

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

1.   Complete pages 22-23 of Limited Prep, Activity #1. (Students with older YSG books received Activity #1 as additional pages.)

2.   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.

3.   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.               

4.   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