Happy New Year!
And with that, we're about halfway through the speech and debate year... Wow, that happened rather quickly!
No meeting tomorrow
Because the first tournament of the year (Longview) is this Friday and Saturday and a lot of our families are traveling there tomorrow, we are NOT meeting tomorrow for speech and debate.
Script submission + check-in
Speaking of Longview, script submission and check-in (all online!) are due by tomorrow, Thursday, the 2nd at noon. They strongly suggest to start script submission as early as possible in case you find you need to update a part of your script, so don't procrastinate and wait 'til 11am tomorrow.
An explanation of online check-in and script submission was included in the Finals Details email sent out on Monday to all Longview participants. If you didn't receive it, please check your spam folder or other folders.
Our club's spring schedule, complete with tournament dates, is now on the calendar on our website (underneath 'The Club')! It's much the same as the fall semester- debate, 1-3, and speech, 3-5, on 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays, and debate, 1-4, and extemp, 4-5:30 on 2nd and 4th Thursdays. One change is that our first Thursdays are all-club speech days, meaning that we'll have announcements, a devotional, an icebreaker, and coaching during speech time, and the the other speech days during the month will be optional coaching days, with just coaching.
January 9: Debate, 1-4, Extemp, 4-5:30
January 16: Debate, 1-3, ALL-CLUB SPEECH, 3-5 (since we missed January's first Thursday due to Longview)
January 23: No meeting due to Big Sandy
January 30: Debate, 1-4, Extemp, 4-5:30
Missing laptop charger
One of the competitors at our practice speech tournament, EJ Rorem, was missing his laptop charger after the tournament. It should have his name on it. If you happened to take it home, let me know!