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ORATORICAL CONTEST COMMITTEE

MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE AND APPOINTMENT PROCEDURE:  The Committee shall have eleven (11) members, a Chairman and Vice Chairman and nine (9) District Chairmen.  The District Chairmen shall be selected by their respective Districts annually.  The two (2) Department members are appointed by the Department Commander.  Their terms shall be staggered and each new appointment shall be for a term of two (2) years.  The Commander shall designate the Chairman and Vice Chairman annually from the two Department members of the Committee.

RESPONSIBILITY:  The Committee shall plan, supervise, direct and conduct the Area and Department Oratorical Contest(s) and encourage increased participation by Posts and students.

AUTHORIZED MEETINGS: 

  1. Department Convention: The Chairman shall be authorized for two (2) days for the purposes of attending the Americanism Commission meeting and to report to the Department Convention.  The Vice Chairman shall be authorized for one (1) day for the purpose of attending the Americanism Commission meeting.

  2. Mid Winter Conference:  The Chairman shall be authorized for one (1) day for the purposes of attending the Americanism Commission meeting and to report to the Department Executive Committee.  The Vice Chairman shall be authorized for (1) day for the purpose of attending the Americanism Commission meeting.  The Committee shall also be responsible for operating an informational table at the Programs Fair.

  3. Annual Meetings: The Committee shall hold one (1) meeting annually for purpose of planning the program and establishing the rules at mileage only.

  4. Department Contest:  All contest officials shall be authorized at mileage only.

OTHER AUTHORIZATION AND/OR DIRECTION:  The Chairman is required to provide a report of the Committee’s activities to the Fall, Mid-Winter, and Spring Department Executive Committee meetings and annually to the Department Convention.  The Chairman shall annually submit a proposed Committee budget to the Finance Commission before the Spring DEC meeting.


 

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Department Operating Structure (PDF)

Commission & Committee Members (PDF)

Commissions & Committees Web Page


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