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2017-2018 Oratorical Contest Dates

 

First District

January 14, 2018

Bethany Lutheran Church   

 

1:30 p.m.      235 S 2nd St, West Branch, IA 52358

 

   

 

Contest Chairman: Richard Stoltenberg

 

 

563-284-6075 or rstoltenberg47@gmail.com

 


Second District

January 14, 2018 Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 4th Floor

 

2:00 p.m.     50 2nd Ave Bridge, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

   

 

Contest Chairman: Ron Tyne

 

 

319-431-4152 or r_j_tyne@msn.com

 




Third District

January 14, 2018       Snow date: January 21,2018

Post 714 Legion Hall

 

2:00 p.m.   1110 Sixth St,  Gilbertville, IA

 

 

 

 

Contest Chairman: Marvin Behrens

 

 

319-269-7324 or marvbehrens@hotmail.com

 




Fourth District

January 14, 2018        Snow date: January 21, 2018

Trinity Lutheran Church

 

2:00 p.m.    116 W Wilbur St,  Hawkeye, IA 52563

 

 

 

 

Contest Chairman: Dennis Soppe

 

 

563-422-5092 or soppedj@hotmail.com

 




Fifth District

January 7, 2018

American Legion Post 136

 

1:00 p.m.        21 Washington Ave W, Albia, IA 52531

 

 

 
  Contest Chairman: Gary Dustin  
 

641-203-9013 or gmdustin@gmail.com  

 




Sixth District

January 14, 2018

Place American Legion Post 274

 

1:00 p.m.  2211 E 42nd St, Des Moines, IA 50317

 

 

 

 

Contest Chairman: Don Swan

 

 

515-278-4416 or swandonald@gmail.com

 




Seventh District

January 14, 2018         Snow date: January 21, 2018

Wilson Performing Arts Center

 

2:00 p.m.     Commerce Dr., Red Oak, IA 51566

 

 

 

 

Contest Chairman: Joe Jardon

 

 

712-370-6071 or jardonmary2747@gmail.com

 




Eighth District

January 13, 2018

Zion Lutheran Church

 

1:00 p.m.     

1003 Church St,  Gowrie, IA 50543

 

 

 

 

Contest Chairman: Carl Anderson

 

 

641-512-2594 or weareshycouple@gmail.com

 




Ninth District

January   

 No Contestants

 

2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Contest Chairman: James Kessler

 

 

712-832-3540 or kesslerb@mchsi.com

 




Area I

January 21, 2018 Memorial Hall

Districts 1, 5, 6

2:00 p.m.

120 North Jefferson St., Sigourney, IA 52591

(5th District is Host)

 

 

 

Contest Chairman: Roger Shifflett

 

 

641-622-3306 or roger_shifflett@mediacombb.net

 


AREA II

January 28, 2018               Snow date: February 4, 2018

Holy Name Parish Center

Districts 2, 3 & 4

2:00 p.m.     

126 N Walnut St, West Union, IA 52175

(4th District is Host)

 

 

 

Contest Chairman: Dennis Soppe

 

 

563-379-1394 or soppedj@hotmail.com  

 


AREA III

January 28, 2018        Snow date: February 4, 2018

Wilson Performing Arts Center

District 7, 8 & 9

2:00 p.m.     

Commerce Dr .,  Red Oak, IA 51566

(7th District is Host)

 

 

 

Contest Chairman: Joe Jardon

 

 

712-370-6071 or jardonmary2747@gmail.com

 


Department Finals

February 11, 2018

Airport Holiday Inn

 

8:00 a.m.

Des Moines, Iowa

Area Champions must report by 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018

 

 

  Department Oratorical Chairmen Vic DeSloover (563) 429-2773 or vicsautobody@yahoo.com
  Department Oratorical Vice Chairman Frank Andrew (515) 240-5692 or fmandrew@midiowa.net

 

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