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Student Speaker Contest Info Page

As a potential student speaker, you need to contact your local Lions Club to see if they are holding a student speaker contest. You can also check with your local high school counselor or principal for additional information. Remember, the Lions contest does not allow visual aides, uniforms, costumes, props.  Begin by reading and fully understanding the Student Handbook (rules) 

The Student Speaker Committee, with the recommendation of Student Speaker Foundation and with the approval of the Council of Governors (COG) have changed the start date of the MD4 Student Speaker Contest. The Student Speaker handbook will reflect the following new dates:

New Contest Schedule:

Club: on or before February 21st
Zone: on or before March 21st
Region: on or before April 11th
District: on or before May 2nd
Area: on or before May 23rd
Final: June 11th,  San Jose Holiday Inn – Silicon Valley

This Year’s Topic:  “How Can Kindness Reunite Our Country?”

Further information will be presented if COVID-19 pre-vents holding public meetings.

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Remember, the Lions contest does not allow visual aides, uniforms, costumes, props.

click ►Toastmasters International – 10 Tips for Public Speaking
Feeling some nervousness before giving a speech is natural and even beneficial, but too much nervousness can be detrimental. www.toastmasters.org


2021-2022 Student Speaker Contest Schedule

The 2021-2022 schedule will be updated as the info is received.

**Donner Region**
Foothill Zone
March 9, 2022 at 6:30 PM
Higgins Diggins Community Center
22490 E Hacienda Dr. Grass Valley, CA
Sierra Zone
March 2, 21022
Seamans Lodge
Donner Region Final
March 26, 2022 at 6:30 PM
Higgins Lions Community Center
22400 E Hacienda Dr., Grass Valley

** Washoe Region**
Eureka Zone
March 9, 2022 at 7 pm
Roseville Host Lions Clubhouse
107 Sutter Ave, Roseville
Marshall Zone
No Contest this year.
Washoe Region Final
March 30, 2022 at 7 pm
Roseville Host Lions Clubhouse
107 Sutter Ave, Roseville

**Dos Rios Region**
Wolfskill Zone
TBD
VFW Hall
3300 U St Antelope, CA.
Gordon Zone
March 10, 2022
Boy Scout Cabin-
515 Lincoln,
 Woodland
Dos Rios Region Final
March 24, 2022
Boy Scout Cabin, 515 Lincoln, Woodland

**Sacramento Region**
Sutter Zone
March 2, 2022 at 5:30 PM
Albiani Recreational Center
8830 Sharkey Ave, Elk Grove, CA 95624
Crocker Zone
March 8, 2022 @ 6PM
3901 Lake Road, West Sacramento
Sacramento Region Final
Thursday, March 31, 2022, 6:00 PM
VFW Hall, 2784 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento  95817

****4c5 District Final****

District Contest: April 23, 2022, 1 pm, Hilton Arden West, 2200 Harvard Street, Sacramento, CA
Area 1 Contest, May 7, 2022 at Roseville Hose Lions Club
107 Sutter Ave, Roseville
Final: June 11th,  San Jose Holiday Inn – Silicon Valley