Effective Speaking Contest

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Membership in the Newmarket Lions Club is open to women and men 19 years of age and over, who are in good standing in their community...

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The Newmarket Lions Club meets on the first and third Mondays of each month, except July and August.  The meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.


Community Centre and Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket. 



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About Us

The Newmarket Lions Club received its charter as a member of The International Association of Lions Clubs (Lions International) in March 1931. To be able to understand the Newmarket Lions Club, you must first understand a little about Lions International, the relation between the Newmarket Lions Club, Lions International and the Canadian Lions Foundation.



Lions International invites all 47000 clubs in 217 countries to hold local effective speaking contests and where possible take local winners on to district and multiple district events recognizing the achievements of local winners. 

The goals of Effective Speaking are to promote competitive speaking in both official languages and to stimulate independent thinking among students.

Each fall, the Newmarket Lions Club sends out rules and invitations through school principals to all student in grades 4 to 12 inviting them to participate in our local contest held at Trinity United Church the first Saturday in March.  Individual participants can apply directly to ksbrock@rogers.com.

Participants at Junior level (grade 4,5,6) deliver a prepared speech of 3 to 5 minutes.

Participants at Intermediate (grade 7,8,9) and Senior (grade 10,11,12) levels deliver a speech of 5 to 7 minutes prepared in advance.  They also must prepare and deliver a 3 minute impromptu speech.  The participants select a topic from a list and, are then given 15 minutes to prepare. 

Regularly, we host up to 35 participants for our local contest. At the end of the competition, a light luncheon is served and a celebration of the contest takes place with all contestants receiving certificates and  cash prizes.

For more information, contact Kirby Brock at ksbrock@rogers.com