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Agenda: Spring 2018 Coaches Meeting

Debate and Speech

All are welcome to join the Spring Coaches meeting. RSVP to Pat Spilecki. See the agenda below.

Lewiston High School, 156 East Avenue, Lewiston
May 18, 2018

8:30 Breakfast and General Talking

8:55 Welcome and introductions

  • Vote on Parliamentarian for the meeting

9:00 Officers’ Reports

  • Secretary Lyndsy Denk (Falmouth)
    • Approval of Fall Meeting minutes
  • Treasurer ­­Ellen Parent (at-large)
    • Lunch ordering
    • Approval of Treasurer’s Report
  • Vice President D’Arcy Robinson (Poland)
  • President Brian Dodge (Deering)
    • Year report

9:30 Moderator’s reports

  • Speech: Pat Spilecki (Lewiston)
  • Congressional Debate: Paul Bibeau (Kennebunk)
  • Lincoln Douglas: Matt Leland (Lincoln Academy)
  • Public Forum: Joe Pelletier (Bangor)

10:00 Technology committee report

10:15 Elections

  • President-elect
  • Secretary
  • All moderators


2017-2018 Calendar

Old Business (none known)

New Business

  • Amending States Speech sources requirements (Lyndsy Denk)
  • Storytelling guidelines reviewed (Lyndsy)
  • Online balloting precedence proposal (Sam Rouse)
    • If an electronic ballot is entered, it shall serve as the ballot of record
    • If no electronic ballot is entered, the paper “Master Ballot” shall serve as the ballot of record.
  • Prevalence of mavericks in Public Forum (Lyndsy Denk)
  • Correct the LD sweepstakes numbers (Dan Haskell or Matt Leland)
  • Middle School tournament (D’Arcy Robinson)
  • Dress code (Michelle Adams)
  • Extemp Rules (Lisa Melanson)
  • Congress House Category Limits (Lisa Melanson)
  • Seeding LD at State Tournament (Lisa Melanson)
  • Pro-Am PF idea (Lisa Melanson)

2:30 Adjournment

Post Meeting

  • CFL report: D’Arcy Robinson
  • NSDA report: Kris Deveau
  • NCFL Congress qualifier (Lisa Melanson)
  • Seeding LD (Lisa Melanson)