Speech Trek

Speech Trek:  “Is it Time to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment?”


The Diamond Bar/Walnut Branch of the American Association of University Women invites you to our local high school speech contest, SPEECH TREK.   Seven students from our local high schools have been selected to speak on this topic.

The Speech Trek presentations for our AAUW Branch Meeting will take place:

Wednesday, January 25, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, City of Diamond Bar Library,Windmill Room,

21810 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Please plan to be there early on January 25, so that you have ample time to receive all of the last minute instructions.  The speech judges will be the members of our AAUW Branch.  We will use the guidelines and rubrics provided by the State AAUW Speech Trek program.    Please remember that a speech shorter than 5 minutes or longer than 6 minutes will be disqualified.   Be sure to listen for fact and information sources cited in the presentations.  Remember that the contest focuses on original, student written, speeches.  Further information and rules can be researched through the California AAUW Speech Trek website:  http://www.aauw-ca.org/category/programs/speech-trek/

A DVD of the winning speech from our Diamond Bar/Walnut Branch will be forwarded to the AAUW State level competition.  In addition to cash contest incentives from our Branch, the top three talented students and their chaperones will be invited to the AAUW State Convention in April, where they will compete for substantial cash prizes.

We would like to ask our members to contribute water and packaged cookies for refreshments after the event.  Please contact Amer Holmes, Bev Pollard or Rita Smith for sign-ups.  amer.h.holmes@gmail.comritasmith@roadrunner.com,  holabev@aol.com,