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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Dates announced for Optimist Oratorical Regional Competion

John Bareis, Oratorical Chairman, PNW District, has announced the dates and locations for the Optimist Oratorical Regional contests. The regional competition is the final qualifying round for your speakers to advance to the District Finals in Newport, Oregon on April 26. Listed by date:

April 12

  • Region B - includes Zones 10, 11, 12 - Contest at 1:00 pm, Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Idaho, Meridian, Idaho. Contact: Bill Garcia.
  • Region D - includes Zones 5, 8 - Contest at 1:00 pm, Shutes Park Library, 8th & Maple St., Hillsboro, Oregon. Contact: John Bareis.

April 19

  • Region A - includes Zones 1, 13 - Contest at 1:00 pm, ABC Restaurant, 6500 Hastings St., Burnaby BC. Contact: Ken Ryan.
  • Region C - includes Zones 2, 3, 4, 6 - Contest at 10:00 am, Gresham Library, 385 NW Miller Road, Gresham, Oregon. Contact: Ed Beaver.
The Optimist Oratorical Scholarship Contest allows students to express their opinions on a single topic. This year's theme is "Why me? Why Not?" To compete at this level, participants have won their club and zone contests. Join us at contest near you and learn more about what is on the minds of youths today.

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