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This is not Jenn
09-07-2003, 12:58 PM
How is officers done on your speech team?
I have seen in posts different senarios..what is done at your school?
At my school we have:
The President (me)
09-07-2003, 03:27 PM
Vice President (hopefully me)
we vote for officers next week. a little behind, but we didn't vote last year because of some stuff that went down that wasn't a big deal, but my coach decided to hold off til this year, and then she added a few offices because she didn't want to do as much work this year :)
09-07-2003, 03:40 PM
At my school, we just hold elections at the end of season for the Next year's captain.......we have two seniors for captains.
we have individual category captains, as well. But thats it.....
The coaches do everything else. :lol:
09-07-2003, 04:11 PM
our coach decides the captains... we find those out with officers this wednesday. exciting!
09-07-2003, 04:15 PM
My boyfriend is a team captain, i am a category capt (prolly capt. next year :wink: ) and together, we are going to RULE THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!
.........oh wait, Cinderella and I rule the world already :lol: 8)
09-07-2003, 04:35 PM
what is a category captain?
09-07-2003, 04:40 PM
For each individual category, the person with the highest seniority (even if someone else has done better, it is the person who'd been in the category longest) gets to be the "Category Captain"
The Category Captain is in charge of setting up the coachings (like, for discussion, we hold mini-discussions and talk about last weeks performance, and this weeks previews). Basically, we just keep track of the competitors in the category. We help out the coaches.
Sorry, I probably just confused you more :cry: :oops:
09-07-2003, 05:08 PM
ooohhhhhh..... cool! :)
we have two captains: Debate and IE
***. Captain (HAHA!! I said ***! Oh wait, I'm the admin, idiot me is)
Head Coach and Captain do most of the work, Assistant Captain does a portion and coaches a group of debaters, Secretary does some simple paperwork that I find stupid and therefore have the logical reasoning not to do it.
09-07-2003, 07:23 PM
What does the Historian do?
09-07-2003, 07:48 PM
yeah, i was wondering about that too......we only have pres, vp, and secretary, and we just vote for them at the beginning of the year. you get as many votes as you have nfl degrees (1,2,3 etc). so basically the really good people make the decision.
09-07-2003, 08:14 PM
i was historian last year... it was fun. basically, the historian is in charge of taking pictures at every tournament, random times in class, etc of the team and making a scrap book at the end of the year. last year was the first time we did it, and it was fun to look back on everything. this year we have two co-historians (like last year) and one of them is going to make a video for the end of the year to show at the banquet. it's pretty cool
09-07-2003, 09:09 PM
at mi escuela, the president and historian are really the only ones who do anything. i'm the historian, i'm in charge of taking pics and gathering pics and assembling the scrapbook that will be presented at the end of the year banquet, but i'm devoting a lot more to my job than just taking pics, im making a movie, and doing a lot of other cool stuff for everyone. but at the banquet, all the officers have jobs and such.
09-07-2003, 11:32 PM
We have a lot of officers and a small team lol...heres what we have
Public Relations Officer
Seargent of Arms
Our historian is responsible for taking pictures at every tourney and getting them organized and etc.
09-08-2003, 06:07 AM
Instead of the traditional officers (i.e. Prez, v-p, sec, treas,etc.), for some reason unknown to any of us, our coach many years ago implemented an aristocratic government whereby there is a general president and then a board of 5 other "officers" who execrise various duties. It's not always efficient, and none of us get to put "Vice President in charge of Scoring Points for Interp." on our college apps, but it gets the job done. I'm the unofficial Interp. Captain, a member of the board, and the self-appointed "minister of actually getting things done at meetings." Also, I'm Co-President (with Josh Bone incidently) of the Mass. Forensics League's Student Advisory Board, which as close as I can tell is simply a way to hijack a room after finals and before awards for the upperclassmen to congregate in and make fun of the shody way in which the tournament was run. Fun stuff.
09-08-2003, 10:27 AM
I don't think we even have officers. Just two captains. :? But they do a pretty good job in keeping us all in line or encouraging us to step out of it. Yay Josh and Scott!
This is not Jenn
09-08-2003, 05:22 PM
next year we are going to have an "excutive board" instead of political officers...
i will be last the president of smith cotton speech and debate.
09-08-2003, 08:08 PM
****All the officers can do points (though I normally do them) and for the first time this year, no seniors are officers. And our coach picks the officers.
09-09-2003, 07:53 PM
Coach pretty much picks officers.
we have only a Captain, little old me this year.
Our Coach didn't think anyone else was responsible enough to do any real work, and she doesn't do anything herself so I pretty much run the team.
09-09-2003, 11:27 PM
we don't have anybody, our coachs do most of the work.
09-10-2003, 05:08 PM
We elected two team captains. That is all.
09-10-2003, 06:37 PM
we have secretary (me-and i'm soo lucky. i was "chosen" to learn the books so that makes me sec.) yeah, and someone who types our results and send them to the paper. which didnt happen last year, so i'm probably going to end up doing it. haha, but i was the top debater/i.e.'er last year, so its cool. i got a nfl mug!!
09-11-2003, 06:43 AM
Yea, after reading this I've realized that our system of operations is pretty wack. i guess you should keep in mind that we have 111 people on our team so, we have to divide up all of the jobs so one person doesn't get swamped.
Operations Manager: Tabitha Armstrong...THAT"S ME!!!
Assistant Operations Manager: Ashley Speers
Debate (Policy, LD, TTD)Team Leaders: Stephen Sinclair & Josh Diamond
Individual Events Team Leader: Jason Goldstein
Congress Team Leaders: Jon Levine & Zach Hindin
Dessert Theatre Directors: Jake Miller & Sarit Work
Judge Training Director: Amber Speers
Future Debaters Directors: Meagan Goodman, Kelly-Ann Fasano
Fundraising Director: Cristina Garcia
Social/Sunshine Coordinators: Zach Hindin & Stephanie Issac
Historian: Mina Iravani
Office Manager: Adam Rothman
Publicity Director: Ramon Walls
Technology Coordinator: A.J. Gladding
Enforcer: Jacob Haft
09-11-2003, 05:35 PM
i'm our vice president! whoo hoo!
09-12-2003, 02:37 AM
god, 111 on your team? I couldn't imagine having that many, our hallway would get really crowded lol. The lders take the classroom, the interpers sit in the hallway in front of it, and the cxers are farther down the hallway. We have president, vice president, points secretary, and public relations officer. All the officers are debaters since all the seniors left last year and we didn't have any junior or sophmores on the team. So the new coach made a junior that joined and did two tournaments before an officer. A little since I know more about it than she does, but next year I will make my rise to power. Muahahaha! I think I get to be one next year, other than me the only other person would be the girl that's done one tournament again or lindsey, which is also a sophmore and has more power than I do so she might become one. I dunno. Then we have Jay, this guy that joined our team last year and is at U of H so he comes to all our meetings and bosses us around. Does make us get stuff done sometimes, and he's on the U of H team so he might come in handy.
10-02-2003, 06:41 PM
I'm proud to be one of five officers on a varsity team that only has 15 people.
10-02-2003, 06:46 PM
Nice, last year I was the unofficial-self-proclaimed captain of a team of 3 people.
I founded a team that has grow to 40-70 students, haven't tabuated the numbers completely yet. Not too bad in 2 years of leadership.
10-02-2003, 09:50 PM
whooo! we have a whole host of new novi! it's exciting to think that we grew a bit. we only have 5 varsity IErs... but we got two new novis and a few debaters wanna try their hand at prose... but i'll make them do poetry.
it's so much fun being VP.
it's really just a title. and i help out whenever. but other than that.... cake. and my best friend is president. so together, we dominate the FHS Forensics team. it's so much fun.
LONG LIVE THE DICTATORS!!
10-03-2003, 01:18 AM
well our team is perty much student run, and i'm in charge of our 30(?)+ interp students. being captain is fun, until everyone wants to arrange private sessions with you day after day after day after night... etc.
10-04-2003, 01:04 AM
dont lie, chris...you dont even do speech
03-20-2004, 05:49 PM
On my team we have 6 officers and returning members elect them at the beginning of each year.
Capitan, basicly the right hand/wipping boy (lol) of the team. The person we all know we can trust, but all want to kill sometimes. Its the same on all teams I think.
Senior Advisor is like the person who helps out everyone with their pieces and keeps their spirits up and stuff.
Chaplain, team prayer before each tourney, stuff like that. Usually takes on a pretty big leadership role.
Statistitian, keeps track of how many points each member brings in in each tourney. Pretty demanding job actually.
Librarian, keeps records of all the scripts and pieces and who has what checked out and how many copies of each thing we have.
This is not Jenn
03-20-2004, 07:54 PM
I am also vice president of Odessa's team...Oh yea.
I want to be an enforcer! that is such a good idea
I have no idea how many people are on the team. 40-ish? I dunno. Many people claim to be on the team, however, few come. :(
This is not Jenn
03-20-2004, 08:08 PM
can i post?
03-28-2004, 07:27 PM
We have Head Captain, and then captains of different areas, ld, congress, public forum, and IE.
I was IE this year (my junior year), and pretty much did all the head captain stuff because she didn't do um anything.
It has been for the past 4 years atleast, been the kids that voted for captains, but this year, our coach decided that coaches would have a say too, which meant that I would have no position beacuse the IE coach hates me. With a passion,
and no, I'm not bitter. not one bit.
03-29-2004, 07:55 AM
03-29-2004, 04:09 PM
We have a president, vice-president, secretary, treaseurer, IE captain, debate captain... um, I think that's it.
06-30-2004, 04:01 PM
Well this is only our third year as a school (and therefore, team) so the first year we had 5 self proclaimed captains. Not that they did anything, they were just the seniors...
But now I'm captain!
06-30-2004, 04:20 PM
Well we have a load of officers: IE Captain, IE Novice Director, Policy Captain, Policy Novice Director, LD Captain, LD Novice Director, Congress/Extemp Captain, Congress/Extemp Novice Director, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer..
07-01-2004, 09:30 AM
We have a President, VP, Secretary, Debate Captain, and 2 Interp Captains, also at our school each team gets an SGA Rep so we have one of those as well.
i was one of the librarians on our team this year. next year i'm going to try for captain or senior advisor.
as far as captains for individual events, we don't do that. but there are kind of unspoken leaders of different events. like, if you have extemp questions, you'll go straight to rebekah b/c she's the best at it. anyone w/story problems mostly comes to rachel and me. but we don't appoint those or anything.
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