The purpose of District 6580's speech contest is to encourage students to become aware of Rotary and its commitment to leadership and service.  The theme for the 2020 District Speech Contest is "Rotary Connects the World".  Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, "Rotary Connects the World" asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.

2020 Club Participation Form

2020 Speech Contest Rules

2020 Speech Contest Judges Scoresheet

Local contest winners must be submitted to District Chairperson Ashley Sullivan by Friday, March 20, 2020. The information needed in order for the contestant to compete at the district level is as follows:
Sponsoring Club:
Name of club winner:
Address of club winner:
Contact phone number (home and cell if possible) of club winner:
E-mail of club winner:

The cost to the club for each participant is $35.00.  Please make checks out to Rotary District 6580 and mail to:

David Reinhardt
28 Arctic Springs, Jeffersonville, IN 47130


Saturday, April 4, 2020
10:30 am
Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47401


2020 PRIZES:
Winner $1,000.00
1st runner up $ 500.00
2nd runner up $ 250.00


The district winner will give his or her speech at the Rotary District 6580 Conference luncheon on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Embassy Suites in Plainfield, IN.

If you have questions regarding this competition, please email them to Ashley Sullivan, subject line “Speech Contest.”, at:



The 2019 District 6580 4-Way Test Speech Contest took place on Saturday, March 23rd in Bedford.  Maya Federle from Columbus took First Place, Shambly Sorrells from Jasper was First Runner-Up and Molly Treadway from Vincennes was Second Runner-Up.  Congrats to all the students who participated!


About Us
Rotary unites more than a million people around the world. Rotary District 6580, based in Southern Indiana, consists of 32 Rotary clubs and more than 1,500 Rotarians. Rotary clubs in our district range in size from 12 to 200 members. Our clubs’ programs involve prominent leaders in every field, and our membership represents business and civic leaders of our communities and our state. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
District Events
The 2020 joint Conference with Districts 6580 and 6560 will be April 17-18 in Plainfield, IN. Click the tab above for registration and conference information. We look forward to seeing you there!
Rotary Leadership Institute
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