April 30, 2019 - Weekly Coach Newsletter
April 30, 2019 - Weekly Coach Newsletter

Dear Coach,

Headed to Nationals? Remember, all high school tournament registration materials are due on Tabroom.com tomorrow, May 1. Run through this checklist to avoid late fees and make sure you have your ducks in a row! 

Read the NSDA Board Meeting Agenda

The NSDA Board of Directors will hold its next meeting on May 3. It is important to the Board that NSDA coaches are aware of both the governance and competition/rule issues that will be addressed. Additionally, they want to facilitate Board level access for members to ask questions and offer comments regarding these agenda items and/or other issues during the year. Please feel free to email any comments or questions to board@speechanddebate.org. Feedback will be compiled and presented to the Board for consideration. Meeting minutes will be published in the September/October issue of RostrumRead the agenda »

Today's Webinar: Imagining Latinidad for Speech and Debate

Join us today, April 30 at 1:00 p.m. CT for Imagining Latinidad for Speech and Debate presented by Dr. Darrel Wanzer-Serrano, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Associate Director of Latina/o Studies at the University of Iowa. Keep an eye out for the recording if you miss the live session! 

Membership Pre-payment Available for 2019-2020

We appreciate having you as part of our community! Your current school membership is valid through July 2019. We hope you will choose to continue participating in our Honor Society again next school year.
If you're ready to renew now, or if you have funds remaining to pre-pay next year's Resource Package subscription or student memberships, log in and visit the School Finances tab in your NSDA Account. From there, you can generate invoices for the 2019-2020 school year, which you will be asked to activate after August 1, 2019.
Log in to Pre-pay

Confirm Pending Autoposted Points by June 15  

Make sure to confirm any pending autoposted points on your school's account! Any regular season points left unconfirmed by June 15 will be unavailable in the fall and would need to be entered manually. Log in to check for pending autposted points »

Read and Share: How Students of Color Can Dream Bigger Through Debate

In the latest issue of the National Federation of State High School Associations' publication High School Today, the NSDA shared Anthony Berryhill's and Aaron Timmons' piece on How Students of Color Can Dream Bigger Through Debate. This message reached decision-makers in almost 20,000 schools nationwide! 
Check it out on page 30 here

Apply for the William Woods Tate, Jr., Memorial Fund 

The William Woods Tate, Jr., Memorial Fund is designed to help schools and students attending the National Speech & Debate Tournament for the first time, as well as schools with demonstrated financial need. Applications will be accepted until April 30. To access the online form, please click here.  

Help us Support Programs Through Coach Transitions 

If you or a coach you know is departing from coaching, please fill out this form to give us more information. We'll work to help keep the program going! 
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