September 29, 2008
Wow! What a fantastic weekend! A sincere thank you to everyone who
sacrificed to help the new club Hill Country Communicators in Comfort,
Texas! It was a major success and an all-around blast for everyone
involved. For all of you who couldn’t make it, here’s a brief synopsis.
Thursday night, we arrived at Comfort to meet, and talk to the new
club about the classes that we were to teach the following day. The
Jumas’s and the Clark’s where kind enough to open their homes to us
and allow all the ARC teachers to stay with them.
The following day, we taught a workshop with a large variety of
classes including Introduction to Topic, How to Research, and How to
Cut an Interpretation to name a few. All the students were very
attentive, and eager to learn. Each ARC teacher paired up with another
member from HCC to teach the classes, in order to give the HCC members
a chance to teach.
On Saturday, we had a 4 round practice debate tournament. There were
about 16 teams from a few different clubs including, ACTION, ARC, and HCC.
The whole weekend was very well organized, with a lot of credit
towards Thomas Umstattd Jr. for being in charge and actually working
out most of the details. Thank you so much Thomas for your great
leadership, time and the opportunity for ARC members to get involved
in such a great project! I understand that ARC was actually developed
in such a way, and it has been a terrific experience to have the
opportunity to be used by God to help develop this club.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Friday for Debating Badly and
the Economics workshop afterwards! If you have any questions about
either activities, contact me or Mr. Umstattd. you can contact me
by cell phone or e-mail, whichever is more convenient.
September 16, 2008
Hey guys! Well, we are finally beginning our new year of speech and debate! This is going to be an AMAZING year, and I can’t wait to see what God does with our club! I thought it would be kind of nice to start off with a list of all the new ARC officers for the coming year. So here it is!
Vice President-Toni M.
Evidence Ring Master-Brian M.
Male Chaplain-David U.
Female Chaplain-Christina H.
Sergeant at Arms- Kathryn C. and William U.
Congratulations to all the ARC officers! I’m looking forward to working with you all and once again, I’m very excited about where God will lead us in the coming year!!
September 9, 2008
Old Wiki: AustinRhetoricClub.WetPaint.com
New Wiki: ARC.Wik.is
If you aren’t on the new wiki, just let Brian, the recently elected evidence ring master, know.
September 3, 2008
We’re proud to announce the two newest members of the Austin Rhetoric Club Board of Directors, Mr. and Mrs. Hullum! The Hullums have been with ARC for 3 competitve seasons now and their prescence has always been enjoyed. For those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to meet and talk with the Hullums yet, I fully encourage you to do so at the meeting this Friday.