The Speech and Debate team is an after-school, extra-curricular activity designed to build the strong communication skills of all members. It is open to all Saratoga High School Students in Grade 9 through 12. Practices are held during the week where students develop their public speaking, debating and acting skills.
If there's any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org* 1. OUR CLUB DEPENDS ON YOUR VOLUNTARY 'FAIR SHARE' CONTRIBUTION
We request a VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION for each student just like school clubs and programs like music, sports and others.
-- Your one-time contribution covers payment to coaches, registration fees for CFL tournaments, website, accounting and tax status with the State and IRS, organizing school events and team infrastructure.
-- Your one-time contribution does NOT cover registration fees for local or travel invitationals (referred to as 'invites'), travel expenses for the team, judge buyout, room + boarding and coach or chaperone per diems.
-- Our aim is to balance the budget each year. Consequently, a shortfall will mean a longer or multiple fundraising cycles through the academic year.
-- Our club is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization (EIN 77-0108042). Yearly donation statements will be sent by mid-Feb to the address on file. As always, please consult with your tax advisor for specific guidance regarding charitable deductions.
-- Your contribution can be made by check, or through Zelle and PayPal.* 2. SUGGESTED DONATION LEVELS
1) BASIC $ 800 per student
2) SUPPORTER $ 801 and above
Do let us know whether your Employer matches charitable donation by completing the form below. We will handle the rest.
* 3. VOLUNTEERING
In addition to donations the Club, we also depend on parents to volunteer their time to help with organization, fundraising, judging, chaperoning, etc. Please allocate your time to volunteer over the speech and debate season to support our students and coaches. Thank you!
If your family cannot make the basic voluntary donation, your student will NOT be excluded. Please provide the reason for hardship by emailing email@example.com if you are unable to make the donation. Our club depends on fundraising and donations and so we ask everyone to please CONTRIBUTE to support our students.
SARATOGA HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH AND DEBATE SUPPORTERS