Membership

Brazos Valley Rhetoric Club

 

NCFCA speech and debate has been the single most valuable tool in preparing me for life. I learned to practice discipline, perseverance, how to listen and think intelligently, and how to lead in a wholesome and godly manner. I’ve seen it do the same for hundreds of other young people as well, and I recommend it to everyone who will listen.”  – Paul Exley, Alumnus and Former Coach

Download and look through our informational package.  You may email us for a downloadable copy.

Here are a few of the more general requirements:

Meetings

We meet every Tuesday from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm with a break for dinner at 6:00 pm. During our meeting we cover speech, debate, and leadership classes. We meet at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bryan. Students and their parents are expected to attend the meetings.

Age

Students from 12-18 are allowed to compete in the NCFCA tournaments (some of which have junior rounds for younger students.) Because we are a Christian home school family speech and debate club, we encourage the participation of the whole family, but only students from 12-18 have to pay membership dues.

Participation

  • Tournaments:

As a member, your student is required to attend at least two competitive tournaments.

  • Student:

Student will be given assignments which they are expected to complete.

  • Parents:

At least one parent from each family should be present at every meeting their student attends.

Completion of the Membership Form

You can complete the membership form online here: membership application. For details on where to send completed membership forms, please email us.

NCFCA Affiliation

To be able to compete in the NCFCA, the student’s family must be an affiliate with the NCFCA.

Education

Qualified students must be home educated; having their education managed by their parents or legal guardians.

 

Code of Conduct

Dress Code on Club Day

The spirit of the dress code is modesty and professionalism with the intent to glorify Christ. The goal is to minimize the focus on the body or outward appearance and maximize the focus on the development of ideas and communication skills. Students should wear modestly fitted clothing. Ladies are asked for no tank tops, no midriffs showing, no low-cut blouses, no short skirts, and no shorts. Gentlemen are asked to wear collared shirts, close-toed shoes, and no shorts. For both genders, t-shirts are not permitted with the exception of NCFCA and BVRC t-shirts. Occasionally, tournament attire will be requested so students can practice wearing the clothing required at tournaments.

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. –Psalm 19:14!

All students are to stay within the geographical boundaries set by the administration of the facilities we use and are to strictly adhere to all established rules and regulations of the host facility.

All club members (students and parents) are to exhibit a kind, polite, and respectful attitude toward others at all times and behave in a manner that brings glory and honor to God. Public displays of affection, including flirting and romantic relationships, are not appropriate for any BVRC or NCFCA event.

Actions of club members should be professional and courteous at all times. Discipline should not be an issue at any club event, including camps, club meetings, and tournaments. Members are responsible for their actions. Negative attention brought to the club by any member will not be tolerated because it reflects on the entire club in a negative manner.

Club members and parents should attempt to resolve any issues or problems in a biblical manner as outlined in this Code of Conduct form and the club bylaws. Specifically, conflicts will be resolved according to Matthew 18:15-17, whereby the offended goes directly to the offender to resolve the issue,
refraining from gossip and rumor. Email communication is not considered ‘going directly’. If the matter cannot be resolved, the procedure outlined in Article XII, Section 2 of the bylaws for completing a club query form with two board members shall be followed. Any questions related to the bylaws, code of conduct form, dress code, or issues in curriculum being taught by coaches should be addressed to the PBD by filling out a query form so the matter can be handled in a prayer, efficient, and proper manner.

If a member fails to meet the membership requirements, or violates the club bylaws, Code of Conduct, or facility rules, the PBD will offer the student and parent a written warning. Repeated violations may involve revocation of the youth or family membership in question. Immediate revocation of membership is a possibility depending on the severity of the situation. Final membership approval and revocation of membership shall rest with the Parent Board of Directors.

With your signature below, you are now members of the Brazos Valley Rhetoric Club.

Welcome to our family!

~The Parent Board of Directors (PBD) of the Brazos Valley Rhetoric Club (BVRC)