Guest Speakers Guidelines
Thank you very much for agreeing to address the members of the Rotary Club of Enid. The member who has invited you to speak is known as our Monthy Program Chair. This member will be your main point of contact and will assist you with anything that you need for your presentation. The Monthy Program Chair will ask you for a bio and will also introduce you as the guest speaker. 
 
The Rotary Club of Enid meets at noon each Monday in the floor ballroom of the Stride Center. Expect about 75-95 people in attendance.
 
This is a luncheon meeting with a catered buffet, which opens at 11:45 a.m. Most attendees arrive just before or just afternoon. We eat until 12:10 to 12:15 p.m., have about 8 minutes of pledge/invocation/introductions/announcements, then turn the program over to the speaker. It would be appropriate for you to talk for about 20-30 minutes and then take questions if you are willing. The meeting ends at 1 p.m. Some of our members are limited in their allowed time for lunch, so if your presentation runs beyond 1:00 p.m. you may see some slipping out of the meeting.
 
Rotary members are mostly local executives in business, government, professions, and nonprofit or civic leaders. So, this is a chance to share your message with an engaged, civic-minded, service-minded group and what should be a very receptive audience. We sometimes have media coverage and sometimes Live Stream the meeting to Facebook. We have up to 8 high school students and 4 college students as guests each week, so the audience age ranges from teens to 98.
 
We will have a speaker's podium and podium microphone plus a separate, portable microphone if you prefer to wander. If visuals are desired, we have a screen, a laptop, a clicker, and a projector available and can easily accommodate a PowerPoint or video. However, speakers may bring their own laptop and video projector if they desire. We ask that you let the Program Chair know of your needs before the day of your speaking engagement so that we may have things set up for you when you arrive. 
 
You also are welcome to bring printed materials, and we will help place them on the two dozen or so tables in the room. You are welcome to bring a luncheon guest, too.
 
We respectfully request that speakers keep in mind that the content of the presentation should be informative and not designed to promote a political candidate or issue, specific business, its services, or products.  Also, there should be no type of solicitation for a financial or in-kind donation, or a request to purchase products or services. ​​​​​​​