The topic areas for the 2019 NCFL Milwaukee Grand National Tournament are as follows:
Start looking out for NCFLNationals.org. Information for Milwaukee will be available there starting on Monday, January 22nd.
Site Locations and Hotel Information will be available there, along with links to the Conference Direct Hotel Reservation Pages.
The minutes from the 2018 NCFL Fall Meeting have been posted. We are sorry for the slight delay.
As a result of rules changes from the fall meeting, the following documents have been updated on this website.
Once again, the NCFL is saddened by the devastation of the latest storm.
The collective thoughts and prayers of the NCFL are with all of our friends that were affected by Hurricane Michael.
Please let us know what we can do to help.
Many thanks to Steve Sexton and the Milwaukee group for the work they are doing to get everything ready for NCFL Nationals in 2019. We are confident that this tournament will be an amazing experience for all competitors, coaches, and judges.
This is the power point presentation that Steve presented at the NCFL Fall Moderators' meeting.
We are posting it here and will mirror it on the NCFLNationals website as we get closer to the tournament.
Click here to see the presentation.
The 2019 — 2020 list of Policy Resolutions has been released.
The NCFL moderators have been asked to cast their vote and the league will then cast their vote for the topic.
NCFL Diocesan directors should have a link to survey monkey to cast the vote for their league. If they cannot access the link, they can simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a copy of the link.
Here are the five topics (in no particular order)
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its development and/or military assistance to the Republic of India.
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its constructive engagement with one or more of the following: Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria.
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially change its nuclear weapons strategy.
Resolved: The United States federal government should ratify or accede to, and implement, one or more of the following: Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Trans-Pacific Partnership, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
The collective thoughts and prayers of the NCFL are with all of our friends in the path of Florence.
We hope all remain safe. Please let us know what we can do to help.
The 2018 Fall Meeting for NCFL Moderators will be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Friday-Saturday, Sept 28-29, 2018. Start time and agendas will be posted as they become available.
You may book rooms through this link: Hilton NCFL Fall Meeting Booking
Please send agenda items to Mike Colletti (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
The meeting will run from 4:30 until 6:00 on Friday. Saturday times will be decided on Friday night.
Steve Sexton and the folks from Milwaukee have put together a number of incredible opportunities. Please see the attached PDF for a list of available activities.
Fall Meeting Activities
Payment may be made by check or credit card. Please click: http://ncflnationals.org/NCFL2019/fallmoderatorsform.html.
We look forward to seeing you in Milwaukee.
The following article should get you and your leagues excited about why Milwaukee is a great destination: WHY MILWAUKEE.
Thanks to all that made the 2018 NCFL Grand National Tournament a great success. We would like to thank all speakers, coaches, and judges. Thanks to our Tab Staff and all of our Tab Chairs for working so hard over the weekend. Thanks to our hosts in Washington and Arlington for putting together an amazing weekend. We will see you all in Milwaukee next year.
Now that Nationals 2018 is in the books, we can look forward to next year's tournament in Milwaukee. Our Milwaukee hosts have been working hard to get the city ready for our arrival. They put together the following preliminary information for the tournament. Click here to see the presentation.
The NSDA hopes you will join them July 28-31, 2018, for the second annual National Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. They are excited to offer a range of sessions that support their theme of Radiant Voices: Empowerment through Speech and Debate.
This year's conference will feature an NSDA Leadership Track!
There are reduced rates for NSDA and NCFL Members.
Click here for more information.
The NCFL is saddened by the loss of Br. George Zehnle, S.M. Many of you will remember him as the coach of Chaminade High School in N.Y. He served as President of the NCFL from 1986 - 1988. He will be missed by all. Please keep him and the Chaminade community in your prayers.
Congratulations to Past-President Catherine Luhr who recently received the Richard Gaudette Award, who through her time with the NCFL promoted service and "leadership through speech" at either a local, state or national level. Miss Luhr was honored for instituting a service project to benefit the cities where the NCFL National Tournament. She said "I started the service project and with the help of many other coaches from around the country. There are close to 5,000 people at the national championship who contributed money, food, baby items, gift cards and toiletries. The idea is to leave our national host city better than we found it."