Join us this Fall!


The Fall schedule is now up and ready to go.  Come visit us this term and make speaking a part of your semester.

For help on planning how to use a gavel club in your high school curriculum, including how to give credit and how many meetings you might need to go to and a sample schedule, read this article at Self Educating Family.

sample speech schedule chart

Upcoming Homeschool Fair August 2018

fair.jpgLet’s go to the fair!

Northern Colorado Homeschool Association (NCHA) is hosting a homeschooling fair and has invited the Homeschool Gavel Club to have a table!

The following are details for the upcoming fair:
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 5:30-7:30
Location: Old Town Library (201 Peterson Street, Community Room)
Cost: Free

There will be a dozen local organizations that offer homeschool-only classes/programs. NCHA is also giving special library tours for new homeschooling families during the event.

We are very excited about this and hope to see you there!



Invitation to Game Night

game night invite

Hi!  The Gavel Club Membership Drive Committee would like to invite all homeschooling tweens & teens to a game night.

We’ll bring the games and some light snacks.  We’ll have some traditional games like cards, Monopoly, Risk, Scrabble, and Clue as well as some of the newer strategic family games like Ticket to Ride and Settlers of Catan, or some lesser known games you may never have seen before, like Seven Wonders or Axis & Allies or the Resistance.

Come join us.  We’ll be there from 6 pm until the Library closes at 9 pm in the Community Room.  For more information, contact us.  Hope to see you there!


Knocking Down Trees with Your Face

ouch!An Introduction to the Roles at a Gavel Club Meeting

This is the text from sample Speech #2: Organize Your Speech given by the Club Counselor.

Dave Barry said that “Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.”  Lord Mancroft wrote in A Chinaman in My Bath, “There are really only 3 things to learn in skiing: how to put on your skis, how to slide downhill, and how to walk along a hospital corridor.”  I personally think skiing is more fun without hospitals and face planting, so today, I would like to help you navigate the dangerous world of public speaking using the trail difficulty signs for skiing. Continue reading

At Least We’ve Got a Website!

We started the Fort Collins Homeschool Gavel Club in January of 2017, so we are a fairly new group.  Our website is even younger than that.  This page will direct you to the future web area, right now — only a glimmer of some vague ideas.  Since our club members run the working operations of this website and determine the contents, one day we may post videos of speeches or list events coming up or content of speeches, depending on what the group wants to do.

It’s not on our “immediate” list since we are so new, but maybe one day …