Demosthenian Literary Society

Demosthenian Literary Society The Demosthenian Literary Society, founded in 1803, is the oldest student organization at the University of Georgia, and exists to cultivate rhetorical and debating skills. Meetings are held every Thursday evening when classes are in session at 7:00 pm.
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"Whereas it is necessary in order to fit ourselves for the varied duties of life, to cultivate a correct mode of speaking, and to qualify ourselves through practice to express our views in an effective manner; and whereas experience has abundantly proved that these ends can in no way be more speedily accomplished as by forming a Society for such a purpose." [Constitution of the Demosthenian Literary Society: Preamble]

Mission: "It shall be the object of the Society to promote the cause of science and truth by the cultivation of oratory and the art of debate at weekly meetings." [Constitution of the Demosthenian Literary Society: Art. I "Name and Object of the Society]

On the subject of KOB's resolution:http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com/2013/08/depression/
04/04/2014
Depression

On the subject of KOB's resolution:

http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com/2013/08/depression/

At least it’s an attainable dream Parks are automatically funny places. They’re a big section of land where we’re all allowed to go to feel like we’re outside. It’s like putting a bug in a jar then throwing a couple leaves in there so it feels like home. The even funnier thing is that a [...]

Bench selfie for the edification of Mr. Ashley.
04/04/2014

Bench selfie for the edification of Mr. Ashley.

Better resolution than previous.Courtesy of Dina Abdulhadi and Jack Fisher
12/21/2013

Better resolution than previous.
Courtesy of Dina Abdulhadi and Jack Fisher

Better resolution than previous.
Courtesy of Dina Abdulhadi and Jack Fisher

Better resolution than previous.Courtesy of Dina Abdulhadi and Jack Fisher
12/21/2013

Better resolution than previous.
Courtesy of Dina Abdulhadi and Jack Fisher

Better resolution than previous.
Courtesy of Dina Abdulhadi and Jack Fisher

Better-resolution than previous.Courtesy of Dina Abdulhadi and Jack Fisher
12/21/2013

Better-resolution than previous.
Courtesy of Dina Abdulhadi and Jack Fisher

Better-resolution than previous.
Courtesy of Dina Abdulhadi and Jack Fisher

Courtesy of Dina Abdulhadi
12/19/2013

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Courtesy of Dina Abdulhadi
12/19/2013

Courtesy of Dina Abdulhadi

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12/19/2013

Courtesy of Dina Abdulhadi

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12/19/2013

Courtesy of Dina Abdulhadi

Courtesy of Dina Abdulhadi

Here are the complete minutes of the DLC for the Fall 2013 semester submitted by our former secretary Mr. Narke Norton.
12/18/2013
Demosthenian Literary Society @ The University of Georgia » Fall 2013

Here are the complete minutes of the DLC for the Fall 2013 semester submitted by our former secretary Mr. Narke Norton.

Minutes of November 14th, 2013 THE MEETING WAS CALLED AT 7:20PM -we had 1 first time guest and 2 returning guests -Committee reports: Mr. Harkness: Christmas party on December 11th. We’re doing Secret Santa. Mr. Greene: UNC trip. We’re leaving in the morning. ISA is finish but It’s not signed. I’m g...

Tag yourself because Facebook won't let me. Happy Holidays!
12/17/2013

Tag yourself because Facebook won't let me. Happy Holidays!

Tag yourself because Facebook won't let me. Happy Holidays!

11/15/2013

Congratulations to our newly elected Spring 2014 officers!

President: Mr. Cameron Greene
Vice President: Mr. Erik Harkness
Secretary: Ms. Katlyn Firkus
Chief Justice: Ms. Kaitlyn Beck
Associate Justices: Mr. Thomas Buscemi and Mr. Shea Cotton
Librarian: Mr. Adil Yaqoob
Hall Preservationist: Ms. Samantha Meyer
Custodian: Mr. Chris Parrish
Sergeant-at-Arms: Mr. Brennan Mancil

Demosthenian Halloween bonding.
10/30/2013

Demosthenian Halloween bonding.

Minutes of September 19th, by our secretary Narke Norton. Catch up on any resolutions you may have missed.
10/24/2013
Demosthenian Literary Society @ The University of Georgia » Blog Archive » Minutes of September...

Minutes of September 19th, by our secretary Narke Norton. Catch up on any resolutions you may have missed.

The MEETING WAS CALLED AT 7:13pm! -We had 14 first time guests, 10 returning guests, and 7 alumni -Committee Reports: o Public Relations: Ms. Meyer Do class announcements. We need 18 people to do T-shirts for homecoming • Give your money to me next meeting PR Posse activities will be rewarded…

From an early 1900's Pandora yearbook.
10/17/2013

From an early 1900's Pandora yearbook.

If you're in Athens and can make it to this, you should go! Let's support an employee of one our favorite places.http://...
09/18/2013
Local acts come together to support Little Italy employee stricken with cancer

If you're in Athens and can make it to this, you should go! Let's support an employee of one our favorite places.

http://www.redandblack.com/variety/local-acts-come-together-to-support-little-italy-employee-stricken/article_657da970-1fe5-11e3-9329-001a4bcf6878.html

Any musician who gains a following in Athens knows what it means to be surrounded by enthusiastic supporters, but it's not every day that the roles are reversed.

Come visit us at the Fall Activities Fair in Tate Plaza! We'll be here until 3:00.
08/28/2013

Come visit us at the Fall Activities Fair in Tate Plaza! We'll be here until 3:00.

08/16/2013

For those wondering how many guests we had last night, the official count is 44 first-time guests and two second-or-third time guests! We hope to see them back next week and are looking forward to a wonderful semester.

08/14/2013

Serving the society this semester as officers are:

President- Alex Monty Lucco
Vice President Kaitlyn Beck
Secretary- Narke Norton
Chief JC- Cameron Greene
Associate JC- Jacqueline Van De Velde and Mackenzie McRae
Hall Preservationist- Emily Durden
Treasurer- Derrick Weeks
Hall Administrator- Elizabeth Ridgeway
Historian- Sam Darby
Librarian- Kayla Quinton
Custodian- Adil Yaqoob
Sargent at Arms- McKinley Alden

01/01/2013

All Officers. Send me a time that is good for you to meet on the 7th. I want to get this semester off right!

11/25/2012

Hey, is anyone going to the SEC Championship Game? I'm trying to get a group together.

11/16/2012

Elections are over! Congratulations to all newly elected officers of the Demosthenian Literary Society.

President: Mr. John Henry Theiss
Vice President: Ms. Kathleen Grundy
Secretary: Mr. Shea Cotton
Chief Justice: Mr. Evan Thompson
Associate Justice: Ms. Alex Dodd
Associate Justice: Mr. Gregory Tourial
Treasurer: Ms. Kaitlyn Beck
Hall Administrator: Ms. Mackenzie McCrae
Hall Preservationist: Ms. Emily Durden
Historian: Ms. Dina Abdulhadi
Sergeant-at-Arms: Mr. Narke Norton
Librarian: Mr. Crane Breithaupt
Custodian: Mr. Luke Boggs

Demosthenia Declared Independent
11/02/2012

Demosthenia Declared Independent

On November 1st, 2012, the Demosthenian Literary Society passed a motion to declare Demosthenian Hall and its environs a sovereign nation: Demosthenia.

"Mortifera est facundia"

11/02/2012

"Remember, remember, the first of November | Demosthenia's treason and plot | I know of no reason | Why Demosthenia's treason | Should ever be forgot"

http://www.redandblack.com/opinion/be-it-resolved-a-true-liberal-cannot-vote-for-barack/article_e2d83e2c-10c7-11e2-8071-...
10/15/2012
Be it Resolved: A true liberal cannot vote for Barack Obama

http://www.redandblack.com/opinion/be-it-resolved-a-true-liberal-cannot-vote-for-barack/article_e2d83e2c-10c7-11e2-8071-0019bb30f31a.html

In these, the days of drone strikes and Guantanamo Bay, liberals have a lot to come to terms with regarding the leader of the free world as he guns for reelection. It isn’t right for President Barack Obama to ask his voting block to suspend its morals for the sake of his decisions by voting for him ...

10/10/2012

The Intersociety Meeting between the Demosthenian Literary Society and the Phi Kappa Literary Society is tomorrow at 7pm in the Demosthenian Hall! Be there, look sharp, and expect great debates!

http://www.redandblack.com/opinion/be-it-resolved-al-qaeda-leaders-should-be-tried-in/article_0c395dce-0677-11e2-af1c-00...
10/10/2012
Be It Resolved: Al Qaeda leaders should be tried in a court of law

http://www.redandblack.com/opinion/be-it-resolved-al-qaeda-leaders-should-be-tried-in/article_0c395dce-0677-11e2-af1c-001a4bcf6878.html

Currently, the United States holds several members of Al Qaeda in Guantanamo Bay. These prisoners face almost certain death at the hands of a military trial. While there is no doubt that these men should have to accept the consequences of their actions, can we as American citizens say that this is ...

09/15/2012

We were visited last Thursday by an alumnus, who gave the first speech in the first ever Hat Debate in 1995.

04/28/2012

We said farewell to 17 members last night. It was sad to see them go, but it's exciting they'll be starting a new part of their lives. Congratulations on graduating, class of 2012.

All of our love,
Demosthenian

04/20/2012

Congratulations to all of our incoming officers!

President: Mr. David Douds; VP: Ms. Alex Dodd; Secretary: Mr. Evan Thompson; Chief Justice: Mr. Greg Tourial; Associate Justices: Mr. Cameron Greene and Mr. Jacob Parr; Treasurer: Ms. Kaitlyn Beck; Hall Administrator: Ms. Mackenzie Mcrae; Hall Preservationist: Mr. Alan Goldman; Historian: Ms. Kathleen Grundy; Sergeant at Arms: Ms. Emily Durden; Librarian: Ms. Caitlin Belton; Custodian: Mr. Hunter Hall.

Here's to another great semester!

04/03/2012

Congratulations to our faculty adviser, Dr. John Knox, for being named one of the "Best 300 Professors" by the Princeton Review. We are so honored to work with you. What a good day for Demosthenians!

03/23/2012

Many congratulations to the 2012 ISD team on their win last night! I can't tag you guys, but you were all brilliant.

02/16/2012

Don't forget about the hall cleaning tonight! It starts at 7 p.m. See you there!

02/10/2012

The 2012 ISD resolution is BIR: The United States should privatize its national ocean waters.

02/04/2012

To any willing current members, as it is my duty to compile a list of numbers and addresses, could you be dears and message that to me if you want?

01/27/2012

Congrats to the 2012 ISD Team: Nathaniel Ament-Stone, Kailtyn Beck, Connor Land, Eric Perkerson and Derrick Weeks!

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Demosthenian Hall, University Of Georgia
Athens, GA
30602

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