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2021 Announcements, News, and Deadlines

2020 Announcements, News, and Deadlines

Click here for the results of the Dec 12 2020 OH Zoom Certamen 2 and for the google forms to sign up for the Jan 16 2021 OH Zoom Certamen 3:
First Place: Alex Frohn, Seven Hills
Second Place: Jimmy Fraley, Summit
Third Place: Sarina Duncan, Wyoming

North Make a Difference Day!

We are having a winter clothing drive on November 28th. Check out the flyer for more information! (11-20-20)

South Make a Difference Day!

We are holding a book drive to benefit Adopt A Book Ohio on November 22nd. Check out the flyer for more information! (11-10-20)

Join us for a virtual Fall Forum on Saturday, October 17th! (10-8-20)

We want your feedback! If you attended the virtual NJCL convention, please take some time in the next few days to fill out the survey sent by OJCL President Chloe Constantinides. If OJCL convention needs to be virtual, we want it to be as enjoyable as possible (if you attended but did not get the survey link, email (9-24-20)

Virtual OCC will take place on Saturday, October 17th. Check out the flyer for more information! (9-24-20)
YES!  There will be certamen at Fall Forum.  Please encourage ALL of your students to join us on Saturday, October 17 for some fun certamen.  The meets will run from 2-3ish, using Zoom.  We’ll have 2 levels- (A) people with little to no Latin and/or certamen experience (Latin I and less competitive IIs) and  (B) experienced, with questions and modified rules for III and up (competitive IIs welcome).  Students who are interested in playing and adults (including SCLer types) who would help, please fill out the appropriate form below.  Please direct questions to Nora Murphy (9-24-20)

Photo of the Season Submission dates 2020-2021 (9-24-20)

SUMMER: JULY 19, 2020
SPRING: MAY 9, 2021

Before she was elected NJCL Historian, Irene Calderon created Middle School and Elementary versions of the OJCL Torch. Check them out! Both versions are a lot of fun! (9-24-20)
It has been my honor to serve the OJCL as historian. While I was unable to say an actually goodbye, I hope as you flip through the scrapbook, you see how much this organization and the people in it truly meant to me.
Gratias Maximas Vobis Ago,
Alex Grass
19-20 OJCL Historian (9-24-20)
Congratulations to Editor Irene Calderon on her election to the NJCL Executive Board as national Editor! As such, the position of OJCL Editor is now vacant and needs to be filled by appointment. Additionally, we are reopening the application for the position of Central Gubernator. Find the application for both offices here.

A couple of quick reminders:

  • -Delegates may not apply for a position that their chapter currently holds.
  • -Delegates MUST have permission from their sponsor and their parent to apply.
  • -Only ONE delegate from each school may apply for each office.
  • -The deadline for submitting an application is Tuesday, September 15th 11:59 pm

Please contact Abby Almaguer with any questions at (9-2-20)

The Spring Torch is out! You can access it using this link: (6-8-20)

Another opportunity to join the 2020-2021 OJCL Executive Board! Click here for the application for Editor and Historian! (5-19-20)

Want to be on the 2020-2021 OJCL Executive Board? Good news! The application to be a gubernator is here. Please follow this link to the form! (5-7-20)

Although the OJCL convention has been canceled, elections will still continue. As such, the State of Emergency offices must be announced. State of Emergency occurs when there are fewer than 2 candidates pre-filed for a particular office, and some of the restrictions regarding who can run for office are dropped. The offices in State of Emergency this year are Treasurer and President.
Students interested in running State of Emergency should complete the State Of Emergency form and submit a scan or picture, along with typed answers to the questions on the BLANK Prefile Form, to by 11:59pm on Wednesday, 4.15 (please respect social distancing by requesting your sponsor email their permission rather than trying to get their physical signature; your parents should sign rather than emailing the state chairs). Please contact Parliamentarian Krish Gupta if you have any questions. (4-8-20)

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Application now due April 24th. The OJCL scholarship application to attend the NJCL convention in Richmond, VA is here! OJCL will award up to ten $100.00 and up to two $250.00 scholarship awards to students.  All OJCL Members in good standing from Chapters in good standing are eligible. There are 2 types of scholarships:  for Level ½ or Level 1 students and for Level 2 and above students. One $250.00 scholarship will be available to each division. N.B. we will wait to write the checks until NJCL convention is confirmed as “on”; should NJCL be cancelled, scholarship winners will receive their checks to attend in 2021. Seniors can still receive the $$ to attend next year as SCLers, but no attendance = no money. To submit, send completed applications to Ms Mays AND your sponsor, who will also submit their confirmation via email (4-2-20)

Due to convention being cancelled, the OSCL is doing online elections this year, and the nominations process is the first step. The nomination form is out now and is due at 11:59 PM on Sunday, March 29! (3-22-20)

Unfortunately, convention has been cancelled. Click here for more information (3-10-20)

The Winter Edition of the OJCL Torch is out now! Be sure to give it a read! (3-8-20)

The 70th OJCL Convention Program is here! (3-4-20)

Congratulations to the Winter Photo of the Season Winners! (2-19-20)
First Place: Kendall Richard, Summit
Second Place: Kimberly Zwolshen, Indian Hill
Third Place: Margaret Sampson, Madeira
The pre-file form for those interested in running for elected office on the 2020-2021 executive board is now released! Here is the link for any students who are interested in running. (1-28-20)
The deadline for completing this form is February 23, 2020, at 11:59 PM.
A couple of rules and reminders for pre-filing:
-Delegates may not pre-file for an office that a member of your delegation currently holds.
-Delegates MUST have permission from your sponsor and parent to pre-file and run.
-No more than TWO delegates per delegation may pre-file for office.
-Only ONE delegate from each school may pre-file for each respective office.
-No pre-convention campaigning.
-Delegates who pre-file may not appear on OJCL social media posts until after convention in the interest of fairness.
Check out Krish’s new election guide! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

Campaigning Rules:

Failure to abide by all rules may result in disqualification, so please read these carefully and email Krish with questions!

  1. If you feel like you need to ask, ask or don’t do it
  2. No campaigning until after Nom Com
  3. No stickers (to protect the hotel)
  4. All campaigning must be positive!
  5. All campaign materials must be pre-approved by the State Chair and the Parliamentarian
    1. Spending limit of $50, bring receipts to Nom Com!
    2. Keep in mind that all ‘donated’ materials will be counted towards the $50 spending limit. This includes posters and paper previously purchased as well as any printing/copying that you do at home or school. These materials will be assessed at the lesser price between and Staples on the day of Nom Com. As of January ’20, Staples charged $.60 for color copies and $.12 for black and white
  6. Although you may use social media, Airdrop may not be used to spread materials in any capacity
  7. You may not interfere with the campaigns of others
  8. All evidence of your campaign must be removed before the Third General Assembly (to keep the hotel clean)
  9. Candidates must attend Nom Com and Meet the Candidates

Winter Service Events:

North: TBA

The Central Region will be coming together to bake bread, make Project Linus squares, and play some certamen on MLK Day! Here is the flyer for more information! (1-17-20)

The South Winter Service Event is on Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 AM at Crayons to Computers! Please RSVP at this link and click here for the flyer! (1-16-20)

OSCL Packet Award Results: Full Packet Award: She’miah Irvin, Walnut Hills, Half Packet Award: Michael Hall, Summit Country Day, Half Packet Award: John Paul Schuette, Moeller (1-16-20)

The spirit themes for the 2020 OJCL Convention are out now, they are: Friday-Convention Theme (Club T-shirts), Saturday-Rome on the Range (Farms), Sunday-Tides of March (Beach/Ocean)! The Spirit Rubric is also out now! (1-11-20)

The 2020 OJCL Convention Roll Call Guidelines are here! (1-11-20)