By: Susan Dugdale | Last modified: 09-19-2023
So, you're campaigning for the Treasurer position on your school's Student Council and would like to see an example of an effective speech to help you write your own.
There's an example below, as well as a list of the Student Council Treasurer's main tasks*. You'll want to take a moment to familiarize yourself with all of them before you decide on the exact content of your speech!
*(My list is general. Your school may have specific requirements that I've not noted. Double check to make sure you know what would be best to highlight in your speech prior to writing it.)
Are you a good fit for the role of Treasurer on your school's Student Council?
You stand an excellent chance of getting all the 'Yes' votes you need if you:
To get a good idea of how this speech works, read it through a couple of times and then try it out loud.
It's 474 words long which will take just over 3 minutes to say, depending on your speech rate.
My name is Mae Mcloud, and I have something very important to share with you, something that could change your life, and the lives of those around you, for the better. It's something, I know, you'll want to know.
My fellow students, teachers, and anyone else with an invested interest in who is elected to the Treasurer role on our Student Council, I love money!
I am passionate about it. Not for its own sake, but for what it can achieve when it's properly managed.
That coupled with my desire to serve our school community, makes me the ideal candidate for Treasurer.
Financial responsibility is at the heart of any successful organization, and our Student Council is no exception.
We need someone who is financially literate, someone who can be trusted to manage our Council's finance competently. I believe that person is me.
Firstly, I already have extensive experience in financial management. You're looking at the person who's been fascinated by what money can and cannot do, since she got her first pay for cleaning the family car at age eight.
In the years between then and now I've learned how to look after my own finance as well as others. Through middle school I was Class Treasurer successfully three times - in grades six, seven and eight.
I understand the importance of creating and adhering to budgets, tracking expenses, and making informed financial decisions. I am committed to ensuring that our Council's funds are managed wisely to benefit all students.
Secondly: transparency and accountability. I believe in complete transparency and accountability when it comes to financial matters.
If elected, I will continue what I'm already known for. That is keeping meticulous records of all transactions, regularly reporting on our financial status to the council, and making this information available to all who want it.
Your trust in me will never be taken for granted.
Thirdly: problem-solving skills. In the face of unexpected financial challenges, or opportunities, I am a proven proactive problem solver. You can be assured I will work closely with the Council and Advisors to find creative solutions that benefit our school community.
Which is a segue to my fourth point: community involvement.
I am much more than a capable and creative manager of your funds. I am also dedicated to fostering a real sense of community within our school.
I promise to actively seek your input on how we can best allocate our resources. Your voice matters in financial decisions. You deserve to be heard.
Lastly, here's my fifth point. I am not just looking for a title; I am here today because I wish to serve. You can count on me to put in the time and effort necessary to fulfill my responsibilities as Treasurer to the very best of my ability.
With your support, I will ensure that our Student Council's finances are handled efficiently, effectively and transparently to make school a better place for all of us.
I am asking for your trust and your vote. Together we'll make certain our Student Council's financial future is in safe hands.
Mae Mcloud for Treasurer! Yes!
Click on the image below to open a downloadable printable student council speech planner and outline pdf. (Please note it will open in a new window.)
If you've arrived on this page without seeing this one: Student Council Speeches, I highly recommend reading it before planning or writing your speech for Student Council Treasurer.
Go to Student Council Speeches.