Information on the heats

HEAT 4–- SI On The Terrace at University of Western Australia

22 March 2018 – Club member Hazel Butorac chaired the event which was well attended with 8 contestants delivering very thought provoking topics for discussion. The supper was appreciated by family and friends of the contestants.


Hazel Butorac chaired the heat





Rosemary Cant Timekeeper




The difficult task for the adjudicators
L to R
Dr Ann O’Neill, founder of “Angelhands” assisting women dealing with the trauma of domestic violence; Dr Susan Broomhall, Professor of History at UWA; Mrs Cecile Leach BA, BSc, Treasurer SIOTT.










Waiting for a decision and all of the contestants with Hazel




The Winner Zahraa  Al Taey, who is enrolled at UWA in the Bachelor of Science, majoring in Pharmacology, English and Cultural Studies.   She chose this degree because it merges her interest in medicinal drugs and apothecary with her passion in the English language and how it has changed through the ages!





Heat 3 – SI Fremantle at Notre Dame University Fremantle






Waiting for the result  (not in order)
Fleur  Dias,  Amy Bradley, Reesha Cornelio  (winner), Mathilde Huybens,  Katie Hurst



Winner Reesha with Professor Selma Alliex




Karess Dias President Elect and Chairwoman SI Fremantle




The Adjudicators

Kedy Kristal  – the policy officer at the Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services

Liz Butson – SIWA Secretary and President Elect

Professor Selma Alliex – Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of Fremantle Campus 








HEAT 2 – SI Joondalup at Edith Cowan University Joondalup

20 March 2018 – Well attended, super venue, at the Law Faculty. Five contestants some from Edith Cowan Mt Lawley Campus combined with Joondalup students. Fabulous supper put on by SI Joondalup members, well done ladies. [thanks to Annie C President SI Fremantle for the photos and information]


Winner: Rikki Archibald Law student ECU Joondalup 














Heat 1 – SI Rockingham at Murdoch University

15 March 2018 – Region President Anne Allen was the mistress of ceremonies at the SI Rockingham heat of the Region Public Speaking Competition, although not too well attended those who made the effort were very well entertained with both contestants providing the audience with food for thought with their very polished and interesting topic presentations. The other food was, as always delightful in the way of supper provided by the SI Rockingham members. [thanks to Annie C – SI Fremantle President for the report and photos]


Abiol Gatlwak






Winner – Chelsea Fruhwirth




Adjudicators:  Linda Punter (President SI Rockingham); Dr Janice Dudley and Dr Sarah Veitch from Murdoch University.

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