Rotary Lane Cove Public Speaking Competition

One of our most popular events, enjoyed by both our local community and Rotarians, is the Rotary Lane Cove Public Speaking Competition. 2019 was no exception when there were ten participants from five schools in this event held Thursday 06 June.

The participants prepare to commence the competition

Contestants were in years 5 and 6 – 2 each from Greenwich, Lane Cove, Lane Cove West and Mowbray Public Schools as well as St Ignatius College. All were highly praised, and deservedly so, by the adjudicators: Ms Anne Bates, Mr Nick Hossack and Mr Doug Stewart of Rostrum Clubs NSW.

The enthusiastic audience are about to brilliantly entertained

The winner and runner-up were Jason Tonkin of St Ignatius College and Eleanor Brooks of Mowbray Public School photographed here with Rotary Lane Cove President, Hazel McNamara. However, every participant was a winner with voucher prizes of $100 (to the winner), $70 to the runner-up, and $40 to the other 8 finalists, being awarded on the night. In addition, the winner’s school received $500 and the runner-up’s school $300. Well done everyone – we congratulate each of you. Rotary Lane Cove is grateful for the support of Lane Cove Council, the adjudicators, members of the Rotary Lane Cove, Bluestar Direct, the Burns Bay Bookery and the participating schools.


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