The Arthur Garvey Speaker of the Year final and Rostrum Annual Dinner on 28 November at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club once again delivered a night of entertaining speeches and plenty of food for thought.
Vivienne Ishak (19), Joanne Turbett (2230), Samuel Osborne (34), Priscilla Nguyen (33) and Joanna Whitney (11) took the audience on journeys through Hard Times, where lives change In the Blink of an Eye, and clever marketing in The New Age clouds people’s better judgement. But it was a call to take Time Out in a stressful modern life that earned Frank Butler (50) the trophy as Rostrum WA’s Speaker of the Year 2015. The runner-up was Priscilla Nguyen, who presented a personal story of life as a Vietnamese refugee in Australia. Congratulations to Frank and Priscilla on a job well done, and thankyou to all the speakers for their speeches.