AIDPSC

Australian Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship

The Australian Public Speaking Association Constitution

 Definitions
APSA: the umbrella title for The Australian Public Speaking Association was founded by Naomi Williams in 2009. Naomi Williams [Moreton Bay Boys’ College, Brisbane], Robyn McNamara [Moreton Bay College, Brisbane], Jillian Burgess [Ravenswood School for Girls, Sydney], Kelly Gallivan [St. Kevin’s College, Melbourne] and Rima Khallouf [Trinity College, Melbourne], shall be known as the Founder-Members.

A.I.D.P.S.C.: the title of the Australian Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships, indicating a competition hosted each year by Colleges along the east coast of Australia (in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne). The Executive Council shall consist of the founder-members and those Colleges/ Individual Coaches who have attended for at least three [3] out of five [5] years and have hosted the competition.

Operation:
APSA shall organize the Australian Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships.

The Executive Council shall act as a steering committee, forming strategy of APSA, ensuring the continuation of A.I.D.P.S.C., and giving support to the host College. The Executive Council shall have the power to co-opt replacement members, should the need arise.

The Association shall include the Executive Council and all those Colleges and leagues who participate on a regular basis. Places shall be divided among participating Colleges in an equitable manner, determined by the host College in conjunction with the Executive Council. The Founder-Members are entitled to send a team, from their current College of employment, to the Australian Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships each year.

Policy and rules shall be discussed at the AGM during A.I.D.P.S.C.

Changes will be made by general consensus. Between AGM's, decisions shall be made by the Executive Council.

Accommodation and other domestic arrangements shall be in the hands of the host College, as shall the holding of the A.G.M.

 

 

There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself, and lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience.

- Alexander Gregg

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