Women’s Organisation

Women’s Organisation

Over 40 members of the Women’s Organisation with Dr Don Markwell and Barney Archibald at their Fireside Chat in the Warden’s Lodge

The main purpose of the St Paul’s College Women’s Organisation is “to unite all women who through kinship, affection or sentiment are interested in the traditions and welfare of St Paul’s College”.

This translates into an organisation, created in 1927 and active today, with a current membership of about 300, run by an Executive and Committee elected at an Annual General Meeting held each May. Mrs Rebecca Lim was elected President at the 2018 AGM, succeeding Mrs Hanja Bicknell, for whose service the College is very grateful.

Various events are held each year. Events in 2018 include an Afternoon Tea for students and their parents, a “Drinks and Fireside Chat” with the Head of College and Senior Student at the Warden’s Lodge, and a mid-year cocktail party.

Proceeds from events support special projects in the College. For example, during the Sesquicentenary of the College, the Women’s Organisation provided floodlighting of buildings and jacarandas in the Quad and also of the Chapel Window (so that the stained glass can be seen inside at night during Services).

In addition, the Women’s Organisation has an ongoing commitment to provide framed photographs of Rawson Cup teams for display in the corridors.

This support is very much valued by members of St Paul’s College.

SPCWO Executive Committee

Title Name Email
President Rebecca Lim spcwopresident@stpauls.edu.au
Vice president Miranda Hassett
Vice president Vacant
Hon Secretary Kaye Adamo spcwosecretary@stpauls.edu.au
Hon Assist Secretary Anne Cullinan spcwosecretary@stpauls.edu.au
Hon Treasurer Catherine Osborne spcwotreasurer@stpauls.edu.au
Hon Assist Tres Vacant spcwotreasurer@stpauls.edu.au
Committee  

Emilia Archibald
Hanja Bicknell
Tracey GAllagher
Jane Higgins
Toni Hulme
Janet Marples
Judy Mills
Michelle Paterson
Diana Thomas
Fiona Truscott
Lisa Smith
Mette Sorensen