Out Wellington Inc., the volunteer committee that produce Wellington’s Out in the Square, are seeking new members to carry on the successful event as a number of key current members will be standing down at the group’s AGM this August.
Current Chairperson Andy Boreham, who has been involved since Out in the Square’s inception and helped move the fair from Newtown School to the central city, will not seek re-election this year, and neither will long-time member Aaron Halliwell and Treasurer Stephen Riley. “I’ve been given an awesome opportunity to study in China and won’t be here for the next fair,” Boreham says. “I feel the time is right to stand down from organisation of Out in the Square.”
Boreham says Out Wellington Inc. is “in the best shape it’s ever been”, having produced bigger and more popular fairs each year, and having organised a number of “very successful” fundraising events including a sold-out dance party and a number of queer art exhibitions.
“This is the perfect time to hand the mantle over to some fresh new talent who can continue to grow Out in the Square in ever new directions”.
The Out Wellington Inc. AGM will take place at the Awhina Centre from 2pm on Saturday 18 August. Anyone interested in taking part is urged to come along.