Struggle to fill WoolOn roles

The WoolOn Creative Fashion Society struggles to fill key roles on its organising committee.

Only three people offered to fill five vacancies at the society’s annual meeting, attended by about 50 people in Alexandra on Thursday.

All but one of the six committee members had indicated they intended to step down or were considering it, because of the heavy workload required to organise the event or personal circumstances.

Nominations for two committee vacancies and secretary were received, while the roles of chairperson and financial officer remained vacant.

The deputy chairperson position was also vacant although its duties had been shared among members as required.

Outgoing chairwoman Victoria Ravenscroft closed the meeting and said she would discuss the situation with Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan to determine the next step.

During Thursday’s meeting, several attendees grilled Ms Ravenscroft about the reason behind moving WoolOn to Highland Park, Cromwell, and why Alexandra venues were not suitable or had not been considered.

They also raised questions about the financial report, the requirement to pay a subscription to become a society member and communications.


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