Boolarra Folk Festival – Dec. 2010

The Boolarra Folk Festival Committee held their Annual General Meeting on 7th September 2010 at the Memorial Hall.

The guest speaker on the night was Ian Southall from Latrobe City Business Tourism Association, who gave a talk on promoting tourism in the region. Ian is also involved with Destination Gippsland, who have selected the 2011 Boolarra Folk Festival as one of the major events they will be promoting in the new year.

The planning for the next festival is well underway; however there is still a lot to do before the 5th March 2011. Councillor Darrell White was in attendance to oversee the selection of the new committee with the following people being elected.

 

Ray Stewart ……………………… President

  • Wendy Stewart …….. Minutes Secretary
  • Regina Teychenne …………….. Treasurer
  • Rick Teychenne…….. Music Co-ordinator
  • Darren Cornell…………… Logistics Officer
  • Chelsea Stewart…………………….. Design
  • Kate Reiske ……………… Publicity Officer
  • Leanne Blake……………… Grants Officer
  • Marietta Herni…… Markets Co-ordinator
  • Keith Robertson…….. Wine Co-ordinator
  • Adrian Giannini ………… After Dark Event
  • Terry Cupples …………. ARC Yinnar Event
  • Bronwen Hilton……… Website Manager.
  • Darren Cornell…………… Logistics Officer  (New Position)

We are thrilled that Kristy Mills is willing to take over from Marietta Herni as our Market Co-ordinator, as Marietta would like to stand down from that position after the next festival.

We are desperately seeking two Volunteer Co-ordinators – preferably one male and one female. Their job will be to enlist people on Festival Day to sell wine, work in the Information Tent, help park cars and conduct surveys. We also need a person(s) to take charge of the car parking arrangements as this is the first contact visitors have with the Festival on the day, so it is important we appear organised.

If you think you can take on one of the roles mentioned above or can spare an hour or so as a volunteer on festival day, please contact me on 5169 6275 or email razzmond1@bigpond.com.

Ray Stewart,
President.