Kia ora Pablos members and friends,

The Board of Directors of Pablos Art Studios invites you to the Special General Meeting on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at 4.30pm, at Pablos Art Studios’ new premises at 45 Vivian Street. Reception with light refreshments will start at 4.15pm, followed by the business meeting at 4:30pm.

For the last two months, the board has been going through the existing process of recruiting new board members. The purpose of the special general meeting is to introduce Dan Wang and Diako Ishmael, whom the board believes have just the right values and skills to contribute to the Pablos board and the Pablos community. At this meeting, the Pablos members will have a chance to vote for Dan and Diako officially becoming Pablos’ new board members.

Here is a brief information about themselves they wanted to share with you:

Dan Wang:
“ With a background in clinical and feminist psychology, experience in expressive arts therapy and community-based social work, and a belief in the transformative power of art, I am passionate about contributing to the vibrant community arts space at Pablos and supporting its mission to promote wellbeing and identity building through the arts”.

Diako Ishmael:
“I am an Iraqi-Kurd who came to New Zealand as a refugee. I grew up in New Zealand studying and obtaining a law degree from Waikato University. Since graduating, I moved to Wellington where I have been working as a lawyer. I am looking forward to working with the artists, Pablo’s management, and fellow board members to ensure Pablos continues to grow and help more and more of our community”.

Looking forward to seeing you there,