The National : THE NATIONAL Issue 2 2008
60 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER, MARCH/APRIL 2008 This is your News section -- got any news to share? Email, fax or phone Shirley at the "National". or Mail to: 1/12 Northumberland Drive CARINGBAH NSW 2229 Australia Here's the Laundry Industry NEWS NEWS Fax yours to (02) 9524 5559 firstname.lastname@example.org DIARY 2008 TEXCARE GERMANY International Trade Fair for Modern Textile Care 31 May - 4 June Frankfurt, Germany TRLA NSW Seminar Thursday June 19 and Friday June 20 on the Central Coast LAUNTEX 17 - 19 September 2008 at the newly renovated Novotel, Wollongong with local plant tours, international speakers, and Red Faces! TRLA SA Seminar Friday 17th - 19th October Venue: Barossa Valley - stay tuned for more information TRLA SA Meetings 2008 February 14th at Jasol April 3rd Golf Day June 20th at International Linen August 14th at South East Laundry, Mount Gambier October 17th - 19th Weekend Conference December 5th at Tony Colyer plus AGM followed by Christmas Dinner TRLA NSW Annual Seminar Thursday June 19 and Friday June 20 on the Central Coast Call Philip Johns (02) 4993 3355 LAUNTEX 2008 Australian Laundry Managers Association Annual Seminar Wednesday 17th September to Friday 17th September at the Novotel, Wollongong, NSW Call Josh Jowsey 02 8746 0640 email@example.com Happy 90th Birthday, Ken! Hugh 'Allegedly Retired' Grimm, Noel 'Silver Locks' Brown, Ken '90 Not Out!' Topliss, Jack 'Black Jack' Runnalls and Noel 'AT Extraordinaire' Huttley gathered as they do a few times a year, to lunch and yarn, this time at The Manningham Club which has a terrific Seniors Lunch. The Club very generously gave the table a bottle of red to celebrate Ken's big day. This occasion marked Ken Topliss' 90th birthday on April 1st. Congratulations Ken! One of nature's gentlemen, Ken is a Changi Survivor, a POW for 3 years. Old Timers in the industry (like me!) would remember K. Topliss & Co. as the premier consumables suppliers to drycleaners and launderers in Victoria for many a year. Noel Huttley worked for Ken from 1960 to 1990 and continues today with his son Mark in the same vein through their company, Thermopatch Australia Pty. Ltd.
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