The National : THE NATIONAL Issue 3 2008
24 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER, MAY/JUNE/JULY 2008 WEDNESDAY, 28TH MAY WAS A RED-LETTER DAYFORPDAINC--WA BRANCH. Some 63 members and guests gathered at the Willow Room, WA Cricket Association (the famed WACA) in East Perth for dinner and the official launch of this new trade association for Western Australian drycleaners following their dramatic withdrawal from membership of the DIA Ltd. effective in April. Apart from a fine meal for just $30 a head, drycleaners also had the opportunity to hear from guests speakers on topics as varied as gas, finance, and insurance. Alley and Scott of AlleyWho Pty Ltd were also there, showcasing their new retail item "Le Glove". (See the News section for more on that exciting product!) Welcome Haydn Raitt welcomed all to the meeting, and the launch of the new body, Professional Dry Cleaners Association Inc. - WA which had been registered. Haydn welcomed interstate visitors including Vince and Jo Bourke (Warragul Drycleaners), Julian and Jenny Sellers (Cleansuite) Brian Smith (DCCS) and Shirley Naylor, (Editor, NDCL). What's it all about? Haydn Raitt asked the question, why are we launching a new asso- ciation? "Professional Dry Cleaners Association Inc. -- WA is a little bit different as it is solely for the benefit of drycleaning industry members in Western Australia. "We are determined as a committee that the benefits and income generated goes back to members. For many years the WA body has been fortunate to secure a number of benefits for its members, leading the way for Australia in a couple of notable areas such as trade waste handling, membership levels and an industry insurance scheme, and this commitment will continue. "Already a new Newsletter has been launched, and a webpage with information on insurance, finance, garment care and other relevant topics will build to reflect members needs. "An Association tile on the Yellow Pages Online will ensure the professional edge is publicly maintained. "We are not completely different to the DIA, the DLI, or any other professional trade body, we just happen to represent one state --Western Australia. "We plan to have publicity drives for the industry aimed at getting the tills ticking, and we aim to bring people into stores on as many levels as we can convince them of their need for our services, from drycleaning PROFESSIONAL DRYCLEANERS ASSOCIATION INC. -- W.A. Haydn Raitt, President of PDA Inc. - WA, with Executive Officer, Fiona Lyons, flanked by guest speakers Phil Lamb (Bay Financial Services) and well known industry identity Darryl Morris (LTM Risk Partners).
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