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are being trained; some are very good and talented and want to work in the industry. If members don’t train you will lose the funding so we need to encourage industry to train staff. A letter of support from employers with vacancies would be helpful. Membership drive Members were invited to think about the laundries on their contact lists. The board is happy to make contact to explain the benefits of being a member. Sandra at Ai Group can send information to con- tacts; and Shirley Naylor will be developing a magazine ad. A Welcome Pack is being developed with information that can be used for tenders or submission demonstrating industry compliance. And decals will be going out to members for office doors; and will be year dated. Discussion by Members - We are now a national body whereas we were formally fragmented across states. We need to create a national database of contacts, with your support. - Antimicrobial is a good idea. It helps with ‘What does the LAA provide?’ we need to know ‘What’s in it for us?’ - We need tight connections with clients promoting “Are you using an LAA Member?’ - Offer services; training staff; awareness; we need to show value in getting the message out there. - We are an important industry; we are missing government funding; and the LAA rescued the Queensland funding. - Intending to have a future conference to share knowl- edge which has been lost. - Review of Standard Work Procedures would help some members; some have ISO 9001 but doesn’t cover the laundry. - Funding for Cert II has fallen over as the industry didn’t access training. We need to attract funding but the voice has been lost and we need to work on creating a louder voice and support the sustain- ability of the industry. There is no huge pool of staff to rely on. - Contract labour is not covered under funding arrangements. - Members were advised Attendance at these general meetings needs to be of value and have meaning for the industry. It is not about more meetings but the need to increase the voice and status of the industry. We need an attendance level to maintain membership (need to attend 2 meetings a year); and we need an equal amount of laundries and allied traders; which we have already achieved. It is encouraged that all laundries comply with standards. This is for the welfare of the industry. - Hopefully we will draw from QLD, NT and WA. - What are we offering? Webinars – so that companies could hook up – this can be organised. - What topics do you want to discuss? - The 12 month meeting schedule will be included on the website after the AGM. - We have proposed conducting a survey and a national conference with discussions and functions in each state. Next Meeting The AGM will take place November 9, 2016 1.00pm @ Ai Group, level 2, 441 St Kilda Road Melbourne. Everyone is encouraged to attend the AGM or send a proxy; all forms will be sent with the AGM agenda. Close of meeting – 14.30 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER JULY AUGUST 2016 49 Kerryn Wollington (The LDC Group AsiaPacific), Mark Kennedy (Aqualogic Laundry Systems), Owen Guarin (Fourseasons), Brian Higgins (Kannegiesser Australia), Warwick Brown (Princes Laundry), John Wollington (The LDC Group AsiaPacific), Sandro Santo (Gurtler Industries), Bruno Carnovale (Ecolab), Robert Herz (Sunshine Linen), Frank Ritorto (Spotless), Michael Christie (Spotless), Matthew Clark (Girbau Australia) Anthony Kingsley (Filterfab), David Gillman (Girbau Australia) and not pictured, Shirley Naylor (National Drycleaner & Launderers), Carolyn Macgill (AI Group).
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