The National : NOV DEC 2016
Professional Dry Cleaners Assoc. WA - Michael Roper firstname.lastname@example.org Professional Dry Cleaners Assoc. SA Kerry King email@example.com V.I.L.A. Heather Adamson, Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org DIA LIMITED (PHONE) National 1300 134 511 Ph: (03) 5908 4921 Fax: (03) 8677 6550 QLD (07) 3842 2223 ACT (02) 6281 5786 NSW 0412 381 394 TAS (03) 6424 2781 VIC 0402 144 222 WA 0422 329 201 PLEASE ADVISE ANY CHANGES Laundry Association Australia Ltd Ph: +61 3 9867 0227 email@example.com TRLA NSW 0425 297 017 TRLA SA firstname.lastname@example.org VIC (03) 9867 0282 TEXCARE FEDERATION NZ DeeDee Bancroft email@example.com phone; +64 3 577 5088 COMPLIMENTARY LISTING OF ALL TRADE ASSOCIATIONS IN AUSTRALIA & NZ A Year of Progress There have been some pretty big changes on the Australian drycleaning and laundry scene this year, with both major trade bodies capitalising on the work they did in 2015 to become stronger and more effective associations for their Members. Drycleaning Institute of Australia Ltd. has gone ahead in leaps and bounds. Under the guid- ance of Brian Tonkin, once a successful drycleaner in his own right, a reenergised Board of Directors of DIA Ltd. is steering a new direction. It is hard to believe that Brian’s first year has just about come to a close. And it is even harder to imagine how they will replace Brian when the day comes, but perhaps we can strike a happy balance and encourage him to stay. (Or kidnap him. Whatever works.) The commercial laundry side has also found its feet with the Laundry Association of Australia (LAA) replacing TRLA A across Australia, except for in South Australia where their exemplary State Association could serve as a lesson in how to run an association. The LAA Board of Directors, under the Chairmanship of Warwick Brown, staged a number of small but successful face to face meetings with Members, and the speakers how been interesting and meaningful. I hope you will enjoy reading about Little Blue Towels and Fresche Bioscience within this issue. A program of four meetings already locked in for 2017 will take place in Victoria, NSW, and Queensland, with plant tours. A great deal of progress has been made also in mending fences across the country, and while there are still some differences to resolve, there is a better chance of reconciliation than in the past. An independent, fully equipped training school for Australian cleaners and launderers was established by LDCT. In New Zealand, the Textile Care Federation continues to be a shining example of a combined industry body. Which brings us to you. What have YOU done within your industry this year? Have you joined your Association? If you are a Member, do you attend Meetings and Seminars? If you haven’t so thus far, how about you change that in 2017 and make the effort to get involved. There are signs that next year is going to be a ripper for our industry. You won’t want to miss out. This has been a great year of progress for many, and hard yards and tough times for many. I hope you came through, and will enjoy time with family and friends over the holiday break, and come back recharged. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! xx Shirley Naylor, Editor www.facebook.com/NationalDrycleanerAndLaunderer 4 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2016 I wish you a Merry Christmas and I hope you have a lovely Summer. Part of my new working day uniform. I now walk the 20 fast minutes from home to the office each morning, and a sunhat is de rigueur.
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