The National : NOV DEC 2016
Carolyn had some of these for sale and she was mobbed. The thing that made me even more proud of our industry was that when there were no t-shirts to sell, people just gave her money anyway. In fact, Matthew Hyde, who won $250 the previous evening for having the Best Shop Front in the Excellence Awards donated his $250 prize money before she got off stage. Which shows what an excellent young bloke he is. I understand from Brian Tonkin that Navdeep from Heidelberg found $600 in a customers pocket and returned it. He was given a monetary reward by his customer, and he was moved to donate it on the spot to Orange Sky Laundry. In conclusion George Masselos said Drycleaning Institute of Australia had been talking at Board Level about support for a charity or worthy cause and presented a cheque for $2,000 to Orange Sky Laundry on behalf of DIA, to the deafening applause of Members present. http://www.orangeskylaundry.com. au/donate PRESIDENT’S OFFICIAL CLOSING George Masselos said “What an amazing three days it has been! “Industry leaders, experts, overseas speakers. Inspirational panels on innovation, bridal wear, and the latest on human resources. And of course Routes, thank you for coming DownUnder, James. How blessed we are to have such great relations with Jon Meijer, DLI and what about their amazing Apps! Peter Wennekes, building the largest umbrella organisation in the world via CINET, with 85 Member Associations. Such an honour to have him join us. and now a word on our Sponsors A very sincere THANK YOU from DIA to Key Sponsors and Exhibitors. • Spencer Systems - Gold Sponsor • Dry Cleaning Computer Systems - Silver Sponsor • Universal Drycleaning Solutions - Silver Sponsor • Laundry Dry Cleaning Training (LDCT) - Bronze Sponsor • Laundry Equipment Co - Bronze Sponsor • Sunshine State Insurance Brokers - Bronze Sponsor • Filterfab Pty Ltd - Bronze Sponsor • The Route Pro • Stelco International • Drycleaning & Laundry Distributors • DryTech Cleaning & Laundry • Miele • Tandex • Hongfa • Richard Jay • The Dry Cleaner App Ltd • DIA/DLI “Brian and Marilyn Tonkin, you over extended yourself in bringing this event to fruition, and we know Members will talk about it for a long time. Thank you both, and Catherine. “Thank you Shirley Naylor and the NATIONAL for your unflagging support, what would we do with you? “And thank you Delegates. Your commitment to spending time with the Exhibitors, getting to business sessions on time – and here you all still are, thank you! Goodbye, and safe journey all.” EDITOR And suddenly, sadly, it was all over! Delegates stayed to the end, and the room was still almost full on a Sunday afternoon at 3pm. Many stayed around the foyer and bar for a couple of hours afterwards, discussing the Conference, talking to traders about their services and products, and enjoying new friendships. Top marks, DIA, top marks. n THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2016 45 Matthew Hyde thanked Carolyn Kirk of Richard Jay Laundry Systems for her eye-opening address on Orange Sky Laundry. Richard Jay’s have been a staunch supporter and founding member on this two year odyssey.
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