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50 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 QUARTERLY MEETING AT MEADOWBROOK, QLD LAUNDRY ASSOCIATION (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED MEETING PLUS TOUR OF ‘SOUTH PACIFIC LAUNDRY’ QUEENSLAND PLANT The Executive Committee assembled at 10am, 15th February, 2017 at South Pacific Laundry, Meadowbrook, Gold Coast, with Directors flying in from South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. And yes, they do pay their own air- fares and accommodation, such is their dedication. GENERAL MEETING AGENDA • Welcome and attendance – Warwick Brown • Consumer and Competition Protocol – Carolyn Macgill • Confirmation of Minutes of General Meeting held on 9th November 2016 – Warwick Brown • Matters arising from the previous minutes – Warwick Brown • Chairman’s Report – Warwick Brown • Treasurer’s Report – Anthony Kingsley • Business Items: Website, Standards • Clean Show: sit down with educational bodies and associations and discuss co-operation. • CINET - Jakarta March 17th • RFID and the future of Australian laundries. The Chairman said he believes it is essential to get rfid, whether chip or threads, sewn into fabrics/products before they get to the laundry. Eventually the entire industry would be chipped. “This trend is already prevalent in Europe. Some ID modes have an antenna like a thread. Chips ar cheaper and a little smaller these days, but still not ideal,” Warwick told the Board. The Chairman proposed a five year protocol for the Australian industry to have ID in all of their linens, as a condition of LAA Membership. Kerry Wollington raised the point that it might be prohibitive for smaller plants and Shirley Naylor concurred. The Chairman said “We can start to influence our customer base to accept accountability if it is standard to the industry. Smaller laundries may struggle with it at first.” LAA Chairman, Warwick Brown, welcomed Members to the Meeting and introduced Emma Dickson and .....
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