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34 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2017 Employsure, Private Fleet and Sunshine State Insurance Brokers. There are benefits for the Association and for Members from the use of these ser- vices, and reference papers were provided. Shirley Naylor advised Employsure and Sunshine State Insurance had several years experience in working with the DIA, and it was a benefit not only to the Member, but also the Association, at no extra cost to the Member. Once arrangements have been finalised these links will be on LAA website. www.laundryassocia- tionaustralia.com.au 6. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF GENERAL MEETING Held on 16th August 2017; accepted Kerryn Wollington; seconded Shirley Naylor. 7. MATTERS ARISING There were no Matters Arising from the previous Minutes which were not cov- ered in the course of the business of the meeting. 8. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT – WARWICK BROWN The Chairman’s reported contained the following main points: i. Energy costs are still a major concern for all laundries and importance for all members of keeping these costs down. Princes has had a 65% annual increase in energy costs and has invested in solar installation to try and reduce ongoing costs. WB to present the results of the new solar program at Twin Clean Convention in August 2018. ii. Board was invited to meet with TRSA. Joe Sullivan and Anthony Kingsley met with Joe Ricci and Bill Mann from TRSA at Texcare Asia 2017. They reported that TRSA is willing to work and cooper- ate with the LAA. Asked that a formal agreement is needed regarding the arrangement, exchange of ideas and working together. Warwick advised we need to look at what LAA can con- tribute to the relationship. TRSA can provide for our members access to Newsletters, webinars, videos and surveys. A member requested information about US Clean Green certification and to find out more information. Kerryn Wollington (LDCT Training), Rita Morrison (Reserve Hospitality Linen), Hassan Muham (Spotless) and Craig Lind (Filterfab - VIC). Members listened intently as the Board reported on progress over the past three months, and outlined plans for the coming year.
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