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VALE - KEN DRAPER
It is with great sadness and regret that I have to inform you of the passing of Ken Draper. Former President and Life Member of V.I.L.A., Ken passed away on 12th January 2015, in Canberra.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday 22nd January 2015, at 1.30 pm at:
The Napier Park Chapel
420 Napier Street
This photograph commemorates presentation of Life Membership of VILA (Victorian Institutional Launderers Association) to Ken Draper (right) by John Childs (left) at the 2012 VILA Seminar in Ballarat. Ken will be deeply missed by so many of us.
DRY CLEANERS FOR SALE
Long established Dry Cleaner (35yrs) located in the lower Blue Mountains, SPRINGWOOD NSW.
I run this shop as a sole operator with the help of a few casual employees, however it would
ideally suit a partnership situation. Showing very good return now, the business has room for expansion.
The shop runs 5 1/2 days
with a well earned three week break each Christmas.
For further details please refer
Springwood Dry Cleaners"
0429 202 210
AN AUCTION OF DRYCLEANING AND LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT - "fresh and clean drycleaners" Sydney
Please can you make dry cleaners aware of a scam by this email from Rebecca Richardson.
You may have seen this before but she will attempt for you to charge a credit card number for pre payment and pay her "delivery driver" cash or wire transfer cash. I have seen this before from other people and is a common scam for dry cleaners
From: rebecca <email@example.com>
Date: 31 August 2014 9:29:52 pm AEST
Subject: Enquiry from general contact form on drycleaning@work
Contact Number: 6898767533
Nature of your enquiry:
I will like know if you will be available to pick up my dirty laundry at my address and also like know if you can charge my credit card for payment. Please Confirm for me if you have facilities for this so I can give you more details on work.
Reply via my email a soon
Drycleaners, Launderers and Allied Traders Luncheon Group
Glasshouse Restaurant Caulfield Racecourse
Come join fellow retired Drycleaners, Launderers, Allied Traders and Guests for lunch on the Tuesday 23rd September 2014
Guest speaker will be
Douglas Jenkin, Past Commodore
Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron.
From the Atlantic to the Pacific via the Panama Canal.
"Engineering Marvels of the World". dating back to 1881.
12.00 noon for 12.30 Lunch
Please confirm your attendance by phone or email. If no one is available, leave your message on the answering machine.
Looking forward to lunch and your early reply before
16th September 2014
PH 03 9772 2850
Mobile 0418 580 385
Mobile 0427 800 288
Ph 03 5674 3302
TRLA SA WEEKEND SEMINAR - PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON FACEBOOK!https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.559670790805229.1073741841.198141986958113&type=1
Workflow for LDC Laundry Consultancy -
Below is information from a form that has been filled out from the Training Aid Australia Website. This notification is from the LDC Design Enquiry Form.
I am writing from Jeeves of Belgravia in the Kingdom of Bahrain, one of the leading and finest dry cleaners in the UK and Bahrain. I was wondering you could also assist us in head hunting a general manager for our dry cleaning company. We really need someone who has a in depth knowledge and experience in the dry cleaning/laundry field. I would appreciate to hear from you. Kind regards, Chezka +973 6666 9222 firstname.lastname@example.org
Twinclean Showcase 2014
Stay tuned for a report and photo album on the TwinClean Showcase and Conference!
My name is Dave McInally, I am a director of a recruitment company in Newcastle. We service predominantly NSW. We have had a request from a client who we source finance staff for ask us to try and source them a Sales Engineer/Business Development person. The role is a work from home position and requires travel to sites between Parramatta River and the Victorian Border as necessary to establish relationships. So we are sourcing a real self-starter. the role is paying pretty well with $70-$80k base salary, bonuses, phone, car and super.
We have been give an extremely short time frame to fill (3 weeks), the reason for me reaching out is I am not sure when your publication cycle works. I was hoping to put something in the classifieds section. Alternatively if I could just post it directly to your website instead of in print?
Finally, I am not sure if there is a place that people in the commercial laundry industry networks, either Linkedin or another platform, but I figured as the former head of the industry body and now the publisher of the industry publication you might know of a good avenue to start with my search.
I hope you don't mind me reaching out, I saw your details on LinekdIn and thought I would start my quest for a good sales person with you.
Many thanks in advance.
M: 0450 012 863
SCAM ... BEWARE
Looks like difficult economic times bring out the 'drycleaner scammers' again. Some of us would remember back in the 80s the bloke who would buy bowling creams from Vinnies and then claim all sorts of outrageous damage, and $60 per pair compensation at assorted drycleaners. We only realised this at a function when a couple of cleaners were comparing war stories!
I just had a new customers in Willoughby area try to do insurance fraud with us and I thought your readers might be interested. New customer runs up a big bill of $400 and then sent us photos from ebay saying that we have lost these items below. Also a rusted pin damage she said we did. I take insurance fraud very seriously, no doubt she goes around all the dry cleaners in the area looking for cash compensation.
Want To Be Your Own Boss? Sick Of Working For Others? Want More Money?
I have a very rare opportunity for you, and if you know the industry, this does not happen very often. Greener Cleaner is opening a Brand New Drycleaning Store in Sydney and is looking for a business partner (franchisee). I am looking for SomeOne who is highly motivated and wants to run his/her own business and build a future for themselves and their family.
Full training to run as the Owner of Greener Cleaner dry cleaning store will be provided to the right person who is committed and focused on success. No previous experience needed. Yes, you do not need to be a dry cleaner! This is an A-Grade location built by a well know long running dry cleaning family, so I'm only looking for A-Team players. If you would like to build a Great Business with me, please Apply to Kris on 0430 133 349 or send an email to kris@GreenerCleaner.net.au
If anyone in our dry cleaning industry is interested in obtaining recognition and are over 50+ please give us a call as this is one of the few funded initiatives for both the laundry and dry cleaning industry.
Why is the government investing in mature age workers?
Mature age workers bring an enormous amount of knowledge and capability to a workplace. Sometimes their competencies have not been formally recognised through accredited qualifications, and this may lead to career limitations and early retirement. The Australian Government is focused on providing mature age workers with opportunities to continue to develop their skills and knowledge, and to remain in the workforce, progress in their jobs, transition to new roles, help develop younger employees, and contribute further to workforce productivity.
Kerryn J Rizza Grad Dip Industrial Education & Training TAE CertIV FLM
LDCT Laundry Dry Cleaning Training
A member of The LDC Group Asia Pacific PTY Limited
PO Box 608
Cardiff NSW 2285
02 49 588817 BH
02 49 588877 Fax
A drycleaner in Victoria has had a problem with this and is asking the industry whether other instances have occurred.
Please write to Shirley@nationaldrycleaners.com.au if you have anything to comment. Or see our Facebook page.
I will give You "$1,000 to leave" if you don't like your job after one week at our dry cleaners for whatever reason no questions asked. I am so confident that You will have a greatest future with us that I am making this "No Strings Attached" offer of "$1,000 to Leave our Company" if you are not 100% happy after your first week!
1/ Customer Service Representative - Energetic and friendly counter staff needed.
2/ Dry Cleaner - Minimum 2 to 5 years experience needed.
3/ Presser - Looking for people with Energy & Experience.
Benefits of being part of the A-Team;
a/ 12 months in house apprenticeship training for all employees
b/ Monthly "Staff Thank You" days
c/ "We Love Our Employees Day" 14 Fed annually, and
d/ much much more....
If this is the place You can see yourself growing and being happy in a family run business, please make contact today by calling Kris on 0430133349 or email kris@drycleaners2U.com.au
INTERESTED TO HEAR IF ANY OTHER DRYCLEANERS HAVE BEEN SCAMMED. THIS WAS IN MELBOURNE. SINCE PUBLISHING THIS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE ANOTHER CLEANER HAS SAID THEY GOT SOMETHING VERY SIMILAR BY EMAIL THIS MORNING, REGARDING RUGS.
I have been receiving some email lately, that I think are a scam aimed at dry cleaners.
Possibly you can write a story or put on facebook. Might be handy for some dry cleaners out there. They are praying on small dry cleaning businesses, who are eager to do bulk work, and make some good money.
Here are some examples.
Basically they email you, and send you some credit card details and ask you to process payment, then pay the courier driver cash when it is delivered. They will then tell you that the delivery cant happen until payment is made to the driver / courier. They will pay the full amount on credit card, and ask for a smaller amount for the driver. Clearly it is a stolen credit card.
Sender: Richard Dzuray
Phone: Not provided
Email Address: email@example.com
Comment: Good Morning,
How are you doing this morning? my name is Richard Dzuray, I would like to know if you do Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services. I'm relocating from my new house and i would like to know how much is 50 Blankets and 50 Doonas (both are queen size) going to cost no dog urine or stains, so i can have the delivery agent to deliver it to your warehouse. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Thanks for your response, OK the total price sounds good, and i want to do the cleaning arrangement for the Blankets and Doonas and after completing the payment, do you accept credit card and my delivery agent can have the Blankets and Doonas move down to your warehouse for the cleaning ASAP, i wish to do directly in person but due to my ailment i will be attending to my medical treatment. Sorry i never mentioned in my first mail to you that i am a hearing impaired person. Kindly get back to me if you have accept credit card and i can proceed in making payment. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.