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Labels Plus 31 CHARITIES BENEFIT FROM LABEL INDUSTRY’S PERPETUITY FUND there and it has been decided that rather than letting it sit there doing nothing, in addition to any future approved training requests, there will be an annual allocation of funds made to certain charities.” John explained that in 2018 the Fund would be making a donation to two charities. One is the Westmead Children’s Hospital’s Neurology Department, which has been a recipient of the industry Golf Day for many years. The administrators agreed to match $ for $ any sum raised by the golf day, hopefully encouraging future sponsors of the event to dig deeper, knowing their donation would be effectively doubled. In 1987, Syd was awarded Life Membership of the Neurofibromatosis Association “for his untiring efforts to aid all sufferers”, and in recognition of this early association by him, a donation of $5000 will be made to the recently- renamed Children’s Tumour Foundation. He said the board is still seeking requests from label members of the FPLMA who may have a great idea for training, or ways to promote the industry to schools and colleges. But, any suggestion can only be considered if they come from FPLMA Members. “This fund is for members in the narrow-mid web self-adhesive industry seeking to further develop and train their staff. People are the future of the industry and we can assist a little in the process!” If you have a great and worthwhile request for training and development or even ideas on a charity for future grants and are a member of the FPLMA, please contact FPLMA – Mark Easton through www.fplma.org.au or email@example.com Over the years, any surplus from annual LATMA conferences held in NSW, was used to top-up the fund and there is now a substantial balance available. The administrators of the fund (Graeme Staas, John Leathart, Mark Easton and Stephen Walker), have in the past allocated sums from the fund for training initiatives under LATMA Australia nationally, but due to the lack of requests from members for training or apprentice grants, they have decided to continue on with one of the initial objectives of the fund, namely donations to charity. John Leathart explained: “The Fund started 40+ years ago. Syd set it up in the first instance, to assist the members in the label industry. But its remit was also seen as a fund which could also assist charitable organisations as well as worthy individuals and causes. “Over the years, the LATMA association, through the Fund, has been instrumental in involving label people in training. To encourage owners/operators to take on first-year apprentices, the fund would reimburse any TAFE expenses but sadly, these requests have dried up. We also sent two members overseas to attend the FINAT Young Managers Forum but over the years the industry has changed. In previous years, we have put on 6 Sigma workshops; Lean manufacturing workshops; but unfortunately these were very poorly attended and with LATMA merging, the driver to keep such schemes active has been missing member support. “We have to recognise the changes that have taken place within the industry. There is an amount of money still sitting The Administrators of the FPLMA Perpetuity Fund (R-L): Graeme Staas, Mark Easton, John Leathart and Stephen Walker Long before the emergence of FPLMA, the label industry had the industry body LATMA with some far-thinking individuals in the industry - people like Syd Staas and other owner/convertors - setting up the LATMA (NSW) Perpetuity Fund to invest back into the industry through support of training initiatives as well as supporting charities, etc.
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