The Spirt of Mary Toland
Nominations are coming in at a steady pace for the Spirit of Mary Toland award. Has some one really gone out there, inspired you to do your best and is always there when you need them? Why not acknowledge their effort and nominate them for The Spirit of Mary Toland award.
The direct link is here
The winner will be announced during the prize giving on Saturday
As announced at IPDGA Alison and Christies Groom Pro Seminars we would like to introduce our new award for our members. You can now nominate someone to receive this award by visiting the page on our website under about tab or click on this picture.
Many thanks to Member Lorraine for a fabulous image and Mark for help with the graphic layout.
If you have not already heard about this award here is a lovely introduction from our Acting Chairperson Karina Kerrigan
Introducing our Spirit of Mary Toland Award
In June 1996 our one and only grooming supplies shop in Ireland – Allied Veterinary Products – decided that they would hold a grooming workshop. This was the first of its kind in Ireland outside of a breed club.
Pat Kavanagh at AVP saw the rise in demand for the few bits of equipment that they carried and decided to put together something to pull all these groomers to a seminar. Us oldies appreciate the suppliers we have now – you had a choice then of an oster a5 or aesculap (mad money) and blades were restricted to 10,7,5,4 skip for oster. Aescaulap had a wider range of blades but they were pricey. Basic 6” roseline and double sided thinners and the 160 all breed book – their catalogue fitted on a postcard!!
Diane North and Joanne Angus were invited over to run the workshop (click on green text below)
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