We are thrilled to announce Felicity Kirwan as very deserving winner of our prestigious Spirit of Mary Toland Award 2020
“Felicity is such a lovely genuine person.
She always has her finger on the pulse of the Association and frequently checks in with those that she senses are in need of some support. She does this quietly and discreetly, often it is only when the person emerges from their struggle that they will mention how Felicity supported them.
She is such a humble person she doesn't rate her contribution to the grooming world as anything much. Yet the care and attention she gives her little 4 legged customers is amazing both cosmetically and mentally. Her 2 legged clients are mad about her and rightly so.
When anyone does anything nice for her she is overwhelmed and feels completely undeserving. Felicity is constantly giving of herself and very rarely asks for help even though there are times she could very well do with just a shoulder to lean on for a bit. She is a super person very deserving of this award just to remind her that we think she is great and we have her back if she needs us”
Nominations are open but will be closing soon for our
2020 "Spirit of Mary Toland Award"
To learn more about our most prestigious award and nominate an IPDGA member - Click Here
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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