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NCALC hosts convention at Blockade Runner Resort
For its 107th annual convention, the North Carolina Association of Launderers and Cleaners will be in Wrightsville Beach on Memorial Day Weekend.
The event is set to take place at the Blockade Runner Resort from May 24-26.
There are a limited number of rooms available. A block of rooms for those affiliated with NCALC has been set aside with discount prices: $224 a night for ocean view (buffet breakfast included) or $194 a night for a harbor view (buffet breakfast included). To make reservations, call (800) 541-1161 and mention the convention.
To make the weekend a memorable one, NCALC has invited a handful of expert speakers to tackle interesting and informative topics during the educational sessions each morning.
George Evans from OPOC.US, a consulting firm out of Worthington, OH, also known as One Point of Contact, will present: “It Can’t Be Ignored. Address Employee Benefits Now!”
Afterward, Ken Uchikoshi of Sankosha Manufacturing of Japan will offer a program on “How to Improve Our Industry and Make It More Attractive.”
More sessions will resume on Sunday, including a presentation by David Farrington from NS Farrington who will offer an update on their Hanger Recycling program.
For those who find navigating labor law issues complicated and cumbersome, Frank Kollman of Kollman & Saucier PA will also speak that day. Kollman writes a monthly column for National Clothesline.
Also that morning will be a presentation by Diana Vollmer, the managing director for Methods for Management.
In addition to the educational sessions, NCALC has allotted plenty of down time to allow attendees to network and socialize while having fun.
At noon on both Saturday and Sunday, the association will host a “Fun in the Sun and Beach.” Then, cleaners will have both afternoons open to spend however they choose.
NCALC has more festivities planned in the evening, however. On Saturday night, they will host a dinner that will feature music and limbo and hula hoop contests, so attendees are encouraged to dress for a luau.
On Sunday evening, NCALC will offer a Young Cleaners party, as well as its usual reception and banquet that will feature a “Draw Down Raffle” with a chance to win $4,000.
For information  or to register, contact the NCALC office, (765) 939-6630, or visit
Scholarship fund honors Sto Fox
During its winter board of directors meeting held in Pinehurst, NC, the North Carolina Association of Launderers and Cleaners unanimously voted to rename its educational scholarship to the “Memorial Sto Fox Scholarship Fund.”
To set the tone for the honor, Vice President Chris Edwards made the first donation.
The association encourages its members to donate to the scholarship to honor Fox. His family will receive notice of everybody who offers their support.
Donations may be made to: NCALC Sto Fox Scholarship Fund and sent to the NCALC office at P.O. Box 306, Richmond, IN 47375.