Dear PFGA Member,
MEMBER INFORMATION MEETING – May 2022
Thank you to the many members who attended the recent Zoom Meeting and presentations.
There were three presentations.
Mark Heydon informed members with his excellent, educational and very interesting presentation on all aspects of the “Preparation of Picture Frames for hanging and instructions on hanging the picture frame.” Mark’s presentation was very received.
“Developing and operating the professional website for the Picture Framing Industry”, presented by Kimberley Maxwell of Online Tree.
“Payment Processing Processes and Systems with reduced fees, an alternative to standard credit card payments from customers” was presented by Marc Goldenfein of Artspay.
Members can view the presentations at
YOUR ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED!!!!
Is there a particular aspect of picture framing procedure, technique, product or topic you want to have demonstrated or discussed?
With Zoom, we are able to organise a demonstration or have a guest presenter, as we did last year when Mark Heydon presented the very informative varied techniques involved in framing sporting tops.
Members are invited and encouraged to contact me via email, email@example.com or on 0419 500 609.
WORKPLACE RELATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCES
INCREASE IN AWARD RATES OF PAY
PFGA Members were advised that Award rates of pay for manufacturing employees will increase from the beginning of the first pay period to commence on or after 1 July 2022. The amount of the increase will be determined by the Fair Work Commission in early or mid-June 2022
PFGA Members will be advised of the new Award rates of pay and be forwarded a copy of the Award rates of pay.
INCREASE IN SUPERANNUATION CONTRIBUTIONS
Members are advised that employee Superannuation contributions will increase to 10.5% from the beginning of the first pay period to commence on or after 1 July 2022.
Thank you to all PFGA Members for the continued support in 2021-2022.
In 2021-2022, the PFGA has welcomed the following new Members:
Arthead, Moss Vale, NSW
Pickwick Picture Framers Brookvale NSW
Bescene Framing Mudgeeraba QLD
Boutique Framing Ascot QLD
House of Frames Rockhampton QLD
Streets Imaging West End QLD
Frame Works Plus Gifts Parkside SA
Fishy Image Fish Creek VIC
McMurray and Fine Art Galleries Willaura VIC
Ornamental Glass Swan Hill VIC
Thank you also to previous members who re-joined, (90+%).
A net increase of PFGA Membership of more than 10%!! WELL DONE!!!!!
Your Membership is very valuable and very much appreciated!
The PFGA is very grateful for the ongoing Membership and Support of its Associate Members, including
PFGA recommends their services and products to all members
PFGA Members are advised and encouraged to visit https://pfga.org.au/suppliers-services/
There have been a number of staff changes, office locations and new services listed in regard to the provision of Suppliers’ products and services in each State.
LOCATING DISCONTINUED MOULDINGS
Thank you to the many members who have assisted and continue to assist in locating many discontinued mouldings.
I have been advised of a number of successful discoveries. Well done!!
All members and the PFA are most grateful for your successful searches and assistance provided to fellow members. Thank you also to members who take the time and effort to look through stock records and physical stock without success. Assisting a member in locating a moulding is a wonderful benefit of PFGA membership.
BROCHURES AND LABELS
Pictured in the Membership Benefits page in the PFGA website are examples of the various counter brochures available to Members. The brochures are free to Members. In the next few weeks, members will be forwarded copies of the brochures.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request supplies.
PFGA MEMBER DETAILS ON THE PFGA WEBSITE
The PFGA website has been revised, amended and updated during the past twelve months. All Members are encouraged to visit the site. Please review your member details in the “Find a Framer” and advise of any amendments. See www.pfga.org.au
Recommendations for further enhancements are encouraged.
FRAMING EXAMPLES FOR WEBSITE
Members are encouraged to forward by email, email@example.com examples of excellent and creative framed items.
The Picture Framer of each item will be acknowledged on the website.
In particular, examples of “before” and “after” will be appreciated. The purpose of displaying framing examples is to promote to, educate and inform the public of the variety of items that are framed and the skills utilised.
During the past two years, the PFGA has significantly expanded the range of benefits available to its members.
Members are encouraged and invited to visit the PFGA website at
Member benefits Include:
Many of PFGA Members have contacted me or directly availed themselves of these services. A recent example involved a NSW Picture Framer successfully able to recruit a new employee by using Talent Propeller Recruitment Services.
Remember, always mention that you are a PFGA member to avail yourself of any discount privileges!!!!!
PFGA WEBSITE NOTIFICATIONS
Members are invited to place notices on the PFGA website in respect of equipment/machinery items for sale or equipment machinery items that are being sought.
Further, if you have employment vacancies, and wish to advertise a position, please contact me by email, firstname.lastname@example.org
The PFGA has its own Facebook page. If you wish to post on the PFGA Facebook page, please contact Sandra Kerr by email, email@example.com
Members are encouraged to like/follow the PFGA Facebook page
Finally, Members are invited to contribute and forward articles for inclusion in the PFGA Newsletters.
Members seeking further information are able to contact me on 0419 500 609 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org