National Beauty Tool Sharpeners Guild (NBTSG) 10th annual convention
Following our previous post, Joe is now home from the NBTSG annual convention not only as the proud recipient of the Larry Brook's Memorial Scholarship 2018, but also as a Board Director, a position he will hold for 2 years.
At the convention, Joe had the honour of meeting Dennis Brooks (Larry's son) and took the opportunity to study under him, as well as taking other classes with some of the World's leading sharpeners.
Joe says 'It was an amazing experience and I am looking forward to a long and engaging relationship with the NBTSG in order that we may learn, and master, the latest techniques and harness the knowledge being used by the leading experts in hair scissor sharpening'.
Congratulations to Joe!!
Joe was voted to be the very first recipient of the Larry Brooks' Memorial Scholarship at the National Beauty Tool Sharpeners Guild (NBTSG) in the United States, via his written competition entry. Mr Brooks founded the guild in 1998, sadly, he passed away last year. His son, Dennis, and family set up the scholarship in his memory as they continue his vision for the NBTSG.
Joe will be off to Nashville, Tennessee to take part in the NBTSG's 10th annual convention in September and says “It is such an honour to receive this memorial scholarship. The NBTSG is leading the way for sharpeners from all over the world. I am excited to be a part of it, to learn from others, to share my own knowledge and help the guild achieve its goals. Thank you to everyone who voted and I look forward to meeting you all.”
Well done Joe…roll on September!!’