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May
28

A shop for every celebrant's stationery needs

CCN have an online stationery shop for all your celebrant needs.  Hardback register folders; certificate presentation folders; stickers for embellishing your certificates; certificate envelopes, embossed certificate card in A5 & A4, badges and much more.....
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Oct
17

Why Join a Celebrant Association?

  Why join a Celebrant Association?
 
Are you studying to become a marriage celebrant? 
Have you recently been appointed as a celebrant? 
Are you an established marriage or funeral celebrant?
 
Do you want to network and continue to improve your skills and knowledge?

 

Did you answer YES to any of these questions?

Then why not consider joining a professional celebrant association? 

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There are a number of celebrant associations in Australia – they are listed on the Attorney General’s website. 
Most associations belong to the peak celebrant body, the Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA), where association delegates work together to advance celebrancy as a profession and provide advice to the Attorney General’s department on matters related to celebrants.
 
  You can read more about CoCA on their website www.coalitionofcelebrantassociations.org.au

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Each association offers its own approach, so you should easily be able to find one that meets your needs.
 
Let us introduce you to our association
the Civil Celebrations Network (CCN) Inc.

 

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CCN is a not-for-profit incorporated association that runs as an online association – no meetings to attend and everyone can participate equally.  We have a strong focus on informing the public about ceremonies, celebrations and our celebrant members.  

What can you expect as a member?

 
A Directory of members -manage your entry, add info and photos to promote yourself


A discussion forum where you can ask questions, share ideas and information

 Daily emails that tell you what topics are currently being discussed on the forum
 
Great social media presence – informing the public about ceremonies and our celebrants
 
Special projects that help you to promote your services to the public
 
Regular newsletters to keep you up to date
 
Member discounts at our online celebrant shop for stationery and other celebrant needs
 
Discounted professional indemnity and public liability insurance
 
Low cost CAL copyright licences
 
Discounted professional development – join other members in online and face-to-face OPD
 
Low membership rates for student celebrants - get a head start

 

Our website is full of information about celebrants, ceremonies and celebrations.  Many pages are available to the public and celebrants generally but many more pages are for our members’only.
 

You can join now for as little as $40 to the end of March 2018     

We’d love you to have you as a member.

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For more information about CCN as a celebrant association - check out our website 
or call for information on 0434 699 415



And if you'd like to speak to a celebrant to help you with your next celebration - simply click HERE

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May
03

Who is CCN?

Who is CCN?

Civil Celebrations Network Inc - CCN is a celebrant association who welcomes all civil celebrants to join. Whilst it’s not compulsory for celebrants to join an association it does give them the opportunity to be a part of a professional group of likeminded people;  to talk, share ideas and learn from each other’s experiences, and also to build a network of people that can be called upon in an emergency.

Civil Celebrations Network (CCN) Inc is an Australia wide, not for profit association run by a committee of dedicated celebrant volunteers who work together online throughout each month and then meet once a month via a teleconference call via the wonders of technology.

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Please Note: the faces on these screens are not CCN Members - we are all much better looking!
 
We are a member of CoCA - the Coalition of Celebrant Associations - Australia’s peak celebrant body

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and as the Attorney General department has made clear, they view a celebrant being a member of an association as evidence of a their professional attitude to the role.

Our members are civil celebrants (and students who are currently studying to become celebrants) who offer a range of services including, but not limited to:

? Marriage ceremonies
? Funeral ceremonies
? Commitment ceremonies
? Naming ceremonies
? Memorial ceremonies
? Blessingway ceremonies
? Anniversary ceremonies
? Vow Renewal ceremonies
? Retirement ceremonies
? Birthday ceremonies
? Mother’s Day/Father’s Day ceremonies
? Life Transition ceremonies
? Ceremonies for launching a new boat, staring a new business, buying a house, getting a promotion and welcoming a new pet into your home.

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Photos: All photo by Shell Brown except bottom right by: Pixabay

CCN offers our members:
 
? A celebrant directory where they can advertise their celebrancy practise.  
?Discussion forums where members can ask questions, seek advice and share stories and information
?A wealth of information on different celebrations, legalities of being a celebrant and much more
?Discounts on OPD, Insurance, Copyright Insurance and items at our celebrant shop
?A growing social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn
?Special celebrant features on our social media pages (Gold Members)
?Involvement in community programs, such as Marriage Equality, Mardi Gras & Dying to Know Day
?First hand information from CoCA via our two representatives
?A dedicated and hard working Committee who are willing to listen to their members

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But… CCN is not just for celebrants….. there is also a great deal of information on our website and social media pages for you - the dear people of the general public:

Information about what you need to do if you want to get married
? Need to know legalities of getting married in Australia
? A celebrant directory where you can simply search for a celebrant by location
? Information and ideas about ceremonies and how a civil celebrant can assist you
? A fun and informative weekly blog that covers all areas of celebration
? You can join in with our social media pages on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn
? Our shop isn’t just for celebrants - We have some lovely stationery for all occasions
? Support for the LGBTQI community

"So, what would you like me to do?" I hear you ask....

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Celebrants:
1. join CCN - we’d love to have you
2. jump onto our social media pages and join the conversation
3. consider our shop for your next stationery purchase
4. look through our website for wonderful ideas
5. subscribe to our blog

Lovely People of the General Public:
1. engage a CCN celebrant via our directory
2. join us on social media
3. explore our website for information
4. share your support for equality
5. subscribe to our blog

Our cover photo features CCN Celebrants: Sonia Collins, Scott Broadbridge-Brown, Mary Napier and Symone Barry


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joining us....

?? We would love it if you would let us know what you think ?.  
There is a comment section ? at the bottom ⬇ of the blog for you to do just that.  
?Click on the word "Comment" and go for it!

? Don't forget to subscribe ? to this blog - the "subscribe" button is up the top of the page ⇞⇞⇞ and the blog will magically ?? appear in your email inbox ?.

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Sep
03

10 Reasons why you should join CCN

CCN is a not-for-profit association for professional civil celebrants with a focus on promoting our celebrant members and a range of ceremonies and celebrations to the public.   CCN Members are marriage celebrants, religious celebrants, memorial and funeral celebrants, family and naming celebrants, student celebrants and celebrants for all occsions.

Here are just 10 of the reasons why you should join us...

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