Previous Years Gold Rose Winners

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See: Gold Rose Entrants for 2016 

The draw for the 2016 Gold Rose Promotion was held on Friday 28 April 2017 at 6pm

Winning tickets were drawn by Mrs Mande Furlan of Batemans Bay,  Winners have been notified by phone.

1st prize   $500   Number 140,   CCN Celebrant Fiona Hall,   Winners - Jessica and Lincoln

2nd prize  $300   Number 38,    CCN Celebrant Kerry-Ann Lucas, Winners - Melanie and Daniel

3rd prize   $200  Number 214,   CCN Celebrant Sue Jose, Winners - Sophie and Eamon

Gold Rose 2017 

Mrs Mande Furlan (left) making the draw with CCN Chairperson Sonia Collins

Jess and Lincoln

1st Prize winners Jessica and Lincoln on their wedding day

2015 Gold Rose Winners


1st Prize  $500  Celebrant Dianne Waterton - Entry number 67  Michael and Gina
2nd Prize $300  Celebrant Jenny Stevens - Entry number 72 Aaron and Amanda
3rd Prize  $200  Celebrant Jan Fenton - Entry number 174 Joel and Dannielle

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Draw was done by Jenny Scott of Batemans Bay, NSW. 

Jenny is a busy member of the Batemans Bay community.  She volunteers as a Tai Chi leader organises a Friendship Group that provides weekly social activities for single people over the age of 50 and is a Volunteer in Policing, supporting the staff of the local police force in many ways 


Sonia Collins CCN Chairperson holds the ticket bowl whilst Jenny picks the winning tickets

1st Prize  $500  Michael and Gina - Celebrant Dianne Warterton


2nd Prize  $300  Aaron and Amanda - Celebrant Jenny Stevens

Photo to come

3rdd Prize  $200  Danielle and Joel - Celebrant Jan Fenton

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1st Prize  $500  Celebrant Jan Fenton - Entry number 119 Damien and Leanne
2nd Prize $300  Celebrant Jenny Stevens - Entry number 25 Richard and Jody
3rd Prize  $200  Celebrant Dianne Waterton - Entry number 170 Steve and Michelle

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Damien and Leanne

Richard and Jody

Steve and Michelle
with Kaylah

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Celebrant Jan Fenton

 Celebrant Jenny Stevens  Celebrant Dianne Waterton
Canberra ACT Yass NSW Townsville QLD Kalgoolie WA

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Draw was done by Judith Bielicki of Batemans Bay, NSW. 

Judith is a poet - she has published two books of her poems - "Journeying" and "The Diamond Tree". 

She is also the author of "Friendship" which is frequently used as a reading at weddings.


Sonia Collins CCN Chair 2014 holds the ticket bowl whilst Judth picks the winning tickets

2013 gold rose winners

Congratulations to our 2013 Gold Rose Promotion winners!

1st prize - $500 cheque to 2013 Gold Rose Promotion ENTRANT 219
Damien  and Jackie  from Lawnton Qld - with Laurel Donaldson as their Gold Rose Celebrant
2nd prize - $300 cheque to 2013 Gold Rose Promotion ENTRANT 118
Bianca & Cody from Kingaroy, Qld  - with Annette Oates as their Gold Rose Celebrant
3rd prize - $200 cheque to 2013 Gold Rose Promotion ENTRANT 2
Catherine and Brent from Pakenham Vic  - with Roslyn McFarlane as their Gold Rose Celebrant

Ian Sarah making the draw

Batemans Bay Civil Celebrant & CCN Inc Committee Member Sonia Collins with independent Promotion Drawer Ian Sarah doing the 2013 Gold Rose Draw.

Our heartfelt thanks to

  • Sonia for all her hard work in coordinating the GOLD ROSE Promotion this year
  • Ian Sarah for his volunteer time in selecting the winners
  • Our CCN Member Celebrants who participated in the Promotion and especially entering all their entrants
  • All those couples and families who agreed to participating in our Fun Draw, for your photos and comments.


2012 Gold Rose Winners

Sonia Celebrant 1 200The Civil Celebrations Network CCN runs the ASKACELEBRANT Gold Rose Promotion with cash prizes to

  • raise the profile of our CCN network so it is better known (so our members have a better chance at getting ceremony work ), and
  • to give our CCN celebrants some tools to raise their profiles in their local communities.

The winners for this year's Gold Rose competition were drawn at 11am Friday 2nd November 2012 at the Husky Bakery Cafe Huskisson, NSW,  by Ingrid Poulson, trainer and author, New South Wales.

Ingrid Poulson has inspired many through her own compelling journey of resilience. She now combines her academic background with her uniquely qualified life experience to build resilience in others. Ingrid holds an MA in Cognitive Science and works with individuals and organisations to equip them with the necessary tools for life enhancement.

Ingrid's story is part of her book titles "Rise"

sonia celebrant 3 320In 2003, Ingrid Poulson's estranged husband killed their two young children and Ingrid's father. After time, Ingrid chose to start with survival and build from there. She recognised her resilience and chose to rise to the challenge of overcoming unimaginable tragedy.

Few people have to suffer events such as those that Ingrid experienced. But everyone has to deal with challenges, hardships and grief in everyday life. The ability to be resilient in the face of these can mean the difference between getting through troubled times and living life to the fullest, and succumbing to their pressures.

Everyone who has met Ingrid is inspired by her clarity and courage. Through the four main components of her program of resilience – Resolve, Identity, Support and Everyday resilience – she shares the skills and practices she has developed to not only survive but to live a rich and rewarding life.

The Civil Celebrations Network CCN thanks Ingrid for taking time to do our Gold Rose Draw.

The winning entries were:

1st Prize  $500      Entrant number 195   Rebecca and Matt   Celebrant:  Rita O'Reilly    
2nd Prize $300      Entrant number 214   Julian   and  Ngoc   Celebrant:  Lynda Ross      
3rd Prize  $200      Entrant Number  40    Sarah and Shaun    Celebrant:  Jenny Stevens

All three prize winners are listed on the web site and I am in possession of their entry forms which have been signed and witnessed in accordance with the terms and conditions.

The CCN Inc thanks all those couples who participated and their celebrants in joining with us for the fun draw. Of course we would like for everyone to win something :-) but we trust that the love you celebrated in your ceremony, whether as a couple or family, is the true prize!May that love stay strong and nuturing always.
Sonia Collins - Civil Celebrant
Batemans Bay NSW
2012 ASKACELEBRANT Gold Rose Promotion Coordinator
CCN Inc National Comittee Member

Image Right: Sonia giving all the entries a stir prior to the draw.

Image Left: Ingrid's son Miles taking his role as scrutineer for the draw very seriously.


2011 Gold Rose Winners

2011 Gold Rose Promotion ENTRANT 268 1st PRIZE

Michael  and Kylie - Point Clare NSW - Celebrant Leilani Braasch

2011 Gold Rose Promotion ENTRANT 128 2nd PRIZE

Pete and Karen - Ferny Grove QLD - Celebrant  Natasha Lewis

2011 Gold Rose Promotion ENTRANT 118 3rd PRIZE

Gary  and Jo - Raworth NSW - Celebrant  Brian Gammage





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