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The History of TCN

Anzac Day this week has really made me think about our history and in particular, the history of TCN, and who better to chat to about it than the founder and now life member of The Celebrants Network Inc - Rona Goold.


What is your background in celebrancy?

I was appointed a Commonwealth Civil Marriage Celebrant at the age of 42, after working in schools and the health department in a range of roles. I was looking for a career that used my skills and talents, as well as give me the flexibility to work when I chose.

The goal was probably achievable given that a substantial number of celebrants were making a wage from the work - the statistics in 1995 indicated that celebrants averaged 64 weddings per celebrant per year, nothing like the 10-11 average now.

Although I had extensive experience from my previous careers, I had no training in business knowledge and skills.  Also, as a government appointee, one could not ‘tout for business’. One could not advertise in any way that made you stand out from another celebrant, a simple White or Yellow pages line was permissible as was a single line in the Public Notices of a local paper, Nothing more.

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Shell Brown
What a terrific blog! Reading about the history of our association and how it came to be was really interesting. It's also very ... Read More
Friday, 29 April 2016 19:50
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Want a fresh approach to your OPD?



The Celebrants Network Inc

"OPD Days with a Difference"

in partnership with International College of Celebrancy


All Celebrants Welcome




TCN are holding 6 full day (8.45am - 5.00pm) Professional Development days in various locations around the country this year.






The compulsory and elective topics for each session will be presented by:

Experienced celebrant and coordinator of the International College of Celebrancy's OPD Program

Yvonne Werner




TCN has chosen this elective topic:  

How Ceremony Promotes Health and Well Being

as this expresses TCN’s vision of civil celebrants' roles


in addition, TCN will present a session on:

How TCN can enhance your professional celebrancy practice

Each day will be fantastic and will build upon the importance of our roles as celebrants in our communities as well as exploring how you can use your TCN Membership to market yourself and the Civil Celebration Network.

What a great way to meet up with some of your fellow TCN members as well as some of the hard working members of the committee.





Just to make things easier for you...

You can choose to pay your OPD fees in three installments..... 

click HERE for part payments.


TCN is keen to make sure that OPD is not just another 'tick in the box' but a really valuable part of the services TCN offer to support it's members.


Book your place and find more information here

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