Our last OPD for 2016 was our combined OPD / Conference, fully approved by the Attorney-General's Department held on Sunday, 21st August 2016 at Novotel Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast for a day filled with 'Harmony, Education and Holistic Approach to Celebrancy'. The day commenced with a ceremonial candlelighting honouring our past, present and future Gloria Fleming (the longest serving celebrant attending) with Gail Susman (the shortest serving celebrant) along with our President Karen Rose, lighting our scented candles and finishing the day with a blessing bowl demonstration from Perrie Burton (see photos right).
Exciting guest speakers included:
Kay Danes OAM: presenting an informative talk 'From Henna to Honeymoon' giving an insight into Middle Eastern wedding traditions and breaking the myths surrounding them.
Perrie Burton: President of the Association of Feng Shui Consultants Education, Master Consultant and Practitioner of Classic Feng Shui who enlightened us on how we can incorporate this philosophy into our businesses and everyday lives.
Liz Pforr: Trainer with Australian Celebrations Training presenting the Compulsory, Coalition of Celebrant Associations Vice Chair and ACQ Vice President speaking on the latest updates from Canberra, BDM in Qld, contingency procedures and 'Streamlining Your Social Media'.