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Did you attend our 2022 Information Forum?

We've been delighted with the positive feedback received from this year's event.
Here's a recap of the fabulous two days enjoyed by our CCASA Members, Sponsors and Speakers.

Thursday 15th September
CCASA members were treated to two very interesting tours:

1.   Harrison Funerals Mortuary
CCASA members were privileged to be given a tour of the state-of-the-art-mortuary facilities including the latest robotic lifting equipment in motion and to learn of the mortuary processes.

2.   Cheltenham Cemetery
Members were treated to an informative tour of the cemetery hosted by 'People of the Port' where we visited some of the historic sites and interesting characters of the Port.  Michael Robertson, Adelaide Cemeteries new CEO presented the recently built mauseleum which having been built in 2020 is already 50% sold.


3.   Sponsors - Everlon, Arrow Bronze and Phoenix sponsored the Thursday evening dinner at Pirate Life Brewing 
A real social highlight for all who attended, setting the scene for members and sponsors to socialise and network in an informal fashion whilst enjoying delicious food and maybe some of the boutique beer.  A brewery tour was also on offer during the evening. 


2022 Darren Leuders Award

Congratulations Helen Stein

The Darren Leuders award is proudly sponsored by Phoenix Foundry  and the Australasian Cemeteries and Crematoria Association (ACCA).  The award is presented annually to an employee of a CCASA member, who has performed above and beyond the call of duty in providing excellence in customer service. Winners receive the Darren Leuders Trophy, retain the Perpetual Trophy for twelve months and receive a complimentary registration including flights and accommodation to the Annual Australasian Cemeteries and Crematoria Conference.​

It was noted that there were three nominations for the award, all worthy of consideration, and that the recipients really captured the essence of what the award represents.​

Mr Jim Everett, Life Member, announced the award went to Helen Stein
of North Road Cemetery with trophy presented by Kelly Mulcahy from
Phoenix Foundry and CCASA President Arun Ramchand.

2022 Life Member Award

CCASA President, Arun Ramchand, with support from the CCASA Executive,  announced a new Life Member Award be presented to Mr Robert Pitt in recognition for his long term contribution within the cemetery industry.  Mr Ramchand announced and congratulated Mr Pitt for being nominated and awarded life membership of CCASA.  

Mr Ramchand acknowledged that CCASA currently has two other life members of CCASA – Jim Everett who was awarded Life Membership in 2009 and Brenton Hill who was awarded Life Membership in 2021.

Robert Pitt is recognised and awarded life membership as during his leadership as CCASA President from 2013-2017 as he was instrumental in:

  • the drafting of the Burial and Cremation Act 2013 and Burial and Cremation Regulations 2014,

  • the implementation of Gravesafe training sessions,

  • the implementation of the SafeWork SA and ASKOHS Cemetery Safety Resources Kit,

  • the introduction of the state-wide monumental mason licence and, not to mention,

  • the promotion of the CCASA Information Days. 

Robert continues to provide encouragement and mentorship to all on the Executive Committee and continues to guide and inform the industry when we seek direction.

Thank you to our sponsors
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