Bundaberg Legacy celebrates comradery at state conference

Bundaberg Legacy Inc's Sue Ericsson, Angella Hillis, Len Gordon and Lynne Pollock will be proud to welcome members from throughout the state to Bundaberg.

By Angela Norval

Bundaberg Legacy Inc is excited to be the host of the Queensland Legacy State Conference this year, 10 years after previously hosting the event.

Bundaberg will be proud to welcome eight Queensland Legacy Clubs from the Gold Coast to far North Queensland who will also be represented by delegates and observers at this year’s conference.

In addition, representatives from national body Legacy Australia will also be in attendance.

Bundaberg Legacy president Wayne McNee said the state conference provided a great opportunity for Queensland Legacy Clubs to meet to discuss important issues relevant to their organisation.

“We will be holding a memorial ceremony in remembrance of Legacy widows/widowers and children which on 22 July in Buss Park which is supported by the Bundaberg Regional Council and our local Ninth Battalion, the Royal Queensland Regiment.

“Our Mayor Jack Dempsey has also extended a welcome to the conference delegates and local dignitaries which will be held at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.”

Each year the host club sets a theme for the event, this year’s being Legacy – Relevancy, now and into the future.

Similar to Legacy’s business sessions, each club is invited to present papers at the conference with additional presentations this year from Legacy Australia and Perfect Events.

“This year we are excited to be discussing next year’s centenary celebrations. Legacy Australia has partnered with Perfect Events to organise the Defence Health Legacy Centenary Torch Relay.

“Defence Health, who protect the health of those who protect our country have joined forces with Legacy to arrange The Legacy Centenary Torch Relay which will commence in the World War 1 battlefields of France on Anzac Day 2023 and travel 55,000 km over six months, making 112 stops, with 1500 torch bearers, and finishing in Melbourne as the world’s longest ever torch relay.

“Members of the public are welcome to be in the running to carry the Torch by registering their interest at legacytorchrelay.com.au or downloading the Legacy 100 Torch Relay app.”

The conference dinner on Saturday 23 July is to be held at the Bundaberg Service Club where guests will be entertained by the Australian Army Band Brisbane and appropriately guest speaker Normie Rowe.

“Legacy is an organisation that fosters mateship and the spirit of service and it is always great to catch up with our fellow Legatees from other areas of our state.

“The conference dinner is a perfect way to end the annual event on a high note and this year we are proud to present Normie Rowe as our guest speaker and the Australian Army Band Brisbane.”

There are a limited number of tickets available for the Queensland Legacy State Conference dinner. Phone Bundaberg Legacy on 4152 5958 to secure seats.