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Past events - 2009

Past events - 2009 - Legacy

Legacy Past Events - 2009



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Defence and Industry Study Course 2009 gets behind Legacy
Participants of the 2009 Defence Industry Study Course raised over $24,000 for Legacy’s vital services. The donation was presented to Legacy last month after the culmination of an intensive three week campaign by participants. Deputy Chairman Charles Wright thanked the group for their outstanding efforts and indicated that that the funds equated to approximately 84 elderly receiving personal alarm monitoring service for one year. Or 48 children or disabled dependants to attend a holiday camp at some point during the year.

The Defence and Industry Study Course is an initiative by the Australian Defence Force to share insights into the operations and needs of the ADF. The course aims to bring members of the Defence community together with Industry to enhance the relationships and communication between Defence and Industry. Run over a three week period, the course provides access to Defence and Industry establishments across the country, providing first hand experiences to members of the course.


Legacy wishes to thank the following for their contribution:

Avantec, Austal Ships, BAe Systems, BENELEC, Ray Bratton, CEA Technologies, Dave Cawsey, Fiskars, Peter Fitzsimons, General Dynamics Land Systems, Hunter Lasertek, Laurie McDougal, Kate Nicholls, Rhode and Schwarz, Simon Welsh, Thales Australia, Malcolm Vasey and DISC '09 staff and attendees.




Ballarat student wins Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award National Final 2009
9 November, 2009

Legacy congratulates Gretel Hayden from Ballarat Clarendon College, winner of the National final of the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award (LJPSA) which was held in Brisbane on 9 November 2009. Legacy also congratulates the runner ups – both from South Australia - Madeleine Kelly, St Aloysius College and Benjamin Graetz, Tyndale Christian School.

Gretel was up against some tough competition from the ten finalists who competed in the national award. Her speech focused on walking in someone else’s shoes for a day. “I think it’s something, as a society, we need to do to make the world a better place,” she said.

“I heard about it through school and thought it would be a good experience,” Gretel said. “I’ve done debating in the past and study English and History.”

The judges and audience were suitably impressed by the high standard of the finalists at the public speaking award this year and the judges had a difficult task in selecting the winner.

At the final Gretel gave a five minute prepared speech and a two minute impromptu speech.

The Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award is a national competition conducted through Australian secondary schools and colleges for students aged 12 to 14 years. The competition began in Melbourne in 1988 and commenced as a national competition in 1995.

Approximately 1500 students participate in this event across Australia. It spans approximately 6 months as it involves several elimination rounds to get to the finals – including regional finals, state semi finals and then State finals where the winner and runner up are put forward for the National finals in November.

The Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award is a speech advancement programme for junior secondary students in State and Independent schools and colleges. It also seeks to help young people appreciate the ideals of Legacy; voluntary service, caring and comradeship and the need for remembrance. With the resurgence of the ANZAC spirit, especially among the young of Australia, it is a most appropriate combination.

Legacy is most grateful to have the support of Defence Credit Union (Defcredit) as sponsor of the National finals of LJPSA.

Winners of the LJPSA National Finals 2009 held at the QUT Gardens Theatre in Brisbane
9 November, 2009

Legacy congratulates Gretel Hayden from Ballarat Clarendon College, winner of the National final of the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award (LJPSA) which was held in Brisbane on 9 November 2009. Legacy also congratulates the runner ups – both from South Australia - Madeleine Kelly, St Aloysius College and Benjamin Graetz, Tyndale Christian School.

Gretel was up against some tough competition from the ten finalists who competed in the national award. Her speech focused on walking in someone else’s shoes for a day. “I think it’s something, as a society, we need to do to make the world a better place,” she said.

“I heard about it through school and thought it would be a good experience,” Gretel said. “I’ve done debating in the past and study English and History.”

The judges and audience were suitably impressed by the high standard of the finalists at the public speaking award this year and the judges had a difficult task in selecting the winner.

At the final Gretel gave a five minute prepared speech and a two minute impromptu speech.


Left to right: Winner: Gretel Hayden, Ballarat & Clarendon College, Ballarat VIC
Second: Madeleine Kelly, St Aloysius College, Adelaide SA
Third: Benjamin Graetz, Tyndale Christian School, Salisbury East SA


76th National Conference
The 76th National Conference was held in Fremantle during October 2009.

To view a collection of photos from the official opening please click
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