|Ballarat Legacy Club (Inc)|
5 Raglan Street South
Ballarat Victoria 3350
Telephone: (03) 5331 3242
Fax: (03) 5331 3828
Hours of Operation:
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 12 Noon to 4.00 pm
Wednesday: Open by appointment only
|Ballarat Legacy and its Groups, Maryborough/St Arnaud and Bacchus Marsh currently has 107 members and over 900 widows, children and people with a disability in its care.|
We are always keen to have new members as volunteers to assist with our sacred task of looking after the families of our deceased and incapacitated Veterans.
|Members meet each Friday for fellowship, lunch and meeting at 12.30pm at Legacy House, 5 Raglan Street South Ballarat. Lunch is served at 1:00pm.|
We have quality guest speakers following lunch (from 1330 till 1400 Hours); except the fourth Friday of each month when we hold our monthly Business Meeting.
|Ballarat Legacy Club was founded in 1926 by William Brazenor and R C Bishop. From the outset the need was to look after the interests of children of deceased soldiers in the Ballarat district. It was the third Legacy Club founded in Australia. A short time later this was extended to include the widows of their deceased comrades. |
Over time Ballarat Legacy Club extended Its influence to a wider area and now includes an area reaching from Bacchus Marsh in the East to St.Arnaud in the West; Daylesford to the North and Meridith to the South.
Identifying a need for companionship, Ballarat Legacy Club founded the first 'Laurel Club' for the widows in 1971. Today most Legacy Clubs have similar arrangements.
Today Ballarat Legacy Club maintains a membership of over 100 Legatees and assists more than 900 widows and dependents.