Over the weekend of 4-6 August, NSW Police Legacy hosted the National Police Legacies Conference, where representatives from Police Legacies from every State and Territory came together to make or renew social connections, collaborate on ideas and projects, and share information on how best to serve our large and diverse family of Police Legatees.
The framing quote for the weekend came from Mahatma Gandhi: “The future depends on what you do today.” Those words were taken to heart throughout the conference, with sessions on contemporary governance best practices, the updating of fundraising platforms and protocols, and discussions on how the successes and challenges of previous events could lead to better outcomes for all.
On Saturday the Conference was opened by Commissioner Karen Webb APM, who expressed gratitude to all Police Legacies for the support given to police families throughout Australia. We were also joined by our other Vice-Patron, Minister for Police & Counter-Terrorism, The Honourable Yasmin Catley MP, who spoke about her rise through politics, and shared the fact that one of her most important staff is actually a Police Legatee. Both esteemed guests joined us, along with the other delegates, for dinner that night.
Sunday was “delegates fellowship day”, where a walk through the War Memorial in Hyde Park was followed by a visit to the Police Memorial in The Domain, and a ferry ride to Manly for lunch. In all, the conference was a great success, with everybody actively engaged, and ready to return home full of new ideas and passion. Next year, we pass the baton to Queensland!