TONIGHT will be a special moment in the life of Albury’s Steve Comte and his wife, Pauline.
Mr Comte, who was raised by Legacy after his parents died, will be sworn in at a Commercial Club dinner as the Albury Legacy Club’s new president.
Remarkably, Mrs Comte, too, was raised by the service club.
Mr Comte will take over the role from Mick O’Callaghan.
He will be inducted by former Melbourne president Chris Spence.
Albury Legacy secretary Bob Mahaffey said Mr Comte and his five siblings had lived in Legacy orphanages while at school.
“His wife, Pauline was also in a Legacy orphanage — that’s where they met,” Mr Mahaffey said.
Mr Comte said following Mr O’Callaghan was a big job because “he’s done a magnificent job, he’s a fantastic bloke and he’s a hard worker”, he said.
“I’m a little bit nervous going into the position but I feel capable.”
Mr Comte said he was honoured to be president because Legacy had helped establish him in life.
“I am extremely proud to be a part of an organisation that looked after me, Pauline and my sisters,” he said. “I wouldn’t have the life I have without Legacy.”
Mr Mahaffey said he expected 150 Legatees from all Victoria clubs and those at Sydney, Wollongong and Wagga to attend the dinner.