Vice-Regal News

On Sunday morning the Governor and Mrs Le departed for a regional visit to Loxton.

In the afternoon at the Loxton RSL Hall and Bowls Club, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, unveiled a plaque and officially opened the Loxton RSL and Districts Memorial Room, and later at Bookpurnong, the Governor and Mrs Le met with members of the Pilgrims of Zion Church.

In the evening at Loxton Hotel, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Loxton Waikerie, Mr Leon Stasinowsky and Mrs Lynette Stasinowsky; Mr Robert Manual, President, Loxton Returned and Services League Sub-Branch and Mrs Aileen Manuel; and Mr Ken Schwarz and Mrs Daphne Schwarz.

The Governor has appointed Professor Brenda Wilson to be Governor’s Deputy from Sunday 16th September until Monday 17th September 2018.

On Saturday morning at Torrens Parade Ground, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the Chinese Welfare Services of South Australia’s annual general meeting and Moon Lantern Festival celebration.

Afterwards the Governor placed a wreath at the Battle of Britain commemoration service hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force.

In the afternoon at Keyneton, the Governor addressed the guests at the Henschke Wines 150 Years of Family Winemaking event.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Ms Alexandrea Cannon, Board Chair and Ms Cathie Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Leaders Institute of South Australia.

In the evening at the Hilton Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the South Australian Ice Sports Federation’s 7th Biennial Ice Factor Spectacular.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours and a Bravery Award.

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Sergeant David Portakiewicz, Corporal Julie Sniedze, Mr Christian Bennet, Mr Michael Bampton, Mr Jonathon Heath, Ms Emily Hewitt, Mr Philip Pearce, Mr Corey Skapin and Mr Ian Slater from the 10th/27th Battalion Royal South Australia Regiment Band, which has provided incidental music during the investiture ceremonies this week; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

In the evening at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Governor attended the 2018 Catholic Schools Music Festival organised by Catholic Education South Australia.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours, including Australian Fire Service, Emergency Service and Ambulance Service Medals, and a Bravery Award.

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Mrs Erma Ranieri, Commissioner of Public Employment; Mr Chris Beattie, Chief Executive, State Emergency Service and Mrs Melanie Beattie; Mr Greg Nettleton, Chief Officer, Country Fire Service and Ms Terry Foster; Mr Malcolm Jackman, Chief Executive, SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission and Mrs Kristen Jackman; Ms Carolyn Sladden, SA Representative to the Council for the Order of Australia; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours and a Bravery Award.

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia and Dr Kym Bannister; Air Commodore Vincent Iervasi AM, Senior Defence Force Representative – SA; Commander Andrew Burnett ADC RAN, Commanding Officer, Navy Headquarters - SA and Mrs Susan Burnett; Brigadier Damian Cantwell AM, Army Area Representative – SA and Mrs Susan Cantwell; Deputy Commissioner Linda Williams APM, Deputy Commissioner of Police, representing the Commissioner of South Australia Police and Mr Steve Williams; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

On Sunday morning at St Mark’s Cathedral, Port Pirie, the Governor delivered a reading and placed a wreath at the Port Pirie Italian Community’s High Mass and Procession to the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet Festival, followed by a Festival function, before returning to Adelaide in the evening.

On Saturday afternoon at Scott Theatre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and officially opened the Cantonese Opera Cultural Concert hosted by Cantonese Opera Adelaide South Australia and the Chinese Association of South Australia.

In the evening at the Northern Festival Centre, Port Pirie, the Governor addressed the guests and received the debutants and beaus at the Blessing of the Fleet Debutante Ball hosted by the Port Pirie Italian Community.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially opened the new Middle School facility at Pulteney Grammar School.

In the afternoon at Wayville, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2018 Royal Show official function hosted by the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia.

In the evening at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented the Apprentice of the Year Award at the 2018 South Australian Training Awards function hosted by the Training and Skills Commission.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for volunteers from the Port Adelaide Branch of Meals on Wheels (SA).

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge Business SA’s Entrepreneurial Program Mentors.

During the day members of The Pioneers Association of South Australia toured Government House.

On Wednesday morning at the Adelaide Showgrounds, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presided over an Australian Citizenship Ceremony.

Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, undertook a tour of the 2018 Royal Adelaide Show.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le received His Excellency Mr Baeksoon Lee, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea and Mr Yoonjoo Park, Counsellor, followed by a luncheon.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters and volunteers of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

In the evening at Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2018 Magarey Medal and West End SA Football Hall of Fame Presentation as guests of the South Australian National Football League Inc.

During the day members of the Walkerville Historical Society toured Government House.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Robert Lucas MLC, Treasurer of South Australia.

In the afternoon at The Adelaide Club, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a function for members who have gained recognition in their field by receiving an Australian Honour.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor attended a function for the Land Forces Seminar 2018 hosted by Lieutenant General Rick Burr AO DSC MVO, Chief of Army.

Also in the evening at the Adelaide Zoo, Mrs Le addressed the guests at the book launch hosted by Zoos South Australia.

During the day students from Grange Primary School toured Government House.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Brigadier Damian Cantwell AM, Commander of the 9th Brigade and Army Area Representative – South Australia, Australian Army.

Later the Governor received Ms Catherine Scarth, Chief Executive Officer and Mr Michael Schultz, Senior Manager, AMES Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the launch of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Afterwards at North Adelaide, the Governor, addressed staff and students at the Aquinas College formal function.

On Sunday morning at Wandearah, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the official opening of the Broughton Plains Community Shed organised by the Broughton Plains Heritage Society.

On Saturday afternoon at North Brighton, His Excellency the Governor attended the ‘Tribute to Independence’ concert hosted by the Centenary of Poland Regaining Independence Organising Committee.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Big Heart Ball hosted by the National Heart Foundation of Australia – South Australia Division.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted a reception for the presentation of the Safework SA 2018 Augusta Zadow Awards.

Also in the morning at Fullarton, Mrs Le addressed the guests and officially opened the Parkinson’s South Australia art exhibition “Perspectives”.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for the Regional Galleries Association of South Australia.

In the evening at The Arts Theatre, Adelaide, the Governor attended a performance by The Adelaide Repertory Theatre.

On Thursday morning Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Also in the morning, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le returned to Adelaide from Melbourne where the Governor attended a meeting with the Governors of the other Australian States and the Administrator of the Northern Territory.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the English-Speaking Union of South Australia.

Later at Adelaide Oval, the Governor presented the Social Enterprise Award at the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Central Region Awards Night hosted by Ernst and Young.

During the day students from Cowell Area School toured Government House.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, departed for Melbourne to participate in a meeting with the Governors of the other Australian States and the Administrator of the Northern Territory, hosted by Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, and Mr Anthony Howard QC.

The Governor has appointed Professor Brenda Wilson to be Governor’s Deputy from Wednesday 29th August until Thursday 30th August 2018.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Rob Manton, Director, Veteran’s SA.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le received Mr Eddie Woo, recipient of the 2018 Australia Day Local Hero Award, and Mr Houssam Abiad, Chair of the Australia Day Council of South Australia, Mr Steve Maras and Mr Norman Schueler OAM, Deputy Chairs and Ms Jan Chorley, Chief Executive Officer, followed by a dinner.

On Sunday afternoon at Marble Hill, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially opened the SALA exhibition ‘Inside Out Marble Hill’, followed by a tour hosted by the Marble Hill Heritage Group.

On Saturday afternoon at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Metropolitan Male Choir of South Australia’s 2018 Variety Concert.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented awards at the 2018 Merdeka Awards Night hosted by the Australia Malaysia Business Council (South Australia).

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of Soroptimist International, Region of South Australia.

In the afternoon at Glenelg Golf Club, His Excellency the Governor presented the Governor’s Cup and other trophies to the winners of the annual Legacy Governor’s Cup competition hosted by the Legacy Club of Adelaide and the Glenelg Golf Club.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Catherine House 30th anniversary gala function.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for volunteers from Henley Beach Catholic Parish, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.

During the day members of St Judes’ Brighton Mothers Union toured Government House.

On Wednesday at Old Tailem Town, Tailem Bend, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and, with students of Mercedes College, participated in a re-enactment of an old-school classroom lesson.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for supporters of the 2018 SALA Festival.

During the day students from Grange Primary School toured Government House.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Dr Earl Lam, President of the Australian Chinese Medical Association SA Inc, Dr Francis Ghan, Chairman of the Australian Chinese Medical Association-Foundation, and members of both organisations, followed by a luncheon.

Later in the afternoon the Governor addressed the guests at a ceremony to commemorate the closure of SCOSA’s Woodville office.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Rose Society of South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted the presentation of the Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Awards and afterwards the Governor attended a function hosted by CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited to mark the Awards.

On Sunday afternoon at Woodville, the Governor addressed the guests at the 72nd Indian Independence Day celebrations hosted by the Indian Australian Association of South Australia.

Also during the afternoon, the grounds of Government House were open as part of the SALA Festival.

In the evening at Ayers House, the Governor addressed the guests at the Transformative Leadership Program welcome function hosted by The University of Adelaide.

On Saturday morning at Pooraka, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and placed a wreath at a Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony held on the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan hosted by the City of Salisbury.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2018 South Australia’s Team Appeal function hosted by the South Australian Olympic Council.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a morning tea to acknowledge Bureau of Meteorology volunteers.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented awards at the 2018 Master Builders Building Excellence Awards function hosted by the Master Builders Association of South Australia.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at Government House, the Governor received His Excellency Mr Karim Medrek, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Australia and New Zealand and Mr Hachem El Moummy, Counsellor, Political Affairs, Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Airport, the Governor addressed the guests and presented an award to Dr William Griggs AM ASM at a reception in celebration of his career hosted by the South Australian Ambulance Service.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted members of the Legislative Council and their partners.