Vice-Regal News

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Dr Sorayya Martin of the Mahmood Martin Foundation.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to present The Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of South Australia President’s Awards.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for volunteers and supporters of Trojan’s Trek.

During the day students from Seaview Christian College toured Government House.

On Monday morning at Edwardstown, His Excellency the Governor toured the 2018 Export Award Winning company SEAPA, met with staff and was briefed on operations. 

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for members of the Stirling Ladies Probus Club.

Later in the afternoon at Hindmarsh, the Governor officially launched CARA’s new head office, followed by a tour.

During the day members of the Probus Club of Marion toured Government House.

On Sunday morning at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a breakfast in tribute to WWII Veterans and to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice.

Afterwards at the State National War Memorial, the Governor and Mrs Le planted a cross and placed a tribute in memory of the fallen at the Centenary of Armistice Commemoration Service organised by The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA Branch).

Later at Prospect, the Governor officially launched the book ‘Leane Times’ by Wendy Frew.

On Saturday morning at Rundle Park, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the 14th Korean Culture and Food Festival organised by the Korean Community of SA.

In the afternoon in the grounds of Government House, Mrs Le hosted a ‘Time of Remembrance’ ceremony and afternoon tea for Cystic Fibrosis South Australia.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a State Dinner hosted by the Premier, The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Greg Mackie OAM, Chief Executive Officer, History Trust of South Australia; Ms Lainie Anderson, Writer and Epic Flight Centenary 2019 Ambassador; and Group Captain Greg Weller, Director Community Engagement, Royal Australian Air Force, Edinburgh.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received Mr Michael Abbott AO QC, Chairman, Adelaide Festival Centre Trust, and Ms Sue Crafter, Honorary Consul of France; Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre; Mr Joseph Mitchell, Artistic Director, OzAsia Festival; and Ms Zeenat Aman, Mr Sanjoy Roy, Mr William Dalrymple, Ms Namita Gokhale, Ms Shobhaa De, Ms Anita Nair, Mr Devdutt Pattanaik, Mr Uday Prakash and Ms Vidya Shah from the Jaipur Literature Festival, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening at Parliament House, the Governor attended a reception in honour of the service of the Consul-General of Greece, Mr Andreas-Konstantino Gouras.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Jaipur Literature Festival.

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

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received The Honourable Tim Whetstone MP, Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development.

Later in the grounds of Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a garden reception to acknowledge CFS and SES volunteers.

In the evening at the Adelaide Botanic Garden, the Governor attended the Great Wine Capitals Global Network function hosted by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia.

On Wednesday afternoon in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a garden reception for representatives of organisations of which they are patrons or honorary members.

In the evening at the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Governor attended a celebration acknowledging 30 years of BHP Olympic Dam and Roxby Downs.

Afterwards in Green Fields, the Governor addressed the gathering at the Diwali Celebration organised by BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

On Tuesday morning students from St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School toured Government House.

On Monday evening at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank volunteers and supporters of the Cora Barclay Centre.

On Sunday afternoon at Uraidla Showgrounds, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 130th Uraidla Show organised by the Uraidla and Summertown Horticultural and Floricultural Society, and afterwards presented awards and toured exhibits.

On Saturday morning at the Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering at the Ethnic School’s Day parade and concert hosted by The Ethnic Schools Association of South Australia.

In the afternoon at Outer Harbor, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 2018-2019 sailing season at the 149th Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron’s Opening Day.

In the evening at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a gala function hosted by the Australian Chinese Medical Association Foundation.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for Southern Agricultural Society, Port Elliot Show committee members.

In the evening at Somerton Park, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the 2018 Debating SA award presentation function.

Afterwards at the National Wine Centre of Australia, the Governor addressed the guests at the memorial function for the late Professor Donald Simpson AO hosted by the Neurosurgical Research Foundation.

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

On Thursday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and officially opened the Centenary of Armistice commemorations hosted by The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA Branch).

Afterwards the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at Osborne, the Governor attended the official opening of the Naval Shipbuilding College.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception prior to the announcement of the Australian of the Year awards.

In the evening at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests, presented certificates and announced the winner of the Australian of the Year award at a function hosted by the Australia Day Council of South Australia.

During the day members of the Uniting Church Golden Grove Women’s Fellowship and students from Birdwood Primary School toured Government House.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia.

Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable Vincent Tarzia MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Breast Cancer Network Australia.

On Tuesday morning at Flinders Park, His Excellency the Governor visited Our Lady of La Vang School and met with staff and students.

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management volunteers.

In the evening at a function at Unley Park, the Governor addressed the guests and presented the 2018 UNESCO Clubs Adelaide Chapter Awards.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for the South Australian Women’s Memorial Playing Fields Trust.

In the evening His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Adelaide Children’s Hospital.

On Sunday morning at Strathalbyn, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and unveiled a statue and plaque of Kenny Blake at the Kenny Blake Festival of Motorcycling hosted by the Strathalbyn and Lakes Tourist Association.

In the afternoon at Norwood, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Russian Community Centre’s Anniversary Gala.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor addressed the guests and presented Ambulance Service Medals at the annual South Australian Ambulance Service award ceremony.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor attended a commemorative service to celebrate the life of the late Mr Quentin Kenihan hosted by the Government of South Australia and the City of Adelaide.

On Saturday morning at Elder Park, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering at the Chinatown Adelaide Dragon Boat Race.

In the afternoon at North Haven, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia’s 2018 Opening Day.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor addressed the guests at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Moon Lantern Festival.

Afterwards at Brompton, the Governor addressed the guests at the 40th Anniversary Lenek Zabava hosted by the HFS Lenek Adelaide, Croatian Folklore Group.

On Friday at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as Chair of the Selection Committee, convened the final interviews for the selection of the 2019 Rhodes Scholar for South Australia and hosted the announcement of the successful candidate.  The Committee comprised of Professor Lisa Hill, Deputy Chair, Mr Bill Spurr AO, Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk, Professor Nicholas Jose, Ms Natasha Stott Despoja AM, and was attended by Dr Justin Chalker and Professor John Williams, State Secretaries of the South Australian Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee. 

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

Later at Golden Grove, the Governor toured the 2018 Concept2Creation Expo and met with students.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received South Australian Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee members and short-listed candidates, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival.

Later at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Australian Institute of Company Directors South Australian annual function.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable Vincent Tarzia MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

Later the Governor received Mr Sean Keenihan, Chair and Ms Karyn Kent, Chief Executive, StudyAdelaide.

In the afternoon the Governor received Dr Roger Sexton AM, President, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Mr Mechai Viraviadya AO, Chairman of the Population and Community Development Association of Thailand and Mr Isadore Reaud, Assistant to the Chairman.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2018 Student Citizenship Awards of The Order of Australia Association - South Australian Branch.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the Children's Week Association of South Australia 2018 Awards.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor met with students from Stradbroke School, who toured the House.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters and volunteers of Minda.

On Sunday morning at Croydon Park, the Governor addressed the gathering at the Polish Dozynki Harvest Festival.

In the afternoon in the grounds of Government House, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a garden reception in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Legacy Club of South Australia and Broken Hill.

On Saturday morning at Alberton, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the annual meeting and biennial convention of the Royal Association of Justices of South Australia hosted by the Port Adelaide and Districts Justices Groups.

In the afternoon in the grounds of Government House, the Governor, who is Deputy Prior of St John Ambulance Australia SA, addressed the guests and presented awards at the annual South Australian St John Awards Day Ceremony.

Also in the afternoon at Tusmore, Mrs Le presented awards at the official opening of the Rose Society of South Australia’s 2018 Spring Rose Show.

In the evening at Victor Harbor, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a function hosted by the Encounter Celebration Organisation Victor Harbor.

On Friday morning at Colonel Light Gardens Primary School, Mrs Le attended the official launch of Children’s Week 2018 hosted by the Children’s Week Association of South Australia.

In the afternoon at Berry's Funeral Home, Norwood, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the funeral service for the late Mr Bill Corey OAM.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for the Honourable Justice Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice, and Judges of the Supreme Court and their partners.

During the afternoon the Governor’s Farewell for International Students was held in the grounds of Government House.

Also during the day students from the University of the Third Age, Campbelltown, toured Government House.

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

Afterwards at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, the Governor attended the funeral service for the late Mr Paul Zajac.

Later at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of The Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Vincent Tarzia MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received Mrs Diane Vomberg, Vice President; Mr Gavin Woods, Immediate Past President; Mr John Humphries, Treasurer and Mrs Wendy Trimper, Secretary, The Rose Society of South Australia, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate 90 years of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the volunteers of the Friends of the State Library of South Australia.

In the morning at Glenelg, Mrs Le unveiled a plaque erected by the Glenelg Historical Society with the support of Holdfast Bay Council dedicated to early South Australia pioneer Mary Thomas and all women who arrived during the early months of the settlement of South Australia.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for the Chief Executive Officer and volunteers from Parkinson’s South Australia.