Vice-Regal News

On Tuesday morning at Government House His Excellency the Governor received Mr Paul Best, Director Strategy and Development, and Mr Phil Harris, Manager, Australian Business, Frazer-Nash Consultancy.

In the afternoon the Governor, as patron, received Mrs Marj Tripp, Chair, SA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial Committee, and Mr Bill Denny AM.

In the evening the Governor hosted a dinner for the South Australian Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee members and short-listed candidates.

Professor Graham Hutchinson AM, General Secretary for Rhodes Scholarships in Australia, arrived to stay at Government House. 

On Monday morning community volunteers toured Government House.

In the evening the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the guests at the opening of the 2011 Adelaide Fashion Festival hosted by the City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters at the Adelaide Zoo.

On Monday morning community volunteers toured Government House.

In the evening the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the guests at the opening of the 2011 Adelaide Fashion Festival hosted by the City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters at the Adelaide Zoo.

On Sunday the Governor, as patron of the South Australian National Football League, and Mrs Scarce attended the SANFL Grand Final Luncheon and Match at AAMI Stadium, West Lakes.

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor attended the official opening of the South Australia Police Headquarters at Angas Street, Adelaide.

In the evening the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Scarce attended the reception for the opening ceremony of the XIII Australian Masters Games at the City of Adelaide Games Village.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Meridien Hotel, the Governor, as patron of South Australian Rostrum, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the guests and made presentations to competitors at the formal dinner of the Rostrum National Convention.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor met with Mr Andrew Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer, Defence SA.

In the afternoon the Governor, as patron of The Carbine Club of South Australia Inc, attended the 2011 SANFL Grand Final Luncheon at AAMI Stadium.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended the opening of the "Picturing the Port" exhibition at the Jackalope Gallery, Port Adelaide.

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

Afterwards at Government House the Governor, as patron of the Cora Barclay Centre, received Mr & Mrs R Lane, Miss M Lane, Master S Lane and Ms S Sangster.

Later the Governor received Mr J Hood of Deloitte Private.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Pedro Pablo Diaz

Herrera, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile and Mrs Maria Veronica Vergara.  Other guests included the Chilean Trade Commissioner Ms S Gattini and Ms N Cox, Ms A Crozier, Mr A Braggs, Mr G Brown and Ms H Hershman.

Later Mrs Scarce, as a guest of Resthaven Incorporated - Malvern, addressed the gathering at the afternoon tea in celebration of ‘Every Generation Month'.

In the evening at Government House the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to welcome delegates of the Asia Bridge Forum of the Entrepreneurs' Organization to Adelaide.

Later the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a dinner for Mr C Downer & Mrs J Downer, Proprietors of Murdoch Hill Wines, and Mr V Milisits OAM & Mrs R Milisits OAM, Proprietors of Vili's Bakery.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor departed Adelaide for Paralana, where he undertook an industry visit to the Paralana Geothermal Project, as a guest of Petratherm Limited, before returning to Adelaide in the afternoon.

In the evening at Government House the Governor and Mrs Scarce, who is patron of The Palliative Care Council of South Australia Inc, hosted a reception for the presentation of 2011 Palliative Care Awards.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a supplementary investiture of Australian Honours for Ms Elaine Jillian Attwood AM.

In the afternoon the Governor, as patron of The Order of Australia Association - South Australian Branch, and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2011 Student Citizenship Awards.

On Monday afternoon His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the South Australian Rifle Association Inc, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, presented trophies and badges to the winners of the State Rifle Shooting Championships at the Lower Light Rifle Range.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor officially opened the 2011 Nuffield International Conference at the Stamford Grand Hotel.

Afterwards at Ashford the Governor and Mrs Scarce toured Ashford Special School and met with staff.

In the afternoon the Governor visited The Salvation Army at Ingle Farm for an overview and briefing on the redevelopment appeal.

Mrs Scarce attended a Girls Night In afternoon tea held at Flinders Lodge, Kent Town in support of Cancer Council SA.

In the evening at Tandanya the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended the opening of Jason Wing's solo exhibition The Other, Other.

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

Afterwards the Governor laid a wreath at the National Police Remembrance Day Memorial Service at Fort Largs Police Academy.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Central Markets, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended the official launch of the High Tea in October for Hutt Street Centre fundraising initiative, for which Mrs Scarce is an ambassador.

Later at Government House the Governor, as patron of Volunteering SA & NT Inc, received Ms Janet Stone, Chairman and Ms Evelyn O'Loughlin, Chief Executive Officer.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor took part in the be active Corporate Cup Challenge.

Later the Governor attended the opening of the new Rehn Hall and Forest Building at Stradbroke Schools, Rostrevor.

In the afternoon at Government House the Governor, as patron, received Mr Paul Merrow, Chairman of Foundation Daw Park.

Later the Governor, as patron of The Leaders Institute of South Australia Inc, received Ms Caroline Batty, Mr Aaron Stuart, Ms Prue Gorman, Mr Justin Ferravant, Mrs Elaine Johnson and Mr Stephen Parsons, participants in the Governor's Leadership Foundation program.

In the evening the Governor, as chief patron, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, officially opened the scosa Plympton Hub.

On Tuesday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the guests at the monthly meeting of The Combined Probus Club of Steventon (Tea Tree Gully) at the Salvation Army Community Centre, Modbury.

In the afternoon at Government House the Governor hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan. Other guests included the Hon Michael O'Brien MP, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries; Mr I Muflikhanov, Director, Department of Foreign Affairs; Mr M Sitdikov, Aide to the President; Mr S Takhautdinov, Deputy of Tatarstan Parliament and Director-General of Tatneft; Mr R Musin, Deputy of Tatarstan Parliament and Director-General of Ak Bars Bank; Mr A Andronov, Aide to Director-General of Tatneft; Mr E Khabibullin, Deputy Director, Department of Foreign Affairs; Mr R Sadri, President, Tatar Association of South Australia; Mr D Michell, Chairman, Michell Pty Ltd; Mr K Osborn, Deputy Chair, Economic Development Board; Mr R Borda, Chief Executive Officer, Macro Meats Limited and President, Kangaroo Industry Association; Mr L Worrall, Chief Executive, Department of Trade and Economic Development, and Mrs E Mostovaya and Mr H Tashkent as interpreters.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of Catholic Education South Australia, attended the Catholic Schools Musical Festival Performance at the Adelaide Festival Theatre.

On Monday evening His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for volunteers and supporters of Trees for Life Inc.

On Sunday morning His Excellency the Governor, as patron of Parkinson's South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, fired the starting pistol to begin the Unity Walk around the River Torrens.

In the afternoon at Birdwood, the Governor, as patron of the Bay to Birdwood Run Committee, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, presented the trophy to the winner of the 2011 Concours d'Elegance.

On Friday morning the Governor and Mrs Scarce departed Adelaide for a Vice Regal visit to Port Broughton where, as guests of His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Barunga West, Mr Dean Dolling, they attended a morning tea with council members.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Scarce visited Port Broughton Area School, followed by a tour of the town, including the newly refurbished Port Broughton Jetty.

In the afternoon at the Port Broughton Golf Club, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended a luncheon with volunteers and community representatives.

Later the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, officially opened the Barunga by the Sea Retirement Village, followed by a tour of the facilities and afternoon tea with staff and residents, before returning to Adelaide.

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

Afterwards at Government House the Governor and Mrs Scarce received Mr T Davison, General Manager of Channel Seven Adelaide Pty Ltd, and Mrs A Davison.

In the afternoon the Governor received Dr Sam Wells, Senior Lecturer, Business School, University of Adelaide.

In the evening at the Ernst & Young Building, Adelaide, the Governor attended the celebratory event for the 15th Anniversary of the Defence Teaming Centre.

Afterwards at Parliament House, the Governor attended a dinner for the resources sector, hosted by the Honourable Mike Rann MP, Premier of South Australia.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, toured the facilities of the International Gun Club and participated in a brief skeet shooting lesson at the State Shooting Park, Virginia.

In the evening at Government House the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for Year 12 students representing their schools.

Later the Governor, as patron, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, presented awards at the Hockey SA Awards Night at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Hindley.

On Tuesday morning at Government House His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a morning tea for Mrs Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended a dinner, hosted by Mr and Mrs J Carreker, for Ronald McDonald House Adelaide at the Appellation at The Louise, Barossa Valley.

On Monday afternoon the Governor, as a guest of the South Australian Ice Sports Federation Inc, presented awards to students participating in the Ice Factor Challenge Cup Tournament at the Ice Arena, Thebarton.

In the evening at Government House the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for Year 12 students representing their schools.

On Sunday the Governor and Mrs Scarce participated in the Sunday Mail City - Bay Fun Run, in the team supporting the Community Accommodation and Respite Agency (CARA), of which the Governor is Chief Patron.

On Saturday afternoon His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of Navy Headquarters - South Australia, attended the annual Navy Week Church Service, followed by afternoon tea at the Christ Church, North Adelaide.

In the evening the Governor, as patron of The Naval Association of Australia - South Australian Section, and Mrs Scarce attended the Royal Australian Navy Centenary Dinner at the Adelaide Town Hall.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor met with Mr Andrew Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer, Defence SA.

Later at Government House the Governor received Commander Anthony Campbell RAN, Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle and Commander Michael Doherty ADC RAN, Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters - South Australia.

In the evening the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, as guests of Engineers Australia - South Australia Division, presented awards at the 2011 South Australian Engineering Excellence Awards dinner at the Adelaide Oval.

In the morning, students from Mitcham Primary School toured Government House.

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

In the afternoon at the InterContinental Adelaide, the Governor, as a guest of Global Intertrade Pty Ltd, attended the American Chamber of Commerce Internode Business Luncheon, which included a SA Defence Industry update.

Later at Government House the Governor received Mr Bachir Bakhti, Consul-General of France in Australia, and Dr Christine Rothauser, Honorary Consul of France in South Australia.

In the evening the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to welcome delegates attending the The Royal United Services Institute of Australia's National Conference in Adelaide.

Later the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of the South Australian Public Primary Schools Music Society, attended the 2011 Festival of Music Series Concert at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor took part in the be active Corporate Cup Challenge with the Government House staff team.

Afterwards the Governor, as a guest of the Australian Army - HQ 9th Brigade, visited the Port Wakefield Proof and Experimental Establishment.

In the afternoon the Governor, as an Ambassador of the Don't Speak campaign, participated in the Don't Speak Hour, in support of the Peter Couche Foundation and the Stroke Research Program of the Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide.

In the evening in the grounds of Government House, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the guests at the welcome reception for delegates attending the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia, hosted by the University of Adelaide.

Later at Ayres House, the Governor, as patron, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, attended the annual dinner of the Local Government Association of South Australia, hosted by the President, Mr Kym McHugh.

On Tuesday morning at Kanmantoo, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of Hillgrove Resources Limited, toured the Kanmantoo Copper Mine site, followed by morning tea, as part of a series of visits to industry.

In the evening the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the gathering at the Felixstow Neighbourhood Watch public meeting at the Payneham Library Complex, Felixstow.

On Monday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce met briefly with Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, and His Excellency Mr Michael Bryce AM AE, before their departure from Government House.

Later the Governor received Mr David Clarke, Manager of UrbanVirons Group.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Scarce received Mr Lars Damgaard & Ms Anne Holst Moulvad, Mr Peter Damgaard, Mr Henrik Damgaard and Ms Bitten Damgaard.

In the afternoon the Governor, as patron of the Service to Youth Council Inc, addressed the organisation's Executive Strategic Planning meeting at Mount Lofty House.

In the evening at Government House the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2011 Group Training Australia (SA) Inc awards.

Later the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of the Adelaide Festival Centre, attended the Moon Lantern Festival at Elder Park, as part of the OzAsia Festival.

In the morning community volunteers toured Government House.

On Sunday morning His Excellency the Governor, as patron of Novita Children's Services, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, officially launched the ‘Walk with Me' 2011 event at Bonython Park.

In the afternoon the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, officially opened the newly-named Max Amber Sportsfield at Athelstone.

On Saturday afternoon Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, and His Excellency Mr Michael Bryce AM AE arrived as guests of His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce at Government House.

Later at Government House, the Governor-General and Mr Bryce joined The Governor and Mrs Scarce for afternoon tea.

In the evening the Governor, as patron of the Legacy Club of Adelaide, and Mrs Scarce attended the Legacy Annual Dinner at the Glenelg Golf Club.