Vice-Regal News

On Sunday afternoon, as a guest of the Hungarian Club of South Australia, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering at the opening of the 15th Australia New Zealand Hungarian Cultural Convention at the Norwood Concert Hall.

On Saturday morning at the Old Gum Tree Reserve, Glenelg North, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the gathering at the 177th Proclamation Day ceremony, as guests of the Mayor of the City of Holdfast Bay, Dr K Rolland.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later the Governor, as patron of the Phoenix Society, presented awards to recipients at the Society’s 2013 Awards Ceremony at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor attended a graduation ceremony for the University of South Australia at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a Christmas luncheon for their staff in appreciation of the contribution made by them to the office of the Governor throughout the year.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Wednesday morning at Flinders University, His Excellency the Governor addressed the students participating in the 2013 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science program.

In the afternoon at Smithfield Plains, the Governor addressed the gathering and presented certificates at the Para Worklinks Graduation Ceremony.

In the evening at Felixstow, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended Christmas drinks hosted by Mr R Gerard AM and Mrs F Gerard OAM.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor participated in the selection panel for the Governor's SACE Commendation.

In the afternoon the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Scarce received Mr Rod Shearing, President and Mrs Geraldine Symons, member, of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.

Afterwards at Regency Park, the Governor, as patron of Novita Children's Services, and Mrs Scarce attended the annual children's Christmas party.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a dinner.  Guests included Mr Don Totino OAM, Mrs Connie Totino and Mr Francesco Totino, and Dr Tony Cocchiaro AM and Mrs Toni Cocchiaro.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening at St Peter's Cathedral, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended the Memorial Service for the late Mr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela AC.

Afterwards at The Sky Deck Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended the Philanthropy Australia Christmas function.

On Sunday evening His Excellency the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception at Government House for coordinators, major sponsors and beneficiaries of the Woolworths Carols by Candlelight, before attending the Concert at Elder Park.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor met with Mr Andrew Fletcher, Chief Executive of Defence SA, to discuss the South Australian defence industry.

Afterwards at Government House received Mr Neil Davis, Chief Executive Officer of the Sammy D Foundation.

Later the Governor received Ms Pam Martin, Commercial Counsel, Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr Stephen Gerlach AM, Chancellor of Flinders University.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a dinner for the Governor’s Honorary Aides-de-Camp in appreciation of the contribution made by them to the office of the Governor in 2013.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon the Governor, as patron of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award in South Australia, hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Mr R Gerard AO, co-patron, Ms J Potter, Chair, and Ms J Kennedy, Manager of Youth Programs, Office for Youth.

Later the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to acknowledge the Year 11 and 12 schooling achievements of young people under the guardianship of the Minister for Education and Child Development.

In the evening at the Naval, Military & Air Force Club, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended the Defence Teaming Centre's end of year networking function.

Afterwards and also at the Naval, Military & Air Force Club, the Governor, as patron of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, and Mrs Scarce, attended the Society’s annual Christmas event.

Later at Norwood, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended the Toop & Toop Christmas party.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Ms Andrea Slattery, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia.

In the afternoon at the Goolwa RSL Clubrooms, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, officially launched Radio Goolwa’s book 'A Guide Behind the Lines: Parts I and II'.

In the evening, as guests of the South Australian National Football League, the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Scarce attended the Bon Jovi 'Because we can' Concert at AAMI Stadium, West Lakes.

On Tuesday morning His Excellency the Governor joined fellow members of the “Governor’s 10” for a training ride in preparation for the Santos Tour Down Under Bupa Community Challenge Tour, in support of the Cancer Council of South Australia.

Afterwards at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended the Catholic Charities’ inaugural Thanksgiving Mass to acknowledge donors and supporters.

In the afternoon the Governor, as patron of the Extremely Disabled War Veterans Association of South Australia, and Mrs Scarce attended the annual Christmas Luncheon at the West Adelaide Football Club, Richmond.

In the evening His Excellency and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of Australian Rotary Health.

Later the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended the annual South Australia Police Christmas Concert at the Adelaide Town Hall.

On Monday evening, as guests of the International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding, University of South Australia, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, presented awards at the second annual award ceremony at the Hawke Building, Adelaide.

In the morning community volunteers toured Government House.

In the afternoon members of the Legacy Walk and Talk Widows Group also toured Government House.

On Sunday afternoon, Mrs Scarce, as patron of The Naval Association of Australia, South Australian Section, WRANS Sub Section, attended a luncheon at The Lakes Resort Hotel, West Lakes.

Later at Westminster School's Performing Arts Centre, Marion, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, officially opened the 25th Anniversary Gala Concert of Young Adelaide Voices.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of Holy Trinity Adelaide, attended the annual 'Carols in the Town Hall'.

On Saturday evening at Walkerville, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended Christmas celebrations hosted by The Honourable Ian McLachlan AO and Mrs Janet McLachlan.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor met with Mr Andrew Fletcher, Chief Executive of Defence SA, to discuss the South Australian defence industry.

Afterwards the Governor toured the new facilities at Reynella East College.

In the afternoon the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the gathering and officially opened a new bottling line at Coopers Brewery at Regency Park.

In the evening at The Anglican Church, Murray Bridge, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the gathering at the Installation of the Fourth Anglican Bishop of The Murray, the Right Reverend John Ford.

On behalf of the people of South Australia, His Excellency the Governor wrote to the family of Mr Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, to offer sympathies on his passing.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor, as patron of the South Australian Cricket Association, watched Day 1 of the 2nd Commonwealth Bank Ashes Test Match between Australia and England.

In the afternoon in Adelaide, Mrs Scarce addressed members of the Scots Church Adelaide Adult Fellowship Group at their Christmas luncheon.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as patrons, hosted a reception to celebrate 25 years of Leveda, and to thank its volunteers.

Later at Myrtle Bank, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended a reception hosted by the Royal Thai Consulate General to celebrate the Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Afterwards at ABC Local Radio, Collinswood, the Governor and Mrs Scarce participated in an interview with Mr Peter Goers.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce returned to Adelaide from a regional visit to Woomera.

Later at Government House, the Governor received The Honourable Michael Atkinson MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

In the afternoon the Governor, as a guest of the Committee for Economic Development Australia, attended the State Advisory Council Luncheon at Chianti Classico, Adelaide.

In the evening the Governor, as patron of Hands On SA, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the 50th birthday celebrations and officially opened the redeveloped Kent Town facility.

Later Mrs Scarce, as patron, attended The Rose Society of South Australia's Christmas Dinner at Feathers Hotel, Burnside.

On Tuesday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of Air Commodore Noel Derwort CSC ADC, the Senior Defence Force Representative – South Australia, attended the Industry Open Day at the Woomera Prohibited Area, a military testing range located in the north-west of South Australia.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended a morning tea with the Woomera Prohibited Area Advisory Board, followed by a visit to the Nurrungar Joint Defence Facility.

In the afternoon at Air Movement Systems, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended a community luncheon and viewed static and flying Army and Air Force displays.

In the evening the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the guests at the Pastoralist’s Dinner at The Eldo Hotel, Woomera.

On Monday morning at the Hilton Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the 2013 Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education.

Later the Governor, as patron-in-chief of the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, toured the new facility at Bedford Park.

In the afternoon, as guests of the South Australian Ice Sport Federation, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, presented awards to participants in the Ice Factor end of year tournament at the Ice Arena, Thebarton.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to acknowledge the women nominated for inclusion on the 2013 South Australian Women’s Honour Roll.

Later the Governor hosted a dinner for defence industry chief executives in support of Defence SA projects.  Guests included The Honourable Jack Snelling MP, Mr M Hamilton-Smith MP, Mr A Fletcher, Major General J Caligari DSC AM, Mr G Stewart, Mr C Goettfert, Mr P Johnson MBE, Mr G Petch, Mr J Räkköläinen, Dr A Schwer, Mr K Scott, Brigadier N Soriel and Mr C Burns CSC.

On Sunday afternoon at the Riverside Rowing Club on the Torrens, the Governor as patron of East Strategic Reserve Navy Association (Australia), accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the gathering and met with SA & NT Division members following their Christmas Luncheon.

On Saturday morning at the Edge Church City Campus, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as patrons of Childhood Cancer Association, attended the Christmas Family Fair.

In the evening at Keswick Barracks, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, attended as the Reviewing Officer and presented awards at the 9th Brigade Farewell Parade Beating Retreat Ceremony.

On Friday morning at the Rotunda in Elder Park, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce conducted a 5AA interview with Mr Keith Conlon to acknowledge Mr Conlon’s retirement.

Afterwards the Governor, as patron of Asbestos Diseases Society of South Australia, addressed the gathering at the Asbestos Victims Memorial Day Service at the Jack Watkins Memorial Reserve, Kilburn.

Also in the morning, the Governor chaired the Carnegie Mellon University Australia Joint Advisory Board meeting in the Torrens Building.

Later at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award in South Australia, and Mrs Scarce, hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2013 Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Awards.

In the afternoon at the InterContinental Adelaide, the Governor attended an American Chamber of Commerce in Australia luncheon.

Also in the afternoon at Kent Town, Mrs Scarce, as patron of the South Australian Country Women's Association, attended the inaugural Christmas Festival.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor met with Mr Andrew Fletcher, Chief Executive of Defence SA, to discuss the South Australian defence industry.

Later at Government House, the Governor, as patron, received Mr David Sanders, President, and Ms Elaine Bensted, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Zoological Society of South Australia.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor and Mrs Scarce as guests of Food South Australia, attended the 2013 South Australian Food Industry Awards Gala Dinner.

In the afternoon, students from St Andrew’s School toured Government House.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later the Governor toured the Flinders University redevelopment at Tonsley Park.

In the afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Hieu Van Le AO, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia.

Afterwards at Beaumont House, the Governor, as patron-in-chief of the National Trust of South Australia, and Mrs Scarce, attended a Christmas celebration and Thank you to patrons, volunteers and members.

In the evening at His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a dinner at Government House.  Guests included Mr Phil Hoffman and Mrs Alison Hoffman, Mr Frank Bamford and Mrs Diane Bamford, and Mr Peter Karytinos and Mrs Tonia Karytinos.

On Wednesday morning at Norwood, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Scarce, toured the Time for Kids premises and meet with board members, clients and volunteers.

In the afternoon in the Barossa Valley, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended the Barons of Barossa Future Visions Luncheon at Kingsford Homestead.

In the evening His Excellency the Governor, as patron, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, attended a function to thank those who assist the Tubercular Soldiers' Aid Society of South Australia.

On Tuesday morning at the Regency Park Centre, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of Novita Children's Services, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the guests and presented achievement awards at the 2013 Annual General Meeting.

Later the Governor addressed a luncheon hosted by Mr Don Totino OAM, Chief Executive of Festival City Wines & Spirits for the Army Reserves Support Council.

In the afternoon in Hope Valley, Mrs Scarce toured the Aged Care and Housing Group Residential Services site Highercombe Residential Facility.

In the evening at Government House His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce were joined for dinner by Ms Amanda Blair and Dr Michael Farquharson, and Mr Michael Luchich and Ms Cheryl Andrews.

On Monday morning His Excellency the Governor, as a White Ribbon Ambassador, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, officially opened the 2013 White Ribbon Breakfast at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor officially opened the 30th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.

Later at Government House the Governor received Ms Juliet Brown, Chairman, and Professor Brenda Wilson, Chief Executive of the Cancer Council SA.

In the afternoon the Governor, as Patron, undertook a tour of the new South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute facility on North Terrace.

In the evening at The University of Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended the official launch and first graduation of the Children's University Australia.

On Sunday morning at Torrens Parade Ground, the Governor, as patron of The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA Branch), presented Arctic Star Medals to South Australian veterans of the Word War II Arctic convoys.

Also in the morning in Adelaide, Mrs Scarce, as patron of Soroptimist International - Region of South Australia, participated in part of the 'Walk the Talk' event to promote zero tolerance for violence against women.  

On Saturday evening His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of the State Opera of South Australia, attended the opening night performance of Madama Butterfly at the Adelaide Festival Theatre.