Vice-Regal News

On Saturday evening Mrs Scarce attended the annual Royal Presidents' Dinner, hosted by The Royal Commonwealth Society (South Australian Branch) at Pulteney Grammar School.

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

Later 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 evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of the Defence Teaming Centre, attended the Defence Industry dinner and awards ceremony at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

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

In the afternoon the Governor participated in the University of South Australia online forum 'unijam'.

Also in the afternoon Mrs Scarce, as patron, attended a luncheon for Her Majesty's Theatre Building Fund at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

On Wednesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce concluded their Vice-Regal regional visit to the Kangaroo Island and returned to Adelaide.

On Tuesday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce continued their Vice-Regal regional visit to Kangaroo Island with a visit to Kangaroo Island Community Education - Kingscote Campus where they met with students and staff. Afterwards, they undertook a tour of Kangaroo Island Free Range Eggs.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Scarce visited Kangaroo Island Spirits at Cygnet River, followed by a visit to SAF11 Kingscote Volunteer Coast Guard where they were briefed on operations and met with volunteers.

In the evening at the Kingscote Bowling Club, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the guests at an event for the Kangaroo Island Cancer Support Group.

On Monday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce commenced their Vice-Regal regional visit to Kangaroo Island with a visit to Agriculture Kangaroo Island at Parndana, followed by a visit to Flinders Chase Visitor Centre and tour of Admirals Arch within the National Park.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Scarce toured the Southern Ocean Lodge followed by a luncheon, and afterwards visited the Seal Bay Conservation Park, where they observed the redevelopment of the Seal Bay Visitor Centre.

Later the Governor and Mrs Scarce travelled to Kingscote, where they met with Her Worship the Mayor of Kangaroo Island, Mrs Jayne Bates, and members of the Kangaroo Island Council.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce visited the Kangaroo Island SES Unit and met with volunteers.

Afterwards at the ‘Shearing Shed', Cygnet River, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the gathering at a dinner hosted by the Kangaroo Island Council.

On Sunday morning the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended a commemorative service in celebration of the 175th anniversary of Holy Trinity Church in Adelaide.

In the afternoon the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, attended a function at Loreto College, where Mrs Scarce addressed the gathering and launched the book 'The Acacias. Heritage House & Garden' by Mr Peter Moore.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Scarce departed Adelaide for a Vice-Regal regional visit to Kangaroo Island.

On Saturday morning, as guests of Power Community Limited, His Excellency the Governor, as co-patron, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the guests at the Official Aboriginal Power Cup Team Breakfast at AAMI Stadium. Afterwards the Governor tossed the coin for the Aboriginal Power Cup Final for both the boys' and girls' competition.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended a Charity Race Day hosted by the Adelaide Appeals Committee at Morphettville Racecourse.

On Friday evening His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the Helpmann Academy, and Mrs Scarce attended the Maestros and Apprentices Dinner at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

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

Afterwards the Governor, as a guest of the Power Community Limited and as co-patron, attended the opening ceremony of the Aboriginal Power Cup, followed by a tour of the Career and Lifestyle Expo at Alberton Oval.

Later the Governor, as patron of the Royal Zoological Society of SA, addressed the gathering at the Adelaide Zoo's 130th anniversary celebration in the Adelaide Zoological Gardens.

Also in the morning, Mrs Scarce participated in the Cancer Council's Australia's Biggest Morning Tea at Unley.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Reha Keskintepe, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey, and Mrs Martina Keskintepe. Other guests included Ms A Fabig, Mr Dave Adamson, Ms M Davis, Ms C Collier, and Mr A Downs, participants in the Governor's Leadership Foundation program.

Afterwards the Governor, as patron of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, and Mrs Scarce attended the launch of the exhibition 'Afghanistan: a Colonial Exposure and Australia's Immigrant links from 1859' at the State Library of South Australia.

On Wednesday morning at Hindmarsh Tiers, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of Trees For Life Willunga Branch, participated in a tree planting day with students and teachers from Willunga Primary School and Tatachilla Lutheran College.

On Tuesday morning Mrs Scarce toured Norman House Lifecare facility at Everard Park, followed by morning tea with staff and clients.

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

Later the Governor received The Honourable Dr Lynn Arnold AO and His Worship the Mayor of the City of Unley, Mr Lachlan Clyne.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for the launch of Food South Australia's 2013 South Australian Food Industry Awards.

On Sunday afternoon at AAMI Stadium, the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of the Chairman of the Adelaide Football Club, attended the pre-match function and football game Adelaide v Western Bulldogs.

On Monday morning His Excellency the Governor toured the General Motors Holden facility and attended an event to celebrate the commencement of the new Holden VF Commodore's production.

In the evening at the Adelaide Pavilion, Mrs Scarce, as patron of The Palliative Care Council of South Australia, accompanied by the Governor, attended a cocktail party in honour of the 2013 Senior Australian of the Year, Emeritus Professor Ian Maddocks AM.

On Friday afternoon His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended a Graduation Ceremony at the University of Adelaide.

In the evening at Milano Cucina, Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended the farewell function for Ms Jane Reilly, Network Ten Adelaide Weather Presenter.

Afterwards at Kensington Gardens, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended a dinner hosted by Mr Alan Smith and Mr Daryl Anderson.

On Saturday afternoon at the Freemason's Hall, North Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of the Supreme Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of South Australia and the Northern Territory, attended the Grand Installation of the new First Grand Principal of the South Australia Chapter.

In the evening at the Playford Civic Centre, Elizabeth, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the guests at a dinner in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Lions Club of Elizabeth Playford.

On Friday afternoon at Walkerville Bowling Club, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the gathering and presented certificates at the 2013 Volunteers Appreciation luncheon hosted by The Corporation of the Town of Walkerville.

In the evening at the National Wine Centre, the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of The Australian Institute of Building - South Australian Chapter, attended the 2013 AIB SA Professional Excellence Awards dinner.

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

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a dinner for Mr Colin Dunsford, Chairman of Bedford, and Mrs Libby Dunsford, and Mr David Hills, Chairman of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia - Central Operations, and Mrs Louise Hills.

In the morning students from Modbury High School toured Government House.

On Wednesday afternoon at the Adelaide Festival Centre, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the guests at the 'Not Another Charity Event' luncheon hosted by UnitingCare Wesley Bowden.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, Shadow Minister for Economic and Regional Development.

Later the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to recognise the volunteers of City of Charles Sturt.

In the afternoon the Governor, as patron of South Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island War Memorial Committee, received Mr Frank Lampard, Deputy Chair of the Committee, and Mr Bill Denny AM, Director of the Office of the Minister for Veterans' Affairs - Veterans SA.

In the evening at the Red Ochre Restaurant, Adelaide, the Governor, as patron, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the gathering at a dinner to commemorate 125 years of The Boys' Brigade (Adelaide).

On Monday morning at Victoria Square, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of Volunteering SA&NT, officially launched National Volunteer Week 2013.

In the afternoon at the Santos Building, the Governor, as patron of the General Sir John Monash Foundation, and Mrs Scarce attended a luncheon.

Afterwards at Government House the Governor received Mr Jeff Kruse and Mrs Vera Kruse.

During the day community volunteers and students from Samaritan College toured Government House.

On Saturday evening at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of Make-A-Wish Australia - Adelaide Branch, attended the 2013 Gala Ball "A Night at the Circus".

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, as patron, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the gathering at the 2013 Bedford Achievement Awards at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor hosted a luncheon for members of the Governor's Leadership Program, with Mr Jim Whalley, Chief Executive Officer of Nova Defence, as principal guest. Other guests included Ms V Altmann, Ms S Bar-Am, Mr W Buckerfield, Ms K Button, and Ms D Cecere-Palazzo.

Also in the afternoon Mrs Scarce addressed the gathering at The 'Mother's May' Luncheon hosted by the Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation at the National Wine Centre of Australia.

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

Later the Governor received Mr S Rix, Director of Riverbank Precinct and Project Coordination, Renewal SA, and Mr G Kain, Director of Woods Bagot Planners and Architects.

In the afternoon at Immanuel College, Mrs Scarce was the guest speaker at the 2013 Volunteers Luncheon hosted by Lutheran Community Care.

Later the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, officially opened the new Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia - SA & NT office in Adelaide.

In the evening the Mrs Scarce, accompanied by the Governor, addressed the guests at the Legacy Kokoda Trekkers Dinner at The Italian Centre, Adelaide.

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

Later the Governor received Mr Graeme Gilbert, President and Mr Ben Scales, Chief Executive Officer of Netball SA.

In the evening the Governor, as patron of the Legacy Club of Adelaide, and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to thank participants and supporters of Tour de Legacy.

Later the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a dinner for Commodore Bob Willis RANR, President of the Legacy Club of Adelaide and Mrs Heather Willis, and Captain Steve Pearson CSC RANR, Director Activation and Sustainment of the Air Warfare Destroyer Program, and Mrs Jan Pearson.

On Tuesday morning at Government House His Excellency the Governor received Mr Peter Gee, General Manager of the Stamford Plaza Adelaide.

In the evening the Governor, as patron of the Clipper Ship ‘City of Adelaide' Preservation Trust, and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to thank supporters of The City of Adelaide Clipper Ship.

Later the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a dinner for Mr Richard Ryan AO, Chairman of the Board of the Adelaide Festival Corporation and Mrs Trish Ryan, and Mr Philip Speakman, Managing Director of Morton Philips Pty Ltd and Ms Corinne Namblard.

On Sunday, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce opened the public rooms of Government House for viewing by members of the community as part of History SA's Open House Adelaide initiative.

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

His Excellency the Governor has appointed the Lieutenant-Governor, Mr Hieu Van Le AO, as Governor's Deputy from 6:00 am on Friday 26th April 2013 until 11:30 am on Monday 6th May 2013 during his absence on leave.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor's Deputy presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA Branch), placed tributes at the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the State National War Memorial.

Later the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, received the salute at the ANZAC Day Commemorative March, and afterwards placed a wreath at the ANZAC Day Service of Remembrance at The Cross of Sacrifice, Pennington Gardens, North Adelaide.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for the organisers, marshals and others associated with the ANZAC Day commemorations.