Vice-Regal News

On Sunday morning at the Old Gum Tree Reserve, Glenelg North, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, read the Proclamation of South Australia and addressed the gathering at the South Australian Proclamation Day commemoration and community celebrations, as guests of His Worship the Mayor of the City of Holdfast Bay, Mr Stephen Patterson.

On Tuesday morning His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the Phoenix Society, and accompanied by Mrs Le, presented awards to recipients at the Society’s 2014 Awards Ceremony at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

On Monday evening His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner at Government House. Guests included Mr Christos Maniakis-Grivas, Consul-General of Greece and Dean of the Consular Corp in South Australia and Mrs Evlampia Maniakis-Griva; Mrs Orietta Borgia, Acting Consul-General of Italy in South Australia and Deputy Dean of the Consular Corp; Mr James Bruce AM, Honorary Consul of British Consulate in South Australia and Secretary of the Consular Corp and Mrs Diana Bruce; Mr John Lesses AM, Former President, Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia and Mrs Evangelia Lesses; Mr Con Dalas, President, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, Inter-Communities Council South Australia and Mrs Antonia Dalas.

On Friday morning at the Australian Science and Mathematics School at Flinders University, His Excellency the Governor met with students participating in the 2014 Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a Christmas celebration for staff of the Executive Council Secretariat Unit and the External Relations of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a Christmas function 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 received The Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia.

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

In the evening at the Kilburn Community Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the St Vincent de Paul Society, attended the Fred’s Van Christmas Pop up Banquet.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the war historian Mr Wayne Stidston.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Pavilion, the Governor, as Honorary Member, and Mrs Le, attended the Rotary Club of Adelaide’s Christmas Luncheon.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted and participated in the panel discussions to select the recipients of the Governor's South Australian Certificate of Education Commendation.

In the afternoon, the Governor received The Honourable John Hill, Chair, and Ms Penny Griggs, General Manager, South Australian Living Artists Festival.

Afterwards, the Governor received The Honourable Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Mr Robert Manton, Director, Veterans SA, and Ms Julie Barbaro, Ministerial Adviser.

In the evening at Coopers Stadium, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of Football Federation Australia, attended the 2014 Westfield FFA Cup Grand Final.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le 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.

On Sunday evening His Excellency the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception at Government House for sponsors and special supporters of the 2014 Woolworths Carols by Candlelight, before attending the Concert at Elder Park.

On Saturday morning at Findon, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Open Day for the Overseas Chinese Association of South Australia.

On Friday afternoon His Excellency the Governor, as patron, attended the Christmas Luncheon of the Vietnam Veterans' Federation South Australian Branch at Warradale.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr Gareth Hoar, Consul-General of Britain, and Mr James Bruce AM, Honorary-Consul of Britain in South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le 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 2014.

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

In the evening at the Hawke Building, University of South Australia, the Governor, as a guest of Dr Ian Gould AM, attended the 2014 Chancellor's End of Year Celebration.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Russell Wortley MLC, President of the Legislative Council, followed by The Honourable Michael Atkinson MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia.

Later, the Governor, as Chief Patron, and accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the Annual General Meeting of the Migrant Resource Centre of South Australia at the Centre’s Hall in Adelaide.

In the afternoon at Adelaide Oval, the Governor, as Patron of the South Australian Cricket Association, and Mrs Le, attended a luncheon and watched the afternoon session of Day Two of the Test Match.

In the evening, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank volunteers of the New Venture Institute, Flinders University.

Later at East Torrens Primary School, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented certificates at the School’s Year 7 Graduation Ceremony.

On Tuesday morning His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of the Combined Probus Club of Wynn Vale, addressed the Club’s monthly meeting at the Tea Tree Gully Hotel.

In the afternoon at Catherine House, Mrs Le, as Patron, attended the Graduation Ceremony for participants of the 2014 Education and Employment Program, where she presented an award.

Later at the University of South Australia City West Campus, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented an award at the ceremony for the 2014 Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding Awards.

In the evening, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Band of the South Australia Police Christmas Concert at the Adelaide Town Hall.

On Monday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering to open the 2014 Royal Australian Chemical Institute National Congress.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Brigadier Mick Ryan AM, Commander 1st Brigade Headquarters Adelaide, and Lieutenant Colonel Deputy Commander Jack Gregg.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for members of the Executive Council and their partners.

In the morning community volunteers toured Government House.

On Saturday afternoon at the SA Athletics Stadium, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of Athletics South Australia, and accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the National Australian All Schools Function and observed part of the 2014 Australian All Schools Track and Field Championships.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Mark Young, Chief Executive, and Mr Malcolm Andrews, Business Development Officer, of Adelaide Airport.

In the evening at Myrtle Bank, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Royal Thai Consul-General, attended a garden reception celebrating the national day of Thailand and commemorating the birthday of His Royal Highness the King of Thailand.

Later at Wayville, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, opened the art exhibition of Bian Jing and Jenny Zhan at Zi Gallery – Asian & Australian Art Gallery.

Afterwards at the TAFE SA Adelaide City Campus, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2014 TAFE SA Fashion Design Graduate Parade.

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

In the evening at Pulteney Grammar School, the Governor, as Patron and accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Christmas Reception of the Royal Commonwealth Society (South Australian Branch).

In the morning students from Woodend Primary School toured Government House.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Southern Cross Care Bellevue Court Residential Care Centre in Gawler.

In the afternoon at Adelaide Oval, the Governor, as Patron of the South Australian Cricket Association, and Mrs Le, attended the relay broadcast of the funeral for the Late Mr Phillip Hughes.

In the evening at the Osmond Terrace Function Centre, Mrs Le, as Patron, attended The Rose Society of South Australia’s Christmas Dinner.

On Tuesday as guests of the Co-ordinating Italian Committee, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a traditional Christmas Luncheon in Cudlee Creek.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, Minister for Investment and Trade, and Mr Matt Johnson, Executive Director, Investment Trade and Strategic Projects Division, Department of State Development.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Le received an official call from The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Mr Martin Haese, and members of the newly elected Adelaide City Council.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for Professor Michael Barber, Vice-Chancellor, Flinders University of South Australia, to acknowledge his contribution to Flinders University.

On Sunday evening at St Peter's Cathedral, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Young Adelaide Voices' Festive Concert.

On Saturday evening at Bonython Park, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the official opening of the 2014 Glendi Greek Festival.

On Friday morning at Kilburn, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the Asbestos Diseases Society of South Australia, officially opened the Asbestos Victims Memorial Day Service.

In the evening the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, and as guests of Alliance Française d'Adelaide, officially opened the annual French Christmas Market at the Unley Soldiers' Memorial Gardens.

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

Later that morning, the Governor delivered the Address at the 2014 Valedictory Service for Year 12 students at Trinity College Senior, Evanston South.

In the afternoon at Flinders University City Campus, the Governor addressed the gathering and presented awards at the graduation ceremony for the Australian Awards Fellowship Program 2014.

In the evening at Mount Lofty House, the Governor, as patron, and accompanied by Mrs Le, was the guest speaker at the 2014 Group Training Australia – South Australia Conference Dinner.

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

Later at Clovelly Park, the Governor toured the Flinders University Tonsley precinct.

In the evening at the Campania Sports and Social Club, Modbury North, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the farewell reception held in his honour as the former Chairman of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission, hosted by representatives of culturally diverse communities in South Australia.

On Tuesday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 2014 White Ribbon Breakfast.

Later at Regency Park, the Governor, as patron, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the 75th anniversary celebrations of Novita Children's Services and, together with Mrs Le, presented annual achievement awards to clients. Following the award ceremony the Governor officially opened the Children’s Therapy Centre and toured the new facility. 

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank volunteers and supporters of the Glendi Greek Festival.

Afterwards at the Brighton Performing Arts Theatre, the Governor, as patron of the Leaders Institute of South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented certificates at the Governor's Leadership Foundation Program graduation ceremony.

On Monday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of awards for Safer Communities Australia.

On Sunday morning at the Flinders University Sports Complex, His Excellency the Governor attended a memorial service celebrating the life of the late The Honourable Dr Bob Such.

In the afternoon at Houghton, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the Houghton Primary School Closing Ceremony and unveiled the School’s Time Capsule.

On Saturday afternoon at the Torrens Parade Ground, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering as the Reviewing Officer at the 10th/27th Battalion Royal South Australia Regiment Centenary Parade.

Afterwards at St John's Church, Adelaide, the Governor, as a guest of the Music Broadcasting Association of South Australia, presented the 2014 Young Virtuoso of the Year Award at the 2014 National Finals Concert.