Vice-Regal News

On Friday morning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of Guide Dogs Association of SA and NT, toured the Guide Dogs operational facilities.

On Thursday morning at Government House, 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 the Australia India Business Council (SA Branch), attended the annual Australia India Address.

Later at Government House, the Governor received Mr Arthur Au, Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, and Ms Latitia Chow, Project Research Officer, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for Year 12 students representing their schools from across the state.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Pro Vice-Chancellor, and Ms Samantha Baker, Executive Officer to the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Australia.

Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC CVO, Chairman, Veterans' Advisory Council and Mr Paul Sykes, Acting Director, Office for Veteran's Affairs.

In the evening at the Adelaide High School Boatshed, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the welcome reception for delegates attending the Australasian Regional Conference of the Council of International Schools.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the South Australian Public Primary Schools Music Society, attended the 2014 Festival of Music Series Concert.

On Tuesday morning at Government House His Excellency the Governor received Ms Grace Portolesi, Chair, South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission.

In the evening, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for Year 12 students representing their schools from across the state.

Afterwards at the School of Languages, West Croydon, the Governor addressed the gathering at the Annual General Meeting of the Ethnic Schools Association of South Australia.

On Monday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the delegates and officially opened the 9th Asia Pacific Conference of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

Later at Government House, the Governor received Professor Dorothy Keefe PSM, Clinical Director of the Cancer Centre and Dr Nick Murray, Medical Oncologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital; and Mrs Goska Serafin-Rai and Mrs Megan Aird of the Office for International Engagement, Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

In the evening at ANZ House, the Governor, as a guest of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, addressed the guests at a cocktail reception held in his honour.

In the morning students from Gepps Cross Senior School toured Government House.

On Sunday morning, as a guest of Re-Enact SA, the Governor received the salute at the ANZAC Centenary Commemoration March and inspected the troops before addressing the gathering at the Commemoration Ceremony at Glenelg.

In the evening, as guests of History SA, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the event 'Infused: all about tea' event at the SA Migration Museum, as part of the OzAsia Festival.

On Saturday evening, as guests of the Co-ordinating Italian Committee, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Ballo Dei Comitati at the San Giorgio La Molara Club, Payneham.

On Friday afternoon His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, attended the 2014 Royal Adelaide Show Official Luncheon at the Adelaide Showground.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le received the His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for South Australian participants in the National Youth Science Forum.

Later the Governor, as a guest of the Training and Skills Commission, addressed the gathering and presented the Apprentice of the Year Award at the 2014 South Australian Training Awards Gala Dinner at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

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

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

Later the Governor received Mr Alan Martin, Executive Director, Corporate Services, Department of the Premier and Cabinet; Mr Michael Wait, Acting Assistant Crown Solicitor; and Mr John Montague, General Manager, Super SA.

In the afternoon at Wayville, the Governor, as patron of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, and Mrs Le toured the Royal Adelaide Show as guests of Mr Richard Fewster, President and Mr John Rothwell, Chief Executive Officer.

On Wednesday evening His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of the Defence Reserves Support Council - South Australia, addressed the guests and presented the Prince of Wales Awards and State Employer Support Award at a ceremony at Adelaide Oval.

On Tuesday morning at Government House His Excellency the Governor received Mr Xiangqi Ji, Vice-Governor of Shandong, and a delegation of Shandong culture, tourism and foreign affairs officials.

On Monday afternoon at the Adelaide Showground, His Excellency the Governor attended a luncheon for Mr Xiangqi Ji, Vice-Governor of Shandong, China, hosted by The Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premer of South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Adelaide Festival Centre, attended the signing of memoranda of understanding on culture and tourism between Shandong and South Australia at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

Afterwards as part of the OzAsia Festival, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended a Moon Lantern Festival reception in the Lyrics Room.

On Sunday afternoon at Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the elimination final match between Port Adelaide and Richmond, where he presented the match football to the umpires prior to the commencement of the game.

On Friday evening at the Festival Theatre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a performance of ‘Dream of the Ghost Story’, as part of the OzAsia Festival.

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

In the afternoon at the Artspace Gallery at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor accompanied by Mrs Le attended the opening of the OzAsia Festival Silk Legacy Exhibition, where he was presented with a silk portrait of himself created by Margaret Lee.

On Wednesday morning at both the National War Memorial and the Vietnam War Memorial, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le placed wreaths at private ceremonies hosted by the Returned and Services League of Australia (SA Branch).

Afterwards at Government House the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for participants in these ceremonies.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received His Excellency Mr Zhaoxu Ma, Ambassador of China to Australia.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency the Ambassador and Madame Xiaoming Yu.  Guests included Dr A Huang AM, President, China Business Network of South Australia, The Honourable Rob Kerin, Chair, Primary Producers SA, Mr G Chin, President, Chinatown Adelaide, Mr S Keenihan, President, Australia China Business Council, Mr D Gautier, Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre, Mr A Stocks, Chief Executive, Iron Road Limited and Mr J Li, Personal Assistant to the Ambassador.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the official opening of the OzAsia Festival, followed by a performance by Red Sorghum.

On Tuesday morning at Government House His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for Government House staff.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le were presented to the Honorary Aides-de-Camp.

Afterwards at the Lenzerheide Restaurant, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a dinner, hosted by the University of South Australia for Professor Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland.

On Monday afternoon Mr Hieu Van Le AO took the Oaths of Allegiance and Office as the 35th Governor of South Australia at a State Ceremony at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant-Governor of South Australia.

In the evening, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner to celebrate his swearing-in as Governor of South Australia. Guests included Mr Thomas Le and Mrs Kim Tran, Mrs Pat Sheahan, Mr Tony Sharley and Mrs Suzie Sharley, Mr Trieu Quang Vo, Mr Khanh The Vien and Mrs Thu Vien, Mr Teng Trang and Mrs Lieu Trang, Mr Ken Schwartz and Mrs Daphne Schwartz, Mr Loc Lan Doan and Mrs Lan Ha, Mr Tinh Van Le and Mrs Tuyet Thi-Xuan Hoang, Dr Tram Xuan Hoang Le, Mrs Hong Lieu Thi Le, Mr Paul Lam and Mrs Michelle Le, Mr Lam Cao Nguyen and Mrs Theresa Nguyen.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council, followed by a morning tea with the Council’s members and clerks.

Afterwards the Governor, as patron of the Legacy Club of Adelaide, and Mrs Scarce, attended the Legacy Women's Commemoration Service at Maughan Church.

Later at Government House the Governor received Mr Steven Marshall MP, Leader of the Opposition in South Australia.

In the afternoon Mrs Scarce planted a tree in the grounds of Government House to mark the Governor’s term of office as Governor of South Australia, followed by a farewell lunch with the Governor’s Honorary Aides-de-Camp and Government House staff.

His Excellency the Governor has appointed the Lieutenant Governor, Professor Brenda Wilson, to be Governor’s Deputy from 3:00 pm on Thursday 28th August 2014 until Mr Hieu Van Le AO is sworn in as Governor of the State of South Australia.

On Wednesday morning in Clare, His Excellency the Governor participated in a bike ride on the Riesling Trail, followed by a morning tea at the Little Red Grape with His Worship the Mayor of the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council, Mr Allan Aughey.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Ms Dianne Davidson, Deputy Chancellor, University of Adelaide; followed by the Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC CVO.

Later the Governor received Mr Sunjay Sudhir, Consul-General of India.

In the late afternoon the Governor received Mr Andrew Stocks, Managing Director, and Ms Georgina Carnegie, Senior Advisor, Iron Road Limited.

Also in the afternoon Mrs Scarce received Commander Stephen Dunning RANR, Counsellor/Case Worker, Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service, Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

In the evening the Governor received Mr Hieu Van Le AO, Governor-Designate.

On Tuesday morning in Salisbury South, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce toured the Bickford’s Australia facility.

Afterwards in Clare, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the gathering and laid a wreath at the re-dedication service for the redeveloped World War II Memorial followed by an afternoon tea with community members.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended a dinner hosted by His Worship the Mayor of the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council, Mr Allan Aughey.

On Monday morning at the Torrens Parade Grounds, Mrs Scarce, as patron, attended the Naval Association of Australia – South Australian Section – WRANS sub section meeting.

In the evening at Chloe’s Restaurant, Kent Town, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended pre‑dinner drinks to farewell Dr Ian Chessell and Mr Andrew Fletcher from the Defence South Australia Advisory Board.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority Limited, attended the launch of the Hill of Grace Restaurant.

On Saturday morning at the Adelaide Zoological Gardens, Mrs Scarce officially opened the “Teddy Bear’s picnic” in celebration of the Pandas’ birthday, as a guest of the Royal Zoological Society of SA, of which His Excellency the Governor is patron.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, and accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the guests at the 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner of Novita Children's Services.

On Friday evening at the State Library of South Australia, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of the University of Adelaide – EU Centre for Global Affairs, attended a dinner to mark the occasion of the Third EU-Asia Roundtable.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted a breakfast for the Honourable John Rau MP, Acting Premier.

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

Later the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to thank supporters and friends of Government House.

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr Mark Young, Managing Director, and Mr Malcolm Andrews, Executive General Manager – Business Development, Adelaide Airport Limited.

Afterwards the Governor attended a luncheon with Mr James Bruce AM.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor attended a Graduation Ceremony for the University of South Australia at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Ms Rosie Burn, Chair, Adelaide Youth Orchestras.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2014 Churchill Fellowship Awards.

In the afternoon at Centennial Park, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended a funeral for the late Mr Terance Scarce.

In the evening at George’s on Waymouth, the Governor, as a guest of KPMG, attended a gathering to thank those who contributed to the Shaping the Future of South Australia initiative.

On Monday evening at Government House His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a dinner for the Honourable Tom Kenyon MP, Member for Newland and Mrs Tina Kenyon, and Mr Roger Cook AM and Mrs Sally Cook.

In the afternoon students from Loreto College Marryatville toured Government House.

On Sunday morning at the Torrens Parade Ground, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, received the Salute at the Vietnam Veterans’ Day Parade and laid a wreath and tribute at the Memorial Service, as guests of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia – South Australia Branch.

In the afternoon at McLaren Vale, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended a luncheon hosted by Mr Richard Allert AO and Mrs Barbara Allert.