Vice-Regal News

On Saturday morning at the Crowne Plaza, Mrs Scarce, as a guest of the Adelaide Ionian Club, officially opened the 2014 Ionian Convention.

Afterwards at Mount Barker, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the Royal Association of Justices of SA, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, delivered the keynote address at the 2014 State Convention, hosted by the Central Hills Justices of the Peace.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted and participated in a Shaping the Future of South Australia workshop on trade.

Later at the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Memorial, Torrens Parade Ground, the Governor placed a tribute at the 2014 Aboriginal Veterans’ Commemorative Memorial Service.

In the evening the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the guests at the 2014 Queen's Birthday Dinner at The Adelaide Club.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of Bedford, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, presented awards at the 2014 Achievement Awards function.

In the afternoon at the Kooyonga Golf Course, the Governor participated in the 2014 Coopers Brewery Foundation Golf Day.

In the evening at the Crowne Plaza, Mrs Scarce, as a guest of the Adelaide Ionian Club, attended a cocktail event in celebration of the 2014 Ionian Convention.

Later at St Peter's Cathedral, the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of Anglicare SA, attended the Archbishop’s Cathedral Banquet.

On Thursday morning at the Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of The Salvation Army - South Australian Division, addressed the gathering and launched the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal 2014.

Also in the morning at the Carers SA office at Wayville, Mrs Scarce, as a guest of the Carers Association of South Australia, of which the Governor is patron, attended a meet and greet for the judges of the SA Carer Excellence Awards 2014.

Later at Government House, the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon the Governor met with Mr Andrew Fletcher, Chief Executive of Defence SA, to discuss the South Australian defence industry.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce, who is President of the Australian Red Cross - South Australia Division, hosted a reception for the launch of the Australian Red Cross Centenary.

On Wednesday morning in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the Guide Dogs Association of SA and NT, welcomed guests who participated in the International Guide Dog Day Paws Parade and presented awards to clients.

In the afternoon at the TAFE SA Regency Campus, the Governor inspected the solar car SolarSpirit Australia and met with members of the team participating in the World Solar Challenge, followed by afternoon tea.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor received Professor David Lloyd, Vice Chancellor and President, University of South Australia.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mrs Pamela Martin PSM.

On Friday 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 South Australian 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.

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

In the afternoon in Adelaide, Mrs Scarce, as a guest of the Hutt Street Centre, officially launched the book 'The Lacemaker's Son' by Mr Ted Setnikar at an afternoon tea.

In the evening at the South Australian National War Memorial, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended the ANZAC Eve Youth Vigil Memorial Ceremony, as guests of The Returned & Services League of Australia (SA Branch) and the ANZAC Eve Youth Vigil Committee.

On Wednesday morning at the RAAF Base Edinburgh, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce, welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge KG KT and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge to South Australia.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Scarce accompanied Their Royal Highnesses as they greeted members of the public along Playford Boulevard at Elizabeth. 

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Scarce accompanied Their Royal Highnesses for the unveiling of a plaque for ‘Prince George Plaza’ in the forecourt of the Playford Civic Centre, followed by the viewing of the history and future of Elizabeth exhibition.

Later in the afternoon Their Royal Highnesses were guests of honour at a reception hosted by His Excellency the Governor and the Premier of South Australia, before departing for the RAAF Base Edinburgh.

At Torrens Parade Ground, in the morning the Lieutenant Governor, Mr Hieu Van Le AO, on behalf of His Excellency the Governor, placed a wreath at the National Reunion Commemorative Service of the 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Association – SA Branch.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to thank supporters of the Helpmann Academy.

Afterwards the Governor, as patron of the National Heart Foundation – SA Division, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, presented the Sir John Loewenthal Award to Mr Bruce Carter at a dinner held in his honour at the Adelaide Club.

On Tuesday morning His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering and officially opened the new Community Bridging Services Office at Elizabeth.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor, as patron of the Commonwealth Club of Adelaide, and Mrs Scarce attended a luncheon, where Mr Gary Burns BM APM, Commissioner of Police, was the guest speaker.

Later at Government House, the Governor received Mr Martin Palmer, 2KW Enterprises Pty Ltd and Mr Jonathan Dodd, Piper Alderman Solicitors.

On Saturday afternoon, as guests of the Oakbank Racing Club, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, presented trophies to the winning connections at the 2014 Easter Racing Carnival at Oakbank Racecourse.

On Thursday 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.

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

Later the Governor, as patron, visited the second Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium exhibition at The Cedars, Hahndorf.

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

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr David Gully, Deputy Electoral Commissioner, Electoral Commission of South Australia, who returned the writs for the recent election of Members of the House of Assembly and eleven Members of the Legislative Council.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of The Ian Potter Foundation.

Afterwards at Ayers House, the Governor, as patron-in-chief of the National Trust of South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, launched the Adelaide City Explorer and Adelaidepedia digital initiatives.

On Tuesday morning Mrs Scarce toured the Stroke Research Programme facility at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

Later in the morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Michael Luchich, Chair, Carnegie Mellon University Australia Joint Advisory Board.

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr Geoff Day, Chair and Ms Julia Steele-Scott, Board Member, Impact 100 South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to thank volunteers and supporters of the Country Education Foundation of Australia, South Australian Contingent.

On Monday evening His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a dinner at Government House.  Guests included Ms Jane Jeffreys, Chair, South Australian Tourism Commission and Mr Robert May, and Professor David Lloyd, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of South Australia and Ms Anne Timlin.

In the morning community volunteers toured Government House.

On Sunday morning at Rymill Park, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, officially opened the 2014 INDOfest family day.

In the afternoon, as guests of the Order of St John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the gathering at the charity luncheon in aid of the Mary Potter Hospice Foundation at the Glenelg Golf Club.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Scarce welcomed families of deployed troops from the 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, to an Easter egg hunt, followed by afternoon tea.

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

Afterwards His Excellency the Governor hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours, Australian Bravery Decorations and Royal Humane Society Awards. 

His Excellency the Governor has appointed the Lieutenant Governor, Mr Hieu Van Le AO, as Governor's Deputy from early afternoon on Friday 4th April 2014 until late on Sunday 6th April 2014.

On Wednesday at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours and Australian Bravery Decorations. 

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr Peter Hodson, Chairman, APC Technology.

In the evening the Governor unveiled a plaque at the opening of the new Ostomy Association of South Australia premises at Kidman Park.

On Tuesday at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted an investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours.  After the ceremony the Governor hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Mr L Jones, SA representative to the Council for the Order of Australia; Mr W McCann, Commissioner for Public Employment and Mrs B McCann; Mr D Place, Chief Executive, SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission; Mr G Lupton AFSM, Chief Officer and Chief Executive Officer, SA Metropolitan Fire Service and Mrs D Lupton; Mr G Nettleton, Chief Officer, SA Country Fire Service and Ms T Foster; Mr R Morton, Chief Executive Officer, SA Ambulance Service and Ms E Leonard; Mr C Beattie, Chief Officer, State Emergency Service SA and Mrs M Beattie; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

In the afternoon at the State Library of South Australia, the Governor, as patron of The Friends of the State Library of South Australia, addressed the guests at the launch of the sixth in the series of publications emanating from Nicolas Baudin's 1801-1804 expedition around Australia.

In the evening at Kilkenny, the Governor, as a guest of PEER VEET, addressed the guests at the 2014 Graduation and Awards Night.

On Monday at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted an investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours.  After the ceremony the Governor hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Mr HV Le AO, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia and Mrs L Le; Group Captain R Carruthers, Senior Defence Force Representative - SA and Mrs L Carruthers; Brigadier P Connor AM, Army Area Representative – SA; Commander A Williams ADC RAN, Commanding Officer, Navy Headquarters – SA and Mrs T Williams; Mr G Burns BM APM, Commissioner of Police, South Australia Police and Mrs D Burns, and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

Later in the afternoon the Governor received Mr D Richards, Executive Director, The Prince's Foundation for Building Community and Ms J Kirk, Chief Executive, The Prince's Charities Australia.

His Excellency the Governor has appointed the Lieutenant Governor, Mr Hieu Van Le AO, as Governor's Deputy from early morning on Friday 4th April 2014 until the evening of Sunday 6th April 2014.

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

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

In the afternoon at Mount Lofty House, the Governor, as patron of Gallagher Bassett Services Pty Ltd, addressed the participants at the Senior Leadership Workshop.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for the servicemen, servicewomen and actors who are performing together in the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s production of 'The Long Way Home'.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to thank supporters of the University of Adelaide’s Peter Couche Foundation.

On Wednesday afternoon at the Naval, Military & Air Force Club, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the South Australian Defence Industry Leadership Program of the Defence Teaming Centre, addressed the gathering and officially launched the 2014 program.

In the evening at The Cedars, Hahndorf, the Governor, as patron of the Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, officially opened the 2nd Sculpture Symposium.

On Tuesday afternoon His Excellency the Governor attended a luncheon hosted by Mr Kevin Osborn.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor received Mr Fred Hansen, Chief Executive and Mr Richard McLachlan, General Manager of Riverbank, Infrastructure and Project Coordination, Renewal SA.

Later the Governor received The Honourable John Watkins, Chancellor, University of New England.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for the University of New England Alumni Association (SA Chapter).

Later at the Dunstan Playhouse, the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of the State Theatre Company of South Australia, attended the opening night performance of The Long Way Home.

On Monday morning at the Cross of Sacrifice, Pennington Gardens, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce placed a wreath at the commemorative service for the 93rd anniversary of the formation of the Royal Australian Air Force.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a dinner.  Guests included Mr Roger Drake AM, Managing Director of Drake Supermarkets and Mrs Wendy Drake, and Mr Rob Chapman, Chairman of the Adelaide Football Club Ltd and Mrs Lisa Chapman.

His Excellency Mr John Berry, Ambassador of the United States of America in Australia and Mr Curtis Yee departed Government House.

On Sunday morning at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a morning tea for a resources industry delegation from Western Australia.

In the afternoon at Shaw And Smith Winery in the Adelaide Hills, the Governor and Mrs Scarce were joined for lunch by His Excellency the Ambassador and Mr Yee.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a dinner for His Excellency the Ambassador and Mr Yee.  Guests included Mr Peter Gago and The Honourable Gail Gago MLC; Mr Raymond Spencer and Mrs Tina Spencer, and Mr Andrew Fletcher and Mrs Jan Fletcher.

On Saturday morning His Excellency Mr John Berry, Ambassador of the United States of America in Australia and Mr Curtis Yee arrived to stay at Government House.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority, attended a luncheon to celebrate the official opening of the redeveloped Adelaide Oval, followed by the match between Port Adelaide and Adelaide.

On Friday morning in Armidale, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, delivered the Occasional Address at the University of New England’s Graduation Ceremony for the Faculty of the Professions and was awarded a Doctor of Letters honoris causa in recognition of the Governor’s naval career and as Governor of South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce returned to Adelaide.

On Thursday afternoon His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce departed Adelaide for Armidale.

His Excellency the Governor has appointed the Lieutenant Governor, Mr Hieu Van Le AO, as Governor's Deputy from late afternoon on Thursday 27th March until late on Friday 28th March 2014.

On Wednesday morning Dr Jeffrey Bleich, United States Ambassador (ret.), departed from his stay Government House.

Also in the morning, at the Adelaide Botanic Garden, His Excellency the Governor launched the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia’s 175th Anniversary book ‘Sharing the Good Earth – 175 Years of Influence and Vision’.

Afterwards, at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Ms K Lanyon,
Australian Consul-General in Los Angeles, USA, and Mr D Haynes of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

In the afternoon the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the gathering and officially opened the Army Museum of South Australia’s World War I commemorative exhibit at the Keswick Barracks.

Later, at Government House, the Governor received the Honourable Jay Weatherill MP,
Premier of South Australia and accepted Ministerial resignations, presided over an Executive Council meeting and officiated at a swearing-in of various Ministers.

In the evening, at Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of the South Australian Cricket Association, attended the 56th Bradman Medal Presentation.