Vice-Regal News

On Monday 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 Thursday evening at Bookpurnong Hill, near Loxton, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, read a lesson and addressed guests at the Christmas Eve Service, as guests of the Pilgrims of Zion Lutheran Church Bookpurnong.

On Monday afternoon at St Peter’s Cathedral, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the State Funeral Service for the Honourable Dr John Charles Bannon AO, former Premier of South Australia.

On Saturday morning at St David’s Anglican Church, His Excellency the Governor attended the Requiem Eucharist Service for the late Professor Sir Dennis Paterson.

On Friday evening at Government House, His Excellency 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 2015.

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

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable Russell Wortley MLC, President of the Legislative Council. Afterwards, the Governor received Ms Frances Bedford MP, Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly.

In the afternoon, 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 Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the Leaders Institute of South Australia received participants of the 2015 Governor's Leadership Foundation program.

In the evening, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the contribution of those who have supported Government House throughout the year.

On Monday afternoon 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 evening at Lobethal, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Lights of Lobethal Committee, met with volunteers and members of the community prior to viewing the Lights of Lobethal.

On Sunday afternoon at the Caledonian Hotel, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Christmas luncheon of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia South Australian Branch.

In the evening, the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception at Government House to acknowledge sponsors and supporters of the 2015 Carols by Candlelight, before attending the Concert at Elder Park.

On Friday morning at the Women’s and Children Hospital, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented the 2015 Helen Noblet Award for Kidsafe SA.

In the afternoon at Warradale, the Governor, as patron, attended the Christmas luncheon of the Vietnam Veterans' Federation South Australian Branch.

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

Later in the grounds of Government House, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests and unveiled a plaque with Mr Bill Corey OAM, Past President, 2/43 Battalion Association, at the base of a tree which was both propagated from the original Lone Pine at Gallipoli and planted by Mr Corey and then Governor, the Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC CVO, on the 10th August 1998. Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a morning tea at Government House for those gathered for the ceremony.

In the evening the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of United Way South Australia.

Later at Olympic Hall, Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented awards at a dinner for the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia.

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

In the evening, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 20th anniversary of the Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia and for the presentation of volunteer recognition awards.

On Tuesday afternoon at Angaston, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, as guests of the Angaston and Penrice Historical Society, addressed guests and cut the ribbon at the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the opening of Angaston Bridge.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome guests to Adelaide for Tourism Australia’s showcase of Australia, Dreamtime 2015.

On Sunday afternoon at Lawned Park, Kudla, the Governor, as a guest of the Lao Buddhist Association of Adelaide, addressed guests and unveiled the plaque of the Wat Lao Phodhidhammaram Headstone.

On Saturday afternoon at the Marion Sports and Community Club, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le attended the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association South Australia and Northern Territory Branch Christmas Luncheon.

In the evening at Westbourne Park, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a dinner for the Australia Malaysia Business Council South Australia.

On Friday afternoon, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le travelled to Wasley and Hamley Bridge in order to meet with members of the Country Fire Service and volunteers who responded to the recent Pinery fires.

In the evening at the Adelaide Club, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Department of Defence - Defence Support Group, attended the Christmas Dinner for the South Australian Defence Legal Panel of the Australian Defence Force.

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

Later, the Governor received Ms K Evans and Mr D Chen of the Adelaide Institute of Business and Technology, Dr A Mercurio of the SACE Board of South Australia, and a delegation from NTT University, Vietnam.

In the afternoon at Victoria Square, the Governor, as patron of the Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of South Australia, and Mrs Le attended the International Day of People with Disability celebrations.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, as guests of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide, delivered the Welcome Address to the Australian Catholic Youth Festival Opening Plenary Session.

Later at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, the Governor and Mrs Le met with the Emergency and Response Unit and patients who were affected by the recent fires.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for Dr Ian Gould AM, to acknowledge his contribution to the University of South Australia upon his retirement as Chancellor. Guests included Mrs C Gould, Dr W Craik AM, Mr D Klingberg AO, Mrs M Klingberg, Dr P Gould, Mrs M Gould and Mr J Gould.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable Russell Wortley MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

Later at the Prince Henry Gardens, North Terrace, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, as guests of the Royal Institution of Australia, addressed guests and unveiled the bust of Sir William Bragg OM KBE. Following the unveiling, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a morning tea at Government House.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor attended Musica Viva Australia’s 70th anniversary Gala Recital 2015 Maxim Vengerov.

Also in the evening at the Osmond Terrace Function Centre, Mrs Le, as Patron, presented volunteer recognition awards at the Rose Society of South Australia’s Christmas Dinner.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate 100 years of Women in Policing in South Australia.

In the afternoon at Elizabeth, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, as guests of St Vincent de Paul Society (SA) officially opened the Elizabeth Vinnies Hub.

On Monday afternoon at the Ice Arena, Thebarton, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the South Australian Ice Sports Federation, presented awards to students participating in the Ice Factor tournament.

In the evening at Government House the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the women who have been nominated for inclusion on the 2015 South Australian Women's Honour Roll.

During the day students from Dernancourt Kindergarten and Colonel Light Gardens Primary School toured Government House.

On Sunday afternoon at the Burnside Civic Centre, the Governor, as a guest of the Scottish Association of South Australia, officially opened the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Exhibition.

Afterwards at Elder Hall, the Governor attended the Adelaide Youth Orchestras Gala Concert AdYO Celebrates.

Throughout Sunday, the Governor and Mrs Le greeted members of the public during the Government House Open Day.

On Saturday afternoon at Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the South Australian Cricket Association, and Mrs Le attended the third Commonwealth Bank Test Series, Australia versus New Zealand.

Afterwards at Bonython Park, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2015 Glendi Greek Festival.

In the evening at the Warradale Barracks, the Governor, as Representative Colonel of the 10th/27th Battalion, The Royal South Australia Regiment, attended the Battalion Dinner.

On Friday afternoon at the Science Exchange Place, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor attended a reception to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Australian Science Media Centre.

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.

Later the Governor, as Honorary Air Commodore, received Squadron Leader Robyn Evans, and Mrs Suzanne Aldred, Royal Australian Air Force - No 24 (City of Adelaide) Squadron.

In the evening at Mount Lofty House, the Governor, as patron, presented a Life Membership Award at the Group Training Australia (SA) annual conference dinner.

On Tuesday morning at Regency Park, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of Novita Children’s Services, accompanied by
Mrs Le, presented client achievement awards and addressed guests at the organisation’s 2015 Annual General Meeting.

In the evening 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 Tuesday morning at Regency Park, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of Novita Children’s Services, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented client achievement awards and addressed guests at the organisation’s 2015 Annual General Meeting.

In the evening 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 morning, students from Galilee Catholic School toured Government House.

On Saturday evening at the Kingdom Chinese Restaurant, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a dinner for the South Australian Chinese Weekly.