Vice-Regal News

On Saturday afternoon at the Adelaide Showground, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of the Indian Australian Association of South Australia, addressed the guests at MELA 2015.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le hosted a ceremony for the presentation of a Silver Medal and a Certificate of Merit awarded to two South Australians by The Royal Humane Society of Australasia.

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

Later at Resthaven Paradise, the Governor met with researchers and Mr Mark Porter, the President of the Resthaven Board, for an overview of the research, clinical service and training being undertaken at the Geriatrics Training and Research With Aged Care Centre, an onsite partnership project between the University of Adelaide and Resthaven Paradise, before touring the Centre.

 In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 30th Anniversary of the Migrant Women's Support Service.

 Later at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor, as patron of the Local Government Association of South Australia, addressed the guests at the 2015 Council Innovation Showcase Dinner.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor, as patron of Guide Dogs Association of SA and NT, and accompanied by Mrs Le, participated in the International Guide Dog Day Paws Parade through the city, before addressing the guests and presenting awards at a gathering of participants in the grounds of Government House.

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr Jack Mahoney, Chair and Mr Chris Burns CSC, Chief Executive Officer, Defence Teaming Centre.

 In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Adelaide Football Club, attended the Hall of Fame Dinner at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

On Tuesday morning at Pulteney Grammar School, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the School’s new Centre for Senior Learning.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner at Government House.  Guests included Mr Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker and his wife, The Honourable Gail Gago MLC, and His Honour Simon Stretton, Judge of the District Court of South Australia.

On Monday afternoon at the National Wine Centre of Australia, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a State celebration of the life of the late The Honourable Kenneth Trevor Griffin, former Attorney-General of South Australia.

On Saturday morning, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA Branch), placed a wreath and a tribute respectively at the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the South Australian National War Memorial.

Later the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, 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 Le hosted a reception for the organisers, marshals and others associated with the ANZAC Day commemorations.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Air Commodore Stephen Meredith, the Senior Defence Force Representative – South Australia.

In the afternoon at St Peter’s College, as a guest of St Peter’s and Prince Alfred Colleges, His Excellency the Governor attended a luncheon with students of both Colleges, to mark the centenary of ANZAC.

Also in the afternoon, His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent KG GCMG GCVO ADC, departed Government House.

Later at the Torrens Parade Ground, the Governor, as patron, accompanied by Mrs Le received bike riders participating in Tour De Legacy 2015.

In the evening at the South Australian National War Memorial, the Governor and Mrs Le 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 Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later, His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent KG GCMG GCVO ADC, arrived to stay at Government House.

In the afternoon at the Science Exchange, as a guest of RiAus, the Governor attended the Bragg Member Induction Luncheon in the presence of His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the contribution of volunteers in the immediate response to the 2015 South Australian bushfires in the presence of His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent.

Later, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner in the presence of His Royal Highness

The Duke of Kent for emerging South Australian scientists.

On Wednesday afternoon at St Peter’s College, His Excellency the Governor launched the book Fallen Saints by Mr Robert Kearney. 

In the evening at the Naval, Military and Air Force Club, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, was the Guest Speaker at the Club’s Centenary of Gallipoli Dinner.

On Tuesday afternoon at the Mannum Community Club, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the ANZAC Day Vigil Luncheon hosted by Mrs Joan Kreiser OAM

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the OzAsia Festival, received Mr Douglas Gautier, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre, and Mr Joseph Mitchell, Festival Director.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for members of the Governor's Multicultural Awards Judging Panel.  Guests included The Honourable Grace Portolesi, Chair of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission, His Honour Judge Rauf Soulio, Chair of the Judging Panel, The Honourable Justice John Sulan, Mrs Cathy Chong, Ms Karen Ashford, Ms Sumeja Skaka and Mr Paul Ashenden.

On Sunday morning at Outer Harbor, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, officially opened the new Clubhouse of the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron.

In the afternoon at RSL Hall in Williamstown, the Governor, as a guest of the Williamstown and District Historical Society, placed a wreath at the ANZAC Centennial Memorial Dedication Service.

Also in the afternoon at Keswick Barracks, Mrs Le, as a guest of the Organisation of Hellene and Hellene-Cypriot Women of Australia (SA), placed a wreath at the Memories of Lemnos, Australian Nurses and the ANZAC Centenary Service.

On Saturday morning at Henley Beach, His Excellency the Governor, as chief patron of the United Nations Association of Australia - South Australia Division, took part in a photographic shoot by artist Mr Andrew Baines, with the image to be used to celebrate the 70th Birthday of the Association in Australia.

In the afternoon the Governor, as patron of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts and accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened The Tugs of War exhibition and presented awards at the Institute Building in Adelaide.

Later in the afternoon at the Burnside Community Centre, Mrs Le, as patron of The Rose Society of South Australia, presented awards at the opening of the Autumn Rose Show, followed by a tour of exhibits and afternoon tea.

On Friday morning at the Playford Hotel, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the Catholics in Business Networking Breakfast hosted by Festival City Wines & Spirits Pty Ltd.

Later at Government House, the Governor, as patron of Volunteering SA&NT, received  Mr Tim Jackson, Chairperson, and Ms Evelyn O’Loughlin, Chief Executive Officer.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome interstate guests attending the 2015 South Australian and Northern Territory Freemasons Grand Installation.

In the evening at the Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, the Governor attended the official re-launch of Nexus Arts and opening night performance of Nexus Live.

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

Later the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours. 

In the evening at Rymill House, the Governor, as Chief Patron of the Rymill House Foundation and accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a reception that formed part of Australian Heritage Week.

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

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included 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 G Crossman AFSM, Acting Chief Officer, SA Metropolitan Fire Service and Mrs C Crossman; 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.

On Tuesday at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours.  After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Air Commodore S Meredith, Senior Defence Force Representative – SA and Mrs S Meredith; Commander A Williams RAN, Commanding Officer, Navy Headquarters – SA and Mrs T Williams; Brigadier M Burgess, Army Area Representative - SA and Mrs K Burgess; Mr G Stevens APM, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Mrs E Stevens; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

In the evening at Glenside, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the South Australian Film Corporation, attended the premiere screening of Deadline Gallipoli, followed by a tour of the Adelaide Studios facilities.

On Monday afternoon at the Adelaide Festival Centre, His Excellency the Governor, as Chief Ambassador of the Governor’s Aboriginal Employment Industry Cluster Program, attended the Aboriginal Employment Business Summit Luncheon hosted by Committee for Economic Development of Australia.

Later at The Salisbury Bowling Club, the Governor, as patron of Meals on Wheels (SA) and accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at an afternoon tea held in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Salisbury Branch.

In the evening at Westminster School, the Governor delivered the keynote address at the 2015 Young Round Square Australasia – East Asia Regional Conference.

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially launched the 2015 Festival Fleurieu in Normanville, before joining Mr Glen Rowlands, His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Yankalilla and other community representatives for lunch at Leonards Mill.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Lieutenant Colonel Graham Goodwin, Captain Tom Moore and Warrant Officer Class 1 Michael Rain, The Royal South Australia Regiment - 10th/27th Battalion.

In the afternoon at the Shiloh Hills Christian Retreat, Ironbank, the Governor was the guest speaker at the Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (R-YPEN), as a guest of Rotary International District 9520 and the Rotary Club of Kent Town.

In the evening at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, as patron of the Repat Foundation, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the 2015 ANZAC Gala Ball – Commemorating 100 Years of Gallipoli.

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 at Virginia Primary School, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the School community and unveiled a mosaic marking the centenary of ANZAC.

In the afternoon at Wayville, Mrs Le toured the premises of Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia and was briefed on the organisation’s programs. 

In the evening, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner at Government House. Guests included Mr Barry Fitzpatrick AM, Former Chairman, Adelaide Festival Trust, and Mrs Ginger Fitzpatrick; Mr Michael Abbott AO QC, Chairman, Adelaide Festival Trust, and Ms Sue Crafter; and Mr Douglas Gautier, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre, and Ms Carmen Chan.

On Wednesday morning at Adelaide High School, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the students at the School’s International Understanding Assembly.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Abdolhossein Vahaji, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Mrs Safieh Vahaji.  Other guests included Mr Mohsen Chitsaz, Deputy Head of Mission and First Counsellor and Mr Mehdi Doroudi, Executive Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture within Primary Industries and Regions SA.

Also in the afternoon, students from Seaford Primary School toured Government House.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le were joined for lunch by Mr Ian Kelly, the retiring Deputy Commissioner, Department of Veterans' Affairs.

On Monday afternoon, as guests of the Oakbank Racing Club, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented trophies to the winning connections at the 2015 Easter Racing Carnival at Oakbank Racecourse.

On Saturday afternoon His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, as guests of Bund der Bayern, officially opened the national Volkstanzfest 2015 at The German Club in Adelaide.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Stations of the Cross Easter Service at St Ignatius Church Norwood.

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

Later the Governor received Mr Damien Kitto, Chief Executive Officer and Mr Martin Radcliffe, Director of Sales and Marketing, Adelaide Convention Bureau.

Afterwards the Governor received Mr George Chin, President, Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia and Mr Chris Chong.

On Wednesday morning in Kingscote, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their regional visit to Kangaroo Island with a tour and briefing on the operations of the rock lobster and seafood supplier Ferguson Australia, before returning to Adelaide.

On Tuesday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their regional visit to Kangaroo Island with a tour of the Kangaroo Island Community Education - Parndana Campus and morning tea with the School community.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre and toured Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks within the Flinders Chase National Park.

In the afternoon in Penneshaw, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of Mr John Melbourne, Proprietor, toured the Andermel Marron farm before lunch at The Marron Café.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Seal Bay Visitor Centre, and were given a tour of Seal Bay.

In the evening in Kingscote, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a dinner hosted by Mr Michael Pengilly MP, Member for Finniss, and Mrs Jan Pengilly.