Vice-Regal News

On Sunday afternoon at the Glenelg Beach Jetty, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, participated in the Blessing of the Waters Ceremony of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia – South Australia and Northern Territory Branch.

Later at Henley Beach Square, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function followed by the Blessing of the Waters Ceremony of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia

On Friday evening at Tailem Bend, His Excellency the Governor, who is Chief Scout of Scouts Australia, South Australian Branch, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 25th Australian Scout Jamboree.

On Friday 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 celebration.

On Sunday morning at Cowell Lutheran Church, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended Mass and addressed the congregation, before returning to Adelaide in the evening.

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le departed for a regional visit to Cowell.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le accompanied His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Franklin Harbour Mr Robert Walsh on visits to drought affected farms.

In the evening at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Catholic Church, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended Mass and addressed the congregation.

Afterwards at Cowell Commercial Hotel, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Franklin Harbour Mr Robert Walsh and Mrs Jan Walsh; Mr Chris Smith, Chief Executive Officer, District Council of Franklin Harbour and Mrs Jen Smith; Monsignor Paul Quirk; and Mr Carl Jaeschke, Cowell Lutheran Church and Mrs Jess Jaeschke.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Ms Flavia Tata Nardini, Chief Executive Officer, Fleet Space Technologies.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

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

His Excellency Mr Breandán Ó Caollaí, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ireland, and Ms Carmel Callan; Dr Fidelma Breen, Vice-President, Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce - SA Chapter and Mrs Carmel Cunningham, President, Irish Australian Association - Adelaide.

Later the Governor convened the selection process for the Governor’s South Australian Certificate of Education Commendation.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Young Adelaide Voice.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia and Dr Kym Bannister; The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council and Mrs Marcia McLachlan and The Honourable Vincent Tarzia MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly and Ms Charissa Tarzia.

On Sunday afternoon at Edwardstown, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia, South Australia Branch Christmas celebrations.

On Saturday evening at Elder Park, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the QBE Insurance Australia 2018 Carols by Candlelight in support of Novita Children’s Services.

On Friday afternoon at Marion, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the new veterans hub ‘The Yerbury Centre’ and attended the Christmas celebrations of the Vietnam Veterans’ Federation South Australian Branch.

In the evening at Government House, 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 2018.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at Government House, the Governor received Ms He Lanjing, Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China; Mr Zhang Muxing, Deputy Consul-General and Ms Xin Chen, Vice Consul, Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China.

In the evening at Hawthorn, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented awards at the Lions Medical Research Foundation annual awards ceremony.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable Vincent Tarzia MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

In the afternoon at Mitcham, Mrs Le attended The Cottage Homes Christmas committee meeting.

In the evening at Government House, 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 Child Protection.

During the day students from Tafe SA toured Government House.

On Tuesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the contribution of those who have supported Government House throughout the year.

On Monday morning at North Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, where they toured various wards and presented gifts to children.

On Saturday evening at Mawson Lakes, His Excellency the Governor viewed the parade and afterwards presented trophies at the awards ceremony of the Australian Air League, South Australian Wing.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Glenelg Historical Society.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon at Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le were hosted by the South Australian Cricket Association at the Domain Test Match Australia v India.

In the evening in Adelaide, Mrs Le participated in the official opening of the Catherine House Emergency Program Expansion.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for His Honour Chief Judge Michael Evans and Mrs Jane Evans, and Judges and Masters of the District Court of South Australia and their partners.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable Vincent Tarzia MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received Mr Andreas-Konstantinos Gouras, Consul-General of Greece and Dean of the Consular Corps of South Australia, on the occasion of the conclusion of his tour of duty, and Mrs Evangelia Bisia; Mr Bill Gonis OAM, President, Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia and Mr Andrew Psaromatis, Chair, Inter-Communities Council, followed by a luncheon.

Later at the Urban Cow Studio, Adelaide, the Governor viewed the exhibition of Leanne Heading’s Art Originals.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Foundation for Australia’s Most Endangered Species.

Later at Norwood, Mrs Le presented awards at The Rose Society of South Australia’s Christmas function.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and presented gifts to children in residential care.  Christmas carols were provided by the Brighton Secondary School Band and Choir.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Lolly Jar Circus.

In the afternoon, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received an official call from The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Ms Sandy Vershoor, and members of the newly elected Adelaide City Council.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for supporters of the Abraham Institute.

On Sunday afternoon at Elder Hall, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 30th anniversary concert of Adelaide Young Voices.

In the evening at St Peter’s Cathedral, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a special service First Chord: Celebrating the return of the Cathedral organ.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for Alexandrina Council volunteers, followed by a tour.

In the afternoon at Edinburgh, the Governor attended the Official Ceremony of 50 Years of P-3 Operations, hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force No. 92 Wing.

Also in the afternoon at Victoria Square, Mrs Le addressed the gathering and presented awards at the International Day of People with a Disability ceremony hosted by The Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of South Australia.

During the day students from Thebarton Senior College toured Government House.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at Nuriootpa, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially opened the new Steiny’s Traditional Mettwurst Retail and Tasting Room, followed by a tour.

In the afternoon at Marananga, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the 2018 Export Award Winning company Torbreck Vintners, met with staff and were briefed on operations.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters of the Peter Couche Foundation.

Later at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a performance by the State Opera of South Australia.

On Wednesday morning at the South Australian Museum, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the 2018 Governor’s Aboriginal Employment Industry Cluster Forum hosted by the Department for Industry and Skills.

Later at Government House, the Governor received Mr John Mannion, Executive Director and Ms Jane Trembath, Media and Communications Coordinator, Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation.

Afterwards in the grounds of Government House, Mrs Le met students from Woodside Pre-School and viewed their Mr McGregor scarecrow in the vegetable garden, for which it had been selected by the Governor at the 2018 Royal Adelaide Show.

In the evening at the Grainger Studio, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the Governor’s Leadership Foundation 2018 Graduation Ceremony hosted by The Leaders Institute of South Australia.

On Tuesday morning at Government House His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le farewelled

His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew, Duke of York KG GCVO CD ADC, at the conclusion of his visit to South Australia.

In the afternoon the Governor received Air Vice-Marshal Vincent (Joe) Iervasi AM, outgoing Senior Defence Force Representative – South Australia, and his replacement, Air Commodore Phil Gordon.

On Monday afternoon at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2018 Australian of the Year function hosted by the Australia Day Council of South Australia.

Later at The University of South Australia, the Governor attended the Pitch@Palace - Pitch on Tour Adelaide event, hosted by His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew, Duke of York KG GCVO CD ADC.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a State Dinner on the occasion of the visit to Adelaide by His Royal Highness.  Guests included The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia; Mr Peter Malinauskas MP, Leader of the Opposition, and Mrs Annabel Malinauskas; Mr Ian Smith AM, Honorary Consul for the UK, and Ms Natasha Stott Despoja AM; Mr Jim McDowell, Chief Executive, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and Ms Mi Jung Kim; Mr Jim Whalley, South Australian Chief Entrepreneur, and Ms Melinda O’Leary; Professor David Lloyd, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of South Australia, and Ms Mandy Giles; Professor Colin Stirling, Vice-Chancellor and President, Flinders University, and Dr Mailys Stirling; Professor Pascale Quester, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, The University of Adelaide, and Mr Graham Horne; and Dr Andrew Thomas AO.

On Sunday afternoon His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew, Duke of York KG GCVO CD ADC, who is visiting Australia to promote and support his Pitch@Palace initiative, arrived to stay at Government House.

Later at the National War Memorial, His Royal Highness unveiled the names of South Australian Airmen who died in AFC and RFC Service in The Great War that have been added to the Honour Roll, and afterwards, together with His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, placed wreaths, followed by a tour of the Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk.

Later in the grounds of Government House, His Royal Highness unveiled a plaque to mark the planting of a Black Walnut tree replacing a Golden Elm tree planted by his father His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh in 1954, followed by a reception hosted by the Governor and Mrs Le.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 2018 Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast.

Later at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for Mrs Margie Berlemon AM, President, Children’s Week Association of SA and Mr Bill Berlemon.

In the afternoon at Unley, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Alliance Française d’Adelaide French Market.

In the evening at the National Wine Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, delivered the keynote address at the Board of Benefactor’s Festum hosted by The University of Adelaide.

During the day students from Thebarton Senior College toured Government House.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Afterwards the Governor toured the 2018 Export Award Winning company CMAX Clinical Research, met with staff and was briefed on operations.

In the afternoon at The War Veterans’ Home, Myrtle Bank, the Governor attended the 63rd annual Empire Air Training Scheme reunion.

Also in the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for members of Palliative Care South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters and employers of the Australian Defence Force Reservists.