Vice-Regal News

On Saturday morning at Spicer Uniting Church, St Peters, His Excellency the Governor delivered a eulogy at the funeral service for the late Mrs Susan Lee, Community and Business Leader and past President of Asia in SA.

In the evening at Klemzig, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the annual Malaysia Club of South Australia’s Lunar New Year celebration.

On Friday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their Vice Regal visit to the South East of the State affected by the recent Sherwood bushfire.

In the morning the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Keith and Tintinara District Show Society’s Showgrounds.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Keith War Memorial Sports Centre, followed by a tour of Keith Industrial Estate.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le viewed the Coonalpyn Silo Mural, before returning to Adelaide. 

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le departed for a Vice Regal visit to the South East of the State affected by the recent Sherwood bushfire.

In the afternoon at the Keith National Resources South East Office, the Governor and Mrs Le met with members of the Fire Recovery Committee, followed by a function hosted by the Mayor of the Tatiara District Council, Mr Graham Excell and Ms Anne Champness, Chief Executive Officer.  

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le were provided with a tour of the areas damaged by the Sherwood bushfire and met with affected residents and farmers, and in the evening hosted them at a reception at the Cockatoo Downs Farmstay, Keith.

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for former Committee Members of The Friends of The Repatriation General Hospital.

In the evening at Torrens Parade Ground, His Excellency the Governor attended the book launch of the Valour and Violets South Australia in the Great War organised by Veterans’ SA.

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

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to launch the Governor’s Aboriginal Employment Arts and Culture Industry Cluster.  The Governor’s Aboriginal Employment Industry Cluster Program is an employer led initiative which increases the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in identified industries.

On Monday morning at Brighton, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le toured the 2018 Brighton Jetty Sculptures Exhibition.

On Friday morning at Elder Park, His Excellency the Governor attended the Australia Day Smoking Ceremony organised by the Australia Day Council of South Australia.

Later at Walkerville, the Governor presented the 2018 South Australian Citizenship of the Year Award and citizen certificates at a ceremony organised by The Corporation of the Town of Walkerville.

In the evening at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor was hosted by the South Australian Cricket Association at the Gillette One Day International Australia v England.

On Thursday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Dr Chris Bleby SC, Solicitor-General of South Australia.

On Wednesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received the Governor of West Java Province, His Excellency Dr Ahmad Heryawan, and Mrs Netty Prasetyani Heryawan, and an accompanying delegation, followed by a dinner.

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

Afterwards in Murray Bridge, the Governor and Mrs Le visited Thomas Foods International to view the damaged caused by the recent fire and were provided a briefing of the recovery efforts and damage from the recent fire.

Later at the Murray Bridge Council Chambers, the Governor and Mrs Le met with members of the metropolitan fire service and Thomas Foods International support team hosted by His Worship the Mayor of the Rural City of Murray Bridge, Mr Brenton Lewis.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le met with the Mayor and Mr Michael Sedgman, Chief Executive Officer, and afterwards were provided a tour of the Support Centre at the Murray Bridge Town Hall, which has been set-up for employees affected by the recent fire.

Later in the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr Jonathon Glonek, Australian Violinist and Mr Lino Strangis, Executive Director of International Engagement, Trade, Immigration and Higher Education, Department of State Development.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of Palliative Care South Australia.

In the evening in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the Australia Day Awards ceremony organised by Australia Day Council of South Australia.

On Saturday evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2018 Santos Tour Down Under Legends’ Night function.

On Friday afternoon at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function hosted by the Australia Day Council of South Australia.

On Thursday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Premier, the Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, accepted the resignation of the Honourable Martin Hamilton‑Smith MP from his ministerial portfolios and officiated at the swearing-in of the Premier to those same portfolios.

On Wednesday afternoon at Stirling, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le observed the Santos Tour Down Under 2018 Stage 2 Finish, and afterwards the Governor presented awards to the winners.

On Saturday evening at Semaphore, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the opening ceremony of the 39th annual Semaphore Greek Cultural Festival, organised by the Port Adelaide Greek Orthodox Community.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Christophe Penot, Ambassador of France to Australia, and Mrs Yukimi Penot.  Other guests included Mrs Sue Crafter, Honorary Consul of France, Mr Bertrand Pous, Counsellor Cooperation and Cultural Action, Embassy of France, and Mr Cedric Peltier, Economic and Cooperation Officer, Consul of France.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre.

In the afternoon at the Echunga Police Training Reserve, Jupiter Creek, the Governor addressed the students participating in the South Australia Police Youth Leadership Camp.

On Monday morning at Glenelg, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the 58th Interstate Parliamentary Bowling Carnival, hosted by the South Australian Parliamentary Bowling Club.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates attending the Parliamentary Bowling Carnival.

On Sunday afternoon at the Glenelg Beach Jetty, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at 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 morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted a morning tea for a visiting Italian delegation.

On Thursday 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 evening at St Augustine's Church, Salisbury, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the Vigil Mass of the Salisbury Catholic Parish Archdiocese of Adelaide and delivered a Christmas message to the congregation.

On Wednesday evening at The St Vincent de Paul Society (SA) Elizabeth Hub, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le distributed gifts and hampers at the Fred’s Van Elizabeth Service Christmas function.

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

Afterwards Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of Soroptimist International South Australia.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor convened the selection process for the Governor’s South Australian Certificate of Education Commendation.

On Sunday afternoon at Klemzig, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia, South Australian Branch’s Christmas function.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Lieutenant Colonel Moose Dunlop OAM (Rtd), Board Chairman, Trojan’s Trek.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Tung Ngo MLC and Mr Minh Nguyen, Co-Chairs and members of the Vietnamese Boat People Monument Committee; Mr Peter Louca, Executive Director, and senior staff of Arts SA; and artists short-listed for the monument project.

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.

In the evening at the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Adelaide Base, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the official dedication of Aircraft VH-FXZ “Zulu”.

On Wednesday afternoon at Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Rotary Club of Adelaide’s Christmas function.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters of the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation.

Later in Elder Hall, the Governor attended the Adelaide Harmony Choir’s Christmas Harmony Concert.