Vice-Regal News

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor met with students from Stradbroke School, who toured the House.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters and volunteers of Minda.

On Sunday morning at Croydon Park, the Governor addressed the gathering at the Polish Dozynki Harvest Festival.

In the afternoon in the grounds of Government House, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a garden reception in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Legacy Club of South Australia and Broken Hill.

On Saturday morning at Alberton, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the annual meeting and biennial convention of the Royal Association of Justices of South Australia hosted by the Port Adelaide and Districts Justices Groups.

In the afternoon in the grounds of Government House, the Governor, who is Deputy Prior of St John Ambulance Australia SA, addressed the guests and presented awards at the annual South Australian St John Awards Day Ceremony.

Also in the afternoon at Tusmore, Mrs Le presented awards at the official opening of the Rose Society of South Australia’s 2018 Spring Rose Show.

In the evening at Victor Harbor, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a function hosted by the Encounter Celebration Organisation Victor Harbor.

On Friday morning at Colonel Light Gardens Primary School, Mrs Le attended the official launch of Children’s Week 2018 hosted by the Children’s Week Association of South Australia.

In the afternoon at Berry's Funeral Home, Norwood, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the funeral service for the late Mr Bill Corey OAM.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for the Honourable Justice Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice, and Judges of the Supreme Court and their partners.

During the afternoon the Governor’s Farewell for International Students was held in the grounds of Government House.

Also during the day students from the University of the Third Age, Campbelltown, toured Government House.

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

Afterwards at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, the Governor attended the funeral service for the late Mr Paul Zajac.

Later at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of The Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia.

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

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received Mrs Diane Vomberg, Vice President; Mr Gavin Woods, Immediate Past President; Mr John Humphries, Treasurer and Mrs Wendy Trimper, Secretary, The Rose Society of South Australia, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate 90 years of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the volunteers of the Friends of the State Library of South Australia.

In the morning at Glenelg, Mrs Le unveiled a plaque erected by the Glenelg Historical Society with the support of Holdfast Bay Council dedicated to early South Australia pioneer Mary Thomas and all women who arrived during the early months of the settlement of South Australia.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for the Chief Executive Officer and volunteers from Parkinson’s South Australia.

On Saturday at Clare Showgrounds, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Clare Agricultural and Horticultural Society’s Annual Show, presented awards and toured exhibits.

In the evening at Gawler, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests a function to mark the Centenary of Armistice and of the Returned and Services League of Australia Gawler Sub-branch hosted by Her Worship the Mayor of the Town of Gawler, Ms Karen Redman and the Gawler RSL.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor delivered the keynote address at the 2018 Catholic Education Business Administrators conference ‘Celebrate Success’.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor attended the ‘Don’t Forget Me Cobber’ function hosted by the Virtual War Memorial Australia.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor received Mr Nigel Stewart, Managing Director, SEA 5000, BAE Systems.

Also in the afternoon Mrs Le hosted and afternoon tea for members of Soroptimist International South Australia, Northern Highlands Club.

In the evening at the Adelaide Pavilion, the Governor addressed the guests and participated in a question and answer session at the Royal Over-seas League of South Australia’s annual function.

Also in the evening at the National Wine Centre, Mrs Le attended the Lolly Jar Circus’ 5th birthday celebrations.

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

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for Mr Gary Lloyd, a relative of Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith, the first pilots to fly from England to Australia in 1919, and his family.

In the afternoon at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Mrs Le addressed the guests and presented awards at the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Red Cross, South Australian Division.

Later at Government House, the Governor received The Honourable John Dawkins MLC, and Mr Peter Squires and Mrs Margaret Squires, Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of Foodbank SA.

Later at the Adelaide Central Markets, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2018 Royal Presidents’ function hosted by The Royal Society for the Blind.

On Wednesday morning at Government House His Excellency the Governor received Ms Clare Walsh, Deputy Secretary, Global Cooperation, Development and Partnerships Group, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), accompanied by Mr Damien Miller, Assistant Secretary, and Ms Elizabeth Day, DFAT State Director.

Afterwards the Governor received Ms Karen Thomas, Chair, Board of Governors, and Ms Jane McFarlane, Chief Executive Officer, Helpmann Academy, followed by a luncheon with members of the Board.

In the evening at the GU Film House, the Governor attended the Adelaide Film Festival opening night screening of ‘Hotel Mumbai’.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Mohamed Fakhry, Consul-General of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

In the afternoon the Governor received The Honourable David Ridgway MLC, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate Multicultural Aged Care’s 25th Anniversary.

On Monday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the South Australian Invictus Games Athletes.

On Sunday afternoon the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented an award at the celebration of 80 years of the Carousel at Semaphore hosted by the Rotary Club of Henley Beach.

During the day, the public rooms of Government House were opened for viewing by members of the community.

On Saturday morning at the Port Elliot Showgrounds, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 140th Port Elliot Show and addressed the guests at a function hosted by the Southern Agricultural Society, followed by a tour of exhibits.

In the evening at Paradise, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 40th anniversary celebrations of The Marche Club.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Michael Kleine, Consul-General and Mr Jim Findley, Vice-Consul of the United States of America.

Also in the morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Returned and Services League of Australia, Mount Barker Sub-Branch.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received Mr John Kweh, President; Ms Diana Tembak and Mr Alan Lim, Vice Presidents; Mr Alwyn Chin, Treasurer and Mr Pratib Parthiban, Secretary, Australia Malaysia Business Council (South Australia), followed by a luncheon.

Government House will be open to the public this Sunday, from 10am to 4pm.  All are welcome, admission is free.

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

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr Graham Fletcher, First Assistant Secretary, North Asia Division; Ms Elizabeth Day, Director, South Australia State Office and Ms Julianne Merriman, Assistant Secretary, Competitiveness and Business Engagement Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

In the evening at The Gallery, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests at the official launch of the South Australian Chapter of the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce.

Afterwards at the National Wine Centre of Australia, the Governor attended a function for the National Conference on University Governance hosted by the University Chancellors Council in conjunction with Flinders University, the University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide.

Government House will be open to the public on Sunday 7th October from 10am to 4pm.  All are welcome, admission is free.

On Wednesday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and officially opened the English Language Learning in a Mobile World Conference hosted by the Australian Council of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Associations.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Associate Professor Susan Neuhaus CSC, President and Board Chairman, and Mr Geoff Blackwood, Executive Director Service Delivery, Minda Inc, followed by a luncheon with members of the Board.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide’s Lions Children of Courage Awards.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, followed by a tour of the house to view the artwork.

In the afternoon His Excellency the Governor received Mr Jim McDowell, Chief Executive, Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome Her Excellency Dr Anna Prinz, Ambassador, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, and artists from Art Circle Residence 2018.

On Monday evening at Findon, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at The South Australian Zhu-Lin Buddhist Association’s annual friendship function.

On Sunday morning at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Newton, the Governor addressed the congregation at the Feast of the Madonna Di Montevergine.

In the afternoon at the National Motor Museum, Birdwood, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented the trophy to the winner of the 2018 Concours d'Elegance following the Bay to Birdwood Classic.

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor returned to Adelaide on the conclusion of his overseas working visit to India to promote South Australia.

In the afternoon at Hamley Bridge, Mrs Le addressed the guests and unveiled a plaque at a dedication ceremony in celebration of 150 years of life in the town of Hamley Bridge and the surrounding district.

On Friday His Excellency the Governor concluded his overseas working visit to India to promote South Australia and departed New Delhi for Adelaide.

On Friday morning in Adelaide, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, placed a wreath at the National Police Remembrance Day Memorial Service organised by the South Australia Police.

In the afternoon at Mile End, Mrs Le presented awards and officially opened The Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia’s exhibition ‘All Stitched Up’.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor departed Jaipur for New Delhi, where he continued his overseas working visit to India to promote South Australia.

In the morning the Governor met with Mr Anil Baijal, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, followed by a meeting and working luncheon hosted by Her Excellency Ms Harinder Sidhu, Australian High Commissioner to India.

In the afternoon the Governor paid his respects at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial. 

On Thursday morning in Adelaide, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening at the Nunyana Conference Centre, Her Excellency addressed a graduation dinner for those completing the 2018 Rotary Youth Leadership Award.

On Wednesday in Jaipur, His Excellency the Governor continued his overseas working visit to India to promote South Australia.

In the morning, the Governor addressed the delegates at the inaugural function of the Smart Cities India Expo – Jaipur 2018, followed by a meeting with the Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

In the afternoon, the Governor addressed students at the Neerja Modi School to promote South Australia as a study destination, followed by a briefing from the Rajasthan Centre of Excellence in Water Management on its cooperation with Adelaide’s International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management.

In the evening, as a guest of the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, the Governor attended a cultural program.

On Tuesday in Mumbai, His Excellency the Governor continued his overseas working visit to India to promote South Australia.

In the morning, the Governor addressed students at the Jamnabai Narsee School to promote South Australia as a study destination.

Afterwards the Governor attended a business networking function hosted by the Australian Consul‑General.

In the afternoon, the Governor departed Mumbai for Jaipur, the capital city of South Australia’s sister state Rajasthan.

In the morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for volunteers from the Australian Red Cross, South Australian Division.

On Monday in Mumbai, His Excellency the Governor commenced his overseas working visit to India to promote South Australia.

In the morning after a briefing with the Consul‑General and the Australian Trade Commissioner, the Governor officially opened the India Wine Education Program, supporting a visiting delegation of South Australian Wine makers led by Mr Brian Smedley, Chief Executive of the South Australian Wine Industry Association.

Afterwards the Governor met with the G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture to receive a briefing on its cooperation with the Adelaide Central School of Art.

In the afternoon, the Governor visited the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum.

In the evening the Governor attended a networking function with Indian food and wine industry leaders and the South Australian wine delegation members.

On Sunday morning the Governor departed on an overseas working visit to India to promote South Australia.

The Governor has appointed Professor Brenda Wilson to be Governor’s Deputy from Sunday 23rd September 2018 until Saturday 29th September 2018.

On Saturday morning at Murray Bridge Show Grounds, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 100th Murray Bridge Agricultural and Horticultural Show, and presented the Show Ribbon to the winner of the Genoa Cake Competition.

In the afternoon at Black Forest, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the silver jubilee celebrations of the Muslim Women’s Association of South Australia.