Vice-Regal News

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

In the morning at Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of South Australia Police, officially opened the Central Business District (CBD) Police Commander's Forum.

Later at Government House, the Governor, who is patron of StudyAdelaide, received Mr Bill Spur AO, Chair, and Ms Karyn Kent, Chief Executive.

In the evening at the State Library of South Australia, the Governor addressed the guests and present awards at the History Council's South Australian Historian of the Year Awards.

Afterwards at Parliament House, as guests of The Honourable Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a dinner to acknowledge the public contribution and retirement of The Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC CVO.

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

Later the Governor and Mrs Le presented Royal Society of Australasia Bravery Awards to Mr Thomas Craven, Ms Sarah Day and Mr Peter Lee.

In the afternoon the Governor, who is patron of the Youth Opportunities Association (SA), received Mr Graham Hobbs, Chairman, and Mr Peter Carey OAM, Chief Executive.

In the evening the Governor, who is patron, and Mrs Le, hosted a dinner for members of the South Australia Club.

On Monday morning at Semaphore Park, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le visited Westport Primary School and participated in the Kickstart for Kids breakfast program.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor, who is patron of Minda, received Associate Professor Neuhaus, President, and Ms Catherine Miller, Chief Executive Officer.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le, to express appreciation for the hospitality received during visits to their respective local government areas, hosted a dinner for the Mayors of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Alexandrina Council, Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council and Mount Barker District Council and their partners.

On Saturday morning at Pasadena High School, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially opened The Barn for Books for Lesotho, followed by a tour of The Barn.

On Thursday morning at Hindmarsh, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the Geography Teachers' Association of South Australia conference.

Later in Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le, who is patron, visited Catherine House and were provided with a tour of the facilities and briefing on the operations.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for members of the Executive Council and their partners.

During the day students from Portside Christian School toured Government House.

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

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Pedro Zwahlen, Ambassador of Switzerland to Australia.  Other guests included Mr René Pfister, Honorary Consul of Switzerland in South Australia; Dr Ian Whyte, Principal, International College of Hotel Management and Swiss Hotel Management; and Mr Fabian Muller, President, Swiss Club of South Australia.

In the evening Mrs Le, who is patron of The South Australian Country Women's Association, hosted a reception to present students with the Dorothy Dolling Memorial Trust fund certificates.

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

Later at Port Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Clipper Ship City of Adelaide, where they met with volunteers, and were provided with a tour of the ship.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor, who is patron of the Epilepsy Association of South Australia and the Northern Territory, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters and volunteers of the Epilepsy Centre.

During the day students from Ardtornish School toured Government House.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the Leaders Institute of South Australia, received participants of the 2017 Governor's Leadership Foundation program.

In the evening at the State Library of South Australia, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented awards at the annual meeting of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, of which he is patron.

In the morning at University of South Australia City West Campus, Mrs Le who is patron of Palliative Care South Australia, officially opened the Palliative Care conference ‘Research for the Non‑Researcher’.

On Sunday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le greeted members of the public during the Government House Open Day, undertaken in conjunction with the Big Family Weekend, part of the Dream Big Festival.

On Saturday evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the Fight Cancer Foundation Red Ball.

On Friday afternoon at Victor Harbor R-7 School, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering and officially opened the new middle school building, unveiling a plaque to commemorate the occasion.

On Thursday afternoon in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Adelaide University Health and Medical Sciences Building and were provided with a tour of the facilities and briefing on the operations.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor, who is patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception for The Council of Education Associations of South Australia.

In the morning students from St Thomas School toured Government House.

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

Later at the Walkerville Town Hall, as guests of His Worship the Mayor of the Town of Walkerville, Mr Raymond Grigg, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented the Volunteer of the Year Award at the 2017 Volunteer Award Presentations.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge volunteers of St Andrew's Hospital Foundation.

On Tuesday morning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of JusticeNet SA, participated in the 2017 Walk for Justice.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon, Mrs Le, who is patron, hosted an afternoon tea for committee members of the Children's Week Association of South Australia.

In the morning, students from St Thomas School toured Government House.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, who is patron of the Adelaide Festival Centre - OzAsia Festival, received Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival Centre and the OzAsia Festival and Mr Joseph Mitchell, Festival Director, OzAsia Festival and afterwards, together with Mrs Le, hosted them for luncheon.

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

In the afternoon in Warradale, the Governor, who is patron of the Vietnam Veterans' Federation South Australian Branch, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and placed a wreath at the Coral Balmoral Commemoration Service.

Later at Government House, the Governor received Commander Andrew Burnett ADC RAN, Commanding Officer of the Royal Australian Navy - Navy Headquarters South Australia, and Lieutenant Commander Richard Mortimer RAN, Commanding Officer from HMAS Leeuwin.

In the evening at the National Wine Centre, the Governor, as a guest of The Australian Institute of Building - South Australian Chapter, presented awards at the 2017 Professional in Excellence Building Awards.

On Thursday morning in Mount Compass, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le visited Mountain Fresh Fruit Juice and were provided with a tour of the facilities and briefing on the operations, before returning to Adelaide in the afternoon.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for the South Australian National Finalists of the Australian of the Year Award.

In the morning students from Concordia College toured Government House.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Kamber Bagsoken, President, and Mr Huseyin Yigit, General Manager, McYESS, and Mr Zeki Dengiz, Principal, Pinnacle College Gilles Plains Campus.

In the evening at Signal Point, Goolwa Wharf Precinct, Goolwa, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed delegates attending the 10th Cittaslow International Assembly at a reception hosted by His Worship the Mayor of Alexandrina Council, Mr Keith Parkes.

In the morning Child Protection Residential Care Volunteers toured Government House.

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

Afterwards the Governor received Mr Brian Spencer, State President; Mr David Wark, Chief Executive Officer and Mrs Cathy Beaton, State President-Elect of The St Vincent de Paul Society (SA).

In the afternoon at the Carrington Function Centre, Adelaide, the Governor, as a guest of the Comitato Assistenza Agli Italiani, presented awards at the 2017 Volunteer Recognition awards ceremony.

Later at Government House, Mrs Le, who is patron, hosted an afternoon tea for Lillies for Leukaemia.

In the evening, the Governor, who is patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters of the General Sir John Monash Foundation.

Later at the Hilton Adelaide, the Governor, who is patron of the Helpmann Academy, attended the Night of Jazz Awards Dinner.

On Monday morning in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, who is patron of Volunteering SA&NT, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially launched National Volunteer Week in South Australia; which commenced with a parade from Torrens Parade Ground to Government House, followed by a celebratory barbeque.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor, as a guest of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, delivered the Syme Oration at the Annual Convocation ceremony as part of the 2017 Scientific Congress.

In the evening at the Adelaide Zoological Gardens, the Governor, who is patron of the Royal Zoological Society of SA, presented awards at the Volunteer Week celebration.

In the morning Puppy Educators from The Royal Society for the Blind of SA toured Government House.

On Sunday morning at the Australian-American Remembrance Columns, Adelaide Botanical Gardens, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, laid a wreath at the American Australian Association’s service commemorating the Battle of the Coral Sea. 

In the afternoon in Lobethal, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and unveiled the Pioneer Family Memorial as part of the Lobethal 175th Anniversary Celebrations, and was then escorted on a tour of the Lobethal Archive and Historical Museum.

Later, at Elder Hall, Adelaide, the Governor, who is Patron of the Adelaide Harmony Choir, and Mrs Le attended the 70th Anniversary Gala Concert.

In the evening at St Peter’s Cathedral, the Governor, who is Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society (South Australia Branch), accompanied by Mrs Le, read The Queen’s Commonwealth address at a multi-faith celebratory service.

On Saturday evening at the Naval, Military and Air Force Club, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the American Australian Association, of which the Governor is Patron, attended a dinner marking the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presented on loan to Mr Craig Middleton, Curator, Centre of Democracy, and Ms Amy Dale, Curator, History Trust of South Australia, a Sister Basket associated with the 2004 Ngarrindjeri Petition for display at the Centre of Democracy.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates attending the National Executives meeting of the Royal Commonwealth Society, of which the Governor is Patron.

In the evening at the Burnside Community Centre, the Governor, who is Patron, presented awards for the Historical Society of South Australia on the occasion of a lecture by the Honourable Dr Don Hopgood AO.

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

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

In the evening in Hindmarsh, the Governor officially opened the Maxima Hindmarsh Head Office.

On Wednesday 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 and Australian Bravery Decorations, including the Public Service, Australian Fire Service, Ambulance Service and Emergency Services Medals. 

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Group Captain James Blagg, representing the Senior Defence Force Representative – SA and Mrs Suzanne Blagg; Mr Rik Morris, SA Representative to the Council for the Order of Australia; Mr Jason Killens, Chief Executive Officer, SA Ambulance Service; Mr Chris Beattie, Chief Officer, State Emergency Service SA; Mr Greg Crossman AFSM, Chief Officer, SA Metropolitan Fire Service and Mrs Cindy Crossman; Mr Greg Nettleton, Chief Officer, SA Country Fire Service and Ms Terry Foster; Mr Malcolm Jackman, Chief Executive, SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission and Mrs Kristen Jackman; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

On Tuesday morning 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 Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant‑Governor of South Australia and Dr Kym Bannister; Group Captain Brendan Rogers CSC, representing the Senior Defence Force Representative – SA and Mrs Sarah Rogers; Commander Andrew Burnett ADC RAN, Commanding Officer, Navy Headquarters – SA and Mrs Susan Burnett; Brigadier Mick Burgess, Army Area Representative – SA; Mr Grant Stevens APM, Commissioner of Police and Mrs Emma Stevens; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

On Monday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the 2017 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Annual Congress.

In the evening in Felixstow, the Governor presented awards at the Young Druze Professionals of South Australia’s 22nd Annual Graduation night.

On Sunday afternoon on the Pathway of Honour, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and unveiled the World War One Army Nursing Service Memorial with the Organisation of Hellene and Hellene-Cypriot Women of Australia (South Australia), then laid a wreath. Afterwards, at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the organisation.

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

Later, in Underdale, the Governor and Mrs Le met with Board and staff members at the Australian Refugee Association, of which the Governor is Patron, at a morning tea.

In the afternoon in Grange, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, delivered the Annual Sturt Address during celebrations marking the 222nd birthday anniversary of Captain Charles Sturt at The Charles Sturt Memorial Museum.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a Lord Mayoral Reception, in conjunction with the State Government,  to congratulate the Adelaide Crows Women’s Team on being the inaugural Premiers of the Australia Football League’s Women’s competition.

Later, at St Peter’s Cathedral, the Governor participated in the Service of Installation of The Right Reverend Geoffrey Martyn Smith as the 10th Bishop and 5th Archbishop of Adelaide and Metropolitan South Australia.

On Thursday morning in Salisbury South, His Excellency the Governor toured the operations of Michell Wool.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor attended a Lord Mayoral Reception to mark Colonel William Light’s Birthday.

Later, at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for representatives from sporting organisations in South Australia, including Sport SA, Gymnastics SA, Croquet SA, Ice Hockey SA, Netball SA, Boxing SA, Kodokan Judo Association, Swimming SA, Equestrian South Australia, Basketball SA, Archery SA, Table Tennis SA, Skate SA, SA Olympic Council, Canoe SA, Badminton SA, SA Ice Skating Association, Fencing SA, Diving SA, SA Cricket Association, Baseball SA, Athletics SA and Golf SA.