Vice-Regal News

On Friday afternoon at the Barossa Arts and Convention Centre, Tanunda, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the Rotary Districts Conference hosted by Rotary International District 9500/9520.

In the evening at the Migration Museum, Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Croatian Community Council’s exhibition “Croatian settlement in South Australia: Community and Identity since 1945”.

On Thursday morning at Kensington Gardens, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the Australasian Social Business Forum hosted by the Science Technology Engineering Mathematics and Social Enterprise Learning Foundation.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received the Premier, The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council and officiated at the swearing-in of new Ministers.

Later the Governor hosted an afternoon tea for Hong Kong Australia Business Association and Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association forum participants.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the South Australian Tourism Industry Council’s 2017 State Tourism Award winners and supporters.

Later at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor addressed the guests at the Maxima graduation and awards ceremony.

Afterwards at the Hilton Adelaide, the Governor attended the Hong Kong Business Australasian Forum function hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the official opening of the new Zahra Foundation facility at Mile End.  Zahra Foundation Australia is a collaboration between Zahra’s Children and Women’s Safety Services SA which supports South Australian women and children affected by domestic and family violence.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of the Restless Dance Theatre’s 'Restless Goes Global'.

Later at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 60th Bradman Medal Night incorporating the 12th Karen Rolton Medal presentation hosted by the South Australian Cricket Association.

On Tuesday morning at Norwood, His Excellency the Governor toured the Traffic Management Centre and was briefed on operations.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 69th National Association Croquet Championships Eire Cup which is being held in Adelaide by the South Australian Croquet Association.

On Monday morning at Government House His Excellency the Governor officiated at the Swearing-In ceremony to appoint the Premier, Deputy Premier and Attorney-General, and Treasurer.

Afterwards Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for volunteer members of the Women’s Community Centre – South Australia.

In the evening at Pulteney Grammar School, Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a reception to commemorate Commonwealth Day, hosted by The Joint Commonwealth Societies Council in South Australia.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Wing Commander Glenn Orton, Commanding Officer and Warrant Officer Norm Coathupe, Squadron Warrant Officer, Royal Australian Air Force - No 24 (City of Adelaide) Squadron.

In the afternoon in Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Neami National Street to Home Hub, were briefed on operations and met with staff and clients.  Neami National is a non-government organisation which delivers recovery and rehabilitation services across Australia to people living with mental illness.

Later at Government House, the Governor received Dr Chris Bleby SC, Solicitor-General of South Australia.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le toured Old Government House at Belair National Park and met with Friends of Old Government House.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Ms Jane Russo, President, Mr Andrew Tickle, Vice President and Ms Bridget Senyszyn, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Athletics South Australia.

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for the Chair, board and staff members, sponsors, benefactors and artists of the 2018 Adelaide Festival.

On Tuesday morning in Adelaide at the Bureau of Meteorology, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented two awards to volunteers for significant contributions to rainfall observations.

In the afternoon at Marryatville, the Governor visited the Eastern Region Men’s Shed and met with volunteers and community members.  Men’s Shed is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes awareness of men’s health issues and the well-being of men.

On Monday afternoon His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the running of the 2018 UBET Adelaide Cup at Morphettville Racecourse and presented the Adelaide Cup to the winning connections.

On Saturday morning at the Irish Club, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering at the St Patrick’s Day Parade organised by Irish Australian Association.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2018 Adelaide International Women's Day function hosted by the Adelaide UN Women Australia Breakfast Committee supporting the UN Women National Committee Australia.  His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove also attended.

Later at the University of South Australia, City East Campus, the Governor and Mrs Le met with the Invictus 2018 Cycling Squad, coaches and the UniSA allied health supporting team.

Afterwards at North Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the annual Trung Sisters commemoration, hosted by Vietnamese Women's Association SA.

In the evening also at North Adelaide, the Governor officially opened an exhibition of oil paintings by Dr Sam Gue.

On Thursday morning at Narnungga in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor attended the official opening of the South Australian Cricket Association’s Park 25 Sporting Facility and official naming of the main oval.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Port Adelaide Football Club’s 2018 Hall of Fame and season launch gala event.

Also in the evening His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove arrived for an official program in Adelaide, staying overnight at Government House as guests of the Governor and Mrs Le.

On Wednesday morning at the Adelaide Pavilion, Mrs Le attended a function in celebration of International Women's Day hosted by Women in Rotary D9500 & D9520.

In the afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for the Chair, board and staff members, sponsors, benefactors and artists of the 2018 Adelaide Festival.

In the evening at the University of South Australia, City West Campus, the Governor officially launched the exhibition Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.

On Tuesday morning at Seaton, Mrs Le attended the Royal Adelaide Golf Club Women's Opening Day and met with associates and members.

In the afternoon at Gepps Cross, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le toured and were briefed on the operations of The Food Centre, a not-for-profit organisation that assists people to overcome poverty.

On Monday morning at Thebarton, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le visited MOSH Australia, an organisation working to minimise the impact of suicide through support, information and awareness, and met with volunteers, clients and students.

In the afternoon at the South Australian Museum, Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Dinosour rEvolution exhibition.

On Sunday afternoon at Victoria Park, Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2018 Clipsal 500 Adelaide V8 supercar race and met with local and interstate business and community leaders. 

Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a charity event hosted by Rymill House Foundation and Anglicare SA.

On Saturday afternoon at the Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the presentation of the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.

In the evening at the Adelaide Showground, Wayville, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the Indian Australian Association of South Australia's 26th annual Mela Festival.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of The Girls' Brigade South Australia.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the opening night of the 2018 Adelaide Festival.

During the day students participating in the South Australia German Exchange Program toured Government House.

On Thursday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received Mr Tony Huber, Australian Consul-General in Mumbai, India and Mr Dave Gordge, Director, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

In the evening in the grounds of Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the Adelaide Festival Chairman's Circle.

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Dr Andrew Cannon AM, Chair and Ms Theadora Karidis and Mr George Belperio, Deputy Chairs, Defence Reserve Support Council - South Australia, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening at Magill Estate, Rosslyn Park, the Governor attended a function for the Winemakers' Federation of Australia Life Members, hosted by the Adelaide Branch.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Dr Brian McKenny, Chief Psychiatrist of South Australia, SA Health.

In the afternoon Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for members of The Cottage Homes.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to launch the Leaders Institute of South Australia’s 2018 Governor's Leadership Program.

On Sunday evening in Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a Lunar New Year celebration hosted by the South Australia Oceanic Federation of Chinese Organisations from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

On Saturday evening in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a Lunar New Year celebration hosted by the Australian Chinese Medical Association of South Australia.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Queen Adelaide Club.

In the afternoon His Excellency the Governor received Commander Andrew Canale MVO, Commanding Officer of HMS Sutherland, Royal Navy and Commander Andrew Burnett ADC RAN, Commanding Officer of Royal Australian Navy - Navy Headquarters South Australia.

In the evening the Governor accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a reception on board the visiting British Frigate HMS Sutherland, and met with Her Excellency Menna Rawlings CMG, British High Commissioner to Australia and Commander Andrew Canale MVO, Commanding Officer of HMS Sutherland, Royal Navy.

On Thursday afternoon at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor attended a celebration in honour of the BBL07 Champions “Adelaide Strikers”, hosted by The Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia and The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide Mr Martin Haese.

In the evening at Veale Gardens, Adelaide, the Governor attended the launch of Festival Hellenika 2018, organised by the South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month.

On Wednesday afternoon at the University of South Australia, Magill Campus, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, unveiled a plaque at the launch of the Samsung SMARTSchool; a partnership between Samsung Electronics Australia and the University of South Australia, which transforms STEM Education through enquiry, exploration and collaboration.

Later at St Peter’s Girls’ School, Stonyfell, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, unveiled a plaque and officially opened the new Library and Middle School.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of The Embroiderers' Guild of South Australia.

On Sunday evening at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay and community celebration, hosted by the City of Adelaide in conjunction with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation.

On Saturday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council and prorogued the Parliament of South Australia, dissolved the House of Assembly and issued writs for a General Election to be held on the 17th March 2018.

In the evening in Chinatown, Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia’s Lunar New Year street party.