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Due to the current health situation, the Vice Regal program has been adjusted.  Nevertheless, the Governor and Mrs Le are seeking to remain their regular engagement with community members and organisations by other means.

Throughout the day, the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: Ms Deb Stringer, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Refugee Association and Ms Eugenia Tsoulis OAM, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Migrant Resource Centre.

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

Due to the current health situation, the Vice Regal program has been adjusted.  Nevertheless, the Governor and Mrs Le are seeking to remain their regular engagement with community members and organisations by other means.

Throughout the day, the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: Mr Mal Thiele, President, Vietnam Veterans' Federation South Australian Branch; Ms Maggie Dowling, Chief Executive, Bedford Group; Mr Tony Vaughan, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia - Central Operations and Mr Mark Groote, Chief Executive Officer, St John Ambulance Australia SA.

Due to the current health situation, the Vice Regal program has been adjusted.  Nevertheless, the Governor and Mrs Le are seeking to remain their regular engagement with community members and organisations by other means.

On Wednesday the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts:

Mrs Elaine Bensted, Chief Executive, Royal Zoological Society of SA; Mr Aaron Chia, Chief Executive Officer, Guide Dogs Association of SA and NT and Mr Bob Schahinger, President, Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia - South Australian Branch.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable President and Members of the Legislative Council and its officers, to be presented by them with the Address-in-Reply to his speech of 5 February opening the current session of Parliament.

The Vice‑Regal program has been adjusted to take account of the public health situation, resulting in the necessary cancellation or postponement of most face-to-face engagements.  His Excellency and Mrs Le will however seek to continue their regular engagements and communication with community members and organisations by other means for the time being.

To this end, throughout the day, the Governor placed phone calls to the following representatives of organisations to discuss how they are responding to COVID19 and to express his support and encouragement for their efforts: Ms Sharyn Broer, Chief Executive Officer, Meals on Wheels (SA); Mr Greg Pattinson, Chief Executive Officer, Foodbank SA; Mr David Militz, Chief Executive Officer, Carers Association of South Australia; Mrs Pamela Murphy, President, Hong Kong Australia Business Association - South Australian Chapter and Ms Evelyn O'Loughlin, Chief Executive Officer, Volunteering SA&NT.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Dr Nicholas Begakis AO, Chairman, Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation.

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

On Sunday at the St Joan of Arc Church, Victor Harbor, the Governor delivered a reading at the centenary celebration mass and afterwards addressed the guest at a function before returning to Adelaide.

On Saturday afternoon at Semaphore, the Governor attended a function to commemorate the 100th year of the Returned and Services League of Australia, Port Adelaide / Semaphore Sub-Branch.

On Friday morning at St Peter’s Cathedral, His Excellency the Governor delivered the Queen’s 2020 Commonwealth Day Address at a celebration service hosted by The Joint Commonwealth Societies Council in South Australia.

In the evening at Burnside, in conjunction with the City of Burnside, Burnside Library, the Governor launched the children’s picture book ‘Anisa’s Alphabet’ by Mr Mike Dumbleton

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

Later at Government House, the Governor received Ms Ann-Marie Chamberlain, Chairperson, and Ms Evelyn O’Loughlin, Chief Executive Officer, Volunteering SA&NT. 

Afterwards the Governor received Mr Stephen Gerlach AM, Chancellor, Flinders University.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Voice, Interests and Education of Women (VIEW) Clubs of 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 hosted a luncheon for the Chair, board and staff members, sponsors, benefactors and artists of the 2020 Adelaide Festival.

Later the Governor received Mr Sean Keenihan, Chair and Ms Karyn Kent, Chief Executive, StudyAdelaide.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received an Indonesian Delegation from the Provincial Government of East Kalimantan on the occasion of a visit to the University of Adelaide.

On Monday afternoon His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the running of the 2020 TAB Adelaide Cup at Morphettville Racecourse and presented the Adelaide Cup to the winning connections.

On Saturday afternoon at North Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor attended the Davis Cup by Rakuten 'Australia vs Brazil' hosted by Tennis Australia.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended an Adelaide Festival performance.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, accompanied by His Worship the Mayor of Kangaroo Island, Mr Michael Pengilly, continued their Vice Regal visit to Kangaroo Island where they met with personnel at the Parndana Recovery Centre who have been asssiting with the recovery efforts, before returning to Adelaide in the afternoon.

In the morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson AM, as Governor’s Deputy, attended the 2020 Adelaide International Women’s Day function hosted by the Adelaide International Women’s Day Breakfast Committee supporting UN Women Australia.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, accompanied by His Worship the Mayor of Kangaroo Island, Mr Michael Pengilly, continued their Vice Regal visit to Kangaroo Island where they met with staff and students at the Kangaroo Island Community Education, Kingscote Campus, and afterwards with personnel from local businesses at the Parndana Bowling Club.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le toured the fire affected areas and met with representatives from the Western Districts Memorial Community and Sports Club and the Stokes Bay Community Hall.

In the evening at Parndana, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a community reception, and afterwards at Kingscote the Governor and Mrs Le hosted His Worship the Mayor of Kangaroo Island, Mr Michael Pengilly and Mrs Jan Pengilly; Mr Bob Teasdale, Deputy Mayor and Mrs Jennie Teasdale; Mr Greg Georgopoulos, Chief Executive Officer; Mrs Nicki Putland, Director of Council Services and Mr Brenton Putland; and Lieutenant Colonel Philip Cox, Commanding Officer, Kangaroo Island Recovery.

In Adelaide in the morning, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson AM, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council and afterwards, at Government House, received His Excellency Mr George Dolidze, Ambassador of Georgia.

In the afternoon, Her Excellency received the Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Assembly and its officers, to be presented by them with the Address-in-Reply to His Excellency the Governor’s speech of 5 February opening the current session of Parliament.

During the day, students from Para Hills High School toured Government House.

 

On Wednesday morning at the National Wine Centre, 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 2020 Adelaide Festival.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Le visited Kangaroo Island which was affected recently by the bushfires.

In the evening at Wisanger, the Governor and Mrs Le were hosted by His Worship the Mayor of Kangaroo Island, Mr Michael Pengilly and Mrs Jan Pengilly. 

The Governor has appointed Professor Brenda Wilson AM to be Governor’s Deputy from the evening of Wednesday 4 March until Friday 6 March 2020, while the Governor and Mrs Le undertake a Vice Regal visit and community engagement in Kangaroo Island.

 

 

 

On Tuesday morning at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club, Seaton, Mrs Le attended the Women’s Opening Day followed by a morning tea.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members and volunteers of the Australian Red Cross - South Australia Division.

In the evening His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to commemorate Commonwealth Day 2020.

On Sunday evening at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended an Adelaide Festival performance.

On Saturday evening at Victoria Square, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering at the 28th Mela Festival organised by the Indian Australian Association of South Australia.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Tung Ngo MLC and Mr Thai Minh Nguyen, Co-Chairs, and members of the Vietnamese Boat People Monument Association.

Also in the morning, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Victoriana Society of South Australia.

In the evening at the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the opening night of the 2020 Adelaide Festival.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Port Adelaide Football Club.

During the day, students from Concordia College toured Government House.

 

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

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

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the launch of the Leaders Institute of South Australia’s 2020 Governor’s Leadership Program.

During the day, students from St Jakobi Lutheran School toured Government House.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted a morning tea for the Industry Leaders Fund.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received Air Commodore Phil Gordon AM, Senior Australian Defence Force Officer, Edinburgh Precinct, accompanied by Mrs Janine Gordon, for a farewell call, followed by a luncheon.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Professor Chris Leishman, Director, Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research, and Director, Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning, School of Social Sciences, University of Adelaide.

On Sunday morning at Victoria Park, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 V8 supercar race and met with local and interstate business and community leaders.

Later in the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 500 Rymill House Charity Race Day function hosted by the Rymill House Foundation.

On Friday afternoon at the South Australian Museum, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le were hosted by Mr Brian Oldman, Director of the Museum, for a tour of the exhibition ‘Dogs: A Story of Our Best Friend’.

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 reception for the presentation of the 2019 Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools and the launch of the 2020 program.

In the evening, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a function to thank emergency personnel following the recent South Australian Bushfires.  Guests included the Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier;  Mr Peter Malinauskas MP, Leader of the Opposition;  the Honourable Corey Wingard MP, Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, and Mrs Emma Wingard;  Brigadier Damian Cantwell AM, Commander 9th Brigade, Australian Army; Commissioner Grant Stevens APM, South Australia Police, and Mrs Emma Stevens;  Deputy Commissioner Linda Williams APM, South Australia Police, and Mr Steve Williams; Mr Jim McDowell, Chief Executive, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and Ms Mi Jung Kim; Mr Dom Lane AFSM, Chief Executive, SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission; Mr Michael Morgan AFSM, Chief Officer, South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service, and Mrs Colleen Morgan; Mr Mark Jones QFSM, Chief Officer, SA Country Fire Service, and Ms Elizabeth Andrews; Mr Chris Beattie, Chief Officer, State Emergency Service, and Mrs Melanie Beattie.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor met with Mr Herman Chin, President, and Board Members of the Chinatown Adelaide committee, followed by a tour of Chinatown to meet traders.

Later, the Governor met with Mr Nick Begakis AO, Chair of Adelaide Central Market, followed by a tour of Central Market to meet traders.