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On Monday afternoon His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.  The Governor has recorded a video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

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 Mark McNamara, Executive Director, SA Pathology, and Ms Lara Golding, President and Ms Jan Murphy, Vice-President, Australian Education Union (SA Branch).

Mrs Le placed a call to Mr Peter Biber, Chief Executive Officer, Grandparents for Grandchildren SA and Ms Lovell, District Chairman, Inner Wheel District A70 South Australia.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.  The Governor has recorded a video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

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 Jenny Hurley, Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer, SA Health, and Mr Richard Hearn, Chief Executive Officer, Resthaven.

Mrs Le placed a call to Ms Kerrie Akkermans, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Guides South Australia Inc and Mrs Jan Reu, Founder, Lillies for Leukaemia.

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

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.  The Governor has recorded a video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

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 Norman Schueler OAM, Chair, South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission; Mr Raymond Spencer, Chair of the Board, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, and Dr Chris Moy, President, Australian Medical Association (South Australia).

Mrs Le placed calls to Mrs Kerry Sanders, President, The Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia Inc and Ms Jane Moore, President, The Children's Book Council of Australia - SA Branch

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

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.  The Governor has recorded a video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

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 Rob Hunt, President, Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia Inc and Mr Nick Mihalaras, Chief Executive Officer, Orana Australia Limited

In the afternoon, the Governor also placed phone calls to former Governors, The Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC CVO and The Honourable Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE.

Mrs Le placed a call to Mrs Rita Dunn, President, Travellers' Aid Society in South Australia Inc and Mr Jock Berry, President, The Cottage Homes Inc.

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

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.  The Governor has recorded a video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

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 Yong Koh, President, Overseas Chinese Association of SA Inc and Ms Rosa Colanero OAM, Chief Executive Officer, Multicultural Aged Care Inc.

Mrs Le placed a call to Mrs Fiona Dorman, President, National Council of Women of South Australia Inc. and Mrs Roslyn Schumann, State President, The South Australian Country Women's Association Inc.

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, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are seeking to remain their regular engagement with community members and organisations by other means.

On Wednesday, the Governor spoke to Ms Meredith Burgess, President, Returned and Services League – Magill Sub-Branch about the desecration of The Gums War Memorial Garden at Tranmere.

On Thursday, 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 Tim Becker, National Chairman, Australia Vietnam Volunteers Resource Group Inc and Ms Sharmila Budwal, President, Malaysia Club of South Australia.

Mrs Le placed calls to Mr Doug Gregory, President, The Rose Society of South Australia, and Mr Des Bettcher, President, Orchid Club of South Australia Inc.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.  The Governor has recorded a video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

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:

Professor Martin Westwell, Chief Executive, SACE Board of South Australia and Dr Neil McGoran, Director, Catholic Education South Australia.

His Excellency also placed a phone call to Mayor Jill Whittaker of Campbelltown to discuss the recent desecration of The Gums War Memorial Garden at Tranmere.

Mrs Le placed a call to Mrs Helen Fischer, President, South Australian Women's Playing Fields Trust and Mrs Didy McLaurin, Vice President, The Royal Adelaide Golf Club.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.  The Governor has recorded a video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

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 Herman Chin, President, Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia and Mrs Jan Milham, President, War Widows' Guild of Australia (SA).

Mrs Le placed a call to Mr Steve Gray, President, Cystic Fibrosis South Australia and Mrs Janet Grieve OAM, President, Queen Adelaide Club.

In the current public health situation, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le are keeping in contact with community members and organisations by telephone and other means.  The Governor has recorded a video message which can be viewed at www.governor.sa.gov.au.

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 Darryl Buchanan, Executive Officer, The Ethnic Schools Association of South Australia; Mr Brian Selby, President, National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association Australia (SA & NT Branch) and Mr John Jarrett, President, Korea & South East Asia Forces Association of Australia - South Australia Branch.

Mrs Le placed a call to Mrs Rose Rhodes PSM, Chair of the SA Board, Australian Red Cross - South Australian Division and Mrs Linda Matthews, Board Member, Catherine House.

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

In the morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor convened a teleconference with His Honour Judge Rauf Soulio, Chair of the Judging Panel; Mr Norman Schueler, OAM, Chair, South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission; Ms Miriam Cocking, Chairperson, and Ms Helena Kyriazopoulos, Chief Executive Officer, Multicultural Communities Council of SA Inc, to discuss the presentation of the 2019 Governor’s Multicultural Awards in light of the prevailing public health restrictions in response to COVID-19.

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: Professor Steve Wesselingh, Executive Director, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, and Mr Darren Braund, His Worship the Mayor of Yorke Peninsula Council.

Mrs Le placed calls to Professor Gregory Crawford, Chairman, Palliative Care South Australia, and Mrs Chris O’Brien, President, Quilters’ Guild of South Australia.

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, His Excellency 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:

Dr Clare Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Minda, and Mr Rhys Roberts OAM, Chairman, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs.

Mrs Le placed calls to Mrs Margie Berlemon AM, President, Children’s Week Association of South Australia, and Ms Janet Gould, President, Lyceum Club (Adelaide) Inc.

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

Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable Terry Stephens MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

Due to the current health situation, the Vice Regal program has been adjusted.  Nevertheless, His Excellency 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 Greg Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Novita and Ms Liz Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, Cara.

Due to the current health situation, the Vice Regal program has been adjusted.  Nevertheless, His Excellency 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 Mark Kulinski, Chief Executive, Community Living Australia; Mrs Calandra Scott, Centre Manager, Cancer Care Centre; Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre and Mrs Cheryl Cates, State President, The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA/NT Branch).

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 Peter Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of SA and Ms Laura Perdue, President, Active Ageing Australia.

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.