Vice-Regal News

On Tuesday afternoon in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor attended a farewell event for the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Her Excellency Dr Anna Prinz

On Monday at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor presented awards at the 2019 Volunteers Thank You event hosted by The Honourable Michelle Lensink MLC, Minister for Human Services.

On Sunday morning at the Christ Church, North Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, read the epistle at the Choral Eucharist in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 93rd Birthday.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the Intercultural Futures Forum hosted by Welcoming Australia.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr Nigel Stewart, Managing Director, and Mr Craig Lockhart, Incoming Managing Director, ASC Shipbuilding, BAE Systems Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Adelaide Cabaret Festival opening event at Thebarton Theatre.

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

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

Later at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for the Memorial Hospital Centenary Celebration Committee Members.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for the visit to Adelaide by The Rev Canon Dr Joseph Morrow CBE KStJ QC DL LLD, Lord Lyon King of Arms in Scotland.  Other guests included Dr Richard Num, Australian Heraldry Society; and representatives of The Scottish Associations of South Australia, The Royal Caledonian Society of South Australia and the Port Adelaide Caledonian Society; and of the clans Donald, MacFarlane, MacFie, MacLean, MacLeod, MacNeil and Ross.

Later the Governor addressed the guests and officially opened the Helping Hand Aged Care Golden Grove Residential Care Home, followed by a tour of the premises.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le departed for a Vice Regal visit to the Wakefield region.

Later at Owen Primary School, the Governor and Mrs Le met with His Worship the Mayor of the Wakefield Regional Council, Mr Rodney Reid; Mr Liam Whitwell, Principal, Owen Primary School; and Mr Andrew MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer, and Ms Debra Swan, Executive Assistant, Wakefield Regional Council.

Afterwards the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the students and parents at the school assembly, and toured the school and facilities.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le toured the new facilities at the Snowtown Oval and met with students from Snowtown School.

Later at the Balaklava Museum, Centenary Park, the Governor and Mrs Le viewed the newly opened display ‘Lazy Daze and Old School Days’; followed by a briefing at the Wakefield Regional Council office with Mayor Reid and Mr MacDonald, before returning to Adelaide.

During the day, students from Concordia College, St John’s Campus toured Government House.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Michael Abbott AO QC, Chairman, and Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre; and Ms Julia Zemiro, Artistic Director, and Ms Ebony Bott, Executive Producer, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, followed by a luncheon.

Later the Governor received Ms Mary Patetsos, Chairperson, and Mr Mohammad Al-Khafaji, Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for Mrs Meredith Wyles, President, and members of the Legacy Club of South Australia and Broken Hill.

In the afternoon, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Houssam Abiad, Chair, and Ms Jan Chorley, Chief Executive Officer, Australia Day Council of South Australia.

In the evening at Paradise, the Governor addressed the guests at a reception to celebrate the Italian National Day, hosted by Mrs Roberta Ronzitti, Consul of Italy.

During the day, students from Christ the King School, Warradale, toured Government House.

On Saturday morning at the Air Force Memorial, Torrens Parade Grounds, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the Bomber Command Ceremony organised by the Royal Australian Air Force, Edinburgh.

In the evening at the InterContinental Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Fight Cancer Foundation’s Red Ball.

On Friday morning at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial, Torrens Parade Ground, His Excellency the Governor placed a tribute at the Aboriginal Veterans Commemorative Service organised by Reconciliation South Australia, Veterans SA and The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA Branch).

In the afternoon at Mile End, the Governor unveiled a plaque and officially opened the new Clinpath Laboratory, followed by a tour of the premises.

In the evening at the National Wine Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the annual Professional Excellence Awards function hosted by The Australian Institute of Building - South Australian Chapter.

During the day, students from Kangaroo Island Community Education, Penneshaw Campus toured Government House

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

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the Dame Roma Mitchell Scholarships to Aboriginal students undertaking studies in Years 11 and 12 to complete the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and the Chief Executive’s Award for the two highest achieving Aboriginal students in the SACE.

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted a roundtable discussion with Dr John Brayley, Chief Psychiatrist of South Australia, SA Health; Ms Brigid Koenig, General Manager, and Mr Neil Davis, Executive Director, Sammy D Foundation; and Mr Justin Greiner, Chairman, Stay Kind Limited.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Helpmann Academy.

During the day, students from St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School toured Government House.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presented the Governor’s Aboriginal Youth Awards in Higher Education, Sport and the Arts, and afterwards, together with Mrs, Le hosted a reception for participants

On Monday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor attended the 2019 National Reconciliation Week event hosted by Reconciliation South Australia.

In the evening at Klemzig, the Governor addressed the guests at the Iftar celebrations hosted by the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry, South Australian Chapter.

On Sunday morning at Semaphore, the Governor addressed the gathering at the St Bede’s Anglican Church Patronal Festival Worship Service celebrating 140th Anniversary of its service to the local community.

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

 

On Saturday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the 9th National Histology Conference hosted by the Histology Group of South Australia.

In the evening at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Living Without Limits Saturday Night Fever gala event hosted by The Maras Group.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Tom Laing-Baker, Assistant Private Secretary to Her Majesty the Queen; Mr Robert Gerard AO, Co-Patron, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - South Australia, and Mr Robert Hannaford AM, South Australian Visual Artist and Sculptor, 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 evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to launch Palliative Care South Australia’s community campaign ‘Palliative Care: it’s not what you think’.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner on the occasion of the 2019 Official Secretaries Conference.  Guests included Mr Paul Singer MVO, Official Secretary to the Governor-General; Mr Tom Laing-Baker, Assistant Private Secretary to Her Majesty the Queen; Mr Gregory Baughen, Official Secretary to the Governor-General of New Zealand; the Official Secretaries to the Governors of the Australian States and the Administrator of the Northern Territory: Mr Hugh Borrowman (SA); Air Commodore Mark Gower AM LVO OAM (Mil) (Qld); Mr Craig Kitchen (NT);  Colonel Michael Miller RFD (NSW); Mr David Owen (Tas); Mr Joshua Puls MVO (Vic); and Acting Official Secretary, Ms Emma Clark (WA).

Government House will be open to the public on Sunday 26th May from 10am to 4pm.  All are welcome, admission is free.

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

Later the Governor received Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre, followed by a luncheon.

On Tuesday morning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor participated in the JusticeNet SA 2019 Walk for Justice.

Later at Government House, the Governor received Ms Jacqui McGill, Chair and Mr David Coltman, Chief Executive Officer, TAFE SA; and Mr Andrew Marshall AM, Marshall & Brougham Constructions.

In the afternoon, the Governor received Ms Rhana Devenport ONZM, Director and Dr Lisa Slade, Assistant Director of Artistic Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia.

On Monday afternoon at Victoria Square, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and officially launched National Volunteering Week 2019 at an event hosted by Volunteering SA&NT.

Afterwards at Glenunga, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the open house at Buonasera Restaurant to celebrate its 50th year of operation.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank volunteers and celebrate 30 years of Lighthouse Disability.

On Sunday afternoon the Governor returned to Adelaide.

On Sunday evening at Klemzig, the Governor addressed the gathering and participated in the inauguration of the Sicilia Social and Sports Club’s newly refurbished Bocce facility.

The Governor has appointed Professor Brenda Wilson to be Governor’s Deputy from Saturday 18th May until Sunday 19th May 2019.

 

On Saturday His Excellency the Governor departed for a Vice Regal regional visit to Whyalla and Cowell.

In the morning at Whyalla, the Governor met with Rotary Club members and visited the Rotary Peace and Harmony Globe & Sundial at the Ada Ryan Gardens.

In the afternoon the Governor met with Her Worship the Mayor of the Whyalla City Council, Ms Clare McLaughlin, and Mr Chris Cowley, Chief Executive Officer, and received a briefing on the region; and afterwards met with Council members.

In the evening at Cowell, the Governor addressed the guests and participated in the 100th anniversary celebration of the Charter Membership of the Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia hosted by the Returned and Services League of Australia, Cowell Sub-Branch.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for Mrs Didy McLaurin, President, and Committee Members of The Women's Committee of The Royal Adelaide Golf Club.

In the evening the Governor attended the official opening of the APY Gallery Adelaide organised by the APY Art Centre Collective.

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

Later at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for AnglicareSA Carers from the Mental Health Respite Program.

In the afternoon the Governor received His Excellency Mr Arthur B Culvahouse Jr, Ambassador of the United States of America, and Mr Michael Kleine, Consul-General of the United States of America in Melbourne, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the South Australia Club – Adelaide Chapter.

Later at the Arts Theatre, Adelaide, the Governor attended a performance by the Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company of SA.

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, received Her Excellency Mrs Vicki Treadell CMG MVO, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom; Mr Chris Holtby OBE, Consul-General, British Consulate-General in South Australia; Ms Helen Salmon, Director Australia; British Council; Ms Elizabeth Goodfellow, Head of Communications, High Commission of the United Kingdom; Mr Geoff Strempel, Director, State Library of South Australia; Mr Vincent Ciccarello, Managing Director, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre, followed by a luncheon.

His Excellency the Governor will be on annual leave from 3:00 pm Sunday 12th May until 3:00 pm Wednesday 15th May 2019.  The Lieutenant Governor, Professor Brenda Wilson has been appointed as the Governor’s Deputy during this period.

On Saturday evening at Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the SANFL Chairman’s function and watched the match between Port Adelaide and Adelaide.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for committee members of the Travellers’ Aid Society in South Australia.

In the afternoon at Marion, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering and placed a wreath at the Coral and Balmoral commemoration ceremony organised by the Vietnam Veterans’ Federation South Australian Branch.

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

In the evening at St Mark’s College, North Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Inaugural JC Bannon Oration delivered by Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK AFC (Ret’d).