President’s Welcome

Captain Steve Pearson, CSC, RAN

Welcome to the Naval, Military and Air Force Club of South Australia and its illustrious heritage.  Having started as the Militia Officers’ Club of South Australia in 1879, the Club changed its name to the Naval and Military Club of South Australia in 1894.  In 1943 there was another change when ‘Air Force’ was added to the name.  While the Club proudly respects its military origins it has developed into one of Adelaide’s most prestigious Clubs that values discerning male and female members from diverse civil, government, and private backgrounds.

Our Club provides a facility where members can enjoy fine dining in the Colonel Downes dining room or convivial social interaction in the bar.  Our business and industry members find that our facilities, values and traditions provide an attractive backdrop for the business and social settings that underpin their commercial activities.

As President, I welcome the diversity of our Club’s membership and remind members that the Club exists for their benefit and satisfaction.  Thanks to the assistance of a professional staff our Club is a place to relax with colleagues and friends, or to enjoy participation in a variety of themed functions and events, or recreational activities such as Billiards, Golf, Sporting Guns, Mahjong, and Bridge.

With the support of all, our Club will continue to evolve and be relevant to the needs of members without losing our traditions or customs.


The Board

The Board is made up of a dedicated team who are elected by members at the Annual General Meeting and, as such, it is a reflection of the membership of the Club.  It comprises a President and Vice President and a number of members who are responsible for providing strategic direction and governance of the Club’s affairs to ensure it operates effectively and efficiently in the interests of members in accordance with the statutory and legal requirements.

The Club is pleased to introduce the following Board members:


Captain Steve Pearson, CSC, RAN


Lieutenant Colonel David Edmonds

Vice President

Colonel John C Olson, RFD (Retd)

Board Member

Colonel Stephen Larkins, OAM (Retd)

Board Member

Kate Jeffery
Tim Scammell

Captain Steven Patriarca

Board Member

Major Martin Dinan, TD

Board Member

Ms Kate Jeffery

Board Member

Mr Tim Scammell

Board Member