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In England in 1966, two Rotarians decided they would need a friendship, fellowship group in their retirement.  Their Rotary club took it on as a project, and thus Probus which is short for Professional and Business, began.  New Zealand followed in 1974 and a club in New South Wales began in 1976.

In South Australia, the Brighton Probus Club was the first to form in February 1981, followed by Mitcham in February 1982 and Glenelg in June 1982.  Then both the Glen Osmond and Burnside Probus Club and the West Adelaide Probus Club commenced in June 1982.

The Glen Osmond and Burnside Probus Club began as a men's only club with an initial membership of 58 gentlemen joining at the inaugural meeting.  By September 1982 the club had grown to 94 members when the decision was made to split the club into two, namely the Glen Osmond Probus Club and the Burnside Probus Club.

Wives/Partners were always welcomed as visitors but in 2013/14 ladies were invited to become members and thus the Glen Osmond Probus Club became a combined ladies and men’s club.

The Glen Osmond Probus Club is very privileged to have a dedicated and hard-working management committee, and we always welcome ideas and feedback from the membership, so that the Club will stay the vibrant club that it is. Open this link for a list of the present and previous Management Committee Office Bearers.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our Guest Speaker Programme which is always well received by our membership. 

In addition to our Guest Speaker Programme we also invite our members to provide a short (maximum of 10 minutes) talk on their own life or profile or a particular passion or hobby that they enjoy.

Our organised activities are varied and each year we hold a Christmas Luncheon for members and partners and occasionally during the year we hold a lunch at a local hotel immediately after a general meeting.  Another favourite activity is our ‘Picnic in the Park’ where members and partners bring picnic tables and chairs plus their own drinks and enjoy a catered picnic style lunch.  In 2019 the 'Picnic in the Park' was replaced with 'Picnic in the Hall' which was found to be much more convenient to set up, especially when the weather was inclement. For over fourteen years, ‘Strolling with a Purpose’ was a very popular and regular outing for more active members who took part in a casual walk around a local Adelaide neighbourhood, often with a commentary provided by an expert visitor or a knowledgeable member who had researched the area.  In 2018 SWAP Officer John Higgins retired from the position and the activity lapsed.

Members also receive a copy of the Minutes of the General Meeting and a monthly Newsletter which keeps them informed of upcoming meetings and events.