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SOWN members are individuals and organisations with their own passions and interests. What we have in common is a desire to learn about and do something to protect and enhance the local natural environment. Whatever your talents, we can use them. You can count on great company, good conversation, lots to learn and lots of others who will want to learn from you.

Financial members of SOWN are entitled to free plants from the SOWN Nursery. Membership includes access to all SOWN activities and regular eNews updates.

SOWN membership fees are as follows:
Individual: $25.00
Concession (Pensioner, Seniors card): $20.00
Family: $35.00
Community Group: $50.00
School: $100.00

Online Membership Form problems

We are currently (May 2020) having problems with our online membership registration form. When you fill it in and try to submit it you will get an ERROR message. Don't be alarmed - and don't keep trying to resubmit it as this just makes multiple entries - your information will be recorded OK on our data base. We are currently upgrading our 15 year old, award winning website to overcome this and other issues.

Please pay your membership fees by bank transfer or Paypal and our Treasurer will contact you to confirm receipt.

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SOWN Bank Details
For paying memberships etc via Bank Transfer, SOWN bank details are: BANK OF QUEENSLAND BSB: 124001 Account Number: 10451148 Account Name:... 

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SOWN Environment Fund Bank Details
For making donations via Bank Transfer, SOWN Environment Fund Bank Details are: BANK OF QUEENSLAND BSB: 124001 Account Number:... 


SOWN has recognised the outstanding contributions of a number of individuals to our organisation and to the environment. The Life Members of SOWN are:

  • Clif Bell (deceased)
  • Athol Brown
  • Jill Bruhwiller
  • Mick Bruhwiller
  • Peter Dorney
  • Brian Hallinan
  • Dick Harding
  • Anne Jones
  • Geraldine Knapp
  • Fred Moffett
  • Vera Moffett (deceased)
  • Trevor Ozanne
  • Brian Sait
  • Lynn Swan
  • Terrie Templeton
  • Bob Whiteman
  • Dawn Whyte (deceased)
  • Rob Whyte

Dawn Whyte made a Life Member of SOWN

Photo shows, from left, Dick Harding (Nursery Manager), Dawn and John Abbott (President).

Dawn Whyte was made a Life Member of SOWN in June 2018 in recognition of her many years of organising the SOWN Saturday volunteers.

The citation for Dawn's Life Membership reads 'For Outstanding Service to Our Volunteers'. Congratulations and thank you Dawn!