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Sutherland Shire Environment Centre AGM 2021

9 September, 2021 , 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Due to COVID-19 restrictions our 2021 AGM will be held via zoom.

Please click here to register for the Sutherland Shire Environment Centre AGM.

Nature, the Greatest Teacher of All

We’re very excited and honoured to have Dean Kelly speaking at this year’s AGM.

Dean is a proud Aboriginal man and a passionate voice for nature. He’s a Cultural Leader of the La Perouse community and also works across Sydney with the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage and NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service as an Indigenous Community Liaison Officer.

The NAIDOC Week theme this year is Heal Country, and is very close to Dean’s heart. He will share his culture, experience and wisdom on the importance of our connection and relationship with nature.

“We’ve become very separated,” Dean Kelly says “It’s all about material stuff now, taking from the land and mother… but we are all part of nature, so we need to start looking after it and giving back.”

Dean Kelly (photo credit: Brett Lobwein)

Dean believes nature is the greatest teacher and that there are many things we can learn from our environment, that is why he shares his knowledge and culture with younger generations. He has worked with many organisations like Youth off the Streets, aiming to reconnect young aboriginal people with their culture and country.

Dean will discuss how nature is talking to us in relation to climate change, what signals we can recognise from our changing environment and how to look after country, so that it looks after us.


AGM General Business

As part of our AGM general business we will announce the Bill Ryan Activism Award winner and 2020 Sutherland Shire Local Business Sustainability Award winner, The Point Preschool Director Catherine Lee, will speak about how they are continually improving and adapting their business practices to be more environmentally sustainable.

Elections of SSEC board members will be held along with a special resolution to approve updates and changes to the SSEC Constitution. You can read the proposed draft constitution and a description and rationale for the changes in the Agenda paper.

Please click here to register for the Sutherland Shire Environment Centre AGM.

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Membership renewals prior to the AGM can be made online, or by completing and returning the SSEC membership form. If you’re not currently a member of Sutherland Shire Environment Centre, we encourage you to join. Membership is only $20 per year, $10 for concession. We’d welcome your support. Your membership will allow us to increase our effectiveness, to advocate on behalf of the environment, and help us to work toward building a more sustainable future.

Board Nominations

For nominations to a Board position download and fill in the nomination form.


For members who cannot attend the AGM and wish to nominate a proxy to vote on their behalf, download and fill in the proxy form.

Send completed forms to: The Secretary, Sutherland Shire Environment Centre, PO Box 589, Sutherland NSW 1499, or by email to: office@ssec.org.au. The forms need to be returned at least 48 hours prior to the Annual General Meeting.

We’d love to hear from you

Members and visitors are very welcome at the SSEC AGM. It would also be great to have feedback about how we can further connect with our community. Even if you can’t make the meeting we would be grateful if you could let us know what you think via this short survey.


If you have any questions please get in touch: sally.knight@ssec.org.au