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Foundation Dinner with Ian Riseley - Qld Cricketer's Club 23rd August
Foundation Dinner with Ian Riseley - Diggers Services Club, Logan - 24th August

Where would you run if your home and everything in it was destroyed in a bomb attack? What would you take if you had just one suitcase for everything you had left for you and your children?

The RI Foundation's disaster relief fund is helping people in Ukraine facing just this terrifying situation. PRIP and RI Foundation Chair Ian Riseley will be telling us about these relief efforts at this dinner which will raise funds to support the Disaster Relief fund.

Make a difference: stand with us for peace - save lives—NOW!

RYLA 2022 at Tuchekoi 24-30th Sept. Applications Close 31st July.

Unmissable: (adj) 

1. so good that it should not be missed.

"the special program makes this an unmissable treat"

Applications are open for RYLA 2022. The only way this fantastic new program can go ahead is with your support.  Please send in your applications before 31 July 22.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards  (RYLA)

RYLA is a residential week long, intensive leadership experience for 18 to 26 year olds.  Over the course of the week Rylarians will be inspired by local and international speakers, discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader and learn how to turn motivation into action.  They will also have fun and form lasting friendships.

Applications are open now until 30 July 2022.

  1. Dates – Saturday 24th to Sunday 30th September
  2. Venue -  Maranatha Camp, Tuchekoi
  3. Cost - $900/participant
  4. Application Close - 30 July 2022
Bucket List Opportunity - 2022 Variety Bash - Closes 31st July
Shrek The Musical 28th August (Brisbane)
Rotary Fun Run 11th September (Brisbane Taylor Bridge and Brisbane Centenary)
Trivia Night 1st October (Brookfield)
Climate and Peace - Becoming a Nett Zero Community Webinar 2nd August (ESRAG)
ESRAG Moreton Bay - New Brochure available.
The federal minister of Environment and Water - Tanya Plibersek and the new department of climate change , energy  the environment and water has just released the long awaited report on the State of the Environment (SoE). This report is extensive but a summary sheet has been compiled in such a way ( using QR codes) that can be easily digested and distributed.  There are a number of aspects to the report and these are listed on the document linked below.  Each QR code has the area of interest that may apply to you. 
The report can be downloaded  distributed and printed & folded into 3 fold document to your local cub members and public dignitaries. 
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
Melbourne 2023 - Sharing our Sunshine
Multicultural Fesival and Car Show and Shine 6th Aug. (Sunnybank Hills)
Rotary Club of Brisbane Centenary Changeover Breakfast 10th August
Regionalisation Webinars -  Understanding what your club will be voting on.
Walk for Polio 14th August (Alexandra Headland)
Art Show 20th August (New Farm)
Music Bingo 20th Auguist (Logan City Rotary Clubs)
Brisbane Kite Festival 21st August (Carindale and Balmoral)
Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival 21st Aug (Cooroy)
Greater Springfield High Tea 21st August
Cirrus Aircraft West End to Broadway in the Hangar 27th August (Caloundra Pacific)
Ethiopian Cultural Dinner 27th August (Bribie Island)
RAM "Finish the Fight Against Malaria" Congress 25th May
How to get your news on the district Facebook page
The GIST and How to Get your Article in it.
Welcome to the Gist! Rather than send multiple messages per week to club officers in the hope that they will channel your interests and pass on what is important to you, we will be sending one digest email per week using the Clubrunner platform which lists new things in the top section, and reminders of old news in the bottom section. That way, you only need to scan the top half of one email per week to get the Gist, and everyone gets the Gist!
This e-bulletin is published by your District Administrator and Webmaster to let Rotarians and any other subscribers know about what is happening in the district. The GIST is for time-sensitive brief stories sponsored by the District, a Rotary club, or a Rotary RAG or Fellowship.
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Event notices will run once only in the "Breaking News" section, and events will continue to be published down below in the "Event Reminders" section until the event has passed.
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Upcoming Events
Centenary Impact Tour - Lockyer Valley
Masonic Lodge Gatton
Jul 26, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Ipswich City
Ipswich Civic Centre
Jul 27, 2022
6:45 AM – 8:45 AM
Centenary Impact Tour - Browns Plains
Logan West Library
Jul 28, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - KIngaroy Satellite Club
Jul 30, 2022
Regionalisation Webinar
Jul 31, 2022
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Brisbane
4th Floor, Brisbane Club
Aug 01, 2022
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Becoming a Nett Zero Community Webinar (ESRAG)
Online Event
Aug 02, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Mount Gravatt
Newnham Hotel
Aug 02, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Redland Sunrise
Aug 03, 2022
Centenary Impact Tour - Kippa Ring-North Lakes
Best Western Plus North Lakes Hotel
Aug 03, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Fortitude Valley
Albion Hotel
Aug 04, 2022
5:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Regionalisation Webinar
Aug 04, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Multicultural Festival & Car Show (Sunnybank Hills
Mt Gravatt Showgrounds
Aug 06, 2022
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour -Goodna
The Springfield Tavern
Aug 08, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Regionalisation Webinar
Aug 09, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Logan
Diggers Services Club
Aug 09, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Rotary Club of Brisbane Centenary Changeover
Jindalee Boat Ramp Park
Aug 10, 2022
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Centenary Impact Tour - Brisbane Mid-City
Edinburgh Room, 4th Floor, Brisbane Club
Aug 12, 2022
Regionalisation Webinar
Aug 12, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Centenary Impact Tour - Rochedale SE Tech Park
Aug 12, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Walk for Polio (Alexandra Headland)
La Balsa Park
Aug 14, 2022
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Centenary Impact Tour - Forest Lake
Bostock House
Aug 15, 2022
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Jindalee
The Jindalee Hotel
Aug 16, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - E-Club of Australia Nomads
Aug 17, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
New Beginnings Art Show (New Farm)
St Michaels & All Angels
Aug 20, 2022
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Music Bingo (Logan City Rotary Clubs)
Club Beenleigh
Aug 20, 2022
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival
Aug 21, 2022
6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Brisbane Kite Festival (Balmoral and Carindale)
Murarrie Recreation Reserve
Aug 21, 2022
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Greater Springfield High Tea with Diane McKendrick
Springlake Hotel
Aug 21, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Foundation Dinner with Ian Riseley - Wooloongabba
Queensland Cricketers' Club, Gabba Towers
Aug 23, 2022
Foundation Dinner with Ian Riseley - Logan
Diggers Services Club
Aug 24, 2022
Centenary Impact Tour - Wooloongabba
Gabba Senior Citizens and Community Centre
Aug 25, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
West End to Broadway in the Hangar (Cal. Pacific)
Qld Air Museum
Aug 27, 2022
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Ethiopian Cultural Dinner (Bribie Island)
Sandgate Community centre
Aug 27, 2022
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Shrek the Musical (Brisbane)
Brisbane Arts Theatre
Aug 28, 2022
6:30 PM – 9:15 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - South Brisbane
Hotel West End
Aug 29, 2022
5:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Redlands Bayside
Victoria Point Sharks Sporting Club
Aug 30, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary Fun Run (Bris. Centenary and Taylor Bridge)
Rocks Riverside Park
Sep 11, 2022
RYLA 2022 at Tuchekoi
Maranatha Recreation Camp
Sep 24, 2022 – Sep 30, 2022
Trivia Night (Brookfield)
Brookfield Showground Hall
Oct 01, 2022
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
2022 Rotarians Against Malaria National Conference
Brisbane International Hotel
Oct 22, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022
District 9620 2023 District Conference
Brisbane City Hall
Mar 24, 2023 – Mar 26, 2023
Centenary Impact Tour - Paddington
Paddington Tavern
Apr 20, 2023
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
RAM "Finish-the-Fight Against Malaria” Congress
Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne
May 25, 2023 – May 26, 2023
Rotary International Convention 2023 - Melbourne
May 27, 2023 – May 31, 2023
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