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July District Newsletter Now Out
The District Newsletter is not the same publication as the Gist. The District Newsletter is the official organ of the district and it contains stories of more enduring significance, stories that would interest an audience outside of the district, reports of past events and activities and production values that your Gist editors can only dream of. This may be the Gist, but the District Newsletter is the full story, so give it a read!
District 9620 Membership Summit 8th August
This is a district event, and  we would really like maximum participation from clubs and members, to help achieve the goal of RI President Shekhar Mehta for Do More Grow More, underpinned on the mantra Each One Bring One.
Has your club changed its meeting details for the directory??
Autumn High Tea and Fashion Show 15th August (Greater Springfield Rotary)

Fashion Show by Oh! JoJo Boutique and Obsession Shoes Boutique

Silent Auction, Raffle and Door Prize

Greater Springfield Rotary is working in partnership with Pastor Phil Cutcliffe and the Westside Community Care, to reduce the risk of homelessness in the Springfield area as well as assist those affected by it.

  • $55 per person
New Beginnings Art Show 21st August (New farm)

View art works created by artists from Daniele Williams’ art classes at the New Farm Neighborhood Centre and 3rd Space, Fortitude Valley.

All works are for sale with proceeds going directly to the artists.

All other funds raised will go towards Rotary New Farms’ “New Beginnings” initiative, supporting the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.

Ethiopian Culture International Dinner 21st August (Bribie Island)
Brisbane Billycart Championships September 5th (Carindale)
  • We are always looking for volunteers to help on the day.
  • Age and fitness level are not barriers.
  • This is a wonderful community event that all members of the family can enjoy.
  • Join in the fun as well!!
Global Nurses and Midwives RC Changeover 17th July
Sumner Park Rotary Club Changeover 18th July

President Jenny Smith takes great pleasure in inviting you to the annual changeover event of the Rotary Club of Sumner Park—our inaugural year in District 9620.
Jenny would be delighted if you could share in celebrating the presidential year of Past President Pat Smith and the induction of Jenny Smith to lead the club for 2021-22.

  • Cost: $42.50 per person for 2 course meal & drink on arrival
  • Dress: Smart Casual
  • RSVP: Wednesday 14th July 2021
Clubrunner Changeover Training July 8-27
Food Plant Solutions RAG Call to Action
ARH Newsletter out Now
There is a new edition of the Australian Rotary Health e-newsletter out now. You can see all the recent newsletters and subscribe to the newsletter yourself on the newsletter page.
Press Mentions: Regional Ipad Support
Click on the Button Below to read the Press Release
District 9630 Rotary Drought Relief Report
Class of 2017-18 Rotary Peace Fellow Shen Huang has produced a report on the Rotary District 9630 drought relief project. 
Plastic Ban Local Forums
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
Rotary Rummage Sale July 17th (Caloundra Pacific)
RC Brisbane Centenary Changeover 28th July
A Night to Remember! Music Quiz. 30th July (Mooloolaba)
If you love music then join us at Venue 114, Bokarina for the Sunshine Coast’s biggest music trivia night - a guaranteed night of hilarity and fun competition.  From Adele to Elvis we’ll test your knowledge of everything musical whilst raising funds to help local disabled kids and their families.
This is a fundraising event not to be missed.
Only $45 per person, including your fist drink and a light supper.
So, book your team of 8.  If you need help making up the numbers we can match you up with others needing to fill a table.
Ipswich City Changeover Aug 01

As incoming President of Ipswich City Rotary Club, I would like to personally invite you to a brunch, Mediterranean Style, in a secret location right here in Ipswich!

Looking to make this a large community event celebrating 100 years of Rotary International and recognising all the service clubs in the area.

Event highlights:

  • The event MC will be ABC Radio personality Alison Alexander, the inaugural Queensland Food Fellow, who will guide us through the tastes of the Mediterranean
  • On arrival you will start your journey with a Mediterranean Mimosa proudly supplied by Hampton Estate Wines now owned by past Ipswich City Rotarian Peter Rea
  • This brunch event has been supported and produced by another local, Eventus Ipswich, who will be showcasing local producers to ensure we bring the mediterranean to your doorstep

Please join us and let others know as we would love to make it a great community event.

R100 Birdsville Races Raffle Drawing 1st August (Caboolture)

WIN an outback adventure, 6 days of fun including the BIRDSVILLE RACES 2021.

Supporting RC Caboolture’s Rotary 100 Project – Variety Bash Car number 1921

Raffle Drawn on the Horses’ Birthday: 1st August, 2021

No need for a four wheel drive or your own camp set up! What an opportunity!

On offer is a six day outback tour for two people, camping out, going to The Birdsville Races and seeing an awful lot of South Western Queensland while having a lot of fun. Just sit back and enjoy the $1002 spending money included in the first prize.

Tickets are just $5 each or we can do a deal at 5 for $20. There are only 4000 tickets available and there will be a chance to win $100 in a draw conducted each time we sell 500 tickets.

The proceeds from this raffle will go towards our donation to Variety, the childrens charity as a compulsory donation that allows us to enter our R100 bright yellow Bash Car number 1921 in the Variety Bash that will also be in Birdsville for the races. Many of your clubs have sponsored the car.

Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival 22 Aug. (Cooroy)
The Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival will, subject to prevailing Covid restrictions, be held on Sunday 22 August 2021 at 314, Cooroy Mountain Road Cooroy 4563. A once a year opportunity to climb Cooroy Mountain and raise money for local good causes. Adults $10 Children age under 12 Free.
The first climbers set out at 6.30 am and it takes about one hour to reach the summit at a reasonable pace. Last climb starting at 1.00 pm with the festival closing at 3.00 pm.
Cirrus Aircraft Opera in the Hangar August 28 (Caloundra Pacific)

We are eagerly awaiting the Opera in the Hangar event at the end of August. Underground Opera Company are a unique group of performers who perform in unusual venues - here in Caloundra we have chosen the Caloundra Air Museum Hangar, half full with old planes as a backdrop!!   This is a Black tie Event, on 28th August from 6 - 10 pm, Bubbles and Paella on arrival, sweets in the interval and a standing ovation at the end, we think!

Tickets: $100 p.p.
Bookings: Book by clicking the button below.
Supporting: (Ending Youth Suicide)

Bulawood - Save The Date 4th September (Brisbane International)
Upcoming Events
Rotary Rummage Sale (RC Caloundra Pacific)
C.C.S.A. Hall
Jul 17, 2021
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rotary Brisbane International Changeover
Gateway of India
Jul 17, 2021 5:30 PM
Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club Changeover
By Zoom - see link in flyer
Jul 17, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
RC Sumner Park Changeover
Centenary Tavern Function Room
Jul 18, 2021
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
RC Sumner Park Changeover
Centenary Tavern Function Room
Jul 18, 2021
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
RC Brisbane Centenary Changeover
Jindalee Hotel - Windemere Room
Jul 28, 2021
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
A Night to Remember! Music Quiz (Mooloolaba)
Venue 114
Jul 30, 2021
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
R100 Birdsville Races Raffle Draw (RC Caboolture)
Aug 01, 2021
Ipswich City Changeover
Secret Location
Aug 01, 2021
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
D9620 Membership Summit
Zoom Meeting
Aug 08, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
High Tea and Fashion Show (Greater Springfield)
Brookwater Golf Club
Aug 15, 2021
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
New Beginnings Art Show 21st August (New Farm)
St Michael and All Angels
Aug 21, 2021
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
International Dinner (RC Bribie Island)
Bribie Respite Centre Community Hall
Aug 21, 2021
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival (RC Cooroy)
Cooroy Mountain
Aug 22, 2021
6:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Cirrus Aircraft Opera in the Hangar (RC CalPac)
Queensland Air Museum
Aug 28, 2021
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Bulawood - Save the Date (Brisbane International)
Sep 04, 2021
Brisbane Billycart Championships (Carindale)
Carindale Recreation Reserve
Sep 05, 2021
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
International Day Of Peace Observations
St John's Cathedral
Sep 21, 2021
Remember the Farmers Concert (Karana Bellbowrie)
Kenmore Anglican Church
Oct 31, 2021
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
District 9620 District Conference
The Events Centre, Caloundra
Mar 18, 2022 – Mar 20, 2022
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