Breaking News
D9620 District Newsletter For January Now Out
Youth Programs Update

Youth Programs Coordinator Colleen Caruana has a number of updates for us this week:

  1.  We have two new chairs of youth programs for the new year. Bernie Wilson will be taking over the Youth Exchange Program and Kym McCluskey will be looking after RYLA.
  2. Due to the COVID situation, the RYPEN camp has now been postponed to April (dates to be announced)
  3. The RYLA Camp will be held in the week of May 16-22, 2022.
  4. Youth Exchange Program (YEP): Rotary Internatonal will not be approving exchanges starting in 2022. 2023 is still under discussion.

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On behalf of the 10 Youth Program Chairs, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support of these programs and more importantly the youth and young adults of our community.
-- D9620 Youth Programs Coordinator Colleeen Caruana
ROMAC Trivia Night 3rd March (Caloundra Pacific)
Our annual Trivia Night is coming up soon after missing 2021!
Date - Thursday evening, 3rd March 6 pm.
Venue - Unity College, 47 Lomond Cres, Caloundra West QLD 4551
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Area Governors for Kinross and Huang Clusters - Call for Applications
District Governor Elect Tim Keeler is calling for applications for Area Governors for two areas which have vacancies in 2022-23 - Kinross and Huang clusters. Applications close on 28th January 2022 and applications should be directed to Tim directly.
If you would like to know more about the role of Area Governor in district 9620 and would perhaps consider taking on this role in 2022-23 or some future year, be sure to check out the Area Governors' job description page by clicking the button below.
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
District Dateclaimers for 2022
Congratulations! District 9620 has been doing very well in membership development this Rotary year. Visit the new District Membership Development page to see the numbers.
2022-23 Presidential Theme Announcement 20th January (And a Little Competition)

The 2022-23 Presidential Theme - What will it be?

Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones will announce her theme on the 20th January Chicago time. To add a little fun to the anticipation, D9620 District Membership Director Jitendra Prasad has organised a little "guess the theme competition" with a fantastic prize going to the prescient winner. Put on your thinking cap or spool up your time machines and get your entries in before the date!
Music Trivia Night Feb 19 2022 (Brisbane Taylor Bridge)
Bookings for the House of Friendship Close 26th February
Classes XX and XIX Starting in July 2022 - Call for Counsellors
Rotary Peace Fellow Counsellors are required for Class XX together with those fellows from Class XIX who interrupted or deferred their studies during 2021 due to COVID-19. It is anticipated that the fellows will arrive during late June or early July 2022 to start classes on Monday 25th July 2022. 
The Rotary Foundation mandates that Counsellors attend Cultural Sensitivity Training, and this has been scheduled for Saturday 7th May 2022.
Peace Fellows are scheduled to attend a Rotary Foundation Information Day and Orientation to District 9620 at District Headquarters, Wacol on Sunday 24th July 2022 (12 noon – 3:30 pm commencing with lunch).  They are often supported on this occasion by their counsellors.
Being a counsellor is an extremely rewarding experience and an opportunity to meet these Fellows from many other countries of the world. The average age of our Peace Fellows is 30+ years and they have varied but interesting backgrounds in their previous field of work. They are only at the Rotary peace Centre for 18 months less University breaks.
Those interested can contact the district Coordinator or one of the liaisons using the contact links on the Peace and Conflict Studies Page.
More information can be found in the invitation document by clicking on the button below.
Ballet International Gala - it is on in January! (Brisbane)
  • 7 Performances in Brisbane and Caloundra starting January 26th 2022
  • Ticket Sales support Roadies Retreat
  • This will be one of the most significant Ballet events in Queensland for many years. Get details and book your tickets using the button below.
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Upcoming Events
2022-2023 Presidential Theme Announcement
Jan 20, 2022
Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony (Archerfield)
Souths Sports Club
Jan 26, 2022
Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony (Balmoral)
Norman Park Bowls Club
Jan 26, 2022
Ballet International Gala (BIG) (Brisbane)
QPAC Playhouse
Jan 26, 2022 – Jan 30, 2022
District 9620 Board Meeting
Bostock House and Zoom
Jan 27, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
D9620 District Leadership Team Meeting
Bostock House and Zoom
Jan 27, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
District Leadership Team Training
Feb 19, 2022 – Feb 20, 2022
Music Trivia Night (Brisbane Taylor Bridge)
Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL Sub-Branch
Feb 19, 2022
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
District 9620 Board Meeting
Feb 24, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
2022 House of Friendship Bookings Close
Feb 26, 2022
ROMAC Trivia Night (Caloundra Pacific)
Unity College
Mar 03, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
President Elect Training Seminar (PETS)
Mar 05, 2022 – Mar 06, 2022
International President Elect Training Seminar
Bribie Island
Mar 15, 2022 – Mar 16, 2022
District 9620 District Conference
The Events Centre, Caloundra
Mar 18, 2022 – Mar 20, 2022
District 9620 2022 Tree Planting Project
Stretton Wetland Reserve
Apr 10, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
District 9620 Board Meeting
Bostock House and Zoom
Apr 28, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
D9620 District Leadership Team Meeting
Bostock House and Zoom
Apr 28, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
RYPEN Camp Duckadong 2022
Camp Duckadong
Apr 30, 2022
Sensitivity Training for Peace Counsellors
The University of Queensland GP North Building
May 07, 2022
District 9620 2022 Interact Conference
St. Aiden's Anglcan Girl's School
May 15, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
RYLA CAMP (Dateclaimer)
May 16, 2022 – May 22, 2022
Run the Range (Toowoomba Metropolitan)
May 22, 2022
District 9620 Board Meeting
Bostock House
May 26, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
District Assembly
Bostock House
May 29, 2022
Rotary International Convention 2022 - Houston
Jun 04, 2022 – Jun 08, 2022
District 9620 Board Meeting
Bostock House
Jun 11, 2022
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
D9620 District Leadership Team Meeting
Bostock House
Jun 11, 2022
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
District 9620 Changeover
Jul 02, 2022
Rotary Foundation Info Day and D9620 Orientation
Bostock House
Jul 24, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
District 9620 2023 District Conference
Mar 25, 2023 – Mar 26, 2023
Rotary International Convention 2023 - Melbourne
May 27, 2023 – May 31, 2023
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