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Conference 2022 Announces Sun Engineering as Diamond Sponsor
RAWCS Tonga Appeal

The effects of the Volcano and Tsunami on January 15th will be far-reaching, impacting the Tonga Community for months, possibly years to come.

Communication remains problematic with international and inter-island call still no possible due to the damage to the undersea cable.

Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) will be working with Rotary New Zealand World Community Service (RNZWCS) and Rotary Club of Nuku’alofa (Tonga) in providing aid and assistance to the affected communities’ and restoring their livelihoods.

RAWCS has registered a Rotary Australia Relief Fund project to seek financial assistance from Rotary Clubs, the public and private sector.

Donations to the RAWCS Relief Fund are tax deductible.

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Project  Tonga Volcano Eruption and Tsunami Disaster

D9620 Rotarians in the Australia Day Honours (That we know of so far)
Create | Consume 5th Feb (Beenleigh and Loganholme)
2 Special Guest Speakers (Brisbane High Rise)
The Rotary Club of Brisbane High Rise has 2 very special guest speakers coming up in February at their regular morning meetings (7:15-8:30am Thursdays at the United Service Club.
Dr. Jennifer Cronin will be speaking on 10th February on the topic of "Hong Kong's Golden Age - still to come?" and on the 17th February, Stan Gallo will be speaking to the topic: "What's it all about then? - Cyber Risk and the Dark Web"
Click on the photos for more details.
Fundraiser: Special Guest Speaker Defence Minister Hon. Peter Dutton MP (Brisbane)
Proceeds from this event will go to our club project to enable TB immunisation in Timor-Leste
Tickets: $99 p.p. Registration Essential.
Fun Fundraiser (Global Nurses and Midwives)
ROMAC 20-21 Annual Report Now Out
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
Volunteers Needed for DIK
Moreton Bay Habitat Restoration 6th Feb (ESRAG)
Music Trivia Night Feb 19 2022 (Brisbane Taylor Bridge)
Bookings for the House of Friendship Close 26th February
Heroes and Villains Trivia Fundraiser 5th March (Toowoomba Metropolitan)
Trivia Night 12th March (Brookfield)
RC Brisbane International 5th Birthday Cruise 25th March
Opera in the Gardens 3rd April (Rotary West)
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Upcoming Events
Create | Consume (Beenleigh and Lganholme)
Beenleigh Artisan Distillery
Feb 05, 2022
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Moreton Bay Habitat Restoration (ESRAG)
Feb 06, 2022
6:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Guest Speaker Jennifer Cronin (Brisbane High Rise)
United Service Club
Feb 10, 2022
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Fun Fundraiser (Global Nurses and Midwives)
Feb 15, 2022
Guest Speaker Stan Gallo (Brisbane High Rise)
United Service Club
Feb 17, 2022
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
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
Heroes and Villains Trivia Night (Toowoomba Metro)
Clive Berghofer Grand Atrium - Clifford Park Racecourse
Mar 05, 2022
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Defence Minister Hon Peter Dutton MP (Brisbane)
United Service Club
Mar 07, 2022
12:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Trivia Night Fundraiser (Brookfield)
Brookfield Showground Hall
Mar 12, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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
RC Brisbane International 5th Year Dinner Cruise
Mowbray Park Ferry Terminal
Mar 25, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Opera in the Gardens (Rotary West)
Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
Apr 03, 2022
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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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