Breaking News
April District Newsletter Now Out!
Rotary Peace Fellows Annual Seminar 30th April (Online)
DIK Special packing day 23rd April
Lift the Lid FUNdraiser 7th May (Kippa-Ring North Lakes)
Polio Movie Night - The Duke 28th April (Brisbane)
Proudly Launching The Three Cs Cafe 4th May (Global Nurses and Midwives)
Volunteers Needed for The Gathering Festival Carpark Management (Ipswich)
Rotary Club of Brisbane Taylor Bridge 10th Birthday Celebration 13th May
Brisbane Kite Festival 15th May (Balmoral and Carindale)
Rotary Club of Beenleigh Changeover 18th June
Rotary Club of Kingaroy Changeover 18th June
Rotary Club of New Farm Changeover Dinner 29th June
Rotary Club of Roma Changeover 9th July
District Assembly 12th June
Ready, Set Go! Things to do for the new Rotary Year
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
District Grants 2022-23 - Call For Applications
District 9620 is now calling for applications for District Grants for club projects for the 2022-23 Rotary Year. We have made some changes in the way we will manage the District grant process. Full details of the process can be found on the District 9620 website District Grant Administration and Financial Management Plan 2022-2023.

Applications close 30 April 2022 and clubs will then be advised of approval, or otherwise, following assessment of all applications. To be eligible for a District Grant clubs must meet the following qualification requirements:
  1. The club must be in good financial standing with RI and District
  2. At least two Club members must have completed a Rotary Foundation Grant Management Seminar and the Club must have signed the Club Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)(Rev1).
  3. Club must have a Grant Management Plan
  4.  All District and Global Grant Reports must be up to date
For Full Details, Click the button below.
Moreton Bay Robust Oyster Basket Working Bees (ESRAG)
Film Night - "The Duke"  29th April (Caloundra Pacific)
World Malaria Awareness Day and RAM Walk for Solidarity 30th April
Bookfest Noosa 29th Apr - 1st May (Noosa Daybreak)
New Date!  2022 Interclub Bowls Challenge 3rd May (Brisbane Taylor Bridge)
Applications for 2023 Rotary Peace Fellowships Close 15th May
Interact Conference - The Best Day of the Year for Interactors 15th May
Sprinkle Kindness! 20th May (Rotaract Brisbane Rivercity)
Sprinkle Kindness’ is the colourful fairy bread cocktail party that will brighten your night!

Throw on your most colourful cocktail attire and join us for a 3 hour drink package and a selection of canapés (and fairy bread, of course) to raise money for ReachOut, an online mental health service offering support to young adults during tough times.

Join us from 6:30pm to kick off the party and indulge in a childhood classic, to help support an amazing cause.
Top Gun Movie Night 27th May (Beenleigh)
PETS Rescheduled to 28-29 May
Please click on the button below for event details and an invitation to Presidents-elect to attend PETS 2022 - Mark 2.  We keep our fingers crossed that things will be a little less tumultuous this time around.  
I understand that some incoming Presidents will be concerned that there will now only be one month between PETS and when you take office.  We still feel that the opportunity to get together can't be missed and that it's better late than never.  To address some of these concerns, however, I have included a link in your invitation to a document designed to guide  and assist you with preparing both for and during your year as President. It focuses on helping you to plan and monitor club activities monthly and also serves as a monthly reminder of activities and deadlines that apply to all Rotary clubs.  I hope that this will be of assistance to you along with the more general Learning Place activities also linked in the invite.  
You will need to register using the link in the invitation and book your own accommodation as required.   The seminar cost for President-elects and their partner or proxy is $100 per head with payment details included in the invite.
--Doug St. Clair
ROMAC Trivia Challenge 2nd June (Caloundra Pacific)
Rotary Nomads Changeover 22nd June
Redcliffe Sunrise Changeover 29th June
District Changeover - Save the Date 2nd July
Dateclaimer: Rotary Club of Brisbane International Changeover 9th July
Trivia Night - NOW 9th JULY (Brookfield)
Rotary Club of Brisbane Taylor Bridge Changeover 10th July
Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival 21st Aug (Cooroy)
Multicultural Fesival and Car Show and Shine 6th Aug. (Sunnybank Hills)
West End to Broadway in the Hangar 27th Aug. (Caloundra Pacific)
YEP - Looking for Volunteers
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.
  • District Announcements
  • Club event announcements
  • RAG and Fellowship event announcements
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.
Articles that report on past events and projects, anything of enduring significance, and anything else that does not fit the GIST publishing guidelines should be sent to the District Newsletter editor at

How to get an Event in the Calendar

To get an event in the Calendar, please send the following information to
  • Mandatory: The text that you would like to appear in thc calendar entry. Should include a teaser as to why someone would like to attend the event, ticket prices, etc etc. The text cannot include potentially sensitive information like email adresses, phone numbers and bank account details. If you wish to cojmmunicat these, put them in an image or PDF file that can be linked as a download document.
  • Mandatory:  Date, Time, Location. Please include the postcode in the location as this is needed to generate the location map. (Or the evnt could be online of course.)
  • Mandatory: Name of a Rotarian in the district who is the primary contact for the event.
  • Strongly recommended: An image to go in the calendar entry detail page. Landscape format works best.
  • Optional: Documents about the event like event flyers, etc etc. Max size: 5MB
  • Optional: Links that might be useful like bookings links, the home page of the charity you are supporting, etc.

How to get an event notice in the GIST

The GIST is published on Tuesday afternoons. The deadline to get an event notice in every Tuesday's GIST is midnight Monday. Requests coming in on Tuesday morning will be handled on a "best effort" basis. To get an event entry in the GIST, please do the following:
  • Mandatory: Get the event in the Calendar (see above)
  • Mandatory: An image in square or landscape format to be the article. If you send an image that is in portrait format, it will be cropped to square according to the GIST editor's judgement. It's OK to send a PDF Flyer - the editor will just do a screenshot and use that.
  • Optional: SHORT explanatory text which will go under the image. 200 words max. Long explanations should go in the calendar entry.

Please send event info to:

We are always interested in hearing your feedback and suggestions on this.
Sue Mulraney (District Administrator)
Mark Williams (District Webmaster)
Upcoming Events
Moreton Bay R.O.B. Building Working Bee (ESRAG)
Ozfish Processing Facility
Apr 13, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
DIK Special Packing Day for Suva and Tonga
DIK Warehouse
Apr 23, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Moreton Bay R.O.B. Building Working Bee (ESRAG)
Ozfish Processing Facility
Apr 23, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
District 9620 Board Meeting
Bostock House and Zoom
Apr 28, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
Polio Film Night - The Duke (Brisbane)
Red Hill — Five Star Cinemas
Apr 28, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
D9620 District Leadership Team Meeting
Bostock House and Zoom
Apr 28, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Bookfest (Noosa Daybreak)
Noosa Liesure Centre
Apr 29, 2022 9:00 AM –
May 01, 2022 5:00 PM
Film Night - The Duke (Caloundra Pacific)
Strand Movie Theatre
Apr 29, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Deadline: Applications for District Grants 2022-3
Apr 30, 2022
Malaria Awareness Day - RAM Walk
Apr 30, 2022
Rotary Peace Fellows Seminar 2022
Apr 30, 2022
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
2022 Interclub Bowls Challenge (Bris. Taylor Br,)
Club Oxley
May 03, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
The Three Cs Cafe (Global Nurses and Midwives)
May 04, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Sensitivity Training for Peace Counsellors
The University of Queensland GP North Building
May 07, 2022
Lift the Lid FUNdraiser (Kippa-Ring North Lakes)
Hercules Rd State School Auditorium
May 07, 2022
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Moreton Bay R.O.B. Building Working Bee (ESRAG)
Ozfish Processing Facility
May 11, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Brisbane Taylor Bridge 10th Birthday Bash
Members' Bar, Brisbane Golf Club
May 13, 2022
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Applications for 2023 Peace Fellowships Close
May 15, 2022
David Hack Classic (Toowoomba North)
Aerotec Hangar
May 15, 2022
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
District 9620 2022 Interact Conference
St. Aiden's Anglcan Girl's School
May 15, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Interact Conference 2022
St. Aiden's Girls School
May 15, 2022
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Brisbane Kite Festival (Balmoral and Carindale)
Murrarie Recreation Reserve
May 15, 2022
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sprinkle Kindness! (Rotaract Brisbane Rivercity)
Events on Oxlade
May 20, 2022
6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Moreton Bay R.O.B. Building Working Bee (ESRAG)
Ozfish Processing Facility
May 21, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Car Park Management - The Gathering (Ipswich)
Ipswich Turf Club
May 21, 2022 9:30 AM –
May 22, 2022 6:00 PM
Run the Range (Toowoomba Metropolitan)
May 22, 2022
District 9620 Board Meeting
Bostock House
May 26, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
Top Gun Movie Night (Beenleigh)
Event Cinemas Loganholme
May 27, 2022
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
President Elect Training Seminar (PETS)
Toowoomba City Golf Club
May 28, 2022 – May 29, 2022
ROMAC Trivia Challenge (Caloundra Pacific)
Unity College Auditorium
Jun 02, 2022
6:15 PM – 10:00 PM
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 Assembly
Centenary State High School
Jun 12, 2022
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Rotary Club of Beenleigh Changeover
Eagle Tavern
Jun 18, 2022
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Rotary Club of Kingaroy Changeover
Town Common Hall
Jun 18, 2022 6:30 PM –
Jun 19, 2022 3:00 AM
Changeover: E-Club of Australia Nomads
Armidale Bowls Club
Jun 22, 2022
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary Club of New Farm Changeover
United Service Club
Jun 29, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary Club of Redcliffe Sunrise Changeover 29 Jun
Scarborough Bowls Club
Jun 29, 2022
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
District 9620 Changeover
Jul 02, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary Club of Roma Changeover
Jul 09, 2022
Rotary Club of Brisbane International Changeover
Jul 09, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Trivia Night Fundraiser (Brookfield)
Brookfield Showground Hall
Jul 09, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary Club of St. George Changeover
Jul 10, 2022
Rotary Brisbane Taylor Bridge Changeover
Brisbane Golf Club
Jul 10, 2022
7:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Rotary Foundation Info Day and D9620 Orientation
Bostock House
Jul 24, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Multicultural Festival & Car Show (Sunnybank Hills
Mt Gravatt Showgrounds
Aug 06, 2022
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival
Aug 21, 2022
6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
West End to Broadway in the Hangar (Cal. Pacific)
Qld Air Museum
Aug 27, 2022
5:00 PM – 10:00 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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