Breaking News
Regionalisation Update
Help Urgently Needed - RARE Container Packing 3rd September
RARE is planning to pack a 40’ container of donated health and educational supplies for the Rotary Club of Port Moresby on Saturday 3rd September 2022.  Additional volunteers are needed to ensure that this container is packed and sealed on the day. 
Charity Golf Day 14th October (RC Ormeau-Pimpama)
August RARE Newsletter Now Out
RYLA 2022 at Tuchekoi 24-30th Sept.

There are still a few places left. The date for applications  has passed, but more can be accepted on payment of a $50 late fee.

Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
Cirrus Aircraft West End to Broadway in the Hangar 27th August (Caloundra Pacific)
Ethiopian Cultural Dinner 27th August (Bribie Island)
Shrek The Musical 28th August (Brisbane)
Jaipur Royal Banquet 31st August (Wellington Point)
Pride of Workmanship Awards 7th September. (RC New Farm)
Rotary Fun Run 11th September (Brisbane Taylor Bridge and Brisbane Centenary)
Disco Dandiya Gala Dinner 24th September (Brisbane International)
Trivia Night 1st October (Brookfield)
Rotarians Against Malaria Annual Conference 22-23 October
Maleny Rotary Golf Day  28th October
Melbourne 2023 - Sharing our Sunshine
District Interact 2023 Conference 7th May SAVE THE DATE
RAM "Finish the Fight Against Malaria" Congress 25th May
Sharing Your Rotary Success Conference  June 5 2023. (Global Nurses and Midwives RC)
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 addresses, phone numbers and bank account details. If you wish to communicate 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 event 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.
Jenny Smith (District Administrator)
Mark Williams (District Webmaster)
Upcoming Events
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
6:30 PM – 10:30 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
Jaipur Royal Banquet (Wellington Point)
Jaipur Palace Restaurant
Aug 31, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Wooloongabba
Gabba Senior Citizens and Community Centre
Aug 31, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Brisbane Mid-City
Edinburgh Room, 4th Floor, Brisbane Club
Sep 02, 2022
Urgent Help Needed - Container Packing at RARE
RARE Warehouse
Sep 03, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Redlands Bayside
Victoria Point Sharks Sporting Club
Sep 06, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Redland Sunrise
Sep 07, 2022
Pride of Workmanship Awards (RC New Farm)
Brunswick Hotel
Sep 07, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Rotary Fun Run (Bris. Centenary and Taylor Bridge)
Rocks Riverside Park
Sep 11, 2022
International Day of Peace (IDOP) Lecture
St. John's Cathedral
Sep 21, 2022
6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
RYLA 2022 at Tuchekoi
Maranatha Recreation Camp
Sep 24, 2022 – Sep 30, 2022
Disco Dandiya Gala Dinner (RCBI)
Sacred Hearts Hall
Sep 24, 2022
6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Trivia Night (Brookfield)
Brookfield Showground Hall
Oct 01, 2022
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary Charity Golf Day (RC Ormeau-Pimpama)
Gainsborough Greens Golf Club
Oct 14, 2022
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2022 Rotarians Against Malaria National Conference
Brisbane International Hotel
Oct 22, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022
Maleny Rotary Golf Day
Maleny Golf Club
Oct 28, 2022
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Forest Lake
Bostock House
Nov 14, 2022
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
District 9620 2023 District Conference
Brisbane City Hall
Mar 24, 2023 – Mar 26, 2023
Centenary Impact Tour - South Brisbane
Hotel West End
Apr 17, 2023
5:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Paddington
Paddington Tavern
Apr 20, 2023
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
District Interact 2023 Conference
Albany Creek State High School
May 07, 2023
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
Sharing Your Rotary Success Conference (GNMRC)
The Greek Isles
Jun 05, 2023 – Jun 14, 2023
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