Breaking News
Conference Newsletter #2  Now Out
District Minute: Nominations for DG 2026-2027 Now Open
Call for Applications: RAWCS National Secretary and RAWCS National Treasurer
2024 NYSF Report
Dues Now Payable
District Conference Raffle Now Live - Win this Beautiful Jewellery!
Conference 2024 Sponsors
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
RAWCS National Flood Appeal
RARE New Premises Opening Celebration 3rd Feb
Community Dinner for QBI 7th February (New Farm)
Comedy for a Cause 14th Feb. (Jindalee)
Island Night Fundaiser 20th Feb. (Cleveland)
District Photo Competition 2023 Accepting Entries Now
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.
Maggie Kuok (District Administrator)
Mark Williams (District Webmaster)
Upcoming Events
RARE New Premises Opening Celebration
Feb 03, 2024
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Community Dinner for QBI (New Farm)
Feb 07, 2024
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Comedy for a Cause (Jindalee)
The Ballroom
Feb 14, 2024
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Island Night Fundraiser (Cleveland)
Feb 20, 2024
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
District Board and DLT Meetings
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
Feb 22, 2024
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
D9620 DLT Training 2024
Feb 23, 2024 – Feb 25, 2024
Rotary's Birthday
Feb 23, 2024
District 9620 2024 District Conference
Mar 08, 2024 – Mar 10, 2024
District Board Meeting
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
Mar 28, 2024
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
District Board and DLT Meetings
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
Apr 18, 2024
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
District Board Meeting
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
May 23, 2024
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Rotary International Convention - Singapore 2024
May 25, 2024 – May 29, 2024
District Board and DLT Meetings
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
Jun 27, 2024
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
District Interact Conference 2024
Jul 28, 2024
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