Breaking News
September DG News Now Out!
District Photo Competition 2023 Accepting Entries Now
Dinner for Mental Health 17th Oct. (Noosa)
34 Weeks to Convention 2024!
RC Clevaland Christmas Lottery Drawn 16th Dec.
Rotary Peace fellow Speaks at Bribie 5th Oct
October RARE Newsletter Now Out
RYPEN Registrations Now Closed
Vale PDG John Ker
Conference 2024 Sponsors
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
Charity Golf Day 6th October (Caloundra Pacific)
Social Night: Thai Food for Chelsea and Manta Rays 11th Oct. (Brisbane)
Cirrus Aircraft Viva Italia in the Hangar 21st Oct. (Caloundra Pacific)
Rotary Club of Wynnum and Manly 70th Anniversary Celebration 21st Oct.
Shop & Sip Evening Postponed to 18th October (Redcliffe Sunrise)
Touch of Purple for Epilepsy 18th Nov. (Redland Sunrise)
RARE Raceday Raffle Drawn 22nd October (Bribie Island)
RARE Opening Day Celebration 28th Oct.
Rotary Zone 8 2023 Virtual Conference and Institute 28-29 October
Brisbane Lift The Lid Walk  29th October
Lift the Lid Walk 29th Oct. (Bribie Island)
22nd Annual Charity Golf Day 3rd Nov. (Cleveland)
Melbourne Cup Luncheon 7th Nov. (Toowoomba City)
Foundation Recognition Dinner 8th November
Christmas Fair 25th Nov. (Mt. Gravatt)
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
Pride of Workmanship 2023 (New Farm)
Oct 04, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Charity Golf Day (Caloundra Pacific)
Oct 06, 2023
12:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Social Meeting: Thai to Support Chelsea (Brisbane)
Oct 11, 2023
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
RYPEN 2023
Oct 13, 2023 – Oct 15, 2023
Rotarians for Mental Health Dinner (Noosa)
Oct 17, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Shop & Sip Evening (Redcliffe Sunrise)
Oct 18, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Cirrus Aircraft Viva Italia in the Hangar (CalPac)
Oct 21, 2023
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary Club of Wynnum and Manly 70th Anniversary
Oct 21, 2023
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
RARE Raceday Raffle Drawn (Bribie Island)
Oct 22, 2023
RLI Facilitators' Workshop
Oct 22, 2023
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2023
District Board Meeting
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
Oct 26, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
2023 Zone 8 Virtual Conference (Institute)
Oct 28, 2023 – Oct 29, 2023
RARE Opening Day
Oct 28, 2023
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Lift The Lid Walk Bribie Island
Oct 29, 2023
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Lift the Lid Walk Brisbane
Oct 29, 2023
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
22nd Annual Charity Golf Day (Cleveland)
Nov 03, 2023 10:00 AM –
Nov 11, 2023 3:00 PM
Melbourne Cup Luncheon (Toowoomba City)
Nov 07, 2023
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Foundation Recognition Dinner
Nov 08, 2023
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
District 9620 AGM
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
Nov 12, 2023
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
District Rotary Foundation Seminar
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
Nov 12, 2023
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
District Board and DLT Meetings
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
Nov 16, 2023
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
A Touch of Purple (Redland Sunrise)
Nov 18, 2023
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Christmas Fair (RC Mt. Gravatt)
Nov 25, 2023
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
2023 D9620 RYTS
Dec 10, 2023 – Dec 16, 2023
RC Cleveland Christmas Lottery Drawn
Dec 16, 2023
District Board Meeting
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
Jan 18, 2024
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
District Board and DLT Meetings
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
Feb 15, 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 21, 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 16, 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 20, 2024
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
District Interact Conference 2024
Jul 28, 2024
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