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RYLA 2022 Will Be Held from September 25th-30th at Tuchekoi!
Do you know someone aged 18-26 who has what it takes to become a dynamic leader and could change themselves and the world? They may be perfect for RYLA. Click on the image above for more information.
Annual Dinner and Charity Auction 3rd June (Archerfield)
Top Gun Movie Night 2nd June (Brisbane Centenary)
Rotary Club of Dalby Changeover 1st July
Rotary Club of Archerfield Changeover 14th July
RDU Subscription Price Change

Rotary Down Under Magazine Subscriptions

From 1 July 2022 there will be changes to the magazine subscription prices.
There are many pressures on Rotary Down Under to perform and be the best regional magazine for our Zone. Cost increases and the rapid changes in technology all provide challenging times.
New rates:
Hard copy currently $44.50 per annum – will remain the same
Digital copy currently $35 per annum – will increase to $39.50
Clubs will be invoiced in July and January for the number of subscribers in the RDU database.
District Assembly 12th June
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
Webinar: Calculating your Rotary Club's Carbon Footprint 19th May (ESRAG)
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.
High Tea 21st May (Brisbane International)
Moreton Bay Robust Oyster Basket Working Bees (ESRAG)
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)
Explore 4070! 5th June (Karana Bellbowrie)
Rotary Club of Paddington Changeover 16th June
Rotary Club of Kingaroy Changeover 18th June
Rotary Club of Beenleigh Changeover 18th June
Rotary Nomads Changeover 22nd June
Wynnum and Manly Changeover 25th June
Rotary Club of Carindale Changeover 25th June
Rotary Club of Caloundra Changeover 25th June
Solstice Swim 26th June (Alexandra Headland)
Rotary Club of New Farm Changeover Dinner 29th June
Redcliffe Sunrise Changeover 29th June
Greater Springfield Rotary Changeover 1st July
District Changeover - Save the Date 2nd July
Rotary Club of Browns Plains Changeover 8th July
Dateclaimer: Rotary Club of Brisbane International Changeover 9th July
Trivia Night - NOW 9th JULY (Brookfield)
Rotary Club of Roma Changeover 9th July
Rotary Club of Brisbane Taylor Bridge Changeover 10th July
Multicultural Fesival and Car Show and Shine 6th Aug. (Sunnybank Hills)
Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival 21st Aug (Cooroy)
Cirrus Aircraft West End to Broadway in the Hangar 27th August (Caloundra Pacific)
West End to Broadway in the Hangar 27th Aug. (Caloundra Pacific)
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 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.
Sue Mulraney (District Administrator)
Mark Williams (District Webmaster)
Upcoming Events
Launch of the Rotary Carbon Calculator (ESRAG)
May 19, 2022
7:25 PM – 8:30 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
High Tea (RC Brisbane International)
Sacred Heart Hall
May 21, 2022
2:00 PM – 4:30 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
Top Gun Movie Night (Brisbane Centenary)
Regal Twin Cinema
Jun 02, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
ROMAC Trivia Challenge (Caloundra Pacific)
Unity College Auditorium
Jun 02, 2022
6:15 PM – 10:00 PM
Annual Dinner and Charity Auction (Archerfield)
Gambaro's Seafood Restaurant
Jun 03, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary International Convention 2022 - Houston
Jun 04, 2022 – Jun 08, 2022
Explore 4070 (Karana Bellbowrie)
Moggill District Sports Park
Jun 05, 2022
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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 Caloundra Changeover Dinner
Oaks Resort
Jun 25, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary Club of Carindale Changeover
Belmont Services Bowls Club
Jun 25, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary Club of Paddington Changeover
Paddo Tavern
Jun 25, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
RC Wynnum and Manly Changeover
Wynnum Manly Leagues Club
Jun 25, 2022
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Solstice Swim (Alexandra Headland)
Alex Headland SLSC
Jun 26, 2022
8:00 AM – 4:00 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
Greater Springfield Rotary Changeover
Jul 01, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary Club of Dalby Changeover
Dalby Golf Club
Jul 01, 2022
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
District 9620 Changeover
Jul 02, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary Club of Browns Plains Changeover
Diggers Services Club
Jul 08, 2022
5:30 PM – 9:30 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 Club of Archerfield Changeover
The Green Room, Souths Sports Club
Jul 14, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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
RYLA 2022 Camp at Tuchekoi
Manatha Recreation Camp
Sep 25, 2022 – Sep 30, 2022
2022 Rotarians Against Malaria National Conference
Brisbane International Hotel
Oct 22, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022
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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