Breaking News
District 9620 Disaster Recovery Grants
District 9620 has secured a Disaster Response Grant from the Rotary Foundation.  This grant has enabled us to offer clubs, on a reimbursement basis (requirement of the Rotary Foundation), District Disaster Recovery Grants to fund activities and projects that support relief and recovery efforts for families, across the District, that have been impacted by the current flood disaster. Support includes the provision of basic items such as water, food, medicine, and clothing.  It can also cover the costs associated with helping with the major clean-up of homes, for example cleaning products and equipment necessary to enable the clean up and to assist affected families to get back into their homes with basic needs such as fridges and washing machines (of a basic nature) to see them through until they can re-establish themselves.
Grants will be approved based on their eligibility, the club’s contribution to the project (financial or in kind) and the merit and benefits of the project.  Applications will be assessed and approved on a first come basis by a special Grants Sub-Committee comprising the Foundation Coordinator, the District Governor, the current District Grants Chair and the incoming District Grants Chair.  Applications will close once all grant funds have been committed.   Grants are limited to a maximum of $3,000 per club but clubs are encouraged to work together to enable larger grants.
Grant Applications are now open using the Application form downloadable below.
For further information please contact the District Foundation Coordinator PDG Elwyn Hodges.
RAWCS Flood Appeal
YEP - Looking for Volunteers
Proposed New Rotary  Club of Water Safety & Drowning Prevention
PETS Rescheduled to 28-29 March
DGE Tim Keeler has announced a rescheduled PETS to replace the event cancelled due to the SEQ Floods. Click on the button below for more information.
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
RC Brisbane International 5th Birthday Cruise 25th March
Board Games for Timor-Leste 25th March (Brisbane)
Night to Remember Music Trivia Night 25th March (Mooloolaba)
Sugarwood Music Festival 26 March (Kenmore)
High Tea for Care For Kids 27th March (South Brisbane)
Opera in the Gardens 3rd April (Rotary West)
District 9620 Tree Planting Challenge 10th April
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.
World Malaria Awareness Day and RAM Walk for Solidarity 30th April
Applications for 2023 Rotary Peace Fellowships Close 15th May
District Changeover - Save the Date 2nd July
Trivia Night - NOW 9th JULY (Brookfield)
How to get your news on the district Facebook page
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Upcoming Events
ESRAG Zoom Meeting - Plastic Solutions
Mar 08, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Zoom Meeting: Proposed Rotary Club of Water Safety
Mar 14, 2022
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Faulty Towers Dining Experience (Mooloolaba)
Club Mooloolaba
Mar 17, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
District 9620 District Conference
The Events Centre, Caloundra
Mar 18, 2022 – Mar 20, 2022
Board Games for Timor-Leste (Brisbane)
St. Phillips Church Hall
Mar 25, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
RC Brisbane International 5th Year Dinner Cruise
Mowbray Park Ferry Terminal
Mar 25, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
A Night to Remember Charity Quiz (Mooloolaba)
Mar 25, 2022
7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Sugarwood Music Festival (Kenmore)
Booker Place
Mar 26, 2022
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
High Tea 27th March (South Brisbane)
Mar 27, 2022
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Opera in the Gardens (Rotary West)
Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
Apr 03, 2022
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
District 9620 2022 Tree Planting Project
Koala Habitat
Apr 10, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
District 9620 Board Meeting
Bostock House and Zoom
Apr 28, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
D9620 District Leadership Team Meeting
Bostock House and Zoom
Apr 28, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Deadline: Applications for District Grants 2022-3
Apr 30, 2022
Malaria Awareness Day - RAM Walk
Apr 30, 2022
RYPEN Camp Duckadong 2022
Camp Duckadong
Apr 30, 2022
Sensitivity Training for Peace Counsellors
The University of Queensland GP North Building
May 07, 2022
Applications for 2023 Peace Fellowships Close
May 15, 2022
District 9620 2022 Interact Conference
St. Aiden's Anglcan Girl's School
May 15, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
RYLA CAMP (Dateclaimer)
May 16, 2022 – May 22, 2022
Run the Range (Toowoomba Metropolitan)
May 22, 2022
District 9620 Board Meeting
Bostock House
May 26, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
President Elect Training Seminar (PETS)
Toowoomba City Golf Club
May 28, 2022 – May 29, 2022
District Assembly
Bostock House
May 29, 2022
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 9620 Changeover
Jul 02, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Trivia Night Fundraiser (Brookfield)
Brookfield Showground Hall
Jul 09, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary Foundation Info Day and D9620 Orientation
Bostock House
Jul 24, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:30 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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