Breaking News
Important District Updates
Bowls for Books and the Chance to have a Snail Named After You 1st June (Rotaract Paddington)
Teddy Bears Picnic 9th June (Ormeau-Pimpama)
Movie Night - The Way, My Way 16th May (Brisbane Centenary)
April RARE Newsletter Now Out
Charity Golf Day 10th May (Toowoomba East)
Final Notice for District Grants - Closing 31st May
If any Club has a project that they can complete by the end of May 2024 (and spend the money) can they submit a District Grant Application for consideration ASAP.  We will process any application through to RI for approval on a priority basis but the catch is the money must be able to be spent by 15 Jun 24 at the very latest
RAWCS Project Fair Postponed to a date to be determined
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
2024 District Changeover 30th June
Opera in the Gardens 28th Apr. (West Brisbane Rotary Clubs)
Mental Health First Aid Training 4th and 18th May (Greater Springfield)
UQ Queensland Brain Institute Rotary Presentation events 8th May and 15th June
Domestic and Family Violence Memorial Service 11th May (Mt Gravatt and Carindale)
Annual Charity Golf Day 12th May (Sunnybank)
An Evening of Brushing Kindness 18th May (Rotaract Brisbane Rivercity)
David Hack Classic 19th May (Toowoomba North)
Rotary Nomads Changeover 19th June
Solstice Swim 23rd June (Alexandra Headland)
The Science Experience Jul 2024 and Jan 2025
Date Claimer - 2024 Interact Conference 28 Jul.
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
RAWCS Project Fair - Postponed to a date TBD
Apr 27, 2024
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Opera in the Gardens (West Brisbane Clubs)
Apr 28, 2024
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mental Health First Aid (Greater Springfield)
May 04, 2024
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
UQ Queensland Brain Institute Event
May 08, 2024
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Charity Golf Day (Toowoomba East)
May 10, 2024
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
DV Memorial Service (Mt Gravatt and Carindale)
Hamlyn-Harris Pavilion
May 11, 2024
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Annual Charity Golf Day 2024 (Sunnybank)
May 12, 2024
7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Movie Night - The Way, My Way (Brisbane Centenary)
May 16, 2024
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Brushing Kindness (Rotaract Brisbane Rivercity)
May 18, 2024
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
David Hack Classic (Toowoomba North)
Aerotec Hangar
May 19, 2024
8:30 am – 2:30 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
Bowls for Books (Rotaract Paddington)
Jun 01, 2024
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Teddy Bears Picnic (Ormeau-Pimpama)
Jun 09, 2024
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
UQ Queensland Brain Institute Event - Second Session
Jun 15, 2024
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Rotary Nomads Changeover
Jun 19, 2024
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Solstice Swim (Alexandra Headland)
Jun 23, 2024
7:00 am – 12:00 pm
District Board and DLT Meetings
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
Jun 27, 2024
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
District 9620 2024 District Changeover
Jun 30, 2024
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Science Experience Griffith University
Jul 02, 2024 – Jul 04, 2024
2024 District 9620 Interact Conference
Jul 28, 2024
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
The Science Experience Combined Universities
Jan 21, 2025 – Jan 23, 2025
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