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End Polio 2021 Bridge Walk 22nd October
End Polio Now Event at Ballistic Beer Springfield 23rd October (Greater Springfield Rotary)

Greater Springfield Rotary and Ballistic Beer Springfield

invite you to attend an evening of fun and friendship while supporting a great cause.

  • To reserve your place, just book a table at Ballistic Beer Springfield (07) 2890 1200 for Saturday 23rd October
Lift the Lid Walk for Mental Health 31st Oct. (Mooloolaba)

Mooloolaba Rotary Lifts the Lid

On Sunday October 31st, 2021 the Rotary Club of Mooloolaba supported by the Alexandra Headland Rotary Club will be staging their annual “Lift The Lid Walk for mental health”.

The Lift The Lid Walk for mental health is just that, a walk, not a race. It offers members of our community an opportunity to “lift the lid” on mental health and in the process, raise much needed funds for Australian Rotary Health mental health research.!

The Lift The Lid Walk starts at 8am and is an 8km return route from Mooloolaba Surf Club to Maroochydore Surf Club with a 4km turn-around point at Alex Headland Surf Club.

Ipswich Rotary Trailer Raffle Drawn December 14

Win a 6x4 trailer full of goodies!

"Making a Difference" copies still available

"Making a Difference", the history of District 9630

Ordered copies of "Making a Difference", the history of District 9630 have now been distributed. There are extra copies still available, at $20 each.
If you would like to order a copy, for personal interest, for your club's history, or perhaps to include in new member packs, please contact the editor, Roger Crawfoot on 0427 015 099 or by email for details.
Cirrus Aircraft Opera in the Hangar Now on 30th October
We have rescheduled this event and bookings are now open for this date.
If you have already  booked and still are able to come, then just leave your booking in place.
If you have booked but would like a refund please request by email or through trybooking.

Underground Opera Company are a unique group of performers who perform in unusual venues - here in Caloundra we have chosen the Caloundra Air Museum Hangar, half full with old planes as a backdrop!!   This is a Black tie Event,  Bubbles and Paella on arrival, sweets in the interval and a standing ovation at the end, we think!

Tickets: $100 p.p.
Bookings: Book by clicking the button below.
Supporting: (Ending Youth Suicide)

Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
2021 Shelterbox Champion Awards Ceremony 5th October

ShelterBox will host a special virtual ceremony at 7pm AEDT / 4pm AWST Tuesday 5th October where over 70 Rotary Clubs across Australia will be recognised with a ShelterBox Champion Award.

Rotary Clubs around Australia are invited to join ShelterBox CEO Mike Greenslade as he officially announces the winners of the 2021 ShelterBox Champion Awards.

“In a year where many club’s fundraising efforts were hampered because of the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing lockdowns, the 2021 ShelterBox Champion Award winners are truly deserving of their awards” said Mike Greenslade, CEO of ShelterBox Australia.

We already know that Rotary District 9600 will be receiving a Bronze award. Which clubs and districts will share the other 69 awards?

Threatened Species Day 9th October (ESRAG)
Ride The Range 10th October (RC Toowoomba)
For 11 Years we’ve had ONE simple to goal with Rotary Ride The Range. To RIDE and RAISE Money for our CHARITY Partners. #RTR2021 in Toowoomba is no different!
Rotary Ride The Range has SIX Fully Supported Rides  including South East Queensland’s Toughest and Longest Charity Ride –  THE 200 with an EPIC DOUBLE RANGE CLIMB.
#RTR2021 has a ride option to suit everyone, from the HardCORE to the SOCIAL rider.
The Rotary Club of Toowoomba is committed to looking after each and every rider, our volunteers, sponsors and supporters. We LOVE to Ride!  We also LOVE to Serve.
We look forward to welcoming you to Toowoomba for Rotary Ride The Range on SUNDAY 10.10.2021
Sunset Cruise 12th October (Combined Noosa Rotary Clubs)

The Rotary Clubs of Noosa, Noosa Heads and Noosa Daybreak Welcome You to our Sunset Cruise

Members, Friends and Visitors are welcome to join us for a fabulous Noosa River Sunset Cruise on Tuesday 12th October. Special guests will be District Governor Wendy Protheroe and ADG Bernie Wilson

What's included

  • Exclusive use of the Catalina.
  • Caterers will create a bespoke market style dining menu.
  • The cash bar will be open for the entire duration of the cruise.
  • Cash bar fully stocked. Includes beer, wine, spirits & cocktails.
  • Fantastic entertainment to get you moving.
  • ALL THIS FOR JUST $45 per person
  • Bookings: click on tbne button below.
Morning Tea for Cancer October 16 (Archerfield)

Join us for a FREE Morning Tea with cancer patients and survivors, with great events including:

  • Turban demo
  • Anklung performance
  • Amanzi dance (Rwanda Association Qld)
Beenleigh Cane Parade 16th October (RC Beenleigh)
The Rotary Club of Beenleigh is thrilled to announce the return of the Beenleigh Cane Gala Ball & Parade on the 16th of October 2021, and it’s going to be sweeter than ever!
From 10am will see the heart of Beenleigh come alive with floats, walking groups, schools and bands making their way through our streets in the Beenleigh Cane Parade. Come, bring the family and friends, and enjoy the spectacle smack bang in the middle of Brisbane and the Gold Coast.


There are a few ways you can help the Rotary Club of Beenleigh pull of this amazing event.
1 - Bring your family and friends and enjoy the festivities on the day – or perhaps you’d like to let your Rotary spirit shine and volunteer!
2 - We need assistance with marshals along the parade route on the day. Are you interested in helping? Contact for more information!
Come and join us for a dose of community spirit and the sweeter things in life!
Picnic 4 Polio 16th October (Global Nurses and Midwives)

Pack your picnic basket with your favourite food and drink, gather your family and friends and join the Global Nurses and Mid-wives as they raise awareness for Polio Plus.

  • Join us for fun, fellowship and a fundraiser activity or two!
  • Come Learn a little about Polio and the impact the virus is still having on the world.
Rotary Club of New Farm Annual Dinner 20th October 

The Rotary Club of New Farm

invites you to their



the Parliament House Annexe

  • RSVP 30th September to Monica Fraser (Contact Button Below)
  • Strict COVID and security procedures will be in place
  • Limited seats remaining
 Rotaract Club of Brisbane Rivercity's Movie Night 23rd October

The Rotaract Club of Brisbane Rivercity is very pleased to announce our next fundraising event will be a movie night hosted by New Farm Cinemas, on Saturday the 23rd of October.

This year we will be screening an old classic. You’ve seen all sorts of movies before, but you’ve never seen anything like the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

All money raised will go to support the amazing work done by the Women’s Legal Service; who provide free legal and welfare assistance to women in Queensland who experience domestic, family and sexual violence, and complex family law matters.

Fancy dress on the night is encouraged! Come dressed as a character from Rocky Horror or in your best Halloween attire!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets, popcorn, and a beverage of your choice, and get ready to give yourself over to absolute pleasure. See the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

  • Cost: $30 p.p.
Polio Plus Raffle Tickets Now on Sale

Win A Stunning Opal Necklace and Enable Immunisation

This raffle is being run in conjunction with the District 9620 Gin and Bubbles Polio Fundraiser to be held on the 24th October, 2021 and will be drawn at the event.
Wild Polio is almost eradicated globally, with no cases being reported since January 2021. We are on the final stretch, but if we stop now it can still come back. Eradication work will need to continue for at least 4 years aftar the last case.
Your buying one raffle ticket will approximately fund the full imunisation of one child, including vaccine and logistics.
First prize is an opal necklace valued at $2720 generously donated by Rowarn Luder
  • Tickets: $5 each.
World Polio Day Gin, Bubbles and High Tea 24th October

Enjoy a fun afternoon of prosecco, canapes and a special World Polio Celebration Gin Cocktail. Your attendance will help Rotary to eliminate polio from the world once and for all and if you’re lucky you’ll be the recipient of a spot prize from our generous sponsors! Covent Garden is a tropical garden oasis, a contemporary gin house (with 400+ gins to indulge in), as well as one of Australia’s very few fully coeliac friendly / gluten free restaurants.

  • $79 p.p.+booking fee
  • Prosecco on arrival
  • World Polio Day special gin cocktail
Become a Clem Renouf EPN Club for World Polio Day

October 24th is World Polio Day

As part of our End Polio campaign leading up to World Polio Day 24 October, we are challenging all clubs in our District to become a Clem Renouf END POLIO NOW Club.  Is your Club up to the challenge?

The Clem Renouf END POLIO NOW Clubs program was launched last year to mark our Centenary Year and the death of our great leader Sir Clem Renouf – ‘Father’ of PolioPlus.

To be a Clem Renouf END POLIO NOW Club, we are asking every member of the Club to donate $10 to the Foundations End Polio Now Fund.  Process is simple, Club treasurers collect $10 from each club member and deposit in the Australian Rotary Foundation Trust account (BSB 332 084 A/c 5510381195) with the club name as the reference and then provide details via Clem Renouf EPN Club Multiple Donor Form

Golf Day Fundraiser Oct 29 (Browns Plains)
Rotary Club of Toowoomba North 50th Birthday Party 30th October
  • $71 p.p.
  • RSVP 23rd October
RAWCS Showcase (Brisbane Metro North) Now Oct 31
All Rotarians are invited to attend this Showcase to get an insight into this Australian-based program and its various activities which was established by the Rotary Districts of Australia to assist Rotary Clubs and Districts with the delivery of their World Community Service Projects.
This series of events kicks off on the 26th September at Bostock House and will move to three other areas for the convenience of Rotarians.

It would be great if each Rotary club could send at least one representative to one of the days. Rotary Clubs are also invited to display any of the RAWCS Projects that they are presently involved with. Further information will be given by a series of short presentations .

RAM Annual Conference 13-14 November
Our 2021 RAM Conference, due to be held in Canberra, ACT this year, has been changed into a virtual conference to be held via Zoom. It will now be held from 10am-12pm on 13 and 14 November 2021. Registration is $50.
Interact Awards Entries  Close December 1
Share your Interact club’s service-learning journey through the 2021 Interact Awards. 

This year’s Interact Awards invites Interact clubs around the world to start their service-learning journey with Rotary’s new service-learning resources! After applying service-learning to your club experience, submit a video, photos, and/or an essay showcasing your club’s service-learning journey! Clubs may submit in all or any of the three categories.

Nominations are due by 1 December 2021 for a chance to be named “Best Video,” “Best Photo,” or “Best Essay” and receive funds to support your Interact club’s next project. Rotary clubs, Rotaract clubs, teachers, and parents can all support your Interact clubs to make their vison a reality. Please share this opportunity with your Interact clubs.
The Santos Science Experience - Applications Close 10th December

Closes 10th December - Click Below for more Information

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Upcoming Events
District 9620 Polio Plus Raffle
Sep 13, 2021 10:00 AM –
Oct 24, 2021 5:00 PM
DG Visit - Pine Rivers Daybreak
Oct 05, 2021
6:45 AM – 8:30 AM
Ipswich Rotary Trailer Raffle
Oct 05, 2021 9:00 AM –
Dec 14, 2021 6:30 PM
DG Visit - Salisbury
Weller's Hill Bowls Club
Oct 05, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2021 Shelterbox Champion Awards Ceremony
Oct 05, 2021
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
DG Visit - Ravindran Cluster
Gateway of India
Oct 06, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
DG Visit - Carindale
Belmont Services Club
Oct 07, 2021
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM
DG Visit - Brisbane Inner West
Yeronga Services Club
Oct 07, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
D9620 Presidents Catch-up
Oct 08, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
DG Visit - Toowoomba Garden City (Jazz Festival)
Oct 09, 2021
Threatened Species Day (ESRAG)
Kakadu Beach - Bribie Island
Oct 09, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Ride The Range (RC Toowoomba)
Heller St Park, Picnic Point
Oct 10, 2021
Ride The Range Finish Festival (RC Toowoomba)
Heller St Park, Picnic Point
Oct 10, 2021
10:30 AM – 2:20 PM
DG Visit - Mooloolaba
Oct 11, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
DG Visit - Noosa, Noosa Daybreak and Noosa Heads
Oct 12, 2021
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Sunset Cruise (Combined Noosa Rotary Clubs)
Oct 12, 2021
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Cancer Survivors' Morning Tea (Archerfield)
Souths Sports Club
Oct 16, 2021
Beenleigh Cane Parade (Beenleigh)
Oct 16, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Picnic 4 Polio (Global Nurses and Midwives)
Simpsons Park Playground
Oct 16, 2021
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Beenleigh Cane Gala Ball (Beenleigh)
Beenleigh Events Centre
Oct 16, 2021
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
DG Visit - Kenny Cluster
Australia Zoo
Oct 17, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
RC New Farm Annual Dinner
Parliamentary Annexe, Brisbane
Oct 20, 2021
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
End Polio 2021 Bridge Walk
Treasury Casino
Oct 22, 2021
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotaract Club of Brisbane Rivercity's Movie Night
New Farm Cinemas
Oct 23, 2021
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
End Polio at Ballistic Beer (Greater Springfield)
Ballistic Beer Springfield
Oct 23, 2021
5:30 PM – 11:00 PM
World Polio Day - Join the End Polio Now Club
Oct 24, 2021
World Polio Day Gin, Bubbles and High Tea
Covent Garden
Oct 24, 2021
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
DG Visit Cooroy and Eumundi
Cooroy RSL
Oct 25, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
DG Visit - Brisbane Inner North
Grange Bowls Club
Oct 26, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
District 9620 Board Meeting
Bostock House and Zoom
Oct 28, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
Golf Day Fundraiser (Browns Plains)
Links Hope Island Golf Club
Oct 29, 2021
7:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Charity Golf Day (RC Cleveland)
Redland Bay Golf Club
Oct 29, 2021
10:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Cirrus Aircraft Opera in the Hangar (Calpac)
Queensland Air Museum
Oct 30, 2021
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
100 & 50 Party (Toowoomba North)
Picnic Point Function Centre
Oct 30, 2021
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Kingaroy Celebration - 100 Years of Rotary
Oct 30, 2021
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Lift The Lid Walk (RC Mooloolaba)
Mooloolaba Surf Club
Oct 31, 2021
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
RAWCS Showcase Brisbane North
Burpengary Community Hall
Oct 31, 2021
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
District AGM (TBC)
Bostock House
Nov 07, 2021
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Rotary Foundation Seminar (TBC)
Bostock House
Nov 07, 2021
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
RAM Annual Conference
Now Virtual
Nov 13, 2021 – Nov 14, 2021
RAWCS Showcase Sunshine Coast and Hinterland
Nov 14, 2021
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
District 9620 Board Meeting
Nov 25, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
D9620 District Leadership Team Meeting
Nov 25, 2021
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Domestic Violence Info Seminar (Archerfield)
Souths Sports Club
Nov 27, 2021
Remember the Farmers Concert (Karana Bellbowrie)
Kenmore Anglican Church
Nov 30, 2021
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Interact Awards - Entries Close
Dec 01, 2021
RAWCS Showcase - Darling Downs and Western
Dec 05, 2021
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Applications for The Science Experience Close
Dec 10, 2021
Music Trivia Night (Brisbane Taylor Bridge)
Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL Sub-Branch
Dec 11, 2021
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony (Archerfield)
Souths Sports Club
Jan 26, 2022
District 9620 Board Meeting
Bostock House and Zoom
Jan 27, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
D9620 District Leadership Team Meeting
Bostock House and Zoom
Jan 27, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
District 9620 Board Meeting
Feb 24, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
District 9620 District Conference
The Events Centre, Caloundra
Mar 18, 2022 – Mar 20, 2022
District 9620 2022 Tree Planting Project
Stretton Wetland Reserve
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
District 9620 2022 Interact Conference
St. Aiden's Anglcan Girl's School
May 15, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
District 9620 Board Meeting
Bostock House
May 26, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
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
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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