Breaking News
Regionalisation Webinars -  Understanding what your club will be voting on.
RAM "Finish the Fight Against Malaria" Congress 25th May
Art Show 20th August (New Farm)
Rotary Club of Wishart Changeover 16th July
Melbourne 2023 - Sharing our Sunshine
RYLA 2022 at Tuchekoi 24-30th Sept. Applications Close 30th July.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards  (RYLA)

RYLA is a residential week long, intensive leadership experience for 18 to 26 year olds.  Over the course of the week Rylarians will be inspired by local and international speakers, discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader and learn how to turn motivation into action.  They will also have fun and form lasting friendships.

Applications are open now until 30 July 2022.

  1. Dates – Saturday 24th to Sunday 30th September
  2. Venue -  Maranatha Camp, Tuchekoi
  3. Cost - $900/participant
  4. Application Close - 30 July 2022
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
Rotary Club of Archerfield Changeover 14th July
RYPEN 2022 is 15th-17th July!

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)

RYPEN is a residential weekend long program delivering leadership training for 14 - 16 years olds. Over the course of the program we focus on building Resilience, Communication, Teamwork, Responsibility of Self, Habit Formation, Community Advocacy, Trust and Mindfulness Skills

RYPEN is an incredibly valuable and unique experience for the participants which allows them to engage with like-minded people, discover their values and grow their communication and leadership skills, all whilst having fun!
  • Dates - 15th to 17th July (First Week of Term 3)
  • Venue -  YMCA Camp Warrawee -  81 Byrnes Rd N, Joyner QLD 4500
  • Cost - $350/participant
  • Application Close - 30 June 2022
  • More Info -  Contact
Rotary Club of Lockyer Valley Changeover 16th July
Rotary Club of Sunnybank Hills Changeover 16th July
Redland Sunrise Rotary Changeover -postponed to 20th July
District 9620 Rotary Foundation - Information Seminar for Peace Fellows 24th July
Global Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Rotary Club Charter Meeting 25th July
Multicultural Fesival and Car Show and Shine 6th Aug. (Sunnybank Hills)
Rotary Club of Brisbane Centenary Changeover Breakfast 10th August
Walk for Polio 14th August (Alexandra Headland)
Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival 21st Aug (Cooroy)
Greater Springfield High Tea 21st August
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
Rotary Club of Mitchelton Changeover
Arana Leagues Club (Panther Den)
Jul 12, 2022
6:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Changeover
Online - Zoom
Jul 12, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Club of Archerfield Changeover
The Green Room, Souths Sports Club
Jul 14, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
RYPEN 2022
YMCA Camp Warrawee
Jul 15, 2022 – Jul 17, 2022
Rotary Club of Lockyer Valley Changeover
Forest Hill School of Arts
Jul 16, 2022
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rotary Club of Sunnybank Hills Changeover
Mt Gravatt Hotel Private Dining Room
Jul 16, 2022
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Rotary Club of Wishart Changeover
Mansfield Tavern - Garden Room
Jul 16, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Redland Sunrise Rotary Changeover
Redland Sporting Club (Bingo Room)
Jul 20, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Regionalisation Webinar
Jul 23, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Rotary Foundation Info Day and D9620 Orientation
Bostock House
Jul 24, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Global Water Safety Rotary Club Charter Ceremony
Online - Zoom
Jul 25, 2022
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Multicultural Festival & Car Show (Sunnybank Hills
Mt Gravatt Showgrounds
Aug 06, 2022
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Rotary Club of Brisbane Centenary Changeover
Jindalee Boat Ramp Park
Aug 10, 2022
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Walk for Polio (Alexandra Headland)
La Balsa Park
Aug 14, 2022
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
New Beginnings Art Show (New Farm)
St Michaels & All Angels
Aug 20, 2022
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival
Aug 21, 2022
6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Greater Springfield High Tea with Diane McKendrick
Springlake Hotel
Aug 21, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
West End to Broadway in the Hangar (Cal. Pacific)
Qld Air Museum
Aug 27, 2022
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
RYLA 2022 at Tuchekoi
Maranatha Recreation Camp
Sep 24, 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
RAM "Finish-the-Fight Against Malaria” Congress
Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne
May 25, 2023 – May 26, 2023
Rotary International Convention 2023 - Melbourne
May 27, 2023 – May 31, 2023
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