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Clubs are encouraged to send us news of upcoming events that they think members of other clubs might be interested in attending. A good event notice might include some or all of the following. It must be actionable in some way if it is to have an impact.
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Insurance Certificates of Currency now Available
Bulawood - Save The Date 4th September (Brisbane International)
Please Welcome the newest club on the Sunshine Coast!
Welcome to the newest Rotary club on the Sunshine Coast!  Thank you to the Alexandra Headland Rotary Club which, as our Sponsor, is supporting our aims while we are continuing to grow as a Satellite and eventually charter as a standalone Rotary club.  The Passport Satellite club will be strengthened considerably through the association.
Sunshine Coast Passport’s ideals of being innovative, and family-friendly are appealing to young professionals who we know are busy in their businesses and with their families.
Greater Springfield Rotary Changeover - New Date
RC Brisbane Centenary Changeover 28th July
Ipswich City Changeover Aug 01

As incoming President of Ipswich City Rotary Club, I would like to personally invite you to a brunch, Mediterranean Style, in a secret location right here in Ipswich!

Looking to make this a large community event celebrating 100 years of Rotary International and recognising all the service clubs in the area.

Event highlights:

  • The event MC will be ABC Radio personality Alison Alexander, the inaugural Queensland Food Fellow, who will guide us through the tastes of the Mediterranean
  • On arrival you will start your journey with a Mediterranean Mimosa proudly supplied by Hampton Estate Wines now owned by past Ipswich City Rotarian Peter Rea
  • This brunch event has been supported and produced by another local, Eventus Ipswich, who will be showcasing local producers to ensure we bring the mediterranean to your doorstep

Please join us and let others know as we would love to make it a great community event.

Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival 22 Aug. (Cooroy)
The Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival will, subject to prevailing Covid restrictions, be held on Sunday 22 August 2021 at 314, Cooroy Mountain Road Cooroy 4563. A once a year opportunity to climb Cooroy Mountain and raise money for local good causes. Adults $10 Children age under 12 Free.
The first climbers set out at 6.30 am and it takes about one hour to reach the summit at a reasonable pace. Last climb starting at 1.00 pm with the festival closing at 3.00 pm.
Remember the Farmers! Concert Postponed (RC Karana Bellbowrie)
Due to the continuing uncertainty about COVID restrictions, RC Karana Bellbowrie regrets that it has had to postpone the "Remember the Farmers" concert to a date to be advised.
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
Jesus Christ Superstar! 10th July  (RC Pine Rivers Daybreak)

The iconic musical of a generation by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice comes to the Twelfth Night Theatre for a strictly limited season and The Rotary Club of Pine Rivers Daybreak has a block booking.

Featuring such classic hits as I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Heaven On Their Minds and Superstar, this stunning production presented by Lynch and Paterson is not to be missed.

Cost: $50 p.p. 

Rotary Rummage Sale July 17th (Caloundra Pacific)
Join us at the C.C.S.A Hall  for a Rotary Rummage Sale! 
A Night to Remember! Music Quiz. 30th July (Mooloolaba)
If you love music then join us at Venue 114, Bokarina for the Sunshine Coast’s biggest music trivia night - a guaranteed night of hilarity and fun competition.  From Adele to Elvis we’ll test your knowledge of everything musical whilst raising funds to help local disabled kids and their families.
This is a fundraising event not to be missed.
Only $45 per person, including your fist drink and a light supper.
So, book your team of 8.  If you need help making up the numbers we can match you up with others needing to fill a table.
R100 Birdsville Races Raffle Drawing 1st August (Caboolture)

WIN an outback adventure, 6 days of fun including the BIRDSVILLE RACES 2021.

Supporting RC Caboolture’s Rotary 100 Project – Variety Bash Car number 1921

Raffle Drawn on the Horses’ Birthday: 1st August, 2021

No need for a four wheel drive or your own camp set up! What an opportunity!

On offer is a six day outback tour for two people, camping out, going to The Birdsville Races and seeing an awful lot of South Western Queensland while having a lot of fun. Just sit back and enjoy the $1002 spending money included in the first prize.

Tickets are just $5 each or we can do a deal at 5 for $20. There are only 4000 tickets available and there will be a chance to win $100 in a draw conducted each time we sell 500 tickets.

The proceeds from this raffle will go towards our donation to Variety, the childrens charity as a compulsory donation that allows us to enter our R100 bright yellow Bash Car number 1921 in the Variety Bash that will also be in Birdsville for the races. Many of your clubs have sponsored the car.

Cirrus Aircraft Opera in the Hangar August 28 (Caloundra Pacific)

We are eagerly awaiting the Opera in the Hangar event at the end of August. 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, on 28th August from 6 - 10 pm, 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)

Upcoming Events
Greater Springfield Rotary Changeover - 8th July
Orion Function Room
Jul 08, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Jesus Christ Superstar! (RC Pine Rivers Daybreak)
Twelfth Night Theatre
Jul 10, 2021
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
RC Goodna Changeover
Springfield tavern
Jul 12, 2021
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary Rummage Sale (RC Caloundra Pacific)
C.C.S.A. Hall
Jul 17, 2021
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rotary Brisbane International Changeover
Gateway of India
Jul 17, 2021 5:30 PM
RC Brisbane Centenary Changeover
Jindalee Hotel - Windemere Room
Jul 28, 2021
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
A Night to Remember! Music Quiz (Mooloolaba)
Venue 114
Jul 30, 2021
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
R100 Birdsville Races Raffle Draw (RC Caboolture)
Aug 01, 2021
Ipswich City Changeover
Secret Location
Aug 01, 2021
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
D9620 Membership Summit
Zoom Meeting
Aug 08, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival (RC Cooroy)
Cooroy Mountain
Aug 22, 2021
6:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Cirrus Aircraft Opera in the Hangar (RC CalPac)
Queensland Air Museum
Aug 28, 2021
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Bulawood - Save the Date (Brisbane International)
Sep 04, 2021
International Day Of Peace Observations
St John's Cathedral
Sep 21, 2021
Remember the Farmers Concert (Karana Bellbowrie)
Kenmore Anglican Church
Oct 31, 2021
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
District 9620 District Conference
The Events Centre, Caloundra
Mar 18, 2022 – Mar 20, 2022
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