Breaking News
District Conference Newsletter
Family Turtle Expo Day 20th Apr. (Redcliffe Sunrise and ESRAG)
Charity Golf Day 10th May (Toowoomba East)
Volunteers Needed: Gympie Muster 22 Aug (Rotary Nomads)
District Conference Raffle Now Live - Win this Beautiful Jewellery!
Conference 2024 Sponsors
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
Comedy for a Cause 14th Feb. (Jindalee)
Welcome Morning Tea for Peace Fellows Class XXII 15th Feb.
Island Night Fundaiser 20th Feb. (Cleveland)
GJ Gardner/Rotary Charity Newmarket Race Day 2nd Mar. (Dalby)
ROMAC Trivia Night 7th Mar. (Caloundra Pacific)
International Women's Day Breakfast 8th Mar. (Wynnum and Manly)
An Evening with Gemma Sisia 12th Mar. (Brisbane Taylor Bridge)
Sip 'N' Paint 19th March (Brisbane Taylor Bridge)
High Tea on Charley's 23rd Mar. (Chinchilla)
2024 D9620 Tree Planting Challenge Date Claimer 14th April.
Date Claimer - 2024 Interact Conference 28 Jul.
District Photo Competition 2023 Accepting Entries Now
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
Comedy for a Cause (Jindalee)
The Ballroom
Feb 14, 2024
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Welcome Morning Tea for Peace Fellows
Feb 15, 2024
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Island Night Fundraiser (Cleveland)
Feb 20, 2024
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
District Board and DLT Meetings
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
Feb 22, 2024
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
D9620 DLT Training 2024
Woodlands of Marburg
Feb 23, 2024 – Feb 25, 2024
Rotary's Birthday
Feb 23, 2024
GJ Gardner/Rotary Newmarket Race Day (Dalby)
Mar 02, 2024
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
International PETS
Mar 06, 2024 – Mar 07, 2024
ROMAC Trivia Night (Caloundra Pacific)
Mar 07, 2024
6:15 pm – 9:30 pm
District 9620 2024 District Conference
Mar 08, 2024 – Mar 10, 2024
2024 IWD Breakfast (Wynnum & Manly)
Mar 08, 2024
7:00 am – 8:30 am
An Evening with Gemma (Bris. Taylor Bridge)
Mar 12, 2024
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sip 'N' Paint (Brisbane Taylor Bridge)
Mar 19, 2024
6:45 pm – 9:30 pm
PETS and District Assembly (Western)
Mar 23, 2024 – Mar 24, 2024
High Tea on Charley's (Chinchilla)
Mar 23, 2024
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
District Board Meeting
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
Mar 28, 2024
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
D9620 2024 Tree Planting Challenge
Apr 14, 2024
District Board and DLT Meetings
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
Apr 18, 2024
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PETS and District Assembly (Eastern)
Apr 20, 2024 – Apr 21, 2024
Family Turtle Awareness Expo (Redcliffe Sunrise)
Apr 20, 2024
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Charity Golf Day (Toowoomba East)
May 10, 2024
8:00 am – 5:00 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
District Board and DLT Meetings
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
Jun 27, 2024
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2024 District 9620 Interact Conference
Jul 28, 2024
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
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