Breaking News
November DG Newsletter Now Out.
RYTS - Looking for Last Minute Applications
Looking for last minute applications for year 11 or 12 school leavers in the southern suburbs of Brisbane who would be keen to attend RYTS from Sunday 11th December - Saturday 17th December. If you have any friends or family who you think would benefit from this program get them to put their application in by close of business Thursday 8th December:  Please contact Simon Thomas on 0458 874 666 for more information.
December 9th is Rotary Shelterbox Giving Day

Last year our District won the inter-District challenge for raising the donations to ShelterBox on the December International Day.  This was a great effort by District, the clubs and individuals.  Quite an honour demonstrating our Districts support to Rotary’s partner in Disaster Relief.

So can we win again.

Now is the time to donate to ShelterBox.

Once again, to mark World Human Rights Day and promote shelter as a human right, Shelter Box Australia be holding their annual Giving Day on Friday 9th December.

With over 100 million people made homeless by disaster and conflict, Rotary and ShelterBox continue to raise awareness of the issue with the #ShelterIsAHumanRight campaign as a key strategy.

Right now, ShelterBox is busy in Pakistan, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Syria, Yemen and the Lake Chad Basin, where hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee their homes. With the cyclone season coming up in our region there will likely be shelter needs arising closer to us.

So let’s see what we can do to continue our Districts strong support of this important partnership between Rotary and ShelterBox.


You don't have to wait until 9th Dec to make a difference. Now, more than ever, shelter saves lives; let’s give our support (and win the district challenge again). Make sure you include your club and district in the donation.

Donations can also be made electronically by Bank transfer to the following account
ShelterBox Australia
BSB: 633000
Account No: 166780163
Email advice of payment to
Lets go D9620
Paul Roger
RARE - Urgent Help Required for Container Packing
Human Rights Commemoration Day 12th December (Fortitude Valley)
District Minute
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
Carols by Candlelight 10th dec. (Ashgrove/The Gap)
Rotary Club of Cleveland Christmas Lottery Drawn 10th December
Next Century Gala Super Earlybird until December 15th (Brisbane)
Nambour Rotary Christmas Raffle Drawn 21st Dec.
45th Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians Tournament 26-31 Mar 2021 (AGFR)
Rotary Peace Fellow's Seminar 2023 April 22nd. - Save the Date
Melbourne 2023 - Sharing our Sunshine
District Interact 2023 Conference 7th May SAVE THE DATE
RAM "Finish the Fight Against Malaria" Congress 25th May
Nursing Essentials Conference  June 5 2023. (Global Nurses and Midwives RC)
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.
Jenny Smith (District Administrator)
Mark Williams (District Webmaster)
Upcoming Events
Centenary Impact Tour - Glasshouse Country
Beerwah Hotel
Dec 06, 2022
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Albany Creek
The Albany Creek Tavern
Dec 06, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Special Speaker: Prof. Des Richardson (Salisbury)
Wellers Hill Bowls Club
Dec 06, 2022
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Nundah
Prince of Wales Hotel
Dec 07, 2022
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Archerfield
Souths Sports Club
Dec 08, 2022
12:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Caloundra Pacific
Caloundra Golf Club
Dec 08, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Shelterbox Giving Day
Dec 09, 2022
Draw: Cleveland Rotary Christmas Lottery
Redlands Museum
Dec 10, 2022
2:00 PM – 2:05 PM
Rotary Carols by Candlelight (Ashgrove/The Gap)
Dorrington Park
Dec 10, 2022
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS)
Lake Perseverance Recreation Centre
Dec 11, 2022 – Dec 17, 2022
Human Rights Commemoration Day (Fortitude Valley)
St John's Cathedral
Dec 12, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Nambour Christmas Raffle Draw
Dec 21, 2022
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - New Farm
Brunswick Hotel
Feb 22, 2023
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
District 9620 2023 District Conference
Brisbane City Hall
Mar 24, 2023 – Mar 26, 2023
45th A.G.F.R. Tournament (AGFR)
Tura Beach Country Club
Mar 26, 2023 – Mar 31, 2023
Centenary Impact Tour - South Brisbane
Hotel West End
Apr 17, 2023
5:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Rotary Peace Fellows' Seminar 2023
The Women's College, University of Queensland
Apr 22, 2023
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
District Interact 2023 Conference
Albany Creek State High School
May 07, 2023
The Next Century Gala (Brisbane)
Howard Smith Wharves River Shed
May 24, 2023
6:30 PM – 11:30 PM
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
Nursing Essentials Conference (GNMRC)
The Greek Isles
Jun 05, 2023 – Jun 14, 2023
Centenary Impact Tour - Woombye Palmwoods
Grounded Cafe
Jun 14, 2023
6:45 AM – 8:30 AM
Rotary Club of Nundah 70th Anniversary Celebration
Aug 26, 2023
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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