Breaking News
District Conference - Registrations Close 3rd March

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District 9620 Tree Planting Challenge 10th April
Sugarwood Music Festival 26 March (Kenmore)
High Tea for Care For Kids 27th March (South Brisbane)
World Malaria Awareness Day and RAM Walk for Solidarity 30th April
Donations in Kind February Newsletter now out
Gofundme - Help QEII Hospital Staff (Salisbury)
The Rotary Club of Salisbury needs your help to support the staff working on the COVID wards at our local QEII Hospital.
QEII Hospital has suggested that we can do that by supplying food/snack hampers so when the staff take a break, they have something they can grab and enjoy.
If you are looking for ways to show your support, please go to this Go Fund Me page and donate a few dollars to help support our local hospital and that the community cares and thanks them for the complex and dangerous work they are doing.
Scan or click on the QR-Code to the right to be directed to the gofundme page.
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
District Grants 2022-23 - Call For Applications
District 9620 is now calling for applications for District Grants for club projects for the 2022-23 Rotary Year. We have made some changes in the way we will manage the District grant process. Full details of the process can be found on the District 9620 website District Grant Administration and Financial Management Plan 2022-2023.

Applications close 30 April 2022 and clubs will then be advised of approval, or otherwise, following assessment of all applications. To be eligible for a District Grant clubs must meet the following qualification requirements:
  1. The club must be in good financial standing with RI and District
  2. At least two Club members must have completed a Rotary Foundation Grant Management Seminar and the Club must have signed the Club Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)(Rev1).
  3. Club must have a Grant Management Plan
  4.  All District and Global Grant Reports must be up to date
For Full Details, Click the button below.
Bowelscan - Program Vacancies Expressions of interest close 28th Feb

BowelscanQld2022 aims to channel/support/assist at least 200 Queenslanders towards an extended rewarding longer life, especially 20 or so who are young, with promising  family and career. Refer Rotary Down Under, December 2021. Unfortunately the program can only be carried out in Queensland.

Bowelscan Qld has a number of vacancies for volunteer and paid positions and ambassadors. Click the button below for more information.

RAWCS Tonga Appeal

The effects of the Volcano and Tsunami on January 15th will be far-reaching, impacting the Tonga Community for months, possibly years to come.

Communication remains problematic with international and inter-island call still no possible due to the damage to the undersea cable.

Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) will be working with Rotary New Zealand World Community Service (RNZWCS) and Rotary Club of Nuku’alofa (Tonga) in providing aid and assistance to the affected communities’ and restoring their livelihoods.

RAWCS has registered a Rotary Australia Relief Fund project to seek financial assistance from Rotary Clubs, the public and private sector.

Donations to the RAWCS Relief Fund are tax deductible.

Donate through

Project  Tonga Volcano Eruption and Tsunami Disaster

Bookings for the House of Friendship Close 26th February
Rotaract Paddo Information Night 28th February
Heroes and Villains Trivia Fundraiser 5th March (Toowoomba Metropolitan)
President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) 5-6 March
PETS 2022 will be held at the Toowoomba City Golf Club on Sat-Sun 5-6 March at the Toowoomba City Golf Club. All Presidents-Elect are required to attend unless excused by the DG-Elect. If you are a President Elect, you have likely already received an invitation by email, but if you haven't, or if the email system mangled the link on its way to you, then you can get more info and register by clicking the button below.
Fundraiser: Special Guest Speaker Defence Minister Hon. Peter Dutton MP (Brisbane)
Proceeds from this event will go to our club project to enable TB immunisation in Timor-Leste
Tickets: $99 p.p. Registration Essential.
Zoom Meeting - Plastic Solutions 8th March (ESRAG)

Gunilla Ostberg - Member of the ESRAG Board of Directors

Save the date ! 

Join a  growing group of ESRAG members who are interested in helping reduce plastic in the world at its next set of meetings March 7, 2022, at 9am and 6pm PST.

Meetings are held at two times to accommodate attendees from five continents and many time zones, but the goal is identical: to learn, plan and take action to change the way we use and dispose of plastic.

The featured speaker is Gunilla Ostberg, a sustainability and sustainable development expert, consultant and author from Sweden and member of the ESRAG Board of Directors.  She will be speaking about a new study released by the Stockholm Resilience Center that has just announced that plastic waste has vastly exceeded safe planetary boundaries.  

Please save the date, and consider inviting a friend to attend: we are going to need a lot of good people working together to get to the roots of the world problem of waste plastic.

ESRAG is the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group.  

It was formed to empower members of the Rotary family to take actions to sustain our environment, and particularly to stabilize the climate.
(Membership in Rotary is not a requirement to join ESRAG) 

Trivia Night 12th March (Brookfield)
Faulty Towers - The Original Dining Experience 17th March (Mooloolaba)
RC Brisbane International 5th Birthday Cruise 25th March
Board Games for Timor-Leste 25th March (Brisbane)
Night to Remember Music Trivia Night 25th March (Mooloolaba)
Opera in the Gardens 3rd April (Rotary West)
Applications for 2023 Rotary Peace Fellowships Close 15th May
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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!
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Upcoming Events
District 9620 Board Meeting
Feb 24, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
2022 House of Friendship Bookings Close
Feb 26, 2022
Bowelscan - Expressions of Interest
Feb 28, 2022
Rotaract Paddo Information Night
Paddo Tavern
Feb 28, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
ROMAC Trivia Night (Caloundra Pacific)
Unity College
Mar 03, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
President Elect Training Seminar (PETS)
Toowoomba City Golf Club
Mar 05, 2022 – Mar 06, 2022
Heroes and Villains Trivia Night (Toowoomba Metro)
Clive Berghofer Grand Atrium - Clifford Park Racecourse
Mar 05, 2022
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Defence Minister Hon Peter Dutton MP (Brisbane)
United Service Club
Mar 07, 2022
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ESRAG Zoom Meeting - Plastic Solutions
Mar 08, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Trivia Night Fundraiser (Brookfield)
Brookfield Showground Hall
Mar 12, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Faulty Towers Dining Experience (Mooloolaba)
Club Mooloolaba
Mar 17, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
District 9620 District Conference
The Events Centre, Caloundra
Mar 18, 2022 – Mar 20, 2022
Board Games for Timor-Leste (Brisbane)
St. Phillips Church Hall
Mar 25, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
RC Brisbane International 5th Year Dinner Cruise
Mowbray Park Ferry Terminal
Mar 25, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
A Night to Remember Charity Quiz (Mooloolaba)
Mar 25, 2022
7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Sugarwood Music Festival (Kenmore)
Booker Place
Mar 26, 2022
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
High Tea 27th March (South Brisbane)
Mar 27, 2022
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Opera in the Gardens (Rotary West)
Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
Apr 03, 2022
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
District 9620 2022 Tree Planting Project
Koala Habitat
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
Deadline: Applications for District Grants 2022-3
Apr 30, 2022
Malaria Awareness Day - RAM Walk
Apr 30, 2022
RYPEN Camp Duckadong 2022
Camp Duckadong
Apr 30, 2022
Sensitivity Training for Peace Counsellors
The University of Queensland GP North Building
May 07, 2022
Applications for 2023 Peace Fellowships Close
May 15, 2022
District 9620 2022 Interact Conference
St. Aiden's Anglcan Girl's School
May 15, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
RYLA CAMP (Dateclaimer)
May 16, 2022 – May 22, 2022
Run the Range (Toowoomba Metropolitan)
May 22, 2022
District 9620 Board Meeting
Bostock House
May 26, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
District Assembly
Bostock House
May 29, 2022
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
Rotary Foundation Info Day and D9620 Orientation
Bostock House
Jul 24, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
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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