Breaking News
It's in the Bag! Packing days 22-24 Nov (Rotary Nomads)

The Rotary nomads have participated in this amazing project of collecting handbags and filling them with necessities and luxuries for the past 4 years. Last year we collected over 300 handbags which we then gave to Share the Dignity to be dispersed to people in need.

We are doing it again this year and we need your help. Clean out the cupboards and see if you have any handbags in good condition. If you have any donations, please contact Allison or Sue (see event notice for details) to organize collection.

Our packing days are on Mon 22nd Nov, Tues 23rd Nov and Wed 24th November from to 12.00 pm at District Headquarters, Bostock House, Wacol. If you can attend to assist us with packing on any of these days, that would be fantastic. Please contact Allison or Sue to inform us of your preferred date.

Mental Fitness - It's a Walk in the Park. Nov 20
Ballet International Gala - it is on in January! (Brisbane)
  • 7 Performances in Brisbane and Caloundra starting January 26th 2022
  • Ticket Sales support Roadies Retreat
  • This will be one of the most significant Ballet events in Queensland for many years. Get details and book your tickets using the button below.
October DIK Newsletter Now Out
WASH-RAG Webinar November 5th

Thursday Nov. 4, 6 pm Central time (Nov 5 9am AEST)

repeated Friday Nov. 5, 10 am Central time (Nov 6 1am AEST)

Tools and Resources for WASH in Healthcare Programs

Learn from WHO experts, fellow Rotarians, and WASH practitioners.

Stewart Martin, Rotarian, Cadre member, Grants Chair and Coach, District 5100.

A critical part of WASH in healthcare facilities is the management of contaminated waste. Learn about tools and resources you can use to keep staff and patients safe through proper waste separation, management, and treatment.

Learn about strategies to reduce the impact of incineration on the environment.

Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
A Foundation Conversation - 9th November, 2021
James Bond Charity Movie Night 11th November (Brisbane Centenary)
  • $30 p.p. Includes a Raffle Ticket
RAM Annual Conference 13-14 November
Our 2021 RAM Conference, due to be held in Canberra, ACT this year, has been changed into a virtual conference to be held via Zoom. It will now be held from 10am-12pm on 13 and 14 November 2021. Registration is $50.
James Bond Film Night for Polio 14th November (Loganholme)
RAWCS Showcase (Sunshine Coast and Hinterland) Now November 20
All Rotarians are invited to attend this Showcase to get an insight into this Australian-based program and its various activities which was established by the Rotary Districts of Australia to assist Rotary Clubs and Districts with the delivery of their World Community Service Projects.
This series of events kicks off on the 26th September at Bostock House and will move to three other areas for the convenience of Rotarians.

It would be great if each Rotary club could send at least one representative to one of the days. Rotary Clubs are also invited to display any of the RAWCS Projects that they are presently involved with. Further information will be given by a series of short presentations .

Heart Health Awareness Campaign (Brisbane International) 23rd November
Interact Awards Entries  Close December 1
Share your Interact club’s service-learning journey through the 2021 Interact Awards. 

This year’s Interact Awards invites Interact clubs around the world to start their service-learning journey with Rotary’s new service-learning resources! After applying service-learning to your club experience, submit a video, photos, and/or an essay showcasing your club’s service-learning journey! Clubs may submit in all or any of the three categories.

Nominations are due by 1 December 2021 for a chance to be named “Best Video,” “Best Photo,” or “Best Essay” and receive funds to support your Interact club’s next project. Rotary clubs, Rotaract clubs, teachers, and parents can all support your Interact clubs to make their vison a reality. Please share this opportunity with your Interact clubs.
Music Trivia Night 11th December (Brisbane Taylor Bridge)
  • 100% music. No science. No Geography. All music!
  • Cost: $30 p.p.
  • Dress: Favourite Artist/Band
  • Prizes for best dress and best hat
Ipswich Rotary Trailer Raffle Drawn December 14

Win a 6x4 trailer full of goodies!

The Santos Science Experience - Applications Close 10th December

Closes 10th December - Click Below for more Information

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Upcoming Events
Ipswich Rotary Trailer Raffle
Oct 05, 2021 9:00 AM –
Dec 14, 2021 6:30 PM
Melbourne Cup Charity Lunch (Brisbane Airport)
Brooks and Stain Cafe
Nov 02, 2021
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
DG Visit - Kenmore and Karana Downs
Kenmore Tavern
Nov 02, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
DG Visit - Loganholme, Beenleigh, Ormeau-Pimpama
Club Beenleigh
Nov 03, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
DG Visit - Toowoomba East
Downs Club
Nov 04, 2021
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
WASH-RAG 2021 Seminar
Nov 05, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
RC Mt. Gravatt Anniversary Dinner
The Newnham Hotel
Nov 05, 2021
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
District 9620 AGM and District Foundation Seminar
Phil Boron Centre (Bostock House)
Nov 07, 2021
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
DG Visit - Brisbane Airport
Transit Tavern Skygate
Nov 09, 2021
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
DG Visit - Ipswich
United Sports Club
Nov 09, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
A Foundation Conversation
Nov 09, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
DG Visit - Redcliffe Sunrise
Nov 10, 2021
6:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Charity Movie Night (Brisbane Centenary)
Regal Cinema Graceville
Nov 11, 2021
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
RAM Annual Conference
Now Virtual
Nov 13, 2021 – Nov 14, 2021
Polio Plus James Bond Movie Night (Loganholme)
Loganholme Event Cinemas
Nov 14, 2021
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
DG Visit - Toowoomba
Burke and Wills Hotel
Nov 15, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
DG Visit - Toowoomba N., Toowoomba S. & Lockyer
Downs Club
Nov 16, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
DG Visit Toowomba Metropolitan
Burke and Wills Hotel
Nov 17, 2021
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
RAWCS Showcase Sunshine Coast and Hinterland
North Shore Community Centre
Nov 20, 2021
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Mental Fitness - It's a Walk in the Park Nov 20
Tewantin Noosa Lions Park
Nov 20, 2021
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
It's in the Bag! (Rotary Nomads)
Bostock House
Nov 22, 2021 – Nov 24, 2021
DG Visit - Capalaba and Cleveland
Capalaba Sports Club
Nov 22, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
DG Visit - Hamilton
Royal Queensland Golf Club
Nov 23, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Heart Health Awareness (Brisbane International)
Nov 23, 2021
6:45 PM – 8:30 PM
DG Visit - Wellington Point and Wynnum & Manly
Wynnum Bowls Club
Nov 24, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District 9620 Board Meeting
Nov 25, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
D9620 District Leadership Team Meeting
Nov 25, 2021
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Domestic Violence Info Seminar (Archerfield)
Souths Sports Club
Nov 27, 2021
Remember the Farmers Concert (Karana Bellbowrie)
Kenmore Anglican Church
Nov 30, 2021
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Interact Awards - Entries Close
Dec 01, 2021
RAWCS Showcase - Darling Downs and Western
Dec 05, 2021
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Applications for The Science Experience Close
Dec 10, 2021
Music Trivia Night (Brisbane Taylor Bridge)
Sherwood-Indooroopilly RSL Sub-Branch
Dec 11, 2021
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony (Archerfield)
Souths Sports Club
Jan 26, 2022
Ballet International Gala (BIG) (Brisbane)
QPAC Playhouse
Jan 26, 2022 – Jan 30, 2022
District 9620 Board Meeting
Bostock House and Zoom
Jan 27, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
D9620 District Leadership Team Meeting
Bostock House and Zoom
Jan 27, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
District 9620 Board Meeting
Feb 24, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
District 9620 District Conference
The Events Centre, Caloundra
Mar 18, 2022 – Mar 20, 2022
District 9620 2022 Tree Planting Project
Stretton Wetland Reserve
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
District 9620 2022 Interact Conference
St. Aiden's Anglcan Girl's School
May 15, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Run the Range (Toowoomba Metropolitan)
May 22, 2022
District 9620 Board Meeting
Bostock House
May 26, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
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
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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