Breaking News
District Conference Bookings Closing Soon
District 9620 Tree Planting Day 23rd April
Regionalisation and Logan Water - Special Meeting 22nd Mar (Beenleigh)
Rotary Club of Sunnybank Changeover and First Anniversay Celebration Dinner 27th June
Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship Pre-Convention Wine Tour 27th May
District Minute - District Conference Raffle Tickets
PDG Tim and Jane Moore - Regionalisation Listening Tour
PDG and Past Zone 8 Zone Coordinator Tim Moore in conjunction with the district conference will be touring our district to talk and listen about regionalisation. This is a great opportunity to hear about the topic from someone close to the topic and to meet a distinguished Rotarian. Due to limited time, Tim and Jane will not be able to visit every club, but Rotarians are cordially invited to attend the meetings of other clubs on the tour. For venue and contact details click on the links below.
Youth Exchange Program - Clubs Needed!
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
45th Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians Tournament 26-31 Mar 2021 (AGFR)
Next Century Gala Earlybird extended to March 30
Kingaroy Pride of Workmanship Awards 1st April
Rotary Peace Fellow's Seminar 2023 April 22nd. - Save the Date
GNMRC 3Cs Cafe - Every Second Thursday!
Melbourne 2023 - Sharing our Sunshine
District Interact 2023 Conference 7th May SAVE THE DATE
Jazz in the Hangar 20th May (Caloundra Pacific)
RED RIDE against Domestic Violance 20th May (Caboolture)
RAM "Finish the Fight Against Malaria" Congress 25th May
Brookfield Trivia Night 27th May
Rotary Nomads Changeover 22nd June (New Date)
District Changeover 2nd July - Save the Date
Rotary Roma Changeover 15th July
Event to be held at the Explorers Inn Fuction Centre 6:30pm
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.
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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.
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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)
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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 - Caboolture
Cedar Room of Caboolture Sports Club
Mar 14, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Redcliffe Sunrise
The Shields St Cafe
Mar 15, 2023
6:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Regionalisation Listening Tour - RC Brisbane
Brisbane Club, 4th Floor
Mar 20, 2023
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Kenmore
One Table
Mar 21, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Regionalisation Listening Tour - RC Jindalee
The Jindalee Hotel
Mar 21, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Regionalisation and Logan Water - RC Beenleigh
Club Beenleigh
Mar 22, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Regionalisation Listening Tour - RC Archerfield
Souths Sports Club
Mar 23, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
District 9620 2023 District Conference
Brisbane City Hall
Mar 24, 2023 – Mar 26, 2023
Regionalisation Listening Tour - District Conference Cocktail Party
District Conference Cocktail Party
Mar 24, 2023
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Regionalisation Listening Tour - District Conference Saturday
District Conference - City Hall
Mar 25, 2023
45th A.G.F.R. Tournament (AGFR)
Tura Beach Country Club
Mar 26, 2023 – Mar 31, 2023
Regionalisation Listening Tour - District Conference Sunday
District Conference - City Hall
Mar 26, 2023
Regionalisation Listening Tour - International PETS
Bribie Island Hotel, Banksia Rm.
Mar 27, 2023
Regionalisation Listening Tour - RC Noosa Heads
Reef Hotel
Mar 28, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Regionalisation Listening Tour - RC Toowoomba North
Burke and Wills Hotel
Mar 29, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Regionalisation Listening Tour - Greater Springfield Rotary
Venue TBA
Mar 30, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Pride of Workmanship Awards (RC Kingaroy)
Kingaroy Town Hall
Apr 01, 2023
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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 Tree Planting Day
Secam St Park, Access by Driveway on Wecker Rd
Apr 23, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board and DLT Meetings
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
Apr 27, 2023
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
RARE Warehouse Lease in Kingston Expires
Apr 30, 2023
District Interact 2023 Conference
Albany Creek State High School
May 07, 2023
Centenary Impact Tour - Rotaract Brisbane Rivercity
Pig 'N' Whistle Riverside
May 17, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Moreton Bay Red Ride (RC Caboolture)
Caboolture Showgrounds
May 20, 2023
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Jazz in the Hangar (Caloundra Pacific)
The Queensland Air Museum
May 20, 2023
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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 - Melbourne 2023
May 27, 2023 – May 31, 2023
RWAF Pre-Convention Wine Tour
Departs Melbourne CBD
May 27, 2023
12:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Brookfield Trivia Night
Brookfield Showgrounds Hall
May 27, 2023
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Woombye Palmwoods
Grounded Cafe
Jun 14, 2023
6:45 AM – 8:30 AM
Rotary Nomads Changeover
Ingenia Holiday Park
Jun 22, 2023
2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Board and DLT Meetings
Phil Boron Memorial Centre
Jun 22, 2023
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary Club of Sunnybank Changeover Dinner
Parkland Restaurant
Jun 27, 2023
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
District 9620 2023 District Changeover
Ipswich Civic Centre
Jul 02, 2023
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Rotary Club of Alexandra Headland Changeover
Alexandra Headland Surf Club
Jul 05, 2023
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary Club of Roma Changeover
Explorers Inn Function Centre
Jul 15, 2023
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary Club of Sumner Park 30th Anniversary Party
Aug 09, 2023
Rotary Club of Nundah 70th Anniversary Celebration
Aug 26, 2023
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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