Breaking News
Congratulations to the 12 Clubs in District 9620 that received Rotary Citations for 2021-22!

Congratulations to the Following Clubs that Achieved a Rotary Citation in 2021-2022!

ArcherfieldBeenleighBribie Island
Brisbane InternationalClevelandE-Club of Australia Nomads
Greater SpringfieldLoganLoganholme
New FarmRedland SunriseWynnum Manly
District Minute
Lift your Hat for Lift The Lid Trivia Night 24th Sept. (Mitchelton)
RC Brisbane Airport Photo Competition Closes September 25th
Rotary Trivia Night 15th Oct. (Brisbane Taylor Bridge)
Peace Pole Unveiling 15th Oct. (Browns Plains)
Lift The Lid Walk 16th Oct. (Kiippa Ring/North Lakes and Pine Rivers)
Gatsby! 21st Oct. (New Farm)
Rotary Club of Wishart Book Sale 28th October

$2.50 Book Sale

Most Books $2.50 each, Premium Books $5.00 +

The Rotary Club of Wishart provides this Literacy project twice a year. The aim of this project is to provide low-cost preloved books for people of all ages. The cost of the books is set to cover the expense of running the event. Any surplus revenue left after all expenses have been met will be allocated to community service projects. A small portion of these surplus funds may be allocated towards the general running of the Rotary Club of Wishart.
Over the years thousands of books have been assigned to us from the State Library and other Libraries throughout Queensland as well as private donors. All books are sorted into the general categories listed below and are displayed in these categories during the book sale


Rotary Club of Wishart have an interesting and ongoing Fundraising Project which we want to share with other Clubs in our District.
For some years our Club has conducted a bi-annual Book Sale which has been the main fundraiser for the Club enabling significant contributions and support of Rotary and community projects.
Due to the effects on the community from COVID and other constraints recent Book Sales have been impacted, but the access to and continuing take-up of books being donated has resulted in a build- up of book stocks.  We do not turn down opportunities to accept donations of books, as this part of the Project is just as important as the sales days’ efforts.
Our Club is now in the situation of having an excess of good book stocks, mostly sorted and categorised, which we want to make available to Clubs in our District, together with as much operational detail of what is needed, for them to conduct such a project.
 Are there Clubs who are interested in taking up this opportunity ??
Island Night Fundraiser 8th Nov. (Cleveland)
AVEO@DURACK  Opera and Musical Theatre Spectacular 26th Nov. (Brisbane Taylor Bridge)
Masquerade Gala - Alice in Wonderland  5th Nov. (Sunshine Coast Rotary Community Corps)
RYLA 2022 Countdown Has Begun!

RYLA 2022 is just 5 days away…. Can you believe it?! We have been busy getting ready to welcome 30 RYLArians at Tuchekoi next Saturday. Follow us on Facebook  for RYLA updates during next week.

Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
Disco Dandiya Gala Dinner 24th September (Brisbane International)
Dinner for Myanmar 29th September (Brisbane)
Trivia Night 1st October (Brookfield)
Ian Baker-Finch Charity Golf Day 7th October (Caloundra Pacific)
Lift the Lid Walk for Mental Health 9th Oct. (Mooloolaba)
Charity Golf Day 14th October (RC Ormeau-Pimpama)
Beenleigh Cane Gala Ball 15th Oct. (Beenleigh)
Rotarians Against Malaria Annual Conference 22-23 October
Maleny Rotary Golf Day  28th October
45th Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians Tournament 26-31 Mar 2021 (AGFR)
Melbourne 2023 - Sharing our Sunshine
District Interact 2023 Conference 7th May SAVE THE DATE
RAM "Finish the Fight Against Malaria" Congress 25th May
Sharing Your Rotary Success 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 - Chinchilla
Great Western Motor Inn
Sep 20, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
International Day of Peace (IDOP) Lecture
St. John's Cathedral
Sep 21, 2022
6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Paddington
Paddington Tavern
Sep 22, 2022
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
RYLA 2022 at Tuchekoi
Maranatha Recreation Camp
Sep 24, 2022 – Sep 30, 2022
Disco Dandiya Gala Dinner (RCBI)
Sacred Hearts Hall
Sep 24, 2022
6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Lift the Lid Trivia Night (Mitchelton)
Arana Leagues Club (Panther Den)
Sep 24, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Brisbane Airport Rotary Photo Competition Closes
Sep 25, 2022
11:55 PM – 11:55 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Balmoral
Bulimba Library Conference Room 1
Sep 26, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Booval
Prince Alfred Hotel
Sep 27, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Brisbane Centenary
Sep 28, 2022
6:45 AM – 8:45 AM
Centenary Impact Tour - Carindale
Belmont Services Bowls Club
Sep 29, 2022
6:45 AM – 8:45 AM
Centenary Impact Tour - Brisbane Inner West
Yeronga Services Club
Sep 29, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Dinner for Myanmar (Brisbane)
Bangkok Milton
Sep 29, 2022
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Trivia Night (Brookfield)
Brookfield Showground Hall
Oct 01, 2022
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Ian Baker-Finch Charity Golf Day (CalPac)
Caloundra Golf Club
Oct 07, 2022
11:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Lift the Lid Walk (Mooloolaba)
Mooloolaba Surf Club
Oct 09, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Charity Golf Day (RC Ormeau-Pimpama)
Gainsborough Greens Golf Club
Oct 14, 2022
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Peace Pole Unveiling (Browns Plains)
Forestglen Park
Oct 15, 2022
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Beenleigh Cane Gala Ball (Beenleigh)
Beenleigh Events Centre
Oct 15, 2022
6:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Rotary Trivia Night (Brisbane Taylor Bridge)
RSL Sub-Branch Hall
Oct 15, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Lift The Lid Walk (Kippa Ring and Pine Rivers)
Lake Eden
Oct 16, 2022 8:00 AM –
Oct 17, 2022 12:00 PM
Gatsby (New Farm)
Gatsby Bar, Brunswick Hotel
Oct 21, 2022
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
2022 Rotarians Against Malaria National Conference
Brisbane International Hotel
Oct 22, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022
Maleny Rotary Golf Day
Maleny Golf Club
Oct 28, 2022
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rotary Club of Wishart Book Sale
Mt Gravatt Showgrounds - Enter Main Entrance and Follow Signs
Oct 29, 2022 7:30 AM –
Oct 30, 2022 2:00 PM
Alice in Wonderland Mask Ball (Sunshine Coast CC)
The Savvy Squire - Twilight Room
Nov 05, 2022
6:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Island Night Fundraiser (Cleveland)
Redlands United Football Club
Nov 08, 2022
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Opera @ Aveo (Brisbane Taylor Bridge)
Aveo Durack Retirement Village Auditorium Hall
Nov 26, 2022
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Forest Lake
Bostock House
Nov 28, 2022
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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
District Interact 2023 Conference
Albany Creek State High School
May 07, 2023
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
Sharing Your Rotary Success Conference (GNMRC)
The Greek Isles
Jun 05, 2023 – Jun 14, 2023
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