Breaking News
Zone 8 Regionalisation Project September Update
There are some significant updates in the final regionalisation project update before the vote that clubs should familiarise themselves with before the vote:
  1. The composition, tasks and guiding principles for the regional taskforce which will move forward with the project if the overall vote is "YES" have been finalised.
  2. There is clarification that the roles in the taskforce except for existing paid RISPPO staff will all be voluntary.
  3. There is clarification that at the end of the three-year pilot, there will be a vote of clubs to either continue with the current system of governance as of today (which will stay in place during the pilot) or move to the new governance model developed during the pilot.
You can read the September update in full, as well as access all the prior updates and documents delivered to our district at the district's Regionalisation Project web page by clicking on the button below.
PDG Chris Wright
District 9620 District Regionalisation Representative
District Minute
Lift the Lid Walk for Mental Health 9th Oct. (Mooloolaba)
Beenleigh Cane Gala Ball 15th Oct. (Beenleigh)
Masquerade Gala - Alice in Wonderland  19th Nov. (Alexandra Headland)
45th Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians Tournament 26-31 Mar 2021 (AGFR)
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
ESRAG Webinar 15th September
Urgent RARE Packing Day now 17th September
Don't Bottle it Up Free Music Fun Day  17th Sept. (Noosa Combined and Hinterland)
RYLA 2022 at Tuchekoi 24-30th Sept.

There are still a few places left. The date for applications  has passed, but more can be accepted on payment of a $50 late fee.

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)
Charity Golf Day 14th October (RC Ormeau-Pimpama)
Rotarians Against Malaria Annual Conference 22-23 October
Maleny Rotary Golf Day  28th October
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 - Sunnybank Hills
Calamvale Hotel
Sep 13, 2022
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Centenary Impact Tour - Brisbane International
Calamvale Salvation Army Community Church
Sep 14, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
ESRAG Oceania September Meeting - Jennifer Scott
Online - Zoom
Sep 15, 2022
6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
Centenary Impact Tour - Port of Brisbane
Taste the Aroma
Sep 15, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Urgent Help Needed - Container Packing at RARE
RARE Warehouse
Sep 17, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Music Fun Day (Noosa and Hinterland)
Noosaville Lions Park
Sep 17, 2022
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Dalby
Windsor Hotel
Sep 19, 2022
6:15 PM – 8:00 PM
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
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
Beenleigh Cane Gala Ball (Beenleigh)
Beenleigh Events Centre
Oct 15, 2022
6:00 PM – 11:30 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
Alice in Wonderland Mask Ball (Alex Headland)
The Buderim Tavern
Nov 19, 2022
7:00 PM – 11:30 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
View entire list
Subscribe to Bulletin
Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.
Please add to your safe sender list or address book.
To view our privacy policy, click here.