Breaking News
September DG Newsletter is now out!
Rotary Foundation Dinner - Toowoomba 22nd Nov. 
World Polio Day Gin & Bubbles Art Walk and Luncheon 23rd Oct.
Shelterbox 2022 Champion Awards 7pm 25th October on Zoom
Vale PDG Graham Douglass
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
Gatsby! 21st Oct. (New Farm)
End Polio now at Ballistic Beer 21st Oct (Greater Springfield)
Rotarians Against Malaria Annual Conference 22-23 October
Garden City Rotary Race Day 22nd Oct.
Maleny Rotary Golf Day  28th October
Bookfest 28-30 Oct. (Capalaba)
Combined Western Suburbs Clubs Photo Competition Closes 30th October
South Brisbane Rotaract Club 20th Anniversary Celebration 27th Oct.
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 ??
Melbourne Cup Luncheon 1st Nov. (Toowoomba City)
Movie Night: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris 2nd Nov. (Brisbane Centenary)
Masquerade Gala - Alice in Wonderland  5th Nov. (Sunshine Coast Rotary Community Corps)
Island Night Fundraiser 8th Nov. (Cleveland)
Charity Golf Day 11th Nov. (Browns Plains)
Barefoot Bowls Against Rabies 20th Nov. (Brisbane)
AVEO@DURACK  Opera and Musical Theatre Spectacular 26th Nov. (Brisbane Taylor Bridge)
Rotary Club of Cleveland Christmas Lottery Drawn 10th December
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 - Roma
Club Hotel/Motel
Oct 18, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Ballistic Beer for Polio (Greater Springfield)
Ballistic Beer
Oct 21, 2022
6:00 PM – 10:00 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
Garden City Rotary Race Day
Clifford Park Racecourse
Oct 22, 2022
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
World Polio Day Gin & Bubbles Luncheon
Library Cafe
Oct 23, 2022
10:45 AM – 3:30 PM
Shelterbox Champion Awards Night
Online - Zoom
Oct 25, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
South Brisbane Rotaract 20th Anniversary Party
Hotel West End
Oct 27, 2022
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Maleny Rotary Golf Day
Maleny Golf Club
Oct 28, 2022
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Bookfest (Capalaba)
Cleveland Scout Den
Oct 28, 2022 1:00 PM –
Oct 30, 2022 12:00 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
Photo Competition (Combined Western Suburbs Clubs)
Oct 30, 2022
Melbourne Cup Luncheon (Toowoomba City)
Picnic Point Restaurant
Nov 01, 2022
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Movie Night: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (RCBC)
Regal Twin Cinema
Nov 02, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:30 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
Charity Golf Day (Browns Plains)
Brookwater Golf and Country Club
Nov 11, 2022
7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
District 9620 AGM Followed by Foundation Seminar
Bostock House
Nov 13, 2022
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Barefoot Bowls Against Rabies (Brisbane)
Mt. Gravatt Bowls Club
Nov 20, 2022
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Foundation Dinner - Toowoomba
Burke and Wills Hotel
Nov 22, 2022
6:00 PM – 10:30 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
Draw: Cleveland Rotary Christmas Lottery
Redlands Museum
Dec 10, 2022
2:00 PM – 2:05 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
Rotary Club of Nundah 70th Anniversary Celebration
Aug 26, 2023
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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