Breaking News
Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS) 11th-17th December
District 9620 AGM and District Foundation Seminar to be held on Sunday November 13

The District AGM and Foundation Seminar will be held on Sunday 13th November at Bostock House. Presidents and Secretaries have already received notice of the AGM.

District AGM will commence at 9:00am (registration starts at 8:30am), and we need at least half the clubs to be present in person or by proxy to have a quorum, so please get your proxy forms in to Company Secretary Ian Hope ( ) ASAP.

The Foundation Seminar will commence at 10:00am straight after the AGM. Attendance by club members at the AGM is one of the ways in whicg clubs can meet the training requirement for access to district and global grants.

Both meetings will be able to be attended by Zoom. Please check the calendar entries linked from the logos below to get the zoom links and other meeting information as it is released.

If you are attending the foundation seminar in person, please register so catering can be arranged. Registration can be done through the calendar entry.

Rotary Foundation Dinner - Toowoomba 22nd Nov. 
RARE - Boxing Equipment needed for Arawa
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
Movie Night: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris 2nd Nov. (Brisbane Centenary)
Book Launch: "The Promise"  5th November (Toowong)
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
Nursing Essentials 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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)
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  • 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
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
Book Launch: "The Promise" (Toowong)
AVID Reader Bookshop
Nov 05, 2022
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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
Bostock House
Nov 13, 2022
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
District 9620 Foundation Seminar
Bostock House
Nov 13, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:30 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
Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS)
Lake Perseverance Recreation Centre
Dec 11, 2022 – Dec 17, 2022
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
Nursing Essentials 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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