Breaking News
D9620 Interclub Dinner 23 November (Jindalee)
Rotary Foundation Dinner - Toowoomba 22nd Nov. 
Chrismas Carols and Market 26th November (Mt. Gravatt)
Carols by Candlelight 10th dec. (Ashgrove/The Gap)
Vale Gayle Stangle
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS) 11th-17th December
NYSF Orientation - Call for Guest Speaker
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.
  • 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 - Brisbane Inner North
Grange Bowls Club
Nov 15, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Foundation Dinner - Toowoomba
Burke and Wills Hotel
Nov 22, 2022
6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
District 9620 Interclub Dinner (Jindalee)
Jindalee Hotel
Nov 23, 2022
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Opera @ Aveo (Brisbane Taylor Bridge)
Aveo Durack Retirement Village Auditorium Hall
Nov 26, 2022
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Christmas Fair (RC Mt. Gravatt)
Mt. Gravatt Showgrounds
Nov 26, 2022
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
District 9620 NYSF Orientation
Bostock House
Nov 27, 2022
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Forest Lake
Bostock House
Nov 28, 2022
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Toowoomba South
Downs Club
Nov 29, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Toowoomba Metro and Darling Downs Rotaract
Urban Grounds Cafe
Nov 30, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Centenary Impact Tour - Toowoomba North
Burke and Wills Hotel
Nov 30, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Greater Springfield
Aveo Centre, Springfield
Dec 01, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Loganholme
Club Beenleigh
Dec 05, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Glasshouse Country
Beerwah Hotel
Dec 06, 2022
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Albany Creek
The Albany Creek Tavern
Dec 06, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - New Farm
Brunswick Hotel
Dec 07, 2022
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Centenary Impact Tour - Nundah
Prince of Wales Hotel
Dec 07, 2022
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Archerfield
Souths Sports Club
Dec 08, 2022
12:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Caloundra Pacific
Caloundra Golf Club
Dec 08, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Draw: Cleveland Rotary Christmas Lottery
Redlands Museum
Dec 10, 2022
2:00 PM – 2:05 PM
Rotary Carols by Candlelight (Ashgrove/The Gap)
Dorrington Park
Dec 10, 2022
4:30 PM – 8:00 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
Centenary Impact Tour - Woombye Palmwoods
Grounded Cafe
Jun 14, 2023
6:45 AM – 8:30 AM
Rotary Club of Nundah 70th Anniversary Celebration
Aug 26, 2023
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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