Breaking News
District Announcement - Seeking Key District Leaders
High Tea on Charlie's 11th March (Chinchilla)
Rotary Nomads Changeover 21st June
Rotary Roma Changeover 15th July
Event to be held at the Explorers Inn Fuction Centre 6:30pm
Help Wanted - RARE is Moving - Deadline 30th April
Event Reminders (In case you missed them last time)
Lexie Hamilton-Smith: Dos and Don'ts of Dealing with the Media 1st Feb (Paddington)
IGNITE with RC Browns Plains 3rd February
RC Salisbury 60th Anniversary Celebration 11th February
Next Century Gala Earlybird ends February 15th (Brisbane)
"Experience Trekking in the Himalaya" Dinner 22nd Feb. (South Brisbane)
Rotary New Farm 10th Aniversary Celebrations 1st March
RC Beenleigh 70th Anniversary Celebration 3rd March
45th Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians Tournament 26-31 Mar 2021 (AGFR)
Rotary Peace Fellow's Seminar 2023 April 22nd. - Save the Date
Melbourne 2023 - Sharing our Sunshine
District Interact 2023 Conference 7th May SAVE THE DATE
Jazz in the Hangar 20th May (Caloundra Pacific)
RAM "Finish the Fight Against Malaria" Congress 25th May
Nursing Essentials Conference  June 5 2023. (Global Nurses and Midwives RC)
Save the Date: 2023 District 9620 District Changeover 2nd July
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 - Cleveland
Jan 31, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dos and Don'ts of Dealing with Media (Paddington)
Paddo Tavern
Feb 01, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Wellington Point
Redlands Sporting Club
Feb 01, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Bribie Island
Bribie Island Hotel, Banksia Rm.
Feb 02, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Ignite! (RC Browns Plains)
Morning Fresh Cafe - Westpoint Browns Plains
Feb 03, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Mooloolaba
Mooloolaba Bowls Club
Feb 06, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Noosa Heads
Tate Duke Community Cottage
Feb 07, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Ashgrove/The Gap
Ashgrove Golf Club
Feb 08, 2023
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Centenary Impact Tour - Ipswich
United Sports Club
Feb 09, 2023
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Rotary Club of Salisbury 60th Anniversary Party
Sunnybank Community & Sports Club
Feb 11, 2023
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
DLT Training - Marburg
Feb 18, 2023 – Feb 19, 2023
Centenary Impact Tour - New Farm
Brunswick Hotel
Feb 22, 2023
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Trekking in the Himalayas Dinner (South Brisbane)
Broncos Leagues Club
Feb 22, 2023
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Board and DLT Meetings
Feb 23, 2023
Rotary New Farm 10th Anniversary Celebrations
Queensland Cricketers Club
Mar 01, 2023
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary Club of beenleigh 70th Anniversary Party
Beenleigh Senior Citizen's Club
Mar 03, 2023
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
PETS - President Elect Training
Oaks Conference Centre
Mar 11, 2023 – Mar 12, 2023
High Tea on Charlie's (Chinchilla)
The Bank of Charlie's Creek
Mar 11, 2023
3:00 PM – 6:00 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
Rotary Peace Fellows' Seminar 2023
The Women's College, University of Queensland
Apr 22, 2023
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
RARE Warehouse Lease in Kingston Expires
Apr 30, 2023
District Interact 2023 Conference
Albany Creek State High School
May 07, 2023
Jazz in the Hangar (Caloundra Pacific)
The Queensland Air Museum
May 20, 2023
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Next Century Gala (Brisbane)
Howard Smith Wharves River Shed
May 24, 2023
6:30 PM – 11:30 PM
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 Nomads Changeover
Ingenia Holiday Park
Jun 21, 2023
2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
District 9620 2023 District Changeover
Ipswich Civic Centre
Jul 02, 2023
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Rotary Club of Roma Changeover
Explorers Inn Function Centre
Jul 15, 2023
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary Club of Sumner Park 30th Anniversary Party
Aug 09, 2023
Rotary Club of Nundah 70th Anniversary Celebration
Aug 26, 2023
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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