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DIK Closed Thursday 1st April
Windeward Bound Voyages: Applications Close 31st May

The Windeward Bound Trust and Rotary International have again joined together to continue their special leadership development program to celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia and its support for the development of Young Australians. 

Beginning this July, on each 10 day voyage, 18 young Australians will join Captain Sarah Parry and her crew aboard the Internationally award winning Sail Training Brigantine, Windeward Bound, to voyage along the South and East coasts of our magnificent country.

For full details, click on the image above or the button below

2 Wheels or 4: Charity Bike or Car Ride 18th April (RC Nambour 76)

Celebrating 100 Years of Rotary in Australia, Rotary Nambour 76 is offering the chance to purchase a chauffeur-driven Harley Davidson or classic car ride or a Harley Davidson self-drive ride.

This is a rare opportunity to see our beautiful Blackall Range either from the back of a Harley Davison motor cycle or in one of three classic cars.

The rides will take place Sunday 18th April leaving Nambour at 9.00am. Rides are $150 each. Click the button below for more details.

Rypen 2021: Applications Close 9th April
The RYPEN Camp for 2021 is on at the Luther Heights Youth Camp on the weekend of 14-16 May, 2021. Applications close 9th April, so clubs should be getting applications ready now.
Gala Dinner Celebrating 100 Years 17th April (Sunshine South Cluster)

Rotarians and Friends join us for a night of fellowship, fun and dancing to celebrate Rotary’s fantastic achievements over the past 100 years.

Organise a group and catch up with old friends, or join a group.

Welcome by: Mayor Mark Jamieson

Music by: Beats Workin

Where: Maroochy RSL, Memorial Ave Maroochydore

When: Pre-dinner drinks & nibbles from 6.30pm on Saturday 17 April 2021

Dress: After five (Rotary medals if you like)

R100 Celebrations: Rotary Day in the Park - April 17th

On Saturday, the 17th April 2021 Districts D9600 & D9630 will come together to Celebrate the Rotary Centenary

“ROTARY DAY IN THE PARK” at E.E Mc Caskie Park in Kelvin Grove.

On the day will be Music, Multinational Food Vendors (No Sausage Sizzles) & Multi Cultural Dancers. This will be a family day.

District 9600 Tree-planting Project - 24th April

As with the last three years, this year there will be a District Tree Planting Day and this is planned for Saturday 24 April. Please note that the venue for this year’s planting is still the reserve at 85-91 Ross Road, Upper Kedron.

This event ties in beautifully with Rotary’s recently announced new area of focus “Supporting The Environment”. Full details including information about the site and the BCC's thoughts on Rotary involvement ara available by clicking on the button below.

Urgent Appeal to send Medical Supplies to PNG
RAWCS Donations in Kind Northern Region has recently received from the Queensland Children’s Hospital and other sources a large quantity of medical supplies and consumables, all of which would be invaluable to the health authorities in Papua New Guinea with their response to the current outbreak of COVID-19 within the country.    As well as the supplies that we have in stock in Brisbane, we have received an offer of a quantity of PPE as well as at least one Ultrasound Machine from sources in Victoria.  RAWCS Donations in Kind Northern Region is in a position to pack a container immediately, the only thing that is stopping us is the lack of funds.
An appeal has gone out to all clubs through your Area Governors, but individuals can also donate using the button below. Please also talk in your clubs about supporting this urgent effort. All donors will receive a tax deductable receipt.
Contact: PP John Paskin.   Email:
RAM Australia Fun Run 30th April

World Malaria Day, which takes place on 25 April each year, is an internationally recognized day, highlighting the global efforts to control malaria and celebrating the gains that have been made. Since 2000, the world has made historic progress against malaria, saving millions of lives. However, half the world still lives at risk from this preventable, treatable disease. In Australia, Malaria Awareness Day is observed on 30 April each year, in conjunction with World Malaria Day on 25 April.

We want to raise $100,000 for projects in the upcoming year, so we are challenging each District to raise $5,250. Help us reach our goal!

Moreton Bay Red Ride 1st May (RC Caboolture)

Join us on your motorbike on this scenic tour of the beautiful Moreton Bay Region to help combat Domestic Violence!

Starting at 8.00am from Caboolture Show Grounds, come early and enjoy breakfast and coffee, followed by the blessing of the bikes.

End your ride at Woodford Show Grounds.

Enrol into the Show and Shine to be judged by Celebrity Judges!

Join us for a fantastic Music Festival from 5.30pm! Your host is the one and only Country artist Dave Reynolds!

On this day we ride and enjoy together to send a message to the perpetrators that we will not stand for Domestic Violence!

All Proceeds will be donated to Act for Kids and Variety the Children’s Charity

Opera in the Gardens (Rotary West) 2nd May

The Rotary Clubs of Brookfield, Karana Bellbowrie and Toowong invite you to enjoy 




Early Bird / $60 Adult, $30 Student (to 31 March)
General Release / $70 Adult, $40 Student
Groups of 10+ / $60 Adult

BYO Drinks and Chair

This is a benefit concert supporting the work of Drug ARM and Rotary.

AGFR Golf Tournament 16th May (RC Maroochydore)
The Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians is a fellowship within the Rotary organisation and is a part of what Rotary is all about, that is “fellowship within its members”.
It is also part of the 4th objective of Rotary that is: “The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service”.
"Town Meets Country" Charity Race Day in Caloundra (RC Brisbane) - 16th May

The Rotary Club of Brisbane are off to the races on Sunday, 16th May 2021!

Enjoy a luxury bus transfer to and from the Caloundra Race Track with lunch and a 5-hour hospitality package in the exclusive Champagne Garden  which is right on the finish line.

Bus transfer will start and end from a near-CBD location to be confirmed which will offer breakfast for the early and dinner for those who want to make a full day of it.

This is a fundraising event in aid of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Ballet International Gala 25th and 26th June 2021 (RC Brisbane)

BIG – Ballet International Gala is set to be the greatest ballet gala Australia has ever seen. The most talented dancers from across the world will come together to showcase their incredible ability over a series of two intimate evenings at South Bank’s Piazza Auditorium. Keep your eyes and ears open as we disclose our fantastic dancers in the coming period. Save the date for either the 25th or 26th of June 2021, and get in quick because good ballet usually sells out in Brisbane!

The Rotary Club of Brisbane is proud to be associated with the Ballet International Gala both as an official supporting organisation and as the club the promoters of the event call home. As a result of our support, BIG have agreed to donate 10% of net proceeds to Roadies Retreat Inc., a charity that supports disadvantaged retirees from the entertainment industry, many of whom face homelessness and poverty due to the casual and intermittent nature of employment in the industry and the historic absence of proper structured retirement benefits. We are also excited because this will be an opportunity to see dancers who would normally never come to Australia. If you are a ballet fan it would be more than worth your while even if Rotary wasn't involved!

District 9620 Presidents-Elect Training Seminar Sat 10th April and Sun 11th April
The presidents-elect training seminar (PETS) is designed to prepare incoming club presidents for their role and give District Governors-elect, District Coordinators and incoming Assistant Governors the opportunity to motivate incoming Presidents and build working relationships. It also provides a great springboard for club Presidents to form cluster relationships which have proven to be exciting avenues for service.

All Presidents-elect are required to attend PETS unless the governor-elect excuses them. Presidents-elect who are excused need to send a club representative in their place.

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Upcoming Events
District Board Meeting (Time to be confirmed)
Apr 06, 2021
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
District Leadership Team Meeting (Time TBC)
Apr 06, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Applications Close for Rypen 2021 Youth Camp
Apr 09, 2021
District 9620 Presidents-Elect Training (PETS)
Apr 10, 2021 – Apr 11, 2021
Rotary Day In The Park: District R100 Celebrations
E.E. McKaskie Park
Apr 17, 2021
Rotary Gala Dinner - 100 Years (Sunshine South)
Maroochy RSL
Apr 17, 2021
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Charity Bike or Car Ride (RC Nambour 76)
Apr 18, 2021
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
100th Anniversary date of Rotary in ANZ
Apr 21, 2021
D9600 Coordinated Tree-planting Project
85-91 Ross Road
Apr 24, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
RAM Australia Fun Run
Apr 30, 2021
District Presidents' Virtual Meeting
Apr 30, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
RYLA District 9600 Camp
Luther Heights Youth Camp, Coolum Beach
May 01, 2021 – May 07, 2021
Moreton Bay Red Ride (RC Caboolture)
Caboolture Show Grounds
May 01, 2021
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Opera in The Gardens (Rotary West)
Brisbane Botanic Gardens
May 02, 2021
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
District Board Meeting
May 04, 2021
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Copy of District Leadership Team Meeting
May 04, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
RYPEN Luther Heights Youth Camp - Coolum
Luther Heights Youth Camp, Coolum Beach
May 14, 2021 – May 16, 2021
AGFR Golf Tournament (RC Maroochydore)
May 16, 2021 – May 21, 2021
"Town Meets Country" Charity Raceday -RC Brisbane
Sunshine Coast Turf Club
May 16, 2021
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Maleny Agricultural Show (RC Maleny)
May 28, 2021 – May 29, 2021
District Presidents' Virtual Meeting
May 28, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Windeward Bound Voyages - Applications Close
May 31, 2021
District Board Meeting
Jun 01, 2021
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
District Leadership Team Meeting
Jun 01, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Rotary International Convention 2021 (Now Virtual)
Online Virtual Conference
Jun 12, 2021 9:00 AM –
Jun 16, 2021 5:00 PM
District Changeover (TBC)
Jun 18, 2021
Ballet International Gala (RC Brisbane)
South Bank Piazza Auditorium
Jun 25, 2021 – Jun 26, 2021
District Presidents' Virtual Meeting
Jun 25, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
District 9620 Changeover 2021
Jul 03, 2021
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Night to Remember (RC Mooloolaba)
Jul 30, 2021
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