The D9600 Buzz
October District Newsletter Now Out!
Do you want to find out about roles on the District Foundation Committee in the merged district 9620 in 2021-22? News on the Centenary celebrations? Updates on the District Conference? Well you won't find them here in the buzz. They are in the District Newsletter. Click on the image below to get the District Newsletter.
Lift the Lid Gala - Referral Competition!
LIFT THE LID on mental health.

Join us for a Roaring Twenties party at Customs House

October 17th at 7pm.

Don't forget to don your best hat as we lift the lid on mental health. Click below for more info and tickets.

Drive-In Movie Night Hosted by Rotaract Brisbane Rivercity

The Rotaract Club of Brisbane Rivercity is pleased to announce our next major fundraising event will be a drive-in movie night hosted by Park-In Pictures in Hamilton, Brisbane on Friday the 23rd of October. We are extremely proud that this event will be in support of Beyond DV, a local Brisbane charity helping survivors of domestic violence reclaim their lives.

As the nights get warmer, this is a fantastic opportunity to get a group of your mates or that special someone, and treat them to a night of popcorn and movies under the stars. Hosted by Park-In Pictures in Hamilton, we will be screening family classic, The Wizard of Oz, followed by the star filled new release “whodunit” movie, Knives Out.

Book and Puzzle Sale 24th October (RC Buderim)

If you’ve collected way too many books & puzzles during isolation, The Rotary Club of Buderim is happy to take them off your hands.

We are looking for book and puzzle donations as well as customers for our massive book sale!

Come to the Uniting Church Hall at 2-10 Gloucester Rd Buderim, Qld 4556 between 8am and 1pm if you want to get some bargains, or if you want to donate books or learn more, click oon the button below.

Either way, you'll be helping us to help those in need!

Polio Bridge Walk - It's ON!
It was on then it was off, and now it is on again!

Get your walking shoes on and join us in the walk to raise awareness for End Polio Now.

We will be meeting at the steps of the Casino on SATURDAY the 24th of Oct at 10.00am and walking over the bridge to the Brisbane sign.

The Great Train Ride for Polio Eradication

The great train ride for Polio is on again this year! It starts bright and early on Friday the 23rd of October at 5:56am  in Gympie at and continues all the way to Rosewood, arriving at 9:56pm

Riders may join at any station.

For more information and the schedule, Go to the event link below:
Lift The Lid Dinner (RC Pine Rivers)


Invites you and your partner or friend to our “Lift the Lid on Mental Health Awareness Dinner”

Tuesday 27 October 2020, commencing 6.30 for 7pm At Murrumba Downs Tavern

Guest Speaker: Amanda Ballard, Social Worker with Queensland Health

Cost: $40.00 per person and there will be raffles and prizes. All funds raised will support Australian Rotary Health for their research and health care initiatives.

Bookings: RSVP by 20th November by contacting the organiser below:

For more information, including the event invitation, click on the button below.


District 9600 AGM Followed by District TRF Seminar - Sunday 8th November
This year the district AGM and TRF seminar will be held at Lions Hall, Gympie Road Showgrounds, Lawnton, on Sunday 8th November. 
Attendance is required for clubs that wish to apply for or take part in district or global grants. 
For catering and COVID-19 reasons, bookings are essential. Use the button below for event details and registration link and instructions.
Lift The Lid WALK for Mental Health
Tickets are now on sale for our LIFT THE LID WALK events at  Kippa Ring-North Lakes and Pine Rivers (15th November) and Bribie Island (22nd November)

This is such a great way to fundraise for much needed mental health research!

Event Locations

RYLA Discount Applications Close 31st December 2020
The 2021 RYLA Camp is on 1st-7th May, 2021. Discount registrations close on the 31st December, 2020 and final close of applications is 29th March, 2021 so you need to start thinking about it now. 

The program’s aim is to give young people personal, leadership and citizenship skills to succeed in all areas of their life.

RYLA will give young adults (18-26yrs) the opportunity to learn from other like-minded people and make new friends, while being challenged both physically and mentally on their road to self-discovery. This experiential learning opportunity will enable individuals to discover their uniqueness and how to communicate and work with others, and embrace change.+

Participants will be transported by bus to and from Luther Heights, arriving Saturday, 1st May and departing Friday, 7th May 2021. The program covers seven full days of activities and speakers, together with social and Rotary functions at night. The Seminar Program will start at 0600 and conclude at 2300 each day.

Click on the event button below for more information and application forms.

RYPEN is on 14-16 May 2021
The Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) Camp is on at the Luther Heights Youth Camp in Coolum on 14th to 16th May, 2021. This is a 3-day residential camp for 14-17-year-olds, providing valuable leadership training in:
  • effective and assertive communication
  • stress management
  • self esteem
  • personal values
  • goal setting
  • decision making
  • responsibility of self
Click on the event button below for more information about the camp as it becomes available.
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Upcoming Events
Special Guest - PRID Mary Beth Growney Selene
Zoom meeting - Registration required
Oct 13, 2020
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM
DG Visit - Mitchelton
Oct 13, 2020
6:15 PM – 7:45 PM
DG Visit - Fortitude Valley
Oct 14, 2020
5:45 PM – 7:15 PM
DG Visit - Nundah
Oct 14, 2020
6:15 PM – 7:45 PM
Lift The Lid Gala
Customs House
Oct 17, 2020
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunrise Enviro Expo (RC Redcliffe Sunrise)
Moreton Kids Fest at Strathpine
Oct 18, 2020
DG Visit - Cooroy
Oct 19, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
DG Visit - Samford Valley
Oct 20, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
DG Visit - Murgon
Oct 21, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
The Great Train Ride for Polio Eradication
Oct 23, 2020
5:56 AM – 9:56 PM
Drive-In Movie Night (Rotaract Brisbane Rivercity)
Park-In Pictures Hamilton
Oct 23, 2020
5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Book and Puzzle Sale (RC Buderim)
Uniting Church Hall, Buderim
Oct 24, 2020
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
End Polio Now Bridge Walk - It's On!
Treasury Casino Steps
Oct 24, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Telling Stories (RC Mooloolaba)
Oct 26, 2020
Lift The Lid Dinner (RC Pine Rivers)
Murrumba Downs Tavern
Oct 27, 2020
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
District Presidents' Virtual Meeting
Oct 30, 2020 6:30 PM
District Board Meeting
Nov 02, 2020
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
District Leadership Team Meeting
Nov 02, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
DG Visit - Brisbane Inner North
Nov 03, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
DG Visit - Kenmore
Nov 04, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
District 9600 AGM followed by TRF Seminar
Pine Rivers Lions Community Hall
Nov 08, 2020
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
DG Visit - Karana Downs
Nov 09, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
DG Visit - Brisbane Airport
Nov 10, 2020
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
DG Visit - Albany Creek
Nov 10, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
DG Visit - Brisbane High Rise
Nov 11, 2020
7:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Lift The Lid Walk (RC Kippa Ring and Pine Rivers)
Lake Eden
Nov 15, 2020
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
DG Visit - Gympie
Nov 16, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
DG Visit - Caloundra
Nov 17, 2020
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
DG Visit - Caboolture
Nov 17, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Lift the Lid Walk (RC Bribie Island)
Starts at Brennan Park
Nov 22, 2020
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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