The D9600 Buzz
December District Newsletter now Out.
The December District Newsletter is now out. Read it for an update about the Centenary Baton Relay, Aspley's half-century, district 9620 clusters and more!
Charity Golf Day (RC Caloundra) 19th March

The Rotary Club of Caloundra Charity Golf day is on again on 19th March 2021. 

Entry is $400 for a team of 4 or $100 for visitors and there is a Sponsorship Package available for $1000 per team.

For more details visit the event page using the button below.

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.

Combined R100 Centenary and Pride of Workmanship Dinner 
 (RC New Farm)
The Rotary Club of New Farm will be holding a Combined R100 Centenary and Pride of Workmanship Dinner at the Brunswick Hotel in New Farm on the 24th February, 2021. More details will follow and you can learn the details as they come to hand using the button below.
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.

Centenary Gala (RC Brisbane)

2021 is a year of celebration for Humanitarians in Australia and New Zealand because it marks the Centenary of Rotary in Australasia.

To mark this special anniversary, The Rotary Club of Brisbane is holding a gala evening of fellowship and dancing at the W Brisbane. Join us in celebrating this milestone with a 3-hour black-tie dinner and drinks package followed by dancing until 11pm. Stayers are invited to kick on at the WET Deck Bar and the hotel is also offering an attractive acommodation package for those who wish to decant themselves into a room afterwards.

The proceeds from ticket sales, auctions and raffles will be used to support Rotary International's Polio Plus program  and the Jelly Beans initiative of Open Doors Youth Services, providing housing and mental health support services to LGBTIQ young people and their families in Queensland.

Christmas Trailer Raffle (RC Mooloolaba)
Mooloolaba Rotary is holding its annual Christmas Trailer Raffle, valued at over $8000, at Kawana Shoppingworld. This year the major beneficiary is Currimundi Special School and the Club aims to raise sufficient funds to purchase several special bicycles needed by the school.
Merrry Christmas from Donations in Kind Northern Region
District Interact/Earlyact Conference 14th March 2021

Come and share your best project ideas, discover new ones and network with like-minded people. This day is a great motivational experience for all students, teachers and Rotarians who are passionate about their clubs and those Rotarians considering starting a club.

Cost: $20 p/p all inclusive. Click the button below for event information and registration form.

Come and be Inspired! 

Outside the Box in Kingaroy

Neil Black, District Governer for 2020 - 21 invites you to the last 9600 conference, in his home town of Kingaroy, Queensland, from the 26 - 28 March 2021.

Building on the theme "outside the box" the conference focuses on the contribution Rotary makes to the wider community and the challenges we will confront as we embrace the future.

Feel the Energy in Taipei
The 2021 Rotary International Convention will be here soon — and it’s going to be an unforgettable experience. Taking place 12-16 June in Taipei, Taiwan, the convention will offer fantastic entertainment, motivational speakers, inspirational sessions, and uplifting energy. Enjoy all of it with old friends and new ones.

We hope you’ll join us in Taipei to Feel the Energy. Don’t forget to invite your friends — download the promotional kit and share our official video about Taipei on your social networks.
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Upcoming Events
Christmas "Giving Tree" (RC Kenmore)
Kenmore Village
Oct 26, 2020 – Dec 15, 2020
Christmas Trailer Raffle (RC Mooloolaba)
Kawana Shoppingworld and Online
Dec 02, 2020 – Dec 24, 2020
Pine Rivers Christmas Party (RC Pine Rivers)
Dec 15, 2020
District Board Meeting
Dec 15, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Deadline for Discount on RYLA 2021 Applications
Dec 31, 2020
DIK Kingston Facility Reopens for 2020
Jan 14, 2021
Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony (RC Mooloolaba)
Jan 26, 2021
Hinterland Australia Day Expo (RC Maleny)
Jan 26, 2021
District Presidents' virtual meeting
Jan 29, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
District Board Meeting
Feb 02, 2021
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
District Leadership Team Meeting
Feb 02, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Centenary Gala (RC Brisbane)
W Brisbane The Great Room, Level 3 81 North Quay
Feb 13, 2021
6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
R100 and Pride of Workmanship Dinner (RC New Farm)
Brunswick Hotel
Feb 24, 2021
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
District Presidents' Virtual Meeting
Feb 26, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
District Board Meeting
Mar 02, 2021
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
District Leadership Team Meeting
Mar 02, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Night to Remember (TBC) (RC Mooloolaba)
Mar 13, 2021
D9600 Interact/Earlyact Conference
Caboolture Memorial Hall
Mar 14, 2021
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Charity Golf Day 2021 (RC Caloundra)
Pelican Waters Golf Club
Mar 19, 2021
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Presidents' Training (PETS) (TBC)
Mar 20, 2021
District 9600 2021 District Conference
Mar 26, 2021 5:00 PM –
Mar 28, 2021 5:00 PM
District Presidents' Virtual Meeting
Mar 26, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Closing Date for RYLA 2021 applications
Mar 29, 2021
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
Rotary Day In The Park: District R100 Celebrations
E.E. McKaskie Park
Apr 17, 2021
100th Anniversary date of Rotary in ANZ
Apr 21, 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
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
May 14, 2021 – May 16, 2021
AGFR Golf Tournament (RC Maroochydore)
May 16, 2021 – May 21, 2021
Maleny Agricultural Show (RC Maleny)
May 28, 2021 – May 29, 2021
District Presidents' Virtual Meeting
May 28, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (TaiNEX)
Jun 12, 2021 9:00 AM –
Jun 16, 2021 5:00 PM
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