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What's Happening at Maryborough Rotary?
What would you do with an extra 30 hours a month?
Busy Lifestyle syndrome and the Boiling Frog
  • You can be working away, trying to manage several things and not realise that the water is getting hotter and hotter. Soon it becomes boiling and you’re cooked! You have run out of time and energy
Most people’s pain points
  • Interruptions- 70%
  • Lack of focus-53%
  • Not enough time – 36%
  • Not enough control – 23%
  • Managing priorities – 9%
  • Easily distracted – 9%
Top 10 Time saving Tips
{01} Make a To Do list
  • Within this list, schedule deadlines for yourself and others
{02} Energy batch
  • Identify when you are at your peak
  • Complete harder tasks during this time
{03} Schedule “Me time” and breaks
  • Your busy life must include some down time and time for yourself to do the things you enjoy
{04} Reject all of the following:
  • Multi-tasking – studies show this is not productive
  • Interruptions
  • Procrastination
  • Not setting priorities
  • Open deadlines
  • Saboteurs
  • Your own inner saboteur
{05} Control emails and phone calls
  • Batch
  • 4 – D’s (Drop unimportant tasks. Delay less important. Delegate where you can. Do)
  • Triage phone calls
  • Use smart messages
  • Use voicemail – control when you can ring back
{06} Control meetings
  • Always have an agenda and try to stick to it
  • Ask for items of business prior to meeting and don’t include new ones without notice
  • Identify meeting time – be clear about start and end times and consider how long it needs to be
  • Set meeting protocols
{07} Decide Once!!
 
{08} Outsource
  • Check if this is the best option and use of time
  • Ensure you consider your time per hour when deliberating your options
{09} Insource
  • Seek others assistance if necessary and when available
  • Consider other staff who may have time and the particular skills required
{10} Reject Piling –
  • put things away
  • only touch paper once
  • deal with it
Maggie Tranter attended the District National Youth Science Forum selection day in Ararat on Sunday the 6th August.
 
The day was full of interviews, impromptu speeches and debates in a process designed to allow the District NYSF representatives to select those students who displayed a keen interest in the sciences to represent District 9780 at the Canberra or Brisbane Science Forum.
 
Maggie was very excited about the day and talked about it most of the way home.
 
At 8.30pm on Sunday night, Maggie was contacted and advised that her application and nomination by the Rotary Club of Maryborough was successful and she will be attending the NYSF in either Canberra or Brisbane in January 2018.
 
Maggie wished to express her appreciation to the Club for nominating her and genuinely thanked those members who had helped prepare her for the day
 
Congratulations Maggie.  
We were privileged and excited to see and hear from Angus Mc Pherson (STEM coordinator) and passionate students from MEC; Deacon Farrow, Rose Mc Nabb, Alix Ford and Will Macdonnell.
STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  The idea of the program is to enthuse, motivate and challenge students into these fields of study.
MEC staff have two goals;
  • STEM for all students - think creatively; more experiments in science; design process for trade subjects and increased digital technologies
  • STEM opportunities for interested students - Excursions, camps, clubs and Industry visits
   
   
The students have attended various programs;
  • Alix - spent 3 days at Monash University experiencing Electrical challenges - robo moths on day 1; making a spaghetti bridge on day 2 and experiencing the STEM camp
  • Deacon - my digit experience attended DigIT provided by Macquarie University - Sydney; over two days (one in January and another in July) and completing amazing projects involving coding and design                 
  • Will, Rose and Deacon attended a program provided by University of Newcastle (in Bendigo). They competed in teams with different challenges again; they made a car which repeatedly crashed without breaking the 3 eggs it was carrying inside the frame, also made a prosthetic hand to enable it to pick up items and an electrical challenge; Deacon participated in a major project designing a car to go over rocky terrain and designing a fidget and then using a 3D printer to print it in plastic.  The other main purpose for program was that the students showed initiative, were encouraged to experience collective impact and collaboration to complete 3 tasks.  This program is an annual event and was funded mainly by Rotary.
 
Tracey provided an interesting Ink Spots about Time Management
What would you do with an extra 30 hours a month?
Busy Lifestyle syndrome and the Boiling Frog
  • You can be working away, trying to manage several things and not realise that the water is getting hotter and hotter. Soon it becomes boiling and you’re cooked! You have run out of time and energy
Most people’s pain points
  • Interruptions
  • Lack of focus
  • Not enough time
  • Not enough control
  • Managing priorities
  • Easily distracted
Top 10 Time saving Tips
{01} Make a To Do list
  • Within this list, schedule deadlines for yourself and others
{02} Energy batch
  • Identify when you are at your peak
  • Complete harder tasks during this time
{03} Schedule “Me time” and breaks
  • Your busy life must include some down time and time for yourself to do the things you enjoy
{04} Reject all of the following:
  • Multi-tasking – studies show this is not productive
  • Interruptions
  • Procrastination
  • Not setting priorities
  • Open deadlines
  • Saboteurs
  • Your own inner saboteur
{05} Control emails and phone calls
  • Batch
  • 4 – D’s (Drop unimportant tasks. Delay less important. Delegate where you can. Do)
  • Triage phone calls
  • Use smart messages
  • Use voicemail – control when you can ring back
{06} Control meetings
  • Always have an agenda and try to stick to it
  • Ask for items of business prior to meeting and don’t include new ones without notice
  • Identify meeting time – be clear about start and end times and consider how long it needs to be
  • Set meeting protocols
{07} Decide Once!!
 
{08} Outsource
  • Check if this is the best option and use of time
  • Ensure you consider your time per hour when deliberating your options
{09} Insource
  • Seek others assistance if necessary and when available
  • Consider other staff who may have time and the particular skills required
{10} Reject Piling –
  • put things away
  • only touch paper once
  • deal with it

“A day at the races”at the Maryborough Harness Racing Club, to promote awareness of our #SayNO2familyviolence campaign, was very successful with an estimated 10 million views world wide of the event. In addition the event was screened into over 3500 clubs and pubs throughout Australia; such great visibility of our Club’s program.

Over $2300 was raised out of the event which was a great result.

Special mention must go to Rotarians Bob Butterfield, Chris Frahn and PP Martin Mackay for putting this event together and to President Karen, assisted by Rotarian Terry Allan, for “flogging” all those raffle tickets supplied by Big Cat Printing which netted about $1000.

Thank you also to Country Trends for prizes.

The “Brownlow” would have to go to PHF Bob Osborne for spending the whole day on the microphone hosting the day. Not a bad effort for one of our longest serving Rotarians who hasn’t been in the best of health lately.

Again, another great example of the power of Rotary.

Finally a special thanks to Les Chapman and the Maryborough Harness Racing Club for their continued support of the #SayNO2familyviolence campaign.

Club members voted for a new set of rules last Thursday (July 27th) which clariufy our membership area, increase the size of the Board, and bring our club into line with changes made at the most recent Rotary Council of Legislation.
Murray Henderson shared the story of the changes in his vocation at Thursday's meeting. After being the manager of a large farm and dealing with pasture improvement and producing elite animals, and serious accident changed his life. Now he delivers bread to district bakeries and loves it - apart from running into kangaroos which is definitely a work hazard!
Rotarian Tracey Smith won the prize for Heads and Tails last Thursday - and members should note that prizes have been significantly improved!
On Saturday night, Martin Mackay handed over the Presidential chain of office to Karen McCarthy who becomes our 2017-18 Rotary Club President. Over 130 people from numerous Rotary, and other Service clubs witnessed the handover. Thanks for a great year, Martin, and all the very best for your year, President Karen. Also pictured are the new Board members for this coming year.
PP David Hare gave an interesting review of the changes in the Optometry industry over recent years. These changes include Optometrists being able to prescribe more medications to assist clients with visual problems, and using cameras that can provide images of the eyes without the need for eye drops etc.
 
 
 
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