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PRESIDENTS NOTE

 

Today, Tuesday 14th July 2020 members of the Hawthorn Rotary Club had the opportunity to listen to the 'Engine Room of Rotary' from guest speaker, PDG Murray Verso, who outlined the work The Rotary Foundation does throughout the world.

 

 
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THE ROTARY FOUNDATION

It was a pleasure to see PDG Dr Murray Verso back at the club (via Zoom, of  course) 
Murray is the Rotary District 9800 Foundation Chair, and he spoke about the various activities of The Rotary Foundation.
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The ‘law’ that explains why you can't get anything done

A British historian famously wrote that work expands to fill available time – but what was he actually saying about inefficiency?

With offices closed in nations around the world, many of us are grappling with how to stay productive and on task as we work from home. To help provide insight on how to manage this, BBC Worklife is updating some of their most popular productivity stories from their archive. 

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Snap Judgments

From Hong Kong to Hungary, Rotarians captured perfect moments in our annual photo contest.

This year, Rotary received more than 600 entries to our photo contest from 56 countries and geographical areas. The photographs take us from the vast plains of Inner Mongolia to the manmade canyons of Hong Kong. They tell a story of Rotarians exploring the world with open eyes and hearts, making connections across cultures, and capturing beauty wherever they find it.

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THE SHADOW KNOWS

One of the most effective ways to gather data and information about a targeted organization is by infiltrating its ranks.
This is the job of the spy (espionage agent).
Spies can then return information such as the size and strength of the organisation. 
They can also find dissidents within the organization and influence them to provide further information or to defect. 
In times of crisis, spies steal technology and sabotage the enemy in various ways.
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JEST FOR A LAUGH

How does laughter help the body?

A hearty chuckle releases endorphins, feel-good neurotransmitters that have an effect similar to narcotics, and endorphins are part of the reason laughing is so contagious. Laughing also has many health benefits such as increasing blood flow and improving mental and physical resilience. In fact, it’s not unlike a vigorous workout session.

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UPCOMING SPEAKERS

 
Formal meetings have been suspended and Rotary Hawthorn meetings will be conducted on-line via Zoom.
 
Log-in: 12.45 to 1.45 pm every Tuesday. 
 
So what has Jill teed up, ready to surprise us?
 
 
 
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

The Rotary Foundation - invitation to donate.

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MAKE-UPS AND APOLOGIES

Kim D'Arcy always seeks to finalize numbers by Monday 8.30am Please register your attendance, or let Kim know if you can't make it.

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