Rekindling Burned Out Members

Demands on time, focus, and energy are draining. People get burned out. Luckily, there are things you can do to help. Let's talk about that at the next Forum.
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Chris Waugh

District Governor Nominee and Owner of Leader Support Service, providing business consulting and leadership development.

There are so many demands on our time, focus, and energy. It’s draining. It burns people out. If your Club members are suffering from burnout, there are things you can do to rekindle their energy. Let’s talk about that next Tuesday at the District Membership Forum.

Join us and share your experience with burnout and what you’ve tried that works for it. What challenges are ongoing? Maybe someone from another club will share a solution that will work for you. You’ll also build your network of knowledgeable fellow District club leaders.

The District Membership Forum is held every third Tuesday at 10 am and focuses on a topic chosen by the participants. Registration is never necessary – just Zoom in to join. The day before the Forum, the Zoom link will be sent to Club Presidents, Presidents-Elect, and Membership Chairs to share with anyone in their club who is interested in Membership. For more information, contact Christine Waugh.

4 Responses

  1. This committee has such wonderfully informative and challenging topics every single month! I can’t wait for the next session. Burnout is such a timely topic for us to discuss and share our thoughts and ideas. Big thanks to Chair Chris Waugh for her leadership with these sessions!!!

  2. It isn’t ‘burnout’ per se’ that causes some members to fade away. More likely, it’s annoyances, disappointments, harsh judgements or friction between one or more other members.

    Rotarians are the best people on the planet; but they are still people subject to all the human frailties that should be rejected and discarded, but sneak in, especially in repeatative meeting situations.

    One tool to help this is to gently remind everyone that the Four Way Test is ONLY applied to your own actions. NEVER use it to judge others or denounce their position. Imagine a world of tolerence.

    Diversity is strength and the future. However uncomfortable, embrace it.

    Dave Bassett.

  3. You’re right, Dave. There are many reasons members might disengage. This month, we’ll discuss burnout and what can be done to alleviate it.
    I like what you said about applying the 4-way test to yourself only. It IS used to judge others way too much.

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