Our club meets

Every Wednesday evening except holidays and summer.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kings Way Care Centre, 8 Squire Drive in Quispamsis, NB (it's the seniors home on the Gondola Point Arterial) - in the Boardroom.

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There are no meetings on storm days.

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Ease Stress with Toastmasters

by Lisa MacDonald
from November 1999 Newsletter

For many of us November signals the start of the “Christmas Rush.” The six weeks before the big day are filled with Santa Claus parades, huge gift decisions, visits to the local mall for photos with the jolly old Elf himself, a little shopping, some wrapping, office parties, more shopping, still more wrapping, and, for some, a trip to the post office to send packages to loved ones in another province or country.

This extra activity leads to extra stress. We all like to think of ourselves as superhuman. We think that whatever the world throws our way, we can avoid collision. Sometimes, a little too late, we realize that we are indeed human and we have a limit to how much stress we can endure before we reach our breaking point.

I am a crafter and I always make something for everyone on my Christmas list. For several weeks I cannot see my kitchen table for bottles of acrylic paint, bolts of fabric, and skeins of yarn. I have found that attending Toastmasters’ meetings on a regular basis is a great way to relieve stress. No matter what kind of day I have had - and during this time of year I have more bad days than good - I can count on my fellow Toastmasters to brighten my mood and give me renewed strength to meet the challenges of the next day head-on.

Why? A power overtakes you the moment you step into the meeting room. The electrical charge is undeniable. The room buzzes with excitement as members prepare for another smooth, well-run meeting. Each meeting is a learning experience as well as a relaxing experience, yet no two meetings are exactly the same. Each Toastmasters’ member is unique and a valuable addition to his or her club and brings something special of him/herself to each meeting.

During the last Christmas rush of the 20th Century, remember to take the time to come to Toastmasters’ meetings on a regular basis. The encouragement and constructive criticism you receive from your fellow Toastmasters will give you the strength to face this hectic time and will safely guide you into the 21st Century.

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