Sunday, June 27, 2010


Stoneroad Toastmaster Michelle Munroe offered a three part educational session on Panic and Anxiety. The fear of Public Speaking is at the top of the list of things that cause anxiety. Michelle explained that the three components of anxiety are:
1. Anxious Thoughts; beliefs or assumptions, predictions and interpretations that we make about a situation. "If I stand up and speak I will be laughed at."
2. Physical Body Sensations: A racing heart rate, shortness of breath, sweat, blurred visions are all symptoms of being anxious.
3. Anxious Behaviours: Strategies that people use to avoid stressful situations. Avoidance, distraction, rationalization and so forth.
Anxiety is simply a fear of what will happen. The brain triggers physical symptoms, therefore the brain can be used to overcome the problem.

Monday, June 7, 2010

2010 Executive

President - Rebecca Anstett
Vice President Education - Shawn Wheldon
Vice President Public Relations - Michelle Munroe
Vice President Membership - Marg Stewart
Treasurer and Past President - Terri Millar
Secretary - Alan Cook
Sargent at Arms - Julia Niimi

The members of Stoneroad Toastmasters are grateful to these leaders for stepping forward in service of our organization. We are proud of the growth and positive atmosphere of our club and know that we can entrust the health of this chapter in the hands of these capable Toastmasters.