Speeches

Marquis – I Will Never Pass This Way Again

Enjoy this video of the late Randy Chisholm, the first Ontario District champion ever to go on to win an International Quartet Champion title, with Marquis quartet performing “I Will Never Pass This Way Again” www.ontariosings.com R.I.P. Randy Chisholm, you… (READ MORE)

Would You Clone Your Pet?

This is part 1 in a 3 part series. My love for dogs started early, as my grandparents and my parents bred Collies. Collie puppies were so much fun to play with! Later on in high school, we had a large… (READ MORE)

Cloning for Fun & Profit

This part 2 in a 3 part series. We’ve seen that people are cloning their pets to try and keep the memory alive of their loss, but is there a commercial side to cloning?  As it turns out, there is… (READ MORE)

Is There a Downside to Cloning?

Part 3 of a 3 Part Series In our journey so far, we’ve learned that it will cost over $100,000 dollars if we want to clone our beloved pet. We also now know  that an entire industry revolves around cloning… (READ MORE)

Going Above And Beyond

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  Let’s go back to 1988 and look how shipped goods made it to New York City. 1. Everything crossed the Hudson River by barge. Pushed and pulled by tug boats. 2. Goods unloaded and stored in large warehouses. 3…. (READ MORE)

Toastmasters’ Club Officer Roles

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Each of the officers in a Toastmasters club has certain responsibilities to fulfill in supporting the club and its members. There are several officer positions within each Toastmasters club, both to spread the workload fairly and to expand the leadership… (READ MORE)

Pledge of Allegiance

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In 1969, comic Red Skelton lamented on his weekly television show that the Pledge of Allegiance might someday be considered a “prayer” and eliminated from public schools. He then described an incident from his schoolboy days in Indiana. Skelton’s teacher,… (READ MORE)

Child’s Play

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Child’s Play The holidays. The most traveled days of the year… Let us reflect on why some parents dread family road trips. Is it filling up the gas tank?  Paying Tolls?  What to eat along the way? No -it’s the… (READ MORE)

Desiderata

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Do you recognize when poets use imaginary and rhythm to convey  meanings and emotions? Do you know the differences between poetry and prose? The main difference between Poetry and Prose is… 1. Poetry has rhythm, cadence and rhyming words. 2. Prose… (READ MORE)

My Wedding Ceremony

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The goal of this speech is to deliver a 5-7 minute Mono-drama (a dramatic composition written for one performer). I decided to publicly relive the final moments leading up to the words “You may now kiss the bride.” on my… (READ MORE)