The Syracuse chapter of the English-Speaking Union has enjoyed dynamic speakers and each others' company this fall. The September meeting featured Rick Bunting, known as the "Roadside Naturalist." He enjoys sharing his love of nature (especially birds) through his photography and lectures.
Prior to showing us all how to follow our passions in retirement years, Rick served at the Chair of Music Education at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and served as the conductor of the Crane Chorus.
Joining Jim were also Joan Ragland and Maryanne Adams from the Onondaga Audobon Society.
In October we were pleased to have a presentation by Ryan Novak, the developer of the Chocolate Pizza Company in Marcellus, New York. Ryan graduated from Syracuse University, where he was the place kicker on the football team. He earned a degree in business studies at the Whitman School of Management. He began working at the small local store at age 15.
His strong work ethic and winning personality led to his purchase of the store at age 25, turning it into to an international company. Pizza and Wings are two of the 100+ chocolate products available from the company. He is pictured here with E-SU member Norma Ferguson.
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