Tag Archives: Spokesmen’s Club

Do We Hate With Perfect Hatred?

[Note:  This speech was given 1/24 at the Portland Spokesmen’s Club as a Graduate #3 Speech on a difficult scripture.  It received the award for Most Effective Speech for the night.] A few months ago, one of the young people … Continue reading

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Find A Mentor, Be A Mentor

[Here is the text for a Graduate Club speech given to the Portland UCG Spokesmen’s Club on January 10, 2016 as a very late fill-in for the originally planned speaker.] Shortly after turning eighteen, I moved to Los Angeles to … Continue reading

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There’s Always Room For One More, Right?

It often happens that I make witty comments and then shortly live to regret them. For example, yesterday I happened to make an offhand comment while talking to one of the families in our congregation about there always being room … Continue reading

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Secretary’s Notes: Part Seven

[Note: This blog is part of a continuing series that gives a first impression of the minutes for the Spokesmen’s Club meetings [1].] For the fourth straight time, club started late on account of waiting for some stragglers to arrive, … Continue reading

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Try Me, And Know My Anxieties

[Note: This is the prepared text for a speech given to the Portland UCG Spokesmen’s Club on April 19, 2015. It received the award for most effective speech.] Preparing for this speech gave me a fair bit of anxiety, as … Continue reading

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Secretary’s Notes: Part Six

[Note: This blog is part of a continuing series that gives a first impression of the minutes for the Spokesmen’s Club meetings [1].] For the third straight time, tonight’s Spokesmen’s club started late on account of waiting for club members … Continue reading

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Secretary’s Notes: Part Five

[Note: This blog is part of a continuing series that gives a first impression of the minutes for the Spokesmen’s Club meetings [1].] Like the previous meeting exactly one month ago, tonight’s meeting got off to a bit of a … Continue reading

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Be A Mentor

[Note: This is the prepared text for a speech given at the Portland UCG Spokesmen’s Club on March 8, 2015.] When I was 18, I moved to Los Angeles. While there, I spent a lot of time around a group … Continue reading

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Secretary’s Notes: Part Four

[Note: This blog is part of a continuing series that gives a first impression of the minutes for the Spokesmen’s Club meetings [1].] Today was an interesting counterpoint to the previous meeting as far as I was concerned. Rather than … Continue reading

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How To Read A Book Better

[Note: This blog is the prepared words for my speech to the Portland UCG Spokesmen’s Club on February 8, 2015.] I trust that all of us in this room are literate, and that even if we do not all read … Continue reading

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