On December 16, 2015, Ward Stone, former NYS Wildlife Pathologist, spoke at the dinner.
The recording is very clear with Ward's strong voice. There are a few rattles because the podium wobbled a bit.
Ward began his speech by commenting on the Republican debate:
"I spent a very environmental evening last night, watching the Republicans I could not help when I saw them, when I heard them. . . . we had the governor of Ohio mentioning that they should not have been talking about the climate over there, they should have been talking about ISIS.
“And, I could not help but thinking when I saw them, and heard them, and you talked about recruiting for ISIS, there was a recruiting station going all over the world with that [Republican] debate, which was no debate at all.”