President-Elect Barack Obama Makes Presidential History.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Oh my – it doesn’t get better than this, does it?

Last night, Barack Obama entered the history books by becoming the first African-American to be elected as President of the United States Of America in the history of the American elections.

He ran a clean, confident, intelligent campaign, encouraging Americans to treasure and cultivate their traditional values while, at the same time, promising the American public that monumental changes will be made within the government that will positively impact their lives.

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Sasha and Malia

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Sasha and Malia

Despite all the challenges he has faced, he has remained a calm, positive presence during this extremely heated, intense, stressful and, at times, cruel Presidential election.

Surrounded by his lovely wife, Michelle, and his beautiful daughters Sasha and Malia, he radiated a sense of all that could be so right with this world and, now, as President of the most powerful country in the world, perhaps this will slowly become a reality for all.

It is time that everyone return to- and gain respect for- grounded, moral values and defy all that is ugly and self-destructive in our world. We need to become more centered and balanced as we go about our daily lives and learn that success comes through hard work and sacrifice.

Certainly Barack Obama has exuded all of these qualities throughout this campaign, always taking the high road and always exuding stellar leadership qualities. His prominent and prestigious role as newly-elect President of the United States Of America will undoubtedly create change and spread goodwill throughout the world.

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

3 Responses to “President-Elect Barack Obama Makes Presidential History.”

  1. It’s been the most spectacular of nights! After watching Barak’s speech I checked my computer for one last time before turning in and what did I find? David’s album is available on FOD and Snarky Archhies! It was “leaked” by Jive so I think it’s ok if you want to listen.

    It’s a night I won’t ever forget. Obama and David.

    Take your time in your reviews. Savor every moment. It’s David’s first of many, many albums. I hope he’s proud and happy with his efforts. I know I am. Proud and happy. Oh, have a tissue or two ready, I don’t know anyone who has made it through without needing a few.


  2. Janey -I am so happy this morning! Barack Obama is the new leader of the most powerful nation in the world. what an exciting time ahead for all of us.

    Listen to me – I am not even American! But I can celebrate like on, can’t I?

    Also, I have heard some of David’s songs yesterday – just a few minutes, as I was either busy teaching and/or got caught up in the election.

    His songs are just beautiful and I canNOT wait for this CD to launch on November 11th. I will be reviewing this CD and it will be a good one.

    David has surrounded himself with stellar people and his talent deserves nothing but the best.


  3. I am so happy he won the election. Its time for change & I feel Obama is more than capable of making these changes. McCain learned one very important lesson & that is he shouldn’t have picked such a crappy running mate.


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