Raising Chickens to Organic Standards


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Raising Chickens
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William Deyesso leverages decades of industry experience to serve as the chief executive officer of a Hanover, Massachusetts-based third-party insurance administration provider. Passionate about healthy living, William Deyesso makes wine and raises organic chickens in his free time.

One foundation of organic chicken farming is that the birds must be raised without cages. This does not mean that they need to be pastured, and not every pastured chicken qualifies as organic. Simply put, to be raised organically, chickens must have access to the outdoors.

Importantly, organic chickens cannot be given antibiotics, drugs, or hormones. Factory-raised chickens consume human antibiotics, which when overused can lead to human resistance issues.

In addition, the grains chickens eat must come from non-genetically modified, organic feed sources. This reflects the dependency of chickens on milled grains, as they are unable to live by foraging alone.


About the NIADA Foundation Scholarships


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National Independent Auto Dealers Association
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Recently retired, William Deyesso boasts nearly three decades of corporate leadership experience and most recently served as CEO of Royal Administration Services, Inc., in Hanover, Massachusetts. Throughout his professional career, William Deyesso maintained membership in professional organizations such as the National Independent Auto Dealers Association (NIADA).

Founded in 1946, NIADA serves more than 20,000 independent automobile dealers through networking events, training opportunities, and professional services. The organization also maintains a charitable arm, the NIADA Foundation.

Among other initiatives, the foundation awards scholarships to deserving students during its yearly convention. Each scholarship application is judged by representatives from Northwood University. The Manheim Regional Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated high achievement in education and community service. Underwritten by Manheim, recipients of this scholarship are awarded $3,500 to attend any college they wish.

The Manheim National Industry Sponsored Scholarship is set aside for students who attend or are planning to attend Northwood University and pursue the school’s automotive industry track. Also underwritten by Manheim, this scholarship provides $10,000 in funding. To learn more about these scholarships, or to apply, visit www.niada.com/foundation_scholarship.php.

A Potentially Formative Influence on Shakespeare Discovered


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William Shakespeare
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Before retiring, William Deyesso served as the CEO of Royal Administration Services, Inc., where he provided a host of client-focused third-party insurance offerings. A fan of classic movies, William Deyesso also enjoys theatrical performances and is particularly drawn to the plays of William Shakespeare.

A recent article in The Guardian drew attention to the discovery of documents by a professor from the University of Roehampton revealing what may have been a formative influence on the teenage Shakespeare. Having served in various capacities as an alderman, a glover, a leather maker, and a magistrate, William Shakespeare’s father, John, was accused of illegal wool dealing and lending with “debts to the Crown” amounting to more than $26,000 in today’s money.

With the household having been downgraded in wealth and status, life in the Shakespeare family must have been overshadowed by these incidents for an extended period. Academics speculate that this must have influenced Shakespeare’s later development of skepticism toward wealth and its pretensions. These views on immorality, under the guise of monarchy, formed foundational themes in plays as diverse as Macbeth and King Lear.

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Reasons to Try Cross-Country Cycling


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William Deyesso served as the CEO of Royal Administration Services, Inc., where he was known for his unparalleled people management skills. Now retired, William Deyesso enjoys cross-country cycling.

There are several reasons to try cross-country cycling. First, the adventure of riding across the country breeds self-reliance. The challenges one faces on the road can develop flexibility and resourcefulness while keeping him or her from retiring into the comforts of modern life.

Second, it simplifies life. In contrast to the rat race of a daily grind, cross-country cycling requires little more than the cyclist, a bicycle, and a few clothes. The only major concern is where to find food at the next pit stop.

Third, it takes the cyclist to otherwise inaccessible places. Oftentimes, outskirts are far removed from road networks that are passable by car. Some of the most scenic views are found in these outskirts. Thanks to the bicycle, the cyclist can enjoy this scenery.

Lastly, cross-country cycling introduces cyclists to a new world of adventures; in most instances, cyclists who complete their first 1,000-mile journey yearn for more. Commencing cycling as a pastime, many cyclists will become more adventurous, exploring nature and discovering places they never thought existed.