ESU Atlanta Branch

A Message from the Atlanta Branch President

 Dear Friends,

The English-Speaking Union of the United States was founded in 1920 by a distinguished group of Americans who were inspired by Sir Evelyn Wrench, founder of the ESU in London two years earlier.  Former Presidents of the U. S. ESU include President William Howard Taft and President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  For many years, Prince Philip was the President of the ESU Commonwealth.

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News And Events

Atlanta Annual Meeting

The May meeting invitation is below.  We are excited to be welcoming Dr. Sheila Cavanaugh, our latest Study/Travel Grant recipient who will share with us some highlights of her study time in Belfast, Ireland, and speak on one of the most important documents ever written, the Magna Carta. 

Also note that this is an important meeting as we will be voting on the slate of new officers for the coming year and hear reports from committees on activities from the previous year as well as future plans.

Be sure to bring some friends.  Admission is FREE!  Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.

 

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“Titanic: From Triumph to Tragedy How a Splendid Ship Was Sunk by the Obstinacy and Perversity of Man”

Attached is the invitation to our next scheduled meeting which will be a luncheon and presentation by returning guest speaker, Graham Anthony, on Thursday, March 5, at the Capital City Club.  You may remember Mr. Anthony from last year when he gave a talk on the Spanish Armada.  This time he will speak on the ill-fated Titanic.  His presentations are first rate and should be very informative and thought provoking.

 Please RSVP to David Robichaud by March 1.

 Hope to see you there!

 

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Guest Speaker Diana Preston gives powerful lecture

Our guest speaker for the October meeting was Diana Preston (pictured left with her husband Michael), Oxford-educated historian, writer and broadcaster. The subject of Ms. Preston's talk was A Higher Form of Killing which is also the title of her soon to be released book.  A rather intriguing title to say the least.  As this is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, it was fitting that our British guest would speak on the "war to end all wars."

 

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Speaker Event

Mr. Terry Manning
In full Colonial Dress
"The Development of the American Flag from Its British Origin to Present Day"

Cathedral of St. Philip
Gould Room

Thursday, November 6, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Mr. Manning is a graduate of Ohio State University and served in the Navy for 4 years as a radarman.  He is currently retired from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs as an auditor.  His pastimes include duplicate bridge, volunteering in several organizations, and he is the President of the Atlanta Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Terry is the recipient of many awards for his community service such as the DAR's Medal of Honor the SAR's John Dooly and Stewart McCarty awards. 

No Charge

Light Refreshments | Guests Welcome | Easy Parking

 

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Annual Christmas Party

 The Officers and Directors of the
The English-Speaking Union, Atlanta Branch
Cordially invite you to the

Annual Christmas Party

Saturday, December 13, 2014
from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

At the home of
James R. and Elizabeth Munson

Festive Attire | Cocktail Buffet
Christmas Music by
Hugh Waddy, Keyboards and Kim Johnson, Violinist

 

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