ESU Atlanta Branch

A Message from the Atlanta Branch President

Dear Friends,

The Atlanta Branch of the English-Speaking Union has a long history as a very active and involved branch of the ESU. We have been blessed through the years with strong leaders and a membership committed to the ideals and objectives of the English-Speaking Union.

Our monthly programs are designed to increase appreciation of English language literature, the proper use of the English language, as well as an understanding of British and American history and culture. We strive to have programs at least once a month, September through June, including special events such as our Christmas Party and an old-fashioned English Garden Party held at the home of the British Consul-General, complete with fancy hats and a Pimms cup or two.

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News And Events

Polo Match

The English-Speaking Union
Atlanta Branch

Adolphus and Judith Orthwein

invite you for the afternoon of
Tuesday-September 16, 2014
4:30 P.M.

The Polo Fields
4563 Polo Lane, Vinings

greetings and intermittent commentary by Dolph Orthwein - very casual dress - open and free parking on the grounds - self picnic - may bring portable seating - partially covered viewing stand - limited facilities

Questions: contact Joe McLure-678-842-9352


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Sir Evelyn Wrench International Speaker Diana Preston

English-Speaking Union
Atlanta Branch
Cordially invites you to dinner honoring the

Sir Evelyn Wrench International Speaker
British Historian and Author

In keeping with the 100th anniversary of WWI, she will speak on her new book "A Higher Form of Killing"

October 10, 2014
6:30 P.M.
Capital City Club Brookhaven
Lakeview Room

Member $70 | Non-Member $78

Cash Bar | Black Tie (Optional)

RSVP by October 7

Wheelchair Accessible | Valet Parking


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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 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 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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ESU Garden Party

The Pimm's Cup was flowing, the weather was lovely and the ladies' hats in every color and style were prominently displayed. Who could ask for more?

The Garden Party is usually the final event of the season. Even though the new officers have already been elected and the new Board members in place, there was some other "business" to attend to. Annabelle Malins, the current British Consul General, kindly opened her home again and hosted the event.


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The English-Speaking Union

Atlanta Branch

Atlanta Branch Landmark Photo

Welcome to the ESU

The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

To find out more about our programs click here.