Dear ESU Members And Friends,
It is that wonderful time of the year for me to remind you of renewing your annual membership to ESU Boston. I don't want to bore you with all the successful details of
our programming this past year. I'm sure those of you who have been active this past year appreciate ESU Boston's ability to organize and manage live events when many
other civic organizations could not do so for themselves. I'm sure that you recall the highlights of last June's Garden Party honoring the Queen on her birthday; the extraordinary public forum, in conjunction with the Athenaeum--the first in the U.S--- exploring and evaluating the various controversies associated with the Elgin Marbles, or, as the Greeks prefer them to be called, The Parthenon Marbles; the wonderful celebration of ESU's United States 101st anniversary, that was held at the Country Club through an entertaining musical program highlighting some of the best tunes of the last century; and, of course, our annual celebratory Holiday Party that is held each December at the Chilton Club.
All of these activities were subsidized to some or to a great extent by the ESU Boston Treasury. Up until recently, the stock market has been good for us. Now the markets
are turning. Regardless, we plunge forward with what promises to be a remarkable 96th birthday celebration of Queen Elizabeth. This year we will be at the Lyman Estate in Waltham. Please see the attached flyer. This is truly an event that you must attend. Who knows how many more years we will be able to celebrate together the Queen's
majestic presence. Truly a one-of-a-kind figure, the only one in the world. Let's band together once again, and enjoy the conviviality of this celebration---and the special program that your Board has organized for your benefit; and, yes, we will once again be subsidizing your participation with a modest $50 fee for attendance as an ESU member.
If you are not an ESU member, why wouldn't you decide to join now? Think about it, an individual membership for the year is $70 and a joint membership is $125 per year.
What a bargain when one considers the variety of our programs that is nowhere else to be found in Greater Boston. And, let's always remember that your dues allow us to sponsor, on a yearly basis, our hallmark program the annual High School Shakespeare Competition, now in its 39th year.
I look forward to your renewal of your dues, and, most importantly, I look forward to personally greeting you on June 19th as we celebrate Her Majesty's 96th birthday.
Paul T Boghosian, President, English-Speaking Union Of Boston
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