ESU Central Florida Branch

A Message from the Branch President

The Central Florida Branch conducted many successful program events last  year. The highlights included a lecture program with Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, a black tie dinner at the Winter Park Racquet Club, featuring speaker Dr Gail Sinclair, an F. Scott Fitzgerald scholar, lectures by  Dr Elliot Engle (The Vanderbilts),  Graham Anthony (The Spanish Armada Defeat), Mark Evans (Mark My Words.) and Ann Hellmuth (The Real Downton Abbey.)

Last year we invested over $120,000 in distributions from our Drey endowment in education programs. 

For example, some of the funds supported our Branch BUSS Scholarships offered to five local Central Florida teachers.   They are studying this summer  at the Globe Theatre in London and at Oxford.

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News And Events

The English Speaking Union – Central Florida Branch Schedule of Events 2014-2015

All events at The University Club – Winter Park except Dinner Meetings at Maison & Jardin

This is an advanced announcement – Programs/dates subject to change.

Monday, September 8, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Jerry Schiffhorst

Monday, October 13, 2014
Speaker: Josiah Bunting III
Winter Park Racquet Club - Dinner Meeting

Monday, November 10, 2014
Speaker: The Scholar's Reports

Monday, December 8, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Maurice O'Sullivan

Monday, January 26, 2015
Topic/ Speaker : TBA
Winter Park Racquet Club

Sunday, February 15, 2015
Speaker: Scholar's Reception

Monday February 23, 2015
Annual Shakespeare Competition

Monday, March 9, 2015 at 3:00
Speaker: Evelyn Wrench Speaker Lee Prosser

Monday, April 13, 2015
Speaker/Topic: TBA

Monday, May 11, 2015
Speaker: Elliott Engel
The 31st. appearance of this famed and favorite of Central Florida

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