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The English-Speaking Union of the United States salutes
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
Patron of The English-Speaking Union
of the Commonwealth
her 90th Birthday.
At its meeting on October 10, 2015, the National Board of Directors approved its Branch Services Committee's recommendation that ESUUS adopt and implement a new organizational and management structure. This legal reorganization, now in process, will provide immense benefits to the ESU at all levels.
The world has changed dramatically in the century since the ESU was founded in the US in 1920. The increased litigious and regulatory environment in which we find ourselves, together with the need for us to establish a unity of organization and purpose, make it incumbent on us to restructure both Branch operations and the organization as a whole. Local organizational Branch structures, which may have worked well decades ago, pose far too many risks today.
Adaya Sturkey Talia Sharpp
The ESU is proud to announce that Talia Sharpp, a Political Science Major from Broadview, Illinois, and Adaya Sturkey, a Biology Major from Marion, South Carolina, both students at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, have been selected as this year's recipients of the English-Speaking Union Luard Morse Scholarship. The scholarship provides $25,000 toward one semester of study at any university in the United Kingdom during the 2016-2017 academic year.
On Monday, November 23rd, over 75 new immigrants celebrated their first Thanksgiving at the English-Speaking Union in New York City. These members of the Andrew Romay New Immigrant Center were joined by the founder and primary sponsor, Dr. Romay, and program alumni in a feast of turkey and all the trimmings. Members from Russia, Belarus, Colombia, China and Guinea shared their personal reflections on their first Thanksgiving and gratitude to the ESU for providing a welcoming community.