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Annual Meeting and Luncheon

The English-Speaking Union
Naples Branch
Cordially invites you to the

 Annual Meeting and Luncheon
Mr. Jason Straka


Who will speak about the History Of Golf and how it has impacted the Naples Community.
Visit his website at

The Annual Meeting and Luncheon wraps up another successful season of a variety of educational and social events.  We will also present and vote on a slate of candidates for next season's Board of Directors and we are pleased to welcome Mr. Jason Straka.    

Please plan to attend and bring a friend who might be interested in joining the ESU.  It's a wonderful opportunity to introduce them to our organization and the benefits of membership.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Moorings Country Club
(2500 Crayton Road)
Reception (cash bar) begins at 11:30 AM,
Meeting begins at 12:00 Noon
$35 per person

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Naples teen performs at the 35th Annual National Shakespeare Competition in New York City

New York City: April 23 may have been a normal Monday for most high school students, but for Catherine Schilling from Gulf Coast High School it will be a day to remember forever. Catherine, student of Joy Gorence, placed as a semifinalist at the 35th Annual National Shakespeare Competition on William Shakespeare's birthday while competing against 55 students from around the US on stage at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater in Lincoln Center as the culmination of a year-long competition hosted by the English-Speaking Union (ESU).

Prior to arriving in New York City for the competition, Catherine wrote:

Shakespeare is the epitome of the English language. I'm excited to meet my fellow enthusiasts and hopefully see a side of New York that I haven't seen before!

To qualify for the National Shakespeare Competition finals, Catherine won the regional ESU Naples Branch Shakespeare Competition on February 24, 2018.


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