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The English-Speaking Union of the United States is a membership organization whose mission is carried out locally by the efforts of Branch members.  As an ESU member, you are contributing both financially and personally to programs that enrich the lives of students and educators through a diverse range of local and national programs.  Additionally, members expand their own social network by being invited to cultural and social events, speakers and book author events, regional and national events as well as invitations to international travel opportunities.

We invite you to join the Research Triangle, NC Branch of the English-Speaking Union.  We welcome new members to join our fellowship in fulfilling the mission of the ESU and to enjoy the social and cultural events we hold throughout the year.  We hope that the open exchange of ideas and experiences we provide will benefit you and the Research Triangle community.

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Membership dues are as follows:

Single $60
Couple $85

Consider Joining as a National Patron

National Patron Membership provides higher level support to programs that enrich the lives of our members, teachers, and thousands of high school and college students nationwide.  National Patrons receive local and national recognition and invitations to exclusive events.  Up to one half of your contribution can be designated to support your branch. 

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Tax Information: The English-Speaking Union of the United States is a 501(c)(3) organization .  Membership contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our Federal Tax ID: 13-1623995


The English-Speaking Union

Research Triangle NC Branch

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events for
2018-2019 Season
Save the Dates!

Sunday, September 23, 2018 
Outdoorsman Tom Earnhardt speaks on the North Carolina environment at Milburnie Fishing Club, Raleigh 

Sunday, October 21, 2018 
Dr. Jane S. Gabin speaks on the remarkable Jennie Jerome Churchill (mother of Sir Winston Churchill) 

January 2019 
Annual 12th-Night Party at the Governor's Mansion, Raleigh 

February 2019 
Annual Branch ESU National Shakespeare Competition, Raleigh 

March 2019 

April 2019 

May 2019 
Annual Meeting 

Recent Events

Sunday, January 7, 2018 
12th Night Celebration, with Lunch at the Governor's Mansion, Raleigh 

Friday, February 16, 2018 
Shakespeare Competition, held at Peace College, Raleigh

Sunday, March 11, 2018 
Lunch at the University Club, Raleigh, with speaker David Crabtree from WRAL 

Thursday, April 19,  2018
Special tour of the Page-Rollins White Garden at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke University, with luncheon to follow.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 
Annual Meeting, Dinner, and Guest Lecturer Fred Kiger, UNC Professor, speaking on the Battle of Gettysburg
at the Cypress Club, Raleigh