ESU Sandhills Branch

President's Message

Our new season is just a few months away and I hope that as a current member you will renew your membership or if not a current member that you will join the Sandhills Branch of The English-Speaking Union. I believe this season will be one of the most interesting and exciting we have offered, with several nationally known presenters.  Our detailed program booklet will be coming out later with full details for each program.  To view a complete listing of the topics, speakers, and dates for next season visit our website at  Please share this information with others who may be interested.

While our regularly scheduled programs will be both entertaining and informative, we continue to seek other means to bring our members together. Our special interest groups, focusing on Winston Churchill, the Roosevelts, and International Affairs, have been v

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News And Events

Get a preview of the exciting season ahead. 

Tuesday September 25
CCNC - Country Club of North Carolina
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
$20 per person / Cash bar
Guests are encouraged
Sally Conlon - 910 315 4742 or
Carol Conover - 610 337 2726,

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Jenna Does a Terrific Job in the National Shakespeare Competition

April 26, 2018 — New York City: April 23 may have been a normal Monday for most high school students, but for Jenna Burns from The O'Neal School it will be a day to remember forever. Jenna, student of Michael Norman, 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, Jenna wrote:

Performing Shakespeare means so much to me. Through it I have met so many great people and ultimately have gained confidence in myself as an actress. I also love how Shakespeare has universal motifs that ring true today. I am looking forward to performing at Lincoln Center and I am very excited to meet people who have a shared love of Shakespeare!


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Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Dinner meeting

John Milton Cooper, Jr.

Speaking on:
"Land of His Mother and
His Father: Woodrow
Wilson and Great Britain in World War I"

Outlook Room
Pinehurst Members Club
6:00 pm Cocktails; 7:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Program


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