News And Events

The Last Word...

January is the time for New Year resolutions. Most often we resolve to lose 5 pounds, eat healthy, exercise or watch our budget. This year I suggest a new goal.

For those of you who belong to AARP, you received a newsletter telling all of us that November was NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH. I really intended to write this column a bit earlier to coincide with the event but with all the space taken over for ESU events this is the first month I could spare a space for my thoughts.


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ESU Seattle Branch Nominating Committee...

The Nominating Committee is currently meeting and welcomes your suggestions for board members and/or officers. As is usual, we request your suggestions in writing with some background information. Be sure you have discussed the nomination with the person you have nominated!

The best board members are those who have been active in branch committees or other ESU activities. We are always interested in hearing from members who are interested in serving on the board this year or in the future. Please address your suggestions to Alan Waggoner, Chairperson.


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December Auction

As we prepare for a larger silent auction with more space available, we ask you to consider donating some of your Christmas decorations that you are no longer using but might be a "treasure" to someone else.

Remember, all monies raised by the auction support ESU scholarships. Make arrangements with Fred Kleinschmidt to deliver your gently used decorations. Or if you are on the Eastside, contact Sandra Boyd who will be happy to accept them.


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Our President Needs Your Address and Phone Updates—Now!

Please send any address, phone or email changes immediately to Bill Maschmeier so that the next Membership Directory will be up to date. This is quite a task so let's make it as easy as possible for Bill. We all enjoy having a current roster.


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The Shakespeare Committee...

would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to the committee for all of the hard work they put in this year.

This year's winners were:
First place: Phoebe Wall, The Overlake School
Second place: Jessica Zarkos, Skyline High School
Third place: Sophie Kelly-Hedrick, Mercer Island High School


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The English-Speaking Union

Seattle Branch

Seattle Branch Landmark Photo

Welcome to the ESU

The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

To find out more about our programs click here.