News And Events

RECAP OF THE ESU SUMMER PARTY

Sixty-five ESU members and guests mingled, ate and drank happily at the Sahalee Country Club last month. The day was a warm one, just right for a summer get-together. Many thanks to co-chairs Ingeborg Dunlap and Pat Wilson as well as Eli Kirkpatrick and Susan Wilson. Special thanks to Larry Woodin who stepped in at the last moment help judge the Annual Hat Contest along with Bob Dunlap and Pat Wilson.

 

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Passages - Rudy Friedland

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Rudolph "Rudy" passed away in his home at the age of 91. He was born in Seattle to Erich and Johanna Friedland and is survived by Eli "Ellie" Kirkpatrick and son Carl. Rudy graduated from Garfield High School and from the University of Washington with degrees in Electrical and Industrial Engineering and worked for Boeing until his retirement. He was in the Army during World War II and was stationed in Okinawa. There will be an Open House at the home of Rudy and Eli to celebrate Rudy's life Saturday, July 26th from 2-5pm

 
 

Receptions Past and Present

We enjoyed quite a special monthly reception at the home of Dr. Martin Greene in Madison Park in June. Dr. Greene's library was the highlight of the evening. It houses a fine collection of travel and exploration titles related to Polar Exploration (Arctic and Antarctic), Russian-American and selected titles on exploration of the Pacific Northwest, Northwest Passage and Northeast Passages. It is

 

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RECEPTION COMMITTEE

Norma Jean Kritsonis and Alison Ellison have been appointed as your new Sub-Committee Chairpersons for the food buffet. A few changes have been made and need to be noted. There will be a sign up sheet at each reception for volunteers to bring food to future receptions. Those who volunteer will have their entrance fee waived. If you bring food and did not sign up for that month's reception, your contribution will be a wonderful donation but please keep in mind you will need to pay the entrance fee.

 

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Jane Hallet Award

Congratulations to James Kemp-Slaughter who was awarded the Jane Hallet Award for his years of dedicated work for our branch. James has run and Annual General Meeting for more years than I can count as well as serving on many other committees. Good work, James

 
 
 

The English-Speaking Union

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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.

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