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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
2019-2020 Season!

Sunday, September 22, 2019 
Francine Netter Roberson speaks about her father, Dr. Frank Netter, with afternoon wine and cheese reception, at The Cypress, Raleigh 

Saturday, October 19, 2019 
Jim Beckwith luncheon program about Sir Archie, the famed thoroughbred racehorse, at Hope Reins, Raleigh 

Sunday, December 8, 2019 
The play "The Night Before Christmas Carol" about Charles Dickens creating his tale, written by Elliott Engel and performed by David Zum Brunnen, with afternoon tea, at the Carolina Country Club, Raleigh

Sunday, January 5, 2020 
Festive Brunch celebrating Twelfth Night, Governor's Mansion, Raleigh 

Sunday, February 16, 2020 
Brunch with Warren Bingham speaking on George Washington, NC State University Club, Raleigh 

Thursday, February 27, 2020 
Annual Student Shakespeare Competition, William Peace University, Raleigh 

Sunday, March 29, 2020
Brunch with Phil Kirk speaking on the ten NC governors he has known, at Cypress Club, Raleigh

Monday, May 18, 2020
Annual Meeting and Dinner with Walt Wolfram speaking on "Talkin' Tar Heel: How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina," at Meredith College, Raleigh