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Membership Form

It's time to renew your membership, but first things first. Let's review.

When it comes to the ESU – its programs, events and opportunities for people of all ages – there's no shortage of enthusiasm to keep it going strong well into its next 100 years. Members care deeply about legacy, preservation and tradition while also looking to innovate, broaden and renew the things about this organization that make it unique and relevant.

The refrain of our mission "to celebrate English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members" resounds in the various and thought-provoking lectures and social events planned for this year. And we don't want you to miss any of it.

July 1 begins the ESU fiscal year and it is time to renew. Your membership dollars, just like your name, travels farther than you ever will. Locally and nationally, programs like The English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, BUSS (British University Summer School), and the National Speakers Program continue to enrich the lives of tens of thousands of members, students and teachers.

Renewing your membership or upgrading to a National Patron membership, translates into what we've already stated: preservation and innovation; tradition and relevance; legacy and renewal.

And do remember, all membership dues and gifts to the ESU, including National Patron membership, are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

With more vigor than ever, we look forward to your support and participation in the coming year.

Membership does not include enrollment in English in Action or the Andrew Romay New Immigrant Center (ARNIC). 

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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.

The English-Speaking Union

Research Triangle NC Branch

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events for
2016-2017 Season
Save the Dates!

Sunday, September 25, 2016
Private Tour and Tea, Exhibit of British Art at NC Museum of Art in Raleigh, showcasing their permanent collection of Old Master British paintings and sculpture from 1580 to 1850 

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Picnic at Milburnie Fishing Club, 1308 Old Milburnie Rd., Raleigh 

Sunday, January 8, 2017
"Twelfth Night" Celebration 

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Shakespeare Competition 

April 2017 
Evelyn Wrench Speaker Program, TBA 

Recent Events

October 4, 2015
Season Kick-off at Milburnie Fishing Club,
1308 Old Milburnie Rd., Raleigh

November 8, 2015 
12:30 PM Sunday Brunch University Club, Raleigh
Civil War expert Dr. Ted Kunstling spoke on "The Surrender of Raleigh, April 13, 1865" 

January 10, 2016
3 PM Twelfth Night Celebration

February 18, 2016
Shakespeare Competition
William Peace University, Raleigh

April 2016
Evelyn Wrench Speaker Program: retired English schoolteacher Simon Claxton spoke on his experience as a schoolboy in America interviewing William Faulkner

May 6, 2016 
Shakespeare First Folio Exhibit, Grand Opening
North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh