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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
2018-2019 Season
Save the Dates!

Sunday, September 23, 2018 
Outdoorsman Tom Earnhardt speaks on the North Carolina environment at Milburnie Fishing Club, Raleigh 

Sunday, October 21, 2018 
Dr. Jane S. Gabin speaks on the remarkable Jennie Jerome Churchill (mother of Sir Winston Churchill) 

January 2019 
Annual 12th-Night Party at the Governor's Mansion, Raleigh 

February 2019 
Annual Branch ESU National Shakespeare Competition, Raleigh 

March 2019 

April 2019 

May 2019 
Annual Meeting 

Recent Events

Sunday, January 7, 2018 
12th Night Celebration, with Lunch at the Governor's Mansion, Raleigh 

Friday, February 16, 2018 
Shakespeare Competition, held at Peace College, Raleigh

Sunday, March 11, 2018 
Lunch at the University Club, Raleigh, with speaker David Crabtree from WRAL 

Thursday, April 19,  2018
Special tour of the Page-Rollins White Garden at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke University, with luncheon to follow.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 
Annual Meeting, Dinner, and Guest Lecturer Fred Kiger, UNC Professor, speaking on the Battle of Gettysburg
at the Cypress Club, Raleigh