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SEATTLE BRANCH ESU SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS HONORED AT MAY AGM

The Seattle Branch's Annual General Meeting this May at the lovely Seattle Yacht Club included officially recognizing our three 2013—14 scholarship winners. Ramon Henderson, Alexander McCauley and Zachary Torp are nearly finished with their first year of graduate studies in the University of -Washington's Department of English, and they expressed their thanks and how they felt honored by being scholarship recipients. One scholar is looking into literature that explains how coffee has been "flavored" (as in, adulterated!) through the ages and how that has led to changes in food laws. "We also welcomed back Professor Juan Guerra, who has one more

 

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Passages - George Pigott

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Long-time board member and parliamentarian George Pigott passed this month. Teacher, mentor, professor, inventor and friend, he will be missed by all who knew him.

 
 

Ethel Kemp -Slaughter was honored at Emerald Downs

Longtime member Ethel Kemp-Slaughter was honored at the Opening of Emerald Downs Race Track with the third race being named "Ethel Kemp-Slaughter 95th Birthday Purse" and was recognized in the winner's circle. One of many special days celebrating this natal date. Hoorah to Ethel and  here's hoping you and James held the winning ticket.

 
 

Reception Report

We had a marvelous time in April at the home of Jennifer and Stan Beckelman. The evening was warm, the house overflowed with members and guests. There are simply none more welcoming than the Beckelmans. A very big Thank You to the bar managers Steve Dorn and Joe Harrington. Given the number of folks at this event, they worked non-stop! The buffet table was overflowing courtesy of Alison Ellison, Norma Jean Kritsonis, Ingeborg Dunlap, Margaret Read, Sarah Navarre, Marlene Holbrook, JennyBeckelman, Ann Dickerson, Delia and Joe Marloich. The food was simply superb!!

 

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REGION VIII 2014 SPRING MEETING RECAP

Although attendance was low (10 people including the ESU Executive Director), delegates from Seattle, Portland, and Denver participated in a lively and informative meeting in Tucson AZ on March 29th Executive Director Chris Broadwell lauded Seattle once more for the outstanding national conference last September. He has visited a number of branches. Many of these branches have excellent programs that appear to be well kept secrets! National wants to get information about various programs from the branches so that they may be highlighted on the national website. Despite the closing of some branches (National is administering their Shakespeare programs), one branch actually got revived through the Shakespeare Competition. A student from Ogden UT participated in the Denver Competition, and the student's teacher is considering starting a branch in Ogden. So new branches can indeed get started from our activities.

 

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